NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Partridge Claims Super Late Model Win At NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown; with results
Jan 29, 2011 - updated Jan 29th, 2011 1:47pm
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For Immediate Release:Jan. 28, 2011
Thorn Earns K&N Pro Series Pole For Saturday’s 225-Lap Main Event
Ryan Partridge won the biggest race of his young career, earning the win in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model race Friday at the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.
The 22-year-old Partridge, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., started fifth on the 25-car grid and held off runner-up Alex Haase of Las Vegas, Nev., beating him to the line by .748 seconds.
Earlier in the day, Derek Thorn was the surprise winner of the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series race.
The 24-year-old Thorn, from Lakeport, Calif., piloted the No. 44 Four Star Fruit/Superior Crankshaft Chevrolet to a fast lap of 18.334 seconds (98.178 mph) to best a stacked field of 46 entrants. His only previous K&N Pro Series experience came in 2008 with six starts in the East.
An Irwindale veteran, Greg Pursley finished as the second-fastest qualifier on the half mile with a quick circuit of 18.405 (97.800). Past Showdown pole winner Sean Caisse qualified third at 18.460 (97.508).
Brennan Newberry and Michael Self were fourth and fifth respectively. Max Gresham, Jason Fensler, Andrew Ranger, Jason Bowles and David Mayhew rounded out the top 10.
NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Steve Wallace qualified 16th and action sports star Travis Pastrana, making his NASCAR debut, was 20th.
Veteran Dale Quarterley took the checkered flag in the last event Friday night in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series 50-lap Last Chance Open. The race determined out the final six cars in Saturday’s 40-car field.
Quarterley, from Westfield, Mass., qualified 33rd in time trials earlier in the day, and had to race his way into the 225-lap feature. He started fourth in the last-chance qualifying race, but shot a gap left first row starters Johnny Borneman and Chad Boat, and led all 50 circuits.
Boat finished second, followed by Borneman, Ryan Philpott and Lucas Lasserre. Cole Cabrera crossed the line sixth to earn the 40th and last starting position for Saturday night.
Quarterley will join Matt Kobyluck and Borneman as the only drivers in this year’s race that also participated in the inaugural Showdown in 2003.
In the 75-lap Super Late Model race, Partridge led much of the event. He lost the lead briefly to Haase on a Lap 56 restart but regained the lead on Lap 64. Partridge was the Toyota Speedway track champion in 2010 in its Truck Division, starting the season with a track-record 10-straight wins, and also recorded one Super Late Model win.
Andy Allen finished third Friday, followed by Jason Fraser and Dan Moore in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Saturday’s racing will air live on SPEED, beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The coverage will be anchored by Rick Allen and Phil Parsons in the booth with Dick Berggren and Jim Tretow covering action in the pits. Sirius NASCAR Radio will also provide flag-to-flag coverage on Sirius XM Ch. 128 with Pat Patterson and past NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner, also beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
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2011 NASCAR TOYOTA ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN-Super Late Model 75 Results
At Toyota Speedway at Irwindale
Lap length: 0.5 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (5) Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Chevrolet, 75 laps, 69.373 mph, $6,000.
2. (7) Alex Haase, Las Veags, Nev., Ford, 75, $3,500.
3. (3) Andy Allen, Tustin, Calif., Ford, 75, $2,500.
4. (8) Jason Fraser, Snohomish, Wash., Chevrolet, 75, $2,000.
5. (6) Dan Moore, Burbank, Calif., Ford, 75, $1,750.
6. (10) Brandon Loverock, Highland, Calif., Toyota, 75, $1,500.
7. (24) Jack Madrid, Dave Canyon, Calif., Chevrolet, 75, $1,400.
8. (4) Kevin Thompson, Conroe, TX, Ford, 75, $1,300.
9. (9) Ryan Reed, Bakersfield, Calif., Chevrolet, 75, $1,200.
10. (18) Eric Schmidt, Roseville, Calif., Ford, 75, $1,150.
11. (15) Chris Gerchman, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Chevrolet, 75, $1,100.
12. (20) Kyle Neveau, San Clemente, Calif., Chevrolet, 75, $1,050.
13. (25) Scott Dodd, Mira Loma, Calif., Chevrolet, 74, $1,000.
14. (11) Dennis Furden, Stevenson Ranch, Calif., Chevrolet, 74, $900.
15. (1) Rod Johnson Jr., Canyon Country, Calif., Ford, 74, $800.
16. (17) Danny Bopp, Lonedell, Mo., Chevrolet, 73, $750.
17. (22) Jerry Thitchener, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 73, $700.
18. (13) Gary Jenkins, El Cajon, Calif., Chevrolet, 59, accident, $600.
19. (21) Bear Rzesnowiecky, Las Vegas, Nev., Ford, 51, suspension, $400.
20. (12) Dustin Ash, Las Vegas, Nev., Ford, 46, overheating, $400.
21. (19) Mark Shaffer, Peoria, Ariz., Chevrolet, 46, accident, $400.
22. (16) Jason Patison, Corona, Calif., Ford, 44, brakes, $400.
23. (14) Kevin Conway, Lynchburg, Va., Ford, 29, rear end, $400.
24. (2) Nick Joanides, Woodland Hills, Calif., Chevrolet, 24, engine, $400.
25. (23) Cassie Gannis, Phoenix, Ariz., Chevrolet, 4, electrical, $400.
Time of Race: 32 minutes 52 seconds
Margin of Victory: .748 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: R.Johnson Jr. (101.511 mph, 17.732 seconds)
Caution Flags: 3 for 19 laps.
Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: R. Johnson Jr. 1-4; N. Joanides 5-23; R. Partridge 24-55; A. Haase 56-62; R.