Austin and Bryan Herzog achieved an unprecedented feat for Father’s Day weekend, with the father and son duo each claiming Late Model victories in Saturday’s MAV-TV-televised action at Madera Speedway.
Austin, 13, won an outstanding 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model race for his third win of the year. Bryan later won the 100-lap LoanMart Open Late Model for his first victory of the season.
Austin’s win was yet another come-from-behind victory in the 50-lap contest against a 15-car turnout. Herzog navigated through entire field in just 16 laps after a mid-race incident, and used a stunning turn four pass on the outside of Ryan Vargas on lap 48 for the win. Herzog’s wins in the last two races have seen him lead just six total laps.
Las Vegas’ 12-year-old Dezel West took quick time and led the field to green. Herzog kept West in sight throughout a series of early race caution periods. A strong battle developed between 11-year-olds Idaho’s Zachary Telford and Jesse Burks for fifth. Burks dove inside Telford in turn one on lap 13, but spun to bring out the caution...