Sunday, August 15, 2010
Eric Holmes wins NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race in Colorado
Holmes is the leader in the West Series standings. The two-time West Series champ from Escalon, Calif., started on the front row next to pole sitter Luis Martinez Jr. of Long Beach. Holmes took the lead on lap 3 and survived a late surge by teammate Paulie Harraka who finished second.
"That was a hard run there, a lot of fun, really fun," said Holmes, driver of the No. 20 Toyota for Bill McAnally Racing. "This track creates a good two-wide, three-wide racing."
Martinez finished third, behind Holmes and Harraka.
"The car stayed about the same the whole day from the time it came from the shop," said Martinez, the rookie driver of the No.6 Ford for Bob Bruncati.."It unloaded fast. Right before qualifying, my guys told me just sail it into the corner because it looks like the track's got a lot of grip. That's what I did. It ended up paying off real well for us."
Holmes leads the West Series standings by 114 points over David Mayhew with three races remaining in the West Series schedule. The next race is Sept. 12 at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.
Photo: Eric Holmes won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Colorado National Speedway, his fourth of the season.