Friday, January 29, 2010

Watch Moses Smith Live on the Speed Channel

You can watch Moses Smith, #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown Live on Speed TV, January 30, 10pm ET. Qualifying is also Live on Speed TV January 29, 10pm ET. Check your local listing for air times at Speed .

The top teams in NASCAR's Grand National and Elite divisions compete for national recognition and over $500,000 in posted awards.

Moses Smith on Sirius NASCAR Radio

Moses Smith, driver of the #16 HASA Pool Products Toyota Camry was spotted chatting with Pat Patterson on Sirius NASCAR Radio from Longo Toyota in El Monte, CA last night. Moses is a K&N Pro Series driver and was voted NASCAR Most Popular Driver of the series for the last two years. He will be participating in the Toyota All Star Showdown this weekend in Irwindale, California. Moses is sponsored by Hasa Pool Products; White Flyer; and TCI Transportation.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Entry List - NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

0 Ryan Truex, Mayetta, N.J. * Mike Greci
0 Paul Pedroncelli, Jr., Sonoma, Calif. Paul Pedroncelli
1 Jim Inglebright, Fairfield, Calif. Rodney Haygood
2 Daryl Harr, St Albert, AB Carl Harr
3 Wes Banks, Oakdale, Calif. Scott Griffith
4 TBD Andy Santerre
5 Justin Philpott, Tracy, Calif. Dave Philpott
5 Johnathan Hale, Rio Linda, Calif. Lyndale Hale
6 Jason Bowles, Ontario, Calif. Bill Sedgwick
7 Greg Rayl, Roseville, Calif. David Fanning
7 Kyle Kelley, Huntington Beach, Calif. Rob Rucker
11 Jason Patison, Corona, Calif. Mark Huff
12 Paulie Harraka, Wayne, N.J. * Duane Knorr
14 Troy Ermish, Fremont, Calif. John Wood
15 Jack Sellers, Sacramento, Calif. Charlie Silva
16 Moses Smith, Tempe, Ariz. Mario Isolo
17 David Mayhew, Atascadero, Calif. Terry Henry
19 Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Quebec Ernie Cope
20 Eric Holmes, Escalon, Calif. Matt Goslant
21 Blake Koch, West Palm Beach, Fla. * Steve Portenga
22 Jonathon Gomez, Twin Falls, Idaho Craig Raudman
25 Joey Logano, Middletown, Conn. Kevin Kidd
26 Greg Pursley, Newhall, Calif. Jerry Pitts
28 TBD
29 Brennan Newberry, Bakersfield, Calif. Gary Collins
31 Sean Caisse, Pelham, N.H. Robert Natalizia
35 Steve Park, East Northport, N.Y. Sam Caron
36 George Brunnhoelzl, III, West Babylon, N.Y. Steve Bird
37 Jim Marchino, Modesto, Calif. Jim Griffith
40 Matt Kobyluck, Uncasville, Conn. Perry Waite
46 Jeff Barkshire, Auburn, Wash. Steve Dykman
50 Auggie Vidovich, Lakeside, Calif. Roger Bracken
53 Derek Ramstrom, W Boylston, Mass. Bob Fill
55 Justin Funkhouser, Paradise, Calif.
61 Brett Thompson, Jerome, Idaho Charlie Wilson
62 Candace Muzny, Oklahoma City, Okla. Jeff Catimer
63 John Salemi, Nashua, N.H. Kevin Salemi
70 Nick Joanides, Woodland Hills, Calif.
71 Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass. Roland Lachance
76 Brian Johnson, Jr., Machensey Park, Ill. Kevin Cram
77 Andrew Myers, Newport Beach, Calif. Justin Holechek
84 Jamie Dick, Albuquerque, N.M. Mike Naake
86 TBD
88 Michael Self, Park City, Utah Mike Naake
89 David Gilliland, Riverside, Calif. Junior Joiner
91 Willy Boucenna, Saint Gervais la Foret, France Mike Olsen
98 Matt DiBenedetto, Grass Valley, Calif. Mike Sibley

* Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Race contender

SCHEDULE - NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

Friday, Jan. 29

10-10:45 a.m.
Super Late Model practice

10:55-11:55 a.m.
K&N Pro Series practice

Noon-12:45 p.m.
Super Late Model final practice

12:50-1:50 p.m.
K&N Pro Series final practice

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Late Model practice

4:00 p.m.
GATES OPEN & Lifestyle Expo
Super Late Model qualifying

6:00 p.m.
K&N Pro Series qualifying

7:35 p.m.
Super Late Model race (100 laps)

9:00 p.m.
K&N Pro Series Last-Chance Open race (50 laps)

Saturday, Jan. 30

9-9:50 a.m.
Late Model final practice

1:00 p.m.
Late Model qualifying

4:00 p.m.
GATES OPEN & Lifestyle Expo

5:15 p.m.
Driver Autograph Session

7:25 p.m.
K&N Pro Series race (225 laps)

9:40 p.m.
Late Model race (75 laps)

Fast Facts - NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

The Race NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown
The Place Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.)
The Date Friday, Jan. 29 & Saturday, Jan. 30
The Event
100-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race (Friday); 75-lap
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model race and 225-lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series races (Saturday)

The Time 7 p.m. PT (both days)
TV Schedule Live on SPEED; Beginning at 7 p.m. PT both days
Radio Schedule
Live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio; Beginning at 7 p.m. PT both days

Track Layout .5-mile oval
2009 Winners
Matt Kobyluck (K&N Pro Series), Travis Thirkettle (Super Late Model), Mike Johnson (Late Model)
2009 Poles
Chris Johnson (K&N Pro Series), Qualifying cancelled (Super Late Model), Qualifying cancelled (Late Model)
Track Contact
Kevin O'Brien, (626) 358-1100 or
NASCAR Contact
Jason Christley, (386) 310-6094 or

Top Names Head For All-Star Showdown

Top Names In Short-Track Racing Head For All-Star Showdown
Seventh edition at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale
Official Release
January 25, 2010 - 4:47pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It’s become the pinnacle of short-track racing in America, and this year’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown looks to build on that reputation with an entry list that represents eight NASCAR Developmental Series championships and includes two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars.

The all-star event, termed the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing,” is slated for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30, at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif.

The entry list for the weekend’s main attraction, Saturday night’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series race, features a couple of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who are coming home, so to speak.

Joey Logano, who won the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award in NASCAR’s premier series last season, will be driving an entry for car owner Mike Olsen. Logano, of Middletown, Conn., won the K&N Pro Series East championship in 2007.

David Gilliland, who won the pole for the Daytona 500 in 2007, will be behind the wheel of an entry for Jennifer Wong. Gilliland, of Riverside, Calif., is a second-generation competitor who won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2004.

The entry list also features several recently crowned 2009 champions - Ryan Truex, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East; Jason Bowles, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West; Andrew Ranger, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, and George Brunnhoelzl III, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

In addition to Logano, other former champions on the entry list include two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Eric Holmes (2006 and 2008) and the 2008 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion, Matt Kobyluck.

Also among this year’s entries are Steve Park, who has victories in all three national series in NASCAR, and Auggie Vidovich, who raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2006.

Former NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown winners include Kobyluck, who won the prestigious event last year and in 2006, Logano, who won in 2007, and Gilliland, who won in 2005.

Holmes and Vidovich each had Showdown victories in the former NASCAR Elite Division race in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

Another NASCAR K&N Pro Series competitor, Greg Pursley, earned a Showdown trophy by capturing the Super Late Model race in 2007.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series feature races are equally stacked with headliners, led by track champion Nick Joanides. Joanides, who finished third in the nation, became the first driver in track history to claim the AC Delco Super Late Model and the Auto Club Late Model championships in the same season.

Four-time track champion Rip Michels leads the Super Late Model challengers, and he will be joined by defending race winner Travis Thirkettle, 2009 national rookie of the year Jacob Gomes and Gilliland.

Former NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion and Toyota Speedway track champion Sean Woodside is scheduled for double duty.

In the Late Model race, Joanides will be joined by Woodside, Holmes, defending race champion Mike Johnson, three-time track Late Model champ Tim Huddleston and Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway champ Justin Philpott.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

K&N To Be Title Sponsor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that K&N Engineering, Inc., will be the title sponsor for NASCAR’s top developmental series, formerly known as the NASCAR Camping World Series East and West, beginning in 2010.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series will continue to crown champions through separate schedules on the East and West Coast. The seven-year agreement illustrates NASCAR’s commitment to the grassroots foundation of the sport.

“K&N is a company that epitomizes the spirit of NASCAR,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “The developmental series are a tremendously integral part of the past, present and future of NASCAR – from the great champions throughout the years to the pipeline of tremendous racers that have made their way up the NASCAR ladder to our national series. Having a company with the dedication to the sport and the automotive industry that K&N does speaks volumes to the importance we place in the series.”

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series encompasses NASCAR’s oldest stock car series in the West, which dates back to 1954, and the East that has evolved from the former Busch North Series. It runs on a challenging combination of speedways, short tracks and road courses, and the series has made its mark throughout the years with tough competition and exciting racing.

The Riverside, Calif.-based K&N Engineering is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. K&N, which has grown from a family-run business to a global company, traces its involvement with NASCAR back to the days of supplying parts for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the old Riverside Speedway.

“We are thrilled to be the Official Developmental Series Partner and sponsor of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series,” said Steve Rogers, chief executive officer of K&N Engineering. “Our roots in NASCAR go back to the 1970s and this feels like a partnership long overdue. After supporting grassroots and professional racing for decades, we love the idea of supporting a developmental series that provides great racing excitement while developing the top tier drivers of tomorrow.”

K&N will make its on-track debut as the series entitlement sponsor at the 2010 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown – NASCAR’s prestigious postseason event which has earned the moniker of the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing.”

The event will be Jan. 29-30 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) and will air live on SPEED and SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.

The all-star event brings together the variety of talent that is the hallmark of the series – the top up-and-coming drivers in NASCAR and the experienced veterans who make the series their home.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Moses Geared Up For Showdown

Bill McAnally Racing’s No 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota team and veteran NASCAR Camping World Series West driver Moses Smith are ready for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. BMR is very proud to have Hasa Pool Products returning as the primary sponsor and race partner on the No. 16 Toyota Camry for the fourth season.

“I am looking forward to racing in this very prestigious race event,” said Moses Smith. “Hopefully this year’s showdown will yield us some great results.”

Smith finished the race in 12th last season in the showdown’s main event. “I’m looking forward to working with my crew chief Mario Isola. Our team really came together last season with Mario taking lead. This race will give us the momentum we need to be a contender in the chase for the 2010 championship title in the West Series.”

With years of experience in the swimming pool and water treatment field and superior production capability, HASA, Inc. remains dedicated to helping its customers enjoy clean, clear, and safe water for many years to come. Hasa has been a green company for over 45 years. HASA has taken the lead with thousands of Hasa customers attending West Series race events over the past three seasons. BMR is proud to have them return to sponsor the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry with driver Moses Smith.

The NCWS race, the “NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown” will be on January 29-30 at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California. The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown, which brings together the top racers from across North America, will be highlighted by the 225-lap Camping World Series all-star race. Each race winner during the 2009 Camping World Series season is eligible for a protected starting spot, as are the 2009 champions from each of NASCAR’s six regional touring series and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion.

In addition to eligible 2009 race winners and series champions, the starting lineup will be determined through time trials, limited provisionals for Camping World Series regulars, and the last-chance "Open" race that provides drivers one final chance to make the grid.
The 2010 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown schedule also includes 100-lap Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model and 75-lap Late Model races. Both nights of racing will air live on SPEED.

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SIRIUS XM Radio To Broadcast Toyota All-Star Showdown Live

Fan Appreciation Events Set For Jan. 27-28
Official Release
January 14, 2010 - 9:49am

NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown will be broadcast live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30.

The premier postseason event at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) attracts the top talent across North American for what drivers have dubbed the “Daytona 500 of short-track racing.” The seventh running of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown will be highlighted by the 225-lap Camping World Series all-star race.

Among those scheduled to compete will include two-time race winner Matt Kobyluck, reigning NASCAR Camping World Series champions Ryan Truex (East) and Jason Bowles (West) and 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Joey Logano.

The 2010 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown schedule also includes a 100-lap Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race on Friday, and a 75-lap Late Model race on Saturday.

SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, available nationwide on SIRIUS channel 128 and on XM channel 128 with the “Best of SIRIUS” programming package, will broadcast the action beginning at 7 p.m. PT on Friday and Saturday. Calling the action live from Irwindale will be SIRIUS NASCAR Radio host and short-track aficionado Pat Patterson, and two-time NASCAR Camping World Series West champion and current NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brendan Gaughan.

In addition, Patterson will host live SIRIUS NASCAR Radio shows from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday from NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown fan appreciation events in the Los Angeles area.

On Wednesday, the show will air from Clubhouse 66 in Glendora, Calif. Featured drivers slated to attend include Truex and Bowles, as well as Drive For Diversity driver Mackena Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing developmental driver Matt DiBenedetto, and former track champion Rip Michels.

Thursday, Longo Toyota in El Monte, Calif., will host the fan gathering, which is scheduled to include Kobyluck, two-time NASCAR Camping World Series West champion Eric Holmes, 2009 NASCAR Camping World Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year Paulie Harraka, and 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Joey Logano.

There will be autograph signings and ticket giveaways, in addition to Patterson’s live broadcast. The events will run from 6-9 p.m. each night.

Patterson, also known as “The Racing Guy,” has been broadcasting racing for more than 25 years and brings a wealth of short-track knowledge to the radio booth. In addition to calling the live race, Patterson will host his regular SIRIUS NASCAR Radio show, The Front Stretch, live from the track on Saturday morning from 6-10 a.m.

Last year, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio broadcast the event for the first time and listeners were able to follow all the action including the wild, last-lap shootout between Logano and Peyton Sellers that left Kobyluck standing tall in Victory Lane.

SIRIUS XM is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of NASCAR, broadcasting every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, channel 128, the only radio channel dedicated to NASCAR 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009 In Review:
NASCAR Camping World Series West

The NASCAR Camping World Series West featured plenty of
fireworks, both on and off the track, from the season opener through
the final race in 2009.
Getty Images for NASCAR


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2009 season in the NASCAR Camping World Series West featured another year of great competition, with some dramatic finishes and many other memorable moments.

The battle for the championship was another close one that came down to the wire between Jason Bowles and Eric Holmes for a second consecutive year. In much the same way it did the previous year, momentum between the two drivers shifted midway through the season. Unlike 2008, when Holmes led early and held on to take the title, this time Bowles took command midway through the season and pulled away to win the championship.

As the year had progressed, it became apparent how Bowles – in his third season in the series – had developed into a contender capable of winning at each venue on the circuit. The three wins he scored in 2009 included one on the one-mile speedway of Phoenix International Raceway, one on the twisting road course of Infineon Raceway and one on the short track of Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).

Bowles also developed another trait of a champion, running up front and finishing up front on a consistent basis. He collected 60 bonus points during the season for leading in 10 of the 13 races. In addition to his three wins, Bowles registered 10 top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.

Holmes, meanwhile, was dominant on the short tracks early in the season. After winning three of the first six races, it appeared he might be headed for a third series championship. But he was not able to keep pace with Bowles. Although he had top-10 finishes in all but one race down the stretch, Holmes failed to crack the top five in those final six races. Mechanical problems in the season finale ended any chance he had of coming from behind for the title.

While the battle between Bowles and Holmes captured the spotlight this season, two other drivers each came in under the radar and threatened to snatch the title away.

Veteran West Coast competitor Greg Pursley made his full-time return to the series this year, driving for the first-year team of car owner Gene Price. After winning the season opener with a dramatic last-lap pass, Pursley settled into the top five of the standings and remained there with a solid performance throughout the year. He concluded the season third in points.

David Mayhew, driving for his third different team in three years, also seemed to be overlooked early in the season. That did not deter him, however, from scoring two wins and remaining within striking range of the title until late in the season.

Competition for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award focused on two talented young drivers in 2009. Ironically, both are from the East Coast. Paulie Harraka – a participant in NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, who drove for Bill McAnally Racing – is from Wayne, N.J. Blake Koch, driving for car owner Jim Offenbach on the Golden Gate Racing Team, is from West Palm Beach, Fla.

Harraka and Koch each showed great potential as they swapped the lead in the rookie standings back and forth throughout the year. Harraka came on strong late in the season, winning two of the final three races, to take the rookie title and finish fourth in the overall championship standings.

Beyond the challenge for the championship and the fierce rookie chase – there was plenty of tough competition in the 56th season of the West’s oldest stock car racing circuit.

The Phoenix race included a thrilling back-and-forth battle between Bowles and veteran East Coast driver Steve Park. Their competition at PIR could be compared to a high-speed chess match, with each driver employing different strategy and making different moves to gain an advantage.

Bowles ultimately prevailed after jumping into the lead on the final restart. Holmes took advantage of the wild scramble in the final two laps to gain second, with Park finishing third. Comments from Park during post-race media interviews reflect the respect East Coast and West Coast drivers have developed for each other since the former Busch North Series and Winston West Series were aligned together as one series six years ago.

“I enjoyed racing with Jason and Eric,” Park said. “I think the fans were treated to a real great show. I was slipping and sliding and these guys were running hard. We all raced door handle to door handle and came home with a great finish and a great clean race that was exciting for the fans.”

The Phoenix race was one of several events in 2009 to end with a green-white-checkered finish due to a late-race caution. Fans at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway witnessed a thrilling green-white-checkered finish in which Jim Inglebright dashed from third to first in the final two laps around the scenic road course.

It was great to see the series return to Portland this year and to view the turnout of NASCAR fans there. One side note was that the road course was only about a mile from where Portland Speedway was located. The historic half-mile oval was the site of many great NASCAR Camping World Series West races, with more than 50 events being held there between 1956 and 2000. Going back to Portland provided a connection to a big part of the heritage of the series.

And when it comes to the history of the series, there is only one driver whose racing career covers that entire span of time – Hershel McGriff. The legendary driver, who launched his racing career at Portland in 1945, returned to competition in the series in 2009 at 81 years of age. He had been away from the sport since 2002, but opted to return this year to run the road course events. In his return, McGriff attracted an overwhelming amount of media attention at all three races. He went above and beyond in responding to the numerous media requests, demonstrating why he has always been such a great ambassador for the series and this sport.

Another driver who attracted plenty of media attention in the series this season was Patrick Long, who also ran a handful of races in the NASCAR Camping World Series East. He jumped into a NASCAR stock car on his weekends off from his full-time effort as a Porsche factory driver. Having a two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans competing in the series generated added media attention and Long was great about responding to those demands.

Concerning the media, it was great to see the opportunity that car owner and event promoter Bill McAnally provided to members of the media on the final weekend of the season. Radio and television personalities from the Sacramento, Calif., market were provided with a chance to get behind the wheel of an actual race car for a special media race at All American Speedway in Roseville. The event, and the training sessions that led up to it, provided these members of the media with some first-hand experience in a race car and memories that will last a lifetime.

In addition to the battles on the race tracks, there were battles with Mother Nature on several occasions this season – with race teams and NASCAR officials working through a wide range of weather conditions. Despite the wet and very cold temperatures they faced during preparations for the series opener in Texas, there was a strong turnout of fans to see the curtain go up on another season of racing. It was the other extreme by the end of the season, but triple digit temperatures did not keep fans from packing All American Speedway to see an exciting season finale.