By Ben Deatherage
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 5) – Jesse Williamson raced to his first Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified feature win of the season on the second night of Cottage Grove Speedway’s Freedom Cup.
Paul Rea set the tone early, blazing the trail the first four laps before Grey Ferrando took control.
Ferrando navigated his machine in the top spot until lap nine. Williamson was the one to make the pass, driving his younger brother Kevin’s car, and held on for the balance of the distance for his first victory of the year.
Collen Winebarger ended his evening in second while Bricen James posted a third-place result. Finishing fourth was Rea and rounding out the top five was Jake Mayden.
The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature began with Jimmy Ford showing the way. Ford battled hard with Aaron Bloom for some time. Bloom edged Ford at the line of lap three before Ford regained the position on lap 10.
Ford suffered a mechanical issue while in front of the pack on lap 13, handing the top spot over to Isaac Sanders.
Sanders lost the position shortly after the restart to Braedon Hand, who cruised the rest of the way to the win.
Sanders placed second while Jorddon Braaten finished third. The rest of the top five consisted of David Schmidt and Matt Sanders.