Glaser's California invasion succeeds again
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 9) — A broken arm suffered in an April racing accident limited Trevor Glaser's racing action in his home state, but the Tangent, Ore., driver has made the most of his trips to California in the 2009 season.
Glaser notched his second victory of the season at Bakersfield Speedway on Friday, earning $2,000 in the opener of the 24th annual Budweiser West Coast Nationals. The third-starting Glaser outran Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas, Calif., for a victory in the unsanctioned event. The $3,000-to-win finale is set for Saturday at the third-mile oval. | Slideshow
Fast qualifier Steve Drake of San Luis Obispo, Calif., who started alongside Glaser on the second row, was third while hometown drivers Rob Sanders and Brad Pounds rounded out the top five finishers. Polesitter Nick Bartels of El Segundo, Calif., was 13th.
Glaser's previous Bakersfield victory came March 14 in a West Coast Shootout event. In April's season opener at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., Glaser broke his arm in an accident that kept him off the track until August.
Budweiser West Coast Nationals: (1) Trevor Glaser, (2) Bobby Hogge IV, (3) Steve Drake, (4) Rob Sanders, (5) Brad Pounds, (6) Rob Mayea, (7) Andy Obertello, (8) A.J. Kirkpatrick, (9) Chris Shannon, (10) Mark Carrell, (11) Dean Moore, (12) John Lowrey, (13) Nick Bartels, (14) Ron Bartels, (15) Johnny Malcolm, (16) Clay Daly, (17) Zack Forster, (18) Dick Shepherd, (19) Logan Drake, (20) Dino Napier, (21) Jason Selvidge, (22) Dana Beattie. Fast qualifier (among 26 cars): S. Drake, 13.186 seconds. Heat race winners: Moore, Mayea, Kirkpatrick. Dash winner: N. Bartels. Consolation winner: R. Bartels.