After two rainouts in a row, double features for all six Houston Motorsports Park racing divisions were the order of the day at the pristine, 3/8-mile concrete/asphalt oval this past Saturday, September 20, 2014.

 

The three NASCAR-sanctioned classes – NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds, NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks and NASCAR AMCAR muscle cars – as well as the EcoStocks, Legends and Bandoleros enjoyed perfect racing weather (for a change) as they battled for double points and double bragging rights.

 

NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds

 

Kyle Sirizzotti’s first attempt at competing in the top-tier NASCAR Fiesta Modified division at HMP was all he could have hoped for as he took the win in the “Feista Mart 40” over a closely-matched field of low-slung, fire-breathing asphalt modifieds – a class which boasts some of the top racing talent in Texas.

 

Sirizzotti, who started on the inside of row two, worked his way under youngster Ryan Luza for second just before halfway, and then cleanly scooted under race-leader Ian Webster a few laps later for the lead.

 

Despite intense, late-race pressure from Luza and another youngster, Clayton Green, Sirizzotti never bobbled and took the checkered flag by a car-length over Luza, Green, Brian Moczygemba and Michael Kourkoubes.

 

The 40-lapper was caution-free.

 

NASCAR Fiesta Modified “Fiesta Mart 40” results (1st feature)

 

1. 58 Kyle Sirizzotti, 40 laps

2. 5 Ryan Luza, 40

3. 54 Clayton Green, 40

4. 50 Brian Moczygemba, 40

5. 4 Michael Kourkoubes, 40

6. 51 Zach Knowles, 40

7. 13 Ian Webster, 40

8. 79 Joe Aramendia, 40

9. 03 Brandon Kelley, 40

10. 38 Craig Sellman, 40

11. 7 Brian Otts, 40

12. 33 Jason Morman, 40

13. 6 Wayne Wappes, 39

14. 18 DL Wilson, 14

15. 88 Larry Hughes, 3

 

In the second NASCAR Fiesta Modified feature -“The World’s Supermarket 40” – multi-time track champion Joe Aramendia used the high side to his advantage the entire 40 laps to edge out teammate Brian Moczgemba by half a car-length for the win.

 

Unlike the first feature, however, this one had some fireworks towards the end involving Aramendia, Zach Knowles and Aramendia’s arch-rival, Michael Kourkoubes.

 

While the story differs depending on who’s telling it, Knowles was a bit quicker than the leader after a late-race caution and give Aramendia a tap or two with the chrome horn without success. But going into turn one a lap later, Knowles gave Aramendia a solid pop and they both slowed to recover.

 

It would have all worked itself out except Kourkoubes was directly behind Knowles at that point and didn’t have time to slow.  Kourkoubes got into Knowles hard and Knowles spun while Aramendia and Koukourbes didn’t. Under HMP’s “Have-at-it-Boys-and-Girls” rule, the one who spins to bring out a yellow goes to the back regardless of who was “at fault.”

 

Aramendia went on to win while Kourkoubes finished third after Moczygemba got by him on the white flag lap. Knowles finished eleventh.

 

Fun stuff.

 

NASCAR Fiesta Modified “The World’s Supermarket 40” results (2nd feature)

 

1. 79 Joe Aramendia, 40

2. 50 Brian Moczygemba, 40

3. 4 Michael Kourkoubes, 40

4. 33 Jason Morman, 40

5. 54 Clayton Green, 40

6. 03 Brandon Kelley, 40

7. 5 Ryan Luza, 40

8. 7 Brian Otts, 40

9. 58 Kyle Sirizzotti, 40

10. 38 Craig Sellman, 40

11. 51 Zach Knowles, 40

12. 13 Ian Webster, 39

13. DL Wilson, 10

14. 88 Larry Hughes, 5

 

NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks

 

Mason Teague and David Webster each earned narrow, hard-fought NASCAR BWFS Coke Truck victories over Charles Evans, Jr, in the twin features, but it was Evans who came out ahead once the smoke had cleared.
Going into the NASCAR Double-Double, Evans had a slim lead in the point standings over Webster, who had an even slimmer lead over Teague.  But since Webster finished seventh in the first feature and Teague finishing third behind Evans in the second feature, Evans will pick up a few points over Webster and break more or less even with Teague with only three nights remaining in the HMP NASCAR racing season.

 

 

NASCAR BWFS Coke Truck “Coca-Cola 30” results (unofficial) results (1st feature)

1. 162 Mason Teague, 30 laps
2. 58 Charles Evans, Jr, 30
3. 16 Jake French, 30
4. 12 Justin Steiner, 30
5. 68 Stephen McCurley, 30
6. 94 Sean Steiner, 30
7. 13 David Webster, 30
8. 77 Cole Miller, 30
9. 15 Mark Lindley, 26
10. 88 Jim Phillips, 25
11. 06 Dale Sheen,
12. 8 Ed Nastasi,
13. 45 Shawn Cannon,
14. 51 Mike Nesloney,

 

NASCAR BWFS Coke Truck “BWFS Industries 30” (unofficial) results (2nd feature)

 

  1. 13 David Webster, 30 laps

2. 58 Charles Evans, Jr, 30

3. 162 Mason Teague, 30

4. 16 Jake French, 30

5. 88 Jim Phillips, 30

6. 68 Stephan McCurley, 30

7. 51 Mike Nesloney, 30

8. 94 Sean Steiner, 30

9. 45 Shawn Cannon, 29

10. 15 Mark Lindley, 29

11. 8 Ed Nastasi, 22

12. 06 Dale Sheen, 11

13. 12 Justin Steiner,

 

NASCAR AMCAR Series

 

There were only four of the newly-formed NASCAR American Muscle Car (AMCAR) Series competitors on hand, but there are more on the way according to HMP officials.

 

In both features Ed Nastasi, driving David Webster’s 2013 championship car, was able to get to the front early and maintain a couple of car lengths on Dale Sheen, driving one of the new-style Camaros, for the duration.

 

NASCAR AMCAR “Mitchell Motorsports 15” results (1st feature)
1. 31 Ed Nastasi, 15 laps
2. 6 Dale Sheen, 15
3. 28 Dale Demski, 15
4. 8 Ed Thompson, 14

 

NASCAR AMCAR “TFE Company 15” results (2nd feature)
1. 31 Ed Nastasi, 15 laps
2. 6 Dale Sheen, 15
3. 28 Dale Demski, 15
4. 8 Ed Thompson, 10

 

EcoStocks
EcoStock 1st Feature results

 

1. 37 Beddie Sonnier, 15 laps
2. 27 Daniel Bartholomew, 15
3. 7 Stephen Dalton, 15
4. 21 Shannon Hubbs, 15
5. 717 Taylor Harris, 15
6. 1 Chris House, 15
7. 13 Ian Webster, 15
8. 22 Mitch Lindley,11

9. 86 Nicolas Pawlikowski (DQ)

 

EcoStock 2nd Feature results

 

1. 27 Daniel Bartholomew, 15 laps

2. 717 Taylor Harris, 15
3. 37 Beddie Sonnier, 15

4. 7 Stephen Dalton, 15

5. 1 Chris House, 15

6. 21 Shannon Hubbs, 15

7. 13 Ian Webster, 15

8. 22 Mitch Lindley, 5

9. 86 Nicolas Pawlikowski, 2

 

Legends

 

Legends “Harvey Racing 25” 1st feature results (1st feature)

 

1. 81 Christopher Hogan, 25

2. 308 Curtis Irwin, 25

3. B00 Tyson Goudy, 25

4. 16 Coby Henslee, 25

5. 57 Mathew Barnard, 25

6. 18 Cam Mitchell, 25

7. 24 James Call, 25

8. 95 David Harvey, 23

9. 14 Roger Williams, 23

10. 96 Ethan McMillan, 23

11. 6 Jake Thomasson, 22

12. 27 Colin Lynch, 22

13. 27x Jarod Carpenter, 1

 

 

Legends “B & R Industries 25” results (2nd feature)

 

1. B00 Tyson Goudy, 25

2. 27 Colin Lynch, 25

3. 16 Coby Henslee, 25

4. 308 Curtis Irwin, 25

5. 18 Cam Mitchell, 25

6. 6 Jake Thomasson, 25

7 96 Ehtan McMillan, 25

8. 95 David Harvey, 25

9. 24 James Call, 25

10. 81 Christopher Hogan, 25

11. 14 Roger Williams,

12. 57 Mathew Barnard,

 

Bandoleros

 

Bandoleoro “TFE Company 15” results (1st feature)

 

1. 1 Dalton Arnold, 15 laps

2. 24 Jon Fernandez, 15

3. 79 Vinnie Aramendia, 15

4. 10 Kaden Honeycutt, 15

5. 48 Gabbie Dubeau, 15

6. 14 JD Legg, 15

7. 62 Devon Hicks, 15

8. 72 AJ Hicks, 13

9. 84 Levi Dubeau, 9

10. 05 Mark Offutt, 9

11. 3 Logan Tunnell, 8

12. 7 Zoey Barker, 2

 

Bandolero “Harvey Racing 15” results (2nd feature)

 

1. 10 Kaden Honeycutt, 15 laps

2. 1 Dalton Arnold, 15

3. 24 Jon Fernandez, 15

4. 48 Gabbie Dubeau, 15

5. 79 Vinnie Aramendia, 15

6. 14 JD Legg, 15

7. 84 Levi Dubeau, 15

8. 62 Devon Hicks, 14

9. 7 Zoey Barker, 14

10. 72 AJ Hicks, 12

 

 

– Houston Motorsports Park press release.  Photo credit: Steve Steinle

Sirizzotti scores Modified Win in First Time Out at Houston