The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West had a thrilling old school Saturday night, short track race in Washington state. The Evergreen Speedway hosted the tenth round of the 2014 season of the running of the NAPA Auto Parts/ Toyota 150. Entering the weekend, Greg Pursley held a 34-point lead in the standings. Pursley has one win, two poles, two top fives and three top 10s in four career starts at the Evergreen Speedway. His closest challenger in the points is Dylan Lupton. Lupton is the defending winner of the race at Evergreen.
Brandon McReynolds led the field to green from pole position but was quickly passed by Greg Pursley. The two battled back and forth early in the event as Dylan Lupton and David Mayhew ran right behind. McReynolds held the lead for a short time until lap 23 when Pursley retook the top spot. The first caution of the race came on lap 48 for debris. The #54 of Giannone went behind the wall with a loss of power steering.
The NAPA 150 restarted on lap 53 with Pursley leading Lupton and McReynolds. the second yellow flag came out soon after when veteran Jack Sellers stopped on the backstretch on lap 56. Pursley led dominantly from the lap 59 restart to the lap 74 yellow for Funkhouser stalled on track. This caution would serve as the halfway break in the NAPA 150 at Evergreen. All the teams went to work on the cars making adjustments setting them up for the second half. During the break, a driver change took place. Justin Funkhouser took over Jack Sellers #11 car.
On lap 77 the race restarted. Dylan Lupton was able to take the lead away from Greg Pursley. Brandon McReynolds took second from Pursley soon after. Greg Pursley who had such a dominant car early, had a battery issue with his car. The Gene Price Motorsports car was losing power and had to pit. The points leader lost 5 laps. Meanwhile Nicole Behar worked her way up to sixth. She scored the highest finish ever by a female in her debut race earlier this year. Her solid run would soon be spoiled when Greg Pursley, who is now five laps down, got into her and spun her into the wall. This brought out he forth yellow of the race. Behar, the 16 year old rookie was ok but out of the race.
After a brief red flag to clean up, the race restarted on lap 132. Dylan Lupton held a lead over David Mayhew but Mayhew in the #17 was starting to reel in Lupton in the #9. With 2 laps to go the top four were all right bumper to bumper with Mayhew taking a look inside for the lead.
On the last lap, David Mayhew got under Lupton in turn 4 to take the win away. David Mayhew wins the NAPA Auto Parts/ Toyota 150 at Evergreen. A thrilling last lap pass pushed Lupton back to third with McReynolds second.