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Alberson scores $2,500 CLMA victory at Aztec

July 4, 2011, 6:59 pm
From track reports

AZTEC, N.M. (July 3) — Garrett Alberson of Las Cruces, N.M., was the weekend's big winner at Aztec Speedway as the Colorado-based Championship Late Model Association DIRTcar Series made its first visit to New Mexico. Alberson earned $2,500 for Sunday's feature victory while Jeep Berry of Grand Junction, Colo., earned $1,500 in Saturday's main event.

In Sunday's finale, home-state driver Jeff Davis finished second followed by Cooter Frazier of Albuquerque, John Kuchar of Henderson, Colo., and Berry.

Garrett Higgins led at the outset of the 30-lap feature with 16 cars in pursuit, and when Berry tried to move by on the seventh lap, the result was a spin that left eight cars piled up. Dave Garmann of Milliken, Colo., and Jason Davis of Grand Junction, Colo., where among cars knocked out of the race, while others made repairs and returned. Berry was put on the tail for the restart.

Davis took control and led 10 laps before Alberson charged into contention, making a high-side move to take command. He led the second half of the race without a challenge despite a late caution.

In Saturday's action, Berry started on the pole and led most of the way, using the high side to wrap up his 25-lap victory. The runner-up Garmann led laps early and fourth-finishing Kuchar made a move on Berry that was negated by a caution flag.

Note: Alberson's No. 43 is sponored by Superior Builders and Clubhoue Childcare. ... Alberson won Friday's feature at El Paso Speedway Park and finish second Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway. ... He and teammate Dave Deetz made a last-minute decision to head for Aztec, working on their cars until 4 a.m. before catching a nap and hitting the road. ... Alberson notched his first career CLMA victory while Berry won his seventh. ... CLMA drivers return to action July 30 at the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan.

CLMA @ Aztec (July 2): (1) Jeep Berry, (2) Dave Garmann, (3) Jason Davis, (4) John Kuchar, (5) Scott Cimfl, (6) Curt Daniels, (7) Jeff Davis, (8) Scott Lewis, (9) Dan Shepherd, (10) Larry Jackson, (11) Steve Lewis, (12) Marc Herrera, (13) Garrett Higgins, (14) Scott Gray.

CLMA @ Aztec (July 3): (1) Garrett Alberson, (2) Jeff Davis, (3) Cooter Frazier, (4) John Kuchar, (5) Jeep Berry, (6) Curt Daniels, (7) Scott Lewis, (8) Garrett Higgins, (9) Dave Deetz, (10) Larry Jackson, (11) Jeff Wyman, (12) Scott Cimfl, (13) Steve Lewis, (14) Kyle Hill, (15) Marc Herrera, (16) Dave Garmann, (17) Jason Davis, (18) Dan Shepherd.

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