Mayden returns to Cottage Grove winner’s circle

By Ben Deatherage

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 25) – Jake Mayden returned to the winner’s circle at Cottage Grove Speedway, following the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds’ turn on the track during Loggers’ Cup Night.

Justin Austin, Ryan Baker and then Tyler Smith were early leaders. Smith remained in the top spot before slipping back to second on the eighth lap.

The driver to take the reigns over the rest of the field was Mayden. He battled for several laps with Smith but in the end Mayden would keep everyone behind him to finish first.  It was his se­cond local win of the season.

Smith finished in second while Steven Sturdevant, Braedon Hand and B.J. Wild completed the top five. Collen Winebarger was fast time of the night as well as the victor in the trophy dash.