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

Sonoma Raceway
  • 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. 


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