ARCA Menards Series West at Sonoma Raceway: General Tire 200 Post-race Notes

  • NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff contender Sam Mayer (No. 23 Sigma Performance Services/GMS Fabrication Chevrolet) scored his second career ARCA Menards Series West victory in Friday’s General Tire 200 at Sonoma Raceway. Mayer, who started from the General Tire Pole, led 37 of the race’s 67 laps en route to the victory. Mayer also won from the pole at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February 2020.
  • ARCA Menards Series West championship points leader Tyler Reif (No. 13 Central Coast Cabinets Ford) finished second, his third top-five finish in four starts in 2024. It’s his best series finish since he finished second at Evergreen Speedway in 2023.
  • Reigning ARCA Menards Series West champion Sean Hingorani (No. 5 Fidelity Capital Toyota) finished third but lost one point to Tyler Reif in the battle for the series championship. Hingorani has finished fifth at Phoenix Raceway, fourth at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway and third at Sonoma, each for a different team owner. He drove for Shigeaki Hattori at Phoenix, Joe Farre’ at Kern, and Jerry Pitts at Sonoma.
  • Portland winner William Sawalich (No. 18 Starkey/SoundGear Toyota) finished fourth after being shoved off the racetrack and losing over a dozen positions on the lap 32 restart. Sawalich, who had led 21 laps to that point recovered to earn his sixth career top-five finish in seven career West starts.
  • Jack Wood (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet) finished fifth, his first top-five finish of 2024 and fifth of his career. His most recent top-five finish was a fifth-place result in the 2023 season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
  • Isabella Robusto (No. 55 Yahoo! Toyota) finished sixth, her third top-ten finish in three West starts. She finished sixth in the season opener at Phoenix and third last Friday at Portland International Raceway.
  • Eric Johnson, Jr. (No. 19 Pacific Office Automation Chevrolet) finished seventh, a career-best West finish.
  • Last week’s runner-up Brandon Jones (No. 42 Delta Brands Chevrolet) was hit from behind on the initial start, doing damage to his left rear quarter panel. He made several unscheduled stops for repairs, costing him valuable track position, but he was able to work his way through the field to finish eighth.
  • Kyle Keller (No. 12 Setting the Stage/Battle Born/Argus Construction Chevrolet) finished ninth, his third top-ten finish of 2024.
  • Travis McCullough (No. 21 California Pneumatic Pumps/R&R Truck Toyota) finished tenth, his best career series finish and first career top-ten result.
  • Noah Gragson (No. 30 Rette Jones Racing Ford) and Brian Kamisky (No. 80 SK Construction/Wards Concrete Chevrolet) both led laps but had their runs sidetracked by mechanical issues. Gragson suffered from brake issues that cost him two laps, resulting in a 16th-place finish while Kamisky had driveline issues while battling for a position in the top five, forcing him to retire after 42 laps; he was credited with 21st at the finish.
  • There were six cautions for a total of 21 laps; the average speed was 68.018 miles per hour.
  • The next race for the ARCA Menards Series West is NAPA Auto Parts 150 Presented by the West Coast Stock Car Motorsports Hall of Fame at Irwindale Speedway on Thursday, July 4. The race will be streamed live on FloRacing at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT.

About ARCA
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum in Toledo, Ohio, and acquired by NASCAR in April 2018, is the leading grassroots stock car sanctioning body in the United States. Bridging the gap between NASCAR’s top three national touring series and weekly and regional tour racing all across the country, the organization sanctions over 100 races per year in the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East, ARCA Menards Series West, ASA STARS National Tour, ASA CRA Super Series, ASA Midwest Tour, ASA Southern Super Series plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways. For more information about ARCA visit www.arcaracing.com, or follow ARCA on Facebook (@ARCARacing) and Twitter (@ARCA_Racing).

About Menards
A family-owned and run company started in 1958, Menards is recognized as the retail home center leader of the Midwest with 236 stores in 15 states. Menards is truly a one-stop shop for all of your home improvement needs featuring a full-service lumberyard and everything you need to plan a renovation or build a home, garage, cabin, shed, deck, fence or post frame building. You’ll find a large selection of lumber, roofing, siding, construction blocks, trusses, doors and windows, plus cabinets, appliances, countertops, flooring, lighting, paint, plumbing supplies and more. To complete the job, Menards has quality hand tools, power tools, fasteners, electrical tools plus storage options and supplies for everyone from the weekend warrior to the pro!

Menards has what you need to complete your outdoor projects and keep your yard in tip-top shape including mowers, trimmers, blowers, pressure washers and more, plus a beautiful garden center stocked with plants, shrubs, trees, landscaping tools, grass seed, fertilizer options, outdoor décor and patio furniture. Menards also has everyday essentials like health & beauty products, housewares, pet and wildlife supplies, automotive items and even groceries. And at Christmas, an Enchanted Forest display area with impressive trees, lighting, decorations, ornaments, inflatables and more.

Menards is known for friendly Customer Service and as the place to “Save Big Money” with low prices every day, and sales too! For more information, please visit Menards.com to learn about our store locations, offerings and services.

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