Jason Fensler Wins NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Race at All-American Speedway in Roseville, CA

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NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Driver Jason Fensler
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Driver Jason Fensler
Jason Fensler is making the most of his starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. In only the fifth start of his career, Fensler won the race at All-American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., on Saturday night.
Jason Fensler led the last eight laps of the race.
Jason Fensler led the last eight laps of the race.

He led the last eight laps of the race, taking advantage of a late-race caution after Eric Holmes spun out.

Fensler had to work his way through the field after a poor qualifying effort. He took the lead from Moses Smith on lap 143, the final restart of the race, and held on for the win. It was Fensler's first win since 2008 at Altamont Raceway Park.

"We didn't qualify that well. We started 15th. We had to start toward the back of the pack," said Fensler, a driver from Wilton, Calif. "We just kept ourselves in position the whole entire race and that was the key. We didn't have real good car, but we put ourselves in position. Once we got all bundled up there toward the end, I just knew on the last restart to get the best run I could off a of two and it worked out for us."
Jason Fensler Wins K&N Pro Series race at All-American Speedway in Roseville, CA
Jason Fensler Wins K&N Pro Series race at All-American Speedway in Roseville, CA

Pole winner Greg Pursley led a race-high 133 laps. He and Holmes collided on lap 134 and Smith took over the lead. Fensler and Holmes made contact on lap 137, which resulted in Holmes spinning out. When the race resumed on lap 143, Fensler took the lead.

"We had a good car all day. It practiced good, it qualified good," Smith said. "In the race it was really good. We were trying to save a little bit toward the end, hoping for a late-race yellow and it came. We were able to jump out there in the lead for a little while. Really didn't want that last caution to come out. It did and it got the best of us. It was just good short-track racing."

Smith finished second, followed by Pursley in third. Rookies Dylan Kwasniewski and Eric Schmidt finished fourth and fifth. Purlsey was in search of his fourth win in his past five West Series starts. After the race, he said he was happy with a third-place finish despite dominating the most of the race, leading the first 133 laps.

"That's typical Roseville racing, short-track, Saturday night racing here," Pursley said. "Happy to come out of here with a third because I'm usually the one that gets spun out going to the back. Happy with tonight's outcome."

Pursley leads the West Series standings after two races. He is 48 points ahead of Smith in second. Brett Thompson, who finished eighth at Roseville, is third in the West Series standings.

The next NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race is at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah on April 30.

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