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Herrera Turn Attention To Gillette After Tire Woes in Belgrade

7/11/2018
Herrera Turn Attention To Gillette After Tire Woes in Belgrade

(Image Credit: Mike Frieri)

Bryan Hulbert – BELGRADE, Mont. (July 11, 2018) Rolling into Gillette Thunder Speedway on Wednesday, July 11, Johnny Herrera is looking to rebound from two nights of tire issues at the Grizzly Nationals in Belgrade, Mont.

With a top-five run working on Friday night of the Grizzly Nationals, the right rear tire of Johnny Herrera’s Champion Brands No. 45x let go, resulting in a DNF.

“We just ran a little too hard and well, just ran the tires off of it,” commented Herrera.

Going into Saturday, the team set up expecting the track to clean off and take rubber, so a hard right rear was installed. With a little track prep lasting longer than expected, Johnny chased the car throughout the first half of the feature before finally getting grip.

“We really thought the track was going to take rubber, so we went ahead and put a Hard tire on and we put a used one on but it still just didn’t fire until the track cleaned off. We just made a mistake, but we’re going to go into Gillette and see what we can do. We ran pretty well the last time we were there, so we’ll see if we can get to the front.”

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: 27; Wins: 0; Top 5’s: 5; Top 10’s: 13; Top 15’s: 21; Top 20’s: 26

Recent Results:

7/6/2018 – Gallatin Speedway (Belgrade, Mont.)
Heat Race: 2nd [7th]
A-Feature:DNF

7/7/2018 – Gallatin Speedway (Belgrade, Mont.)
Heat Race: 1st [1st]
A-Feature: 12th [9th]

Coming Up: Gallatin Thunder Showdown

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Gillette Thunder Speedway (Gillette, Wy.)

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: Champion Brands:

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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.