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March 19th, 2017 - Jake Gallardo Visits Victory Lane in Late Model and Modified
Fito and Jake both entered action this past weekend at the Short Track Shootout at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM in both their Super Late Model and Modified. Friday night, Fito only competed in the Modified division but had a great start to the weekend by winning his heat race and racing from 3rd to a solid runner up finish in the main event, while Jake raced both the Late Model and Modified and came home with a pair of top five finishes as well. After finishing 2nd in the Late Model heat race, Jake raced inside the top five all event long, coming home fourth. In the Modified division, Jake raced from 6th to 3rd in his heat race and then charged from his 11th starting spot to a solid 3rd place in the night's main.

Saturday night, Fito competed in both divisions and raced from 14th to 5th in the Late Model feature after a 5th place finish in his heat race set him behind a bit, but he came home with a top five finish for his efforts and in the Modified division, he ran third in his heat and again was forced to start in the 7th row for the main event, which he charged from 13th to 7th at the checkered. Jake raced from 5th to 3rd in his Late Model heat race and then stormed from 8th to 2nd when the checkered flew, but the apparent winner was disqualified in tech, handing the win to Jake! To cap off the night, Jake ran a close 2nd in the Modified main event as well, after racing from 6th to 2nd in his heat race lined him up 3rd on the grid for the Mod main. (Donald Iverson photo)

Sunday's $5,000 to win Modified finale once again saw Jake in his newly numbered #G3 pace the field. Jake raced to a heat race win from third and then redrew the #8 starting spot in the main, but that didn't phase him one bit as he sliced his way through traffic to pick up the big money and the big check with the victory. Jake also competed in the Late Model and raced to a 5th place finish in his heat race and a 6th place finish, after starting 14th, in the main. Fito capped off his weekend with a pair of top five finishes as well, racing to a 3rd place finish in both his Late Model heat and feature and then after running third in his Modified heat, he charged from 12th to 5th when the final checkered flew on the weekend in the Late Model main.

Results can be found at www.SNMSpeedway.com.

February 25th, 2017 - Top 5 Finish for Fito in Late Model at Central AZ Speedway
Both Jake and Fito kicked off their 2017 Late Model seasons this past Saturday night at the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Arizona in competition with the SWDRA Late Model series. Jake jumped out to the lead and easily won his heat race and redrew the 5th starting spot for the main event to start off the night, while Fito did not start his heat race, forcing him to start the main from the 17th starting spot. The night's 25-lap feature saw Jake have mechanical trouble ending his night early, while Fito charged from the 9th row up into the top 5 and charged home with hard charger honors and a solid 4th place finish.

Results can be found at www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.com.

January 28th, 2017 - Fito Gallardo Lands Runner-up Finish in Late Model Debut at Wildcat Raceway
Fito made his Late Model debut this past Saturday as the newly named Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Arizona hosted their first SWDRA Late Model series event of 2017. Seventeen Late Model drivers were in attendance, broken down into three qualifying heat races. Fito raced from inside of the second row to an easy heat race victory, setting himself up with a 6th place starting spot in the afternoon's main event. Fito jumped into second at the drop of the green and chased leader and eventual winner Jake O'Neal to the checkered flag, looking under Jake's #0 machine on several occasions, but the tricky track surface made passing difficult and Fito decided to settle in for a solid second place finish to open the season.

Results can be found at www.WildcatRacewayAZ.com.

January 11th, 2017 - Gallardo Duo Open 2017 Season at Wild West Shootout
Fito and Jake both kicked off their 2017 seasons during the USRA Modified portion of the Wild West Shootout at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona this past week and both had mixed results. Fito kicked off the weekend with a heat race win on the opening night and backed it up with a solid second place finish in the night's main event, while Jake ran 4th in the same heat, but was not able to finish the main event due to mechanical troubles, ending his night early. Sunday, Fito again won his heat race and ran 12th in the main event, while Jake raced to a 2nd place finish in his heat race and posted a 7th place finish in the 25-lap feature event. Wednesday night the track was tricky and Fito ran 5th in his heat and 10th in the main, while Jake finished 4th in his heat and after a flat tire sent him to the tail, he ended up 16th in finale. Friday night, Fito posted a 4th place finish in his heat race and wound up 8th in the feature, while Jake ran 2nd in his heat and ended up 17th in the final rundown.

Results can be found at www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 4th, 2017 - Gallardo's Tally 40 Wins Combined
Competing in 128 events between the two of them, Fito and Jake Gallardo captured 40 victories during the 2016 season. Jake wheeled his way to 18 Open Wheel Modified wins, six in his Super Late Model, and one in his X-Mod. Fito registered ten wins in his Open Wheel Modified and five in the Super Late Model ranks. The duo together reeled in 92 Top 10 finishes and 82 Top 5 outings.

October 22nd, 2016 - Gallardo's Attend Fall Nationals at Hometrack
The highly anticipated 3 day USRA Fall Nationals at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM wrapped up the 2016 season for Fito and Jake and saw both drivers end their seasons qualifying for the main event and coming home with top 12 finishes in the $11,000 to win, 50-lap main event on Sunday.

Fito was able to qualify by running second in the Friday night qualifying feature and Jake made the made by coming through a b-main on Sunday, so both drivers were in the main event, starting 3rd (Fito) and 13th (Jake) when the field went green on Sunday night. Fito battled up front early while Jake raced his way into the top ten early as well. Both drivers competed hard all weekend and Jake was able to race his way up to an 8th place finish in the star studded field, while Fito faded a bit to a 12th place finish, but all in all, a great weekend for both drivers.

Results can be found at www.USRARacing.com.

October 15th, 2016 - Jake Wins Night 2 of USRA National Championships at Lakeside Speedway
Fito and Jake made the long trip back to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas this past weekend for action in the URSA National Championships and both drivers found great success over the course of the 3 day event. Thursday night, Jake raced from 8th to 5th in his heat race, while Fito ran 3rd in his heat after starting outside of the front row. Jake was forced to run the b-main, starting 3rd and winning it, putting himself into the main event. Fito rolled off 16th in the main and Jake 17th, with Fito rallying into the top ten for a 10th place finish at the checkered, while Jake stormed his way into the top five, coming home with a very solid 4th place run when the event wrapped up.

Friday night, the father-son duo sat on the front row of their heat race together and Jake got the upper hand, winning from the outside of the front row, while Fito ran a close second from pole. Both drivers transferred directly into the main event with Fito starting 10th and unfortunately having mechanical troubles knock him out of competition before the checkered flag flew, while Jake raced into the lead on lap 2, after starting 3rd and never looked back, leading the remaining 19 laps and claiming his first ever victory in the state of Kansas by beating the field to the checkered.

Saturday night, Fito raced into the feature through the b-main and raced from his 14th starting spot up to 6th in the weekend finale earning hard charger honors, while Jake ran 5th in the night's pole dash and then started and ended 5th in the night's main event, capping off three top 5 finishes in a row on the weekend.

Results can be found at www.USRARacing.com.

October 1st, 2016 - Jake Gallardo Wins USRA Sanctioned Conest at SNMS
Fito and Jake made the long trip to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS this past Thursday and Friday to compete in the Grant Junghans Memorial and both drivers had a good start to the weekend Thursday night. Jake won his heat race from the pole and Fito raced from 8th to finish third in his heat, locking both drivers into one of the twin $1,500 to win main events. Jake raced from 12th into the top 10 early and ended up finishing 7th in his main event, while Fito ran seventh as well in his after staring 4th.

Friday night, the Grant Junghans Memorial $10,002 to win event was on tap and Jake raced from 6th to 5th in his heat race, while Fito ran from 9th to 6th in his. Jake qualified for the main event and raced to a 15th place finish, while Fito missed the starting lineup by one position in the b-main and ended his night early.

Saturday night, the father/son duo made the long trip back to the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM for the Southern New Mexico Fair night and Jake got right back to his winning ways by racing from 8th to 2nd in his heat race and then blasting from 5th to win the USRA Modified main event. Fito ran 4th in his heat race and stormed from 19th to 5th when the checkered flag flew in the feature capping off a great weekend for both drivers.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com and www.SNMSpeedway.com.

September 17th, 2016 - Fito Finds Victory Lane While Jake Finishes in Close 2nd
Fito and Jake both entered USRA Modified action at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM on Saturday night and Team GRC continued their winning ways with Fito landing his #G17 into victory lane. Fito started on the outside of the front row of his heat race and won it with ease, while Jake started 5th in the same heat race and crossed the line in 4th when the checkered flew. Fito redrew the pole for the night's feature event and quickly jumped to the lead, leading every lap en route to the dominating feature victory with Jake storming from his 11th starting spot to come home with a runner up spot behind his dad.

Results can be found at www.SNMSpeedway.com.

September 3rd, 2016 - Fito and Jake Return to Victory Lane Over Labor Day Weekend
Both Fito and Jake visited victory lane again this past weekend with Jake getting the Late Model and Modified victories on Friday night during the final event ever held at the Western Tech Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas. The track, formerly known as the El Paso Speedway Park, held the final event ever before being closed during the off season and Jake raced to both feature wins, putting his name in the record books forever. Jake started outside the front for in the Modified main event and dominated the event for the win, while Fito started 8th and raced up to fourth when the checkered flew. In the Late Models, Jake started 9th and weaved his way through traffic to get to the lead and hold on to pick up the double victory on the night with Fito racing from 5th to finish 3rd in that feature as well.

Saturday night, both drivers entered their Modifieds in action at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM and this time Fito put his #G17 into victory lane. Fito ran third in his heat race and then raced to the lead early in the feature from his 3rd starting spot and dominated for the win, holding off Jake, who started 13th for the win. Jake would cross the line in second, capping off a good run after a 5th place finish in his heat race.

Results can be found at www.EPSpeedwayPark.com and www.SNMSpeedway.com.

December 28th, 2015 - Gallardo's Wrap Up 2015 Season With 28 Total Wins
Attending a total of one hundred and seven events during the 2015 campaign, Jake and Fito Gallardo reeled in twenty-eight feature wins. Fito scored eight wins in his Modified and seven in his Super Late Model while Jake finished with thirteen wins in his Modified. With the weather affecting four of there scheduled dates, the pair brought home a combined eighty-six top ten finishes and seventy top five outings.