Tuesday, May 19, 2009
West Series standings tighten
The NASCAR Camping World Series race at Iowa Speedway on Sunday proved costly for Eric Holmes, a driver from Escalon and the leader in the West Series standings.
He was involved in a crash early in the race and wound up with a 36th place finish. He was last among the West Series drivers in the race.
The Iowa Speedway race pitted drivers and teams from the Camping World Series West and East. There were 37 cars in the race.
Despite his 36th place finish, Holmes maintained his lead in the West Series standings. However, his lead was trimmed significantly after the Iowa race.
Holmes has a 16-point leader over Jason Bowles, a driver from Ontario who was ninth overall and fourth among West Series drivers in the Iowa Speedway race. David Mayhew, a driver from Atascadero who finished third at Iowa Speedway and first among the West Series drivers, moves up to third place in the West Series standings.
Mike David of Modesto is fourth in the West Series standings, followed by Greg Pursley, a Canyon High graduate, in fifth.
Photo: Kyle Busch (18) leads David Mayhew (17) past Johnny Borneman (8) at Iowa Speedway. (Photo Credit: David Purdy/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Posted by Tim Haddock, author-editor-storyteller at 2:41 PM