After a break of more than a month, the ARCA Menards Series West season resumes Saturday when the series travels to Portland International Raceway for the Portland 112.
The Portland 112 at the 1.964-mile road course is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET and will be available live on FloRacing.
Saturday’s race is the fourth of 11 on the West Series schedule this year and the seventh time the series has visited the Portland road course. Taylor Gray was the victor when the West Series made its return to Portland last season after the series last competed there in 2012.
Tickets to Saturday’s Portland 112 are available. Below is everything to know about the event.
Portland 112 at Portland International Raceway
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Jake Drew leads the ARCA Menards Series West field into Saturday’s Portland 112 at Portland International Raceway as the points leader.
Drew, who is still in search of his first West Series victory, could very well break into Victory Lane this Saturday based on his performance at the Oregon road course last year. He started from the pole and led a race-high 29 laps before ultimately finishing 10th after a late-race incident.
In order to make his way into Victory Lane, Drew will have to outrun several other championship contenders and road course experts.
Chief among them is his Sunrise Ford Racing teammate Tanner Reif, who captured his first West Series victory earlier this year at California’s Irwindale Speedway. Reif sits five points behind Drew in the battle for the West Series championship.
Cole Moore finds himself six points behind Drew in the championship and is also looking for his first West Series victory. He led 10 laps at Portland last season and was a contender throughout the race.
Joining the stars of the West Series at Portland International Raceway is ARCA Menards Series championship contender Daniel Dye, who will pilot the No. 43 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. It will be the first standalone West Series start for Dye, who has competed in the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series West combination events at Phoenix Raceway the last two seasons.
Connor Mosack, fresh off a top-five result in ARCA Menards Series competition at Charlotte Motor Speedway last Friday, will join the West Series field at Portland in the No. 17 Chevrolet fielded by Steve McGowan.
Veteran Dale Quarterley returns to West Series competition for the first time since 2019 in the No. 32 Chevrolet. He has one previous start in West Series competition at Portland, which came in 2012. He finished eighth that day.
In addition to competitors from across the United States, three other countries will be represented by competitors in the field. Japan’s Takuma Koga, Canada’s David Smith and Australia’s Bridget Burgess are all expected to be in action.
The complete entry list for Saturday’s Portland 112 is available here.
|PLACE||Portland International Raceway|
|DATE||Saturday, June 4|
|TIME||4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET|
|TV CHANNEL/LIVE STREAM||FloRacing|
|TRACK LAYOUT||1.964-mile road course|
|EVENT SCHEDULE||Saturday, June 4: Practice / Qualifying at 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PT … Start of the Portland 112 at 4:30 p.m. PT|
CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the Portland 112 is limited to 20 plus provisional positions. This event will be run under the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West rules, procedures, regulations and specifications.
QUALIFYING: Starting lineup set by each car’s fastest lap recorded during combined practice / qualifying session.
RACE PIT STOP: There will be an ARCA competition caution at or near Lap 28. Pitting during any caution period in this event will be for adding fuel, making repairs and adjustments only, no tires can be changed unless approved by ARCA Officials. Positions will not be gained or lost among those pitting on the same lap unless penalty or going a lap down on pit road. All cars will be required to make at least one pit stop prior to last 10 laps of race.
The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: The maximum tire use at track for the event is eight (8). Per ARCA Rulebook, maximum number of tires allowed in pit box for use in race is four (4) for emergency use only with approval by an ARCA Official.