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February 6-7, 2016
Tucson, AZ – Chilly Willy

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Gracin Raz RacingMonday, February 8th, 2016 at 11:41am

Raz Returns to Tucson to Shake “Chilly” Weather

February 7, 2016

Lake Oswego, OR- The cold weather and 26 hour haul to Tucson Speedway didn’t put a damper on eighteen year old Gracin Raz who was ready to get back behind the wheel. Raz returned to Tucson Speedway this weekend to compete in the 150 lap “Chilly Willy” event at the tricky 3/8th mile track. The last time Gracin was behind the wheel of a car was the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West finale at Phoenix International raceway and the last time he was behind the wheel of his late model was over 4 months ago at the Fall Classic at Yakima Speedway.

Raz visited Tucson for the first time and competed in the Chilly Willy last season where he qualified on the pole but started third after heat races. He would later bring it home in third place. This year he started the weekend off right by qualifying fast time. Gracin finished 5th in his heat races which would decide the starting order for Saturday night’s main event of 150 laps.
The green flag flew Saturday night for the start of the Chilly Willy and instead of moving forward the strategy was to fall back as far as possible and stay on the lead lap. At one point Gracin dropped all the way back from his starting position of 5th to 22nd in the field. Gracin then held a steady position of 15th until the remaining 35 laps were left. The team then gave him the “Okay" on lap 115 and he started to make his move to the front of the field. Gracin had an advantage over other drivers because he had managed to save his tires throughout the race which gave him better tires when it mattered. On lap 125 the leader of the field was only 1 car length behind Gracin but when the checkered flag flew, Raz crossed the line in the fourth position and with the leader insight.
“This race was really good to get comfortable behind the wheel again. I am disappointed with our finish but we simply ran out of laps. I know we had a good car and I can’t thank my crew enough for giving me a piece to get it” Said Raz on his finish.

Gracin also took home an extra chunk of cash when drivers Vanessa Robinson, Noah Gragson, and himself were the winners of a contest. The next race for Gracin Raz will be the JET Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway on February 14th which will kick-off the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. Raz and his Jefferson Pitts race team will make the haul down to Florida for the race where he will compete in his #27 Montana Tech Ford Fusion. When asked about his thoughts on the race: “I’m looking forward to running the [K&N Pro Series] East opener. The whole JPR team is looking to start the season off strong and carry the momentum into the West opener in March.” The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season kicks off March 19th at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA.
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Gracin Raz RacingMonday, February 8th, 2016 at 7:47am
Before leaving the Tucson Speedway we were able to test these beauties. The JPR hauler heads to New Smyrna for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East opener next Sunday. #MT27 #FloridaBound
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Gracin Raz RacingSunday, February 7th, 2016 at 3:44pm
The No. 27 Team kicked off the season with quick time and a top five finish at the Chilly Willy 150. With tire strategy being key, Gracin dropped back to P22 during the race before working himself up to a P4 finish! -PR
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Gracin Raz RacingSunday, February 7th, 2016 at 11:24am
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 3:11am
RT @NASCARHomeTrack: Who's coming to New Smyrna?

Entry List for #KNEast opener ->
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 3:11am
RT @NASCARHomeTrack: RACE CENTRAL LIVE: #KNEast opener is only 6 days away. We have all the details ->… GracinRaz photo
Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 1:23pm
RT @hnewhouseracing: Apparently my boyfriend is not only a race car driver, but the kicker for the @Panthers.. #doppleganger… GracinRaz photo
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 3:21pm
The races was 150 tho 😉
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Consistently build success, earn respect, and become a NASCAR driver. Racing will be my living - I’d go out every single weekend or day if I could.

Gracin Dean Raz - March 2014

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