ARCA Menards West Series – 2024 Team Chart

By Vincent Delforge, Special to Kickin’ the Tires

2024 will be the 71st season of the ARCA Menards West Series. A series created in 1954 under the name of NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Division. This will be the fifth season under the aegis of the ARCA sanctioning body.

The season begins this March 8, 2024 at Phoenix Raceway located in Avondale, AZ. This race, the General Tire 150 will be combined with the national ARCA Menards Series (Race No. 2).

Like last year and for the eighth time in history, the season will feature 12 races spread between March and November when we will return here to Phoenix for the final.

2024 Schedule

Some small changes should be noted regarding the West Series schedule. If as the previous years, Phoenix, AZ and Irwindale, CA will host the West Series twice. The same will be true for Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway in Bakersfield, CA (formerly Kern County Raceway Park) which will host two races. Which had already been the case in 2014, 2017 and 2018. This half-mile having been purchased by Tim and Lisa Huddleston (owners of Irwindale) at the end of November 2023. Under the new ownership, Kern County Raceway Park has been renamed Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway, honoring the 1998 NASCAR West Series and 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion and Bakersfield native, Kevin Harvick.

The road tracks of Portland, OR and Sonoma, CA retain their place as do the bullrings of Shasta, CA, Madera, CA and Roseville, CA.

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring, NV disappears in favor of the second race in Bakersfield, CA.

The other big news is the disappearance of Evergreen, WA to make way for another track in Washington state, namely Tri-City Speedway. This tri-oval half-mile has not appeared on the calendar since 2003.

DateTrack (length and type)LocationRace nameBroadcast
1March 8Phoenix Raceway (1 mile paved oval)Avondale, AZGeneral Tire 150FS1
2March 30Irwindale Speedway (.5 mile paved oval)Irwindale, CATBDFloRacing
3April 20Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway (.5 mile paved oval)Bakersfield, CATBDFloRacing
4May 31Portland International Raceway (1.967 mile road track)Portland, ORPortland 112FloRacing
5June 7Sonoma Raceway (1.990 mile road track)Sonoma, CAGeneral Tire 200FloRacing
6July 4Irwindale Speedway (.5 mile paved oval)Irwindale, CATBDFloRacing
7July 27Shasta Speedway (.375 mile paved oval)Shasta, CATBDFloRacing
8Aug. 10Tri-City Speedway (.5 mile paved oval)West Richland, WATBDFloRacing
9Sept. 28Madera Speedway (.333 mile paved oval)Madera, CATBDFloRacing
10Oct. 5All American Speedway (.333 mile paved oval)Roseville, CANAPA Auto Care 150FloRacing
11Oct. 26Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway (.5 mile paved oval)Bakersfield, CATBDFloRacing
12Nov. 8Phoenix Raceway (1 mile paved oval)Avondale, AZTBDFloRacing

2024 ARCA West Teams and Drivers

Sean Hingorani, the 2023 West Series champion, will defend his title with his new team Hattori Racing Enterprises for which he will also race part-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He will wear No. 61. Note that Hingorani is sure to participate in the first five races of the season. What happens next will depend on the results, if he is a candidate for his own succession, but also on financing.

MMI Racing (Bruce Cook and Steve McGowan) won the owners’ crown in 2024 and will continue according to the same principle. Several drivers will share the champion car (No. 17). There will be, among others, Marco Andretti. The team will also enter a second car (No. 42) in certain races which will be shared by Brandon Jones and Tanner Reif. Tanner Reif who therefore leaves the No. 16 of Bill McAnally Racing in favor of Jack Wood. BMR which unlike last year will enter two cars full-time since Eric Johnson, Jr. will drive the No. 19.

Several veteran drivers are returning for a new full season such as Trevor Huddleston, David Smith, Takuma Koga and Bobby Hillis, Jr.

Central Coast Racing will aim for the championship with Tyler Reif, who takes over the No. 13 full-time. Todd Souza, as planned, will only do a few races, the ones he loves, at the wheel of the No. 3.

The newly formed (September 2023) Kennealy Keller Motorsports has grown significantly in just a few months and will field two full-time drivers with Robbie Kennealy and Kyle Keller. In the majority of races there will be rookie Danica Dart in the third car. In addition, the team will have a fourth car throughout the season which will be available for rental.

Nascimento-Joiner Motorsports will have two full-time cars like last year. The No. 4 driven by Eric Nascimento, Jr. will aim for the championship. The second car will be shared between several drivers including Henry Barton and Ethan Nascimento.

Johnny Borneman III, Nick Joanides will be drivers to follow closely. Just like Jake Bollman who aims to do the full season with Naake-Klauer Motorsports. However there will also be some absentees this season with for example the young and telented Bradley Erickson who has decided to devote himself fully to his studies. However, the Sigma Performance Services team, for which Erickson finished the 2023 season, returns with two cars.

Note that several teams and drivers are still looking for funding for a full season with one or more drivers. There will also be the usual part-time drivers (Ryan Philpott,..) and road ringers (Davey Magras,..). Without forgetting the drivers and teams from the ARCA national series who will swell the ranks during the Phoenix races for example.

Below is the 2024 team chart. Drivers from the National ARCA Menards Series who will only be present in the combined race on March 10 like Andres Perez de Lara, Amber Balcaen or rookie Isabella Robusto are not included in this table unless it is already confirmed that they will participate in at least one other West Series race.

We will go into more detail driver by driver in the race preview article of the first race of the season in Phoenix.

#DriverTeamOwnerCrew chiefMakeInfos  & sponsors
0Tony HuffmanTBDFierce Racing CreatureBobby Hillis, Jr.Tony HuffmanChevroletFull-time for owner points with multiple drivers TBD. Car to rent.-Tony Huffman (Phoenix #1 for S&P)-Sponsors: First Impression Press / VD
05David SmithShockwave RacingDavid SmithBrandon CarlsonToyota-Full time
Sponsors: Shockwave Marine Suspension Seating
Note: technical alliance with Naake-Klauer Motorsports
1Robbie KennealyKennealy Keller MotorsportsFrancesca KennealyCharlie WilsonFordFull time
Sponsors: STS, Wileyx, 637 collectibles, American swim Academy, Battle Born Racing, Wilson Motorsports, Vandoorn Racing Development, CoverEase
3Todd SouzaCentral Coast RacingKelly SouzaJason DickensonToyotaPart-time
Note: select races including Phoenix I & II, Sonoma & Portland
Sponsors: Central Coast Cabinets
4Eric Nascimento, Jr. Nascimento-Joiner MotorsportsEric NascimentoTy JoinerChevrolet Full-time
Sponsors: Impact Transportation, Phillips Brothers Fabrication, Skipco, Joiner Motorsports
5TBDJerry Pitts RacingJerry PittsJerry PittsFordToyotaPart-time with multiple drivers. Car to rent.
7Takuma KogaJerry Pitts RacingJerry PittsJerry PittsDenny MoyerToyotaFull time
Sponsors: GR Garage, Loop Connect, Rise Up, Laundry
11Danica DartKennealy Keller MotorsportsHarley KennealyJohn KellerFordChevroletPart-time (at least 8 races, excluding Sonoma & Portland due to date conflict with other races.
Note: #07 and Chevrolet at Phoenix #1
Sponsors: Guardian Fence and Development, Pioneer Performance, Evers Farms, Ebco construction, Rayce Rudeen Foundation
12Kyle KellerKennealy Keller MotorsportsFrancesca KennealyBrian KizerFordFull-time
Note: #70 at Phoenix #1
Sponsors: BBR, Argus Construction Services, Pro-Built, Wilson Motorsports, Conger, STS, CSM Graphics
13Tyler ReifCentral Coast RacingKelly SouzaMichael MunozToyotaFull-time
Sponsors: Central Coast Cabinets, CrossFit
14Davey MagrasDavey Magras RacingDavey MagrasZach MagrasChevroletPart-time, only road races at Portland and Sonoma
Sponsors: Advanced Auto Works / Koerner Racing Engines
15Kris WrightVenturini MotorsportsBill VenturiniLarry BalsitisToyotaPart-time
Phoenix I and II
Sponsors: F.N.B. Corporation
16Jack WoodBill McAnally RacingBill McAnallyKevin BellicourtChevroletFull time
Sponsors: NAPA Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Care
17Marco AndrettiMMI RacingSteve McGowanBruce CookChevroletPart-time
Phoenix I, Portland, Sonoma
Note: full-time possibly with multiple drivers.
19Eric Johnson, Jr.Bill McAnally RacingBill McAnallyJohn CamilleriChevroletFull time
Sponsors: Pacific Office Automation, Key Property Services Inc.
21Henry BartonEthan NascimentoTBDNascimento-Joiner MotorsportsEric NascimentoMike NascimentoToyota Fullt-time for owner points with multiple drivers. Car for rent.-Henry Barton (Kern #1, Irwindale #1, Portland & Sonoma)-Ethan Nascimento (Shasta, Madera, Roseville)-TBD (Phoenix #1 & #2, Tri-City, Kern #2 & Irwindale #2)
Sponsors: David’s Racing , RJ’s Paint Shop, Kleen Blast Abrasives
23Grant EnfingerTBDSigma Performance ServicesJoe FarreChris BrayChevroletFull time
Enfinger at Phoenix #1
Sponsors:  SPS / Spencer Clark Foundation
24Joe FarreTBDSigma Performance ServicesJoe FarreTBDChevroletPart-time
Joe farre at Phoenix #1
Sponsors: SPS
25Toni BreidingerVenturini MotorsportsBill VenturiniCayden LapcevichToyotaPart time
Note: Phoenix I & IISponsors: TBD
27Bobby Hillis, Jr.Fierce Creature RacingBobby Hillis, Jr.Tony HuffmanChevroletFull time
Sponsors: First Impression Press / Camping World 
31Garrett ZachariasRise MotorsportsTim GouletRita GouletChevroletPart-time
Phoenix #1Sponsors:
32Dale QuarterleyQuarterley RacingAlex QuarterleyAlex QuarterleyChevroletPart-time
Note: only road races at Portland & Sonoma
Sponsors: Van Dyk Recycling / Motul
33P.J. PedroncelliRodd RacingRodd KneelandRodd KneelandChevroletPart-time
Kern #1 and Sonoma. Maybe more.
Sponsors: Select Mobile Bottlers
Note: Pedroncelli and Kneeland have teamed up to do a partial program including Sonoma, Kern and a few other short tracks.
38R.J. SmothermanJohn Wood RacingJohn WoodMike HolleranChevroletToyotaPart-time
Note: RJ will begin his season in Irwindale. His program concerning short tracks.
Sponsors: TBD
39Andrew TuttleLast Chance RacingAndrew TuttleTaniesha TuttleChevroletPart-time LCR plans a return during the season but probably not before the summer.
41Johnny Borneman IIITBDLowden-Jackson MotorsportsChris LowdenTony JacksonFordFull-time for owner standings.
Borneman at least for the first six races.
Sponsors: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, Tilly’s
42Brandon JonesTanner ReifMMI RacingSteve McGowanTBDChevroletBrandon Jones: Portland, Sonoma
Tanner Reif: Phoenix I and II
Sponsors; Vegas  Fastener Manufacturing, MMI
46TBDLowden-Jackson MotorsportsChris LowdenTBDFordTBD
50Trevor HuddlestonHigh Point RacingTim HuddlestonJeff SchraderFordFull timeSponsors: Racecar Factory, HPR
52Ryan PhilpottPhilpott RacingRyan PhilpottChuck DozhierToyotaPart-time
Note: road races at Portland & Sonoma. Maybe a few short track races in addition.
Sponsors: Hacienta Pools, Mattos Equipment Rentals
55TBDHigh Point RacingTim HuddlestonTBDFordUnknown possibly with multiple drivers. Car for rent.
61Sean HingoraniHattori Racing EnterprisesShigeaki HattoriMark McFarlandToyotaPart or full-time, TBD after the first five races. Phoenix #2 Sponsors: Fidelity Capital, HMS, TRD
66Eric RheadWIT Racing 66Al JonesRoxi GabbardChevroletFordPart-time, races TBD (Possible first race  at Kern #1)Sponsors: TBDChevrolet = Road track. Ford = oval
68Rodd KneelandRodd RacingRodd KneelandTy JoinerChevroletPart-timeSonoma and select short trackSponsors: Rodd Renovations Inc. / Florian IndustriesNote: Pedroncelli and Kneeland have teamed up to do a partial program including Sonoma, Kern and a few other short tracks.
71Nick JoanidesJan’s Towing RacingNick JoanidesRip MichelsFordFull-time Sponsors: Jan’s Towing
77Cody KiemelePerformance P-1 MotorsportsJoe NavaRyan SebekToyotaPart-time (the first 3 races), more dependent on funding.
Sponsors: King Taco, Wallace Signs, Toyota of Redlands, Burgesons Heating & Air, HRP Paving, Unlimited Landscaping, Swift Springs, Racecar Factory
Note: full-time for owner points possibly with multiple drivers. Car for rent.
80Brian KamiskyDereck Coppeland RacingBrian KamiskyDereck CoppelandChevroletPart-timeSonomaSponsors: TBD
86Tim SpurgeonDavid RacingTim SpurgeonMike DavidChevroletPart-timeSonomaSponsors: Kleen Blast
88Jake BollmanNaake-Klauer MotorsportsMike NaakeMike NaakeFordPart –time, first half of the season. Full-time dependent on funding.
Sponsors: PB Plumbing, LPG Transportation
?Gio RuggieroVenturini MotorsportsBill VenturiniShannon RurschToyotaPhoenix I and II, Sonoma. Possible more. Race number TBD
?TBDKennealy Keller MotorsportsHarley KennealyTBDFordChevroletFull-time with multiple drivers TBD. Car to rent

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