NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – Kicking off the K&N West Season

The K&N drivers were the last feature during the Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway last week. This coming Saturday will be the start of their points paying season. This will be the 60th season of the K&N West Series, formerly the Winston West Series. Many of the biggest names in NASCAR’s history have competed at Phoenix in the series, with Ken Schrader taking the most checkered flags at the tricky track with four of them. It is one of the few tracks where Richard Petty takes a back seat to anyone, having three career victories in the series at Phoenix himself.

As of this writing, Greg Pursley is the only former series champion scheduled to run at Phoenix in the K&N West race. While he is one of the senior members on the circuit, several up and coming drivers will be chasing the trophy on Saturday including Battle at the Beach winner Cameron Hayley. Michael Self, the driver who was spun out off of the second corner of the last lap at Daytona from the lead will also be there. Derek Thorn, David Mayhew and Carl and Daryl Harr are also scheduled to race, along with Canadian Tire Series Champion D.J. Kennington.

This weekend will be the 31st standalone K&N West series race at Phoenix. Along with Schrader and Petty, Pursley and Scott Lynch are the only other two drivers with multiple wins at the track, each visiting Victory Lane twice. That leaves 19 drivers with one win each at Phoenix in the series, including Neil Bonnett, David Gilliland, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Cale Yarborough, Mike Wallace and Bobby Allison.

Mike Duncan has won four pole positions at Phoenix. Greg Pursley, Mike David and Allison are tied with the most top-5 finishes at six apiece. Austin Cameron has run 12 races at Phoenix scoring nine top-10 results, the most by any driver. Jack Sellers has started the most races at Phoenix in the series with 17 standalone events and five combined events. Seven races have been won from the pole while three drivers have won the event from outside the top 10.

Phoenix not only starts the season for the K&N Series but also will wrap it up at the end of their 15 event schedule in November. This race will be 60 laps in length which will be the first time the series has run a race of that length at Phoenix. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the desert Southwest this weekend, take a ride to the odd shaped track by rattlesnake hill and watch some of the future stars of NASCAR.

This Weekend’s Race Schedule

Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Crate Late Models
Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Enduros
Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Hobby Stocks
Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL KMSA Mini Stocks
Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Pure Pony
Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Sportsman
Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Street Stocks
Friday 03/01/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Super Late Models
Friday 03/01/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ IMCA Modifieds
Friday 03/01/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ SWDRA Late Models
Friday 03/01/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ USAC Western States Midgets
Friday 03/01/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
Friday 03/01/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ West Coast Late Models
Friday 03/01/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ ASCS Winged Sprints
Friday 03/01/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM Legends
Friday 03/01/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Modifieds
Friday 03/01/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Street Stocks
Friday 03/01/13 Golden Triangle Raceway Park Beaumont TX ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 03/02/13 Dixieland Dirt Track Cottonwood AL Jackie Hughes Memorial 4-Cylinders
Saturday 03/02/13 Dixieland Dirt Track Cottonwood AL Jackie Hughes Memorial Bombers
Saturday 03/02/13 Dixieland Dirt Track Cottonwood AL Jackie Hughes Memorial Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Dixieland Dirt Track Cottonwood AL Jackie Hughes Memorial Limited Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Dixieland Dirt Track Cottonwood AL Jackie Hughes Memorial Open Wheel Modifieds
Saturday 03/02/13 Dixieland Dirt Track Cottonwood AL Jackie Hughes Memorial Stockers
Saturday 03/02/13 Dixieland Dirt Track Cottonwood AL Jackie Hughes Memorial Vintage
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Crate Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Enduros
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Hobby Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL KMSA Mini Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Pure Pony
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Sportsman
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Street Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Green Valley Speedway Glencoe AL Super Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ IMCA Modifieds
Saturday 03/02/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ SWDRA Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ USAC Western States Midgets
Saturday 03/02/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
Saturday 03/02/13 Canyon Speedway Park Peoria AZ West Coast Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Cocopah Speedway Yuma AZ ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 03/02/13 Phoenix International Raceway Avondale AZ K&N Pro Series West
Saturday 03/02/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Factory Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Hornets
Saturday 03/02/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ Mod Lites
Saturday 03/02/13 Tucson International Raceway Tucson AZ X-Mods
Saturday 03/02/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA American Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Hobby Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Mini Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Bakersfield Speedway Bakersfield CA Modifieds
Saturday 03/02/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM Legends
Saturday 03/02/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM Super Trucks
Saturday 03/02/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Modifieds
Saturday 03/02/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Street Stocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Modified Street Bomber
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Openwheel
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Outlaw Pony
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Pure Pony
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Rookie Pony
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Street Stock Bomber
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Super Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Duck River Raceway Park Wheel TN Two Barrel Late Models
Saturday 03/02/13 Battleground Speedway Highlands TX ASCS Winged Sprints
Saturday 03/02/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX Bandoleros
Saturday 03/02/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX Ecostocks
Saturday 03/02/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX Legends
Saturday 03/02/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks
Saturday 03/02/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds
Saturday 03/02/13 Houston Motorsports Park Houston TX NASCAR Stock Cars
Sunday 03/03/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM Legends
Sunday 03/03/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM Super Trucks
Sunday 03/03/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Modifieds
Sunday 03/03/13 Southern New Mexico Speedway Las Cruces NM USRA Street Stocks
Sunday 03/03/13 Cherokee Speedway Gaffney SC Southern All Stars Late Models
Wednesday 03/06/13 The Dirt Track Las Vegas Las Vegas NV World of Outlaw Sprint Cars
Thursday 03/07/13 The Dirt Track Las Vegas Las Vegas NV USAC Southwest Sprint Cars
Thursday 03/07/13 The Dirt Track Las Vegas Las Vegas NV USAC West Coast Sprints
Thursday 03/07/13 The Dirt Track Las Vegas Las Vegas NV World of Outlaw Sprint Cars

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