Cox collects Cottage Grove checkers

By Ben Deatherage

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 7) – Kinzer Cox was in, out and ultimately back in front by the time the checkers flew at the conclusion of Saturday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Cox snatched the lead early but the Cottage Grove youngster surrendered the lead on lap three to Eric Ashley. Ashley set a very wicked pace but ultimately lost the position to Cox on lap 17.  Cox stayed up front the rest of the way to win his first race of 2016.

Ashley ended the evening as runner-up while Tyler Smith was third.  The rest of the top five con­sisted of Steven Sturdevant and Jake Mayden.