No amount of rain could stop the action at the Southern New Mexico Speedway as the ASCS Winged Sprint Cars, Super Trucks, Street Stocks, X-Mods and Hornets threw mud around the track.
The Super Trucks wasted no time getting the show started with Kenny Alons pulling ahead of the pack. With 11 laps to go Sherman Barnett got loose and stalled out in turn two. After the caution with Walton Kyle Jr. and Walton Kyle Sr. going side by side for second. Kyle Jr. was able to push past his dad and take the second spot and then was hot on Alons bumper. With six laps left to go Kyle Jr. laid down on the gas and passed Alons taking the leader position. One lap later a yellow on the track would bring them back nose to tail. Kyle Jr. didn’t want to give Alons a chance to catch him, putting a full turn between himself and the rest of the racers. Kyle Jr. would pass the checker flag for the first main win of the night.
Next up the Street Stocks tore up the track with Rick Skillin taking an early lead. Three laps into the race Skillin got loose in turn two letting George La Rose sneak past Skillin into the lead. Heading into the fourth lap Skillin was in the middle of the pack and connected with Tamra Pierce and spun her out in the front straight away. After the caution was lifted La Rose secured his leader spot again with Jason Ziehl hot on his tail. With 13 laps to go Justin Lasiter spun out in the back straight away but no caution was called as Lasiter got rolling again. Soon after Ziehl got a flat tire in turn one and was sent to the back of the pack. With the green flag waiving again La Rose pulled ahead once again with David Melton briefly in second until Jon McDaniel pushed his way past him for second. Then McDaniel got another break as La Rose overshot turn four letting McDaniel steal the lead. With eight laps left to go Lasiter spun out in turn four bringing on another caution and ending the night for Lasiter. Lasiter is in the running for the USRA National point’s championship. Back in action McDaniel sped off into the distance with Noah Hollingshead trying to catch him. The action then came to a holt with a red on the field with Eric Honeyfield scrapping up the front straight away wall, flipping completely over and then landing back on all four wheels before he rolled off the track and into the pits. With only two laps to go McDaniel held the rest of the pack back and took the win.
The X-Mods got off to a rough start with a multicar pile up, taking out four driver’s including point leader Paddy Rush, on the front straight away causing a complete restart. It was a quick exchange of the leader spot with Michael Gonzalez taking the lead before a caution only two laps into the race. After the restart Gonzalez fell back in the pack letting Dickie Gorham pull himself into the leader’s spot with Donovan Flores hot on his tail, but not for long. Flores overshot turn three with 11 laps to go and lost his second place spot to Justin Allen. Gorham and Allen kept going door to door, lap for lap until Gorham laid down on the gas and put some distance between the drivers. Gorham was able to hold onto his spot and pass the checker flag first.
Next the Hornets buzzed onto the track with Todd Froats pulling himself quickly into the lead putting some serious distance between himself and Ben Ives. Two laps into the main Rudy Tarin Jr. made contact with Devon Smith in turn two bringing another caution onto the track. After they got going again Ives went door to door with Froats, taking the lead from Froats with 11 to go. Froats slowly fell back into the pack leaving no one to catch Ives, leaving him undefeated this season.
Last but not least, the fast flying Sprint Cars went three wide before lining up for the final main of the night. In the first lap Jerry Mosher flipped his car multiple times in the back straight away bringing another complete restart of the night. After they cleared up the track Richard Wilbee pulled into the lead with Rick Ziehl right behind him. A few laps into the rack Wilbee got loose and fell back letting Ziehl take the lead. With 17 laps left to go Wes Wofford overshot turn four bringing an open red to the track as the ambulance checked in with Wofford before he came back onto the track. Once they got going again Kyle Sager pushed his way past Ziehl and took the lead before Tyler Jackson stalled out in the first straight away. Sager held the leader position with Cesar Fuentes making his way to the second spot. Sager flew away for the rest of the event, taking the trophy.
You will not want to miss the jam packed action next week with the return of the USRA Modifieds, USRA Street Stocks, Southwest Late Models, Mini-Sprints and Bombers. As always gates open at 5:30 p.m. and races start at 7:45 p.m.