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Source — Karen Spencer
Date Posted — October 08, 2008
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ROSEVILLE, Ca — When 25 NASCAR drivers took the oval for the Camping World Series (NCWS) season opener in March at the All American Speedway in Roseville, they had no idea they would be finishing the season and determining championships on the same track on October 25. The Camping World Series (formerly known as the Winston West series) is the premier driver development series in NASCAR racing and will hold its West Coast season finale on the 1/3 mile track that started it all.

The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Thunder Valley Casino will be held on Saturday, October 25 and will draw the top race teams on the West Coast. With 26 race teams expected, including series leader Eric Holmes, and top ten contenders from Northern California – Mike David 4th, Jim Inglebright 5th, Austin Cameron 6th, and Moses Smith 7th, the action on the track will be serious. The event is expected to be an early sell-out, with fans excited to see the season finale at the recently re-engineered fast track of the All American Speedway. The race will be broadcast live on HD Net and rebroadcast on Speed Network. Local radio station 101.9 The Wolf will be producing the live radio broadcast.

Ticket sales are already brisk with more than 2,500 seats sold. The season opener in March sold out well in advance of the race, so anyone wishing to purchase General Admission or VIP Hospitality admissions should do so as soon as possible.

NASCAR Comment:

"We look forward to the NASCAR Camping World Series West returning to All American Speedway for the season finale," said Kevin Green, media coordinator for the series. "A sold out crowd packed the facility in March when we kicked off the season with a great event and we expect another exciting race for the fans as we return to decide the championship."

"With such a tight points battle in the top 10 and beyond, there is a lot at stake in this event as drivers battle to move up in the final standings," said Green. "And for those drivers who have not won a race this year, this is their final chance to lock in one of those coveted spots for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in January."

Midway Public Event

Adding to the excitement, the sounds of engines and tires on asphalt, the smell of racing fuel mixed with hot dogs and nachos, there will be a midway of free activities. More than 100 hot rods and custom cars will be on display for the 3rd Annual BMR/NAPA AutoCare Show and Shine presented by Roseville Rod and Custom. Toyota will have a 4,000 sq ft exhibit which includes NASCAR race cars. Displays will highlight the evolution of Toyota in America over the past 50 years and Toyota’s rich motorsports history. The California Cowboys will be on hand with their brand of high-energy music. The public is invited to all the midway activities and can watch the live HDNet broadcast from the Sacramento Valley Satellite exhibit. Event merchandise will also be available.

Bill McAnally Racing

The race is being produced by Bill McAnally Racing in Antelope, who also brought the Series opener to Roseville. When McAnally heard that the venue was open for the championship race, he didn’t hesitate. Working with race sponsors Toyota and NAPA, Thunder Valley Casino and Placer Valley Tourism, he put together the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150, and a day of racing which will feature NASCAR late models as well as Camping World Series cars. “Holding two races of this caliber in Roseville really brings the prestige of professional NASCAR racing to the race teams and motorsports fans in the Sacramento area. There are no race events more exciting than the season opener and the final championship race. Race day will be an all-day event with plenty to see and do, even for fans who do not have race tickets,” enthuses McAnally. BMR teams hold three of the top ten slots with Eric Holmes in the 20 NAPA Auto Parts car sitting in first place.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available at Bill McAnally Racing in Antelope – call 916 676-0256 to purchase tickets by credit card or for more race information. Tickets are also available at area NAPA Auto Parts stores, Riebes, and the Thunder Valley Gift Shop with a $5 discount. Admission prices are:

General Admission Grandstands 10/25

Adults 12+ $35; Juniors 6-11 $15; Kids 5 and under Free

VIP Hospitality 10/25 - $70 per person, limited availability, includes:

Race Ticket, BBQ Pulled Pork and Chicken Dinner with beverages, Gift Bags, VIP Seating Area, drivers appearances

Midway – free to public, even without race ticket

Pit Passes 10/24 & 10/25

$45 members (NASCAR/West Car license), $50 non-members

For more race information, car show information and to print your own poster visit

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Article posted by staff on October 08, 2008.