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Ryan Bard Memorial Race, Winged Sprint Cars


April 21, 2017

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Jordan Eddelman, Winner of the Ryan Bard Memorial Race, claims his trophy

With the big show in the books I can't thank everyone enough for coming to Aztec Speedway. After what has seemed like forever waiting on this race, it has finally come and gone. I think everyone, for the most part, enjoyed themselves and had fun and that's all one can ask for. The track was in great shape and I couldn't have done that without a lot of help who worked their tails off making sure everyone had a good track to run on and it definitely showed. Also thanks to everyone who helped at the track to make the weekend a huge success. Now on to the races...WOW!

Over 100 cars in the pits, with drivers from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. You all showed the caliber drivers you are and should be very proud. We had some of the best racing I have seen in a long time from slide jobs to just flat out hustling the cushion and rollin' the bottom. We saw two, three and even four wide racing in all divisions.

The 62 Shootout was the biggest eight-lap dash around our neck of the woods and it went to an 18-year-old youngster. Casey Gossett was on rails, the car and driver were both spot on. Josh Cain and Zane DeVilbiss pulled double duty and started deep in the field, both on a mission to catch the kid, but they came up a little short. The entire 62 Shootout was a huge success and I can't thank everyone involved who put money towards it and helped get it off the ground. Mychal and myself never thought it would gain as much traction as it did and that just goes to show you how much everyone loved Tom Melloy.

Stock car race had plenty of passing with lots of lead changes and the big winner was Jaime Torres. Second went to Larry Bradley; third to Samuel Samsoni; fourth to RC Combs; and fifth was Ron Brewer.

Hobby Stock car counts are on the rise and once again they never disappoint. These individuals know exactly how to hustle these racecars. Grant Abney took home the win, followed by Freddie Brooks, Adam Soukup, Ra Nai Toler and Brooklyn Kibel.

Modifieds had some great racing action but in the end it was Zane DeVilbiss who came out on top followed by Jason Keeler, Shane DeVilbiss, Fito Gallardo and Josh Cain.

Eighteen Winged Sprint cars checked into Aztec Speedway and had a great race with plenty of slide jobs and wild crashes, as we saw two racers get upside down. Mike Grady and Jon McDaniel both took some wild rides but were ok. In the end it was Don Grable taking the checkered flag followed by James Mosher, Wes Wofford, CJ Halsey and Jason Grady.

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Jaime Torres, big winner in the stock car division, receiving his trophy

The big show of the night was the 9th Annual Ryan Bard Memorial for your sport mod divisions with 38 cars checking in. Tons of passing, little paint swapping and just all around a good race to watch, a little shaky in the beginning but in the end it was a last years winner who took home the $2000.00 payday. Jordan Eddelman had to run through the B Main to pick up the night's big pay day. Rex Higgins was second; third went to Josh Cain; fourth went to Jay Hanks and rounding out your top 5 was Brandon Tenski. All but Rex Higgins had to make their way through B-Mains.

Thanks again to everyone who showed up to support Aztec Speedway we appreciate it so much and could not continue without each and every one of you. We have a short break so don't forget to go support one of our sister tracks and we hope to see everyone back on April 29th.


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