Out-Pace USRA B-Mods getting their dirt on in El Paso
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July 13, 2016  |  by Ruben Mireles

Paddy Rush competes at the Western Tech Speedway Park.

EL PASO, Texas—Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers in the Southwest will be getting their dirt on during the next eight weeks at the Western Tech Speedway Park. With only eight Friday nights left at the famous West Texas clay oval, the Holley USRA Stock Cars won’t be the only class to race every Friday night. The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods have been added to run every Friday night until the Last Lap at The Pass, Sept. 2.

Out-Pace USRA B-Mods have always joined the Border International 305 Winged Sprint Cars on select Friday nights, but now are going to be a part of the USRA Modified nights. The Out-Pace USRA B-Mods were only planned on four more races at “The Park,” but with the addition of the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods racing on USRA Modified nights this will give a chance for Out-Pace USRA B-Mods drivers to get more USRA weekly Racing Series national points.

The Western Tech Speedway Park—and sister track, Southern New Mexico Speedway—are known for having some of the best dirt track racers in the United States. The two local tracks are also known for being home to USRA National Champions in recent years, such as Justin Lasiter and Donovan Flores in Holley USRA Stock Cars, as well as Jacob and Fito Gallardo in USRA Modifieds.

With the addition of the four races, it will give a better opportunity for an Out-Pace USRA B-Mod driver in the Southwest to contend for the national title.

The current leader in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mod national points is Ryan Gillmore from Springfield, Mo. He has 23 main event starts with 16 victories, 22 top-fives and 22 top-tens, but leads the national points by only one point over Kris Jackson of Lebanon, Mo.

The nearest Out-Pace USRA B-Mod driver in the Southwest is Paddy Rush of Horizon City, Texas. Rush, who races both Western Tech Speedway Park and Southern New Mexico Speedway, is standing 59th in USRA national points as of July 13, with just half as many starts as Gillmore. With the additions to his schedule, Rush is looking at 17 more races in 2016 between the two dirt tracks.

El Paso's John Carney Sr. is the next closest contender in 65th nationally.

With this opportunity Out-Pace USRA B-Mod drivers are going to put their big boy shoes on and race for every point and position in the USRA national points. Racing is going to be more intense in the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods at both tracks.

The dates that are being added for the Out-Pace USRA B-Mods at the Western Tech Speedway Park are July 22, Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 with the USRA Modifieds, and Holley USRA Stock Cars, plus Claimers and Casa Nissan Legends Cars, as well as the track's final race Sept. 2.

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