Friday, March 20, 2009

Hasa Team On Podium With A Second Place Finish

The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota team has made huge gains in their finishing results at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle, Texas. Last season, driver Moses Smith finished in sixteenth. On March 14, 2009, Smith showed he had the skills to put the Hasa Toyota Camry at the top of the charts during the practice. He went on to drive hard to the front after qualifying in eleventh.

On the last restart of the race, the first three rows drove into turn one, hard and side-by-side. Moses took the green flag in fifth position for the final “Green, White, Checkered Finish.” The inside groove proved to be advantageous this Saturday night as Moses managed to skillfully weave his way through the confusion and into second position for the checkered flag.

Moses Smith, with his best ever finish in the Allstate Texas Thunder 150, also earned the Coca-Cola “Move of the Race" award for improving his eleventh place on the starting grid into an exciting second place finish.

The Bill McAnally Racing entry is second in the chase for the championship. This was Smith’s best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Series West since he made the transition to stock car racing two years ago.

“We’re thrilled with the outcome of this race,” said Smith. “It’s been a rough week. We lost an important member of the Hasa team. Unexpectedly transport driver Mike Curry passed away last week. The Hasa team dedicated this race in honor of his memory.”

“I’m so proud of the Hasa/White Flyer Toyota team,” said Smith. “They gave me a great Camry for this race. Crew Chief Mario Isola has been a great addition. In spite of the cold temperature and rain in Kyle this weekend, the team persevered. They didn’t give up and it showed with the results.”

The Texas AllState Texas Thunder “150” will be televised on April 2, 2009 on SPEED Channel at noon PST. The next scheduled NCWS race will be on April 4th at All American Speedway in Roseville, California. For ticket information, please visit

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information provided by Kaye Reshaw

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