Gallardo strikes back

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May 19, 2018  |  by Ruben Mireles

Fito Gallardo won the Rancho Milagro USRA Modified feature race on Saturday, May 19, at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.
Fito Gallardo won the Rancho Milagro USRA Modified feature race on Saturday, May 19, at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M.

Military and public safety personnel packed the stands on Military & Public Safety Night at the Races on a beautiful May 19th, 2018 edition at the Southern New Mexico Speedway. Twenty-nine Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds checked in and joined by twelve Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, sixteen Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers, and seventeen American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks.

It was a turn of events for the Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers as Christopher Newton took the lead from Stefanie Smith on lap two and lead all the way until a competition yellow was thrown. At the halfway mark of the fifteen lap feature Cornwell Tools would put up an extra slick one-hundred dollar bill on top of the winner's earnings, but their was a catch. With eight laps to go the Claimers would now have to make right turns. The field was turned around and raced the opposite direction. Newton would continue to lead for two laps until Rudy Tarin III would pass him right around the top of turn one coming to the line. One lap later Newton would spin in turn one. Tarin would runaway to win the feature until he got disqualified at tech! Therefore the second place runner who was Christopher Newton with a huge comeback was also disqualified! Therefore now third place runner Jamie Torres would pick up the extra $100 from Cornwell Tools and be the happy camper with the Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers!

Lloyd Turner made some adjustments to his '57 Chevy number 0 Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Car and lead 98% of the show! Turner was gone with only Mark Morris giving him some competition to worry about. Morris would tap Turner on lap five coming down the main straightaway. Both drivers would keep it straight. Morris had the bottom to his favor, but Turner had the top figured out perfectly. Both drivers put on a side by side passing one another good show for the lead the entire way until Donavon Flores showed up tarty to the party. With three laps to go Flores would handle Morris then on the final lap Flores would lead the only lap Turner didn't! Donavon Flores picks up the win with the Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars.

Brian Kleine opened up the American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks Feature with Walton Kyle Sr. Both drivers would battle door to door foe the lead with a caution flying on lap two. On the restart Kleine would get passed by Sherman Barnett who then would challenge Walton Kyle Sr for the lead. Walton would still lead until another caution flew on lap three. Sherman Barnett would take the lead on the restart with Walton Kyle Sr trying to get back around him, Barnett would have the straightaway speed but Walton Kyle Sr would have the corner speed advantage. It wouldn't even out after a couple laps as the Barnett Harley-Davidson 82 of Sherman Barnett would leave the field behind a half straightaway behind to pick up the feature.

After one Rancho Milagro USRA Modified B-Main the twenty-four car field was established with Todd Harper leading the show. Harper would lead early with good battles behind. Harper would go for a spin off of turn four on lap eight with Fito Gallardo taking the lead. Eight cautions would fly until we had the longest ten lap green flag finish to the end. Bumper Jones would battle hard for second with Jimmy Ray until Royal Jones had a good run taking away third from Bumper. The father son battle would end up with Royal in third. Jimmy would take a second as he couldn't reel in the G3 of Gallardo for the win. Fito Gallardo is back in victory lane and ends a long loosing drought.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
Military & Public Safety Night
Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown and money won.

CLAYTON DONELLY ROOFING CLAIMERS

Heat #1:
1. (6) MR13 Rudy Tarin III, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (8) 12 Jared Latham, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 13M Kelly Moore, Radium Springs, N.M.
4. (7) 54G Gabriel Ledesma, El Paso, Texas
5. (1) 1X Chris Gannaway, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (5) 62 Adam Burma, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (2) 33G Diana Gonzales, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (3) 53 Ryan Apodaca, Hatch, N.M.

Heat #2:
1. (3) 87S Stefnie Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (6) 55 Dylan Miller, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 20C Christopher Newton, Fort Bliss, Texas
4. (1) 24B Art Davis, Deming, N.M.
5. (7) 01 Tyler Stone, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (5) 00 Robert Eddy, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (2) 22T Jamie Torres, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (-) 22 Justin Eaton, Las Cruces, N.M.

Feature:
1. (1) MR13 Rudy Tarin III, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (12) 22 Justin Eaton, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (9) 62 Adam Burma, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (2) 87S Stefnie Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (5) 13M Kelly Moore, Radium Springs, N.M.
6. (7) 1X Chris Gannaway, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (8) 53 Ryan Apodaca, Hatch, N.M.
8. (14) 33G Diana Gonzales, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (6) 24B Art Davis, Deming, N.M.
10. (3) 12 Jared Latham, Las Cruces, N.M.
11. (11) 01 Tyler Stone, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (4) 55 Dylan Miller, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (10) 22T Jamie Torres, Las Cruces, N.M.
14. (13) 00 Robert Eddy, Las Cruces, N.M.

AMERICAN DOCUMENTS & DENT WORKS SUPER TRUCKS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 22 Devan Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
3. (4) L750 Todd Froats, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (8) 5 Russell Allen, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (5) 6 Walton Kyle Sr., Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (2) UNO Brian Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (7) 41 Art Viramontes, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (6) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas

Heat #2:
1. (2) 1 Patrick Beach, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 01 Gary Melton, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (1) 21K Don Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (6) 16 Dennis McMaster, Tularosa, N.M.
5. (7) 98 Rusty Bowen, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (5) 74 Ben Ives, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (4) 13 Scott Kinney, Las Cruces, N.M.

Feature:
1. (9) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
2. (5) 6 Walton Kyle Sr., Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (3) UNO Brian Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (13) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
5. (11) 22 Devan Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (10) 74 Ben Ives, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (15) 01 Gary Melton, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (8) L750 Todd Froats, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (6) 98 Rusty Bowen, Las Cruces, N.M.
10. (2) 21K Don Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
11. (7) 5 Russell Allen, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (12) 13 Scott Kinney, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (14) 1 Patrick Beach, Las Cruces, N.M.
14. (4) 16 Dennis McMaster, Tularosa, N.M.
15. (1) 41 Art Viramontes, Las Cruces, N.M.

SUN VALLEY HARDWARE USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (6) 171 Jed Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 777 Pete Vargas, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 20 Dennis Anderson, Alamogordo, N.M.
4. (5) 21K Don Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (2) 81 Tyler Beiter, El Paso, Texas
6. (1) M13 Mitchell Boomgaarn, Las Cruces, N.M.

Heat #2:
1. (4) 0 Lloyd Turner, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (1) 21Z Mark Morris, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (6) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (2) 74 Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M.
5. (5) MR13 Rudy Tarin, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (3) 8 Mark Smith, Anthony, N.M.

Feature:
1. (9) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (7) 0 Lloyd Turner, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 21Z Mark Morris, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (6) 171 Jed Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (8) 74 Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M.
6. (4) 8 Mark Smith, Anthony, N.M.
7. (3) 777 Pete Vargas, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (2) 20 Dennis Anderson, Alamogordo, N.M.
9. (1) MR13 Rudy Tarin, Las Cruces, N.M.
10. (10) 21K Don Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
DNS. (-) M13 Mitchell Boomgaarn, Las Cruces, N.M.
DNS. (-) 81 Tyler Beiter, El Paso, Texas

RANCHO MILAGRO USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (1) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas
2. (2) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
3. (4) 28 Tom Georges, El Paso, Texas
4. (3) 3JR Javier Zapien Jr., El Paso, Texas
5. (7) 17 Rob Moseley, Los Lunas, N.M.
6. (6) 23B Isreal Ortega, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (5) 6 Joe Lackey, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (8) 21 Tyler Sims, Las Cruces, N.M.

Heat #2:
1. (1) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
2. (3) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (2) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (5) 3 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (6) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
7. (7) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.

Heat #3:
1. (3) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
2. (2) 18JR Ricardo Olague Jr., El Paso, Texas
3. (6) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (4) 101 Butch Reid, Carlsbad, N.M.
5. (7) 15 Dee Yates, Albuquerque, N.M.
6. (1) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (5) J7 Jake Boles, Alamogordo, N.M.

Heat #4:
1. (1) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) G3 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
4. (6) 44JT Jaime Torres, Tortugas, N.M.
5. (7) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
6. (2) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
7. (4) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.

"B" Feature:
1. (3) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
2. (1) 3 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
4. (7) J7 Jake Boles, Alamogordo, N.M.
5. (4) 18JR Ricardo Olague Jr., El Paso, Texas
6. (10) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.
7. (6) 23B Isreal Ortega, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (2) 17 Rob Moseley, Los Lunas, N.M.
9. (9) 21 Tyler Sims, Las Cruces, N.M.
10. (8) J17 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.

"A" Feature:
1. (7) G3 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (5) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (12) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (8) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
5. (3) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (15) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (20) J7 Jake Boles, Alamogordo, N.M.
8. (11) 28 Tom Georges, El Paso, Texas
9. (6) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., El Paso, Texas
10. (2) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
11. (14) 3JR Javier Zapien Jr., El Paso, Texas
12. (19) 3 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (10) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
14. (21) 6 Joe Lackey, Las Cruces, N.M.
15. (1) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces, N.M.
16. (4) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
17. (17) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
18. (13) 44JT Jaime Torres, Tortugas, N.M.
19. (18) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
20. (16) 101 Butch Reid, Carlsbad, N.M.
21. (9) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces, N.M.
22. (22) 18JR Ricardo Olague Jr., El Paso, Texas