Night of Destruction Round 1 presented by Seidner's Collision Centers RECAP
IRWINDALE EVENT CENTER NEWS ...
MAY 18, 2014
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Night of Destruction Round 1
Presented by Seidner's Collision Centers
May 17, 2014
Irwindale, Calif. - -
The first of three nights (just for the record August 30 and November 1 are the other two) of merry motorized mayhem cranked up at Irwindale on May 17 with the promise of a whole bunch of fun, a lot of smoked tires, and many square yards bent sheet metal.
The strong and boisterous crowd numbering 5120 had a great time watching a full night of madness flavored with an all-comers Open Comp race on the track's quick inner oval that was a little short on entries but long on racing action. There was nary a moment all evening long that something was going (quite predictably) very wrong (in a very fun and entertaining way!).
Enduro Race - 50 Laps
(Which consisted of two drivers for each car ... who switched at halfway with some of the drivers actually riding as passengers when they were not driving (!!!)? The course was a diabolical one laid out by Race Director Michael Atkinson: his double switchback road course within the oval made for much mixing of driving styles and quite a bit of swapping of paint. It also got the crowd on its feet more than twice!
1) 28 Bud S. / Jim S.
2) 65 Melody S / Kim S.
3) 2937 Ryan C. / Chad S.
NASCAR Open Comp - 35 Laps
1) 27 Jeff Williams Newbury Park
2) 40 Ken Michaelian Lawndale
3) 01 Greg Crutcher Covina
Seidner's Collision Center Skid Plate Cars - 20 Laps
1) 29 Andrew Brittain Tujunga
2) 07 Wayne Lee Ontario
3) 86 Todd Browne Glendora
1) 96 Tommy Mason Canyon Country
Trailer Race - 20 laps
1) 7 Robert Rice Hawthorne
2) 11x Eric Brown Glendora
3) 28 Mike Heather Irwindale
CHECK OUT GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE NIGHT ON THE IWINDALE WEBSITE
NEXT RACE: NHRA Thursday Night Thunder test and tune (May 22). Opt to race your own car or just come out and watch some great street racing. Gates open at 5pm and we run until 10pm ($20 to race / $10 to watch).
Saturday and Sunday May 24/25 the NHRA Junior Dragsters will be on site for daytime races both day, and NASCAR stock car racing will resume on May 31.
As always discount tickets for Saturday night races are available on-line at www.irwindaleeventcenter.com.