Stormy Scott wins 15th Annual Widow Wax USRA Fall Nationals
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October 18, 2014

LAS CRUCES, N.M.—At his hometown Southern New Mexico Speedway, Stormy Scott captured the victory and $10,000 top prize Saturday night at the 15th Annual Widow Wax USRA Fall Nationals presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson.

Scott took the lead on lap 10 from polesitter Philip Houston and was still leading 24 laps later when rain deluged the racetrack, forcing officials to call the race complete with 16 laps to go.

The older of the twin brothers from Las Cruces, N.M., Stormy Scott is one of the all-time winningest drivers at Royal Jones’s high-banked 3/8 mile diamond in the desert, but he had never won either of the track’s two crown jewel events.

But the driver of the Rowland Racing/Widow Wax No. 2s checked both off of his bucket list in 2014. In February, he won his first-ever Winter Meltdown title and then etched his name on the Fall Nationals champions list with his win Saturday.

Johnny Scott won the winter event in 2006 and the Fall Nationals in 2009. Ironically, it was Johnny Scott who spun in turn 4 Saturday night to bring out the yellow flag just moments before the skies opened up and dumped rain on facility.

With lightning dancing in the sky, radar showing a strong storm system hovering over the area and no less than a two-hour chore to get the track race-ready again, the call was made to make the race official after 34 of 50 laps. Another shower invaded the track about 30 minutes later.

While under green, Stormy Scott was maneuvering his way through heavy lapped traffic while two-time defending Widow Wax USRA Fall Nationals champion Terry Phillips was about a straight-away behind and trying to reel in the leader.

Phillips had to settle for second place while Alex Stanford got around Houston late in the race to earn a third-place paycheck while Fito Gallardo rounded out the top five.

The rain was also a welcomed sight to Gallardo. A flat tire while under caution would have forced his to the pits for repairs and to the rear of the field for the restart with 16 laps to go. Prior to the start of Saturday’s main event, however, Gallardo received word that results from other USRA–sanctioned events in America Saturday night made should make him the 2014 USRA Modified national champion.

Jake Gallardo, Jay Rosales, Rocko Gallardo, Bryan Rowland and Rodney Sanders completed the top 10.

Prior to the race, both of the front row starters—Houston and Jake Gallardo—were offered the opportunity to start at the rear of the field for a shot at $25,000 to win. Both drivers declined, but the promoter offered the same deal to Sanders, who was slated to start on the outside of the fourth row.

Sanders accepted the challenge and was able to claw his way past 17 competitors from his 27th starting spot before rain shortened the contest.

Another championship was made official Saturday night when Justin Lasiter of Alamogordo, N.M., captured the USRA Stock Car main event in dramatic fashion.

Starting on the inside of the second row, Lasiter made contact with polesitter Rudy Munoz at the start, and the yellow flag slowed the race before a single lap could be completed when Lasiter came to a stop at the bottom of turn 2.

After restarting at the tail of the 19-car field, Lasiter powered his way to the front and took the lead from Patrick Beach with seven laps to go to secure the $500 win and his first USRA Stock Car national championship.

Beach finished second, followed by Lloyd Turner, Javie Chavez and Jon McDaniel.

In USRA B-Mod action, John Carney of El Paso, Texas, nipped Donavon Flores by a bumper’s length to capture the win and pocket the $2,500 top prize. Billy McDaniel was a close third, with Paddy Rush taking fourth and 11th-starting Justin Allen rounding out the top five finishers.

During opening ceremonies for the USRA Modified main event, $16,500 was collected in the annual drivers auction for the first eight starters. Anybody in attendance could purchase a driver via the auction. The winning bidder who bid on Stormy Scott took home half of the money while the other $8,250 went to High Heels for High Hopes in support of the March of Dimes.

The Southern New Mexico Speedway is located 11 miles west of Las Cruces at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Take exit 132, turn left and take the frontage road south I-10 heading west. For more information visit www.snmspeedway.com or call (575)-524-7913.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
15th Annual Widow Wax USRA Fall Nationals presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson – Night 3 of 3
Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M.
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Showing finishing position, starting position in parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.

USRA MODIFIEDS

“C” Main:
1. (1) 555 Chad Falco, El Paso, Texas
2. (4) 18Z Zane Devilbiss, Farmington, N.M.
3. (5) M16 Rocko Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (2) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
5. (7) 96 Dusty Riggs, Hatch, N.M.
6. (3) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
7. (10) 2 Greg Jenkins, Hobbs, Texas
8. (12) 75S Allen Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas
9. (11) 2B Wayne Brooks, Bald Knob, Ark.
10. (6) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
11. (9) 40F Dana Fite, Tucson, Ariz.
12. (8) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.
13. (13) 28F Ron Frazier, Bosque Farms, N.M.
14. (18) 30 James Newton, Carlsbad, N.M.
15. (19) 10S Rick Spencer, Tucson, Ariz.
16. (23) LU Luigi Truden, Rio Rancho, N.M.
17. (24) 0 Chris Sims, Las Cruces, N.M.
18. (21) 10L Joe Lackey, Las Cruces, N.M.
19. (16) 14R Vanessa Robinson, Las Cruces, N.M.
20. (17) 5 Shane Sprinkle, Andrews, Texas
21. (20) 05 Randy Knott, Carlsbad, N.M.

“B” Main:
1. (2) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
2. (1) 28 Tom Georges, El Paso, Texas
3. (4) 44 Christy Georges-Barnett, El Paso, Texas
4. (7) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (12) M16 Rocko Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (14) 96 Dusty Riggs, Hatch, N.M.
7. (5) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
8. (10) 555 Chad Falco, El Paso, Texas
9. (20) 40F Dana Fite, Tucson, Ariz.
10. (16) 2 Greg Jenkins, Hobbs, Texas
11. (11) 18Z Zane Devilbiss, Farmington, N.M.
12. (8) 87 Lee Heiligenthal, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (3) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
14. (17) 75S Allen Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas
15. (24) 5* Casey Penn, Shreveport, La.
16. (13) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
17. (23) 3J Josh Cain, Moriarty, N.M.
18. (6) 88N Nick O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
19. (9) 12 Nick Decarlo, Martinez, Ca
20. (15) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
21. (19) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
22. (18) 2B Wayne Brooks, Bald Knob, Ark.
23. (22) 28F Ron Frazier, Bosque Farms, N.M.
24. (21) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.

“A” Main:
1. (3) 2S Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (6) 75 Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
3. (5) 98 Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.
4. (1) 71 Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas
5. (4) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (2) J17 Jacob Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (9) 7J Jay Rosales, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (15) M16 Rocko Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (10) 20R Bryan Rowland, Woodward, Okla.
10. (8) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas
11. (14) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (11) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
13. (21) 18Z Zane Devilbiss, Farmington, N.M.
14. (13) 44 Christy Georges-Barnett, El Paso, Texas
15. (7) 1ST Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.
16. (18) 555 Chad Falco, El Paso, Texas
17. (24) 75S Allen Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas
18. (26) 88N Nick O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.
19. (16) 96 Dusty Riggs, Hatch, N.M.
20. (17) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
21. (22) 87 Lee Heiligenthal, Las Cruces, N.M.
22. (23) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
23. (19) 40F Dana Fite, Tucson, Ariz.
24. (12) 28 Tom Georges, El Paso, Texas
25. (27) 3J Josh Cain, Moriarty, N.M.
26. (25) 10S Rick Spencer, Tucson, Ariz.
27. (20) 2 Greg Jenkins, Hobbs, Texas

USRA STOCK CARS

“B” Main:
1. (1) 94 Rick Boelter, Albuquerque, N.M.
2. (2) 64 Javie Chavez, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 74J Jason Josselyn, Tularosa, N.M.
4. (8) 53 Garrett Stearns, El Paso, Texas
5. (4) MR13 Rudy Tarin, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (6) 88 George Ross, Roswell, N.M.
7. (3) 80 Mari Aguilar, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (7) 29M Greg McCoy, Las Cruces, N.M.

“A” Main:
1. (3) 22 Justin Lasiter, Alamogordo, N.M.
2. (5) 1C Patrick Beach, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (2) 0 Lloyd Turner, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (13) 64 Javie Chavez, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (4) 17 Jon McDaniel, Alamogordo, N.M.
6. (7) 44X George La Rose, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (11) 48T Paul Telles Jr., Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (6) 44JT Jaime Torres, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (8) 20S Sullivan Scott, Santa Fe, N.M.
10. (10) 21 Mariah Turnbow, Deming, N.M.
11. (14) 74J Jason Josselyn, Tularosa, N.M.
12. (19) 29M Greg McCoy, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (9) L750 Todd Froats, Las Cruces, N.M.
14. (15) 53 Garrett Stearns, El Paso, Texas
15. (18) 80 Mari Aguilar, Las Cruces, N.M.
16. (16) MR13 Rudy Tarin, Las Cruces, N.M.
17. (12) 94 Rick Boelter, Albuquerque, N.M.
18. (1) 3D Rudy Munoz, Las Cruces, N.M.
19. (17) 88 George Ross, Roswell, N.M.
DNS - 3H Noah Hollingshead, Las Cruces, N.M.

USRA B-MODS

“B” Main:
1. (2) K3 Kevin McDonald, Belen, N.M.
2. (1) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
3. (8) K31 Keith McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev.
4. (6) 7 Steven Bertetto, Albuquerque, N.M.
5. (12) 1 Mychael Lucero, Albuquerque, N.M.
6. (7) 3 Dickie Gorham, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (9) 36 Joe Alvarado, El Paso, Texas
8. (10) UNO Brian Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (5) 25 Michael Gonzalez, El Paso, Texas
10. (11) 98 Ron Bishop, Oro Valley, Ariz.
11. (4) 75J Billy Braswell, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (3) 21 Clayton Donnelley, Las Cruces, N.M.

“A” Main:
1. (2) 7C John Carney, El Paso, Texas
2. (4) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (3) 17 Billy McDaniel, Alamogordo, N.M.
4. (5) 52 Paddy Rush, El Paso, Texas
5. (11) 33 Justin Allen, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (14) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
7. (13) K3 Kevin McDonald, Belen, N.M.
8. (7) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
9. (16) 7 Steven Bertetto, Albuquerque, N.M.
10. (10) 15 Dee Yates, Albuquerque, N.M.
11. (6) X15 Tom Conner, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (12) 0 Junior Bonesteel, Albuquerque, N.M.
13. (22) 98 Ron Bishop, Oro Valley, Ariz.
14. (19) 36 Joe Alvarado, El Paso, Texas
15. (8) 93 Gregory Gorham, Las Cruces, N.M.
16. (17) 1 Mychael Lucero, Albuquerque, N.M.
17. (23) 75J Billy Braswell, Las Cruces, N.M.
18. (20) UNO Brian Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
19. (9) Alaska47 Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.
20. (18) 3 Dickie Gorham, Las Cruces, N.M.
21. (21) 25 Michael Gonzalez, El Paso, Texas
22. (15) K31 Keith McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev.
23. (24) 21 Clayton Donnelley, Las Cruces, N.M.
24. (1) 20A Alex Gonzalez, El Paso, Texas



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