Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Nick Joanides comments on Rip Michels and Travis Thirkettle
It wasn't that surprising to see Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills win the NASCAR Super Late Model season opener at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.
The drivers who finished second and third were a little unexpected. Luis Martinez Jr. and Matt Hicks, a couple of youngsters in the Super Late Model division, overshadowed a couple Irwindale veterans on opening night.
They finished ahead of Rip Michels, a driver from San Fernando and the winningest driver in Irwindale history, and Travis Thirkettle, a driver from Newhall and the runner-up in the Super Late Model standings at the track last year.
Michels finished seventh and Thirkettle was 12th.
To hear what Joanides had to say about their race, click here.