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Travis Irving wins NASCAR Late Model opener at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale


Travis Irving, a driver from Norco, won the NASCAR Late Model season opener at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale before an estimated crowd of 3,085 on Saturday night.

Chris Holloway, a driver from Bakersfield, was second, followed by Canyon Country's RJ Johnson in third. Johnson won the NASCAR Super Trucks championship at Irwindale last year and won the S2 stock car race at Irwindale last Saturday night.

Nick Joanides of Woodland Hills, the reigning Late Model champion at Irwindale, ran as high as fourth, but cut a tire with six laps to go and had to withdraw to the pits. He finished 19th.

In other races, Santa Clarita's Rich DeLong III won the NASCAR Super Stocks race. It was his second win in a row at the track.

Ken Michaelian of Lawndale won the Classic Stocks race. It was his third win in a row, dating back to 2009, and his eighth win in the last nine Classic Stock races at Irwindale.

Ryan Partridge of Rancho Cucamonga won the NASCAR Super Trucks opener at the track.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for video interviews of the drivers and results from all the races at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

-- Tim Haddock

 
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