Gio Scelzi matched his career-best effort in the ARCA Menards Series West on Friday, with the series rookie earning a third-place finish in the ENEOS / NAPA AUTO PARTS 100 at Evergreen Speedway.
His Bill McAnally Racing teammates trailed him across the finish line – with Jesse Love in fourth, Gracie Trotter in fifth and Holley Hollan in sixth.
Scelzi started fourth on the historic .646-mile oval in Monroe, Wash., and leaned on his dirt racing background to succeed on the low grip race track. The finish boosted Scelzi to fifth in the series standings.
Friday’s race in Washington was the first part of a doubleheader weekend, followed by an event in Roseburg, Ore. on Saturday night. Up next for the series is Colorado National Speedway on Aug. 22, an event that is one of the largest for sponsor NAPA AUTO PARTS each year.
Start / Finish: 4 / 3
Points Earned: 41
Points Standing / Total: 5th / 186 pts.
Next Race: ARCA Menards Series West – NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 Aug. 22, 2020, Colorado National Speedway, Dacono, Colo. (.375-mile oval)
How to Watch or Listen: Live on TrackPass / Delayed 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.