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K&N Pro Series West: Series Records

1971-2010

CATEGORY STATISTIC
Number of races 638
Most races started 278 – Jack Sellers
Most consecutive starts 121 – Ray Elder
Most wins (season) 12 – Hershel McGriff ('72)
Most wins (career) 54 - Jack McCoy
Most different winners (season) 13 – 1977
Most new winners (season) 7 – 1977, 2015
Fewest winners (season) 3 – 1990, 1992
Different winners 174
Most consecutive races won 5 – Hershel McGriff ('72)
Most top five finishes (season) 22 – Hershel McGriff ('72)
Most top five finishes (career) 122 – Bill Schmitt
Most top 10 finishes (season) 27 – Ray Elder ('72)
Most top 10 finishes (career) 163 – Bill Schmitt
Most different poles (season) 11 – 1971
Most consecutive poles 4 – Jim Insolo ('78), Ron Eaton ('82)
Different pole winners 176
Most poles (season) 12 – Hershel McGriff ('72)
Most poles (career) 55 - Jack McCoy
Most superspeedway wins (season) 3 – Hershel McGriff ('86)
Most superspeedway wins (career) 8 – Ken Schrader
Largest championship margin 185.25 – Ray Elder over Sonny Easley ('75)
Smallest championship margin 1 – Bill Schmitt over Bill Sedgwick ('90)

SERIES FIRSTS

CATEGORY DRIVER DATE LOCATION
Race   1/10/1971 Riverside, Calif.
Winner Ray Elder 1/10/1971 Riverside, Calif.
Superspeedway (oval) race   2/28/1971 Ontario, Calif.
Superspeedway (oval) winner A.J. Foyt 2/28/1971 Ontario, Calif.
Short track race   3/7/1971 San Bernardino, Calif.
Short track winner Jack McCoy 3/7/1971 San Bernardino, Calif.
Road course race   1/10/1971 Riverside, Calif.
Road course winner Ray Elder 1/10/1971 Riverside, Calif.
Buick win Roy Smith 5/30/1981 Bakersfield, Calif.
Chevrolet win Jim Insolo 5/9/1971 Las Vegas, Nev.
Dodge win Ray Elder 1/10/1971 Riverside, Calif.
Ford win Sonny Easley 8/26/1973 Monterey, Calif.
Mercury win A.J. Foyt 2/28/1971 Ontario, Calif.
Oldsmobile win Cale Yarborough 1/22/1978 Riverside, Calif.
Plymouth win John Soares 3/21/1971 San Jose, Calif.
Pontiac win Jim Insolo 2/2/1978 Roseville, Calif.
Toyota win Eric Holmes 3/29/2008 Roseville, Calif.
Champion Ray Elder 1971  
Rookie of the Year Dick Kranzler 1971