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“Double-Double” this Saturday at Houston Motorsports Park as the season enters the home stretch


Houston, TX (September 10, 2014) – With only four race nights remaining in the Houston Motorsports Park 2014 schedule, the “Double-Double” on tap this Saturday could go a long way in deciding the track championships for the three NASCAR-sanctioned weekly classes, as well as the fun-to-watch Eco Stocks, pint-sized Bandoleros, and lightning-quick Legends.


The first “Double” means that all six HMP racing divisions – the NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds, the NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks, and the brand new NASCAR American Muscle Cars, the Bandoleros, the fender-banging Eco Stocks and the Legends– will compete in twin feature events. That will mean twice the all-important championship points will be up for grabs this Saturday at the beautiful, 3/8-mile asphalt/concrete oval.


HMP Race Director Sarah Mandabach anticipates the top teams contending for the six division championships will be giving it an extra effort as the season enters the home stretch.


“When we get to this point in the season, the battle lines have pretty much been drawn and those with championship drams realize that it’s now-or-never,” Mandabach said. “And those teams within striking distance will be taking a few more risks to move closer to those coveted championships.”


“On the other hand,” Mandabach continued, “those drivers who are already at the top of the point standings know that there will be folks gunning for them and looking over their shoulder a bit more than usual. It’s been our experience that when ‘conservative drivers’ and ‘going-for-it-drivers’ are on the track at the same time, there’ll be some paint swapping. “


The second “Double” means that the track is offering two adult admissions for the price of one, so NASCAR fans can get two adult tickets for only $12 at the front gate. And, as usual, children 12 and under are admitted free.


Couple the low cost of admission with $1 cokes, $1 hot dogs, and $1 beer and the end result is a very inexpensive, very exciting night out for the whole family.


NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds


In the top-of-the-line NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds, Zach Knowles, Michael Kourkoubes, and multi-time track and state champion Joe Aramendia, are locked in a torrid battle for supremacy. Knowles recently took over the top spot in the point standings from Kourkoubes, but all eyes are on Aramendia who is staging a spirited comeback after struggling earlier in the season.


Youngster Clayton Green, fourth in the standings, has shown he’s capable of making up points in a hurry and Jason Morman is always a threat to win on any given night; both will need to put it in overdrive to catch the top three.


Top-10 NASCAR Fiesta Modified point standings

1. Zach Knowles, 297
2. Michael Kourkoubes, 284
3. Joe Aramendia, 279
4. Clayton Green, 253
5. Jason Morman, 249
6. Johnny Walker, 202
7. Zak Hausler, 197
8. Brian Moczygemba, 179
9. Larry Hughes, 169
10. Kevin Wiseman, 128




The NASCAR BWFS Coke Trucks is more of a war than a battle with Charles Evans, Jr, having to defend his top spot every race from both David Webster and Mason Teague.


Teague, who missed a double-feature night earlier in the season, is on a roll and has won the last five NASCAR BWFS Coke events in impressive fashion taking over the third spot in the standings.


Webster, who also competes in the NASCAR American Muscle class and leads in their point standings, has shown a lot of muscle lately and is poised to pounce, should Evans have a bad night.


Kyle Books and Travis Benson are capable of winning on any given night and should not be counted out of the championship running at this point in the season.


Top-10 NASCAR BWFS Coke Truck point standings


1. Charles Evans, Jr, 358
2. David Webster, 315
3. Mason Teague, 305
4. Kyle Books, 292
5. Travis Benson, 285
6. Mike Coursey, 243
7. Jim Phillips, 178
8. Sean-Michael Steiner, 170
9. DL Wilson, 148
10. Justin-Paul Steiner, 131


NASCAR American Muscle Cars


David Webster has dominated this NASCAR division for the past couple of years and is a shoe-in to repeat as champion. Webster has won almost every race this season and with his nearest rival, Nathan Demski, out for the remainder of the season with a serious shoulder injury, he seems destined to repeat again this year.


This class is really just taking off with new rules and new Camaro/Mustang body styles. Next year there will be plenty of new NASCAR AMCAR teams looking to knock Webster off the top of the chart.


Last time out, track owner Graham Baker drove a brand-new NASCAR AMCAR Camaro and proved Webster can be beaten; however, he weighed in a few pounds short during the post race inspection and the win was credited to Webster.


Top-10 NASCAR AMCAR point standings


1. David Webster, 214
2. Nathan Demski, 126
3. Tommy Page Jr, 120
4. Dale Demski, 115
5. Roger Hellman, 104
6. Ed Thompson, 62
7. Ed Nastasi, 56
8. John Winne, 32
9. Graham Baker, 30
10. Derek Shumaker, 22


Eco Stocks


In the HMP-sanctioned Eco Stock division, it’s a free-for-all as are most of the racers for the four- and six- cylinder stock cars.

Any one of the teams near the top five in the point standings is entirely capable of winning the 2014 track championship.


Top 10 Eco Stock point standings


1. Danny Bartholomew 340
2. Chris House 310
3. Taylor Harris 293
4. Stephen Dalton 279
5. Kit Leslie 264
6. Dave Barton 229
7. Richard Smith 228
8. Robert Henson 171
9. Bedie Sonnier 171
10. Shannon Hubbs 143




Michael Dabney has won every HMP event he has entered this season and has a lock on the championship at this point.


1. Michael Dabney, Jr. 500

2. Christopher Hogan 473
3. Buddy Goudy 433
4. Cam Mitchell 425
5. DeWayne Irwin 419
6. Jake Thomasson 418
7. Blake Mixon 398
8. James Call 374
9. David Harvey 370
10. Tyson Goudy 368


Racing at the park-like facility starts promptly at 7 pm and normally finishes by 10:30 pm.


Houston Motorsports Park is located at 11620 North Lake Houston Parkway in Northeast Houston.


The HMP information hotline is 281-458-1972.


The HMP email address is events@houstonmotorsportspark.com and the information hotline is 281-458-1972.

For more information about Houston Motorsports Park and Saturday’s “Double Double Night” visit www.houstonmotorsportspark.com or look us up on Facebook at facebook.com/houstonracing.

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