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Luckman Leads The Way In Late Models
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 11...Preston Luckman opened the 2019 Late Model season with an impressive 25 lap Main Event victory Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Luckman is the 2018 Cottage Grove champion and is currently competing for the title at Coos Bay Speedway. The win paid $1,000 to Luckman, and that increase was made possible thanks to an extra $200 of sponsorship from Northwest Trucking.
There were a dozen Late Models for this show, and reigning Coos Bay Speedway champion Brody Montgomery held off Luckman to win the first eight lap race. Trent Elliott outran 2013 Pro Stock champion Dave Everson to claim the honors in the second heat. The wins put Montgomery and Elliott on the front row for the Main Event, and Montgomery took the lead ahead of Elliott and Luckman. Unfortunately, Montgomery spun in Turn 2 with fellow Coos Bay regular Deven Brown to bring out a yellow flag and cause a restart. This moved Luckman to the pole, and he charged into the lead ahead of Elliott and 2017 champion Nathan Augustine. A lap four yellow flag flew when Augustine spun from third in Turn 2. Luckman continued to lead Elliott, and Montgomery had already worked his way back into third. 11th starter Miles Deubert was battling Everson for the fourth position before making a move on lap six to gain the spot. A lap 10 caution flag waved when Brown and Everson made a bit of contact on the front straightaway, resulting in a spin by Brown. Luckman led a lap before the final yellow flag slow down as Brown spun on the back straightaway. Luckman continued to lead Elliot and Montgomery on the restart. Luckman was setting a rapid pace and was into slower traffic by lap 18. Despite a few scary moments that could have resulted in a crash, Luckman brought it home to the impressive victory. Elliott settled for second, followed by Montgomery. Augustine made a charge back through the pack to finish fourth, followed by Deubert, Bob Dees, Everson, Dave Foote, Davey Evans and Brown.
Late Models are part of this Saturday's show along with the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Late ModelsHeat 1-Brody Montgomery, Preston Luckman, Nathan Augustine, Deven Brown, Miles Deubert, Tony Bartell.
Heat 2-Trent Elliott, Dave Everson, Bob Dees, Dave Foote, Davey Evans, Cliff Massey.
Main Event-Preston Luckman, Trent Elliott, Brody Montgomery, Nathan Augustine, Miles Dubert, Bob Dees, Dave Everson, Dave Foote, Davey Evans, Deven Brown, Tony Bartell, Cliff Massey.
Robustelli Wins Thrilling Dwarf Car Race
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 11...Camden Robustelli thrilled the crowd in winning a three-car battle for the 25 lap Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Main Event victory Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Robustelli looked like he would be a sure winner in the opener at Yreka before mechanical issues sent him to the pits that night. To win this race, he had to battle three-time reigning champion Josh King and two-time champion Brock Peters, who led most of the race before settling for second.
A strong turnout of 20 Dwarf Cars needed three eight lap qualifying heat races. Robustelli looked impressive in winning the first race ahead of Peters. Mason Lewman won the next heat ahead of early leader Fred Hay. The final heat race victory was a flag-to-flag run for King ahead of Joe Sanders. King took the lead from Robustelli on lap five to win the six lap A Dash. Peters made a move around Kalvin Morton on lap five to win the six lap B Dash. Unfortunately for Morton, his Main Event ended very early.
Brock Peters had the outside front row for the Main Event with Robustelli lined up fifth and King starting eighth. Peters charged into the lead at the start ahead of Lewman. Reggie Ayers stalled on the front stretch for a lap two caution flag. Peters continued to lead the restart with Hay moving into second. King took third from Lewman on lap four, and a high pass in Turn 2 on lap seven gained King second from Hay. Peters was already working slower traffic, and Robustelli quickly slipped past Hay for third on lap eight. A three-car battle developed at the front of the pack as Peters, King and Robustelli pulled away from everybody else. On the 18th lap, a high pass in Turn 2 put King into the lead, and Robustelli also got by for second. Traffic made things interesting at the front of the pack as Robustelli managed to get by King for the lead on lap 22. Moments later, a caution flag waved for Paul Haslow. Robustelli maintained the lead on the restart with Peters getting by King for second. However, Robustelli was not letting go as he scored the impressive victory, followed by Peters, King, Hay, Lewman, Cardoza, Jesse Lorentz, Sanders, Shane Hines and Jerry Hauck.
The Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars return this Saturday night along with the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com or check out www.sodca.net.
SODCA Dwarf CarsHeat 1-Camden Robustelli, Brock Peters, Kalvin Morton, Paul Haslow, Ashleigh Strain, Chad Lorentz.
Heat 2-Mason Lewman, Fred Hay, Chad Cardoza, Michael Johnson, Sean Trujillo.
Heat 3-Josh King, Joe Sanders, Jesse Lorentz, Cody Peters, Jerry Hauck, Shane Hines.
A Dash-Josh King, Camden Robustelli, Brock Peters, Mason Lewman, Fred Hay, Joe Sanders.
B Dash-Chad Cardoza, Kalvin Morton, Paul Haslow, Michael Johnson, Jesse Lorentz, Cody Peters.
Main Event-Camden Robustelli, Brock Peters, Josh King, Fred Hay, Mason Lewman, Chad Cardoza, Jesse Lorentz, Joe Sanders, Shane Hines, Jerry Hauck, Ashleigh Strain, Chad Lorentz, Paul Haslow, Michael Johnson, Cody Peters, Reggie Ayers, Kalvin Morton, Sean Trujillo.
Hedges Battles Steele For First Career Mini Stock Win
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 11...Taking the lead from David Steele late in the race, Ashtin Hedges won his first career Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. With a second place finish in the opener, Hedges is off to a good start and is a player in the championship battle.
On Friday night, Kristopher Mix and Carrie Weiser welcomed their second baby boy into the world. On Saturday, the 2017 champion celebrated by holding off Steele to win the eight lap heat race. Steele claimed the four lap Trophy Dash victory ahead of Hedges. Mix had the pole for the Main Event and set the early pace ahead of Steele and Hedges. A low pass in Turn 2 of the fifth lap gained Steele the lead from Mix, and Hedges followed Steele into second. The only yellow flag of the race flew on lap seven when rookie Dylan Irving spun in Turn 2. Steele led the restart with Mix moving past Hedges for second. A low pass in Turn 2 of the ninth lap regained Hedges second, and he started to set his sights on Steele. Hedges kept it close in the waning laps and surprised Steele by making an inside pass in Turn 2 of the 19th lap to gain the lead. They raced across the start-finish line in a near dead heat, and Hedges held off Steele in the race to the checkered flag for the well-earned victory. Mix settled for third, followed by Michael McLeod and Irving.
The Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks will return to Southern Oregon Speedway this Saturday night along with the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and JOAT Labs Hornets. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Bobbio's Pizza Mini StocksHeat-Kristopher Mix, David Steele, Ashtin Hedges, Michael McLeod, Dylan Irving.
Trophy Dash-David Steele, Ashtin Hedges, Dylan Irving, Michael McLeod.
Main Event-Ashtin Hedges, David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Michael McLeod. Dylan Irving.
Eaton Opens Season With Late Model Lites Victory
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 11...Reigning Valley Store All Late Model Lites champion Charlie Eaton won the 12 lap Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Eaton won the eight lap heat race in a flag-to-flag run ahead of Greg Arnold. Making his return to the class after a pair of starts in 2017, Mike Cloud had mechanical issues sideline him for the night. Eaton led the Main Event from the outset and would lead every lap to win ahead of Arnold. Pete Bowne made his division debut with a third place finish.
The Late Model Lites will return to action on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th. They will be a part of the Disorder On The Southern Border III Iron Giant Street Stock event. Also on the card will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and OTRO Hardtops. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Valley Store-All Late Model LitesHeat-Charlie Eaton, Greg Arnold, Pete Bowne, Mike Cloud.
Main Event-Charlie Eaton, Greg Arnold, Pete Bowne, Mike Cloud DNS.
Sauer Wins Second Straight Hornets Main Event
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 11...Leading from the drop of the green flag, Dylan Sauer won the 20 lap JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the second straight victory for Sauer as he asserts himself as a contender for the championship this season.
Sauer took the lead from Bree Tritchler on the fourth lap and held her off to win the first of two eight lap heat races. Tim Hedges grabbed the lead from Quinton Tritchler on lap four and won his heat ahead of Chris Boynton. Hedges picked up the four lap Trophy Dash win, followed by Sauer.
The Main Event turned out to be a non-stop affair. Sauer used his pole position start to charge into the early lead ahead of Hedges. Bree Tritchler was an early third ahead of her father Quentin Tritchler. Third place turned out to be a close battle early on, and it was Quentin passing his daughter Bree for third on lap ten. Saur was quickly into slower traffic and had a decent lead over Hedges. The leaders lapped the fourth place battle of Bree Tritchler and Jenna Hedges on lap 18, and Dylan Sauer cruised to victory, followed by Tim Hedges, Quentin Tritchler, Bree Tritchler, Jenna Hedges, Lacey Sauer, Derrel Nelson Jr, Shawn Nelson, Jenna Silva and Zach Nelson.
The JOAT Labs Hornets are back in action this Saturday night along with the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
JOAT Labs HornetsHeat 1-Dylan Sauer, Bree Tritchler, Lacey Sauer, Derrel Nelson Jr., Shawn Nelson.
Heat 2-Tim Hedges, Chris Boynton, Quinton Tritchler, Jenna Hedges, Zach Nelson.
Trophy Dash-Tim Hedges, Dylan Sauer, Chris Boynton, Derrel Nelson Jr.
Main Event-Dylan Sauer, Tim Hedges, Quinton Tritchler, Bree Tritchler, Jenna Hedges, Lacey Sauer, Derrel Nelson Jr, Shawn Nelson, Jenia Silva, Zach Nelson, Chris Boynton.
Ingle, Grimes, Comstock Win
Little Southern Oregon Speedway Opener
White City, Oregon...The racing season finally got started at the little Southern Oregon Speedway oval track Friday night with a full lineup of Outlaw Karts and a new addition to the program. Motorcycles, Trikes and Quads joined the card to make this one of the biggest supported races the track has had in recent years.
In the 12 lap Open Motorcycle Main Event, Bobby Ingle wrote his name into the record books as the first ever winner on the eighth-mile dirt oval. Ingle is the oldest driver in the field at 69 years old and competes against the pros at Salem indoors during the winter. Ingle wiped out in the first turn in practice, but he came back to win his six lap heat race ahead of Shawn Vernier. In the Main Event, Ingle was the class of the field in leading all the way for the victory. Colin Laeger won a close battle with Brooke Lozano to finish second as Alec Vernier and brother Shawn Vernier completed the order. Alec Vernier was challenging Ingle early in the race when the two touched wheels in Turn 4, resulting in Vernier crashing. He got back on his bike and finished the race.
Trevor Grimes won the 20 lap 250 Intermediate Kart Main Event. The 2017 champion had the pole for the race and moved into lead from the outset. There were a pair of mid-race yellow flags, but that didn't stop Grimes from leading all the way for the win. Grimes won a heat race, and Jacob James was the other heat race winner and second-place feature finisher, followed by Vinny DeBenedetti, Taylor Fuller and Emma Rodgers.
The three wheel Trikes division was fast and entertaining in their 12 lap Main Event. Ryan Comstock withstood a late challenge from Ben Herbert to win that race. Garrett Stookey finished third ahead of Erin Melvin and Mike Benson. Stookey also won the heat race.
Keaton Augustine won the 15 lap Box Stock Main Event. After winning both heat races, he went flag to flag to win the feature ahead of Mikey Wheeler Jr and Kiley Grimes.
Double heat race winner Albert Gill Jr led the entire 12 lap distance to win the Beginners Box Stock Main Event. Jayme DeBenedetti finished second ahead of Isaac Grimes and Hunter Granger.
Bhaltaire Edwards won the Novice Box Stocks 10 lap race ahead of Urijah Boardman, Talia Colley and Saige King.
Mike Wheeler proved unbeatable in the 15 lap UAS Speedway Kart Main Event. Wheeler took the lead from the start and collected the victory ahead of Ed Grubb and Brenden Bartlett. He also won both heat races.
In the 4 Cycle Main Event, double heat winner Lori Fuller saw her attempt to sweep thwarted by her daughter Brionna Fuller, who made the pass on lap six and brought it home to a Main Event victory. Lori Fuller settled for second ahead of Steve Rambo and Cody Bruckenstein.
Tyler Gove won the 12 lap Quads Main Event ahead of Bo Stanridge and John Creveling. Christopher Raper won the 65 to 85 Motocross race ahead of brother Devin Raper.
The same program will happen next Friday night at the little track. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Beginners Box StockHeat 1a-Albert Gill Jr, Jayme DeBenedetti, Isaac Grimes, Hunter Granger, Bhaltair Edwards, Urijah Sanders, Talia Colley, Saige King.
Heat 2a-Albert Gill Jr, Jayme DeBenedetti, Bhaltair Edwards, Talia Colley, Saige King, Isaac Grimes, Hunter Grange, Urijah Sanders DNS.
Main Event-Albert Gill Jr, Jayme DeBenedetti, Isaac Grimes, Hunter Granger.
Novice Beginners Box StockMain Event-Bhaltair Edwards, Urijah Sanders, Talia Colley, Saige King
Box StockHeat 1a-Keaton Augustine, Mike Wheeler Jr, Kiley Grimes, Malachi Johnson.
Heat 2a-Keaton Augustine, Mike Wheeler Jr, Kiley Grimes, Malachi Johnson.
Main Event-Keaton Augustine, Mike Wheeler Jr, Kiley Grimes, Malachi Johnson DNS.
250 IntermediateHeat 1a-Jacob James, Trevor Grimes, Taylor Fuller, Vinny DeBenedetti, Emma Rodgers.
Heat 2a-Trevor Grimes, Jacob James, Vinny DeBenedetti, Emma Rodgers, Taylor Fuller DNS.
Main Event-Trevor Grimes, Jacob James, Vinny DeBenedetti, Taylor Fuller, Emma Rodgers.
4 CycleHeat 1a-Lori Fuller, Cody Bruckenstein, Steve Rambo, Brionna Fuller.
Heat 2-Lori Fuller, Brionna Fuller, Steve Rambo, Cody Bruckenstein.
Main Event-Brionna Fuller, Lori Fuller, Cody Bruckenstein, Steve Rambo, Ashley Bruckenstein
500 OpenHeat 1a-Brionna Fuller, Brenden Bartlett, Taylor Fuller DNS.
Heat 2a-Brionna Fuller, Taylor Fuller, Brenden Bartlett.
Main Event-Brionna Fuller, Taylor Fuller, Brenden Bartlett.
UAS Speedway KartsHeat 1a-Mike Wheeler, Brenden Bartlett, Steve Rambo, Ed Grubb, Larry Fuller DNS, Nathan Augustine DNS.
Heat 2a-Mike Wheeler, Ed Grubb, Brenden Bartlett, Steve Rambo, Larry Fuller, Nathan Augustine.
Main Event-Mike Wheeler, Ed Grubb, Brenden Bartlett, Steve Rambo DNS, Larry Fuller DNS, Nathan Augustine DNS.
Unlimited Flat Track BikesHeat-Bobby Ingle, Shawn Verneir, Collin Laeger, Alec Verneir, Brooke Lozano, Jason Lucas.
Main Event-Bobby Ingle, Collin Laeger, Brooke Lozano, Alec Verneir, Shawn Verneir.
TrikesHeat-Ryan Comstock, Garrett Stookey, Ben Herbert, Erin Melvin, Mike Burson.
Main Event-Ryan Comstock, Ben Herbert, Garrett Stookey, Erin Melvin, Mike Burson.
65-85 Flat Track BikesHeat-Christopher Raper, Devin Raper.
Main Event-Christopher Raper, Devin Raper.
QuadsHeat-Tyler Gove, John Creveling, Bo Stanridge.
Main Event-Tyler Gove, Bo Stanridge, John Creveling.