LICATA EXTENDS POINTS LEAD WITH DOMINATING PERFORMANCE
CALIF. (JULY 12, 2010)
– Joey Licata, Jr. swept the weekend’s ASA TRUCK SERIES activities
at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., winning the 50 lap feature
to claim his fourth win of the 2010 season.
2009 series champion, extended his points lead in the 2010
campaign. The 18 year-old driver is a member of the Ron Sutton’s
Winner’s Circle driver development team in Sacramento, Calif. and
also drives Late Models for Tim Huddleson’s High Point Racing.
finished and qualified in the top-two in all six ASA TRUCK SERIES
races he’s entered.
all the practice sessions in the afternoon, Licata took home his
fifth pole of the season with a time of 19.92 seconds around the
half-mile asphalt oval track.
the feature in fifth after a five truck invert, and at the end of
lap two was already up into third.
On lap six,
Licata took over second and he started to ease his truck in towards
the lead. By lap 35, Licata was ready to make his move and he took
over the lead easily.
A caution on
lap 42 bunched the field up for an eight lap shootout, but Licata
drove away to a comfortable win.
“This was a
big weekend for Joey as he continues to gain experience at Irwindale,”
Head of Driver Development Ron Sutton said. “Joey is showing no
signs of slowing down!”
scheduled race is July 24 in the Auto Club Late Models at Toyota
Jr. Racing and Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle thank partners: Justice
Brothers, United Nissan, High Point Racing, K&N Filters, Scribner
Plastics, Allstar Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Star Racing
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program, providing long term, comprehensive racing and career
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RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained and molded, within
a professional racing environment, into what top NASCAR teams look
for when hiring drivers. Drivers involved in the program race in a
variety of cars, including USAC Young Guns Focus Midgets, USAC Ford
Focus Midgets, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR Late Model
stock cars and NASCAR Grand National stock cars.