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Mayhew Off To Fast Start With Dominant Victory At Phoenix

Date Posted — March 03, 2012
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Mayhew Off To Fast Start With Dominant Victory At Phoenix

AVONDALE, Arizona — David Mayhew has his sights set on the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship, and he got off to a fast start as he led every lap en route to winning the Talking Stick Resort 50 Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.

"Veteran Leads Every Lap In Winning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Opener"

Mayhew, who split time between the series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last year, collected his fourth career win. It was a near perfect weekend for Mayhew, who posted the fastest lap in practice Friday and earned his seventh Coors Light Pole Award Saturday morning. In the race, he jumped out to a quick lead and held off 16-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski and Daniel Suarez for the victory.

In the process, the Atascadero, Calif., driver became the first to lock himself into the NASCAR K&N Pro Series race at the UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway next February during Speedweeks 2013.

Defending race winner and series champion Greg Pursley finished fourth and Derek Thorn rounded out the top five. Rookie Carlos Iaconelli finished sixth, followed by Chad Boat, Eric Holmes, David Gilliland and DJ Kennington.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will return to the track on Saturday, April 14 at Havasu (Ariz.) 95 Speedway.

UNOFFICIAL

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST-Talking Stick Resort 50 Results

Saturday

At Phoenix International Raceway

Avondale AZ

Lap length: 1 mile

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) David Mayhew, Atascadero, CA, Chevrolet, 50 laps, 66.079 mph.

2. (4) Dylan Kwasniewski, Las Vegas, NV, Ford, 50.

3. (2) Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico, Toyota, 50.

4. (12) Greg Pursley, Newhall, CA, Ford, 50.

5. (10) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, CA, Ford, 50.

6. (3) Carlos Iaconelli, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Toyota, 50.

7. (17) Chad Boat, Phoenix, AZ, Chevrolet, 50.

8. (7) Eric Holmes, Escalon, CA, Toyota, 50.

9. (13) David Gilliland, Riverside, CA, Ford, 50.

10. (16) DJ Kennington, St Thomas, Ontario, Toyota, 50.

11. (8) Ben Kennedy, Daytona Beach, FL, Toyota, 50.

12. (20) Brett Thompson, Jerome, Idaho, Chevrolet, 50.

13. (27) Daryl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 50.

14. (19) Travis Milburn, Eagle, ID, Toyota, 50.

15. (5) Brennan Newberry, Bakersfield, CA, Chevrolet, 50.

16. (18) Ryan Philpott, Tracy, CA, Ford, 50.

17. (9) Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, GA, Chevrolet, 49, accident.

18. (14) Michael Self, Park City, UT, Chevrolet, 49.

19. (22) Isaac Sherman, Albuquerque, NM, Toyota, 49.

20. (26) Carl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 49.

21. (24) Brady Flaherty, Wilton, CA, Ford, 48.

22. (6) Cameron Hayley, Calgary, Alberta, Toyota, 48.

23. (23) Dylan Hutchison, Fair Oaks, CA, Chevrolet, 48.

24. (15) Jonathon Gomez, Twin Falls, ID, Chevrolet, 47.

25. (25) Trevor Cristiani, Ukiah, CA, Ford, 47.

26. (28) John Wood, Eagle, ID, Ford, 47.

27. (21) Billy Kann, Tempe, AZ, Toyota, 47.

28. (29) Justin Funkhouser, Paradise, CA, Chevrolet, 47.

29. (30) Jack Sellers, Sacramento, CA, Chevrolet, 46.

30. (11) Johnny Borneman, Ramona, CA, Chevrolet, 41, electrical.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 45 minutes 24 seconds

Margin of Victory: 1.198 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: D.Mayhew (133.605 mph, 26.945 seconds)

Caution Flags: 1 for 3 laps.

Lead Changes: 0 among 1 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Mayhew 1-50.

Standings: 1. D. Mayhew, 48; 2. D. Kwasniewski, 42; 3. D. Suarez, 41; 4. G. Pursley, 40; 5. D. Thorn, 39; 6. C. Iaconelli, 38; 7. C. Boat, 37; 8. E. Holmes, 36; 9. D. Gilliland, 35; 10. D. Kennington, 34.

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