Welt & Welt Night Next For CGS
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Fletcher Motorsports Photography)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- The action continues at the Cottage Grove Speedway as the ¼-mile clay oval will play host to Welt & Welt Night on Saturday August 10th. The night is expected to have a wonderful car count and the racing is guaranteed to be mouthwatering. The classifications that will be competing include the 360 Sprints, Northwest Extreme Sprints, Street Stocks, and Late Models. While racing is not taking place games and giveaways are scheduled to take place during the course of the evening.
Tickets for the races on Saturday are $12.00 for Adults, Senior/Military/Junior (13-17) $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children under the age of five 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.
The 360 Sprints and Northwest Extreme Sprints will be running together but the Northwest Extreme Sprints will be awarded separate points for their championship standings. Roger Crockett so far has the most wins in the 360 Sprint ranks with eight victories. Rob Held is the only other driver to have won a main event in the class this year. However Roger Crockett will be absent this weekend due to competing in the Knoxville Nationals in Iowa. Crockett currently has the luxury of a one-hundred-nineteen point lead over Held in the standings.
In the Northwest Extreme Sprints a terrific point battle is taking place. Two markers separate Raquel Ivie, who has the lead, and second place Kady Adelman. Ivie leads the division in feature victories, with three, over Adelman’s two. Dan Philpott is the only other main event winner in 2013.
The Street Stocks are coming off of an action packed weekend at “The Grove”. Currently Darin Crooks has a massive two-hundred-thirty-five point lead over second place Daniel Ray. Crooks has visited the winner’s circle a total of four times while Ray has done so on three occasion including last Saturday night. Drivers that have won once are Steve Begley, Jordan Braaten, and T.J Langan.
The Late Model division has been very entertaining to watch all season long. Paul Culp is in search of his first title at CGS as he has a ninety-seven point lead over the current runner-up Chuck Christian. Collen Winebarger has made it to victory lane three times this year which is the most anyone has been able to do so far. Trevor Glaser has two triumphs including the Firecracker 100 on Independence Day. Drivers with just one main event win include Paul Culp, Chuck Christian, and Shaun Mayea.
Welt & Welt Inc. is a locally owned operation that has supported the Cottage Grove Speedway for several decades. Welt’s is the destination for all your petroleum needs including heating fuel, lubricants, and more through their various companies including Welt Elements and the Fuel N’ Go Station off of I-5 exit 199. They also have four restaurants that serve extremely delicious food. These restaurants are the Bonanza Drive-Up, The Pink House, Jazzie’s Deli and Grill, and Giant Burger. To find out more information visit their headquarters location at 290 Palmer Avenue in Cottage Grove, log on to www.weltandwelt.com, or give them a call at (541) 942-9768.
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.
Track: Cottage Grove Speedway
Location: 2150 North Douglas Street, Cottage Grove, Oregon, 97424
Northwest Tracks Hotline- (360)-699-RACE
Ben Deatherage (Publicist)- (541)-598-6643
Sponsors: Knecht’s Auto Parts, Welt & Welt Inc., Welt Elements, Jazzie’s Deli, Bonanza Drive Up, Pink House Restaurant, Giant Burger, Fuel N’ Go Station, Columbia Distributing, Coors Racing, Pepsi, Les Schwab Tires, D&D Automotive, Auto Craft Body & Paint, Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, Brook’s Cut Rate Auto Parts, Adamas Reality, Relay For Life, Co-Energy Propane, Aaron’s, Oregon West RV, My Boy’s Slate Fired Pizza, Cascade Home Center, Nichol’s Napa Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts
Current Point Standings (Top Ten)
1. 11-Roger Crockett 439; 2. 68-Rob Held 320; 3. 21T-Zack Spaulding 286; 4. 5N-Seth Nunes 283; 5. 10-Kyle Miller 280; 6. 5H-Justyn Cox 257; 6. 33V-Henry Van Dam 257; 8. 9R-Reece Goetz 237; 9. 22-Garen Linder 229; 10. 65-Brendan Boyce 222
Northwest Extreme Sprints
1. 70-Raquel Ivie 384; 2. 6A-Kady Adelman 382; 3. 21-Mike Griffith 341; 4. 57-Dusty Redmond 266; 5. 29-Dan Philpott 264; 6. 4E-Nathan Ellertson 259; 7. 3-David Hibbard 58; 8. 12-Orion Redmond 56; 8. 4-Jesse Thistle 56; 10. 75H-Danny Horner 47
1. 73-Darin Crooks 554; 2. 01-Daniel Ray 319; 3. 84-Jordan Braaten 281; 4. 00-Steve Begley 275; 4. 0-Mark Henderson 275; 6. 01/2-Dusten Henderson 229; 7. 16K-Larry Crane 208; 8. 00-Darryl Crooks 183; 9. 75-Don Garrett III 181; 10. 4-Jeff Casto 177
1. 42-Paul Culp 389; 2. 422-Chuck Christian 292; 3. 88-Mike Peters 271; 4. 18-Blaine Taylor 238; 5. 36-Shaun Mayea 231; 6. 1-Collen Winebarger 220; 7. 03-Kevin Ropchan 216; 8. 13-Tony Brakeall 210; 9. 77-Kreg Britton 190; 10. 4E-Trent Elliott 188