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$2,000 To Win Iron Head Nationals For Winged Sprint Cars 
At Southern Oregon Speedway Saturday Night


White City, Oregon...The money is on the line for the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars this Saturday night. It's the $2,000 to win Iron Head Nationals. Also competing on Saturday night will be the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets and SODCA Dwarf Cars. On Friday night, the little track will have another Outlaw Kart program.

Perhaps it was the lure of the money and the need for some practice, but last Saturday night's Sprint Car show included the return of three past champions. Reigning champion Kyler Barraza was debuting a new car. Thanks to Prather Motorsports getting him a motor, 2016 champion Jake Wheeler was back in action, and 2004 champion TJ Winningham came out of retirement. They joined 2009 champion Charlie Thompson and point leader David Hibbard in a competitive field last week. The road to victory has gone through Hibbard. He has five wins and two seconds in his seven starts. Last week, it was Wheeler forcing Hibbard to settle for second. These two hard chargers may be the drivers to beat, but Barraza will also be fast.

Last week, Blaine Cory salvaged a third place finish with a last turn pass on Winningham. The night wasn't going too well for the third ranked driver until then, but he now has four straight Top 3 finishes. He and second ranked Jeffrey Hudson are two of the track's "Young Guns" who are eyeing the big payday. Drivers are anticipated from up north to make a run at the increased prize money, and this should be a good show. It comes two weeks before the track holds the Cascade Wingless Sprint Car Challenge Race, which will pay $3,500 to the winner.

Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks are back this week, and point leader David Steele has a target on him. He's won five of six Main Events so far and finished second to reigning champion Kristopher Mix the night he didn't win. Mix may seem like the driver with the best shot at Steele. However, 2013 champion Steve Goetz has a pair of seconds this season and is on the verge of a win. Second place point runner Hunter Magnan also has a second and would love to get his first career win. Garrett Fredrickson and Michael McLeod are also anticipated this week.

The battle is on in the JOAT Labs Hornets division. Bree Tritchler followed up her three straight second place finishes with a dominant first career victory last week. She trails 2016 champion Tim Hedges by just one point. The only two-time winner so far this year is Tim's son Ashtin Hedges. Tim is a one time winner as is reigning champion Jason Stoutenburgh, Brandon Wonsyld and Chris Boynton. Dylan Irving has back to back third place finishes after a rough three race stretch. Last week. he won his heat race and the Trophy Dash. Could a Main Event win be next for the second generation racer? Other drivers to watch for include Zach Nelson, Dylan Sauer and Jenna Hedges.

After hosting the big Nationals Event last week, the SODCA Dwarf Cars are back. Much like the Hornets, nobody is dominating the winner's circle this year. Kalvin Morton is the only double winner at Southern Oregon Speedway. Chad Cardoza won the most recent race, and Cody Peters, reigning champion Brock Peters, Guy Tow and two time champion Josh King are the other winners. The car count has been up this year, and that's made the competition that much tougher. Camden Robustelli has won twice at Yreka, but he's still looking for a win at his home track. Other drivers to watch for this week include Fred Hay, Ryan Smith, Mason Lewman and Sportsman Nationals winner Brett James.

The Friday night Outlaw Kart program has been exiting all season long as the future stars of the big track are racing hard and gaining valuable experience. Keaton Augustine leads the way in the Box Stock division and has won three Main Events. Uriah Sanders is still looking for his first Beginners Box Stock win, but he leads a close point race with Carson Henson. Reigning champion Trevor Grimes leads the 250 Kart standings with three wins, but two tine winner Vinny DeBenedetti isn't far behind. After winning the most recent race, Steve Rambo holds a slim one point lead over Larry Fuller in the UAS Speedway Kart class. A full lineup of Outlaw Kart racing is on tap for Friday night at the little track.

Gates open at 5:00 PM both nights with the first race starting at 7 PM. General Admission for the kart race on Friday is $10 and includes pit access. General Admission for the race on the big track on Saturday is $15. Veterans, Seniors and Juniors (7-12) are $10 and Children 6 and under are free. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.



Southern Oregon Speedway Point Standings
Kendall Oil Sprint Cars
3 David Hibbard 236
L88 Jeffrey Hudson 191
94 Blaine Cory 172
1 Bailey Hibbard 162
2m Aaron Miller 107
48e Enrique Jaime 103
101 Charlie Thompson 90
17m Merissa Henson 82
42 Theron Smith 76
04 Todd Whipple 71

Bobbio’s Pizza Mini Stocks
67 David Steele 226
33m Hunter Magnan 183
89m Kristopher Mix 162
55 Steve Goetz 135
45g Garrett Fredrickson 110

JOAT Labs Hornets
14t Tim Hedges 206
17 Bree Tritchler 205
28 Chris Boynton 165
54d Ashtin Hedges 163
7 Brandon Wonsyld 149






Diatte Wins WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals Pro Feature 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

Ryan Diatte #57b Won the Pro Dwarf Car Main Event And Preliminary Feature.

White City, Oregon...August 3-4...Ryan Diatte won the 30 lap WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals Pro Division Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The event was hosted by the local Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association. Diatte competes with the South Bay and Nor Cal Dwarf Car Associations in California, and he was impressive all weekend. He won the Friday night Preliminary Feature and finished third in Saturday's Fast Dash to start third on the grid for the Main Event. Diatte was trailed by reigning Nor Cal Dwarf Car champion Danny Wagner. Wagner finished second in last year's race as well.

Diatte charged into the lead at the start, followed by Wagner and Mark Hanson. Last year's winner, Cody Peters, brought out a lap one caution flag, and the restart saw another yellow flag when Josh King and Camden Robustelli tangled in Turn 2. Diatte led Wagner on the restart as Darren Brown took third from Hanson. A lap five caution flag flew for debris on the track. Diatte led Wagner on the restart as PHRA champion Ryan Martinez shuffled Brown back to fourth. Devan Kammermann spun in turn 2 for a lap 12 caution flag. Diatte continued to set the pace on the restart ahead of Wagner as Anthony Pope took third from Martinez. Cameron Diatte had a rough start to his weekend as he was unable to start his Friday night heat and was a B Main scratch. He raced past Kalvin Morton for fifth on lap 17. The drivers were battling hard for position throughout the pack in some two-wide and even three-wide racing. The leaders were in heavy traffic on lap 25. Ryan Diatte was having no problems up front, while Cameron Diatte took fourth from Martinez. Mac Marmon also got by for fifth and took fourth from Cameron Diatte right before a lap 27 caution flag for Kaycee Sheeler. Ryan Diatte maintained his lead over Wagner on the restart as Marmon slipped past Pope for third. Ryan Diatte drove a smooth and flawless race for a well earned victory. Wagner was a strong second, followed by Marmon, Cameron Diatte, Martinez, SODCA champion Brock Peters, Pope, Hanson, Morton and Tony Steffensmeir.

Reigning SBDCA champion Cameron Diatte #75b won the Pro Dwarf Car Main.

There were 27 Pro Dwarf Cars in competition, and Hanson won the 10 lap Fast Dash on Saturday ahead of Wagner and Ryan Diatte, The rest of the competitors ran two ten lap heat races to determine the lineup for the 15 lap B Main. Tony Steffensmeir won the first heat ahead of Kyle Jones and Brock Peters. Cameron Diatte began his comeback for the night by winning his heat race ahead of Dustin Loughton and Sam Wren. Cameron Diatte led the B Main from the start for the win. Brock Peters raced past Tony Steffensmeir on a lap six restart to claim second, but Jones made it a battle for second with Peters for a few laps. Peters pulled ahead, and Zach Price took third from Jones on lap 12. Cameron Diatte won, followed by Peters, Price, Jones and Steffensmeir.

The Saturday Preliminary Feature saw Darren Brown set the early pace ahead of Ryan Martinez and Kalvin Morton. An inside move on the front stretch of the third lap briefly gained Martinez the lead, but Brown raced underneath him in Turn 4 a lap later to regain the position. Ryan Diatte took third from Morton before a lap four caution flag flew. Martinez led Ryan Diatte on the restart, and Sam Wren spun for a lap five caution flag.  Ryan Diatte raced into the lead on the restart with Brown also getting by Martinez for second. Wagner raced around Martinez on the outside in Turn 1 on lap eight for third and began a good battle with Brown for second. A lap 11 yellow flag flew for Wren in Turn 4. Wagner took second from Brown on the restart as Ryan Diatte continued to lead the way. Wagner ran close the rest of the way in second, but Ryan Diatte prevailed at the checkered flag. Brown won a photo finish with Camden Robustelli at the line for third. Josh King finished fifth, followed by Martinez, Morton, Mark Hanson, Mac Marmon and Anthony Pope.

Darren Brown won the first of three ten lap heat races ahead of Hanson and King. Cameron Diatte had motor issues and scratched from that race. Martinez outran Wagner to win the second heat with Ryan Diatte third. Robustelli won the final heat ahead of Morton and Dustin Loughton. South Bay star Zach Price turned in a dominant performance in winning the 15 lap B Main. Randy Slater was a solid second ahead of Henry Corbin III, Toby Brown and Mason Lewman.

WSDCA Pro Dwarf Cars
Friday Results
Heat 1-Darren Brown, Mark Hanson, Josh King, Anthony Pope, Cody Peters, Brady Beck, Sam Wren
Toby Brown, Jessica Clark.

Heat 2-Ryan Martinez, Danny Wagner, Ryan Diatte, Tony Steffensmeier, Brock Peters, Randy Slater, Brad Ernst, Henry Corbin III, Cameron Diatte.

Heat 3-Camden Robustelli, Kalvin Morton, Dustin Loughton, Kyle Jones, Mac Marmon, Zach Price, Mason Lewman, Devan Kammermann, Kaycee Sheeler.

B Main-Zach Price, Randy Slater, Henry Corbin III, Toby Brown, Mason Lewman, Sam Wren, Kaycee Sheeler, Devan Kammermann, Brad Ernst, Brady Beck, Cameron Diatte.

Main Event-Ryan Diatte, Danny Wagner, Darren Brown, Camden Robustelli, Josh King, Ryan Martinez, Kalvin Morton, Mark Hanson, Mac Marmon, Anthony Pope, Devan Kammermann, Mason Lewman, Kyle Jones, Dustin Loughton, Toby Brown, Henry Corbin III, Randy Slater, Brad Ernst, Cody Peters, Zach Price, Tony Steffensmeier, Kaycee Sheeler, Brock Peters, Sam Wren.

WSDCA Pro Dwarf Cars
Saturday Results
Dash-Mark Hanson, Danny Wagner, Ryan Diatte, Darren Brown, Josh King, Camden Robustelli, Ryan Martinez, Kalvin Morton, Anthony Pope, Mac Marmon.

Heat 1-Tony Steffensmeier, Kyle Jones, Brock Peters, Mason Lewman, Devan Kammermann, Toby Brown, Randy Slater, Henry Corbin III, Cody Peters.

Heat 2-Cameron Diatte, Dustin Loughton, Sam Wren, Zach Price, Jessica Clark, Kaycee Sheeler, Brady Beck.

B Main-Cameron Diatte, Brock Peters, Zach Price, Kyle Jones, Tony Steffensmeier, Cody Peters, Jessica Clark, Dustin Loughton, Brad Ernst, Randy Slater, Toby Brown, Mason Lewman, Kaycee Sheeler, Devan Kammermann, Brady Beck, Henry Corbin III, Sam Wren.

Main Event-Ryan Diatte, Danny Wagner, Mac Marmon, Cameron Diatte, Ryan Martinez, Brock Peters, Anthony Pope, Mark Hanson, Kalvin Morton, Tony Steffensmeier, Mason Lewman, Jessica Clark, Kyle Jones, Cody Peters, Devan Kammermann, Kaycee Sheeler, Zach Price, Brad Ernst, Toby Brown, Darren Brown, Josh King, Randy Slater, Camden Robustelli, Brady Beck.


Fitzpatrick Wins Dwarf Car Nationals Veterans Main Event 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

Tim Fitzpatrick #14d won the Veterans Dwarf Car Main Event And Preliminary Feature.

White City, Oregon...August 3-4...Nevada racer Tim Fitzpatrick won the 20 lap Veterans Dwarf Car Main Event Saturday night at the WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals at Southern Oregon Speedway. The event was hosted by the local Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association. Fitzpatrick is the 2016 race winner, and he turned in a dominant performance in winning the Preliminary Feature on Friday night as well. Fast Dash winner Mike Reeder gave Fitzpatrick a good run and led early before finishing second ahead of fellow Nor Cal racer and defending race champion Kevin Bender.

Reeder had the pole and raced into the early lead ahead of Fitzpatrick and Fred Hay. The first of only two yellow flags flew on lap three for Don Gifford. After the final yellow flag on lap five, Buddy Olschowka went low in Turn 2 to take third from Hay, but Bender made an inside pass in Turn 4 on lap six to take third from Olschowka. In the later stages of the race, the leaders were in heavy traffic. Fitzpatrick made all the right moves and grabbed the victory. Reeder settled for second ahead of Bender. Kevin Miraglio finished fourth, followed by Olschowka, Hay, Eric Weisler, Mark Biscardi, Dan Geil and Jack Haverty.

Reeder won the ten lap Fast Dash ahead of Weisler and Fitzpatrick. Kevin Miraglio won the first ten lap heat race ahead of Biscardi and Wade Ehrlich. Bill Van Praag outran Steve Walker and Steve Kapaun in the second heat. Kapaun blew a motor in his car in his heat race a night earlier and was borrowing the Brad Ernst car to race on Saturday.

Kevin Bender #9n came from last starting to second in the Veterans Dwarf Car Feature.

Kevin Bender had motor problems in his heat race and started last in the Friday night Preliminary Main Event. The race had to be restarted after Jack Haverty and Eric Weisler got together with Weisler riding the front wall, coming down and continuing. Fred Hay led Tim Fitzpatrick and Mike Reeder on the restart. The lead two cars ran closely up front, and Fitzpatrick made an outside pass on the front stretch to take the lead from Hay on lap four. Haverty and Mitch Sheeler tangled in Turn 4 for a lap six caution flag. Fitzpatrick led Hay and Brian Quilty on the restart, and Bender was already up to fourth. Bender and Buddy Olschowka both got by Quilty on lap 13. As Fitzpatrick led the way to the checkered flag, Bender made a last turn pass on Hay for the second place finish. Hay settled for third, followed by Olschowka, Quilty, Glenn Sciarani, Weisler, Dan Geil, Haverty and Mike Reeder.

Hay won the first ten lap heat race ahead of Weisler and Sheeler. Both Bender and Steve Kapaun had their motor problems in that heat race. Fitzpatrick won the second heat ahead of Mark Biscardi and Bill Van Praag. Reeder won the final heat race ahead of Quilty and Haverty.

WSDCA Veteran Dwarf Cars
Friday Results 
Heat 1-Fred Hay, Eric Weisler, Mitch Sheeler, Wade Ehrlich, Dennis Hively, Don Gifford, Steve Kapaun, Kevin Bender.

Heat 2-Tim Fitzpatrick, Mark Biscardi, Bill Van Praag, Dan Geil, Henry Corbin II, Austin Quilty, Kevin Miraglio.

Heat 3-Mike Reeder, Brian Quilty, Jack Haverty, Glenn Sciarani, Buddy Olschowka, Tommy Brown, Eddy Claessen.

Main Event-Tim Fitzpatrick, Kevin Bender, Fred Hay, Buddy Olschowka, Brian Quilty, Glenn Sciarani, Eric Weisler, Dan Geil, Jack Haverty, Mike Reeder, Bill Van Praag, Tommy Brown, Henry Corbin II, Dennis Hively, Austin Quilty, Kevin Miraglio, Mitch Sheeler, Wade Ehrlich, Don Gifford, Eddy Claessen.

WSDCA Veteran Dwarf Cars 
Saturday Results
Dash-Mike Reeder, Eric Weisler, Tim Fitzpatrick, Fred Hay, Brian Quilty, Kevin Bender, Dan Geil, Buddy Olschowka, Glenn Sciarani, Jack Haverty.

Heat 1-Kevin Miraglio, Mark Biscardi, Wade Ehrlich, Henry Corbin II, Dennis Hively, Austin Quilty, Don Gifford.

Heat 2-Bill Van Praag, Steve Walker, Steve Kapaun, Tommy Brown, Eddy Claessen, Mitch Sheeler.

Main Event-Tim Fitzpatrick, Mike Reeder, Kevin Bender, Kevin Miraglio, Buddy Olschowka, Fred Hay, Eric Weisler, Mark Biscardi, Dan Geil, Jack Haverty, Steve Walker, Brian Quilty, Steve Kapaun
Bill Van Praag, Henry Corbin II, Tommy Brown, Wade Ehrlich, Eddy Claessen, Austin Quilty, Dennis Hively, Don Gifford, Mitch Sheeler, Glenn Sciarani.


James Wins WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals Sportsman Main Event Saturday Night At Southern Oregon Speedway

Brett James #4us won the Sportsman Dwarf Car Main Event.

White City, Oregon...August 3-4...Third generation racer Brett James won the 15 lap Sportsman Dwarf Car Main Event Saturday night at the WSDCA Dwarf Car Nationals at Southern Oregon Speedway. The event was hosted by the local Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association. James had been in contention for the win on Friday before the leader spun and he couldn't avoid the crash. This time, he gained the lead on the fourth lap and led the rest of the way.

Fast Dash winner Shawn Whitney set the early pace ahead of James and Joe Sanders. A low pass in Turn 4 of the fourth lap gained James the lead, and Erin Morganstern spun in Turn 4 for a caution flag. James led Whitney on the restart as Michael Johnson raced around Sanders for third. Sanders made an inside pass in Turn 2 of the sixth lap to take third back from Johnson. Whitney spun in Turn 2 for a lap eight caution flag, and he ended up retiring from the race. James led Sanders and Johnson on the restart. A low pass in Turn 2 of the 11th lap gained Johnson second. However, nobody could catch James as he led the SODCA podium sweep of Johnson and Sanders. Morganstern settled for fourth, followed by Mack Aceves, Ashleigh Strain and Whitney.

Shawn Whitney #15n won the Sportsman Dwarf Car Preliminary Feature and Fast Dash.

On Friday night, Brett James won the ten lap heat race and raced into early lead in the Preliminary Feature. Whitney was second, and he made a high pass in Turn 2 of the third lap to take the lead from James. Joe Sanders was running third. As they worked lap five, Whitney spun in Turn 2 and was hit by James, ending the race for James. Whitney led Sanders and Erin Morganstern on the restart. Morganstern briefly took second from Sanders on lap ten before spinning. Michael Johnson was now third behind Sanders. Whitney led the rest of the way to win, followed by Sanders, Johnson, Ashleigh Strain, Mack Aceves, Morganstern and James.

WSDCA Sportsman Dwarf Cars
Friday Results
Heat 1-Brett James, Joe Sanders, Shawn Whitney, Erin Morganstern, Michael Johnson, Mack Aceves, Ashleigh Strain.

Main Event-Shawn Whitney, Joe Sanders, Michael Johnson, Ashleigh Strain, Mack Aceves, Erin Morganstern, Brett James.

WSDCA Sportsman Dwarf Cars
Saturday Results
Dash-Shawn Whitney, Joe Sanders, Brett James, Ashleigh Strain, Michael Johnson, Mack Aceves, Erin Morganstern.

Main Event-Brett James, Michael Johnson, Joe Sanders, Erin Morganstern, Mack Aceves, Ashleigh Strain, Shawn Whitney.


Wheeler Returns For Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Win 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

2016 champion Jake Wheeler #21 made his first appearance of the season and won the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car feature.

White City, Oregon...August 4...Taking the lead from TJ Winningham, Jake Wheeler went on to win the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the first appearance of the season for the 2016 champion, who has been competing at various different Winged 360 Sprint Car shows on the West Coast. Wheeler pilots the Reser's Fine Foods Sprinter, and his return was made possible thanks to a motor provided by Chuck Prather.

David Hibbard won the first ten lap heat race ahead of Charlie Thompson. Aaron Miller impressed with his first heat race win of the season ahead of Mike Wheeler, but Wheeler suffered mechanical issues in the process to end his night. Winningham grabbed the pole for the Main Event with his win in the six lap Scramble. Thompson was running second before motor troubles sidelined him and handed second to Jake Wheeler.

Winningham raced into the lead at the start of the Main Event with Jake Wheeler second and David Hibbard third. Wheeler made a Turn 2 pass on Winningham on lap seven to take the lead. Hibbard made an outside pass on the back stretch of the 12th lap to grab second from Winningham. A lap 15 caution flag flew for Blaine Cory, and Miller retired from the race. Jake Wheeler continued to lead David Hibbard and Winnigham on the restart. A final caution flag flew on lap 23 when Cory and Bailey Hibbard got together in Turn 3, ending the race for Hibbard with front end damage. The caution flag didn't stop Jake Wheeler as he led the final two laps for the impressive victory. David Hibbard finished second, and Cory made a last turn pass on Winningham to finish third. Jeffrey Hudson settled for fifth ahead of Kyler Barraza, Bailey Hibbard and Miller.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars will run the $2,000 to win Iron Head Nationals next Saturday night. Also on the card will be the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks, JOAT Labs Hornets and SODCA Dwarf Cars. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars
Heat 1-David Hibbard, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Jake Wheeler, Blaine Cory.

Heat 2-Aaron Miller, Mike Wheeler, TJ Winningham, Bailey Hibbard, Kyler Barraza.

Scramble-TJ Winningham, Jake Wheeler, Aaron Miller, David Hibbard, Jeffrey Hudson, Charlie Thompson.

Main Event-Jake Wheeler, David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, TJ Winningham, Jeffrey Hudson, Kyler Barraza, Bailey Hibbard, Aaron Miller, Mike Wheeler NS, Charlie Thompson NS.


Tritchler Wins Her First JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

Bree Tritchler #17 stayed in title contention with her first career JOAT Labs Hornets feature win.

White City, Oregon...August 3...After an early battle with point leader Tim Hedges, Bree Tritchler won her first career JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event Friday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Tritchler won by over half a lap and used the finish to move to within point of Hedges, who settled for a fourth place finish.

The star of preliminaries was Dylan Irving, who won both his six lap heat race and the four lap Trophy Dash. Tritchler was the other heat winner. Tritchler raced into the early lead ahead of Hedges and Irving. On lap four, Tritchler got out of shape exiting Turn 2, allowing Hedges to race by for the lead. Roseburg visitor Jeremy Mayfield took third from Irving. An inside move in Turn 2 of the sixth lap regained Tritchler the lead as Irving also regained third. Tritchler had a straightaway advantage over Hedges by lap ten, and Irving was being challenged by Brandon Wonsyld in a good race for third. A high move in Turn 3 of the 17th lap gained Wonsyld third. Wonsyld went high around Hedges for second in Turn 1 of the 18th lap, and Irving made an outside pass on Hedges for third in Turn 4. However, Tritchler had checked out on the field for the impressive victory. Wonsyld settled for second, followed by Irving, Hedges, Mayfield. Chris Boynton, Jenna Hedges and Dylan Sauer.

The JOAT Labs Hornets return this week as part of the Iron Head Nationals Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car show. Also on the card will be the Bobbio's Pizza Mini Stocks and SODCA Dwarf Cars. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results
JOAT Labs Hornets 
Heat 1-Dylan Irving, Tim Hedges, Chris Boynton, Dylan Sauer, Zach Nelson.

Heat 2-Bree Tritchler, Jeremy Mayfield, Jenna Hedges, Brandon Wonsyld.

Trophy Dash-Dylan Irving, Tim Hedges, Bree Tritchler, Dylan Sauer.

Main Event-Bree Tritchler, Brandon Wonsyld, Dylan Irving, Tim Hedges, Jeremy Mayfield, Chris Boynton, Jenna Hedges, Dylan Sauer, Zach Nelson NS.


Doty Sweeps Valley Store All Late Model Lites Action 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

2016 champion Lee Doty #7 swept the Valley Store All Late Model Lites action.

White City, Oregon...August 4...Lee Doty won the 15 lap Valley Store All Late Model Lites Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The win capped a clean sweep of heat, Trophy Dash and Main Event for the 2016 champion. With Greg Arnold absent due to prior commitments, point leader Charlie Eaton took a big step towards the championship with second place finishes in all three races.

Mechanical issues sidelined both Dusty Aos and his father Eric Aos before the Main Event. Doty had the pole for the Main Event and raced into the lead ahead of Eaton and Danny Prewitt. Doty had a straightaway lead when Prewitt spun for a lap seven caution flag. Doty continued to lead the restart and built another straightaway lead before the checkered flag. Eaton settled for second ahead of Prewitt.
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The Valley Store All Late Model Lites return on September 8th 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.

Race Results
Valley Store All Late Model Lites
Heat-Lee Doty, Charlie Eaton, Danny Prewitt, Dusty Aos, Eric Aos.

Trophy Dash-Lee Doty, Charlie Eaton, Eric Aos, Danny Prewitt.

Main Event-Lee Doty, Charlie Eaton, Danny Prewitt, Eric Aos NS, Dusty Aos NS.


 Lenz, Montgomery, May Win On Fan Appreciation Night 
At Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, August 4...Scott Lenz won the 30 lap Sportsman Late Model/Pro Stock Challenge race Saturday night at Coos Bay Speedway.  It was K&N Engineering Fan Appreciation Night, which meant giveaways for the fans and a meet and greet with the drivers.  Lenz in the current Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stock point leader, and this was his sixth win of the year.  He started mid pack and wasted little time charging into the lead.  Lenz would stretch his advantage to a straightaway ahead of Scott Flowers by the time the checkered flag waved.  Late Model champion Toby McIntyre finished third, followed by John  David Duffie, Jeff Haudenshild and final lead lap finisher Johnny Cobb.  Lenz and Steve Borror won ten lap heat races.

Point leader Brody Montgomery won his seventh 25 lap NASCAR Super Late Model Main Event of the season.  Tom Elam was going for his second straight win, but he had to settle for a close second place finish.  Thor Kristensen won a good battle with Kristy Grout for third as Chris Ray was fifth.  Montgomery won his ten lap heat race.

Two time champion Dave May won the 25 lap Winged Sprint Car Main Event.  Reigning champion Lawrence Van Hoof made a good run at what would have been his third win of the season, but he settled for a close second.  Donavan Prather was also close in the battle in third, followed by point leader Brett Hulsey, Michael Cinollo and Kayla Green.  May won the ten lap heat race.

Steve Dubisar won the 20 lap Street Stock Main Event.  It was his third win of the season, and Dubisar was clocking laps in the low 16's.  Point leader Ken Fox ran strong for the first half of the race before retiring along with surprise entrant Toby McIntyre.  Dubisar went unchallenged from there and won by a lap ahead of Josh Bearden, Tom Elam, David Smith and Jeff Thurman.  Fox won the 12 lap heat race.

Ken Fox had a better time of it in the Mini Outlaws as he won his third 20 Main Event.  Point leader Sam Talon ran strong before finishing third ahead of Carl Johnson.  Talon won the ten lap heat race.

Point leader Tyler Tullos won his seventh Hornets Main Event.  April Warmack gave it a good run and finished a strong second with Jeremy Mayfield the final lead lap finisher in third.  Toby McIntyre finished fourth, followed by Chuck Peck, Ray Marshall, Dusty Shingleton and Kris Parker. Hannah Robison was out of the Main Event early with mechanical issues.  Tullos and Mayfield were ten lap heat race winners.

The Coos Bay Speedway dirt oval track will be the host track for the opener of ISCS Sprint Car Week of Speed.  The ISCS Sprint Cars and Hornets will be competing.  For further information, go to www.coosbayspeedway.us.


Coos Bay Has Sprint Car Week Of Speed Race On Monday, More Racing Saturday Night

Coos Bay, Oregon...Coos Bay Speedway promoter Drake Nelson has been giving the fans lots of special things to enjoy at the oval track all season long. Monday night and Saturday night will be no exception. This Monday will be the first race of the ISCS Week Of Speed for the Winged Sprint Cars with the Hornets running a support show. Next Saturday night (August 18th) will be Ken Ware Chevrolet Night, featuring the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Models, Sportsman Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Outlaws and the Hornets.

When the ISCS Winged Sprint Cars were in town for their first of three scheduled appearances back in May, it was Kyler Barraza scoring an impressive victory. Winning at Coos Bay is nothing new to Barraza who has won several races here. He's a two-time Southern Oregon Sprint Tour champion and reigning champion at Southern Oregon Speedway. He may be the favorite to win this week, but he's still working out the bugs in a new car after a nasty flip at Southern Oregon Speedway. Current Medford point leader David Hibbard has won five times at his home track, but he's looking for his first win on the ISCS Tour. Camden Robustelli, Tanner Holmes and Aaron Miller are others from the Medford area who are anticipated, and Miller has a Coos Bay win this season

From Cottage Grove, the Top 3 point competitors there, Shane Forte, rising young star Tyler Thompson and Kinzer Cox should be on hand. All three have won at their home track this season, and Thompson has won there three times. Several Cottage Grove and Washington racers are anticipated for this show, and Top 10 ranked Grove racers Ian Bandy and Steven Snawder will likely race as well. The two young guns ran 1-2 in the Coos Bay opener. Local stars the fans should be seeing include Dave May, Kayla Green and Mike Crawford. Over 20 cars competed the first time, and that's expected to be the case this time as well.

Brody Montgomery returned to the Super Late Model Winner's Circle for the seventh time last week. He'll continue his march towards the championship on Saturday night with a big 138 point advantage over Chris Ray. Ray is only leading Thor Kristensen by 14 points in the race for second. The NASCAR point fund money is still pretty nice for second and third. Kristensen missed a race, but he's second on the Top 5 finisher's list with eight. He's finished as high as second, but he'll be hoping to get a win this week. One-time winner Tom Elam, Wayne Butler, Kristy Grout and Richard Wallace are other drivers to look for this week.

Other than a third place finish by surprise entrant and 2015 Super Late Model champion Toby McIntyre, the top Sportsman Late Model racers didn't fare too well in their head to head contest against the Outlaw Pro Stock drivers last week. However, two-time champion Wayne Butler trimmed Dyllan Siewell's point advantage to 22 going into this race. Both Butler and Siewell are six-time feature winners this season, but an early non start has forced Butler to play catch up all season long. Other drivers to watch for this week include Tom Williams, Stacy Robison and Charlie Withers.

Ken Fox is still leading the way in the Street Stocks by 86 points ahead of David Smith. Both drivers have racked up 14 Top 5 finishes, but Fox has a division leading eight wins. Smith is still searching for his first victory. The same can be said for Jeff Thurman, who has earned two second place finishes in recent weeks. The driver who seems to present the biggest challenge to Fox for wins these days is Steve Dubisar. Dubisar won for the third time last week. He'll certainly be a threat for another win next time, and other drivers to watch for include two-time winner Daniel Land, Troy Chamberlain and Josh Bearden.

Sam Talon is a runaway Mini Outlaw point leader with nine wins so far. For a while there, two-time winner Jason Kellam presented Talon his biggest challenge, but Ken Fox has won three times in recent weeks. Fox was a regular in this class last season, but has been focusing on his Street Stock championship effort this season. John Henry and Tom Siewell are other drivers to look for this week.

Tyler Tullos picked up his division leading seventh Main Event win last week to build a 98 point lead over one-time winner April Warmack. Warmack was second again last week, but Tullos has been so consistently fast that she's not gaining any ground. With two races this week, she'll be hoping for some bad luck to hit Tullos, who has only missed the Top 5 twice in 15 starts. Two-time winner Hannah Robison had another bad night last week to fall 84 points behind Warmack in the point race. Fourth-ranked Braden Fugate will be going for his fifth win of the season, and other drivers to watch for this week include Kris Parker, Chuck Peck, David Pellum, Leroy Rockwell and Dusty Shingleton.

Fans of the dirt track will have two opportunities to see races this week, and Monday's ISCS Sprint Car show is sure to fill your need for speed. Add in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series program on Saturday, and Coos Bay Speedway will be the place to be. For further information, go to www.coosbayspeedway.us.


Forsberg, Cooper Win Silver Dollar Speedway Features

Chico, CA...August 3...Reigning champion Andy Forsberg picked up the win in the 25 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. It was his fourth win of the season. Forsberg led most of the way for the win, but Tanner Thorson kept the pressure on down the stretch with a close second place finish. A red flag on lap 24 meant there would be a one lap shootout to the finish, but Forsberg managed to keep Thorson behind him on the final lap for the satisfying victory. Incoming point leader Mason Moore grabbed the third place finish ahead of RC Smith, Cody Lamar, Shawn Conde, Jason York, Brent Bjork, Chelsea Blevins and Lucas Ashe. Forsberg also set the quickest time in qualifying with a lap of 11.687, beating the 11.731 of Nathan Rolfe. Conde and Moore won the eight lap heat races. The battle at the top of the points between Moore and Forsberg should remain close as Moore held a two point advantage going into the night. Kalib Henry was only four points back in third, but he didn't take a checkered flag in the Main Event and ended up 14th.

Point leader Brian Cooper added to his advantage with his fourth 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event win of the season. Reigning Street Stock champion Phil Marino has been running strong lately, and he provided the pressure in the winning laps. However, Cooper was just a bit quicker in victory. Reigning Placerville Limited Late Model champion Matt Micheli outran Tyler Rodgers for the third place finish as Jake Van Tol, Andrew Peckham, Mike Ficklin, Matt Sanders, Isaac Sanders and Richard Vanderploeg completed the Top 10 at the checkered flag, all on the lead lap. Mike Merritt won a close race with Rodgers for the first heat race victory, and Ficklin outran Cooper in another close eight lap race.

Brent Lawrence won another good race with Travis Moore for the 20 lap Street Stock Main Event win. It was the first victory of the season for Lawrence, but Moore made him work for it. Moore was subbing for Phil Marino in the #28m car. Clinton Earl was a solid third ahead of Ken Micheli, Leif Berglund and final lead lap finisher Richard Workman. Gary Newman, Fritz Zanker, point leader Corey Hall and Michael Helwig rounded out the Top 10. Lawrence also outdueled Hall to win his eight lap heat race. Newman won another good battle with Moore to win his first heat of the season.

Reigning champion Kyle Allen returned and would pick up his third 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event victory. Colin Ferguson was out to try and get his first win of the season and stayed close in the battle, but Allen would prevail at the checkered flag. Incoming point leader Jeremy Langenderfer just managed to beat Jim Brookshire back to the checkered flag for the third place finish. James West and Earl Adams we're close behind in the battle for third as they settled for 5th and 6th place finishes, respectively. Mel Byers, Shannon Collins and Richard Warf completed the finishing order. Allen won the eight lap heat race.

The next race on the calendar is the annual Tyler Wolf Classic on August 17th. The Winged 410 Sprint Cars will be competing along with Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints and the California Hardtop Association. This will be the second to last point race of the season. For further information, go to www.silverdollarspeedway.com.


R Charles Snyder Salute Set For September 1-2 
At Southern Oregon Speedway

White City, Oregon...It's time once again for the 2nd Annual R Charles Snyder Salute for the IMCA Modifieds. The two-race weekend will again feature the IMCA Modifieds with a $5,000 to win prize being offered up on Sunday night. IMCA Sport Modifieds and Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars will compete on both nights, and the Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks will be there on Sunday.

Snyder was a popular local Radio DJ for some 40 years who also lent his voice to several fundraising events through the years and helped organize some big rock concerts. He was also considered the voice of Southern Oregon racing for many years as he announced at Southern Oregon Speedway, Medford Speedway before that and other venues. He passed away in 2015, and this race was added to the 2017 schedule to pay tribute to the man. The Race Tower was dedicated to him at the 2017 event.

The format calls for two sets of heat races for both the IMCA Modified and IMCA Sport Modified divisions on Saturday that will score finishing points and passing points to determine the drivers who make the Main Event on Sunday and who will end up in the B & C Mains. The top eight point runners in the heat races will redraw for their Main Event starting positions.

As an added bonus, Saturday will also have an Invitational Main Event for both classes that will offer prize money. The Top 3-5 finishers in the first set of heat races will automatically make it into that race. This format was chosen rather than a Race Of Champions format as a way to allow all of the drivers an opportunity to compete for something else at the end of the Saturday night program. The IMCA Modifieds will pay $1,000 to win, $700 for second, $500 for third and a minimum of $100 to start on Saturday, while the Sport Modifieds will offer the regular $300 to win prize money with a minimum of $50 to start.

Sunday's Main Events are where the money is on the line, and the IMCA Modifieds are set to pay $5,000 to win as of this writing. The Sport Modifieds are going to be paying $1,000 to win. That is as it stands at this time, and the numbers could go up by race day. The Modifieds will pay $2500 for second and $1500 for third, and the drivers will win at least $200 to start the Main Event. The Sport Modified Main Event pays $700 for second and $500 for third with a minimum of $100 to start. There will also be lap leader bonus money for both Main Events.

Last season, Bobby Hogge IV started off with a $1,000 IMCA Modified Invitational Feature win, but an early spin in the big money race forced him to play catch up all race long. Troy Foulger led most of the way aboard the Bill Bowers Modified for the biggest win of his career. Seven time track champion Mark Wauge was second with Hogge closing in fast in third.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds don't get many $1,000 to win opportunities, and two time track champion Jorddon Braaten made the most of it. Last year,  he won the Invitational Feature and followed it up with a dominating win in the big show. Alan Furuta had his biggest payday ever with a $700 second as reigning Oregon State champion Jayson Nelson was a $500 third.

Entry for car and driver in the IMCA Modifieds is $100 while the IMCA Sport Modified entry is &70. Pit passes for crew members are $35 each day. For further information, check out the official flier www.southernoregonspeedway.com/RCharles17.pdf  or www.southernoregonspeedway.com.


Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge Race Coming 
To Southern Oregon Speedway August 25th

White City, Oregon...The Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge Race will be coming to Southern Oregon Speedway on August 25th. This event pits some of the best Wingless 360 Sprint Car drivers against each other in a great battle with a $3,500 prize awaiting the other end of the checkered flag. The race is once again being presented by Herz Precision Parts.

This will once again be the biggest Wingless Sprint Car Race in the State of Oregon. Drivers will be receiving a minimum $250 to start the Main Event. Second and third place will be receiving nice prizes of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. Last season, it was Cody Fendley grabbing a $1,500 payday in second, while Oregon star Kyle Miller was a $1,000 third.

The star of the night was the driver they call The Human Highlight Reel, Geoff Ensign. He led most of the way driving for Ted Finkenbinder. Geoff and Ted are again teaming up to defend their race championship this year. A few weeks ago, he picked up a win at Petaluma Speedway with the wing on the car. Ensign was the 2017 Petaluma and Watsonville Sprint Car champion, and he enjoys racing Sprint Cars, with or without the wing.

The night will start off with qualifying on the clock. There are a couple of things at stake in time trials. The fastest qualifier will receive a $100 bonus. The Top 2 qualifiers earn the right to skip heat races and go into the eight lap Scramble to determine the front rows of the big money Main Event. The rest of the competitors will run the 10 lap heat races with the Top 2 finishers also going into the Scramble. A 15 lap B Main will be run if needed to determine the final starting positions in the feature.

The inaugural race last season featured a 22 car turn out and one heck of a race. Running Sprint Cars without the wing requires a different driving style and makes for some exciting racing throughout the pack. Drivers are expressing interest, and this show should be bigger than last year. Entry is $80 for Car and Driver. Pit passes are $30 for the crew. Sign in is at 4 p.m., and time trials are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. For further information, check out the flier at http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com/cascade18.pdf or go to http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com.


Pit Stops

The Western States Dwarf Car Nationals is a special event that happens four times a year. Southern Oregon Speedway gets the August race, which is hosted by the local Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association. The SODCA makes preparations in the weeks leading up to the race as they have after race dinners on both Friday and Saturday. Saturday's meal is also the post race banquet. They brought in several great sponsors to help make the event a success, including Mary's BBQ Place, Granger Accounting & Tax Service, Little Caesars Pizza, Franz Bakery, Luke's Bakery, 7 Oaks Farm, Rogue River Denture Service, Rogue Printing and Party Place.

Some 60 drivers from Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona came to do battle in three different classifications of Dwarf Cars. The Sportsman division seems to just barely be getting by. This is the group of new drivers, but getting double digit car count has been a challenge for this class in recent seasons. Some potential drivers opted instead to run Pro because they were concerned that there wouldn't be enough Sportsman cars. One of the reasons for a Sportsman class is to get the newer drivers to come run the Nationals and not feel intimidated by the drivers who have been racing for a while.

In the 1990's and early 2000's, the Nationals just had one division, and with 100 plus cars showing up back then, drivers would be forced to run through the alphabet mains to get to the feature if they had a bad heat race. The seven Sportsman Dwarf Cars included four SODCA drivers, including teen racers Ashleigh Strain and Michael Johnson. Strain was fourth on Friday. Johnson had better results on Saturday as he battled fellow SODCA racer Joe Sanders to finish second. Sanders was second in Friday's show for a double podium weekend.

The two stars of the weekend in this group were Nor Cal's Shawn Whitney and SODCA's Brett James. James is the grandson of past Medford Speedway promoter Cecil James and Stock Car great Markey James. He took the wheel of the #4us car and had a good battle with Whitney on Friday until Whitney spun and collected James. James, who had won the heat race, was out of the race, while Whitney won the Friday show. After a Fast Dash win, Whitney's Main Event on Saturday ended early. James took over and grabbed his first Dwarf Car feature win in a SODCA podium sweep that included Johnson and Sanders.

The Veterans run in their own group. They are the older racers, but some of these drivers are certainly as competitive as the front runners in the Pro group. Kevin Bender won the Veteran's Nationals event last season, but his weekend was in doubt after motor problems in his heat race on Friday. This was the same heat that saw Merced, CA Veteran Division Nationals winner Steve Kapaun blow a motor. Kapaun towed in from Arizona for this race, and he was lucky enough to get to borrow the Brad Ernst car for the Saturday show.

Bender started back in 20th on Friday and put on a passing clinic. 2016 Veterans Nationals winner Tim Fitzpatrick of Nevada led the way over SODCA's Fred Hay. Bender caught Hay on the final lap in an impressive drive for second. Like Fitzpatrick, Hay was a heat race winner, and he finished third on Friday ahead of Nor Cal's Buddy Olschowka in a borrowed car and 2009 Pro Nationals winner Brian Quilty. Mike Reeder won a heat race, but the Nor Cal racer barely made the Fast Dash with a tenth in Friday's Preliminary Feature.

Reeder drove an impressive race to win Saturdays Fast Dash and take the pole for the big show. Fitzpatrick finished third in the Dash, but he wasted little time taking the lead from Reeder in the Main Event. Traffic became an issue late in the race, but Fitzpatrick was not about to let that stop him from his second Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Nationals win. Reeder withstood a late threat from Bender for second. Nor Cal competitor and 2016 Antioch champion Kevin Miraglio finished fourth after winning his heat race, and Olschowka held off Hay for a fifth place finish. In a scene right out of The Flintstones and the famous "Gaggles Pisano" episode, Eric Weisler and Jack Haverty got together on the front stretch on the opening lap with Weisler driving up on the front wall and continuing. Both drivers finished in the Top 10.

The Pro Dwarf Car group generally gets the biggest car counts at the Nationals. This year, that meant 27 drivers showed up to do battle. The Diatte Racing Team came to town with eyes on the big victory. However, 2017 SBDCA champion Cameron Diatte had motor problems in his heat race and missed the B Main on Friday. Ryan Diatte may not have looked particularly impressive in finishing third behind PHRA champion Ryan Martinez and Nor Cal champion Danny Wagner in their heat race, but the best was yet to come for him. Camden Robustelli won a battle with fellow SODCA racer Kalvin Morton in their heat race, and Southern Oregon's Randy Slater had a second place finish behind SBDCA's Zach Price in the Friday B Main.

Ryan Diatte led most of the way in the Friday Preliminary Feature, while the #11 cars of Wagner and heat winner Darren Brown battled for second. Wagner ended up grabbing that finish, while SODCA's Robustelli and Josh King finished fourth and fifth, respectively. 2017 Nationals winner Cody Peters struggled in the Friday race and didn't do much better on Saturday. Top 5 Santa Maria point runner Jessica Clark had motor problems on Friday, and she was working on the motor all night to get things situated for Saturday. She is a feature winner at Santa Maria Speedway this year, and she finished outside the Top 10 on Saturday.

Saturday Preliminaries allowed Cameron Diatte to begin his effort to salvage something positive out of his weekend. Cameron won his heat race ahead of Nevada racer Dustin Loughton and then outran two-time SODCA champion Brock Peters to win the B Main. The Main Event was more of the same for Ryan Diatte and Danny Wagner as they ran 1-2 for most of the race. It was Diatte's first National's win at Southern Oregon and the second straight runnerup finish for Wagner. Arizona racer Mac Marmon made a couple of late moves in traffic to grab a third place finish. Cameron Diatte ended up a respectable fourth ahead of Martinez.

With three straight second place finishes, people were speculating about when JOAT Labs Hornets title contender Bree Tritchler might get her first career win. It happened last Friday and it wasn't even close. Tritchler battled point leader Tim Hedges early on. Once she took the lead for good, she stretched that advantage to half a lap. Hedges seemed to be losing power as the laps went on, and he finally got passed by dueling teammates Brandon Wonsyld and Dylan Irving, who finished second and third, respectively. Irving won his second Trophy Dash and a heat race as he is climbing back into Top 5 point contention after a rough three race stretch.

Hedges got good points in fourth, but he clings to a one point lead over Tritchler. The Hedges team started with four cars, but one has been parked and son Ashtin's car wasn't ready for Friday. Ashtin had been in championship contention, and his absence may have ended his hopes. Jeremy Mayfield made his first visit to Southern Oregon Speedway. He normally competes on the pavement of Roseburg. He's just looking to get more seat time at different venues, and did did okay with a fifth place finish ahead of Chris Boynton. A night later, Mayfield was in Coos Bay finishing third. Top 5 hopeful Zach Nelson was working until the last minute to get his motor ready, and he arrived late to the track. Unfortunately, he had more problems after his heat race and was a Main Event scratch.

The Valley Store All Late Model Lites point race was pretty much conceded to Charlie Eaton when Greg Arnold had to miss Saturday's race due to work. Eaton was the point leader with three feature wins, but he wasn't too comfortably ahead of Arnold. Arnold could have lost a position or two in the standings, but motor issues sidelined the father-son team of Eric and Dusty Aos from the Main Event. With reigning champion Bob Burkett missing to be with family, 2016 champion Lee Doty scored a clean sweep to move into fifth in the standings. Eaton ran second in everything to increase his lead over Arnold. Danny Prewitt made his second start in Doty's #99 car and finished third. Prewett's own car was totaled last season and he's been considering buying the #99 car.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car division saw reigning champion Kyler Barraza, 2016 champion Jake Wheeler and 2004 champion T.J. Winningham back in action last week. Winningham is the owner of the car that rookie Theron Smith has been driving, and he put his #9t on it and came out of retirement. Barraza was trying to work the bugs out of his new car and brushed the front wall in his heat race with a flat tire. He would finish sixth in the Main Event. Wheeler's return was made possible thanks to a motor from Chuck Prather.

Jake's uncle, Mike Wheeler, was looking good in his heat race for a while. Once Aaron Miller raced by for the lead, Wheeler seemed to encounter problems.  Miller won the race as he has moved into fifth in the standings, but Mike Wheeler was done for the night despite finishing second. Point leader David Hibbard started his night off with a heat race win ahead of 2009 champion Charlie Thompson. Thompson was the next driver to be derailed by motor issues while running second in the Scramble. Winningham won that race ahead of Jake Wheeler.

If you thought Winningham would be rusty, you were wrong. Not only is he a past champion at Southern Oregon Speedway, he was a star at San Jose and Baylands Speedways in California before that. He raced into the early Main Event lead, but eventually Jake Wheeler took over. You just knew Hibbard would find his way into second, but he was no match for the flying Wheeler. Hibbard settled for second, which is his worst finish of the season as he has five wins. Blaine Cory had a rough first 20 laps, but the end is what matters most. The division's top rookie, Cory made a last turn pass on Winningham for third. Second ranked Jeffrey Hudson finished fifth, but he's not too far ahead of Cory in the standings. Both drivers have finished as high as second, but they are still looking for their first wins of the season. This week is the $2,000 to win Iron Head Nationals. Might this be the night for Cory or Hudson to get that win?

When the green flag drops on Friday night's Outlaw Kart program at Little Southern Oregon Speedway, it will start the sixth event of the season there. This is the longest season the track has had in three years. There had been some questions about management's commitment to that track and the future stars of the speedway, but racers saw first hand how management feels when a race went on under threatening skies and got done. There are three more races scheduled for after this one. Bob Fredrickson has come on board as Race Director and track prep, along with Casey Shafer.

The young stars in the Beginner's Box Stocks have seen three very fast competitors this season. Chayce Smith won the opener. Chayce leads the Unrestricted Box Stock racers in Yreka. Reigning champion Malachi Johnson won three in a row, two in front of the flying Mike Wheeler Jr. Johnson moved up to Box Stocks last time as he has demonstrated that he is ready. Wheeler might be the point leader now, but he's not chasing points. This leaves Uriah Sanders and reigning Yreka Indoor champion Carson Henson batting for the lead. Sanders led most of the recent race before finishing second to Austin Bartholomew, and this enabled him to take the point lead over Henson. It's also close between Jayme DeBenedetti and Yreka point leader Shailene Horn in the race for fourth. Horn missed a race, but she is a two-time Main Event runner-up this year.

Keaton Augustine continues to win in the Box Stock division, but with the competition he's been facing, he has to win to maintain the point lead. He won for the third time in a row last time out. With his second place finish, Ryan Hirschbock moved ahead of Jacob James in a close race for second. Hirschbock has a win this season, and James has multiple second place finishes. One-time winner Taylor Fuller is also in this battle, and all four have a shot at the championship.

Trevor Grimes struggled for a couple of weeks in the 250 Karts. When Vinny DeBenedetti picked up back to back wins, people began to speculate whether DeBenedetti might just take over the lead. Grimes came back strong last time with his third win of the season. DeBenedetti finished further back, but he's still in the championship hunt. Meanwhile, Cadyn Smith used his third place finish behind newcomer Landon Green to moved into the Top 5 in points. The reigning Yreka Indoor champion may be in line for a win this week. Since she's not able to get into her Cage Kart, Brionna Fuller let Brenden Bartlett drive last time, and he ran strong in second for most of the race before spinning late. With Grimes in the field, you have to be fast to get a win here.

Brionna Fuller may not have been able to run her Cage Kart, but the reigning Yreka UAS Speedway Kart champion did race in that kart. Her hot laps were impressive enough that her mother gave the green light to do it. She was fast, and she earned a third place finish despite a pit stop. The flying Larry Fuller had a DNF last time out, and that cost him the point lead by one marker to Steve Rambo. Rambo was untouchable after 2016 Yreka champion Ed Grubb had problems, and he won ahead of teammate Johnny Hoult. With the 500 Open Karts questionable as far as who will race from week to week, the UAS Speedway Karts are providing the fastest karts on Friday nights.



Placerville Speedway Unofficial Race Results August 4, 2018
Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Main Event
Andy Forsberg
Justyn Cox
Billy Wallace
Jimmy Trulli
Shane Hopkins
Andy Gregg
Mason Moore
Adam Walters
Blake Carrick
Jodie Robinson
Mike Benson
Zane Blanchard
Greg DeCaires
CJ Humphries
Tanner Thorson
Kyle Offill
Tony Gualda
Cody Hodgson
Cody Lamar
Mike Cook

B Main
Tony Gualda
Cody Lamar
Mike Benson
CJ Humphries
Travis Coelho
Justin Henry

Wingless Spec Sprints
Jake Morgan
Casey McClain
Matt Stewart
Tim Sherman Jr.
Alan Miranda
Ryon Siverling
Barry Pries Jr.
Jerry Cisco
Brian Speary

Pure Stocks
Russ Murphy
Jason Palmer
Chase Griggsby
Nick Baldwin
Scott Grunert
Ryan Peter
Kevin Jinkerson
Rick Grunert
Dan Jinkerson
Jason Castro
Matthew Tilford
Ronnie Richards

BCRA Midget Lites
Scott Kinney
Bradly Dillard
Hunter Kinney
Dakota Albright
Danika Jo Parker
Terry Bergstom
Brandon Leedy
Steve Brown


Silver Dollar Speedway Unofficial Race Results August 3, 2018
360 Sprints
Andy Forsberg
Tanner Thorson
Mason Moore
R.C. Smith
Cody Lamar
Shawn Conde
Jason York
Brent Bjork
Chelsea Blevins
Lucas Ashe
Korey Lovell
Raquel Hall
Kenny Wanderstadt
Kalib Henry
Heath Hall

IMCA Sport Modifieds
Brian Cooper
Phill Marino
Matt Micheli
Tyler Rodgers
Jake Van Tol
Andrew Peckham
Mike Ficklin
Matt Sanders
Isaac Sanders
Richard Vander Ploeg
Jimmy Ford
Jesse Skidmore
Sean Hulsey
Mike Merritt
Alan Furuta

Street Stocks
Brent Lawrence
Travis Moore
Clinton Earl
Ken Micheli
Leif Berglund
Richard Workman
Gary Newman
Fritz Zanker
Corey Hall
Michael Helwig
Tucker Garcia

Hobby Stocks
Kyle Allen
Colin Ferguson
Jeremy Langenderfer
Jim Brookshire
James West
Earl Adams
Mel Byers
Shannon Collins
Robert Warf

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The Dwarf Car Nationals Return 
To Southern Oregon Speedway This Weekend

White City, Oregon...The start of August signals the return of the Western States Dwarf Car Association Nationals at Southern Oregon Speedway. The event is hosted annually by the locally-based Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association. It brings some of the best drivers from throughout the West Coast to one place to enjoy some great competition.

It was over 20 years ago when then NorCal Dwarf Car Association President Frank Munroe saw the potential for big Dwarf Car events. He chose Marysville Raceway in California as the first track, and within a couple of years, there were over 100 Dwarf Cars competing. As the years went on, new tracks were added to the series, and eventually Southern Oregon Speedway got one of these dates.

Within the last 10 years, the format was changed just a bit to make things more competitive within the different groups. The Pro Division was created, and it pitted the very best drivers from the various associations against each other. Generally speaking, this is the category that gets the most entries at every race.

The Veterans Division is for the drivers who are a bit older. Many of these drivers would do well in the Pro class, but they run with the veterans and have some very good races as well.

Then, you have the Sportsman Division. Some drivers might be a little intimidated going to a big event like the Nationals when they just get started driving a Dwarf Car. This category was created for the drivers with just a few years of experience.

The format puts the emphasis on Saturday night while making Friday important as well. Drivers will run their heat races on Friday as well as a Preliminary Feature. If car count dictates, there will also be B Main events. The Top 10 finishers in the Preliminary Feature then earn spots in Saturday's Fast Dash to determine the front rows of the Main Event. That number can be adjusted from 10 cars depending on car count.

On Saturday, in addition to the Fast Dash, the remaining drivers run heat races and B Mains before running the Main Event.

Last season saw about 70 competitors come in from throughout Oregon, California and Nevada. Through the years, some very good drivers from the Medford area have tried to win a Nationals race. Last year, an unlikely winner stepped forward to claim the prize. Just a year earlier, Cody Peters was winning a Preliminary Sportsman Main Event. Last year, he made a last turn pass on NorCal Champion Danny Wagner to steal the victory. It was his first start in the Pro Division. Kevin Bender won a very competitive Veteran's Main Event that night as well.

From Southern Oregon, stars such as Cody Peters and his two-time champion father Brock Peters, Camden Robustelli, Kalvin Morton, Chad Cardoza, Fred Hay, Ryan Smith and two-time champion Josh King will be on hand. Randy Slater will be competing as well, but the club president will also find himself organizing the after race banquet and keeping things going behind the scenes.

From outside of the state, such noteworthy competitors as Danny Wagner, Ryan Winter, Shawn Jones, Scott Dahlgren, Buddy Olschowka, Kevin Bender and Mike Reeder will be coming from the NorCal group. South Bay will be represented by such champions as Gene Punky Pires, Mark Biscardi and reigning SBDCA champion Cameron Diatte. Other noteworthy drivers from outside the state, such as champions Matt Sargent and John Isabella, are anticipated. There will also be stars coming in from the north, such as James Brinster, Ryan Martinez and Jake Van Ortwick.

Getting back to the local Southern Oregon group, the car count has grown this season in part due to the new drivers on the roster. This means the Sportsman division may see such locals as Joe Sanders, Andrew Hall and young up and comers Ashleigh Strain and Michael Johnson out there going for their first wins. Some of the best Southern Oregon racers, such as Brock Peters, Camden Robustelli and Kaycee Sheeler, got their first wins in the Sportsman Division.

On Friday night, the Dwarf Cars will be joined in support by the JOAT Labs Hornets. The Hornets are the entry-level class at Southern Oregon Speedway, and they have been having a wide-open battle all season long. 2016 champion Tim Hedges gained the point lead from his two time Main Event winning son Ashtin Hedges by winning the most recent Main Event. With three second place finishes in a row, Bree Tritchler is on the verge of victory, and other drivers to watch this week include Jason Stoutenburgh, Dylan Irving, Chris Boynton and Zach Nelson.

The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars will be there on Saturday night, and David Hibbard is on fire this year. He has won all but one of the Main Events held so far as he continues to stretch his point lead. Jeffrey Hudson and rookie Blaine Cory are on the verge of victory and providing Hibbard with his closest competition in the standings so far. David's son Bailey Hibbard is the only other driver to win a Main Event, but racers such as Charlie Thompson, Enrique Jaime and Aaron Miller will be out there giving it their best.

Rounding out Saturday's program will be the Valley Store All Late Model Lite. With three feature wins so far, Charlie Eaton is the point leader. He's getting pressure from one time winner Greg Arnold in the championship battle. However, 2016 champion Lee Doty and reigning champion Bob Burkett are shaking things up with second place finishes in recent weeks. The cars are fast and the competition is close.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on both nights with the first race scheduled to start at 7 p.m. General Admission for Friday is $12 with Seniors, Veterans and Juniors (7 to 12) $6. Children 6 and under are free. On Saturday, General Admission is $15 with Seniors, Veterans and Juniors (7 to 12) $10. Children 6 and under are free.

Dwarf Car Nationals Finale Top 5’s Since 2009
Pro       First                  Second             Third                Fourth                      Fifth
2009    Brian Quilty     Kevin Bender     Ryan Winter      Henry Corbin III         Patrick Weger
2010    Monte Morris    Ryan Winter     Patrick Weger      Gene Pires Jr.        Chance Damron
2011    Ronnie Williams    Ryan Diatte    Michael Grenert    Ryan Winter        Henry Corbin III
2012    Shawn Jones    Cameron Diatte    Ronnie Williams    C.J. Putnam        Ryan Diatte
2013    Ryan Winter    Josh King             Gene Pires Jr.       Michael Grenert        Shawn Jones
2014    Shawn Jones    C.J. Putnam         Ronnie Williams    Matt Sargent        Ryan Diatte
2015    Shawn Jones    Josh King            Joe Frock            Matt Sargent        Ronnie Williams
2016    Shawn Jones    Josh King           Gene Pires          Danny Wagner        John Isabella
2017    Cody Peters    Danny Wagner     Chad Matthias    Brock Peters        John Isabella

Vet.      First                   Second                Third                 Fourth              Fifth
2009    Kelly Gutches    Terry Kendrick    Stanley Meeks    Ted Stinson        Chuck Conover
2010    Kelly Gutches    Dan Van Acker    Mike Miller      Scott Dahlgren        Fred Hay
2011    Kelly Gutches    Fred Hay             Neil Stinson    Henry Corbin III        Leroy Kay
2012    Gilbert Toste    Kevin Bender      Kelly Gutches    Jerry Hauck        Don Mortensen
2013    Kevin Bender    Fred Hay            Dan Van Acker    Kelly Gutches        Mike Miller
2014    Kelly Gutches    Fred Hay            Kevin Bender    Angel Figueroa        Buddy Olschowka
2015    Angel Figueroa    Scott Dahlgren    Gary Tow Sr.    Buddy Olschowka    Jerry Hauck
2016    Tim Fitzpatrick    Kevin Miraglio    Scott Dahlgren    Mark Biscardi        Kevin Bender   
2017    Kevin Bender    Jack Haverty       Kevin Miraglio    Scott Dahlgren        Mark Biscardi

Sports.    First                  Second             Third                 Fourth                Fifth
2009    R.J. McGahuey    Chris Thresher    Dean Pires        Glen Perry          Jason Bartholomew
2010    Henry Corbin II    John Chrisman    Cecilia Dille    Igor Gradziuk       Mason Lewman
2011    Cecilia Dille         Brock Peters      Henry Corbin II    John Chrisman   Alicia Youngblood
2012    Brock Peters        Dylan Chrisman    Michael Quilty    Hannah Mayhew  Jeff Fitch
2013    Kaycee Sheeler    Tom Fitch           Randy Slater        Dylan Chrisman        Dan Geil
2014    Camden Robustelli    Kalvin Morton    Jesse Lorenz    Adam Teves        Sam Bender
2015    Joey Dale            Jesse Lorenz        Rob Gergel          Chris Kenner        Cody Peters
2016    Ben Wiesz           Cody Peters       Kyle Jones           Ken Radabaugh        Tim Reeder
2017    Josh Wiesz           Teagon Fisher    Clayton Parsons    Chris Wright        Travis Gergel


K&N Engineering Fan Appreciation Night 
At Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon...The excitement continues at the Coos Bay Speedway oval track this Saturday night. It is K&N Engineering Fan Appreciation Night at the races, meaning the fans will get to meet their favorite drivers and get autographs. Scheduled to compete this Saturday night will be the Winged Sprint Cars along with the NASCAR Super Late Models, Sportsman Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Outlaws and Hornets.

Throughout the season, Promoter Drake Nelson endeavors to give the fans a little bit more excitement, and Saturday's Sportsman Late Model portion of the card will be extra special. The Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stock Tour will be coming to town to do battle with the local stars. This means an increased car count and even better racing than usual.

Dr Scott Lenz is a name Southern Oregon racing fans are familiar with. Lenz is a multi-time champion in the Medford area and the reigning champion of the Pro Stock Association. With four wins on the tour, he is well on his way to repeating as the champion. Coos Bay fans have seen Lenz make three appearances in the last two years, and he's left with the Main Event winner's prize money twice. The Pro Stock group will be represented by some top notch talent, including 2016 champion Steve Borror, current second-ranked point competitor Scott Flowers, James Flowers, Matt Harlow and Johnny Cobb.

Locally speaking, Dyllan Siewell has been leading the championship race since the beginning of the season. Two-time champion Wayne Butler had problems early on and has been playing catch-up, 52 points behind Siewell in second. Both drivers have won six Main Events so far and figure to be the track's best chance of grabbing the Main Event glory on Saturday night. Other local heroes to keep an eye on this week include Tom Williams, Stacy Robison and Charlie Withers.

The Sprint Car division featured a crowd-pleasing battle last week between reigning champion Lawrence Van Hoof and Kayla Green. Green, who has run with the BCRA Midget Lites in recent seasons, has taken on the next challenge of running a Sprint Car and done quite well for herself this year. Last Saturday, she scored a popular Trophy Dash win and came very close to beating Van Hoof in the Main Event. It was Van Hoof's second win of the season, but Kayla will be out to grab the glory this week. Brett Hulsey is the current leader in the points, 40 ahead of Van Hoof.  Other racers to watch for this week include two-time champion Dave May, Mike Crawford and Donovan Prather.

Brody Montgomery may be well on his way to the NASCAR Super Late Model championship, but he has been deprived of any visits to the Winner's Circle in the past 2 weeks. Last week, it was Tom Elam picking up his first win of the season at the speedway. Elam is wheeling the former Mike George car, but dirt hasn't been enough for him this year. He currently leads the Modified point standings at Roseburg. As that track isn't racing this week, it's possible we'll see him going for two in a row on Saturday night.

With seven wins to his credit so far, Montgomery leads the standings by 130 points ahead of Chris Ray. Ray is facing a challenge from Thor Kristensen. Thor is trailing by just 18 points after his most recent third place finish. Wayne Butler, Richard Wallace and Deven Brown are three others we could be seeing this week. Brown and Butler have raced in both the Super and Sportsman Late Model classes this season.

Ken Fox has shown everybody that his point lead in the Street Stock division is no fluke. Following up on his double win weekend at the Tidal Wave shows, he won again last week. He now has eight wins and a solid 94 point lead over David Smith. Jeff Thurman has moved into third in the standings, but he's on the verge of getting his first win of the season. Last week, he again lost is bid for victory by mere inches behind Fox. Other racers to watch for this week include two-time winners Steve Dubisar and Daniel Land.

Fox has been competing in the Mini Outlaw division lately as well. The driver out front in that class once again is Sam Talon. It's not even close as Sam has racked up nine wins compared to two victories for second-ranked Jason Kellam. Fox only recently returned behind the wheel of the #12 car and picked up a pair of wins on Tidal Wave Weekend. Other drivers to watch for this week include Thomas Siewell, Carl Johnson and Jason Berrier.

Tyler Tullos is leaving no doubt who the point leader is in the Hornets division. With his sixth feature triumph of the season last week, he now has a commanding 100 point lead over one time winner April Warmack. Warmack isn't too comfortable ahead of two-time winner Hannah Robison, who trails by 32 points. Four-time winner Braden Fugate and one time winner Trace Fugate are the only other drivers to visit the Winner's Circle in the Hornets so far this year. Kris Parker, Chuck Peck, David Pellum and Leroy Rockwell are the next likely candidates to get a win.

K&N Engineering Fan Appreciation Night is going to be a show you won't want to miss. The shootout between the local Sportsman Late Model and visiting Outlaw Pro Stock racers alone will be leaving the fans on the edge of their seats. Add in Sprint Cars and Super Late Models among the other classes, and you'll want to be at Coos Bay Speedway this Saturday night. For further information, go to www.coosbayspeedway.us.


Van Hoof, Elam Score Feature Wins On Whelen Night 
At Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon...July 28...Reigning champion Lawrence Van Hoof picked up the win in the 20 lap Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Coos Bay Speedway. It was Whelen Night at the races, and some lucky kids got to make some pace laps with their favorite drivers in the race cars. This was the second win of the season for Van Hoof, and he had his hands full battling Kayla Green. Green had the fastest Main Event lap of 13.857, but her bid to beat Van Hoof came up just short at the checkered flag. Two time champion Dave May finished third, followed by Mike Crawford, point leader Brett Hulsey, Donovan Prather and Michael Cinollo. Three drivers shared preliminary glory as Crawford and May were the 10 lap heat race winners. Green scored a popular five lap Trophy Dash win ahead of Prather.

Tom Elam won the 25 lap NASCAR Super Late Model Main Event. This was the first win of the season for Elam, who was coming off of a strong third place finish in the Tidal Wave 50 last Sunday. Elam set a rapid pace at the front of the pack, and he won by about half a straightaway ahead of point leader Brody Montgomery. Josh Sim was the final lead lap finisher as Thor Kristensen, Wayne Butler, Jerry Phillips and Chris Ray rounded out the finishing order. Montgomery and Elam each won their respective 10 lap heat races, while Sim outran Montgomery to win the five lap Trophy Dash.

Wayne Butler picked up the win in the 20 lap Sportsman Late Model Main Event. The two-time champion matched point leader Dyllan Siewell on the winner's board with his sixth victory of the season. Butler won with Siewell nearly a straight away behind him in second. John Bell and Tom Williams completed the finishing order. Butler won the 10 lap heat race, but Siewell beat him in the five lap Trophy Dash to prevent the clean sweep.

Ken Fox won the 20 lap Street Stock Main Event. This was the eighth win of the season for the current point leader. Still looking for his first feature victory of the season, Jeff Thurman gave Fox a great run at the front of the pack, but Fox won a photo finish to the checkered flag. David Smith and Lance Handsaker completed the lead lap finishing order. Fox won both the 10 lap heat race and the five lap Trophy Dash.

Mini Outlaw point leaders Sam Talon earned his ninth 20 lap Main Event win of the season. Street Stock star Ken Fox has returned to the Mini Outlaws in recent weeks and gave Talon a good battle for the win before settling for a very close second. Jason Berrier finished third. Talon won the 10 lap heat race, but Fox picked up five lap Trophy Dash honors.

Tyler Tullos won the 20 lap Hornets Main Event. Tullos seems to be hitting his stride as he increased his point lead to over 100 points over April Warmack following his sixth win of the season. Once Tullos got into the lead, he hit the afterburners and took the checkered flag a half lap ahead of heat race winner Hannah Robison. Robison was unchallenged in second, and heat race winner Travis Pugh won a good battle with Chuck Peck for third. Warmack was a lead lap fifth as Diana Marshall, Dusty Shingleton, Roy Pugh and Leroy Rockwell completed the finishing order. Tullos was the five lap Trophy Dash winner.

Griff Smith continues to dominate the Jr Stingers division. This class is for Hornet racers 11 to 14 years old, and Smith won his fifth 12 lap feature by a wide margin ahead of Alex Butler and James Shingleton. It was a clean sweep performance for Smith with wins in the eight lap heat race and five lap Trophy Dash.

Next Saturday night will be a special night at the Coos Bay oval track. It is K&N Engineering Fan Appreciation Night at the races. The Outlaw Pro Stock Association will be coming to town to do battle with the local NASCAR Sportsman Late Model racers in head-to-head competition. Winged Sprint Cars will also be there along with NASCAR Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Outlaws, and Hornets. For further information, go to www.coosbayspeedway.us.


Roth Wins Street Stock Smackdown 
At Douglas County Speedway

Roseburg, Oregon...July 28...Dale Roth scored the victory in the Street Stock Smackdown 50 lap Main Event Saturday night at Douglas County Speedway. This race pitted the local regulars in head-to-head competition with the drivers from the Iron Giant Street Stock Series, which normally runs at various dirt tracks throughout Oregon. Roth set a rapid pace in the long-distance event and had his best time of 16.675 on the 42nd lap. He won the race by a straightaway ahead of Iron Giant Series point leader Don Schott, and Iron Giant Series regulars David Cronk, Erik Jarnport and Jeff Marson. Richard Karr was the final lead lap finisher. Bill Stewart was three laps back in seventh as Gary Perry, Kevin Ballard and Josh Sheller were also Top 10 finishers.

Roth had the fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 16.442, beating Perry's 16.531 effort. Karr and Schott were the eight lap heat race winners, and Cronk won the four lap Trophy Dash by a good margin ahead of Roth.

Point leader Harlon Cox continued to roll in the PRA Hardtop division. Cox won the 25 lap Main Event by about half a straightaway in front of championship rival Kyran Greene. Mike Batman was a solid third as 2016 champion Greg Hickman rounded out the led lap finishers. Troy Gasner finished fifth ahead of Jamie Britton, Donni Fain, Brian Lenihan and Travis Lillard. Cox was also the quickest qualifier with a lap of 16.950, beating Batman's 17.094 lap. Fain and Cox won eight lap heat races, and Fain also picked up four lap Trophy Dash honors.

Street Stock star Jeff Solberg took a night off from running the Street Stocks to compete with the Hornet division and won their 30 lap Main Event. Solberg finished second in the previous week's Hornet's Nest 50, and he won this race by a straightaway ahead of Hornet's Nest 50 winner Dave Beals, who was the final lead lap finisher. Bart Pulse, Ron Johnson, Jeremy Simms and Pete Lemon were all a lap down as Matt Schoenborn, Jerry Phifher, Valerie West and Cherish Wilson made up the remainder of the Top 10 finishers. Ron Dickinson was the fastest qualifier with a lap of 19.696, beating the 19.814 of Solberg. Logan Barron outran Wilson to win the four lap Trophy Dash, and Pulse and Beals were the eight lap heat race winners.

The Pro 4 Wedge Cars made their first appearance of the season, and Dustin Knight won a good battle with Rich McCoy to claim the 25 lap feature victory. Southern Oregon Speedway IMCA Sport Modified point leader David Marble was a strong third ahead of Jeff Proudy and Casey Osuna. McCoy set the fast time of 15.890, beating the 16.592 of Marble. Knight won the eight lap heat race and four lap Trophy Dash, both ahead of Marble

Douglas County Speedway will go dark until August 25th when the West Coast Modified Shootout headlines the show. PRA Hardtops, Mini Stocks, Hornets and Pro 4 Wedge Cars will also be competing. For further information, go to www.douglascountyspeedway.com.


Wiesz, Jones Win At Marysville Raceway

Marysville, CA...July 28...Colby Wiesz went flag-to-flag for the victory in the 25 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. This was the first feature victory of the season for the three-time champion. Wiesz raced into the early lead ahead of Billy Wallace and Kyle Allen. A yellow flag flew on lap six for Mark Ballantine in Turn 2, and Allen's run in the Top 3 came to an abrupt end in a heated moment. Wiesz continued to lead Wallace on the restart as Cody Hodgson settled into third. The final caution flag waved on lap 14 for Brent Bjork. Wiesz maintained command ahead of Wallace and Hanson on the restart, but Hodgson made his move around Wallace for second on lap 21. Hodgson was putting some good pressure on Wiesz down the stretch, but his bid to overtake him fell just short at the checkered flag as Wiesz was the happy winner. Wallace settled for third ahead of Mike Monahan, Bjork, Alec Justeson, Jimmy Steward, Adam Walters, Mike Sullivan and Mike Ballantine. Going into the night, Monahan trailed Allen by just seven points and may have emerged with the lead by the end of the evening.

Walters surprised the field with the fastest lap of 12.488, barely beating the 12.490 effort of Allen. Monahan picked up his eight lap heat race win ahead of Walters, while Allen outran Wiesz to win the second race.

Past champion Shawn Jones returned and won the NorCal Dwarf Car 20 lap Main Event. Jones has been racing regularly with the Hunt Wingless Spec Sprint Series and is the current point leader there. The Main Event had to be restarted when Devan Kammermann was eliminated in a crash. Scott Dahlgren set the early pace ahead of Dan Geil and Jones. Jones slipped past Geil for second on lap two and set his sights on Dahlgren. Jones made the pass for the lead on lap nine, and the caution flag waived for Shawn Whitney in Turn 3. Jones led as past series champion Ryan Winter was challenging Geil for second. Unfortunately, Winters' race came to an end in a Turn 4 crash involving Kevin Miraglio. Jones led Geil on the restart, and the two ran closely with Jones winning ahead of a season-best effort in second for Geil. Mike Reeder was a solid third, followed by Jeff Fitch, Tim Fitzpatrick, Ben Wiesz, Josh Wiesz, Ron Jones, Shawn Whitney and Colby Wiesz.

The NorCal Dwarf Cars once again brought a huge turn out of 26 competitors. They ran four eight lap qualifying heat races with wins going to Whitney, Reeder, Jack Haverty and Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick won the closest battle in a near photo finish ahead of Josh Wiesz. They ran a 10 lap B Main to determine the final starters for the Main Event, and Kevin Bender won that race ahead of Jeff Fitch and Ben Wiesz.

Matt Davis scored the victory in the 20 lap Super Stock Main Event. Davis is one of the front-runners at Placerville Speedway and recently won a Main Event there. Several Placerville regulars helped grow the car count, and Eddie Gardner set the early pace ahead of Dan Brown Jr and reigning champion James Castleberry. Unfortunately, Brown's race up front ended in Turn 4 with a lap five caution flag. Castleberry raced into the lead on the restart, followed by Jay Norton and Davis. Castleberry saw Davis in his rear-view mirror on a lap 11 restart, and Davis set his sights on the victory. Following a lap 15 caution flag for Danielle Clauson, Davis began to pressure Castleberry and made his winning move on lap 17. Davis brought it home to a well-earned victory, and Norton overtook Castleberry for the second place finish. Past Marysville Late Model star Leroy Perry finished fourth ahead of two-time Petaluma champion Steve Studebaker, Clauson, Rod Oliver, Chris Warner, Eddie Gardner and Dan Brown Jr. They ran two six lap heat races with wins being recorded by Gardner and Brown.

Racing will return on August 11th with Kids Night. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will be back along with the Crate Sprints, Hobby Stocks, California Hardtop Association and RaceSaver Sprint Cars. There will also be Kids Bike Races. For further information, go to www.marysvilleraceway.com.


Becker Scores Sprint Car Victory At Silver Dollar Speedway

Chico, CA...July 27...Leading all the way from the start, Sean Becker scored the victory in the 25 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. It was the first win of the season for the 2016 champion aboard the Dan Menne owned entry. Becker led from the outset ahead of Mason Moore and Kalib Henry. The first of only two yellow flags waved on Lap 11 for Brent Bjork in Turn 4. Becker continued to lead Moore and Henry on the restart. A final caution flag waved on lap 13 for Bjork and Chelsea Blevins in Turn 4. Reigning champion Andy Forsberg slipped past Henry for third on the restart as Becker continued to lead Moore. Forsberg raced past Moore for second on lap 24, and Becker scored the impressive victory ahead of Forsberg, Moore, Henry, Shawn Conde, Cody Lamar, Cody Hodgson, Blevins, Kenny Allen and Peter Paulson. Forsberg set the quickest lap of 11.749, beating the 11.859 of Allen. Moore outran Blevins to win their eight lap heat race, and Hodgson beat Lamar to win the second heat.

Shawn Jones picked up the win in the 20 lap Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event. Jones is the current Hunt Wingless Spec Sprint Series point leader, and he led from the start ahead of point leader Tony Richards and Brett Youngman. By the halfway point, Jones held a straightaway advantage over Richards. Jones scored the victory ahead of Richards, Youngman, Matthew Haulot and Kelly Hicks. Braedon Enos was a Main Event scratch. Jones also outran Richards to win the eight lap heat race.

Corey Hall scored the victory in the 20 lap Street Stock Main Event. This was the fourth win of the season for Hall, who is the current point leader ahead of Gary Newman. Reigning champion Phil Marino set the early pace ahead of multi-time Petaluma Speedway champion Steve Studebaker. Hall took third from Newman on lap five, and problems struck Marino on lap nine as Studebaker assumed the lead ahead of Hall and Richard Workman. Studebaker led the way until Hall finally made his winning pass on lap 18. Hall went on to win with Studebaker settling for second ahead of Workman, Ken Micheli, Newman, Fritz Zanker and Marino. However, Studebaker was disqualified in post-race tech, moving everybody behind him up a spot in the finishing order. Hall won the 8 lap heat race ahead of Marino.

James West grabbed the victory in the 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event. It was the second win of the season for West. Marysville point leader Shannon Collins set the pace at the start ahead of West and Colin Ferguson. West made the pass for the lead on lap eight. However, Collins stayed right behind West the rest of the way as Ferguson made it a three car battle in the waning laps. West held off a late surge from Collins for the win as Ferguson settled for third ahead of Mel Byers and incoming point leader Jeremy Langenderfer. Ferguson won the eight lap heat race ahead of West.

Racing resumes next Friday night with IMCA Sport Modifieds back on the card again along with Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks. There will also be kids bike races. For further information, go to www.silverdollarspeedway.com.


Pit Stops

Southern Oregon Speedway ended July with a five division offering for the fans. With the IMCA Modifieds having some big events elsewhere, car count took a little bit of a hit, but 10 racers still came out there to do battle. One of the drivers missing in action was the bounty hunter of the group, Nick Trenchard. Nick has won some big races through the years and had his eyes on a bigger prize out of town.

In Trenchard's absence, two-time champion Albert Gill was poised to take over the point lead. In the IMCA point structure, Gill's heat race and Trophy Dash wins didn't matter. There has been talk about possibly going to the track's regular point format for the IMCA Modifieds when it comes to who is honored at the banquet in 2019, but for now, the track honors the IMCA point format. Gill needed to get his points in the Main Event like everybody else.

When he spun on lap 24, Gill was going to drop a couple of spots in the finish. Zach Fettinger had already taken the white flag, but instead of a checkered flag the next time by, he got a yellow flag. This set up a wild finish that left Jantzen Knips coming out on the bad end of the deal. Gill managed to get himself a third place finish and stepped into the point lead as a result.

It's been since 2015 since we've had a triple Main Event winner for the IMCA Modifieds. Zach Fettinger has been on fire this year. By all rights, he should be the point leader, but the team elected not to come to the Wild West Speedweek race. Nonetheless, Fettinger has moved all the way to second in the standings with his third Main Event win. He's having a huge breakout season. Like Gill, he was also a heat race winner. Though Fettinger missed a race, he could still end up winning the championship.

The pressure will be on during the R Charles Snyder Salute weekend. With all of the talent coming in from out of town, the locals will have a challenge just making it into the Main Event. This could be what shakes things up at the end, and even Trenchard is in this battle. But the way Fettinger is looking right now, you have to wonder how many more Main Events he might win before the season ends.

Another driver looking good out there all race long was "Cowboy" Duane Orsburn. He had a race earlier this year that saw him run second for several laps and spin from third on the last lap. This time, the two-time Street Stock champion wasn't going to let a good finish get away. He kept it smooth and fast and was rewarded with a strong second place finish. It appears as if Orsburn has his car dialed in, and his first Main Event win since 2016 is certainly not out of the question.

After the races, Jantzen Knips was understandably a little bit upset with the outcome and the fact that there was a one lap shootout to the checkered flag at all. He was on his way to a third place finish when he got turned around in the second turn. Though he managed a fourth place feature finish to stay within seven points of Fettinger for second in the standings, Jantzen had quite a bit of work to do on his car to get it ready for the next race.

David Satterfield quietly continues to enjoy a good season. Though he's raced Pro Stocks in the past, David is a rookie in the IMCA Modifieds. He's going out there and making his laps and improving with each race. With his sixth place finish last time out behind James Welshonse, Satterfield is still third in the standings, two ahead of Trenchard and two behind Fettinger.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds continue what has been a strong season for the group. The roster now reaches into the twenties, and even if there are certain drivers missing on any given week, there are enough competitors to keep the car count in the teens most of the time. Fourteen racers showed up on Saturday, and this included a surprise visitor from California named Tyler Rodgers. Rodgers races at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Marysville Raceway.

2016 Yreka champion Jimmy Lipke announced his plans to come out and try for another win. Even when his home track made an announcement a couple days later that their race was on, Jimmy still wanted to come to Southern Oregon Speedway. The fact is, his car has been running strong this year, as his recent win down in Chico can attest. He's also picked up a pair of victories in Yreka, and he came within a few inches of winning the previous Southern Oregon Speedway race. Jimmy led most of the way, only to be surprised on the last lap by Branden Wilson.

On Saturday night, Lipke raced into the lead. However, that lead was short-lived. After winning his heat race in dominant fashion, Rodgers charged past Lipke for the lead and began to pull away. Even the few yellow flags the race had were not enough to slow Rodgers down. In his very first trip to Medford, Rodgers left with the winner's paycheck and the trophy. Lipke, meanwhile, settled for second. But, the car is running well and he didn't have a bunch of damage to repair.

Two-time reigning champion Mike Medel can attest to having to repair damage. He's been racing everywhere this year, and his car has been put through its paces. After a recent visit to Willamette, Medel had a broken frame to deal with. His return to Southern Oregon Speedway left him less than happy. However, Mike still wants to support his home track and came back for the most recent race. He gave it a good run at Lipke, but third was all he had for the night. Still, he drove it up on the trailer and will bring it back to go for another win.

Perhaps Branden Wilson was creeping along under the radar after the first few races, but people know who he is now. After winning the previous race, Wilson brought it home to a respectable fourth place finish. The finish should move him into second in the standings, but only three points separate he, Willie McFall, Tony Duste and Tony Bartell in what has been a really good battle. He'll still have to keep up with David Marble, who is sitting about 32 points ahead of him in the lead.

Marble has done the point racing thing before. With some 20 Mini Stock Main Event wins to his credit as well as the 2015 championship, he knows what it takes. David won top rookie honors in 2016, but this year he had a bigger plan. He wants the Sport Modified championship. He came into the season with much confidence, and an impressive feature victory at the opener did nothing to change that. Marble knows that in a point battle, you need to finish. His goal is to keep getting Top 5 finishes. On Saturday night, he got it to the checkered flag in fifth. With Wilson gathering some momentum, David knows he needs to keep this up.

The Tony's continue to do well. Bartell has been around the speedway for a while and is a past Late Model Lites Main Event winner. However, he's enjoying one of his best seasons yet as a Top 5 competitor. It was a solid point night for him in eighth, but Duste did just a little bit better in sixth. Duste is the third generation of his family to go racing, and though he ran a little bit last season, he is still pretty much a rookie in the Sport Modifieds.

We only saw Toby Judd once or twice in 2016 in his Sport Modified. He was excited to get back out there and go racing again at the most recent event. Though he had to come from the back in all of his races, Toby still got it to the checkered flag in seventh. Not a bad effort for the 2012 Mini Stock champion. Another driver looking good with his second straight Top 10 finish was rookie Michael Rule. Rule got it to the checkered flag in ninth. Michael had no prior racing experience before getting into Sport Modifieds, and he hasn't really looked too bad so far.

Lee Doty has been the leader of the effort to reestablish a presence for the Valley Store All Late Model Lites at Southern Oregon Speedway. Doty was the one who pushed for the division to be added to the roster in 2016, and he ended up having a rather dominant performance that season in winning the championship. Fast forward to 2017, and the year was anything but good for Lee. Though he won the season opener and finished second in the next race, he had a broken axle in mud laps one week and he flipped his car while leading a heat race on another occasion. He didn't run the remaining races of the season after that.

But Doty continues to do what he can to get cars to the track. At the previous race, he mentioned that the #99 car was being retired as Dusty Aos would return to his #3 car. However, Danny Prewitt came back to drive the #99 car at the recent race. Doty has the rather fast #40 car that was driven to victories by Randy Hansen and Bob Westcott last season. Everything is for sale, including Lee's #7 car, if there is anybody looking to get into Late Model Lites.

Doty kicked off the night with a Trophy Dash win and then outran Bob Burkett to win the heat race. The two champions were going to share the front row of the Main Event, but Burkett revealed that he had a hole in his radiator. He was just going to make a few laps and head to the pits. Doty was planning to make it more than a few laps. He was going for the clean sweep. What he didn't count on was Charlie Eaton making the move and getting the victory.

In the prior two seasons of this division's revival, Eaton has had a fast car. He has racked up numerous Top 3 finishes, but the wins have always been elusive. This year, everything is coming together, and his beautiful blue #5 car has been seen more often in the winner's circle. Eaton made the pass on Doty on lap six and went from there to his third win of the season. This enabled him to add more points to his lead over Greg Arnold in a still close championship battle.

Arnold looked strong as the season got started, and he won a Main Event early. However, his luck has gone the other way in the most recent races. On Saturday night, he was battling Prewitt for third, but Prewitt came out ahead. Prewitt was just happy to be making Main Event laps at all. His own car, which has been junked, kept having problems last year that prevented him from even starting. He had fun taking the wheel of the #99 car and getting a good finish on the podium.

The Old Time Racers of Oregon were back for their fourth Hardtop race at Southern Oregon Speedway. This time, there were a couple of drivers missing in action as father Bill Trotter and son Dusty had prior engagements. However, Bill still sent his truck to the track with Jay Smith again behind the wheel. Car count was going to be light, but PRA Hardtop competitors Greg Hickman and Jamie Britton made the visit. Hickman won the 2016 championship in Roseburg. OTRO does not race for points, just trophies and the fun of it.

Dusty Trotter's old car was looking good with Justin Krossman behind the wheel. Krossman won both the Trophy Dash and heat race. The Main Event looked like it would go to Justin as well. He led for 13 laps as Mark Minter worked his way to the front. Krossman got his start In racing when Minter got him involved in the sport. The two are longtime friends. They ran a side-by-side lap at the white flag, but Minter moved the Harold Minter #33 car into the lead on the final lap to get the victory. It was his second straight win and makes him the only driver in the group to win a Main Event in Medford in all of the last three seasons.

Krossman still got it to the finish line in second, and that's indication that a feature win may be just around the corner. Meanwhile, Britton and Hickman were having a challenging time negotiating the track. The two drivers battled for third. Britton actually had a feature win earlier this season and was a Main Event winner with OTRO last year as well. However, Turn 2 was his nemesis as he had multiple spins. Hickman ended up getting third with Britton settling for fourth.

People might need to start taking Cody Peters a little more serious this year. His rise over the past couple of years in the Southern Oregon Dwarf Car group has been amazing. He won a Sportsman Preliminary Main Event at the Nationals in 2016, but then he won the Pro Division Main Event last year. This makes him the only driver In the area to win the big one. Cody was the point leader going into the most recent race. However, It was his father Brock Peters picking up the win in their heat race. Cody came back to win the A Dash.

It was another heat race that was giving the fans a preview of the Main Event. Chad Cardoza, who has come so close to winning some races in the past couple of years, was leading the heat race with Mason Lewman in close pursuit. Lewman made a slide job attempt in the final turn, and had Cardoza not backed off, it could have gotten ugly. Lewman won the heat race, but Cardoza was getting ready to have the last laugh.

Cardoza jumped into the lead at the start, but Lewman was soon in very close pursuit and looking high and low for a way by. As the race neared the midway point, Mason made his move. He actually led a pair of laps before Cardoza went low In the third turn on lap 13. Lewman had problems and pitted. Cardoza had his hands full with two-time reigning champion Brock Peters knocking on the door, but there was no way he was letting this one get away.

The Main Event winners list at Southern Oregon Speedway continues to grow. To date, victories have been earned by Kalvin Morton twice, Guy Tow, Brock Peters, Cody Peters and now Cardoza. Another driver on the winner's list this year is two-time champion Josh King. He picked up a win in the Jerry Houck car earlier this year and found himself second when Lewman pitted. The car is getting a little bit quicker, as King's B Dash win earlier in the evening would attest, but he was passed late by both Brock Peters and Camden Robustelli and settled for fourth. Though Robustelli hasn't won at Southern Oregon Speedway this year, he has a pair of wins in Yreka.

Bringing it back to Cody Peters, he ended up fifth at the finish line in a good race with Morton. Both of these young guns are making a serious challenge for the championship this year. He may not be one of the young guns in the field, but Fast Freddie Hay is giving a good accounting of himself this year. Fred was coming off of back-to-back Top 3 finishes. Though this race didn't go as well, he managed an eighth place finish behind Steve Walker. Hay may be somebody to watch in the Veterans Division at this year's Nationals.

The Dwarf Cars continue to be a highlight at the speedway in the car count department. They again produced a 20 car field last week. With these kind of numbers, it could signal an increase in car count in this year's Nationals event. Another thing to keep an eye on is the Sportsman Division for the Nationals. There are several new and young drivers on the roster this year, and it just may be that a driver like Ashleigh Strain, Michael Johnson, Andrew Hall or Joe Sanders could win the Sportsman race. It would certainly be a prime opportunity for a little bit of glory for these up-and-comers.

Speaking of up-and-coming racers, Little Southern Oregon Speedway is bringing the next generation of superstars into the sport. The Beginners Box Stock division has grown by leaps and bounds this year, and a couple of those drivers have been setting a rapid pace around the track. Reigning champion Malachi Johnson was riding a three-race winning streak. There had been some talk about him moving up to the Box Stock division, and the team made that decision. Malachi made his Box Stock debut at the latest race.

Because of the concern over the youngest beginners getting run over by the faster karts, officials decided to try a new approach. A Novice Beginners Box Stock class race was held on Friday night. Four drivers were chosen to be a part of this, and three of them were ready to race on Friday. Bhaltair Edwards and Isaac Grimes took turns winning the heat races, and the Main Event turned out to be very entertaining as both drivers exchanged the lead. Grimes looked to be headed for the win, but Edwards surprised him by beating him to the checkered flag with a last lap pass. Even young Caleb Ranney made some good laps and was all smiles as he received his framed certificate for a third place finish.

With Johnson making the move up, it meant the Beginners Box Stock division would be getting a new point leader. The question was, who would it be, reigning Yreka Indoor champion Carson Henson or Uriah Sanders? Both drivers have had their moments this year. Sanders was hoping for his first feature win. He and Crescent City visitor Austin Bartholomew were the heat race winners, and Sanders charged into the early Main Event lead. There has been some really good racing up front in this class, and Sanders, Bartholomew and Grant Proctor had a close battle going for the lead. Bartholomew finally made the pass and took the win on lap 9, but Sanders held off Proctor for a second place finish. When the points were tallied, it was Sanders taking over the lead.

Another driver looking really good with her fourth place finish was Yreka point leader Shailene Horn. Horn missed the previous race as her grandfather is a volunteer firefighter and was helping fight the fires in Hornbrook. However, she came back strong with a solid fourth place finish ahead of Henson. Henson keeps the pressure on Sanders in a very close championship race. Horn isn't too far behind Jayme DeBenedetti in the race for fourth, which will become the race for third when they pass Johnson in the standings. DeBenedetti did a good job of getting her kart to a sixth place finish.

The Box Stock racers also continue to impress. The Augustine family has been racing for generations. Young Keaton Augustine's father is the current Late Model champion on the big track, and Keaton is making him proud. He came into the night as the point leader and joined Jacob James as a heat race winner on the night. Augustine got the lead at the start of the Main Event, but he had all kinds of pressure coming from one-time feature winner Ryan Hirschbock. However, this kid is as cool as ice, and he held off Ryan's every effort for his third straight feature win. Hirschbock managed to grab second in the standings with his runner-up finish, trailing Augustine by just 12 points in a close battle.

James, meanwhile, had Taylor Fuller and Malachi Johnson to contend with in the race for third. Jacob had posted back-to-back second place finishes, and he's still on the verge of his first win in this division. He ended up third and maintains third in the standings. Fuller managed to hold off Johnson to get fourth. Johnson missed a heat race as the team got his kart ready, but he did pretty well for his first start in the division. Also making good laps and hanging in there to the finish line was Kiley Grimes in sixth.

Trevor Grimes served notice to the rest of the competition. He is still the point leader and the reigning champion in the 250 Kart division. The previous two races did not go well for the hard charger. It turned out that his departure early in the previous Main Event was because of brake issues. Trevor joined Brenden Bartlett in the heat winners department earlier in the evening. Bartlett had taken the wheel of Brionna Fuller's kart as she is unable to drive the Cage Kart due to her broken arm. Bartlett provided Grimes with serious pressure for most of the race. When Bartlett spun on lap 18, Grimes went on to post his third win of the season.

Landon Green was making his first start at Southern Oregon Speedway. Green had a second place finish in his second heat race, and with Bartlett spinning, he also managed a second in the Main Event. Not bad for his first start here. After some issues in one of his heat races, the Smith team got the #26 Kart back together, and Cadyn Smith drove it to a solid third place finish as he moves into the Top 5 in the standings. Cadyn is the reigning Yreka Indoor champion.

After back-to-back feature wins, Vinny DeBenedetti came back to Earth with his fourth place finish ahead of the steady Taylor Fuller. While Fuller is making his first laps and getting comfortable in his 250 Kart, DeBenedetti is making a more aggressive challenge. He now trails Grimes by 20 points. Earlier in the afternoon, DeBenedetti and Reece Slyter were fighting for the same piece of real estate as they went down the front straightaway. Unfortunately, Slyter got airborne, hit the front fence and flipped. The good news is he was uninjured. Reece was campaigning a 500 Open Kart with the 250s. Had he been able to start the Main Event, he would be listed as the point leader in his division.

With the 500 Open Kart drivers still not rushing the gates to come racing, the UAS Speedway Karts are providing the speed at the end of the night. Larry Fuller Is just about unstoppable. In fact, the only thing that seems to stop him is mechanical issues with his kart. Fuller and Ed Grubb won heat races, but both drivers had their issues in the Main Event. In fact, Fuller didn't even get a Top 5 finish.

Grubb was giving it a good run until he too had issues. This left Steve Rambo to lead the charge. The Rambo Motorsports team brings two karts to the speedway, and it just so happened that Steve grabbed the victory ahead of teammate Johnny Hoult. In doing so, he took the point lead from Larry Fuller by just one point. For Hoult, it was also his best finish so far at Little Southern Oregon Speedway.

While Lori Fuller continues to be a story in herself as the driver in a 4 Cycle Kart holding down third in points, her daughter Brionna Fuller returned. Brionna has a broken arm, so hot laps were her test. Could she handle her kart, and would she be able to race it? When Lori found out that her daughter was clocking laps faster than most of the other competitors, she gave her the green light to go racing. Brionna lost a lap making a brief pit stop, but she went back out there and finished third ahead of her mother. Not bad for driving with one arm.


Marysville Raceway Unofficial Race Results July 28, 2018
360 Sprints
Colby Wiesz
Cody Hodgson
Billy Wallace
Mike Monahan
Brent Bjork
Alec Justeson
Jimmy Steward
Adam Walters
John Sullivan
Mike Ballantine
Kenny Allen DQ
Jeremy Hawes DQ

Dwarf Cars
A Main
Shawn Jones
Dan Geil
Mike Reeder
Jeff Fitch
Tim Fitzpatrick
Ben Wiesz
Josh Wiesz
Ron Jones
Shawn Whitney
Colby Wiesz
Sam Wren
Ryan Plexico
Justin Winter
Kevin Bender
Wade Ehrlich
Ryan Winter
Jack Haverty
Danny Wagner
Scott Dahlgren
Kevin Miraglio
Devan Kammermann

B Main
Kevin Bender
Jeff Fitch
Ben Wiesz
Justin Winter
Colby Wiesz
Mike Reed
Tom Vantuyl
Derek Droivold
Robert Kozinski

Super Stocks
Matt Davis
Jay Norton
James Castleberry
Leroy Perry
Steve Studebaker
Danielle Clauson
Rod Oliver
Chris Warner
Eddie Gardner
Dan Brown Jr.


Douglas County Speedway Unofficial Race Results July 28, 2018
Street Stock Smackdown 50
Dale Roth
Don Schott
David Cronk
Eric Jarnport
Jeff Marson
Richard Karr
Bill Stewart
Gary Perry
Kevin Ballard
Josh Sheller
Chris Lemon
Jesse Yankee
Andrew Langen

PRA Hardtop
Harlon Cox
Kyran Greene
Mike Batman
Greg Hickman
Troy Gasner
Jamie Britton
Donni Fain
Brian Leniahn
Travis Lillard

Hornet
Jeff Solberg
Dave Beals
Bart Pulse
Ron Johnson
Jeremy Simms
Pete Lemon
Matt Schoenborn
Jerry Pifher
Valerie West
Cherish Wilson
Rich Dickenson
Logan Barron
Bryson Lillard

Pro 4
Dustin Knight
Rich McCoy
David Marble
Jeff Proudy
Casey Osuna


Silver Dollar Speedway Unofficial Race Results July 27, 2018
360 Sprints
Sean Becker
Andy Forsberg
Mason Moore
Kalib Henry
Shawn Conde
Cody Lamar
Cody Hodgson
Chelsea Blevins
Kenny Allen
Peter Paulson
John Sullivan
Colby Wiesz
Brent Bjork
Korey Lovell

Wingless Sprints
Shawn Jones
Tony Richards
Brett Youngman
Matt Haulot
Kelly Hicks

Street Stocks
Corey Hall
Richard Workman
Ken Micheli
Gary Newman
Fritz Zanker
Phil Marino
Steve Studebaker DQ

Hobby Stocks
James West
Shannon Collins
Colin Ferguson
Mel Byers
Jeremy Langenderfer


Ukiah Speedway Unofficial Race Results July 28, 2018
$5 Fan Appreciation Night
Bombers
Results are not official
1     #9 TONY RAMAZZOTTI        
2     #77 Erick Ray
3     #88 Bob Mook
4     #5 Jeff French
5     #51 Trevor Abella
6     #15 ERIKA RAY
7     #17 Robert Byers    
8     #86 Rick Dickerson
9     #55 JUBAL KOSS        
10     #8 Bo Robertson        
11     #75 RON PORTLOCK        

Modifieds
Results are not official
1     #49 Andy Vanderveer    
2     #5 Steve Taylor
3     #55 Tyler Caturegli
4     #17 Tyler Shipley
5     #19 Shelby Helm
6     #37 Sierra Furia
7     #6 Kobe Taylor
8     #04 Cole Brown
9     #88 Gene O'Dell Jr

Pro 4 Modifieds
Results are not official
1     #87 Marty Lewis    
2     #8 Andy Leuzinger
3     #29 Mike Peterson
4     #4 Wade Eldredge

Jammers
Results are not official
1     #4 Raymond Taylor Jr        
2     #19X Brandi Robertson
3     #57K Kylei Keown
4     #5 Lesa Underwood
5     #20 Danny Helm Sr
6     #23 Christian Sanchez        


Placerville Speedway Unofficial Race Results July 28, 2018
King Of The West/NARC Fujitsu Sprint Cars
Main Event
Results are not official
1     #3C Justin Sanders
2     #21X Shane Golobic
3     #16A Colby Copeland
4     #83 Kyle Hirst
5     #0 Bud Kaeding
6     #25 Bobby McMahan
7     #68 Chase Johnson
8     #1M Sean Becker
9     #14 Marcus Dumesny
10     #00 Jason Statler
11     #57 Dustin Golobic
12     #83T Tanner Carrick
13     #16 Andy Gregg
14     #98 Sean Watts
15     #38 Blake Carrick
16     #18 Jenna Frazier
17     #2R Richard Brace Jr    
18     #88N D.J. Netto    
19     #28 Nathan Rolfe
20     #12 Jarret Soares        
21     #85 CJ Humphries        
22     #7C Tony Gualda

B Main
Results are not official
1     #83T Tanner Carrick        
2     #00 Jason Statler
3     #2R Richard Brace Jr 
4     #28 Nathan Rolfe
5     #18 Jenna Frazier
6     #7C Tony Gualda
7     #38 Blake Carrick
8     #78 Mark Barroso
9     #15 Pat Harvey
10     #21 Michael Ing    
11     #83SA Matt Dumesny    
12     #91RI Eli Deshaies

BCRA Midget Lites
Results are not official
1     #72S Bradly Dillard    
2     #78 Terry Bergstom
3     #25k Hunter Kinney
4     #35JR Dakota Albright
5     #25 Scott Kinney
6     #3F Brandon Leedy