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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ARCA Menards West 2021 Finale at Phoenix (Race 9 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net      That’s it, we are there! This Saturday, November 6, at noon MT. (3 p.m. ET) will be held the Arizona Lottery 100, the 2021 season finale in the ARCA Menards West Series at the Phoenix Raceway at Avondale, Arizona.  This ninth and final race of the season will also be […]

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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 […]

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Repeating West Series History: Are the 1954 and 2021 Seasons a Similar Story?

By Vincent Delforge, Special to kickinthetires.net Are there any similarities between the very first season in West Series history in 1954 and what we experience today in 2021 as the ARCA Menards West Series?  In 1954, NASCAR created the Pacific Coast Late Model Division. The series was based on the Pacific Coast. It was actually […]

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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. […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 At LVMS Bullring (Race 7 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    September 23, 2021, Star Nursery 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV (150 laps/56.25 miles)  This Thursday will be the seventh race of the season in the ARCA Menards West Series. The season will then continue in Roseville, CA on October 9 before the season finale […]

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‘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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Joey Iest Earns First ARCA Menards Series Win with West Series Victory at Colorado National

By Tadd Haislop – ARCA Racing DACONO, Colo. — The majority of Saturday night’s NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 was the Bill McAnally Racing show. Which had become par for the course at Colorado National Speedway, where BMR drivers had won five of the last seven in the ARCA Menards Series West. BMR drivers Jesse […]

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Ty Gibbs Earns General Tire Pole Award at Iowa Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writing NEWTON, Iowa — Ty Gibbs will lead the field to green Saturday Night (July 24) at Iowa Speedway. Gibbs turned a 24.294-second (129.662-mph) lap around Iowa Speedway en-route to his 12th career ARCA Menards Series pole and sixth of the 2021 campaign.  Berlin pole and race winner Daniel Dye qualified in […]

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