Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills finished third in the NASCAR Late Model race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night. His lead in the Late Model standings at the track was trimmed to two points. Tim Huddleston of Agoura Hills, the reigning Late Model champ, is second in the Late Model standings.
Joanides was challenging for the win late in the race, but a caution period prevented him from making a run on the race leaders.
There will be a 75-lap Late Model race at the track on July 4.