Plainfield, IN - Chad Boespflug started off the Amsoil USAC National West Coast Swing with a bang setting quick time in ProSource Qualifying during night one of Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway. Boespflug set the precedent for the weekend setting a new track record with the time of 14.806. Heavy rains Thursday made for faster than expected track conditions throughout all of night one keeping passing to a minimum. Boespflug started and finished in seventh on night one in the AMain. With strong winds and the Arizona sun beating down on the track prior to the start of night two teams expected the track to be slower early and slick off quickly during qualifying. Slower it was as Jerry Coons Jr. jumped to the top of the leader board early with a time of 14.922 a tenth slower than quick time on night one. Boespflug was set to qualify halfway though the 33 car field. Going out later than night one and facing completely different track conditions proved to be no challenge for Boespflug nearly breaking his own track record on lap one and taking away the quick time honors from Coons. An impressive first lap for Boespflug would have been hard to beat for the later qualifiers, but raised the bar one even higher on lap two breaking his own track record by nearly two tenths. Quick time and a new track record on night two with a time of 14.625 earned Boespflug his fourth ProSource Quick Time Award of the season. A seventh and a twelfth place finish during Western World Championships leaves Boespflug just 71 points out of the Top 5 in National standings going into the final race weekend of the season.
As Boespflug and his NineEight Motorsports / EZR Team prepare for the final three races of the year they have their sights set on potentially picking up three more wins on the road. Holding the coveted eagle trophy while standing on the top step of the podium to some may be just as special if not more than the $25,000 pay day that comes with winning the 21st Annual Oval Nationals Saturday. Tonight and tomorrow will be complete shows with qualifying, heat races, and a two $5,000 to win feature events. Accumulated points from both Thursday and Friday will determine lineup for Saturday's races. The top 6 in points following night one and two will automatically lock into the AMain and secure themselves in a spot in the dash that will lineup the first three rows of Saturday's $25,000 to win AMain.
"Our goal is always to win, but having two consistent nights of racing to lock us into Saturday's dash is ideal. We were fast out of the gate in Arizona breaking the track record twice, but we need get our car a little better come feature time." - Chad Boespflug
Special Thank You to All West Coast Swing Supporting Partners:
Beaver Stripes, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Malvern Bank, and Manvel Motorsports.
Thank You to All Continued Supporting Partners:
Amsoil, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DLG, DMI, FK Indy, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs, RevvedUp Industries, Rockwell Time, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, and Wilwood.
11/4 - Arizona Speedway - Qualifying 1st - Heat Race S: 6th F: 5th - BMain S: 1st F: 1st - AMain S: 7th F: 7th
11/5 - Arizona Speedway - Qualifying 1st - Heat Race S: 6th F: 3rd- AMain S: 6th F: 12th
11/10 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98
11/11 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98
11/12 - Perris Auto Speedway - Perris, CA - Oval Nationals USAC National 98
Racing Action from Arizona Speedway Provided by: Backed In Photography
Racing Action from Perris Auto Speedway Provided by: Manvel Motorsports