The new S2 race car was unveiled at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night. The will be built by Race Car Factory and will make its debut at the track in July.
High Point Racing has a four-driver team that will compete in the new division. Included in those drivers is Lee Ladd, an Irwindale veteran who will be 69 years old when he starts his first race in the new division.
The track released a seven-race schedule for the S2 division, basically a spec sportsman class. The first race will be an exhibition on July 4, the same night at the NASCAR Camping World Series West race. The first official race will be July 11.
The series is being introduced as an economy class. The cost of a new car is expected to be $25,000. All the cars are being prepared and distributed by Race Car Factory in Irwindale. The spec bodies are being prepared by Five Star Racecar Bodies of Twin Lakes, Wis.
Tim Huddleston of Agoura Hills, the owner of High Point Racing, said he is looking forward to the debut of the new series and his new drivers. For a video interview of Huddleston, click here.
Other drivers at the track said the new series will generate interest and attract new teams to the track.
For a video interview of Rich DeLong III, a driver in the Super Stocks division at the track, and Tommy Mason, a driver in the Classic Stocks division, click here.