Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Caught Up in the Showdown at Toyota Speedway

Photo by Terry Thomson

Bill McAnally Racing’s No 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota team and veteran NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Moses Smith came to the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown looking to put the Hasa entry from Bill McAnally Racing on the podium at end of the night. Shortly before the final break of the race, Smith would be caught up in an accident on the back straightaway.

Smith’s qualifying run saw the No. 16 HASA Pool Products Toyota starting the 225-lap race in 28th in the 40 car grid. At the break at lap 99, the team made some minor adjustments to the car as Smith continued to move up on the grid. By lap 142, the Hasa Toyota had moved into 18th. At lap 145, Smith brought the No. 16 Hasa Toyota to pit road to fix a flat right front tire and repair severe front end damage. “Despite the work being held thru a red flag, the Hasa team did a great job keeping me on the lead lap,” said Smith.

At lap 185, Smith got tangled up in an incident on the back stretch bringing out the 12th caution of the night and bringing the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry to the pits. Crew chief Mario Isola and the team assessed the damage and determined their race was over. Smith finished in 30th.

“Although the Showdown didn’t turn out the way we had hoped, it was actually a very good outing, in the sense that we have a better idea of what we need to work on this year” said Smith. “There was a lot of "New" heading into the showdown. The Hasa Pool Products team has under gone almost a complete revamp. We have new crew members, new Toyota Camrys, a new set up...new new new...I feel like by the time the race started, we were where we needed to be, but a ways back on the grid. Unfortunately, on lap 185 I was caught up in an accident. Wrong place at the wrong time.”

“I am looking forward to getting the chase for the 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship going...can’t wait!”

BMR would like to thank the continued support of our race partners. 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 . For more information on Bill McAnally Racing and our race partners, please visit our website at www.billmcanallyracing.com.

About Hasa Pool Products: With years of experience in the swimming pool and water treatment field and superior production capability, HASA, Inc. remains dedicated to helping its customers enjoy clean, clear, and safe water for many years to come. Hasa has been a green company for over 45 years. HASA has taken the lead with thousands of Hasa customers attending West Series race events over the past three seasons. BMR is proud to have them return to sponsor the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry with driver Moses Smith.
Article by Kaye Reshaw