WS: Roseville: Moses Smith race report

Moses Smith recovers for a top-ten finish at NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Opener Antelope, CA -The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry ran in the top ten during both practices at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener. Moses Smith was...

Moses Smith recovers for a top-ten finish at NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Opener

Antelope, CA -The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota Camry ran in the top ten during both practices at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener. Moses Smith was third on the board in the first of two practices and eighth during the second. Smith went on to qualify the Hasa entry from Bill McAnally Racing in seventh for the first of five Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts Bonus Challenge races.

Before a sold-out crowd, Smith moved toward to front of the field breaking into the top-five by the halfway point of the 150-lap race. A late in the race incident had the race finish under a green-white-checkered scenario. As Smith brought the No. 16 Hasa Toyota Camry to the checkered flag, a car spun in turn four. Smith avoided the wrecked car high in the corner only to be turned around by a lapped down car.

"So the season opener was not the finish I wanted," said Smith. "On the last lap I was running in seventh with the leader in sight and a guy laps down spins me as we are coming to the checkered flag. I managed a 9th place finish. It was not the way I wanted to finish the race."

"I'm so proud of Crew Chief Mario Isola and the Hasa/White Flyer Toyota team," said Smith. "They gave me a great Camry for this race. We spent some time in Hasa Hospitality with over 500 fans. It was great to have them once again supporting us at BMR's home track at All American Speedway."

The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts Bonus Challenge West race from All American Speedway race will be televised on SPEED Channel on April 8th. The next NASCAR West Series race event will be also on April 8th at Phoenix International Raceway.

-source: bmr

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Moses Smith , Mario Isola