Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ryan Partridge Wins First NASCAR Super Late Model Race

Ryan Partridge, a racer from Rancho Cucamonga, captured his first NASCAR Super Late Models win on Saturday, May 22nd at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. Partridge took home the victory in the first of two Super Late Model 40-lap main events. Las Vegas driver Justin Johnson finished second, while Bakersfield rookie Ryan Reed finished third.

In the second Super Late Model race, Johnson would out-duel Partridge, claiming his second career win, both coming this season. Fontana’s Randel King finished in third. Reed was running side-by-side with King with just four laps remaining when his car contacted the wall in turn four, slid down the front stretch, and collided with the attenuator at the tracks exit in turn one. Reed was alright, but the crash caused the event to end under caution.

In the touring ASA Truck Series 75-lap race, Joey Licata, the defending series champion, passed Race Liberante with 18 laps left and held on for the win. Taylor Cuzick finished in second, followed by Jimmy Putman. Liberante was in second coming to the white flag, but his truck ran out of fuel and finished in eighth.

Valencia’s Joe Anderson captured his first career win in the NASCAR S2 division. Wilton’s Dylan Lupton took home second, while Independence, Missouri driver Kendell Lopez rebounded from a hard crash with Simi Valley’s Bill Waters to finish in third.

Ted Stonebuner beat Eric Darensburg to the line by less than a car length to win the DriveTech Late Model race. Don Kelley was third.

Chad Schug, a driver from Oak Hills, captured his second Legends Car win this season. Schug held off a charging Darren Amidon from Santee. Oak Hills’ Tony Green finished third. Alta Loma’s Brent Scheidemantle came into the race as the point’s leader and led the race early, but contact with a lapped car sent the teenager flipping onto the half-mile track at Toyota Speedway. Scheidemantle was ok, but his car sustained serious damage.

In the Bandolero main event, Agoura Hills’ Trevor Huddleston captured his second win of the season, beating Pomona’s Ricky Schlick by less than five feet. Danny Nickolai of Granada Hills finished third. This race featured the first of four red flags on the evening when four cars piled up on the front straight. Everyone was ok.

Sunland’s Daryl Scoggins dominated the NASCAR Mini Stocks race. Alta Loma’s Rod Schmitt and Wildomer’s Ritchie Altman rounded out the top three.

In a race held on Friday night in the Bandolero division, La Verne’s Christian McGhee brought home the victory. Rancho Cucamonga’s RJ Stearns finished second, and Nickolai finished third in a race littered with cautions.

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