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Home | Sports | El Paso Sports | New Vado Speedway Park Updates Progress, Releases Schedule for 2019
“We met with the construction team earlier this month and we are on track for opening night in March 2019,” said General Manager Rue Stone | Photo courtesy VSP

New Vado Speedway Park Updates Progress, Releases Schedule for 2019

Officials from the new Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M., have released a tentative schedule of events for the 2019 racing season.

“We met with the construction team earlier this month and we are on track for opening night in March 2019,” said General Manager Rue Stone who will oversee operations at the all-new, state-of-the-art motorsports complex in the New Mexico desert. “We are getting a lot of exposure from all over the country from fans, sponsors and sanctioning bodies, and we are excited to get the season underway.

“This is yet another reason why Royal Jones and his family are so respected in the racing community—and deservedly so,” Stone added. “Few, if any, have done what Royal has for dirt track racers and fans. He means the world to dirt track racing and to me personally.”

The same classes that competed on Saturday nights last year at the now-shuttered Southern New Mexico Speedway will be competing at the Vado Speedway Park, and there are no significant rules changes in any of the weekly classes.

Modifieds, Stock Cars and X-Mods (B-Mods) will be sanctioned by the USRA and compete for Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series national, regional and track points. The Legend Cars will again be sanctioned by INEX.

With a robust schedule of events, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars top the list with 41 appearances throughout the season and each driver’s best 30 starts will apply toward the season points championship.

Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods have 28 nights penciled in and 22 shows will count toward final track points.

American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Casa Nissan Legend Cars and Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers each have 25 nights of racing. Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds will be on the card for 24 nights.

All four classes will apply the driver’s best 20 finishes during the 2019 campaign.

Twenty race nights have the Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models scheduled and 18 of those apply toward the track championship. With 21 nights of Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Car action, 18 best starts will count toward the title chase.

Open wheel madness will be in full force at the Vado Speedway Park in 2019. The Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars will make seven stops while the ASCS Southwest Region 360 Winged Sprint Cars will each be in action four nights and the United States Modified Touring Series for three evenings.

ASCS Southwest Region 360 Winged Sprint Cars make their first appearance on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, for the annual Salute to Indy and return August 31 and September 1 for the Border Tour.

The USMTS and Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds will headline the 2nd Annual Short Track Shootout on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3-5.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will join Mod Lites for their debut and only appearance of the year during the season-ending inaugural Turkey Bowl on Friday and Saturday, November 29-30.

Vado Speedway Park is a semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval located just off of I-10 at exit 155, then 0.2 mile north on Stern Dr. (track is on your left). For more information, call (575) 524-7913 or (505) 524-7913. You can also check out VSP on Facebook at Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter.

Vado Speedway Park 2019 schedule:

Thursday, March 28 … Test ‘n’ Tune.

Friday-Saturday, March 29-30 … 305 Sprint Shootout: Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars ($2,500 to win), Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.
Saturday, April 6 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Friday, April 12 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.
Saturday, April 13 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Saturday, April 20 … Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Friday, April 26 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers Casa Nissan Legend Cars.
Saturday, April 27 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.
Thursday, May 2 … Test ‘n’ Tune.

Friday-Sunday, May 3-5 … 2nd Annual Rancho Milagro Short Track Shootout: USMTS/USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Saturday, May 11 … Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Friday, May 17 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.
Saturday, May 18 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26 … Salute to Indy: ASCS Southwest Region 360 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars (Saturday), Casa Nissan Legend Cars (Sunday).

Friday, May 31 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.
Saturday, June 1 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Saturday, June 8 … Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Casa Nissan Legend Cars, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Friday-Saturday, June 14-15 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Saturday, June 22 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Saturday, June 29 … MVT Night + Fireworks: Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars.

Friday-Saturday, July 5-6 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Saturday, July 13 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Friday, July 19 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.
Saturday, July 20 … Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Friday, July 26 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.
Saturday, July 27 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 2-3 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Saturday, Aug. 10 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Friday, Aug. 16 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.
Saturday, Aug. 17 … Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 23-24 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 … Border Tour: ASCS Southwest Region 360 Winged Sprint Cars, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Saturday, Sept. 7 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Saturday, Sept. 14 … Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 20-21 … Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Anthony Sosa Roofing Late Models, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, Casa Nissan Legend Cars.

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28 … Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers.

Thursday, Oct. 3 … Test ‘n’ Tune.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5 … INEX Legends Car Dirt Nationals: Casa Nissan Legend Cars, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, American Documents & Dent Works Super Trucks, Clayton Donnelly Roofing Claimers + Mod-Lites.

Thursday, Oct. 24 … Test ‘n’ Tune.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 25-27 … 20th Annual Toyota USRA Fall Nationals: Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds, Hacienda Carpet & Tile USRA X-Mods, Sun Valley Hardware USRA Stock Cars.

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 29-30 … Inaugural Turkey Bowl: POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Lucas Oil POWRi/NMMRA 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Lucas Oil POWRi 305 Winged Sprint Cars.

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice. Visit the Vado Speedway Park website for ticket prices, times and the latest schedule lineup.

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