Hoping to gain some experience ahead of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway, Ryan Preece entered into the ARCA Menards Series West race on Friday.
The 32-year-old would dominate the General Tire 200 after qualifying on the pole. Preece would lead most of the race, only giving up the lead during a pit stop and then quickly work his way back up to the front to survive multiple late restarts to score his first win in any ARCA Series.
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A couple of Xfinity Series regulars would finish behind Preece in Sammy Smith and Riley Herbst with part-time Truck Series driver Jack Wood in fourth ahead of ARCA Menards Series West points leader William Sawalich rounding out the top-five.
Last weeks winner Landen Lewis would finish 19th after being collected in a lap 56 caution. Cole Custer would finish one spot better after mechanical issues affected his car late in the race.
Friday’s race featured six cautions. The ARCA Menards Series West will return to action on July 1 at Irwindale Speedway. FloRacing will have coverage of that race beginning at 10 pm ET, 7 pm local.
Sonoma ARCA Menards Series West Results
|Pos.||Car No.||Driver||Sponsor, OEM||Laps||Diff.|
|1||9||Ryan Preece||Bonanza Cabernet Ford||64||–|
|2||81||Sammy Smith||Oakley Toyota||64||9.675|
|3||5||Riley Herbst||Jerry Pitts Racing Ford||64||11.273|
|4||6||Jack Wood||Velocity Racing Chevrolet||64||13.369|
|5||18||William Sawalich *||Starkey/Sound Gear Toyota||64||17.402|
|6||15||Sean Hingorani *||Mobil 1 Toyota||64||22.218|
|7||88||Bradley Erickson||L&S Framing Ford||64||24.076|
|8||13||Todd Souza||Central Coast Cabinets Ford||64||55.699|
|9||8||Johnny Borneman III||BTI Ford||64||01:01.9|
|10||21||Ethan Nascimento *||Impact Trans/Philipos Bros Fab/Paul Cardoso Toyota||64||01:03.7|
|11||32||Dale Quarterley||Van Dyke Recycling/Motul/Arai Chevrolet||64||01:04.2|
|12||86||Tim Spurgeon||Kleen Blast/Davids Racing Prod Chevrolet||64||01:16.0|
|13||70||Kyle Keller||Star Nursery/KISMIF Foundation/Argus Constr Chevrolet||63||1 Lap|
|14||77||Nick Joanides||Jan’s/King Taco/Wallace Sign Co Toyota||63||1 Lap|
|15||5||David Smith *||Shockwave Marine Suspension Seating Toyota||63||1 Lap|
|16||14||Davey Magras||Advanced Autoworks/Koerner Racing Engines Chevrolet||62||2 Laps|
|17||41||Tyler Reif *||Tour Nevada/Power Gen Components/Stoney’s Ford||61||3 Laps|
|18||55||Cole Custer||Pristine Auctions/High Point Racing/Racecar Factory Ford||56||8 Laps|
|19||17||Landen Lewis *||MMI Chevvrolet||56||8 Laps|
|20||16||Tanner Reif||NAPA Auto Care/BMR Chevrolet||55||9 Laps|
|21||2||Sebastian Arias||BradyIFS/Rubbermaid Chevrolet||55||9 Laps|
|22||80||Brian Kamisky||SK Construction/Wards Concrete Chevrolet||54||10 Laps|
|23||4||Eric Nascimento Jr||Impact Trans/Philipos Bros Fab/Paul Cardoso Toyota||45||19 Laps|
|24||7||Takuma Koga||Lobster Toyota||39||25 Laps|
|25||2||Parker Retzlaff||Ponsse Chevrolet||37||27 Laps|
|26||52||Ryan Philpott||Mattos Eqiuip Rentals/NorCal Pool Service Toyota||36||28 Laps|
|27||19||Eric Johnson Jr.||Key Property Services Chevrolet||31||33 Laps|
|28||50||Trevor Huddleston||High Point Racing/Racecar Factory Ford||12||52 Laps|
|29||46||Stefan Rzesnowiecky *||Stoney’s/ Country AF Rado Ford||64 Laps|