Saturday, April 11, 2009
ARCA Series leader finishes 8th at Irwindale
Justin Lofton, the leader in the ARCA Series standings, finished eighth in the NASCAR Late Model race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. He was racing a car for Paul Copenhaver Racing. Paul Copenhaver was Lofton's crew chief at Irwindale.
Now Copenhaver has his own race team. His 18-year-old son Miles drives the team's No. 8 car. Lofton was in the No. 88 car for PCM.
Lofton also drives for Eddie Sharp Racing, a team out of Denver, in the ARCA Series. He has two top-fives in two ARCA races and leads the series standings. Lofton, a 23-year-old who calls Westmoreland, Calif., home, said he will return to race at Irwindale when his ARCA schedule allows. He might even race in the NASCAR Super Late Model division at the track.
For a video interview of his return to Irwindale, click here.