Saturday, April 24, 2010
Justin Johnson wins NASCAR Super Late Model race at Irwindale, takes over lead in standings
Justin Johnson of Las Vegas parlayed a couple of podium finishes and took over the lead in the NASCAR Super Late Model standings at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.
Johnson won the first of two Super Late Model races at the track. He was third in the second race and passed Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills for the lead in the Super Late Model standings after four races.
“It was pretty fun tonight,” Johnson said. “We had a fast car the first race. The second race we went and tweaked on it a little bit, messed ourselves up a little bit. All in all a great effort by Vision Airlines.”
Joanides had a rough night. The reigning Super Late Model champion was sixth in the first race. His motor broke at the end of the second race and he finished 13th out of 14 cars.
Dusty Davis of Las Vegas, Johnson’s teammate at Vision Aviation Racing, won the second Super Late Model race. He finished second to Johnson in the first Super Late Model race.
“I knew that I had a fast enough car to win,” Davis said. “I was driving every lap as hard as I could until I got the checker.”
Johnson and Davis are first and second in the Super Late Model standings. Johnson has a four-point lead over Davis.
Daryl Scoggins of Sunland won his first NASCAR Mini Stocks race of the season. Richie Altman of Wildomer was second, followed by Jacob Rivers of Riverside.
Jeff Williams of Newbury Park won his third straight South West Tour Trucks series race. Neil Conrad of Arcadia was second, followed by Michael Zimmerman of Hemet was third.
Kenny Smith of Oak Hills won his first S2 stock car race at Irwindale. He finished ahead of Roman Lagudi of Las Vegas in second and David Busby of Laguna Beach in third.