Blaine Cory #94 leads all Sprint Car rookies so …

Blaine Cory #94 leads all Sprint Car rookies so far this year and just enjoyed his best finish yet in second.

David Satterfield #211 is off to a good start in his rookie season as he ranks fourth in IMCA Modified points.

Tony Bartel #27b is in the midst of his best season yet in third in IMCA Sport Modified points.

Reigning Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites champion Bob Burkett #43 finished second in his season debut two weeks ago.

Racing And Giveaways For The Kids Saturday Night At Southern Oregon Speedway

Southern Oregon Speedway holds its tenth event of the season this Saturday night. The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars are back after putting on a great show last week, and the IMCA Modifieds and Sport Modifieds return as well. The Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and Valley Store-All Late Model Lites make this a well-rounded program.

As if that’s not enough, Willamette Valley Bank is having a special celebration for the kids. There will be free Swag Bags and giveaways all night. Plus, there will be free face painting. It will be a night the whole family can enjoy.

In the Sprint Car division, David Hibbard has hit his stride as he just won his third Main Event in four starts. Hibbard has built a 31 point advantage over Jeffrey Hudson, who finished third last week in a close battle with Enrique Jaime. Hudson and Jaime are battling for second in the standings, and Hudson holds a 10 point advantage after four races.

The breakout star of last week had to be Blaine Cory. The Outlaw Kart graduate was celebrating his 21st birthday, and he did it in style by winning both his heat race and the Scramble, beating Hibbard in both races. This put him on the pole for the Main Event, and he led several laps before finishing a season best second. Cory is poised to get his first win this week, and other racers to watch for include Bailey Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Theron Smith, Charlie Thompson and Aaron Miller.

The IMCA Modified and Sport Modified divisions are so competitive this year that we’ve yet to see a repeat winner in either division. Sitting atop the point standings in IMCA Modifieds with a 17 point lead over Albert Gill is Nick Trenchard. Trenchard won the Roger Haudenshild Tribute Race this year for a $2,000 payday. Gill has been knocking on the door with two Top 3 finishes, but he is still looking for his first win of the season. Third ranked Mark Wauge, Zach Fettinger and Collen Winebarger are also on the list of race winners so far. Other drivers to look for this week include Jantzen Knips, Preston Jones, CJ Putnam, David Satterfield and Bo Shields.

In the IMCA Sport Modified division, David Marble holds a 20 point advantage over Willie McFall. McFall is being chased by two drivers who are 10 points behind him, Tony Bartell and Tony Duste. Of this group, only Marble is on the feature winner’s list so far, joined by Fred Ryland, Braxton Possinger and Oregon State point leader Justin McCreadie. Word is that two-time reigning champion Mike Medel will be back again this week, and other racers to watch for include Brandon Wilson, Billy Richey and Jesse Merriman.

The Dwarf Cars are in the midst of their best season in three years, and it has been a wide-open battle at the front of the pack. Usually there are three or four drivers slicing and dicing for the lead. Last week, Kalvin Morton joined Camden Robustelli as a two-time feature winner with the group so far. Other winners include Brock Peters, Josh King and Guy Tow. After finishing a strong second last week, ageless veteran Fred Hay will be looking for the win. Other drivers to watch for this week include Randy Slater, Cody Peters, Chad Cardoza, Ryan Smith and Brett James.

The Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites round out a great racing evening on Saturday. After his clean sweep performance last time out, Greg Arnold moved to within one point of Charlie Eaton in a close championship battle. Eaton and Eric Aos make it three different winners in three races. Last time out, reigning champion Bob Burkett made his season debut in second. Could he become the fourth different winner this week? Other drivers to look for include Dusty Aos, Terry Hadley and Krista Hadley.

For Fans looking for a second night of racing, the Little Southern Oregon Speedway track will hold its fourth Outlaw Kart program for the future stars of the big track. Malachi Johnson (Beginners), Keaton Augustine (Box Stock), Trevor Grimes (250 Kart), Josh Steinhoff (500 Open) and Larry Fuller (UAS Speedway Kart) lead their respective point races. Racing will start there at 7 p.m. It’s a $10 General Admission that gets you pit access as well.

For Saturday night, gates open at 5 p.m., with the first race at 7 p.m. General Admission is $12 with Seniors, Veterans and Juniors (7 to 12) $6. Children 6 and under are free. For further information, go to

Southern Oregon Speedway Points
Kendall Oil Sprint Cars
David Hibbard 134
Jeffrey Hudson 113
Enrique Jaime 103
Bailey Hibbard 91
Blaine Cory 85

IMCA Modifieds
Nick Trenchard 141
Albert Gill 124
Mark Wauge 117
David Satterfield 111
Jantzen Knips 105

IMCA Sport Modifieds
David Marble 152
Willie McFall 132
Tony Bartell 122
Tony Duste 122
Brandon Wilson 117

Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites
Charlie Eaton 102
Greg Arnold 101
Dusty Aos 81
Eric Aos 65
Bob Burkett 31

Outlaw Kart Points
Malachi Johnson 103
Carson Henson 96
Shailene Horn 95
Uriah Sanders 91
Jayme DeBenedetti 78

Box Stock
Keaton Augustine 102
Ryan Hirschbock 99
Taylor Fuller 96
Jacob James 91
Kiley Grimes 70

Trevor Grimes 110
Vinny DeBenedetti 95
Taylor Fuller 77
Brionna Fuller 60
Bodee Weiser 38

Josh Steinhoff 40
Mike Wheeler 39
Kyle Romociotti 35
Reece Slyter 33
Dillen Lausen 32

UAS Speedway Kart
Larry Fuller 63
Jeremy Brown 58
Steve Rambo 58
Ed Grubb 55
Lori Fuller 52

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