Monday, August 31, 2009

Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades 125

Competitors in the NASCAR Camping World Series West are headed to Iowa Speedway this week for the Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 on Friday night. The event is a critical one to drivers and teams, with only two races remaining to determine the final championship standings for 2009.

The race … The Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125 is the 12th event on the 2009 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Series West. It marks the second visit to Iowa Speedway by the NASCAR Camping World Series West this season. The circuit traveled to Iowa in May for a NASCAR Camping World Series East-West combination race.

The track … Iowa Speedway is a .875-mile paved oval with compound banking of 12-14 degrees in the corners, 10 degrees in the front stretch and four degrees in the backstretch. The facility, which opened for operation in 2006, is located east of Des Moines in Newton.

The records … The qualifying mark and race record for a standalone NASCAR Camping World Series West race is to be established.

RCR, JGR talent … Entries for this event include a couple of talented young drivers who represent two of NASCAR’s most well known car owners. Richard Childress Racing has entered Ryan Gifford (No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet), while Max Gresham (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Driven Toyota) will be behind the wheel for Joe Gibbs Racing. Gifford, 20, of Winchester, Tenn., has registered two top-fives – including a second-place finish at South Boston (Va.) Speedway – while competing in three NASCAR Camping World Series East events for RCR this season. Gresham is a 16-year-old from Griffin, Ga., who has raced in two NASCAR Camping World Series East races for the Joe Gibbs team, recording a top-five finish at South Boston Speedway.

Home again … Making a return to his native state will be 17-year-old Brett Moffitt (No. 4 Karl Chevrolet Chevrolet) of Grimes, Iowa. Moffitt – who finished sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway in May – scored a win at South Boston Speedway in just his fifth series start. In addition to that victory, he has four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in nine races this season.

Tight title battle … Jason Bowles (No. 6 Ford) of Ontario, Calif., leads the championship standings by 37 points over Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) of Escalon, Calif. A year ago, with two races remaining, Holmes led Bowles by nine points. Holmes went on to capture the championship by a 48-point margin, his second series title in three years.

Top five contenders … The competition is tight between all of the drivers in the top five of the standings, with only 58 points separating the drivers in third, fourth and fifth – Greg Pursley (No. 26 Gene Price Motorsports/Star Nursery Ford) of Newhall, Calif.; Paulie Harraka (No. 12 NAPA AutoCare/Adaptive One Brakes Toyota) of Fairlawn, N.J.; and David Mayhew (No. 17 MMI Services/Ron’s Rear Ends/KHI Chevrolet) of Atascadero, Calif.

Even closer … The three drivers in sixth, seventh and eighth in the standings are very close. Only 24 points separate Moses Smith (No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota) of Tempe, Ariz.; Brett Thompson (No. 61 Rich Thompson Trucking Chevrolet) of Jerome, Idaho and Blake Koch (No. 21 Chevrolet) of W. Palm Beach, Fla.

Fast Facts

The Race: Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades 125
The Place: Iowa Speedway
Newton, Iowa
The Date: Friday, Sept. 4
The Time: 8 p.m. CT
TV Schedule: SPEED Sept. 10, Noon PT
Track Layout: .875-mile paved
Race Purse: $124,590

2008 Winner: Inaugural event
2008 Pole: Inaugural event


9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Practice.
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Final Practice.
4:30 p.m. Qualifying - 2 Laps.
(Fastest 28 cars earn starting positions 1st thru 28th.) “Impound”

6:00 p.m. Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting.
7:40 p.m. Driver Introductions.
8:00 p.m. Central Iowa Building And Construction Trades “125”

1 comment:

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