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K&N Pro Series West News & Notes: Kern

Gilliland The Driver To Beat At Kern County Raceway Park
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
March 29, 2016 - 2:41pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Twenty-four drivers will try to put an end to Todd Gilliland’s current three race win streak in the NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday at California’s Kern County Raceway Park.

Whelen So. Mod News & Notes: Concord

Tour Returns to Fast Half Mile After Postponement
Tim Southers, NASCAR
March 29, 2016 - 11:35am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a rainout on March 19 the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is set to return to Concord Speedway this Saturday to contest the Spring Explosion 150.

Race postponements always come with logistical challenges, but at least one benefit resulted in this instance. Due to the NASCAR XFINITY Series having a weekend off, 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece will now compete in the race.

PIT BOX: Gilliland Rolls Into Bakersfield

N.C. Teen Goes For 4th Straight K&N Pro Series Win
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
March 28, 2016 - 11:56am


Patience Pays Off For Haley

Late Pass At Greenville Nets First K&N Pro East Victory
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
March 26, 2016 - 8:19pm

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Justin Haley was patient all night at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway. Until it was go-time.

The 16-year-old from Winamac, Indiana, cleared the dominant car of Kyle Benjamin with seven laps to go and sailed to his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory.

It was Haley's 23rd career NASCAR K&N Pro Series start. He nearly picked up the win in Phoenix last fall in the K&N Pro West, but late contact while leading cut a tire and ended his night six laps short of the win.

Tillison Has Record-Setting Season at Salina

Wins First NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Track Title
Tim Southers, NASCAR
March 25, 2016 - 10:41am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - One thing is certain about the pursuit of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship – it didn’t come easy for Lee Pulliam thanks to the efforts of Thomas Tillison Jr.

Tillison served notice to the other competitors in the NWAAS that and other dirt racers are here to challenge the asphalt world for championships.

Paul Guiod Wins The Volant KNAUF!

The 16-year-old will get a complete NWES season
Team Release
March 24, 2016 - 5:20am

The first edition of the Volant KNAUF was a huge success, with 112 candidates and 11 drivers selected for the final on-track evaluation at the wheel of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series cars. Everybody’s sole goal was to win a complete season in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. It was 16-year-old Paul Guiod who was crowned the winner and will drive the #73 KNAUF Ford Mustang in the ELITE 2 Division in 2016.

K&N Pro Series East Stat Advance: Greenville

Analyzing The Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150
Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
March 23, 2016 - 11:20am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make the short trip down to South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday for the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, the first of two events to be held at the half-mile oval this season. Below is a look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at Greenville, as well as some other statistical trends.

K&N Pro East News & Notes: Greenville

The Drive For The Title Already Brewing
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
March 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship battle is already beginning headed into the series’ third race of the season at South Carolina’s Greenville Pickens Speedway.

Eastbound Set To Begin NASCAR Era

Newfoundland & Labrador Champ To Be Crowned For First Time
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
March 22, 2016 - 8:59am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the two years since purchasing the old Avondale Raceway, the Eastbound Park group has made extensive renovations and expansions to the facility with an eye on the future.

Tuesday, NASCAR and track officials helped usher in the new era at the track as Eastbound International Speedway in Avondale, Newfoundland & Labrador, celebrated becoming part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

PIT BOX: K&N Pro East Rolls Into Greenville

Historic Half-Mile Serves As Championship Proving Ground
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
March 21, 2016 - 12:23pm


Gilliland Does it Again

Now 3 for 3 with Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 Win
Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
March 20, 2016 - 12:58am

IRWINDALE, Calif. - Todd Gilliland is making it look easy to compete and win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West.

Gilliland started from the pole and took the lead back from Ryan Partridge on Lap 123 to win the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at California's Irwindale Speedway. His victory was his second consecutive victory in his second straight start in the West.

Southern Sizzler 150 Postponed

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Race Will Now Be Held April 2
Tim Southers, NASCAR
March 19, 2016 - 7:40am

CONCORD, N.C. - Due to the forecast for rain throughout the day on Saturday, Concord Speedway has postponed the Southern Sizzler 150 originally scheduled to begin at approximately 6 p.m. The race for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is now slated for Saturday, April 2.

A new race day schedule will be released at a later date.

Huddleston Making His Own Mark

Looks To Defend Irwindale Late Model Championship
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
March 17, 2016 - 3:25pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Trevor Huddleston grew up watching his father visit Victory Lane at Irwindale Speedway, and collect championship trophies -- as a driver and a car owner.

Last year, it was Trevor's turn at the Los Angeles-area half-mile.

"It really meant a lot to me to win a championship at a place my dad won a championship at," said Huddleston. "It was pretty surreal, standing there in front of the crowd and having them give the trophy to me."

Whelen So. Mod Tour Stat Advance: Concord

Analyzing the Southern Sizzler 150 at Concord Speedway
Tim Southers, NASCAR
March 16, 2016 - 12:20pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second race of the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season is set for Saturday at Concord Speedway with the Southern Sizzler 150. This will be the first time the tour has visited the track since 2009. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers in the only previous event at Concord:

K&N Pro West Stat Advance: Irwindale

Analyzing The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 At Irwindale
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
March 16, 2016 - 12:14pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will open its 2016 season Saturday at California’s Irwindale Speedway with the running of the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150. Below is a statistical look at recent performance of the series and selected drivers.