Johnny Herrera Grabs 18th ASCS Southwest Prize

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Winning the opening night of the Consolidated Solar Technology ASCS Southwest Sprint Car Shootout, Johnny Herrera led the length of Friday’s feature at the Southern New Mexico Speedway for a $2,500 payday and his 18th career Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Regional victory.

Fighting an ever-tightening race car, the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x was challenged several times in slower traffic by Skylar Gee and Jake Bubak, but was able to hold off the all attempts.

Leaving the pair to ultimately battle for the runner-up spot, it was Colorado’s Jake Bubak who held on to finish second with Skylar Gee making up the night’s podium.

Having to fight out of the night’s B Main to start 17th on the grid, Oklahoma’s Harli White clawed her way to fourth. From eighth, Colton Hardy padded his lead with the Carlyle Tools ASCS Southwest Region with a top five finish.

The finish:

Johnny Herrera, Jake Bubak, Skylar Gee, Harli White, Colton Hardy, John Carney II, Royal Jones, Jesse Baker, Josh Shipley, Lorne Wofford, James Mosher, Damon McCune, Jeremy McCune, Rick Ziehl, C.J. Hulsey, Lance Norick, Colt Treharn, Brandon Schure, Wes Wofford, Robert Herrera, J.T. Imperial, Seth Bergman.