The Amazing 2011 Win Streak Of Brandon Davis
Last night, 25 year old Brandon Davis won his sixth 2011 Southern California race in a row.
Davis easily won the 50-lap main event, his fifth consecutive victory in the NASCAR sanctioned Automobile Club of Southern California Late Model series races held at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale driving his Applied Computer Solutions No. 55 High Point Racing Chevy Monte Carlo .
"I did not think I could [win five consecutive 2011 series races] in my wildest dreams," Davis said. "Now that we've done it, let's see if we can make it six in a row."
Davis' victory tied an Irwindale record for most victories (5) to start the season in the series (Chris Holloway was second and Dylan Lupton third). In fact, Brandon Davis hasn't lost a race in the track's Automobile Club of Southern California Late Model series since last September, when he won the final points-paying race - so, bridging 2010 and 2011, Davis has won six in a row at Toyota Speedway.
Travis Irving, who plans on leaving the series competition (for, as he puts it ... political reasons) raced to a fifth place position after proclaiming at the beginning of the evening's NASCAR sactioned Automobile Club of Southern California Late Model series event, "We're going to have a little bit of fun and try to end one guy's (Brandon Davis') win streak. There are no other cars that can beat him."
(quote ht: pasadenastarnews.com)
Last month, Brandon Davis also notched a win in the only race he competed in the SCCA's Pirelli World Challenge GT Class series. This series features modified cars manufactured by Porsche (current manufacturer points leader), Cadillac, Volvo, Dodge Viper, and Corvette driven by as prestigious drivers as James Sofronas, Johnny O'Connell, and factory Porsche driver, Patrick Long. Davis, the 2009 Drivers’ Champion was making his first SCCA sanctioned Pirelli World Challenge start since a podium finish a season ago at Long Beach, started second in the No. 10 Applied Computer Solutions Express/Sun Micro Ford Mustang Cobra.
“It was great,” Davis said. “I’ve tried so hard in the Mustang to run up there the last few years. One of the issues we’ve always had with the Mustang is it’s been really hard on tires. It was one of those races that it just seemed like it was destiny. We started behind Pat Long and just assumed that we were going to be looking for who was coming from behind us because he had been so quick all weekend. Fortunately for us, he rolled on the start and went to the back."
"We started to see Sofronas [in another Porsche] coming late in the race and we were luckily able to hold him off, we got some help in traffic. Just coming back to Long Beach and getting the win, we’re very happy.”
(quotes ht: world-challenge.com)
The next opportunity for Brandon Davis to travel in from Henderson, Nevada (or Huntington Beach) to extend his streak comes next weekend on May 21, 2011 - Armed Forces Appreciation Night. Saturday night will also feature Echo Equipment Night Sponsored by USG $1 Hot Dog, $2 Beer, and a Seidners Collision Centers SKID PLATE RACE!!
... notes from The EDJE