One Goal for Iest in 2022, the ARCA West Championship

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net After a great 2020 season that saw him go from outsider to race winner and championship contender. Madera, Calif. native Joey Iest, who turns 19 on February 12, will once again be a driver to watch in the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West. He returns for another season with Naake-Klauer Motorsports, the […]

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Chris Lowden Full-Time in ARCA Menards Series West

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Chris Lowden will drive the full season in ARCA Menards Series West in 2022.  After an aborted return for a dark medical certificate story in Roseville, CA on October 9, 2021, the driver from Las Vegas, NV, who will be 57-years-old on March 22 has just announced his full-time participation. The opportunity […]

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Former West Series Driver Ron Esau Passes Away

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net October 9, 1954 – January 24, 2022  Native of San Diego, CA, the popular driver Ron Esau left us this Monday, January 24, 2022. His eternal smile topped with a beautiful mustache having left his mark in the memory of fans of the various NASCAR series in which he participated during over […]

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P.J. Pedroncelli – ‘From Zero to Hero’

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net *The title of the article is a nod to his dual career in the West Series. Zero for the first period where he wore the No. 0 and which was unsuccessful and Hero for the second period (the current) where he acquired the status of race winner and championship contender. A look […]

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Caleb Costner Full-Time in ARCA East with LCR

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Dallas, N.C. native Caleb ‘The Lawman’ Costner will drive full-time in the ARCA Menards Series East for Costner Motorsports in partnership with Last Chance Racing (LCR), the team recently founded by Andrew Tuttle. While Tuttle will drive the No. 39 full-time in the ARCA Menards Series West and will attempt a few […]

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Tuttle and LCR Full-Time in ARCA West and More

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    Last year, Andrew Tuttle had made a remarkable return to the ARCA Menards West Series in Roseville by replacing Chris Lowden at the last minute after just over three years out of the car. Fortunately, this gave him the desire to race again in the ARCA Menards Series West.  Retired from the […]

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A Brief History New Year’s Eve NASCAR West Races

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    This has not happened often in the history of the current ARCA Menards Series West, three times to be precise. But after drinking champagne on New Year’s Eve, the drivers had to come to their senses to participate in the opening race of the NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model championship. Respectively on […]

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Perkins to Run Full-Time for CR7 Motorsports in Trucks

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After a partial schedule in 2021 with Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Blaine Perkins will run full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022. Perkins will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado for CR7 Motorsports. The Codie Rohrbaugh-owned team has 48 starts in the Truck Series […]

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ARCA Menards Series East and West Schedules for 2022 Announced

By ARCA Menards Series TOLEDO, Ohio — The 2022 schedules for the ARCA Menards Series East and the ARCA Menards Series West have been finalized with seven races slated for the East Series and 11 set for the West Series. The 2022 ARCA Menards Series East season begins with the series’ ninth visit to Florida’s New […]

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Drew Looking at Positives Despite Nail-Biting ARCA West Title Loss

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    One position, one point, was all that made the difference between Jake Drew winning and losing the 2021 ARCA Menards Series West championship. Ultimately, at the end of the Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway, Drew was tied with championship rival Jesse Love. The tiebreaker came down to who had the most […]

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