Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale Speedway's premier weekly division, the Food 4 Less Super Late Models are really ready to rumble back to the raceway on Saturday, May 26 after what seems like a long two weeks off of center stage at "The 'Dale".
Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale Speedway's premier weekly division, the Food 4 Less Super Late Models are really ready to rumble back to the raceway on Saturday, May 26 after what seems like a long two weeks off of center stage at "The 'Dale". Long-time race team sponsor Tom Fry's Community Recycling of Sun Valley is the presenting sponsor of the night's proceedings and will enjoy the honor of having 75-lap Super Late Model feature named for his company.
1999 Winston West champion Sean Woodside leads the close points battle going into the race on the twenty-sixth. The Saugus resident holds a slim four point advantage over Camarillo's Charlie Utts. Keeping both "old pros" honest are Nathan Wulff and Brent Reynolds, "north county" (San Diego) neighbors, both from the hamlet of Escondido, who are locked in a tie over third place at 222 points apiece.
And, there's yet another champ hovering back there, just waiting to make his big move. James Weston, 2000 season NASCAR Late Model king, is tightly clamped on to fifth place in the season points. It's for sure that all the regulars know this Goleta guy has scoring potential every time he fires up his race car.
And sixth through tenth place going in ain't too shabby a crew either. For the record they are: veterans David Gilliland and Tommy Fry, Roush Racing new-hire Tim Woods III, young Brandon Loverock, and the 2000 F4LSLM Champeen, Greg Voigt. Oh yeah, 2000 Grand Am Mod season victor Rip Michels, is percolating there in twelfth place ready to pounce on those points leader people on a moment's notice.
Only four points separate the top two protagonists in the track's NASCAR Super Stock division. Defending division champ and points leader Long Beach's Jeff Green had a very off-night last weekend finishing way down on the list and only bringing home 12 points in the popular stock car division. Jeff knows that it's tough to win a divisional championship and is finding out that it's double-tough to repeat.
Terry "L." (Limberopoulos) of Bellflower leads the NASCAR Modified 4's pack by virtue of his first place finish in the division's season opener. Guy Tripp (Saugus), Steve Rogers (Pedley), 1999 Division Champ Lee Ladd (Thousand Oaks), and Covina's Dustin Morgan round out the top five in this competitive division.
Adding to the night's action package will be the ever-ready-to-race King Taco Legend Cars and the Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks touring series. Five divisions of motoring entertainment that are guaranteed to have fans wondering just why they bought a "seat" when they are up on their feet and cheering so often at Irwindale.