Orion Redmond Finds His Way Back To CGS Victory Lane
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Madman Photography)
The second night for the Northwest Extreme Sprints would be a good one on Sunday May 25th. Another field of ten cars would assemble at the Cottage Grove Speedway to put on a terrific show on the historic ¼-mile clay oval.
After taking pretty much the entire 2013 and in only his third start Orion Redmond would dominate the main event. The only thing that would slow him down was a lap seventeen caution which would bunch the field up. Redmond, from Roseburg and driving his Redmond Trucking #12 J&J, would lead the entire distance of the twenty-lap race to pick up his first win at CGS since 2012.
Jesse Thistle of Creswell was second in the RCV Custom Coach Service/Cobalt Computer Services/William & Mathis Accounting/All Around Printing #4 XXX while third went to Dave Hibbard in his C&H Motorsports/Tangible Real Estate Investments/Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators #3 Zeitler. The rest of the top five would see Steven Horner of Cottage Grove make his return in quite some time chauffeuring the Horners Inc./BC Motorsports/Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply #75H Maxim to fourth place finish and Dusty Redmond of Roseburg, and Orion’s father, was fifth in the Redmond Trucking/Whit-Log Trailers/Independent Thinning #57 Rocket.
The Cottage Grove Speedway will be back in action on Friday May 30th for the Kage Kart Season Opener and the Saturday the 31st for Aesthetic Surgical Arts Ladies/Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic.
General admission to the Kart race on Friday will be FREE of charge. Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.
Classes in action on Saturday May 31st include the Huddle Automotive Repair 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates open at 4:00, and Racing starts at 6:45. Also on Saturday ALL LADIES GET INTO THE RACES FOR FREE Tickets are Adults $12.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-18) $10.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $5.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.
Sunday May 25th, 2014
Cottage Grove Speedway
Cottage Grove, Oregon
A Feature: 1. 12-Orion Redmond; 2. 4-Jesse Thistle; 3. 3-David Hibbard; 4. 75H-Steven Horner; 5. 57-Dusty Redmond; 6. 21-Mike Griffith; 7. 5D-Patrick Dills; 8. 10K-Don Waddell; DNS 70-Raquel Ivie; DNS 78-Daniel McGrew