Showing posts with label West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Show all posts
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Monday, October 30, 2017

West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, NAPA to sponsor NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season finale



PHOENIX (Oct. 30, 2017) – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame annually applies the crowning achievement to careers in the motorsports industry.

On Nov. 4, the group and NAPA AUTO PARTS, will boost the credentials of possible future inductees into one of the nation’s most prestigious halls of fame.

The two groups are co-sponsors of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Championship Finale 150, Presented by NAPA AUTO PARTS, at Kern County Raceway Park near Bakersfield, Calif. The 150-lap, 75-mile race will determine the champion of one of NASCAR’S oldest touring series.

Racing begins at 7 p.m. (PDT) following a single-day schedule of practice and qualifying.

The 14th event on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule marks the tour’s second visit to the half-mile paved oval in 2017. Current championship leader Todd Gilliland won the season’s second stop there in March as well as winning at Kern County Raceway Park last year.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West dates to 1954 as a NASCAR-sanctioned tour, with its roots in post-World War II West Coast stock car racing. Twenty-two of its series champions are members of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, along with many decorated car owners, drivers, mechanics, officials, race promoters and media members.

“Our intent in sponsoring the race is to give fans the opportunity to see the west’s top teams race for a championship on a track perfectly suited to showcasing their talents,” said Ken Clapp, a member and chairman of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. “It likewise enables the hall to reach out to the public and celebrate the many accomplishments of present and future inductees.”

Bill McAnally, a West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame member and owner of the NAPA AUTO PARTS-sponsored Toyotas of championship contenders Gilliland and Chris Eggleston, is pleased the company can be part of the event.

“It’s great to have NAPA AUTO PARTS be involved in the championship race and the crowning of the 2017 champion,” said McAnally.

The event serves as prelude to this month’s balloting among members of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame to determine the organization’s Class of 2018. Two rounds of voting will select five inductees from an initial list of 20 nominees to be announced Nov. 12.

The 15th Annual induction ceremonies, presented by Gateway Motorsports Park, will be held June 21, 2018 at the Meritage Hotel and Spa in Napa, Calif., kicking off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and K&N Pro Series West weekend at nearby Sonoma Raceway.

A limited number of tickets will be make available to the public beginning April 1, 2018. Inquiries should be forwarded to jwentzel@phoenixraceway.com.

About the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame:
The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame was conceived in 2001 as a means of recognizing significant contributors and contributions to the sport of stock car racing. The mission of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is founded to preserve history and heritage of the important role west coast stock car competitors have played in the sport’s development and continuation and to recognize, through annual enshrinement, of outstanding individuals and groups within the sport such as, but not limited to, designers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, race track owners, promoters, publicists and members of the motorsports media.

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Owen A. Kearns
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