Friday, July 31, 2009

'At The Track'
Miller Motorsports Park 125



Tweeting The Miller Motorsports Park '125' Live

As in the past, the ‘At the Track’ segment will be blogging all the pre-race activities of the NASCAR Camping World Series West Race.

******* NASCAR Race Mom will also be tweeting Moses’ Race, green flag to checkered!

You can follow the action on twitter by following @MosesRace.

You can also read the updates on the live blog above.

If you want to participate in the action:

  1. Leave a tweet using the #MosesRace hashtag. Your tweet will automatically be posted to the live blog also. Tweets will appear in the live blog almost immediately.

    Tweet any questions you have to @MosesRace.. (Please do not leave a dm - it is usually too dark at the track to switch back and forth.)

  2. You can also leave a post in the comment box located at the bottom of the live blog. (However tweeting is much faster)

Important – when NASCAR Race Mom signs off the blog - please feel free to leave any comments and questions while we are gone - NRM will see them as soon as we log back in. If you are a first time user, your input might not appear on this blog until we return and approve them. However, rest assured that they will be saved and answered.

NASCAR Race Mom will be checking for activity on this Blog frequently!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Moses Looks To Turn Things Around
At Miller Motorsports Park


ANTELOPE, California — Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing finished 14th after the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products suffered two flat tires and missed a practice because of a mechanical problem at Portland International Raceway.

The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota had a clutch problem during the first lap of the first practice. Crew chief Mario Isola and the team from BMR made a quick repair and Smith was able to put the car in 13th of 26 cars during the second practice session. He took one lap during the qualifying session to put the Hasa Toyota eighth on the grid to start the race.

Smith gained two positions before completing the first lap of the 66-lap race. At lap 18 while under caution, Isola called Smith to pit road and packed the No. 16 Hasa Toyota with Sunoco fuel. Smith reentered the race in 12th and five laps later, was on the board in fifth. At lap 31, Smith suffered a right front flat tire and had to pit under green. He went a lap down and was in 20th as he reentered the race. He would have a second flat at lap 40 this time with a right rear tire going down.

“Two flat tires and later we finished 14th,” said Smith. “The HASA Toyota team was awesome. We just didn’t have luck on our side. Next weekend we will be at Miller Motorsports Park. I’m looking forward to it!”

Miller has been a track where Smith has done well. Last year, Smith’s qualifying time was faster than the previous year’s record time. He charged towards the front under a green-white-checked scenario and finished in fourth.

"I was excited over my 4th place finish," continued Smith, "We had a good strategy for the race, great pit stops, overall just a good time. Miller Motorsports Park is an awesome facility, easily becoming one of my favorite tracks to race at."

Smith is eighth in the chase for the NASCAR Camping World Series West championship and only 71 points out of the top-five.

Smith and the No. 16 Hasa team would like to thank their race partners and their fans for all their support. There were over 1100 Hasa customers in the Hasa Hospitality tent at PIR. Smith really enjoyed visiting with them and signing autographs before the race.

For more information of the race at Miller Motorsports Park, please visit www.millermotorsportspark.com. The track is located just 35 minutes outside Salt Lake City. The green flag for the NCWS West race will drop at 1:45 pm with qualifying for the race slated for 10:00 am.

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 .

Please visit the NASCAR Home Track page (http://localracing.nascar.com/) to vote for the Most Popular Driver. Smith was the recipient of the 2008 MPD Award for the NASCAR CWS West.
(by Kaye Reshaw)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Miller Motorsports Park - News & Notes


The race … This event is the 10th race for the NASCAR Camping World Series West in 2009. It is the third of three road-course events this season and marks the only visit to the state of Utah this year.

The track … Miller Motorsports Park is a multi-purpose road course with four possible configurations. The track is located adjacent to Tooele County’s Deseret Peak Recreation Complex, approximately 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.

The procedure … The starting field is 30 cars, including provisionals. The first 26 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 41 laps (125.46 miles).

The records … Qualifying: Jason Bowles, Aug. 2, 2008, 94.888 mph, 116.095 seconds; Race: Jason Bowles, July 14, 2007, 70.384 mph, 1 hour 46 minutes 57 seconds.

Championship battle … Jason Bowles has increased his lead in the championship standings to 33 points over defending series champion Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota).
See-saw rookie chase … The tight battle for this year’s Sunoco Rookie Award continues between Blake Koch (No. 21 GodSpeaks.com Chevrolet) and Paulie Harraka (No. 12 NAPA AutoCare/Adaptive One Brakes Toyota).

McGriff rolls on … After finishing 13th at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway, 81-year-old Hershel McGriff (No. 04 Park Corp. Chevrolet) heads to Utah – where he will get his first look at MMP.
Experience at MMP … Only eight drivers competed in both NASCAR Camping World Series West races held at MMP – in 2007 and 2008.

Top finishes … Mike David (No. 2 Bennett Lane Winery Ford) is the only series driver with two top-five finishes at the Utah track. He finished third in 2007 and second in 2008.
Top 10s … Mike David and Jason Bowles are the only drivers to finish in the top 10 in both series events at MMP. Bowles won in 2008.

Fast Facts

The Race: Miller Motorsports Park 125
The Place: Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah
The Date: Saturday, Aug. 1
The Time: 1:45 p.m. MT
Track Layout: 3.06-mile road course
Race Purse: $171,211
2008 Winner: Todd Souza
2008 Pole: Jason Bowles

Schedule:

Friday:
Practice>>11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Saturday:
Time Trials>>10 a.m.
Race>>1:45 p.m.

Track Contact:
John Gardner
(801) 563-4250
jgardner@millermotorsportspark.com

Official NASCAR Release

Sunday, July 26, 2009

You’re Part Of The Petty Family Now


The long-awaited day had finally arrived. We were on our way to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California for my husband’s day at the Richard Petty Rookie Experience. We had won the class from the Save Mart “Start Your Engines” contest.

We arrived about a half an hour early, and the nice people who collected the compulsory Liability Waiver and Participant Information Medical Form, signed Paul up for the Ride-Along Experience. “It will help you get a feel for the track,” they stressed.

The Ride-Along placed Paul on the passenger side of a two-seater, NASCAR-style stock car driven Andrew Lewis. Lewis, a local racer, captured the Grand National West Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in 2005 while driving for Bill McAnally Racing. (Moses races for BMR this year). Paul really enjoyed the three-lap qualifying style run at speeds that reached upward to 165 miles per hour.

The “classroom” portion of the rookie experience was well organized. Chris, the instructor kept the material interesting with stories and humor. “You’re Part of the Petty Family now,” he announced and the RPE staff made us feel right at home.

After the Orientation and Video; twenty minute On-Track Instruction; Mechanical and Safety Instruction; and a ten-minute Mandatory Driver’s Meeting, Paul was suited up and waiting for his turn behind the wheel.

The rookie experience consists of the rookie (Paul) following the instructor around the track for eight laps. The instructor’s car is equipped with a yellow light and a green light. If the rookie sees the yellow light, he/she is following too closely, and needs to get off the gas. If the green light is displayed, the rookie is lagging too far behind.

While Paul had the time of his life, he was disappointed because the yellow light was on a lot, and he was not able to go as fast as he desired. Paul’s top speed was one hundred and thirty-eight (138) miles per hour. He believed that he was capable of going much faster than that had he not had to remain behind the instructor’s vehicle.

Before I watched my husband participate in the Rookie Experience, I has planning on saving up the four hundred dollars ($400.00) necessary so that I could participate in it myself. However, now I realize that the Richard Petty Experience is not a Disneyland ride. I do not possess the minimum driving skills necessary. First off, I have not driven a stick shift in over ten years. As Chris informed us at the beginning of the class instruction, the Rookie Experience is not a driving class. So for now, I am planning of saving the one hundred and ten dollars ($110.00) it costs for the Ride-Along.

On a scale from one to ten, where ten is the best, Paul rated his experience as a nine. “The guy would not go fast enough for me,” Paul grumbled. However, I know that Paul is looking forward to doing it again.

On a scale from one to ten, where ten is the best, I would also have to rate my experience as the guest of a participant as a nine. The staff was awesome; very friendly and helpful. The on-track action was thrilling. However, I had to deduct a point due to the cost of the RPE souvenirs. We spent an additional hundred and sixty dollars ($160.00) for a nice plaque and video.

The Richard Petty Experience is a one of a kind NASCAR adventure. If you are a NASCAR fan (or not) it will give you a greater appreciation about the sport. If you get the opportunity to participate in the Ride-Along or Rookie Experience, I recommend that you do it. It is a place where memories are made. I cannot wait until it is my turn!

The nice people at the Richard Petty Experience supplied me with a 1:64 Die Cast Car - Richard Petty Driving Experience #43 - Dodge Charger to give to one of my readers. If you would like to win it, just leave a topic related comment below. Be sure that you leave me a way to contact you; contest will end 8/3/2009.

Oh yeah, please remember to vote daily for Moses Smith for Most Popular Driver - Click here for the easy no registration vote.




Monday, July 20, 2009

Moses Dealt Two Flat Tires

16 Hasa Pool Product Car In Tech#16 Hasa Pool Product Car In Tech

PORTLAND, Oregon. (July 19, 2009) – The return of the NASCAR Camping World Series West to Portland International Raceway featured a thrilling dash to the finish on the final lap, with Jim Inglebright taking the victory over Greg Pursley and Brian Wong in the BI-MART Salute to the Troops 125.

The Hasa team suffered from clutch issues which cut their practice short. However, with only a few practice laps completed, Moses managed to qualify the #16 Hasa Pool Products / White Flyer Toyota Camry in eighth position.

On race day, Moses’ car proved to be fast and he raced the first twenty-two laps within the top six. However, two flat tires forced the #16 Hasa Pool Products / White Flyer Toyota Camry down a lap. Later in the race, Moses became the victim of some contact among the leaders, which caused more damage to his car. The Hasa Team had to settle for a disappointing fourteenth place finish.

Hasa Fans Enjoy The Midway

The Hasa Hospitality tent held over eight-hundred Moses Smith race fans. The weather was warm and the food was delicious. The Hasa guests had an excellent view of the last corner of the course. Their cheers could be heard each time their Hasa driver maneuvered into their vision.

This event marked the return of the series to the 1.98-mile road course, which it last visited in 1986. Hershel McGriff, who won that race 23 years ago, was back at the age of 81 to defend his race title and finished 13th, just ahead of Moses.

The next event on the schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Series West will be at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah on August. 1, 2009.

Thanks to Kevin Green for background materia

Friday, July 17, 2009

'At The Track'
Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops 125


Tweeting The Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops 125 Live

As in the past, the ‘At the Track’ segment will be blogging all the pre-race activities of the NASCAR Camping World Series West Race.

******* NASCAR Race Mom will also be tweeting Moses’ Race, green flag to checkered!

You can follow the action on twitter by following @MosesRace.

You can also read the updates on the live blog above.

If you want to participate in the action:

  1. Leave a tweet using the #MosesRace hashtag. Your tweet will automatically be posted to the live blog also. Tweets will appear in the live blog almost immediately.

    Tweet any questions you have to @MosesRace.. (Please do not leave a dm - it is usually too dark at the track to switch back and forth.)

  2. You can also leave a post in the comment box located at the bottom of the live blog. (However tweeting is much faster)

Important – when NASCAR Race Mom signs off the blog - please feel free to leave any comments and questions while we are gone - NRM will see them as soon as we log back in. If you are a first time user, your input might not appear on this blog until we return and approve them. However, rest assured that they will be saved and answered.

NASCAR Race Mom will be checking for activity on this Blog frequently!

If you are not familiar with Twitter, click here for a cheat sheet.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Moses Guests on Tailgating Internet Talk Show

UPDATE: The interview went well - you can listen to the rebroadcast by clicking here!

This Thursday (07/16), NASCAR Camping World Series West Driver, Moses Smith will be a guest on Tailgating Internet Talk Show by Tailgate Trackside. The show offers everything from your Grill to your Tailgate plus Racing news from your favorite series.


The thirty minute show will feature NASCAR Driver Moses Smith. Moses, who is currently eighth in the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series West, is entering his third full season. He recently received the prestigious “2008 Most Popular Driver” Award by his NASCAR fans. For the first time, balloting was conducted online resulting in an overwhelming global response to Moses.


‘Tailgating With Tony’ and Moses will talk about Tailgating, Racing, and how to have a good time doing it. Join them live this Thursday Night at 10:00 p.m. CST. You can also join them live in their chat room and/or call into the show. The call in number is (347) 843-4942.

Moses Smith on Blog Talk Radio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

PIR Defending Champion - Hershel McGriff

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The last time the NASCAR Camping World Series West raced in Portland was 1986 when Hershel McGriff, then fifty-nine years of age, took the championship and Chad Little was named rookie of the year. Portland International Raceway is a 1.967 mile road course that features twelve turns on an asphalt/concrete surface. There is only a five foot elevation change throughout the track. Portland International Raceway is one of three road course races this season. The other two are Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA and Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.

McGriff, retired twice from NASCAR racing. He retired once in 1954; then came back in the mid-1960s. In 2002, Mr. McGriff retired again. The eighty-one-year-old racer planned on racing at all three road courses.

The only problem was that one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers and multiple halls of fame — including the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame — was unable to qualify for the Sonoma race and did not get a provisional into the race.

"We should be in good shape here {Portland International Raceway}," said McGriff from his motor home where he was camping Wednesday {July 8th} . "I hadn't driven in seven years. I never dreamed I wouldn't make the program (at Sonoma). They wouldn't give me the provisional.”

Hershel McGriff is the PIR Defending Champion. For the record, McGriff won the series' only other stop at P.I.R.; that race coming in 1986.

Like my son, Moses Smith, McGriff lives in Arizona. McGriff was voted Most Popular Driver twelve times over his long NASCAR career. This honor has been awarded in the west series since 1965. Hershel McGriff receive the MPD Award in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992. Moses was the recipient of the prestigious award last year.


Resource: Bill Poehler’s article “Legendary McGriff back in the car racing at 81”


We Will See You At PIR

video

Monday, July 13, 2009

Interview with Jerry Boone


As I was running through the lobby of the hotel this past June, grabbing a cup of coffee for my husband Paul, I ran into Jerry Boone. I was there in support of my son Moses and the Hasa Pool Products Race team.

Jerry explained that he was there promoting the ninth race in the NASCAR Camping World Series West Championship; the race in Portland.

“I would love to interview you for my blog!” I gushed. Mr. Boone graciously agreed.


NASCAR Race Mom: First off, please give me a brief bio of yourself.

Jerry Boone:

I'm a retired newspaper reporter/photographer/editor and columnist. I also covered motorsports for The Oregonian newspaper for almost seven years and was a contributing writer for Stock Car Racing magazine, Circle Track, Classic Motorsports and ESPN.com.

I began working on the Portland NASCAR race in early February, because I know the man who is backing the event and I wanted to help make it successful. Most of my time has been spent with face-to-face promotions, bringing either an MJ2 West car or a GASS car to car shows, shopping malls, cruises etc. to tell folks about the race.

NASCAR Race Mom: What are the five things a NASCAR Camping World Series Race Fan might not know about the Portland International Raceway?

Jerry Boone:

1) When people see the address is "Victory Boulevard" they assume the street name has to do with auto racing. Actually the name of the street goes back to when the site of PIR was the community of Vanport, a large city that housed workers for the shipyards in Portland and Vancouver. The yards built WWII Liberty Ships and most of the streets had names the reflected the war effort. The city was destroyed in a flood in the 1950s, when an earthen levee broke.

2) Unlike most road courses, the track is almost flat, with less than 5 feet of elevation change over the entire two-mile course.

3) The track is owned by the City of Portland and it a designated city park. It gets no taxpayer money and operates on the revenue it receives from rental and use fees.

4) Many race engineers feel the track is very demanding for both engine builders and suspension tuners. Because it has two long straights, it is much like a big oval, but the tight corners at the chicane also resemble the type of corners you might see on a course laid out on city streets. Brake wear will be a huge factor, as will be the abuse on the engine and gearbox.

5) The last time the series raced at PIR was in 1986; when Hershel McGriff won the race and went on to win the season championship.

6) The fastest part of the track will be at the end of the long back straight -- which is really a very long curve -- just before the cars have to brake for a quick series of left-right corners.

NASCAR Race Mom: How would you answer this question, “What I love about the NASCAR Camping World Series West is?”

Jerry Boone:

The variety of tracks, the history behind the cars -- because almost all of them are former Cup or Nationwide cars -- and how approachable the drivers are when it comes to answering questions. I tell new fans that they can see the nearly the exact same type of technology, tech and talent as they'll see at a major NASCAR race, except they'll be able to see it up close and ask questions.

NASCAR Race Mom: This question is for my buddy Paul Harraka Sr. (father of Rookie of the Year contender Paulie Harraka) - Where is your favorite place to eat near the track?

Jerry Boone:

My friends and I always met at Shari's across the track or the NightHawk a mile or so south for breakfast. The track food is better than average; or dinner, check out some of the spots at Jantzen Beach or go into downtown Portland for restaurants along the waterfront with great food and spectacular views.

NASCAR Race Mom: Is there anything else you want to inform my readers about?

Jerry Boone:

The Portland area is really pumped up about the series coming back to the area and racing on the road course. Since the track is city-owned, most fans have a feeling of "ownership" in the facility so look on the series as coming to our "home." As part of the group putting on the race, we expect there are some things we will screw up and have to fix on the spot. We are open to suggestions on how to do things better...as we hope to get a second shot next year.

You can go to their website for more information by clicking here.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sprint Cup Driver, Greg Biffle to appear at PIR

Greg Biffle will be at Portland International Raceway to meet the fans and sign autographs on July 19th from 10:00 a.m. until noon!


Greg is off to a great start this year, spending most of the season in the top 10 in Sprint Cup points. Greg's appearance will coincide with an action packed weekend at PIR, including the NASCAR Camping World cars racing on Sunday as well as the historic Cup cars of the Stock Car Race Series and the locally based Great American Stockcar Series.

Moses and I will be there participating in the Camping World Series West race. I hope that I get the opportunity to meet Mr. Biffle. I find it cool that Moses and Mr. Biffle both race the same number.

Advanced weekend packages are only $25, available at Portland area Bi-Mart stores or on the Portland Nascar Website tickets page. Weekend ticket packages bought at Bi-Mart include a free pit pass, available while supplies last.

If you would like a complete breakdown of the weekend please CLICK HERE to download the pdf.

info from Portland Nascar

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 www.portlandnascar.com 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 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 .
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by Kaye Reshaw




Thursday, July 9, 2009

Smith Top-Ten Finish Toyota Speedway

Moses Smith, No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally has finished in the top-ten in all three regular season visits to the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. Smith improved his percentages by finishing in 9th on July 4th. He is now eighth in the chase for the NASCAR Camping World Series West championship and only 79 points out of the top-five.

Smith put the No. 16 just outside of the top-ten during both practices. As the afternoon heat rose, the team prepared the No. 16 Hasa Toyota for qualifying. The track was slick after the local series finished their qualifying session. Smith went out seventh. He put down a lap of 19.009 seconds; he would start the 200-lap race on the outside of row 6.

Smith moved up to 10th before the break at lap 101. Smith radioed his crew chief, Mario Isola that the No. 16 Hasa Toyota ‘wants to step out’. The team made some small changes to the car. The track conditions continued to change as the track temperature cooled down. He moved into 9th after the final caution at lap 181.

The NASCAR Camping World Series West King Taco “200” will run on July 4th at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and be televised July 16th on SPEED Channel’s Racing Across America noon pacific time. Please check your local listings.

BMR would like to thank the continued support of our race partners. We would like to welcome Copart Auto Auctions, a web-based automotive reselling agency, to the BMR family. 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 .

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by Kaye Reshaw


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Moses Smith - Most Popular Driver of the Year Award

Fans can once again cast their votes for the Most Popular Driver of the Year Award for the NASCAR Camping World Series West. Last year was the first season NASCAR fans were given the opportunity to vote for the most popular driver in this series.

Over 7500 people took advantage of the opportunity and voted via the NASCAR.com website. The 2008 recipient of the special award was Bill McAnally Racing's Moses Smith, driver of the #16 Hasa Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry.

"I was absolutely surprised when NASCAR announced that I was voted as the Most Popular Driver," said Smith. "I was excited that I could deliver what the fans want. For me, racing has always been about friends, family, and fans. I would really love to win this special award two years in a row!"

Smith has been a NASCAR fan favorite since he made the switch from driving open-wheeled cars in 2007. Whatever tracks the series visited, hundreds of Moses Smith fans could be seen and heard in the grandstands cheering for the Hasa Toyota team. Moses would like to thank the thousands of Hasa customers who have continued to support him throughout the season.

Fans may vote once per day at (click here to vote) and are encouraged to vote throughout the season. Balloting for the Camping World Series West ends on September 26, 2009. The results of the voting will once again be announced season-end banquet.

Last year, every fan vote was crucial. The closest battle was in the NASCAR Camping World Series West where Moses Smith won the award by percentage points over teammate Austin Cameron. Of the 7,612 votes tallied, Smith earned 15.409% while Cameron totaled 15.151%.

If you would like a daily reminder to vote, please send your email address to vote@mosessmith.com.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Smith Nabs a Ninth Place Finish

Moses and Crew
Pose with Show Car

A Toyota Camry Hybrid make its debut as the pace car at TOYOTA Speedway in Irwindale, California on July 4th when it led the starting field of twenty-one drivers in the King Taco “200” NASCAR Camping World West Series race.

The 200 laps around the half mile oval was completed in one hour and nineteen minutes. Hasa driver, Moses Smith qualified his Toyota Camry for this race in twelfth place. Although he struggled with an ill handling car which dropped him back in the field early in the race, Moses managed to thrill his fans with a ninth place finish.

“We tried to improve the car’s handling during the break at lap 100, but missed the set-up just a bit.” Moses reported.

The 2009 season of the Camping World Series has added Portland International Raceway to the venue list. The next Camping World Series West race with be held at the Portland International Raceway on July 19th. The last time NASCAR Camping World Series raced in Portland was 1986 when Hershel McGriff took the championship and Chad Little was named rookie of the year.

The Portland International Raceway is a 1.967 mile road course that features 12 turns on an asphalt/concrete surface. There is only a five foot elevation change throughout the track. Portland International Raceway is 1 of 3 road course races this season, the other two are Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA and Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.
(Unofficial results – Official press release to follow)


Saturday, July 4, 2009

'At The Track' Live - King Taco "200"

NCWS West July 4, 2009 - NASCAR Home Tracks Page

Click here for the full entry list

RacingWest Fantasy Racing Game

Tweeting The KING TACO “200” Live

As in the past, the ‘At the Track’ segment will be blogging all the pre-race activities of the NASCAR Camping World Series West Race.

******* NASCAR Race Mom will also be tweeting Moses’ Race, green flag to checkered!

You can follow the action on twitter by following @MosesRace.

You can also read the updates on the live blog above.

If you want to participate in the action:

  1. Leave a tweet using the #MosesRace hashtag. Your tweet will automatically be posted to the live blog also. Tweets will appear in the live blog almost immediately.

    Tweet any questions you have to @MosesRace.. (Please do not leave a dm - it is usually too dark at the track to switch back and forth.)

  2. You can also leave a post in the comment box located at the bottom of the live blog. (However tweeting is much faster)

Important – when NASCAR Race Mom signs off the blog - please feel free to leave any comments and questions while we are gone - NRM will see them as soon as we log back in. If you are a first time user, your input might not appear on this blog until we return and approve them. However, rest assured that they will be saved and answered.

NASCAR Race Mom will be checking for activity on this Blog frequently!

If you are not familiar with Twitter, click here for a cheat sheet.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Wally Cahill - Legendary radio/TV personality

Legendary Radio/TV Personality Covering MotorsportsLegendary Radio/TV Personality Covering Motorsports
Host Of Motorsports Mania On ICTV/DISH Ch 230.
Guest On KMLE 108 FM And Channel 3 TV PHX.

Wally Cahill has been involved with all types of motorsports for over nineteen years. His articles and photos have been published in over twenty national magazines, in addition to working hand in hand with Clear Channel Entertainment; the world’s largest entertainment company that produces stadium style motorsports events.

Wally has also participated in the two oldest races in America, the Pikes Peak Hill climb and the Indianapolis 500. In 1992, he and three other racers riding for Yamaha introduced the ATV class to the world famous Pikes Peak Hill climb by bringing the first Yamaha Banshees to the Colorado Springs, Colorado international event.

Recognizing the need for a real motorsports radio medium that focuses on getting behind the scenes in all sorts of racing, Wally created MOTORSPORTS MANIA in 2001. Working with many racing personalities, over the years, Wally produced and aired Arizona's most popular motorsports program.

@wallycahillUnfortunately, Wally is in the hospital with some serious health challenges. Wally is an avid user of twitter. It would be awesome if NRM readers could reach out to Wally by sending a message of support to his account at @wallycahill.

As Moses races in the King Taco "200" tomorrow, the team will be thinking of Wally Cahill and all the time, effort, and creative work he has given to promoting the sport we love.


(information and photo from Motorsports Mania)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

eFusjon Booth at the King Taco “200”

The Moses Smith Racing Team will be manning an eFusjon Booth at the King Taco “200” which will be held on July 4th at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. The gates will open at 4:00 p.m. The booth will include experts (on the company and the compensation plan) to answer all questions.


Additionally, free samples of eFusjon Edge and Raw on ice will be offered to race goers. Be sure to stop by the eFusjon Information booth and enter the free drawing to win a case (12 cans) of eFusjon.


At The Track Special - - - Anybody who signs up for the MSR Energy Teamwill get a case to take home for samples and to market until their first order arrives!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Smith Looks To Win At Toyota Speedway


Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally finished in the top-ten at both visits to the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in 2008. Smith looks to improve his percentages by putting the No. 16 HASA Toyota Camry into Victory Lane on July 4th. He is currently ninth in the chase and only 70 points out of the top-five.


The ‘no. 16’ car from Bill McAnally Racing has had great success at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale with nine wins. Smith and his crew chief, Mario Isola, look to put the ‘No. 16’ back in Victory Lane and give Toyota its first NCWS West win at the speedway and Hasa its first NASCAR Camping World Series West win.


The NASCAR Camping World Series West King Taco “200” will run on July 4th at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale and be televised July 16th on SPEED Channel’s Racing Across America noon pacific time. Please check your local listings.


BMR would like to thank the continued support of our race partners. We would like to welcome Copart Auto Auctions, a web-based automotive reselling agency, to the BMR family. 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 .

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Copart Takes To The Track During Fourth Of July Camping World West Race

Copart will appear on three cars driven in the NASCAR Camping World West series race this Fourth of July at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Calif.

Moses Smith & Copart

Copart is a sponsor for Bill McAnally Racing during the NASCAR Camping World Series West series, appearing on the lower quarter panel and deck lid of the championship No. 20 NAPA Toyota of Eric Holmes and the decklids of the No. 16 HASA Toyota driven by Moses Smith and the No. 12 NAPA AutoCare Toyota driven by series rookie Paulie Harraka.

#16 Moses Smith & #12 Paulie Harraka

Holmes is first in the driver standings so far, with Harraka in 7th place and Smith in 9th. The Bill McAnally Racing team dominated competition at Toyota Speedway between 2001 and 2007, winning eight of 11 races. Holmes has registered three second-place finishes and one-third place finish in the past five races there.

The race, called the King Taco 200, will take place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4th, with practice at 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 4:45 pm. Time trials are at 4:45 p.m. (all times PACIFIC). The race will be replayed on the SPEED channel July 16 at noon Pacific.