Fiesta Time for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Sweeper Herrera AZTEC, NM (June 3, 2006) -- Fiesta Days at Aztec Speedway suit Albuquerque's Johnny Herrera just fine, as he completed a sweep of the weekend's American Sprint Car Series...
Fiesta Time for ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Sweeper Herrera
AZTEC, NM (June 3, 2006) -- Fiesta Days at Aztec Speedway suit Albuquerque's Johnny Herrera just fine, as he completed a sweep of the weekend's American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region double by topping Saturday night's 25-lap main event.
After winning Friday night's feature, Herrera started from the pole on Saturday night and jumped into the early lead. Herrera led the opening eleven rounds before defending series champion Gary Taylor battled his way to the front.
But after leading the way for four circuits, Taylor looped his mount, allowing Herrera to race back into the lead. Herrera held on the rest of the way to pick up his third career ASCS Rocky Mountain Region triumph in front of Preston Peebles II, Patrick Bourke, Taylor and current series point leader Keith Rauch.
Completing the top ten were Bud Goodwin, Eric Miller, Scott Box, Josh Fellows and Nick Haygood.
Bourke, Goodwin and Miller topped heat race action, with Jesse Baker winning the "B" Main.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results:
Locked in from Friday Night: Johnny Herrera, Keith Rauch, Gary Taylor, Preston Peebles II.
Heat Winners: Patrick Bourke, Bud Goodwin, Eric Miller.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 22-Jesse Baker, 2. 77d-Jake Pierson, 3. 9m-Ricky Montgomery, 4. 5az-John Van Horn, 5. 11-Chad Corkin, 6. 6-Bud Rowe, 7. 3-Julee Jamison, 8. 77-Mark Sweet. DNS: 12-Josh Grady.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 45x-Johnny Herrera, 2. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 3. 27-Patrick Bourke, 4. 5d-Gary Taylor, 5. 71-Keith Rauch, 6. 15-Bud Goodwin, 7. 4-Eric Miller, 8. 40x-Scott Box, 9. 02F-Josh Fellows, 10. 1-Nick Haygood, 11. 4m-Scott Milan, 12. 14-Jeff Heffner, 13. 93-Greg Schaefer, 14. 77d-Jake Pierson, 15. 54g-Robert Gomez, 16. 22-Jesse Baker, 17. 74u-Dustin Hall, 18. 9m-Ricky Montgomery, 19. 5az-John Van Horn, 20. 5T-Bobby Taylor.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Keith Rauch 788, 2. Patrick Bourke 786, 3. Jake Pierson 780, 4. Nick Haygood 757, 5. Jeff Heffner 748, 6. Eric Miller 727, 7. Josh Fellows 658, 8. Greg Schaefer 654, 9. Chad Corkin 585, 10. Gary Taylor 546.