Sunday, January 5, 2014

K&N Pro Series West - 2013 Top Races

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to the beautiful new Kern County Raceway Park.
The 2013 season featured the inaugural visit by the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
to the beautiful new Kern County Raceway Park and the much-anticipated
return of the series to Bakersfield, Calif. (Getty Images for NASCAR)

NAPA Auto Parts 150, Kern County Raceway Park
Oct. 26: 

The inaugural series visit to Kern County Raceway Park marked the much-anticipated return of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West to Bakersfield, Calif. The first series victory on the new high-banked, half-mile track went to Greg Pursley – who early in his stock car career was a regular competitor in the late model division at Bakersfield’s Mesa Marin Raceway before its closure in 2005.

Casey’s General Stores 150, Iowa Speedway
June 7: 

Michael Self went to Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway in June, becoming the first K&N West driver to take the overall win in the East-West combination race. Self held off K&N East drivers Dylan Kwasniewski and Brett Moffitt in a green-white-checkered finish. It was one of three consecutive wins for Self early in the season.

Carneros 200, Sonoma Raceway
June 22: 

In one of the most dramatic series races at Sonoma Raceway, Thorn moved past Hayley and Self late in the event to capture his first career road course win. Hayley and Self, who had staged a classic battle for the lead, had to settle for second and third, respectively.

Casino Arizona 50, Phoenix Inter. Raceway
Nov. 9: 

A season finale that included a four-way battle to decide the series championship also featured a scuffle between two 15-year-old drivers for the win. Cole Custer won the pole and led 49 of the 50 laps. 

But Gray Gaulding, who started sixth, caught Custer going into Turn 3 on the final lap and contact between the two resulted in Custer spinning and Gaulding becoming the youngest race winner in series history.

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