Seth Bergman Wins Round #4 Of The ASCS-Northwest Region Triple Track Challenge At CGS
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Malcolm White Photography)
It was a perfect couple of nights for Snohomish, Washington’s Seth Bergman at Cottage Grove Speedway as he backed up his victory the night before with a triumph on Sunday May 25th with the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region. The race was also the final leg of the four nights of racing which was dubbed the Triple Track Challenge. A total of twenty-eight race cars would be on hand for the event.
Sutherlin native Rob Held was the early race leader taking full advantage of his pole starting position. As the laps would click by Held, in the Held’s Automotive & Accessories/Double R Powdercoating/Budget Lumber Company #68 J&J, would hit heavy lapped traffic and found himself also trying to hold off second and third place. Shortly after a lap nine restart Seth Bergman, who started fourth, would make a pass for the lead on lap ten to become the new race leader.
From that point on it would pretty much be clean sailing as Bergman would dominate the remainder of the feature in his Corridor Electric/Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing/Young Tool Company/Speedmart Inc. #23 Eagle. The victory would mark his third career ASCS-Northwest Region victory, his second win with the series at CGS, and his fifth total win of 2014.
Finishing in second was the Steve Forler Trucking/P.G.H. Excavating/Lucas Oil Products #2L Maxim of Logan Forler, originally from Orting, Washington but now living in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, while coming home in third was the Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim of Chico, California’s Kyle Hirst driving for car owners Scott and Jason Finley. The balance of the top five would consist of Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington in his Starks Timber Processing/T&C Concepts/Southstar Limited Equipment/MASCO Petroleum #55 Maxim in fourth and while fifth went to Rob Held.
Earlier in the evening four heat races were ran with the winners being the Kovash Logging/Johansson Excavating/FK Shocks/Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation #33V of Henry Van Dam from Enumclaw, Washington, Kyle Hirst, Logan Forler, and Cam Smith of Mill Creek, Washington in his Dave Smith Motorsports/Don Ott Racing Engines/DCSigns.ca #17 Maxim. Picking up the victory in the consolation feature was Kyle Mehner from Damascus in his Oregon Outlaws Speed Shop/Extremeturbosystems.com/All Seasonal Rolling Shutters/R.S. Race Products #7K XXX.
The American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region will take a couple of weeks off before returning back to the Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday June 13th and Saturday the 14th for rounds five and six of 2014. For the latest information log on to www.ascsnorthwest.com
Sunday May 25th, 2014
Triple Track Challenge Round #4/American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region Race #4
Cottage Grove Speedway
Cottage Grove, Oregon
A Feature: 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 2L-Logan Forler; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst; 4. 55-Trey Starks; 5. 68-Rob Held; 6. 33V-Henry VanDam; 7. 7N-Jared Peterson; 8. 71-Colin Baker; 9. 9R-Reece Goetz; 10. 5N-Seth Nunes; 11. 3-J.J. Hickle; 12. 33-Colton Heath; 13. 22-Garen Linder; 14. 28M-Mark Herz; 15. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr; 16. 98-Chris Masters; 17. 7K-Kyle Mehner; 18. 26F-Shane Forte; 19. 22R-Mike Romig; 20. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith
B Feature: 1. 7K-Kyle Mehner; 2. 26F-Shane Forte; 3. 98-Chris Masters; 4. 22R-Mike Romig; 5. 4J-Allison Journey; 6. 6A-Kady Adelman; 7. 9A-Luke Didiuk; 8. 5R-Steve Reeves; 9. 89-Sterling Kane; 10. 56-Ross Mathewson; 11. 23L-Rob Lindsey; 12. 16-Nick Tomlinson
Heat 1: 1. 33V-Henry VanDam; 2. 23-Seth Bergman; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes; 4. 9R-Reece Goetz; 5. 22-Garen Linder; 6. 26F-Shane Forte; 7. 16-Nick Tomlinson
Heat 2: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson; 3. 33-Colton Heath; 4. 71-Colin Baker; 5. 98-Chris Masters; 6. 22R-Mike Romig; 7. 9A-Luke Didiuk
Heat 3: 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr; 4. 28M-Mark Herz; 5. 23L-Rob Lindsey; 6. 7K-Kyle Mehner; 7. 4J-Allison Journey
Heat 4: 1. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 2. 68-Rob Held; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle; 4. 5R-Steve Reeves; 5. 6A-Kady Adelman; 6. 89-Sterling Kane; 7. 56-Ross Mathewson