Thursday, November 23, 2023

Sean Hingorani Overcomes an Early Penalty, Goes Back-to-Back with Win at Kern County

Sean Hingorani ARCA West win Kern County 2023 NAPA Auto Parts BlueDEF 150 recap
Sean Hingorani scored the win after an early-race penalty in Saturday night’s ARCA Menards Series West Kern County.

It was a great day for Venturini Motorsports. After taking the win at Talladega Superspeedway in the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 200 with Jesse Love, rookie Sean Hingorani took home the win in the ARCA Menards Series West NAPA Auto Parts BlueDef 150 at Kern County Raceway Park.

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It wasn’t a cruise though as he and the No. 15 team had to overcome a penalty at the start of the race for beating polesitter Landen Lewis to the line on the initial start.

“Yeah, we went a lap down early on. I knew it was gonna be tough to get back through the field, but we did it. They gave me a rocket ship today,” the rookie Hingorani said in victory lane. It marks his second career ARCA West Series win in his third start.

Lewis was dominant in the first half of the race, leading every lap until 39 laps to go. Hingorani, the 16-year-old, overcame the penalty and was a lap down to pass the 17 and set sail. Lewis came home in second after starting on the pole. However, Lewis now leads the points.

Trevor Huddleston, Tanner Reif, and Bradley Erickson rounded out the top five. Phoenix winner Tyler Reif came home sixth on the night, which dropped him to second in the point standings, only five points back of Lewis.

ARCA Menards Series West NAPA Auto Parts BlueDEF 150 Race Results

PosNo.DriverLapsDiffLap time
115Sean Hingorani150--19.318
217Landen Lewis1500.83618.978
350Trevor Huddleston1501.65619.451
416Tanner Reif1501.72719.384
588Bradley Erickson1501.96519.706
641Tyler Reif1502.48119.580
755Jake Bollman1502.59319.523
804Ethan Nascimento1504.86819.675
913Todd Souza1491 lap19.649
1077Nick Joanides1481 lap19.800
117Takuma Koga1472 laps19.793
1227Bobby Hillils Jr1436 laps20.103
1305David Smith13316 laps20.056
1470Kyle Keller9257 laps19.597
154Eric Nascimento7277 laps19.734
1646RJ Smotherman8141 laps19.776

Hingorani, the California native sits third, eight points back. Trevor Huddleston and Bradley Erickson round out the top five in the ARCA West points after the third race of the 13-race season.

Looking ahead, the ARCA West Series takes a break until June 2nd for the Portland International Raceway road course. That race will be broadcast live on FloRacing at 8:30 PM ET.

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