Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Focused on Portland

Smith and the Hasa Toyota team Focused on Portland Smith returns to the road course Antelope, CA– The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/NAPA Gold Filters Toyota Camry, driven by Moses Smith brought home a fifteenth place finish at his last run at Portland International Raceway after having a late in the race electrical issue. Smith and the Hasa team look to turn their Portland bad luck around as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series returns to the 1.967-mile road course. Smith has raced at the nearly perfectly flat twelve-turn road course which sits a short distance from the famous Columbia River in both a stock car and in an open-wheeled car.

This is the third time since 1986 that the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has come to PIR. In 2008, track renovations were complete as two turns were widened and the track repaved with new asphalt. “The passing is tough but I think we will do pretty well,” said Smith. “The No. 16 Hasa Toyota team is focused on continuing to close the gap in the chase for the championship. We’re looking forward to getting onto the road course in Portland and having a great finish.” Smith is second in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series championship point standings. The Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops “125” is a two day event with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West teams qualifying and racing on Sunday July 24th.

Great seats are still available. Tickets to the July 23-24 Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops “125” are on sale at local Bi-Mart stores and available at the gate during the weekend. All grandstands are free and open, with free parking outside the front gates. For all the events and info go to www.portlandnascar.com. Set your DVRs. The NKNP West Series race from Toyota Speedway on Thursday July 21st and the race from Evergreen Speedway on Thursday July 28th.

by Kaye Reshaw
photo by z. smith

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