From the opening green flag, Gray faced little resistance from his competition and claimed a wire-to-wire victory in the penultimate event on the 2022 ARCA West calendar, which was his fifth in the series and eighth across all three ARCA divisions.
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Several top contenders encountered issues during the first half of the 100-lap race, but Jones avoided the chaos and managed to pull away from Corey Heim to pick up his sixth career victory in the ARCA Menards Series.
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Driving Fords fielded out of his shop near Dayton, Ohio, Newland was an annual competitor at ARCA’s season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, finishing 11th in 1970, 10th in 1976, ninth in 1974 and seventh in 1971 in a race won by Iggy Katona.
The 16-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada, earned his first ARCA Menards Series West General Tire Pole Award earlier in the day and backed it up with his first West Series victory in the NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.
Dye, an 18-year-old high school senior from Daytona Beach, Florida, finished third at Daytona and second in Phoenix to open the ARCA Menards Series national season and now sits first in the championship point standings. GMS Racing fields the No. 43 Chevrolet SS for Dye.
Smith, who started fourth, took the lead from Gray on Lap 87 and in effect never gave it up despite multiple challenges from his rival on a series of late-race restarts.
Racing with a heavy heart after the loss of David Gilliland Racing hauler driver Steven Stotts in traffic accident on Tuesday, Taylor Gray earned his first ARCA Menards Series victory Friday night during the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway.
Sebastian Arias returns to Phoenix Raceway this Friday with a new team and even greater sponsor support from BradyIFS, one of the nation’s premier distributors of food service and janitorial products.