Inside Track (#116) June/July 2020

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4 Dave Laber: Insurance concerns in the age of Covid-19

5 Evergreen Speedway: 2020 Season Opener

6 Grays Harbor Raceway: 2020 Season Opener

7 Rob Youngblood: Super Stock Corvette

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8 Pacific Raceways: NHRA Divisional race

10 Josh Wheeler/Kaleb Hamilton: Hobby Stocks at South Sound

11 ITWeekly: Devoted to Northwest race recaps and more

13 South Sound Speedway: 2020 Season Opener

16 Skagit Speedway: First preseason practice

19 Rob Lindsey: Wingless Sprint Series

26 Sovren/SCCA Majors: Pacific Raceways

27 Victory Lane: Recent winners at Northwest events

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For several years, Dave Laber has shared his experience and observations of the motorsports insurance industry with Northwest

track owners and racing organizations during the annual WARPA meetings. Inside Track asked Dave to elaborate on the 2020

season and the extraordinary challenges facing the region’s racing community.

2020: Where Do We Go From Here?

The challenges of 2020 have arguably

never been seen before. COVID-19 has

taken the world by storm and we are

inundated with changing information

seemingly minute by minute. All with a single

elephant in the room, we aren’t racing like we

used to, and in many cases we aren’t racing,

period. It’s unnerving, unsettling, and literally

has many wondering if it will ever be the

same. The honest answer is, nobody knows.

Which begs the question, where do we go

from here?

With all of the uncertainty surrounding us it

seems prudent to get back to basics in this

new COVID era we are living in. First and

foremost; fans, vendors, participants, and

event organizers need to do their best to

protect themselves as well as family and

everyone around them. This may mean

changing how you interact both in your

personal life and how you operate your business. With

respect to operating your business, at minimum, you must

adhere to all state and local regulations. However, you

may wish to go above and beyond such as using personal

protective equipment or implementing temperature

checks, even if these are not required. Please make sure

that you review state and local health requirements and

recommendations by the CDC.

It’s easy to say it, but it couldn’t be more true – if you don’t

feel well, or have possible COVID-19 symptoms … forget it,

don’t go. We all want to get back to “normal racing” but

if we do not act responsibly, and adhere to state and local

guidelines, it will only delay the outcome we all

desperately want, to race!

Manage your risk not only on a human level, but down to

a granular business level. The insurance industry like

many industries has suffered significant losses due to

COVID-19. While pandemic is not a coverage in many

“We all want to

get back to

“normal racing”

but if we do not

act responsibly,

and adhere to

state and local

guidelines, it

will only delay

the outcome we

all desperately

want, to race!”

policies, this situation has brought to light

that policyholders may not be properly

assessing their business exposures, including

their coverages or limits of insurance.

What does this mean for you? If your policies

have been collecting dust on your shelf it’s

time to take a look at them and discuss with

your agent or broker. Make sure you understand

your policies’ coverages, limits of insurance

and terms & conditions. Understand

what they cover, and equally importantly,

know what they do not cover. You may also

wish to review whether you are purchasing

the right limits of liability to adequately protect

your operation and take stock of property

and equipment to ensure you are purchasing

the appropriate limits of insurance. Unfortunately,

finding coverage for pandemic exposures

is very rare and often cost prohibitive.

Be aware of whether there are new requirements from

your insurance carrier due to COVID-19. If so, you will

want to work with your agent or broker and your carrier

to make certain you are taking any required steps to

properly open up your business.

Lastly, take a look at your vendor or subcontractor

agreements. Do you have an updated Certificate of

Insurance from all of your vendors? Has their policy

language changed due to the pandemic? What standards

are they holding their employees or contractors to in

order to reduce the spread of COVID-19? Don’t wait to

find out after it’s too late.

Motorsports, more than most industries, is a relationship

business. Our mutual goal is to provide a safe

environment to enjoy what we all are passionate about,

racing. Now is the time to do your part and evaluate the

details so that when you go back to green flags flying –

we’ve got it covered right, together!

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Evergreen Speedway notched its 2020 Season Opener June 27 with Pro Late Models, Mini Stocks, Pro-4 Trucks, Legends and Hornets taking to the 3/8-mile circuit during the weather-shortened event.

E V E R G R E E N S P E E D W A Y

2020 SEASON OPENER

Photos by Steve Heeb

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Opening night at Grays Harbor

Grays Harbor Raceway

opened the 2020

season June 20 with

competition in Super

Stocks, the Wingless

Sprint Series and the

PHRA Dwarf Cars.

P h o t o s

b y S t e v e H e e b

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Shift to Chevy has Youngblood jumpin’

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With time to reflect during a

brief rain delay at Pacific Raceways,

Rob Youngblood says he

has been racing for probably 30

years.

“Maybe more,” the racer

from Nampa. Idaho, laughs.

When Rob was 18, his father

took him to the races at Firebird

Raceway.

“I liked it a lot,” he reflects

of his first visit to the dragstrip

in Boise. “I enjoyed the competition

and the cars.”

Rob’s first chance to race

came in 1976, fielding a blue

and red Camaro in stock Eliminator.

“Trying to run the index was

tough without help,” he explains

of his early seasons.

“Now you can just buy motors

and parts. Back then you had to

build it all yourself.”

Rob raced that Camaro for 11

years before fielding a ’71 Ford

Boss 351.

“I won the most races in that

Ford,” he smiles. “In 1993 I

won the TRW championship at

Columbus in it.”

He raced that dark blue and

burgundy Mustang until he

crashed it during the 1999 National

event in Phoenix.

“I was testing out a new

clutch trying to get the car and

leave harder at the start,” he explains.

“It flipped over on its

side on one tire then laid over.”

The car was totaled, and it

appeared Rob’s racing might be

as well.

“When I crashed the Mustang

and lost my electrical contracting

business. I didn’t think that

financially I could ever race

again.”

That would change when

New Jersey driver Tim Bishop

won big at Indy using Rob’s

clutches.

“He was the No. 1 qualifier in

Stock Eliminator, won the class

and then won the Eliminator,”

Rob recounts. “That was a hell

of a weekend.”

Rob says Tim called him after

the race and told him to be

ready for calls about the

clutches he was developing.

“I started branding my

clutches,” Rob says of the

boost in business. “I was

inspired to go back to

the races and talk to the

drivers and just witness

the people.”

With more clients seeking

his clutch work, it was

like the racing gods were

smiling on him.

Rob Youngblood of Nampa, Idaho, has been launching his Super Stock Corvette at Dragstrips across the country.

“Things just kept coming my

way,” he says. “Like I was

being pushed back into racing.”

Rob built another Boss 351

for his return to competition,

but sold it after only a couple

seasons.

In 2005, Rob switched to

Chevy with a ’76 Corvette to

run a 10.8 index in Super Stock

J.

The Vette is powered by a

low-compression 350-cid motor

put in action by G-Force GF-

2400 clutchless transmission

and Billet 8-inch single disc

clutch.

“I’ve won quite a few point

meets in that car,” he says.

“And gone to a lot of final

rounds.”

Rob teamed up with fellow

Nampa driver Jeff Kilby after

meeting at their home track,

Firebird Raceway.

Jeff, who was racing a ’73

Duster, recalls seeing Rob’s

Corvette pulling serious wheelies.

“I said to myself: ‘Man that

is such a cool car,’”

Jeff says.

“Then he

asked

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me if I wanted to go traveling.”

And Rob has certainly done

some serious traveling on his

racing journey.

In addition to Division 6

tracks like Pacific Raceways

and Renegade Raceway, he has

crossed the country to compete

in National events in Topeka,

Kan.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Las

Vegas, Nev.; Columbus, Ohio;

Denver, Colo.; Sonoma, Calif.;

Memphis, Tenn.; Baton Rouge,

La.; and almost notched a pair

of wins in Brainerd, Minn. He’s

traveled about as far as one can

to race in Florida at Homestead-

Miami and the GatorNationals

in Gainesville.

“Phoenix is one of my

favorites,” he says. “There is a

lot of bite there.”

With all the miles crossing

the country, it is a relatively

short trek to Pacific Raceways

last season that turned out to

be quite an adventure for

Rob and Jeff. Heading

west on I-90,

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they were making the climb approaching

Ellensburg when the

truck had problems.

“I thought we’d blown the

A/C unit but it turned out it was

the radiator,” Rob cringes. “I

said don’t stop ’til we get to

Ellensburg.”

They limped the truck and

26-foot trailer to a shop just out

of town, but feared the weekend

was spoiled at that point.

“The guy found a replacement

and had it swapped out in

just a few hours,” Rob says of

their relief. “That turned out to

be a good weekend.”

As crew chief, Jeff helps with

everything from timing to

clutch set-up.

“I also help with the car over

the winter, fixing the transmission

and more,” Jeff says.

Rob also thanks Mike Montgomery

with Mike’s Automotive

in Meridian, Id., who builds

his engines, and Carl Downward

and Dennis Blackstone

who built the car.

“Dan Soran also did quite a

bit of work,” Rob adds.

The help is welcome, as Rob

puts more effort into the competition.

“I’m trying to prove that you

can win with a stick shift,” he

says. “It takes more work than

the automatics. You have to stay

on top of stuff.”

He’s stayed on top of his

business too.

“I ate a lot of peanut butter

sandwiches when I started

Advanced Clutches in 2006,” he

explains. “Now I do custom

work for all sorts of racers.”

His clutches can be found in

Stock, Super Stock, Comp

Eliminator, Pro Stock, Motorcycles

and more.

“Pretty much anything,” Rob

calculates. “We build really fast

stuff.”

Rob also credits the influence

of Jim Hughes.

“Jim is a really good friend

and he’s won a lot of races,”

Rob says of the sportsman veteran.

“I wanted to do that.”

And with his clutch designs,

Rob is helping other racers do

that as well.

“I’m trying to prove

that you can win with a

stick shift. It takes more

work than the automatics.

You have to stay on

top of stuff.”

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Pacific Raceways hosted NHRA Divisional competition June 13-14 in the first Division 6 event of the 2020 season. The Lucas Oil Divisional Series is slated to return to Pacific Raceways Aug. 7-8.

P A C I F I C R A C E W A Y S

NHRA DIVISIONALS

Photos by Steve Heeb

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The ’78 Camaro fielded in South Sound Speedway’s Hobby Stocks division by Josh Wheeler and Kaleb Hamilton was originally built by Josh’s father 20 years ago.

Brought back from the barn

Restored Camaro the right car for Josh Wheeler and Kaleb Hamilton

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In 2018, Josh Wheeler rolled

onto the 3/8-mile oval at South

Sound Speedway behind the

wheel of the car his father built

20 years ago.

His father built race cars, but

did his own racing on two

wheels.

“He raced dirt bikes in

Rochester and Pacific Raceways

for 5-10 years while I was growing

up,” Josh explains.

“When dad passed away the

car owner John Overby called to

get it back to me,” Josh says. “It

had been sitting in his barn for 15

years.”

Josh had already notched a

season with a ’80 Chevy Malibu,

before getting the ’78 Camaro his

father had built all those years

ago.

But much needed to be done

before the car would be ready to

race in the track’s Hobby Stocks

division.

“It got all new suspension,”

Josh says. “Everything but the

chassis.”

Power comes from a 355-cid

Chevy bolted to a 3-speed Saginaw

transmission turning the

stock Camaro rear end.

“It’s painted the same way it

was 20 years ago,” Josh says of

the blue and gray scheme. “It just

had pink numbers and roll cage

back then.”

In fact, even though the car

sports bright green 11s on the

side, it still has the original pink

13 sticker on the front bumper as

a tribute to Josh’s father.

The team, from left: JR Bates, Keleb Hamilton, Josh Wheeler and JJ Hamilton.

Much of Josh’s racing skills

are tied to Super Stock veteran JJ

Hamilton whose career stretches

back to 1998 when he began

fielding a ’74 Chevy Laguna in

the Hobby Stocks.

“I watched JJ being competitive

over the years,” Josh says.

“He’s got a lot more laps than I

do.”

In addition to being a great

sponsor, Josh appreciates every

bit of extra experience that JJ

brings.

“We put a lot into the set-up

but none of it was easy,” Josh

says. “It was a lot of trial and

error.”

While they were working to

improve the car at South Sound

Speedway, plenty more help was

right at the back gate.

“Nick Behn is a great guy over

at Race Car Supply,” Josh says of

the veteran racer that owns the

performance supply store at the

track.

“Any questions you might

have, Nick will answer,” JJ

agrees.

Another awesome resource is

engine builder Gary Longer.

“He has a passion for the

sport,” JJ says.

“He lives through us,” Josh

adds. “He has a lot of pride in

having a competitive car out

there.”

And the crew keeping the car

competitive consists of JR Bates,

Chris McCasey, JJ and his 16-

year-old son Kaleb.

Josh sold the car to JJ for

Kaleb to drive, but the two are

splitting seat time.

“This team drives for points,”

JJ says of Josh and Kaleb getting

opportunities to race. “It’s important

to have everyone involved.”

Staying involved has not been

a problem for Kaleb, who is now

junior at Capitol High School and

is in the Running Start program

at South Puget Sound Comm.

College.

“It is a lot of school,” Kaleb

says of managing his time between

classes and racing. “I have

to keep a happy medium between

the two.”

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In June, Kaleb had his first opportunity

to buckle in and run

some solo laps using the clutch

for the first time and learning the

proper time to shift.

“Entering the corner was easier

than I had expected,” he reflects.

“I was able to relate that to video

games like Nascar Heat 4.”

JJ was impressed by his son’s

efforts right out of the gate.

“He had to get all his instructions

beforehand,” he says of

sending Kaleb out with no radio

contact. “Once he’s out there he

is on his own.”

The veterans have been giving

Kaleb advice.

“Drive with an egg under the

throttle,” JJ counsels. “And don’t

break the egg.”

Josh recalls some good advice

he got along the way: “Just have

fun out there. Don’t overdrive in

the corner -- you can’t just sail it

in.”

Josh has noted his own improvement

in being smoother behind

the wheel.

“He’s definitely more patient

with his passes,” JJ agrees.

“You have to be there at the

end,” Josh laughs.

A philosophy that worked in

Wenatchee.

“I did well over there in the

Sizzler,” he says of the good experience.

“That’s a good clean facility

and the view is amazing.”

With Josh and Kaleb each developing

their skills, the whole

team hopes the rejuvenated Camaro

will continue to be amazing

as well.

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The No. 11 Camaro wears bright green 11s on the sides, but the original pink-lined 13 on the front.

The 355-cid Chevy under the hood was built by Gary Longer.

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Schlotfeldt wins

Sportsman Sprints

opener at Skagit

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Hot off the heels of a triumph at Deming

Speedway June 19, the JRS Motorsports

team ventured to Skagit Speedway

to take on the regulars of the

Sportsman Sprints.

Racing for the first time in 2020,

young Jesse Schlotfeldt hopped back

into the cockpit

of a Sprint Car

Advancing

from

positions

five to two

in a matter

of a handful

of laps,

Jesse did

his best to

keep the

leader

within his

sights.

against some

stiff competition.

The night

kicked off with

the Arlington

teenager timing

in fifth out of 18

entries.

In heat race

action Schlotfeldt

managed to

post a third-place

result. In the

feature, Jesse

lined up in the

second row outside

in fourth

place.

Schlotfeldt

spent the whole

entire race in the

top five and really began to make

progress around lap ten.

Advancing from positions five to two

in a matter of a handful of laps Jesse did

his best to keep the leader within his

sights.

Then with the last roll of the dice on

the final circuit, the No. 21 threw caution

to the wind and obtained the lead on

the final circuit to win his first career

Sprint Car feature.

Barney brings home wingless win in Grays Harbor opener

Lindsay Barney of Eagle Creek, Ore., won the Wingless Sprint Series opener June 20 at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Lindsay Barney opens up 2020 with WSS win

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After nearly nine months off of racing

Lindsay Barney and the JAB Motorsports

team headed to Grays Harbor

Raceway June 20.

The team took on the Wingless Sprint

Series at the 3/8-mile clay oval in Elma,

Wash.

It marked the first non-wing Sprint

Car race in the Pacific Northwest of

2020.

In heat race action, Barney finished

first and ended up starting eighth in the

feature lineup.

Despite Lindsay having to come from

“It was so nice to get

back in the car after

so much time off. I

had to work pretty

hard to catch up and

get around the leader

but I managed to snag

the lead with three

laps to go.”

—Lindsay Barney

so deep in the field, she did not fear the

handicap.

Through patience and persistence, the

No. 57 entry managed to get to the front

with just a few laps left.

Lindsay Barney went on to lead the

rest of the distance to capture the victory.

It boosts her up to second on the

all-time win list with the Wingless

Sprint Series group.

“It was so nice to get back in the car

after so much time off,” said Lindsay,

“I had to work pretty hard to catch up

and get around the leader but I managed

to snag the lead with three laps to go.”

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Race Car Heart by Robert Summers

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possible. This section includes

event recaps and reports submitted

by race tracks and racing groups,

as well as items of interest to

Northwest motorsports fans. To be

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Wardle wins at Meridian

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COOS BAY

SPEEDWAY

COOS BAY, ORE.

By Daren Ricks

June 19, 2020

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This special event provided

the state of Oregon with its first

dirt race in eight months, dating

back to last October. With racing

halted across the US, drivers

have been clamoring for the

chance to hit the track again, so

many jumped at the opportunity

to run a rare weekday show on

the NASCAR oval.

A total of 43 cars across the

four-division slate signed in for

action, led by a solid field of 15

IMCA Modifieds.

IMCA MODIFIEDS

When all was said and done,

it was Pacific Northwest legend

Jon Debenedetti taking home

the 35-lap feature win in IMCA

Modified competition. Coming

from the 10th starting spot,

Debenedetti weaved his way

through the field before dispatching

of both early leader

Doug Elkins and eventually defending

Super Late Model track

champ Preston Luckman, before

setting sail with a dominant

lead.

With Debenedetti slipping

away, Luckman was left to fend

off impressive young driver

Mclain Beaudoin.

Beaudoin, the youngest Late

Model winner in Willamette

Speedway history when he was

just 13 years of age, looked like

a natural in his first visit to the

coastal venue.

Beaudoin would make his

move on a late restart to take

second, where he would ultimately

finish.

Luckman, former Cottage

Grove champ Jake Mayden, and

Coburg stalwart Jesse

Williamson aboard the Paul

Culp entry would round out the

top five.

Jason Wardle won the High School Tuner May 24 feature at Meridian

Speedway.

Luckman and Debenedetti

claimed the earlier heat races.

IMCA SPORT MOD

Fresh off a successful trip to

the Midwest, Brookings native

Matt Sanders returned home to

find victory lane in his Jet

IMCA Sport Mod.

Sanders led mostly unopposed

for the first half of the

race, before Molalla driver

Travis Pruitt appeared to take

the lead on a mid-race restart.

The move would be called back

on the next caution as officials

believed he had jumped the

start.

With Sanders back in the

lead, he now had to deal with a

reinvigorated Aaron Bloom.

Bloom would put in a valiant effort

over the next few laps, but

Sanders eventually found his

rhythm to pull away for the win

ahead of Bloom, Pruitt, David

Schmidt and Jordan Henry.

Henry and Bloom took home

the two previous heat races.

STREET STOCK

Over the past few seasons,

few names are as synonymous

with Coos Bay Street Stock racing

as Ken Fox and Steve Dubisar.

The two have combined

for 33 wins and two championships

in the last three years.

The local duo put on a show

once again Wednesday, with

Dubisar doing all he could to

hold off Fox lap after lap, until

Fox finally found his spot on the

high side to make the pass with

just a few laps remaining. Fox

would go on to pull away, while

Dubisar held off a strong charge

from Wayne Clink in third.

JR STINGERS

In the brief history of the Jr

Stinger class, no one has quite

had what it takes to slow down

Griff Smith. After this event,

Smith has now won 20 of the 22

events in the class’s history.

Smith could be looking at his

strongest competition yet in

2020, as youngsters like Lane

Hitner and Teagan Montgomery

look to reach victory lane for

the first time in their careers.

June 20, 2020

With Coos Bay Speedway

providing racers with one of the

only venues to race in the state

of Oregon currently, racers

flocked to the 3/8th-mile

NASCAR oval, leading to one

of the track’s best car counts in

recent memory.

A total of 74 cars signed into

the pit area, led by an excellent

showing of 16 young drivers in

the Jr Stinger Class.

The Street Stock class provided

a nice 15-car field as well,

while both the Sprint Cars and

Super Late Models were 13 cars

strong.

With a light drizzle persistent

throughout the night, drivers

would face their share of adversity

due to the inclement conditions.

Despite the moisture in

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Starting the season at South Sound

South Sound Speedway opened the 2020 season June 20

with competition in Late Models, FSCRA Super 4s, Legends,

Vintage Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Tuners and Baby Grands.

Photos

by Steve Heeb

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the air, the track held together

well, providing plenty of close

racing throughout the evening.

SPRINT CAR

The closest race of the night

would easily be the Sprint Car

Main Event. California visitor

and pole sitter RJ Baker set the

pace in the early running, as

Tyrell Mead, Patrick Desbiens

and Shane Forte followed just

over two seconds behind.

As the run went on, the gap

between Baker and Mead dwindled,

as the two raced side by

side for the top spot. With just

three laps to go, Mead picked

his spot and made his move for

the lead, with Baker falling to

third as Forte followed through.

Mead was far from in the clear,

as Forte was right there.

Despite everything Forte

threw at him, Mead persevered

to claim his first ever Sprint Car

win, as Forte, Baker, Steven

Snawder and Lawrence Van-

Hoof completed the top five.

Forte and Snawder were winners

in the division’s heat races.

SUPER LATE MODELS

Salem native BJ Donofrio

made the most of his first visit

to Coos Bay Speedway Saturday

night, as he led all 30 laps of the

Super Late Model feature.

Donofrio’s win was far from uncontested,

as tenth-place starter

Brody Montgomery quickly

sliced his way through the field

to take second from Gresham

long haul and former Madras

Speedway Late Model champ

Jason Johnson.

Johnson didn’t have much

time to settle into third before

2019 Sportsman champ Braden

Fugate made his presence

known. Fugate, a 12-time winner

in 2020, was making just his

fourth start in a Super Late

Model, though this run would

lead you to believe otherwise.

Fugate would eventually go on

to make the pass and finish

third.

Just five cars would finish the

race, as Donofrio, Montgomery,

Fugate, Johnson and Scio’s Rob

Starks runner-up at Skagit,

notches Top-10 at Knoxville

n Shawn Miller

Starks powered his family

owned 360ci sprint car to a

season-best runner-up result

June 18 at Skagit Speedway in

Alger, Wash., before he pocketed

a 10th-place finish two

nights later at Knoxville Raceway

while driving the Gobrecht

Motorsports 410ci sprint

car.

“It was a good weekend,”

he said. “I’m not sure when

I’ll get to run again at Skagit,

but it was nice to have speed.”

Starks qualified third quickest

and advanced from fourth

to second place in a heat race.

That lined him up on the outside

of the front row for the

25-lap A Main. He led the first

half of the race before the

eventual winner was credited

with taking the lead prior to a

red flag being waved. Starks

Campos all survived a treacherous

main. Medford legend Mark

Wauge was credited with a

sixth-place finish after a late

race issue forced him to drop

out. Wauge and Jordan Wright

were heat race winners.

STREET STOCKS

Defending Street Stock

champ Steve Dubisar made any

doubters look laughable with a

dominating performance in the

Street Stock feature.

With Dubisar checked out,

2018 Willamette Speedway

champ Dakota Godard was in

his own area code in second.

As Dubisar continued to extend

his lead lap after lap, more

cars went a lap down, resulting

in just three cars, Dubisar, Godard

and Ken Fox, finishing on

the lead lap.

Michael Hollingsworth would

come home with a solid fourth,

while Cottage Grove Hornet

“I tried to slide

him in the last

corner and just

couldn't quite

get there. We

definitely had

speed. Hopefully

we can continue

that the next

time we get

back to Skagit.”

ran second for the remainder

of the race.

“I tried to slide him in the

last corner and just couldn’t

quite get there,” he said after

graduate Graig Osborne finished

fifth in his first Street Stock

start. Dubisar and Godard

picked up heat race wins.

SPORTSMAN

The immensely successful

Fugate family has once again

made a splash at Coos Bay

Speedway, as Trace Fugate

found victory lane in the Sportsman

class.

Fugate was making his first

ever start in a Sportsman Late

Model after a successful stint in

the Hornet division. Dakota Godard,

pulling double duty,

wound up finishing second to

Fugate, while Corvallis visitor

Phil Lovvorn rounded out the

finishing order.

Rod McCombs of Albany

won the lone heat race.

HORNETS

While a lot has changed for

2020, one thing has certainly

finishing second by less than

half a second. “We definitely

had speed. Hopefully we can

continue that the next time we

get back to Skagit.”

Starks then traveled to

Knoxville Raceway for a

weekly show on Saturday. He

timed in 18th quickest before

a heat race win lined him up

on the inside of the seventh

row for the feature.

“We’re still not there in

qualifying,” he said. “We tried

some different things and we

quickly went away from them

after qualifying. We got the

heat win, but still had to start

midpack in the feature. We

picked up a handful of positions

throughout the race.

We’re still making progress

and moving forward, which is

good. We just need to start a

little closer to the front.”

stayed consistent in the Hornet

class. The division is Hannah

Robison’s to lose, and it's up to

the rest of the field to take it

from her.

The Myrtle Point teen is coming

off a borderline dominant

championship season in 2019,

and this showing proved that not

much has changed in the early

going of 2020.

Robison would lead all 25

laps of the main event, while

newcomer Isaac Stere grabbed

the runner up spot.

Third place was William Hitner,

who rebounded from a

tough 2019 with a strong race

here.

Two of the Rockwell racing

stable cars, Kris Parker and Dan

Briesacher, completed the top

five.

In fact, half of the top ten cars

in the Hornet class are owned by

Leroy Rockwell, who’s collection

is said to have reached 15

total cars for 2020, including 7

Hornets, 5 Jr Stingers and 3

Street Stocks. Parker and Robison

were victorious in their respective

heat races.

MINI OUTLAWS

The Mini Outlaws race was a

straightforward affair, as

Creswell competitor Brad Hicks

led every lap, winning by nearly

a lap ahead of former Hornet

racer Dusty Shingleton.

John Henry battled early issues

and came home third to

complete the field.

JR STINGERS

It’s really hard to overstate

the success Griff Smith has

found in the brief history of the

Jr Stinger class. With Smith

picking up his second win of the

week, he has now won 21 of the

class’ 23 races, a ridiculous 91

percent winning percentage.

With bigger fields each race,

the rest of his competitors are

getting closer. Smith’s biggest

competition this season is proving

to be Lane Hitner, who has

claimed back-to-back secondplace

finishes to begin the season.

Riley Rockwell, Dylan

Wheeler and Cameron Metzgus

would complete the top five,

while Smith, Teagan Montgomery

and Metzgus all won

their heat races.

COTTAGE GROVE

SPEEDWAY

COTTAGE GROVE, ORE.

By Ben Deatherage

July 4, 2020

Despite nearly nine months

off from the last completed race,

Cottage Grove Speedway

kicked off their 2020 race season

on Independence Day.

The quarter-mile clay oval facility

initially was slated to get

the engines roaring back in late

March but has been dormant

due to COVID-19.

The race featured Limited

Sprints, IMCA Modifieds,

IMCA Sport Mods, Late Models,

Street Stocks, and IMCA

Sport Compacts all in action.

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LIMITED SPRINT

Shane Forte was dominant in

the Limited Sprint main event.

The race started with Arlington,

Washington’s Brett McGhie, out

in front on the opening start.

McGhie paced the field until

being overtaken on lap three by

Central Point veteran T.J. Winningham.

On the following lap, the

fourth circuit, Forte got to the

front. There the Junction City

gasser remained to win his first

race of the year.

Jacksonville’s Tanner Holmes

was second over third finishing

Steven Snawder, of Roseburg.

The rest of the top five would

consist of Eagle Point rising star

Johnny Burke, fourth and fifth

placing Tyler Driever, from

Meridian, Idaho.

IMCA MODIFIED

In the IMCA Modified ranks,

John Campos took care of business.

Campos, of Keizer, seized

the initial lead over the rest of

the field. The only things to

slow him down were three stoppages,

and each restart he managed

to keep back all contenders.

Leading the entire main

event John Campos won for the

first time in 2020.

Albany’s Bricen James was

the runner-up while Steven Sturdevant,

of Springfield, got third.

Crossing the wire in fourth

would be Paul Culp, now living

in Creswell, and Bend’s Chad

Groves, in fifth. Jake Mayden,

of Springfield, was the winner

of the consolation feature.

IMCA SPORT MOD

Shawn Hand was quick in the

early stages of the IMCA Sport

Mod race. The Springfield

chauffeur led the first two trips

past the flag stand before being

overtaken on lap three by Art

Hiatt. Hiatt, of Eugene, blazed

the trail the balance of the distance

despite seven yellow flag

incidents slowing things down.

It is Hiatt’s first win of the 2020

campaign.

Roseburg’s Doug Coffman

got second with David Schmidt,

also of Roseburg, behind him in

third. The cousins Bloom,

Aaron, from Cottage Grove, and

Hunter, hailing out of Eugene,

in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

LATE MODELS

In the Late Model ranks, Kye

Frick was dominant in the first

half of the race. Frick, from

Sweet Home, was the leader

from lap one until losing the

coveted top spot on lap 13. The

driver to get by him was Chad

Groves. Groves, doing double

duty and racing the Jerry and

Mandee Casey owned Late

Model entry, stayed out front for

the duration to earn his first trophy

of the year.

Salem’s Doug Elkins ended

his evening second while

Thomas Hunziker, of Bend, captured

third. Rob Campos, from

Scio, placed fourth, followed by

fifth finishing B.J. Donofrio,

also of Salem.

STREET STOCKS

In the Street Stocks, Eugene’s

Adam Applebee started the feature

as the leader. He would be

overtaken on lap two by Chris

West, of Woodland, Washington.

Eagle Creek racer Donald

Schott passed West on the seventh

circuit only for West to reclaim

the lead on lap eight. West

stayed ahead of the rest of the

competition to park his mount in

victory lane.

Graig Osborne, of Creswell,

rallied to a second-place result

with Donald Schott behind him

in third. Creswell’s Garrett

Barth managed to put together a

fourth-place effort with Forest

Grove traveler, Joey Tardio ending

his night fifth.

IMCA SPORT COMPACTS

Last up was the IMCA Sport

Compacts. This class was formerly

known as the Hornet division.

Chloe Van Sandt worked

her way to the lead on the initial

start and stayed there till lap

three when Barry Cannon made

his way past her. Of Dexter,

Cannon remained the leader

until lap 13 when Cole Trissell

got passed him. Trissell, of

Springfield, went unchallenged

the rest of the way to win the

main event.

Chris Lemon, of Sutherlin,

got second while Chloe Van

Sandt was third. Roseburg racer

Bart Pulse and Melissa Abston,

of Cottage Grove, were fourth

and fifth.

DEMING

SPEEDWAY

DEMING, WASH.

courtesy Deming Speedway

May 29, 2020

Opening day was only 56

days late at Deming Speedway,

but still happened as four drivers

won five main events at the

first fanless race in track history.

600 SPRINTS

In the 600 Open division,

Kaden Holm scored his first career

win by leading all 20 laps

of the main. Chance Crum and

Kaitlyn Hammer closed and

threatened in traffic before

Crum dropped out with mechanical

problems.

A lap-14 restart gave Holm all

the distance he needed in front

of Hammer and a hard charging

Evan Margeson who picked up

seven spots in the main.

1200 SPRINTS

While the open 600s didn’t

end up well for Crum, his performance

in the 1200s and

Northwest Focus Midgets more

than made for a good night.

In the 1200 main, Crum

swung up and around the high

side of teammate Derek Holmwood

as the pair entered slower

traffic on lap 13 to score the

lead and eventual win.

Holmwood would hold second

in front of Seth Hespe.

Haylee Bloodgood debuted in

the 1200 class with a hard

charger run, picking up six

spots.

MIDGETS

In the Northwest Focus

Midget class, a lap-six restart

gave Crum the opportunity to

drive around the outside of early

race leader Shane Smith as he

rolled to his first main event win

of the night & season. Smith

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Legend-ary mayhem at Meridian

Chance Davis (13) leaps over Ken Frickey's (6) right rear as they avoid the stricken racers of Trace Thampson (54) and

Ryan Allen (left) during Legends Cars action July 11 at Meridian Speedway.

Canada Day celebration

In lieu of the annual car show and parade, classic vehicle enthusiasts around Sidney BC celebrated Canada Day with a

cruise featuring a number of classic cars, street rods, modern muscle cars and historic military vehicles.

Hodgeson hauls in win at Mission

Rob Hodgson (far lane) won Hot Rod over Jerry Brabander in the Nova during the 2020 Bracket Opener June 21 at

Mission Raceway Park. Hodgson drove the SS/EA ’67 Plymouth campaigned for many years by the late Jim Isherwood.

Newman wins at Meridian

Ryan Newman (5) holds off Bryan Warf en route to winning the Pepsi Sprintcar/ ISRL Sprintcar feature May 23 at

Meridian Speedway.

Tyler Schild/Tyler's Takes

Larry Pfister / Pfister Pfotos

Robert G. Hunter

Bill Adams/Xtreme Photo

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Teams flocked to Skagit Speedway for an open practice May 23, the first opportunity to run on the track in 2020.

Kicking things off at Skagit

Photos by Steve Heeb

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Bill Adams/Xtreme Photo

Tyler Schild/Tyler's Takes

Madras Dragstrip

Bill Adams/Xtreme Photo

Giesler sprints to victory at Meridian Speedway

Johnny Giesler won his first Pepsi Crate Car / ISRL Sprint Car feature June 26 at Meridian Speedway.

Rodriguez rounds up win at Madras Dragstrip

At age 8, Aiden Rodriguez was the youngest racer competiting July 11 at Madras Dragstrip, but that didn’t stop him

from winning Junior Dragster Thunder division.

Tough night at Magic Valley Speedway

Engine trouble sidelined Mike Anderson (68) early on in the Sprints feature June 20 at Magic Valley Speedway.

Weaver wins at Meridian

Four-time Super Stock champion Melissa Weaver started the 2020 season with the hat trick – qualifying quickest and

winning both her heat race and main event May 16 at Meridian Speedway.

n Continued from Page 15

held strong and closed slightly

late in his second-place run,

with Nick Evans debuting a new

car on his way to a third-place

run. Jesse Conway was hard

charger, gaining four places.

600 RESTRICTED

Caution flags shortened the

600 Restricted main, but didn’t

dampen the celebration for

birthday boy Levi Kuntz, who

celebrated turning age 12 with

his first victory in the division.

Kuntz won ahead of Jayden

Whitney and Levi Hillier. Axle

Oudman finished fourth and

gained six spots to earn hard

charger.

JUNIOR SPRINTS

Kane Van Sickle led the night

off with a win in the Junior

Sprints. Van Sickle passed

Karma Fagerlie on lap two and

dominated the rest of the main

ahead of Dustin Ramsey and

McKenna Morgan. Sawyer Baxter

gained seven places to score

hard charger.

June 6, 2020

Week two of racing at Deming

saw Dakota Drake win her

first 1200 A Main and have a

shot at the 600 Open win only to

have it spoiled by Evan Margeson.

Nick Evans, Jesson Jacobson

and Kane Van Sickle were

the other feature winners.

1200 SPRINTS

First, the 1200 feature –

Drake would lead all 25 laps of

the feature, accumulating a huge

advantage before traffic halted

her momentum and allowed

Seth Hespe to close right on her

rear bumper.

The slower traffic finally

broke, and Drake kept the advantage

over Seth while working

past those cars to collect her

first victory in the division.

Hespe was second and Terry

Lewis was third.

600 SPRINTS

Drake also had the pole in the

600 Open division and led the

first five laps of that feature. On

lap six, Evan Margeson took

over the top spot for good –

having convinced Dakota he

was looking low, Drake moved

low to block in turn three, allowing

Evan to slingshot around

the outside of her in turn four

and into the lead.

It was all Margeson the rest of

the way, holding a solid lead to

the checkered flag. Jordi Meese

passed Drake on the last lap to

grab second.

MIDGETS

Nick Evans came from fifth

to win the NW Focus Midget

main event. Jesse Conway

grabbed the lead and was holding

off Evans before jumping

the cushion entering turn three

on lap 17, giving Evans the

space he needed to drive underneath

and take the lead.

Evans would go the rest of the

way for the victory, followed by

Chance Crum and Conway.

600 RESTRICTED

It was a barn burner of a main

event in the 600 Restricted

class. Peyton Drake held the

lead for the first seven laps before

Jesson Jacobson swung past

Drake to take the lead on lap

eight.

While Jacobson would go

most of the rest of the way unencumbered

for the win, the

race for second was raging as

Drake, Jayden Whitney, Haley

Constance and Levi Hillier went

toe-to-toe for the rest of the way

to determine the podium, Whitney

ended up scoring second,

with Drake running third.

JUNIOR SPRINTS

Kane Van Sickle scored his

second win of the season in the

Jr Sprints. Kane raced underneath

Drake Hadlock on lap 13

to grab the top spot and the win.

Hadlock ran second with

McKenna Morgan snagging

third for the second straight

week.

June 19, 2020

On Deming Speedway’s third

race night of the year, Jesse

Schlotfeldt raced to the win in

the 600 Open division, capping

a lightning fast night of racing

on the track and off, as Mother

Nature had wet weather impending.

600 SPRINTS

With a front row starting spot

for the main event, Schlotfeldt

had a tall task ahead of him with

a talented and hungry field of

drivers lined up behind him. Despite

multiple attempts at taking

the lead away from him from

the competition, Schlotfeldt

would lead all 25 laps of the

feature to score his first victory

of the season, as the checkered

flag flew to end the race

evening.

Jared Peterson gave Schlotfeldt

multiple runs for the lead

but would end up settling for

second while Evan Margeson

ran third.

1200 SPRINTS

In the 1200 class, Alex Lewis

and Dakota Drake had an epic

battle for the top spot with

Lewis coming out ahead for the

win at the end.

Lewis and Drake went sideby-side

for a number of laps all

around the track before Alex

changed lines in turn one, moving

to the bottom to halt

Dakota’s momentum with about

five laps to go, sealing up the

win for good. Drake and Jared

Gundersen would round out the

podium.

MIDGETS

The NW Focus Midgets were

back for their third night of action

on the year, and it was

Jared Peterson piloting to victory

lane with ease, leading all

25 laps of the feature unchallenged.

Nick Evans would run

second, mostly unchallenged as

well with defending track champion

Chance Crum coming out

on top of a spirited battle for

third.

600 RESTRICTED

Cejay Adkins appeared to be

on his way to his first victory at

Deming Speedway in the 600

restricted class, but Corbin

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Steve Heeb

Four-time WSS champion Rob Lindsey (left)

and son Chad, 2019 Rookie of the Year,

are a force to be reckoned with

in the Wingless Sprint Series.

Steve Heeb

Lindsey: Winning among the wingless

n Steve Heeb

The family racing roots for Rob Lindsey

extend back to his grandparents, Bob and

Vivian Lindsey, who were known to race

six nights a week while living in Indiana

after WWII.

“Bob owned cars and was a crew chief

for a long time,” Rob says of his grandfather’s

dedication to racing

Rob’s uncle Bill was a longtime fixture

with the California-based Bay Cities Racing

Assoc., and was inducted into the

BCRA’s Hall of Fame in 2015.

“My uncle had been racing since the

early ’70s,” Rob says. “I watched him race

and was on his crew in high school and

during college while attending the University

of Oregon.”

Rob says he was inspired by watching

his uncle and 9-time BCRA champ Floyd

Alvis.

“I learned a lot from them,” he says.

Rob’s father, Joe Lindsey, was Bill’s

long-time crew chief and a member on the

BCRA Board. It wasn’t until he was in his

fifties that Joe took up racing himself.

Actually, Rob and Joe both bought

Midgets to field on pavement – Rob in a

Gambler chassis powered by an Aires

motor, and Joe in a VW-powered Diego.

“Dad started at 52 when I was 32,” Rob

says of the father-son team joining the

ranks two decades ago. “I am now the age

he was then.”

Rob’s first race was at Stockton 99, but

the BCRA events took him to Shasta

Speedway and his personal favorite, Cottage

Grove Speedway.

“I love the tradition there,” he says of

the track’s 65-year history. “It’s one

of the fastest bullrings with

high banks and lots of

grooves to make it fun.”

By the end of that first season Rob had

moved to Washington and finished out

2001 with the WMRA.

“I lived on Camano Island and Arlington

and ran with the WMRA from 2001 to

2007,” he says. “Then I took a couple

years off to focus on work.”

That hiatus was short, as Rob restored

and rebuilt an Pontiac-powered Ellis chassis

to run on the dirt, taking the 2010

championship at Cottage Grove Speedway.

In 2012, Rob switched to a non-winged

Sprint car and the following season won

the NWWT championship and Rookie

title.

For the 2014-15 seasons, Rob ran with a

wing, picking and choosing the tracks and

events he wanted to race.

He says Grays Harbor Raceway rates

high on the list of places he’s competed at.

“I like the speed and fun of the bigger

tracks,” he says.

Oregon tracks on his resume include

Coos Bay, Cottage Grove, Banks,

Willamette and Madras.

In 2016, the Lindseys helped form the

Wingless Sprint Series, and Rob has dominated

the WSS ever since.

“What helped me was starting out on

the pavement and then moving to dirt,”

Rob says of his experience. “Dirt is definitely

my favorite.”

Collecting clay clumps has been a

good choice as Rob has earned the

championship in all of the WSS’s

first four seasons.

He thanks his crew chief Rich Gentes,

who co-owns the family’s two cars: the

No. 23 XXX powered by an SRE ASCS

360 motor, and the No. 48 XXX powered

by a Brian Crockett BC Motorsport Open

360 motor.

He also credits support from daughters

Via and Paige, and his wife Cari, who married

into the racing family five years ago.

The family connection continued last

season as Rob was joined at the races by

his son Chad, as he had done with his own

father decades ago.

“He has an amazing confidence growing

up with the sport,” Rob beams at his

son’s quick acclimation. “He had never

raced anything – just jumped in a nonwing

sprint to get his start.”

“Dad called me on the Thursday before

my first race at Willamette,” Chad explains.

Chad admits it was pretty crazy at the

beginning, even after years of watching his

father and grandfather race.

“You don’t realize how quickly the cars

get moving,” he says of the transition

from spectator to driver. “I had never

drifted so I had to get used to driving with

the pedals.”

Chad recalls a piece of advice from

Rich early on.

“He said: ‘If you’re going to do it, commit

to it,’” Chad recounts. “Get out there

and be the best.”

Chad’s quick progress did not go unnoticed.

“In just one season he was running as

fast as the front guys,” Rob says. “But

both our cars looked the same so everyone

thought it was me driving.”

Including Cari who videotapes all the

races, suddenly challenged to capture and

keep track of both Rob and Chad in virtually

identical cars.

For the new season, Chad’s car is white

with red numbers – a change should simplify

Cari’s videotaping duties.

“It’s always been thrilling to watch Rob

race – a lot of fun and terrifying,” she

laughs. “Now with two of them out there it

is twice as thrilling.”

She also has enjoyed Chad’s interaction

with Rob between the features.

“Chad listens to his dad,” she explains.

“If Rob says to correct something, Chad

does it. That’s why he is so successful.

That’s what’s so fun to watch.”

“Dad’s the boss,” Chad laughs. “I want

to beat him. That would be a real accomplishment.”

Chad finished the 2019 season strong

and earned the WSS’s Rookie of the Year

title. He wants to continue in the Wingless

Sprints, but pursue a winged car as well.

With seat time at several tracks in Washington

and Oregon, he considers

Willamette Speedway his favorite.

“It’s banked well,” he says. “You can

run high and low.”

He also hopes to venture to California to

retrace a bit of the family history.

“Family is the reason we do this,” Rob

says with a nod to past and future generations

of racers in the Lindsey lineage. “I

love the sport, but family will always

come first.”

FROM RIGHT: Rob Lindsey,

son Chad, wife Cari and

crew chief / co-owner

Rich Gentes.

Steve Heeb

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IMCA Modifieds help open season at Cottage Grove Speedway

Ramsey had other plans. With

multiple restarts held over the

25-lap A Main, Ramsey went to

school and found a hole in Adkins’

defense on the low side of

turn.

With a restart coming at the

start of lap 21, Ramsey found

great forward drive and pushed

past Adkins low, starting a chain

reaction that saw Corbin gap the

field for his first Deming Speedway

win and saw Adkins drop

out of the top three, as Jesson

Jacobson and Levi Kuntz both

got by in the last few laps.

JUNIOR SPRINTS

Drake Hadlock scored win

number one on the year in the

Junior Sprints. Hadlock assumed

the lead on lap nine after

race leader Avery Askvig

flipped in turn two. Hadlock

would go on the rest of the way

to grab the victory, followed by

Cooper Anderson and Karma

Fagerlie, who earned career best

finishes respectively.

July 10, 2020

If there was a week for Jared

Peterson to get his Deming

Speedway program on track, it

was this one as the defending

Clay Cup Champion in the 600

Open division not only won his

first race of the year in the class,

but backed it up with a win in

the NW Focus Midgets too.

Chance Crum, Dominic Carter

and Avery Askvig were the

other division winners.

600 SPRINTS

Jared had to work hard for

both victories on the night, with

the second of the wins coming

on the final main event of the

evening. Ryley Mayer set to the

early lead in the 600 main and

proved to be a tough challenge,

holding strong on the inside of

the track.

Patiently working the outside

of the track, Peterson eventually

built his momentum up enough

to pull even down the front

stretch with Mayer on the completion

of lap 17, then used the

high side to nose ahead for good

on lap 18.

Once he had Mayer cleared,

Jared dropped to the bottom of

turns three and four and pulled

slightly away in securing the

victory. Mayer had his best finish

of the year in second and

Tanner Holm took third.

1200 SPRINTS

The 1200 main event was a

battle of team cars, as Cal Herdson

and Chance Crum from the

DLH Racing stable went after it

for the win.

Herdson led the first 11 laps

before Crum got him in lapped

traffic, using the outside groove

in turn three and four to make

the race winning pass and securing

the win.

Herdson would run afoul of

traffic again late, seeing teammate

Derek Holmwood end up

second and Brock Lemley third.

MIDGETS

In the NW Focus Midgets,

Shane Smith and Jared Peterson

engaged in a very spirited battle

for the race lead over the first 15

Paul Culp (42c) and Tyson Blood (97) were among the field for the IMCA Modifieds division during the season opener July 4 at Cottage Grove Speedway.

laps of the 25-lap feature, Smith

held serve, using a low entrance

to turn one and three and exiting

off the middle groove of turn

two and four that kept Peterson

at bay for a long while.

Peterson ran the high groove,

eventually widening out the exit

of the fourth corner to keep his

momentum up and using it,

pulled even with Smith and

passed him on lap 15.

Peterson would cruise to victory

from there, leading the final

ten laps with little challenge,

followed by Smith and Nick

Evans.

600 RESTRICTED

Dominic Carter dominated

the 600 Restricted Main Event

for his first victory in the class.

He led all 25 laps without challenge

despite multiple race stoppages.

Levi Kuntz and Jayden Whitney

raced hard in second and

third, with Kuntz eventually

coming out on top.

JUNIOR SPRINTS

In the Jr Sprints, Avery

Askvig led every lap of the A

Main for her first win of the

year.

Askvig was challenged over

most of the race by Kane Van

Sickle who took the runner-up

spot. Dustin Ramsey rallied late

to secure third.

MERIDIAN

SPEEDWAY

MERIDIAN, IDAHO

By Tyler Schild

June 20, 2020

There may not have been a

full moon over Meridian Speedway,

but that didn’t stop the action

from being as wild as it

gets.

The Street Stocks, Pro-4s,

Mini Stocks, Hornets, and Junior

Stingers battled to survive

twin main events as they battled

for the checkered flag.

STREET STOCKS

A strong field of 13 Street

Stocks rumbled to green for the

wildest 25 laps of the night. In

just over six miles of race action

point leader Kendra Occhipinti

lost power steering, Josh

Fanopoulos was black flagged

for a fuel leak, Kendra’s

younger brother Taylor Occhipinti

got tangled up with Le

Grande, Oregon racer Jeff

Stremcha on the front stretch,

and returning Meridian Speedway

star Terry Lydell’s car inexplicably

caught fire.

T-Roy Evans picked his way

through the chaos to park his

machine in the winner’s circle.

Pat Young, Chad Atnip, Josh Peterson,

and Shane Barron

rounded out the top five.

With chaos in their rearview

mirror, the 13 brave Street

Stocks once again sped to green.

This time Taylor Occhipinti and

Lydell battled door-to-door for

the top spot.

Lydell proved too strong for

Occhipinti’s machine and the

Kennewick, Washington racer

stormed to the early lead.

As Occhipinti’s attention

turned to Fanopoulos’ machine,

the full moon feeling struck

Young as his window net fell.

Despite a valiant effort to reaffix

it on track, Young was

forced to take his machine to the

pits for assistance.

With the fastest car now off

the track Lydell could focus on

Fanopoulos. As the lead pair dueled

for the win the battle for

third heated up as Stremcha

searched the track for a way

around Occhipinti. On lap 16

Stremcha pushed his machine

too far and bounced off the

backstretch wall.

Without brakes, the Le

Grande, Oregon racer hurtled

into the turn three water barrels

at nearly full speed, hitting hard

enough to fuse a water barrel to

the right front corner of his

racecar.

The race went back green

after extensive track drying efforts,

with Lydell and Fanopoulos

on the front row.

Fanopoulos didn’t waste his

opportunity and powered to the

lead, but Lydell worked the low

line to perfection and with a

quick door check Lydell put

himself back out front, where

he would cruise to the checkers.

In keeping with the night’s

theme of chaos, Lydell’s car

reignited at the victory stripe

and Atnip’s car expired in the

entrance to the pit area.

JUNIOR STINGERS

The Junior Stingers raced

their way through a pair of 18-

lap features. The first race was

marred by a spectacular rollover

courtesy of Payton Weller.

When the green flag flew once

again Dylan Wardle sped to the

front of the pack to score both

victories in his racer.

MINI STOCKS

The Mini Stocks had two 25-

lap tries at the concrete jungle.

Point leader Don Trafford

tracked down early leader Luke

Wolverton to score the division’s

first flag in his car. In the

second main event, Jason

Sanders fought hard to fend off

a furious late race charge from

Trafford and Travis Pavlacky as

the veteran Caldwell, Idaho

racer parked his car in the winner’s

circle for the first time this

season.

PRO-4 LATE MODELS

Pro-4 action was dominated

by the infield in race one as both

Ray Bolinger and Kenny Chandler

found themselves sliding

through the grass in the classification’s

first 25-lap feature.

Brendon Fries took advantage of

Chandler’s misfortunes and piloted

his machine to the top of

the scoreboard in feature one.

Fries looked to repeat in the second

feature, but couldn’t overcome

point leader Jordan Harris.

HORNETS

The Hornets took on the new

infield chicane for the first of

their two features. James Pahl

continued his dominance of the

future family feud between himself

and Josh Parkkila as he took

home the night’s first flag in his

machine.

In the second feature Neil

Wassmuth mastered the don’tlead-two-consecutive-laps

strategy

as he drove his racer across

the victory stripe.

June 26, 2020

Summer finally made an appearance

as Meridian Speedway

hosted Friday night races. The

Modifieds, Street Stocks, High

School Tuners, Super Stocks,

and Crate and Sprint Cars

rounded out the cars for an endof-week

rumble.

MODIFIEDS

The Modifieds kicked off

main event action with the first

of their two 25-lap features behind

front row starters Joe

Thuss and Jerry Green. On the

break Thuss hooked the low line

in his entry to sweep past Green

for the early lead. But Green

charged back to Thuss’ outside

until contact on lap four sent the

Kuna, Idaho racer headlong into

the turn three concrete.

The race resumed as Mike

Davis led Chase Hanish to the

restart with Brendon Fries and

Travis Pavlacky in row two.

Davis piloted his modified to

the lead on the low side, but was

overcome by Fries’ machine

three short laps later.

This left Davis to fend off

Payette, Idaho’s Pavlacky,

which the Boise, Idaho racer did

until the race’s halfway point.

Once in clear track Pavlacky put

the pedal down in his racer and

motored toward the top spot.

As the laps wound down

Pavlacky cut into Fries’ lead

until, with the white flag in the

air, Fries caught side-by-side

lapped traffic.

Pavlacky muscled his way

into the low line, which trapped

Fries behind Josh Jackson’s ailing

racer. Contact was made,

cars slid sideways, and when the

dust settled Pavlacky held the

lead and sped across the victory

stripe first.

STREET STOCKS

A strong contingent of Street

Stocks were next onto the quarter

mile for a 30-lap main event

of their own. Young Taylor Occhipinti

navigated his machine

through the field and into the

lead early as quick-qualifier Lee

Hackney worked to track him

down.

But lapped traffic was on Occhipinti’s

side, and the Nampa,

Idaho racer roared into the winner’s

circle. With his win Occhipinti

became the division’s

first two-time winner this season.

HIGH SCHOOL TUNERS

Dylan Wardle continued his

dominance of the High School

Tuner division in his car, topping

Riley Bradford and Gavin

Keller to remain the division’s

only main-event winner.

SUPER STOCKS

Patriarch of the racing Wurtz

family Dennis Wurtz Senior was

honored with a 25-lap memorial

race featuring the Super Stocks.

After an intense battle with Pat

Tully and Wurtz Senior’s granddaughter

Daytona, Melissa

Weaver raced her way to the top

of the scoreboard and onto the

traveling Dennis Wurtz Senior

memorial trophy.

SPRINT CARS

The Crate Cars and Sprint

Cars combined to bring 14 competitors

to green for a 30-lap

main event. The action was fast

and physical throughout the

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field, but it all happened behind

the machine of Johnny Giesler,

who jetted his way into the winner’s

circle for the first time this

season.

MODIFIEDS

The Modifieds closed main

event action with their second

25-lap feature. Polesitter Thuss

used the short way around the

quarter mile to lead the first lap

in his mount. But Hanish was

quick around the outside and

powered past the Meridian,

Idaho racer for the top spot on

lap two.

First to Hanish’s rear bumper

was Fries, who chose the outside

line to dispatch the race

leader. Jackson followed Fries’

lead and once around Hanish

immediately set to work on taking

the top spot for himself.

Jackson would launch his attack

just after halfway with an outside

pass.

But all was not right with

Jackson’s racer, which slowed

down the front stretch with just

six circuits left on the scoreboard.

This left Fries out front

with Pavlacky, facing mechanical

issues of his own, in the runner-up

spot.

A late caution allowed

Pavlacky to work inside of

Fries, but Fries’ car was too

strong and the Boise, Idaho

racer sped to the victory.

July 4, 2020

A sunny summer Saturday

greeted a packed pit area as

Meridian Speedway hosted its

annual Independence Day feature.

The Sprint Cars and Late

Models double-headlined a

night full to the brim with short

track action, also featuring the

Junior Late Models, Legends,

and Hornets.

HORNETS

Main event action opened

with a knockout-style race for

the Hornets. When the dust settled

Dale Bolinger of Emmett,

Idaho climbed from his machine

victorious.

New grandfather Kevin Matuska

led the majority of the

Hornet special lights-out feature,

the Midnight Ride of Paul

Revere. But in the closing laps it

was Nick Durbin who spurred

his mount to the front and

claimed victory.

LATE MODELS

Next up was the Late Models.

After ducking a crash on lap

seven which took out top contenders

John Newhouse and

Garrett Evans, Moxee, Washington’s

Randy Marshall, Jr sped to

the top of the scoreboard and

never looked back on his way to

the 2020 Bill Crow 50 win.

Thirteen of the fastest Late

Models in the Northwest

crowded the quarter-mile asphalt

oval for their second fiftylap

feature of night.

On the break Boise, Idaho’s

Daytona Wurtz pushed her machine

ahead of Ben Crow and TJ

Monroe for the early lead.

An early caution for Randy

Marshall, Jr and Ben Crow reset

the field, with Monroe out in

front of Wurtz and a surprisingly

quick Larry Hull III in

only his second Late Model

race. Hull III was able to dispatch

Wurtz when the green flag

waved, but soon fell to pre-race

favorite Trevor Cristiani, leaving

the Nampa, Idaho’s racer to

reel in Monroe.

Cristiani stalked Monroe

through the halfway point of the

race, but grew impatient and

moved Monroe to take the lead

with 20 laps left on the scoreboard.

For his efforts, Cristiani was

greeted with a wall of side-byside

lapped traffic, which he

navigated with ease to open a

two-second lead over John

Newhouse, Hull III, and Marshall,

Jr.

The green flag waved and

Cristiani was gone as Hull III

and Newhouse fought hard for

the runner-up spot. But Hull

III’s machine slowed as its handling

soured. This allowed Marshall,

Jr to work his racer beneath

Newhouse for the second

spot.

With open racetrack in front

of him and just four laps remaining,

Marshall, Jr rattled off

a series of fast laps.

But Cristiani was faster, and

the local Late Model racer collected

the night’s feature flag.

Twin Falls, Idaho’s Newhouse

brought his mount home third.

LEGENDS

The Legends battled through

a physical 25-lap main event.

When the smoke and fiberglass

settled Graham, Washington’s

Levie Jones outlasted Trace

Thompson and Chance Davis in

a green-white-checkered finish

to stand victorious.

JUNIOR LATE MODELS

Junior Late Model racer

Kasey Kleyn of Quincy, Washington

piloted his machine to

the flag early in Saturday’s action.

SPRINTS

A season’s worth of frustration

was alleviated Saturday

night as Middleton, Idaho’s

Hunter Stanley powered past the

pack to claim his first checkered

flag of the Speed Tour Sprint

Car season.

After a string of disappointing

results, including a spectacular

over-the-wall wreck in the

tour’s last stop at Magic Valley

Speedway, the youngster made

his sprinter stick on the outside

and steamed to a comfortable

victory in the 50-lap affair.

July 11, 2020

The pavement pounding

North West Tour Truck Series

rumbled into Meridian Speedway.

The Super Stocks, Pro-4s,

Legends, High School Tuners,

and Bombers rounded out an action-packed

line-up that was

capped by one of the speedway’s

famous Boat Races of

Destruction.

TRUCKS

Parker Jones and Neal

Latham led an eight-truck North

West Tour Truck Series field to

green for their first 35-lap feature.

Jones got the better of

Latham in the low line to take

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Klohn’s high-flyin’ Fairlane at Western Speedway

Grant Klohn, of Victoria BC, launches his 427-powered ’67 Fairlane during the South Island Straight Liners Racing

Assoc. event June 21 at Western Speedway.

Hull notches Jr. Late Model win at Meridian

Twelve-year old Nevaeh Hull made her asphalt debut in the Jr. Late Model division, winning the season opener May 9 at

Meridian Speedway.

Powerful Pro Mods at Mission

Mike Gondziola (far lane) towed from Saskatoon and won both the Saturday and Sunday Pro Mod features during the

Covid Shootout races 2/3 June 27-28 at Mission Raceway Park. Gondiola’s 959 cubic inches was too much for others in

the field, including Joe Delahay’s 566-powered Camaro.

Newhouse trucks to victory at Meridian Speedway

John Newhouse (26) goes to the inside and battles Jenna Quale for the lead and eventual win during the first of two

Northwest Tour Truck Series main events May 30 at Meridian Speedway.

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his truck to the early lead, with

Lonnie Jesser and reigning series

champion John Wong in

tow.

It would take Jesser six laps,

but the Meridian, Idaho racer

got a handle on his machine and

took the lead from Jones on lap

29.

Behind Jesser, Wong and

Latham went fender-to-fender

for the runner-up spot. After a

fair amount of contact Wong decided

the only way to break free

of the pack was to work his

racer into the lead, which he did

on lap 20.

This dropped Jesser into the

battle with Latham’s racer. It

was a battle Jesser quickly lost

as Latham and quick-qualifier

John Newhouse sailed by on the

high side with ten laps left on

the scoreboard.

Newhouse’s truck had come

to life, and the Twin Falls, Idaho

racer dispatched Latham and

closed the gap on Wong until

with just four laps left Newhouse

was on Wong’s rear

bumper.

With lapped traffic on the

front stretch Newhouse dove

low and muscled his way inside

Wong for a three-wide pass for

the lead. But Wong would not

be denied and roared back

around Newhouse on the outside.

At the white flag Wong held a

two-foot advantage, but contact

through turns one and two put

Newhouse ahead again.

Wong battled back to the

front as the lead pair dove into

turn three.

Doors banged, smoke flew,

and when the checkered flag

waved it was Newhouse ahead

by a mere twenty-three onethousandths

of a second.

“You can see how hard it is to

pass”, Newhouse said alongside

his battered truck in the winner’s

circle. “You really have to

work at it.”

After a hard-fought late pass

for the victory sealed the deal in

the first North West Tour Truck

Series feature, John Newhouse

took just 12 laps to make the top

of the scoreboard in the second

race.

Despite a furious challenge

from Jacob Smith’s machine,

Newhouse stayed up front and

he swept the North West Tour

Truck Series’ main events.

SUPER STOCKS

Not to be outdone, the Super

Stocks took to Meridian Speedway

behind James Strikwerda

and Danny Martin for the first

of their twin 25-lap main

events.

The green flag waved and

Caldwell, Idaho’s Strikwerda

took the inside line to the lead,

followed by Daytona Wurtz,

rookie Sam Newcomer, and

quick-qualifier Kyle Latham.

Wurtz wasted no time moving

her machine forward, as the

young racer made her way to

the top spot while Latham and

Melissa Weaver worked through

slower traffic. With ten laps in

the books Latham and Weaver

had distanced themselves from

the pack and roared toward

Wurtz.

Inch-by-inch Latham reeled

Wurtz’ machine in, but as the

laps wound down it was clear

that nothing could deny Wurtz

of the victory. Then, with just

four circuits left, the distributor

in Wurtz’ racer exploded, and

she coasted to a halt.

This left Latham and Weaver

side-by-side for the restart.

Latham took off first in his

racer, but Weaver carried momentum

on the high side to

edge ahead. Back and forth the

two fought, until coming to the

checkers Latham broke loose

and bounced off of Weaver’s

entry. Weaver used this added

energy to cross the line first

with a sixty-eight one-thousandths

of a second margin of

victory.

Daytona Wurtz led the Super

Stock field back onto the quarter

mile for the division’s second

25-lap race of the evening.

The Meridian, Idaho racer held

off a hard-charging Kyle

Latham and Melissa Weaver to

finally score a main event victory.

“Man, we must have gotten

the monkey off our back, finally”,

Wurtz said.

HIGH SCHOOL TUNERS

Dylan Wardle continued his

dominance of the High School

Tuner division as the Meridian,

Idaho racer piloted his entry to a

nearly full-lap lead at the stripe.

HORNETS

Kevin Matuska, one week removed

from becoming a grandfather,

swept around early-season

dominator Kedrick Preston

on a late restart to take his first

victory of the season.

“Tonight, grandpa’s grocery

getter brought it home”, Matuska

said. “This is the most fun

you could ever have”.

PRO-4 LATE MODELS

Pro-4 racer Jordan Harris in

his machine outdueled Athena,

Oregon’s Cody McDonald to

take home the fourth feature

flag of his 2020 campaign.

LEGENDS

Tensions ran high in the Legends

ranks as a mid-race skirmish

swept up both point leaders

Jerry Davis and Trace

Thompson. When racing resumed

Johnethan Davis, at the

wheel of his racer, made a laterace

pass on Brok Kidd to visit

winner’s circle for the first time

this season.

BOAT DEMO

The night’s final checkered

flag flew over a quarter mile of

destroyed boats and tow rigs as

Rob Taylor took home both the

win and Master of Disaster titles

in the Boat Race of Destruction.

SKAGIT

SPEEDWAY

ALGER, WASH.

By Kaleb Hart

June 4, 2020

The 66th season of racing at

Skagit Speedway kicked off

with the first Thursday Night

Thunder pay-per-view event in

track history. The fans watching

at home were treated to an

amazing race, watching Eric

Fisher, Colton Heath and Cam

Smith duke it out over the final

ten laps before Fisher claimed

the opening night victory by a

margin of .061 seconds. Craig

Moore and James Bundy were

the Modified and Outlaw Tuner

division winners respectively.

360 SPRINTS

After four heats and a B

Main, the 360 Sprints lined up

for their 25-lap main with

Fisher and Smith on the front

row and Heath sitting inside of

row two.

From the drop of the green,

the top three were engaged in

mortal battle, as Fisher got

away a bit, but Smith and Heath

kept him close enough as the

race entered slower traffic.

Evens victorious at Meridian Speedway

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Musuka brings home Bomber win at Meridian

Kevin Musuka (60) makes the pass for the lead and victory in the Bombers feature July 11 at Meridian Speedway.

Heath committed to the low

side of the speedway and used it

to pass Smith and pull even with

Fisher, before Fisher disposed of

the first lapped car around lap

10.

Heath and Smith would clear

the slower traffic and bring

Fisher back to them as the three

spent the latter stages of the race

a car length or two away from

each other, with Fisher holding

up high in turns three and four,

Heath trying to work low and

Smith hunting for any open

hole.

In turns one and two, Fisher

and Heath battled for a narrow

patch of moisture low and Smith

making up ground by pounding

the cushion.

At the white flag, Heath and

Fisher were nearly even with

Smith right there ready to strike.

Heath looked to have a nose

ahead entering three, and coming

out of four, you could nearly

throw a blanket over the top

three as Fisher found just a hair

more drive than Colton to take

the final win.

MODIFIEDS

The modified division main

event was a thrilling affair up

front as well.

Jeff Jansma led the early

stages of the race before veteran

Craig Moore made his way to

the front with a low groove pass

in turn two. Adam Holtrop also

made his way around, and

stalked Moore for the final five

laps, even bumping him hard

enough to kick Moore sideways

as the pair raced to the finish.

Moore would hold strong for

the win, with Holtrop and

Jansma rounding out the

podium.

OUTLAW TUNERS

The Outlaw Tuner main saw

James Bundy make his first

tuner start in a number of years

count, winning the main event

in Greg Metcalf’s tuner. Rick

Young also came out of retirement

to take second while

Howard Vos was third.

June 11, 2020

360 SPRINTS

After last week’s margin of

victory (.061 between Eric

Fisher and Colton Heath) in the

360 sprint cars, many thought

that a repeat or better performance

would be near impossible...

except for Brock Lemley.

Essentially saying “hold my

drink” to last week’s dynamite

finish, Lemley took the win on

week two, beating Colton Heath

in a slobberknocker of a main

event by .048 seconds.

Lemley started on the outside

of row one and would lead

handily for the first 12 laps before

slower traffic became an

issue.

Showing patience in working

past the slower cars, Brock saw

Heath close from a full straightaway

behind to just a car length

or two before getting into clean

air again briefly.

Brock expanded his lead

briefly, but three cars all racing

for position at the back of the

field brought Colton right back

to his rear bumper.

As the pair started working

into those three, Heath used the

low side of the track to take the

lead for the 22nd and 23rd laps.

Neither could quite find the

perfect line to clear any of the

slower cars, but Brock found

some room up top to build momentum

and made a diamond

move in turn three and four

coming to the line to complete

lap 23, driving underneath

Heath and forcing Colton into

the middle groove through the

first turns. Spinning his tires in

the slick middle of the track,

Heath watched Lemley try to

force his way under some of the

slower traffic but couldn’t get

past or reestablish much of a

lead coming to the white flag.

With one to go, Brock committed

to the low side while

Colton rallied the cushion, making

a huge run through the topside

of the three and four as the

pair raced to the line.

Flying his right front a bit out

of the corner, it was Lemley out

drag racing Colton to the finish

by .048. Travis Jacobson put together

a third-place run.

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Price continuing to gain

experience after five

A-main starts with All Stars

n Shawn Miller

Robbie Price battled Mother

Nature and inexperience as he

recently made his first 410ci

sprint car starts of the 2020 season

during five nights of racing

with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

All Star Circuit of Champions.

Price competed at Red Dirt

Raceway in Meeker, Okla.; at 81

Speedway in Park City, Kan.; at

Lawton Speedway in Lawton,

Okla.; at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

in Mesquite,

Texas; and at

Southern Oklahoma

Speedway

during a nine-day

stretch that saw

Mother Nature

cancel three

other nights of

racing. His best

finish was a

17th-place outing

at Red Dirt Raceway

on June 5.

“It was not really good from

the aspect of results, but I

learned a lot out there,” he said.

“You always want to run well,

but sometimes the knowledge

you gain is just as valuable.”

After rain postponed the opening

event at Lawton Speedway

on June 4, Price rolled into Red

Dirt Raceway the following day

excited to race. He began the

night in time trials by laying

down a fastest lap of 11.979 seconds,

good enough for 14th

quickest out of 28 cars in attendance.

He then started fifth in a heat

race and dropped one position,

securing the 17th starting position

in the feature. Price struggled

to make up ground from

deep in the pack and he finished

where he started.

“Red Dirt was definitely the

best night we had and I think we

might have had a top-10 car honestly,”

he said. “I tried to run the

top, which wasn’t the right thing

“You always want

to run well, but

sometimes the

knowledge you

gain is just as

valuable.”

to do and it cost us dearly.”

Sandwiched between two

weather related cancellations at

Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha,

Okla., Price also picked up

finishes of 23rd at 81 Speedway

on June 7 and back-to-back 21stplace

results at Lawton Speedway

on June 8 and at Devil’s

Bowl Speedway last Wednesday.

Price closed out the stretch

with a 24th-place outing at

Southern Oklahoma Speedway

last Thursday

after breaking a

lifter during a

heat race. With it

being his only

410ci motor,

Price parked the

race car early instead

of testing

fate and he

chalked it up as

another learning

experience.

“I honestly don’t know if my

head was in it the way it needed

to be,” he said. “It was such a

grind just getting to and from the

track that I don’t know that I

truly ever was focused on what I

needed to do from a driver standpoint.

“And then I was trying to get

my car tuned right and trying be

smart with equipment. It’s no excuse

as it’s part of being successful

at this game, but I just don’t

know that I was really prepared

for the grind.”

Price is looking forward to

using the valuable knowledge he

gained from the 410 sprint car

action and applying it to the 360.

“I’ve said it over and over, but

we obviously didn’t have the results

we wanted in the 410,” he

said. “But I do believe we

learned a lot about the car and I

believe our notebook is a little

better because of it. I’m excited

to get back in the 360 and see if

we can’t put all that experience

to good use.”

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Bill Adams/Xtreme Photo

Madras Dragstrip

Bill Adams/Xtreme Photo

Trafford takes win at Meridian

Don Trafford (96) completes the pass of Jason Sanders en route to the Mini Stock win June 14 at Meridian Speedway.

Ledford nabs Pro win at Madras Dragstrip

Billy Ledford was the Pro bracket winner July 12 at Madras Dragstrip.

Cristiani celebrates the Fourth with a win at Meridian

Trevor Cristiani (90) won the second of two Late Model features July 4 at Meridian Speedway.

n Continued from Page 23

SPORTSMAN SPRINTS

The Sportsman Sprint main

event saw wild tumbles, flips

and heavy traffic, yet one driver

stayed out front and out of trouble

the whole way.

Chase Goetz led all 25 laps of

the main event, but unfortunately,

failed to meet minimum

weight requirements in post race

inspection, giving Bill Rude his

first win in a number of seasons.

Steve Parker and Cory Swatzina

were second and third.

MIDGETS

In Midget action, Evan

Margeson showed himself as the

class of the field in taking the

win. Margeson drove past Nik

Larson and into the lead on lap

five, leading the next 20 without

challenge en route to the win.

While Margeson was all by himself,

an intense battle waged for

second through seventh. When

the dust settled, Jared Peterson

made his way into the runner-up

spot and Colton Heath rolled to

third.

June 18, 2020

360 SPRINTS

Two weeks of finishing second

by the narrowest of margins

was enough for Colton Heath.

On the third episode of Thursday

Night Thunder at Skagit

Speedway, Heath piloted to victory

lane for the first time in the

360 Sprints.

Joining him in victory lane on

the night were Tyson Blood in

the Modifieds and Andrew

Schukar in the Outlaw Tuners.

While the past two weeks

have featured insane, close finishes,

it was the first 15 laps

where the action insanity lived

this week.

Trey Starks led the initial start

while Cam Smith and Colton

began stalking him as the field

rapidly rolled in on the back of

slower traffic.

The lead changed hands four

times before lap 15, with Smith

sneaking by Starks on lap seven,

Heath passing both of them

from the inside of turn four on

lap eight, and Starks rallying

back around Heath to reclaim

the top spot on lap nine.

After a couple more volleys

back and forth, it was Heath

blasting past Starks on the low

side of turn three to retake the

lead for good on lap 14, before a

red flag flew for Tanner

Holmes.

On the restart, with nothing

but clean air ahead of him,

Heath stretched his legs and

began distancing himself from

Starks.

On lap 18, Tyler Thompson

slowed to a stop, making for one

last little run to the checkered

flag. Heath stretched once

again, establishing a one-second

lead that Starks cut drastically

into over the final two laps but

could not overcome.

At the line it was Heath,

Starks and Smith rounding out

the top three.

MODIFIEDS

Tyson Blood was simply

dominant in the Modifieds.

After cruising to a win in the

heat race, Blood led every lap of

a stop-and-start main event for

his first career modified feature

win.

Action behind him was intense,

with Rick Smith and

Devan West ending up filling

the podium.

OUTLAW TUNERS

Andrew Schukar’s first trip to

Skagit Speedway resulted in a

win in the Outlaw Tuner class.

Schukar drove underneath Rick

Young on lap five and rolled

away to an easy win from there.

Young fought to keep second

and Colin Sims collected a career-best

third-place finish.

June 25, 2020

The fourth edition of Thursday

Night Thunder at Skagit

Speedway saw a fourth different

winner in the 360 Sprints as

Devon Borden made a big move

late race to score the win.

Also on the all open wheel

card, Jesse Schlotfeldt made

huge last-lap pass for the win in

the Sportsman Sprint feature

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Haulin’ Harleys hone in on Mission Raceway Park

Occhipinti wins at Meridian

Bill Adams/Xtreme Photo

Larry Pfister / Pfister Pfotos

Nate Gagnon and competitors in the Western Canada Top Fuel Nitro Bike Race Series lit up the dragstrip for a test

session June 26-28 at Mission Raceway Park.

and Evan Margeson wired the

field for the win in the Midgets.

360 SPRINTS

The early story in the 360

Sprint A Feature was Corbyn

Fauver, who was in search of a

win. Fauver held a solid lead

until Devon Borden worked his

way from sixth to second with a

series of aggressive moves up

the field and rapidly closed the

gap between the two.

Fauver had only five laps left

for his first win before Borden

began his barrage of moves to

try and pass Corbyn, sliding him

in multiple corners before finally

taking the lead on lap 23.

Distancing himself quickly,

Borden built an insurmountable

lead and scored the win, with

Eric Fisher passing Fauver for

second and leaving Corbyn to

third.

SPORTSMAN SPRINTS

Jesse Schlotfeldt won his first

feature at Skagit Speedway in

epic fashion, throwing a

kamikaze slide job for the win

on the final lap. Kelsey Carpenter

had led every lap comfortably

until lap 23 when Schlotfeldt

narrowed his advantage

down to three car lengths.

With a big head of steam

coming out of turn two on the

final lap, Schlotfeldt dove low

on Kelsey entering turn three

and closed the entire distance

between the two and then some

by mid turn.

Surprised to see Schlotfeldt

make such a huge move, Carpenter

tried to counter but ended

up looping his car at the exit of

turn four as Jesse streaked past

for his first win. Eric Turner and

Sean Johnson also took advantage

of the mistake, driving into

second and third at the line.

MIDGETS

Give Evan Margeson the lead

and open racetrack in the

Midgets and he’s nearly unbeatable.

The Tacoma, WA driver

started on the pole and led all 25

laps of the main event, holding

off a very racey Jared Peterson

and Nik Larson for the win.

While Margeson cruised, the

race between Peterson and Larson

was excellent for all 25 laps

as the pair changed lines and

spots multiple times before the

finish.

July 9, 2020

The fifth edition of Skagit

Speedway TV saw Sean Johnson

top the Sportsman Sprint

Showdown for a $1,000 payday.

Joining Johnson as victors on

the night were Jared Peterson in

the Midgets and Adam Holtrop

in the Outlaw Tuners.

SPORTSMAN SPRINTS

The initial start of the Sportsman

Sprints A Main saw Kelsey

Carpenter get the drop on Johnson

before a red flag came out

for a vicious flip by Brett

McGhie.

After the carnage was cleared

and the field reformed, Johnson

got the jump on Carpenter and

paced the field early. Sean built

a strong lead before encountering

traffic on lap eight, and by

lap 11 most of his advantage

had dwindled, as two slower

cars raced high low for position

in front of him, allowing Carpenter

and Chase Goetz to close.

Almost ready to pounce, a

caution flag for Corey Summers

stopped the Carpenter/Goetz

charge and gave Johnson clean

air once again.

Enjoying open track, Johnson

was on complete cruise control

from there, leading the rest of

the race for the top prize.

MIDGETS

In the Midget main event,

Michael Hodel had early control

with a fierce pack of cars competing

for position behind him.

Alden Ostrom and Shane Smith

dueled for second, while Jared

Peterson, Colton Heath, Nick

Evans, Nik Larson and more

diced from fourth place on back.

Smith cleared Ostrom around

lap ten and went to work on

Hodel, who matched Shane

move for move, while Ostrom

set to holding off the pack of

rabid dogs behind him.

It was Peterson eventually

emerging from that pack to clear

Alden, and then Smith subsequently

in a short period of laps

before eyeing Hodel’s lead. On

lap 23, Peterson drove to the inside

of Hodel and would make

the pass coming to the flag

stand as he secured the top spot

and eventual win.

The group behind Jared continued

to race hard, with Smith

clearing Hodel for second,

bringing Nick Evans and Colton

Heath with him.

OUTLAW TUNERS

Adam Holtrop made his glorious

return to the Outlaw Tuner

division and took the win over

the 12-car field. Holtrop drove

inside eventual runner up Rick

Young to take the top spot on

lap four. Young would outrace

James Bundy for the runner-up

spot.

Kendra Occhipinti won her first-ever Street Stock feature June 6 at Meridian Speedway.

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Vintage sports cars rallied on the road course at Pacific Raceways May 23-25 for the SSCA Pacific Grand Prix Majors and SOVREN Spring Sprints over the Memorial Day weekend.

P A C I F I C R A C E W A Y S

SOVREN/SCCA MAJORS

Photos by Steve Heeb

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n At Inside Track, we want to

recognize our local drivers and

teams that compete at Northwest

tracks and events. To be included

in the Victory Lane feature,

Northwest tracks and race groups

should make main event/final

round results available to:

reports@insidetrackmagazine.com

IMCA SPORTMOD

1. Doug Coffman

2. Matt Sanders

3. Dustin Comer

4. Aaron Bloom

5. Ethan Killingsworth

COTTAGE GROVE

SPEEDWAY

COTTAGE GROVE, ORE.

July 4, 2020

BREMERTON

RACEWAY

BREMERTON, WASH.

June 20, 2020

SUPER COMP

1. Dale Green

2. Greg Linne

SUPER PRO

1. Darral Petitt

2. Chris Ormsby

PRO

1. Matt Kielman

2. Chris Danielson

June 21, 2020

SUPER QUICK

1. Lane Cavar

2. Stephanie Nass

SS/STOCK COMBO

1. Bill Bushmaker

2. Dave Barcelon

SUPER COMP

1. Dale Green

2. Wade Archer

SUPER GAS

1. Dan Davis

SUPER STREET

1. Justin Sibley

2. Brad Craig

SUPER PRO

1. Josh Sears

2. Lonnie Sharlie

PRO

1. Al Chinn

2. Matt Kielman

SPORTSMAN

1. Gary Howe Jr.

2. Donald Bruya

MOTORCYCLE

1. William Nitta

2. Tom Misfeldt

HIGH SCHOOL

1. Bobby Burkevics

2. Maurice Castro

JUNIOR STREET

1. Charles Burkevics

2. Anastazja Gossette

JUNIOR LIGHTNING

1. Ian Thefelis

2. Kelan Borrelli

JUNIOR THUNDER

1. Hayden Montes

2. Katie Froud

COOS BAY

SPEEDWAY

COOS BAY, ORE.

June 17, 2020

STREET STOCKS

1. Ken Fox

2. Steve Dubisar

3. Wayne Clink

4. Charlie Withers

5. Jeff Thurman

JR STINGERS

1. Griff Smith

2. Lane Hitner

3. Teagan Montgomery

4. Vinny Debenedetti

5. Drake Vincent

IMCA SPORTMODS

1. Matt Sanders

2. Aaron Bloom

3. Travis Pruitt

4. David Schmidt

5. Jordan Henry

IMCA MODIFIED

1. Jon Debenedetti

2. Mclain Beaudoin

3. Preston Luckman

4. Jake Mayden

5. Jesse Williamson

June 20, 2020

WINGED SPRINTS

1. Tyrell Mead

2. Shane Forte

3. R.J. Baker

4. Steven Snawder

5. Lawrence VanHoof

SUPER LATE MODELS

1. BJ Donofrio

2. Brody Montgomery

3. Braden Fugate

4. Jason Johnson

5. Rob Campos

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1. Trace Fugate

2. Phil Lovvorn

3. Rod McCombs

STREET STOCKS

1. Steve Dubisar

2. Dakota Godard

3. Ken Fox

4. Michael Hollingsworth

5. Graig Osborne

MINI OUTLAWS

1. Brad Hicks

2. Dusty Shingleton

3. John Henry

HORNETS

1. Hannah Robison

2. Isaac Stere

3. William Hitner

4. Kris Parker

5. Dan Briesacher

STINGERS

1. Griff Smith

2. Lane Hitner

3. Riley Rockwell

4. Dylan Wheeler

5. Cameron Metzgus

June 27, 2020

SUPER LATE MODELS

1. Jason Johnson

2. Brody Montgomery

3. Braden Fugate

4. Doug Elkins

5. Mike Taylor

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1. Jordan Henry

2. David Schmidt

3. Doug Coffman

4. Ryan Emry

5. K.C. Scott

STREET STOCKS

1. Ken Fox

2. Dakota Godard

3. Dylan Siewell

4. Graig Osborne

5. Phil Lovvorn

MINI OUTLAWS

1. Scott Beaudoin

2. Jason Kellam

3. Tahlan Rogers

4. Matthew Emry

5. Brad Hicks

HORNETS

1. Isaac Stere

2. Hannah Robison

3. DJ Hussy

4. Mike Bales

5. Dan Briesacher

DWARF CARS PRO

1. Brock Peters

2. Ryan Smith

3. Chad Cardoza

4. Josh King

5. John Chrisman

June 28, 2020

SUPER LATE MODELS

1. Jason Johnson

2. Doug Elkins

3. Brody Montgomery

4. Braden Fugate

5. Mike Taylor

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1. David Schmidt

2. Doug Coffman

3. Ryan Emry

4. Jordan Henry

5. Trace Fugate

STREET STOCKS

1. Kevin Roberts

2. Steve Dubisar

3. Dakota Godard

4. Phil Lovvorn

5. Ken Fox

MINI OUTLAWS

1. Tahlen Rogers

2. John Henry

3. Matthew Emry

4. Brad Hicks

5. Scott Beaudoin

HORNETS

1. Seth Christian

2. Isaac Stere

3. Kevin Rockwell

4. Dan Briesacher

5. Kris Parker

A MODIFIEDS

1. James Lipke

2. John Bennedetti

3. Bricen James

4. Sam Potter

5. Paul Rea

DIRT PRO TRUCKS

1. David Schmidt

2. Doug Coffman

3. Aaron Bloom

4. Jordan Henry

5. K.C. Scott

July 1, 2020

STREET STOCKS

1. Steve Dubisar

2. Graig Osborne

3. Ken Fox

4. Troy Chamberlain

5. Shannon Collins

JR STINGERS

1. Griff Smith

2. Lane Hitner

3. Alex Butler

4. Heather Burton

5. Max Haga

DWARF CARS PRO

1. Josh King

2. Steve Walker

3. Ryan Smith

4. Erin Morganstern

5. Chad Cardoza

LIMITED SPRINTS - WINGED

1. Tanner Holmes

2. Jake Wheeler

3. RJ McGahney

4. Lawrence VanHoof

5. Ian Bandey

July 11, 2020

SUPER LATE MODELS

1. Preston Luckman

2. Jason Johnson

3. Kye Frick

4. Jimmy Whisler

5. Brody Montgomery

SPORTSMAN LATE MODELS

1. Aaron Bloom

2. Ryan Emry

3. Rod McCombs

4. Dalton Bloom

5. Trace Fugate

STREET STOCKS

1. Dakota Godard

2. Phil Lovvorn

3. Rod McCombs

4. Graig Osborne

5. Ken Fox

MINI OUTLAWS

1. Scott Beaudoin

2. Matthew Emry

3. Brad Hicks

4. Raelyn Kelly

5. Jason Kellam

HORNETS

1. Isaac Stere

2. Bart Pulse

3. Mike Bales

4. Kevin Rockwell

5. Austin Beaudoin

JR STINGERS

1. Griff Smith

2. Alex Butler

3. Lane Hitner

4. Alexus Baker

5. Teagan Montgomery

IMCA MODIFIEDS

1. John Campos

2. Bricen James

3. Steven Sturdevant

4. Paul Culp

5. Chad Groves

IMCA SPORT COMPACTS

1. Cole Trissell

2. Chris Lemon

3. Chloe VanSant

4. Bart Pulse

5. Melissa Abston

IMCA SPORT MODIFIEDS

1. Art Hiatt

2. Doug Coffman

3. David Schmidt

4. Aaron Bloom

5. Hunter Bloom

LATE MODELS

1. Chad Groves

2. Doug Elkins

3. Tomas Hunziker

4. Rob Campos

5. BJ Donofrio

LIMITED SPRINTS

1. Shane Forte

2. Tanner Holmes

3. Steven Snawder

4. Johnny Burke

5. Tyler Driever

STREET STOCKS

1. Chris West

2. Graig Osborne

3. Don Schott

4. Garrett Barth

5. Joey Tardio

DEMING

SPEEDWAY

DEMING, WASH.

May 29, 2020

JR SPRINTS

1. Kane Van Sickle

2. Dustin Ramsey

3. McKenna Morgan

4. Karma Fagerlie

5. Ryan Bright

600 RESTRICTED

1. Levi Kuntz

2. Jayden Whitney

3. Levi Hillier

4. Axel Oudman

5. Haley Constance

MIDGETS

1. Chance Crum

2. Shane Smith

3. Nick Evans

4. Greg Thornhill

5. Jake Austin

1200 SPRINTS

1. Chance Crum

2. Derek Holmwood

3. Seth Hespe

4. Jared Gundersen

5. Alex Lewis

600 OPEN

1. Kaden Holm

2. Kaitlyn Hammer

3. Evan Margeson

4. Tanner Holm

5. Dakota Drake

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n Continued from Page 27

July 4, 2020

June 5, 2020

1200S

1. Dakota Drake

2. Seth Hespe

3. Terry Lewis

4. Alex Lewis

5. Jared Gundersen

600 SPRINTS

1. Evan Margeson

2. Jordie Meese

3. Dakota Drake

4. Jared Peterson

5. Kaden Holm

600 RESTRICTED

1. Jesson Jacobson

2. Jayden Whitney

3. Peyton Drake

4. Levi Hillier

5. Haley Constance

JUNIOR SPRINTS

1. Kane VanSickle

2. Drake Hadlock

3. McKenna Morgan

4. Dustin Ramsey

5. Fariah Lee

MIDGETS

1. Nick Evans

2. Chance Crum

3. Jesse Conway

4. Greg Thornhill

5. JD Dryden

June 19, 2020

1200 SPRINTS

1. Alex Lewis

2. Dakota Drake

3. Jared Gundersen

4. Chance Crum

5. Seth Hespe

600 SPRINTS

1. Jesse Schlotfeldt

2. Jared Peterson

3. Evan Margeson

4. Jordie Meese

5. Ryley Mayer

600 RESTRICTED

1. Corbin Ramsey

2. Jesson Jacobson

3. Levi Kuntz

4. Cejay Adkins

5. Levi Hillier

JUNIOR SPRINTS

1. Drake Hadlock

2. Cooper Anderson

3. Karma Fagerlie

4. Fairah Lee

5. Jayce Medcalf

MIDGETS

1. Jared Peterson

2. Nick Evans

3. Chance Crum

4. Shane Smith

5. Colton Heath

July 10, 2020

1200 SPRINTS

1. Chance Crum

2. Derek Holmwood

3. Brock Lemley

4. Seth Hespe

5. Clennon Holloway

600 SPRINTS

1. Jared Peterson

2. Ryley Mayer

3. Tanner Holm

4. Parker Hadlock

5. Kaitlyn Hammer

600 RESTRICTED

1. Dominic Carter

2. Levi Kuntz

3. Jayden Whitney

4. Corbin Ramsey

5. Corbin Rueschenbert

JUNIOR SPRINTS

1. Dominic Carter

2. Levi Kuntz

3. Jayden Whitney

4. Corbin Ramsey

5. Corbin Rueschenbert

MIDGETS

1. Jared Peterson

2. Shane Smith

3. Nick Evans

4. Seth Hespe

5. Chance Crum

EAGLE TRACK

RACEWAY

REPUBLIC, WASH.

July 11, 2020

FEVER 4S

1. Deven Johnson

2. Dan Stillings

3. Molly Wethered

4. Logan Larsen

5. Terry Armstrong

MODIFIEDS

1. Daniel Watkins

2. Dean Hegel

3. Ron Souza

4. Rusty King

5. Angela Menneke

SUPER STOCKS

1. Jason Stone

2. Leighton Braun

3. Justin Ackaret

4. Adrian Crocker

5. Dan Eastman

EVERGREEN

SPEEDWAY

MONROE, WASH.

June 27, 2020

MINI STOCKS

1. Thomas Stanford

2. Dylan Biewald

3. Cole Rarden

4. Mike Jensen

5. Nat Barber

HORNETS

1. Jon Newbom

2. Brendan Therriault

3. Damon Claibourn

4. Ryan Hausenfluck

5. Tanner Emery

LEGENDS

1. Chad Sinner

2. Scott Main

3. Beau Stephenson

4. Bryant Carlson

5. Aaron Flett

July 4, 2020

HORNETS

1. Dawson Cox

2. Royce Tanner

3. Jaime Corbett

4. Calvin Miller

5. Steve Hatch

OUTLAW F8

1. Nick Gunderson

2. Zach Larson

3. Chris Curtis

4. John Carlson

5. Ricky Deitz

SUPER STOCK F8

1. Steve Cox

2. Quenton Borreson

3. Mackenzie Deitz

4. Keith Cook

5. Harrison Hardwick

YOUTH HORNETS

1. Haley Constance

2. Marissa Sawin

3. Cody Kooy

4. Dylan Frazier

5. Riley Ruddell

July 11, 2020

HORNETS

1. Dawson Cox

2. Royce Tanner

3. Brendan Therriault

4. Steve Hatch

5. Jaime Corbett

PRO 4 TRUCKS

1. Jason Majors

2. Kaden Holm

3. Pete Brady

4. Doug Wilkinson

5. Aaron Green

STINGER 8

1. Dawson Cox

2. Cody Hoopes

3. Jason Miller

4. Matt Somerville

5. Robert Smith

STREET STOCKS

1. Jessie Jensen

2. Mark Hubbard

3. Ted Lingren

4. Mike Marthaller

5. Cullen Hubbard

SUPER SPRINTS

1. Chase Goetz

2. Randy DuBios

3. Reece Goetz

4. Evan Margeson

5. Todd Coleman

GRAYS HARBOR

RACEWAY

ELMA, WASH.

June 20, 2020

WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES

1. Lindsay Barney

2. Bert Johnson

3. Michael Millard

4. Tim Alberding

5. Nathan Geister

PHRA DWARF CARS 1

1. Anthony Pope

2. John Chrisman

3. Ryan Martinez

4. Tanner Curr

5. Teagan Fischer

PHRA DWARF CARS 2

1. Anthony Pope

2. Ryan Martinez

3. Tanner Curr

4. Justin DeMars

5. Henry Corbin III

SUPER STOCKS:

1. Jason Tole

2. Jack Parshall

3. Scott Fritts

4. Matt White

5. Rodger Perry

WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES

1. Lindsay Barney

2. Bert Johnson

3. Michael Millard

4. Tim Alberding

5. Nate Geister

HERMISTON

SUPER OVAL

HERMISTON, ORE.

July 3, 2020

LATE MODELS 1

1. BJ Tidrick

2. Jake Klingenberg

3. Bart Hector Jr.

4. Jim Franklin

5. Tom Abercrombie

LATE MODELS 2

1. BJ Tidrick

2. Bart Hector Jr.

3. Jake Klingenberg

4. Tom Abercrombie

5. Not Unidentified

STREET STOCK 1

1. Terry Lydell

2. Jeff Mullins

3. Luke Klingenberg

4. Rick Gerard

5. Jake Dudney

STREET STOCK 2

1. Chad Ayers

2. Terry Lydell

3. Rick Gerard

4. Dan Nelson

5. Justin Gage

BOMBER 1

1. Craig Jensen

2. Jeremy Erb

3. Arlen Calley

4. Mike McNeely

5. Mel Leinbach

BOMBER 2

1. Kedric Preston

2. Arlen Calley

3. Todd Nunn

4. Keri Goodhart

5. Mike McNeely

INEX 1

1. Levie Jones

2. Robert Clark

3. Garrett Poynor

4. Larry Badoux

5. Brock McDonough

INEX 2

1. Robert Clark

2. Levie Jones

3. Garrett Poynor

4. Brock McDonough

5. Larry Badoux

MINI STOCKS 1

1. Tanner Dates

2. Mike Savage

3. Travis Bonney

4. Ron Wilbur

MINI STOCKS 2

1. Mike Savage

2. Ron Wilbur

3. Travis Bonney

4. Tanner Dates

HORNETS 1

1. Tyler Larr

2. Thomas Stevens

3. Karin Pitzer

4. Sean Zieske

5. Jessica Hoffman

HORNETS 2

1. Thomas Stevens

2. Ben Bahadar

3. Tyler Larr

4. Sean Zieske

5. Karin Pitzer

MADRAS

DRAGSTRIP

MADRAS, ORE.

June 14, 2020

JR. THUNDER

1. Carter Regnier

2. Hayden Montes

JR. LIGHTNING

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Colby Holm

JR. STREET

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Austin Mackey

SPORTSMAN

1. Cougar McFaul

2. Russ Brown

PRO

1. Randy Guitar

2. Greg Heyne

SUPER PRO

1. David Regnier

2. Keith Benson

DIESEL

1. Chris Krebs

2. Danniel Green

June 20, 2020

JR. THUNDER

1. Cody Mackey

2. Aiden Rodriguez

JR. LIGHTNING

1. Austin Mackey

2. Shahalie Peters

JR. STREET

1. Austin Mackey

2. Shahalie Peters

SPORTSMAN

1. Russ Brown

2. Larry Brewer

PRO

1. Corey Seekins

2. Randy Guitar

SUPER PRO

1. David Rockwood

2. Andy Uppendahl

BIKE/SLED

1. Angela Cumpton

2. Cody Cumpton

OUTLAW SMALL TIRE

1. Shayne Propst

2. Rick Gandee

OUTLAW BIG TIRE

1. Seth Thomas

2. Shayne Propst

June 21, 2020

JR. THUNDER

1. Cody Mackey

2. Paisley Melsness

JR. LIGHTNING

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Austin Mackey

JR. STREET

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Austin Mackey

SPORTSMAN

1. Karen Kalsch

2. George “Cougar” McFaul

PRO

1. Bryan Dawson

2. Corey Seekins

SUPER PRO

1. David Regnier

2. David Rockwood

BIKE/SLED

1. Cody Cumpton

2. Angela Cumpton

JR. THUNDER

1. Caner Regnier

2. Aiden Rodriguez

JR. LIGHTNING

1. Austin Mackey

2. Shahalie Peters

JR. STREET

1. Austin Mackey

2. Shahalie Peters

SPORTSMAN

1. Jerry Durant Jr.

2. Lori Nichols

PRO

1. Greg Heyne

2. Rick Froehlich

SUPER PRO

1. Dick Clark

2. Waren Regnier

July 5, 2020

JR. THUNDER

1. Cody Mackay

2. Carter Regnier

JR. LIGHTNING

1. Austin Mackay

2. Cody Holm

JR. STREET

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Austin Mackay

SPORTSMAN

1. Lori Nichols

2. Larry Brewer

PRO

1. Greg Heyne

2. Josh Holm

SUPER PRO

1. Keith Benson

2. Dick Clark

July 11, 2020

JR. THUNDER

1. Aidrien Rodriguez

2. Allison Aichele

JR. LIGHTNING

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Austin Mackey

JR. STREET

1. Austin Mackey

2. Shahalie Peters

SPORTSMAN

1. John Schilling

2. Justen Hamilton

PRO

1. Randy Guitar

2. George "Cougar" McFaul

SUPER PRO

1. David Regnier

2. Loy Peterson

July 12, 2020

JR. THUNDER

1. Walter Parris

2. Cody Mackey

JR. LIGHTNING

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Austin Mackey

JR. STREET

1. Shahalie Peters

2. Austin Mackey

SPORTSMAN

1. John Schilling

2. Karen Kalsch

PRO

1. Billy Ledford

2. Randy Guitar

SUPER PRO

1. Dick Clark

2. Keith Benson

MAGIC VALLEY

SPEEDWAY

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO

May 2, 2020

MIDGETS

1. Chaz Groat

2. Natalie Waters

3. Devin Westover

4. River Merrill

5. Ashlyn Powell

BOMBERS

1. Beverly Meyers

2. Robyn Finch

MINI STOCKS 1

1. Manda Haye

2. Roy Boots

3. Hannah Hatch

4. Katie Hatch

5. Jordan Carpenter

MINI STOCKS 2

1. Roy Boots

2. Manda Haye

3. Jordan Carpenter

4. Chad Everett

5. Hannah Hatch

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JR STINGERS 1

1. Brayden Sweatfield

2. Angel Newberry

3. Kris McKean

4. Kaili McKean

5. Kaethyn Gilligan

JR STINGERS 2

1. Brayden Sweatfield

2. Kaethyn Gilligan

3. Kris McKean

4. Kaili McKean

5. Angel Newberry

May 9, 2020

STREET STOCKS

1. Willie Dalton

2. Josh Cuff

3. Roy Boots

4. Jeff Peck

5. Shawn Lester

MODIFIEDS 1

1. Eric Rhead

2. Zach Webster

3. Jason Quale

4. Aubree Cristiani

5. Eric Weimer

MODIFIEDS 2

1. Eric Rhead

2. Aubree Cristiani

3. Jason Quale

4. Zach Webster

5. Eric Weimer

TRUCKS 1

1. Jeff Wade

2. Drew Reitsma

3. Jenna Quale

4. Parker Jones

5. Jacob Smith

TRUCKS 2

1. Drew Reitsma

2. John Newhouse

3. Jenna Quale

4. Jacob Smith

5. Jeff Wade

HORNETS

1. Peggy Dean

2. Brayden Sweatfield

3. Scott Gilligan

4. Andrew Prince

5. Shelby Dalton

HORNETS

1. Shelby Dalton

2. Peggy Dean

3. Brayden Sweatfield

4. Madalyn Solomon

5. Brittany Smith

JR STINGERS 1

1. Kaili McKean

2. Kaethyn Gilligan

3. Brayden Sweatfield

4. Maddy Solomon

5. Kristopher McKean

JR STINGERS 2

1. Angel Newberry

2. Maddy Solomon

3. Kristopher McKean

4. Brayden Sweatfield

5. Kaethyn Gilligan

June 13, 2020

MIDGETS

1. Sid McElreath

2. Natilie Waters

3. Jaren Mott

4. Devin Westover

5. Chaz Groat

STREET STOCKS

1. Josh Fornopoulas

2. Willie Dalton

3. Jeff Peck

4. Ronn McClimans

5. Josh Cuff

MINI STOCKS 1

1. Justin Carson

2. Amanda Haye

3. Cecil Miles

4. Mike Audet

5. Jon Quinton

MINI STOCKS 2

1. Chad Everett

2. Justin Carson

3. Roy Boots

4. Mike Audet

5. Danny Gilliam

MODIFIEDS 1

1. Kris McKean

2. Eric Rhead

3. Jason Quale

4. Daniel Root Jr.

5. Mitch Pehrson

MODIFIEDS 2

1. Jason Quale

2. Kris McKean

3. Eric Rhead

4. Daniel Root Jr.

5. Mitch Pehrson

JR STINGERS 1

1. Brayden Sweatfield

2. Kaili McKean

3. Kristopher McKean

4. Angel Newberry

5. Kaethyn Gilligan

JR STINGERS 2

1. Brayden Sweatfield

2. Kaethyn Gilligan

3. Angel Newberry

4. Kaili McKean

5. JJ Haye

WINGED SPRINTS

1. Casey Tillman

2. Bryan Warf ..................................

3. Cory Lockwood

4. Kyle Bergener

5. Colton Nelson

June 27, 2020

MIDGETS

1. Sid McElreath

2. Natalie Waters

3. Devin Westover

4. Natasha Fjeldsted

5. River Merrill

STREET STOCKS

1. Shawn Lester

2. Jeff Peck

3. Ronn McClimans

4. Josh Cuff

5. Willie Dalton

BOMBERS

1. Gracie Pehrson

2. Craig McCann

3. Robin Finch

4. Brandon Adams

5. Beverly Meyers

LEGENDS

1. Jerry Davis

2. Brok Kidd

3. Jonathan Davis

4. Chance Davis

5. Ken Frickey

HORNETS

1. Scott Gilligan

2. Shelby Dalton

3. Zach Rydalch

4. Peggy Dean

5. Kris McKean

JUNIOR STINGERS 1

1. Kristopher McKean

2. Brayden Sweatfield

3. Kaili McKean

4. Kaethyn Gilligan

5. Angel Newberry

JR STINGERS 2

1. Kaili McKean

2. Brayden Sweatfield

3. Kaethyn Gilligan

4. Kristopher McKean

5. Gracelyn Schaber

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May 16, 2020

MIDGETS

1. Chaz Groat

2. Sid McElreath

3. Natalie Waters

4. Devin Westover

5. River Merrill

BOMBERS

1. Brandon Adams

2. Craig McCann

3. Robyn Finch

4. Beverly Meyers

MINI STOCKS 1

1. Cecil Miles

2. Jordan Carpenter

3. Mike Audet

4. Mitch Pehrson

5. Justin Carson

MINI STOCKS 2

1. Justin Carson

2. Chad Everett

3. Jordan Carpenter

4. Amanda Haye

5. Roy Boots

JR STINGERS 1

1. Kaili McKean

2. Angel Newberry

3. Kaethyn Gilligan

4. Brayden Sweatfield

5. Kristopher McKean

JR STINGERS 2

1. Brayden Sweatfield

2. Kristopher McKean

3. Angel Newberry

4. Kaethyn Gilligan

5. Kaili McKean

May 30, 2020

STREET STOCKS

1. Shawn Lester

2. Willie Dalton

3. Jeff Peck

4. Ronn McClimans

5. Josh Cuff

MODIFIEDS 1

1. Eric Rhead

2. Lynn Hardy

3. Zach Webster

4. Daniel Root Jr.

5. Jason Quale

MODIFIEDS 2

1. Eric Rhead

2. Jason Quale

3. Zach Webster

4. Daniel Root Jr.

5. Morgan Rasmussen

BOMBERS

1. Brandon Adams

2. Craig McCann

3. Robin Finch

4. Beverly Meyers

June 20, 2020

MINI STOCKS 1

1. Chad Everett

2. Jordan Carpanter

3. Jon Quinton

4. Andrew Prince

5. Katie Hatch

MINI STOCKS 2

1. Cecil Miles

2. Roy Boots

3. Amanda Haye

4. Chad Everett

5. Jon Quinton

TRUCKS 1

1. Jacob Smith

2. John Newhouse

3. Jenna Quale

4. Drew Reitsma

5. Parker Jones

TRUCKS 2

1. Drew Reitsma

2. John Newhouse

3. Jacob Smith

4. Parker Jones

5. Jerry Rice

BOMBERS 1

1. Brandon Adams

2. Craig McCann

3. Robyn Finch

4. Gracie Pehrson

5. Beverly Meyers

BOMBERS 2

1. Robyn Finch

2. Brandon Adams

3. Dondo Morton

4. Beverly Meyers

5. Craig McCann

MODIFIEDS

1. Dylan Caldwell

2. Lynn Hardy

3. Zach Webster

4. Eric Rhead

5. Zach Telford

July 3, 2020

STREET STOCKS

1. Roy Boots

2. Willie Dalton

3. Shawn Lester

4. Josh Cuff

5. Ronn McClimans

MINI STOCKS 1

1. Chad Everett

2. Jon Quinton

3. Jordan Carpenter

4. Eddy Cole

5. Amanda Haye

MINI STOCKS 2

1. Jon Quinton

2. Amanda Haye

3. Eddy Cole

4. Jordan Carpenter

5. Zaine Newberry

MODIFIEDS 1

1. Zach Webster

2. Jason Quale

3. Kris McKean

4. Tim Fahrner

5. Morgan Rasmussen

MODIFIEDS 2

1. Eric Rhead

2. Tim Fahrner

3. Zach Webster

4. Jason Quale

5. Mitch Pehrson

BOMBERS

1. Craig McCann

2. Brandon Adams

3. Robin Finch

4. Christopher Kehrer

5. Gracie Pehrson

HORNETS

1. Scott Gilligan

2. Shelby Dalton

3. Zach Rydalch

4. Peggy Dean

5. Brittney Smith

JR STINGERS 1

1. Angel Newberry

2. Brayden Sweatfield

3. Kaili McKean

4. Kristopher McKean

5. Kaethyn Gilligan

JR STINGERS 2

1. Brayden Sweatfield

2. Kaethyn Gilligan

3. Kristopher McKean

4. Angel Newberry

5. Kaili McKean

July 11, 2020

MIDGETS

1. Chaz Groat

2. Sid McElreath

3. Devin Westover

4. River Merrill

5. Natalie Waters

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STREET STOCKS

1. Willie Dalton

2. Shawn Lester

3. Jeff Peck

4. Ronn McClimans

5. Josh Cuff

BOMBERS

1. Gracie Pehrson

2. Craig McCann

3. Mason Frost

HORNETS

1. Scott Gilligan

2. Donovan Pierson

3. Brayden Sweatfield

4. Peggy Dean

5. Ryan Adams

JR STINGERS

1. Brayden Sweatfield

2. Angel Newberry

3. Kaethyn Gilligan

4. Gracelyn Schaber

MERIDIAN

SPEEDWAY

MERIDIAN, IDAHO

May 9, 2020

JR LATE MODELS

1. Nevaeh Hull

2. Jody Moen

3. Ashton Cristiani

4. Delaney Grace

5. Anthony Latham

MINI STOCKS

1. Travis Pavlacky

2. Luke Wolverton

3. DJ Sirani

4. Don Trafford

5. Ron Wilbur

MODIFIEDS

1. Colton Nelson

2. Josh Jackson

3. Brendon Fries

4. Jerry Green

5. Brandon Kelley

LEGENDS

1. Brock Denney

2. Gary Wegener

3. Trace Thompson

4. Ben Matheson

5. Johnethan Davis

May 16, 2020

SPRINTS / ISRL

1. Rob Grice

2. Bryan Warf

3. Preston Henderson

4. Johnny Giesler

5. Trevor Anderson

STREET STOCKS

1. Josh Fanopoulos

2. Pat Young

3. Kendra Occhipinti

4. Troy Evans

5. Jeff Peck

SPEEDTOUR SPRINTS

1. Kyle Alberding

2. Colton Nelson

3. Casey Tillman

4. Bryan Warf

5. Cory Lockwood

May 23, 2020

MINI STOCKS

1. Travis Pavlacky

2. DJ Sirani

3. Ron Wilbur

4. Cody Garrett

5. Mike Davis

LEGENDS

1. Jaron Giannini

2. Jordan Holloway

3. Jacob Haider

4. Garret Archer

5. Levie Jones

STREET STOCKS

1. Dan Lowther

2. Micky Lawson

3. Kendra Occhipinti

4. Rich Lawson

5. Lee Hackney

SPRINTS / ISRL

1. Ryan Newman

2. Sierra Giesler

3. Rob Grice

4. Bryan Warf

5. Jamo Stephenson

MODIFIEDS

1. Kyle Tellstrom

2. Shelby Stroebel

3. Dylan Caldwell

4. Aubree Cristiani

5. Jonathan Hull

May 24, 2020

JUNIOR STINGERS

1. Michael Bess

2. Frankie Kellar

3. John Clever

4. Shawn Tully

5. Austin Latham

TUNERS

1. Dylan Wardle

2. Blaine Roberts

3. Gavin Keller

4. Riley Bradford

LEGENDS

1. Tyler Reif

2. Jordan Holloway

3. Levie Jones

4. Garret Archer

5. Chris Bellanca

MODIFIEDS

1. Kyle Tellstrom

2. Aubree Cristiani

3. Shelby Stroebel

4. Jesse James

5. Jonathan Hull

JR LATE MODELS

1. Ashton Cristiani

2. Kasey Kleyn

3. Jody Moen

4. Collin Anderson

5. Nevaeh Hull

LATE MODELS

1. Jeremy Doss

2. Garrett Evans

3. Tyler Monroe

4. Haeden Plybon

5. Mike Doss

May 30, 2020

TRUCKS 1

1. John Newhouse

2. Jacob Smith

3. Neal Latham

4. Sam Harris

5. Parker Jones

TRUCKS 2

1. Drew Reitsma

2. John Wong

3. John Newhouse

4. Jacob Smith

5. Jenna Quale

MIDGETS 1

1. Natalie Waters

2. Sid Mcelreath

3. Nik Larson

4. Jaron Mott

5. Chaz Groat

MIDGETS 2

1. Nik Larson

2. Chaz Groat

3. Sid Mcelreath

4. Natalie Waters

5. Hunter Stanley

BOMBERS

1. Kedrick Preston

2. Kevin Matsuka

3. Doug Mcgarva

4. Rob Taylor

5. Dalton Justice

MODIFIEDS

1. Colton Nelson

2. Travis Pavlacky

3. Brendon Fries

4. Jerry Green

5. Mike Davis

HORNETS

1. Josh Parkkila

2. Morgan Trammell

3. Jeff Matuska

4. Gabe Inglis

5. Dale Bolinger

June 6, 2020

JUNIOR STINGERS

1. John Clever

2. Dylan Wardle

3. Austin Latham

4. Michael Bess

5. Payton Weller

STREET STOCKS

1. Kendra Occhipinti

2. Pat Young

3. Taylor Occhipinti

4. Josh Fanopoulos

5. Chad Atnip

PRO 4

1. Jordan Harris

2. Kenny Chandler

3. Cody Mcdonald

4. Ryan Bailey

5. Ray Bolinger

SPRINTS

1. Cory Lockwood

2. Bryan Warf

3. Casey Tillman

4. Hunter Stanley

5. Colton Nelson

June 14, 2020

MINI STOCKS

1. Don Trafford

2. Jason Sanders

3. Luke Wolverton

4. Mike Davis

5. Andrew Prince

JR LATE MODELS

1. Ashton Cristiani

2. Collin Anderson

3. Anthony Latham

4. Nevaeh Hull

5. Jody Moen

SPRINTS

1. Sierra Giesler

2. Ryan Newman

3. Nathan Little

4. Johnny Giesler

5. Mike Anderson

SUPER STOCKS

1. Jeff Hillock

2. Zach Telford

3. Melissa Weaver

4. Daytona Wurtz

5. Casey Tillman

BOMBERS

1. James Sheets

2. Rob Taylor

3. Monica Heath

4. Kedrick Preston

5. Michael Mcneeley

June 20, 2020

PRO 4 1

1. Brendon Fries

2. Jordan Harris

3. Cody Mcdonald

4. Ryan Bailey

5. Wes Summers

PRO 4 2

1. Jordan Harris

2. Brendon Fries

3. Cody Mcdonald

4. Ryan Bailey

5. Ray Bolinger

JR STINGERS 1

1. Dylan Wardle

2. Michael Bess

3. Brennalynn Patton

4. Aaden Fanolpolus

5. Shawn Tully

JR STINGERS 2

1. Dylan Wardle

2. Michael Bess

3. Brennalynn Patton

4. Shawn Tully

5. Aaden Fanolpolus

HORNETS

1. Neil Wassmuth

2. Monica Heath

3. Dale Bolinger

4. James Pahl

5. Casey Winter

MINI STOCKS 1

1. Don Trafford

2. Travis Pavlacky

3. Luke Wolverton

4. Jason Sanders

5. Ron Wilbur

MINI STOCKS 2

1. Jason Sanders

2. Travis Pavlacky

3. Don Trafford

4. Luke Wolverton

5. Ron Wilbur

STREET STOCKS 1

1. Troy Evans

2. Pat Young

3. Chad Atnip

4. Josh Peterson

5. Shane Barron

STREET STOCKS 2

1. Terry Lydell

2. Josh Fanopoulos

3. Taylor Occhipinti

4. Shane Barron

5. Troy Evans

June 26, 2020

MODIFIEDS 1

1. Travis Pavlacky

2. Brendon Fries

3. Mike Davis

4. Josh Jackson

5. Chase Hanish

MODIFIEDS 2

1. Brendon Fries

2. Travis Pavlacky

3. Chase Hanish

4. Mike Davis

5. Josh Jackson

STREET STOCKS

1. Taylor Occhipinti

2. Lee Hackney

3. Josh Fanopoulos

4. Troy Evans

5. Pat Young

TUNERS

1. Dylan Wardle

2. Riley Bradford

3. Gavin Keller

4. Not identified

SUPER STOCKS

1. Melissa Weaver

2. Rusty Houpt

3. Pat Tully

4. Daytona Wurtz

5. Gary Kyle

SPRINTS

1. Johnny Giesler

2. Rob Grice

3. Kate Jackson

4. Jamo Stephenson

5. Nathan Little

July 4, 2020

LATE MODELS 1

1. Randy Marshall

2. Larry Hull

3. Nick Gibson

4. Trevor Cristiani

5. Tyler Monroe

LATE MODELS 2

1. Trevor Cristiani

2. Randy Marshall Jr.

3. John Newhouse

4. Tyler Monroe

5. Nick Gibson

LEGENDS

1. Levie Jones

2. Trace Thompson

3. Chance Davis

4. Jerry Davis

5. Robert Clark

HORNETS 1

1. Dale Bolinger

2. Morgan Trammell

3. Jett Nelson

4. Neil Wassmuth

5. Nick Durbin

HORNETS 2

1. Nick Durbin

2. Morgan Trammell

3. Kevin Matuska

4. Jeff Matuska

5. Gabe Inglis

JR LATE MODELS

1. Kasey Kleyn

2. Nevaeh Hull

3. Ashton Cristiani

4. Jody Moen

5. Collin Anderson

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SPRINTS

1. Hunter Stanley

2. Bryan Warf

3. Casey Tillman

4. Kyle Bergener

5. Justin Segura

July 11, 2020

SUPER STOCKS 1

1. Melissa Weaver

2. Kyle Latham

3. Sam Newcomer

4. Danny Martin

5. James Strikwerda

SUPER STOCKS 2

1. Daytona Wurtz

2. Kyle Latham

3. Melissa Weaver

4. Sam Newcomer

5. James Strikwerda

PRO 4

1. Jordan Harris

2. Cody Mcdonald

3. Ryan Bailey

4. Jessika Harris

5. Wes Summers

TRUCKS 1

1. John Newhouse

2. John Wong

3. Lonnie Jesser

4. Jenna Quale

5. Jeff Wade

TRUCKS 2

1. John Newhouse

2. Jacob Smith

3. Jeff Wade

4. John Wong

5. Parker Jones

BOMBERS

1. Kevin Matsuka

2. Kedrick Preston

3. Rob Taylor

4. Monica Heath

5. Shane Parkkila

LEGENDS

1. Johnethan Davis

2. Brok Kidd

3. Ken Frickey

4. Jerry Davis

5. Chance Davis

TUNERS

1. Dylan Wardle

2. Blaine Robers

3. Gavin Keller

4. Riley Bradford

PACIFIC

RACEWAYS

KENT, WASH.

May 30, 2020

LDRL 6-HOUR ENDURO

1. Pyrotect Ghost Riders

2. UBoot RennenWerks

3. Purple Haze

4. Hallpass

5. Spiral Out Racing

May 31, 2020

LDRL 8-HOUR ENDURO

1. UBoot RennenWerks

2. More Money than Sense

3. Squirrels of Fury

4. Pyrotect Ghost Riders

5. Purple Haze

June 13-14, 2020

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

1. Cody Lane

2. Ralph Van Paepeghem

SUPER STOCK

1. Rod Stults

2. Tom Gaynor

STOCK ELIMINATOR

1. Jody Lang

2. Tommy Gaynor

SUPER COMP

1. Chris Barton

2. Randy Beck

SUPER GAS

1. Greg Hehr

2. George Scott

SUPER STREET

1. Matt Kielman

2. David Wakefield

TOP SPORTSMAN

1. Cliff Dwy

2. Shawn Herbst

TOP DRAGSTER

1. Steve Thompson

2. Thomas Bayer

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE

1. Wesley Walker

2. Jim Werre

SUPER PRO

1. Enoch Carter

2. Al Chinn

PRO

1. Aaron Durham

2. Brian McGinnis

THE RIDGE

MOTORPORTS PARK

SHELTON, WASH.

June 27, 2020

LDRL 7-HOUR ENDURO

1. UBoot RennenWerks

2. Finally Racing

3. Spiral Out Racing

4. Race Invaders

5. Blue Bayou

SPRINT 1

1. UBoot RennenWerks

2. Race Invaders

3. Screaming Chicken Racing

4. AR Motorsports

5. General Leif

SPRINT 2

1. Screaming Chicken Racing

2. Race Invaders

3. AR Motorsports

4. Short Bus Crew ARMY

5. Clutch on Fire

June 27, 2020

LDRL 7-HOUR ENDURO

1. Finally Racing

2. Race Invaders

3. IWGF Racing

4. Blue Bayou

5. AR Motorsport

SKAGIT

SPEEDWAY

ALGER, WASH.

June 4, 2020

360 SPRINTS

1. Eric Fisher

2. Colton Heath

3. Cam Smith

4. Brock Lemley

5. Chance Crum

MODIFIEDS

1. Craig Moore

2. Adam Holtrop

3. Jeff Jansma

4. Mel Decker

5. Tyler Ketchum

TUNERS

1. James Bundy

2. Rick Young

3. Howard Vos

4. Zach Dalrymple

5. Jon Edwards

June 11, 2020

360 SPRINTS

1. Brock Lemley

2. Colton Heath

3. Travis Jacobson

4. Jason Solwold

5. Colby Thornhill

SPORTSMAN SPRINTS

1. Bill Rude

2. Steve Parker

3. Cory Swatzina

4. Sean Johnson

5. Eric Turner

NW FOCUS MIDGETS

1. Evan Margeson

2. Jared Peterson

3. Colton Heath

4. Nick Evans

5. Shane Smith

June 18, 2020

360 SPRINTS

1. Colton Heath

2. Trey Starks

3. Cam Smith

4. Devon Borden

5. Brock Lemley

MODIFIEDS

1. Tyson Blood

2. Rick Smith

3. Devan West

4. Adam Holtrop

5. Jeff Jansma

TUNERS

1. Andrew Schukar

2. Rick Young

3. Colin Sims

4. James Bundy

5. Zach Dalrymple

June 25, 2020

360 SPRINTS

1. Devon Borden

2. Eric Fisher

3. Corbyn Fauver

4. Brock Lemley

5. Jason Solwold

MIDGETS

1. Evan Margeson

2. Jared Peterson

3. Nik Larson

4. Nick Evans

5. Shane Smith

SPORTSMEN SPRINTS

1. Jesse Schlotfeldt

2. Eric Turner

3. Sean Johnson

4. Bill Rude

5. Brett Mcghie

July 9, 2020

MIDGETS

1. Jared Peterson

2. Shane Smith

3. Nick Evans

4. Colton Heath

5. Michael Hodel

SPORTSMEN SPRINTS

1. Sean Johnson

2. Kelsey Carpenter

3. Chase Goetz

4. Jesse Schlotfeldt

5. Eric Turner

TUNERS

1. Adam Holtrop

2. Rick Young

3. James Bundy

4. Jon Gunderson

5. Colin Sims

SOUTH SOUND

SPEEDWAY

ROCHESTER, WASH.

June 20, 2020

LATE MODELS

1. Max Schroeder

2. Kurt Meyer

3. Dan Walker

4. Paul Field Jr. / Dominick Hunter

5. Brad Huwe

FSCRA SUPER 4S

1. Scott Beaudoin

2. Joe Bowers

3. John / Ron Grosvenor

4. Bob Quarterman

5. Tommy Laxson

HOBBY STOCKS

1. Josh Wheeler

2. JJ Collins

3. Derrick Gomes

4. Chris Branon

5. Bryce Tyler

VINTAGE MODS

1. Devin Eierman

2. Michael Duman / Brandon Daniel

3. Brian Wilson

4. Dominick Hunter

5. Bob Fulmer

LEGENDS

1. Levie Jones

2. Jacob Haider

3. Chris Bellanca

4. Robert Clark

5. Billy Weber

TUNERS

1. Chris Branon

2. Jordan Peterson

3. Dean Utterback

4. Steve Morgan

5. Matt Somerville

BABY GRANDS

1. Derrick Presley

2. Steven Mitchell

3. Curt Boyle

4. Eric Johnson Jr.

5. Matt Dicinoski

July 11, 2020

SUPER LATE MODELS

1. Tristan Haider

2. Mike Longton

3. Tyler Tanner

4. Rod Schultz Jr.

5. Larry Lasmanis

LATE MODELS

1. Dan Walker

2. Max Schroeder

3. Brad Huwe

4. Kurt Meyer

5. Scott Graf

SUPER 4 FSCRA

1. Joe Bowers

2. John Grosvenor

3. Scott Beaudoin

4. Mike Miller

5. Tommy Laxson

MIDGETS

1. Nik Larson

2. Robert Jackson

3. Brian Hayes

4. Duane Swanson

HOBBY STOCKS

1. Josh Wheeler

2. JJ Collins

3. Bryce Tyler

4. Brice Bates Jr.

5. Chris Branon

BABY GRANDS

1. Derrick Presley

2. Curt Boyle

3. Steven Mitchell

4. Eric Johnson Jr.

5. Matt Dicinoski

VINTAGE MODIFIEDS

1. Devin Eierman

2. Bob Fulmer

3. Dominick Hunter

4. Adam Bragdon

5. Brian Wilson

LEGENDS

1. Levie Jones

2. Garrett Archer

3. Randy Schaaf

4. Kyle Kinzebach

5. Billy Weber

TUNERS

1. Zandar Peters

2. Chris Branon

3. Zack Wisely

4. Richard Woolverton

5. Artie Champ

STATELINE

SPEEDWAY

POST FALLS, IDAHO

May 16, 2020

LATE MODELS

1. Haeden Plybon

2. Dan Garber

3. Ben Reid

4. Christopher Crain

5. Mitch Kleyn

June 20, 2020

LATE MODELS

1. Glenn Knutson

2. Haeden Plybon

3. Braeden Havens

4. Garrett Huffines

5. Dillon Huffines

FEVER 4

1. KC Garber

2. Alex Bartlett

3. Randy Butler

4. Scott Murphy

5. Brenden Tarr

HOBBY STOCKS

1. Frank Varner

2. Aaron Clanton

3. Terry Osborn

4. Matt Tarr

5. Fred Simon Jr.

JR. LATE MODEL

1. Evan Goetz

2. Kasey Kleyn

3. Kaidyn Moran

4. Haley Constance

5. Danica Dart

ROADRUNNERS

1. Zandar Peters

2. Cameron Christman

3. RT Greiner

4. Justin Lentz

5. Brandon Cinkovich

June 27, 2020

BUMP TO PASS BOAT RACE

1. Bruce Darley

2. Trevyn Colvin

3. Casey Duncan

4. Chris Burk

5. Noah Hamlin

July 3, 2020

COMPACT CAR DEMO

1. Bryan Morris

2. Keaten Tarr

3. Matisen Tarr

4. Vaughn Harbison

5. Daniel Floate

MOTORHOME DEMO / RACE

1. Bruce Darley

2. Chris Burk

3. Greg Kelsey

4. Mike Kirk

5. Jamie Allen

July 8, 2020

FEVER 4

1. Trayten Tarr

2. Brenden Tarr

3. Rich Christman

4. Kolby Brown

5. Landon Edwards

BUMP 2 PASS

1. Noah Hamlin

2. Bruce Darley

3. Darryl Carillo

4. Ed Brown

5. Vince Darley

ROADRUNNERS

1. Terry Auckerman

2. Gauge Howell

3. Dan Martin

4. Justin Lentz

5. Garrett Ruppert

EARLY STOCKS

1. Ken Iverson

2. Mike Batman

3. Jacob Martin

4. Aleena Schovaers

5. Lonnie Wilson

July 10, 2020

BANDOLEROS

1. Jordan Mullins

2. Makenna Wennerberg

3. Kelby Dumont

4. Cole Dasenbrock

5. Tessa Howell

LATE MODELS

1. Haeden Plybon

2. Braeden Havens

3. Jason O'Neil

4. Terry Halverson

5. Vance Reynolds

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n Continued from Page 31

LEGENDS

1. Brock Denney

2. Joel Schrader

3. Tim Lacy

4. Gauge Howell

HOBBY STOCKS

1. Frank Varner

2. Mike Bellomy

3. Fred Simon Jr.

4. David Roberts

5. Treven Tarr

AMCA BANDITS

1. Tylor Howard

2. Dale Knutson

3. Steven Taylor

4. John Knespel Jr.

5. Troy Knusas

WENATCHEE VALLEY’S

SUPER OVAL

WENATCHEE, WASH.

June 27, 2020

PRO LATE MODELS

1. Glenn Knutson

2. Michael Knutson

3. Josh Ingram

4. Jake Woods

5. Bart Hector Jr.

THUNDER CARS

1. Seth Frazier

2. Terry Osborn

3. Michael Knutson

4. Cameron Doyle

5. RT Greiner

ROADRUNNERS 1

1. John Doyle

2. Andrew Aper

3. Masen Hagood

4. Kyle Larr

5. Karlyn Kocher

ROADRUNNERS 2

1. John Doyle

2. Alberto Navarrete

3. Kyle Larr

4. Masen Hagood

5. Karlyn Kocher

BANDOLEROS

1. Allie-Mae Jones

2. Jordan Mullin

3. Cannon Delong

4. Kelby Dumont

5. Makenna Wennerberg

July 11, 2020

PRO LATE MODELS

1. Glenn Knutson

2. Haeden Plybon

3. Michael Knutson

4. Josh Ingram

5. Dale Wennerberg

VINTAGE MODIFIEDS

1. Ken Kaltschmidt

2. Vince Conwell

3. George Chambers

4. Mike Clother

5. Chris Cook

THUNDER CARS

1. Seth Frazier

2. Terry Osborn

3. Mike Sims

4. RT Greiner

5. Colby Holaday

DWARF CARS

1. Jeff Mueller

2. Tylor Howard

3. Greg Scott

4. Steven Taylor

5. Bryant Carlson

ROADRUNNERS 1

1. Josh Mauch

2. Kyle Larr

3. Masen Hagood

4. John Doyle

5. Jay Evans

ROADRUNNERS 2

1. Brandon Knouf

2. Jay Evans

3. John Doyle

4. Josh Mauch

5. Masen Hagood

JR LATE MODELS

1. Haley Constance

2. Evan Goetz

3. Kaidyn Moran

4. Danika Dart

LAUGHLAP

A LITTLE RACING FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Scooter’s World by Steve Heeb

Trading cards

we’d like to see

If only Rattlesden Productions was in the

business of creating trading cards

instead of Northwest motorsports

publications. In each issue of

Inside Track, we feature a Northwest

driver in action at one of our local racing

facilities, such as Randy Pugh of Moses

Lake, Wash., pictured at Wenatchee

Valley’s Super Oval. Enjoy.

Race Car Heart by Robert Summers

Remember

when...

25 Years ago

June 1995 edition: To promote

what was then known as

NASCAR’s SuperTruck

Series,

NFL coaching

legend-turned

Truck Series

driver Jerry

Glanville made

an autograph June 1995

signing appearance

at South Sound Speedway.

Another notable driver at the

event was the Northwest’s own

Tobey Butler. Mike Skinner won

the Trucks event when the series

rolled through Portland Speedway

that season.

20 years ago

June 2000 edition: John Zaretzke

secured a spot in the record

books by winning the G.I. Joe’s

150, the final NASCAR

Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series

race to be

run at Portland

Speedway At the

time, Zaretzke

was a rookie in

the series.

In the boats,

Barbara Michael

was piloting the

June 2000

Cheetah 5-liter hydroplane in the

Tacoma Inboard Racing Association

circuit. Inside Track also covered

the APBA Western Divisionals

held at Renton, Wash., in the

June 2000 edition.

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Skill-O-Gram Puzzle

Original Artwork and Puzzle created by Steve Heeb

START YOUR PENCILS: Each square contains one part of a complete drawing. Copy the

contents of each box exactly as it appears into the corresponding box in the empty grid.

We’ve started things off by placing the art in square A-3. Continue on with A-4, drawing

the box where Row A and Column 4 intersect. Then draw in A-5, A-6, etc.,

right through to the end. The result will be a finished drawing that should

help get your motor humming.

DOWNSIZED

NORTHWEST MOTORSPORTS IN SCALE

Inside Track welcomes model builders from the Northwest to share

some of the kits that they have built. In this case we take a look at the

work of Jim Doyle, who built this diorama featuring Northwest veteran

Kasy Kahne.

A3 A6 B5 C2 C7 D4 D9 E6

A4 B1 B6 C3 C8 D5 E2 E7

A5 B2 B7 C4 D1 D6 E3 E8

A

B

C

B3 B8 C5 D2 D7 E4

B4 C1 C6 D3 D8 E5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Jim’s project started with the Revell-Monogram kit representing

the No. 9 Dodge Intrepid R/T that Bill Elliot raced during the

2001 Daytona 500. Jim adjusted the markings to depict the car as

it looked later being driven by Kasey Kahne.

Jim displays the car on a homemade race surface base with

stretch of chainlink

retaining

fence that he

scratch built. Jim

had an opportunity

to have the

base signed by

both Kasey and

his mother

Tammy.

Jim still keeps

the handwritten

revisions that

Tammy made on the instruction sheet to update the markings to

correctly depict the car when Kasey was driving it.

The model display also includes the autographed hood that

Kasey had signed while the model was in progress.

D

E

Hey Kids!

(And adults of all ages!) When you’re finished with the drawing part of

this puzzle, why not color it in and send it to us? We’ll publish some of

our favorites on our website: www.InsideTrackMagazine.com.

Just send the completed puzzle, your name, age and hometown to:

INSIDE TRACK, Box 591 Puyallup, WA 98371.

Last issue’s puzzle solved

n Model builders are encouraged to submit photos and information

about their projects for publication in future issues. We are especially

interested in models depicting cars from the Northwest, however

models of non-Northwest race cars depicted as they competed at

Northwest tracks also will be considered. Information on submitting

your work can be found at www.insidetrackmagazine.com.

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