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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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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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P.J. Pedroncelli – ‘From Zero to Hero’

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net *The title of the article is a nod to his dual career in the West Series. Zero for the first period where he wore the No. 0 and which was unsuccessful and Hero for the second period (the current) where he acquired the status of race winner and championship contender. A look […]

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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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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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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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