Kendell Lopez, an 18-year-old driver from Independence, Mo., was the fastest qualifier in the first S2 race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on July 11. She was the fifth fastest qualifier at the track on Saturday night. The new S2 cars were making their third appearance at Irwindale. The first was an exhibtion race on July 4. Randel King from Riverside won the first official S2 race at the track on July 11. Lopez, a driver for Tim Huddleston's High Point Racing team, was fifth in a six-car field on July 11.