Grimes, Augustine, Bartholomew Win
At Little Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon... July 20...Trevor Grimes captured his third 20 lap 250 Kart Main Event win Friday night at little Southern Oregon Speedway. The reigning champion and current point leader has been in a slump lately, but he rebounded by winning one of his heat races and withstanding some serious pressure from Brendon Bartlett throughout most of the race. When Bartlett spun late, Landon Green took up pursuit, but Grimes held him off for the victory. Cadyn Smith managed to get his kart fixed after a crash in the first heat race and finished a respectable third, followed by Vinny DeBenedetti and Taylor Fuller.
Point leader Keaton Augustine continued his string of impressive efforts with his third straight 15 lap Box Stock Main Event victory. Augustine won one of his heat races and withstood some serious pressure from Ryan Hirschbock all the way to the checkered flag in the Main Event. Heat race winner Jacob James settled for third, followed Beginners Box Stock graduate Malachi Johnson and Taylor Fuller.
With Johnson moving up from the Beginners ranks, it meant a new winner and point leader would emerge from the night. New point leader Uriah Sanders set the pace during the early stages of the 12 lap Main Event with some serious pressure coming from Crescent City visitor Austin Bartholomew and Grant Proctor. Bartholomew made his winning pass on the outside on lap eight and took it to the checkered flag ahead of Sanders, Grant Proctor, Shailene Horn and Carson Henson.
A special 10 lap race was held for the Novice Beginners Box Stock drivers, and they put on an entertaining show for the fans all night. Heat race winners Isaac Grimes and Bhaltair Edwards exchanged the lead twice during the Main Event. Coming out of Turn 4, Edwards got up a good head of steam and beat Grimes back to the checkered flag for the win. Caleb Ranney finished third.
Steve Rambo shook off his recent bad luck to win the 12 lap UAS Speedway Karts Main Event. Teammate Johnny Hoult finished a solid second ahead of Brionna Fuller, Lori Fuller and Ed Grubb.