‘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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Jesse Love Earns Third Consecutive Irwindale Victory

By Davey Segal, ARCA Menards Series Something about Bill McAnally Racing drivers and Irwindale Speedway seems to jive well. For the second time this season and fifth time in his career, defending ARCA Menards Series West champion Jesse Love earned the victory, surviving a flurry of late-race restarts — including a green-white-checkered — to do […]

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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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Joey Iest Earns First ARCA Menards Series Win with West Series Victory at Colorado National

By Tadd Haislop – ARCA Racing DACONO, Colo. — The majority of Saturday night’s NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 was the Bill McAnally Racing show. Which had become par for the course at Colorado National Speedway, where BMR drivers had won five of the last seven in the ARCA Menards Series West. BMR drivers Jesse […]

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ARCA West Preview: 2021 NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 at Colorado National Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Colorado National Speedway will be the scene of the return of the ARCA Menards Series West.  The NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 is race number four of 2021 and the first West race since July 3rd. In that race, Jesse Love stole the victory from Dean Thompson taking the lead […]

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Dean Thompson Dominates at Irwindale but Comes Up One Spot Shy of First Victory

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer A 15th and a sixth-place finish were how Dean Thompson entered Saturday’s race at Irwindale. With a small resume in the ARCA Menards Series West, Thompson showed up Saturday and made sure that people knew who he was leaving Irwindale Speedway. Thompson’s previous career-best start was a 13th at Sonoma, […]

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Jesse Love Takes Lead Late to Tally First Victory of 2021 at Irwindale

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer It all came down to the final restart of the evening as Jesse Love took the lead from Dean Thompson to tally his first victory of 2021 at Irwindale.  The defending race winner and ARCA West Champion held his ground multiple times throughout the race and ultimately earned his fourth […]

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ARCA West Preview: 2021 NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Irwindale Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series West returns to action this weekend at Irwindale Speedway for the NAPA Auto Parts 150.  After spending a few weekends off, the ARCA Menards Series West will help celebrate the July 4th weekend. The last time the West series was in action came at Sonoma Raceway […]

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