Cottage Grove set for April 4 season opener

By Ben Deatherage

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway is set for its 59th season of racing this Saturday, April 4, bringing another year of clay shedding excitement.

The famed 1/4-mile clay oval had a very successful test and tune session this past Sunday with many new drivers who plan on running CGS in 2015.  Classes on tap will include the always-popular IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, 360 sprints, latem, and the Quality RV Repair hornets.

In addition to the sanctioned Modified racing, there will be some big money on the line courtesy of Crocker’s Cars in Lebanon.  Crocker’s Cars has added money to the purse to make it $1,100 to win the Modified main event. With that kind of money up for grabs you can guarantee all the big names from the state of Oregon will be in attendance trying to take home the big check and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

Speaking of the number 1,100 there will be 1,100 eggs that will be a part of the Cottage Grove Speedway Easter Egg hunt.  So be sure and bring out the kids to have some fun and a chance to get some great tasting candy.

Admission prices are adults $12, juniors/seniors/military $10, youths ages 6-12 $5 and five and under free. A family pass (consisting of two adults and up to four youth) is $35. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gates open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at approximately 6:45 p.m.