SWS: Mesa Marin III: Goodyear Racing race notes

Featherlite Southwest Series (NASCAR Touring): Eric Holmes won the 1 800 CLEANUP 150 at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. The event shook up the race for the championship with just one race remaining in the 2002 season. Holmes won after...

Featherlite Southwest Series (NASCAR Touring): Eric Holmes won the 1 800 CLEANUP 150 at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. The event shook up the race for the championship with just one race remaining in the 2002 season.

Holmes won after starting 13th. He averaged 70.196 mph in the 150-lap chase around the half-mile track. The winner edged second-place finisher David Gilliland by just .162 of a second.

M.K. Kanke finished third, followed by Ben Walker and 2001 champion Craig Raudman.

Eddy McKean, who started the race with a chance to seal his first Series championship, struggled during the race and gave up much of his points lead. Kanke now trails by just 43 points.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Eric Holmes , David Gilliland , Ben Walker