Jesse Love earned a third-place finish in ARCA Menards Series West competition on Saturday afternoon on the 1.967-mile Portland International Raceway road course. The driver of the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry extended his points lead, with three races remaining.
Love – the 16-year-old defending series champion – and his BMR teammate Cole Moore were running second and third, respectively, when a late-race caution set up a one-lap dash to the finish.
Both drivers got shuffled back on the restart, with drivers cutting the first corner chicane. Love battled back for the third-place finish. Moore struggled to the finish with a broken left front spindle, crossing the line in 12th. It was a wild finish to what had been a wild race, in which both BMR drivers led laps and were in contention for the win.
Start / Finish: 7 / 3
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 293 pts.
Next Race: Sept. 23, Star Nursery 150, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.
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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 Gio Scelzi. The team has amassed a record 99 wins and nine championships, with four of those titles earned in the last five years.