Charlotte, NC – (July 11, 2016) Julia Landauer has had her best K&N results to date on the short tracks (.25 – .4 miles) that the NASCAR K&N West series visits and the night of Saturday, July 9, 2016 continued the streak. After qualifying 9th at State Line Speedway in Post Falls, ID, Julia survived the carnage to get her third top-5 finish of the season, with a 5th place.
“I’m so glad I was able to keep my #54 Curb Records Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing in one piece and bring home another top-5!” Landauer said after the race. “There were quite a few close calls when I wasn’t sure I’d get through other drivers’ spins and wrecks, but my reaction speed plus having my spotter Eric Holmes was extremely beneficial,” Landauer continued.
The race was eventful, including oil spills that caused a red flag for clean up at lap 67, multiple crashes throughout the field, and two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish before finally completing the race on lap 166. The original race distance was set at 150 laps. (In order to have the race finish under green flag race conditions, NASCAR will extend the race and give racers three attempts at getting the green flag, followed by the white [one-to-go] flag, followed by the checkered).
“There was a lot of beating and banging during that race. We had quite a bit of damage on the car because of how rough the racing was, but it looks like it’s all body work, nothing on the chassis,” Landauer said.
Saturday night’s race marked the 7th race out of 14 for the 2016 season. Landauer remains in 6th position in the championship points, 5 points out of 5th. She is 2nd in the rookie championship.
The Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 from State Line Speedway will air on NBCSN on Friday, July 15 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.
Iowa Speedway is the next stop on the NASCAR K&N West Series calendar, taking place on Friday, July 29, 2016.