Bennett Blasts to Inaugural Vado Stock Car Title; Looks To Defend In 2020

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April 17, 2020

Tularosa, New Mexico’s Bryan Bennett recently completed a year of firsts during the 2019 season at the Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico by not only winning his first ever USRA Stock Car feature event, but parlaying that victory into his first career Stock Car track championship as well. Bryan raced to the track title by a whopping 290 points over second place finisher Mark Smith.

Bryan, who is a construction superintendent by trade, had never raced for points before, but decided to when the 2019 schedule was released. His Prowler Chassis with a Cruse Racing Body is powered by a Gary and Mark Jones Racing Engines and lettered by Elite Car Wraps. He is proudly sponsored by Linda Ness Gully State Farm, JRS Auto Service and Alamo RV. 

For the 35-year-old Bennett, the 2019 season was a dream. He not only won his first ever Stock Car feature, but raced to victory lane four more times, secured twenty top five finishes and only finished outside of the top ten in a feature event one time during the 25 events that were held. That type of consistency translated to his first career track championship. Bryan’s consistent season also lead him to finish an impressive 4th in the final USRA Stock Car national point standings at season’s end.

Bryan got into auto racing first by working at the Tularosa Speedway in his hometown, serving on the track prep crew during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. After working at the track for a short time, he decided that he needed to get a car and began competing in the Factory Stock division, where he raced for two seasons. He then decided to move into the Street Stock class in 2015. He raced Street Stocks for a pair of seasons before transitioning into the Stock Car class in 2017 where he competes today.

Bryan has a great support system that follows him from track to track including his fiancé Shannon and kids Justin and Evan. He has many family and friends that help him in the pits as well, including Wyatt Loveland.

Looking forward to the 2020 season, Bryan plans on competing weekly at the Vado Speedway Park trying to defending his 2019 championship.

The state-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park, located in Vado, New Mexico opened in June of 2019 and held a total of thirty events during between the June 14th opener and the November 30th finale. The track will enter its second season in 2020 with nearly 40 events planned for its sophomore season.

Anyone wishing to see Bryan in action during the 2020 season can go to www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com and click on the schedule tab for event dates, ticket prices and other information.