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Lenz Wins Outlaw Pro Stock Main Event
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...July 13... Taking the lead from Steve Borror the 23rd lap, point leader Dr Scott Lenz won the 25 lap Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Lenz was celebrating his birthday, and he has won seven Main Events on the circuit this year as the current point leader. Lenz is also the two-time reigning champion, while Borror is the 2016 title winner.
There were 20 Pro Stocks in action this week, and they ran four eight lap heat races. Wins went to Lenz, John David Duffie, James Flowers and Steve Borror. Flowers also won the four lap Trophy Dash. The format called for the Top 3 finishers in each heat race to make it into the Main Event with the remainder running a 12 lap B Main. Perhaps as an indication of the good racing that was still to come in the feature, Dan Randall won an exciting three-car battle with Bryan Hammond and Ryan Smith to score what would be his first win ever in the class.
As the previous winner, Lenz started back in the sixth row, and James Flowers set the early pace ahead of 2015 champion Jeffrey Hudson, who was piloting the Scott Bennett owned car. Borror was an early third, and a yellow flag waved on lap three for Joe Benton in Turn 2. Flowers continued to set the pace with Borror and two-time champion Ken Irving settled into second and third. Jeff Haudenshild slipped past Irving for third on lap five before a yellow flag waved for Smith in Turn 4. Flowers continued to lead on the restart, but Borror was giving him some serious pressure. Borror moved to the inside down the back straightaway and raced by Flowers for the lead. By then, Lenz had moved all the way into fourth, and a yellow flag waved on lap eight for Chris Ellis in Turn 4. The first restart attempt saw Flowers blow a motor and come to a rest in Turn 2. Borror led Haudenshild and Lenz on the next restart. Lenz made a move around Haudenshild down the backstretch for second on lap 11. A high pass in Turn 2 of the 12th lap gained Lenz the lead, but Borror stayed with the inside grove. On the 14th lap, Borror went low in Turn 4 and regained the lead. Hudson was making this a close three-car battle of champions for the lead, and they caught slower traffic on lap 17. Lenz again made an outside pass on the backstretch to briefly take the lead, but Borror had the lead again just before a lap 18 yellow flag flew for Smith in Turn 2. The restart saw Hudson nearly spin in Turn 4, collecting Haudenshild as Hudson managed to gather it back up. Haudenshild's car was on the track in Turn 4 for the lap 19 yellow flag, and Hudson was charged with the yellow flag. Borror led Lenz on the restart as championship contender Scott Flowers found himself in third. The lead duo again pulled away from the rest of the pack, and an outside move on the front stretch as they raced to the line to complete the 23rd lap gained Lenz the lead. Borror continued to run strong on the inside, but Lenz managed to hold him off for the impressive victory. Scott Flowers settled for third, and Jeffrey Hudson managed to work his way back up to fourth, followed by Irving, John David Duffie, Colby Hammond, Bryan Hammond, Smith and Ellis.
The Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks will return on the second night of the R Charles Snyder Salute on September 1st. The big show also includes the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com or go to the Outlaw Pro Stock Facebook page.
Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro StocksHeat 1-Scott Lenz, Jeffrey Hudson, Jeff Haudenshild, Dan Randall, Bryan Hammond.
Heat 2-John David Duffie, Rick Lukens, Colby Hammond, Arlen Garrison, Chuck Hipps.
Heat 3-James Flowers, Ken Irving, Joe Benton, Ginny Flowers, Ryan Smith.
Heat 4-Steve Borror, Scott Flowers, Chris Ellis, Dean Hackworth, Matt Harlow.
Trophy Dash-James Flowers, Scott Lenz, Scott Flowers, Jeff Haudenshild.
B Main-Dan Randall, Bryan Hammond, Ryan Smith, Arlen Garrison, Ginny Flowers, Dean Hackworth, Matt Harlow DNS, Chuck Hipps DNS.
Main Event-Scott Lenz, Steve Borror, Scott Flowers, Jeffrey Hudson, Ken Irving, John David Duffie, Colby Hammond, Bryan Hammond, Ryan Smith, Chris Ellis, Arlen Garrison, Rick Lukens, Jeff Haudenshild, Dan Randall, James Flowers, Joe Benton.
Steele Grabs Fourth Mini Stock Win In Clean Sweep Fashion At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...July 13...Grabbing the lead from Ashtin Hedges early on, David Steele went on to win the 20 lap Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Steele is the reigning champion and current point leader, and this was his fourth win of the season. It was also his 76th career victory on the circuit and it capped a clean sweep of heat race and Trophy Dash.
The return of Garrett Fredrickson made it 10 Mini Stocks for the show, but Fredrickson had mechanical issues early in the evening. Steele started things off with the four lap Trophy Dash win, and he also picked up his eight lap heat race. Championship contender Ashtin Hedges was the other heat winner.
With his pole position, Hedges charged into the early lead ahead of Steele and Steve Goetz. There was immediately a close battle between the lead duo, and Steele made an inside pass in Turn 3 of the sixth lap to gain the lead. The lead two competitors had a straightaway advantage over Goetz, who was being pressured by Hunter Magnan. A low pass in Turn 4 of the 10th lap gained Magnan the third position as the leaders caught slower traffic. The yellow flag waved on lap 11 for a Michael McLeod spin. McLeod retired from the race, and the restart saw Kristopher Mix spin in Turn 2. Steele led Hedges and Magnan on the restart as Goetz continued to have a solid hold on fourth. Steele would lead the rest of the way for the impressive victory with Hedges a strong second ahead of Magnan and Goetz. The battle was for fifth as Mix made an aggressive inside pass in the final turn to take the position away from Dylan Irving. Andrew Hall finished seventh, followed by Brandyn Wonsyld and McLeod.
The Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks will be back in action on August 10th as part of the Ironhead Nationals race for the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and JOAT Labs Hornets will make this an entertaining show. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Bobbio's Pizza Mini StocksHeat 1-Ashtin Hedges, Steve Goetz, Mike McLeod, Dylan Irving.
Heat 2-David Steele, Hunter Magnan, Kristopher Mix, Andrew Hall, Brandyn Wonsyld.
Trophy Dash-David Steele, Mike McLeod, Hunter Magnan, Ashtin Hedges.
Main Event-David Steele, Ashtin Hedges, Hunter Magnan, Steve Goetz, Kristopher Mix, Dylan Irving, Andrew Hall, Brandon Wonsyld, Mike McLeod, Garrett Fredrickson DNS.
Hedges Wins Second Straight Hornets Main Event
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon... July 13...Tim Hedges won the 20 lap JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the second straight win for 2016 champion Hedges as he keeps the standings close between himself and leader Dylan Sauer in the point race.
Dylan Sauer won the four lap Trophy Dash. Quinton Tritchler gave a preview of the early Main Event battle by holding off Tim Hedges to win their eight lap heat race. Chris Boynton outran Dylan Sauer to win the other heat, and Lacey Sauer retired early with motor woes.
Quinton Tritchler led the opening lap of the Main Event ahead of Tim Hedges, and a yellow flag waved for Dave Sauer and Jenna Hedges in Turn 1. Tritchler continued to lead the restart as Dylan Sauer went around the outside of Tim Hedges to gain second. The three ran closely. As Sauer worked to get around the outside of Tritchler, Hedges went low in Turn 4 of the sixth lap to gain the lead. A yellow flag waved after six laps for Zach Nelson. Tim Hedges continued to lead Quinton Tritchler and Dylan Sauer on the restart. Other than a couple of moments where Tim Hedges got a little bit sideways in the turns, he was not threatened from there in posting the victory. Quentin Tritchler settled for second, followed by Dylan Sauer, Jenna Hedges, Chris Boynton, Ryan Nelson, Dave Sauer, Zach Nelson and Shawn Nelson.
The JOAT Labs Hornets will be back as part of the Ironhead Nationals Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car race on August 10th. Also competing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
JOAT Labs HornetsHeat 1-Quinton Tritchler, Tim Hedges, Zach Nelson, Dave Sauer, Lacey Sauer.
Heat 2-Chris Boynton, Dylan Sauer, Jenna Hedges, Shawn Nelson, Ryan Nelson.
Trophy Dash-Dylan Sauer, Quinton Tritchler, Jenna Hedges, Tim Hedges.
Main Event-Tim Hedges, Quentin Tritchler, Dylan Sauer, Jenna Hedges, Chris Boynton, Ryan Nelson, Dave Sauer, Zach Nelson, Shawn Nelson, Lacey Sauer DNS.
Arnold Grabs Late Model Lites Point Lead With Second Win At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...July 13...Greg Arnold won the 20 lap Valley Store All Late Model Lites Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the second win of the season for Arnold, and he used it to take the point lead from Charlie Eaton in a close championship battle.
Previous feature winner Ross Payant drove the Lee Doty car to a four lap Trophy Dash win ahead of Arnold. That was the only time Arnold finished second the whole night. Arnold won the eight lap heat race ahead of Payant. Jim Cunningham suffered mechanical issues early and retired for the night.
Arnold raced into the lead at the start of the Main Event ahead of Payant and Krista Hadley. The only yellow flag of the race flew on lap five for a Dusty Aos spin on the backstretch. Arnold continued to lead Payant and Krista Hadley. Eaton was challenging Hadley for the third position when he made contact with her on lap nine and fell back just a little bit. By the 13th lap, Arnold carried a straightaway advantage over Payant, and he went on to an impressive victory. Payant settled for second, followed by Krista Hadley, Eaton, Terry Hadley, Dusty Aos and Eric Aos.
The Valley Store All Late Model Lites return on August 3rd as part of the Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge Race, presented by Herz Precision Parts. The Late Models will be there that night along with the Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and OTRO Hardtops. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Valley Store All Late Model LitesHeat-Greg Arnold, Ross Payant, Charlie Eaton, Krista Hadley, Terry Hadley, Eric Aos, Dusty Aos.
Trophy Dash-Ross Payant, Greg Arnold, Charlie Eaton, Dusty Aos.
Main Event-Greg Arnold, Ross Payant, Krista Hadley, Charlie Eaton, Terry Hadley, Dusty Aos, Eric Aos, Jim Cunningham DNS.
Fouts Wins OTRO Hardtop Race
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...July 13...Dan Fouts won the 20 lap OTRO Hardtop Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Fouts was piloting the Dusty Trotter owned Hardtop, and he snapped the two-race win streak of Dean Cast. It was also a clean sweep performance for Fouts.
Fouts started his night off by outrunning Brian Weberg II to win the four lap Trophy Dash and then held off Weberg to win their eight lap heat race. After some contact between Cast and Darryl Haugh in the second turn resulted in a Haugh spin, Cast won the second heat ahead of Bill Trotter. Eric DeRamus was a Main Event scratch.
Fouts took the lead from the start of the non-stop Main Event. A low pass in Turn 4 of the second lap gained Cast the second position from Weberg. A backstretch pass on lap six enabled Haugh to take the third position from Weberg. Fouts set a rapid pace at the front of the pack, and Cast was never able to catch him to make any sort of challenge. Fouts brought it home a happy winner ahead of Cast, Haugh, Weberg, Bill Trotter, Matt Butler and Jay Smith.
The OTRO Hardtops return as part of the Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge Race, presented by Herz Precision Parts. Also competing that night will be the Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and Valley Store All Late Model Lites. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
OTRO HardtopsHeat 1-Dan Fouts, Bryan Weberg II, Matt Butler, Eric DeRamus.
Heat 2-Dean Cast, Bill Trotter, Darryl Haugh, Jay Smith.
Trophy Dash-Dan Fouts, Bryan Weberg II, Matt Butler, Eric DeRamus.
Main Event-Dan Fouts, Dean Cast, Darryl Haugh, Bryan Weberg II, Bill Trotter, Matt Butler, Jay Smith, Eric DeRamus DNS.