Thursday, November 23, 2023

Previewing Pensacola: Looking at the Pensacola 200 at Five Flags Speedway

ARCA East Pensacola preview entry list Pensacola 200 2023
The ARCA Menards Series East heads to Pensacola, FL for the Pensacola 200. Ben Branscum previews the action. Photo Credit: Morgan Givens/ARCA Racing

It’s finally time for the ARCA Menards Series East to have its season opener at Five Flags Speedway. After an unpredictable start to the 2023 ARCA Main and ARCA West Series season, we have to break down what’s going into this weekend.

Kicking off the 2023 ARCA East Season is a stacked lineup for the title battle. William Sawalich makes his ARCA East Debut with Joe Gibbs Racing and is looking to bounce back after a late race incident cost him the shot at the win in Phoenix.

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Sean Hingorani makes his ARCA East debut with Venturini Motorsports. The Newport Beach native had a mixed back in his ARCA Main debut, coming home 16th at Phoenix.

Lavar Scott with Rev Racing is also running full-time for the ARCA East Title. He and the team are coming off a strong fourth at the season opener at Daytona.

Joining the title hunt are Ed Pompa, Zachary Tinkle, Rita Goulet, RJ Smotherman, Brad Smith, and Dale Shearer.

Phoenix winner Tyler Reif looks to continue his moment heading into Pensacola after getting the upset win in the desert on a late-race restart.

Several other drivers are also making their debuts for 2023. CARS Tour Champion Luke Fenhaus will be making his ARCA debut with Pinnacle Racing Group driving the no. 28 Chevrolet SS. Jake Finch will make his season debut with Venturini in the no. 20. And Rita Goulet will make her second ARCA East start in the no. 31.

The Pensacola 200 will go green at 8:05 PM ET/7:05 PM CT. You can watch the race live on FloRacing.

ARCA Menards Series East Pensacola 200 Full Entry List

EntryNo.DriverSponsorMakeTeamCrew Chief
101Dallas FruehFastTrackRacing.comFordFast Track RaingDallas Frueh
206Nate MoellerPeterson MotorsportsToyotaWayne Peterson RacingWayne Peterson
36Lavar ScottMax Siegel IncChevroletRev RacingJay Lupo
410Ed PompaHy Torc / Double H RanchFordFast Track RaingDick Doheny
511Zachary / IndianaOwned.comToyotaFast Track RaingTodd Parrott
612Tim MonroeFastTrackRacing.comToyotaFast Track RaingTim Monroe
715Sean HingoraniVMSToyotaVenturini MotorsportsKevin Reed Jr
818William SawalichStarkey / Sound GearToyotaJoe Gibbs RacingMatt Ross
920Jake FinchVMSToyotaVenturini MotorsportsShannon Rursch
1028Luke FenhausWebb RacingChevroletPinnacle Racing GroupShane Huffman
1131Rita GouletHitman WearChevroletRise MotorsportsSebastian LeForge
1241Tyler ReifPower Gen Components / Stoney'sFordLowden Jackson MotorsportsTony Jackson
1346RJ SmothermanCountry AF Radio / Stoney'sFordLowden Jackson MotorsportsTony Jackson
1448Brad SmithCoprayaFordBrad Smith MotorsportsCarlos Leon
1595Tanner ArmsSunset Park RV ManufacturingToyotaMAN MotorsportsTony Ponkauskas
1698Dale ShearerShearer RacingToyotaShearer Speed RacingJimmy Edlin

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