Friday, June 21, 2019

Third Annual Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge Comes To Southern Oregon Speedway August 3rd

Third Annual Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge 
Comes To Southern Oregon Speedway August 3rd

White City, Oregon...Southern Oregon Speedway will be hosting the biggest Wingless 360 Sprint Car race in Oregon once again. It's the Third Annual Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge race, presented by Herz Precision Parts. The race will pay $3,500 to win, the second place finisher will receive $1,500, third is $1,000 and it's a minimum of $250 to start the Main Event.

Mike McCann of KJE Enterprises is in his fourth season as promoter of the 3/10 mile clay oval track. McCann has been known as a Sprint Car promoter throughout his decorated career, having started the Sprint Car racing programs currently happening at Cottage Grove Speedway and Marysville Raceway in California back when he promoted the two establishments. He is also the founder of the Oregon Double Shot Series that had a good run in the late 1990s and into the next decade.

McCann felt very strongly that the Medford area track would be perfect for a big Wingless 360 Sprint Car race which will run rules very similar to the ones used by the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars. When Mark Herz came on board with Herz Precision Parts as the title sponsor, the race was first held in August of 2017. Some fast competitors came from California and Oregon that year, but when the checkered flag waved, it was "The Human Highlight Reel" Geoff Ensign grabbing the rich victory. Cody Fendley enjoyed one of his best ever runs in an injected Sprint Car as he held off past Wingless champion Kyle Miller to place second.

Last season, Ensign saw a strong early challenge from past Antioch and Petaluma Winged Sprint Car champion Shawn Arriaga, but Arriaga's run ended when he contacted the front wall and flipped. Much like Ensign, Arriaga is anticipated again this year. Local standout Jeffrey Hudson took the wings off of his Sprint Car and promptly held off Wingless Sprint Series title contender Lindsay Barney for the $1,500 second prize. Though he has been running an IMCA Modified this season, Hudson has said that he intends to run the big Wingless show.

The format will call for qualifying individually on the clock. There's a $100 prize for the fast timer, and the Top 2 qualifiers can bypass the heat races and head straight to the Scramble. The Top 2 heat race finishers will make it into the Scramble, which will determine the first few rows of the 30 lap Main Event.

They don't get the opportunity to run very many big Wingless 360 Sprint Car races in Oregon, so there are teams who circle their calendar every year and make plans to show up. This year's race will happen on August 3rd. It will also be Hays Oil Night at the races. Hays Oil, which brings the Sunoco Racing Fuel to the speedway each week, has been a big supporter of Sprint Car racing at Southern Oregon Speedway through the years.

A field of at least 15 to 20 competitors is anticipated for the big event. Entry for car and driver is $80, while pit passes for the crew are $30. Pit sign in is at 4:00 pm. Camping is allowed in the pits, though there are no hookups. For further information, go to  Downloadable flier available at

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