Saturday, July 10, 2010

Johnson returns to Victory Lane in NASCAR Super Late Models at Irwindale

Justin Johnson of Las Vegas won the NASCAR Super Late Model race and extended his lead in the Super Late Model standings at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.
It was Johnson’s sixth win of the season and his fifth in the past six Super Late Model races at the track. He has a 34-point lead over his Vision Aviation Racing teammate Dusty Davis after 12 races.
“They remind me every week. We’re just out for points right now,” Johnson said.
Johnson started from the pole and led all 50 laps of the Super Late Model race. Travis Thirkettle of Fillmore was second. Randel King of Fullerton was third.
Davis finished sixth. It was the first time he finished outside the top five since the second race of the season.
Ryan Partridge of Rancho Cucamonga was fourth and Luis Martinez Jr. of Long Beach, a rookie in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, was fifth. Partridge has won all seven of the NASCAR Super Trucks races at Irwindale this season.
Johnson raced in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Toyota Speedway last weekend. The Super Late Models have a break for the next few weeks. The next time they are scheduled to race is July 31.
“Long couple weeks,” Johnson said. “Glad we have a break now.”
Joey Licata Jr. of Van Nuys won the ASA Trucks race. Mike Herda of Las Vegas was second, followed by Jimmy Putman of Corona in third.
Joe Anderson of Valencia won the S2 stock car race, his second win of the season.
Nick Johnston of Mission Viejo, making his second start in the S2 stock cars, was second. Roman Lagudi of Las Vegas was third.
Lagudi, the leader in the S2 stock car standings, posted his fourth podium finish in eight races. He has a four-point lead over Dylan Lupton of Wilton.
Gerrit Cromsigt of Saugus won the NASCAR Super Stocks race, his third in a row. Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita was second, followed by Eric Sunness of Chatsworth in third.
DeLong leads the Super Stocks standings. He has a 48-point lead over Bryan Harrell of Riverside after nine races.
Billy Ziemann of Bloomington won the Figure 8s race. Steve Stewart of Long Beach was second and Andy Schoening of Corona was third.

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