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|Wauge Wins IMCA Modified Finale, Bailey Is Southern Oregon Speedway Champion|| Rate Topic
|Posted: Saturday Sep 23rd, 2017 11:44 PM||
Don Martin II
Wauge Wins IMCA Modified Finale, Bailey Is Southern Oregon Speedway Champion
White City, Oregon...September 16...Seven time Southern Oregon Speedway champion Mark Wauge won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event. This was Wauge's first win of the season, and it moved him into second in the final standings. Wauge was coming off of a $2,500 second place finish in the R. Charles Snyder Salute two weeks ago. Jesse Bailey used a third place finish to wrap up his first track championship.
Bailey won both his six lap heat race and the four lap Trophy Dash. Wauge won the other heat race. Ray Kniffen Jr. blew a motor in hot laps to end his night early. Kevin Hewitt set the early pace ahead of Tim Bailey, and Jantzen Knips spun in Turn 2 for a lap two caution flag. Hewitt continued to lead T. Bailey and Preston Jones on the restart. A low move in Turn 4 of the fifth lap gained Jones second as Wauge followed him past T. Bailey into third. Wauge took second from Jones on lap seven and began to battle Hewitt for the lead. Hewitt ran smooth on the bottom groove. Wauge finally made a move to the outside and passed Hewitt in Turn 4 for the lead on lap 16. Wauge pulled away from there, and Jones made an inside pass in Turn 4 of the 18th lap to take second from Hewitt. Wauge won by a comfortable margin ahead of Jones. J. Bailey made a Turn 3 pass on the final lap to take third from Hewitt. T. Bailey, Knips and Rick Keggs completed the finishing order.
Heat 1-Mark Wauge, Jesse Bailey, Jantzen Knips. Heat 2-Jesse Bailey, Preston Jones, Kevin Hewitt. Trophy Dash-Jesse Bailey, Preston Jones, Mark Wauge. Main Event-Mark Wauge, Preston Jones, Jesse Bailey, Kevin Hewitt, Tim Bailey, Jantzen Knips, Rick Keggs, Ray Kniffen Jr. (DNS).
Medel Wraps Up IMCA Sport Modified Championship With Win At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 16...Mike Medel won the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was Medel's second win of the season, and he used it to wrap up his second track championship. Medel chased down Matt Sanders and made his winning pass on lap 17. Willie McFall wrapped up a career best second place season with a third place finish in the Main Event.
McFall won the four lap Trophy Dash in a photo finish with Medel. McFall and David Marble won six lap heat races. Lloyd Speer was a Main Event scratch. Sanders raced into the early lead ahead of Randy Wright and Marble. An inside move on the back stretch of the fifth lap gained Medel third from Marble. Wright spun from second in Turn 2 for a lap seven caution flag. Sanders continued to lead Medel and Marble on the restart. Medel began to pressure Sanders for the lead, and Marble pitted from third on lap 14. Medel made an inside pass in Turn 4 of the 17th lap top take the lead. Medel led the rest of the way to win ahead of Sanders, McFall, Wright, Tony Bartell, Danny Rule and Marble.
IMCA Sport Modifieds
Heat 1-David Marble, Mike Medel, Matt Sanders. Heat 2-Willie McFall, Randy Wright, Tony Bartell. Trophy Dash-Willie McFall, Mike Medel, Matt Sanders. Main Event-Mike Medel, Matt Sanders, Willie McFall, Randy Wright, Tony Bartell, Danny Rule, David Marble, Lloyd Speer (DNS).
Lewman Wins First Main Event, Peters Is SODCA Dwarf Car Champion
White City, Oregon...September 16...Rob Gergel closed the 2017 season with his first 20 lap SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event victory. After winning the B Dash, Gergel led all the way for the feature victory. Despite falling out of the race early, Brock Peters successfully defended his 2016 championship ahead of Chad Cardoza.
B. Peters won his six lap heat race ahead of Cody Peters. Cardoza won the second heat in front of Fred Hay. Cardoza outran B. Peters to win the A Dash. Gergel claimed the B Dash victory in front of Kalvin Morton in a preview of the Main Event. Gergel raced into the early lead ahead of Cardoza and B. Peters. B. Peters took second from Cardoza on lap two. Josh King drove off of Turn 3 for a lap two caution flag. Gergel led Cardoza and Morton on the restart, and B. Peters slowed and pitted. A lap five caution flag flew for Ryan Smith in Turn 3. Morton took second from Cardoza on the restart as Gergel continued to set the pace. Gergel, Morton and Cardoza ran close up front and C. Peters moved up to battle Randy Slater for fourth. C. Peters took fourth from Slater on lap ten. Morton kept the pressure on Gergel the rest of the way, but Gergel drove a flawless race for the victory. Morton settled for second ahead of Cardoza, C. Peters, Slater, Smith, Hay, Joe Sanders, King and Mark Nielson.
SODCA Dwarf Cars
Heat 1-Brock Peters, Cody Peters, Rob Gergel. Heat 2-Chad Cardoza, Fred Hay, Josh King. A Dash-Chad Cardoza, Brock Peters, Cody Peters. B Dash-Rob Gergel, Kalvin Morton, Ryan Smith. Main Event-Rob Gergel, Kalvin Morton, Chad Cardoza, Cody Peters, Randy Slater, Ryan Smith, Fred Hay, Joe Sanders, Josh King, Mark Nielson, Bill Winter, Kaycee Sheeler, Brock Peters, Mason Lewman (DNS).
Steele Wins Fifth Main Event, Mix Wins Mini Stock Championship at Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 16...David Steele collected another victory in the 20 lap Mini Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. This was the fifth win of the season for Steele, and it capped a clean sweep of heat, dash and Main Event. Michael Johnson made a charge after a lap six pit stop to finish second, but Kristopher Mix wrapped up his track championship season with a third place finish.
David Steele made a last lap pass on Mix to win the four lap Trophy Dash. Steele also beat Mix to win their six lap heat race, and Andrew Hall held off Dillen Lausen to win the other heat race. Steele and Hall had front row starting spots for the Main Event, and Steele led the opening lap ahead of Mix. Hall made a low pass in Turn 4 of the second lap to take second from Mix. Johnson raced past Mix for third on lap four, but a brush with the wall left Johnson with a flat tire and drew a lap six caution flag. Johnson pitted but rejoined the action on the restart. Steele continued to lead Hall and Mix. Mix made an inside pass in Turn 1 of the eighth lap to grab second. Johnson began his charge to the front as he ran behind Lausen and Steve Goetz in the battle for fourth. An inside move on the back stretch of the 12th lap gained Johnson fifth from Goetz, and a low move in Turn 4 of the 14th lap gained Johnson fourth from Lausen. Johnson made an outside pass on the back stretch to take third from Hall on lap 18, and he made a high pass in Turn 2 of the last lap to take second from Mix. However, Steele led by a straightaway as he scored the impressive victory. Johnson was a strong second ahead of Mix, Hall, Lausen, Goetz, Garrett Fredrickson, Hunter Magnan and Jed Gillman.
Heat 1-David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Michael Johnson. Heat 2-Andrew Hall, Dillen Lausen, Steve Goetz. Trophy Dash-David Steele, Kristopher Mix, Andrew Hall. Main Event-David Steele, Michael Johnson, Kristopher Mix, Andrew Hall, Dilllen Lausen, Steve Goetz, Garrett Fredrickson, Hunter Magnan, Jed Gillman.
Bob Dees Battles Garrett Dees For Win, Augustine Late Model Champion At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...September 16...Bob Dees won the 20 lap Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The win was the second of the year for the reigning champion, and it came after he took the lead from his son, Garrett Dees, who settled for second. Nathan Augustine pitted late in the race, but he clinched the championship by just starting the race.
B. Dees won the four lap Trophy Dash ahead of Augustine. G. Dees won his first six lap Late Model heat race ahead of Dave Foote. G. Dees had the pole for the Main Event, and he charged into the lead at the start of the non stop race. Foote was an early second ahead of B. Dees. B. Dees made a low pass in Turn 4 of the third lap to grab second from Foote, and Augustine made a similar move to take over third a lap later. B. Dees and Augustine reeled in the lead of Garrett Dees by lap ten. B. Dees got a good run on the inside of G. Dees in Turn 3 to take the lead on lap 13. Augustine was running a close third, but he pitted on lap 14. G. Dees tried to pass B. Dees for the lead in Turn 4, but he backed off to avoid a crash. B. Dees led the rest of the way for the win. G. Dees was a career best second as he wrapped up a "Rooke Of The Year" winning season. D. Foote was a solid third ahead of Chris Biggs, Kristy Grout, Don Garrett Jr. and Augustine.
Heat-Garrett Dees, Dave Foote, Nathan Augustine. Trophy Dash-Bob Dees, Nathan Augustine, Don Garrett Jr. Main Event-Bob Dees, Garrett Dees, Dave Foote, Chris Biggs, Don Garrett Jr., Kristy Grout, Nathan Augstine.
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