STOCKTON, Calif. — It didn’t take long for David Mayhew to get back into the groove and find victory lane.
The Atascadero, Calif., driver led nearly the last two-thirds of the race at Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night in the Stockton 150 to pick up his fifth career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory.
Mayhew won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day and then held off a furious challenge from Greg Pursley to pick up his first win since Phoenix in March of 2012.
After Pursley, Giles Thornton, Brandon McReynolds and Thomas Martin completed the top five.
Mayhew lost the lead early in the race to Pursley, but worked his way past on Lap 53 and led the rest of the way.
Mayhew finished fifth in points in 2012, but ran just five series races in 2013 while he was winning the Late Model championship at the newly-opened Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. Returning to the West full-time this year, Mayhew was second at Irwindale and collected the win in the season’s third race.
Pursley extended his point lead to nine over McReynolds.
David Mayhew, Greg Pursley, Giles Thornton, Brandon McReynolds, Thomas Martin, Dylan Lupton, Wilton, Taylor Cuzick, Anthony Giannone, Tyler Monroe, James Bickford, John Wood, Zack Huffman, Jessica Brunelli, Josh Burdon, Jack Sellers, Rich DeLong III, Luis Tyrrell, Joey Licata.