Bill McAnally RacingTravels To St. Louis

Derek Kraus

Bill McAnally Racing travels to the St. Louis area on Saturday to compete in an ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown event at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.

The Dutch Boy Paints 150 is one of a series of races designated as a showdown event on this year’s ARCA Menards Series schedule. The showdown events are considered a series within a series.

BMR has had success the past two years in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination races at World Wide Technology Raceway. The team finished 1-2 at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Ill., in 2018 and returned last year to notch another runner-up finish in the prestigious combo event.

Three talented young rookies at BMR – Giovanni Scelzi in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Records Toyota Camry, Jesse Love in the No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry and Gracie Trotter in the No. 99 ENEOS Toyota Camry – will try to follow up on that success in this year’s showdown event. This will mark the third ARCA Showdown race of the year for the trio of BMR drivers, following events at Phoenix and Iowa. They are running the full schedule this year in the ARCA Menards Series West, along with competing in other select ARCA races.

Love leads the championship standings in ARCA West; with three wins, two poles and seven top fives in seven starts. Trotter is third in points, with five top fives and seven top 10s. Scelzi is fifth in the standings – two points out of fourth – with one pole, five top fives and six top 10s.

Also carrying the NAPA branding at Gateway will be the Hattori Racing Enterprises No. 1 Gates Hydraulics/NAPA Belts & Hoses Toyota Camry driven by Max McLaughlin. McAnally’s teams have an alliance with HRE, which houses his No. 19 Gates Hydraulics/NAPA Belts & Hoses Toyota Tundra at their race shop in Mooresville, N.C.

NAPA AUTO PARTS will be well represented at the track over the weekend – with activation and support at the ARCA race on Saturday, as well as involvement in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Sunday.

A special group of guests from NAPA Belts & Hoses and Gates Hydraulics – along with guests from McKay Auto Group, BBB Industries, NAPA Filters, NGK and ENEOS – will be in attendance. They will be treated to a VIP experience pit tour, along with a driver meet-and-greet, gifts and food and beverages. An NGK VIP crew member will also be honored at the race. Guests must comply with federal, state and local restrictions – which includes medical screening, hand washing, social distancing and wearing masks.

ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown Event:

Race: Dutch Boy Paints 150, Aug. 29, 2020

Location: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Madison, Ill. (1.25-mile oval)

Television: MAVTV and TrackPass on NBC Gold (Live) on Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. ET

BMR Drivers:

Derek Kraus

Giovanni Scelzi

No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Records Toyota Camry

Age: 18

Hometown: Fresno, Calif.

2020 ARCA Showdown finishes:

Phoenix – 10th, Iowa – 11th

2020 ARCA West stats:

Races: 7 starts, 1 pole, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s

Series standings: 5th

Rookie standings: 3rd

Brittney Zamora

Jesse Love

No. 19 NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry

Age: 15

Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.

2020 ARCA Showdown finishes:

Phoenix – 16th, Iowa – 12th

2020 ARCA West stats:

Races: 7 starts, 2 poles, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 7 top 10s

Series standings:1st

Rookie standings: 1st

Brittney Zamora

Gracie Trotter

No. 99 ENEOS Toyota Camry

Age: 18 (turns 19 on Thursday, Aug. 27)

Hometown: Denver, N.C.

2020 ARCA Showdown finishes:

Phoenix – 22nd, Iowa – 9th

2020 ARCA West stats:

Races: 7 starts, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s

Series standings: 3rd

Rookie standings: 2nd

BMR Series Record at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway:

BMR finished 1-2 in the first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race at Gateway in 2018, and followed that up with a runner-up finish there last year.

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