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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Balcaen and Breidinger Making ARCA History in 2022

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer When the green flag waves for the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway, ARCA Menards Series history will be made. For the first time in the 70 year history of ARCA two women, Amber Balcaen and Toni Breidinger, will compete full-time in the same season, […]

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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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CCM Racing: Pre-race Practice in Daytona

CCM Racing: Pre-race Practice in Daytona Last weekend, Daytona International Speedway hosted a two-day pre-race practice session for the ARCA Menards Series. Over 60 drivers made laps on the 2.5-mile oval over the course of the Friday and Saturday sessions.  CCM Racing fielded three drivers for the test session – Matt Wilson, Thomas Pacheco, and […]

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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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