Winebarger is fastest on Fast Friday 

By Ben Deatherage

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 24) – Collen Winebarger was fastest on the second Fast Friday of the season at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Nearly 30 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds were checked in and Brian Thompson showed the way early. Thompson blazed the trail in the first handful of laps but was never able to get out to a large lead due to several cautions.

Shortly after a sixth lap restart Thompson was overtaken by Winebarger, who maintained the top position for much of the race despite ensuing cautions.

Winebarger was briefly out of the lead on lap 23 only for the yellow to come back out before the lap was complete. Winebarger stayed in front after the final restart and held on to win his second race at Cottage Grove in 2016.

Mark Wauge was a close second, followed by Curtis Towns, Braedon Hand and Eric Ashley.

Wauge set fast time for the night and also won the trophy dash.