Landen Lewis, a 16-year-old driver from Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., made his first start for Bill McAnally Racing in the blue and gold No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS and earned a top-five finish Saturday at Irwindale Speedway. Lewis was competing in the NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 presented by the West Coast Stock Car Motorsports Hall of Fame at the sold out, state-of-the-art facility in Southern California.
It was a big night for the ARCA Menards Series West at Irwindale with NAPA representatives, fireworks, and a packed grandstand.
Lewis used an overtime green-white-checkered finish to charge forward, winning a three-wide battle across the line for an exciting, fifth-place finish. The driver joins Bill McAnally Racing after winning in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021 and in the ARCA West in 2022 as well. He is also a national champion in INEX Legends cars.
Lewis’ teammate Cole Moore finished second in the No. 99 Adaptive One Chevrolet SS.
Lewis and BMR will now turn his attention to the expansive, .646-mile Evergreen Speedway in Washington in August.
Start / Finish: 13 / 5
Points Standing / Total: 13th / 117 pts. (-201)
Next Race: August 20, Evergreen 150, Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Wash. (.646-mile oval)
How to Watch or Listen: Live on FloRacing and Tape-Delay USA Network
Based in Roseville, California, Bill McAnally Racing fields multiple teams in the ACRA Menards Series (formally NASCAR K&N Pro Series), including the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driven by Austin Herzog. The team has amassed a record 106 wins and 11 championships, with six of those titles earned in the last seven years.