Thorn Sizzles At Albuquerque

Derek Thorn

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Derek Thorn held on in a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NAPA Auto Parts 150 on Saturday night in the inaugural visit by the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West to NAPA Speedway.

Thorn of Lakeport, Calif., started from the seventh position and charged to the front after Dylan Kwasniewski, who earned the pole position earlier in the day, set a blistering pace in the early going. Thorn took command on Lap 87 and paced the field to the finish for his second win of the year. He had to hold off Dallas Montes, who was making his series debut, and three-time series champion Eric Holmes in a green-white-checkered finish after a late caution.

Montes – filling in for David Mayhew, who was competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Las Vegas – held on for second while Holmes crossed the line in third. Rookies Taylor Cuzick and Austin Dyne completed the top five.

Fifteen-year-old Hannah Newhouse, in her series debut, finished sixth followed by her teammate at Rich Thompson Racing and fellow rookie Braeden Havens. Points leader Greg Pursley, Kwasniewski and Carl Harr rounded out the top 10.

The NAPA Auto Parts 150 will air on SPEED on Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. ET.

The next event on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule is the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., on Oct. 13.

Results

1. (7) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, CA, Ford, 153 laps, 69.987 mph.
2. (2) Dallas Montes, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 153.
3. (6) Eric Holmes, Escalon, CA, Toyota, 153.
4. (8) Taylor Cuzick, Tolleson, Ariz., Ford, 153.
5. (13) Austin Dyne, Malibu, Calif., Ford, 153.
6. (11) Hannah Newhouse, Twin Falls, Idaho, Chevrolet, 153.
7. (12) Braeden Havens, Spokane, Wash., Chevrolet, 153.
8. (10) Greg Pursley, Newhall, CA, Ford, 153.
9. (1) Dylan Kwasniewski, Las Vegas, NV, Ford, 153.
10. (18) Carl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 153.
11. (16) Kelly Admiraal, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 151.
12. (3) Michael Self, Park City, UT, Chevrolet, 150.
13. (19) John Wood, Eagle, ID, Dodge, 150.
14. (22) Ronnie Jay, Victoria, British Columbia, Chevrolet, 149.
15. (5) Cameron Hayley, Calgary, Alberta, Toyota, 149.
16. (4) Anthony Giannone, Colorado Sprgs, Colo., Chevrolet, 148.
17. (20) Billy Kann, Tempe, AZ, Toyota, 148.
18. (15) Isaac Sherman, Albuquerque, NM, Ford, 148.
19. (9) Daryl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 147.
20. (17) Jack Clarke, London, England, Dodge, 140.
21. (14) Ryan Philpott, Tracy, CA, Ford, 40, overheating.
22. (21) Sean Guthrie, Albuquerque, N.M., Ford, 11, ignition.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 5 minutes 35 seconds
Margin of Victory: .808 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: D.Kwasniewski (90.257 mph, 19.943 seconds)
Caution Flags: 4 for 20 laps.
Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers.
Lap Leaders: D. Kwasniewski 1-86; D. Thorn 87-153.
Standings: 1. G. Pursley, 547; 2. D. Kwasniewski, 533; 3. D. Thorn, 510; 4. E. Holmes, 489; 5. M. Self, 471; 6. D. Mayhew, 470; 7. C. Hayley, 427; 8. A. Dyne, 424; 9. J. Gomez, 412; 10. R. Philpott, 370.

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