Friday, April 13, 2012

Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150
presented by Gene Price Motorsports


Fast Facts

Race: This is the second of 15 events on the 2012 schedule for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. It marks the first visit by the series to Havasu 95 Speedway.


Procedure: The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (37.5 miles).


Track: Havasu 95 Speedway is a quarter-mile paved oval with 10 degrees banking in the turns and two degrees in the straightaways.


Records: To be established.


Special Activities Get Underway On Friday
In advance of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Havasu 95 Speedway, several special local activities are slated in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., on Friday, April 13.


Fans will get an opportunity to meet the drivers during an autograph session at Kokomo inside London Bridge Resort from 2-3 p.m. on Friday.


Race fans will then get a chance to see the colorful team haulers in a parade through Lake Havasu City on Friday afternoon. The haulers are slated to depart Dillard’s (5501 Hwy 95) at 3 p.m. and head through town on their way to the speedway.


Action at the track, meanwhile, gets underway Friday evening with the speedway holding several practice sessions between 5:30-8 p.m.


Race Notes
Short Haul:
It will be a short drive to Havasu 95 Speedway for the Gene Price Motorsports team. The team is based just north of Parker, Ariz., about 25 miles south of the track.


Local Driver: The entry list includes local driver Jerry Snell of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Snell, a track champion at Havasu 95 Speedway, will be driving the No. 02 Ford for GSR Racing.


Two Other Newcomers: Two other drivers are also set to make their series debut at Havasu 95 Speedway. Austin Dyne will make his first appearance. The 20-year-old Malibu, Calif., driver will wheel one of two entries from car owner Bob Bruncati this season. Also slated to make his series debut is Ron Jay, who will be driving the No. 30 Holleran’s Performance Dodge.


Back In Action: Eighteen-year-old Braeden Havens is slated to return to competition at Havasu. Havens – who made his series debut late last season at his hometown track in Spokane, Wash. – is scheduled to run select events for Thompson Motorsports this year.


Milestones: Carl Harr is set to make his 50th career series start at Havasu, driving his No. 2 WestWorld Computers Chevrolet. The Edmonton, Alberta driver made his series debut on March 1, 2001 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Michael Self, who drives the No. 21 Golden Gate Meat/RCR Chevrolet, is slated to make his 30th career series start at Havasu. Self of Park City, Utah, made his first start at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway on July 19, 2009.


Final Notes From Phoenix
Wire-to-wire win:
After winning the Coors Light Pole Award for the Talking Stick Resort 50 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 3, David Mayhew led wire-to-wire for the victory. It marked his fourth career series win and his seventh career series pole.


Trio of top fives: Derek Thorn finished fifth at Phoenix, giving him top-five finishes in all three series races he has competed in at PIR.


Another top 10 for DJ: DJ Kennington, the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion, finished 10th at PIR – matching the 10th-place finish he registered in last year’s season opener at Phoenix.



Up Next: Miller Motorsports Park
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West heads to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah for an event on April 28. It is the first of four road course events on this year’s schedule.


The race will mark the sixth annual visit by the series to the massive racing facility west of Salt Lake City. The five series visits to Tooele have produced four different winners. The only multiple winner, Greg Pursley, will be going for his third consecutive victory at MMP.


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