Bowling Maintains National Lead Over Rocco

Bowling Maintains National Lead Over Rocco

Five More Whelen All-American Track Champions Crowned

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Not only did Ryan Preece keep Keith Rocco out of Victory Lane – twice – but he also kept the Connecticut driver from taking over the top spot in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Preece swept the 25-lap Sunoco Modified Division features last Wednesday at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsport Park. He took the lead from Rocco with five laps left in the second feature to cap the night.

With the two runner-up finishes at Thompson, paired with a fifth-place run at Stafford Motor Speedway Friday and a 16th at New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday, Rocco was unable to improve his national points total and remained one point behind Matt Bowling in the championship race.

Bowling, from Ridgeway, Virginia, has led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings the entire year. The 22-year-old has piled up 11 wins, 28 top fives and 34 top 10s in 38 starts running his Late Model at six asphalt tracks throughout the southeast. He leads Rocco, 657-656. Rocco has 12 wins, 25 top fives and 33 top 10s running his asphalt Modified at the three Connecticut NASCAR tracks.

The final day for points to count toward NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championships is Sunday, Sept. 18.

As the racing season winds down across the United States and Canada, the crowning of 2016 track champions has begun.

Tony Anderson edged five-time track champion Todd Sherman to claim the K&N Filters Modified title at Limaland Speedway in Lima, Ohio. A pair of Michigan titles were decided with Dave Zagaiski earning the Budweiser Outlaw Late Model title at Berlin Speedway and Mark Shook taking home the Outlaw Super Late Model crown at Kalamazoo Speedway. Ronnie McCarty successfully defended his Late Model Stock Car title at Kingsport (Tennessee) Speedway, and AJ Diemel won the dirt Late Model title at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Last week, Burt Myers claimed his seventh Modified championship at North Carolina’s Bowman Gray Stadium.

Both Bowling and Rocco are also moving closer to track titles.

Bowling finished fourth at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway Saturday and leads former national champion Peyton Sellers by 50 points with a pair of 75-lap Late Model features remaining this Saturday.

Rocco, the 2010 national champion, is in position to win his 12th and 13th track titles. He leads Preece by 23 points at Thompson, while he trails Dennis Perry by two points with three races remaining at New London-Waterford. Thirteen titles would move him into a five-way tie for third all-time behind only Joe Kosiski of Nebraska (17) and Jeff Strunk of Pennsylvania (15).

But Bowling and Rocco have been joined in the national championship picture by Ty Majeski, who jumped up from 10th to third.

The 22-year-old from Seymour, Wisconsin, finished eighth and 10th in Super Late Model features at Minnesota’s Elko Speedway. After starting the season winning the Super Late Model crown at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (Florida) Speedway in February, Majeski continued his winning ways at LacCrosse Speedway in Wisconsin. He has 12 wins, 16 top fives and 18 top 10s in 19 starts.

With LaCrosse’s season over until 47th Annual Oktoberfest Race Weekend in October, Majeski is planning on races at Elko and Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin. He still has the opportunity to make up the most ground, with his two worst finishes being 18 and 22 points of a maximum 41.

Bowling’s worst finishes are three 32s, while Rocco’s are four 32s.

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I drivers are ranked by their best 18 NASCAR points finishes in series-sanctioned events. Drivers receive two points for every car they finish ahead of – up to 18 cars – and three points for a win, with an additional two points available if the driver starts 10th or lower.

Majeski’s progress bumped Trevor Huddleston to fourth and three-time national champion Lee Pulliam to fifth. Huddleston finishes his season at California’s Irwindale Speedway on Sept. 10, where he holds a 36-point lead on Nick Joanides. Pulliam recorded a second- and third-place finish at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia, and leads four-time national champion Philip Morris by 34 points heading into the finale at Motor Mile on Sept. 10.

Seven tracks will crown their champions this weekend, including the first NASCAR champion in Alaska at Alaska Raceway Park. Madison finishes with a pair of Late Model features, while titles will also be decided at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine; Chemung (New York) Speedrome; Holland (New York) International Speedway; I-80 Speedway in Omaha, Nebraska; and Spencer Speedway in Williamson, New York.

In addition to track champions, U.S. state and Canadian province champions will also be determined over the next three weeks.

The 2016 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I national champion, as well as track champions from 58 tracks, U.S. state and Canadian provincial champions, national champions from Div. II through V, top rookies and special award winners will be honored at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards on Friday, Dec. 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame / NASCAR Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Established in 1982, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly short track auto racing. Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering is the series’ title sponsor. Whelen Engineering is a leading manufacturer of automotive, aviation, industrial and emergency vehicle lighting. NASCAR tracks and pace cars are among the many showcases for Whelen products.

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PIT BOX: Pinty’s Title Road Runs Thru CTMP

PIT BOX: Pinty’s Title Road Runs Thru CTMP

Labor Day Weekend Includes Oswego, East Carolina & Greenville

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• With three races remaining in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series season, this weekend represents the best chance for two-time champion Andrew Ranger to reclaim the top spot from rookie Cayden Lapcevich. The 16-year-old enters Sunday’s Can-Am 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, holding a 12-point lead after picking up the win last weekend in Nova Scotia. But Ranger opened the season with a win on the 2.459-mile, 11-turn road course and has three victories in 11 starts there. Lapcevich finished fourth after starting 11th at CTMP in the opener and will look to minimize Ranger’s road-course advantage before the series wraps up on a pair of ovals. Jason Hathaway is the defending race winner, while Alex Labbe won the pole there earlier this year.

• Justin Bonsignore bounced back from a rough result at Bristol Motor Speedway to claim the victory at New York’s Riverhead Raceway this past Saturday and close the gap on NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship leader Doug Coby. Now they take the fight to upstate New York, as the tour runs the Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s at Oswego Speedway Saturday night. This will mark the tour’s first stop at the .625-mile oval since 1989. The track held three races in 1988 and four in 1989, with Tony Hirschman winning three times and Brian Ross twice. Mike McLaughlin won there in 1988 en route to the championship, and Mike Stefanik did the same 1989 during his title run.

• Burt Myers carries a 10-point championship lead to East Carolina Speedway in Robersonville, North Carolina, as the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour makes its inaugural visit to the .375-mile oval. Two-time tour champion Andy Suess and four-time champion George Brunnhoelzl III continue to chase Myers, who has picked up three wins this season. Myers is chasing his second title and the visit to the tri-oval marks a run of four races in the next six weeks that will decide the 2016 champion.

• Justin Haley leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East back to South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway, where his 2016 championship campaign kicked into gear in March. The 16-year-old from Winamac, Indiana, scored his first career K&N Pro East win in that race and returns six months later to the flat half-mile with a commanding 36-point lead over Kyle Benjamin with three races remaining. Haley is looking to give HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks its fourth straight East champion. No driver has swept the races since Greenville began hosting two in 2011, but HScott drivers have won four of the last five races there.

NASCAR WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR

Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway
Saturday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. ET
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Visit Martin County 150 at East Carolina Speedway, Robersonville, N.C.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 8:30 p.m. ET
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Can-Am 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
Sunday, Sept. 4, 11:05 a.m. ET
TV: TSN2, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. ET; RDS2, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
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Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway
Monday, Sept. 5, 5 p.m. PT
TV: NBCSN, Friday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. ET
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Day Continues To Impress In Second NXS Outing

Day Continues To Impress In Second NXS Outing

Shows Strong Pace, Fights for A Top-10 Finish, A Late Contact Relegates Him In 30th Place

Alon Day put up another spectacular performance in his second NASCAR Xfinity Series outing at the wheel of the #13 Florida Waterfront Law Dodge fielded by MBM Motorsports, exceeding all expectations and confirming in dry conditions the great potential he showed in the wet at Mid-Ohio two weeks ago. The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver brought his Dodge Challenger in the top-15 during Road America 180, before a late contact and a broken axle relegated him to the 30th place under the checkered flag.

“I am very happy and thankful to my sponsors and everybody believing in me for this opportunity to race in NASCAR Xfinity Series, I had kind of an easy landing doing my first races on road courses and I think that was the reason why I was able to show a good pace for our equipment. And definitely my experience driving in the rain back in Whelen Euro Series helped me here and even more at Mid-Ohio,” said the Israeli, whose 13th place at Mid-Ohio represents the best result in the history of MBM Motorsports.

Despite completing only 9 laps in practice due to some brake issues and being forced to start the race from the back of the field because of a flat front tire that sent him in the gravel early in qualifying, Day quickly charged to the front in the first part of the Road America 180 on a dry track as he did at Mid-Ohio in the wet. 

An excellent pace and a solid strategy allowed Day to climb the running order multiple times during the 45-lap race and put him in position for an incredible top-10 finish in a restart with 3 laps to go. Unfortunately a contact sent him off track with two to go and brought the race to a NASCAR Overtime finish. Once again Day launched himself in a spectacular comeback, but a broken axle relegated him to the 30th place under the checkered flag.

“We were able to fight hard for a top-10 spot, but one of our opponents, who was right behind me on the up the hill to turn 6 tried to dive inside me and just knocked me out of the track. It is a shame to be bumped in the final laps of such a strong outing, we put a lot of effort in it and this crash just costed me a good finish,” said Day, who forged his talent in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, where he finished second in 2015 and currently sits fourth in points and in contention for the European NASCAR title.

The coming weeks will be busy for the NASCAR Next alum, as he is now working hard with his sponsors and partners to find the necessary support to compete in more NASCAR Xfinity Series before the end of the season.

“The plan is to make seven races in 2016, and go for Rookie Of The Year in 2017. Right now we are still looking for sponsors to be on the grid and most of all be competitive for the win. I really hope to be back in the Xfinity car already at Richmond, but it is all a matter of sponsors,” concluded Day, who will try to put his American experience at use in the NWES playoffs looking for the unmatchable pace he showed last year on the way to three wins in the last four races. “I tried not to think too much about the playoffs, but now I will be back in Israel and start working on the preparation for Adria and Zolder. My CAAL Racing team is doing a great job to give me the best car possible and with what we did in 2015, I know we can do it again!”

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series playoffs will begin on September 17-18 in Italy at the Adria International Raceway, where each race will award double points in the title battle. All the races will be streamed live on Fanschoice.tv.


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Partridge Earns A Hard Fought Victory

Partridge Earns A Hard Fought Victory

Collects Second K&N Pro West Win At Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Ryan Partridge won the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Douglas County Speedway Saturday night after a late race entanglement gave him the opportunity he was waiting for.

Partridge, 28-years-old from Rancho Cucamonga, California, battled to stay in the top-three for 113 laps, falling as low as third to Bill McAnally Racing teammates Todd Gilliland and Chris Eggleston. It was on the next lap, that the course of the race changed and propelled Partridge to the top of the board.

Gilliland and Eggleston were battling side-by-side for the top spot when the defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion made contact with the Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate causing them both to spin. Partridge managed to avoid serious damage and took control of the lead.

Despite damage to his hood, the series veteran held off a charging Gracin Raz and Riley Herbst the remaining 36 laps to earn his second victory of the season. Raz and Herbst finished second and third, respectively.

Noah Gragson, Julia Landauer, Gilliland, Eggleston, Blaine Perkins, Ron Norman and Nicole Behar rounded out the top 10.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will make its return to Utah Motorsports Campus on Sept. 10 & 11 for a road course doubleheader.

The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 will air on NBCSN Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

 

Bonsignore Drives Home Win At Riverhead

Bonsignore Drives Home Win At Riverhead

Scores 10th Career Whelen Modified Win In 100th Start

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — Justin Bonsignore came up short at home in June. He wasn’t going to let it happen again Saturday night.

The 28-year-old from Holtsville, New York, held off the charge of brother Timmy and Shawn Solomito to score the victory in the Riverhead 200 at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway. It was a night of milestones for Bonsignore, who earned his 10th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in his 100th career start.

Bonsignore kept the No. 51 Phoenix Communications Inc. Chevrolet out front for a race-high 117 laps. He kept the Solomitos behind him on a final restart with nine laps remaining to secure the win.

In June, Bosignore finished second to Timmy Solomito on a green-white-checkered finish at Riverhead. Bosignore, both Solomitos and fourth-place Tom Rogers Jr. are all Long Island natives. It was Bonsignore’s fourth win at his home track, where he was the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I champion in 2011.

Timmy Solomito led 70 laps on the quarter-mile but had to settle for a runner-up finish this time. Shawn Solomito won his first career Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day — knocking Timmy off the provisional pole as the second-to-last driver to make a qualifying lap — and led the other 13 laps.

In addition to the win, Bonsignore cut Doug Coby’s championship points lead to 13 with five races remaining. Timmy Solomito remains 35 points back of Coby, who finished 15th.

Jimmy Blewett, Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Craig Lutz, Max Zachem, Frank Vigliarolo Jr. and Eric Goodale rounded out the top 10.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour heads to upstate New York next Saturday for the Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s at Oswego Speedway.

The Riverhead 200 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m.

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Justin Bonsignore (51) battles Timmy Solomito (16) and Shawn Solomito (75) for the lead Saturday night in the Riverhead 200 at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway. Adam Glanzman/NASCAR via Getty Images

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K&N Pro West Stat Advance: Roseburg

K&N Pro West Stat Advance: Roseburg

Analyzing The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 At Douglas County

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway Saturday after a six-year absence for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150. Below is a look at the past performance of the series and selected drivers.

Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 Race Setup:
• Todd Gilliland heads into the weekend with at 12-point lead over Ryan Partridge and a 31-point lead over Chris Eggleston.
• None of the drivers slated to compete this weekend have competed in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at the Roseburg, Oregon track.
• The last time the series visited the track in 2010, Eric Holmes collected the win after leading 98 laps.

At Douglas County Speedway:
History
• This will be the series’ 13th visit to the .375-mile oval.
• Located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon, the oval is the state’s premier paved oval.
• Nine different winners have been celebrated in the previous 12 events held at the track, Eric Holmes leads with three victories.

Notebook:
• Eric Holmes has the most wins at the track with three consecutive victories in 2008-10.
• Austin Cameron is the only other driver with multiple wins at the track with two in 2002-03.
• Mike Duncan, Eric Holmes and Jack McCoy have collected the most poles at Roseburg with two apiece.
• Eric Holmes has the most top fives and top 10s at Roseburg with 5, respectively.

Roseburg Data:
Race: #10 out of 14
Race Date: Saturday, August 27th at 8 p.m. PT
Track Layout: .375-mile oval
Race Length: 150 laps, 56.25 miles

Roseburg Qualifying/Race Data:

2015 Winner: did not race
2015 Pole Sitter: did not race
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Mike Davis, Ford, 119.276 mph, June 30, 2007
150-Lap Race Record: Eric Holmes, Toyota, 53 minutes 54 seconds (62.616 mph), July 11, 2008.

Roseburg Leaders:
Wins:
Eric Holmes … 3
Austin Cameron … 2
Mike Duncan … 1
Brian Ickler … 1
Jack McCoy … 1
Hershel McGriff … 1
Scott Lynch … 1
Peyton Sellers … 1
Johnny Steele … 1

Poles:
Mike Duncan … 2
Eric Holmes … 2
Scott McCoy … 2
Austin Cameron … 1
Mike David … 1
Scott Gaylord … 1
David Mayhew … 1
Hershel McGriff … 1
Peyton Sellers … 1

Laps Completed:
Mike David … 1116
Mike Duncan … 1104
Eric Holmes … 805
Scott Gaylord … 800
Austin Cameron … 779
Johnny Borneman III … 694

Laps Led:
Eric Holmes … 377
Mike Duncan … 318
Austin Cameron … 210
Ray Elder … 173
Peyton Sellers … 125
Scott Gaylord … 115

Selected Driver Highlights:
Chris Eggleston (No. 50 NAPA Filters Toyota)
• Heads into Roseburg ranked third in the standings with two wins and seven top fives.
• At the two previous .375-mile ovals (Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway and Colorado National Speedway) this season, he finished third and first, respectively.

Todd Gilliland (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Is first in the standings with five wins and eight top 10s.
• Heads into the weekend on a three-race win streak after collecting wins at Stateline, Iowa Speedway and Washington’s Evergreen Speedway.
• At the two similar sized ovals (Tucson and Colorado) this season, he finished second in both events.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Noah Gragson (No. 7 SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford)
• Is fifth in the standings with four top fives and eight top 10s.
• At Tucson and Colorado this season, he finished ninth and 10th, respectively. But he earned his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory at Tucson in 2015.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Riley Herbst (No. 19 NOS Energy Drink Toyota)
• Heads into the weekend ranked sixth with four top fives and seven top 10s.
• He finished seventh at Tucson and 13th at Colorado this season.

Julia Landauer (No. 54 Curb Records Toyota)
• Is eighth in the standings with three top fives and eight top 10s.
• This season in her Tucson and Colorado debuts, she finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Ron Norman (No. 30 Port of Tucson/Tucson Speedway/Chuy’s Ford)
• Heads into Roseburg 10th in the standings with four top 10s.
• This season at Tucson and Colorado he finished 10th and seventh, respectively.

Ryan Partridge (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is second in the standings headed into Roseburg with one win, seven top fives and ninth top 10s.
• Collected his first victory of the season at Tucson and finished fourth at Colorado this year.

Blaine Perkins (No. 21 Four Star Fruit Chevrolet)
• Is ranked ninth in the standings with one top five and five top 10s.
• Finished eighth at Tucson and fifth at Colorado this season.

Gracin Raz (No. 27 Montana Tech Ford)
• Heads into the weekend ranked fourth in the standings with six top fives and seven top 10s.
• At Tucson and Colorado this season, he finished 16th and third, respectively.

Cole Rouse (No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is seventh in the standings with three top fives and eight top 10s.
• In his Tucson and Colorado debuts, he finished fourth and ninth, respectively.

Up To Speed:
• The 2016 season is the 63rd for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
• The 2016 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across eight states.
• Third-generation driver Todd Gilliland won the season opener at California’s Irwindale Speedway on March 19 after leading a total of 33 laps.
• Gilliland expanded his K&N Pro Series West streak to three after winning the second race of the season at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.
• Ryan Partridge collected his first win of the year at Arizona’s Tucson Speedway after leading 127 laps.
• Chris Eggleston, the defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, picked up his first win of 2016 after gaining the lead with nine laps to go at California’s Orange Show Speedway.
• Eggleston made it two-for-two after leading 102 laps at his home track, Colorado National Speedway.
• Chase Elliott scored the first road course victory of the year at California’s Sonoma Raceway after passing Noah Gragson with two laps to go.
• Todd Gilliland scored his third win of the year at Idaho’s Stateline Speedway after crossing the finish line .004 seconds in front of Gragson.
• Todd Gilliland won the K&N Pro Series combination event at Iowa Speedway to make it two-for-two and collect his four win of the season.
• Gilliland continued his win streak at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway after dominating the field and leading all 150 laps.

K&N Pro West Stat Advance: Roseburg

K&N Pro West Stat Advance: Roseburg

Analyzing The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 At Douglas County

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to Oregon’s Douglas County Speedway Saturday after a six-year absence for the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150. Below is a look at the past performance of the series and selected drivers.

Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 Race Setup:
• Todd Gilliland heads into the weekend with at 12-point lead over Ryan Partridge and a 31-point lead over Chris Eggleston.
• None of the drivers slated to compete this weekend have competed in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at the Roseburg, Oregon track.
• The last time the series visited the track in 2010, Eric Holmes collected the win after leading 98 laps.

At Douglas County Speedway:
History
• This will be the series’ 13th visit to the .375-mile oval.
• Located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg, Oregon, the oval is the state’s premier paved oval.
• Nine different winners have been celebrated in the previous 12 events held at the track, Eric Holmes leads with three victories.

Notebook:
• Eric Holmes has the most wins at the track with three consecutive victories in 2008-10.
• Austin Cameron is the only other driver with multiple wins at the track with two in 2002-03.
• Mike Duncan, Eric Holmes and Jack McCoy have collected the most poles at Roseburg with two apiece.
• Eric Holmes has the most top fives and top 10s at Roseburg with 5, respectively.

Roseburg Data:
Race: #10 out of 14
Race Date: Saturday, August 27th at 8 p.m. PT
Track Layout: .375-mile oval
Race Length: 150 laps, 56.25 miles

Roseburg Qualifying/Race Data:

2015 Winner: did not race
2015 Pole Sitter: did not race
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Mike Davis, Ford, 119.276 mph, June 30, 2007
150-Lap Race Record: Eric Holmes, Toyota, 53 minutes 54 seconds (62.616 mph), July 11, 2008.

Roseburg Leaders:
Wins:
Eric Holmes … 3
Austin Cameron … 2
Mike Duncan … 1
Brian Ickler … 1
Jack McCoy … 1
Hershel McGriff … 1
Scott Lynch … 1
Peyton Sellers … 1
Johnny Steele … 1

Poles:
Mike Duncan … 2
Eric Holmes … 2
Scott McCoy … 2
Austin Cameron … 1
Mike David … 1
Scott Gaylord … 1
David Mayhew … 1
Hershel McGriff … 1
Peyton Sellers … 1

Laps Completed:
Mike David … 1116
Mike Duncan … 1104
Eric Holmes … 805
Scott Gaylord … 800
Austin Cameron … 779
Johnny Borneman III … 694

Laps Led:
Eric Holmes … 377
Mike Duncan … 318
Austin Cameron … 210
Ray Elder … 173
Peyton Sellers … 125
Scott Gaylord … 115

Selected Driver Highlights:
Chris Eggleston (No. 50 NAPA Filters Toyota)
• Heads into Roseburg ranked third in the standings with two wins and seven top fives.
• At the two previous .375-mile ovals (Tucson (Ariz.) Speedway and Colorado National Speedway) this season, he finished third and first, respectively.

Todd Gilliland (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Is first in the standings with five wins and eight top 10s.
• Heads into the weekend on a three-race win streak after collecting wins at Stateline, Iowa Speedway and Washington’s Evergreen Speedway.
• At the two similar sized ovals (Tucson and Colorado) this season, he finished second in both events.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Noah Gragson (No. 7 SPEEDVEGAS/AlertID/Colliers International Ford)
• Is fifth in the standings with four top fives and eight top 10s.
• At Tucson and Colorado this season, he finished ninth and 10th, respectively. But he earned his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory at Tucson in 2015.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Riley Herbst (No. 19 NOS Energy Drink Toyota)
• Heads into the weekend ranked sixth with four top fives and seven top 10s.
• He finished seventh at Tucson and 13th at Colorado this season.

Julia Landauer (No. 54 Curb Records Toyota)
• Is eighth in the standings with three top fives and eight top 10s.
• This season in her Tucson and Colorado debuts, she finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
• Is a member of the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class.

Ron Norman (No. 30 Port of Tucson/Tucson Speedway/Chuy’s Ford)
• Heads into Roseburg 10th in the standings with four top 10s.
• This season at Tucson and Colorado he finished 10th and seventh, respectively.

Ryan Partridge (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is second in the standings headed into Roseburg with one win, seven top fives and ninth top 10s.
• Collected his first victory of the season at Tucson and finished fourth at Colorado this year.

Blaine Perkins (No. 21 Four Star Fruit Chevrolet)
• Is ranked ninth in the standings with one top five and five top 10s.
• Finished eighth at Tucson and fifth at Colorado this season.

Gracin Raz (No. 27 Montana Tech Ford)
• Heads into the weekend ranked fourth in the standings with six top fives and seven top 10s.
• At Tucson and Colorado this season, he finished 16th and third, respectively.

Cole Rouse (No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford)
• Is seventh in the standings with three top fives and eight top 10s.
• In his Tucson and Colorado debuts, he finished fourth and ninth, respectively.

Up To Speed:
• The 2016 season is the 63rd for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
• The 2016 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across eight states.
• Third-generation driver Todd Gilliland won the season opener at California’s Irwindale Speedway on March 19 after leading a total of 33 laps.
• Gilliland expanded his K&N Pro Series West streak to three after winning the second race of the season at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.
• Ryan Partridge collected his first win of the year at Arizona’s Tucson Speedway after leading 127 laps.
• Chris Eggleston, the defending NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, picked up his first win of 2016 after gaining the lead with nine laps to go at California’s Orange Show Speedway.
• Eggleston made it two-for-two after leading 102 laps at his home track, Colorado National Speedway.
• Chase Elliott scored the first road course victory of the year at California’s Sonoma Raceway after passing Noah Gragson with two laps to go.
• Todd Gilliland scored his third win of the year at Idaho’s Stateline Speedway after crossing the finish line .004 seconds in front of Gragson.
• Todd Gilliland won the K&N Pro Series combination event at Iowa Speedway to make it two-for-two and collect his four win of the season.
• Gilliland continued his win streak at Washington’s Evergreen Speedway after dominating the field and leading all 150 laps.

Majeski Making A Late Run In The Midwest

Majeski Making A Late Run In The Midwest

NASCAR Next Driver In Whelen All-American National Contention

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ty Majeski is having a year most race car drivers would dream about.

In 16 NASCAR sanctioned starts this year, Majeski has won an incredible 12 times. On top of that, when you take into consideration his starts in non-NASCAR events this year, Majeski has won a total of 21 times in 36 starts.

For those counting, that’s a 58 percent winning percentage.

“We’ve had good success the last couple of years and we haven’t been sitting on our hands,” Majeski said. “We continually work on our race cars and try to get them better. Right when you think you’re the best that is exactly when you get beat.

“We’ve been marching forward and trying different things that has cost us a couple of chances at winning because we are searching and some of it doesn’t work, but we’ve been able to find some more stuff that does and we’ve been able to continue to stay on top of the competition.”

Majeski, a member of the NASCAR Next program and a Roush Fenway Racing development driver, started the year with three victories at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway and the week-long championship for the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing.

The Seymour, Wisconsin, driver, returned to his home state and has collected nine more wins at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway during the summer months.

“The last guy I saw like this was Mark Martin,” LaCrosse track manager Chuck Deery told the LaCrosse Tribune last year. “When I knew (Martin), he was a 16-year-old or 17-year-old, and he had the same drive and talent.”

Majeski swept Saturday night’s Late Model features at LaCrosse, starting 14th in both 25-lap races.

Those victories have quietly moved Majeski into contention for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I national championship. He sits 10th in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I standings. But he has averaged 35.25 points per race, third behind championship leader Matt Bowling and second-place Keith Rocco. Both of those drivers have made 35 starts apiece.

STANDINGS: NATIONAL TOP 500 | STATE & PROVINCE 

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I drivers are ranked by their best 18 NASCAR points finishes in series-sanctioned events. Drivers receive two points for every car they finish ahead of – up to 18 cars – and three points for a win, with an additional two points available if the driver starts 10th or lower.

If you ask Majeski, he thinks that average could have been even better were it not for a bad race earlier this year.

“If you take our point average and throw out one of our bad races, one of those races we only have about two or three points for, if you take out that race and divide our point total by 15 we’d have the best point average in the nation right now,” said Majeski, whose 14th at LaCrosse on July 16 has been his only finish outside the top 2 at either New Smyrna or LaCrosse.

Over the weekend Majeski added two more victories to his win total at LaCrosse, but that event served as the season finale for the Midwestern short track. With his eye on the national standings, Majeski said he and his team are planning to do some extra traveling in an effort to make up points prior to the end of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season on Sunday, Sept. 18.

“We’re going to travel a little bit more and see if we can at least crack the top three in the points standings,” Majeski said. “We’re planning on running at least six more NASCAR races and that’ll get our total to roughly 22 and we know we’re going to at least have to drop one of those races.

“We’ve kind of been sleeping and no one has been talking about us. We’ve been keeping an eye on it and we’re right in the thick of things for the national title. We’re gonna keep digging and go to some different race tracks within four or five hours of where we’re at.”

Majeski said the team will likely head to Minnesota’s Elko Speedway as well as Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin in an effort to gain points in the next few weeks. He said the rules package at Madison probably won’t benefit his team, but a few solid finishes should help his season average and improve his position in the standings.

“We’re going to be a little bit down on motor there (at Madison) just because of the rule package, but we’re going to try and see if we can be competitive and at least get some solid nights,” Majeski said. “I know we’re probably not going to go out there and max out points but if we can get some low 30 point nights, that would definitely help.”

If all goes as planned over the next few weeks, Majeski should be right in the thick of the national title hunt by Sept. 18.

 

“Hopefully we can gain some more points there and hopefully be in contention come September,” Majeski said. 

NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES TOP 25

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