IMCA Wild West Speedweek sees repeat winners at Cottage Grove

Friesen Performance IMCA Modified win number two of Wild West Speedweek for Collen Winebarger came Thursday at Cottage Grove Speedway. (Photo by Jason Davenport)

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 20, 2024) – After taking a night off, the Wild West Speedweek returned to action and Collen Winebarger, Ethan Killingsworth and Chase Berkeley all returned to victory lane following their Thursday IMCA feature wins at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Winebarger won his second Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature of the week, Killingsworth collected a second straight Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod checkered while Berkeley topped a third consecutive IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event.

The night three winner at Coos Bay, Winebarger pocketed his second $1,000 of the week after winding his way to the front following a lap three restart.

He hit lapped traffic the 25th time around the track but that did not slow down his quick pace.

Winebarger dominated what became a 33-lap green run to win by more than four seconds.

The victory was the 13th of his Wild West Speedweek career and came ahead of Geoff Morris, Paul Rea, Kevin Williamson and Tyler Smith.

Berkeley drew the fourth starting spot in the Stock Car feature, taking over up front following the red flag and re-start that resulted from Jesse Williamson’s lap seven flip.

Gresham gasser Kevin Roberts moved to second after a lap 11 caution and Jeff Lovell emerged from a multi-car tussle to take over third with six laps left to run.

Mason Myers got upside down on the 24th circuit. The green, white, checkered restart saw Berkeley deny the advances of Roberts once more for his third straight victory of the week.

Roberts had started 12th and was chased across the stripe by the 15th starting Lovell, 17th starting B.J. Wild and Sean Gentry.

The Northern SportMod main began with defending Speedweek champion Killingsworth getting the lead 

Killingsworth pulled away from the rest of the pack following a lap five restart. Trevor Points and Steven Sanders went to war for second, but Points held on

Matt Sanders moved to second and tried to run down the leader but Killingsworth was master class on the bottom. As the race wound down, a pair of cautions with twenty-one laps down slowed things down again and set up a four-lap shootout to the finish.

Killingsworth’s run on the bottom proved flawless as he stayed out in front the rest of the way.  Points rallied in the final laps to get second ahead of Matt Sanders. Steven Sanders ended the event fourth, while Danny Wagner was fifth.

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