Welshonse wins IMCA Modified main at Southern Oregon

By Don Martin II

WHITE CITY, Ore. (Sept. 17) – James Welshonse took advantage of a late race mishap to get the victory in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway.

It was the first career win for Welshonse, who was running right behind leader Scott Lenz and Mauge Wauge on lap 19 when the two cars got together, leaving Wauge stuck in turn two for the yellow flag.

Also the winner of his heat and the trophy dash earlier in the evening, Welshonse overtook Lenz on the restart and went on to victory ahead of Jesse Bailey. Lenz was third.

Dwayne Melvin won the 20-lap Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.

Melvin was enjoying a good battle with Rich McCoy during the first half of the race before a stalled car came into play. McCoy made contact with the car to end his race.  Melvin led the rest of the way to win ahead of David Marble and Mike Medel.