Sunday, September 27, 2009

Joanides wins 100-lap NASCAR Super Late Model race, set of springs

With $5,000 and a set of Eibach Springs on the line, Nick Jonaides of Woodland Hills won the 100-lap NASCAR Super Late Model race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.
The season-ending race for the Super Late Model drivers was a non-points race. Joanides, the recently crowned Super Late Model champion at Irwindale, took the lead from Rip Michels of San Fernando on the second lap of the race and led the remaining 99 laps.
It was the 14th Super Late Model win of the season for Joanides. He finished in the top five in all 22 Super Late Model races at the track including the 100-lapper on Saturday night. He was the runner-up or winner of 21 of 22 races this year.
Ricky McCray of Highland was second, his best finish of the season. He won $2,000 and a set of Eibach Springs. Ryan Partridge of Rancho Cucamonga was third. He won $1,700 and a set of Eibach Springs.
In other races, rookie Jeremiah Wagner of Las Vegas won the ASA Speed Truck Challenge race. It was his third ASA Speed Truck Challenge win at Toytota Speedway at Irwindale. Chris Birdsong of Las Vegas was second, followed by Cole Cabrera of Exeter in third.
Randel King of Riverside moved into first place in the ASA Speed Truck Challenge standings with a seventh-place finish. He and Joey Licata of Van Nuys entered the race tied for first in the ASA Speed Truck Challenge standings. Licata finished 17th.
King pulled double duty at the track. He also won the S2 stock car race, his third in a row and fifth in six races at Irwindale. Ryan Reed of Bakersfield was second, followed by Andrew Anderson of Lancaster in third.
Daryl Scoggins of Sunland won his second NASCAR Mini Stock race in a row. It was the sixth win of the season for Scoggins. Tyler Rogers of Riverside was second, followed by Ryan Bragdon of Beaumont in third.
Mike Colato Jr. of Chatsworth won the Classic Stocks race and snapped the five-race winning streak of Ken Michaelian of Lawndale, the leader in the Classic Stocks standings at the track. Michaelian finished second, followed by Tommy Agosta of Chino in third.
Tom Landreth of Alta Loma, the reigning Legend Cars champion at Irwindale, won the Legend Cars race, his first of the season. It was the 42nd Legend Cars win of Landreth’s career. Donny St. Ours of Upland was second, followed by Reed in third. Reed, the runner-up in the S2 stock car race, is also the leader in the Legend Cars standings at Irwindale.

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