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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After the Finale at Memphis

2020 Memphis Arca Sam Mayer Trophy Arca

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Sam Mayer is the 2020 ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Showdown champion. After finishing second in the Sioux Chief PowerPex 200, Mayer clinched the championship while Ty Gibbs earned the victory at Memphis International Raceway. The mere fact that Mayer finished in the top five kept Gibbs from his first championship in NASCAR. Mayer earned …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Bristol

2020 Bristol Arca Sam Mayer Racing Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

And then there were two. Sam Mayer proved Thursday night (Sept. 17) that he means business — and at the perfect time, to boot. Mayer dominated the ARCA Menards Series’ return to Bristol Motor Speedway, leading 116 laps en route to his fifth victory of 2020 despite Ty Gibbs was nipping at his tail the …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand after I-44 Speedway

2020 Lebanon Arca Sam Mayer Victory Lane Arca Racing

(Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing)

The ARCA Menards Series ventured to Lebanon, Missouri Saturday night (September 5) for the Zinsser SmartCoat 200 at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. The action was wild leaving many drivers on the misery side of Missouri, but Sam Mayer came out victorious. Allaway: Sam Mayer Wins Rough And Tumble Zinsser SmartCoat 200 Mayer left the 0.375-mile short …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Gateway


(Photo: Kevin Thoele)

The ARCA Menards Series traveled to St. Louis for the Dutch Boy 150 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. After Michael Self took the Sioux Chief Showdown points lead at Daytona, it didn’t take too long for him to lose it. Self made contact with the outside wall at lap 103. Despite making significant …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After the Daytona Road Course

Arca Menards Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

One giant step for man, one giant step for the ARCA Menards Series. The ARCA Menards Series was the first series to hit the Daytona Road Course Friday Night (Aug. 14). Michael Self has always prided himself as a road-course driver, and it showed during the inaugural race on the Daytona Road Course. The performance …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After the Toledo Doubleheaders


(Photo: Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

The Sioux Chief Showdown hit the track for an all-weekend excursion that took three days to complete. Rounds four and five featured rain, rain … and more rain. It also featured Sam Mayer picking up his first and second career victories. Ty Gibbs was the closest driver to dethrone Mayer as Chandler Smith faltered Friday …

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ARCA Showdown Rundown: Where We Stand After Iowa

Arca Menards Series 2020: Arca Menards Series Shore Lunch 150 July 18

(Photo: Jeremy Thompson/Daylon Barr Photography)

It’s Ty Gibbs‘ world, we’re just living in it. Gibbs absolutely dominated Saturday’s (July 18) race at Iowa Speedway and inched closer to Chandler Smith for the lead in the ARCA Menards Series’ Sioux Chief Showdown. Gibbs moved up a position to third in the SCS standings, just 13 points behind. In between the two, …

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