Vado Speedway Park bore witness to an adrenaline-packed racing evening on August 5, 2023. If you weren’t there, you missed out! But fear not, here’s a detailed breakdown of the night’s thrilling action.
Johnstone Supply Super Truck Class:
The night kicked off with a blazing start from Dawson Manicki in the pole position. However, the yellow flags flew often, creating challenging restarts. But Manicki’s night took a turn for the worse as Billy Roy Harris finally found his way around him. Christy Georges-Barnett undeterred by her 88-year-old husband, Sherman Barnett’s maneuvers, impressively secured the lead. In the end, after navigating some challenging lap traffic, it was Christy Barnett who took home the trophy. The couple’s post-race journey was all smiles and love, making the result even sweeter.
S. H. Automotive Pure Stock Class:
The pure stock class was defined by impressive comebacks and consistent drives. With Michael Thomson starting on the pole, the race heated up quickly. But it was Drew Cassidy who held the reins, fending off attacks from Jeffrey Maag Jr., Scott Sullivan, and Jon Chase Ortiz. The track was filled with tense moments and yellows, but Cassidy held strong, emerging as the first-ever female winner in the SH Automotive Pure Stock Class.
POWRi Jackson Compaction 305 Winged Sprint Car Race:
The crowd was in for a treat with track owner Royal Jones starting from pole. With Wes Wofford chasing him down, Jones took control of the race by sticking to the lower lines. As the laps dwindled, Jones showcased a masterclass in managing lap traffic and defended his lead from Wofford. Fans witnessed a jubilant Jones secure his maiden feature win of the year, evoking a smooth, Mick Jagger-like celebration on victory lane!
B Mods Sponsored by Hacienda Carpet and Tile:
Hacienda’s B Mods kicked off with an enthralling 4-wide salute. The competition was fierce from the outset. Donavon Flores had moments of brilliance, challenging Hector Barraza for the lead, but Jessie Haynie’s low line mastery and pace were unmatched. With an air of calm confidence and the power of a fast car beneath him, Haynie clinched his third win of the season.
Hulsey Racing INEX Legends Class:
The concluding class of the evening started with Pablo De La Fuente on the pole, but it was Dave Smith who took charge early on. The battle for the lead was heated with several contenders. Daniel Dean looked promising, but it was Luke Solis, backed by his father’s support, who snatched the lead and clung on. The father-son duo of Cale and Dusty Riggs added another layer of pressure to the race as they were hot on Solis’s tail. The day however, belonged to Solis, fighting for low position against “The Big Bully” himself. Solis secured an emotional win and a $200 bonus, shared with his equally emotional father.
The evening at Vado Speedway Park was a testament to the spirit of racing. From thrilling overtakes to emotional victories, it was an unforgettable night that would long be remembered by fans and racers alike. If the rest of the season is anything like this, then buckle up, because we’re in for one wild ride!🏁