Saturday, August 13, 2011
Austin Barnes of Escondido wins Lucas Oil Modified Series race at Irwindale
Austin Barnes of Escondido, a junior at Escondido High School, won the Lucas Oil Modified Series race, his second of the season and his second in a row at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.
The 16-year-old Barnes won the Modified Series race at Irwindale on June 4 and has posted four top-five finishes in six races.
Chris Gerchman of Moreno Valley was second, followed by Jim Mardis of Moreno Valley in third.
Mardis leads the Modified Series after six races. He won the race in Las Vegas on May 14 and has not finished outside the top five all season.
Rod Johnson of Canyon Country, the 1999 Super Late Model track champion at Irwindale, finished sixth.
RJ Johnson of Canyon Country won the NASCAR Super Late Models race, his fourth in a row. Johnson has won six of the seven Super Late Model races at Irwindale.
Kevin Thompson of Conroe, Texas, was second, followed by Race Liberante of Quartz Hill was third.
Connor Cantrell of Valencia won his first NASCAR Super Trucks race of the season and extended his lead in the Super Trucks standings.
Cantrell led from the pole until a crash on lap 38 set up a green-white-checker flag finish. Cantrell lost his lead to Ryan Partridge of Rancho Cucamonga on lap 39, but crossed the finish line a fraction of a second ahead of Partridge on the final lap of the race.
Cantrell has an eight-point lead over Partridge, the reigning Super Trucks champion, after 10 races.
Todd Cameron of Monrovia finished third in the race.
Andrew Anderson of Lancaster won the S2 stock car race, passing Devon Ostheimer of Morgan Hill during a green-white-checker flag finish.
Andreson extended his lead in the S2 stock car standings over Andrew Porter of La Verne.
Ostheimer finished second, followed by Joe Anderson of Valencia in third.