Saturday, May 8, 2010
Dusty Davis wins second NASCAR Super Late Model race in a row at Irwindale
Dusty Davis of Las Vegas won the NASCAR Super Late Model race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night. It was his second Super Late Model win in a row and his second of the season.
Davis inherited the lead after Jason Patison slid into the turn one wall on the last lap of the race. Justin Johnson, who was running in second at the time, was penalized for pushing Patison into the wall. He was sent to the back of the field and the race ended under a green-white-checker flag finish.
“All I’m going to say is they ran out of room,” Davis said.
Patison’s car had to be towed off the track. He did not finish the race after leading for 44 laps of the 50 lapper.
“Got taken out,” said Patison, a driver from Corona, who has also been racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. “It’s probably hurt pretty bad. We’ll go back and check it out.”
The 17-year-old Davis, the youngest driver to win a Super Late Model race at Irwindale, held off a late charge by rookie Ryan Reed and Randel King. Davis said his team’s strategy was to race conservatively and it paid off. He was in third place for most of the race and was able to take the lead when the top two drivers tangled on the last lap.
“This one was a lot harder to get,” Davis said. “We had a green-white-checker and it was all up to me.”
Davis had a little bit of luck on his side in winning his second race of the season. His mom and grandmother might have played a part in bringing Davis some of that luck. His mom has a shell she brings to every race for luck. His grandmother has an angel she brings to every race. Both sit in the same seats at the race track when they watch Davis race. Davis dedicated the win to his mom and grandmother for Mothers Day.
Johnson, a driver from Las Vegas, went from 11th to sixth in the final two laps of the race and maintained his lead in the Super Late Model standings.
Reed ended up second, followed by King in third.
Johnson, Davis’ teammate at Vision Aviation Racing, has an eight-point lead over Reed in the Super Late Model standings at the track. Davis is tied for third, 10 points out of first in the standings.
In other races, Brent Scheidelmantle of Alta Loma won his second Legend Cars race of the year and his first since opening night. Chad Schug of Oak Hills was second and Mark Borchetta of Valencia was third.
Scheidelmantle leads the Legends Cars standings by 20 points over Mark Iungerich of Granada Hills.
Neil Conrad of Arcadia won his first South West Tour Trucks Series race in seven years. He snapped the three-race winning streak of Jeff Williams of Newbury Park, who finished second. Brady Helm of Huntington Beach was third.
Conrad has two runner-up finishes and is second in the South West Tour Trucks Series standings. Williams has a six-point lead over Conrad.
Daryl Scoggins of Sunland won the NASCAR Mini Stocks race, his second in a row. Richie Altman of Wildomar was second, followed by Rod Schmitt of Alta Loma in third.
Scoggins has a 14-point lead over Jacob Rogers of Riverside in the Mini Stocks standings. Rogers finished seventh in the race on Saturday night.
Kenny Smith of Oak Hills won the S2 stock car race for the second time in a row. After missing the first two S2 races of the year, Smith has won the last two.
Bobby Kelley of Riverside was second and Dylan Lupton of Wilton was third.