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Ensign Wins $3,500 Prize In Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge Race At Southern Oregon Speedway
Geoff Ensign#3f and car owner Ted Finkenbinder win the Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge.White City, Oregon...August 25...Taking the lead from Shawn Arriaga in the early laps of the race, Geoff Ensign went on to win the 25 lap Cascade Wingless Sprint Car challenge race Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The event offered a $3,500 first prize thanks to sponsorship from Herz Precision Parts. Ensign won this race last year and won it again this year aboard the Ted Finkenbinder owned car. Local Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car competitor Jeffrey Hudson removed his wing and impressed with a $1,500 second place finish.
The Wingless Sprint Car competitors had an opportunity to qualify on the Jim Rodgers prepared 3/10 mile clay oval, and Ensign clocked in with the quickest lap of 12.950, beating the 13.190 of Arriaga. Ensign picked up the $100 bonus money for setting the fast time, and both drivers were able to avoid running the 10 lap heat races and went straight to the eight lap Scramble. Northwest Focus Midget star Jonathan Jorgensen won the first heat race ahead of Tim Alberding. Lindsay Barney impressed with her win in the second heat race ahead of Hudson. Arriaga drew a front row start for the eight lap Scramble and scored an impressive victory ahead of Barney.
Arriaga charged into the lead at the start of the Main Event with Ensign immediately settling into second. The lead duo ran close at the front before an inside pass in Turn 4 of the sixth lap gained Ensign the lead. Barney was running third ahead of Jorgensen and Hudson in a close battle for that position. Ensign had a straightaway advantage by lap 18 with Arriaga holding second by a comfortable margin as well. Jorgenson made a low pass in Turn 2 of the 20th lap to take third from Barney, but Hudson made an outside pass on the front stretch a lap later to get around Jorgenson as the drivers negotiated traffic. Working lap 23, Arriaga came out of Turn 4 too hard and hit the front wall and rolled. Fortunately, he was not injured. During the red flag, the Hudson team managed to deal with an oil leak that could have ended their race. Ensign led Hudson and Barney on the restart, and they ran in that order to the checkered flag as Barney pocketed $1,000 for her third place finish. Jorgensen settled for fourth, followed by Tim Alberding, Lance Hallmark, Mark Herz, Guy Weedman, Arriaga and Kevin Pendergrass.
The track's Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car division returns to action on September 8th. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Wingless 360 SprintsFast Time-Geoff Ensign 12.950
Heat 1-Jonathan Jorgensen, Tim Alberding, Mark Herz, Guy Weedman.
Heat 2-Lindsay Barney, Jeffrey Hudson, Lance Hallmark, Kevin Pendergrass.
Scramble-Shawn Arriaga, Lindsay Barney, Geoff Ensign, Jonathan Jorgensen, Jeffrey Hudson, Tim Alberding.
Main Event-Geoff Ensign, Jeffrey Hudson, Lindsay Barney, Jonathan Jorgensen, Tim Alberding, Lance Hallmark, Mark Herz, Guy Weedman, Shawn Arriaga, Kevin Pendergrass.
Deubert Returns To Late Model Winner's Circle
At Southern Oregon Speedway
Miles Deubert #38 won his second Late Model Main Event.
White City, Oregon...August 25...Taking the lead from John Dees, rookie Miles Deubert went on to win the 20 lap Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the second win of the season for Deubert, who won the season opener. Dees settled for his fourth second place finish of the season.
Point leader Nathan Augustine won both the four lap Trophy Dash and the six lap heat race, both ahead of Bob Dees. With a pole position start, Augustine charged into the lead ahead of John Dees. However, Dees raced by Augustine for the lead on lap three with Deubert quickly settling into second. Augustine discovered he had a flat tire and headed for the pits on lap eight as the battle heated up at the front of the pack. An inside move on the front stretch of the ninth lap gained Deubert the lead. Bob Dees had a good hold on third. Deubert ran strong the rest of the way for a well earned victory. John Dees settled for second, followed by Bob Dees, Dave Foote, Mike Linder, Dave Everson and Augustine.
The Late Models return on September 8th along with the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets and Valley Store All Late Model Lites. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Late ModelsHeat-Nathan Augustine, Bob Dees, John Dees, Miles Deubert, Dave Foote, Mike Linder, Dave Everson.
Trophy Dash-Nathan Augustine, Bob Dees, John Dees, Mike Linder.
Main Event-Miles Deubert, John Dees, Bob Dees, Dave Foote, Mike Linder, Dave Everson, Nathan Augustine.
Steele Closes In On Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Championship With Eighth Win At Southern Oregon Speedway
David Steele #67 won his eighth Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Main Event.
White City, Oregon...August 25...Leading all the way from his front row start, David Steele won the 20 lap Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The win was his eighth of the season, and he can lock up his first track championship by just starting the next Main Event. Hunter Magnan rebounded from some recent bad luck with a much-needed second place finish.
Steve Goetz started his night off on a high note with a four lap Trophy Dash win. Steele and Goetz then locked up front row Main Event starting positions with their respective six lap heat race wins. Steele charged into the lead at the drop of the green flag ahead of Goetz and Magnan. Magnan traded third with 2014 champion Gary Anderson a couple of times before getting the spot with a Turn 4 pass on lap four. An inside pass in Turn 4 of the seventh lap put Magnan into second. Rookie Ashtin Hedges was enjoying a good battle with Yreka point leader Marilyn Yawnick for the fifth position. Steele caught slower traffic on lap 13 and soon caught the battle for fifth. Hedges took an infield excursion off of Turn 2 to lose fifth, but he regained the position from Yawnick on lap 17. Hedges managed to stay on the lead lap as Steele won ahead of Magnan, Goetz, Anderson, Hedges, Yawnick, Garrett Fredrickson, Mike Whitaker, Mike McLeod and Kristopher Mix.
The Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks will return on September 8th. The program will also feature the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, JOAT Labs Hornets and Valley Store All Late Model lites. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Bobbio's Pizza Mini StocksHeat 1-Steve Goetz, Gary Anderson, Hunter Magnan, Marilyn Yawnick, Mike McCloud.
Heat 2-David Steele, Ashtin Hedges, Mike Whitaker, Kristopher Mix, Garrett Fredrickson.
Trophy Dash-Steve Goetz, David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Gary Anderson.
Main Event-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Steve Goetz, Gary Anderson, Ashtin Hedges, Marilyn Yawnick, Garrett Fredrickson, Mike Whitaker, Mike McLeod, Kristopher Mix.
Irving Wins First Career JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event
At Southern Oregon Speedway
Dylan Irving #11 won his first career JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event.
White City, Oregon...August 25...Taking the lead from championship contender Tim Hedges in the early stages of the race, Dylan Irving won his first career JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Hedges was working on a potential clean sweep, but when he got on two wheels in Turn 4 and nearly rolled, he fell back two positions as Brandon Wonsyld picked up the second place finish.
Hedges won both his six lap heat and the four lap Trophy Dash, while Irving grabbed the win in the other heat race. Hedges and Irving had front row starts, and Hedges charged into the early lead ahead of Irving. An outside pass on the front stretch of the fourth lap gained Wonsyld third from point leader Bree Tritchler. Moments later, a caution flag flew for Chris Boynton. Hedges continued to lead Irving and Wonsyld on the restart. Working the ninth lap, Hedges got on two wheels in Turns 3 and 4 and lost momentum. Irving passed Hedges at the line, and Wonsyld gained second a lap later. A final caution flag waved for Boynton on lap 16. Irving continued to lead Wonsyld and Hedges on the restart, and they ran in that order to the checkered flag. Dylan Sauer was a season-best fourth, followed by Tritchler, Boynton, John Ferreira, Jenia Silva and Jenna Hedges.
The JOAT Labs Hornets will return on September 8th. Also on the card that night will be the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and Valley Store All Late Model Lites. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
JOAT Labs HornetsHeat 1-Tim Hedges, Brandon Wonsyld, Jenna Hedges, John Ferreira, Jenia Silva.
Heat 2-Dylan Irving, Bree Tritchler, Chris Boynton, Dylan Sauer.
Trophy Dash-Tim Hedges, Brandon Wonsyld, Bree Tritchler, Chris Boynton.
Main Event-Dylan Irving, Brandon Wonsyld, Tim Hedges, Dylan Sauer, Bree Tritchler, Chris Boynton, John Ferreira, Jenia Silva, Jenna Hedges.