Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ten Questions With NASCAR Camping World Series West Driver Moses Smith

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, I was able to corner Moses for a quick interview. I hope you enjoy the results below:

1: Do you have any pre-race rituals that you do?

Moses: Not really…probably just make sure to use the restroom…long race ya know.

2: What was your first car, and what do you currently drive?

Moses: The first car was a 1969 Impala, that my grandparents let me borrow until I had enough money to buy my owe car. They were the original owners of the car, bought it right off the showroom floor. Such a cool car, I actually still own the car! My daily driver is a 04 Chevy Avalanche.

3: Do you have any pets?

Moses: Nope no pets. . . I always had Dogs and Cats when growing up, but the racing keeps me pretty busy.

4: What's your most embarrassing moment?

Moses: Well the most embarrassing moment I am going to keep a secret, but I do remember another, my first race in a go kart, I was running fourth, and then spun out…DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE STRAIGHT AWAY…I still can’t figure out how that happened…

5: Do you have a favorite track?

Moses: My Favorite Oval is Phoenix International Raceway, Favorite Road Course is Infineon, or Road Atlanta.

6: What's the best advice you've ever received and who was it from?

Moses: I have two quotes that I live by:

1) To finish first, first you must finish. A guy named Lynn Haddock said this to me when I was 11 years old. Lynn was my biggest sponsor at the time, he GAVE me a Komet K-71 engine to run on one of my go-karts.

2) The 6 P rule - Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. My Wood Shop teacher Jack Sprague would pound that into my head every time I would screw something up…so I heard it a lot…

7: What kind of music do you listen to?

Moses: I like 80’s Music best. We listen to classic rock in the shop, and I sneak in a little Jazz once in a while. I just saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert last week…what a good show!

8: If you had to pick a charity, which one would be your favorite?

Moses: Probably something to do with kids.

9: What has been your most memorable promotional event?

Moses: Well, the event that I look forward to doing every year is the Western Pool and Spa Show. I get to do that every year representing HASA Pool Products. Every year we have a theme, giveaways, drinks food. There are thousands that attend. I think this year we are setting up a R/C Car Track, and I get to race people all weekend.

10: Have you had any interesting interactions with a fan before?

Moses: I meet a father and son (Eddie and Chris) at my second Grand National event ever, they were at the track early and hanging out just on the other side of the fence watching, all the teams work in the pits. I walked over and gave them a couple of hats. Since then we have kept in touch and they show up to all my races that are near them. I gave them both Crew Shirts from our 2006 season, which have this BRIGHT Fluorescent Orange Strip on them, I can always find them in the stands.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Racing Is Life

NASCAR’s 2008 Camping World Series West Most Popular Driver, Moses Smith had a unique opportunity to blend his passions for an enjoyable afternoon at the Miramar Speed Circuit, an indoor karting track, the day before Thanksgiving. "Steve McQueen said that Racing is Life - Anything that happens before or after is just waiting,” Moses related, “that is surely true for me – family, friends, fans and racing pretty much sums up my life.”

When 101KGB radio personality, Chris Boyer offered Moses a ride in his weekly ‘Race Wednesday’ promotion, Moses jumped at the chance. After attending the Driver’s Meeting, Moses, his father Paul, and brother Zack strapped on their helmets and safety equipment for a ten-minute qualifying session and following ten-minute main.

After qualifying; brother Zack was observed pumping Moses for tips. A fully inverted start guaranteed that the main would prove interesting. Racing side by side on the indoor 1/4 mile asphalt track, there was plenty of passing and a couple of spins. “Everyone on the track was truly competitive.” Moses stated. “Driving up from the back was more difficult than I had anticipated, but so much fun.” The fans on hand were treated to autographed Moses Smith Racing T-Shirts and Hats. Everyone express their thanks and appreciation. Moses and family enjoyed themselves so much, they are hoping to be invited back soon for a rematch!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Testing Suspended In 2009 For Camping World, National Series Move Will Provide Teams Significant Cost Savings

In an effort to help teams manage costs, NASCAR is suspending testing for its three national and two regional racing series for the 2009 season.

Testing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the NASCAR Camping World East and West Regional Touring Series at tracks hosting any of those events are included in the 2009 policy.

NASCAR reached this decision following several months of discussion with the teams regarding testing, coupled with the current economic conditions. The suspension of testing should save the industry millions of dollars.

"This is a significant move during an unusual time for all of us," said NASCAR President Mike Helton in making the announcement. “NASCAR has routinely adjusted its test policy over the years to reflect current conditions. This is another example of that.”

Say Thank You To Our Troops

Happy Happy Turkey Day. I have so much to be thankful for. Found a neat website where you can send a free thank you card to our troops. Then website gives you an opportunity to send a free postcard to U.S. military personal stationed over sea showing your support and appreciation for their service to our country.

  1. You select a post card;
  2. Personalize it by entering a message, your name and your hometown;
  3. Hit send.

It is quick and easy. Click here to take just a minute and pick your Thank You Card, Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Moses Smith To Participate In "Race Wednesday With Chris Boyer"

Moses Smith will be returning to his hometown just before Thanksgiving to participate in “Race Wednesday With Chris Boyer.” Boyer from 101KGB, San Diego's Classic Rock radio station will race against Moses and eight other listeners.

“I started racing go-karts in San Diego when I was just twelve-years-old,” Moses remembers. “However, it has been a while since I was in one. . . . should be interesting.”

The event will be held at the Miramar Speed Circuit on 11/26/2008 at 12:30 p.m. The track is a 1/4 mile technical (1,500 ft) asphalt racetrack and boasts of three hairpin turns and two straight-aways.

Moses races in the Camping World Series West during regular season, but participates in as many off-season events as he can to promote his sport. He will be arriving with hero cards, and t-shirts to distribute amongst the spectators.

The 2008 season ended on 10/25/2008 with the last race in Roseville, California. Moses finished that race on the podium by taking the checkered flag in third place.

“I started my career in formula cars, 2008 was just my second year in the heavier NASCAR stock cars. To finish the season in sixth place was a tribute to my team’s hard work and patience."

Smith’s season included ten top-ten and three top-five finishes. He also earned two “Powerade Move of the Race” awards which are given to the driver who improves his or her position the most in the race. Moses’ season was enhanced at the NASCAR awards banquet on 11/01/2008, where it was announce that he was the recipient of the prestigious 2008 Most Popular Driver award.

“My scouts tell me that Chris is real serious about his racing. I am going to have to be on my game if I want to beat him across the finish line.” Smith reported. “I hope to see you all at the track for Race Wednesday.”

Thursday, November 20, 2008

z. divulges her SECRETS to Winning on Winner's Secrets

I rarely do snail mail or text sweeps. I love to enter local contests, because your chances of winning are greater since there are fewer participants. Mostly, I spend my time entering online contests.

The Instant Wins are fun to do and you get immediate confirmation if you win. However, they are usually more time consuming. The dailies are quicker, but can get boring.

I like entering blog contests, but the prizes are usually worth under a hundred dollars – but you chances of winning are greater. They do take a bit more work though

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Moses Smith Voted Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West

Over 7500 people took the opportunity to vote for the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West via the website. The 2008 recipient of the special award is Bill McAnally Racing’s Moses Smith, driver of the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry. This was Smith’s sophomore season in NASCAR. He and the Hasa team finished sixth in the chase for the series championship.

"I was absolutely surprised when NASCAR announced that I was voted as the Most Popular Driver," said Smith. "I am excited that I can deliver what the fans want. For me, racing has always been about friends, family, and fans."

Smith has been a NASCAR fan favorite since he made the switch from driving open-wheeled cars. Whatever tracks the series visited, hundreds of Moses Smith fans could be seen and heard in the grandstands cheering for the Hasa Toyota team. Smith and Bill McAnally Racing would like to thank the thousands of Hasa customers who have continued to support them throughout the season. Look for Smith to take the green flag piloting the familiar No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry in the 2009 season.

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For more information about Moses Smith, please logon to Moses Smith Racing. For more information on Bill McAnally Racing please visit Bill McAnally Racing.