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Drivers test track at All American Speedway

By: Staff Report
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With the Toyota/Napa Auto Parts 150 coming to All American Speedway on Oct. 25, Thursday was the last chance for drivers to test their vehicles in an extended practice session on the one-third mile short track oval. NASCAR Camping World Series West point leader Eric Holmes and second-place contender Jason Bowles took advantage of the opportunity to put their cars to the test, as did most of the top 10 teams in the series. Bowles and Holmes have been battling it out most of the season with their first battle in the series opener, also in Roseville, with Bowles securing the pole and Holmes securing first place. Going into the final race of the season Eric Holmes will wrap up the championship as long as he finishes 13th or better, according to Kevin Green, NASCAR spokesperson. “My car is performing as well as it was the first race here in March and I expect to do as well as I did then (in the series opener in Roseville),” said Holmes. Thursday afternoon also marked the first time in a NASCAR late model for funny car drag racer Ron Capps, who got behind the wheel in the No. 28 Toyota Camry for Napa Auto Parts. With 22 teams out to test the track, race promoter Bill McAnally was thrilled. “The turnout was much better than I expected. There is so much excitement about this race. With what I saw in practice with both CWS and Late Model cars, Oct. 25 is going to be a phenomenal night of NASCAR stock car racing.” Tickets are still available at local NAPA Auto Parts Stores and in the gift shop at race sponsor Thunder Valley Casino. Racing fans can also call Bill McAnally Racing at 676-0256. Tickets for the season opener at All American Speedway sold out prior to the race, so advance purchase is recommended.