Houston, TX – NASCAR Fiesta Modified drivers Zak “Zak Attack” Hausler and Zach Knowles waged a nose-to-tail  – often side-by-side – battle for the lead for 65 of the 75 laps of the “Fiesta Mart 75” at Houston Motorsports Park Saturday, but at the checkered it was Hausler the winner over youngster Clayton Green and perennial track champion Joe Aramendia.

Knowles’ night ended 10 laps too early when he was involved in a multi-car pileup involving most of the front runners – except Hausler – during a late-race restart. With too much damage to his suspension to continue, Knowles was forced to retire along with veteran Matt Merrell, who ran a strong third most of the race, and Johnny Walker, winner of two NASCAR Fiesta Modified events this season at the well-groomed, 3/8-mile asphalt/concrete oval.

That left Hausler, no stranger to the HMP victory platform, to fend off Green and Aramendia over the final laps to pick up his first win of the season.

In the first 10-lap heat race, Aramendia waited until turn four of the last lap to turn race-leader Michael Kourkoubes around to take the win.  Two weeks earlier, Kourkoubes had turned Aramendia around late in the feature while Aramendia was leading and scooted off for the win.  Perhaps a bit of a feud brewing here?

NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds “Fiesta Mart 75” results

1. 5 Zak Hausler, 75 laps

2. 54 Clayton Green, 75

3. 79 Joe Aramendia, 75

4. 33 Jason Morman, 75

5. 28 Kevin Wiseman, 75

6. 4 Michael Kourkoubes, 75

7. 03 Donny Kelley, 75

8. 50 Brian Moczygemba, 75

9. 88 Larry Hughes, 73

10. 72 Johnny Walker, 66

11. 51 Zach Knowles, 65

12. 30 Matt Merrell, 65

Heat race winners were Joe Aramendia and Zak Hausler

Zak Hausler won the Fiesta Modified race. (Steve Steinle photo)

Zak Hausler won the Fiesta Modified race. (Steve Steinle photo)

NASCAR BWFS Coke Truck drivers Charles Evans, Jr, and Jake French had the crowd on its feet as the pair came to the finish line side-by-side at the end of the action-packed “BWFS Industries 50.” Evans was running second on the last lap, but got under French in the last turn and took the checkered by less than a hundredth of a second to collect his second checkered flag of the season.

Jim Phillips, Travis Benson and Mike Coursey were in the mix for the entire 50 laps and finished in a tight pack directly behind the leaders.  Kyle Books was also in the hunt until he pitted with a flat after a skirmish with another truck.  And Mason Teague was on his way to the front when fire erupted under his ride ending his night early.

There was only a 0.3-second spread in lap times for the entire 16-car field which led to some very exciting racing all through the pack for the pro style trucks.

NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks “BWFS Industries 50” results

1. 58 Charles Evans, Jr, 50 laps

2. 16 Jake French, 50

3. 88 Jim Phillips, 50

4. 50 Travis Benson, 50

5. 53 Mike Coursey, 50

6. 6 DL Wilson, 50

7. 15 Mark Lindley, 50

8. 13 David Webster, 50

9. 77 Cole Miller, 50

10. 8 Ed Nastasi, 50

11. 94 Sean Michael Steiner, 46

12. 17 Kyle Books, 37

13. 06 Dale Sheen, 25

14. 68 Lori Lindley, 25

15. 4 Chad Rogers, 24

16. 162 Mason Teague, 15

Heat winners were Jim Phillips and Travis Benson

David Webster usually dominates this class, but for the second NASCAR American Muscle Cars Series event in a row, he retired early with mechanical problems. That left the door wide open for Nathan Demski to take his second win-in-a-row in the “BWFS Industries 50.”

Demski was followed to the line by his father, Dale Demski, Roger Hellman, Ed Thompson and Tommy Page, Jr.

 

NASCAR American Muscle Cars “TFE Company 25” results

1. 18 Nathan Demski, 25 laps

2. 28 Dale Demski, 25

3. 53 Roger Hellman, 25

4. 8 Ed Thompson, 25

5. 07 Tommy Page, Jr, 25

6. 31 David Webster, 17

Heat race winner was David Webster

Eco Stock feature winner Richard Smith made it look easy in outrunning Taylor Harris and Chris House to the line in their 15-lap feature.

Eco Stock 15-lap feature results

1. 57 Richard Smith, 15 laps

2. 717 Taylor Harris, 15

3. 1 Chris House, 15

4. 7 Stephen Dalton, 15

5. 27 Daniel Bartholomew, 15

6. 8 Kit Leslie, 15

7. 21 Chad Fusilier, 15

8. 37 Bedie Sonnier, 15

9. 86 Nick Pawlikoakski, 15

10. 73 David King, 15

11. 19 Dustin Rude, 10

12. 127 Shawn House, 8

13. 93 Kayla King, DNS

14. 22 Matt Lindley, DNS

Heat winner was Richard Smith

Legends “TFE Company 25”  results

Legends driver Michael Dabney, Jr, has yet to lose a Legends event at HMP this year and won again with a convincing win over Christopher Hogan, Tyson Goudy, Buddy Goudy and Coby Hensley.

1. 50 Michael Dabney, Jr, 25 laps

2. 81 Christopher Hogan, 25

3. 800 Tyson Goudy, 25

4. 00 Buddy Goudy, 25

5. 16 Coby Hensley, 25

6. 6 Jake Thomasson, 25

7. 308 Dwayne Irwin, 25

8. 114 Cameron Hickenbottom, 25

9. 18 Cam Mitchell, 25

10. 55 Blake Mixon, 25

11. 24 Jamie Call, 24

12. 95 David Harvey, 23

13. 14 Roger Williams, 23

14. 63 Brad Harden, 6

Heat race winner was Michael Dabney, Jr

Jon Fernandez had his mirror full of Vinnie Aramendia, but took the checkered over Aramendia, JD Legg, Gabbie Dubeau and Devon Hicks.

Bandolero “B&R Industries 15” results

1. 24 Jon Fernandez, 15 laps

2. 79 Vinnie Aramendia, 15

3. 14 JD Legg, 15

4. 48 Gabbie Dubeau, 15

5. 62 Devon Hicks, 15

6. 72 Andrew Hicks, 14

7. 1 Dalton Arnold, 12

8. 3 Brady Lind, 6

9. 84 Levi Dubeau, 0

Heat race winner was Jon Fernandez

Evans, Jr & Hausler Big Winners at Houston