Rocky Mountain Region Aztec Prelim 2006-06-02

Herrera Hauls to ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Victory Lane in Aztec Prelim AZTEC, NM (June 2, 2006) -- Johnny Herrera kicked off Aztec Speedway's Fiesta Days by racing to victory lane in Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Rocky...

Herrera Hauls to ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Victory Lane in Aztec Prelim

AZTEC, NM (June 2, 2006) -- Johnny Herrera kicked off Aztec Speedway's Fiesta Days by racing to victory lane in Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature event.

Herrera had to work for it though, as it wasn't until the 16th lap that he became the race's third and final leader en route to victory lane.

Lubbock, Texas, shoe Preston Peebles II took the lead at the outset and paced the opening seven rounds before Patrick Bourke took command.JBourke set sail and led the way until his engine expired on the 16th round.

Herrera assumed the point upon Bourke's exit and led the rest of the way to take the win in front of Keith Rauch, defending champion Gary Taylor and Peebles, each of whom are locked into Saturday night's feature.

Bud Goodwin rounded out the top five, with the balance of the top ten including Dustin Hall, Jake Pierson, Scott Box, Nick Haygood and Jesse Baker.

Heat races for the 27-car field were claimed by Bourke, Pierson, Scott Milan and Hall, with Jeff Heffner winning the 12-lap "B" Main.

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results:

Heat Winners: Patrick Bourke, Jake Pierson, Scott Milan, Dustin Hall.

"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Jeff Heffner, 2. 4-Eric Miller, 3. 5T-Bobby Taylor, 4. 9m-Ricky Montgomery, 5. 5az-John Van Horn, 6. 6-Bud Rowe, 7. 77-Mark Sweet, 8. 3-Julee Jamison, 9. X-Kass Cornella. DNS: 12-Josh Grady, 71x-Roger Brewer.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 71-Keith Rauch, 3. 5d-Gary Taylor, 4. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 5. 15-Bud Goodwin, 6. 74u-Dustin Hall, 7. 77d-Jake Pierson, 8. 40x-Scott Box, 9. 1-Nick Haygood, 10. 22-Jesse Baker, 11. 4-Eric Miller, 12. 4m-Scott Milan, 13. 54g-Robert Gomez, 14. 14-Jeff Heffner, 15. 93-Greg Schaefer, 16. 5T-Bobby Taylor, 17. 9m-Ricky Montgomery, 18. 27-Patrick Bourke, 19. 02F-Josh Fellows, 20. 11-Chad Corkin.

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Jake Pierson 658, 2. Keith Rauch 648, 3. Patrick Bourke 642, 4. Nick Haygood 627, 5. Jeff Heffner 622, 6. Eric Miller 591, 7. Greg Schaefer 530, 8. Josh Fellows 526, 9. Chad Corkin 510, 10. Kass Cornella 475.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Greg Schaefer , Preston Peebles , Julee Jamison , Johnny Herrera , Gary Taylor