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Ryan Bard Memorial May 20 & 21 at 7pm
Modifieds, B Mods, Limited Mods, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Compacts. Flyer
2016 updates, please read
First we have changed sanction bodies to USRA. This is a win/win for both drivers and the track itself. This switch should make a little more affordable for you racers to race on a weekly basis and it is less costly for us handling the track. In these economic times every dollar counts. The USRA rules are in the rules section or on their web site, United States Racing Association.
Second we have teamed up with the Aztec Boys and Girls Club in their annual Harley Davidson Motorcycle Giveaway. On April 9th Aztec Boys and Girls Club will be at Aztec Speedway to giveaway the bikes. You shouldn’t miss that night. Come out and support them by purchasing a ticket –you never know it might be your lucky day.
Third our Hobby Stock class will follow the same rules we used last season but with some minor changes; these are to try to make this class less costly also. These changes are:
- Car with driver must weigh a minimum of 3150 lbs. after any race.
- Tire /wheel rule, 7 inch tire/wheel with any all season DOT tire ( no mud and snow ) on a 7 inch wheel and up to a 1 inch offset on wheel or a 1 inch spacer on any wheel end
- Optional tires/wheels are 8 inch wide take offs of modified or stock cars on an 8 inch wheel with 4 off center. If using this tire/wheel option, there is no spacing of tire/wheel on spindle/axle. (You cannot use new tires they must be take offs of the stated classes.)
Fourth we have a new touring series in the USRA divisions. The Witten’s Warriors Racing Series will be traveling to neighboring tracks to raise money for the Carrie Tingley Hospital for Cerebral Palsy Awareness. This will make it somewhat easier to win a USRA National Championship without leaving the state of New Mexico.
Come out and enjoy the races this year.
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.
Drivers remember the following items are required at Aztec Speedway:
- Mufflers in all classes
- All safety gear without tears, chips, cracks, or holes
- In Modified, SportMod, and Stock Cars valid USRA License
- Portable fire extinguisher to be in pit area
- Receivers in all classes
- Transponders in all classes (we have a few to rent out)
Looking back at 2015
2015 Witten’s Warrior Event
April 11, 2015
Border States Racing Series
1st: Joshua Hodges
2nd: Bo Baker
3rd: Scott Box
4th: Jessie Baker
5th: Ronnie Smith
1st: Regan Tafoya
2nd: Porter Smith
3rd: Zane Devilbiss
4th: Danny Bradford
5th: Kevin Faddis
IMCA Southern Sport Mods
1st: Dakota Kibel
2nd: Brandon Tenski
3rd: Zach Hamilton
4th: Shane Simonton
5th: Julie Boettler
1st: Lee Moss
2nd: Rex Higgins
3rd: Kenny Hendershot
4th: Travis Southerlin
5th: Danny Stevenson
1st: Shane Devilbliss
2nd: Allen Bradley
3rd: Rex Higgins
4th: Larry Bradley
5th: Steffan Carey
1st: Aaron Spangler
2nd: Porter Smith
3rd: Regan Tafoya
4th: JJ Harpole
5th: Matthew Higgins
IMCA Sport Mod
1st: Zach Rouse
2nd: Zach Hamilton
3rd: Jordan Eddleman
4th: Anthony “Ace” Everson
5th: Brandon Tenski
1st: Dennis Spencer
2nd: Randy Dorsett
3rd: Kevin Southerlin
4th: Jeremy Bradley
5th: RaNai Toler
1st: Breezy Hopper
2nd: Amanda Hamilton
3rd: Ross Whipple
4th: Jeannie Hensley
Aaron Spangler wins another IMCA modified feature at Aztec Speedway, May 7, 2011
Aaron Spangler eased his #16 IMCA modified in front of JJ Harpole midway in a 25 lap feature at Aztec Speedway. Regan Tafoya gave chase for a few laps in his Rimco Special #24 but relinquished 2nd to a hard charging Porter Smith. Smith moved the Smith Ranch #7 between Toafoya and Harpole and then set his sights on Spangler. Smith tried to take the win but had to settle for 2nd as Aaron Spangler would not be denied his first feature win of 2011 at Aztec. Tafoya was a close 3rd with Harpole 4th and Matt Higgins 5th. Jason Keeler put his #73 in front early but was shuffled back to 6th at the end. During a restart after a caution, Bill Dowdy was clipped by another car and sent up the track in turn one. He carried the #110 of Tyrone Yazzie with him to the wall. Both drivers were ok but Yazzie’s car appeared to be a total loss. Dowdy also had some heavy damage. Aaron Spangler just keeps adding wins to the IMCA modified record book. He is well over 100 career wins. In a side note: Camron Spangler, Aaron’s son, won his quarter midget feature earlier in the evening.
In the IMCA sport modified feature, 20 cars were set to take the green but two cars failed to make the call. Eighteen took the green with Ryan Henley leading for a couple until Jordan Eddleman took over till lap nine. Julie Boettler put her #97 in front followed by Zach Rouse. These two traded the lead three different times in the next six laps. On lap 15, Rouse finally pulled in front as Boettler slipped in turn two. Zach Hamilton followed Rouse for 2nd spot. They ran this way till the white flag came out with Boettler spinning out going into turn one. The yellow and checker waved giving the win to Zach Rouse. Zach Hamilton had to settle for 2nd, Jordan Eddleman 3rd, Anthony “Ace” Eaverson 4th and Brandon Tenski 5th.
The IMCA stock car 25 lap feature had 19 cars set to go. Danny Stevenson could not get his car going and was a DNS. Eighteen cars did take the green and ran three and four wide for 19 laps with Shane Devilbiss leading the way until the yellow flag flew for a three car get together of turn two. The last six laps saw Devilbiss hanging on for a three car photo finish. In second by .021 seconds was Allen Bradley and 3rd was Rex Higgins by a wee bit more than that. Fourth went to Larry Bradley and a strong 5th was Steffan Carey. Carey started this race in last place. Shane Devilbiss takes his first win this year in the black #43.
The hobby stock feature saw five different leaders before Dennis Spencer put his #07 in front to stay. Randy Dorsett was 2nd with Kevin Southerlin next followed by Jeremy Bradley and RaNai Toler.
The mini stocks fielded only four cars tonight. Breezy Hopper took the win over Amanda Hamilton, Ross Whipple and Jeannie Henley. Jeannie popped a radiator and spun.
The first powder puff race was held this year with eight ladies taking a stock car around the track for 10 laps. Maygen Carey drove her husband’s #3 to an easy win as she lapped all but the 2nd place car. We may have found a relief driver for Steffan. In second was Becky Higgins driving her husband’s #47. Third went to Caley Lapaire in Michael Higgin’s #27. All clean racing with no spins, crashes or close calls.
Aztec Speedway will take next weekend off but will return to racing on May 21st featuring the NMMRA non wing sprint cars.
1st: Zane Devilbliss
1st: Zach Rouse
1st: Kenny Hendershot
1st: Jerrett Guilory
1st: Kenny Wheeler
The 2010 National Champ wins at Aztec Speedway
Zane Devilbiss notched his 2nd win this year at Aztec Speedway in the IMCA modified feature. Devilbiss put his Pink Panther #18 in front on lap seven and cruised to a 2.1 second win over his nearest competitor. Devilbiss dodged an early bullet when his car jumped the wheel of another car. “Zippy” barely slowed down. Finishing 2nd was Matthew Higgins in his Bloomfield Pawn #74. Finishing in 3rd for the second week in a row was Danny Bradford, fourth went to Kevin Faddis and rounding out the top five was JJ Harpole. Last weeks’ Wild West Modified Tour winner, Porter Smith, finished out of the top five in seventh.In other racing: The IMCA sport modifieds had 18 cars take the green in their 25 lapper. Three time winner, Zach Rouse, looked as though he would have to settle for 2nd as Zach Hamilton had his Hot Chassis #14 in the lead with one lap to go. But as Hamilton slipped high on the exit of turn 2, Rouse charged underneath and went on to win, leading only 3/4 of a lap. Julie Boettler was 3rd with Shane Simonton running a strong 4th. In fifth was Tre Harpole for his second top five this season.
The IMCA stock cars had 17 cars taking the green. A family gathering took place up front as Kenny Hendershot jumped in front about lap six. His brother Frankie Hendershot moved his car into 2nd a few laps later and the pair led everybody to the checkers. In third was Rex Higgins, Allen Bradley next and fifth went to Travis Southerlin. Southerlin was later DQd and this placed Danny Stevenson in 5th.
In the hobby feature, Jerrett Guilory showed to be the strong suit as he led the pack to the winner’s circle. In second was Roger Nixon followed by Dennis Spencer, Kevin Southerlin and Randy Dorsett.
The mini sprints traveled to Aztec this week from the Albuquerque area. The easy winner was Kenny Wheeler with Mike Wheeler 2nd and Cody Dons third. Finishing fourth was Chris Perea and fifth..James Hatch.
Everyone was treated to great racing as usual at Aztec Speedway. Our ongoing construction should be finished by next Saturday’s races.