Fifteen-year-old Jesse Love emerged as a major contender in the ARCA Menards Series West as he came away with a runner-up finish in his series debut at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday.
Love dashed from second on the grid in his No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry to lead early in the Star Nursery 150, before settling into second.
Gio Scelzi, meanwhile, battled back from an early incident in his No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Toyota Camry. The eighteen-year-old drove to a 10th-place finish.
Start / Finish: 9 / 10
Points Earned: 34
Points Standing / Total: 10th / 34 pts.
Next Race: ARCA Menards Series – General Tire 150, March 6, 2020, Phoenix Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (1-mile oval)
How to Watch or Listen: Live on FS1 – 7pm Eastern
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.