It was a beautiful, cool day in Minnesota as the 19 cars lined up for the start of the Napa Know How 125 at the Brainerd International Speedway on May 25, 2013 in Brainerd, Minn. The engines thundered to life after a spirited “drivers start your engines” was delivered by the local Napa store manager and his daughters.
The cars meandered along the track behind the pace car for almost five miles and roared to racing speed to start the first of 50 laps in the Napa Know How 125.
Andrew Ranger, from Roxton Pond, Quebec won the pole position, a full list of qualifying times and the race’s starting order is posted on the NASCAR website. You can also view a play-by-play transcript of the race here.
In the end it was Michael Self, who took the lead in lap 37 of 50 who would emerge victorious, winning the Napa Know How 125 and winning for the second straight year at Brainerd. Self is now fourth in the K&N Pro West NASCAR division standings.