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Duffey Dominant in Super Truck Showdown; Haynie Heads to First Mod Win

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June 5, 2021  |  by Chris Stepan

Saturday night, the Vado Speedway Park hosted another great night of racing action, featuring the USRA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Super Trucks, Legends and Claimers.

After qualifying races were complete, the Claimer main event was the first to take the track and the 15-lap feature was lead to the green by Andrew McConnell. After several cautions on the opening lap eliminated several competitors and adjusted the starting lineup multiple times, 10th starting Cole Turner quickly moved in to battle with Miguel Rincon near the front of the field. Daniel Sanchez Jr. and Ryder McCutcheon joined the party as well, but Turner was able to stay out in front of his rivals and race to his 4th victory of the season. Reymundo Lopez ran inside the top five all feature long, crossing the finish line with a solid second place finish, while Jeremy DuBois got by Rincon for third and McCutcheon rounded out the top five.

The INEX Legend main event was up next with West Virginia racer Todd Robertson pacing the field to the green. On the start, 5th starting Dusty Riggs and 8th starting Josh Jackson quickly began to battle out front with Jackson taking control and driving off into the top spot. With Jackson out front, Aydan Saunders, Zach Rodriguez and Eli Woody were working their way forward with Saunders appearing in third before the halfway point. Jackson continued to lead with Riggs, Saunders, Rodriguez and Peter Smith duking it out for top five runs. Jackson looked as if he was going to run off with another victory, but he got turned around just prior to the start/finish line as the field was headed for the checkers and Saunders was able to cross the line first, picking up the win. Riggs finished second with Rodriguez racing from 14th to 3rd ahead of Woody and Dave Smith in fifth.

Esteban Reyes and Dennis McMaster sat on the front row for the Super Truck main, but all eyes were on 10th starting Lloyd Duffey as he quicky worked into the top five and then into the top spot and began to distance himself from the rest of the field with ease. With Duffey along our front, 17th starting Christy Barnett was working her way forward, bringing 15th starting Devan Smith along for the ride. Duffey cruised to the win with Barnett completing the 17th to 2nd run, ahead of Smith, Cliff Evrage and Rusty Bowen in fifth.

The USRA Stock Cars rolled out next with Rick Garcia in his #5 on the pole. A great battle out front ensued at the start of the event with 9th starting Gary Kerr Jr. emerging as the leader over Garrett Stearns and Josh Reynolds as they battled for the top spot. Bryan Bennett, Shane McNutt and Jason Josselyn were in the mix all event long as well until Bennett needed to pit for a flat tire and Josselyn ended his night early with overheating issues. Kerr raced to his second feature win at Vado over Stearns, Reynolds, McNutt and Bennett, who charged from the tail after a mid-race caution.

The final event of the night was the USRA Modified 25-lap main with Tim Tharp and Christy Barnett on row one. Barnett rocketed off the front row at the drop of the green and was in her own zip code early with Tharp having a great run in second over the first half of the event. Behind the leaders, Xavier Ortega, Jonathon Ortega, Fito Gallardo, Jake Gallardo, Jesse Haynie and Philp Houston were all in a dicey battle for the third spot for much of the event. A mid race caution for a spinning Tharp bunched the field back up and allowed Haynie to blast from his second row starting spot to the lead and never look back. Haynie, who won his first career USRA B-Mod feature two weeks ago, raced out front and held off a hungry pack of competitors to win his first ever USRA Modified feature over Fito Gallardo, 16th starting Nick Rivera, Jake Gallardo and Xavier Ortega, who rounded out the top five finishers at the checkered.

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The Vado Speedway Park will be back in action this Saturday, June 12th with another Hot City Nights, where residents from Canutillo, Vinton, Santa Teresa, Sunland Park or Prado Verde will be admitted into the grandstand area for just $5 with a valid id. Pits open at 4pm with the grandstand opening at 5 and racing beginning ay 7:30pm..

For fans not able to attend in person, all events held during the 2021 season at the Vado Speedway Park will also be live streamed online by PayPerView at www.WatchFYE.tv.

For upcoming schedule information and tickets, visit www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com.