Sunday, August 16, 2009

Joanides takes one of two Super Late Model races at Irwindale

Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills won one of the two NASCAR Super Late Model races at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night. It was his 11th win of the season the Super Late Model division.
Joanides maintained his lead in the Super Late Model standings at the track.
Luis Martinez Jr. of Long Beach won the other Super Late Model race of the night. It was Martinez’s first Super Late Model win of the season and his best finish since coming in second place on opening night in March.
It was a night of twin 40-lap races for the Super Late Models. Martinez won the first race of the night. He was followed by Joanides in second and Danny Gay of Lakeside in third.
Joanides won the second race of the night. He was followed by Rip Michels of San Fernando in second and Mackena Bell of Carson City, Nev., a driver in NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, in third. It was Bell’s best finish at the track this season.
R.J. Johnson, a driver from Canyon Country, added an S2 stock car win to his four NASCAR Super Trucks wins at the track. Johnson won his first S2 race and ended Randel King’s little two-race winning streak. Ryan Reed, the leader in the Legend Cars standings at the track, was making his debut in the S2 division. He finished second, followed by King.
Ken Brown of Cherry Valley won the NASCAR Super Stocks race, his first of the season. Eric Sunness of Chatsworth was second, followed by Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita in third. Larry Cerquettini of Redlands, the leader in the Super Stocks standings and winner of the first seven races of the season at the track, was fifth.
Rod Schmitt of Alta Loma won the NASCAR Mini Stocks race, his first win of the season. Daryl Scoggins of Sunland, the leader in the Mini Stocks standings, was second in the race, followed by Jacob Rogers of Riverside in third.

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