Saturday, June 12, 2010
RJ Johnson wins NASCAR Late Model race at Irwindale
R.J. Johnson of Canyon Country won the NASCAR Late Model race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, his third of the season. Chris Holloway of Bakersfield was second, followed by Mike Johnson of Covina in third.
Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills maintained his lead in the Late Model standings. He finished in fifth and has a four-point lead over Johnson and Holloway, who are tied for second.
“It feels good to be back on top,” Johnson said.
Johnson won after struggling two weeks ago in a pair of races. His distributor failed in the first race and Johnson had to pull off the race track. He finished last. In the second race, Johnson said his car still had problems, but he was able to finish in eighth place.
Benjamin Mahan, a 14-year-old driver from Oak Hills, won the Open Stocks race. There were 19 cars that started the Open Stocks race, which included late models, Super Stocks, Classic Stocks and Open Comp cars. Mahan had the only late model stock car in the race.
Gerrit Cromsight of Saugus was second. He also won the Super Stocks race earlier in the night. Bryan Harrell of Riverside was third.
Ryan Partridge of Ranch Cucamonga remained undefeated in the NASCAR Super Trucks. He won his sixth race in a row and has not lost since opening night.
Todd Cameron of Monrovia finished second for the fourth time this season. Matt Kimball of Mission Viejo was third.
Partridge extended his lead to 16 points over Cameron in the Super Trucks standings.
Cromsigt made his first appearance at the track since opening night and won the NASCAR Super Stocks race. He won on opening night, but was disqualified after his car did not pass post-race inspection. He was credited with an eighth and last-place finish.
Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita was second, followed by Harrell, who was also third in the Open Stocks race. DeLong extended his lead in the Super Stocks standings to 22 points over Harrell.
Trevor Huddleston of Agoura Hills won the Bandoleros race and extended his lead in the Bandoleros standings. It was Huddleston’s third win of the season.
Jacob Tilton of Las Vegas was second, followed by Amanda Poertner of Fullerton in third.