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Salute to Father's Day Presented by Mobil 1 Race Recap 6-7-14



NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Irwindale's Salute to Father's Day

Presented by Mobil 1

Irwindale Speedway

Irwindale, California

June 7, 2014


The Bando top three finishers are interviewed after the race "upstairs" in the Speedway's press box  ... photo:  LeRoy Yeargin

Irwindale, Calif. - - The Speedway cele- brated Father's Day a week early with a full card of great oval racing. It started on Friday night when Ryan Vargas from La Mirada set a new track record for the Universal Studio Bandoleros with a 17.925 lap (the first one under 18 seconds ever by a Bandolero car). The 13 -year-old then went on to win both the Friday and Saturday night editions of the twin "Bando" races.


With his win in the first Lucas Oil Late Model race of the night, Ryan Partridge from Rancho Cucamonga moved to number three on the all-time list of Irwindale feature race winners at 43 wins.


Marv Keller photo for Irwindale

Long time competitor Gary Frankovich has had more than his share of fast times and good finishes in the Irwindale Super Stocks, but, until this race, the Apple Valley resident (who began competing at Irwindale in 2006) had never won a race. The veteran and first-time winner (with some 40 years of racing in his logbook) was one very happy camper at the Speedway on Saturday night!


Ok ... and now in the continuing Saturday night saga of Ryan Partridge, his second win of the evening, this time in the 40-lap Irwindale Race Trucks event, moved him into a tie (at 44) with Agoura Hills' Tim Huddleston for second place on the all-time win list at Irwindale.


Alta Loma's Brent Scheidmantle had a good race to win the Inex Legends Cars 35-lap main event and extend his lead in the 2014 season championship points chase.

Marv Keller


The second Lucas Oil Late Model race of the saw every position (but first) in contention on every lap. Toni McCray (left), from Highland, took a good lead from the start, but a number of yellow flags saw her end up in a closer than close one lap fight to the finish with Cole Custer (Ladera Heights). When the checker finally flew, she had won her first Late Model race of the year by less than half a second.       




Universal Studios Bandoleros - Race 1 (June 6) - 20 Laps

1)   23o Ryan Vargas, La Mirada*

2)   10o McKenzie Eshelman, Twin Peaks

3)   22b Ryan Dunkleberger, Studio City


Universal Studios Bandoleros Race 2 (June 7) - 20 Laps

1)   23o Ryan Vargas, La Mirada

2)   89o Allison Gray, Lakeside

3)   10o Mckenzie, Twin Peaks


Lucas Oil Late Models Race 1 - 30 Laps

1)   48 Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga

2)   77 Travis Irving, Corona

3)   17 Mike Johnson, Covina


Irwindale Super Stocks - 25 Laps

1)   66 Gary Frankovich, Apple Valley

2)   99 Henry Miles, Palmdale

3)   02 Gary Read, La Verne


Irwindale Race Trucks - 40 Laps

1)   48 Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga

2)   71 Christian McGhee, La Verne

3)   77 Joey Licata, Jr, Lake Balboa


Inex Legends Cars - 35 Laps

1)   98 Brent Scheidmantle, Alta Loma

2)   20 Chad Schug, Oak Hills

3)   10 Aaron Wells, Studio City


Lucas Oil Late Models Race 2 - 30 Laps

1)   90 Toni McCray, Highland

2)   55 Cole Custer, Ladera Ranch

3)   71 Christian McGhee (R)


*new track record (17.925)