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Roseville's McAnally team puts three in top 10 in NASCAR Pro Series West opener

By: Staff Report
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Bill McAnally Racing of Roseville placed three of its four cars in the top 10 at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener last weekend.

Sergio Pena of Winchester, Va., qualified seventh and finished fifth in the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway. D.J. Kennington of St. Thomas, Ontario, qualified 10th and finished seventh, Brandon McReynolds of Mooresville, N.C., qualified eighth and finished ninth, and Jamie Krzysik of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, improved from his No. 18 qualifying effort to finish 11th.

Pena, 20, and McReynolds, son of NASCAR TV analyst Larry McReynolds, made their Pro Series West debuts. Krzysik debuted in October with a sixth-place finish at All American Speedway in Roseville.

All four BMR cars finished on the lead lap, as did half of the 30-car field. Greg Rayl of Roseville finished 17th, one lap down.

Greg Pursley of Newhall beat Gene Price Motorsports teammate Cameron Hayley of Calgary, Alberta, to the checkered flag by .775 of a second to score his third victory at Phoenix International.

Pursley broke his track record of 133.949 mph in qualifying around the one-mile oval and started on the pole. He led 54 laps. Hayley, 16, drove for BMR last season and was coming off a victory in the first UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona.

Among other area drivers, Dylan Lupton of Wilton finished 14th, Jack Sellers of Sacramento was 15th, and Dylan Hutchison of Fair Oaks was 26th.

Pro Series West will race at Stockton 99 Speedway on May 4.