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Chase Briscoe, driver of the #14 Huffy-Parker Boats Ford,  and Jake Drew, driver of the #9 Sunrise Ford-Lucas Oil Ford, during the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California on June 5, 2021. (Matt Cohen/ARCA Racing)
(Photo: Matt Cohen/ARCA Racing)

PIT BOX: Road course stretch continues for West Series at Sonoma Raceway

One week after the ARCA Menards Series West visited Portland International Raceway, the series heads down to Northern California for the running of the General Tire 200 at Sonoma Raceway.

The General Tire 200, which will be contested on Sonoma’s 11-turn, 1.99-mile layout, is scheduled to begin at 11:20 a.m. PT / 2:20 p.m. ET and will be available live on FloRacing. Radio coverage of the event will be available on MRN and SiriusXM (XM channel 391/online channel 981).

Saturday’s race is the fifth of 11 on the West Series schedule this year and the 43rd time the series has competed at Sonoma Raceway. Current NASCAR Cup Series star and 2016 ARCA Menards Series champion Chase Briscoe made his West Series debut a successful one last year by winning at Sonoma.

Tickets to Saturday’s General Tire 200 are available. Below is everything to know about the event.


General Tire 200 at Sonoma Raceway

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Gt200 WsrJake Drew will look to carry the momentum from his first ARCA Menards Series West victory last weekend at Portland International Raceway into the General Tire 200 this Saturday at Sonoma Raceway.

Drew, who leads the West Series standings by 14 points after four races, started from the pole last season at Sonoma and finished seventh in his debut at the scenic California road course.

The field for Saturday’s race will include at least three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers who will be looking to gain more road course experience. They include Colby Howard, Dean Thompson and Jack Wood.

Fresh off a third-place result last weekend at Portland, Todd Souza will attempt to improve by two positions this Saturday at Sonoma. He has six top-10 finishes at Sonoma, including a fifth-place finish last season.

Another driver fresh off a strong run, Takuma Koga, will attempt to carry that momentum with him into the General Tire 200. Koga matched his career-best finish of fifth last weekend at Portland. He finished 11th at Sonoma last season.

Jake Drew, driver of the #9 Sunrise Ford-Lucas Oil Ford, drives during qualifying at the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California on June 5, 2021. (Matt Cohen/ARCA Racing)
Jake Drew, driver of the No. 9 Sunrise Ford-Lucas Oil Ford, drives during qualifying for the General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series West at Sonoma Raceway on June 5, 2021. (Photo: Matt Cohen/ARCA Racing)

MORE SONOMA: Schedule | Tickets | Entry list

Bridget Burgess, who matched her career-best finish of seventh last Saturday at Portland, will attempt to do even better this week at Sonoma. She scored an eighth-place finish last season in her lone start at Sonoma to date.

More West Series regulars who will be in action include Tanner Reif, Austin Herzog, Joey Iest, Cole Moore and P.J. Pedroncelli.

In addition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitors, Ryan Philpott, Rodd Kneeland and Brian Kamisky are all expected to make their season debuts with the West Series at Sonoma.

Other notable entries come from Sebastian Arias, Dale Quarterley, Nick Joanides, Tim Spurgeon and Vince Little.

The complete entry list for Saturday’s General Tire 200 can be found here.

RACING REFERENCE:

RACE FACTS

RACE General Tire 200
PLACE Sonoma Raceway
DATE Saturday, June 11
TIME 11:20 a.m. PT / 2:20 p.m. ET
TV CHANNEL/LIVE STREAM FloRacing
RADIO MRN / SiriusXM (XM channel 391/online channel 981) / ARCARacing.com
TRACK LAYOUT 11-turn, 1.99-mile road course
LAPS 64
EVENT SCHEDULE Friday, June 10: Practice / Qualifying at 4:05 – 5:15 p.m. PT … Saturday, June 11: Start of the General Tire 200 at 11:30 a.m. PT

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the General Tire 200 is limited to 26 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 a competition caution at or near Lap 32. 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.