WS: Portland: Paulie Harraka preview

Harraka Ready to Take on the "Esses" at PIR Antelope, CA - The No. 12 NAPA Gold Filters Toyota Camry from Bill McAnally Racing returns to Portland International Raceway for the Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops "125". This is only the third visit ...

Harraka Ready to Take on the "Esses" at PIR

Antelope, CA - The No. 12 NAPA Gold Filters Toyota Camry from Bill McAnally Racing returns to Portland International Raceway for the Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops "125". This is only the third visit for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West on the road course. Drive for Diversity driver Paulie Harraka looks to capitalize on his road course success after a podium finish at Infineon this past June.

"I'm really looking forward to this weekend," said Harraka. "Our NAPA Gold Filters Toyota has been the bridesmaid at both of the last 2 road course races, and it's time for us to take center stage. PIR is a track I really enjoy, especially the esses the end of the back straight. You are right on the edge of wrecking there to be fast, and that makes it really a "driver's turn". A win at Portland is just what we need to get our NAPA Gold Filters Toyota back in contention for the championship."

Harraka, the 2009 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, is currently fifth in the chase for the series championship and less than 20 points out of third.

-source: bmr

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Drivers Paulie Harraka