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Eggleston Grabs NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Win At Shasta With Late Pass

K&N along with NASCAR unveiled a new series name and sponsor for their East and West circuits. (Courtesy of NASCAR)
K&N along with NASCAR unveiled a new series name and sponsor for their East and West circuits. (Courtesy of NASCAR)

Source: NASCAR Media Relations

ANDERSON, Calif. -- Chris Eggleston waited. And waited. And then he made his move.

The Erie, Colorado, driver muscled his No. 99 NAPA Filters/H20 Fire Protection Toyota past James Bickford with five laps remaining and claimed the checkered flag in the Bill Schmitt Memorial 150 presented by Lithia Toyota and NAPA Auto Parts at Shasta Speedway.

It was the third win in nine career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West starts for the 26-year-old, who is running his first full-time season for Bill McAnally Racing. Eggleston won earlier this year at California's Irwindale Speedway.

Bickford, the 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, seemed poised to pick up his second career win after inheriting the lead on Lap 92 when Coors Light Pole Award winner David Mayhew pulled off the track with mechanical issues.

But Eggleston tracked him down and made the late pass to grab the win. He wound up .705 seconds ahead of Bickford at the finish line and more than four seconds over the rest of the field on the .375-mile track.

Johnny White finished third and Gracin Raz was fourth. Buddy Shepherd, 15, was fifth in his first career series start. All three rookies.

Another Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, Ryan Partridge, finished sixth, followed by Brandon McReynolds, Thomas Martin, and rookies Alex Schutte and Nicole Behar.

Championship points leader Noah Gragson ended up 16th after suffering a flat tire, while Mayhew wound up 20th.

The Bill Schmitt Memorial 150 will air on Thursday, June 4 at 4 p.m. on NBCSN.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West next races June 27 in the Carneros 200 at California's Sonoma Raceway.

 

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

Unofficial Results

Saturday

At Shasta Speedway

Anderson, Calif.

Lap length: 0.333 miles
Pos      No.      Name  Sponsor           Laps    Diff
1          99        Chris Eggleston           NAPA Filters/H20 Fire Protection Toyota      150      
2          6          James Bickford          Sunrise Ford/Interstate Plastics Ford 150      0.705
3          31        Johnny White *           MMI Services Chevrolet         150      4.011
4          27        Gracin Raz *   Trinity Energy Ford     150      4.453
5          55        Buddy  Shepherd *     D'Angelos Automotive & Ind'l Coding/Axalta 150      4.774
6          9          Ryan Partridge *         Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil Ford/Eibach Spring   150      4.923
7          16        Brandon McReynolds NAPA Auto Parts Toyota        150      5.696
8          11        Thomas Martin            Med Active      150      6.827
9          21        Alex Schutte * Proficio/Zitovault         150      9.150
10        33        Nicole Behar * Custom Welding & Fabrication, Inc Ford       150      9.355
11        61        Brett Thompson          RTTI/61 Logistics/Blu.LNG.com         150      10.469
12        5          Justin Funkhouser      Med Active Relief for Dry Mouth/Racers Drive         150      13.620
13        74        Luis Tyrrell      Rodon Builders           150      15.325
14        84        Rich DeLong III           Country Girl Saloon/Ron's Rear Ends Chevrolet       149      1 Lap
15        51        Carlos Vieira   51 Fifty            147      3 Laps
16        7          Noah Gragson *          AlertID/Colliers Int'l Ford         143      7 Laps
17        14        Matt Levin *     Port of Tucson Toyota            141      9 Laps
18        68        Rodd Kneeland *         RoddRenovations.com           140      10 Laps
19        36        Dylan Caldwell *         Hollerans Performance          115      35 Laps
20        17        David Mayhew            MMI Racing/Ron's Rear Ends/Pour House Chevrolet           92        58 Laps
21        06        John  Wood     Hollerans Performance          89        61 Laps
22        38        Rob  Powers * Aerial Rental/O-F Racing/Sitech        64        86 Laps
23        30        Ron Norman * Port of Tucson Toyota            28        122 Laps
24        15        Jack  Sellers   Med Active Relief for Dry Mouth/Racers Drive         4          146 Laps

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 0 hours 58 minutes 12 seconds
Margin of Victory: .705 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: D. Mayhew (85.050 mph, 15.873 seconds)
Caution Flags: 7 for 33 laps.
Lead Changes: 2 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: D. Mayhew 1-92, J. Bickford 93-144, C. Eggleston 145-150
Standings: 1. C. Eggleston, 209; 2. G. Raz, 197; 3. N. Gragson, 194; 4. R. Partridge, 187; 5. J. Bickford, 182; 6. D. Mayhew, 180; 7. J. White, 175; 8.N. Behar, 173; 9. B. McReynolds, 171; 10. A. Schutte, 171.




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