ANTELOPE, California — Moses Smith was looking for a victory at one of his favorite tracks, Portland International Raceway as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West visited the 12-turn road course just north of Portland.
The race started out well with Smith, driver of the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry qualifying on the outside of row eight. By lap 25, the driver from Bill McAnally Racing had climbed into the top-ten. Mario Isola, crew chief for the Hasa entry made the call for Smith to come to pit road for fuel at lap 21 while the field was under caution. At lap 35, Smith would revisit pit road for fresh tires. The great pit stop allowed Smith to move into 6th at lap 39. At lap 50, Smith radioed into his crew that he had “no tack” reading and was heading in where the Hasa team went to work changing out the battery. It caused him to go two laps down and finish in 15th.
“We had over 1400 Hasa fans in the hospitality tent,” said Smith. “We were hoping to put on a better show for them.”
Smith spent some time meeting the fans and signing autographs in the Hasa Hospitality tent in turn 12. It was a record turnout of Hasa customers and employees at Portland International Raceway.
The Bi-Mart Salute to the Troops “125” will be televised on Thursday July 29th on SPEED Channel at noon pacific time. Please check your local listings. The next race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will be at Montana Raceway Park on August 7th.
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