05/01 #57 Larry Norman ASRX Trucks 05/01 #12 Rob Cobb ASRX Cup 05/01 #57 Larry Norman ASRX Cup 04/27 #29 Andres Elejalde ASRX Cup 04/27 #47 Joe Nathan ASRX Cup 04/27 #29 Andres Elejalde ASRX Trucks 04/27 #79 Gary Wilson ASRX Cup 04/27 #79 Gary Wilson ASRX Trucks 04/25 #6 John Richards ASRX Trucks 04/19 #47 Joe Nathan ASRX Trucks 04/16 #07 Joe Martinez ASRX ARCA 04/09 #25 Joe Hildinger ASRX Cup
Matt Sotomayor wins CRO's Historic return to Stock Car Racing.
Its been Seven Long Years since CRO Last Hosted a Arca Race and Arizona?s Matt Sotomayor takes his first ever win with the ASR Stock Cars.
In a race that had jitters over the first half , when things calmed down it came down to Matt Sotomayor Tim Miller and Rob Partridge . Marty Cave took the early lead and was running away from the field , but many yellows eat away his early lead and Rob Partridge took over the point .
Partridge lead until the next yellow and that put Sotomayor on the point as Partridge had a rare mistake in the pits.
The Always Fast Tim Miller was battling hard with Sotomayor in the last two restarts.
Ron O'Dell made his first ASRX Start in many years tonight along with Marty Cave who is CRO's last ASR Stock Car Champion.
The Race had 16 yellows over 120 laps , the last half of the race was good old fashion racing with battles for the lead and for positions in the field.
Dan Kiewicz was another driver who was making was making his return to ASR Stock Cars and took home a top ten .
Tom Craighead was in the thick of tonight's racing being near all of the yellows , However Tom managed to bring his hot-rod home in the eighth position .
All in all it was a good night of racing for all of the drivers .
Chris Melton won at Homestead on Sunday 05/03 in the NSR Early Birds Winter Series. Homestead was the last race of the winter season in the Trucks Early
Birds. Chris Melton took the pole and eventually won his third race in
his last four starts. The caution flag only flew two times midway in the
race and close to the end. Great driving by all. Finishing second was
Rob Cobb, third place went to John Gallagher, fourth to Rob Partridge
and fifth to John Richards. After the race, John Richards got crowned
champion of the Trucks winter season. Congrats to John for a hard
fought season. The Homestead setup was fast and stable but you still had
to manage tires and fuel. Goody's Headache Award goes to Brian Pace
that had to DNF due to a suspension problem after an encounter of the
fourth kind. The winter season was a lot of fun and thanks to all
drivers that participated. Next week we are starting the new summer
season at Gateway. See you there!