Williamson gets second Wild West Shootout win of week

By Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 21, 2022) – Jesse Williamson and Matt Sanders made their way to victory lane and Zack Simpson made his way into the history book when Cottage Grove Speedway hosted the third installment of the IMCA Wild West Shootout. Williamson raced to his second $1,000 Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory on three Shootout starts, Sanders became the third different Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod Shootout winner while Simpson won the first IMCA Sunoco Stock car feature held at Cottage Grove. Eston Whisler set a torrid pace early in the Modified main, but the veteran Williamson reeled the leader in during a long green flag run and got the lead back on lap 28, then held off the young challenger for his career 17th Shootout victory. Whisler was second while Jon DeBenedetti rounded up the podium. Ian Whisler and Collen Winebarger were fourth and fifth, respectively.  IMCA Stock Cars had their first-ever race in track history and it was a wild one. Toby McIntyre opened the 25-circuit main event by taking [Read More]


Night two of IMCA Wild West Shootout sees James, Roberts, Pearce hit Coos Bay paydirt

by Ben Deatherage COOS BAY, Ore. (June 20, 2022) – Round two of the 2022 IMCA Wild West Shootout fired off on Monday and Coos Bay Speedway was once again the track to host the action. The same three Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing divisions were in attendance from the previous evening. They included the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods.  Despite several cautions, the IMCA Modified main event was a barnburner. The 35-lap race started with Collen Winebarger beating out Grey Ferrando for the point. Winebarger was passed at the line on lap two but stayed near Ferrando and kept the pressure up.  Grey would feel some heat from both Winebarger and Jesse Williamson. Williamson would get around the both of them on lap nine and become the new leader. A long green-flag run developed, which allowed Winebarger to track down Williamson and overtake him on the nineteenth circuit.  The two would have a heated battle in which both of them, unfortunately, got tangled together on [Read More]


Williamson, Berkeley, Peery open up IMCA Wild West Shootout with Coos Bay wins

by Ben Deatherage COOS BAY, Ore. (June 19, 2022) – The 2022 IMCA Wild West Shootout finally kicked off on Sunday after two nights of getting washed away. Coos Bay Speedway had the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods in the house. Sixty-nine entries were on hand among the three Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing program divisions representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.  Otis teenager Eston Whisler started the thirty-five-lap IMCA Modified main event with the race lead. However, Corbett’s Collen Winebarger would overtake him the following lap. Winebarger, racing for car owner Jimmy Schram, would receive some pressure shortly after a lap five restart.  Collen battled with Brad Martin with Martin obtaining the top spot on the eighth circuit. From there, an extremely long green flag run developed with no stoppages for 25 laps. With the lack of cautions, it brought lapped traffic into the picture.  Jesse Williamson would track down Martin, and the [Read More]


IMCA Wild West Shootout introduces #StephanieStrong hard charger award

WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 10, 2022) – 2022 will see several new additions to the IMCA Wild West Shootout. In addition to the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will join the card. The Stock Cars will race every race on tour except for the last round.  Something also new will be the introduction of the #StephanieStrong Hard Charger Award. Every night, the driver in each division that passes the most cars based on their original starting position will receive the decoration. All ties will be broken by the driver that started the furthest back in the field.  The creation of the award is in memory of the late Stephanie Deatherage, who tragically passed away last September. Stephanie was a significant fixture during the IMCA Wild West Shootout from washing drivers’ suits, helping calculate points, taking pictures or supporting her husband Ben with announcing.   Each night, if there are enough sponsors, each driver in each division who is eligible for the award will receive $100. [Read More]


Wild West Shootout takes IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods to Oregon, Washington venues

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]