Marvin Smith Memorial Grove 360 Classic A Must See Event
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Lance Jennings)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Since 2002 fans of the Cottage Grove Speedway have had the pleasure to watch some great Grove Classics. 2014 will hopefully be the best one to date especially since it is dedicated to the late Marvin Smith a four-time Cottage Grove Speedway Sprint Car champion, one of the track’s most popular drivers. The event will be contested over the course of two nights beginning with Friday April 25th and culminating with the finale on Saturday the 26th.
“This year the Grove Classic is going to be very special,” commented CGS General Manager Heather Boyce, “Marvin Smith was such an integral part of this place and to honor his legacy for his family and his fans is the least we could do.”
The whole weekend will be a fun time as several events will transpire over the two days including a charity kick-it game for Big Al Kids and Motorsports Foundation. Details for further activities will be released shortly so be sure and check the website often. A whole bunch of drivers past and present are looking forward to this event of racing in Marvin’s honor.
Roger Crockett has simply owned this event over the past ten years winning thirteen consecutive Grove Classic features starting with his first on April 24th, 2004. Will he sweep another Grove Classic weekend or will someone else rise to the occasion and hoist the trophy in victory lane. Find out on April 25th and 26th at the Cottage Grove Speedway. Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news of CGS by visiting www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.
Past Grove Classic Winners:
2013- Roger Crockett on April 26th, Roger Crockett on April 27th
2011- Roger Crockett on May 13th, Roger Crockett on May 14th
2010- Roger Crockett on April 23rd, Roger Crockett on April 24th
2009- Roger Crockett on April 24th, Roger Crockett on April 25th
2008- Roger Crockett on April 26th
2006- Roger Crockett on April 21st, Roger Crockett on April 22nd
2005- Roger Crockett on April 22nd
2004- Billy Nutter on April 23rd, Roger Crockett on April 24th
2003- Dale Smith on August 29th, Dale Smith on August 30th
2002- Dale Smith on June 29th