Tanner Reif, the 2021 Pro Late Model champion at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring, will join Bob Bruncati and Sunrise Ford Racing full-time in the ARCA Menards Series West this season, piloting the No. 9 Ford Fusion.
The Las Vegas, Nevada-native will compete in the full 11-race schedule for the ARCA Menards Series West, which begins and ends at the one-mile Phoenix Raceway. Jake Drew will return to the team in 2022 as a teammate to Reif.
“I’m really excited about racing and learning a new car with a new team,” Reif said. “My expectations for the year are to take it all in, learn as much as I can, and bring home Rookie of the Year.”
Reif joins three-time ARCA West championship-winning organization Sunrise Ford Racing, whose last title in the series came with Derek Thorn in 2018. Last season, Jake Drew lost out on the title because of a tiebreaker, with Jesse Love edging out his second consecutive championship.
“I’m really looking forward to racing Phoenix because it’ll be the first one-mile track I’ve been on,” Reif said. “Growing up I used to watched Sonoma on TV and now I’m actually racing on it. It’s crazy! I’m living the dream.”
The 2022 ARCA Menards Series West season-opener will be a combination race with the ARCA Menards Series, taking place on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 pm / ET, with the event broadcasted live on both MAVTV and FloRacing.