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The Road To The Iron Giant Goes Through
Coos Bay Speedway


Coos Bay, Oregon...Coos Bay Speedway has a little "Bash At The Beach" planned this Saturday night. The Road To The Iron Giant Street Stock Tour is coming to Coos Bay this week to do battle with the locals in a 50 lap Main Event. There will be a noticeable increase in car count for the Street Stocks. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series program will also feature Super Late Models, Sportsman Late Models, Mini Outlaws and Hornets. It should be another exciting night of racing.

Prior to the season, past Cottage Grove Street Stock champion Chris Sine put together an eight race series that takes place at 8 different tracks. It's called "The Road To The Iron Giant" because it culminates at the big money Iron Giant race at Willamette Speedway on Labor Day weekend. Among the drivers who support the tour are Sine, recent Roseburg winner Nick Hansen, Street Stock super star Kyle Yaeck and James Whitehouse. Coos Bay is the final stop on the schedule before the Willamette finale.

Coos Bay management is throwing a little Bash At The Beach for Street Stocks. In anticipation of the traveling competitors, a season high nine drivers were on hand as last week's race. Winning for the eighth time this season was Steve Dubisar with reigning champion Daniel Land not far behind him. Land is a Main Event winner this year, while point leader Justin Krossman has five victories and third ranked Jeff Thurman has won twice. Second ranked Ken Fox, John Bearden, Dustin Hitner and Tyrell Mead are other drivers to watch for this week.

Mike George continues to roll in the Super Late Model championship battle. After scoring his eighth win of the season last week, George has a 32 point lead over one time winner Toby McIntyre in a championship battle that could be worth as much a $6,000 to the winner at season's end. 2016 point runnerup Thor Kristensen got it to the finish line in third last week as he moved up to fourth in the standings by six points ahead of Jered Bemetz. Kristy Grout returned last week and looked impressive in winning the five lap Trophy Dash. She's anticipated this week, along with third ranked Chris Ray, rookie Brody Montgomery and 2014 champion Trina Post.

Last week, two time reigning Sportsman Late Model champion Wayne Butler managed to win his third Main Event of the season, while 12 time winner Brody Montgomery settled for third. Montgomery still holds an 18 point advantage in the championship chase. One time winner Dyllan Siewell has had an up and down season this year, but he finished second in the Main Event after winning the heat race last week. The steady Charlie Withers is still fourth in points, and he's anticipated this week along with Deven Brown. Brown won the Trophy Dash last week.

Ken Fox stepped back into the Top 5 in Mini Outlaw points after his second feature win of the season. He won that race by holding off six time winner and point leader Sam Talon. Fox also beat Talon for a Trophy Dash win. The VW Beetle of Rob Lauver was a welcome sight back in the pits last week, but unfortunately mechanical issues took him out in preliminaries. Hopefully, the issues weren't enough to take five time feature winner Lauver out of the action this week. It's been a competitive class all season, and John Henry and third ranked Jason Kallam are also feature winners. Second ranked Dan Daniels, Alyssa Johnson and Jamie Daniels are other drivers to watch for this week.

Ryan Siewell continues his march towards the Hornets championship. Siewell won his 11th Main Event of the season last week ahead of Hanna Robison. Robison is still looking for her first win of the season. She trails Sam Taylor by 18 points in the battle for second, while Taylor is 80 points behind Siewell. Two time winner Jeremiah Reiber is still in the hunt for second, 30 points behind Taylor. Reiber is trying to make up for a bad start that took him out of championship contention. Other drivers to watch for this week include two time winner Tom Williams, April Warmack, Patrick Nagel, Jeremy Beard, Tim Young and Matt Butler.

The Bash At The Beach Street Stock race will make this week's NASCAR program an event you'll want to see. For further information, go to http://www.coosbayspeedway.us.

May, George, Butler, Dubisar Win Coos Bay Features


Coos Bay, Oregon...August 19...Dave May won the 20 lap Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Coos Bay Speedway. This was the second win of the season for the two time reigning champion. May battled with Mike Crawford in the feature and the eight lap heat race. Crawford won the heat race just ahead of May. In the Main Event, May managed to hold off Crawford for the win. Point leader Lawrence Van Hoof was a solid third as Ozzy Osborn, Casey Sabin and Criston Beaird completed the finishing order. Van Hoof won the eight lap heat race ahead of Sabin.

Mike George won the 25 lap Super Late Model Main Event. This was the eighth win of the seson for the current point leader as he continued to add to his lead. George won by a straightaway ahead of his closest point rival, Toby McIntyre. George also beat McIntyre to win the eight lap heat race. Thor Kristensen finished third in the feature, followed by Brody Montgomery and Kristy Grout. Grout won her first five lap Trophy Dash ahead of Montgomery.

Wayne Butler won the 20 lap Sportsman Late Model Main Event. This was the two time reigning champion's third Main Event win of the season as he remains in contention for the championship. Butler won the Main Event with Dyllan Siewell a close second. Siewell managed to hold off Brody Montgomery for his second place finish. Siewell beat Montgomery earlier in the evening for an eight lap heat race win. Deven Brown and Charlie Withers completed the Main Event finishing order. Brown won the five lap Trophy Dash ahead of Montgomery, but he retired from the Main Event seven laps from the finish.

Steve Dubisar won the 25 lap Street Stock Main Event. There were a season high nine cars on hand for the race as they tune up for next week's Battle At The Beach. This was the eighth win of the season for Dubisar, and he had to fight off reigning champion Daniel Land for the win. Tyrell Mead made his season debut with a third place finish ahead of Kelly McIntyre, point leader Justin Krossman and R.C. Levin. Jeff Thurman and Ken Fox completed the finishing order one lap down, and Nels Dubisar was a Main Event scratch. Land beat Thurman to win both the eight lap heat race and five lap Trophy Dash.

Ken Fox won the 20 lap Mini Outlaw Main Event. This was the second win of the season for Fox, and his win came in a near photo finish over point leader Sam Talon. Fox also beat Talon to win the five lap Trophy Dash. Alyssa Johnson was a lead lap fourth ahead of Jason Berrier and Dan Daniels. Talon won the eight lap heat race ahead of Rob Lauver, but Lauver had mechanical issues and scratched for the rest of the evening.

Ryan Siewell won the 20 lap Hornets Main Event. This was the 11th feature win of the
season for Siewell, who has a good hold on the point lead. Hannah Robison matched her season best effort with a second place finish ahead of Sam Taylor and Tim Young. Carl Johnson was a lap down in fifth, followed by Patrick Nagel, April Warmack, Jeremiah Reiber, Jason Greer and Toby McIntyre. Reiber won the first heat in dominant fashion ahead of Young. Andrew Grisham won the second eight lap heat race ahead of Robison. Reiber held off Robison to win the five lap Trophy Dash as Robison finished second in every race she started.

The Road To The Iron Giant Street Stock Series comes to Coos Bay Speedway next Saturday night. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series program will also feature Super Late Models, Sportsman Late Models, Mini Outlaws and Hornets. For further information, go to http://www.coosbayspeedway.us.



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