Saturday, August 8, 2009

Smith Records A Top-Five
Finish At Miller

Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing finished 5th at Miller Motorsports Park’s NASCAR Camping World Series West race. Smith is eighth in the chase for the NASCAR Camping World Series West championship and only 88 points out of the top-five. He is only 15 points out of seventh with three races left in the season.

During the practice sessions, Smith fought with a tight condition in the Hasa Toyota Camry. Mario Isola and the Hasa team from BMR made the needed adjustments to put the Hasa Toyota on the starting grid in eighth of 26 cars.

Smith was called to pit road at lap 14 to take on fuel. He returned during the caution at lap 16 to fix the fuel dry break that was leaking fuel. With a lot of rocks being kicked up onto the track, Isola made the call to put on fresh tires at lap 19.

Smith was running in 19th at lap 20 and moved into the top ten by lap 28. With six laps to go, Smith took over 5th and posted his fastest lap of the race at lap 37.

“Miller was an awesome race! Besides having brake troubles late in the race and making an unexpected pit stop to fix the fuel dry break from leaking, everything went as planned,” said Smith. “Thanks to Mario (Isola) for recalculating our pit strategy and the Hasa crew for having flawless pit stops. I think we were only a few spots from last at one point, and we were able to get through traffic find ourselves in 5th before the checkered flag.”

The next race for the series will be the Toyota/NAPA 150 at Colorado National Raceway on August 15th. The race at CNS can be seen on August 20th on SPEED TV at noon pacific time. For tickets and more information on the event, please visit

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Please visit the NASCAR Home Track page to vote for the Most Popular Driver. Smith was the recipient of the 2008 MPD Award for the NASCAR CWS West.

Story by Kaye Reshaw
Photos by Terry Thomson

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