Wednesday, June 3, 2009

West Series notes for Roseburg, Sonoma

Joey Logano and Boris Said are entered in the NASCAR Camping World Series race at Infineon Raceway on June 20. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is also racing at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma that weekend.
Logano drives for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Cup Series. Said is a road-course specialist who has raced in the Cup Series on a regular basis at Infineon and Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York, the only two road course races on the Cup schedule.
Logano won the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in 2007. Said, a driver from Carlsbad, finished third in the West Series race in Sonoma in 2007. He won a Truck Series race in 1998 and has four top-10 finishes in Cup races at Infineon in his career.
The next race on the West Series schedule is Saturday at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore. Eric Holmes won the West Series pole and the race at Roseburg last year.
“In last year’s race, I started on the pole and we had a dominant car,” Holmes said. “That was one of the best cars I’ve driven in my entire life. We got a flat tire, with a huge lead, and had to come back through the pack. That was not an easy feat, but I was determined to get back up there and win that race. I didn’t want to break the streak for the NAPA car winning that race.”
Four drivers have won five races for Bill McAnally Racing and the NAPA car. Austin Cameron won two (2002 and 2003), Peyton Sellers won in 2006, Brian Ickler won in 2007 and Holmes won last year’s race.
Holmes is the leader in the West Series standings. He is 16 points ahead of Jason Bowles, a driver from Ontario. Greg Pursley, a Canyon High graduate who won the season opener in Kyle, Texas, is fifth in the West Series standings.
By the way, Bowles won the West Series race at Sonoma last year.

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