Friday, May 28, 2010

Battery Change Slowed Moses Smith’s Efforts

Moses Smith headed to Iowa Speedway for the Goodyear Dealers of Iowa “200” excited about the combined NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West Series event. The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota team focused on 200-laps of great racing at the 7/8-mile track in Newton, Iowa. Smith qualified the car 29th of the 49 entries.Smith avoided the early race on-track mayhem as a car spun in turn four collecting another competitor at lap 14. Falling back to 35th just three laps later, Smith and Crew Chief Mario Isola made the decision to come to pit road to make adjustments to the car and took the opportunity to take on fuel.

When the green flag dropped, Smith had a great restart and avoided the brunt of a second crash at lap 22. Unfortunately, he sustained right rear quarter panel damage which resulted in a flat tire. The No. 16 Spotter and 2007 Champion Mike David confirmed the extent of the damage and directed Smith to the pits at lap 28 for the repairs.

Even with the No. 16 teams scrambling to get a track safety tow truck moved which was blocking Smith’s pit stall, he was able to advance from 33rd to 28th after the repairs were made. Once again under caution, Smith followed the leaders into the pits, this time opting for left side tires followed by fuel. At lap 89, Smith began to report that he was having power issues with the car. The battery was dead and the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry was forced to make an unscheduled pit stop, putting Smith ten laps down from the leaders. With fresh right side tires Smith reentered the race in 38th turning his fastest lap time of the night. Smith continued to battle and was able to bring home the No. 16 Hasa Toyota in 34th.

The Goodyear Dealers of Iowa “200” can be seen on Thursday May 27th on SPEED Channel 3 pm PST.

The next race will be at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Oregon on June 5th. For tickets please visit Douglas County Speedway or call Bill McAnally Racing Promotions at 916-676-0256. The TOYOTA NAPA AUTO PARTS BONUS CHALLENGE "150" is the second event of the five race Bonus Challenge Series in which teams competing in the five events are eligible in sharing in more than $100,000 in bonus money being offered by Toyota and NAPA. Don’t miss all the action.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a bummer...Speed has already shown the race?? I missed seeing it...and I think I was even "on camera! =|