ENEOS Reunites With Bill McAnally Racing for 2021 ARCA Menards Series West
ENEOS is excited to announce a return to the ARCA Menards Series West with long-time motorsports collaborator, Bill McAnally Racing (BMR). ENEOS will support its team of young drivers as they compete in the 2021 championship series. The team’s most recent success was a second place finish in the NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at Colorado National Speedway, where Jesse Love was also thrust into the lead of the championship standings.
The ENEOS-sponsored BMR #16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry led most of the 150-lap event before Love crossed the finish line as the runner-up. Love’s teammates also shared the spotlight in Colorado: series rookie Cole Moore set the pace early in the #99 NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry for a fourth place finish. And series newcomer, Jolynn “Jo Jo” Wilkinson, had an eighth place finish (on the lead lap) piloting the #19 Instacoat Premium Products Toyota Camry.
Moore started the race in third, with Love in fourth and Wilkinson in eighth. This lineup was determined by owner points after practice/qualifying was cancelled due to weather conditions.
In the race, Moore used the outside line to take the lead after an early restart, with Love in a close second. Love took advantage of another restart to take control and paced the field until late in the race. Moore battled with the top five throughout the race.
The 17 year-old Wilkinson drove steadily, getting a feel for the handling of the ARCA West racecar around a tight ⅜-mile oval; she adapted quickly and picked up positions along the way.
With these results, Love moved to first in the overall standings with his second place finish, while Moore is now second, only two points behind. Moore also took the lead in the rookie title chase.
BMR heads west to Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA for the next ARCA Menards Series West event on August 21, 2021.