Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lon Skinner Memorial Race Set For September 2-4 At Southern Oregon Speedway

Lon Skinner Memorial Race Set For September 2-4 
 At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...August 6...The 21st running of the Lon Skinner Memorial Race will be happening on Labor Day Weekend (September 2-4) at Southern Oregon Speedway.  This is one of THE biggest races held on the West Coast every year.  The race pays tribute to Lon Skinner.  Lon is the father of the man who built Southern Oregon Speedway, John Skinner.  Ever year, some of the very best IMCA Modified drivers on the West Coast flock to the fast 3/10th mile clay oval to do battle for big prize money.

And, the first prize on Sunday is once again very big.  In fact, a win in this race will be a "season maker" for that driver as it pays $5000!  Just to make the 24 car Main Event guarantees that driver $500 minimum!  Entry fees turned in by August 20th will only cost the racer $175 for both nights of racing.  After August 20th is $200 and at the gate is $250.  The time is now to guarantee your entry at the best rate possible.  Just click the link to the downloadable flier.

Through the years, the winner's list for the Lon Skinner Memorial Race has read like a who's who of the best competitors out there.  Mark Wauge, John DeBenedetti, Jesse Williamson, Scott Lenz, Tom Glover...  California superstar Bobby Hogge IV won for the fourth time last year.  Medford area champion Brian Poppa has three wins, while California Late Model ace Richard Papenhausen has two wins.  Will there be a new winner this year, or will one of our previous winners do it again?

Joining the IMCA Modifieds for both nights will be the IMCA Sport Modifieds.  The Sport Modifieds will race for $400 to win on Saturday and $600 on Sunday.  The division was added as a companion class in 2013, and each year has seen the car count in this class increase.  Many top Sport Modified teams are now marking this race on their schedules as the place to be.

For the early birds who can't wait to get spots in the pits and put their cars on the track, Friday will be the day for early registration and practice.  The $10 cost also includes hot dogs and beverages.  Saturday is Preliminary Day, and there's still a nice $600 to win $100 minimum to start Main Event.  Sunday is when the $5000 prize will be on the line!

So on September 2-4, it's the 20th Anniversary (1996-2016) and 21st running of the Lon Skinner Memorial Race.  It's a race you won't want to miss.  Who will claim the $5000 first prize this year?  For further information, check out

Past Lon Skinner Memorial Race Winners
1996  Ron Haggard
1997  Scott Lenz
1998  Tom Glover
1999  Richard Papenhausen
2000  Don Estramado
2001  Brian Poppa
2002  Richard Papenhausen
2003  Dennis Silva
2004  Scott Weldon
2005  Brian Poppa
2006  Mark Wauge
2007  Jon DeBenedetti
2008  Bobby Hogge IV
2009  Bobby Hogge IV
2010  Bobby Hogge IV
2011  Brian Poppa
2012  Matt Duste
2013  Jesse Williamson
2014  Nick Trenchard
2015  Bobby Hogge IV
2016  ???