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Jonathan Jorgenson Scores Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals Prelim Win; Kelly McDonald Tames Street Stocks
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9/7/2019

9/7/2019

Cottage Grove Speedway


Jonathan Jorgenson Scores Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals Prelim Win; Kelly McDonald Tames Street Stocks

Jonathan Jorgenson Scores Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals Prelim Win; Kelly McDonald Tames Street Stocks
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Lester Hankins)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway was back into the fray of things on Friday, September 6th. It was the first of two nights of the 2019 Herz Precision Parts Wingless Nationals. The Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks, and Dwarf Cars (covered in a separate race report) all inhabited the famed ¼-mile clay oval.

Kevin Cory made a significant return to Cottage Grove Speedway in the Wingless feature. The Medford veteran, racing for car owner Steven Thompson, paced the field for the first lap of the main. Redmond’s Brent Rich, in the Nickye Mendenhall, owned mount, took over the role as the leader on the second circuit.

Rich had a tough task of keeping all challengers at bay. Eventually, Ricky Ashley made his way to the front on the fourth trip past the flag stand. Ashley, of Thurston, managed to construct a massive lead over the rest of the competition.

However, in the late stages of the races, he would be bottled up in heavy lapped traffic. Ricky Ashley lost the lead on lap twenty-four at the start/finish line. The driver taking over the role in the first place position was Jonathan Jorgenson, from Puyallup, Washington. Racing for Tacoma, Washington based car owner Sterling Kane, Jorgenson, led the balance of the distance to pick up a massive win.

Trent Carter, making long tow from Redondo Beach, California, squeaked into second place on the final lap. Ricky Ashley ended the main in third while Eagle Creek youngster Lindsay Barney finished her night fourth. Rob Lindsey, of Sherwood, wrapped up the top five finishing order, in fifth.

A special knock out qualifying format was utilized for the night to determine the winner of the $500.00 bonus courtesy of Herz Precision Parts. Ricky Kirkbride, from Bakersfield, California, was the last man standing and was the winner of the time trial battle. Also, Kirkbride set a new track record in the third round with a time of 12.202 seconds. The old record was established on September 23rd, 2011 by Colin Baker at 12.303 seconds.

Earning heat race wins were Queen Creek, Arizona’s Shawn Rice in the Prubaugh Family racing entry, Jonathan Jorgenson, and Lindsay Barney. Rob Lindsey picked up the victory in the trophy dash.

In Street Stock competition it was utter dominance from Kelly McDonald. The longtime Cottage Grove racer, in the Tom and Joan Langan, owned machine, took over the lead on lap one. The race only witnessed one stoppage, and McDonald blazed the trail the entire distance. It marked the fourth occasion that the team has won at CGS in 2019.

Creswell’s Garrett Barth finished in second while Adam Applebee, of Eugene, was a respectable third. Troy Chamberlain, from Junction City, got fourth while finishing fifth would be Marcola’s Roger Bell. It was also a clean sweep for Kelly McDonald as he set fast time and procured wins in the heat race and trophy dash.

The same three classes will be back in action on Saturday, September 7th, for the last race of the weekend. Tickets are $13.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with racing beginning at 6:00. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Race Results:

Wingless Sprints
A-Feature: 1. Jonathan Jorgenson; 2. Trent Carter; 3. Ricky Ashley; 4. Lindsay Barney; 5. Rob Lindsey; 6. Tim Alberding; 7. Brent Rich; 8. Kevin Cory; 9. Ian Bandey; 10. Lance Hallmark; 11. Kyle Alberding; 12. Nate Geister; 13. Chad Lindsey; 14. Don Trent; 15. Dayson Thomas; 16. Gene Cannon; 17. Tony Offutt; 18. Shawn Rice; 19. Johnnie Butler; DNS Ricky Kirkbride; DNS Brad Rhodes; DNS Kyle Miller

Street Stocks
A-Feature: 1. Kelly McDonald; 2. Garrett Barth; 3. Adam Applebee; 4. Troy Chamberlain; 5. Roger Bell; 6. David Schmidt


Submitted By: Ben Deatherage

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