BOWLES CLINCHES 2009 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD WEST SERIES TITLE AT ALL-AMERICAN SPEEDWAY California scored his 10th top-five finish to earn his first NASCAR title ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (September 28, 2009) -- Jason Bowles completed his season-long...
BOWLES CLINCHES 2009 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD WEST SERIES TITLE AT ALL-AMERICAN SPEEDWAY
California scored his 10th top-five finish to earn his first NASCAR title
ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (September 28, 2009) -- Jason Bowles completed his season-long quest for a series title on Saturday night (September 26), capturing the 2009 NASCAR Camping World West Series championship crown. The California standout clinched his first NASCAR title with a strong fourth-place result at All-American Speedway in California in the Toyota/Copart 150 presented by Golden State Steel & Stair.
For Bowles, the 2009 NASCAR Camping World West Series season-finale at the All-American Speedway meant only one thing, a 16th or better finish and the championship title. The on-track action commenced in perfect fashion for the championship leader, as Bowles led the way in both practice sessions around the 1/3-mile oval. While the former karting and formula car standout did not quite match that performance in afternoon single-car qualifying, he did post the third quickest time positioning himself for a championship winning run in the Round 13 later that night.
The start to the 150-lap affair under the lights proved quite dramatic, as a turn one incident collected multiple drivers, including Bowles closest championship pursuer Eric Holmes. Bowles, having narrowly avoided the crash, effectively clinched the title despite falling back to a position outside of the top-10. Wishing to end the season on a high note, the No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Oakley/Joe Gibbs Racing Oil/GS 610/RPM 12/Justice Brothers/Bell/Ford race pilot commenced an impressive run back to the front of the field. When the checkered flag waved, Bowles had clinched the 2009 Camping World West Series title with a fourth place finish, his 10th top-five result in 13 races.
"It was a really good day," stated Bowles. "I left a bit on the table in qualifying, but that was all me. My team gave me a great car and we did exactly what we set out to do, stay out of trouble and finish the race. I have to hand it to my crew, they have given me great cars all year and I can't thank them enough for there hard work and dedication. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for there great support. Sunrise Ford, Sunrise Management, Justice Brothers, RPM12, Oakley, GS610 brake fluid, Bell helmets, Joe Gibbs Driven Oil. I would also like to give a special thanks to the whole Bruncati family for giving me this opportunity. This was my last season with the team and I just can't thank them enough. I am working on putting some stuff together for next year and I hope this opportunity will help open those doors."
Bowles and the entire Sunrise Ford squad will be honored at the Touring Series Gala in Concord, N.C. on November 14, where the Californian will be presented with the NASCAR Camping World West Series championship trophy. Bowles will return to the driver's seat on January 29-30 at Irwindale Speedway in California, having earned a place in the prestigious NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.