Disappointing Finish for Moses Smith and the No. 16 HASA Team After a great qualifying effort resulting in a seventh out of a field of 41, it looked to be a good race for Bill McAnally Racing's HASA Pool Products Toyota driver Moses Smith....
Disappointing Finish for Moses Smith and the No. 16 HASA Team
After a great qualifying effort resulting in a seventh out of a field of 41, it looked to be a good race for Bill McAnally Racing's HASA Pool Products Toyota driver Moses Smith. But under some tough racing conditions, with the temperature rising over 100 degrees and even higher in the car, Moses would bring home the No. 16 HASA Toyota Camry in 28th.
Moses Smith #16
From the start of the race, Smith had a solid run and was looking to make a gain in the point standings. While under the second of twelve cautions, crew chief Duane Knorr made the call to come in to put four fresh Goodyear tires on the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry. Two cautions later and within their fuel window, Smith made a second visit to pit road. Back under way, he made a charge for the front and narrowly avoided getting caught up in a multiple car crash on the front straightaway on lap 42.
At lap 46, Smith radioed in to the No. 16 HASA team that he had an electrical problem. He came in at lap 47 and the team went to work diagnosing the problem. Smith returned to the race five laps down as the 68-lap race came to a finish under a green-white-checkered scenario. Smith and the No. 16 HASA team are now seventh in the chase for the championship.
The next race for the NCWS West is at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California on Friday, July 4th. The race will be televised live on HDNet and be presented as an enhanced replay on SPEED Channel.