In Memory of West Series Driver Kristi Schmitt 

By Vincent Delforge, Special to kickinthetires.net Today, October 2, Kristi Schmitt would have celebrated her 41st birthday. The sport misses her smile, her kindness, and her passion.  Kristi Bee Schmitt was not the best known of the many women that drove in the NASCAR Winston West Series, what is now known as ARCA Menards Series […]

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A ‘Rodeo’ in the Bullring! ARCA Menards Series West at Las Vegas Race Recap

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net  Twenty-three cars on a 3/8-mile track, what’s it like? A crazy and muscular race!  What a beautiful if not hectic race, from start to finish there was a fight for each position during the seventh race of the season, the Star Nursery 150 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 At LVMS Bullring (Race 7 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    September 23, 2021, Star Nursery 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (150 laps/56.25 miles)  This Thursday will be the seventh race of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. The season will then continue in Roseville, CA on October 9 before the season finale […]

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‘From Portland to Madland’ ARCA Menards Series West at Portland Race Recap

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net For the return of the West Series to the Portland International Raceway after a nine-year hiatus, one thing is certain, we had a show! A great show or more precisely, madness!  Practice However, under the two practices and the qualifying session, we could have feared a solo walk from Jake […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 At Portland (Race 6 of 9): Race preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net   September 11, 2021, Portland 112 at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR (57 laps/112 miles)  This weekend of September 10 and 11 will be the sixth of the nine races of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. It will be the second and last on a road track. It […]

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Bobby Hillis, Jr. The ultimate underdog!

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Bobby Hillis, Jr. is what you can call an outright “underdog!” He has competed in the ARCA Menards West Series since 2001 with an incredible love and passion for racing. Don’t look for Bobby in the ranking of the most successful drivers. He never won. No, Bobby has been […]

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