Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mike Johnson wins NASCAR Late Model race at Irwindale

Mike Johnson of Covina won his second NASCAR Late Model race in a row and his third of the season at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.
Johnson said after his win two weeks ago that he would not lose another race at Irwindale for the remainder of the season. His bold prediction held up for one race.
Starting third, he took the lead on the first lap of the race when pole sitter Travis Irving pushed Tim Huddleston up the race track. The move left Johnson a wide open hole on the bottom of the track. Johnson moved into the lead on the second turn and quickly built up a three-car length lead.
Rookie Dallas Colodny from Reno, Nev., finished second, followed by Irving of Corona in third.
Huddleston, a driver from Agoura Hills and the leader in the Late Model standings at the track, was fifth.
Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills, winner of two Late Model races at Irwindale this season, finished 11th. He did not qualify well, posting the 10th fastest time, and had to make adjustments to his car during a caution period during the race. He returned in 17th place before the caution period ended and worked his way to 11th place before the end of the race.
Rookie Ryan Partridge of Rancho Cucamonga won the NASCAR Super Trucks race, his first of the season. He was followed by Ron Peterson of Riverside in second and R.J. Johnson of Canyon Country in third.
Pat Mintey Jr. of Quartz Hill, the leader in the Super Trucks standings and the reigning Super Trucks champion, was fifth.
Dallas Montes, a rookie from Bakersfield, won the Legend Cars race, his first of the season.
Ryan Reed of Bakersfield, the leader in the Legend Cars standings, was second. He extended his lead to 12 points over Brandon Toy, another driver from Bakersfield.
Chad Schug from Oak Hills was third.
Jeff Williams from Newbury Park won the South West Tour Trucks race. He was followed by Christian Copley of Santa Ynez in second and Ronnie Davis Jr. of Whittier in third.
Shayla Zins of Acton won the demolition derby. Zins, the girlfriend of Tommy Mason, one of the drivers in the Classic Stocks division at the track, was making her first demolition derby start. She won $1,000 in a car, a 2010 Ford station wagon that cost her $100. She also became the first woman driver to win a demolition derby at the track.
Steve Cook was second and Justin Stress was third in the demolition derby.

1 comment:

  1. Where can I get one of those 2010 Ford station wagons for $100?