Johnson Jr. Returns to Familiar Ground at Portland

Where It Began … Eric Johnson Jr. is set to make his third appearance in the 2024 ARCA Menards Series West (AMSW) season this weekend at Portland International Raceway (PIR).

Johnson Jr.’s first career start with the AMSW was last year at PIR where he scored a 10th-place result. After coming off his first top-10 result of the season at KCRP in April, he now sits seventh in the AMSW points standings.

PIR Veteran… Johnson Jr. may be a rookie in the AMSW, but he is a veteran when it comes to PIR. He made his first career start in the AMSW last year for BMR and scored a top-10 result. The No. 19 Pacific Office Automation driver has made several appearances at the 1.9-mile circuit in multiple series. Since 2022, Johnson Jr. has competed in Spec Racer Ford weekends earning a four top-five finishes in four races with his best result being second. Last October, he took part of an endurance race at PIR and finishing second position.

Season To Date … Johnson Jr. has made two appearances in his rookie campaign. With a point total for the season of 58, he now sits only 21-points off the top spot. Johnson Jr.’s best start of the year came in the season opener where he qualified 15th position in the 40-car field at Phoenix Raceway. His best points day comes from KCRP where he scored a top-10 finish and earned a total of 34-points.

Tune In … Friday evening’s road course battle will be streamed live on FloRacing (, with tape delayed coverage on CNBC on May 31st, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Stay connected with the No. 19 Pacific Office Automation team by following @BMR_NASCAR on Twitter, @bmrnascar on Instagram, and Bill McAnally Racing on Facebook. 

Eric Johnson Jr. Quote:

On his first AMSW full-time season.:

“I really couldn’t be any more excited for this weekend’s race in Portland. In my opinion, this weekend is probably one of our best chances at performing well on track all year long, but the excitement goes much deeper than just that. Portland is my home track. Born and raised just across the river in Vancouver, I’ve come here my whole life to watch races. To have my friends and family by my side out there this weekend means more than anything else. Last and most importantly, Portland is home to multiple partners of ours including, Pacific Office Automation our title sponsor. To be able to host those guys and hopefully put on a show for them is an opportunity I’ll be forever grateful for.”