DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West makes its second trip of the season to Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 30 for the Bakersfield 150 presented by GPS. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Kern County, as well as some other statistical trends:

Kern County Race Setup
• Greg Pursley won the K&N Pro Series West’s first two visits to the Southern California half-mile track, the inaugural trip in October 2013 and the season’s return earlier this season.
• David Mayhew is coming off a victory in the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. It was his third win of the year, following victories at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway and Iowa Speedway in Newton as the top-finishing K&N West competitor in the Spring event.
• Brandon McReynolds recorded his career best finish, a second-place effort, at Evergreen Speedway. He trails Dylan Lupton  by six points for second in the championship standings.

Kern County Raceway Park
• Construction on Kern County Raceway Park was started in 2006, but was halted in 2008 during the economic downturn. A new ownership group later completed the project and the first race was held on May 18, 2013.
• The facility sits on 120 acres southwest of Bakersfield, Calif.
• The track is part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series family.
• The first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event was staged on Oct. 26, 2013.

• This is the series’ third event at Kern County and second of the 2014 season.
• The Bakersfield 150 presented by GPS will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
• Greg Pursley is the only driver to win a series event at Kern County, visiting Victory Lane in both series starts at the .5-mile oval.
• Gray Gaulding won the inaugural pole at the Southern California half-mile oval and finished 21st after being involved in a late-race accident. Pursley won the pole in the series’ May visit
• May’s race had eight caution periods for 35 laps. The first visit to the track had four caution periods for 24 laps.
• Four drivers – Pursley, Gaulding, Derek Thorn and David Mayhew – have led laps at the track.

Kern County Data
Race: #11 of 14 (8/30/14)
Track Layout: .5-mile oval
Race Length: 150 laps (75 miles)
Banking/Turns: Progressive, 12-14 degrees
Banking/Straights: Eight degrees

Kern County Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Pole Winner: Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 100.514 mph (17.908 seconds)
2013 Race Winner: Greg Pursley, Ford, 63.589 mph (1 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds)
1-Lap Qualifying Record: Gray Gaulding, 17.908 seconds, 100.514 mph, Oct. 26, 2013
150-Lap Race Record: Greg Pursley, Ford, 1 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds, 63.589 mph, Oct. 26, 2013

Kern County Leaders
Greg Pursley … 2

Gray Gaulding … 1
Greg Pursley  … 1

Laps Completed
Dylan Lupton … 300
David Mayhew … 300
Greg Pursley … 300

Laps Led
Greg Pursley … 210
Gray Gaulding … 59
David Mayhew … 30
Derek Thorn … 1

Selected Driver Highlights:
James Bickford (No. 66 Sunrise Ford/Interstate Plastics Ford)
• Recorded his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory at State Line Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho on July 12. Has one win, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 10 career K&N West starts.
• Is fifth in the championship standings.
• Finished sixth in Spring event at the track
• Earned a top-five finish (fourth) among West entries on May 17 at Iowa Speedway; recorded first career top 10 (10th) on May 3 at Stockton 99 Speedway.
• Won NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model track championship at All American Speedway last season.

Taylor Cuzick (No. 42 Freightliner of Arizona Ford)
• Has on top five and 15 top 10s in 29 career K&N West starts.
• Qualified ninth for the Kern County event in May.
• Has a career best finish of fourth at NAPA Speedway in Alburquerque, New Mexico in September 2012.

Rich DeLong III (No. 84 Country Girl Saloon/Ron’s Rear Ends Chevrolet)
• Has 12 career K&N West starts to his credit.
• Ninth position in the season standings.
• Has a career best finish of 12th (Kern County Raceway Park  on May 24, 2014; Colorado National Raceway on July 26, 2014)
• Has an average finish of 20th in two career starts at Kern County

Anthony Giannone (No. 54 Trend Performance/Diamond Pistons Toyota)
• Has three top-10 finishes in 20 career K&N West starts.
• Sits eighth in the driver standings.
• Best career finish of seventh came in the May visit to Iowa Speedway
• Finished ninth in Spring visit to Kern County

Jesse Little (No. 97 NASCAR Technical Institute Chevrolet)
• Has two top fives in two career K&N Pro Series West starts.
• Finished  fifth in lone Kern County start, earlier this season
• Competes full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East where he is fourth in points and has one win, one pole, 10 top 5s and 17 top 10s in 35 career starts.
• Was 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
• Picked up first series win in July 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
• Is a member of the 2014-15 NASCAR Next class.

Dylan Lupton (No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Go Pro/Lucas Oil Ford)
• One win, 10 top fives, 22 top 10s in 28 career K&N West starts.
• Is second in the championship driver standings.
• Has a seventh-place and runner-up finish in two career Kern County starts
• Was 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Sunoco Rookie of the Year.
• Picked up first series win in August 2013 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. in his first start at the track.
• Is a member of the 2014-15 NASCAR Next class.

David Mayhew (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Seven wins, 41 top fives and 59 top 10s in 82 career K&N West starts.
• Occupies the fourth position in the season standings.
• Finished third at Kern County in May. Has two top fives in two series starts at the track.
• Won Late Model championship during Kern County’s inaugural season with 15 wins in 22 starts.
• Picked up his third win of the season the last time out at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington.

Brandon McReynolds (No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota)
• Nine top fives and 11 top 10s in 12 career K&N West starts.
• Occupies the third position in the season standings.
• Finished fourth at Kern County in May.
• Earned his career-best series finish, second, the last time out at Evergreen Speedway.
• Competing fulltime in K&N West this season with Bill McAnally Racing.
• Three top fives and eight top 10s in 14 career K&N East starts, including one top 10 in two Iowa starts for the East.
• Is a member of the 2014-15 NASCAR Next class.

Greg Pursley (No. 26 Gene Price Motorsports/Star Nursery/Real Water Chevrolet)
• 20 wins, 18 poles, 56 top fives, 71 top 10s in 95 career K&N West starts.
• Has won both K&N Pro Series West events at Kern County Raceway, leading 210 of 300 total laps.
• Average start position at Kern County is 2
• Leads championship standings by 25 points over Dylan Lupton.
• Won 2011 series championship.
• Led series with five wins a season ago; has 17 victories dating back to the start of the 2011 campaign.

Giles Thornton (No. 12 Montana Raceway Park Toyota)
• Five top fives and 10 top 10s in 20 career series starts
• Finished seventh at Kern County earlier this season
• Recorded career-best finish, third, at Stockton (California) 99 Speedway in May 2014.

John Wood (No. 30 Wahl Traction Toyota)
• Finished 17th at Kern County earlier this season.
• Average start at the track is 17.5, average finish is 20.5
• Has three top 10s in 46 career starts
• Ranks seventh in the championship standings

Up To Speed In The West
• The 2014 season is the 61st for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
• The 2014 schedule features 14 races at 11 different tracks across seven states.
• Cole Custer won the season opener at Phoenix from the pole.
• Patrick Staropoli collected his first career win at Irwindale while Brandon McReynolds nabbed his first career pole award.
• David Mayhew returned to Victory Lane for the first time since March 2012 at Phoenix with a win from the pole at Stockton.
• Mayhew collected his second straight series win by being the top-finishing K&N West driver in the combination event with the K&N Pro Series East at Iowa Speedway. Staropoli was the top-qualifying West competitor.
• In just his seventh series start, James Bickford passed former champion Greg Pursley in the final laps of the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 at State Line Speedway to capture his first victory.
• Racing at his home track Colorado National Speedway, Chris Eggleston  outraced Dylan Lupton to record his first K&N Pro Series West victory in just his second career start.
• Greg Pursley picked up his second victory of the season in the Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway. Pursley was the highest finishing K&N Pro Series West driver, ninth overall in the second combination event with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. David Mayhew was the fastest qualifying west competitor.
• David Mayhew made a last-lap pass coming out of Turn 4 to edge out Dylan Lupton and Brandon McReynolds for a win in the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. It was the third victory of the season for Mayhew. McReynolds, the runner-up finisher, recorded his career best finih.

Analyzing The Bakersfield 150 At Kern County Raceway Park