Monday, March 30, 2009

Moses' Late Model Debut

Moses Smith Brings Out The Red Flag
Moses got the opportunity to participate in a Late Model race on March 28th. Unfortunately, NASCAR Race Mom had a prior engagement and was not able to attend. However, thanks to the forum at Racing West, NRM was able to keep up on the action.

Moses qualified in a decent sixth place. He was moving up the field and in third place, when on lap thirty-four, the throttle stuck and Moses hit the wall in turn one hard. Not only was he was airborne; his racecar climbed the fence and brought out the Red Flag.

Interview with Driver, Moses Smith:

Q - Moses you qualified 6th, but it looked like your Late Model was running very well. Please let the NASCAR Race Mom readers know what happen that caused you to bring out the red flag?

Moses - The #28 NAPA Toyota Camry was awesome. I just bit of a little more than I could chew in qualifying. I actually tied for 5th, but started 6th because the other car qualified before me. The race was going very well, I was able to get by a few cars before the throttle stuck open on one of the restarts. I tried everything, but was carrying too much momentum, and made contact with the wall in Turn 1…

Q - Are you injured at all?

Moses - I am fine. My neck was a little sore on Sunday. Thank Gawd I was wearing my Hans Device

Q - Did you learn anything that will help you next week in your NASCAR Camping World Series West race?

Moses - Well, since the last time the West Series was there, the track has changed a little, but I think just getting some seat time was key. I am excited to head back there this weekend.

Q - Will there be another Late Model Race in your near future?

Moses - I hope so. It was a lot of fun running the late model. I am not sure what this crash is going to do to our budget.

Q - Is there anything you would like to tell our readers, your fans?

Moses - I hope everyone can make it to Roseville this weekend…I will do my best to put on a better show!


Racing News Digest said...

To bad about the accident and all. But fantastic that he was able to get a chance to race and qualified great!

Also very glad to hear that he was not hurt!!

Jennifer said...

The more I read, the more I admire the determination and dedication Moses has given and continues to give to go Mo!!!


NASCAR Race Mom said...

Thanks Racing News Digest and Jennifer - I passed your comments and support on to Moses.

tiregrl28 said...

Im happy my picture could make it to your site =) I just wish it could of been in winner circle instead of being hooked up to the wrecker!

NASCAR Race Mom said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Thanks for the photo - I could not make it to that race - so it was the only thing I saw of the wreck. I heard it was a hard it though.