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TV cameras follow NASCAR to Roseville

Speed Channel will televise Pro Series West race at All American Speedway
By: Bill Poindexter
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Bill McAnally picked up a NASCAR touring guide recently, and what did he see? A picture of All American Speedway in Roseville.
The Antelope racing team owner will put on the city’s second NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event this season Saturday – the Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150. The race will bring drivers, teams and fans from all over the West Coast, Canada and Mexico. It will bring in the Speed Channel, which will televise the race at 3 p.m. Oct. 21.
The track again will have many sets of NASCAR eyes upon it.
“It’s a great event to our community,” McAnally said last week before practice for the A-All Mini Storage Media Blitz charity race involving area TV and radio personalities, a prelim to the main event. “It brings a lot of people to our beautiful fairgrounds. They get to see it and hopefully come back.
“It puts the track on the map, too, having a nationally televised race, one of the NASCAR regional touring events, one of only 13 in the Western United States.”
The fall race last year at All American was held in September. McAnally recalled the temperature being more than 100 degrees, so the event was moved to October this year.
It’s the second-to-last race of the season for the series, and McAnally has three cars in the top four in points.
McAnally driver Eric Holmes of Escalon has a 141-point lead and will look to pad and possibly clinch what would be his third Pro Series West championship on his 36th birthday. Holmes has won four of 10 races on the circuit.
BMR teammate Paulie Harraka is third in points, 37 behind David Mayhew. Harraka, 21 and a junior at Duke University, won the pole and season opener at All American in March. He also won Roseville’s Late Model track championship in 2008. BMR driver Moses Smith is fourth in points, 52 behind Harraka.
“We have three of the top four in points racing for a championship,” McAnally said. “We want that 1-2-3 is what we’re trying for. But hey, I’m just happy. I don’t want to be too greedy. I’m happy to have all three of them in the top four.”
Bill Poindexter can be reached at billp@goldcountrymedia.com.

ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY
What:
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Toyota/Napa Auto Parts 150, SRL Spears Southwest Tour Series, Legends of the Pacific, WSRA scale racing and the second A-All Mini Storage Media Blitz benefit race for charity.
When: Saturday, Oct. 16. Grandstands open at 3 p.m.
Where: All American Speedway, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville.
TV: Speed Channel, 3 p.m. Oct. 21
Purse: $108,059
Tickets: General admission, $35 for adults and $15 for juniors ages 6-11. Kids 5 and under will be admitted for free. VIP Hospitality tickets are $70 and include a race ticket, meal with beverages, gift bag, VIP seating and driver appearances. Tickets can be purchased by calling (916) 676-0256, in person at 8636 Antelope North Road in Antelope and through the Placer County Fair office at (916) 786-2025. There is a $5 discount for tickets purchased in advance.
Pick-N-Pull Fan Fest: The Fan Fest will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, with Pro Series West racecars and haulers on display for an autograph session, a UTI Pit Crew Challenge, games, family activities, food and beverages.
Information: (916) 676-0256 and www.billmcanallyracing.com.