Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Knight, Fettinger, McCoy, Lenz, Peters, Stoutenburgh Win At Southern Oregon Speedway

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Knight Maintains Point Lead With Clean Sweep 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...August 12...Dustin Knight won the 25 lap Late Model Main Event Saturday at Hall Of Fame Night At Southern Oregon Speedway.  The win completed a clean sweep of heat, dash and feature for the point leader.  Knight lost the lead to Nathan Augustine midway through the race, but he regained it in traffic.

Knight scored a crowd pleasing four lap Trophy Dash win when he passed Dave Foote and Bob Dees on the final lap.  Dees won his six lap heat race, and Knight won his heat race to continue his momentum going into the Main Event.  Knight had a front row start for the Main Event and raced into the lead at the start ahead of B. Dees and Augustine.  A low move in Turn 4 of the fifth lap gained Augustine second from Dees, and a yellow flag flew on lap six for a Turn 2 tangle between Garrett Dees and Chris Biggs.  Knight maintained his lead on the restart ahead of Augustine and B. Dees.  Augustine began to challenge Knight for the lead before making a low pass in Turn 4 of the 11th lap to gain the point.  Augustine started to pull away from Knight just a bit, but when he caught traffic on lap 18, Knight quickly reeled him in.  Knight used the slower cars to his advantage as he made an inside pass in Turn 4 of the 19th lap to regain the lead.  Knight went on to win with Augustine settling for second.  B. Dees was a strong third, and Mike Linder held off Pro Stock point leader Scott Lenz to finish fifth.  Foote finished sixth, followed by Biggs, Kristy Grout, G. Dees and Don Garrett.

Race Results
Late Models
Heat 1-Bob Dees, Mike Linder, Nathan Augustine.  Heat 2-Dustin Knight, Dave Foote, Kristy Grout.  Trophy Dash-Dustin Knight, Dave Foote, Bob Dees.  Main Event-Dustin Knight, Nathan Augustine, Bob Dees, Mike Linder, Scott Lenz, Dave Foote, Chris Biggs, Kristy Grout, Garrett Dees, Don Garrett.

Fettinger Wins First Southern Oregon Speedway 
IMCA Modified Main Event

White City, Oregon...August 12...Taking the lead from Preston Jones on a lap 10 restart, Zach Fettinger won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.  This was Fettinger's first win at the track, and he is also the sixth different winner in as many races this season.  Fettinger had to contend with some serious pressure from seven time champion Mark Wauge and Jesse Bailey down the stretch, but he kept his cool for the impressive victory.

Ray Kniffen Jr. started off the night with his first four lap Trophy Dash win.  Jones and Matt Duste each won six lap heat races.  Jones raced into the early lead in the Main Event with Fettinger settling into second.  Wauge took third from rookie Shane Everson on lap two, and the lead four cars ran closely before a yellow flag flew for a Kniffen spin in Turn 4 on lap six.  Jones continued to lead Fettinger and Wauge on the green flag as Duste and Bailey joined the battle in the Top 5.  Duane Orsburn spun in Turn 2 for a lap nine caution flag.  Fettinger gained the lead over Wauge and Bailey on the restart as Jones headed to the pits.  Side by side battles developed between Fettinger and Wauge for first and Bailey and Duste for third.  Bailey finally grabbed third and ran with Fettinger and Wauge in the battle for the lead by lap 18.  The leaders caught a slower car on lap 21 as they entered Turn 1.  There was contact with Fettinger, and Bailey spun to avoid a crash.  Track officials assigned the blame for the yellow to the slower car of Chris Silva and restored Bailey back to third.  Fettinger continued to lead Wauge and Bailey on the restart.  Fettinger stayed smooth in the waning laps and brought it home to victory, while Bailey beat Wauge back to the line in a drag race for second.  Duste settled for fourth, followed by Orsburn, Jantzen Knips, Max Augustine, Preston Jones, Shane Everson and Kniffen.

Next up for the IMCA Modifieds will be the special two day R. Charles Snyder Salute on September 2-3.  For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1-Preston Jones, Shane Everson, Mark Wauge.  Heat 2-Matt Duste, Ray Kniffen Jr., Duane Orsburn.  Trophy Dash-Ray Kniffen Jr., Shane Everson, Matt Duste.  Main Event-Zach Fettinger, Jesse Bailey, Mark Wauge, Matt Duste, Duane Orsburn, Jantzen Knips, Max Augustine, Preston Jones, Shane Everson, Ray Kniffen Jr., Chris Silva.

McCoy Wins Second Straight IMCA Sport Modified Feature At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...August 12...Taking the lead on the third lap, Rich McCoy went on to win the 20 lap IMCA Northern Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.  This was the second straight win for McCoy and fourth straight Top 3 finish as he tries to gain on the point leader following his opening day hot laps crash.  Willie McFall continues to be the biggest threat to point leader Mike Medel following his career best second place feature finish.

McCoy kicked off the night with a four lap Trophy Dash win and also won his six lap heat race.  McFall and David Marble were the other heat race winners.  The Main Event had to be restarted after Matt Sanders and Isaac Sanders crashed in Turn 4.  McFall set the early pace ahead of McCoy and Medel.  An outside move down the back stretch of the third lap gained McCoy the lead on lap three.  Dwayne Melvin blew a motor on the back stretch for a lap six caution flag.  McCoy led McFall and Marble on the restart, but only a lap was scored before Lloyd Speer hit the front wall and rolled.  McCoy continued to lead McFall and Marble on the restart, and rookie Justin McCreadie raced underneath Medel in Turn 4 for fourth.  Jorddon Braaten and Medel ran side by side for several laps in their fifth place battle before Braaten gained the position.  Dave Rule spun in Turn 4 for the final yellow flag on lap 16.  McCoy led the restart and the remaining laps for the victory with McFall a strong second.  Marble won a photo finish with McCreadie for third.  Braaten settled for fifth ahead of Medel, State point leader Jayson Nelson, Rule, Tony Duste and Jesse Merriman.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds return for the two day R. Charles Snyder Salute on September 2-3.  For furter information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
IMCA Sport Modifieds
Heat 1-Willie McFall, Mike Medel, Jorddon Braaten.  Heat 2-David Marble, Dwayne Melvin, A.J. Parker.  Heat 3-Rich McCoy, Justin McCreadie, Jayson Nelson.  Trophy Dash-Rich McCoy, Willie McFall, David Marble.  Main Event-Rich McCoy, Willie McFall, David Marble, Justin McCreadie, Jorddon Braaten, Mike Medel, Jayson Nelson, Danny Rule, Tony Duste, Jesse Merriman, Dwayne Melvin, Brad Keever, Matt Sanders, Isaac Sanders, A.J. Parker.

Lenz Sweeps Pro Stock Action At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...August 12...Scott Lenz won his third Pro Stock Main Event Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway on Hall Of Fame Night.  Lenz also won his heat race and the dash to make it a cleans sweep for the night.  This was also a point event for the Outlaw Pro Stock Association, and Lenz leads the points at both Southern Oregon Speedway and with the association.

Lenz cruised to victories in both the four lap Trophy Dash and his six lap heat race.  Jeffrey Hudson won the other heat race.  As the previous Main Event winner, Hudson was put to the back, while previous association feature winner Lenz started on the front row.  Lenz led a lap before Jeff Haudenshild brought out a yellow flag.  Lenz led Scott Flowers and James Flowers on the restart.  Dan Randall spun in Turn 4 for a lap four caution flag.  Lenz resumed command on the restart ahead of S. Flowers and J. Flowers.  J. Flowers passed his father for second on lap ten, and Brian Hammond brought out a final caution flag on lap 12.  Roy Bain made a pit stop, and Lenz continued to set the pace on the restart.  S. Flowers began pressuring J. Flowers for second in the waning laps before making the pass in the final turn.  Lenz was a happy winner ahead of J. Flowers and S. Flowers.  Hudson came back from a spin to take fourth from Ken Irving on lap 17.  Irving finished fifth, followed by Johnny Cobb, Ginny Flowers, Bain, Dean Hackworth and Hammond.

Race Results
Pro Stocks
Heat 1-Jeffery Hudson, Scott Flowers, Matt Harlow.  Heat 2-Scott Lenz, James Flowers, Johnny Cobb.  Trophy Dash-Scott Lenz, Jeffery Hudson, Josh Kralicek.  Main Event-Scott Lenz, Scott Flowers, James Flowers, Jeffery Hudson, Ken Irving, Johnny Cobb, Ginny Flowers, Roy Bain, Dean Hackworth, Brian Hammond, Josh Kralicek, Dan Randall, Matt Harlow, Jeff Haudenshield.

Peters Wins His Fourth SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...August 12...Brock Peters won the SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.  It was Hall Of Fame Night at the track, and this was the fourth win for Peters.  Camden Robustelli was going for a clean sweep, but he settled for second behind the defending champion.

Robustelli and B. Peters won their six lap heat races.  Peters missed the four lap A Dash, which was won by Robustelli.  Mason Lewman won the eight lap B Dash.  B. Peters raced into the lead at the start of the Main Event.  Lewman was an early second ahead of Cody Peters.  C. Peters took second from Lewman on lap four.  Chad Cardoza headed for the pits on lap 11, and Robustelli made an inside pass on the back stretch on lap 13 to grab third from Lewman.  Lewman and Rob Gergel tangled in Turn 3 for a lap 16 caution flag.  B. Peters remained in command on the restart as Robustelli and Randy Slater shuffled C. Peters back to fourth.  There was no stopping B. Peters from scoring the victory with Robustelli a strong second.  Slater enjoyed his best finish in third, followed by C. Peters, Kalvin Morton, Ryan Smith, Gergel, Jesse Lorentz, Bud Lorentz and Mark Nielsen.

Race Results
SODCA Dwarf Cars
Heat 1-Camden Robustelli, Cody Peters, Randy Slater.  Heat 2-Brock Peters, Rob Gergel, Chad Cardoza.  A Dash-Camden Robustelli, Rob Gergel, Cody Peters.  B Dash-Mason Lewman, Chad Cardoza, Randy Slater.  Main Event-Brock Peters, Camden Robustelli, Randy Slater, Cody Peters, Kalvin Morton, Ryan Smith, Rob Gergel, Jesse Lorentz, Bud Lorentz, Mark Nielsen, Mason Lewman, Chad Cardoza, Fred Hay, C.J. Putnam.

Stoutenburgh Wins Second JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...August 12...Jason Stoutenburgh won the 20 lap JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event on Hall Of Fame night Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway.  It was his second straight win and it capped a clean sweep of heat, dash and feature.  Stoutenburgh also gained the point lead from reigning champion Tim Hedges, who was struggling with a hurt motor all night.

Stoutenburgh won his six lap heat race and the four lap Trophy Dash.  Jenna Hedges won her second straight heat race ahead of two time Cottage Grove champion Chris Pierce.  Stoutenburgh had a front row start for the Main Event and raced into the early lead ahead of J. Hedges.  Pierce took third from Ashton Hedges on lap three.  John Corder pitted the Ashland High School PT Cruiser on lap four.  As Stoutenburgh led the way, Pierce made an inside pass on the back stretch to take second from J. Hedges on lap 11.  A bumper on the track brought out a lap 16 caution flag.  Stoutenburgh led the restart and brought it home to victory ahead of Pierce.  A low move in Turn 4 of the 18th lap gained Derrel Nelson Jr. third from J. Hedges, who settled for fourth ahead of T. Hedges, Dylan Irving, Brandon Wonsyld and Corder.

Race Results
JOAT Labs Hornets
Heat 1-Jason Stoutenburgh, Ashton Hedges, John Corder.  Heat 2-Jenna Hedges, Chris Pierce, Tim Hedges.  Trophy Dash-Jason Stoutenburgh, Tim Hedges, Dylan Irving.  Main Event-Jason Stoutenburgh, Chris Pierce, Derrel Nelson Jr., Jenna Hedges, Tim Hedges, Dylan Irving, Brandon Wonsyld, John Corder.

Augustine Wins Thriller 
At Southern Oregon Speedway Kart Track

White City, Oregon....August 11...Keaton Augustine snapped the three race win streak of Trevor Grimes to win the 20 lap Box Stock Main Event Friday night at the Southern Oregon Speedway Outlaw Kart track.  Grimes was leading for 16 laps with fellow heat winner Ryan Hirshbock a close second until Hisrcbock clipped a tractor tire in Turn 1 and flipped.  Grimes led the restart, but Augustine made an inside pass in Turn 4 two laps later to claim the lead and victory.  Grimes settled for second ahead of Taylor Fuller.

Malachi Johnson set a rapid pace in winning his second Beginners Box Stock Main Event.  Johnson left the battle for second, and it was Mason King holding off the persistent pressure of Uriah Sanders for 20 laps to grab the runnerup finish.  Reigning champion Johnny Burke and point leader Tanner Holmes dueled fiercely for 25 laps before Burke won the 25 lap 500 Open Main Event.  Carley Holmes went flag to flat to win her third 20 lap 250 Kart Main Event ahead of Reece Slyter.

The UAS Speedway Karts made their first appearance at the speedway, and Kenny Boardman won a good battle with Larry Fuller for the victory.  Heat winner Ron Bolles ran a strong third ahead of Brionna Fuller.  Steve Rambo won a heat race and the 20 lap 4 Cycle Speedway Kart Main Event.  Michael Vickers rebounded from a spin to finish second ahead of David Mederiros.