Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Smith spoke enthusiastically after a recent test at the Toyota Speedway. “We tried a bunch of different stuff. There is a new body on the car and the team has spent a lot of time during their short off-season getting the car turned around!
Irwindale is an awesome facility with three grooves - the racing will be three sometimes four cars wide. It is important to have a car capable of the long run, a hundred laps, to get you close to the front; yet be ready for the twenty-five lap finish. I can’t wait to get racing next week.”
Two practice sessions and qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series are set for Friday, January 28 at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California. Drivers will have an additional opportunity to qualify for the all-star feature through the 50-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series Open set for 8:30 p.m. on Friday night. The eighth running of the K&N Pro Series Showdown main event will be held on January 29th.
Both days will be televised live on SPEED Channel at 10 p.m. ET. The coverage will be anchored by Rick Allen and Phil Parsons in the booth, with Dick Berggren and Jim Tretow covering action in the pits. The event will also be covered with lap-by-lap coverage on the NASCAR Home Tracks website.
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Photos by Terry Thomson
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
This year’s K&N Pro Series Showdown main event will be broken up into three sections – two 100-lap segments preceding a 25-lap dash to the finish. Two-time winner of the Daytona 500, TV personality, and NASCAR car owner, Michael Waltrip has been tapped to take on the role of event Grand Marshal for the eighth running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.
At the first all-star event in 2003, Michael's brother Darrell said that the racing at Toyota Speedway was the best short track racing that he had ever seen. The expectations are for Michael, an avowed short track racing fan, to finally have an opportunity to see the progressively-banked Speedway at its best.
“The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown is the premier event of our short-track calendar,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “From Austin Cameron’s emotional win in the very first event to last year’s dramatic debut of Sergio Pena, each successive race has continued to build the prestige of the Showdown. This all-star weekend shines the spotlight on our champions and the sport’s rising stars.”
While the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All Star Showdown entry list has not been released to date, the event is known to attract the top racers worldwide to what has become the pinnacle of short-track racing in the United States.
This post season race will mark the NASCAR debut of Travis Pastrana. Pastrana is a motorsports competitor and stunt performer who has won championships and X Games gold medals in several events, including supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing.
Among the international drivers expected to compete are 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 champion DJ Kennington and 2010 NASCAR Mexico Series champion Germán Quiroga. Kennington will be joined in the field by fellow Canadian Andrew Ranger, the 2007 and 2009 Canadian Tire Series champion. Quiroga will be joined by compatriots Rubén Rovelo and Daniel Suárez. Outside the NASCAR umbrella heading to California is 2010 RACECAR Euro Series champion Lucas Lasserre of France.
Steve Wallace (NASCAR Nationwide Series driver), Eric Holmes (2006, 2008, 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion), Jason Bowles (2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Champion), Paulie Harraka (2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year), Jonathon Gomez (2010 SRL Southwest Tour Champion), and Greg Pursley (Winner of two of the final three 2010 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races) have also announced their intentions to compete in the event.
Car owner Steve McGowan will have three drivers competing for the win. David Mayhew (second place in the 2010 K&N Pro Series West Championship), Auggie Vidovich (2010 K&N Pro Series West Race Winner) and newcomer Travis Motley.
K&N Pro Series East drivers Matt Kobyluck (Two-time Showdown winner), Darrell Wallace Jr. (Youngest race winner and first African-American Victor in series history), and Max Gresham (two 2010 race wins) are also expected to enter the race.
A NASCAR hauler parade will kick off the action on Wednesday night with a route through the San Gabriel Valley. "We expect over 50 colorful race car haulers to be a part of the pre-event activities," said Toyota Speedway GM/VP Bob DeFazio.
Two practice sessions and qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series are set for Friday, January 28. Drivers will have an additional opportunity to qualify for the all-star feature through the 50-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series Open set for 8:30 p.m. on Friday night.
Saturday’s schedule features a special Fan Walk from 12:05 to 3:00 p.m. This event will provide fans an opportunity to meet drivers and get an up-close look at the cars and equipment.
The 225-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series all-star race on Saturday, January 29 is slated to roll at 8:30 p.m. and features secured starting spots for the 2010 champions of NASCAR’s developmental series and race winners of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series from the 2010 season.
Both nights of racing will air live on SPEED, beginning each night at 10 p.m. ET. The coverage will be anchored by Rick Allen and Phil Parsons in the booth, with Dick Berggren and Jim Tretow covering action in the pits.
before the NASCAR All Star Showdown
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The apple doesnt fall far from the tree! Photo of NASCAR Race Mom in the early 1990s. I was racing my first powder puff. (Powderpuff is a reference to the division of a traditionally male sport reserved for females regardless of the age of the participants.)
Moses served as my coach and with his help I won! Great memories. I wish that they would do something like this in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. I would be there.