Photo by James Racing Photography | Courtesy Vado Speedway Park Website

Wofford wheels to Inaugural Vado Sprint Car Title; Looks to repeat In 2020

37-year racing veteran Lorne Wofford raced to the inaugural 305 Winged Sprint Car title during the first season of action at the Vado Speedway park in Vado, New Mexico in 2019.

Wofford, who started racing in the Street Stock division back in 1983, is not new to winning races or championships, in fact the 2019 Vado title was the 21st track championship – and 10th Sprint Car title – of his illustrious career, but it was one of the sweetest as it was at a brand new track and he was able to outrun his own two sons Wes and Vance, as well as track owner Royal Jones and perennial front runner Kyle McCutcheon, who all finished in the top five in the point standings just behind Lorne’s #18.

Lorne’s long and successful history in the sport is well documented and he continued that success during the 2019 season by winning 3 features at the Vado Speedway Park and racing to eleven top ten finishes during the thirteen events that were held for the 305 Sprint Cars. That type of consistency is what landed him in the top spot at season’s end.

From the start of the 58 year old’s career when he competed in Motorcycles, Motocross and Flat Track racing, he saw success and he has not slowed down a bit, making the trip to Vado weekly from his Alamogordo home in search of more victories to add to his already impressive career win total.

Lorne, who works for PNM Electric, is eyeing his second straight championship at the Vado Speedway Park during the 2020 season as he plans to try to defend his title against a very talented weekly Sprint Car contingent, while also entering local and regional ASCS 360 action when his schedule allows.

Lorne is supported on and off the track by his wife Kim, sons Wes and Vance, along with his crew members Bill, Will and Jon.

Wofford’s cars are sponsored by Mundell Terminal Services, Interstate Batteries, Images & Iron, ASI Racing Engines, Biggs Racing Engines, Mesilla Valley Transportation and Momentum Suspensions.

The state-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park, located in Vado, New Mexico opened in June of 2019 and held a total of thirty events during between the June 14th opener and the November 30th finale.

The track will enter its second season in 2020 with over 30 events planned for its sophomore year.

Anyone wishing to see Lorne in action during the 2020 season can go to Vado Speedway Park’s website and click on the schedule tab for event dates, ticket prices and other information.