Hornaday Sets NASCAR Trucks Series Record With Four Wins In A Row
Ron Hornaday Jr., the former Saugus Speedway champion, set a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series record by winning four races in a row.
He won the Truck Series race at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis on Friday. It was also the 44th Truck Series win of his career, another record.
In the Firestone Indy Lights series, Daniel Herrington, driving for Valencia’s Bryan Herta and his Bryan Herta Autosport team, finished ninth in the Grand Prix of Edmonton race. J.R. Hildebrand won the race, his third of the season.
At Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Pat Mintey Jr. of Quartz Hill snapped the three-race winning streak of Canyon Country’s R.J. Johnson in the NASCAR Super Trucks division. Mintey, the leader in the Super Trucks standings at the track, won his first race since April 18.
The Super Trucks race featured a couple of Irwindale veterans. Rod Johnson, the father of R.J. Johnson, won the first NASCAR Super Late Model championship at the track in 1999. John Watkinson of Canyon Country won two track championships in the Grand American Modifieds.
Go to www.haddockinthepaddock.com for video interviews of the drivers and all the race results from Irwidnale.
In the Valley Invitational Baseball League playoffs, West Ranch and Valencia advanced into the quarterfinals with wins on Saturday. Top-seeded West Ranch beat St. Francis, 14-13, and Valencia knocked off Calabasas, 4-1. The summer league playoffs continue today with West Ranch against El Camino Real and Valencia playing Crespi.
Photo: Ron Hornaday Jr. celebrates winning the AAA Insurance 200 presented by JD Byrider at O'Reilly Raceway Park. The win was Hornaday's fourth in a row, setting a new NASCAR Camping World Truck Series record. (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)