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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 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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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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Takuma Koga – 20 Years in the West Series!

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Since 2002 a native of Nagoya, Japan has been pacing the tracks of the West Series. Although the series has changed title sponsors several times in 20 years, one thing has not changed and that is the presence of Takuma Koga.  After exhibition races between 1988 and 1991 in Australia, NASCAR leadership […]

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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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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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Last Lap Pass Leads to Victory for PJ Pedroncelli! ARCA West at Roseville Recap

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net   Is racing on a 1/3-mile in the spotlight a good idea? Without hesitation the answer is yes!  The All American Speedway in Roseville, CA put on an incredible show. Sometimes wild, sometimes epic, but every moment full of emotions. Putting the nerves of drivers, team members and fans to the test! To […]

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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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