Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Long John Silver’s 200 at Iowa Speedway.

NEWTON, Iowa – Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch qualified first, led the most laps and won the Long John Silver’s 200 at Iowa Speedway.

David Mayhew (No. 17 MMI Services/Ron’s Rear Ends Chevrolet) led the charge among the NASCAR Camping World Series West drivers in the Long John Silver’s 200 presented by A&W Restaurants NASCAR Camping World Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa on Sunday, May 17.

As the top finisher among the West competitors – third overall behind Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota of Des Moines Toyota) and Brian Ickler (No. 15 Chevrolet) – Mayhew was credited with a win. It was the first career victory for the 27-year-old California driver – who originally hailed from Atascadero, but now lives in Bakersfield.

The race was the only one of the season which will award points to competitors from both the NASCAR Camping World Series East and West series for their respective championships. The starting field included 37 cars. They came from 19 American states and one Canadian province.

While the rain plagued pre-race activity, after an hour delay, the weather cooperated for the race. The number 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry started the race from twenty-eighth on the grid. Struggling with a race vehicle that was having difficulties turning, Moses Smith ran a smart race and finished fourteenth overall and eight in West Series.

Moses interacts with the fans.Moses takes the time to handout and autograph his hats. The fans enjoyed and appreciated the interaction.

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