Late Model Race Recap: Julia Leads All Laps But Two Laps, Finishes 2nd

Charlotte, NC – (August 22, 2016) Julia Landauer switched her ride up this past weekend, racing in the Pick Your Parts Late Model race at Irwindale Speedway, competing for High Point Racing/Kevin Bowles. After qualifying 9th, an invert of the field’s qualifying order put Landauer on the front row for the start of the race, where she took the lead for 48 laps until her sway bar mount broke and her right front tire started going flat. Landauer held on to finish 2nd.

“This was such a fun race!” Landauer said afterwards. “We set the fastest lap of the race and gapped the field by about half a straight away, and it felt great to be up front again!”

With about 5 laps to go, Landauer’s car started sparking through the corners, indicating that the chassis was hitting the track. Her times slowed dramatically as she had much less control of her steering, but she was able to hold on to finish 2nd.

“After such a dominating performance it’s kind of a bummer to lose the win, but there’s not much that anyone can do about a tire going flat. Huge thanks to Kevin Bowles and the guys who helped out, Tim Huddleston and Bill McAnally for giving me the opportunity, and Toyota Racing.”

“This is great momentum going into our next K&N race next weekend!” Landauer noted. 

Landauer’s next race will be in the K&N Pro Series West at Douglas County Speedway on Saturday, August 27, 2016. 

The broadcast for the last K&N race from Evergreen Speedway will be on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8 pm ET on NBCSN.