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Carney sweeps ASCS Southwest Shootout
April 2, 2016  |  by Bryan Hulbert

In a festival of slide jobs at the Southern New Mexico Speedway, El Paso’s John Carney II swept the weekend with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region to pocket $5,000 in the 25 lap American Linen and Supply ASCS Southwest Shootout. Red after the first lap for Royal Jones, who was able to walk away, Carney rolled second as Johnny Herrera showed the way. Caution on Lap 3, the restart saw the J … read more
Carney snags ASCS Southwest Shootout prelim
April 1, 2016

Jumping in the John James owned No. 4j, El Paso’s John Carney II picked up his third overall A-Feature victory in 2016, and his second career win with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in the ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout.   Battling the better part of the race with Logan Forler, the duo traded the lead on Lap 14 with Forler stealing it away off … read more
Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region set for $5,000-to-win showdown at Southern New Mexico Speedway
March 29, 2016

The first trip into New Mexico for the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region in 2016 will be a lucrative one as the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces gears up for the ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2. Formerly an event for 305 Sprint Cars, the two-day affair also takes the place of the former Pre-Season Scramble with Friday’s prelim paying out $1,250 to the  … read more
Thornton brings the heat at Winter Meltdown
March 12, 2016

Its night two of the 22nd annual Winter Meltdown here at the Southern New Mexico Speedway and boy did things get slick. Jacob Gallardo would take his J17 back to victory lane with a clean sweep on the weekend but not one moment of it came easy. Unfortunately the little thing called tech would get in the way and the night was not to be for Jake. Ricky Thornton Jr needed about one more lap to make a run at Jake  … read more
Winter Meltdown opening night a family affair
March 11, 2016

Its been far too long since racecars made some dust in the desert here at the Southern New Mexico Speedway but tonight the dust drought ends as we bring 2016 in right with the Winter Meltdown!! USRA modifieds are chompin at the bit to get around tonight and it was a family affair, as the father son duo of Jake and Fito Gallardo would battle all night with the newly formed Scott Brothers racing team of John … read more
Leary lands $10k in Richard Griffin Classic
November 7, 2015  |  by Lonnie Wheatley

C.J. Leary saved the best of the weekend for last by wiring the field to take the $10,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic atop the 5/16-mile Southern New Mexico Speedway clay oval. The Greenfield, IN, native fought off a host of early challengers and then survived a bid from Brady Bacon just seven laps shy of the checkered flag in the 40-lapper to secure the … read more
KT Triumphs in Friday Richard Griffin Classic Prelim
November 6, 2015  |  by Lonnie Wheatley

Kevin Thomas, Jr., broke a victory drought in impressive fashion by racing to victory lane in a wild 25-lapper that put the wraps on Friday night’s Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic preliminary action at Southern New Mexico Speedway. “KT” took advantage of an Aaron Reutzel miscue on the second lap and led the rest of the way aboard the RW Motorsports No. 17rw to post the victory atop the  … read more
Bernal Gets the W in Richard Griffin Classic Opener!
November 5, 2015  |  by Lonnie Wheatley

Ryan Bernal pounced on a late-race opportunity to take the $1,500 winner’s share in Thursday night’s Richard Griffin Classic opener atop the 5/16-mile Southern New Mexico Speedway.   The Hollister, CA, racer took advantage of lapped traffic to race around race-long leader Shon Deskins on the high side with just a handful of laps remaining to put himself in the driver’s seat for S … read more
Richard Griffin Classic this Weekend
November 2, 2015  |  by Lonnie Wheatley

The wingless Sprint Car racing world sets its sights on Southern New Mexico Speedway this weekend where the best of the best will battle it out for the $10,000 winner’s share at the Inaugural Richard Griffin Classic. A loaded field of non-Wing 360-ci Sprint Cars will execute slider upon slider for three nights atop the 5/16-mile clay oval near Las Cruces on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a pair o … read more
Stormy Scott snags second straight S&S Fishing & Rental USRA Fall Nationals victory
October 25, 2015

Stormy Scott returned to victory lane at the Southern New Mexico Speedway on Sunday, successfully defending his S&S Fishing & Rental USRA Fall Nationals crown with an impressive performance in the 50-lap USRA Modified finale. The win was worth $10,000 and the second straight for Scott on his home turf in Las Cruces, N.M. He fended off Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., who captured the previous tw … read more

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