Bumper Jones goes back to back to back at Southern New Mexico Speedway
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June 3, 2017  |  by Ruben Mireles

Bumper Jones won the USRA Modified feature.

Race day was fired up Saturday at the Southern New Mexico Speedway as G3 Fitness and Pine Top Construction announced they were putting a $500 bounty on Bumper Jones who had won the previous two USRA Modified main events. Barnett Harley-Davidson stepped up to the plate and announced that if Jones could win his third straight, he would get an extra $500. With 33 USRA Modifieds in the house, the energy was electric.

Donovan Flores broke intoa different zip code in Holley USRA Stock Car action. Kenny McCoy shared the front row with Boom Hower Skillin in tonight's 20-lap main event, but Flores shot to the lead on lap one and was gone. Bobby Canduso battled McCoy for runner-up, allowing Flores to run away even more. By lap four, Flores had a straight-away lead. Two cautions would fly later, but nothing stopped Flores as he picked up his third win of the season.

Ralph Adams Jr., Royal Jones, Donovan Ooley, Henry Valdez, Sherman Barnett, Brian Kleine, Max Sadler and Kevin Clark punched their ticket into the 30-lap USRA Modified feature from the last chance qualifier. Dustin Smith shared the front row with Donovan Flores in high hopes for the $500 bounty on Bumper Jones. At the green, Smith led the opening eight laps solid on the bottom with Flores fast on the outside. It was a three-wide race track with Jake Gallardo in the middle and top looking to get around Flores until Gallardo's right rear brakes expired.

At the restart, fifth place Bumper Jones had the top on the Delaware double-file restart.

"I knew they were going to be slow on the restart," said Bumper Jones, who went from fifth to the lead, but he had to work for breathing space as the field of cars was fast.

Nine laps into his lead, he had a half-straight-away lead over Flores, Smith, Zane DeVilbiss and Fito Gallardo. Lap 19 called for lapped traffic with DeVilbiss working his way into second and Fito Gallardo to third. A caution flew setting us up for an outstanding finish.

Bumper Jones had the top on lock down with DeVilbiss strong on the bottom. The next lap around the action changed as now Bumper Jones went to the bottom with Devilbiss running top shelf. Fito Gallardo then put his name in the mix as they went three wide in parts of the race track for the lead. No one stopped Bumper Jones though as he went back to back to back, picking up GRT Race Cars it's sixth win in nine races in 2017 at the Southern New Mexico Speedway.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

HOLLEY USRA STOCK CARS

Heat Race #1:
1. (4) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces
2. (1) 51 Kenny McCoy, Las Cruces
3. (6) 05 Aasa-Boo Flores, Las Cruces
4. (2) 02 Rick Skillin, Las Cruces
5. (5) 52 Bobby Candusso, Las Cruces
6. (7) 32B Bryan Bagwell, Las Cruces
7. (3) 4T Timberly Swaim, Las Cruces
8. (8) 13H Eric Honeyfield, Las Cruces

Heat Race #2:
1. (2) 13 Victor Colorbio, Las Cruces
2. (4) 46 Zach McCoy, Las Cruces
3. (3) 74 Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo
4. (8) 44JT Jaime Torres, Las Cruces
5. (1) 11 Cliff Evrage, Las Cruces
6. (7) 88 Nathan Smith, Anthony
7. (5) 777 Pete Vargas, Las Cruces
8. (6) 71 Jed Smith, Anthony

"A" Main:
1. (3) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces
2. (7) 13 Victor Colorbio, Las Cruces
3. (10) 44JT Jaime Torres, Las Cruces
4. (12) 88 Nathan Smith, Anthony
5. (5) 05 Aasa-Boo Flores, Las Cruces
6. (9) 46 Zach McCoy, Las Cruces
7. (16) 71 Jed Smith, Anthony
8. (6) 11 Cliff Evrage, Las Cruces
9. (11) 32B Bryan Bagwell, Las Cruces
10. (4) 52 Bobby Candusso, Las Cruces
11. (1) 51 Kenny McCoy, Las Cruces
12. (13) 4T Timberly Swaim, Las Cruces
13. (14) 777 Pete Vargas, Las Cruces
14. (2) 02 Rick Skillin, Las Cruces
15. (8) 74 Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo
16. (15) 13H Eric Honeyfield, Las Cruces

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat Race #1:
1. (1) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces
2. (4) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces
3. (3) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces
4. (5) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.
5. (2) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
6. (6) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
7. (7) 94 Justin Garrett, Deming

Heat Race #2:
1. (1) G3 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces
2. (2) 28 Tom Georges, El Paso, Texas
3. (3) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
4. (4) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
5. (5) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces
6. (6) 2 Jesse Haynie, Las Cruces
7. (7) R41 Colton Sims, Las Cruces

Heat Race #3:
1. (2) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., Las Cruces
2. (1) 86 Jared Perez, Las Cruces
3. (4) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces
4. (5) J16 Josh Gallardo, Las Cruces
5. (3) UNO Brian Kleine, Las Cruces
6. (6) 7C John Carney, El Paso, Texas
7. (7) 77 Jerry Slawson, El Paso, Texas

Heat Race #4:
1. (1) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park
2. (4) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
3. (3) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
4. (6) M16 Rick Gallardo, Las Cruces
5. (2) 121 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces
6. (5) 6 Joe Lackey, Las Cruces

Heat Race #5:
1. (1) 18Z Zane Devilbiss, Farmington
2. (2) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces
3. (5) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
4. (4) 23 Kevin Clark, El Paso, Texas
5. (3) 37 Fred Gibson
6. (6) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces

"B" Main:
1. (3) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
2. (14) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces
3. (5) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
4. (6) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces
5. (10) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
6. (7) UNO Brian Kleine, Las Cruces
7. (1) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.
8. (4) 23 Kevin Clark, El Paso, Texas
9. (9) 37 Fred Gibson
10. (11) 2 Jesse Haynie, Las Cruces
11. (12) 7C John Carney, El Paso, Texas
12. (13) 6 Joe Lackey, Las Cruces
13. (17) 94 Justin Garrett, Deming
14. (2) J16 Josh Gallardo, Las Cruces
15. (8) 121 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces
16. (15) 77 Jerry Slawson, El Paso, Texas
17. (16) R41 Colton Sims, Las Cruces

"A" Main:
1. (5) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park
2. (4) 18Z Zane Devilbiss, Farmington
3. (10) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces
4. (2) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces
5. (3) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., Las Cruces
6. (1) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces
7. (11) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces
8. (9) 86 Jared Perez, Las Cruces
9. (13) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces
10. (15) M16 Rick Gallardo, Las Cruces
11. (8) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
12. (7) 28 Tom Georges, El Paso, Texas
13. (17) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces
14. (14) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
15. (19) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces
16. (16) 50 Ralph Adams, Jr., El Paso, Texas
17. (12) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
18. (22) 32 Max Sadler, Springerville, Ariz.
19. (20) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
20. (18) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
21. (23) 23 Kevin Clark, El Paso, Texas
22.. (21) UNO Brian Kleine, Las Cruces
23.. (6) G3 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces
DNS - 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas



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