Five classes gave it their all last night at the El Paso Speedway Park, with the Super Trucks, USRA Street Stocks, USRA Limited X-Mods, Hornets and ASCS Winged Sprint Cars tearing up the track.
With the caution light out, the Super Trucks started off the night with a bang. Out of turn 2 Kenny Alons took the lead with point leader and heat winner, Ismael Garcia, following close behind. Garcia was able to get around Alons and take the lead. With 15 laps to go Sherman Barnett got loose in turn three and brought on the first yellow of the night. Once they got back into race action there was immediately another caution in the back straight away as Jaime Barnett spun out. Garcia then pulls ahead of the pack with Alons trying to catch him the rest of the laps, but Garcia was just too fast passing the checker flag first.
The Street Stocks main was a high stakes race with a bounty on the first and second point leaders. If anyone but Jon McDaniel or Justin Lasiter took the win they would walk off with $500, and an additional $50 if they towed their car more than 50 miles. It was a quick exchange of leaders at the start and by the second turn of lap two Justin Lasiter secured his spot at the front with Jon McDaniel hot on his tail. It didn’t take long for Lasiter to pull ahead and leave McDaniel in his dust.
Next the X-Mods roared onto the track with the drivers going nose to tail as Alex Gonzales pulled into the lead. With 19 laps to go Julian Garcia spun out in turn four bringing the second caution of the X-Mod race. As the racers sped off Gonzales was able to hold down his spot with Carlos Ahumada Jr. right on his bumper. With 15 laps to go Ahumada Jr. was able to pull ahead but quickly another caution is called. Gonzales then fell way back in the pack leaving no one to catch Alhumada Jr. This gave Ahumada Jr. a full turn lead all the way to his first main win in his racing career with point leader Paddy Rush taking second.
The Hornets buzzed onto the track with only 12 laps between them and the win. Andre Gonzalez laid down on the gas and took to the front of the pack with Benny Pena right on his bumper. They went door to door fighting for the lead. Pena was able to get around Gonzalez with seven laps left to go. Gonzalez tried to take back into the lead, but Pena was not going to let that happen and rushed to the checker flag.
Closing up the night was the fast flying Sprint Cars. The wings were back on this weekend as they took flight with Rick “The Real Deal” Ziehl taking the lead and putting some distance between himself and Brandon Schure and Don Grable. It was smooth sailing the rest of the main with nothing standing between Ziehl and the winners circle.
Next week you won’t want to miss out with the return of the Mini-Sprints, Southwest Late Models, USRA Modifieds and USRA Street Stocks.