Saturday, July 11, 2009

Smith Returns to Race at PIR

Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing is looking forward to returning to Portland International Raceway. He’s raced at the nearly perfectly flat twelve-turn road course which sits a short distance to the famous Columbia River. The last time Smith raced at PIR was in an open-wheeled car. This is the first time since 1986 that the NASCAR Camping World Series West has come to PIR. It was previously on the schedule hosting the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 1996 thru 2000.

The track has changed at bit since Smith last raced there. In 2008, track renovations were complete as two turns were widened and the track repaved with new asphalt.

“The track has changed a bit,” said Smith. He recently visited the track and took a few laps in a Late Model car. “Taking those laps in the Late Model really helped. The passing will be tough but I think we will do pretty well. The No. 16 Hasa Toyota team is focused on continuing to gain positions in the chase for the championship. We’re looking forward to getting onto the road course in Portland.”

Smith is now eighth in the chase for the NASCAR Camping World Series West championship and only 79 points out of the top-five. He received the Featherlite Most Improved Driver Award with his ninth place finish at the Toyota Speedway.

The NASCAR Camping World Series West Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops “125” will be televised July 30th on SPEED Channel’s Racing Across America noon pacific time. Please check your local listings. Advanced ticket purchase offer of a combined Saturday/Sunday ticket of $25 is available online at or at participating Portland metro area Bi-Mart locations. US Military personnel will be admitted free with military I.D.

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

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