McReynolds Has Solid Run At Kern County Raceway Park

Brandon McReynolds had a solid run in his first visit to Kern County Raceway Park, finishing fourth in the Armed Forces 150 NASCAR  K&N Pro Series West race on Saturday night.


It was a back-and-forth battle for McReynolds in the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota, as positions shuffled on the restarts following each of eight cautions through the 150-lap event.


McReynolds qualified just .015 seconds behind pole sitter and eventual race winner Greg Pursley, who also took the victory in the only previous series visit to the high-banked half-mile track last October.


McReynolds ran in second for the first portion of the race on Saturday, but later faded back as far as sixth. He rebounded with a late-race charge to cross the line in fourth – matching his career-best series finish he registered at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway in March.


The 23-year-old from Mooresville, N.C., – who is in his first full season of competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – moved up one spot to fourth in the championship standings. He has one pole, three top five and four top 10 finishes in five starts this season.


The Armed Forces 150, which was streamed live on, was the fifth event on a 14-race schedule. It marked the first of two series visits to Kern County Raceway Park this year. A second event is set for Aug. 30.


The next race on the K&N West schedule, meanwhile, is the Carneros 200 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway on June 21.