2012 NASCAR Toyota Series
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The 2012 NASCAR Toyota Series was the sixth NASCAR Series and the ninth organized by NASCAR Mexico. It was contested over 14 races. Chihuahua was added to calendar, while Guadalajara returned after a one-year hiatus. Germán Quiroga was the defending Driver's Champion.
|2012 NASCAR Toyota Series season|
|NASCAR Toyota Series|
|Start date||March 25|
|End date||November 11|
Teams and driversEdit
37 drivers competed in the first race.
|Anvi Motorsport||Toyota||00||Rodrigo Marbán||1–7|
|SC Racing||Toyota||01||Rodrigo Echeverría||1–2|
|88||Rubén García, Jr.||1–7|
|Escudería Telmex||Chevrolet||1||Antonio Pérez||1–7|
|Equipo Telcel||Dodge||2||Salvador Durán||1–7|
|2b Racing||Toyota||7||Carlos Peralta||1–7|
|8||Freddy Tame, Jr.||1–7|
|Ramírez Racing||Chevrolet||08||José Luis Ramírez||1–7|
|FCV Racing||9||Carlos Contreras||1|
|Dodge||44||Juan Carlos Blum||1–4, 6–7|
|Promopista||Toyota||16||Luis Felipe Montaño||1–7|
|24||Mike Sánchez||1, 7|
|HO Racing||Toyota||11||Hugo Oliveras||1–7|
|Tame Racing||Toyota||13||Elliot Van Rankin||1–7|
|Team GP||Mazda||18||Rafael Martínez||1–7|
|H&H Speed||Toyota||20||Homero Richards||1–7|
|Oscar Ruiz||Toyota||34||Oscar Ruiz||1–5|
|CEDVA Racing||Toyota||55||Jorge Contreras, Jr.||1–7|
|Escuderia SyD||Toyota||34||Oscar Ruiz||6–7|
|Spartac RT||Chevrolet||77||Rafael Vallina||1–7|
- Three time champion Germán Quiroga left the category and his place in the Equipo Telcel. Salvador Durán took his seat.
- Jorge Arteaga moved to K&N Pro Series East.
- Javier Razo ran with H&H Speed in the first two races.
- Héctor Félix began the season with Ramírez Racing, but changed to Anvi Motorsports after three races.
- Oscar Ruíz was incorporated to Suspension y Dirección team for the race in Aguascalientes.
The schedule was presented in January 19 with fourteen races in eight venues. Chihuahua debuted with a race at the Dorado Speedway. Guadalajara returned after a year absence, while Tuxtla Gutiérrez was removed for the year.
|1||Regia 200||Autódromo Monterrey, Apodaca||March 25||13:30||19:30|
|2||Potosina 200||Autódromo Potosino, Zaragoza||April 15||13:30||18:30|
|3||Queretana 200||Autódromo Querétaro, El Marqués||April 29||13:30||18:30|
|4||Nocturna 200‡||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City||May 13||20:30||01:30|
|5||Puebla 240||Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, Puebla||May 27||13:30||18:30|
|6||Aguascalientes 240||Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes||June 17||13:30||18:30|
|7||Mexico Fest 200||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City||July 7||12:30||18:30|
|8||Potosina 200||Autódromo Potosino, Zaragoza||July 29||TBD||TBD|
|9||Queretana 200||Autódromo Querétaro, El Marqués||August 12||TBD||TBD|
|10||Aguascalientes 240||Autódromo Internacional de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes||August 26||TBD||TBD|
|11||Puebla 240||Autódromo Miguel E. Abed, Amozoc||September 9||TBD||TBD|
|12||Guadalajara 200||Trióvalo Bernardo Obregón, Guadalajara||September 30||TBD||TBD|
|13||Chihuahua 200||Dorado Speedway, Chihuahua||October 28||TBD||TBD|
|14||Mexico Final 200||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City||November 11||TBD||TBD|
‡ Night Race
The season began in Monterrey with the Regia 200. 37 drivers registered for the event; however an important absentee was the triple champion Germán Quiroga. Additionally, the most popular driver winner, Jorge Arteaga, left the series. The race was marked by an accident that involved ten cars, which included Homero Richards who abandoned the race as a result. In the final lap, Rubén Rovelo passed Daniel Suárez to take the victory.
In the second race at Autódromo Potosino, Antonio Pérez started in fifth position and took the victory. Also in the race, Homero Richards had to drive the car of his teammate, Javier Razo, due to the breakdown of Richards' car.
In race three at Querétaro, Homero Richards achieved his tenth victory in the NTS in a GWC. The race was run 9 laps in excess. Rogelio López became the leader with a two point of advantage over Daniel Suárez.
Nocturna 200 was the fourth race in the season. Rogelio López took the pole position, and Daniel Suárez ultimately won the race. This was Suárez' first victory in NTS and he reached the number one position in the championship.
In the fifth race, Rubén García, Jr. (son of Rubén García Novoa), took his first pole position. García Jr clocked the track in 39.093 at 115.10 mph and became the youngest pole-sitter in NTS at age of 16. Jorge Goeters won the race in a GWC final. Goeters also took the first place in the championship, 11 points ahead of Suárez.
In the Aguascalientes 240, Antonio Pérez became the first driver to win two races in the season. Suárez came in second and Jorge Goeters finished third. In the championship, Suárez reduced his disadvantage to Goeters to nine points.
Results and standingsEdit
|No.||Race||Pole position||Most laps led||Winning Driver||Winning Manufacturer|
|1||Regia 200||Abraham Calderón||Rubén Rovelo||Rubén Rovelo||Toyota|
|2||Potosina 200||Daniel Suárez||Antonio Pérez||Antonio Pérez||Chevrolet|
|3||Queretana 200||José Luis Ramírez||Homero Richards||Homero Richards||Toyota|
|4||Nocturna 200||Rogelio López||Homero Richards||Daniel Suárez||Dodge|
|5||Puebla 240||Rubén García, Jr.||Jorge Goeters||Jorge Goeters||Mazda|
|6||Aguascalientes 240||Rogelio López||Antonio Pérez||Antonio Pérez||Chevrolet|
|7||Mexico Fest 200||Homero Richards||Homero Richards||Hugo Oliveras||Toyota|
|8||Potosina 200||Homero Richards||Homero Richards||Rafael Martínez||Mazda|
|9||Queretana 200||Daniel Suárez||Homero Richards||Daniel Suárez||Dodge|
|10||Aguascalientes 240||Daniel Suárez||Antonio Pérez||Rubén Rovelo||Toyota|
|11||Puebla 240||Rogelio López||Rogelio López||Rogelio López||Toyota|
|12||Regia 200||José Luis Ramírez||José Luis Ramírez||Jorge Goeters||Mazda|
|13||Chihuahua 200||Rubén Rovelo||Daniel Suárez||Rubén Pardo||Toyota|
|14||Mexico Final 200||Homero Richards||Homero Richards||Homero Richards||Toyota|
Rookie of the YearEdit
Bold – Pole position awarded by time.
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