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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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Road Rules: Bowles Conquers Sonoma

By Kevin Green, NASCAR

SONOMA, Calif. – Jason Bowles won a spirited three-way battle around the twisting 1.99-mile road course of Infineon Raceway to take the victory in the Bennett Lane Winery 200 presented by Supercuts on Saturday.

Bowles held off fierce challenges from Eric Holmes and Jim Inglebright in the closing laps to score his first win of the year in NASCAR Camping World Series West competition.

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Holmes Will Start Out Front - Again

By Official Release

SONOMA, Calif. - Eric Holmes continues to apply the pressure. Despite winning three of the first five events, Holmes still trails point leader Mike David in the NASCAR Camping World Series West standings. Holmes took another step toward closing that gap when he picked up his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season Friday afternoon in qualifying for Saturday's Bennett Lane Winery 200 presented by Supercuts.

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NCWS West Race At Evergreen Moved

By Official Release

The NASCAR Camping World Series West event at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., has been moved by one week to Saturday, July 26. The race length has also been changed to 150 laps.

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Calif. Highway Patrol To Sponsor July NCWS West Race At Irwindale

By Track Release

IRWINDALE, Calif. –  TOYOTA Speedway at Irwindale announced today a sponsor partnership with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) www.chp.ca.gov which includes title sponsorship of the July 4th California Highway Patrol 200 NASCAR Camping World West Series event. The partnership also provides the law enforcement agency with year around branding presence on the Speedway’s oval track and drag strip, career recruitment and community relations activities and the promoting of safe driving messages during marquee oval track events.

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