Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hibbard, Augustine, Steele, Hedges Win Southern Oregon Speedway Main Events

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Hibbard Keeps On Rolling With Fifth Kendall Oil 
Winged Sprint Car Win At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...July 14...Taking the lead from Jeffrey Hudson on the 10th lap, David Hibbard went on to win another 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the fifth win of the season for the current point leader, and it started out with him playing catch up with Jeffrey Hudson, who would settle for his second runner-up finish of the season.

Dwarf Car Star Camden Robustelli had his distributor problem solved and made a surprise appearance. He held off Hibbard to win the first of two eight lap heat races. Hudson outran rookie Theron Smith to claim the other heat race victory. Hudson set himself up for a pole position start for the Main Event by winning the eight lap Scramble ahead of 2009 champion Charlie Thompson.

Hudson set the early Main Event pace ahead of Thompson. The only caution flag of the race flew on left three for debris on the track. Hudson led Thompson and David Hibbard on the restart. Hibbard ran closely behind Thompson until making an inside pass on the backstretch of the eighth lap to claim the second spot. Two laps later, he made a similar move on Hudson and emerged with the lead. Blaine Cory had just settled into fifth, and he made an inside pass on the backstretch to take fourth from Bailey Hibbard on lap 12. Meanwhile, David Hibbard pulled away just a little bit from Hudson at the front of the pack, and Cory made a Turn 4 pass on Thompson on lap 14 to take over third. David Hibbard set at a rapid pace up front as he went on to claim the victory, followed by Hudson, Cory, Thompson, Bailey Hibbard, Robustelli, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple and Smith.

The Kendell Oil Winged Sprint Cars return as part of the second night of the Western States Dwarf Car Nationals event on August 4th. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Kendall Winged Sprint Cars
Heat 1-Camden Robustelli, David Hibbard, Bailey Hibbard, 31 car, Mike Wheeler.

Heat 2-Jeffrey Hudson, Theron Smith, Charlie Thompson, Blaine Cory, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple.

Scramble-Jeffrey Hudson, Charlie Thompson, David Hibbard, Bailey Hibbard, Theron Smith, Camden Robustelli.

Main Event-David Hibbard, Jeffrey Hudson, Blaine Cory, Charlie Thompson, Bailey Hibbard, Camden Robustelli, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple, Theron Smith, 31 car, Mike Wheeler NS, Scott Fox NS.

Augustine Debuts New Car With Second Late Model Win

White City, Oregon...July 14...Nathan Augustine won the 25 lap Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Augustine is the current point leader, and he became the first two-time winner of the season as he debuted a new car. Recent Sunset Speedway feature winner John Dees ran a good race and finished second for the third time this season.

John Dees started the night off right by winning the four lap Trophy Dash. He followed that up by picking up a win in his six lap heat race, while Augustine outran Bob Dees to win the other heat. This put Augustine and John Dees on the front row, and they settled into the first and second positions at the drop of Derrel Nelson's green flag. Bob Dees ran closely in third, and Eric Massey spun in Turn 2 for the only caution flag on lap two. Augustine continued to lead John Dees on the restart, and Dave Foote took fourth from Miles Deubert on lap four. Two race long battles begin at that point as John Dees searched for a way underneath Augustine for the lead, while Foote was battling Bob Dees for third. Massey pitted after being lapped on lap 14. During the final five laps, John Dees was giving Augustine some serious pressure, but Augustine was up to the task as he held on for the much-needed victory. John Dees settled for second, followed by Bob Dees, Foote, Deubert, Massey and Don Garrett Jr.

The Late Models will return as part of Hall of Fame Night on August 18th. In addition to inducting some of the past Southern Oregon racing greats into the Hall of Fame, the racing program will also include IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, JOAT Labs Hornets, OTRO Hardtops and Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Late Models
Heat 1-Nathan Augustine, Bob Dees, Dave Foote, Eric Massey.

Heat 2-John Dees, Miles Deubert, Don Garrett Jr.

Trophy Dash-John Dees, Nathan Augustine, Miles Deubert, Bob Dees.

Main Event-Nathan Augustine, John Dees, Bob Dees, Dave Foote, Miles Deubert, Eric Massey, Don Garrett Jr.

Steele Caps Clean Sweep With Fifth Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Win At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...July 14...David Steele scored the victory in the 20 lap Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. He continued his march towards the championship as he capped a clean sweep effort that also included wins in his heat race and the Trophy Dash. Teammate Steve Goetz settled for second.

Steele kicked of the night by out running Goetz to win the four lap Trophy Dash. Steele and Goetz each won six lap heat races. In Steele's heat race, Gary Anderson and Kristopher makes got together exiting Turn 4 and Anderson's car careened into the front wall, doing severe front end damage. Steele and Goetz shared the front row of the Main Event and raced into the top two positions. Mix settled into third and raced past Goetz for second on a lap four restart. However, when Hunter Magnan brought out a lap seven caution flag, track officials penalized Mix two positions for a jump start infraction. Steele led Goetz as Mix moved back into third. A series of three caution flags during the midpoint of the race did not deter Steele as he maintained his lead over Goetz and Mix on each restart. Even a final restart following a lap 18 yellow flag for Magnan didn't stop Steele. He again charged into the lead and took it to the checkered flag in victory. Goetz settled for second ahead of Mix. Garrett Fredrickson held off Magnan's late charge to finish fourth. Magnan settled for fifth ahead of McLeod.

The Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks will return as part of the August 11th $2,000 to win Ironhead Winged Sprint Car Nationals. Also on the program will be the Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks
Heat 1-David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Garrett Fredrickson, Gary Anderson.

Heat 2-Steve Goetz, Hunter Magnan, Michael McLeod.

Trophy Dash-David Steele, Steve Goetz, Gary Anderson, Hunter Magnan.

Main Event-David Steele, Steve Goetz, Kristopher Mix, Garrett Fredrickson, Hunter Magnan, Michael McLeod, Gary Anderson NS.

Hedges Takes Point Lead With JOAT Labs Hornets Feature Win At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...July 14...2016 champion Tim Hedges scored his first 20 lap JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event win of the season Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. He became the fifth different winner in six races after earlier winning the Trophy Dash. When the points were tallied, Hedges emerged with the point lead over the surprising Bree Tritchler, who finished second for the third straight race.

Tim Hedges won a spirited duel with his son, Ashtin Hedges, to claim the four lap Trophy Dash victory. There were two very competitive heat races with Zach Nelson winning the first six lapper ahead of Tim Hedges. Dylan Irving scored a photo finish victory over Ashtin Hedges in the second heat. Zach Nelson led the opening lap of the Main Event from his pole position start, but an inside move in Turn 4 a lap later put Tim Hedges into the lead. The caution flag soon followed for Tritchler. Hedges continued to lead Nelson and Chris Boynton on the restart, but Boynton took second from Nelson on lap four. Ashtin Hedges moved into contention for third and made an inside pass on the backstretch on lap six to take third from Nelson. A high pass in Turn 4 of the ninth lap gained Ashtin Hedges second from Boynton before a caution flag waved for Boynton on the frontstretch. Tim Hedges led Ashtin Hedges and Tritchler on the restart. Tritchler raced underneath Ashtin Hedges in Turn 4 for second on lap 12 as the lead three cars ran closely. Dylan Irving was up to fourth at that time, and a high pass in Turn 4 of what would have been the 16th lap put Tritchler into the lead. However, the caution flag flew for Nelson and negated the pass. On the restart, Ashtin Hedges lost power for another caution flag. Tim Hedges led Tritchler and Irving on the next restart, and the lead three ran in that order to the finish. Dylan Sauer had his best finish yet in fourth, followed by Saundra Hattrick, Boynton, Ashtin Hedges and Nelson.

The JOAT Labs Hornets will be a part of the Friday night portion of the Western States Dwarf Car Nationals on August 3rd. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
JOAT Labs Hornets
Heat 1-Zach Nelson, Tim Hedges, Dylan Sauer, Saundra Hattrick.

Heat 2-Dylan Irving, Ashtin Hedges, Chris Boynton, Bree Tritchler.

Trophy Dash-Tim Hedges, Bree Tritchler, Ashtin Hedges, Chris Boynton.

Main Event-Tim Hedges, Bree Tritchler, Dylan Irving, Dylan Sauer, Saundra Hattrick, Chris Boynton, Ashtin Hedges, Zach Nelson.