The Dash for Cash was sponsored, as always, by the super fantastic Dr. Tyler Mann and the Four Corners Family Dental of Farmington. By the way Dr. Justin Ewell has joined the practice and like Dr. Mann, he also makes people smile. Well they made a certain driver smile as the prize for winning was $500. The top three stock cars from each heat qualified for the eight lap Dash. Six cars in all raced for money with Samuel Sansoni getting by Larry Bradley with a lap to go to take home the $500. Sansoni and his crew chief dad were ecstatic about the win...and the money.
The 20 lap stock car feature had some of the closest racing of the night as three cars were fighting for the lead up till lap 12 when the hard charging leader, Ron Brewer, went into turn one and his car turned sideways and started barrell rolling in front ot the pack. After two rolls, one in the air, the car came to a stop on its wheels. Brewer climbed out in good shape. The car was done for the night with not as much damage as one might expect. One lap before this wreck, Allen Bradley had taken his car to the pits. With these two out, Race Fisher climbed to the lead and onto the win. Fisher has won every feature that he's raced in at two tracks this year. Except for the first race at Aztec when his new car caught fire. Finishing 2nd was Michael Farley and 3rd was gathered up by Samuel Sansoni with 4th going to Larry Bradley and fifth was Traci Jennings. Brewer was credited with 5th and Allen Bradley 6th. Jeramey Bradley did not start as his engine was about to pop.
Heat race winners were: Allen Bradley and Ron Brewer.
The A-modified 20 lap feature was decided by the Gallardos on their way up from Las Cruces yesterday. They have been here twice already this year and have finished 1st and 2nd both times, each with a win and each with a 2nd. I can hear them now....Jacob saying to his dad, Fito....dad you won last time so this time it's my turn. And that is exactly what happened. Jacob Gallardo leads all the way for the win and Fito follows all the way in 2nd. Third went to Zane Devilbiss who turned in the fastest lap of the three of them. All were close to the record...real close. Fun to watch these guys. Fourth was Jeremy Farley and fifth went to Jason Keeler. Sixth on back was: Julie Keeler followed by Tom Cadle. Carlos Ohumada of Las Cruces, N.M. did not start as he had mechanical troubles in his heat. He was fast and would have been a factor in the feature.
Heat race winners were: Zane Devilbiss and Fito Gallardo.
In the limited modiifed 25 lap feature, Brian Carey took his car to the front and never looked back to notch another win this season. Jordan Eddleman worked his way up to 2nd with "I always finish in the top five" Allen Palmer. In fourth was Bub Hughes and fifth Jay Hank. Hank lead the first lap in his Mopar car before fading to fifth. Sixth on back were: Michelle Reed, Kevin Snow, Sergio Luingus, Anthony Ludwig and Darrell Cordary, out early with mechanical woes. Heat race winners were: Jay Hank and Jordan Eddleman.
The B-modified feature was won--AGAIN--by Rex Higgins...it might be 'bounty' time as Higgins has won all features. In 2nd was Andy Hockenhull with Randy Dorsett 3rd. Fourth went to Richard Trujillo, and fifth was Camron Spangler. Heat race winner was: Andy Hockenhull.
The hobby feature had Jason Duggins celebrating his birthday with an easy win in this 15 lapper. In 2nd was RaNai Toler with Bill Dutton 3rd and 4th was Robert Mason with Michael Cody fifth. Heat winner was: Bill Dutton.
The sport compacts fielded only three cars with Brittany Yates winning and Donny Stock 2nd. Jay Hicks notched 3rd. The heat race was won by Brittany Yates.
And that wrapped up a good night of racing at Aztec Speedway.
On June 18th, the Davey Phillips Memorial will take place with more money on the line along with some great prizes in the hobby and stock car races. A FREE raffle will be held for a nice bike for a fan. Lots of other activities are planned. Be there...in two weeks, June 18th at Aztec Speedway. I'll see you there.