Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale Speedway's own hot NASCAR Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini-Stock Divisions will be joined by two touring race truck divisions for an action-packed show on Saturday night, June 17. The Mechanix Wear Speed ...
Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale Speedway's own hot NASCAR Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini-Stock Divisions will be joined by two touring race truck divisions for an action-packed show on Saturday night, June 17. The Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks and the American Race Trucks will both be on the same show for the first time at Irwindale. "Both of these classes provide top truck racing thrills to any show that they are part of, having both of them here on one night has got to be a truck racing fan's dream," said the Speedway's competition director Chris Morgan. "Adding them to this show with three great NASCAR weekly divisions makes a great event package! We're ready for some racing!"
The American Race Trucks will be the presenting sponsor of the night's races marking the first time that they have had title backing of an event at IS.
So far this season Irwindale's NASCAR Mini-Stock Division has been dominated by one driver, Bob Reed, from Riverside. Reed really seems to have found his groove at Irwindale Speedway as he has won all three of the Mini-Stock events run so far at the Speedway. His sobriquet at his former home track in San Bernardino was "B-Main Bob", from the results up to this point, maybe we should be calling him "Runaway Reed".
The NASCAR Super Stock division has (so far) been a two man horse race with TK Karvasek and Tony Green only eight points apart (296-288) after six races. The Karvasek vs. Green pairing has made a habit of putting on great racing shows all season long and the June 17 affair is very likely to be another such "must-see" event. Greg Benner, at 228, is back there keeping the boys up ahead honest and looking for his chance to make it a three-way deal.
Irwindale's NASCAR Late Model division has become one of the most competitive groups at the track. James Weston leads the pack with 380 points with Tony Green (who has not won a race but has scored consistently in every event) at 366, Todd Burns (360), David Hessing (326), and Steve Nickolai (304) all close behind. Weston, Hessing, and Burns have all won LM races this year at the Speedway. Who's got the hot combo for this one? Stay tuned, and get ready for a great race.
VISITOR'S NOTES: Avid fans as well as first-timers are hereby advised to get out to the race track early for a host of good reasons. Among them the easiest entrance and the closest-in parking places, witnessing practice and qualifying rounds, taking part in the pre-event grandstand contests (like "Know Your NASCAR" which pays off in track gift certificates and other great prizes), getting the autograph of a favorite driver or two at the Alta Dena Milk Chugs Autograph Session, listening to great local live bands on the Team Simpson Stage from 4:00 to 6:30, meeting the track mascot "Lug Nut Jr.", or perusing the free car club show in the nearby Chalet Village area just west of the grandstands. And that's all before the first race!
Irwindale's right-on-site ticket office opens promptly at noon on Saturday, the spectator gates swing wide at 4:00 p.m., and a most memorable start for a marvelous weekend begins at exactly 4:01 p.m. GUARANTEED!
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