Friday, November 18, 2011

Tough Season Finale

Moses Smith, driver of the No. 16 NAPA Filters/Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry would finish out the 2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season third in the points race. In the fourteen races in the 2011 season, Smith recorded five top-five finishes and nine top-tens. This season he had his career best average finish in the five years he has competed in the NKPS West with two second place finishes coming at the short track of All American Speedway and the road course at Miller Motorsports Park.

Smith and the No. 16 NAPA Filters Toyota team spent the bulk of the nearly three-hour long practice session getting reacquainted with the 'new' Phoenix International Raceway. During the summer, the one-mile track was reconfigured.

Most noticeably was the back stretch where the dog-leg curve between turn 2 and 3 was pushed out 95-feet and the dog–leg tightened from 800 to 500 feet. "This is a weird track," Smith radioed in to the NAPA Filters/Hasa team. The back stretch was often compared to a roller coaster ride by many of the teams. Smith fought a tight race car for most of the practice session. He qualified on the inside of row fifteen.

"Green, green, green!" said spotter Mike David to begin the Casino Arizona "125". During the first caution at lap 12, Smith radioed in that the #16 was still tight. The No. 16 NAPA Filters Toyota came to pit road for adjustments at lap 16. Back underway, Smith radioed in that he was down on power and asked crew chief Mario Isola if he thought there might be a spark plug loose. He continued to report that the Camry was tight 'center off'. During the caution at lap 33, Smith returned to pit road for more adjustments on the right rear and the track bar.

Smith climbed thru traffic and was in 23th at the half-way break. At lap 72, Smith reported in that the No. 16 NAPA Filters Toyota was a tick snug coming out of turn four. When the caution came out at lap 96, Smith was now 16th on the board. He would return to pit road at lap 100 for additional adjustments. Smith would take the checkered flag in 17th.

The No. 16 NAPA Filters/Hasa Pool Products Toyota team and Bill McAnally Racing would like to thank our race partners Hasa Pool Products, NAPA Filters and White Flyer. Throughout the 2011 season, hundreds of Hasa Pool Products customers and fans came out to support their favorite team coming to races as far away as Newton, Iowa to Monroe, Washington to Phoenix, Arizona. We owe our success to their continued support for the past five seasons in the NKPS West.

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