Gallardo, Flores find Southern New Mexico Speedway winners circle
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September 9, 2017

Jake Gallardo won the USRA Modified feature.

Jake Gallardo captured the USRA Modified feature Saturday night at the Southern New Mexico Speedway while Donavon Flores stormed to a win in the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

In the 25-lap USRA Modified feature, points leader Bumper Jones found the high side of the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval to his liking and jumped out to an early lead.

Gallardo, who started next to Jones on the front row, used the short way around the track to track down Jones, snare the lead and drive on to a $700  feature win.

Jones held on for second and continues to maintain the points lead. Christy Barnett was third, Terry Tipton finished fourth and Royal Jones rounded out the top five finishers.

Flores kicked off his main event from deep in the field in the Holley USRA Stock Car feature, and then battled forward to take the win.

It was the second straight win for the 2013 USRA Stock Car national champion. Bryan Bennett. Pete Vargas, Jack Skillin and Jason Josselyn completed the top five.


Donavon Flores won the Holley USRA Stock Car feature.

Next Saturday, Sept. 16, the Southern New Mexico Speedway welcomes the return of the Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Sprint Cars. The Out-PAce USRA B-Mods, Holley USRA Stock Cars, Mini-Sprints and Claimers will also be in action.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m. General admission is just $12 and kids ages 10 and under get in for free. Fans can get a Family Pack for $30. Pit passes are $35.

The Southern New Mexico Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located 11 miles west of Las Cruces at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Take exit 132, go left and take the frontage road south of I-10 heading west.

For more information call (575) 524-7913 or (505) 524-7913 or visit www.SNMSpeedway.com online. You can also check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthernNewMexicoSpeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SNMSpeedway.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS
United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M.
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1:
1. (6) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
2. (3) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (7) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (4) 96 Dusty Riggs, Hatch, N.M.
6. (2) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
7. (1) 77 Jerry Slawson, El Paso, Texas

Heat #2:
1. (1) 101 Butch Reid Jr., Carlsbad, N.M.
2. (5) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 3H Noah Hollingshead, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (7) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (2) 39H Nick Herrera, Ruidoso, N.M.
6. (6) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
7. (3) 18JR Ricardo Olague Jr., El Paso, Texas

Heat #3:
1. (1) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
2. (3) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
3. (2) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
4. (6) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (4) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
6. (5) 5M Eric McNutt, Las Cruces, N.M.

Heat #4:
1. (5) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) G3 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (4) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (6) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
5. (1) 2 Jesse Haynie, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (2) 37 Fred Gibson

A-Feature:
1. (2) G3 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (1) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
3. (4) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
4. (3) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
5. (8) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (14) 9 Jimmy Ray, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (9) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (5) 101 Butch Reid Jr., Carlsbad, N.M.
9. (16) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
10. (15) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces, N.M.
11. (7) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (17) 96 Dusty Riggs, Hatch, N.M.
13. (11) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
14. (12) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces, N.M.
15. (20) 2 Jesse Haynie, Las Cruces, N.M.
16. (22) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
17. (19) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
18. (13) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
19. (23) 5M Eric McNutt, Las Cruces, N.M.
20. (10) 3H Noah Hollingshead, Las Cruces, N.M.
21. (24) 37 Fred Gibson
22. (21) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
23. (6) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
24. (25) 77 Jerry Slawson, El Paso, Texas
25. (18) 39H Nick Herrera, Ruidoso, N.M.
26. (26) 18JR Ricardo Olague Jr., El Paso, Texas

HOLLEY USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1:
1. (6) 74 Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M.
2. (2) 22 Jack Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (5) 52 Bobby Candusso, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (1) 11 Cliff Evrage, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (7) 14 Danny Hoffer, Ruidoso, N.M.
6. (3) 02 Rick Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (4) 8 Mark Smith

Heat #2:
1. (2) 15H Pete Vargas, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 88 Nathan Smith, Anthony, N.M.
3. (7) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (6) 44JT Jaime Torres, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (5) 10B Bryan Bennett, Tularosa, N.M.
6. (4) 46 Zach McCoy, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (1) 71 Jed Smith, Anthony, N.M.

A-Feature:
1. (9) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (7) 10B Bryan Bennett, Tularosa, N.M.
3. (5) 15H Pete Vargas, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (2) 22 Jack Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (4) 74 Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M.
6. (11) 46 Zach McCoy, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (3) 52 Bobby Candusso, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (6) 88 Nathan Smith, Anthony, N.M.
9. (13) 71 Jed Smith, Anthony, N.M.
10. (12) 8 Mark Smith
11. (1) 11 Cliff Evrage, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (10) 02 Rick Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (8) 44JT Jaime Torres, Las Cruces, N.M.
DNS - 14 Danny Hoffer, Ruidoso, N.M.



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