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Gracie Trotter Wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring; First Female Winner in an ARCA Sanctioned Series

PC: Luis Torres | Motorsports Tribune

Gracie Trotter – the driver of Bill McAnally Racing’s No. 99 ENEOS Toyota Camry — made history on Saturday Afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring, becoming the first female winner in an ARCA sanctioned event.

However, the 19-year-old’s victory on Saturday is the second by a female in the ARCA Menards Series West, formerly known as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, a series which prior to 2020 was sanctioned by NASCAR.

Trotter held off teammates Gio Scelzi and points leader Jesse Love to lead a clean sweep of the podium for Bill McAnally Racing.

Entering Saturday, Trotter was riding a streak of four consecutive top-five finishes, including a career-best runner-up finish at Douglas County Speedway in August.

The two championship contenders from Sunrise Ford Racing, Blaine Perkins and Trevor Huddleston, both ran into mechanical issues in the early stages of the event, relegating them to 10th and 12th-place finishes respectively.

With only three races remaining in the ARCA Menards Series West, Jesse Love exits “The Bullring” with a fourteen point lead over Blaine Perkins, with Gracie Trotter moving into the third position, 30 points behind teammate Love.

ARCA Menards Series West Point Standings (After 8 of 11 Races):

  1. No. 19 – Jesse Love – 354pts
  2. No. 9 – Blaine Perkins (-14)
  3. No. 99 – Gracie Trotter (-30)
  4. No. 16 – Gio Scelzi (-43)
  5. No. 6 – Trevor Huddleston (-41)
  6. No. 13 – Todd Souza (-60)
  7. No. 50 – Holley Hollan (-73)
  8. No. 77 – Takuma Koga (-83)

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