Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Foulger, Braaten, Lewman Win R. Charles Snyder Salute Race

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Foulger Wins R. Charles Snyder Salute IMCA Modified Race At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...September 2-3...Troy Foulger scored the victory in the 50 lap R. Charles Snyder Salute IMCA Modified race at Southern Oregon Speedway.  Foulger is a four time Antioch Speedway champion and a star on the All Star Series IMCA Modified Tour in California, and the win paid $5,000.  The race honored Snyder, who was a long time announcer and local Radio DJ.  Seven time track champion Mark Wauge had a special body on his race car with photos of Snyder.  Wauge was a $2,500 second, and Bobby Hogge IV made a late charge to score a $1,500 third.

After Saturday's heat races, Bobby Hogge IV emerged with the most points.  The Top 16 in heat points qualified for Sunday's big show, and the Top 8 ran an eight lap scramble on Sunday to set the first four rows of the Main Event.  Hogge won that race ahead of Jeremy Richey and Chester Kniss.  It looked like the night belonged to Hogge.  A $1,000 bonus was offered to any of the first six qualifiers if they elected to start last and won.  Nobody accepted the challenge.

In the Main Event, Hogge spun in Turn 2 for a restart and had to restart in last.  Richey raced into the lead on the opening lap, but Jesse Bailey spun and collected Anthony Slaney.  Richey led Mark Wauge and Preston Jones on the restart.  Jones and Troy Foulger both passed Wauge for second and third a lap later before a yellow flag waved for Darrell Hughes II on the back stretch and Larry McCracken, James Welshonse and Jantzen Knips in Turn 2.  Richey led Jones and Foulger on the restart.  Foulger made an outside pass in Turn 2 on lap seven to take second from Jones.  Wauge went by Jones in Turn 4 on lap eight to grab third.  A lap 14 caution flag flew for Zach Fettinger and Ray Kniffen Jr. in Turn 4.  Richey continued to lead Foulger and Wauge on the restart.  Foulger was challenging Richey on the inside line and finally made his move for the lead on lap 25.  Hogge reappeared in the Top 10 on lap 28, and a lap 35 caution flag flew for debris on the track.  Foulger continued to set the pace on the restart as Wauge took second from Richey.  The yellow flag waved on lap 43 for Jones in Turn 4.  Foulger led Wauge and Richey on the restart, but Fettinger and Welshonse tangled for a caution flag a lap later.  Hogge was up to fifth, and he took fourth from Nick Trenchard on the restart.  Hogge made a low pass in Turn 4 on lap 49 to take third from Richey.  With Wauge following closely in second, Foulger stayed smooth and scored the victory.  Hogge was a strong third, followed by Richey, Trenchard, Robert Miller, Jesse Williamson, Slaney, Chester Kniss and Jones.

The drivers ran two ten lap heat races and earned points.  The Top 16 drivers qualified for the big show.  Hogge was the only driver to win both of his heat races.  Foulger won one heat and got a second, while Jones had a win and a third.  Matt Duste, Wauge and Bailey earned seconds in both of their heats, making the Top 6 in heat points Hogge, Foulger, Jones, Duste, Wauge and Bailey.  Richey and Kniss each won a heat race to make it into Sunday's Scramble as Top 8 point earners.  Jeff Olschowka, Darrell Hughes II, Miller and Slaney also won heat races.  There were two 15 lap B Mains on Sunday that transferred three into the Main Event.  Chase Nieman won the first B Main ahead of Curtis Towns and Ray Kniffen Jr.  Jake Mayden won the second B Main ahead of Larry McCracken and Jantzen Knipps.

Saturday's program ended with a special $1,000 to win Invitational Main Event.  The Top 4 finishers in each of the first set of heat races earned starting spots.  The race was restarted after Hogge slowed in Turn 4.  Hogge led the restart, but a Turn 2 crash forced a lap one caution flag.  After a lap two caution flag for Jeff Olschowka in Turn 2, Hogge led Foulger and Bailey on the restart.  Wauge took third from  Bailey on lap five, and an inside pass on the front stretch of the ninth lap gained Foulger the lead from Hogge.  A low move in Turn 2 of the tenth lap regained Hogge the lead.  Foulger spun into the infield off the front stretch on lap 12 with steering issues as the caution flag flew.  Hogge led the restart as Richey took second from Wauge.  Hogge led the rest of he way to win ahead of Richey, Wauge, Trenchard, Olschowka, Mayden, Albert Gill, Hughes, Jones and Chase Nieman

Day 2 Race Results
IMCA Modifieds
Scramble-Bobby Hogge IV, Jeremy Richey, Chester Kniss.  B Main 1-Chase Nieman, Curtis Towns, Ray Kniffen Jr., Derick Young, Derek Nance.  B Main 2-Jake Mayden, Larry McCracken, Jantzen Knipps, Matt Murphy, Tim Cecil.  Main Event-Troy Foulger, Mark Wauge, Bobby Hogge IV, Jeremy Richey, Nick Trenchard, Robert Miller, Jesse Williamson, Anthony Slaney, Chester Kniss, Preston Jones, Curtis Towns, Matt Duste, Jesse Bailey, Chase Nieman, James Welshonse, Larry McCracken, Zach Fettinger, Jake Mayden, Ray Kniffen Jr., Todd Hermosillo, Jantzen Knipps, Darrell Hughes II.

Day 1 Race Results
IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1-Chester Kniss, Zach Fettinger, Nick Trenchard.  Heat 2-Jeff Olschowka, Troy Foulger, Chase Nieman.  Heat 3-Bobby Hogge IV, Matt Duste, Ray Kniffen Jr.  Heat 4-Robert Miller, Mark Wauge, Jeremy Richey.  Heat 5-Darrell Hughes II, Jesse Bailey, Preston Jones.  Heat 1B-Anthony Slaney, Nick Trenchard, Zach Fettinger.  Heat 2B-Troy Foulger, Jesse Williamson, Jake Mayden.  Heat 3b-Bobby Hogge IV, Matt Duste, Todd Hermosillo.  Heat 4b-Jeremy Richey, Mark Wauge, Chris Nieman.  Heat 5b-Preston Jones, Jesse Bailey, Duane Orsburn.  Main Event-Bobby Hogge IV, Jeremy Richey, Mark Wauge, Nick Trenchard, Jeff Olschowka, Jake Mayden, Albert Gill, Darrell Hughes II, Preston Jones, Chase Nieman, Jesse Bailey, Chester Kniss, Ray Kniffen Jr., Todd Hermosillo, Zach Fettinger, Troy Foulger, Anthony Slaney, Matt Duste, Robert Miller.

Braaten Wins R. Charles Snyder Salute Sport Modified Race At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...September 2-3...Jorddon Braaten won the 30 lap R. Charles Snyder Salute IMCA Sport Modified Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway.  The two time track champion earned $1,350 for his win.  Braaten chased Rich McCoy for 16 laps before making his move into the lead.  Alan Furuta made a last lap pass on Jayson Nelson to finish second.  The race honored Snyder, who was a long time announcer and local Radio DJ.

The Top 16 drivers in heat race points earned starting spots in the big race, and the Top 8 earned starting spots for the eight lap Scramble to determine the first four rows.  Jorddon Braaten, Brian Johnsen and Rich McCoy won both of their ten lap heat races to take the first three point positions.  Jayson Nelson had two seconds to rank fourth ahead of Mike Medel, Justin McCreadie, Anthony Giuliani and Jesse Merriman  McCreadie and Dwayne Melvin also won heat races.  McCoy won the Scramble ahead of McCreadie, Giuliani and Braaten.

A multi car crash in Turn 4 caused a restart of the Main Event.  B Main winner Keith Brown Jr. brought out a yellow flag again.  McCoy led McCreadie and Braaten on the restart.  A high move in Turn 4 of the second lap gained Braaten second from McCreadie, and a yellow flag flew for Jimmy Ford.  McCoy continued to lead Braaten, and McCreadie spun in Turn 4, collecting Giuliani for a lap four caution flag.  McCoy continued to lead Braaten on the restart.  Craig Nieman settled into third ahead of Medel.  Braaten was making a challenge for the lead when Furuta spun in Turn 3 for a lap 14 caution flag.  McCoy led Braaten and Nieman on the restart.  Braaten was working the high grove and finally made a Turn 4 pass on lap 17 to take the lead from McCoy.  Giuliani spun for a lap 21 yellow flag.  McCoy's run up front ended when he spun in Turn 2 for a lap 22 caution flag.  Braaten led Nieman and Nelson on the restart.  Nelson and Nieman made contact on the back stretch as Nelson, Furuta and Medel raced by Nieman for second through fourth.  Nieman and Cory Biggs shuffled Medel back to sixth on lap 27.  As Braaten built a straightaway advantage on his way to the checkered flag, a low pass in the final turn gained Furuta second from Nelson.  Biggs finished fourth.  Nieman was disqualified in post race tech, elevating Medel to fifth ahead of McCreadie, Mike Merritt, Travis Pruitt, Merriman and McCoy.

Keith Brown Jr. won the  20 lap B Main ahead of Randy Wright and Isaac Sanders.  Willie McFall saw his championship hopes take a big hit when he spun battling Sanders for a transfer spot.  McFall came back through the pack, but he finished one position short as Biggs grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot.

The Top 4 finishers from the first round of Saturday heat races earned starting spots in the 25 lap Invitational Main Event that night.  That race was restarted when Giuliani and Merriman tangled in Turn 1.  Braaten led McCoy at the start.  McCreadie settled into third.  McCoy slowed and pitted on lap seven as McCreadie and Johnsen were now second and third.  Braaten slowed his pace up front as he came up on two cars battling for position, and Merriman spun in Turn 2 for a lap 13 caution flag.  Braaten led McCreadie and Nieman on the restart.   Braaten set a good pace up front and scored the win ahead of McCreadie, Nieman, Johnsen, Medel, Furuta, Pruitt, Nelson, Giuliani and Daniel Ray.

Day 2 Race Results
IMCA Sport Modifieds. 
Scramble-Rich McCoy, Justin McCreadie, Anthony Giuliani.  B Main-Keith Brown Jr., Randy Wright, Isaac Sanders, Cory Biggs, Willie McFall.  Main Event-Jorddan Braaten, Alan Furuta, Jayson Nelson, Cory Biggs, Mike Medel, Justin McCreadie, Mike Merritt, Travis Pruitt, Jesse Merriman, Rich McCoy, Daniel Ray, Isaac Sanders, Anthony Giuliani, Dwayne Melvin, Randy Wright, Jimmy Ford, Brian Johnsen, Doug Coffman, Keith Brown Jr., Craig Nieman (DQ).

Day 1 Race Results
IMCA Sport Modifieds
Heat 1-Jorddon Braaten, Keith Brown Jr., Jimmy Ford.  Heat 2-Brian Johnsen, Jayson Nelson, Travis Pruitt.  Heat 3-Rich McCoy, Jesse Merriman, Mike Merritt.  Heat 4-Justin McCreadie, Mike Medel, Craig Nieman.  Heat 1b-Jorddon Braaten, Anthony Giuliani, Doug Coffman.  Heat 2b-Brian Johnsen, Jayson Nelson, Garrett Hamilton.  Heat 3b-Rich McCoy, Daniel Ray, Jesse Merriman.  Heat 4b-Dwayne Melvin, Alan Furuta, Craig Nieman.  Main Event-Jorddon Bratten, Justin McCreadie, Craig Nieman, Brian Johnsen, Mike Medel, Alan Furuta, Travis Pruitt, Jayson Nelson, Anthony Giuliani, Daniel Ray, Mike Merritt, Jesse Merriman, Rich McCoy, Jimmy Ford.

Lewman, King Win SODCA Dwarf Car Races 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...September 2-3...Mason Lewman and Josh King won the 20 lap SODCA Dwarf Car Main Events at the R. Charles Snyder Salute at Southern Oregon Speedway.  Lewman won a thrilling three car battle with King and Kalvin Morton on Sunday.  A night earlier, King took the lead from Chad Cardoza and won that Main Event.  The race honored Snyder, who was a long time announcer and local Radio DJ.

Sunday's format called for three eight lap dashes.  Brock Peters won the A Dash, Chad Cardoza won the B Dash and Mason Lewman won the C Dash.  Cardzoza set the early Main Event pace ahead of John Chrisman, and a caution flag flew for a tangle between Camden Robustelli and Fred Hay.  Cardoza continued to lead on the restart as Morton took second from Chrisman.  A low move in Turn 4 of the fifth lap gained Lewman third from Chrisman.  Morton made an outside pass on Cardoza down the back stretch to take the lead on lap eight.  King was battling Lewman for third when a lap 11 caution flag few for Cody Peters.  Morton led Lewman and Cardoza on the restart.  Lewman made an inside pass in Turn 4 to take the lead from Morton on lap 13 as King settled into third.  The lead three battled fiercely down the stretch.  Morton and Lewman made contact in Turn 3 on the final lap.  Lewman recovered and led the way out of Turn 4 as King took second from Morton.  Lewman scored the thrilling victory ahead of King, Morton, Slater, Doug McVae, Chrisman, Joe Sanders, C. Peters, Jason Fike and Cardoza.

Cardoza, King and Robustelli won eight lap heat races on Saturday.  Robustelli won the six lap A Dash, and Anthony Pope won the eight lap B Dash.  Morton raced into the early lead in the Main Event.  An inside move on the back stretch of the third lap gained Robustelli second from McVae.  Morton built a straightaway advantage by lap eight, and Tara Shipman hit the front stretch wall for a red flag on lap 10.  Morton continued to lead Robustelli on the restart.  Cardoza and Chrisman made contact in their third place battle with Chrisman spinning in Turn 4 without a caution flag.  The yellow flag flew on lap 13 for Joe Sanders.  Morton led Robustelli and Cardoza on the restart.  Working lap 18, Robustelli and Morton got together and spun into the infield off of Turn 2.  Cardoza had the lead, but King raced by for the lead on the restart.  King led the rest of the way to win ahead of Cardoza, Robustelli, Ryan Smith, B. Peters, Hay, C. Peters, Slater, Steve Walker and Chrisman.

Day 2 Race Results
SODCA Dwarf Cars
A Dash-Brock Peters, Randy Slater, Camden Robustelli.  B Dash-Chad Cardoza, John Chrisman, Josh King.  C Dash-Mason Lewman, Kalvin Morton, Doug McVae.  Main Event-Mason Lewman, Josh King, Kalvin Morton, Randy Slater, Doug McVae, John Chrisman, Joe Sanders, Cody Peters, Jason Fike, Chad Cardoza, Brock Peters, Camden Robustelli, Ryan Smith, Fred Hay.

Day 1 Race Results
SODCA Dwarf Cars
Heat 1-Chad Cardoza, Doug McVae, Steve Walker.  Heat 2-Josh King, John Chrisman, Anthony Pope.  Heat 3-Camden Robustelli, Brock Peters, Randy Slater.  A Dash-Camden Robustelli, John Chrisman, Chad Cardoza.  B Dash-Anthony Pope, Kalvin Morton, Randy Slater.  Main Event-Josh King, Chad Cardoza, Camden Robustelli, Ryan Smith, Brock Peters, Fred Hay, Cody Peters, Randy Slater, Steve Walker, John Chrisman, Kalvin Morton, Doug McVae, Joe Sanders, Anthony Pope, Tara Shipman.