SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 35, August 28, 2014

Racing News: Irwindale Night of Destruction 2 Race Results

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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The next NACAR race at Irwindale is September 13, featuring the Lucas Oil Late Models (twin races), Pick Your Part Super Late Models, Super Stocks, South West Tour Trucks, INEX Legend Cars and the Seidner's Collision Centers Skid Plate Cars.
 

Irwindale Night of Destruction 2 Race Results
Results from the second of three "2014 Season Nights of Destruction" held at Irwindale Speedway over Labor Day weekend included:

NASCAR Super Stocks – 30 laps
1) 99 Henry Miles, Palmdale
2) 18 Craig Rayburn, Simi
3) 01 Greg Crutcher, Covina

Compact Car Enduro – 15 laps + 15 laps
1) 28 Jim Smith/Gary Smith
2) 7 Robert Rice/Jimmy Altman
3) 81 Val Cummings/Tony Cummings

Open Comp – 30 Laps
1) 40 Jerry Toporek, Venice
2) 27 Jeff Williams, Newbury Park
3) 5 Randy Hannah, Ridgecrest

Seidner's Collision Center Skid Plate Cars – 20 laps
1) 33 Sean Brennan, Yorba Linda
2) 28 Jim Smith, Orange
3) 16 Robbie Salcido

Compact Car Demolition Derby
1) 14 Adam Ditto, Monrovia
2) 3 Kenny Soysvrt, Canoga Park
3) 2x Shayla Zins, Santa Clarita

Trailer Race – 20 laps
1) 00 Jeffrey Best, Valencia
2) 7 Robert Rice, Hawthorne
3) 28 Rick Barkat

Daigo Saito Wins Inaugural Formula Drift Canada Competition
Scion presents Formula DRIFT Canada presented by Falken entered Autodrome St. Eustache last weekend for the first time to a record-breaking drift crowd. Daigo Saito took the inaugural competition victory.

The competition had 21 entries. The Top 16 was composed of eight FD Pros from the United States, Japan, Norway, Hong Kong and Ireland and eight Canadian regulars. The 2014 Formula DRIFT Championship season continues to Round 6: Throwdown at Texas Motor Speedway, September 12–13. 

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NMCA WEST ProCharger Street Outlaw racer Eric Gustafson has issued a "First in the Sixes" challenge to all racers in the class.
   

NMCA WEST Racer Puts $1k Bounty on the Line
NMCA WEST ProCharger Street Outlaw racer Eric Gustafson has issued a "First in the Sixes" challenge to all racers in the class. The California racer recently wrote, "With two races left to go, we thought we would have a little fun. Coast Packing Co. and their sponsored race team, R&E Racing, are putting up $1,000 to the first NMCA WEST Street Outlaw car to run sixes."

When asked how and why he came up the idea, Gustafson said he wanted to challenge other racers in the class to step up. "I know there are several racers who are capable of running in the sixes. I thought tossing in $1,000 might draw attention to what many of my fellow racers are capable of. I know I need to be on my game to reach the six-second zone, and while many consider me among the favorites to go in the sixes, I am certainly not alone. It's time for all of us to get off our asses and run the number. Vegas at night might just give us the air to do it in as could Fontana in the fall," he added.

Gustafson says he hopes other racers and manufacturers will match his challenge in hopes of sweetening the pot even more. If he wins, Gustafson said he will donate the initial $1,000 from Coast Packing Co. to a charity.

For more information about the upcoming 3rd Annual NMCA WEST Muscle Car Nationals this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, visit www.NMCAdigital.com/Vegas or call 714-444-2426.

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Tickets for the 2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, taking place November 8 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, are now available for purchase online.
     

2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets for the 2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, taking place November 8 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, are now available for purchase online. The OPTIMA Invitational will bring together a diverse field of 100 competitors—the largest number of competing vehicles in the event’s seven-year history. The 2014 Ultimate Street Car Invitational field is based on the results of its national series of OPTIMA Invitational Qualifying events and the corresponding MAVTV network series called, "OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car." Each ticket costs $30. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. with competition events beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located 15 minutes north of downtown Las Vegas, is easily accessible for attendees of the SEMA Show.

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