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Hibbard Gets Second Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Feature Win At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...June 16...David Hibbard collected the victory in the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Hibbard was running along in second when misfortune struck leader Kyler Barraza, handing the lead to Hibbard. This was the second win of the season for Hibbard aboard his Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Sprinter, and it enabled him to increase his lead in the standings by a few more points.
The field increased to 20 cars with the addition of several visitors, and this was the biggest car count the track had seen for a regular Sprint Car point race in many years. Championship contender Jeffrey Hudson won the first of three eight lap heat races ahead of Bailey Hibbard. Barraza outran David Hibbard to win the second heat, and rookie AJ Harbaugh held off Theron Smith to win the third heat. The Top 2 finishers in each heat ran the six lap Scramble race to determine the front three rows for the Main Event, and Barraza picked up the win in that race ahead of David Hibbard.
David Hibbard charged into the lead at the start of the Main Event, followed by Barraza and Bailey Hibbard. A red flag flew on lap two when Tyrell Mead and another competitor made contact on the backstretch, sending Mead cartwheeling several times. He was not injured, but his race was over. David Hibbard continued to lead Barraza and Bailey Hibbard on the restart and through a pair of yellow flags. However, Barraza made a move into the lead on lap 7. Just a few laps later, Barraza was working slower traffic before Bailey Hibbard spun in Turn 2 for a yellow flag on lap 10. Barraza continued to lead David Hibbard and Hudson on the restart. Just a few laps later, Barraza was again working slower traffic when misfortune struck. Attempting to pass Steve Thompson on the outside as Thompson turned to the Turn 1 exit to pit resulted in Barraza flipping in Turn 1 to end his race. Suddenly, David Hibbard found himself leading Hudson and Enrique Jaime on the restart. One last yellow flag flew on lap 22 for Tanner Holmes. This didn't stop David Hibbard as he led the final two laps to score the victory. Hudson was a season-best second, followed by Jaime, Kinzer Cox, Hedge Carter, Justin Walker, Charlie Thompson, Aaron Miller and Todd Whipple.
The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars return on June 30th as part of the Veteran's Night event, which will also include Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets, OTRO Hardtops, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and a Silva's Painting Destruction Derby. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars
Heat 1-Jeffrey Hudson, Bailey Hibbard, Enrique Jaime, Aaron Miller, Kinzer Cox, Blaine Cory, Justin Walker.
Heat 2-Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard, Stephen Snawder, Steve Thompson, Charlie Thompson, Tyrrell Mead, Tanner Holmes.
Heat 3-AJ Harbaugh, Theron Smith, Todd Whipple, Hedge Carter, Calvin Hibbar, #71r.
Scramble-Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard, AJ Harbaugh, Bailey Hibbard, Jeffrey Hudson, Theron Smith.
Main Event-David Hibbard, Jeffrey Hudson, Enrique Jaime, Kinzer Cox, Hedge Carter, Justin Walker, Charlie Thompson, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple, #71r, Bailey Hibbard, AJ Harbaugh, Tanner Holmes, Steven Snawder, Blaine Cory, Steve Thompson, Kyler Barraza, Theron Smith, Tyrell Mead, Calvin Hibbard NS.
Fettinger Rebounds From Crash To Win IMCA Modified Feature At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...June 16...Making a nice comeback from an early race crash, Zack Fettinger scored the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event victory Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Fettinger held off CJ Putnam down the stretch for what would be his first win of the season.
The race had to be restarted after Roger Haudenshild Tribute winner Nick Trenchard hit the front wall and slowed with a flat tire. Andy Freeman led the restart, followed by Fettinger and CJ Putnam. Mark Wauge was making a charge from further back in the pack and settled into fourth on lap two. An inside pass in Turn 2 of the fourth lap gain Wauge third as he ran closely behind Fettinger. The leaders came up to lap Chris Silva on lap eight as they went down the front straightaway. Freeman made it past him, but Silva veered into the path of Wauge and Fettinger, resulting in a crash for a yellow flag. Wauge suffered enough damage to end his race, and Fettinger made a pit stop but was able to rejoin the back of the pack for the restart. Freeman led the pack to the green flag, but an inside pass in Turn 4 of that lap gained Jansen Knips the lead. This began a side-by-side battle between Knips and Freeman for the next few laps before Knips made the outside pass in Turn 4 of the eighth lap to claim the lead. Fettinger made an inside pass on Freeman for second in Turn 3 a lap later. As they went down the backstretch on lap 10, Fettinger made an inside pass to take the lead from Knips with Putnam following closely into second. A yellow flag for debris in Turn 4 forced the final slow down moments later. Fettinger continued to lead Putnam and Knips on the restart as Albert Gill settled into fourth. Gill moved past Knips for third on lap 13. Despite pressure from Putnam, Fettinger kept his cool and brought it home to a well-earned victory. Putnam settled for second, followed by Gill, Andy Freeman, Knips, David Satterfield, Brett Provost, Bo Shields, Jeremy Ohlde and Silva.
The 14 car field ran two eight lap heat races with wins going to Trenchard and Fettinger. Gill picked up four lap Trophy Dash honors. The IMCA Modifieds are back on Saturday night for the second leg of the IMCA Modified Wild West Speedweek Tour. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
IMCA ModifiedsHeat 1-Nick Trenchard, Mark Wauge, Jeremy Ohlde, David Satterfield, Brett Provost, Bo Shields, Shane Everson.
Heat 2-Zach Fettinger, CJ Putnam, Andy Freeman, Albert Gill, Jantzen Knips, Tim Bailey, Chris Silva.
Trophy Dash-Albert Gill, Nick Trenchard, Zach Fettinger.
Main Event-Zach Fettinger, CJ Putnam, Albert Gill, Andy Freeman, Jantzen Knips, David Satterfield, Brett Provost, Bo Shields, Jeremy Ohlde, Chris Silva, Mark Wauge, Nick Trenchard, Tim Bailey NS, Shane Everson NS.
Possinger Goes Flag To Flag For IMCA Sport Modified Win
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...June 16...Braxton Possinger scored the victory in the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. He took advantage of his pole position start to lead every lap as he drove a flawless race. Possinger came within a straightaway of picking up the win the previous week at Siskiyou Motor Speedway, where he settled for second.
Possinger charged into the lead at the start ahead of Jesse Merriman and Tony Duste. Contact in the battle for second saw Duste make the pass in Turn 4 on lap four, and Justin McCreadie gained third a lap later. A lap six caution flag flew for David Marble and Brandon Wilson in Turn 3. Possinger continued to lead Duste and McCreadie on the restart, and a caution flag flew for Brian Knorr on lap eight. A series of caution flags during the next few laps didn't deter Possinger as he continued to lead, and McCreadie gained second on the lap 11 restart. The leaders hit heavy traffic in the waning laps, and a slower car got into the path of McCreadie, allowing Marble to make a last lap pass for second as Possinger brought it home to victory. McCoy crossed the line in third, followed by Jesse Merriman, Willie McFall, Tony Bartell, Billy Richey, Duste, McCreadie and Knorr.
McCoy and McCreadie picked up wins in the eight lap heat races as there were 13 competitors on hand. However, Josh Kralicek once again scratched before heat races and Steve's Lysinger scratched after the heat races. McFall picked up the four lap Trophy Dash win. The IMCA Sport Modifieds will be a support division for this Saturday night's IMCA Modified Wild West Speedweek Tour visit. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
IMCA Sport ModifiedsHeat 1-Rich McCoy, Willie McFall, Tony Duste, David Marble, Braxton Possinger, Brian Knorr, Billy Richey.
Heat 2-Justin McCreadie, Brandon Wilson, Jesse Merriman, Tony Bartell, Steve Lysinger.
Trophy Dash-Willie McFall, Justin McCreadie, Brandon Wilson, David Marble.
Main Event-Braxton Possinger, David Marble, Rich McCoy, Jesse Merriman, Willie McFall, Tony Bartell, Billy Richey, Tony Duste, Justin McCreadie, Brian Knorr, Brandon Wilson, Steve Lysinger NS, Josh Kralicek NS.
Steele Wins Third Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Feature
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...June 16...David Steele continued his bid for the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock championship by winning his third 15 lap Main Event. Steele had the lead from the start and stayed smooth to hold off Hunter Magnan in a good race.
After Magnan impressed with his first four Trophy Dash win ahead of Garrett Frederickson, Steele grabbed the pole position for the feature with his eight lap heat race triumph. Steele charged into the lead at the start of the Main Event, followed closely by Magnan. Reigning champion Kristopher Mix took a green flag and pitted with mechanical issues. A lap two caution flag waved for rookie Ashtin Hedges and Fredrickson. Steele continued to lead Magnan and Steve Goetz on the restart as the rest of the 15 lap race would go nonstop. Hedges was battling Michael McLeod for the fourth position before making the pass on lap 13. There was no stopping Steele as he held off Magnan for the hard-fought win. Goetz settled for third, followed by Hedges, McLeod, Fredrikson and Mix
Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks return as part of a loaded Veteran's Night program on June 30th. Also on the card will be the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, JOAT Labs Hornets, OTRO Hardtops, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and a Silva's Painting Destruction Derby. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Bobbio's Pizza Mini StocksHeat 1-David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Hunter Magnan, Steve Goetz, Ashtin Hedges, Michael McLeod, Garrett Frederickson.
Trophy Dash-Hunter Magnan, David Steele, Garrett Frederickson,
Main Event-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Steve Goetz, Ashtin Hedges, Michael McLeod, Garrett Frederickson, Kristopher Mix.
Arnold Sweeps To Become Third Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Feature Winner At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...June 16...Keeping his championship bid going strong, Greg Arnold wrapped up a clean sweep effort with his win in the 15 lap Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Main Event. Arnold is the 2002 Super Truck champion at the speedway, and he changed his number to 39 in honor of his friend, Tim Law, who passed away during the off-season.
Arnold gave a glimpse of things to come when he made a last turn pass on championship rival Charlie Eaton to win the four lap Trophy Dash. He followed that up with his win in the eight lap heat race. This put Arnold on the pole for the Main Event, and he jumped out to the early lead over reigning champion Bob Burkett. Burkett was back for his first start of the season. Eaton made it a close three-car battle up front, but by the mid race mark, Arnold was pulling ahead just a little bit, leaving Burkett and Eaton to battle for second. Terry Hadley was battling wife Krista Hadley for the fourth position, and he made an inside pass down the backstretch on the final lap to gain the position. Arnold brought it home a happy winner, followed by Burkett, Eaton, Terry Hadley, Krista Hadley and Dusty Aos.
The Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites return on June 7th as part of a big lineup that will also include the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Valley Stor-All Late Model LitesHeat-Greg Arnold, Charlie Eaton, Bob Burkett, Krista Hadley, Dusty Aos, Terry Hadley.
Trophy Dash-Greg Arnold, Charlie Eaton, Dusty Aos.
Main Event-Greg Arnold, Bob Burkett, Charlie Eaton, Terry Hanley, Krista Hadley, Dusty Aos.
Bill Trotter Wins First Southern Oregon Speedway
OTRO Hardtop Feature
White City, Oregon...June 16...Bill Trotter scored the victory in the 15 lap OTRO Hardtops Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was his first win at the speedway, though his car was driven to victory back in 2016 by Mark Minter.
Bill Trotter also won the eight lap heat race, while Jay Smith picked up his second four lap Trophy Dash win. Bill Trotter raced into the early lead ahead of his son and previous feature winner, Dusty Trotter. Dean Cast ran third on the opening lap before falling back two positions behind Minter and Justin Krossman. Smith began to make his charge, passing both Minter and Krossman for the third position on lap seven. An inside pass in Turn 4 of the ninth lap gained Smith the second position. The truck that Smith drives is also owned by Bill Trotter, and he closed in on Trotter to challenge him for the lead on lap 12. Krossman pitted at that point, and Bill Trotter would keep his cool for the victory. Smith was a close second, followed by Dusty Trotter, Minter, Cast and Chris Mehrer.
The OTRO Hardtops return to Southern Oregon Speedway as part of the big Veteran's Night program on June 30th. The loaded card also includes the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and a Silva's Painting Destruction Derby. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
OTRO HardtopsHeat-Bill Trotter, Mark Minter, Dusty Trotter, Jay Smith, Justin Krossman, Dean Cast, Chris Mehrer.
Trophy Dash-Jay Smith, Dusty Trotter, Mark Minter, Justin Krossman.
Main Event-Bill Trotter, Jay Smith, Dusty Trotter, Mark Minter, Dean Cast, Chris Mehrer, Justin Krossman.