Jack Wood, driver of the #6 WB-Velocity Racing-Max Siegel Inc Chevrolet, before the ARCA Daytona 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 18, 2023. (Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)
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Jack Wood set to drive the No. 16 Chevrolet in the ARCA Menards Series West for Bill McAnally Racing in 2024

STATESVILLE, N.C. — McAnally-Hilgemann Racing (MHR) announced today that the organization has tabbed Jack Wood for a double-duty season in 2024.

The 23-year-old from Loomis, California will pursue the ARCA Menards Series West championship piloting the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet SS based in Roseville, California. Wood will also tackle a 14-race slate in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series behind the wheel of the No. 91 Chevrolet Silverado RST.

Kevin Bellicourt, a veteran of the Truck Series and NASCAR Cup Series, will crew chief Wood in both series and spearhead both efforts. Wood’s support system will also include Eric Holmes, a former BMR driver and three-time West Series champion. Holmes will serve as driver coach and spot for Wood in all West Series and Truck Series races.

Wood has 48 Truck Series starts under his belt, all of which came behind the wheel of a Chevrolet, but he’ll make his make his first bid for the West Series title in 2024. In 2023, Wood captured two top-five finishes in three West Series starts and appeared in 13 Truck Series races.

“The opportunity to race for a championship with BMR and NAPA Auto Care is definitely exciting,” Wood said. “It’s a great chance to reestablish myself in the West Series, focus on racing for a title and continuing to compete on the Truck side, also.

“Having Kevin (Bellicourt) with me in both series is going to be a huge help to build consistency, and I’m looking forward to balancing both programs next season.”

Added team owner Bill McAnally: “Having Jack join our Truck Series program is a big addition, and I’m excited to see him compete for a championship in the NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet out West. We want to get back to victory lane in the West Series, and Jack will give us a great chance to chase our 12th championship.

“He never got to compete for a regional title, and I think the opportunity for him to do that will help him gain confidence and experience. It will also help grow the No. 91 team with Kevin (Bellicourt) into a contender in the Truck Series.”

Wood’s Truck Series schedule will start with the first two races, at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 16th and Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 24. Further Truck Series races for Wood will be determined after the West Series schedule is released.