Gallardo, Turner, McCutcheon, Georges-Barnett, Gorham score Southern New Mexico Speedway victories

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July 9, 2016  |  by Walker Akers

Drivers have gathered at the Southern New Mexico Speedway and the track is prepped and primed cause it’s Show time!! USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legends Cars, Super Trucks and Mini Sprints all gracing us with their presence tonight.

The Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars up to the plate first tonight as they go a full 15 laps. The 32b of Bagwell leading lap 1 but after that it’s not long for the man with a plan, Lloyd Turner in 0, to take the lead and never look back! The 21z of Robinson would be on the move early but 6 in and caution would fly. The 07 of Donovan Flores coming through the pack as well but it’s the 44Jt of Jaime Torres going full stem and charging into second already. Torres would run on the bumper of Lloyd Turner for awhile but as the 0 started to pull away another caution would fly for the 07 and 21z going around with only 5 to go! Both to the rear and the field away again. Torres on the gas in this one but it wont stick yet. White flag waving and Torres gonna give it one more shot to get around Turner but around goes the 44JT from second! The 0 clear of the field now and its Lloyd Turner winning 2 in a row at Southern New Mexico Speedway! The 07 of Donovan Flores charges all the way back up to second after that spin with 5 to go. The 777 of Pete Vargas into third at the line!

It would bee an even 15 laps for the Casa Nissan Legends Cars tonight as the 13 of Kyle McCutcheon would start on the pole. The 13 would get out and stay out in this one. The 43 of Derek Demartino looking to make the track work in his favor tonight but nothing is going to stick as the 13 holds steady. Last nights winner of Steven “scuba” Arellano also coming to play as he slides his way into third after starting 5th. A few cautions would keep things interesting in this one but it wasn’t meant to be because going flag to flag from the pole position and wining once again was the 13 of Kyle McCutcheon! The 43 of Derek Demartino putting up a good fight and holding off the 237 of Arellano who would finish third.

Kyle McCutcheon won the Casa Nissan Legends Cars feature.

Super Trucks headed our way next as 10 of these monsters would go for 15 laps. The 6 of Walton Kyle sr leading the first 3 from the outside pole and making it look easy. The 10 of Mike Garcia coming to play after 3 laps and Garcia would steal the show right away! Garcia leading all the way down to 5 to go but things would get dicey as the Uno of Brian Klein had been looking for somewhere to make his move all night and finally found it! The Uno would dart to the lead as they raced to the stripe Kleine would lead. The 44 of Christie Barnett on the move in this one and it would only take Christie one little move to steal the show on the last lap like it was easy come easy go! The 44 of Christie Georges Barnett wins this one in spectacular fashion after battling all the way through to get the big win on the last lap! Brian Kleine stuck in second tonight as the 44 was on a rail. The 6 makes his way back into third after a few drivers with trouble.

Mini Sprints might not be the fastest or the loudest but they always put on a good show and tonight was no different as they went 10 laps for it all. The G3 of Mellissa Gorham started inside row 2 but it took her no time at all to get to the lead. She led down the backstretch and never looked back. No cautions in this one and it was Gorham absolutely dominating in this one. The 25 of Mike Marquez ran a clean show but didn’t have it to get Gorham tonight, as he would finish second. Third went to the 85 of Alec Brumley.

Melissa Gorham won the Mini Sprint feature.

The track had slicked and the USRA Modifieds where prepped! It’s modified time! The 111 of Bumper Jones started on the pole and tonight he was not an easy man to pass! Jones would lead the first two laps clean with the J17 right on his tail but a caution would change things up. Bumper Jones away but the J17 of Jake Gallardo not letting him slip into the night yet. J17 looking all over to get the lead but nothing is gonna roll. G17 of Fito Gallardo headed right up front with the others. The 111 holding tight to his line but J17 not one to give up and at the line after 5 it’s the J17 of Jake Gallardo taking the lead. The 11 not done with the show yet and Bumper slides his way back into the lead! It’s a dog fight now but Bumper only has 1 lap left up front because the J17 goes right back by as they drag race! Only 8 laps into this 25-lap race and the field is stacking up on the leaders. A few cautions in this one would keep the J17 from running away with it but the outcome would be the same at the end. The J17 of Jake Gallardo wins yet another at the Southern New Mexico Speedway! The G17 of Fito Gallardo moved his way around the 111 of Bumper Jones to lock up second in this one. Bumper Jones third after leading the early laps and the 99 of Terry Tipton all the 4 up to fourth after going to the back for a caution! Royal Jones finishes fifth as he was on a late race charge to the front.

Jake Gallardo won the USRA Modified feature.

If you missed the racing tonight then next week is not one you want to miss! The Border International 305 Winged Sprint Cars will come out to play and the big guns ain't gonna hide. The gates open at 5:30 but racing starts at 7:45! Don’t miss out and don’t be late!

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Southern New Mexico Speedway, Las Cruces, N.M.
Saturday, July 9, 2016


1. J17 Jake Gallardo
2. G17 Fito Gallardo
3. 111 Bumper Jones
4. 99 Terry Tipton
5. 131 Royal Jones
6. 44 Christy Georges-Barnett
7. M16 Rick Gallardo
8. 07 Donavon Flores
9. 3T Todd Harper
10. 65X Carlos Ahumada Jr.
11. 9 Jimmy Ray
12. 85 Austin Adams
13. 28 Tom Georges
14. J16 Joshua Gallardo
15. 39H Nick Herrera
16. 105 Billy Johnson
17. 6 Joe Lackey
18. 71 Philip Houston
19. 43 Chad Falco
20. 30 Travis Tipton
21. 49 Duane Murphy


1. G3 Melissa Gorham
2. 25 Mike Marquez
3. 85 Alec Brumley
4. 20 Ricky Holden
DNS - 3S Sal Gomez


1. 44 Christy Georges-Barnett
2. UNO Brian Kleine
3. 6 Walton Kyle Sr.
4. 82 Sherman Barnett
5. 33 Lloyd Duffey
6. 21 Walton Kyle Jr.
7. 98 Rusty Bowen
8. 10 Mike Garcia
9. 30 Josh Hammond
10. 15 Odie Black


1. 13 Kyle McCutcheon
2. 43 Derek DeMartino
3. 237 Steven Arellano
4. 902 Mike Zuloaga
5. 54 Gunner Harris
6. 11 Lucas Ward
7. 7L Landon Denton
8. 37A Alex Esquivel
9. 7 Jese Esquivel
10. 14G Cooper Guffey
11. 84 Candy Hansen
12. 41Z Chris Smith
13. 9 Tyler Beiter


1. 0 Lloyd Turner
2. 07 Donavon Flores
3. 777 Peter Vargas
4. 21Z Martin Robinson
5. 32B Bryan Bagwell
6. 10 Bryan Bennett
7. 11 Cliff Evrage
8. 42 Brent Dreyer
9. 44JT Jaime Torres
10. 13RLT Dane Boerger
DNS - 7 Jonathan Faulkner