Glaser Wins the Nationals at Santa Maria Speedway

Stephanie Odom – May 30th –Santa Maria, CA – A sixteen hundred mile round trip was made worth it when Tangent, Oregon’s Trevor Glaser piloted his ride into Budweiser Victory Lane for $5,000 Sunday night at the Santa Maria Speedway for The Nationals featuring the West Coast Shootout Late Models.

“The track was great. You have to run scared or these guys will get you so I ran scared and didn’t slow down,” stated Glaser in victory lane before being showered in champagne. It was his first time seeing “The West Coast’s Best Short Track.” Originally scheduled to run in Oregon with the DIRTcar North West I-5 Late Model Series the decision was made to make the trip south when the two day event at Willamette Speedway was cancelled.

Brad Pounds and Mike Kirby set the pace for the forty lap feature event with duo battling back and forth for the lead until Kirby pulled ahead on the second circuit. Pounds continued to apply pressure allowing Glaser to close in on the leaders. Racing through lapped traffic on the eleventh lap Glaser made the pass for second with Nick Bartels also getting by Pounds for third place. Following the pass, Pounds made contact with Bartels bringing out the first caution of the night on lap twenty. Bartels spun and came to a stop on the front stretch nearly collecting Bobby Hogge IV and Chris Shannon.

Kirby still led the way for the double file restart with Glaser choosing the low line and Brad Pounds running beside him. Racing resumed with Chris Shannon overtaking Hogge for fourth place while Glaser began to chase down Kirby for the top spot. Glaser moved underneath Kirby in turn two and ran door to door down the backstretch and through turns three and four before making the pass in turn two on lap twenty six. By the thirtieth lap the Oregon driver had pulled away from the field with a straight away lead while Pounds pressured Kirby for second place.

Glaser went uncontested the final ten laps to score the West Coast Late Model Shootout Victory and $5,000. Pounds was able to get by Kirby for a second place finish with Shannon and Hogge completing the top five. Bend, Oregon’s Rob Mayea, Rob Sanders, Mike Johnson, Steve Drake and Clay Daly rounded out the top ten.

The series will return to action June 11th at the historical Calistoga Speedway.

Chris Kearns Presents and the West Coast Late Model Shootout would like to thank Hoosier Tires, Pro Power Racing Engines, DFT Transportation, RoadRunner Fabrication, Dart Machinery, Manley, CP/Carillo, Isky Racing Cams, Five Star Grafix and Matt Mussell Designs for their support for the 2011 season.

For more information on the series visit them on the web at www.westcoastlatemodels.com or www.racesantamariaspeedway.com

A-Main (40 laps): 1. 2 Trevor Glaser Tangent, OR, 2. 1P Brad Pounds Bakersfield, CA, 3. 5K Mike Kirby Torrance, CA, 4. 32S Chris Shannon Merced, CA, 5. 2H Bobby Hogge Salinas, CA, 6. 37 Rob Mayea Bend, OR, 7. 10N Robert Sanders Bakersfield, CA, 8. 7 Mike Johnson Lompoc, CA, 9. 11X Steve Drake San Luis Obispo, CA, 10. 32B Clay Daly Watsonville, CA, 11. 91P Jason Papich Arroyo Grande, CA, 12. 29 Andy Obertello Hollister, CA, 13. 91T Tony Toste Pismo Beach, CA, 14. D1 Devin Crockett Arroyo Grande, CA, 15. 75 Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA, 16. 27 Nick Bartels El Segundo, CA, 17. 22 Jason Selvidge Buttonwillow, CA, 18. 77 Bill Bartels El Segundo, CA, 19. 5X Dino Napier Corona, CA, 20. 84 Jeff Decker Morgan Hill, CA

B-Main (12 laps; top 8 to A-Main): 1. Andy Obertello Hollister, CA, 2. 10N Robert Sanders Bakersfield, CA, 3. D1 Devin Crockett Arroyo Grande, CA, 4. 7 Mike Johnson Lompoc, CA, 5. 91T Tony Toste Pismo Beach, CA, 6. 84 Jeff Decker Morgan Hill, CA, 7. 22 Jason Selvidge Buttonwillow, CA, 8. 5X Dino Napier Corona, CA, 9. 4R Anthony Restad Santa Rosa, CA, 10. 3C Jimbo Clark Oceano, CA, 11. 9 Chad Reichenbach Bakersfield, CA, 12. 96 Carla Laney
Torrance, CA

Dash (8 laps): 1. 1P Brad Pounds Bakersfield, CA, 2. 5K Mike Kirby Torrance, CA, 3. 2 Trevor Glaser Tangent, OR, 4. 27 Nick Bartels El Segundo, CA, 5. 32B Clay Daly Watsonville, CA, 6. 2H Bobby Hogge Salinas, CA

Heat One (8 laps; top four transfer): 1. 2H Bobby Hogge Salinas, CA, 2. 27 Nick Bartels El Segundo, CA, 3. 37 Rob Mayea Bend, OR, 4. 11X Steve Drake San Luis Obispo, CA, 5. 29 Andy Obertello Hollister, CA, 6. 10N Robert Sanders Bakersfield, CA, 7. 22 Jason Selvidge Buttonwillow, CA, 8. 4R Anthony Restad Santa Rosa, CA

Heat Two (8 laps; top four transfer): 1. 5K Mike Kirby Torrance, CA, 2. 1P Brad Pounds Bakersfield, CA, 3. 32S Chris Shannon Merced, CA, 4. 77 Bill Bartels El Segundo, CA, 5. D1 Devin Crockett Arroyo Grande, CA, 6. 5X Dino Napier Corona, CA, 7. 84 Jeff Decker Morgan Hill, CA, 8 9 Chad Reichenbach Bakersfield, CA

Heat Three (8 laps; top four transfer): 1. 32B Clay Daly Watsonville, CA, 2. 2 Trevor Glaser Tangent, OR, 3. 75 Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA, 4. 91P Jason Papich Arroyo Grande, CA, 5. 7 Mike Johnson Lompoc, CA, 6. 91T Tony Toste Pismo Beach, CA, 7. 3C Jimbo Clark Oceano, CA, 8. 96 Carla Laney Torrance, CA

Qualifying
1. 2H Bobby Hogge Salinas, CA 15.935
2. 37 Rob Mayea Bend, OR 15.979
3. 1P Brad Pounds Bakersfield, CA 16.037
4. 11X Steve Drake San Luis Obispo, CA 16.049
5. 27 Nick Bartels El Segundo, CA 16.087
6. 29 Andy Obertello Hollister, CA 16.118
7. 75 Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA 16.245
8. 5K Mike Kirby Torrance, CA 16.246
9. 32B Clay Daly Watsonville, CA 16.262
10. 2 Trevor Glaser Tangent, OR 16.278
11. 10N Robert Sanders Bakersfield, CA 16.304
12. 32S Chris Shannon Merced, CA 16.445
13. 91P Jason Papich Arroyo Grande, CA 16.464
14. 7 Mike Johnson Lompoc, CA 16.511
15. 91T Tony Toste Pismo Beach, CA 16.516
16. 22 Jason Selvidge Buttonwillow, CA 16.735
17. 77 Bill Bartels El Segundo, CA 16.778
18. 3C Jimbo Clark Oceano, CA 16.796
19. D1 Devin Crockett Arroyo Grande, CA 16.810
20. 5X Dino Napier Corona, CA 16.865
21. 9 Chad Reichenbach Bakersfield, CA 16.952
22. 84 Jeff Decker Morgan Hill, CA 16.970
23. 4R Anthony Restad Santa Rosa, CA 16.982
24. 96 Carla Laney Torrance, CA 17.258



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