ARCA Menards Series West at Portland International Raceway – Portland 112 Post-race Notes

  • Reigning ARCA Menards Series East champion William Sawalich (No. 18 Starkey/SoundGear Toyota) scored his second ARCA Menards Series West victory of the season in the Portland 112 at Portland International Raceway. He won the season-opening round at Phoenix Raceway, a combination race with the ARCA Menards Series. It’s Sawalich’s third career West victory and his first platform win on a road course.
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Brandon Jones (No. 42 Sprecher Chevrolet) finished second after starting from the General Tire Pole. Jones led the first 26 laps en route to a career-best finish.
  • Isabella Robusto (No. 55 Yahoo! Toyota) finished a career-best third. She started 13th and methodically raced her way through the field to score her first career West top-five finish in her second career start. She finished sixth in the season-opener at Phoenix.
  • Tyler Reif (No. 13 Central Coast Cabinets Ford) finished fourth but combined with a 16th-place finish by Sean Hingorani (No. 5 Fidelity Capital Toyota) he now holds a 10-point lead in the ARCA Menards Series West championship standings.
  • Gio Ruggiero (No. 20 First Auto Group Toyota) scored his second ARCA Menards Series West top-five finish of the season in fifth. Ruggiero, who won the ARCA Menards Series East opener at Five Flags Speedway in March, also finished second to William Sawalich at Phoenix Raceway.
  • Dale Quarterley (No. 4 Van Dyk Recycling/ACI/Fire River Chevrolet) survived several on-track incidents and damage to his racecar to finish sixth.
  • Marco Andretti (No. 17 Group 1001 Chevrolet) qualified a career-best third but an off-track excursion on the first lap and involvement in a couple of other on-track incidents left him one lap down with damage to the nose of his racecar. Andretti worked his way back onto the lead lap at the race’s midway point and avoided trouble the rest of the way to come home a career-best seventh.
  • Trevor Huddleston (No. 50 High Point Racing/Racecar Factory Ford) finished eighth and maintains third in the ARCA Menards Series West championship standings, 11 points behind Tyler Reif.
  • Kyle Keller (No. 12 Setting The State/Battle Born/Argus Construction Chevrolet) finished ninth, his second consecutive top-ten finish. He finished seventh in the most recent race at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway in April.
  • Nagoya, Japan’s Takuma Koga (No. 7 Loop Connect Toyota) rounded out the top ten. Koga is eighth in the series championship standings.
  • Robbie Kennealy (No. 1 Setting the Stage/American Swim Chevrolet) and his car owner, his twin sister Harley, missed the graduation ceremony at Sherman Thomas Charter School in Madera, California so they could be at the race on Friday. Kennealy finished 13th.
  • There were five cautions for a total of 18 laps; the average speed was 65.888 miles per hour.
  • The next race for the ARCA Menards Series West is the General Tire 200 on Friday, June 7 at Sonoma Raceway. The race will be streamed live on FloRacing at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT.


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