Chris Eggleston has parked his No. 50 NAPA Toyota in Victory Lane the last two straight NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races. After an off weekend, the series heads to Sonoma Raceway (CA) for a companion weekend with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Erie, Colorado driver hopes to ride the momentum his team has and grab another date with the checkered flag.
“I am really excited going to Sonoma this weekend,” said Eggleston. “We certainly have a lot of confidence and momentum as a team coming off back-to-back K&N West wins.”
The trip to Sonoma marks the first and only road course on the K&N West schedule this year. With minimal road course experience, the 27-year-old driver earned a 13th-place finish at the Sonoma, California track last year. Eggleston says he learned a lot last year and hopes to better that performance this weekend.
“Besides the Sonoma race last year, I don’t have a lot of road coarse experience or background, but I felt like I learned a lot,” said Eggleston. “And what I need in the race car over the longevity of the race.”
Eggleston currently sits second in K&N West Series standings, just four points behind Bill McAnally Racing teammate Todd Gilliland. With the uncertainty a road course can bring, Eggleston says the Chevy’s Fresh Mex 200 could have an impact on the standings.
“This weekend could be a pretty big shake up in the points, and we just need to make sure we minimize all mistakes, stay on track, and try to qualify well for good track position,” said Eggleston.