Herrera Hopping Back In The Driver’s Seat

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Herrera Hopping Back
Johnny Herrera.

FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Herrera will return to the wheel of his Mesilla Valley Transportation/Champion Brands No. 45x at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

The races mark the final two events of the season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Though it’s Herrera’s fifth time behind the wheel this year, he is still committed to turning wrenches for Harli White during Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

“I’m looking forward to this weekend. Just need to load the car up and head that way,” said Herrera. “It’s the last race of the year, so everything pretty much is what it is, and I have enough people there to help that I’m not taking anything away from what I need to do with Harli.”

In 20 race nights between the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series at Texas, Herrera has competed in all by one night of racing; having been absent in 2004.

In a dozen events since 2012 with the American Sprint Car Series, the New Mexico shoe has made the cut in every A-Feature contested, including a win in 2016 with the ASCS Red River Region, as well as seven top fives and nine top-10 finishes.

“I like TMS (Texas Motor Speedway). It’s a track that I like and enjoy running there,” Herrera noted. “I’ve got the one regional win there, led a few National races, and finished second several times, so I’m ready for it.”

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