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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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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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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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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Matt Perry (5) races to the inside of Austin Stewart (3) at Irwindale Speedway in the K&N Filters 60 presented by Traffic Management Inc. on July 18, 2020.

The Comeback Kid: Why Matt Perry’s Eighth Place at Irwindale Holds a Bigger Picture

Photo by Diego Alvarado / By.diego Multimedia As the only current full-time active duty United States military service member racing in NASCAR, getting a chance behind the wheel is a rare chance to get away from the day to day grind. But the San Diego stationed Matt Perry holds a unique story in his racing […]

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