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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 […]

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ARCA Menards West Series – Kern County race review Lewis

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net 16-year-old driver Landen Lewis wins the SALUTE TO THE OIL INDUSTRY NAPA AUTO PARTS 150, the third race of the 2022 ARCA Menards West Series season at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.  On his West Series debut, Lewis put in a top-notch performance, like his win last year in the […]

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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 […]

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Jake Drew Has Successful Season Debut at Phoenix, First Career Top-Five in ARCA Menards Series

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Friday Night, Jake Drew entered Phoenix Raceway with one thing in his mind, redemption.  Just 125-days ago, Drew just missed out on earning the ARCA Menards Series West championship by mere positions. A dead tie between him and Jesse Love had him so close to the championship but not enough […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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Tanner Reif Set for 2022 ARCA Menards Series West with Sunrise Ford

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (January 28, 2022) – Las Vegas’ Tanner Reif, 16, has signed with car owner Bob Bruncati to drive the No.9 Sunrise Ford in the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West. Jeff Schrader will be the crew chief. The 2021 Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway NASCAR Pro Late Model champion will compete alongside 2021 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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