By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 23, 2022) – Dalton Bloom took care of business Saturday night in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature as the Lebanon driver accrued his second win of the season at Cottage Grove Speedway this season. Kevin Williamson beat David Schmidt for second. Hunter Bloom and Daniel Ray were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the finishing order. Scarlett Drake was the winner of the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature. It is the second win of the campaign for the Salem racer. Dusten Henderson hit the line second with third going to Burnie Bryant. Eli Miller ended the weekend fourth with Chris Pierce grabbing fifth.
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 16, 2022) – Saturday was Christmas In July Night at Cottage Grove Speedway. It also was the Ralph Bloom Memorial for the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, one of the biggest nights of the whole year for the division. When all the dust had settled, Hunter Bloom parked his mount in victory lane and won his first race of the season. The victory also kept the trophy in the Bloom family name. Points beat Matt Sanders for second. Justin Ryker posted a fourth-place result over fifth-finishing Daniel Ray. For the third time in the year, Paul Rea emerged victorious in Friesen Performance IMCA Modified competition. The Eugene native collected his first win since April 23. Jake Mayden got second while in third was Curtis Towns in the Frank Brewer-fielded car. Steven Sturdevant ended his night fourth while Hornbrook, Calif., traveler Duane Orsburn completed the top five.
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 4, 2022) – Cottage Grove Speedway returned to racing on Independence Day for the third straight night of action. Jacob Hoppes blazed the trail early in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod main event. Steven Sanders passed Hoppes on lap 12. Sanders, whose two brothers had visited victory lane the first two nights, had a fast hot rod but brother Isaac proved to have an even faster ride. Isaac Sanders successfully got into first place on lap 28 to win his third race of 2022 at Cottage Grove Speedway. Steven Sanders was second with Trevor Points placing third. Unfortunately, the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts could not run their Froggy 44 main event, which has been rescheduled for a later date. Racing returns to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 9 for Ladies Night. All ladies ages 18 years or older get free general admission, and the first 100 lady guests that enter through the front gates will receive a complimentary gift. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds are on [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 3, 2022) – IMCA winners on night two of Cottage Grove Speedway’s Freedom Cup were Isaac Sanders and Scarlett Drake. Sanders took care of business in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, parking his mount in victory lane for the second time at Cottage Grove. Kevin Williamson beat Matt Sanders for second. Drake tamed the field in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. The Salem racer won her first race of the year at CGS this season. Jack Vicari was the runner-up, followed by Burnie Bryant in third.
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 2, 2022) – Matt Sanders and Burnie Bryant were IMCA winners on opening night Saturday of Cottage Grove Speedway’s Freedom Cup Weekend. Sanders slew the field in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods for the third time this season at CGS. Aaron Bloom posted a runner-up finish while Trevor Point got third. The Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts had an amazing main event and Bryant was the one to score the triumph. Chris Piece was second at the line while Scarlett Drake ended the night third.
WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 10, 2022) – Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds return to the top of the marquee for the June 17-25 Wild West Shootout. One thousand dollar top checks and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility go to Modified feature winners June 17 at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City; June 18 and June 21 at Cottage Grove Speedway; June 19 and 20 at Coos Bay Speedway; June 23 at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon; and June 24 at Sunset Speedway in Banks. The June 25 finale doubles as the Modified Clash at Grays Harbor Raceway and pays $2,000 to win. Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods run for $400 to win each of those dates while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $400 each night June 17-23 and for $1,000 to win and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligibility in their finale at Sunset. All eight race programs will be broadcast by IMCA.TV and information about the Wild West Shootout will be updated on Facebook. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. with hot [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 23, 2022) – After a few weeks of inclement weather, Cottage Grove Speedway finally returned to racing on Saturday, with Paul Rea and Isaac Sanders earning IMCA laurels. The Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature started with Rea seizing the lead. He had to deal with four cautions which kept everyone else close. On the fourth and final restart on lap 18, Jake Mayden tried to seize the coveted P1 position. Mayden obtained the lead briefly but Rea counterattacked to reclaim the position and went on to win the race and earn his second victory in 2022. Aaron Sheelar wound up second in the finishing order with Curtis Towns in third. The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods had an incredible race. Ray Comer had the car to beat in the early stages. Comer held onto the position until being overtaken on the 10th circuit by his son Dustin, who was then passed shortly after the second and final caution on lap fifteen. Sanders was the driver to become the [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (March 26, 2022) – Saturday marked the beginning of the 66th campaign of action at the historic ¼-mile clay Cottage Grove Speedway. Paul Rea put in a shift of dominance for much of the IMCA Modified main event. The Eugene veteran pounced in front of the rest of the pack on the initial start then went practically uncontested for the entire distance. Paul eventually felt some pressure after the third and final restart when Brad Martin came to call to call. Martin would fall short however and Rea emerged victorious for his first win of the season . Martin was second and Steven Sturdevant third. In the IMCA Northern SportMods, Ray Comer Jr. on the first circuit. Comer remained there until lap four when Matt Sanders got around him. Sanders, making the long journey from the Southwestern Oregon coastal city of Brookings, had a fast hot rod once in the front. Sanders mastered each restart and cruised to his first win of the year. Isaac Sanders was second over California transplant [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 10) – The quarter-mile clay oval at Cottage Grove Speedway continued to be good to Jesse Williamson Tuesday night. Williamson sped to his second $1,000 win in five Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout starts. The four-time series champion now owns 14 career tour victories, with five coming a CGS. Jake Mayden was the early leader in the 40-lap main event and held onto the position until being overtaken on lap nine. Williamson prevailed despite multiple yellow flags. Collen Winebarger ended the race second with third going to Eston Whisler. Veteran Paul Rea was scored fourth with fifth going to Mayden. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main had several stoppages but one thing remained the same and that was that Ryan Peery was in fine and dominant form. The California teenager took possession of the lead on the opening start. Peery successfully navigated the track to score his third Wild West win of the week and 11th feature on the year. Ray Bloom and Matt Sanders were second and third, [Read More]
By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE Grove, Ore. (Aug. 9) – Collen Winebarger became the first repeat IMCA Modified winner when the Wild West Shootout traveled to Cottage Grove Speedway Monday night. The 40-lap feature got off to a rough start with a multi-car tangle on the initial green. When racing resumed, Winebarger took over the lead and held onto the front spot through five restarts. Winebarger witnessed a brief scare when he went off of the top of the final set of corners in lapped traffic on lap 30. He was beaten to the line by Jesse Williamson, but a yellow came out before the entire lap was considered complete, thus giving him back the lead. Winebarger dominated the rest of the distance Already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, he earned $1,000. Williamson was second, followed by Mark Carrell, Eston Whisler and Eric Ashley. In his first-ever appearance at CGS, Ryan Peery was the juggernaut in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main. Peery won his second race of the week ahead of Dustin Comer, Aaron [Read More]