|Moses Looks To Turn Things Around At Miller Motorsports Park|
|Written by Kaye Reshaw|
|Wednesday, 29 July 2009 16:54|
Moses Smith, pilot of the No. 16 HASA Pool Products/White Flyer Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing finished 14th after the No. 16 Hasa Pool Products suffered two flat tires and missed a practice because of a mechanical problem at Portland International Raceway.
The No. 16 Hasa Pool Products Toyota had a clutch problem during the first lap of the first practice. Crew chief Mario Isola and the team from BMR made a quick repair and Smith was able to put the car in 13th of 26 cars during the second practice session. He took one lap during the qualifying session to put the Hasa Toyota eighth on the grid to start the race.
Smith gained two positions before completing the first lap of the 66-lap race. At lap 18 while under caution, Isola called Smith to pit road and packed the No. 16 Hasa Toyota with Sunoco fuel.
Smith reentered the race in 12th and five laps later, was on the board in fifth. At lap 31, Smith suffered a right front flat tire and had to pit under green. He went a lap down and was in 20th as he reentered the race. He would have a second flat at lap 40 this time with a right rear tire going down.
“Two flat tires and later we finished 14th,” said Smith. “The HASA Toyota team was awesome. We just didn’t have luck on our side. Next weekend we will be at Miller Motorsports Park. I’m looking forward to it!”
Miller has been a track where Smith has done well. Last year, Smith’s qualifying time was faster than the previous year’s record time. He charged towards the front under a green-white-checked scenario and finished in fourth.
“I was excited over my 4th place finish,” continued Smith.”We had a good strategy for the race, great pit stops, overall just a good time. Miller Motorsports Park is an awesome facility, easily becoming one of my favorite tracks to race at."
Smith is eighth in the chase for the NASCAR Camping World Series West championship and only 71 points out of the top-five.
Smith and the No. 16 Hasa team would like to thank their race partners and their fans for all their support. There were over 1100 Hasa customers in the Hasa Hospitality tent at PIR. Smith really enjoyed visiting with them and signing autographs before the race.
For more information of the race at Miller Motorsports Park, please visit www.millermotorsportspark.com. The track is located just 35 minutes outside Salt Lake City. The green flag for the NCWS West race will drop at 1:45 pm with qualifying for the race slated for 10:00 am.
For more information on Bill McAnally Racing and our race partners, please visit our website at www.billmcanallyracing.com. For more information on Moses Smith, please visit www.mosessmith.com. You can visit our sponsors’ websites at www.hasapool.com, www.whiteflyer.com, and www.tcitransportation.com .
Please visit the NASCAR Home Track page (http://www.nascar.com/news/features/mpd.poll.camping.world.west/index.html) to vote for the Most Popular Driver. Smith was the recipient of the 2008 MPD Award for the NASCAR CWS West.
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