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QUALIFYING: PaHud Wins Pole For Debut

Edges Bickford For Top Spot In K&N Pro West At Roseville
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
October 11, 2014 - 8:26pm

ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- Christian PaHud made the most of his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West qualifying run.

The winner of the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge earned the Coors Light Pole Award Saturday at All American Speedway.

PaHud posted a lap of 13.641 seconds (87.882 mph) around the banked .333-mile oval.

James Bickford, who was fastest in practice, was second in qualifying with a lap of 13.705 (87.472). Thomas Martin was on the provisional pole until PaHud went out. He wound up qualifying third at 13.835 (86.650).

PRACTICE: Bickford Fast At Roseville

K&N Pro West Rookie Paces Both Sessions
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
October 11, 2014 - 5:46pm

ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- NASCAR K&N Pro Series West rookie James Bickford paced both 45-minute practice sessions Saturday at All American Speedway in advance of the Toyota/NAPA 150.

Bickford had a lap of 86.888 mph (13.797 seconds) to lead the final practice for the top speed overall. The 16-year-old Napa, California, has already wrapped up the series' Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

David Mayhew was second quick at 13.849 (86.562) and Brandon McReynolds was third at 13.879 (86.375).

Bickford's lap of 13.881 (86.363) led the first practice.

WHELEN EURO ELITE 1: Eventful Finish At Le Mans

Kumpen Gets Win, One Point Behind Vilarino
Gian Luca Guiglia
October 11, 2014 - 2:55pm
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At the end of an eventful ELITE 1 Saturday Race in which the fortunes of the five title contenders rapidly swinged in different directions, Anthony Kumpen (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet SS) was the big winner.

Kumpen crossed the line in second position behind Eddie Cheever III (#51 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS). The Italian, however, was penalized with a 30-seconds addition to his race time for gaining positions while not respecting track limits, and the Belgian inherited the win.. The results are suspended, because there is an appeal. intention pending. 

QUALIFYING: Vilarino Strikes First

Points leader scores second pole of the season, Rousseau takes the pole in ELITE 2
Gian Luca Guiglia
October 11, 2014 - 5:48am

Ander Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander Chevrolet SS) started the Le Mans Finals weekend on the right foot by scoring his second pole position of the 2014 season on Circuit Bugatti still damp after a rainy night and granting himself a physical and psychological advantage on the other title contenders. 

Seuss Caps Off Championship Season

Wins First Whelen Southern Mod Title; Myers Takes Finale
By Tim Southers, NASCAR
October 9, 2014 - 9:21pm

CONCORD, N.C. -- Andy Seuss finished off his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship Thursday night, as Burt Myers continued his mastery of the quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Myers pulled away from George Brunnhoelzl III on a green-white-checkered end to the Southern Slam 150. It was the third Charlotte win for the Walnut Cove, North Carolina, driver.

Voting Opens For 2014 Most Popular Driver

Fans Can Pick Their Favorites Across Seven Touring Series
Official Release
October 9, 2014 - 1:31pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins today, Thursday, October 9.

Additionally, fans can also vote on their top NASCAR Nationwide Series moment.

Suárez In The "10" Zone

Becomes Eighth Driver In Series History With Double-Digit Wins
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Daniel Suárez may be moving up the NASCAR Ladder and onto the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2015, but he is trying to leave his mark on the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series before he does.

Former Team Owner Succumbs To Cancer

Riggs Won First Two NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Crowns
Tim Southers, NASCAR
October 8, 2014 - 3:15pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – David Riggs, the patriarch of Riggs Racing, one of the most successful teams in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.

Riggs got his start in modified racing in 1962 fielding cars in events for over four decades. 

He was also an inaugural team owner when the tour began operation in 2005 and along with his son Jeff, won the 2005 and 2006 championships with driver Junior Miller.

Christopher Builds On Stafford Legacy

Connecticut Racer Extends Track Titles Record To Nine
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
October 8, 2014 - 1:15pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the most successful driver in the long and storied history of Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway, Ted Christopher has little left to accomplish. At this point it’s just about round numbers.

“Somebody asked me at the beginning of the year if there was any goal I was looking for,” Christopher said. “I said, ‘Well I would like to get to 10, but I’ve got to get to nine first’. So now I guess I’ve got to look for 10 in the next couple of years.”

PIT STOP: Championships In Sight

Touring Schedules, Links & Notes
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
October 8, 2014 - 9:44am

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

K&N West Statistical Advance: Roseville

Analyzing The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 At All American
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
October 7, 2014 - 1:02pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West visits All American Speedway in Roseville, California, on Saturday, Oct. 11. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Roseville, as well as some other statistical trends:

Whelen So. Modified Stat Advance: Charlotte

Analyzing The Southern Slam 150 At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Tim Southers, NASCAR
October 7, 2014 - 11:04am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour  season will conclude Thursday when the tour returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Southern Slam 150. This is the fifth consecutive year the tour will compete on the .25-mile track located on the frontstretch of the facility. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

K&N West News & Notes: Roseville

McReynolds Inching Closer Towards First Series Win
By John Tejeda, NASCAR
October 6, 2014 - 3:30pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brandon McReynolds is getting tired of runner-up and third-place finishes. 

Whelen So. Mod. News & Notes: Charlotte

Seuss Enters Race Looking To Clinch First Title
Tim Southers, NASCAR
October 6, 2014 - 1:33pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Andy Seuss enters Thursday night’s Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with two numbers in mind: four, as in securing his fourth race win of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season, and one, as he looks to earn his first tour championship.

Statistically, Seuss will have some noteworthy figures to share during his championship season, but there will be one number that might possibly outshine all of them: 160,000. 

Whelen Euro Series News & Notes: Le Mans

Five candidates for the Euro NASCAR Title share their thoughts
Official Release
October 6, 2014 - 10:39am

Daytona Beach, Florida - One event and Two races to go, five contenders, 38 points points separating them and 192 points potentially going to the driver that would win both races leading the most laps, plus a changing weather forecast. Everything will be on the line this weekend at the Circuit Bugatti, in France, for the traditional Le Mans Finals.  The possible scenarios for this thrilling season finale are countless, and all of the five contenders will have to balance strategy and will to win in an arduous exercise that will elect the European NASCAR Champion.