Charlotte, NC – (May 22, 2016) 37 years since it last raced at Orange Show Speedway, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West made its fourth stop of the season at the .25 mile short track on Saturday, May 21, 2016 for the Sunrise Ford 150. Julia Landauer qualified her Curb Records Toyota Camry in the 8th position and finished 5th, her second top-5 of the season.
The race was an eventful one, with 9 caution flags throughout the 150 lap race. The shortest track on the K&N schedule made passing difficult for the drivers and also increased the likelihood of contact between cars. Only 9 cars (of the 17 that started) finished on the lead lap.
“This short track is tough,” Landauer said after the race. “Everyone is so close to each other and there isn’t a lot of space on track, making it hard to pass. I’m really proud that I could stand my ground and bring home another top-5!”
Landauer’s 5th place also moved her up to 5th in overall points and 2nd in Rookie Standings.
“I can’t thank my crew enough for all of their hard work. Eric Holmes, Mario Isola, Jake Koens, Mike Sprague, Dwayne Anderson, and Kevin Williams do a great job week in and week out. Thank you Bill and everyone else on Bill McAnally Racing!”
The Sunrise Ford 150 will air on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6 pm ET on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).
The next race, the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150, takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, CO.