Sunrise Ford Racing
|Series||ARCA Menards Series West|
|Race drivers||6. Jake Drew|
9. Tanner Reif
|Debut||ARCA Menards Series West:|
|Drivers' Championships||2009, 2013, 2018|
Sunrise Ford Racing (SFR), sometimes referred to as Bob Bruncati Racing, is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes full-time in the ARCA Menards Series West. It is a subsidiary of the Sunrise Ford dealership network based in North Hollywood and Fontana, California. The team currently fields the No. 6 Ford Fusion for Jake Drew and the No. 9 Ford for Tanner Reif.
ARCA Menards Series West
SFR moved to the West Series in 2006 as a way to stay involved in racing and to promote Sunrise Ford dealerships on a wider scale. Over the course of their time in the series, the team has won three series championships. Jason Bowles won the title in 2009 and Derek Thorn in 2013 and 2018. All three of Sunrise Ford's titles came with their No. 6 car. In 2020, the team formed a driver development program with Stewart-Haas Racing.
Car No. 6 history
Originally operating as car No. 22, Jason Bowles drove the car for SFR's first three full-time seasons, winning Rookie of the Year in 2007 and the series championship in 2009. Luis Martinez Jr. drove the entry in 2010, earning Rookie of the Year honors. He returned to the seat in 2011.
Derek Thorn drove Sunrise's main No. 6 in 2012 and 2013, winning the drivers' championship in his second year. James Bickford replaced Thorn for the following season, and won races at Stateline Speedway in both 2014 and 2015. Cole Rouse then drove the No. 6 in 2016. He was then replaced by Julia Landauer for 2017.
Thorn returned to Sunrise's No. 6 in 2018, and won Sunrise's third championship. Jagger Jones drove the No. 6 for 2019, winning one race and earning Rookie of the Year honors. Trevor Huddleston took over the No. 6 entry in 2020.
Car No. 9 history
In his lone West Series season, Austin Dyne won Rookie of the Year driving the No. 9 car in 2012. The No. 9 was driven by Dylan Lupton for 2013 and 2014. He got two wins, the first at Evergreen Speedway in 2013, and Kern County in 2014. Lupton also claimed West Series Rookie of the Year in 2013. For the next two years, Ryan Partridge drove the No. 9, notching four wins. For 2017, the No. 9 was a full-time team; Zane Smith drove the opening race, and after an offer from team owner Bob Bruncati, Michael Self drove the car in the rest of the events. Partridge, returning to the seat, finished second in the 2018 point standings behind teammate Derek Thorn. He then was replaced by Trevor Huddleston who drove the No. 9 for 2019. Clinton Cram served as crew chief in 2019. Blaine Perkins drove the car in 2020.
Car No. 22 history
2016 was the first year the team's third entry raced. Trevor Huddleston and James Bruncati each ran one race in the car. In 2017, the car was also used as an occasional entry, this time for Thorn. For 2018, Huddleston returned to the No. 22 for a full season.
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