Gallardo takes two trophies at Southern New Mexico Speedway
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September 23, 2017

Fito Gallardo had his hands full carrying the hardware home Saturday night on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Rio Valley Biofuels at the Southern New Mexico Speedway as the 51-year-old from Las Cruces raced his way into victory lane in two classes.

In the Holley USRA Stock Cars, Gallardo came from the 15th and final starting spot in the main event to pick up the win ahead of Pete Vargas, Nathan Smith, Shane Helton and Cliff Evrage.

In the 25-lap USRA Modified feature race, Gallardo was the best of the 29 entries and held off his son, Jake Gallardo, to take home his second win of the night. Points leader Bumper Jones was third, Christy Barnett was fourth and 15th-starting Royal Jones made a late-race pass of polesitter Terry Tipton to score the fifth spot.

Three big nights of racing are on tap next weekend, Sept. 28-30, during the annual Southern New Mexico State Fair. On Thursday, the Alamo RV & Truck Center Enduro 200 takes place. Friday will feature the USRA Modifieds and Holley USRA Stock Cars, plus Late Models, Super Trucks and Legends Cars. On Saturday, the Holley USRA Stock Cars and Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will be in action along with 305 Sprint Cars, Legends Cars and Claimers.

Spectator admission is free all three nights with paid admission to the fair. Racing starts at 7:45 p.m. each night.

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. 23, 2017

HOLLEY USRA STOCK CARS

Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (3) 71 Jed Smith, Anthony, N.M.
2. (4) 22 Jack Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (2) 11 Cliff Evrage, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (6) 24 Shane McNutt, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (5) 21K Don Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (1) 14 Dawson Manicki, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (7) 69R Jon McDaniel, Alamogordo, N.M.

Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (7) 777 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 44JT Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (2) 46 Zach McCoy, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (5) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (6) 15H Pete Vargas, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (8) 17 Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.
7. (4) 02 Rick Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (1) 88 Nathan Smith, Anthony, N.M.

A-Feature (20 laps):
1. (15) 777 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (9) 15H Pete Vargas, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (6) 88 Nathan Smith, Anthony, N.M.
4. (11) 17 Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.
5. (2) 11 Cliff Evrage, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (4) 22 Jack Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (10) 24 Shane McNutt, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (3) 71 Jed Smith, Anthony, N.M.
9. (5) 21K Don Kleine, Las Cruces, N.M.
10. (8) 02 Rick Skillin, Las Cruces, N.M.
11. (14) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (13) 44JT Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (12) 69R Jon McDaniel, Alamogordo, N.M.
14. (1) 14 Dawson Manicki, Las Cruces, N.M.
15. (7) 46 Zach McCoy, Las Cruces, N.M.

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (4) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
2. (2) 39H Nick Herrera, Ruidoso, N.M.
3. (6) 2 Jesse Haynie, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (7) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
5. (3) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (1) 23 Kevin Clark, El Paso, Texas
7. (5) 37 Fred Gibson, El Paso, Texas
8. (8) 18JR Ricardo Olague Jr., El Paso, Texas

Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
2. (5) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (3) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (7) M16 Rick Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (4) 5M Eric McNutt, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (6) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (2) 6 Joe Lackey, Las Cruces, N.M.

Heat #3 (8 laps):
1. (3) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (6) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
3. (1) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
4. (5) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (4) 3H Noah Hollingshead, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (2) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
7. (7) 121 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces, N.M.

Heat #4 (8 laps):
1. (5) G3 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (1) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas
3. (7) 96 Dusty Riggs, Hatch, N.M.
4. (3) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
5. (2) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
6. (6) 101 Butch Reid Jr., Carlsbad, N.M.
7. (4) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas

B-Feature (12 laps, top 8 advance):
1. (1) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (3) 3H Noah Hollingshead, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (7) 101 Butch Reid Jr., Carlsbad, N.M.
4. (5) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., Las Cruces, N.M.
5. (2) 5M Eric McNutt, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (11) 121 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces, N.M.
7. (6) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
8. (9) 37 Fred Gibson, El Paso, Texas
9. (4) 23 Kevin Clark, El Paso, Texas
10. (8) 82 Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas
11. (12) 54 Carlos Ahumada Sr., El Paso, Texas
12. (10) 6 Joe Lackey, Las Cruces, N.M.
13. (13) 18JR Ricardo Olague Jr., El Paso, Texas

A-Feature (25 laps):
1. (5) G17 Fito Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
2. (7) G3 Jake Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
3. (3) 111 Bumper Jones, Mesilla Park, N.M.
4. (2) 44 Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas
5. (15) 131 Royal Jones, Las Cruces, N.M.
6. (1) 99 Terry Tipton, Duncan, Ariz.
7. (6) 3T Todd Harper, Las Cruces, N.M.
8. (18) 3H Noah Hollingshead, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (4) 96 Dusty Riggs, Hatch, N.M.
10. (13) 18 Henry Valdez, Las Cruces, N.M.
11. (8) 2 Jesse Haynie, Las Cruces, N.M.
12. (19) 101 Butch Reid Jr., Carlsbad, N.M.
13. (12) M16 Rick Gallardo, Las Cruces, N.M.
14. (16) 85 Austin Adams, El Paso, Texas
15. (11) 49 Duane Murphy, El Paso, Texas
16. (20) 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr., Las Cruces, N.M.
17. (22) 121 Tim Tharp, Las Cruces, N.M.
18. (23) 19 Donavon Ooley, El Paso, Texas
19. (9) 39H Nick Herrera, Ruidoso, N.M.
20. (17) 07 Donavon Flores, Las Cruces, N.M.
21. (14) 65 Dustin Smith, Las Cruces, N.M.
22. (24) 37 Fred Gibson, El Paso, Texas
23. (21) 5M Eric McNutt, Las Cruces, N.M.
24. (10) 50 Ralph Adams Jr., El Paso, Texas



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