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RJ Johnson Wins Fifth NASCAR Super Trucks Race At Irwindale

news_sportsChalk up another win for Canyon Country’s R.J. Johnson at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. Johnson won the NASCAR Super Trucks race on Saturday night, a week after recording his first win in the new S2 stock car division at the track.

It was Johnson’s fifth win in the Super Trucks and his sixth overall at Irwindale.


Connor Cantrell of Valencia made his first start of the season in the NASCAR Late Model division at Irwindale. He finished sixth after taking a 10-month hiatus from racing. Mike Johnson of Covina won his third Late Model race in a row.

In the Legend Cars, Acton’s Kenny Maler set fast time in qualifying, but a randomly determined invert put him 12th to start the race at Irwindale. He had some mechanical problems and ended up in 28th place in the 29-car field. Mark Borchetta of Valencia was ninth. Rookie Dallas Montes of Bakersfield won the race, his second of the season.

Tommy Mason of Canyon Country was fourth in the Classic Stocks race. Dennis Ivarsson of Saugus was 12th. Ken Michaelian of Lawndale won his eighth Classic Stock race of the season.

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

In the Firestone Indy Lights Series, Bryan Herta Autosport recorded its second podium finish of the season Sunday at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. Felipe Guimaraes, driving a car for the team owned by Valencia’s Bryan Herta, finished second in the Indy Lights race. Guimaraes was third in the race at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, his first with Bryan Herta Autosport.

“I’m very happy with today’s result,” said Guimaraes, a driver from Brazil, after the race Sunday. “The team gave me a good car and I took advantage as much as I could. We just didn’t quite have enough for the Hildebrand who was on his home course. I’ve run three races with Bryan Herta Autosport and have had two podium results, so that’s great. My team did a very good job this weekend and I’m very proud of them.”

Daniel Herrington, also driving for Bryan Herta Autosport, was 11th. J.R. Hildebrand won the race in Sonoma, leading every lap.

In track and field, Santa Clarita’s Allyson Felix won two gold medals at the world championships in Berlin over the weekend. She won the 200 meters and was on the gold-medal winning 1,600-meter relay team.


RJ Johnson Wins Fifth NASCAR Super Trucks 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!”