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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.
Iron Giant Street StocksHeat 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.
SODCA Dwarf CarsHeat 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.
Late ModelsTrophy 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.
Mini StocksTrophy 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.
Valley Stor-All Late Model LitesTrophy 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.
Beginner Box StocksHeat 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 StockHeat 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.
250sHeat 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 OpenHeat 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 KartsHeat 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 KartsHeat 1A-Lori Fuller, Steve Rambo.
Heat 1B-Steve Rambo, Lori Fuller.
Main Event-Steve Rambo, Lori Fuller.
KT100Heat 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.