Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It was the best of times,
it was the worse of time . . . . .

It was the best of times, it was the worse of time . . . . . Saturday's race at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale brings this quote to mind. The #16 Hasa Pool Products / NAPA Filter Toyota Camry was just too loose to generate any real speed. This made the Southern California Toyota Dealers "200" very frustrating for both the driver and crew. However, in a tight point’s battle for second place, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Driver, Moses Smith found himself battling with the two drivers directly behind him in the championship points standing. The side by side / nose to tail racing lasted right up to the checkered flag, with Moses just edging across the finish line ahead of the other two competitors.

Smith’s twelfth place finish allowed him to remain second in the K&N Pro Series West Point’s Standings. His action filled performance also thrilled the five hundred Hasa customers in the audience who were on hand to cheer on their favorite driver.

“It was definitely a tough night. Sometimes you have a defensive game, sometimes an offensive game, but tonight, we had no game. Although it turned out to be a good points night, the HASA team was there to Race, and we just didn’t have it. Although I was a little bummed after the race, the HASA team didn’t seem to be discourage, and are just looking forward to our next race…these guys are awesome!”

The Southern California Toyota Dealers 200 will air on SPEED on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) The next NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race will be Sunday, July 10 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington.

K&N Pro Series West Point’s Standings:

1) Greg Pursley – 1270; 2) Moses Smith – 992; 3) David Mayhew – 934; 4) Michael Self – 931; 5) Luis Martinez, Jr. – 921; 6) Brett Thompson – 919; 7) Eric Holmes – 882; 8) Daryl Harr – 834; 9) Dylan Kwasniewski – 828; 10) Ryan Philpott - 777

Toyota Speedway put on a spectacular fireworks show

photos by Charly Porter/www.racingwest.com

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