kern main lewis

ARCA West at Kern County: Teams Reactions and Analysis

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net The Salute to the Oil Industry NAPA Auto Parts 150, third race of the 2022 ARCA Menards West Series season was won by rookie Landen Lewis. This is the second race in a row that has been won by a 16-year-old rookie!  Jake Drew once again finished second. But it allows him […]

Continue Reading
amber slagle kern

ARCA Menards West Series – Kern County race preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net This Saturday, April 23, 2022, Kern County Raceway Park will host the third ARCA Menards West Series race of the season in Bakersfield, CA. This very fast half-mile D-shaped oval was opened in 2013 to replace the Mesa Marin short track. A superb modern oval with a banking of 14° in turns […]

Continue Reading
west pho 10

ARCA West at Phoenix – Team Reactions and Analysis

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net The first ARCA Menards West Series race of the year was combined with the national ARCA Menards Series. Taylor Gray, full-time ARCA Menards East Series driver, scored an emotional victory dedicated to his David Gilliland Racing team member Steven Stotts, who died in a tragic road accident three days before the race.  […]

Continue Reading
General Tire 150 4C

ARCA Menards West Series – Phoenix race preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Created in 1954, the West Series will begin its 69th season this Friday, March 11, 2022 and already the third under the aegis of the ARCA. This race will be combined with the ARCA Menards Series (Race No. 2) and will also be the setting for the first of 10 races at […]

Continue Reading
West jesse love 2021 luis torres

Gibbs Wins Race, Love the Tiebreaker Over Drew for the Crown!

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    What an incredible end of the race! A scenario worthy of a Hollywood movie!  A race largely dominated by Ty Gibbs. The 2021 ARCA Menards Series champion made a perfect copy. But all the attention quickly shifted around 20 seconds behind the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.  Indeed, for a few seconds the […]

Continue Reading
Jesse Love makes a last lap pass to win the 2021 ARCA Menards Series West championship at Phoenix Raceway at the end of the Arizona Lottery 100. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

Last Lap Pass Gives Championship Tiebreaker Edge to Jesse Love in ARCA West

AVONDALE, Ariz. – While Ty Gibbs stole the trophy in the Arizona Lottery 100, it was Jesse Love that was crowned the 2021 ARCA Menards Series West champion in a last lap battle to win the war. “We’ve been the class of the field all year on almost every different surface,” Love said, holding the […]

Continue Reading
Ty Gibbs grabs the checkered flag after winning the 2021 Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway in the ARCA Menards Series West. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

Ty Gibbs Caps Perfect Day, Season at ARCA West Season Finale at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – After leading all the laps in the Arizona Lottery 100, Ty Gibbs wraps up a highly successful 2021 national stock car season with another trophy in the ARCA Menards Series West at Phoenix Raceway. “I felt like lapped traffic was one of the biggest challenges,” Gibbs said. “I felt like we were […]

Continue Reading
MO 0024 781x520 1

Bill McAnally Racing to field Chevrolets in ARCA Menards Series starting in 2022

Bill McAnally Racing Press Release ROSEVILLE, Calif. — McAnally-Hilgemann Racing announced today that the team will align with Chevrolet and field Chevrolet Silverados full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning in 2022. In addition to MHR competing in Chevrolets in the Camping World Truck Series, Bill McAnally Racing will also field Chevrolets in […]

Continue Reading
3d5db8533ed85b6a21899eea02dc29f7 1

ARCA Menards West 2021 At Roseville (Race 8 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net     October 9, 2021, NAPA AutoCare Center 150 presented by Berco Redwood Inc. at All American Speedway, Roseville, CA (150 laps/49.95 miles)   This Saturday will be the eighth race of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. It is the penultimate race of a season, which ends in Phoenix, AZ on […]

Continue Reading
w5 Taylor Gray

A ‘Rodeo’ in the Bullring! ARCA Menards Series West at Las Vegas Race Recap

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net  Twenty-three cars on a 3/8-mile track, what’s it like? A crazy and muscular race!  What a beautiful if not hectic race, from start to finish there was a fight for each position during the seventh race of the season, the Star Nursery 150 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. […]

Continue Reading