Willamette Speedway completes first race of 2021

By Stephanie Deatherage 

LEBANON, Ore. (June 19) – After patiently waiting, fans and drivers alike were thrilled to see the return of racing at Willamette Speedway Saturday night. The last time the Lebanon facility was in action was for the Ice Cube Cup in October 2020.  

Bricen James tamed the field in IMCA Modified action.  The Albany sensation has four wins on the current campaign across KMJ Performance Oregon State and Shaw Race Cars Western Region competition. James’ last win came on June 5 at Cottage Grove Speedway.  

Grey Ferrando was the runner-up while Jeremy Shank scored third. John Campos hit the line fourth with fifth going to Eston Whisler.  

Eugene’s Jack Vicari made history Saturday night.  He became the first-ever Mach-1 Sport Compact winner in Willamette Speedway history. It is his first win of the season as well as KMJ Performance Oregon State action. Jeremiah Johnson was the runner-up.