Winebarger dominates Wild West Shootout at Southern Oregon

By Ben Deatherage WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 23) – Collen Winebarger brought his ‘A’ game to Southern Oregon Speed­way Saturday night and as a result, the rest of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout field was in the race for second. The Corbett chauffeur went unchallenged nearly the entire distance after the early laps were inter­rupted by multiple cautions. Winebarger held the point through six restarts and felt some pres­sure in the closing laps from Ethan Dotson, but the California challenger was unable to com­plete the pass for the lead. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Winebarger picked up the $1,000 victory, the second of his Shootout career, ahead of Dotson, Grey Ferrando, ‘B’ feature winner Darrell Hughes and Bricen James. Thirty-six drivers from Oregon, California, Washington, Nevada and British Columbia vied on night two of the tour. Feature results – 1. Collen Winebarger; 2. Ethan Dotson; 3. Grey Ferrando; 4. Darrell Hughes; 5. Bricen James; 6. John Campos; 7. Danny Lauer; 8. Nick Trenchard; 9. Jesse Williamson; 10. Curtis Towns; 11. Aaron [Read More]


Fettinger is fastest at Southern Oregon

By Don Martin II WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 16) – Making a nice comeback from an early race crash, Zach Fettinger scored the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event victory Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speed­way. Fettinger held off C.J. Putnam down the stretch for what would be his first win of the season de­spite restarting at the back of the field following the lap eight fracas. The frontrunners had come up on a slower car and while Andy Freeman got by, Mark Wauge and Fettinger both got caught up. Wauge suffered enough damage to end his race while Fettinger made a pit stop and was able to rejoin the back of the pack for the restart. Fettinger quickly found the fastest line and charged to the lead, and eventual win ahead of Put­nam and Albert Gill. Braxton Possinger was flawless in leading start to finish of the 20-lap feature for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.


Trenchard triumphs at Haudenshild Tribute

By Don Martin II WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 2) – After taking the lead from Preston Jones early in the race, Nick Trench­ard went on to victory in the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Southern Ore­gon Speedway. This was the sixth annual Roger Haudenshild Tribute race and the win paid $2,000 to Trenchard, new to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. It was also his third win in the big event. Jones paced just one lap before Trenchard made an outside pass to gain the lead. On the third lap, Albert Gill took second and Duane Orsburn made his way to third. By then, Trenchard was a straightaway in the lead, leaving behind him a good battle between Gill and Orsburn for second. Trenchard was working lapped traffic and in command when the caution flew on lap 11. Orsburn worked his way to second following the second restart. Trenchard set a rapid pace and soon had a straightaway advantage. The man making the charge was Dave Duste Jr., who had fifth on the [Read More]