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Holmes Scores First Career Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Win At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 8...Tanner Holmes won his first career 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Just a few weeks earlier, Holmes finished second in the first ever Week Of Speed Series. Holmes finished second in the six lap Scramble and used his outside front row starting position to lead every lap of the Main Event for the impressive win.
The Sprint Cars had two eight lap heat races, and Holmes won his race ahead of 2009 division champion Charlie Thompson. Past Cottage Grove champion Hedge Carter won the other heat race in front of Merissa Henson. The Top 3 finishers in each heat race ran a six lap Scramble to set the first three rows of the Main Event, and Thompson won that race ahead of Holmes. Aaron Miller arrived after the heat races, and Holmes charged into the early lead in the Main Event, followed by Thompson and Bailey Hibbard. A lap two red flag waved when Blaine Corey and Jeffrey Hudson tangled exiting Turn 2 and flipped to end the race for both drivers. Holmes continued to lead Thompson and Bailey Hibbard on the restart. Steve Thompson spun in Turn 3 for a lap eight caution flag. Holmes continued to set the pace when racing resumed ahead of Charlie Thompson and Hibbard, but Thompson suddenly pitted into the infield off the front stretch on lap 18 as Bailey Hibbard was now second ahead of Carter. Holmes set a rapid pace for the victory. Bailey Hibbard used his second place finish to move into the third in the standings. Carter would finish third, followed by new division champion and David Hibbard, Henson, TJ Winningham, Enrique Jaime, Steve Thompson, Charlie Thompson and Miller.
Though David Hibbard has the championship locked up, there is still a three-car battle for second. The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars return for Championship Night #2 on September 22nd, along with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks and OTRO Hardtops. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Kendall Oil Winged Sprint CarsHeat 1-Hedge Carter, Merissa Henson, Bailey Hibbard, David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, TJ Winningham.
Heat 2-Tanner Holmes, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Steve Thompson, Enrique Jaime.
Scramble-Charlie Thompson, Tanner Holmes, Hedge Carter, Bailey Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Jeffrey Hudson.
Main Event-Tanner Holmes, Bailey Hibbard, Hedge Carter, David Hibbard, Merissa Henson, TJ Winningham, Enrique Jaime, Steve Thompson, Charlie Thompson, Aaron Miller, Jeffrey Hudson, Blaine Cory.
Foote Wins Second Late Model Main Event
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 8...Dave Foote scored his second 20 lap Late Model Main Event win Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. He picked up a heat race win earlier in the evening and used his front row starting position to deny Bob Dees a potential clean sweep. The win keeps Foote in contention for a Top 3 position heading into this week's point finale for the division.
Foote started his evening by holding off Josh Sim to win his six lap heat race. Bob Dees won the other heat ahead of Miles Deubert. Bob Dees held off Foote to win the four lap Trophy Dash. Dees and Foote shared the front row of the Main Event, and Foote charged into the lead at the start of what would be a non-stop race. Bob Dees settled into second ahead of Miles Deubert. Dave Everson began to smoke just a little bit and pitted on lap seven. By lap 10, Foote held a straightaway advantage over Bob Dees, and Deubert used a low pass in Turn 4 of the 12th lap to take second. Dees began to fall off the pace a little bit as a Sim passed him in Turn 4 for third on 15. On lap 17, championship contender John Dees made the pass on his father for fourth, and point leader Nathan Augustine was in fifth a lap later. Foote maintained a straightaway advantage by the waving of the checkered flag. Deubert kept his championship hopes alive with a second place finish, followed by Sim, John Dees, Bob Dees, Everson and Mike Linder.
The Late Models return this Saturday night to headline a five division program. The Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars are back for their season finale. Also on the card will be the 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 1-Bob Dees, Miles Deubert, Dave Everson, Nathan Augustine.
Heat 2-Dave Foote, Josh Sim, John Dees, Mike Linder.
Trophy Dash-Bob Dees, Dave Foote, John Dees, Miles Deubert.
Main Event-Dave Foote, Miles Deubert, Josh Sim, John Dees, Nathan Augustine, Bob Dees, Dave Everson, Mike Linder.
Steele Clinches Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Championship
With Ninth Win At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 8...David Steele clinched the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock championship with his ninth 20 lap Main Event win Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. All he needed to do was take the green flag to assure himself the championship, but Steele would use his front row starting position to lead every lap of the Main Event in victory.
Steele won his six lap heat race ahead of rookie Ashtin Hedges, and 2014 champion Gary Andersen outran Hunter Magnan to win the second heat race. Anderson continued his momentum by holding off Steele to win the four lap Trophy Dash. Steele and Anderson shared the front row of the Main Event, and Steele charged into the lead ahead of Magnan and Anderson. A lap one red flag waved after contact between newcomer Scott Yerges and Garrett Fredrickson on the frontstretch sent Fredrickson into the front wall. Steele led the restart before another quick yellow flag flew on lap two. Steele led Magnan and Anderson on the restart. An inside pass on the frontstretch of the fourth lap gained Steve Goetz the third position as Steele began to pull away from Magnan. By lap nine, Steele held a straightaway advantage on Magnan, and Hedges used an inside pass on lap 13 to take fourth from Anderson. Fredrickson stalled on the track moments after the white flag waved, and a yellow flag soon followed. Steele would not be deterred as he led the final lap for the impressive victory. Magnan used his fourth second place finish to put himself in a good position to finish second in the standings. Goetz took the checkered flag in third, followed by Hedges, Anderson, Michael McLeod, Yerges, Fredrickson and Kristopher Mix.
The Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks return for their point season finale this week. Also on the card will be the Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars, JOAT Labs Hornets and Valley Store All Late Model Lites. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Bobbio's Pizza Mini StocksHeat 1-David Steele, Ashtin Hedges, Garrett Fredrickson, Scott Yergis, Kristopher Mix.
Heat 2-Gary Anderson, Hunter Magnan, Steve Goetz, Michael McLeod.
Trophy Dash-Gary Anderson, David Steele, Steve Goetz, Hunter Magnan.
Main Event-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Steve Goetz, Ashtin Hedges, Gary Anderson, Michael McLeod, Scott Yergis, Garrett Fredrickson, Kristopher Mix.
Wonsyld Dominates In Third JOAT Labs Hornets Win
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 8...Brandyn Wonsyld won his third 20 lap JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The win gave him a better hold on third in the standings. He set a rapid pace in the non-stop event and won by over half a lap ahead of a season-best second place finish for Dylan Sauer.
Jenna Hedges won the first six lap heat race ahead of Wonsyld. Sauer won his heat race ahead of championship hopeful Tim Hedges. Dylan Irving outran Wonsyld for his division-leading fourth four lap Trophy Dash win. Jenna Hedges led the first two laps of the Main Event, and Wonsyld slipped past Sauer for second on lap two. An inside pass on the front stretch of the third lap gained Wonsyld the lead, and he steadily pulled away from the pack from there. Jenna Hedges held second, but Sauer got past her in traffic on lap 13. By then, Wonsyld held a half a lap advantage. Wonsyld was never really threatened as he scored the convincing victory ahead of Sauer, Jenna Hedges and Irving. Point leader Bree Tritchler was lapped late, and she carries a seven point advantage over Tim Hedges into the season finale after her fifth place finish. Chris Boynton finished sixth, followed Tim Hedges, Jenia Silva and John Ferreira.
The Hornets return for their season finale this week along with the Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and Valley Store All Late Model Lites. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
JOAT Labs HornetsHeat 1-Jenna Hedges, Brandyn Wonsyld, Chris Boynton, Bree Tritchler, John Ferreira.
Heat 2-Dylan Sauer, Tim Hedges, Dylan Irving, Jenia Silva.
Trophy Dash-Dylan Irving, Brandyn Wonsyld, Dylan Sauer, Tim Hedges.
Main Event-Brandyn Wonsyld, Dylan Sauer, Jenna Hedges, Dylan Irving, Bree Tritchler, Chris Boynton, Tim Hedges, Jenia Silva, John Ferreira.
Aos Wins Second Valley Store All Late Model Lites Main Event At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 8...Taking the lead when Lee Doty suddenly pitted during a lap seven caution period, Eric Aos went on to win his second 15 lap Valley Store All Late Model Lites Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Charlie Eaton used his third place finish to clinch the division championship.
Doty won the six lap heat race ahead of Aos and held off Eaton to win the four lap Trophy Dash. Doty seemed headed for a clean sweep as he led the race from the start, followed by Eric Aos. Eaton settled into third, but Dusty Aos took the position from him with a low pass in Turn 2 of the fifth lap. A lap seven caution flag flew for Greg Arnold in Turn 4. Doty suddenly headed for the pits during the caution period, handing the lead to Eric Aos. Eric Aos led the restart, but Dusty Aos hit a tractor tire off of the backstretch for a lap eight caution flag to end his race. Eric Aos led Eaton and Arnold on the restart. A low pass in Turn 3 of the 11th lap gained Arnold second from Eaton. By lap 15, Eric Aos held a straightaway advantage in his winning performance. Arnold was second, followed by Eaton, Dusty Aos and Lee Doty.
The Valley Store All Late Model Lites wrap up their season this week along with the Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock's and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Valley Store All Late Model LitesHeat-Lee Doty, Eric Aos, Danny Prewitt, Greg Arnold, Charlie Eaton.
Trophy Dash-Lee Doty, Charlie Eaton, Danny Prewitt, Eric Aos.
Main Event-Eric Aos, Greg Arnold, Charlie Eaton, Dusty Aos, Lee Doty, Danny Prewitt (DNS).
Champions Crowned Friday Night
At Little Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 7...Friday night brought a close to the 2018 Outlaw Kart championship season at little Southern Oregon Speedway. 2017 champion Trevor Grimes picked up his fourth 20 lap 250 Kart Main Event win, but Vinny DeBenedetti used a second place finish to win the division championship. Grimes picked up wins in both heat races and led two laps of the Main Event before a Turn 4 pass gained Taylor Fuller the lead. Fuller held the point until lap nine when Grimes and Fuller got together and crashed in Turn 4. The race was over for Fuller, and Blake Boshart had the lead on the restart. Grimes moved past DeBenedetti for second on the back stretch on lap 13. Grimes brushed the Turn 2 wall, and moments later DeBenedetti spun in Turn 2 for a caution flag. Boshart continued to lead Grimes on the restart, and Grimes made an inside pass in Turn 3 to gain the lead before Boshart spun in Turn 4. Grimes led the rest of the way with DeBenedetti chasing him in second. Boshart settled for third ahead of Fuller.
Lori Fuller won both of the heat races and the 12 lap UAS Speedway Kart Main Event to overtake the absent Steve Rambo for the division championship. Fuller had been enjoying a good battle with Ken Gaines all night as Gaines would continue to run the outside in an effort to get past her. In the Main Event, Lori Fuller set the early pace ahead of Larry Fuller. Gaines made a Turn 4 pass on Larry Fuller on lap five to take over second. Larry Fuller pitted on lap nine as Gaines continued to challenge Lori Fuller all the way to the checkered flag. However, Lori Fuller prevailed for her second feature win of the season. Gaines settled for second ahead of Larry Fuller.
Kenny Boardman won a heat race and the 15 lap 500 Open Kart Main Event. The wins enabled him to win the division championship. Boardman led the race from the start ahead of Bailey Sucich. Sucich spun in Turn 4 for a lap four caution flag. Sucich was having a challenging time handling her kart throughout the race as Boardman set a rapid pace for the victory. Sucich still got it to the finish line in second.
Ryan Hirschbock won both heat races and the 12 lap Box Stock Main Event. Hirshbock did all he could in his bid to overtake Keaton Augustine in the point battle, but Augustine used second place finishes in all of the races to wrap up his division championship. The third Main Event win of the season for Hirschbock tied him with Augustine on the Winner's List.
Carson Henson won his first 10 lap Beginners Box Stock Main Event. He led the race from the start and used his finish to wrap up the division championship. Henson and 2017 champion Malachi Johnson each won heat races, and Johnson was a race long second in the Main Event as Albert Gill Jr finished third.
Jayme DeBenedetti won the 10 lap Novice Box Stock Main Event. Both DeBenedetti and new division champion Bhaltair Edwards won heat races. DeBenedetti led the Main Event from the start. Edwards finished second ahead of Isaac Grimes.
This race brought an end to the 2018 season. The Top 5 drivers in points in the 250 Karts, Speedway Karts, Box Stocks and Beginners Box Stocks received trophies at the end of the night. The Top 3 Novice Box Stock drivers were awarded with framed certificates and the 500 Open Kart champion also received a framed certificate. Stay tuned for future updates regarding the Outlaw Kart program. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
250 KartsHeat 1a-Trevor Grimes, Taylor Fuller, Blake Boshart, Vinny DeBenedetti.
Heat 2a-Trevor Grimes, Vinny DeBenedetti, Taylor Fuller, Blake Boshart.
Main Event-Trevor Grimes, Vinny DeBenedetti, Blake Boshart, Taylor Fuller.
UAS Speedway KartsHeat 1a-Lori Fuller, Ken Gaines, Ed Grubb.
Heat 2a-Lori Fuller, Ken Gaines.
Main Event-Lori Fuller, Ken Gaines, Larry Fuller, Ed Grubb NS.
Box StockHeat 1a-Ryan Hirschbock, Keaton Augustine.
Heat 2a-Ryan Hirschbock Keaton Augustine.
Main Event Ryan Hirschbock, Keaton Augustine.
Beginners Box StockHeat 1a-Malachi Johnson, Carson Henson, Albert Gill Jr.
Heat 2a-Carson Hanson, Malachi Johnson, Albert Gill Jr.
Main Event-Carson Henson, Malachi Johnson, Albert Gill Jr.
Novice Box StockHeat 1a-Bhaltair Edwards, Jayme DeBenedetti, Isaac Grimes.
Heat 2a-Jayme DeBenedetti, Bhaltair Edwards, Isaac Grimes.
Main Event-Jayme DeBenedetti, Bhaltair Edwards, Isaac Grimes, Caleb Ranney NS.
500 Open KartHeat-Kenny Boardman, Bailey Sucich.
Main Event-Kenny Boardman, Bailey Sucich