Finish Catapults the #16 to Second in the K&N West Series Points Race
Irwindale, California – Starting from atop the pole for the NAPA 150 at Irwindale Speedway, Brandon McReynolds spent most of the second race of the 2014 K&N West season running between 6th and 8th position before making a late race run to move the #16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry into fourth. The race marked McReynolds’ second Top 5 finish in his last three races and moved him into a tie for second place in the K&N West Championship race, just six points out of first.
“We just ran out of time,” McReynolds said after the race, “we had a great car tonight and while fourth is a respectable finish and puts us in a great position for a Championship run, I feel that we were better than that tonight and that in hindsight we really needed to start our move on the leaders earlier in the race. I will not make that mistake again.”
The race was the first time McReynolds had ever competed at the half-mile oval located just east of Los Angeles, California. “I know that a lot of the tracks we will run this year will be new to me, but I need to trust the instincts that have gotten me here and just go out and put it all on the line” McReynolds said.
Next on the NASCAR K&N West Series schedule is the May 3rd race at Stockton 99 Speedway, a quarter mile high track oval located just east of San Francisco, California. “We have had a strong start to the season, but we have got to continue to improve” McReynolds said, “there are a number of great teams out here, and we simply need to outwork them and not get complacent with where we are at.”