Chris Eggleston will look to continue his hot start to the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season this weekend when the series visits Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, California. The tricky quarter-mile race track is one that the Erie, Colorado driver has never raced at, but looks forward to visiting.
Currently third in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship standings, Eggleston looks for a strong run to stay in contention for a championship. He’ll also be in search of his fourth straight top-five finish to begin the season.
“I have never been to this track but everyone says it’s the Bowman Grey Stadium of the West Coast,” said Eggleston. “It will be a very small and tight race track for the heavy K&N cars and I am sure there will be a lot of bumping and banging going on. We will need to make sure we have a good qualifying effort and try to stay up front all night long. We have really been working hard on our short track program and hope to earn our first K&N win of the season this weekend.”
Eggleston jumped behind the wheel of his Super Late Model this past weekend at Colorado National Speedway. In his first Super Late Model race of the year, Eggleston put up the third fastest time in qualifying. However, his car faded on the long run and he brought home a 12th-place finish.
“This past weekend was our first race out of the season at Colorado National Speedway and with some new engineering on the car, we struggled to say the least,” said Eggleston. “We had decent short run speed after qualifying 3rd. After starting 4th in the feature, we quickly raced up to second and started catching the leader, however, began to quickly fade in the long runs.”
After the return to his K&N car Eggleston has plans to climb back into his Super Late Model Memorial Day weekend.
“We will get back to work and change the car over on set ups and try again in two weeks where we will race both the Super Late Model and Legend on Saturday and the Super Late Model again on Sunday,” said Eggleston.