Thursday Oct 23 2008
Drivers Chase $120,000 Saturday at All American Speedway
By: Staff Report
Local fans of auto racing are geared up for the first ever NASCAR championship race to be held in the Sacramento area as the Camping World Series comes to Roseville’s All American Speedway on Saturday night. The Camping World Series, formerly known as the Winston West series, is the premier driver development series in NASCAR racing and will hold its West Coast championship finale on the one-third-mile track where the season started. The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Thunder Valley Casino will draw the top race teams on the West Coast. Series points leader Eric Holmes, who wants to reclaim his 2006 champion title, will be challenged by Justin Bowles, who is second in points. 2007 series champ Mike David, currently in fourth, and Sunoco rookie of the year Jeff Barkshire also figure to be in the running. Two late model races will also be held – the Roseville Toyota/Ward Land Management & Development Late Model 100 and a Great American Stock Car Series race. NHRA Funny Car drag racer Ron Capps will debut in his first NASCAR race, competing in the Late Model Roseville Toyota/WLM&D 100. Capps is currently seventh in the NHRA championship chase with two events remaining in the 2008 season. Toyota will have a 4,000 sq ft exhibit which includes NASCAR racecars. Displays will highlight the evolution of Toyota in America over the past 50 years and Toyota’s rich motor sports history. The race is being produced by Bill McAnally Racing in Antelope, who also brought the series opener to Roseville. When McAnally heard that the venue was open for the championship race, he didn’t hesitate. Working with race sponsors Toyota and NAPA, Thunder Valley Casino and Placer Valley Tourism, he put together the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150, and a day of racing which will feature NASCAR late models as well as Camping World Series cars. “Holding two races of this caliber in Roseville really brings the prestige of professional NASCAR racing to the race teams and motor sports fans in the Sacramento area,” McAnally said in a recent news release. “There are no race events more exciting than the season opener and the final championship race. Race day will be an all-day event with plenty to see and do, even for fans who do not have race tickets.” Tickets are available at Bill McAnally Racing in Antelope. Fans desiring to attend can call 676-0256 to purchase tickets by credit card or for more race information. Tickets are also available at area NAPA Auto Parts stores, Riebes, and the Thunder Valley Gift Shop with a $5 discount. The race will be broadcast live on HD Net and rebroadcast on Speed Network. For more race information, car show information and to print your own poster visit www.billmcanallyracing.com.