Jesse Love scored his third consecutive win at Irwindale Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series West with a victory Saturday night in the NAPA AUTO PARTS 150.
The 16-year-old defending series champion put the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry into the lead on Lap 90 and maintained command to the finish, pulling away in a green-white-checkered finish that extended the race to 153 laps.
Love’s victory marks the 16th win for BMR in 30 regular season series races at the state-of-the-art Southern California venue that opened in 1999. He joins with Brendan Gaughan and Todd Gilliland, who also registered three straight series wins at Irwindale in BMR’s iconic NAPA-sponsored No. 16. With his win, Love extended his lead in the championship standings to 11 points.
Start / Finish: 2 / 1
Points Earned: 47
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 201 pts.
Next Race: Sept. 11, 2021, Portland 112, Portland Int’l Raceway, Portland, Ore. (1.967-mile road course)
How to Watch or Listen: Live on TrackPass and tape-delay on NBCSN
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.