Moses Smith Finishes Sixth In U.S. Cellular 200 for the West Series Championship Moses Smith, driver of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing was the fastest West Series' driver in the final practice session...
Moses Smith Finishes Sixth In U.S. Cellular 200 for the West Series Championship
Moses Smith, driver of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing was the fastest West Series' driver in the final practice session at Iowa Speedway and only 2/10th off the record. The BMR teams traveled east for the NASCAR Camping World Series US Cellular "200." This is the only point race of the season in which the West Series faces off with the East Series. With over 20,000 fans in attendance, Smith finished the race in 6th of the West Series drivers. He leaves Iowa fifth in the chase for the series championship and only 14 points out of fourth.
Moses Smith #16
Smith posted times in the top-ten in both the practices in a field of 55 drivers. In a close qualifying session, Moses put the No. 16 HASA Toyota in row twelve. Only 44 drivers would start the 200-lap race.
Smith gained positions with hard racing and great pit stops by the HASA team. Crew chief Duane Knorr and the team from BMR put the No 16 HASA car on the board in the top ten at lap 79. Smith gained one more spot a lap later and was running in 7th. Under caution, Knorr made the call to bring the No. 16 HASA Toyota in for a final pit stop at lap 95 where he took on fresh right side tires and lap later, fuel. This was their second stop of the race. Smith reentered the race in 12th. Smith would finish the race in 17th and on the lead lap.
You can watch a replay of the Iowa race on the SpeedChannel on 05/27/2008 at 10:00 a.m. pacific time.
The HASA team's next race will be at Colorado National Speedway for the Toyota/NAPA "150" on June 7th. The race will be televised live on HDNet. Smith recorded a top-ten finish last season at CNS and is looking for his first win in the series.