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Herrera Starts ASCS Speedweek With Up and Down Run Through Texas Panhandle

6/11/2018
Herrera Starts ASCS Speedweek With Up and Down Run Through Texas Panhandle

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Bryan Hulbert – LUBBOCK, Texas (June 11, 2018) Johnny Herrera’s start to the 2018 ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek came with ups and downs as the driver of the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x earned a weekend best finish of eighth at West Texas Raceway.

Rolling second in his Heat Race on Friday, Johnny made the redraw where he pulled the fifth starting spot, but on the opening lap contact from another driver sent the No. 45x spinning in turns three and four. Restarting 22nd, Johnny tore through the field to eighth.

“We came back. It was a bad deal, but we were able to race back to the front. I would have been nice to see what we could have done from fifth, but it happens. That’s not to say I wasn’t mad about it, but once we got done and had a little chat, everything was fine.”

Waiting out a rain delay at Route 66 Motor Speedway on Saturday, the track was very fast all night. Taking the green from 10th, Herrera wrestled the car around the three-eighths-mile oval with the final result of 14th.

“I was tight in the Heat, and I thought we freed it up enough, but it was terrible. I haven’t been that bad in a long time” stated Johnny. “We made changes and just never got free enough but it seems like that’s been an ongoing thing for us so we’ve been going over our notes and the car and making sure we have everything where it needs to be.”

With the car back at Johnny’s shop, the remainder of the ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek puts Johnny back in action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Tuesday, June 12, followed by Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.) on Wednesday, June 13, Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.) on Thursday, June 14, and Salina Speedway (Salina, Kan.), on Saturday, June 16.

The 2018 season marks the 34th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called “Hollywood”, log onto to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.

2018 Season To Date:

Races: 16; Wins: 0; Top 5’s: 5; Top 10’s: 11; Top 15’s: 14; Top 20’s: 16

Recent Results:

June 8, 2018 – West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas)
Heat: 2nd [2nd]
A-Feature: 8th [5th]

June 9, 2018 – Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas)
Heat: 5th [4th]
A-Feature: 14th [10th]

Coming Up: ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek

June 12 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas)
June 13 at Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.)
June 14 at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.)
June 16 at Salina Speedway (Salina, Kan.)

Johnny Herrera Racing Online:

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

Apparel:

Online soon at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping and in the Pits at the team’s trailer.

Sponsor Highlight: Morton Excavating:

Morton Excavating is an excavating business located in Coweta, Okla. A part of Johnny Herrera Racing since 2016, what started off a simple job of moving some dirt at Johnny’s shop has grown into a great friendship. Without great supporters like Blaine and Kim Morton, racing would not be possible for the No. 45x team.

Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley’s Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.