Sammy Smith Dominates for Another ARCA East Win at Five Flags

Sammy Smith dominates for another ARCA East Win at Five Flags Speedway in the Pensacola 200 on Saturday night.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The 2022 ARCA Menards Series East opener last month at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway indicated the season would feature a healthy dose of Sammy Smith vs. Taylor Gray at the front of the field.

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Sammy Smith Cruises to the Checkered at Five Flags for First ARCA Menards Win

Sammy Smith cruises to the checkered at Five Flags Speedway for his first ARCA Menards Series East Victory in the Saturday night event.

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Based on the way he barely lost the ARCA Menards Series East season-opener to fellow rookie Max Gutiérrez a few weeks ago, Sammy Smith’s eventual first win on the platform felt like an inevitability.

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Mayer Closes Championship Season with a Win at Five Flags

Mayer closes championship season with a win in the ARCA Menards Series East Pensacola 200 at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
PENSACOLA, FL – Oct. 11: Sam Mayer, driver of the No. 21 End Stigma, Change Lives Chevrolet, celebrates winning the Pensacola 200 Presented by Inspectra Thermal Solutions and the ARCA Menards Series East Championship in Pensacola, Florida on Oct. 11, 2020. Photo by Morgan Givens/ARCA Racing

Mayer closes championship season with a win in the ARCA Menards Series East Pensacola 200 at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Even for a driver who had won four of five ARCA Menards Series East races in 2020, Sam Mayer entered Sunday’s season finale at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, with an unusual amount of confidence.

It turns out the 17-year-old’s conviction was warranted.

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Bret Holmes Racing Looking for Wins vs. Points this season

Bret Holmes entering his No. 23 at Phoenix Raceway for the inaugural ARCA Sioux Chief Showdown in the West. March 2020 Photo – BHR

Bret Holmes is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview at 8:40 pm ET on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Check out our Chat Room where listeners can interact with us throughout our LIVE broadcast. Those listening to the Podcast can also post their comments.

Editor’s Note: Our interview with Bret Holmes is rescheduled according to the rescheduling of the Five Flags Speedway ARCA East race.

ARCA Menards Series driver Bret Holmes is coming off a great season finishing third in the series point standings last year. This year he’s taking Bret Holmes Racing in a new direction with a new look. And it’s all about winning in 2020.

The organization currently plans on running 14 events this season with new blue and white color scheme representing the No. 23 team. What’s not changing this year is that crew chief Shane Huffman is at the top of the pit box for every race. Last season the duo of Holmes and Huffman worked together garnering eight top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 20 starts.

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Five Flags Speedway Ready to Drop the Green Flag for the ARCA East Pensacola 200

Photo by Jay Husmann

Five Flags Speedway is nationally known as the ‘Home of the Snowball Derby’. The track is building on that legacy and growing for the future. Last year, the ARCA Menards Series made their return to the Pensacola, Florida locale for the first time since 1996. This year, the popular half-mile track is hosting the ARCA Menards Series East for the Pensacola 200 this Saturday night.

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