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News & Notes: Washington 500 Commemorates 50th Visit To Monroe

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

The annual Washington 500 at Evergreen Speedway is a major motorsports event, but this year’s competition holds special significance as it marks the 50th visit by the NASCAR Camping World Series West to the historic Evergreen State Fairgrounds track in Monroe, Wash.
 
The first of those visits was on April 19, 1964, a race that was won by Dick Bown. Since then, 29 different drivers have etched their name in series history with a win at Evergreen Speedway.
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Fireworks For The Fourth

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

Point leader Holmes Storms To Win No. 4 At Douglas 

ROSEBURG, Ore. – There were fireworks in the air and fireworks on the track at Douglas County Speedway on Friday night as Eric Holmes rebounded from a flat tire to battle past Jason Bowles with seven laps left to take the victory in the Toyota/Bi-Mart Firecracker 150.

Although Holmes had the dominant car, he had to make a late charge through the field to secure the win – his fourth of the season in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.

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Holmes Stays On Point

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

Earns Fourth Coors Light Pole Award Of The Season 

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Eric Holmes captured his fourth Coors Light Pole Award at Douglas County Speedway on Friday to lead the Bill McAnally Racing team to a 1-2-3 sweep of the top three spots in qualifying for the Toyota Bi-Mart Firecracker 150 by NAPA.

Holmes will lead the field to the green for Friday night's event, flanked by teammate Austin Cameron - with the third BMR driver, Moses Smith, starting from the third spot on the grid.

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NCWS Banquet Dates Announced

By Official Release

NASCAR announced today the championship banquets for its top developmental series, the NASCAR Camping World Series.

The NASCAR Camping World Series West Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The NASCAR Camping World Series East Awards Banquet will be Friday, Dec. 12 at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Conn.

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Practice: Holmes Puts Up Top Speed

By Official Release

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Point leader Eric Holmes posted the fastest time in the final practice at Douglas Fairgrounds Speedway Friday afternoon for the NASCAR Camping World Series West race. Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) had a fast time of 14.951 seconds/90.295 mph around the .375-mile oval.

Jason Bowles (No. 22 Sunrise Ford Ford) was second at 15.902/89.451, followed by rookie Jeff Barkshire (No. 46 Centennial Batteries/SPE Dodge) at 15.215/88.728.

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News & Notes: Gallegos Hoping Douglas Is A Repeat Of Strong Colorado Run

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

After scoring a career-best fourth-place finish on his home track in Colorado last month, Mike Gallegos (No. 34 RTD Motorsports/D4D Chevrolet) is hoping for similar results on another 3/8-mile track.

He will get his chance this week when the NASCAR Camping World Series West makes its annual visit to Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore., for the Toyota/Bi-Mart Firecracker 150 on Friday, July 11. The race is slated to air live in high definition on HDNet. In addition, an enhanced replay is to air on SPEED.

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Bowles Comes Full Circle

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

IRWINDALE, Calif. – Jason Bowles now has an oval-track victory to go with his road course dominance.

Bowles deftly navigated lapped traffic on the half-mile Toyota Speedway at Irwindale Friday night to take the lead on lap 129 of the California Highway Patrol 200. He led the rest of the way en route to his second straight NASCAR Camping World Series West victory.

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Bowles Takes Second Pole Award

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

IRWINDALE, Calif. - Jason Bowles continued his momentum Friday with his second NASCAR Camping World Series Coors Light Pole Award. Bowles (No. 22 Sunrise Ford Ford), who enters the race coming off his first win of the season, set fast time in qualifying for Friday night's California Highway Patrol 200 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

Bowles' time of 18.627 seconds/96.634 mph edged David Mayhew (No. 21 BayBioDiesel/RCR Chevrolet). Mayhew posted the top time in both practices and qualified at 18.693/96.293.

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Practice: Mayhew Fastest At Toyota

By Official Release

IRWINDALE, Calif. - David Mayhew (No. 21 BayBioDiesel/RCR Chevrolet) led both one-hour NASCAR Camping World Series West practice sessions Friday at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

Mayhew's fastest lap around the .500-mile track was 18.991 seconds/94.782 mph, and came in the second practice. He also led the first practice at 19.092/94.280. Qualifying for the California Highway Patrol 200 is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT and the race at 8:10 p.m. ET.

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News & Notes: Hardin Hopes Return Home Will Bring Good Luck

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

After getting off to a solid start this season, Eric Hardin (No. 5 Direct Shopping Network Chevrolet) encountered some bad luck that knocked him out of the top 10 of the championship standings in the NASCAR Camping World Series West. The Anaheim, Calif., competitor hopes a visit to his NASCAR Home Track, Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, will provide him with an opportunity to turn his season back around.

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