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HOLMES EXTENDS MCANALLY'S CHAMPIONSHIP DOMINANCE

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD WEST SERIES
Date Posted — October 26, 2008
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HOLMES EXTENDS MCANALLY'S CHAMPIONSHIP DOMINANCE

ROSEVILLE, California — Eric Holmes and Jason Bowles waged a fierce battle all year in the NASCAR Camping World Series West. They closed out the season with another tough tussle in the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway on Saturday, with Bowles coming away with the win and Holmes taking the championship.

Holmes, who came into the event needing only to finish 13th or better to secure the title, was not content to put it on cruise control. He battled his teammate, newcomer Paulie Harraka, back-and-forth through much of the race. Once out front, Holmes had to contend with Bowles on his back bumper. Contact between the two on lap 148 left Holmes spinning in turn 4 and Bowles taking the lead.

Bowles charged on to victory, with 2007 series champion Mike David taking the runner-up spot and Moses Smith scoring a career-best third-place finish. Todd Souza took fourth, while Holmes recovered for fifth.

It marks his second title in three years for Holmes, adding to his 2006 championship. With the win, meanwhile, Bowles pulled even with Holmes – with four wins each this year. They also had an equal number of Coors Light Pole Awards this season – with five each.

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Race Results -- 10/25/2008
Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150
Lap length: 0.333 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (2) Jason Bowles, Ontario, Calif., Ford, 157 laps, 49.634 mph, $7,000.

2. (10) Mike David, Modesto, Calif., Toyota, 157, $4,600.

3. (8) Moses Smith, Tempe, Ariz., Toyota, 157, $3,000.

4. (11) Todd Souza, Aromas, Calif., Chevrolet, 157, $2,600.

5. (3) Eric Holmes, Escalon, Calif., Toyota, 157, $3,050.

6. (1) Paulie Harraka, Wayne, N.J., Toyota, 157, $3,250.

7. (18) Jamie Dick, Albuquerque, N.M., Chevrolet, 157, $4,015.

8. (16) Wes Banks, Oakdale, Calif., Ford, 157, $1,675.

9. (7) David Mayhew, Atascadero, Calif., Chevrolet, 157, $2,150.

10. (21) Jim Inglebright, Fairfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 157, $2,125.

11. (20) Martin McKeefery, Milpitas, Calif., Chevrolet, 156, $1,600.

12. (5) Daryl Harr, St Albert, Alberta, Chevrolet, 156, $2,071.

13. (19) Jason Patison, Corona, Calif., Ford, 155, $2,050.

14. (23) Travis Milburn, Eagle, Idaho, Ford, 152, $1,520.

15. (6) Jeff Barkshire, Auburn, Wash., Dodge, 151, $2,000.

16. (17) Tony Toste, Pismo Beach, Calif., Chevrolet, 150, $1,450.

17. (24) Greg Rayl, Roseville, Calif., Chevrolet, 150, $1,350.

18. (13) Johnny Borneman, Ramona, Calif., Ford, 150, $1,800.

19. (15) Mike Gallegos, Wheat Ridge, Colo., Chevrolet, 148, $1,750.

20. (22) Jack Sellers, Sacramento, Calif., Chevrolet, 136, engine, $1,200.

21. (9) Austin Cameron, El Cajon, Calif., Toyota, 103, rear end, $1,650.

22. (4) Blake Koch, West Palm Beach, Fla., Chevrolet, 54, brakes, $1,100.

23. (14) Josh Bews, Roseville, Calif., Ford, 32, suspension, $1,050.

24. (12) Johnathan Hale, Rio Linda, Calif., Chevrolet, 1, accident, $1,000.



Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 3 minutes 12 seconds

Margin of Victory: .371 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: . ( mph, seconds)

Caution Flags: 9 for 55 laps.

Lead Changes: 10 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: P.Harraka 0; J.Bowles 1; P.Harraka 2-16; E.Holmes 17-52; P.Harraka 53-54; E.Holmes 55-60; P.Harraka 61; E.Holmes 62-96; P.Harraka 97-118; E.Holmes 119-147; J.Bowles 148-157.

Standings: 1. E.Holmes, 2098; 2. J.Bowles, 2050; 3. J.Barkshire, 1955; 4. M.David, 1919; 5. J.Inglebright, 1840; 6. M.Smith, 1823; 7. A.Cameron, 1770; 8. D.Mayhew, 1724; 9. J.Borneman, 1699; 10. J.Patison, 1630.

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Article posted by RacingWest.com staff on October 26, 2008. http://www.racingwest.com

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