Riverside's Johnny Lathrop pulled off an upset to take the 50-lap Southern California Auto Club Late Model Series feature race Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway in front of 4,250 fans.
Todd Burns finished second, 0.127 of a second behind Lathrop. Dave Hessing, the defending series champion, was third.
Lathrop led for most of the race, but lost the lead to Burns on Lap 40. However, Lathrop tapped Burns on the final lap, for the victory. Despite the contact, Burns was not upset with the result and called it "tight racing."