Rob Mayea Wins Wild CGS Late Model Feature; Hand Wins In The Northwest Extreme Modifieds
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions)
In addition to the American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region being in town on Friday July 4th the Late Model and Northwest Extreme Modifieds were on tap for support classes. A good crop of cars signed in on the registration sheets including twenty-one Late Models and five Northwest Extreme Modifieds.
At the start of the Late Model main event the All-In Property Investments/X-Factor Race Cars/Schram Brothers Excavating/Gullett Racing & Customs #111 X-Factor of Portland’s Joey Tanner would set the pace early. A yellow on lap one would bunch the field up and on the ensuing restart Rob Mayea of Bend would make a move to pass Tanner to get to the front. Mayea, in his J&S Farms/Cornett Racing Engines/Tim Logan Racing #37 Rocket, would be very quick once in the lead.
However on lap twelve restart Mayea would briefly go over the top of turns one and two giving the lead back to Tanner. But a yellow would come before a lap could be complete resulting in Mayea retaining the lead. A few more cautions would occur through the course of the race but the main event came down to the final circuit when Shaun Mayea, Rob’s nephew, put a bid in for the win.
Shaun Mayea, also of Bend, would roll around the bottom and actually had the advantage going into the final turns but Rob Mayea would keep his faith on the high side and had just enough momentum to beat his nephew at the wire by a mere .081 seconds. The victory would be Rob Mayea’s second of 2014 at CGS.
The Cold Springs Resorts/R.G. Remanufacturing/Superior Fuel Cells/Driving Force Graphics #36 Rocket of Shaun Mayea would be a respectable second followed by Mike Miller from Springfield in his X-Factor Race Cars/Renegade Race Fuels/Quality RV Repair/All Pro Steel #17M X-Factor in third. The rest of the top five finishers would be Trent Elliott out of La Pine in the La Pine Frontier Days/VisitCentralOregon.com/Sunriver Style/AAA Home Inspection #4E Victory Circle while crossing the wire in fifth was Pleasant Hill’s Blaine Taylor chauffeuring the My Boy’s Slate Fired Pizza/Taylor Restaurant Equipment/Mueller Commercial Services #18 MastersBilt.
In the Northwest Extreme Modified Eugene native David Schmidt was out to a great start leading in the initial laps in his EMS Truck Repair/Cindy Sew It/Oregon Concealed Training/Hunter Brake & Alignment #9 Pro. On lap five though Braedon Hand from Cottage Grove would find a way to the front on lap five. Hand would lead the rest of the distance to win his first career Northwest Extreme Modified main event for the Todd’s Auto Body/D&D Automotive/KNND 1400 AM/Vintage Inn Family Restaurant #5 Shaw by S.D.M.F. team.
Brandon Potter out of St. Helens was second in his Hope House/Ri Ky Roofing and Sheetmetal/Kaptain’s Kraft Custom T-Shirts #11 Pro but missed the scales so unfortunately would result in a disqualification. Second place would officially go to David Schmidt followed by Cottage Grove’s Jimmy Owen in the Eagle Racing Graphics/Dan Martin Excavating/Dirt Tracking/Bonnichson Repair #27 machine in third. Crow’s Scott Akin would cross the stripe in fourth in his #54 Monster to complete the finishing order.
Cottage Grove Speedway will again be in action on Saturday July 5th for the final race of the weekend and will once again be presented by Welt & Welt Inc. Classes featured on the card will be the ASCS-Northwest Region 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. Ticket prices are Adults $15.00, Seniors/Military/Juniors (13-17) $13.00, Youths (Ages 12-6) $8.00, and Children under the age of 5 are FREE. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.
Welt & Welt Inc. Night
Friday July 4th, 2014
Cottage Grove Speedway
Cottage Grove, Oregon
A Feature: 1. 37-Rob Mayea; 2. 36-Shaun Mayea; 3. 17M-Mike Miller; 4. 4E-Trent Elliott; 5. 18-Blaine Taylor; 6. 42-Paul Culp; 7. 13B-Randy Barley; 8. 88-Randy Martin; 9. 88P-Mike Peters; 10. 16-Rob Williams; 11. 78-Ed Peters; 12. 111-Joey Tanner; 13. 36C-John Campos; 14. 08-Kye Frick; 15. SW-Collen Winebarger; 16. 5-Britton Donahoo; 17. 68-Greg Schellhorn; 18. J871-Roy Kirk Jr.; 19. 8-Lynn McDonald; DNS 96R-Tony Bounds; DNS S09-Kevin Kirk
Northwest Extreme Modifieds
A Feature: 1. 5-Braedon Hand; 2. 9-David Schmidt; 3. 27-Jimmy Owen; 4. 54-Scott Akin; DQ 11-Brandon Potter