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Sun., June 7, 2009, 3:30 a.m.

NCWS West Recap: Holmes dominates at Douglas

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Eric Holmes’ third win of the season increased his series points lead to 36 points over Jason Bowles, who finished second. David Mayhew was third, followed by Mike David and Moses Smith.

Courtesy: NASCAR Media Relations

ROSEBURG, Ore. (June 6, 2009) – Eric Holmes had done it the hard way. Saturday evening, he did it the easy way.

A year after overcoming a flat tire and fighting his way through the field at Douglas County Speedway to get the victory, the defending NASCAR Camping World Series West champion stayed out front all night and led all 150 laps en route to winning the Toyota/Bi-Mart 150 presented by NAPA.

It was the fourth straight victory at the .325-mile oval for Holmes’ car owner Bill McAnally.

Holmes’ third win of the season increased his series points lead to 36 points over Jason Bowles, who finished second. David Mayhew was third, followed by Mike David and Moses Smith.

Earlier in the day, Holmes won his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season. Saturday was Holmes’ ninth career win and 11th career pole.

The race was slowed six times for 29 laps.

The NASCAR Camping World Series West will race next at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., on June 20 as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at the road course.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD SERIES WEST-TOYOTA/BI-MART 150 Unofficial Results
Saturday
At Douglas County Speedway
Roseburg, OR
Lap length: 0.375 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Eric Holmes, Escalon, Calif., Toyota, 150 laps, 59.911 mph, $10,186.
2. (6) Jason Bowles, Ontario, Calif., Ford, 150, $4,236.
3. (2) David Mayhew, Atascadero, Calif., Chevrolet, 150, $3,536.
4. (5) Mike David, Modesto, Calif., Toyota, 150, $3,336.
5. (4) Moses Smith, Tempe, Ariz., Toyota, 150, $3,286.
6. (10) Brett Thompson, Jerome, Idaho, Chevrolet, 150, $3,036.
7. (7) Blake Koch, West Palm Beach, Fla., Chevrolet, 150, $3,111.
8. (9) Greg Pursley, Newhall, Calif., Chevrolet, 150, $2,736.
9. (12) Jim Warn, Aurora, Ore, Chevrolet, 150, $2,636.
10. (15) Jamie Dick, Albuquerque, N.M., Ford, 150, $4,091.
11. (11) Phil Dugan, Meridian, Idaho, Chevrolet, 148, $2,286.
12. (13) Paul Pedroncelli, Jr., Sonoma, Calif., Chevrolet, 147, $1,640.
13. (8) Paulie Harraka, Fairlawn, N.J., Toyota, 142, $2,066.
14. (14) Johnathan Hale, Rio Linda, Calif., Chevrolet, 124, suspension, $1,986.
15. (3) Travis Bennett, Ellensburg, Wash., Chevrolet, 44, accident, $1,425.
16. (16) Jack Sellers, Sacramento, Calif., Chevrolet, 3, rear end, $1,936.
17. (17) Greg Rayl, Roseville, Calif., Ford, 1, motor, $1,375.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 0 hours 56 minutes 20 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.644 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: E.Holmes (88.583 mph, 15.24 seconds)
Caution Flags: 6 for 29 laps.
Lead Changes: 0 among 1 drivers.
Lap Leaders: E. Holmes 1-150.
Standings: 1. E. Holmes, 1025; 2. J. Bowles, 989; 3. D. Mayhew, 961; 4. M. David, 942; 5. G. Pursley, 914; 6. P. Harraka, 878; 7. B. Thompson, 876; 8. M. Smith, 866; 9. B. Koch, 839; 10. J. Warn, 772.




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