6/18/15 Remember the Rules
As a reminder:
- No non race personal vehicles beyond pit gates. (Exceptions are track employees and ones going to handicap parking with a handicap sticker or permission from track management. Pit girls will have a list.) This also pertains to handicap in the grandstands.
- Absolutely no drinking in pits until after the last race of the night. Anyone caught drinking will be fined and subject to suspension.
- If there is a possibility of rainout wait until the call has been made.
Thank you for your cooperation,
2015 Race Schedule
For the last two years Aztec Speedway, Desert Thunder Raceway, and Fairgrounds Speedway all agreed to not schedule point events on top of one another and it has worked very well to date. Now weather problems have created a unique situation. I am committed to honoring the agreement we have with Desert Thunder Raceway and Fairgrounds Speedway. So the racing agenda for 6/13/15 is as follows:
- The Sport Compacts, Hobby Stocks, and the Stock Cars will run their rained out main events from 5/23/15 first starting at 7 PM. After the completion of those mains we run a regular event. The classes running will be Sport Compacts, Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars, SportMods and Modifieds. NOTE: The SportMods and Modifieds will not be running for points, only money. Modifieds and SportMods will draw/re draw.
- The race from 6/6/15 that was rained out will be made up later in the season on a Friday night. This will be determined in the days to come.
- The SportMod main that was stopped due to rain on 5/23/15 will be run on 6/20/15 prior to the regularly scheduled event.
- The Four Corners 200 Enduro race that was scheduled for this weekend, 6/13/15, will be pushed to the end of the season.
– Mike Tenski
Admission prices here.
April 25 Write-up
Rain was everywhere Saturday night except at Aztec Speedway. Only great racing reigned on this track. The IMCA modifieds came out swinging with only 14 cars as a result of three cars having mechanical problems in their heat races. But that didn’t keep the remaining 14 from putting on a great race. Eddie Farley took the lead from the pole and looked to be unbeatable. An early yellow closed things back up. During the yellow, four cars left the track and did not return. Now only 10 cars were left to keep the fans interested. And they did just that. Farley continued to lead but with challenges from Aaron Spangler, Allen Bradley and Zane Debilbiss. Finally on lap 10 Debilbiss had moved his car to the inside of Farley. Coming out of turn four, Farley couldn’t hold the car down and Devilbiss cleared him for the lead. From there on the race was for 2nd as Devilbiss was not going to relinquish the impending win in this 25 lap feature. Regan Tafoya took over the 2nd spot in the final laps with Eddie Farley holding onto 3rd. Aaron Spangler was in 4th with Allen Bradley a strong 5th. Sixth on back were: Danny Bradford, Shane Devilbiss, Derek Neil, Jason Keeler, Wayne Soares, Matt Ratzlaff, Tyrone Yazzie, Pat Castil, and Jody Cornell. Nick Nelson, Dave Davis and Darrell Bradford did not start. Eddie Farley, Aaron Spangler and Derek Neil were the heat race winners.
The IMCA stock cars put on their usual great race with 16 cars taking to the track for a 25 lap feature. Race Fisher jumped in front from the outside pole and held onto the lead for nine laps. Several cars challenged him almost on every lap until lap 10. The familiar Witten’s Warriors #3 piloted by Witten’s dad, Stephen Carey, came through to take over in front. Carey started pulling away from the others and was obviously headed for a win. That is until on lap 15 when Carey was coming out of turn 4….he looped it. As Stephen himself said, he “put it in the spin cycle”. He went to the back and eventually still managed to finish 4th. The race was then between Race Fisher, Samuel Sansoni, Josh Turnbull and Ron Brewer. All had a chance but Sansoni managed to keep his silver #13 in front until the last lap. Tony Hill had been on the move for the final 5 laps and caught Sansoni coming out of turn 4. The race was decided about 100 feet from the checkers as Hill put the Victory Engines #007 in front at that point. Hill now has won the last two events at Aztec Speedway and he picked up a win last week in Price, Utah. The old pro is on a roll….again. With Sansoni’s close 2nd, the third spot went to Race Fisher and fourth was Stephan Carey. In 5th was a much improved Josh Turnbull. On a side note: Jeramey Bradley ran 2nd for much of the race until a flat tire with 5 to go put him in the back. Heat race winners were: Ron Brewer, Stephan Carey and Tony Hill.
The IMCA sport modifieds had 22 cars to start the night with only 20 of them making the start. Two cars were lost in a massive 6 car crash during a heat race. Richard Trujillo’s car was damaged too badly to continue and Bub Hughes’ Cookie Monster car took a nasty looking end over end tumble. Luckily both drivers were ok. When the green fell on the 20 car field, Dylan Terry put his double zero car in front for a couple until that familiar #3 of Jessie Baldwin too over. Baldwin was chased by Luke McCormick and Jordan Eddleman but neither car could get close enough to pass. Plenty of close racing took place from 2nd on back to 7th. with Eddleman winning the battle for the 2nd spot. Third went to Rex Higgins and fourth to Randy Dorsett. In fifth was B Baldwin in his brother Ricky’s car #17. Sixth was the hard luck-hard charger of the night. Luke McCormick. With a spin, involvement in two crashes and a hot pit stop for a flat, McCormick can look at a close 6th place finish as a victory. Seventh on back were: Mike Thiessen, Darrell Cordary, Joe Esquibel, Robert Cody, Christina Gaellgos, Paul Miller, Danial Miller, Bill Dutton, Roger Cordary, Jason Hockenhull, Bill Dowdy, Dylan Terry, Matt Clugston, Brian Carey. Bub Hughes and Richard Trujillo did not start. Heat race winners were: Brian Carey, Jessie Baldwin and Jordan Eddleman.
The Four Corners Family Dental sponsored Dash for Cash had only three cars make the call. And Mike Thiessen took good advantage of that and put his #23 machine in front and in victory circle. He also put $250 in his pocket. Good job Mike and thanks again goes out to Dr. Tyler Mann and the Four Corners Family Dental of Farmington.
The hobby car count was on the low side with six cars entered. Only five took the green due to an earlier crash in a heat race. Robert Mason and another car made contact coming out of turn 4 with Mason’s car barrel rolling and coming to rest upside down. Mason was ok but the car was a mess. Now during the feature, Johnny Livingston went out early leaving only four hobbys to do battle. Patricia Phillips took an easy win with RaNai Toler, Paul Weller and Travis Bray behind her. The heat race was won by RaNai Toler.
Good racing and good weather (a little cool)this night and more good racing in store for you at Aztec Speedway. Coming up next Saturday at 6pm will be the MONSTER TRUCKS. Later in the season the winged sprints will be here, a demo derby is on tap and an eduro 200 lapper is scheduled. Check the schedule on AztecSpeedway.com The next regular night of racing is in two weeks. I’ll see you there.
— Lynn Hensley, April 26, 2015
Drivers remember the following items are required at Aztec Speedway:
- Mufflers in all classes
- All IMCA safety gear without tears, chips, cracks, or holes
- In Modified, SportMod, and Stock Cars valid IMCA License
- Portable fire extinguisher to be in pit area
- Receivers in all classes
- Transponders in all classes (we have a few to rent out)
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