Thursday, March 1, 2012

K&N Pro Series West Champion - Greg Pursley

Greg Pursley’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship season began last year with a win in the first race at Phoenix International Raceway.

He hopes to repeat that victory and get a jump in his charge for a second title when the curtain goes up on the 2012 season with the Talking Stick Resort 50 at PIR on Saturday, March 3. It will mark the start of the 59th season for the West’s premier stock car circuit.

After winning last year’s season opener, Pursley went on to dominate series competition beyond the midway point, winning six of the first eight races. The stretch run was a different story, however. Four different drivers visited Victory Lane in the final six races, as newcomers began to flex their muscle. Those young drivers look to pose a serious title challenge to Pursley and other veterans of the series this year.

Pursley has been considered the one to beat when it comes to Phoenix, meanwhile. After winning in the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011, the 44-year-old was going for a record third straight Phoenix victory last November – but ended up in the wall while battling for the lead.

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