360 Sprints And Late Models Added To June 15th Relay For Life Night
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Madman Photography)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Fans of the Cottage Grove Speedway will be happy to know that two popular classes have been added to schedule on Saturday June 15th. The 360 Sprints and Late Models will both be on hand for heart pounding action at the ¼-mile clay oval for Relay For Life Night. They will be joined by the Northwest Extreme Sprints, Street Stocks, and Pro-4 divisions. The Kage Karts will have their fourth race of 2013 on Friday the 14th to kick the busy weekend off.
Three-time champion Roger Crockett has managed to win all three point events at CGS when the 360 Sprints have been in town. Will his streak of main event wins continue or will someone else rise to the occasion?
In the last three Late Model shows Collen Winebarger has finished on top. The youngster has been the class of the field winning every time he has shown up at CGS. Paul Culp is the only other winner in the division as he picked up the victory in the first race of the year back in April.
The Northwest Extreme Sprints have had two races so far and two ladies have emerged victorious. Both Raquel Ivie and Kady Adelman have visited victory lane in 2013. Will there be a third different winner or will one of these girls become the first driver to win twice this season? The Street Stock division has Daniel Ray leading the win column with two triumphs while winning just once this year has been Darin Crooks and Jordan Braaten. The Pro-4 classification will make their first visit of the season to the Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday night.
Tickets for the races on Saturday June 15th are $12.00 for Adults, Senior/Military/Junior (13-17) $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children Five and Under are FREE. A Family Pass is offered for $30.00 which includes two Adults and up to four Youths. Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, front gates 4:00, time trials 5:30, and racing starts around 6:45.
General admission to the Friday June 14th Kart event will be FREE of charge. Pit passes are $10.00 and car and driver fees will be $35.00. The pit gates open up around 4:00 PM, the pill draw for drivers will close at 5:45, and the pit meeting is at 6:00 with hot laps and racing to follow.
A friendly reminder Wednesday June 19th will have the Wild Wild West Modified Shootout roll into town. This will have the top IMCA Modified drivers on the Pacific Coast take on Cottage Grove’s local competition. Tickets for Adults/Seniors/Juniors (13-17)/Military are $8.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, Children 5 and Under FREE, and a whole CAR LOAD will get you into the races for $25.00.
The Cottage Grove Speedway has hosted fast and exciting action as far back as 1956. Since then the ¼-mile banked oval has been regarded as a place where fast times are set and plenty of side-by-side racing occurs. Regular classes include 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, NW Extreme Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Street Stocks, and Hornets from the months of April till October every Saturday night. For more information be sure and visit the venue’s homepage www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the brand new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.