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ARCA West History: May 20, 2007, the 800th Race

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net Step by step we are getting closer to the 1000th race. This time we are going to talk about the 800th race in the history of the current ARCA Menards West Series, then called the NASCAR West Series. The race was held on May 20, 2007 at Iowa Speedway located in Newton, […]

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ARCA West History: May 1, 1999, the 700th Race

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net The 700th race in the history of the current ARCA Menards West Series, then called the NASCAR Winston West Series was held on May 1, 1999 at California Speedway located in Fontana, CA. This large 2-mile oval hosts the fourth race of the season, the California 200. The West Series has been […]

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ARCA West History: May 17, 1992, the 600th Race

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net The 600th race in the history of the current ARCA Menards West Series, then called the NASCAR Winston West Series was held on May 17, 1992 at Mesa Marin Raceway located in Bakersfield, CA. It is therefore the legendary half-mile oval that hosts this race. Now defunct, it was replaced by Kern […]

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ARCA West History: November 29, 1981, the 500th Race Petty

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net The 500th race in the history of the current ARCA Menards West Series, then called the NASCAR Winston West Series was held on November 29, 1981 at Phoenix International Raceway located in Avondale, AZ. The Warner W. Hodgdon 250 being the 14th and final race of the season. A season […]

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Magras to Make ARCA West Debut at Portland in September

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net A new driver plans to make his debut in the ARCA Menards West Series at the Portland International Raceway, OR road race on September 3. This is Davey Magras, originally from Arizona with his own team Davey Magras Racing (DMR).  Magras was born July 8, 1967 and worked for Jerry […]

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ARCA West History: August 7, 1971, the 300th Race

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net The 300th race in the history of the current ARCA Menards West Series corresponds to the 19th race of the 1971 season which included 26. Note that this is the fifth season with the most races. The record dating from 1956 with 32 races.  The 0.333 mile paved oval in Saugus, CA […]

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ARCA West History: September 11, 1966, the 200th Race

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net It was a little over six years after the 100th race that the 200th took place in ARCA Menards West Series history. ARCA West was still called the NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Division at the time. The 200th race was held in Tracy, CA on the half mile paved oval of […]

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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 West History: March 28, 1954, the Very First Race Rathman

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net It was in Oakland, California at Oakland Stadium, an atypical half-mile oval that the very first race in the history of the West Series, known at the time as NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Division, the current ARCA Menards West Series. A race combined with the Grand National Division, the current NASCAR […]

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