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Rich DeLong III Wins Second Straight Super Stocks Race At Toyota Speedway At Irwindale

Rich DeLong III finally got a dose of good luck on opening night at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

DeLong, a driver from Santa Clarita, inherited a win in the NASCAR Super Stocks opener at Irwindale after Garrett Cromsigt was disqualified for having unapproved shocks on his car. DeLong was awarded the win in the March 27 race.

He won his second Super Stocks race in a row on Saturday night at Irwindale.

DeLong said he’s usually cursed at Irwindae on opening night adding it was a little strange to be leading the Super Stocks standings after the first race of the season.

A number of rules have been changed in the Super Stocks. One is a shock rule. A couple others involve tires and the removal of the spoiler from the Super Stock cars.

Driving the cars with no spoiler has been the most challenging rule to adapt to, DeLong said. Without a spoiler, the cars do not generate nearly the same amount of downforce. It makes the cars a little more difficult to handle in the corners and takes away about 0.20 seconds off of lap times.

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Canyon Country’s RJ Johnson finished third in the NASCAR Late Model opener at Irwindale. He finished behind race winner Travis Irving from Norco and Chris Holloway from Bakersfield.

Sean Woodside from Saugus was 11th and Chris Carmody from Valencia was 13th.

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

 

Rich DeLong III Wins Second Straight Super Stocks Race At Toyota Speedway At Irwindale

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