Friday, April 9, 2010


Moses Smith, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver and the Hasa Crew spent race day at the Phoenix International Raceway in frustration. The race vehicle was tight all morning and nothing they did would fix the problem. However, after a disappointing qualifying position of twenty-fourth out of the thirty-three car field, Moses and Crew Chief Mario Isola were confident that the car would come to life as the track cooled.

“After the #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry being extremely tight during both practices, we decided to completely change the set –up for qualifying. Imagine my surprise when I had an extremely loose car to qualify with!” chuckled Moses.

The Hasa Pool Products Car marched forward as soon as the Green Flag flew. By lap 70, Moses was running in the top-ten and the team knew that their predictions were correct. On the restart with eight laps to go, Moses started in the eight position.

Unfortunately, a three car tangle in turn three set-up a green-white-checkered situation. Moses got an excellent restart and by the white flag lap had driven his way into the sixth position. Suddenly two cars spun in front of the #16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry. Moses was able to avoid the spinning vehicles only to be hit by the two cars behind him. The crash was so intense that the Hasa Emblem from his suit was etched into his left arm. Moses was checked and cleared by the infield medical personnel with severe bruising including a bruised rib.

“That was the second top-ten / top-five finish that we lost in the last lap due to drivers running into the back of us. The car was good in the race, just bad luck I guess. We have really put together a great team, we just need to get this bad luck monkey off our back. I think we are all looking forward to Iowa”

Moses wants to give special recognition to one of the newest sponsors, on the #16 Toyota Camry. Blimpie, America’s Sub Shop, increased their support of Moses’ racing in 2010. Moses was able to stop by Blimpie’s corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona with the race car on Wednesday and give everyone there an up close look at the car.

“My visit at Blimpie's was exciting. . “It was great to have the car out there for the employees and associates to check out the car, especially for those who weren’t going to make it to the race” Moses expressed.

On race day, Blimpie’s provided the crew with delicious sandwiches . They were also able to take advantage of the race being in their hometown by handing out Blimpie seat cushions and coupons for deli-fresh sandwiches to the #16 Hasa Pool Products fans.

The next NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race will be held at the Iowa Speedway on May 23th. This race will be in combination with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and promises to be exciting and competitive.

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