‘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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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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Mayer Leaves Watkins Glen with a Pair of Top-10s

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In his first double-duty weekend in NASCAR competition, Sam Mayer left Watkins Glen International with top-10 finishes in both the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series. Saturday started with Mayer starting last in the No. 32 Camping World Chevrolet Silverado for Bret Holmes Racing. Like Parker Kligerman and Paul […]

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From Viral Tweet to NASCAR Internship, Noah C Cornelius’ Whirlwind Journey

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Rarely do posts on social media go viral. Even more rarely do those viral posts send someone onto a journey from ‘NASCAR superfan’ to NASCAR intern. About one year ago, Noah C Cornelius posted a Tweet that sent him on a journey through super-fandom, podcast host, and ultimately an internship […]

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Rodgers returns to the Xfinity Series with Sam Hunt Racing

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Will Rodgers returns to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Sam Hunt Racing after two years away from the series. Rodgers last competed in Xfinity Series in 2019 with Brandonbilt Motorsports. In four starts, his best finish was 12th at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His most recent start was in […]

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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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