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Collen Winebarger Wins
At Southern Oregon Speedway In Closing Laps
By Ben Deatherage
White City, Oregon- Night two of the 2019 Wild West Modified Shootout brought the series to Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday, June 22nd. Thirty-nine cars filled the pit area representing the states of Oregon, California, Nevada, Washington, and North Dakota as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Oakley, California’s Kellen Chadwick took full advantage of his inside front row starting position in the main event. Chadwick took to the lead early and remained there for the vast majority of the distance of the race. Kellen was cruising right along until the culminating laps when he would be briefly barricaded by traffic.
Collen Winebarger, of Corbett, managed to cut down Chadwick’s lead and for the first time in the feature put significant pressure on the leader. The two would battle briefly until lap thirty-three when Winebarger edged himself out in front.
Collen Winebarger went on to win the main event and defend his victory at SOS from the year before. It is the fourth overall occasion that he has best a field with the Wild West Modified Shootout. For the first two races of the 2019 WWMS season the defending race winner has emerged victorious.
Kellen Chadwick was a respectable second while closing out the podium, in third, was Eugene chauffeur Jesse Williamson, racing for car owner Jerry Schram. Zach Fettinger, of Klamath Falls, was an impressive fourth place while Bakersfield, California’s Jerry Flippo posted a fifth in his first career feature start.
Earlier in the program Jeffrey Hudson, of Keno and racing for car owner Don Roemer, and Klamath Falls native Nick Trenchard, piloting the Rich and Nicky Biehn owned entry, were the two drivers to cross the wire first in the two B Mains while Albany’s Matthew Drager got the job done in the Last Chance Qualifier. Heat race winners in the first round were Zach Fettinger, Williston, North Dakota driver Travis Peery, Jesse Williamson, and Jerry Flippo. In the second dose of heats Trenchard, Santa Maria, California pilot Ryan Lauer, Collen Winebarger, and Kellen Chadwick were the victors.
The Wild West Modified Shootout next head to Coos Bay Speedway on June 23rd being billed as the “Sunday Gambler”. Pit Gates open at 10:00 AM, Front Gates Noon, and as stated above Racing at 2:00 PM. Tickets are Adults $12.00, Senior/Military/Child (7-17) $10.00, and Kids (6 & Under) FREE. For more information log on to www.coosbayspeedway.us or purchase your tickets online at boxoffice.diamondticketing.com/coosbay/tickets .
Don’t forget that Passmaster Stickers are still on sale. The winner of the Passmaster award is the driver that passes the most cars in the main events during the entire week and receives every single dollar of the money from sticker sold. You can make sticker purchases either in person at any of the races or online at finshline.graphics .
As has been the case for the last few Wild West Modified Shootouts the fine folks at Speed Shift TV will be providing live lap-to-lap coverage of every single round. Be sure and stay tuned to the Wild West Modified Shootout Facebook page for the latest news and updates.
2019 IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout Schedule
Friday, June 21st-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California (Nick Trenchard)
Saturday, June 22nd-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (Collen Winebarger)
Sunday, June 23rd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon
Monday, June 24th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
Tuesday, June 25th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon
Wednesday, June 26th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon
Thursday, June 27th-Travel Date/Driver Appreciation Party presented by FinishLine Graphics
Friday, June 28th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
Saturday, June 29th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon
Wild West Modified Shootout Round #2
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon
Heat Race Winners:
Group A- Zach Fettinger
Group B- Travis Peery
Group C- Jesse Williamson
Group D- Jerry Flippo
Group A- Nick Trenchard
Group B- Ryan Lauer
Group C- Collen Winebarger
Group D- Kellen Chadwick
B Feature 1: 1. Jeffrey Hudson; 2. John Campos; 3. Carl Berendsen; 4. Grey Ferrando; 5. Mark Carrell; 6. Matthew Drager; 7. Dave Duste Jr.; 8. Derick Young; 9. Jantzen Knips; 10. Eston Whisler; 11. Jeff Faulkner; 12. Mike George; 13. Steve Borrer; 14. David Satterfield; 15. Jimmy Whisler; 16. Jake Pike
B Feature 2: 1. Nick Trenchard; 2. Shane Devolder; 3. Danny Lauer; 4. Jimmy Lipke; 5. Lawrence O’Connor; 6. Jesse Bailey; 7. Duane Orsburn; 8. Justin Foux; 9. Paul Rea; 10. Jerry Schram; 11. Galen Hainline; 12. Jeremy Ohlde; 13. Ray Kniffen Jr.; 14. Bo Shields; 15. Andy Freeman
Last Chance Qualifier: 1. Matthew Drager; 2. Jesse Bailey; 3. Jeff Faulkner; 4. Paul Rea; 5. Jerry Schram; 6. Derick Young; 7. Jeremy Ohlde; 8. Jantzen Knips; 9. Andy Freeman; 10. Galen Hainline; 11. Duane Orsburn; 12. Dave Duste Jr.; 13. Jake Pike; 14. Justin Faux; 15. Mike George; 16. Steve Borrer; DNS Eston Whisler; DNS Ray Kniffen Jr.; DNS Bo Shields; DNS Jimmy Whisler
A Feature: 1. Collen Winebarger; 2. Kellen Chadwick; 3. Jesse Williamson; 4. Zach Fettinger; 5. Jerry Flippo; 6. Jeffrey Hudson; 7. Grey Ferrando; 8. John Campos; 9. Matthew Drager; 10. Shane Devolder; 11. Nick Trenchard; 12. Jimmy Lipke; 13. Carl Berendsen; 14. Mark Carrell; 15. Jesse Bailey; 16. Lawrence O’Connor; 17. Travis Peery; 18. Albert Gill; 19. Danny Lauer; 20. Ryan Lauer
Winebarger Wins Thrilling IMCA Modified Race
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...June 22...Collin Winebarger won a thrilling 35 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Winebarger is the defending race champion, and he made a late pass on Kellen Chadwick for the impressive victory. Chadwick led from the start with Winebarger running second. The only yellow flag waved on lap ten, and Chadwick pulled out to a big lead when the race continued.
When Chadwick caught slower traffic around lap 26, Winebarger closed in quickly. They crossed the line on lap 33 in a dead heat, and Winebarger moved ahead as they exited Turn 2. Winebarger led the final two laps for the well-earned victory Chadwick settled for second ahead of Jesse Williamson, track point leader Zach Fettinger and Jerry Flippo.
Isaac Sanders won the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event. Branden Wilson took the lead on a lap two restart and held it for three laps before Isaac Sanders took over. Wilson spun into the Turn 4 infield on lap seven as Matt Sanders moved into second. Jorddon Braaten gained third on lap ten, and a lap 16. yellow flag bunched the field. Matt Sanders challenged his brother Issac Sanders for the reamining laps, but Isaac kept his cool for the impessive win. Braaten, Brent Curran and Brian Johnsen completed the Top 5.
Josh King won the 20 lap SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event. King is the three-time reigning series champion, and he gained the lead after Camden Robustelli spun in Turn 2 for a lap two yellow flag. Brock Peters and Chad Cardoza had a good battle going for second until Peters finally grabbed the postion for good on lap ten. As King caught slower traffic on the white flag lap, Peters made a serious challenge for the lead. However, King kept his cool and kept Peters behind him at the checkered flag. Ryan Smith finished third ahead of Robustelli and Fred Hay.
Racing returns next Saturday night with the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars, Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets, Valley Store All late Model Lites and OTRO Hardtops. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Unofficial Race Results
IMCA Modified SpeedweekRound 1 Heat Winners (10 Laps)-Zach Fettinger, Travis Pee.kry, Jesse Williamson, Jerry Fllippo. Round 2 Heat Winners (10 Laps)-Nick Trenchard, Ryan Lauer, Collin Winebarger, Kellen Chadwick. B Main 1 (25 Laps)-Jeffrey Hudson, John Campos, Carl Berendsen II. B Main 2 (15 Laps)-Nick Trenchard, Shane DeVolder, Danny Lauer. Last Chance Qualifier (10 Laps)-Matthew Drager, Jesse Bailey, Jeffrey Faulkner. Main Event (30 Laps)-Collen Winebarger, Kellen Chadwick, Jesse Williamson, Zach Fettinger, Jerry Flippo.
IMCA Sport ModifiedsHeat Winners (8 Laps)-Branden Wilson, Ryder Boswell, Jorddon Baaten. Main Event (20 Laps)-Isaac Sanders, Matt Sanders, Jorddon Braaten, Brent Curran, Mike Medel.
SODCA Dwarf CarsHeat Winners (8 Laps)-Brock Peters, Camden Robustelli, Josh King. A Dash (6 Laps)-Brock Peters. B Dash (6 Laps)-Fred Hay. Main Event (20 laps)-Josh King, Brock Peters, Ryan Smith, Camden Robustelli, Fred Hay.