Thursday, May 24, 2018

Focus Midgets, Sprint Cars Headline Open Wheel Showcase Saturday Night





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Focus Midgets, Sprint Cars Headline 
Open Wheel Showcase Saturday Night

White City, Oregon...Southern Oregon Speedway has an exciting night of open-wheel racing on tap for this Saturday night. It is the Open Wheel Showcase, and the Northwest Focus Midgets will be coming down from Washington with a strong field of competitors. Also on the card will be the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and OTRO Hardtops.

The biggest and most competitive field of Focus Midgets on the West Coast can be found competing in the Pacific Northwest. On any given weekend, you'll usually find the drivers racing at Grays Harbor, Deming or Skagit Speedways in Washington. They have also put together the Summer Series, which takes the group to six different tracks for a 10 race schedule. In addition to the three aforementioned venues, the Summer Series also visits Sunset Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California and Southern Oregon Speedway.

Southern Oregon Speedway was voted the most popular track of the NW Focus Midget drivers last season. They brought 22 cars to the show and ran a race that didn't have a yellow flag until late. The racing was intense at the front of the pack as the leaders battled through slower traffic. It was 2017 Series champion Tristan Thomas picking up the win ahead of Michael Vollbrecht and Chance Crum. Crum ended up second in the standings last year ahead of 2016 champion Nick Evans.

The Focus Midgets are running a Salute To Indy this weekend, complete with a three-wide salute to the fans and a jug of milk to the winner, as is Indy tradition. All about Metal of Medford and Winningham Racing has come on board to sponsor the Big Show. Series officials report that 30 competitors are committed to coming to the speedway, and this includes such noteworthy competitors as Grays Harbor Speedway champion Garrett Thomas, Top 5 ranked Ryan Cully Jonathan Jorgenson, recent Grays Harbor winner Evan Margeson, Nik Larson, Guy Tow, Hannah Lindquist, Glenn Bittrolf and recent Kern Raceway winner Ariel Biggs.

As if watching 30 of these fast Wingless Midget race cars flying around the Jim Rodgers prepared 3/10 mile clay oval isn't enough, the track's Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Series will be competing as well. In fact, Ryan Cully and Eric Turner are bringing cars for this division as well as their Focus Midgets.

The last time out, David Hibbard scored an impressive Main Event victory, leaving the battle for second. Hibbard was spotted recently in Cottage Grove picking up another second place finish. He comes into the event as the driver to beat. Enrique Jaime enjoyed his best finish to date last time as the second-year competitor finished third, followed by Jeffrey Hudson.

With some support from Hays Oil and Dave's Carpet & Vinyl, track management has made its strongest commitment ever to building up a Sprint Car class. The roster boasts some talented young drivers with a half dozen of them still in their teens, including Hudson, Jaime, last year's top rookie Merissa Henson, Tanner Holmes, Bailey Hibbard and Theron Smith. All but Holmes are anticipated this week along with Camden Robustelli, Blaine Cory, Aaron Miller and the season debut of reigning track champion Kyler Barraza.

With roughly 50 cars anticipated between the top two classes, having the Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association on the roster is icing on the cake. Last week, two-time series champion Josh King drove the Jerry Hauck car to what would be a $1,000 victory thanks to the sponsorship of Jim Nelson. To get the win, he had to battle fiercely with 2017 point runner-up Chad Cardoza, who settled for second. These two may be at the head of the pack, but they can anticipate some stiff competition from two-time reigning champion Brock Peters, Cody Peters, Randy Slater, Camden Robustelli and Kalvin Morton, among others.

The Old Time Racers of Oregon will be bringing their V6 powered Coupe and Sedan Hardtops to the speedway. These cars are a flashback to what was the main show at venues throughout the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. Recently, Jamie Britton picked up a win at Cottage Grove Speedway ahead of Mark Minter. Minter won the race on Open Wheel Showcase night last season. The Minter family is part of the foundation that formed the group in the 1980s. Other drivers to watch for this week include Bill Trotter, Dusty Trotter, Jeff Krossman and Jimmy Del Castille.

The Open Wheel showcase is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss as a roster into the seventies is anticipated between the four scheduled classes. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the first race at 7 p.m. General Admission is $15 with Seniors, Veterans and Juniors (6 to 12) $10. Children 5 and under are free. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.


Northwest Focus Midget Roster Of Committed Drivers

00 Alden Ostrom
2a Renee Angel
2j Jonathan Jorgenson
3h Hannah Lindquist
04 Matt Loving
5 AJ fugitt
7s Ross Rankine
9s Sawyer Lind
9t Tristin Thomas
11 Evan Margeson
11t Ray Stebbins
11r Aerial Biggs
12 Jesse Conway
14 Garrett Thomas
16 Nik Larson
17 Chris Bullock
18 Breanna Brostrom
21j Ryan Cully
24 Nick Evans
29t Eric Turner
31 Shane Biles
41 Ashley Thompson
44 Shane Smith
46 Guy Tow Sr
73 Keoni Texeira
75l Chris Greene
82 Greg Thornhill
88 Riley Vaillant
92 Katie Jackson
98 Glenn Bittrolf


2017 Northwest Focus Midgets
Top Ten:
9t Tristin Thomas 383
83c Chance Crum 362
24 Nick Evans 354
2J Jonathan Jorgenson 349
21J Ryan Cully 339
4 Michael Vollbrecht 338
N8 Nate Vaughn 329
3h Hannah Lindquist 314
14 Garrett Thomas 292
11 Evan Margeson 249


Pit Stops

Southern Oregon Speedway fans found out that Street Stock racing is still alive and well in Oregon last Saturday night. The Iron Giant Street Stock Series kicked off the first of an eight race tour of eight different tracks with their stop at the White City race track. They brought a field of 21 race cars for the show.

The Street Stock Series was the brainchild of James Whitehouse and past Cottage Grove Speedway champion Chris Sine. Both drivers still don't have their cars ready yet, so they were working behind the scenes to make sure things went smoothly for opening day. The idea of pitting the best Street Stock drivers against each other at eight different race tracks was a good one. The fact that they will be ending their point season on Labor Day Weekend with the big Iron Giant Race at Willamette is icing on the cake.

Last season, Donald Schott picked up the win at Southern Oregon Speedway. He was back to defend his race win, but the competition was twice as fierce this time around. In addition to two of last season's Top 5 point competitors, Erik Jarnport and Jessie Yankee, the field was bolstered by such top-caliber competitors as past Willamette champion David Cronk, past Coos Bay Speedway champion Daniel Land and current Cottage Grove Speedway point leader and past champion Andrew Langan.

Drivers came from all over Oregon to make this an exciting show from start to finish. After picking up wins in both his heat race and the six lap Scramble, Yankee may have been the driver to beat going into the Main Event. Langan, however, had other ideas. The Langan family has been competing at Cottage Grove Speedway and other venues for many years, and Andrew brought his A game for the Main Event.

With 50 laps of racing to do, there was plenty of time for a racer to make their move. However, it was Langan leading every lap for the $1,000 victory. Lest you think it was easy for him, he had his hands full with heat race winners Shannon Horn and Brian Cronk running closely behind in second and third. Cronk was wheeling the car of past Willamette Speedway champion Jody Tanner as his own racer wasn't quite ready.

Throughout the pack, the fans were treated to some close racing. Street Stock racing isn't something you get to see very often at Southern Oregon Speedway, and these drivers definitely entertained. Langan was just a little bit quicker to the checkered flag, though Horn was a close $500 second. Cronk grabbed the final position on the podium as Schott and Land made up the remainder of the Top 5.

Josh Heller ran in the Top 5 for a while before falling back to sixth. Making up the balance of the Top 10 at the finish was long time Sunset Speedway competitor Bob "Smitty" Smith, Yankee, Joey Tardio and Doug Scott. The tour is off to Madras Speedway to do a little head-to-head racing with the track's Sportsman class, but they are looking forward to the opportunity to come back for their third visit to Southern Oregon Speedway next year.

The Late Model division seems to be a bit more equal this year than it was last year. One driver who's been in the hunt for the wins in both races is reigning champion Nathan Augustine. Augustine got a little bit of a reminder that it won't be so easy this year when he was passed by Dave Foote, who ended up winning their heat race. Augustine also got second in the Trophy Dash.

The man winning the Trophy Dash as well as the first heat race was John Dees. Dees has been noticeably faster this season after two events. It looked like he was still figuring out the handle on his car in the opener when he led six laps before doing a solo spin. However, he charged his way back up to make a late pass on Mike Linder for third. This time out, Dees ran with Augustine throughout the Main Event.

What was interesting was watching John make attempts to get around on the outside. The car seemed hooked up out there, but he couldn't quite make the move. Augustine can be a difficult driver to get by when his car is running strong, and that was certainly the case on Saturday night. Nathan took the win with John Dees earning a career-best second.

When the Late Model division got rebooted at Southern Oregon Speedway in 2016, it was long time Medford area competitors Mike Linder and Bob Dees who answered the call. On Saturday night, the two veterans had a good battle going for third in the Main Event. Dees was rebounding from mechanical issues dropping him out of a Top 5 run at the season opener. However, Linder had a few tricks up his sleeve and kept Bob at bay to grab the third place finish at the checkered flag. Both drivers get to run the Trophy Dash the next time the Late Models are on the card as part of the 6th Annual Roger Haudenshild Tribite on June 2nd.

In the weeks leading up to the season opener, there were some inquiries from Pro Stock drivers about the possibility of running with the Late Models this season. Management had an opportunity to get a look at a couple of Pro Stocks competing with the Late Models on short notice this last week. This was allowed in the interest of getting some data to assess the situation.

One of the drivers was Roy Bain, but his race ended with a flat tire on the opening lap. The other driver was last season's Pro Stock champion, Dr. Scott Lenz. What was interesting was Lenz found himself in a battle with season opener winner Miles Deubert for the fifth position. Deubert held the spot for a while, but Lenz made his move and finished fifth.

Deubert still had decent points in sixth, and the battle at the top of the standings is close between he and leader Augustine, John Dees and Linder. It's certainly early in the season, but you don't want to lose ground to the others with a bad night.

The other encouraging sign is that there are other cars in the works for the Late Models. Longtime Southern Oregon Speedway competitor John DeBenedetti made an appearance in the Tom Parry Late Model. Unfortunately, they discovered a crack in the frame earlier in the evening and were forced to scratch from the Main Event. They will return to fight another day. There are rumors abounding of a Pro Stock champion coming out in a Late Model sometime this season, and we're still following this story. Certainly, it's drivers like rookie Eric Massey, Garrett Dees and Don Garrett Jr who are helping make this thing happen this year.

The Mini Stock division is in a bit of a rut. A few drivers are down for the count, and it's showing in the car count department. The heat race crash that happened two weeks ago between Cameron Hall and Steve Goetz didn't just put the #007 car out of commission. It left Goetz with severe front-end damage to his car. Andrew Hall reported that he would like to find another Pinto Wagon to replace the old car, but he's looking for a car to get Cameron Hall back out at the track as soon as possible.

2014 champion Gary Anderson is still missing after blowing a motor in the season opener, and rookie Tim Hedges has been making repairs to his car in the hopes of having a better night the next time he's out there. There are more cars to be seen in future Mini Stock events this season.

The story of the Mini Stock season so far has been how fast David Steele has looked. David gave no indication of slowing down when he opened the night with a Trophy Dash win and followed it up with a victory in his heat race. Hunter Magnan continues his strong start as he finished second in both of those races. With problems to take care of in his #89 car, reigning champion Kristopher Mix didn't start the preliminaries. This put him last on the grid in the Main Event.

We've been asking when Mix would get his first win, and the answer was Saturday night. Mix surprised Steele by making the pass and taking the lead. Steele then had his hands full with Magnan in a good battle for second. It looked like there might have been something wrong with the #67 car, but Steele made another rally to attempt to pass on Mix late in the race. However, Mix was up to that challenge and scored his first career win. Though the field was low on cars, this team had to work hard making sure their car was just right, and there was plenty of deserved satisfaction for this victory.

Steele continued to add to his point lead as he finished second, and the third place finish earned by Magnan means that he's still very much in this championship battle. In fact, he's currently second in a close race with Mix. Michael McLeod is making an early claim on top rookie honors this year and continues to get better with each turn behind the wheel. Garrett Fredrickson also managed to bring his car home to a checkered flag that will put him in the next Trophy Dash as he finished fourth.

There is also some concern over the slow start for the Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites. A few drivers anticipated for this season have yet to show. As Dusty Aos still doesn't have his car ready, he's been wheeling the #99 car that Bill Spencer drove last season. We've heard that Greg Arnold's old car will turn up with a new driver this year, and we've also heard that 2014 champion John Barger will be seen this season. Danny Prewitt had enough damage on his #29 car that it isn't ready, and 2016 champion Lee Doty's car was up in Portland getting repaired.

When the Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites show up on June 16th, it's anticipated that there will be at least a couple new cars in the field that we haven't seen this year. The four who have been showing up have been battling hard on the race track. Some have said that Charlie Eaton was due to have a big season. At the season opener, motor problems in preliminaries made it look like he might not even get through the night. He salvaged things pretty well with a late pass on Dusty Aos to gain second in that race, which was won by Eric Aos. Unfortunately for Eric, mechanical issues early in the most recent Main Event ended that race early for him.

Meanwhile, Eaton was on fire. After winning the Trophy Dash and the heat race, he took the lead from Greg Arnold midway through the race and proceeded to hold him off for the victory. Arnold settled for second ahead of Dusty Aos.

The Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association got to make their first appearance of the season at their home track. They were scheduled to run a few weeks earlier before rain came. They were also scheduled to run for $1,000 to win that night courtesy of Jim Nelson, who is known for putting up money once or twice a year for the drivers of his favorite division. That money was still good, and it brought an 18 car field on Saturday night.

After picking up a big win at Cottage Grove Speedway in a shootout race that brought together the three Dwarf Car groups of Oregon, Kalvin Morton had his eyes on another big prize. It certainly looked like he would be difficult to beat when he won both his heat race in the A Dash. Unfortunately, he could not have anticipated the back straightaway crash on the opening lap that ended the race for himself, Fred Hay, Mason Lewman and newcomer Ashleigh Strain. Strain, who has raced for the past several seasons in Outlaw Karts, was making her first Dwarf Car start at Southern Oregon Speedway.

At the front of the pack, Chad Cardoza was looking like a sure winner. Josh King didn't have his car ready for the night, but Jerry Hauck graciously gave him the keys to the #4us car. Hauck watched proudly as King battled it out with Cardoza and Randy Slater in the early goings of the race. Looking the way he did early on, you have to believe that a win is in the future for Slater this year. King made the move around Slater. With four laps to go, he charged past Cardoza and became $1,000 richer as a result.

Cardoza managed to take the checkered in second ahead of Ryan Smith. Cody Peters made a late move around Slater for a fourth place finish. It was a great group of Dwarf Car competitors who put on a show for the fans. Two time reigning champion Brock Peters, who finished second at Cottage Grove the week before, was mired in mid pack for the Main Event. He salvaged a sixth place finish to go with his earlier heat race win as Joe Sanders, Michael Johnson, Mark Neilson and Bill Winter made up the remainder of the Top 10.

One encouraging sign for the Dwarf Cars this year is that several newcomers have joined the field. After his strong second place season in Mini Stocks last year, Michael Johnson is now in the former Anthony Pope Dwarf Car. We also have Mini Stock graduate Andrew Hall, Dan Halbert and Ashleigh Strain on the roster this year.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Langan, King, Augustine, Mix, Eaton Win Southern Oregon Speedway Features, Plus, An Outlaw Kart Report



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Langan Wins $1,000 First Prize 
In Iron Giant Street Stock Race

White City, Oregon...May 19...Andrew Langan scored the $1,000 victory in the 50 lap Disorder On The Southern Border Iron Giant Street Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the opening event of the eight race, eight track Iron Giant Street Stock Series, and it produced an impressive 21 car field. Langan is the current Cottage Grove Speedway point leader and 2016 champion, and he led the race from start to finish.

The 21 cars were split into three eight lap heat races, and Brian Cronk won the first race ahead of Josh Heller. Jessie Yankee outran Andrew Langan to win the second heat, and Shannon Horn beat Jeff Marson back to the line to win the third heat. They also ran a four lap Scramble, and Yankee picked up the win in that race ahead of Brian Cronk. Sean Cronk threw a bearing in his heat race to end his night. Marson's night ended after his second place heat race performance due to transmission issues and RC Levin had motor issues put a premature end to his evening.

This left 18 starters for the Main Event, and Langan charged out to the early lead ahead of previous Southern Oregon Speedway winner Donald Schott and Smitty Smith. David Cronk pitted on the first lap and came out in front of the leaders on lap four as Shannon Horn raced into the third position. Tom Zurita spun in Turn 2 for a lap eight caution flag. Langan continued to set the pace as Horn took second from Schott on the restart. Yankee and Brian Cronk were battling closely behind Schott for the fourth position. After a lap 19 yellow flag, Brian Cronk slipped past Schott for the third position and began to pressure Horn for second. It was a good race up front with some good battles throughout the pack as Langan led Horn, Brian Cronk, Schott and Heller at the halfway point of the race. Yankee took fifth from Heller on lap 27, and spins by Erik Jarnport and Zurita brought out caution flags on lap 30 and 33. Langan was still leading Horn, Brian Cronk, Schott and Yankee at that point. Daniel Land made a charge past Yankee for fifth on lap 41. Langan drove a flawless race and earned the big $1,000 victory. Horn brought it home for a $500 second. Brian Cronk settled for third, followed by Schott, Land, Heller, Smith, Yankee, Joey Tardio and Doug Scott.

Race Results 
 Iron Giant Street Stocks
Heat 1-Brian Cronk, Josh Heller, Daniel Land, Don Schott, Roger Hubbard, Tim Zurita, Kevin Ballard

Heat 2-Jesse Yankee, Andrew Langan, Joey Tardio, Smitty Smith, Erik Jarnport, Sean Cronk, RC Levin

Heat 3-Shannon Horn, Jeff Marson, David Cronk, Dave Schmidt, Jeff Tuttle, Doug Scott, Justin Tracy

Scramble-Jesse Yankee, Brian Cronk, Andrew Langan, Josh Heller, Shannon Horn

Main Event-Andrew Langan, Shannon Horn, Brian Cronk, Don Schott, Daniel Land, Josh Heller, Smitty Smith, Jesse Yankee, Joey Tardio, Doug Scott, Erik Jarnport, Jeff Tuttle, Kevin Ballard, David Cronk, David Schmidt, Tim Zurita, Justin Tracy, Roger Hubbard, Sean Cronk NS, RC Levin NS, Jeff Marson NS


King Scores Big Dwarf Car Victory 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 19...Taking the lead from Chad Cardoza with just four laps remaining, Josh King picked up a $1,000 victory in the Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Thanks to the sponsorship of Jim Nelson, the win paid $1,000 to King, who was driving the Jerry Hauck car. Cardoza settled for second.

Coming off of an impressive victory at Cottage Grove a week earlier, Kalvin Morton picked up wins in his six lap heat race and the six lap A Dash. Ryan Smith won his heat race, while Brock Peters battled Fred Hay to win the third heat. King picked up the win in the B Dash. Mechanical issues prevented Kaycee Sheeler and rookie Andrew Hall from starting the Main Event.

Morton's night ended in disappointment as he was eliminated in a seven car crash on the backstretch on the opening lap. Newcomer Ashleigh Strain, Mason Lewman, Steve Walker and Fred Hay were also done after the crash. Cardoza led the restart ahead of Randy Slater and Cody Peters. A low move in Turn 4 of the third lap gained King the second position from Slater as the lead three cars ran in close formation. Slater surprised King by making an inside pass in Turn 3 to regain second on lap 10, but King made a pass on the front stretch on lap 13 to once again grab second. Moments later, Dan Halbert brought out a lap 14 caution flag. Cardoza led King and Slater on the restart. A high pass in Turn 4 of the 17th lap gained King the lead. King went on to score the impressive victory ahead of Cardoza. Slater faded slightly at the finish as he lost third to a Turn 4 pass by Ryan Smith on lap 19 and was passed on the inside in Turn 4 on the final lap by Cody Peters for fourth. Slater settled for fifth, followed by Brock Peters, Joe Sanders, Michael Johnson, Mark Neilson and Bill Winter.

The Dwarf Cars return for the Open Wheel Showcase race this Saturday night, along with the Northwest Focus Midgets, Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars and OTRO Hardtops. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results 
 SODCA Dwarf Cars
Heat 1-Kalvin Morton, Chad Cardoza, Steve Walker, Paul Haslow, Mark Nielsen, Michael Johnson, Dan Halbert.

Heat 2-Ryan Smith, Cody Peters, Josh King, Ashleigh Strain, Joe Sanders, Kaycee Sheeler.

Heat 3-Brock Peters, Fred Hay, Randy Slater, Mason Lewman, Bill Winter, Andrew Hall.

A Dash-Kalvin Morton, Cody Peters, Fred Hay, Brock Peters, Chad Cardoza, Ryan Smith.

B Dash-Josh King, Joe Sanders, Steve Walker, Mason Lewman, Dan Halbert, Mark Nielsen, Ashleigh Strain, Michael Johnson, Bill Winter, Paul Haslow.

Main Event-Josh King, Chad Cardoza, Ryan Smith, Cody Peters, Randy Slater, Brock Peters, Joe Sanders, Michael Johnson, Mark Nielsen, Bill Winter, Dan Halbert, Fred Hay, Kalvin Morton, Steve Walker, Mason,  Lewman, Andrew Hall,  Kaycee Sheerer.


Victory For Augustine At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 19...Nathan Augustine earned the victory in the 20 lap Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Augustine was coming off of a second place finish at the season opener behind the surprising Miles Deubert. He is the reigning champion, and this win also prevented a clean sweep for John Dees.

John Dees opened the night with a four lap Trophy Dash victory ahead of Augustine and held off his father, Bob Dees, to win their six lap heat race. Dave Foote outran Augustine to win the other heat race. Pro Stock champion Scott Lenz and Roy Bain joined the field with the right rear tire allowed by the rules as management was gathering information for future use in the division.

The race had to be restarted after Foote and Don Garrett Jr brought out the yellow flag in Turn 2. Augustine led John Dees and Mike Linder on the restart. Dees was making a strong move on the outside, but Augustine ran just a bit stronger on the inside. A lap seven yellow flag flew and Garrett retired at that point. Foote spun for a yellow flag on lap eight, and Augustine led John Dees and Linder on the restart. There were several good battles for position as Augustine raced with John Dees, Linder battled Bob Dees and Lenz had a good race going with fellow Pro Stock alumnus Deubert. Though Dees seemed to have his car hooked up on the outside, he was unable to make a winning move around Augustine. Augustine was the happy winner ahead of John Dees, Linder, Bob Dees, Lenz, Deubert, Eric Massey, Dave Foote, Garrett Dees and Garrett.

The Late Models will return as part of the big 6th Annual Roger Haudenshild Tribute Race on June 2nd. The event will feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks, along with Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Late Models
Trophy Dash-John Dees, Nathan Augustine, Mike Linder.

Heat 1-Dave Foote, Nathan Augustine, Mike Linder, Don Garrett Jr.

Heat 2-John Dees, Bob Dees, Miles Deubert, Garrett Dees, Eric Massey.

Main Event-Nathan Augustine, John Dees, Mike Linder, Bob Dees, Scott Lenz, Miles Deubert, Eric Massey, Dave Foote, Garrett Dees, Don Garrett Jr, Roy Bain.


Mix Snaps Steele Win Streak At Five With First Career Win 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 19...Kristopher Mix won a good battle with David Steele to capture his first career 15 lap Mini Stock Main Event victory. Mix is the reigning champion, and after gaining the lead with a surprising pass on Steele, he held him off to snap a five race win streak for Steele.

The night started off with Steele collecting victories in the six lap heat race and four lap Trophy Dash. Mix missed the heat race making repairs for the Main Event, but the repairs seemed to do the trick.

Steele led the opening lap ahead of Hunter Magnan and Mix. Mix took second from Magnan on a lap two restart, but the lead three cars ran in close formation. An inside pass in Turn 2 of the fourth lap put Mix into the lead. Magnan was pressuring Steele for second when Michael McLeod spun in Turn 2 for a lap nine caution flag. Mix continued to lead Steele and Magnan on the restart. Steele made a strong move in his bid regain the lead with two laps to go, but Mix kept his cool and remained in front. Mix picked up the win ahead of Steele, Magnan, Garrett Fredrikson and McLeod.

Mini Stocks are off for a few weeks, but they will return to action on June 16th. This will give the competitors enough time to make repairs. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results 
 Mini Stocks
Trophy Dash-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Michael McLeod, Garrett Fredrickson.

Heat-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Michael McLeod.

Main Event-Kristopher Mix, David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Garrett Fredrickson, Michael McLeod.


Eaton Sweeps Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Action 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 19...Charlie Eaton scored a clean sweep in the Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites division at Southern Oregon Speedway. It was capped off by his victory in the 15 lap Main Event.

After winning the four lap Trophy Dash ahead of previous winner Eric Aos and the six lap heat race in front of Greg Arnold, Eaton followed Arnold in the early goings of the Main Event. Eric Aos stalled on the back stretch for the only caution flag on lap 2. Arnold continued to lead Eaton and Dusty Aos on the restart. An inside pass in Turn 2 of the seventh lap moved Eaton into the lead. Once he got there, Eaton was not about to let it go as he sped to the victory ahead of Arnold and Dusty Aos.

The Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites will return to action on June 16th. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results 
Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites
Trophy Dash-Charlie Eaton, Eric Aos, Greg Arnold, Dusty Aos.

Heat-Charlie Eaton, Greg Arnold, Eric Aos, Dusty Aos.

Main Event-Charlie Eaton, Greg Arnold, Dusty Aos, Eric Aos.


Pfau Wins KT Clash,
Wheeler, Grimes, Fuller, Smith Win Kart Features

White City, Oregon...May 18-19...Phil Pfau won the KT100 Clash Friday night at Little Southern Oregon Speedway. The special two-day event was sponsored by Speed City of Medford, and the KT100 portion paid $1,000 to the winner. By virtue of his win and second place performances in his two heat races, Pfau had the pole for the KT100 20 lap Main Event and charged out to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Heat race winner Steve Rambo settled into second ahead of Daniel Kravitz. The lead three competitors remained in that order for the entire distance of the rapidly run event. Jeremy Brown settled for fourth ahead of Brent Meyer. Brown made a last turn pass to steal the four lap Bragging Rights Dash victory away from Rambo.

Mike Wheeler picked up the $600 first prize by winning the 20 lap 500 Open Main Event. $500 of the first prize money was sponsored by Dick's Towing. Wheeler also won the first of two ten lap heat races, but he settled for second in the other heat behind 2016 champion Johnny Burke. Burke appeared to be headed for a Bragging Rights Dash victory, but mechanical issues ended his night after the four lap race. Colby Bergquist threw a wheel in Turn 3 in the first heat and hit the Turn 1 wall and rolled in the second heat, ending his night. In the Main Event, Wheeler raced into the lead at the drop of the green flag ahead of Dillen Lausen and Sunday afternoon arrival Merissa Henson. Boardman took third from Henson on lap four and grabbed the second position from Lausen on a lap eight restart. However, Wheeler had a big lead and took it to the checkered flag ahead of Boardman, Lausen and Henson.

Reigning 250 Kart champion Trevor Grimes battled Bodee Weiser to score the 20 lap Main Event victory. Throughout Friday evening, it appeared as if 2016 champion Bodee Weiser might be the driver to beat. Weiser won both of his eight lap heat races as well as holding off his brother Braden Weiser to win the four lap Bragging Rights Dash. Braden Weiser and Grimes were the other heat race winners. Bodee Weiser led Grimes at the drop of the green flag, and Morgan Berry brought out a lap two caution flag. Bodee Weiser continued to lead Grimes and Braden Weiser on restart. 250 Kart rookie Taylor Fuller pitted on lap five. Brionna Fuller pitted a lap later, but a yellow flag saved her from losing a lap. Bodee Weiser continued to lead Grimes and Braden Weiser on the restart as Vinny DeBenedetti was running fourth. The leaders quickly came up on a slower kart. As they went through Turn 4, Bodee Weiser went high, but the slower kart went high as well. Grimes ducked underneath and took the lead. Morgan Berry brought out another caution flag on lap 14 and retired from the race. Grimes led Bodee Weiser and Braden Weiser on the restart. The leaders caught a slower kart on lap 18, but Grimes made the right move to get by and took it to the checkered flag. Bodee Weiser settled for second, followed by Braden Weiser, Brionna Fuller, DeBenedetti, Kloey Smith, Drew Berry, Morgan Berry and Taylor Fuller.

Taylor Fuller won his his first 20 lap Box Stock Main Event at Little Southern Oregon Speedway. Fuller has won several races at Yreka, where he won last season's championship. Making his move up from the Beginners Box Stock division, Jacob James won the first eight lap heat race ahead of Ryan Hirschbock, who also finished second to Fuller in the other heat race. Fuller had to be talked into running the four lap Bragging Rights Dash, but last lap passes around Hirschbock and then leader Keaton Augustine in the final turn earned Fuller an impressive victory. James raced out to the lead at the start ahead of Fuller and Hirschbock. The lead three karts ran in close formation at the front of the pack, and Fuller was trying to find a way past James. A low move in Turn 3 of the 11th lap finally put Fuller into the lead, and 2016 Beginners Box Stock champion Kiley Grimes spun for the only caution flag of the race. Fuller led Hirschbock on the restart, and they ran 1-2 to the checkered flag. Augustine was a solid third ahead of James, Grimes and Sunday arrival Keegan Bounds.

Chayce Smith turned in a dominant performance in winning the 20 lap Beginners Box Stock Main Event. Smith won both of his eight lap heat races on Friday night and also claimed the victory in the four lap Bragging Rights Dash. Uriah Sanders and Jayme DeBenedetti were the other heat race winners. Smith charged into the lead at the drop of the green flag ahead of Shailene Horn. Bhaltair Edwards spun for a lap two caution flag and spun again a lap later for another caution flag before pitting. Smith continued to lead Horn and reigning champion Malachi Johnson on the restart. Isaac Grimes retired on lap 9, and Hunter Granger spun in Turn 2 for a lap 10 caution flag. Smith continued to hold command on the restart with Horn doing a fine job in running second. Johnson and Mike Wheeler Jr had a good battle going for third. Smith stretched his lead to a straightaway by the waving of the checkered flag. Horn was a solid second head of Johnson and final lead lap finisher Wheeler. Carson Henson finished fifth, followed by Sanders, DeBenedetti, Granger, Grimes and Edwards.

Some of the KT100 competitors also brought UAS Speedway Karts to compete in the full program offered on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Kravitz won both eight lap heat races, chased by Jeremy Brown in the first heat and Trey Hornbrook in the second. Larry Fuller was running strong in the heats, but mechanical issues ended his afternoon early in the Main Event. Brown raced into the early lead ahead of Kravitz and Hornbrook. Ed Grubb joined Fuller in the pits early on as Steve Rambo took third from Hornbrook on lap two. Kravitz spun on lap five to put Rambo into second, but he regained the position when Rambo had an infield excursion off of Turn 2. The final yellow flag waved when Kravitz spun from second on lap 13. Brown led the restart and led the remaining laps for the victory. Kravitz moved back around Rambo before the checkered flag flew to claim second. Rambo settled for third.

Only two 206s showed to race on Friday. The six lap heat races were won by Steve Rambo and Lori Fuller, and Rambo won the Main Event ahead of Fuller.

Little Southern Oregon Speedway will have a full program of Kart racing on June 8th. The 500 Open Karts, 250s,  Box Stocks, Beginners Box Stocks and UAS Speedway Karts will be racing. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Beginner Box Stocks
Heat 1A-Uriah Sanders, Jayme DeBenedetti, Hunter Granger, Isaac Grimes.

Heat 2A-Chayce Smith, Carson Henson, Shailene Horn, Malachi Johnson, Mike Wheeler Jr.

Heat 1B-Chayce Smith, Mike Wheeler Jr, Carson Henson, Shailene Horn, Malachi Johnson.

Heat 2B-Jayme DeBenedetti, Uriah Sanders, Hunter Granger, Isaac Grimes.

Main Event-Chayce Smith, Shailene Horn, Malachi Johnson, Mike Wheeler Jr, Carson Hansen, Uriah Sanders, Jayme DeBenedetti, Hunter Granger, Isaac Grimes, Bhaltair Edwards.

Bragging Rights Dash-Chayce Smith, Shailene Horn, Mike Wheeler Jr, Jayme DeBenedetti.

Box Stock
Heat 1A-Jacob James, Ryan Hirschbock, Taylor Fuller, Kiley Grimes, Keaton Augustine.

Heat 1B-Taylor Fuller, Ryan Hirschbock, Jacob James, Keaton Augustine, Kiley Grimes.

Bragging Rights Dash-Taylor Fuller, Keaton Augustine, Jacob James, Ryan Hirschbock.

Main Event-Taylor Fuller, Keaton Augustine, Ryan Hirschbock, Jacob James, Kiley Grimes, Keegan Bounds.

250s
Heat 1A-Trevor Grimes, Brionna Fuller, Braden Weiser, Drew Berry, Morgan Berry.

Heat 2A-Bodee Weiser, Vinny DeBenedetti, Kloey Smith, Taylor Fuller.

Heat 1B-Braden Weiser, Trevor Grimes, Drew Berry, Morgan Berry, Brionna Fuller.

Heat 2B-Bodee Weiser, Kloey Smith, Vinny DeBenedetti, Taylor Fuller.

Bragging Rights Dash-Bodee Weiser, Braden Weiser, Vinny DeBenedetti, Kloey Smith.

Main Event-Trevor Grimes, Bodee Weiser, Braden Weiser, Brionna Fuller, Vinny DeBenedetti, Kloey Smith, Drew Berry, Morgan Berry, Taylor Fuller.

500 Open
Heat 1A-Mike Wheeler, Johnny Burke, Dillen Lausen, Colby Bergquist.

Heat 1B-Johnny Burke, Mike Wheeler, Dillen Lausen, Colby Bergquist.

Bragging Rights Dash-Mike Wheeler, Dillen Lausen, Johnny Burke.

Main Event-Mike Wheeler, Kenny Boardman, Dillen Lausen, Marissa Hansen, Colby Bergquist (DNS), Johnny Burke (DNS).

UAS Speedway Karts
Heat 1A-Daniel Kravitz, Jeremy Brown, Trey Hornbrook, Ed Grubb, Larry Fuller.

Heat 1B-Daniel Kravitz, Trey Hornbrook, Jeremy Brown, Ed Grubb, Larry Fuller.

Main Event-Jeremy Brown, Daniel Kravitz, Steve Rambo, Ed Grubb, Trey Hornbrook, Larry Fuller.

206 Speedway Karts
Heat 1A-Lori Fuller, Steve Rambo.

Heat 1B-Steve Rambo, Lori Fuller.

Main Event-Steve Rambo, Lori Fuller.

KT100
Heat 1A-Steve Rambo, Phil Pfau, Libby Tower.

Heat 1B-Phil Pfau, Daniel Kravitz, Fred Meyer.

Bragging Rights Dash Jeremy Brown, Steve Rambo, Libby Tower.

Main Event-Phil Pfau, Steve Rambo, Daniel Kravitz, Jeremy Brown, Brent Meyer.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Langan Wins Street Stock Race, Pfau Wins KT Clash




Langan Wins Iron Giant Street Stock Tour Feature
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City,, Oregon...May 19...Andrew Langan won the 50 lap Iron Giant Street Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.  Langan is a Cottage Grove Speedway champion, and this win was worth $1,000.  He led all of the race with Shannon Horn challenging him most of the way in second.  Brian Cronk was a strong third ahead of Donald Schott and Daniel Land.

Nathan Augustine won the 20 lap Late Model Main Event.  The reigning champion led all the way with John Dees pressuring him in second.  Mike Linder finished third ahead of Bob Dees and Scott Lenz.

Two time SODCA Dwarf Car champion Josh King scored a $1,000 win in their 20 lap Main Event.  King took the lead from race long leader Chad Cardoza with a high pass in Turn 4 on lap 17 and went on to victory.  Cardoza settled for second ahead of Ryan Smith, Cody Peters and Randy Slater.

Charlie Eaton scored a clean sweep of the four lap Trophy Dash, six lap heat and 15 lap Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Main Event.  Eaton took the lead from Greg Arnold with a low pass in Turn 2 on lap seven and led the rest of the way for the win.  Arnold finished second ahead of Dusty Aos and Eric Aos.

Kristopher Mix won his first career 15 lap Mini Stock Main Event.  The reigning champion took the lead from David Steele with a low pass in Turn 2 on lap 4.  Steele made a late attempt to get by  Mix, but Mix prevailed at the checkered flag.  Hunter Magnan settled for third ahead of Garrett Fredrickson and Michael McCleod.

Racing returns next Saturday night with the Northwest Focus Midgets Salute To Indy.  Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, SODCA Dwarf Cars and OTRO Hardtops will also be in action.  For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Unofficial Race Results
Iron Giant Street Stocks
Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Brian Cronk, Jesse Yankee, Shannon Horn.  Trophy Dash (6 Laps)-Jesse Yankee.   Main Event (20 Laps)-Andrew Langan, Shannon Horn, Brian Cronk, Donald Schott, Daniel Land.

Late Models
Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Dave Foote, John Dees.  Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-John Dees.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Nathan Augustine, John Dees, Mike Linder, Bob Dees, Scott Lenz.

SODCA Dwarf Cars
Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Kalvin Morton, Ryan Smith, Brock Peters.  A Dash (6 Laps)-Josh King.  B Dash (10 Laps)-Kalvin Morton.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Josh King, Chad Cardoza, Ryan Smith, Cody Peters, Randy Slater.

Mini Stocks
Heat Winner (6 Laps)-David Steele.  Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-David Steele.     Main Event (20 Laps)-Kristopher Mix, David Steele, Garrett Fredrickson, Hunter Magnan, Michael McLeod.

Valley-Stor All Late Model Lites
Heat Winner (6 Laps)-Charlie Eaton.  Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Charlie Eaton.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Charlie Eaton, Greg Arnold, Dusty Aos, Eric Aos.


Pfau Wins KT100 Clash At Little Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 18-19...Phil Pfau collected a $1,000 victory in the 20 lap KT100 Main Event at Little Southern Oregon Speedway. The race was sponsored by Speed City of Medford. Pfau had a front row start for the Main Event and led all the way to the checkered flag. Steve Rambo collecting a $200 second, just ahead of Daniel Kravitz, Jeremy Brown and Brent Meyer. Rambo and Pfau were the 10 lap heat race winners, and Brown made a last turn pass on Rambo to win the four lap Bragging Rights Dash.

Jeremy Brown grabbed the victory in the UAS Speedway Kart Main Event. Brown led all 20 laps, leaving Steve Rambo and Daniel Kravitz to battle it out for second. Rambo finished there ahead of Kravitz, Ed Grubb and Larry Fuller. Kravitz won both eight lap heat races.

Mike Wheeler pocketed $500 for his victory in the 25 lap 500 Open Main event. Wheeler led all the way, leaving Kenny Boardman to do the passing. Boardman came from fourth to finish second ahead of Dillen Lausen and Merissa Henson.

Trevor Grimes won the 250 Kart Main Event. Bodee Weiser led the first 12 laps with Grimes closely behind. As they worked slower traffic in Turn 3, Weiser got blocked up high, allowing Grimes to race by for the lead. A similar situation nearly cost Grimes the lead during the final two laps, but he took the checkered flag ahead of Bodee Weiser, Braden Weiser, Brionna Fuller and Vinny DeBenedetti.

Taylor Fuller won the 25 lap Box Stock Main Event. Fuller took the lead from early leader Jacob James with a Turn 2 pass on lap 11 and led the rest of the way. Ryan Hirschbock had his best finish yet in second, followed by Keaton Augustine, James and Kiley Grimes.

Chayce Smith turned in a dominant performance in winning the 20 lap Beginners Box Stock Main Event. Even a late yellow flag couldn't slow him down as he bolted ahead and led the final few laps to win ahead of Shailene Horn, reigning champion Malachi Johnson, Mike Wheeler Jr and Carson Henson.

All of the Cage Kart classes ran their preliminaries on Friday night, and Johnny Burke and Mike Wheeler were the 10 lap 500 Open heat race winners. The second heat race saw Colby Bergquist hit the Turn 1 wall and flip. His first heat race was also eventful as he threw a wheel in Turn 3 and did three 360 spins before coming to a stop. Burke had mechanical issues leading the four lap Bragging Rights Dash as Wheeler collected the victory.

The 250 Karts ran two sets of heat races, and reigning champion Trevor Grimes won his first heat race by a wide margin ahead of Brionna Fuller. 2016 champion Bodee Weiser began what would be a perfect preliminary session by winning his first heat a half-lap in front of Vinny DeBenedetti. Bodee Weiser also won his second heat in front of Kloey Smith, while his brother Braden Weiser outran Grimes to win their second heat. It was Bodee Weiser outrunning Braden Weiser to win the four lap Bragging Rights Dash.

Up from the Beginners class, Jacob James won the first eight lap Box Stock heat race ahead of Ryan Hirschbock. Taylor Fuller won the second heat race in front of Hirschbock. Fuller had to be convinced to run the four lap Bragging Rights Dash and proceeded to make two passes on the last lap to steal the victory from Keaton Augustine.

The strongest field was produced by the Beginners Box Stock class as they ran two sets of eight lap heat races. Uriah Sanders scored the first heat race win by a comfortable margin ahead of Jamie DeBenedetti. Coming in from Hayfork, California, Chayce Smith won his first heat race by a wide margin in front of Shailene Horn. Smith also won his second heat ahead of Mike Wheeler Jr, while DeBenedetti outran Sanders to win their second Heat. Smith won the for lap Bragging Rights Dash ahead of Horn.

Lori Fuller and Steve Rambo each won and eight lap 206 heat races before Rambo won the Main Event in front of Fuller.

The Outlaw Kart program will be back in action on June 8th with the regular Cage Kart classes and Speedway Karts. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Busy Weekend Planned At Southern Oregon Speedway


Southern Oregon Speedway Racing Discussion
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Southern Oregon Speedway Racing Discussion
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Busy Weekend Planned At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...On the heels of last week's Four Cylinder Frenzy event, Southern Oregon Speedway has an amazing lineup of racing on tap for this weekend. In addition to a big Outlaw Kart program on the little track on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, the Iron Giant Street Stocks are coming to town for the first round of their big eight race tour of various Oregon tracks. Joining the Street Stocks on the big speedway will be the Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars, Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites and Mini Stocks.

The Iron Giant Street Stock Series, which is the brainchild of James Whitehouse and Chris Sine, brings together some of the best Street Stock racers from Oregon to run eight races at eight different tracks. Southern Oregon Speedway gets the season opener once again. Last season, it was Donald Schott winning the 50 lap race for the $1,000 first prize. Once again, the drivers will be running for $1,000 and a nice $500 runner-up prize.

Kyle Yaeck comes into this event as the driver to beat. He has won some of the biggest Street Stock races in the state over the past few seasons and is the reigning tour champion. Kyle finished second in last season's race and was perhaps the most interesting driver to watch on the track. Eric Jarnport won a good battle for second in the final standings ahead of Whitehouse last season as Sine and James Yankee rounded out the Top 5. Reports are that a field of 15-20 competitors are anticipated as drivers are itching to get a chance to race on the Jim Rodgers prepared 3/10 mile clay oval.

Not to be ignored in the mix is the exciting Late Model division. When 2014 Street Stock champion Miles Deubert had an opportunity to acquire the 2017 Madras Late Model championship car from Kyle Coen, he jumped at the chance. Running a little bit late on Saturday night, he made it in time to run his heat race. That race didn't go very well, but adjustments made leading up to the feature resulted in Deubert earning an impressive win ahead of reigning champion Nathan Augustine. John Dees and Mike Linder were looking good as well, and both drivers will be looking to win the Trophy Dash when the program starts this week. Other competitors to watch for include Bob Dees, Garrett Dees, Dave Foote and Don Garrett Jr.

David Steele has won the last eight Mini Stock Main Events in which he has started. This includes a five race win streak at Southern Oregon Speedway. Steele swept the event last week. Reigning champion Kristopher Mix had to settle for second, and he'll be looking to knock Steele out of the Winner's Circle this week. The rapidly improving Hunter Magnan, Michael McCloud, Garrett Fredrickson and 2013 champion Steve Goetz will be among the others to watch this week.

Eric Aos looked impressive in winning the Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Main Event last week. He had smooth sailing ahead in winning by a wide margin. Championship hopeful Charlie Eaton struggled with motor problems early on, but he rebounded with a second place finish by making a last lap pass on Dusty Aos. Other drivers to watch for this week include Greg Arnold, Danny Prewitt and 2016 champion Lee Doty. Arnold is running #39 this year in memory of his friend and former Pro Stock racer Tim Law, who lost his battle with Cancer during the off-season.

The Southern Oregon Dwarf Car competitors have run a pair of races this season. It was Camden Robustelli getting it done with back-to-back Yreka wins. He is the early point leader, but he knows the competition will be tough. Some of the best Oregon racers converged on Cottage Grove last week, and SODCA championship hopeful Kalvin Morton held off two-time club champion Brock Peters to get the win. These two will be out to snap the Robustelli two race win streak, and other drivers to watch for this week include two-time champion Josh King, Ryan Smith, Chad Cardoza, Fred Hay, Randy Slater and Joe Sanders.

If you're looking for more racing, the little track will roar into action on Friday night with a two-day event that concludes on Saturday morning. The KT100s are coming in from Northern Oregon and Washington with a field of 20-plus competitors anticipated. The 206 Karts are also coming down. There will be big money on the line. The track will also run its various Cage Kart classes, and word is that we will be seeing several of the youngest drivers competing in the Beginners class. The Saturday portion of the show will also include the UAS Speedway Karts. The Main Events will run on Saturday based on the finishes from the preliminary races on Friday night. KT100s will also run a preliminary feature on Friday.

On the big track, gates open on Saturday at 5 p.m. with the Trophy Dashes scheduled to fire off at 7 p.m. General Admission is $12 with Seniors, Veterans and Juniors (6-12) $6. Children 5 and under are free. For the Kart program on Friday night and Saturday morning, General Admission is $10 and includes pit access. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.


Pit Stops

Southern Oregon Speedway will be saying goodbye to perhaps the most charismatic race car at the track. The blue #007 Pinto Wagon is being retired. For the past couple of seasons, Andrew Hall has done a heck of a job wheeling that car around the race track. He's won heat races and a Trophy Dash with it and came within one position of winning the Main Event on multiple occasions. He was third in the standings in 2016.

This season, Cameron Hall was making his racing debut in that car. It can be challenging being a rookie and racing as it is, but driving that car makes it even more challenging. It is fast, but it can get away from you in the turns quite easily. Cameron found that out the hard way in a heat race last Saturday night. It was going well enough when he passed David Steele for the second position.

However, Cameron got a bit sideways coming out of Turn 2, and the car came around on him. A little bit further back, Steve Goetz with coming up on him and didn't see him in time. With no place else to go, Goetz T-boned Hall, ending the night for both drivers. The driver's side door caved in on Hall, but fortunately he was okay. Andrew Hall is already looking for a replacement car to get back out to the track, though there is no ETA on when that might happen.

For Goetz, he went into the night feeling pretty good about the way the car was running. He's had two starts this season, a second in Yreka and the second at Southern Oregon Speedway. He had hopes of beating teammate David Steele in the Main Event, but sadly, it was not to be. While Steve loaded up and headed home, Steele was doing what he does best, winning races. He won the Trophy Dash, heat race and Main Event as he continues to work on building up his point lead. All told, Steele has won the last eight Main Events in which he has started, including the last five races at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Hunter Magnan, meanwhile, is getting used to the power of the car that he bought late last season. He knew he needed something better if he wanted to have a chance to win, and this purchase has turned out to be a good one. With a fourth place finish in the opener, Hunter was aiming higher in the latest Main Event. However, he's still learning the handle on the car and spun on multiple occasions. After his last spin in the Main Event, Hunter decided to get going rather than wait for the yellow flag that might have been followed by a black flag. He reeled in Michael McCloud and made the pass for third.

It was another second place finish for Kristopher Mix. This was the second time in the last 2 years for Mix to get a second, but he's hungry for the win. With Steele looking as fast as he is, Mix knows that he's going to have to start winning some races if he hopes to keep up in the championship chase. He may also be the driver with the best hope of beating Steele for the championship. From the looks of things, it may be easier said than done.

About 15 years ago there was a driver in the #39 car named Tim Law. Law competed in the Pro Stock division for a few seasons. Though he wasn't one of the front-runners in the Main Event, he was a regular competitor and a friend to 2002 Super Truck champion Greg Arnold. Sadly, Law lost his battle with Cancer during the offseason, and Arnold has decided to pay tribute to him by changing his number and running a similar color to Law on his Late Model Lite. Though Greg started his night off with a second in the heat race, mechanical issues dropped him out of the Valley Stor-All Late Model Litres Main Event early.

One of the drivers hoping that this will be his year for the championship is Charlie Eaton. He has been one of the more consistent racers over the past two seasons, but a Main Event victory has thus far eluded him. His night didn't start off very well as he was having motor issues in hot laps and into the heat race. Come Main Event time, he was having a nice little battle for second with Arnold and second-year racer Dusty Aos. As Arnold fell out, Aos was still hanging on to second until Eaton made a last lap pass to grab the spot.

Since Dusty didn't have his car ready in time, he was able to drive the #99 car that has been driven by Bill Spencer during the past couple of seasons. The #3 car should be ready shortly. It was the #66 car of Eric Aos who was the class of the field. Eric turned in a dominant performance in winning the Main Event by a wide margin after winning the heat race earlier.

There were some drivers missing that we will hopefully see soon. Arnold reports that this is a new car that he bought from the Willamette area and that his older car should be out with a new driver this season. Likewise, 2014 champion John Barger plans to return, and we should be seeing 2016 champion Lee Doty as well. Hopefully, we'll see a few more cars in the pits this Saturday night.

The Ferrando family has been the driving force in keeping the Pro 4 West Modified division going for many years. The division has its roots running at several outdoor venues throughout Oregon, and they even competed at Southern Oregon Speedway back in its first season in 1996. Not surprisingly, a Ferrando won that race. In this case, it was Co Ferrando.

Last season, the group made one appearance, but a tow vehicle breakdown kept family patriarch Papa Tom Ferrando out of the action. The 80 year old competitor did make it this time, but all was not right with his car. He spent several laps in the Main Event trying to diagnose the problem before pitting. Papa Tom is the 2017 Salem indoors champion.

Salem indoors is where this division has raced mainly in recent years, and the Ferrando family has won the last four championships. The year, it was Thomas Ferrando laying claim to the title, and he drove to a third place finish on Saturday night. Tobey Ferrando, who won the Southern Oregon Speedway appearance last season, won the championship in 2016. However, it wasn't a Ferrrando getting any of the glory on Saturday night.

Rick Wagner was debuting a new Pinto for this race, allowing Chris Tofte to drive the #03 car that Rick had been racing indoors this season. Barry Lampert was driving a fast Pinto as well. Prior to the races, Barry remarked that he had been running with another group when he was invited to come run with the Pro West Modifieds during the most recent Salem Indoor season. He jumped at the chance, and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Barry did win the heat race and led several laps of the Main Event.

The Main Event was a bit of an adventure for Wagner, who spun a couple of times early in the race before gathering momentum. Wagner ran with Lampert for several lap before making the winning pass and bringing it home to the victory. These Pro 4 West Modifieds run bigger tires and are running laps quicker than the track's regular Mini Stock division. Though this is their lone appearance at Southern Oregon Speedway this year, they are hoping to get more outdoor races in the future and will likely be back for a visit again next season.

Chances are, if you were talking about a member of the Hedges family winning a JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event in the early goings of the season, you were talking about 2016 champion Tim Hedges or his 2017 "Rookie Of The Year" award winning wife Jenna Hedges. However, son Ashtin Hedges had a bold proclamation prior to the season opener. He said he was going to win. He held off his father to win his heat race that night, but he wasn't done just yet.

Last week, Ashtin was at it again. This time, he held off reigning champion Jason Stoutenburgh to win his second heat race. This put Ashtin on the front row of the Main Event next to his mother Jenna, who was also a heat race winner. When the green flag waved, Ashtin wasn't waiting to see his mother pull up next to him. He charged into the lead. Soon, Stoutenburgh was there making the challenge, and season-opening winner Brandon Wonsyld wasn't far behind. However, Ashton was not phased in the least. He has a new car this season, and he led every lap to pick up his first career victory.

Wonsyld, who is teammates with second generation competitor Dylan Irving, is off to a strong start. After beating Stoutenburgh in the opener, Wonsyld made a late move around him to stake his claim on second in the Main Event. Brandon is now the point leader, but Stoutenburgh is a very close second. Though you have to believe Jason is due for a win, there are some fast drivers in this field. Most of the 14 competitors on hand in the most recent race are capable of winning on any given week.

You're still going to find members of the Hedges and Nelson family right in the middle of things. Jenna Hedges recovered from a disappointing season opener for a fourth place finish, while Tim Hedges ended up fifth. Tim kept the Mini Stock at home as he makes repairs for his second start in that class, and he's also preparing a new Hornet. He speaks of retiring the #4t car when his new Hornet is ready. However, last season, Gabe Nelson finally made his first start in that car. One has to wonder if the #4t car might have a little bit more life left in it with the young teen behind the wheel.

We got word that one of Gabe's older brothers, Ryan Nelson, should be ready for his debut when the division returns on June 2nd. Meanwhile, Zach Nelson is still looking good out there as he drove to a seventh place finish last week. This follows up the fourth place finish he had in the opener despite a brush with the front wall as he battled third place finisher Dylan Irving to the end. That's still much better than their father, Derrel Nelson Jr. Derrel figures to be a factor in the race for wins, but he needs to keep the air in his tires. While running along in the Top 5 yet again, he had to make a pit stop with another flat tire. He ended up a lead lap 11th.

Ashland High was represented by two cars once again. The popular PT Cruiser was back again, this time piloted by John Ferreira. John was making his first start and brought it home to a tenth place finish. Meanwhile, Ethan Doty finished further up in the eighth spot. It's great to see that we have a high school auto shop class wanting to be involved in the wonderful sport of racing. It's also great to see that we have at least a few teens who want to be involved in racing. Chris Boynton looked a little bit better in his second start as he took a checkered flag in sixth, while teammate Bree Tritchler took a checkered flag in ninth.

There was plenty of excitement in the air with the Late Model division. When 2014 Street Stock champion Miles Deubert showed up late, it's likely that nobody was expecting much from him so soon. Miles, who won a pair of Pro Stock Main Events at the track in 2016, jumped at the chance to buy the 2017 Madras Late Model championship car of Kyle Coen. After a disappointing heat race, he started back in the fourth row in the Main Event. Again, nobody was expecting much from Miles at that point.

However, the second generation racer has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to setting up a race car. He had already figured things out well enough and was creeping his way through the pack when early leader John Dees looped it in Turn 3. Miles was 3rd at that point and quickly moved into second. The thing was, reigning champion Nathan Augustine was in the lead. One might have expected that Augustine had the race won at that point. That's a false assumption. Deubert was reeling him in until he finally caught him and passed him on lap 20. In only his first start in a full Late Model, Deubert is a Main Event winner.

Heat races were won by longtime competitor Mike Linder and John Dees. Linder ran in the Top 3 for most of the race, but Dees was making up for his early spin as he worked his way up to Linder. A late pass resulted in Dees grabbing the third place finish. However, fourth is good enough to put Linder in the Trophy Dash this week.

The Main Event didn't end so well for Bob Dees, who pitted from a Top 5 spot late in the race, handing the fifth position to Garrett Dees. Eric Massey was making his first start in the class and unfortunately fell out very early and was soon joined in the pits by Don Garrett Jr.

Lots of rumors are flying around about racers in this class. Chris Biggs sold his car prior to the season, but he has another car he should be debuting real soon. We're also hearing of two past champions coming out in Late Models, though at this point we'll keep mum on the names until we hearmore information. In either case, Late Models will be part of the show this weekend.

Of course, the big news that's been reported elsewhere here is that the Street Stocks are coming back to Southern Oregon Speedway this Saturday night. It's Disorder On The Southern Border II for The Iron Giant Street Stock Series. Chris Sine and James Winehouse have put together a rather impressive tour of eight events at as many race tracks. Southern Oregon Speedway once again kicks this thing off with a 50 lap race that will pay $1,000 to win. The series culminates at Willamette Speedway in September with the Big Iron Giant Race.

Reports are that we will see a bigger car count than last season as a field of 15 to 20 competitors is anticipated. Kyle Yaeck will head the field as the reigning champion. He's won several big events during the past two seasons and was an entertaining second in last year's Southern Oregon visit behind winner Donald Schott. Though the field wasn't big last year, most of the drivers ran closely at the front of the pack.

They left Southern Oregon Speedway with high marks for the track, which is causing other drivers who were in "wait-and-see mode" to talk about racing this time. Eric Jarnport managed to hold off Whitehouse by just six points to finish second last season as Sine and Jessie Yankee were also in the Top 5 in the standings.

We've heard rumors that both David Cronk and Brian Cronk will be coming. Brian Cronk actually confirmed that he has a ride in Jody Tanner's #36 car as his car isn't quite ready yet. Brian won the Street Stock portion of the Clair Cup at Willamette last season. David Cronk won the Battle At The Beach Iron Giant Series race at Coos Bay last season.

One of the last drivers to go down with the ship when Southern Oregon Speedway last had a regular Street Stock division is Garrett Dees. He ran the class during the last two seasons at his home track and then competed at some of the other tracks up north after that. In fact, Garrett was practicing earlier this year with his Street Stock at Sunset Speedway.

As was the case last year around this time, local Street Stock enthusiasts are speculating about what could be at their home track. The question is, who still has cars sitting around waiting to be driven? If you're looking to make a statement, Saturday night is the night to do it.

Meanwhile, little Southern Oregon Speedway will get its opportunity to shine this weekend as well. It's been a few years since a 2 day program was held on the smaller track, but thanks to sponsorship from Speed City in Medford, this is exactly what will happen. The KT100 class from up north will be competing for a big money race, and the 206s are coming down with them. The track's regular Outlaw Kart program as well as UAS Speedway Karts are also part of this program that will run preliminaries for most divisions on Friday night and Main Events on Saturday morning. The KT100s will get a preliminary feature on Friday.

Once again, the biggest buzz for the Cage Kart program is being generated by the Beginners Box Stock class. Several youngsters are just getting started, including the son of one of the biggest names In Kart racing in the area in recent years, Mike Wheeler Jr. Little Mike has won the last two Main Events in Yreka. Another driver anticipated this week is reigning Yreka Indoor champion Carson Henson. Of course, the reigning champion in the class is Malachi Johnson, who won the final three Main Events last season. Among the names we are hearing are Jamie DeBenedetti, Jacob James and 2016 champion Kiley Grimes. There is reportedly another Grimes sibling making a debut this season.

In the Box stock class, Three-time champion Trevor Grimes is expected to be moving up completely to the 250 class, leaving a new battle for championship glory. Keaton Augustine was a one-time winner last season who might be considered the driver to beat. However, reigning Yreka champion Tayler Fuller may have something to say about that. Sophia Bauer is among the other racers anticipated for the opener.

Mike Weiser reports that his boys, 2016 champion Bodee Weiser and Braden Weiser, will be there for the opener to do battle with Grimes and Vinny DeBenedetti. Another driver to watch will be reigning Yreka Indoor champion Cadyn Smith. We're unsure of the status of there-time 2017 feature winner Carley Holmes, but we know she'll be fast if she's there. Carley won the most recent race at Yreka

There is much uncertainty regarding the 500 Open class. It's known that there are 12 to 16 Karts in the area, but getting them to come race is another matter. If Tanner Holmes doesn't have a big race somewhere else, it's possible we'll see him. Kenny Boardman Is another possibility as is Mike Wheeler. Others who could be there include Jeffrey Hudson, Wyatt Pinckney and 2016 champion Johnny Burke. All will be answered on race day.

The Fuller family brings several Speedway Karts to the race track, and three of them are usually driven by Lori Fuller, Larry Fuller and Brionna Fuller. Brionna also drives a 250 Kart. Steve Rambo enthusiastically supports the Speedway Kart effort, often times with a second Kart driven by Johnny Hoult. These are some of the drivers to watch for this weekend.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Deubert, Hedges, Steele, Aos, Wagner, Sauer Win At Southern Oregon Speedway




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Deubert Opens Southern Oregon Speedway 
Late Model Season With Impressive Victory

White City, Oregon...May 12...Taking the lead from reigning champion Nathan Augustine on lap 20, Miles Deubert went on to win the 25 lap Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Deubert is the 2014 Street Stock champion and won a pair of Pro Stock Main Events at the track in 2016. His win came aboard the car that Kyle Coen drove to the 2017 Madras Speedway championship.

A disappointing heat race effort put Deubert back in the fourth row for the Main Event, and John Dees charged into the lead at the start ahead of Mike Linder and Augustine. By lap four, the flying Dees had a half straightaway lead, and Augustine made an inside pass in Turn 4 of the sixth lap to take second from Linder. Moments later, John Dees spun in Turn 4 to lose the lead. Augustine led Linder on the restart as Deubert was already up to third. Deubert slipped underneath Linder in Turn 2 of the 11th lap to take over second. At that point, Augustine had about a half straight away lead, but Deubert steadily reeled him in. Deubert caught Augustine and made an inside pass in Turn 4 of the 20th lap to take the lead. Meanwhile, John Dees was making his charge back to the podium as he battled Linder for third. An inside pass in Turn 3 of the final lap gained John Dees the third position. Deubert ran smoothly down the stretch and scored a well-earned victory in his first start in a full on Late Model. Augustine settled for second ahead of John Dees, Linder and Garrett Dees.

Linder held off Augustine to win the first six lap heat race, and John Dees outran brother Garrett Dees to win the second heat. The Late Models will be part of the program this Saturday night. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Late Models
Heat 1-Mike Linder, Nathan Augustine, Dave Foote, Don Garrett.

Heat 2-John Dees, Garrett Dees, Bob Dees, Miles Deubert, Eric Massey DNS.

Main Event-Miles Deubert, Nathan Augustine, John Dees, Mike Linder, Garrett Dees, Dave Foote, Bob Dees, Don Garrett, Eric Massey.


First Win For Ashtin Hedges In JOAT Labs Hornets 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 12...Ashtin Hedges scored his first career JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event win Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The talented teen leadfoot won his heat race earlier in the evening and went flag-to-flag for the victory in the 20 lap feature. It was no gimme as Hedges had to hold off reigning champion Jason Stoutenburgh and season opener winner Brandon Wonsyld down the stretch. Wonsyld made a late move past Stoutenburgh to finish second. The Hornets were one of the four 4-cylinder divisions in action as part of the Four Cylinder Frenzy event.

The wins belonged to the Hedges family in the heat races as Jenna Hedges won the first six lapper ahead of Dylan Irving and Ashtin Hedges outran Stoutenburgh in the second heat. Irving beat Stoutenburgh to win the four lap Trophy Dash.

Ashtin Hedges charged into the lead at the start of the Main Event, followed by Stoutenburgh and Jenna Hedges. The younger Hedges and Stoutenburgh quickly pulled away for a two car battle as Wonsyld moved in to battle Jenna Hedges for third. An inside pass in Turn 4 of the sixth lap gained Wonsyld the third position, and Irving slipped off the track in Turn 3 for a lap seven yellow flag. Ashtin Hedges continued to lead Stoutenburgh and Wonsyld on the restart. It was a three-car battle out front as Derrel Nelson Jr ran fourth ahead of Jenna Hedges. On lap 13, contact sent Irving into the front wall as he got his front wheels into the air and landed hard. Irving was okay. Nelson pitted with a flat tire. Ashton Hedges continued to lead Stoutenburgh and Wonsyld on the restart. Hedges pulled away just a little bit as Wonsyld was pressuring Stoutenburgh for second. An inside pass in Turn 2 of the final lap gained Wonsyld the runner up spot. However, there was no stopping Ashtin Hedges as he won ahead of Wonsyld, Stoutenburgh, Jenna Hedges, Tim Hedges, Chris Boynton, Zach Nelson, Ethan Doty, Brea Tricthler and John Ferreira, all on the lead lap.

The Hornets will be back in action as part of the big June 2nd Roger Haudenshild Tribute Race. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
JOAT Labs Hornets
Heat 1-Jenna Hedges, Dylan Irving, Tim Hedges, Brandon Wonsyld, Chris Boynton, John Ferreira, David Miller.

Heat 2-Ashtin Hedges, Jason Stoutenburgh, Derrel Nelson Jr., Bree Tritchler, Zach Nelson, Ethan Doty, Johnny Hoult.

Trophy Dash-Dylan Irving, Jason Stoutenburgh, Brandon Wonsyld, Zach Nelson.

Main Event-Ashtin Hedges, Brandon Wonsyld, Jason Stoutenburgh, Jenna Hedges, Tim Hedges, Chris Boynton, Zach Nelson, Ethan Doty, Bree Tritchler, John Ferreira, Derrel Nelson Jr., David Miller, Dylan Irving, Johnny Hoult NS.


Steele Continues To Roll In Mini Stocks 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 12...David Steele scored his second win of the year and his fifth consecutive win in Mini Stock competition at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was also the eighth consecutive time that Steele won the Main Event that he started when you count his starts in Yreka. Steele won the 20 lap Main Event, six lap heat race and four lap Trophy Dash for a clean sweep. The Mini Stock division was one of the four 4-cylinder cylinder classes in action as part of the Four Cylinder Frenzy event

The four lap Trophy Dash turned out to be a good battle between reigning champion Kristopher Mix, 2013 champion Steve Goetz and Steele. Steele prevailed ahead of Goetz. Mechanical issues put Garrett Fredrickson on the trailer early and the division lost two more cars after the heat race. Rookie Cameron Hall got sideways exiting Turn 2 in his heat race and was T-boned hard by Goetz. The famous #007 Pinto Wagon had its door caved in. Hall was okay, but the car is heading to the scrap yard. The team is working to get him a new ride. Steele prevailed in the heat race ahead of Mix.

Steele would lead all 20 laps of the Main Event with Mix in pursuit. The battle was for third as Hunter Magnan held the position until spinning on lap 11. Michael McCloud took over the spot after another Magnan spin on lap 14. Worried that he would receive a black flag for another yellow flag, Magnan gathered it back up and chased McCloud down once again. He made the pass for third on lap 19. Steele picked up the win ahead of Mix, Magnan and McCloud.

The Mini Stocks will be competing as part of the racing program this Saturday night. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Mini Stocks
Heat-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Michael McCloud, Cameron Hall, Steve Goetz, Kristopher Mix.

Trophy Dash-David Steele, Steve Goetz, Kristopher Mix,Hunter Magnan.

Main Event-David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Hunter Magnan, Michael McCloud, Cameron Hall DNS, Steve Goetz DNS, Garrett Fredrickson DNS.


Eric Aos Wins Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Feature 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 12...Eric Aos scored of the victory in the 20 lap Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The Late Model Lites were one of the four 4 cylinder divisions in action as part of the Four Cylinder Frenzy event.

It was Eric Aos winning the six lap heat race ahead of Greg Arnold. Arnold is racing this season in honor of good friend and past Southern Oregon Speedway Pro Stock competitor Tim Law, who passed away during the offseason. He has changed his car number to #39 in honor of Law.

In the Main Event, Eric Aos moved into the lead at the start ahead of Arnold. Aos was starting to pull away, leaving Arnold, Dusty Aos and Charlie Eaton to battle for second. Eaton had been battling with mechanical issues all night. The only yellow flag of the feature flew on lap 12 as Arnold had slipped off the pace from second and stalled with mechanical issues. Eric Aos continued to lead his son Dusty on the restart, but Eaton was running closely behind the younger Aos. As they worked the final lap, Eaton finally made his move underneath Dusty Aos for second in Turn 2. However, Eric Aos would not be denied as he won ahead of Eaton, Dusty Aos and Arnold.

The Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites will be back again as part of this Saturday night's racing program. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites
Heat Race-Eric Aos, Greg Arnold, Dusty Aos, Charlie Eaton.

Main Event-Eric Aos, Charlie Eaton, Dusty Aos, Greg Arnold.



Wagner Wins Pro 4 West Modified Race 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 12...Rick Wagner scored the victory in the 20 lap Pro 4 West Modified Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Wagner and Barry Lampert put on a good battle for most of the race before Lampert was forced to settle for second.

For years, the Pro 4 West Modified division raced outdoors at most of the venues throughout Oregon. In recent seasons, they've been running the Salem Indoors Winter Series, and the last four championships have gone to members of the Ferrando family. Family patriarch Papa Tom Ferrando has coordinated this effort and he won the Indoor championship in 2017.

Barry Lambert outran Rick Wagner to win the six lap heat race. Wagner was debuting a new Pinto for this race. This was part of the Four Cylinder Frenzy event, and with their bigger tires, the Pro 4 West Modifieds timed in quicker than the track's regular Mini Stock class.

Lampert set the early pace in the Main Event ahead of Wagner. However, Wagner spun in Turn 2 to hand second to previous Medford winner Tobey Ferrando ahead of reigning Salem Indoor champion Thomas Ferrando. Wagner did not wait for a yellow. Papa Tom Fernando was struggling at the back of the pack trying to diagnose the issues with his car as he was lapped early along with Chris Tofte. A lap five caution flag flew when Wagner spun for a second time. Tobey Ferrando made a pit stop. Lampert continued to set the pace as Wagner moved in to challenge him for the lead. The two leaders had a good battle up front, and Wagner made an inside pass in Turn 2 of the 13th lap to gain the lead. There was a yellow flag for debris on lap 15, and Wagner continued to lead Lampert on the restart. There was no stopping Wagner at that point as he won with Lampert a strong second and Thomas Ferrando is solid third. Tofte, Papa Tom Ferrando and Tobey Ferrando rounded out the finishing order.

Word is that the Pro 4 West Modifieds will be invited back for a return engagement next season. If you want to keep up on what's going on with the group, look up the Pro 4 West Modifieds on Facebook. For further information on coming events at Southern Oregon Speedway, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Pro 4 West Modifieds
Heat-Barry Lampert, Rick Wagner, Tobey Ferrando, Thomas Ferrando, Papa Tom Ferrando, Chris Tofte.

Main Event-Rick Wagner, Barry Lampert, Thomas Ferrando, Chris Tofte, Papa Tom Ferrando, Tobey Ferrando.


Dave Sauer Wins First Silva Painting Destruction Derby 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...May 12...As advertised, the first of four scheduled Chris Silva Painting Destruction Derbies took place at Southern Oregon Speedway Saturday night. Drivers were competing for a $500 winner take all prize and a trophy. The track hopes to establish this as a part of the roster of divisions at the speedway.

Though the field was a bit light for the first Derby, the track was wet and the three competitors came out to end the night's activity with a bang. In competition for this one were Dave Sauer, Dillon Sauer and Chris Silva. The competitors took shots at each other to see who would be the last one standing. In the end, it was Dave Sauer rising above the rest for the $500 win and trophy.

The next Chris Silva Painting Destruction Derby is slated to happen on June 30th. There is plenty of time for competitors to get their cars ready for action. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.