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R.J. Johnson Wins S2 Stock Car Race At Irwindale

west_series_coloradoR.J. Johnson of Canyon Country won his first race in the new S2 stock car division at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.

Johnson has four wins in the NASCAR Super Trucks division at the track. The new S2 stock cars made their debut at Irwindale with an exhibition race on the Fourth of July and have raced three times since then. Johnson has been in three of the first four S2 races in addition to racing in the Super Trucks division.


Randel King of Riverside has won two S2 races. He was third in Saturday night’s race.

Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita was third in the NASCAR Super Stocks race. He won his first Super Stocks race at the track on July 8 and snapped the seven-race winning streak of Larry Cerquettini, a driver from Redlands.

Ken Brown of Cherry Valley was the winner of the Super Stocks race, his first of the season.

In the NASCAR Camping World Series West, Greg Pursley, a Canyon High graduate, recorded another top-five finish. He was fourth in the West Series race at Colorado National Speedway on Saturday. Paulie Harraka, a rookie driver from New Jersey, won the race, the first of his career.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for video interviews of the drivers and all the race results from Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Colorado National Speedway and the NHRA races at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.

In baseball, Casey Watkins, a third baseman who graduated from West Ranch High in June, earned a scholarship to play baseball at Fullerton State. Watkins hit .419 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs in his senior season at West Ranch.


R.J. Johnson Wins S2 Stock Car Race At Irwindale

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Connie and her husband, John, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley almost 30 years ago. Living in Santa Clarita for that long is the direct opposite of Connie’s childhood. She was an Army ‘brat’ who moved every two to three years. Consequently, she has lived in many states and even spent three years in Europe. All three of her kids went to Santa Clarita schools. Connie says the best thing about her job at KHTS is that she is never bored. “If I’m not smiling, Carl is sure to ask why, just before giving me a mind-boggling project.” “KHTS AM-1220 is an integral part of our community and I’m glad to be a part of it. Besides, the DJs will take my request to play Shania Twain’s ‘Still the One’ for my wedding anniversary – gotta love that!”
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