Saturday, October 24, 2009

RJ Johnson wins NASCAR Super Trucks championship at Irwindale

R.J. Johnson won the NASCAR Super Trucks season finale race and the Super Trucks championship by the narrowest of margins at Toyota Speedway at Iriwndale on Saturday night.
Johnson, a driver from Canyon Country, and Pat Mintey Jr. of Quartz Hill entered the 100-lap season finale in the Super Trucks division tied for first in the Super Trucks standings at the track.
Johnson won his eighth race of the season on a green-white-checker restart with Mintey close on his tail over the last two laps. It was Johnson’s fourth win in the last five races of the season. Johnson won his first track championship at Irwindale. His dad, Rod Johnson, won the NASCAR Super Late Model championship at Irwindale in 1999.
Mintey, the reigning Super Trucks champion at the track, was second in the race and finished two points behind Johnson in the Super Trucks standings. Jeff Peterson of Riverside was third.
The Super Trucks and the South West Tour Trucks raced together in the 100 lap race.
Dalton Kuhn of San Marcos won the South West Tour Trucks portion of the race. He was ninth overall. Neil Conrad of Arcadia was second, followed by Christian Copley of Ventura in third.
Kuhn won seven of the eight South West Tour Trucks races and the South West Tour Trucks championship. He won four races in a row to end the season.
Ken Michaelian of Lawndale won the Classic Stocks race. It was his 11th win of the season and his seventh in the last eight races. Michaelian won the Classic Stocks championship at Irwindale. In 13 races, he had 11 wins and two runner-up finishes.
Tommy Agosta of Chino was second, followed by Harry Michaelian of Lawndale in third.
Daryl Scoggins of Sunland won the Mini Stocks race and the Mini Stocks championship. It was his seventh win of the season and his third in a row to end the season. In addition to his seven wins, Scoggins had three runner-up and two third-place finishes in 12 races.
Rod Schmitt of Alta Loma was second in the race, followed by Kevin Bernhardt of Fontana in third.
Larry Cerquettini won the NASCAR Super Stocks race, his ninth of the season and second in a row to close out the season. Cerquettini also won the Super Stocks championship at Irwindale. He won seven races in a row to start the season and end the year by winning the last two races. He had 12 top-five finishes in 12 races.
Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita was second in the Super Stocks race, followed by Gary Reed of La Verne in third.
Michael Zschoche won the Drive Tech Late Models race. Bradly Lloyd was second, followed by David Arnold in third.

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