Taylor Gray Mason Diaz and Sammy Smith in Garage at Pensacola - Photo by ARCA Racing

Who Is the Early Championship Favorite in the ARCA East?

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer It’s a short season, and with eight races remaining on the season, the championship favorite is still unknown.  Unlike the ARCA Menards Series West, the East has two races under its’ belt. Two different winners in those two races along with a good chunk of other drivers leave the door […]

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Sammy Smith Cruises To Checkered At 5 Flags For First ARCA Menards Win

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Based on the way he barely lost the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener to fellow rookie Max Gutiérrez a few weeks ago, Sammy Smith’s eventual first win on the platform felt like an inevitability. It became a reality Saturday night at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, where the 16-year-old from Johnston, Iowa, […]

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ARCA East Preview: 2021 Pensacola 200 Presented by INSPECTRA Thermal Solutions at 5 Flags Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer The ARCA Menards Series East heads to Pensacola, Florida for the Pensacola 200 presented by INSPECTRA Thermal Solutions. The last time East Series raced at New Smyrna, just a few weeks ago, Max Gutierrez earned the victory edging Sammy Smith and Taylor Gray. Gutierrez now heads into Pensacola with a […]

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Max Gutierrez Squeezes By Taylor Gray & Sammy Smith for First Career East Series Win at New Smyrna

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Max Gutierrez snuck by Sammy Smith and Taylor Gray to earn his first career victory in the ARCA Menards Series East. In just his third career East start, Gutierrez won by the slim margin of just .46-seconds over Smith.v “The last corner, they were battling for first,” Gutiérrez said after […]

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Sammy Smith Scheduled for Six East Series; One West Series Race with Joe Gibbs Racing

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer Sammy Smith will compete for Joe Gibbs Racing in the ARCA Menards Series East in six races this season. Smith moves up from Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Late Models to Joe Gibbs Racing’s ARCA program in 2021. Smith will make his debut next Monday, February 8 at New Smyrna Speedway in […]

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