Morgan Alexander Making Transition from Dirt Racing to Stock Cars; Talks Debut at Southern National

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Morgan Alexander made his ARCA Menards Series East debut last weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park. Alexander, a dirt-late model driver from Locust Grove, Georgia, is beginning to make his transition from dirt racing to stock car racing.  “I’m from Locust Grove, GA and I’ve been driving dirt late models […]

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Joey Iest Earns Runner-Up Finish at Southern National, Career-Best Finish

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer After starting fifth in Saturday’s race at Southern National Motorsports Park, Joey Iest and the No. 54 team seemed to have a special night brewing. After a disappointing day at Sonoma in the second race of the West Series, Iest came back east looking for retribution and that was just […]

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Rajah Caruth Secures Career-Best Finish at Southern National Motorsports Park

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Saturday Night was a night full of success stories in the final stand-alone event for the ARCA Menards Series East. Rajah Caruth was one of three drivers in the top-five to tally his career-best finish. Making his ARCA Menards Series East debut at New Smyrna earlier this year, Caruth has […]

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Sammy Smith Passes Mason Diaz Late to Tally Third Victory of 2021 at Southern National

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Sammy Smith was able to rocket off on the last restart of the night to earn his third career victory of 2021. During that final break period, Mark McFarland and the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing crew made an adjustment that just clicked and propelled the No. 18 to the […]

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ARCA East Preview: 2021 Southern National 200 pres. by Solid Rock Carriers at Southern National Motorsports Park

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East debuts at a new track this weekend. The Southern National Motorsports Park will see ARCA for the first time ever. The Southern National 200 presented by Solid Rock Carriers will kick off the second half of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series East season. Saturday’s race […]

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Late Model racer Amber Slagle to make ARCA West debut at Irwindale

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Amber Slagle will make her ARCA Menards Series West debut at Irwindale Speedway. Slagle’s ARCA West debut will come in the No. 17 MMI Racing Chevrolet SS for McGowen Cook Racing. Zane Smith drove the No. 17 Chevrolet at Sonoma Raceway and Phoenix Raceway earlier this year. Will Rodgers has […]

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Ty Gibbs Perfect in Return to the Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. — There was no slowing Ty Gibbs this time. A year after watching a sure win getaway at Dover International Speedway following late-race contact with the wall, the 18-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, put together a perfect day Friday in the ARCA Menards Series’ return to the “Monster Mile.” Gibbs was fastest in […]

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ARCA East Preview: 2021 General Tire 125 at Dover International Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend for the General Tire 125. The race marks the halfway point of the 2021 season.  Last weekend at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, Sammy Smith overcame a very early penalty to earn the victory. His second career and second […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Crosley Record Pressing 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

Photos by Christian Koelle/Kickin’ the Tires NASHVILLE – The ARCA Menards Series East raced at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the Crosley Record Pressing 200 on Saturday Night. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Sammy Smith dominated en-route to his second straight victory in the 2021 season. Includes photos from practice, qualifying, and race.

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Despite Early Black Flag, Sammy Smith Dominates in Nashville

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Even if you tie one arm behind his back, Sammy Smith may just still win.  On Saturday, that was kind of what happened. He was black-flagged early for jumping the initial start and found himself a lap down. Spoiler alert: that didn’t stop him.  Smith was able to […]

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