Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Team Finish in 6th at Colorado National Speedway

The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/NAPA Gold Filters Toyota team came to Colorado National Speedway to win the Toyota/NAPA “150”. The driver from Bill McAnally Racing, Moses Smith’s night netted the team a sixth place finish.

Smith was fourth quick during the first practice session and fifth in the second. He qualified the No. 16 NAPA Filters/Hasa Toyota Camry in fifth for the 150-lap race. Smith ran in the top five until lap 55, when he experienced brake issues and fell back to sixth. At lap 61, the no. 16 NAPA Filters Toyota was in seventh.

During the second caution at lap 146, Smith told crew chief Mario Isola that he was staying off his brakes as much as possible. Isola replied “It’s going to be a green-white-checkered finish. Use it up!” Smith took the checkered flag in sixth.

“It was a good race,” said Smith. “I didn’t have anything for the front of the field. I ended up playing defense. We’re holding on to second in the chase so we’ll go on to the next race.”

The teams from BMR will race next at Montana Raceway Park in Kalispell, Montana on August 13th for the Toyota/TTC “150”. This will be the NAPA/Hasa team’s second visit to Flathead Valley where they finished on the podium in third at the inaugural visit.

“I really like the Montana track,” said Smith. ”The fans are great. When the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West comes there, it’s a big event. The racing should be good. I like the Toyota Camry we’re bringing to the race. It should be good. I’m looking forward to it.”

The television broadcast of the Colorado race will be on SPEED Channel on Thursday August 25th at 6 pm ET. The broadcast of the Montana race will be on Thursday September 1st at the same time. Please check your local listings.

The race at Montana Raceway Park is expected to be a sell-out. Please visit their website at for ticket information and directions to the speedway.

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