Gracie Trotter became the first female to win an ARCA-sanctioned race when she prevailed at the General Tire 150 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The 19-year-old Trotter, who drives for Bill McAnally Racing, edged teammate Gio Scelzi to win the ARCA Menards West series race. Jesse Love, also a teammate and the series' points leader, finished third.
Trotter, racing in her eighth event, led for 95 laps.
Five women had finished second in the ARCA series. Erin Crocker did on three occasions (2005 and 2007 at Kentucky, 2006 at Kansas) and Shawna Robinson (1999 at Daytona) and Hailie Deegan (2020 at Daytona) are the others.
Trotter, a third-generation racer who hails from North Carolina, is in her first year of racing in the ARCA Menards West series. She moved up to third in the points standings with the victory.
Deegan posted three victories in NASCAR's KN Pro Series West, becoming the first female to win in that series when she crossed first at Meridian Speedway in Idaho. Deegan posted two more wins in that series in 2019.
--Field Level Media