Braaten wins third straight at Yreka

By Stephanie Deatherage  YREKA, Calif. (June 27) – The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod division at Siskiyou Golden Speedway has been the realm of Jorddon Braaten in 2020 and such was again the case Saturday night. The Central Point, Ore., chauffeur won his third straight race of the campaign at Yreka.  Medford, Ore., racers Mike Medel and Merissa Henson were second and third, respectively. Siskiyou Golden Speedway returns for a doubleheader Independence Day weekend presented by Hoppes Motorsports. Friday, July 3 will feature IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, while Saturday, Independence Day, has sanctioned SportMods on the ticket.


Siskiyou winners repeat in week two

By Ben Deatherage  YREKA, Calif. (June 20) – Saturday would be the second race of the 2020 season at Siskiyou Golden Speedway and both IMCA features saw repeat winners.  In the IMCA Modified feature, Paul Culp showed the way early.  Culp paced the field for the first handful of laps before getting passed by Travis Peery on lap six.  Peery, recently relocating to Yreka via Williston, N.D., had firm control of the top spot once in front.  He received a brief challenge around the 17th circuit by Riley Simmons, but the caution flag negated Simmons’ pass.  Peery held on the rest of the distance to capture his second straight victory at Siskiyou.  Simmons was the runner-up followed by Nick Trenchard, Culp and Duane Orsburn. Peery’s son Ryan got control of the point at the completion of the opening lap in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature before tangling with another car.  Matt Sanders inherited the lead and blazed the trail until lap 11.  Braaten would then have a dominating performance while running in first.  The [Read More]


Trenchard, Cooper take Restad trophies

YREKA, Calif. (Sept. 21) – Nick Trenchard added another Rod Restad Memorial trophy to his collection Saturday night. And by a margin of just eight thousandth’s of a second, Todd Cooper started a collection of his own of hardware from the September special at Siskiyou Golden Speedway. Trenchard started second and led the last 39 of 40 laps in winning the IMCA Modified special at Yreka for the third time in his career. The checkers were good for $2,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  Two long green flag runs preceded Travis Peery’s late bid to catch the leader but Trenchard held on to win ahead of Peery and Ryan McDaniel.  He’d also won the Wild West Modified Shootout feature at Siskiyou in June. “I’ve raced a Modified there for about 10 years. I grew up racing at Siskiyou,’ said Trenchard, the 2015 and 2017 track champion at Yreka. “I’ve got a lot of laps in there. It’s a track that suits my driving style and this has always been a special race [Read More]


Trenchard takes third straight at Yreka in Wild West Modified Shootout opener

By Ben Deatherage YREKA, Calif. (June 21) – Another Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout event at Siskiyou Golden Speedway ended with Nick Trenchard in victory lane.  Trenchard raced to his third straight Shootout win at Yreka on Friday, earning $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth along with the opening night tour checkers.  Danny Lauer set a torrid pace for much of the race, cruising right along until hitting thick lapped traffic around halfway. Trenchard began to give chase and reeled in Lauer,thus beginning his bid for the lead. Trenchard and Lauer had a seesaw struggle for the top spot before in traffic before Trenchard secured the position on lap 25. The race went green to checkered and Trenchard held on the rest of the distance unchallenged to win his third straight series race at Siskiyou. It marked his fourth career Wild West Modified Shootout feature triumph. Lauer ended the night second while Jerry Schram placed third. Matthew Drager collected an impressive fourth over fifth-finishing Jesse Williamson. All consolation features before the main [Read More]


IMCA Modifieds chase $1,038 check at Siskiyou’s May 26 Arnberg Memorial

YREKA, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds headline Siskiyou Golden Speedway’s John Arnberg Memorial, running for $1,038 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth in their Sunday, May 26 special. The main event will be 38 laps – Arnberg’s car number was 38 – and pay a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Re­gion, E3 Spark Plugs California State and track points will be awarded. Pit gates open at noon on race day. The grandstand opens and wheel packing starts at 5 p.m., time trials are at 6 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. Car and driver is $65. Pit passes are $25 for members or $30 for non-members. Specta­tor admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for kids and free for six and under. More information is available from promoter Kevin Barba at 530 802-3690 and at the track website,