TIM HUDDLESTON, 40, Agoura Hills won January 2010 Toyota All-Star Showdown Late Model feature in his own No. 50 High Point Racing Chevy Monte Carlo. ... is a 3-time Irwindale Auto Club Late Model Series track champion (2005, 07-08). ... sponsored by Justice Brothers Car Care products for which he is a distributor. ... ranks second on list of most feature wins at 12 year old Irwindale track with 44 victories through 2010.
MIKE JOHNSON, 53, Covina won 55-lap Toyota All-Star Showdown late model feature in 2008. .. finished 4th in 2010 Irwindale Late Model final points & won 3 main events in his own Chevy Monte Carlo & set 4 fast qualifying times. ... in 2009 won 6 Irwindale features including 4 in a row. ... started racing 10 years ago at Irwindale.
CHRIS HOLLOWAY, 22, Bakersfield finished 3rd in Irwindale final 2010 Late Model point standings. ... won his first Late Model main on Oct. 2, 2010. .. also drives for Four Star Fruit Co. in SRL Spears Southwest Tour Series.
DEREK THORN, 24, Bakersfield versatile stock car driver who could race in any of the 3 Showdown divisions. ... won his first Irwindale Late Model feature on 7/24/10. ... led all the way and won 11/27/10 non-point 75-lap California Classic Late Model feature in a race-long, close battle with 2009 track champion Nick Joanides, who trailed by 0.852 seconds at the finish. ... holds 1-lap Irwindale track record for SRL Spears Southwest Tour stock car series (former NASCAR Elite Division Series cars). He set the SRL record 17.635 (102.070 mph) on 7/17/10.
BRANDON DAVIS, 25, Henderson Nevada drives Chevy Monte Carlo for multi-car High Point racing team. ... finished 8th in 2010 Irwindale Late Model points as a rookie. ... excellent qualifier, set fast time twice last year in two different HPR team cars. ... set and holds Irwindale 1-lap Late Model track record with his 18.552 (97.025 mph) run on 10/16/10. ... has a road racing background and will be racing in the American LeMans Series.
TRAVIS IRVING, 26, Norco won 2010 Irwindale Late Model season opening race last April in black & white Calif. Highway Patrol sponsored Toyota Camry for his 5th Auto Club Late Model feature victory. ... finished 5th in TS@ I 2010 Late Model final points. ... his first Late Model win was on 8/30/08 in a twin 40-lap main. ... 2nd win on 4/25/09 in the 1st 40 lap twin main. ... his 3rd & 4th feature wins came on 9/5/09 when he won both 40-lap twin mains after setting the fastest qualifying time.
MATT SCOTT, 18, Pine Grove, CA - 2010 Late Model champion at All American Speedway, 3/8 mile track in Roseville, CA (near Sacramento). .. made his first start at Irwindale at the first-ever California Classic open competition race on the Thanksgiving weekend. He was 8th fastest of 21 qualifiers and finished 6th in the feature, 8 seconds in back of the winner. He said he loved racing at TS@I. ... was 2009 AAS (Roseville) Late Model rookie of the year and open showdown winner. After setting 4 fast times and winning 4 features. ... 2008 was Legends of Pacific champion ... 2007 ran MSRA cars. ... 2004-06 raced quarter midgets.
JONATHON GOMEZ, 27, Twin Falls, ID. - drives for Heritage Cattle Co. in several stock car divisions. .. has raced up front at TS@I in 2010 in several divisions. ... races in the K & N Pro Series West and finished 6th in 2010 points as a series rookie.
DYLAN LUPTON, 17, Wilton, CA competed as a 2010 rookie in S2 Cars during the second year of that unique TS@I class of cars built by Race Car Factory in Irwindale. ... drove one of four HPR Chevrolets. ...won S2 2010 championship as a rookie by 2 points over teammate Roman Lagudi, 16, from Las Vegas. ... won 3 S2 features in 2010. ... will race as a Late Model rookie in 2011 for same Tim Huddleston-owned HPR team.
DYLAN KWASNIEWSKI, 15, Las Vegas, NV fast-rising stock car racer with experience at both the 3/8-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring and on the TS@I half-mile.... sponsored by Rock Star Energy Drink. ... raced Legends, Late Models and SLM.
ERIC SCHMIDT, 32, Roseville, CA No. 05 Chevy Monte Carlo. .. is a front-runner and winner at All American Speedway in his hometown. .. was the 2006 SRL Southwest Tour champion.
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JUSTIN JOHNSON, 26, Las Vegas, NV Irwindale SLM 2010 track champion with 10 feature wins in 19 races in the No. 98 Vision Airlines Ford.. ... won TS@I SLM championship by 66 points over his Vision Airlines teammate Dusty Davis.... set fast time twice in 2010. ... will compete in 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Billy Ballew & Vision Airlines combined team. ... works as a driving instructor for Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Pahrump, Nevada. ... also will race K & N Pro Series West for Steve & Bill Acor's Vision Airlines team. .. has 10 years of racing experience & started in Bandoleros.
DUSTY DAVIS, 18, Las Vegas, NV. -- finished 2nd in 2010 Irwindale SLM track championship points. ... won 4 of 19 Irwindale features. ... set fastest qualifying time 4 times @ Irwindale last year in SLM. ... will race in 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Billy Ballew & Vision Airlines team. ... also will race K & N Pro Series West for Vision Airlines team.
NICK JOANIDES, 40, Woodland Hills, CA 3-time Irwindale track champion (2009 Auto Club LM and 2008-09 Pepsi SLM) ... popular driver won both SLM & LM track championships in 2009 a first for TS@I drivers. ... finished 2nd (-28 points) in final 2010 Irwindale Late Model point standings. .. Nick ranks 4th on the list of drivers with the most TS@I feature victories--40 wins and counting in the SLM & LM divisions. ... drives for Loyd McGhee's Chevy Monte Carlo team.
ROD JOHNSON, JR., 21, Canyon Country, CA won Irwindale's 2010 Auto Club Late Model track championship as a series rookie with 6 feature wins and 8 fastest qualifying times in the HPR Chevy Monte Carlo. ... won Irwindale's 2009 King Taco Super Truck championship as a series rookie. Made his SLM debut in the non-point first California Classic on Nov. 27-28, 2010 for the No. 30 Position One Motorsports team. ... set all-time 1-lap SLM track record during time trials in his first SLM event Nov. 27 and ran 17.571 (102./442 mph). ... has 17 Irwindale main event wins in four classes Super Truck, S2 Cars, Late Model, & SLM. His sponsor is Sunrise Ford & he will race a limited 2011 K & N Pro Series West campaign for Sunrise owner Bob Bruncati. ... second generation driver his dad Rod, Sr was Irwindale's 1999 SLM track champion.
RYAN REED, 17, Bakersfield finished 7th in 2010 Irwindale SLM points for his Reed family-owned team. .. won Irwindale SLM rookie of the year award. ... set SLM fast qualifying time twice. ... has raced S2, Lat e Model and SLM for the last two years. ... son of former NASCAR Elite Division Southwest Tour winner Mark Reed. ... in 2009 won two 35-lap Legend Cars features on Irwindale's third-mile track. .. won 3 Legends TS@I features in 2008.
JASON PATISON, 25, Corona has raced in Nationwide Series and in various NASCAR touring series. .. at TS@I set one fast time. ... has raced in K & N Pro Series East and West in recent seasons. ... is sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs. ... son of Lucas Oil Products executive Bob Patison.
RYAN PARTRIDGE, 22, Rancho Cucamonga finished 4th in 2010 Irwindale SLM final points and set 4 SLM Division fastest qualifying times. ... scored his first-ever 40-lap SLM main event victory on 5/22/10 driving for Dave Eshleman Racing Team. ... dominated the King Taco Super Truck 2010 season in a Dodge truck by winning 10 of 14 truck features he won the championship by 24 points. ...He won an Irwindale track record 10 main events to start the season and then had two DNF results because of two transmission failures. .. he set fastest qualifying time at 9 consecutive races and 11 times overall last year in the truck series. ... was 2005 Legends California State Champion. Grandson of NHRA Legend Bernie Partridge.
ANDY ALLEN, 40, Tustin won his first SLM 40-lap feature last July 31, 2010 I n his own car. His sponsor is Mills Ford of Anaheim.
LUIS MARTINEZ, JR., 20, Long Beach won 2010 K & N Pro Series West rookie of the year award as driver of No. 6 King Taco/Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil Ford for Bob Bruncati, owner of Sunrise Ford in Fontana. ... was the highest finishing rookie in 5 of 12 2010 K & N West races and finished 7th in final K & N 2010 points. His best K & N West results was 3rd at Colorado National Raceway after he set fastest qualifying time. ... started in go-karts in 2003, then raced in Formula Renault 1600 and 2000, Skip Barber Series and in SLM at Irwindale. ... has a pair of Irwindale S2 feature wins in 2009 and 2010. ... won his first SLM feature in his family-owned No. 03 Position One Motorsports Chevy on 8/15/09 in the first of twin 40-lap mains.
KEVIN THOMPSON, 37, Conroe, TX (formerly Yorba Linda, CA & Bakersfield, CA) owner/driver of his own No. 70 Chevy and a usual front-runner & past winner.
BRIAN DEEGAN, 35, Temecula 10-time X-Games free-style motocross star and medalist. ... 2010 X Games star and rally car driver. ... Metal Mulisha leader. ... made his NASCAR stock car debut at Irwindale 6/19/10 for NTS Motorsports.
SCOTT DODD, 22, Mira Loma, CA finished 6th in 2010 Irwindale SLM final points. ... won Irwindale SLM feature on 4/4/09 from pole in first of twin-25 lap mains for his 2nd SLM feature win @ Irwindale. His first feature win came in 2007. ... won his 3rd SLM in a 50-lap race on 5/16/09.
DUANE HUNT, JR., 22, Tucson, AZ three-year TS@I SLM veteran. ... won his first-ever feature and a career-high $4,000 on Sunday afternoon, 11/28/10.in the first California Classic open comp race. ... in a 21-car field only 3 cars finished the scheduled 100-lap main that concluded two laps early following a crash that involved the first and second place cars of Ryan Reed and Rod Johnson, Jr.
EVENT: JANUARY 28/ 29, 2010
-Tim Kennedy (for NASCAR)
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