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SUNRISE FORD AND DEREK THORN HEAD TO HAVASU FOR K&N WEST ROUND TWO

 

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (April 11, 2012) – Derek Thorn will climb back aboard Bob Bruncati's Sunrise Ford #6 this Saturday night when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West invades Havasu 95 Speedway in Arizona for the "Toyota/NAPA 150".

 

Thorn is riding a wave of success after a fifth place finish in the season opener at Phoenix International Speedway last month, and a second place finish for Byron Campbell Motorsports in the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour at Stockton last Saturday.

 

The gritty low-banked surface of Havasu 95 Speedway will pose a serious challenge for the K&N series regulars this Saturday; however Thorn had a successful test session already at the speedway to give the Sunrise Ford team a "leg-up" on the competition.

 

Track position and qualifying will be critical and Thorn feels confident he can capture some more of his qualifying magic that he possesses this weekend.  Thorn claimed seven consecutive fast-times in the 2011 SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour and has a fifth place qualifying average in his last eight NASCAR K&N Pro Series attempts.

 

Thorn has gained a new perspective on championship racing after coming close throughout his career.  His 2012 goals include championship efforts in both the K&N West and SRL.

 

"Championship racing is a tough deal," Thorn said.  "You have to put it together each race.  I'm such a competitive person so it's taken me a long time to grasp that concept. Having great people around me like owner Bob Bruncati and veteran crewchief Bill Sedgwick are helping me keep that focus”.

 

Derek Thorn would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2012: Sunrise Ford, Lucas Oil, Eibach Springs, Four Star Fruit, Hronis Racing, Joe’s Racing Products, Oakley, and PepperJack Kennels.

 

Race fans can learn more about Derek Thorn at www.derekthorn.com

   
 

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