LAKE BALBOA, CALIF. (MAY 28, 2010) –2009 ASA TRUCK SERIES champion Joey Licata, Jr., 18, took home his first win of the 2010 season Saturday night at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif.


Licata entered the event with a pair of second place finishes so far in the ASA TRUCK SERIES while splitting time between Trucks and driving in NASCAR Late Models for Tim Huddleson’s High Point Racing.


The Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle driver development team member drove the #71 United Nissan / Justice Brothers Chevrolet Colorado on Saturday to victory around after taking the lead on lap 60.


Licata qualified second with a lap time of 19.90 seconds around the half-mile oval and started eighth in the main event after the invert.  After moving into second by lap five, Licata began to bide his time through lapped traffic.


Finally, Licata had the opportunity to take the lead, going three-wide with the leader and a lapped truck.  Unfortunately, the caution came out as Licata was taking over the point.


On the restart, Licata left little doubt who the fastest truck of the day was and he took off from the field.


Another caution on lap 62 bunched the field up, and Licata picked the outside on the restart to maintain his lead.  He held the lead position all the way to the finish of the 75 lap event and built a lead of more than 10 truck lengths.


I'd like to thank the United Racing crew: Lea Keach, Greg Knight, Carey Means, Kendal Anderson and Jordan Hyland, for their hard work,” Licata said. “I'd also like to thank Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle for their continued support.”


Licata will return to action this weekend with a pair of 40 lap features scheduled for the NASCAR Late Model division at Toyota Speedway.  Licata will be going after his first top-five finish in the division after a strong start to the 2010 season.


“Joey continues to fill his trophy case with race wins,” driver coach Ron Sutton said.  “It is only a matter of time before Joey adds a stockcar win to his already impressive resume.  Joey is proving to be the real deal!”


Joey Licata, Jr. Racing thanks sponsors Justice Brothers, United Nissan, High Point Racing, and Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle.


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