posted Jul 28, 2012, 6:57 PM by Jed@houstonmotorsportspark.com   [ updated Jul 28, 2012, 6:59 PM ]
Despite losing a race for the first time since the opening event of the season, NASCAR Fiesta Modified driver Joe Aramendia built on his points lead at Houston Motorsports Park.

Aramendia has a chance to put a stranglehold on the class when HMP will once again support single features for its NASCAR classes at Fiesta's Summer Sizzler on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Bayley Currey picked up a $2,000 dollar bounty bonus for beating Aramendia during the first NASCAR Fiesta Modified race of two scheduled during USG & Mobil 1 NASCAR Night on July 21 at HMP. Currey also picked up $600 for the win in that first race. Aramendia came back in the second feature of the night and got his sixth win of the season and increased his points lead to 86 points in front of second place Brad Queen.

Even when somebody beats Joe, he still manages to win out here,” said John Mandabach, vice president and general manager of Houston Motorsports Park. “Congratulations to Bayley Currey on a great race and for winning the bounty bonus. Now lets see if any of these drivers can track down Joe in the points standings.”

Mason Teague continues to lead the NASCAR BWFS 360 Truck class, but his lead shrunk to 49 points after Michael Kourkoubes made up 14 points on him at the last event.

But while the truck points race heats up, David Webster is starting to build a lead in the NASCAR Stock Car class. Webster added 14 points during the last event to his lead, which is now 33 points over 2011 champion Nathan Demski.

It doesn't matter what class it is, anything can happen out here at Houston Motorsports Park,” Mandabach said. “Even though Teague has a decent lead in the Truck class, there is no way he has that championship wrapped up. Not with the likes of the Steiner brothers (Justin-Paul and Sean-Michael) starting to come on and win races, as well as former champion Cary Stapp now in third.

The battle between Webster and Demski should only heat up as we get past the halfway point in the 2012 season.”

The NASCAR Fiesta Modified drivers will qualify for their spot in the 75-lap main feature, while fans will also be treated to racing in the NASCAR BWFS 360 Trucks, NASCAR Stock Cars, Ecostocks, Legends and Bandoleros.

Tickets are available at Fiesta Mart for $5 or for $12 at the track, with children 12 and under still free. And, as always, there will be $1 hot dogs, $1 cokes and $1 beer.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing is set to begin at 7 p.m.

HMP is a state of the art complex, situated in a park like setting inside Beltway 8, on the North-East side of Houston, only 20 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport.

For more information on racing at HMP, visit www.houstonmotorsportspark.com or call 281-458-1972. If you want information on Fiesta go to www.fiestamart.com, see www.360motorsports.com for info on 360 Motorsports and www.bwfsindustries.com for info regarding BWFS Industries LLC.