Bill McAnally Racing fielded four Chevrolets in Saturday’s General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series West from Sonoma Raceway. Their rookie contender Austin Herzog – age 19 from Clovis, Calif. – drove the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS to a sixth-place finish. The result is his fourth top-ten finish of the season and advances Herzog to fifth in the championship standings.
Herzog led the team in Friday’s combined practice/qualifying from fifth on the grid. A caution on Lap 23 saw most of the field make their lone fuel stop of the race. Herzog also made an additional pit stop to check for possible suspension damage. He drove from the back of the field back into the top-ten.
Officials ended the race early under caution, due to time constraints. Colby Howard led the four BMR entries with a second-place finish in the No. 91 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet SS. Loomis, Calif.’s Jack Wood also finished in the top-five for BMR.
Start / Finish: 5 / 6
Point Standings / Total: 5th / 230 pts. (-39)
Next Race: July 2, NAPA AUTO PARTS 150, Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif. (half-mile oval)
How to Watch or Listen: Live on FloRacing and Tape-Delay USA Network
Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West record with 11 championships and eclipsed the 100-win mark in 2022. The team has piled on six titles in the last eight seasons with four different drivers since 2015. Second-year driver Tanner Reif takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2023 and looks to improve on his runner-up finish in the 2022 drivers’ standings to build on BMR’s west coast legacy.