Saturday, June 23, 2018

Rodgers Holds Off Almirola For Another Road Course Victory

Will Rodgers celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday. (Photo Courtesy Nigel Kinrade)

Via NASCAR Media

Sonoma, Calif. - Will Rodgers has been the driver to beat in recent NASCAR K&N Pro Series roadcourse events. Rodgers continued that trend with a victory in the Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway.

The 23-year-old NASCAR Next driver dominated the race leading 35 laps from pole position. It was the fourth road course race win in a row for Rodgers between starts in both the NASCAR K&N East and West series.

Five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers entered the race yet they were unable to compete with Rodgers during the weekend. Besides winning the race and pole, Rodgers was also the fastest in practice.

“I knew we would have a great car prepared by Jefferson-Pitts Racing” Rodgers noted. “We had a great piece and made very minor adjustments, my crew chief Jeff (Jefferson) definitely had the right ideas in mind and it helped us obviously stay first in practice, get the pole and then here we are in Victory Lane.”

The first five-minute break on lap 21 saw Rodgers race leader over NASCAR Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers William Byron, Daniel Suarez and Aric Almirola. Seven cars chose not to pit including Almirola who moved to the lead. Business picked up as the fastest cars in the field had to maneuver through traffic to retain their previous positions.

Rodgers and Suarez thrilled fans as both drivers were able to enter the top five after the restart. Suarez moved by Almirola on lap 39. The second break on lap 41 it was Suarez leading over Almirola, Rodgers, Erik Jones and Byron.

The restart saw Almirola take advantage of Suarez and move back to the lead. The race was decided on lap 50 when Rodgers was able to drive under Almirola in turn 11. Rodgers went the rest of the way unchallenged and at the finish his margin of victory was 4.420 seconds.

Almirola took second with Byron placing third. Suarez was fourth and Ryan Partridge fifth. Partridge's top five finish allowed him to take over the championship lead by a singl point over his teammate Derek Kraus who finished in the eighth position. Jones, Hailie Deegan, Derek Thorn, Cole Keatts and Derek Kraus finished out the top 10.

NBCSN will broadcast the Carneros 200 on Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 PM EST.

It will be a quick turnaround for the series as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will be racing Saturday, June 30 at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore for the Clint Newell Toyota 150 presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

NOTES:
The win marks eight straight road course wins for Jefferson-Pitts Racing.
After a career best qualifying effort of third, Hailie Deegan finished seventh.
Derek Thorn entered the race as the series points leader. He was able to recover from a late race incident to finish eighth.
After fighting for fourth with Suarez, Cole Rouse went around in turn 11 on lap 61. He finished 12th

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST-Carneros 200 Results
Saturday
At Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.
Lap length: 1.99 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Will Rodgers, Solvang, Calif., Ford, 64 laps, 58.482 mph.
2. (5) Aric Almirola, Tampa, Fla., Ford, 64.
3. (2) William Byron, Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet, 64.
4. (6) Daniel Suarez, Monterrey, Mexico, Toyota, 64.
5. (4) Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Ford, 64.
6. (13) Erik Jones, Byron, MI, Toyota, 64.
7. (3) Hailie Deegan, Temecula, Calif., Toyota, 64.
8. (9) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, Calif., Ford, 64.
9. (16) Cole Keatts, Lewiston, Idaho, Ford, 64.
10. (8) Derek Kraus, Stratford, Wisc., Toyota, 64.
11. (11) David Mayhew, Atascadero, Calif, Chevrolet, 64.
12. (14) Cole Rouse, Fort Smith, Ark., Toyota, 64.
13. (18) Tom Klauer, Reno, Nev., Chevrolet, 64.
14. (26) Rodd Kneeland, Sonoma, Calif., Chevrolet, 63.
15. (20) Jesse Iwuji, Carrolton, Texas, Chevrolet, 63.
16. (24) Rich DeLong III, Santa Clarita, Calif., Chevrolet, 63.
17. (10) Kody Vanderwal, LaSalle, Colo, Ford, 56, engine.
18. (12) Jim Inglebright, Fairfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 46, clutch.
19. (15) Todd Souza, Aromas, Calif., Toyota, 45, engine.
20. (25) Trevor Huddleston, Agoura Hills, Calif., Ford, 44, electrical.
21. (17) Travis Milburn, Eagle, Idaho, Chevrolet, 39, electrical.
22. (19) Carlos Vieira, Atwater, Calif., Ford, 31, accident.
23. (23) Hollis Thackeray, Gridley, Calif., Toyota, 17, transmission.
24. (7) Alex Bowman, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 10, engine.
25. (21) Takuma Koga, Nagoya, Japan, Chevrolet, 9, accident.
26. (22) Matt Levin, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 1, accident.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 2 hours 10 minutes 40 seconds
Margin of Victory: 4.420 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: W.Rodgers (90.591 mph, 79.081 seconds)
Caution Flags: 5 for 17 laps.
Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: W. Rodgers 1-21; A. Almirola 22; C. Rouse 23; A. Almirola 24-39; D. Suarez 40-44; A. Almirola 45-50; W. Rodgers 51-64.
Standings: 1. R. Partridge, 254; 2. D. Thorn, 253; 3. D. Kraus, 237; 4. C. Rouse, 232; 5. H. Deegan, 225; 6. K. Vanderwal, 219; 7. T. Huddleston, 213; 8. M. Levin, 185; 9. W. Rodgers, 181; 10. T. Souza, 179.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Friday Night Is Fair Night At Redwood Acres Raceway

Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous

Eureka, CA (June 18, 2018) – One of the highlight races of Redwood Acres Raceway’s 2018 season is set for the end of the work week. It’s a special Friday night race at the 3/8-mile paved raceway. Four of Redwood Acres Raceway’s six divisions will be in action with the exception of the bombers and late models. The race is sponsored by Pepsi, Del Reka Distributing and Humboldt Lighting. In addition to the racing, RAR will be hosting the first boat race of 2018 just after racing concludes.

Racing in the Bandolero division has been very exciting in its debut season. Leading in the standings is Aiden Kimberling who has been steady and consistent so far this season. Lane Anderson has been one of the top drivers to beat in 2018 and he’s second, 20 points behind Kimberling. Kadence Mace is third but 44 points behind Kimberling. Maleesa Miles won the most recent race on June 9th but is 75 points behind the leader. Trey Daniels rounds out the top five.

The race for the track championship in the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners looks to be in Nick Ford’s hands. Ford has a substantial 65-point lead over second place Amanda Lohr and Lindsey Zito who are tied. Ronny Crump sits fourth, 10 points behind the duo in second and Tim Ratzlaff is fifth.

The championship battle in the NorthCoast Lighting & Electric Legends division is similar to the roadrunner class as Chris Lawrence has a lead of 31-points over second place Tyler Peach. Aiden Daniels is third, 52-points behind the leader. Katina Baker and Tyler Krupa are fourth and fifth in the standings.

Jim Redd has a firm grasp in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber division. He leads Ryan Walters by 51 markers. Wyatt Roach is 53 points behind Redd in third. Sam Brown is fourth but 71 points behind Redd. Doug Way currently is placed fifth, eight points behind Brown. The bombers will return for the July 7th event.

The tightest championship battle this season is in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class. Only two points separate first and second with Brian Murrell, Sr. having the edge on Eugene Palmer. Scott Taylor’s consistency from last year has transferred to this year. He is third in the standings. Trevor Eacret won his first main event this season and he is fourth. Gary Klientobe finishes out the top five point leaders.

Mic Moulton has won all three NorthCoast Lighting & Electric feature events for the Mid-City Motor World late model division. In spite of that, Moulton’s lead over David Henderson in second place is only 14 points. 2018 has been a very difficult year thus far for Marty Walsh but in spite of his bad luck, Walsh is third in the standings. Dane Nissen is fourth in points and Kenny Demello is fifth. The late models will be in action on July 7th for the Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100.

As always, front gates on Friday will open at 5:00 PM while racing starts at 5:30 PM. Motor sports at Redwood Acres Raceway won’t end Friday evening. On Saturday June 23rd, RAR will host a special Tractor Pull event. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com/tickets which includes entrance to the fair and grandstands, a chance to do a meet and greet, VIP entry into the grandstands and VIP seating.

For more information of everything going on this weekend and for the rest of the 2018 season, visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s website www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com or check out the track’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/RedwoodAcresRaceway

Humboldt Outlaw Karts Part of the 2018 Redwood Acres Fair



Via Humboldt Outlaw Karts Media

Eureka, CA (June 19, 2018) – The biggest race of the 2018 season for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts is set for this upcoming Thursday July 21st. The karts will be part of the opening night of the 2018 Redwood Acres Fair. Entry to the kart race will be free for fans of all ages and the number of karts racing in the six divisions is expected to be high. The kart races will be presented by Automotive Workshop & Fabrication.

Thursday’s races will also have an added incentive as the total purse for the night is over $1,000. In addition, a special Dash 4 The Cash race will be an additional feature highlight. The top four finishers of each division’s main event will have the chance to win an additional $100 if they win the six-lap trophy dash. It’s certain to be a can’t-miss event for motorsports enthusiasts of all ages on the North Coast.

Humboldt Outlaw Karts would like to thank their partners for the 2018 season, Champagne Attorney Service for the beginner box stocks, Williamson Financial Group for the box stocks, Wes Green Landscaping for the 125/250cc karts, NorCal Automotive for the 500cc/open karts, Fortuna Wheel & Brake for the old fart karts and Michlette Family Racing for the pure stocks.

For more information on this Thursday’s races, visit Humboldt Outlaw Karts’ website, www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlaw Karts

Pacific Challenge Series Races Into The Shasta District Fair Saturday



Via PCS Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2018) – The Shasta District Fairgrounds will come to life with the touring stars of the Pacific Challenge Series on Saturday, with a large contingent of drivers from across Northern California expected at Shasta Speedway. The fourth round of the PenneyLawyers.com backed series brings Super Late Models to the 3/8ths mile for their second appearance of the year.

Bombers, Hornets, and Legends will also be competing and all fair tickets will include admission into the races.

In April, Jason Romero of Cameron Park, CA set a sizzling track record lap of 15.428 seconds that he parlayed into the race victory. Romero’s victory also is part of his points leading season. Romero was eighth at Madera in March before the Shasta win in April and a runner-up finish at Ukiah in May. His points lead is a narrow two points over former series champions John Moore of Granite Bay and Mike Beeler of Modesto.

Moore, the 2015 series champion, has had a consistent campaign with finishes of third, fourth, and fifth. He nearly won the $5,000 to win Limited Late Model event at Roseville last weekend. His career best PCS finish at Shasta is a second place run in 2017.

Beeler, winner of the 2014 and 2017 titles, has seen his season go the exact opposite direction of Moore. His year opened in fifth at Madera before fourth at Shasta and third at Ukiah. He’d like to improve two spots better for his first Shasta win on Saturday. His third place in April was his best career finish at Shasta in three PCS starts.

Cole Moore’s Ukiah victory was his second career win in the PCS and has propelled him to fourth in the standings. He opened the year with a pair of DNFs including a tenth place result at Shasta. The 2015 PCS Rookie of the Year made his Shasta debut in 2016 with a career-best third place finish.

Rounding out the top-five in the championship is Dave Byrd of French Camp, CA. The multiple-time stock car champion had a runner-up finish with the SRL Southwest Tour in 2007 along with a win and a second place finish in the prestigious Win-River 125 on the old 1/3rd mile configuration in the 1980s.

The remaining full-time car thus far has been 2016 Rookie of the Year Matt Wendt of Galt, CA. Wendt has not yet finished a PCS race this season but carries high expectations into Shasta.

Other competitors that travel with the PCS expected at Shasta include Roseville’s Shannon Mansch, Ukiah’s John Dalerio, and Elk Grove’s Mike Hite. Former NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West driver James Bickford will compete for Matt Scott Racing in the #35 Chevrolet. Bickford previously had a runner-up finish when the West came to Shasta in 2015 for the Bill Schmitt Memorial.

Local standouts such as 2017 Shasta PCS winner Derek Copeland, Brandon Williams, Dane Nissen, and Trevor Harrison will also be competing joined by several Eureka area drivers including Dustin Walters.

There will be no Friday practice due to the Shasta District Fair. PCS competitors will get a special practice session early Saturday instead. Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. with practice from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Regular cycles of practice sessions for all four divisions competing will follow, with qualifying at approx. 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. The 100 lap PCS feature will wrap up the exciting night of action at approx. 9 p.m.

Admission for the fair includes admission to the races. Prices are Adults - $10.00,
Senior & Military - $7.00 (62 & Over), Junior- $6.00, and Parking - $7.00.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Gerhardt Classic Sprint Cars Gain Horsepower With Large Purse



Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (June 19, 2018) – The Western Winged Super Sprint portion of the 18th Gerhardt Classic open wheel race on July 7th at Madera Speedway has gained some serious horsepower in the form of an expanded purse. Sponsors and supporters of open wheel racing have allowed the race to pay an outstanding $800 to start.

The evening of open wheel excitement on the one-third mile oval north of Fresno, CA will include a 100 lap BCRA Midget race, USAC Western US Midgets, NCMA Sprint Cars, 360 Super Modifieds, Vintage BCRA Midgets, and Legends of Kearney Bowl. Race fans will also be able to view the action live on the Madera Speedway Facebook page and on ShortTrack TV.

Madera’s goal is to include the Winged Sprint Cars on the Madera Racing on MAVTV program in 2019 if car counts and sponsorships continue to grow.

The Gerhardt Classic honors the entire Gerhardt family’s contributions to motorsports, especially the efforts of Fred Gerhardt who was responsible for the construction of at least 44 rear engined IndyCars throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Their best finish as car owners in the Indianapolis 500 came in 1968 when Mel Kenyon finished third. A total of eight IndyCar victories were in Gerhardt cars.

Fourth generation racer Cody Gerhardt competes primarily in the Winged Sprints and BCRA Midgets but also races USAC Silver Crown cars on asphalt as well. His family-run operation fields entries in, and organizes, the USAC Western US Midget division that is a continuation of the Ford Focus and HPD Midget classes.

Madera Speedway represents a melting pot of the past, present, and future of racing. Many drivers that compete in the USAC Western US Midgets are graduates of the adjacent Goodtimes QMA that is located against the backstretch of the track. The Legends of Kearney Bowl and Vintage BCRA Midgets do their part to keep the history of pavement open wheeled racing in California alive.

Next up for the Madera Speedway is June 30th’s Reverend Ron Spencer's Red, White and Blue Classic with a BIG FIREWORKS SHOW! It will include race #5 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps),rRace #5 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MST (48 lap main spilt 24’s), Toyota Sedans (48 lap main, split 24's), and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series.

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners RPM Mortgage, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, Nut Up Industries, NICERIDE, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays re-runs of the 2017 season every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. The first round of the 2018 51FIFTY Energy Drink Junior Late Model Series airs this Thursday.


Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

June 23rd - Closed

June 30th - Reverend Ron Spencer's Red, White and Blue Classic and BIG FIREWORKS SHOW! !) Race #5 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 Laps (50 Laps then a break, then 30 laps), Race #5 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MST (48 lap main spilt 24’s) , Toyota Sedans (48 lap main, split 24's), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

July 7th - Gerhardt Classic 100 Lap Three wide start BCRA Midget Race, The Western Winged Super Sprint Series, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Vintage BCRA, Legends of Kearney Bowl,

July 14th - Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST, Toyota Sedans, and the Jr, Late Model 30 lap exhibition race

July 21st - Closed

July 28th - Summer Speed Fest $5,000 to win Race #6 of the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 100 laps (split 50’s), Race #6 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), MSTs, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

August 4th - Children's Hospital Kids Night - Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross, Toyota Sedans, MST, Jr Late Model 30 lap exhibition race, Southwest Tour Truck Series

August 11th - PCS Super Late Model Series (Pacific Challenge Series), Madera Hobby Stocks, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, USAC HPD Midgets, MST, Legends of the Pacific, F4 Beater Cross

August 18th - Closed

August 25th - Race # 7 of the MAVTV Televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Model Series 80 laps (50 then 30), Race #7 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, then 30 laps), Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series , Legends of the Pacific, Toyota Sedans

September 1st - Hampton Inn and Suites Night at the Speedway, Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, F4 Beater Cross, and the Jr, Late Model 30 lap exhibition race

September 8th - Closed for the Madera Fair

September 14th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic Night #1 presented by ($5 Ticket Night!) for everyone on night one. Madera Late Models, Madera Hobby Stocks, F4 Beater Cross , MST, Toyota Sedans, USAC Western Midgets and Modified Truck Pulls!

September 15th - 46th Annual Harvest Classic presented by Midland Tractor and John Deere! The Western Winged Super Sprint Series, BCRA Midgets, USAC Western Midgets, NCMA Sprints, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of Kearney Bowl, California Hard Tops, Plus the Blown, Injected multi engine Pulling Tractors!

September 22nd - Race #8 of the MAVTV televised $2,000 to win RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then 30), Race #8 of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series 80 laps (50 laps then a break, the 30 laps), MST, Toyota Sedans, Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

September 29th – Spears SRL Southwest Tour 125, the USAC Western Midgets, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of the Pacific, Madera Hobby Stocks, and the Legends of Kearney Bowl

October 5th -Practice for the RPM Mortgage Short Track "Best of the West" $10,000.00 to win Shootout Event open to Lucas Oil Modifieds, Late Models, Jr. Late Models, and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN “NUT UP SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT” for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 13th - Closed, NO RACES /

October 20th - 11th Annual iPull-uPull Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet

Monday, June 18, 2018

Big Stars Set To Race In West Series At Sonoma



Via NASCAR Media

This weekend's Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway just might feature the strongest field in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2018. Besides the front-running teams of Bob Brucati's team and Bill McAnally's team, several Monster Energy NASCAR drivers will be racing in Saturday's race.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West's annual race at the Sonoma Raceway road course has been a sort of testing ground for less experienced Monstery Energy NASCAR drivers who have little experience racing at a road course. Past Cup winners include Brian Vickers (2006), Joey Logano (2011), Kyle Larson (2014) and Chase Elliott (2016).

The entry list for the Carneros 200 will feature a bevy of NASCAR Monstery Energy Cup Series drivers. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Alex Bowman and William Byron will be among those hoping to win. Two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers will also be competing as well in Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez. Veteran Cup driver Aric Almirola will also be racing Saturday.

20-year-old NASCAR Next driver Will Rodgers nearly won last year's K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma. He finished runner-up to Kevin Harvick. Rodgers recently won at the New Jersey Motorsports Park road course in the K&N Pro Series East and has two previous road course victories.

Jim Inglebright is a veteran in the K&N Pro West series having run every Sonoma race since 2006. His last win came at Portland International Raceway in 2008. Cole Keatts is an established rally car driver. He made his K&N debut at New Jersey this past weekend. David Mayhew will also be a likely contender. The veteran driver has 10 West Series wins, including Sonoma in 2015.

Points leader Derek Thorn is the only other non-Cup driver to win at the Northern California track. He finished second in 2012 and won the 2013 event en route to the championship.

RACE FACTS

RACE CARNEROS 200
PLACE Sonoma Raceway
DATE Saturday, June 23
TIME 1:30 p.m. PT

TELEVISION
NBCSN, Thursday, June 28 – 6 p.m. ET

TRACK LAYOUT 1.990-mile road course

2017 WINNER Kevin Harvick
2017 POLE Will Rodgers

EVENT SCHEDULE
Friday — Garage opens: 9:45 a.m. PT; Final practice: 1:05-2:25 p.m.; Driver Autograph Session: 3-3:45 p.m.
Saturday — Garage opens: 8:30 a.m. PT; Group qualifying: 10:15 a.m.; Carneros 200: 1:30 p.m.

TWITTER @RaceSonoma
HASHTAG #Carneros200, #KNWest

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The maximum starting field is 40 cars, for each race, including provisionals.

Qualifying groups will be determined by each vehicle’s overall fastest single lap from the official practice sessions.

The first 36 cars will secure starting positions based on the qualifying session. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process.

Each group qualifying session will be five (5) minutes in duration and the fastest single lap speed of each vehicle will determine starting positions 1st through 36th. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on a vehicle after the vehicle enters the track to begin the qualifying session. Vehicles may not
return to the track or make any further qualifying laps unless directed to do so by a NASCAR Official or in the event of a caution. If a vehicle returns to pit road, the vehicle’s qualifying attempt is complete.

The CARNEROS 200 will be 64 laps (127.36 miles) to be run in three (3) segments. The five (5) minute breaks will occur at or near the conclusion of Laps 21 and 42. At the conclusion of the break, lead lap vehicles that elected to pit will line up – in the order they were running at the beginning of the break — behind the lead lap vehicles that elected not to pit in order of running.

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: Four (4) tires for practice, four (4) tires for qualifying and to begin the race, and four (4) additional tires for use during the race for a total of twelve (12) tires.