Pursley Battles Back For Vegas Victory

LAS VEGAS – Greg Pursley battled back to take the victory over his teammate Dylan Kwasniewski, winning the Star Nursery 200 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Pursley, who led the event wire-to-wire for the win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event a year ago, took the lead early from Kwasniewski and paced the field for much of the night.

Kwawniewski kept challenging Pursley, taking the lead for 33 laps late in the event. Pursley made a powerful outside pass on a late restart to lead the final eight laps.

Pos Driver
1 Greg Pursley
2 Dylan Kwasniewski
3 Jonathon Gomez
4 David Mayhew
5 Cameron Hayley

The veteran won by .7 seconds over Kwasniewski to capture his second win of the year and 11th of his career.

Jonathon Gomez finished a close third. David Mayhew, who had been penalized to the back of the pack for aggressive driving on Lap 62, battled back to finish fourth. Series rookie Cameron Hayley finished fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Tim Bell, Austin Dyne, Dylan Hutchison, Taylor Cuzick and Ryan Philpott.

Kwasniewski was able to maintain a 12-point lead over Pursley in the points standings, with Mayhew another 13 points back.

The Star Nursery 200 will air on SPEED on June 14 at 3 p.m. ET.

The next event on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule is the Pick-N-Pull Racing To Stop Hunger 200 on the road course in Sonoma, Calif., on June 23.