WS: Mesa Marin: Race notes, standings

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - David Gilliland held off a hard-charging Mike Duncan to win the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Lucas Oil 150 at Mesa Marin Raceway on Saturday night. Although Duncan had dominated much of the...

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - David Gilliland held off a hard-charging Mike Duncan to win the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Lucas Oil 150 at Mesa Marin Raceway on Saturday night.

Although Duncan had dominated much of the 150-lap event, Gilliland took advantage of a series of late-race pit stops to move to the front and take the lead 15 laps from the finish. Duncan charged after Gilliland, but was not able to beat him to the checkered flag.

It was the first career series victory for Gilliland - whose father, Butch, won three series races on the high-banked, half-mile Bakersfield track.

Scott Lynch finished third, followed by Scott Gaylord and Mike David.

The race was the second of 13 events on schedule for the series in 2004.

Stats:

Did not qualify: (1) Mike Boat
Time of race: 1 hour 8 minutes 31 seconds
Margin of victory: Under caution
Caution flags: 6 for 35 (15-18, 24-28, 52-57, 67-70, 119-129, 145-149)
Lead changes: 3 between 4 drivers
Lap leaders: Mike Duncan 1-120, Carl Harr 121-132, Scott Lynch 133-136, David Gilliland 137-151.

NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series Championship Standings:
1. Mike David 320
2. Mike Duncan 319
3. David Gilliland 310
4. Scott Gaylord 306
5. Austin Cameron 302
6. Tim Woods III 274
7. Carl Harr 264
8. Nick DeFazio 264
9. Daryl Harr 248
10. Jose Luis Ramirez 230.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Tim Woods , Scott Gaylord , Scott Lynch , Mike David , Daryl Harr , Carl Harr , David Gilliland , Mike Boat , Austin Cameron , Jose Luis Ramirez