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Burns Wins Irwindale Race

August 17, 2003|Tony Solorzano

Todd Burns avoided two crashes and went on to win the 50-lap Auto Club Late Model Series feature race Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway in front of 5,952 fans.

Burns, the series leader and leader of the Sunbelt Region of NASCAR's Dodge Weekly Racing Series ShorTrack Division, started sixth but moved into the lead after two laps.

The top three cars crashed on the first lap. There also was a crash on the second lap.

Burns held off Tony Green and Doug McComb for his ninth win of the season.

In the 40-lap Vista Paint Super Stock series feature, T.K. Karvasek got his fourth victory in six races.

Lee Ladd's bid to clinch the Super Stock title was sidetracked when he spun out to avoid an accident on Lap 22.

In the 35-lap King Taco Legend Cars series feature, Cory Miles earned his first win at the track in four years.

-- Tony Solorzano

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