SARGEANT VICTORIUS IN RETURN
BY MIKE GRIFFITH
The Bakersfield Californian email@example.com
A month ago, Dalton
Sargeant left Kern County Raceway Park a bit
disappointed with a third-place finish in the Winter
Showdown for Super Late Models.
He'll be heading
back to Boca Raton, Fla. today with a big smile and some
healthy hardware after racing to victory in the NASCAR
K&N Pro Series West NAPA Auto Parts 150.
Sargeant took the
lead from Bakersfield's David Mayhew on lap 103 and held
off Mayhew on two late restarts for the win. Noah
Gragson was third, followed by James Bickford and Chris
It was the second
start for the 17-year-old in the series. He finished
second in his K&N East debut in February.
"It was a long race
so we really just wanted to keep the tires under it,
that was the important thing," said Sargeant, who fell
back as low as fifth early in the race. "We knew we had
to be good in the long run and it definitely paid off,
falling back in the beginning and having a hard charge
toward the end."
The race was put
under caution, then red flagged after Nicole Behar hit
the turn No. 3 wall on lap 144. It caused a
The race went
green, on 147, and before the lap was done, the caution
was flying because of fluid from a car on the track,
extending the race to 160 laps.
"He definitely was
laying back in that first half or made some awesome
changes at the break," Mayhew said. "We were pushing
really hard there (at the end). I gave him everything I
have short of wrecking himi, I was leaning on him in the
corner and all the way through.
K&N West Statistical Advance: Kern
NAPA Auto Parts 150
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
– The 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season begins
this Saturday night at Kern (Calif.) County Raceway
Park with the NAPA Auto Parts 150, the first of
thirteen scheduled events in the 2015 season. Below
is a statistical look at the performance of the
field at Kern.
NAPA Auto Parts 150 Setup
• Defending champion Greg Pursley, now retired, owns
the track record for most wins with two victories at
• K&N Pro Series East driver Gray Gaulding
holds the qualifying record with a fastest time of
17.908 seconds (100.514 mph) from October 26, 2013.
• The K&N Pro Series West has had three winners at
Kern, Pursley and Dylan Lupton, neither are
competing in the event.
Kern County Raceway Park
• Kern County Raceway
Park sits on 120 acres and opened on May 18, 2013,
with a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event.
• It’s a half-mile oval with progressive banking of
12 and 14 degrees in turns and eight degrees of
banking on the front and backstretches.
facility has seating for 5,000 spectators and is
expendable to more than 15,000.
• This is the series’ fourth event at Kern and
the season opener for the 2015 season.
• The NAPA
Auto Parts 150 will broadcast on NBCSN on Friday,
April 3 at 6:30 p.m.
• Gray Gaulding won the
inaugural pole at the Southern California half-mile
oval and finished 21st after being involved in a
• Last season’s May visit had
eight caution laps for 35 laps. The first visit last
season had four caution periods for 24 laps.
NAPA 150 & KICK OFF PARTY HIGHLIGHT NASCAR WEEK
Bakersfield, CA (March 23rd, 2015) –
NASCAR’S West Coast Swing may be finished,
but NASCAR in Bakersfield, is just getting started.
Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield's Home to NASCAR,
has been honored with proclamations by Mayor Harvey L.
Hall, Mayor of Bakersfield, CA and the Chairman of The
Kern County Board of Supervisors, David Couch, declaring
the week of March 23rd through March 29th
as “NASCAR Week” across the city of Bakersfield and the
entire County of Kern. The proclamations come the week
leading up to NASCAR's top touring regional division,
The NASCAR K & N Pro Series, West starting its 2015
season at the high banked, state of the art speedway
with the “NAPA Auto Parts 150”. Saturday, March 28th
will start the third year of competition for KCRP. Kern
County Raceway will also host its top two NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series Weekly racing divisions on the
highly anticipated night. The NASCAR Late Models will
compete in a 75 lap feature and the NASCAR Spec-Mods
will battle it out for 50 laps in the first race of the
year for the top two divisions at Kern County Raceway.
Along with the proclamations, a media tour and kick-off
party will highlight NASCAR Week in town. All are
invited for the ”NAPA Auto Parts 150 Kick-Party” on
Thursday March 26th at Chuy’s Mesquite
Broiler on Rosedale Highway from 5 to 9 PM. Don’t miss
this one, you’ll see K & N Haulers & Drivers, a live
band, giveaways, a car show, and your favorite local
drivers as we
all get ready for opening night at KCRP.
NASCAR and K&N Announce
Entitlement Sponsorship Extended Through 2021
20, 2015 - 2:00pm
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. —
NASCAR® announced today it has reached a five-year
agreement with K&N Filters to continue as the
entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series™
through 2021. The renewed deal ensures that K&N
Filters will own exclusive rights as the title
sponsor for a total of 12-consecutive years.
Additionally, K&N Filters acquires the designation
as the “Official Automotive Filters of NASCAR.”
The extended agreement is the
latest in a number of landmark partnerships and
renewals recently signed with the sanctioning body.
In recent history, NASCAR has announced momentous
10-year deals with series entitlement sponsor
XFINITY; broadcast partners FOX and NBC; and
international broadcast rights partner IMG. NASCAR
also announced a seven-year extension with series
entitlement sponsor Camping World in 2014.
“The NASCAR K&N Pro Series
features the most competitive regional racing in the
country and thanks to this newly signed agreement
the series has never been healthier,” said Jim
Cassidy, Senior Vice President of Racing Operations
for NASCAR. “K&N Filters has the unique ability to
showcase its products to a fiercely brand-loyal fan
base on a national stage, while partnering with
NASCAR to introduce professional motorsports’ stars
The NASCAR K&N Pro
Series is universally recognized in the racing
industry as the top rung in NASCAR’s developmental
ladder – notable alumni include Joey Logano and
Kevin Harvick, both finalists in last year’s Chase
for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™, as well as rising stars
like Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Darrell Wallace
Jr. The series introduces NASCAR fans and industry
stakeholders to the next generation of stars, and
the diverse mix of short tracks, road courses and
national series speedways appeals to a broad range
of motorsports fans.
KCRP ANNOUNCES SUPER FAN
Bakersfield, CA (March 5th,
NASCAR fans will be
able to enjoy Bakersfield's Home to NASCAR, Kern County
Raceway Park with a “Super Fan” Season ticket special
for 2015. Tickets, which go on sale Friday, March 6th
at 12:00 pm through Friday March 27th, have
seen a major price overhaul. This year the “Super Fan
Special” will allow fans to see all 21 scheduled race
events from a reserved seat of their choice, including
the NASCAR K & N Pro Series West “NAPA Auto Parts 150”,
both SRL Southwest Tour “DC'S RV Center 100's”
including the CITGO Lubricants “Fall Shootout”,
The 4th of July Spectacular, the very popular
“George Snider Classic” King of the Wing National Sprint
Car Championship, and all NASCAR Whelen Weekly racing
series events for only $299.00 per seat! Plus a special
gift on opening night. That's less than the cost of a
general admission ticket for each race!! The savings
continue if you purchase multiple seats with one
transaction. Get you season tickets now, online at
www.kernraceway.com . Place your order
and pick up your tickets at the track or have them
mailed to you at no additional charge.
NASCAR SEASON OPENER AT KCRP
K & N PRO SERIES WEST "NAPA
AUTO PARTS 150"
NASCAR LATE MODEL 75
NASCAR SPEC-MOD 50
SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH
$20 Riders - $5 Spectators
MARCH SCHEDULE IS POSTED
SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH
OPEN PRACTICE 9 AM - 3 PM
Click for more information!