Saturday, May 9, 2009
Huddleston wins his first race of the season at Irwindale
Tim Huddleston, a driver from Agoura Hills, won the NASCAR Late Model race at Toyota Speedway on Saturday night. It was his first win of the season. The reigning Late Model champion at the track has gone winless in four straight races.
Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills, the leader in the Late Model standings at Irwindale, was third. He has two wins in the Late Models. Joanides is also the leader in the Super Late Model standings at the track. He has four wins in six races.
Mike Johnson, a driver from Long Beach, was second in the Late Model race.
There were 21 cars in the Late Model race, down from 28 cars two weeks ago and down from 32 cars on opening night.
Among the drivers not entered in the race was Andrew Myers from Carlsbad. He won a NASCAR Late Model race on April 11 at Irwindale. But track officials parked him two weeks ago for rough driving.
Tommy Agosta of Chino snapped the four-race winning streak of Ken Michaelian in the NASCAR Classic Stocks. Michaelian won the first four Classic Stocks races at the track this year, plus a Classic Stocks figure eights race.
Daryl Scoggins of Sunland won his second straight race in the NASCAR Mini Stocks division. He finished ahead of Tyler Rogers, a driver from Riverside, and Kevin Bernhardt of Fontana.
Dennis Tarlton won the DriveTech Late Models race.