Saturday, November 9, 2013

Must Not Miss
K&N Pro Series West Season Finale

Cole Custer win the pole position in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West qualifying for the Casino Arizona 50.
Cole Custer wins the pole position in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
qualifying for the Casino Arizona 50. (Getty Images for NASCAR)

Cole Custer may have taken the “21 means 21” pole award; however, if you are a true K&N Pro Series West fan, your eyes will be on the Gene Price and Bob Bruncati Drivers today after the NASCAR Nationwide Race. The Casino Arizona 50 set for a 5 p.m. MT green flag.

Cole Custer, who usually contests in the K&N Pro Series East picked up where he left off in practice and earned the pole position in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Phoenix International Raceway event earlier today.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West takes the green flag at Phoenix International Raceway.
The field takes the green flag for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener
at Phoenix International Raceway in March. The series returns to PIR to close out its
2013 with the Casino Arizona 50. (Getty Images for NASCA)

However, four drivers remain in contention for the championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West; in one of the closest four-way battles in series history, just 30 points separate the top four drivers in the championship standings!

Second-year driver Derek Thorn, who pilots a Bruncati machine, leads, with a 16-point margin over series veteran Greg Pursley. Cameron Hayley is third in the standings, 18 points out of the lead – while Michael Self is fourth, still with a mathematical shot at the title. Pursley and Hayley race for Gene Price.

Here is how the series leaders qualified
  • 2-Cameron Hayley in the #24 Cabinets by Hayley/GPM Ford
  • 3-Michael Self in the #21 RCR/Golden Gate Meat Co. Chevrolet
  • 9- Greg Pursley in the #26 GPM/Star Nursery/Real Water Ford
  • 12- Derek Thorn in the #6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford

If you want to “watch” this battle live, click here  to follow via “LIVE: K&N West Season Finale At Phoenix.” NASCAR Race Mom is pleasantly surprised at how comprehensive this coverage has become.

This K&N Pro Series West season finale promises to be a thrilling display of NASCAR drama. It is just a shame that this race is a mere 50 laps in duration.

**Kudos to NASCAR for extending an additional spot to the field to accommodate the 31 entries into the event. 

NKNPS West Phoenix 11/9/13 Qualifying

The championship picture for the top four going for the championship.
If none of the four win...

Derek Thorn needs to finish 11th or better to clinch the title.
Greg Pursley will need to finish 16 positions ahead of Thorn.
Cameron Hayley will need to finish 19 positions ahead of Thorn.
Michael Self will need to win and have Thorn finished 28th or worse.

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