As Rookie Ryan Partridge provided the fans with a dominant performance last Saturday night at the Colorado National Speedway, backing-up his first series pole into his first series win, one cannot help but notice just how close and heated this 2015 K&N Pro Series Points Championship is.
|Ryan Partridge celebrates his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win Saturday night|
in the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Colorado National Speedway.
(Justin Edmonds/Getty Images for NASCAR)
The 25-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, California, won his first ‘Coors Light Pole Award’ and then went on to led all but one lap in the ‘NAPA Auto Parts 150’ while driving the No. 9 Sunrise Ford / Eirbach Springs / Lucas Oil Ford. Chris Eggleston led briefly on a Lap 29 restart.
His win moved Partridge into a tie with Chris Eggleston for the points lead. The top-five drivers are separated by a mere eighteen points. They still have three races left to battle for the top prize; the 2015 Pro Series West Championship.
- Chris Eggleston (No. 99 NAPA Filters/H20 Fire Protection Toyota) with 396
- Ryan Partridge* (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford) with 396
- Noah Gragson* (No. 7 AlertID/Colliers International Ford) with 390
- Gracin Raz* (No. 27 Montana Tech Ford) with 384
- David Mayhew (No. 17 MMI Services/Ron’s Rear Ends/Pour House Chevrolet) with 378
The remaining competition for the 2015 West Championship should prove an exciting mixture of young talent and team strategy as each point earned will prove precious.
Interesting Fact: of the fifteen participants in Saturday’s race, ten were Series Rookies.(* designates a rookie driver)
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West heads to Meridian Speedway for the NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 on Saturday, Sept. 5.
The NAPA Auto Parts 150 from Colorado will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. ET.