NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES RETURNS MARCH 22, 2014
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Returns to Irwindale:
Event Set For Saturday Night, March 22, 2014
Irwindale, Calif. - - After a two-year absence from the Irwindale Speedway half-mile oval, the K&N Pro Series West will return to the track that's know as "LA's Half-Mile SuperSpeedway" on Saturday evening, March 22nd.
"This is exciting news for us and for all of our fans. K&N Pro is one of the most colorful and competitive touring series in NASCAR. We're really looking forward to welcoming all the teams back to our facility," said Irwindale Event Center President/CEO Jim Cohan. "And I know that all of our great fans are going to be ready for the sort of racing excitement that this Home Track series always brings to the Speedway."
This special race will compliment the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway set for Sunday afternoon, March 23.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE SATURDAY, DEC. 14
NASCAR NEWS RELEASE ANNOUNCING THE
2014 K&N WEST SERIES RACES:
Fourteen-Race Calendar Spans Seven States
Added West Coast Flavor With Three New Dates
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2013) - - The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West opens and closes with its traditional Phoenix dates, and in between tackles some tricky ovals and battles on a pair of premier road courses.
A 14-race schedule that covers seven states and includes five companion events with NASCAR's national series awaits the West portion of the top step on the NASCAR's developmental ladder.
New to the 2014 slate is a return to one of the sport's finest short-tracks in Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. The series also will visit to State Line Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho. Kern County Raceway Park has added a second date, as well.
"The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West features the stars of tomorrow competing against the top stock-car drivers in the west," said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. "The 2014 calendar is an excellent mix of short tracks, national series companion events and challenging road courses to give fans an exciting season and help prepare the drivers for the next level."
The 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule rundown:
Phoenix International Raceway - The 2014 season kicks off at the D-shaped, one-mile track on Feb. 27 and the new champion will be crowned on Nov. 6 in a return to the Arizona desert. Both dates are in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits.
Irwindale Speedway - After two years away, the K&N West makes its return to the half-mile West Coast jewel on March 22 on the same weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits nearby Auto Club in Fontana, Calif.
Stockton 99 Speedway - The series makes it visit to the Northern California quarter-mile for the season's third event on May 3.
Iowa Speedway - For the eighth consecutive year, the Newton, Iowa, track will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination events. The first clash will be May 17 and the two series will again meet for bragging rights on Aug. 1. Both will be part of the NASCAR Nationwide Series weekends.
Kern County Raceway Park - After a successful debut at the newly-constructed half-mile track, the series makes a pair of trips to Bakersfield, Calif., on May 24 and Aug. 30.
Sonoma Raceway - California's Napa Valley is the setting on June 21 as the series joins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for its first of two road-course dates.
State Line Speedway - New to the slate this season is a July 12 visit to the quarter-mile oval located in Post Falls, Idaho.
Colorado National Speedway - Another trip to the Rocky Mountain region is in store for July 26.
Evergreen Speedway - The series makes its annual trip to the Pacific Northwest on Aug. 16 to take on the historic .646-mile oval just north of Seattle.
Miller Motorsports Park - The pristine Utah racing complex will host the series' second road-course date on Sept. 13 for a battle on the 2.2-mile East Course.
All American Speedway - The California third-mile oval will play host to the series for the 16th time on Oct. 11 for the series' penultimate event.
Earlier this year at Phoenix, Derek Thorn won his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship. He, along with the six other NASCAR touring series champions and special award winners, were honored at the NASCAR Night of Champions Awards on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center next to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
2014 NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST SCHEDULE
Date, Track (Length) Location
Thurs., Feb. 27 Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile) Avondale, Ariz.
Sat., March 22 Irwindale Speedway (.5-mile) Irwindale, Calif.
Sat., May 3 Stockton 99 Speedway (.25-mile) Stockton, Calif.
Sat., May 17*Iowa Speedway (.875-mile) Newton, Iowa
Sat., May 24 Kern County Raceway Park (.5-mile) Bakersfield, Calif.
Sat., June 21 Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course) Sonoma, Calif.
Sat. July, 12 State Line Speedway (.25-mile) Post Falls, Idaho
Sat., July 26 Colorado National Speedway (.375-mile) Dacono, Colo.
Fri., Aug. 1 * Iowa Speedway (.875-mile) Newton, Iowa
Sat., Aug. 16 Evergreen Speedway (.646-mile) Monroe, Wash.
Sat., Aug. 30 Kern County Raceway Park (.5-mile) Bakersfield, Calif.
Sat. Sept. 13 Miller Motorsports Park (2.2-mile road course Tooele, Utah
Sat., Oct. 11 All American Speedway (.333-mile) Roseville, Calif.
Thurs., Nov. 6 Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile) Avondale, Ariz.
* Combination race with NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Schedule Subject to Change