James dominates at Willamette

By Ben Deatherage

LEBANON, Ore. (May 18, 2024) – Bricen James was Dominant with a capital “D” Saturday night at Willamette Speedway.

The former Shaw Race Cars Western Region champion, most recently the May 10 winner at Douglas County Dirtrack, topped his heat and ran second in the trophy dash before notching Friesen Performance IMCA Modified career win number 58.

Trevor La Barge set the pace early, reaching a comfortable distance ahead of the rest of the field.  As the race stayed green, James got into a great rhythm and began to give chase down the leader. 

By lap eight, James overtook La Barge to obtain the race lead and then checked out, ahead of a dogfight for a second involving La Barge, Grey Ferrando and Matthew Drager.

A late caution injected a potential twist into the finish, but James quickly reestablished a sizable ap over the rest of the pack.

The battle for second continued to sizzle as Ferrando and Drager continued their fight.

Ferrando secured the second spot, with Drager finishing third.

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