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Linder Wins $2,000 Iron Head Nationals Winged Sprint Car Race At Southern Oregon Speedway
Garen Linder won the $2000 prize in the Iron Head Nationals Winged Sprint Car race.
White City, Oregon...August 11...Garen Linder scored his biggest Southern Oregon Speedway victory to date by winning the $2, 000 first prize in the 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night. Linder, who has won a couple of times this year on the 360 Sprint Car circuit, was piloting the #9t car of TJ Winningham. He gained the lead from Jeffrey Hudson on the 16th lap and led the rest of the way in victory.
Seventeen competitors showed up to vie for the big prize money, and they ran three 10 lap heat races. Point leader David Hibbard crossed the line first in the first heat race, only to bypass the scales. He was disqualified, handing the win to reigning champion Kyler Barraza. Jeffrey Hudson had an impressive drive to the second heat race win, and Tanner Holmes outran 2016 champion Jake Wheeler to claim the victory in the third heat race. Holmes wasn't finished there. He outran Barraza to claim the victory in the six lap Scramble and grab the pole position for the Main Event.
Holmes sprinted into the early Main Event lead, followed by Hudson and Barraza. An inside pass in Turn 4 of the fourth lap gained Wheeler third from Barraza before a red flag flew when Hedge Carter and Vern Scevers tangled on the frons tretch, causing Scevers to roll on his side. Holmes continued to lead on the restart ahead of Hudson and Barraza. A high move in Turn 4 of the sixth lap gained Hudson the lead from Holmes, and Garen Linder made an outside pass on Barraza in the same turn to take over third. Linder slipped past Holmes for second on lap eight and began to pressure Hudson for the lead. Linder made the move around Hudson as they worked lap 11, only to have the pass negated when the yellow flag flew for David Hibbard. Hudson moved back to the outside line on the restart and continued to lead with Linder pressuring him hard. Holmes was still holding down the third position. Linder dove down low in Turn 3 of the 16th lap and emerged with the lead as they exited Turn 4. Holmes ran closely behind the lead two cars, and a lap 18 caution flag flew for Enrique Jaime and Bert Johnson in Turn 2. The restart attempt was followed by a red flag when Aaron Miller and Johnson got together with Johnson rolling. Linder led the restart, and Holmes raced past Hudson for second. Linder led the rest of the way for the big victory. Holmes had his best finish yet in second, followed by Hudson, Wheeler, Barraza, AJ Harbaugh, Bailey Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Jamie and Jorgenson.
The next Sprint Car race at the speedway is set for August 25th, and it's a big one. It's the $3,500 to win Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge race, presented by Herz Precision Parts. Joining them on the program will be the Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Kendall Oil Winged Sprint CarsHeat 1-Kyler Barraza, Garen Linder, Seth Nunes, Blaine Cory, David Hibbard DQ, Aaron Miller DNS.
Heat 2-Jeffrey Hudson, AJ Harbaugh, Bert Johnson, Hedge Carter, Otto Jorgenson DQ.
Heat 3-Tanner Holmes, Jake Wheeler, Charlie Thompson, Enrique Jaime, Bailey Hibbard, Vern Scevers.
Scramble-Tanner Holmes, Kyler Barraza, Jake Wheeler, Jeffrey Hudson.
Main Event-Garen Linder, Tanner Holmes, Jeffrey Hudson, Jake Wheeler, Kyler Barraza, AJ Harbaugh, Bailey Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Enrique Jaime, Otto Jorgenson, Charlie Thompson, Aaron Miller, Seth Nunes, Bert Johnson, David Hibbard, Hedge Carter, Vern Scevers.
Robustelli Wins Opener Of The Week Of Speed Dwarf Car Series At Southern Oregon Speedway
Camden Robustelli #25 looked impressive in winning the SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event.
White City, Oregon...August 11...Camden Robustelli finally got his first win of the season in the Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The event was also the opener of Week of Speed for the Dwarf Cars, which is being co promoted between the SODCA and PHRA Dwarf Car groups. Robustelli took the lead from Chad Cardoza on the 12th lap and led the rest of the way for the win. This was his third win of the season on the Dwarf Car circuit.
The Dwarf Cars ran four eight lap heat races, and Cody Peters won the first one ahead of Kalvin Morton. It was California visitor Jonathan Henry winning the second heat in front of Bret James, while two-time champion Josh King outran Cardoza for the third heat race victory. Robustelli gave a preview of things to come as he outran South Bay Dwarf Car champion Cameron Diatte for the win in the fourth heat race. King won a near photo finish with Henry for the six lap Trophy Dash victory. With an impressive 38 cars on hand for this race, there were two 15 lap B Mains. Anthony Pope won the first B Main, followed by Mac Marmon and Jimmy Brinster. The second 15 lap race was just a bit closer as reigning champion Brock Peters outran ageless veteran Fred Hay for the victory. Brandon Ross finished third.
Kalvin Morton raced into the early Main Event lead ahead of Camden Robustelli and Chad Cardoza. PHRA champion Ryan Martinez and Cardoza both raced by Robustelli for second and third on lap two. Cardoza put the moves on Morton for the lead on lap five, and a yellow flag flew on lap six for Cameron Diatte. Peters led through yellow flags on the next three laps, and Robustelli took second from Morton on the lap eight restart. An inside move on the front stretch of the 12th lap gained Robustelli the lead from Cardoza. Brock Peters joined the battle up front and took second from Cardoza on a lap 14 restart. A caution flag again waived on lap 15. Peters saw his run up front come to an end when he and Martinez tangled for a caution flag. Robustelli led Cardoza and Anthony Pope on the restart. Pope made a Turn 3 pass on Cardoza for second, and he and Robustelli made contact exiting Turn 2 on the 18th lap. Robustelli continued to lead, and Pope backed off, allowing Cardoza and Marmon to gain second and third. Robustelli led the rest of the way for the impressive win. Cardoza settled for second, followed by Marmon, Pope, Brandon Ross, Jimmy Brinster, Fred Hay, Doug McVae, Randy Slater and Justin DeMars.
The Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars will be a part of the R Charles Snyder Salute event on September 1st and 2nd. The IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds will be there, while the Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks will compete on Sunday. The IMCA Modifieds race for $5, 000 to win on Sunday. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
SODCA Dwarf CarsHeat 1-Cody Peters, Kalvin Morton, Brandon Wiley, Anthony Pope, Henry Corbin III, Mac Marmon, Troy Kunas, Michael Johnson, Sean Trujillo, Jake Van Ortwick.
Heat 2-Jonathen Henry, Bret James, Mason Lewman, Randy Slater, Brandon Ross, Brian Lee, Justin DeMars, Paul Haslow, Joe Sanders, Ashleigh Strain.
Heat 3-Josh King, Chad Cardoza, Ryan Martinez, Mikey Clark, Erin Morgenstern, Bret Olney, Don Gifford, Brock Peters.
Heat 4-Camden Robustelli, Cameron Diatte, Shane Youngren, Fred Hay, Brock Peters, Doug McVay, Kaycee Sheeler, Henry Corbin II, Jim Pavel.
Trophy Dash-Josh King, Jonathon Henry, Kalvin Morton, Cody Peters, Chad Cardoza, Cameron Diatte, Shane Youngren, Bret James, Ryan Martinez, Mason Lewman, Brandon Wiley, Camden Robustelli.
B Main 1-Anthony Pope, Mac Marmon, Jimmy Brinster, Henry Corbin III, Erin Morgenstern, Ashley Strain, Bret Olney, Jim Pavel, Don Gifford, Troy Kunas, Sean Trujillo, Michael Johnson.
B Main 2-Brock Peters, Fred Hay, Brandon Ross, Doug McVae, Randy Slater, Justin DeMars, Jake Van Ortwick, Joe Sanders, Mikey Clark, Kaycee Sheeler, Henry Corbin II, Paul Hasow, Brian Lee, Rick Taylor.
Main Event-Camden Robustelli, Chad Cardoza, Mac Marmon, Anthony Pope, Brandon Ross, Jimmy Brinster, Fred Hay, Doug McVae, Randy Slater, Justin DeMars, Cody Peters, Brandon Wiley, Bret James, Henry Corbin III, Erin Morgenstern, Ashley Strain, Brock Peters, Shane Youngren, Ryan Martinez, Josh King, Kalvin Morton, Cameron Diatte, Jonathon Henry, Mason Lewman.
Steele Wins Sixth Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock
Main Event Of The Season
David Steele #67 won both the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Trophy Dash and his sixth Main Event.
\White City, Oregon...August 11... Point leader David Steele continues to roll in the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks at Southern Oregon Speedway. On Saturday night, he drove to his sixth Main Event win of the season. In doing so, he grabbed a share of the top position on the division's all-time win list at Southern Oregon Speedway. The race was for second, and a wild final lap saw Hunter Magnan claim the position ahead of Kristopher Mix.
The night started with David Steele scoring the four lap Trophy Dash win, but surprising rookie Ashtin Hedges claimed the victory in the six lap heat race. Hunter Magnan raced into the early Main Event lead, but it was Steele making a Turn 2 pass on lap two to gain the lead position. Mix slipped past Magnan for second on lap 3, but Steele was steadily pulling away and had a straightaway advantage by lap six. A low pass in Turn 2 of the 10th lap gained Magnan second. Hedges and Steve Goetz ran closely behind the second place battle. Mix again got by Magnan for second on lap 14, but Steele now held a straightaway lead. The battle for second was intense on the last lap, and Mix and Magnan made contact from Turn 4 all the way to the checkered flag. Steele was the dominant winner, and Magnan managed to beat Mix back to the line for second. Hedges finished fourth, followed by Goetz, Michael McCloud and Garrett Fredrickson.
The Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks will be a part of Hall of Fame Night this Saturday night. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Late Models, JOAT Labs Hornets and OTRO Hardtops will be racing, and five new members will be inducted into the Southern Oregon Racing Hall of Fame. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Bobbio's Pizza Mini StocksHeat-Ashtin Hedges, Hunter Magnan, David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Steve Goetz, Michael McCloud, Garrett Fredrickson.
Trophy Dash-David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Steve Goetz, Garrett Fredrickson.
Main Event-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Kristopher Mix, Ashtin Hedges, Steve Goetz, Michael McCloud, Garrett Fredrickson.
Wonsyld Wins Second JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event
Brandon Wonsyld #7 won his second JOAT Labs Hornets Trophy Dash.
White City, Oregon...August 11..Taking the lead from the start, Brandon Wonsyld went on to win his second JOAT Labs Hornets 20 lap Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Bree Tricthler scored her fourth second place finish in the last five races and took the point lead from Tim Hedges, who overheated and retired from the race.
Dylan Irving won his third four lap Trophy Dash of the season to start the night's action. Wonsyld won the first six lap heat race, and Jeremy Mayfield picked up the win in the second heat. Wonsyld moved into the lead from the start of the Main Event ahead of Tritchler and Mayfield. Wonsyld and Tritchler began to pull away from the pack, leaving Mayfield, Chris Boynton and Tim Hedges to battle for third. A low pass in Turn 4 of the fifth lap gained Boynton third, but a low pass in the first turn regained the position for Mayfield a lap later. The battle was close, and Boynton again regained third on lap seven. Hedges made a back stretch pass on lap 11 to take over fourth, but his car began to overheat on lap 15 as Mayfield moved by in Turn 3 to take over fourth. Hedges ran as long as he could before being forced to pit. Wonsyld drove a flawless race at the front of the pack and began to pull away from Tritchler for the victory. Tritchler was a happy second as the new point leader. Mayfield made an outside pass on the front stretch on lap 18 to gain third place once again. Dylan Irving made a late move past Boynton for fourth. Jenna Hedges, Chris McCraken and Tim Hedges completed the finishing order.
Dylan Irving #11 won his third JOAT Labs Hornets Trophy Dash.
The JOAT Labs Hornets are back as part of the big Hall of Fame Night this Saturday night. IMCA Modifieds will be competing along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and OTRO Hardtops. Five new members will also be inducted into the Southern Oregon Racing Hall of Fame. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
JOAT Labs HornetsTrophy Dash-Dylan Irving, Tim Hedges, Brandon Wonsyld, Bree Tritchler.
Heat 1-Brandon Wonsyld, Bree Tritchler, Chris Boynton, Chris McCracken.
Heat 2-Jeremy Mayfield, Tim Hedges, Dylan Irving, Chris Boynton.
Main Event-Brandon Wonsyld, Bree Tritchler, Jeremy Mayfield, Dylan Irving, Chris Boynton, Jenna Hedges, Chris McCracken, Tim Hedges.
James, Burke, Bartlett, Johnson Win
At Little Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...August 10...Jacob James won his first 15 lap Box Stock Main Event Friday night at Little Southern Oregon Speedway. James has been knocking on the door to victory with multiple second place finishes, and he had his hands full battling point leader Keaton Augustine. The night started with Augustine and James winning heat races. James raced into the Main Event lead from the start, followed by Augustine and Ryan Hirschbock. Yreka point leader Brandon Steinhoff ran a close fourth. As the race wore on, Augustine was being challenged hard by Hirschbock for the second position. Hirschbock tried him high and low, to no avail. James was the happy winner, followed by Augustine, Hirschbock, Steinhoff and Natalie Richard.
2016 champion Johnny Burke returned and won the 20 lap 500 Open Main Event. Burke was impressive all night as he won both heat races. Brenden Bartlett was making his 500 Open debut, and Burke raced into the lead at the start of the Main Event, followed by Bartlett. Reece Slyter returned from his terrible flip of the previous race and battled Merissa Henson for third early on. Slyter gained third from Henson on lap two, but he spun in Turn 4 moments later for a caution flag. Burke continued to lead Bartlett and Henson on the restart, and Slyter once again spun in Turn 4 for a lap 10 caution flag. He retired to the pits, and Burke led the rest of the way for the victory. Henson closed in on Bartlett, but Bartlett held her off for the second place finish.
Brenden Bartlett again subbed for Brionna Fuller in the 250 Kart class and won the 20 lap Main Event. He won the first heat race as incoming point leader Trevor Grimes made a charge from last to second. The second heat race featured an impressive side-by-side battle that saw Grimes working the outside for the win ahead of Bartlett. Unfortunately, Grimes suffered a mechanical issue in his heat race and scratched from the Main Event, as did Cadyn Smith. Vinny DeBenedetti raced into the lead at the start of the Main Event, followed closely by Bartlett and Taylor Fuller. Bartlett spun in Turn 4 for a lap seven caution flag. DeBenedetti's run up front came to an abrupt end when he spun in Turn 4 on lap eight and he retired to the pits. Bartlett led the rest of the way to pick up the win, followed by Fuller and DeBenedetti. DeBenedetti emerged with the point lead at the end of the night.
Reigning Beginners Box Stock champion Malachi Johnson returned after running with the Box Stock class the previous race and won the 12 lap Beginners Box Stock Main Event. Johnson won one of the heat races, and Mike Wheeler Jr picked up the victory in the other heat. Johnson led the Main Event from the start ahead of Wheeler and Carson Henson. Johnson led several laps with Wheeler and Henson in close pursuit. When he caught slower traffic on the back stretch on lap 10, Johnson made a swift move around the slower kart and put some distance between himself and Wheeler as he sped home to victory. Henson settled for third, followed by Jayme DeBenedetti, incoming point leader Uriah Sanders and Hunter Granger.
Point leader Steve Rambo collected his second straight 15 lap UAS Speedway Kart Main Event win. Driving with a broken arm, Brionna Fuller won the first heat race and Rambo outran Fuller to win the second heat. Brionna Fuller led just one lap of the Main Event before stalling on the backstretch and retiring. Rambo led Larry Fuller and Ron Bolles on the restart. Fuller slowed and headed for the pits on lap six, giving Bolles the second position. Two laps later, Bolles spun into the infield and out of the event as Ed Grubb was now second ahead of Lori Fuller. Rambo went unchallenged the rest of the way for the victory, followed by Grubb, Lori Fuller, Bolles, Larry Fuller and Brionna Fuller.
Albert Gill Jr made his Little Southern Oregon Speedway debut in the Novice Beginners Box Stock division and put on a performance that has graduated him up to the Beginners class for the next race. Gill won both of his heat races and charged into the Main Event lead at the start. Isaac Grimes ran second, followed by Uriah Boardman. Coming out of Turn 4 on lap six, Boardman lost control of his kart and took a wild ride through the infield and into a pole. He was not injured. Gill led Grimes on the restart and went on to win by a half a lap as Bhaltair Edwards finished third ahead of Boardman.
Little Southern Oregon Speedway will be back with another Outlaw Kart program this Friday night, featuring all of the regular divisions. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Box StocksHeat 1a-Keaton Augustine, Ryan Hirschbock, Jacob James, Natalie Richard, Brandon Steinhoff.
Heat 2a-Jacob James, Keaton Augustine, Ryan Hirschbock, Brandon Steinhoff, Natalie Richard.
Main Event-Jacob James, Keaton Augustine, Ryan Hirschbock, Brandon Steinhoff, Natalie Richard.
500 Open KartsHeat 1a-Johnny Burke, Brenden Bartlett, Merissa Henson, Reece Styter.
Heat 2a-Johnny Burke, Merissa Henson, Brenden Bartlett, Reece Slyter.
Main Event-Johnny Burke, Brenden Bartlett, Merissa Henson, Reece Slyter, Josh Steinhoff DNS
250 KartsHeat 1a-Brenden Bartlett, Trevor Grimes, Cadyn Smith, Vinny DeBenedetti, Taylor Fuller.
Heat 2a-Trevor Grimes, Brenden Bartlett, Vinny DeBenedetti, Taylor Fuller, Cadyn Smith.
Main Event-Brenden Bartlett, Taylor Fuller, Vinny DeBenedetti, Trevor Grimes NS, Cadyn Smith NS.
Beginners Box StockHeat 1a-Malachi Johnson, Jayme DeBenedetti, Carson Henson, Uriah Sanders, Mike Wheeler Jr, Hunter Granger.
Heat 2b-Mike Wheeler Jr, Malachi Johnson, Carson Henson, Uriah Sanders, Jayme DeBenedetti.
Main Event-Malachi Johnson, Mike Wheeler Jr, Carson Henson, Jayme DeBenedetti, Uriah Sanders, Hunter Granger, Adrian Richard NS.
UAS Speedway KartHeat 1a-Brionna Fuller, Ron Bolles, Ed Grubb, Larry Fuller.
Heat 2a-Steve Rambo, Brionna Fuller, Lori Fuller, Ron Bolles, Ed Grubb.
Main Event-Steve Rambo, Ed Grubb, Lori Fuller, Ron Bolles, Larry Fuller, Brionna Fuller, Michael Owens NS.
Novice Beginners Box StockHeat 1a-Albert Gill Jr, Isaac Grimes, Bhaltair Edwards, Uriah Boardman.
Heat 2a-Albert Gill Jr, Isaac Grimes, Uriah Boardman, Bhaltair Edwards, Caleb Ranney.
Main Event-Albert Gill Jr, Isaac Grimes, Bhaltair Edwards, Uriah Boardman, Caleb Ranney NS.