Posts tagged: K&N Pro Series
A talented field leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series back to Spokane County Raceway on Satruday night highlighted by two-time Daytona 500 winner, Michael Waltrip.
Joe Kopp has a big AMA-style race planned for Spokane Speedway on July 17 and news regarding Spokane County Raceway's curtaiing of racing is being dealt with in the region.
The series’ inaugural visit to I-44 Speedway in Lebanon looked to be in the hands of either one of the Gene Price Motorsports entries of polesitter Cameron Hayley or Greg Pursley, who swapped the lead six times through the first 147 laps of the race. But when Michael Self got the No. 21 Golden Gate Meat/iON Chevrolet under them in Turn 4 to make it three-wide on Lap 148, Hayley and Pursley skidded up the track and Self powered to the lead.
A late caution pushed the scheduled 150-lap event to 159 laps. On each restart, however, Michael Self was able to power away, leaving Dylan Kwasniewski and early race-leader Brett Moffitt to battle for second. Kwasniewski wound up claiming the runner-up spot over Moffitt. As the top finishing East driver, Kwasniewski was credited with a win in the series standings.
Michael Self recorded his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory in his last 13 races and his second victory in as many seasons on the road course at Brainerd International Raceway.
Although Derek Thorn paced the entire event, he faced continual challenges from Cameron Hayley, who started from the pole position. Thorn wrestled the lead from Hayley at the drop of the initial green and then held him off following numerous restarts.
Dylan Kwasniewski, the reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, bested the legendary .533-mile high-banked oval and the other 35 competitors on Saturday to win the DRIVE4COPD 125 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship season opener. Kwasniewski's victory was his first on the East series as he begins his quest for the 2013 championship one season after claiming the West title.
As a member of NASCAR's Next9 program highlighting rising stars climbing the NASCAR national ranks Cameron Hayley's 2012 season was highlighted by just five top-5 finishes in 15 races. With other Next9 drivers like Corey LaJoie, Dylan Kwasniewski and Kyle Larson winning races and championships, Hayley wasn't sure he belonged in such accomplished company. That was until last week's big win in the UNOH Battle at the Beach.
Cameron Hayley, who has raced across the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada before joining NASCAR's K&N Pro Series full-time in 2012, won his biggest main event of his young career Tuesday night at Daytona International Speedway.
For the first time in NASCAR's history the stars of the Whelen All-American Series, Modified Series and K&N Pro Series will be part of Daytona Speedweeks. Bill McAnally Racing, which competes on the K&N Pro Series that will be racing Spokane Co. Raceway on Aug. 24, has an impressive line-up set for Tuesday night's main event.
NASCAR's premier series on the West Coast, the K&N Pro Series West, celebrates 60 years in 2013. Spokane County Raceway will be part of that celebration as the series returns to the half-mile oval for only the second time in over 35 years. Eric Holmes was the winner of the 2011 race and will be back to defend that victory on August 24. The race will be one of two series events to be held in Washington state as Evergreen Speedway just outside of Seattlewill be up first on Aug. 17.
Spokane native Chad Little's son, Jesse, has been working towards the goal of being a full-time NASCAR driver just as his father was for many years. The third generation driver has been signed to join the prestigious Coulter Motorsports for a run towards the NASCAR K&N Pro Series championship in 2013 and a shot at the series Rookie of the Year award.
This weekend Spokane's Braeden Havens heads to The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a track he has competed on in the past, for the Star Nursery 200 on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
Moving to second place with 10 laps left in the Brainerd 125, Utah's Michael Self chased down leader Dylan Kwasniewski to take the lead on the white flag lap. From there it was clear sailing for the 21-year old's first career victory on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
With one start at Spokane County Raceway under his belt on the series, Spokane's Braeden Havens is confident that his No. 09 Hilliard Enterprises Chevrolet has the speed in it to secure a starting position in Saturday night's NASCAR Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 to be held at All-American Speedway just outside of Sacramento, California.