Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Debris Cuts A Tire

Moses and Team Tempe resident Moses Smith, piloting the No. 16 Hasa Pool Product/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing loves racing at Phoenix International Raceway. Smith and the Hasa team from BMR put the car on the grid for the 150-lap race starting in eleventh.

By lap 63 the No. 16 Hasa Toyota Camry was running in seventh. Crew chief Mario Isola made the call to pit with the leaders at lap 85 taking on fuel and then fresh right side tires at lap 86. Smith restarted the race in 21st but in 15 laps had moved into 13th. Smith encountered some debris while avoiding a two car crash in turn two at lap 134 cutting down his front right side tire. A late in the race pit stop brought him back to restart the race in 19th. With fifteen laps to go, Smith was only able to gain three positions to finish in 16th.

“This an awesome track,” said Smith. “We definitely had a top ten car tonight. Navigating thru the aftermath of crash is one of those things that can just bite you. The No. 16 Hasa Toyota team did a great job. I can’t thank them enough.”

Smith leaves PIR seventh in the point chase for the championship and only fourteen points out of the top five.

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation “150” will be televised April 23rd on SPEED Channel. The NAPA AUTO PARTS “150” presented by Exclusive Energy Drink will be on Saturday April 25th at Madera Speedway and televised on SPEED Channel on April 30th.

BMR would like to thank the continued support of our race partners. For more information on Bill McAnally Racing and our race partners, please visit our website at www.billmcanallyracing.com.

For more information on Moses Smith, please visit www.mosessmith.com. You can visit our sponsors’ websites at www.hasapool.com, www.whiteflyer.com, and www.tcitransportation.com .

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awww, that sucks! You are a great driver and have ever reason to be proud! xoxox

z. Smith said...

Yes it was very disappointing!