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Reif Snags First Top-Five Finish of Season at Irwindale

Tanner Reif NAPA Auto Care 16 Irwindale 2023

Tanner Reif drove the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet SS to a top-five finish in the West Coast Stock Car Motorsports Hall of Fame 150 at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night. The 17-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada, was making his second start since joining BMR at the beginning of the season.

Tanner Reif NAPA Auto Care 16 Irwindale 2023

Reif, who was seventh in practice earlier in the day, stepped it up in qualifying to secure the fifth starting spot on the grid. In the early laps of the race, he ran sixth – before settling in to the eighth spot for a majority of the event.

Tanner Reif NAPA Auto Care 16 Irwindale 2023

The action didn’t slow down in the first 90 laps as the race went caution-free. The battle among the leaders heated up following back-to-back yellow flags. Reif took advantage of two subsequent cautions to gain positions and move ahead. He was up to sixth when the final yellow came out on Lap 126 and charged ahead to finish fifth.

Tanner Reif NAPA Auto Care 16 Irwindale 2023

Saturday’s ARCA West race was part of a big night of racing before a packed crowd of fans at the popular Southern California half-mile oval.

Start / Finish: 5 / 5
Points Standing / Total: 7th / 71 pts. (-17)

Next Race: Saturday, April 22, Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield, Calif.
How to Watch or Listen: Live on FloRacing and Tape-Delay CNBC (Sun., April 30, 11:00 a.m. ET)

Tanner Reif: @Tanner_Reif
NAPA Racing: @NAPARacing
Bill McAnally Racing: @BMR_NASCAR

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Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West (AMSW) 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. Loomis, California, native Jack Wood takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2024 and looks to add another title trophy to the BMR archive in his first full-time AMSW campaign.

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