✏️Post-Race Recap for July 6, 2024 – Vado Speedway Park

Hello, Race Fans! What a night we had on July 6, 2024! After a brief hiatus, the racing action was back and more electrifying than ever. The atmosphere was electric, the stands were packed, and the track was primed for some unforgettable dirt track racing. Let’s dive into the highlights and relive the excitement from last night’s races at Vado Speedway Park!

🌅Setting the Scene

As the sun dipped below the horizon, Vado Speedway Park came alive with the roar of engines and the buzz of anticipation. With 94 cars in the pits and a stellar lineup, the night promised to be one for the books. Fans were treated to a special pre-race show, where we recapped the recent action at Race Sandia and set the stage for the night’s drama.

🏆S. H. Automotive Pure Stocks: A Night of Firsts

The evening kicked off with the S.H. Automotive Pure Stocks, setting the tone for an action-packed night. Robert Dominguez started on the pole, but it was James Skoog who stole the early spotlight. Skoog quickly maneuvered through the field, taking the lead with 18 laps to go. However, the race was far from over. As cautions came and went, the field shuffled and tensions rose.

Sharrii Minks, who has been chasing her first win for three years now, finally found her moment. After a pivotal restart with 10 laps to go, Minks surged to the front, overtaking Skoog and holding off strong challenges from Cory Stone and David Garcia Jr., The final laps were a testament to Minks’ determination and skill as she expertly navigated through lap traffic and fended off her competitors. When the checkered flag waved, it was Sharrii Minks who crossed the line first, securing a well-deserved and emotional victory.

Victory lane was forever marked as one of the most special moments in Vado Speedway Park’s history. Sharrii Minks was joined by her husband, daughters, and a throng of supporters to celebrate her well-earned first victory. Her husband, avid racing veteran Casey Minks, who has had renowned drivers like Kyle Larson and Ricky Hood drive for him, found this victory particularly special. It was a true testament to the passion for racing and the family bond. The energy in victory lane was unmatched, creating a moment you just had to witness.

🛻Johnstone Supply Super Trucks: Barnett’s Dominance

Next up were the Johnstone Supply Super Trucks, where Christy Georges-Barnett delivered yet another masterclass in racing. Starting from the eighth position, Barnett quickly made her way to the front, showcasing her prowess and determination. Devan Smith initially took the lead, but Barnett was relentless, passing him cleanly and extending her lead with every lap.

The drama from last week’s altercation with Michael Hartman added an extra layer of intensity to Barnett’s drive. With Hartman pushing hard to the front, the stage was set for a thrilling finish. However, Barnett was unstoppable, maintaining a comfortable lead and controlling the race until the very end. With two laps to go, she solidified her position and took the win, proving that she’s the fastest woman on dirt and making a powerful statement in the process.

🚀Jackson Compaction 305 Winged Sprint Cars: Saiz Soars

The Jackson Compaction 305 Winged Sprint Cars brought high-speed excitement to the night. Richard Wilbee started on the pole and maintained his lead through multiple restarts, but it was Caleb Saiz who ultimately stole the show. Saiz, starting from the fifth position, methodically worked his way through the field, taking advantage of every opportunity.

The race saw its fair share of cautions and red flags, which only added to the drama. Saiz found his moment after a critical restart with 12 laps to go. Utilizing the high side of turns three and four, he made a bold move to overtake Wilbee and never looked back. Saiz demonstrated why he’s been the winningest New Mexico sprint car driver this season, pulling away from the field and taking another commanding win. His performance was a masterclass in speed, strategy, and execution.

🚘Extreme Landscaping USRA Stock Cars: Cain’s Command

The Extreme Landscaping USRA Stock Cars race was a thrilling battle of skill and strategy. Kohl Mccutcheon took an early lead, but the real action was happening mid-pack as Josh Cain and Rob Moseley began their charge to the front. Cain, starting from the 10th position, showcased his racing acumen, making decisive moves to climb the ranks.

As the race progressed, Cain found himself in a fierce battle with Jeramey Bradley. The two drivers exchanged the lead multiple times, each maneuver more thrilling than the last. With seven laps to go, Cain finally made a decisive pass, shutting the door on Bradley and pulling away. Moseley followed suit, moving into second place and trying to close the gap. In the end, it was the hurricane, Josh Cain, who took the checkered flag, securing his fifth stock car win of the season and further cementing his status as a force to be reckoned with on the track.

🏎️Hacienda Carpet and Tile USRA B-Mods: Sandy’s Redemption

The final race of the night, the Hacienda Carpet and Tile USRA B-Mods, was a showcase of perseverance and skill. John Carney Sr. started on the pole, but it was Hunter Sandy who emerged victorious. The race began with Christy Georges-Barnett spinning out early, causing a yellow flag and setting the stage for a thrilling restart.

Hunter Sandy took the lead after the restart and faced relentless pressure from Nick Rivera, Jaime Torres, and Donavon Flores. Despite the constant challenges, Sandy maintained his composure, executing perfect restarts and defending his position with precision. His victory was not only his first in a B-Mod but also a powerful statement following a previous outing of controversy. Sandy’s win highlighted his resilience and determination to succeed despite the odds.

💭Final Thoughts-

Last night at Vado Speedway Park was a testament to the talent and determination of our drivers. From first-time victories to intense rivalries and redemption arcs, the night had it all. As we wrap up another unforgettable evening, a big congratulations to all our winners and a heartfelt thank you to the fans for their unwavering support.

📅Upcoming Events-

Get ready for a spectacular night! Mesilla Valley Transportation Fireworks Night is happening at Vado Speedway Park on Saturday, July 13th! Join us for one of the best fireworks shows in the area. It’s the perfect opportunity for newcomers to check out Vado Speedway Park and experience race night at its peak. Tell your friends and family, and bring them all out!

Until next time, this is Dr. Joaquin Acosta signing off. See you at the track!