Landen Lewis of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., earned his sixth top-10 finish of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West season during Friday’s season finale at Phoenix Raceway.
The rookie driver of the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS for Bill McAnally Racing qualified 14th during Friday’s combined practice/qualifying session under the lights on the one-mile oval. Friday’s race kicked off NASCAR championship weekend at the speedway with champions also being crowned in all three NASCAR national series.
A multi-car skirmish for the lead position after the halfway break opened the door for Lewis to charge into fifth. He then challenged for fourth on two occasions, including a three- and four-wide battle where he showed his nose on the bottom of turns one and two.
Lewis wrapped up a sixth-place effort during the second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, with the race going into overtime to a 107-lap distance.
Both BMR Chevrolets finished in the top-five of the owner’s standings while driver Cole Moore drove the No. 99 Adaptive One Brakes Chevrolet SS to third in the driver’s championship.
Start / Finish: 14 / 6
2022 race results: 8 starts, 1 win, 3 top 5s, 6 top 10s
Laps completed: 857
Laps led: 7
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.