Fuller, Taylor, Herbert, DeBenedetti Win
At Little Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...June 21...Taylor Fuller won his first 20 lap 250 Kart Main Event Friday night at Little Southern Oregon Speedway. The program had over 50 competitors across several different Kart and Motorcycle classes. Once again, Trevor Taylor won three different Flat Track Bike features, and Ben Herbert was also a double winner in Quads and Big Trikes.
After both Trevor Grimes and reigning champion Vinny DeBenedetti were heat race winners, it was Taylor Fuller setting the pace at the start of the 250 Kart Main Event. A yellow flag flew on lap nine after Grimes and DeBenedetti bumped wheels with Grimes spinning. Fuller continued to lead DeBenedetti and Cadyn Smith, and they ran in that order until DeBenedetti pitted unexpectedly off the back stretch on lap 18. Fuller brought it home to an impressive victory ahead of Smith. Jacob James made a bid to take second from Smith in the last turn, only to lose third to a Grimes inside pass in the process. James settled for fourth ahead of Emma Rodgers and DeBenedetti.
Trevor Taylor won the Open, 450cc and 250cc Flat Track Bike Main Events. Taylor took the lead at the start of the Open Bike feature ahead of Theo Lount and Mya Maffei. Maffei took second from Lount with a backstretch pass on lap four and closed in quickly on Taylor. She made a few attempts to get by on the outside, but Taylor would prevail at the checkered flag. Maffei settled for second ahead of Lount.
Taylor also led all the way to win the 450cc Bike feature with Lount finishing second. Taylor won the 250 Bike race with Maffei running close all the way to the checkered flag. Lount finished third in that race.
Though Trevor Taylor won the Open Bike heat race, Lount won the 450 Bike heat and Maffei won the 250 Bike heat. Brody Taylor won the Small Bike heat race and then outran Jax Taylor to win that division's Main Event.
Ben Herbert won the 12 lap Big Trike Main Event. Herbert trailed Ryan Comstock for a few laps before making the move into the lead. The two ran closely for a while before Herbert went on to Victory ahead of Comstock. Garrett Stookey battled Mike Burson Sr to finish third as Robert Hicks finished fifth. Herbert also won the heat race. Cassidy Craviotto broke an axle and took a tamble off the back stretch in that race. Herbert went flag-to-flag to win the 12 lap Quad feature ahead of Mike Burson Sr and Robert Hicks. Burson made a last-lap pass on Herbert to win the heat race.
Garrett Stookey won the 12 lap Small Trike Main Event. Michael Burson Jr led a pair of laps before being overtaken by Stookey. Ryan Comstock quickly moved into second and began a battle with Stookey that lasted for the duration of the race. Stookey would prevail ahead of Comstock, Andrew Wheaton, Michael Burson Jr, Joel Redfield, Elias Wheaton and Mikayla Burson. Redfield and Comstock were the heat race winners.
Jayme DeBenedetti won the 12 lap Beginners Box Stock Main Event. Double heat race winner Isaac Grimes raced into the early Main Event lead ahead of DeBenedetti. After a lap two yellow flag for Talia Colley, DeBenedetti assumed the lead from Grimes. DeBenedetti led through a pair of yellow flags. Caleb Ranney made an inside pass in Turn 2 on lap 11 to get second from Grimes, and DeBenedetti won ahead of Ranney, Grimes, Colley, Saige King and Edwards.
Keaton Augustine went flag-to-flag to win the 15 lap Box Stock Main Event. Augustine won both heat races for a clean sweep. Yreka point leader Hunter Granger was an early second before being passed by Malachi Johnson on lap four. Johnson finished second ahead of Kiley Grimes and Granger.
Larry Fuller won the UAS Speedway Kart 12 lap Main Event. Fuller led the entire distance for the impressive win. Ed Grubb finished second, followed by Kenny Boardman, Brianna Fuller, Lori Fuller and Steve Rambo. Heat race wins went to Larry Fuller and Grubb.
The next race at Little Southern Oregon Speedway will happen on July 5th. All of the divisions featured tonight will be part of the show. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.