Saturday, November 6
Track: Phoenix Raceway, 1-mile oval
Race: 9 of 9
Event: Arizona Lottery 100 (100 laps, 100 miles)
Practice/Qualifying: 12:00 p.m. ET
Race: 3:00 p.m. ET (TrackPass)
Jake Garcia, No. 45 Ford Performance Fusion
Jake Garcia will make his ARCA Menards Series West debut behind the wheel of the No. 45 Ford Performance Fusion for David Gilliland Racing at Phoenix.
The 16-year-old driver has had quite the successful 2021 season capturing the Southern Super Series championship and the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series championship at Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway.
So far in 2021, Garcia has competed in 32 events between Pro and Super Late Models with six wins, 17 top-fives and 24 top-10s.
The No. 45 team will be led by veteran NCWTS crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. who currently works full-time with Hailie Deegan. The experienced voice in his ear should prove useful as Hillman has called 19 races at the 1-mile track including 14 in the Truck Series with one win (Todd Bodine – 2005), seven top-fives and 10 top-10s.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!