Sunday, July 5, 2009

Smith Nabs a Ninth Place Finish

Moses and Crew
Pose with Show Car

A Toyota Camry Hybrid make its debut as the pace car at TOYOTA Speedway in Irwindale, California on July 4th when it led the starting field of twenty-one drivers in the King Taco “200” NASCAR Camping World West Series race.

The 200 laps around the half mile oval was completed in one hour and nineteen minutes. Hasa driver, Moses Smith qualified his Toyota Camry for this race in twelfth place. Although he struggled with an ill handling car which dropped him back in the field early in the race, Moses managed to thrill his fans with a ninth place finish.

“We tried to improve the car’s handling during the break at lap 100, but missed the set-up just a bit.” Moses reported.

The 2009 season of the Camping World Series has added Portland International Raceway to the venue list. The next Camping World Series West race with be held at the Portland International Raceway on July 19th. The last time NASCAR Camping World Series raced in Portland was 1986 when Hershel McGriff took the championship and Chad Little was named rookie of the year.

The Portland International Raceway is a 1.967 mile road course that features 12 turns on an asphalt/concrete surface. There is only a five foot elevation change throughout the track. Portland International Raceway is 1 of 3 road course races this season, the other two are Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA and Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.
(Unofficial results – Official press release to follow)

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