Trenchard Triumphant In Round #4 Of WWMS At CGS
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions)
Thursday July 24th would see the Wild West Modified Speedweek visit the Cottage Grove Speedway for the fourth race of the 2014 tour. Twenty-four entries would sign in on the sheets representing the states of Oregon, California, Nevada, and North Dakota.
In the first four laps of the feature there would be four lead changes with Nick Trenchard of Klamath Falls eventually securing the position. Trenchard, driving for car owners Rich and Nicky Biehn, would establish a decent sized lead before running into some heavy lapped traffic on the long green flag run.
Trenchard would make some decisive moves as he cut through the slower traffic trying to stay in front of the fast company behind immediately him. The only thing to really slow down the Biehn Racing/Natures Images/Air Gas/Lithia Dodge-Toyota of Klamath Falls #54N Shaw, of Trenchard, was a lap twenty-seven caution. This would bunch up the field one final time as only eight laps remained in the feature.
Trenchard would master the restart and cruised to pick up his first career Wild West Modified Speedweek victory. Trenchard also became the fourth different winner in as many nights for the 2014 Mod Speedweek.
Jesse Williamson of Coburg would put the Dustin Comer owned S.D.M.F. Race Cars/Mid Valley Metals/F.M. Jones & Sons Quality Trucks and Autos/K.C. Race Engines #ZERO S.D.M.F. in second followed by the Stanford Chopping/Golden Memorial Insurance/Borba Ranch/Precision Chassis Development #98 Precision of Alex Stanford from Chowchilla, California in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Cory Sample from Winnemucca, Nevada in his Dakota Diesel/Susan River Reality #00 Razor in fourth and the Ireland & Ireland at Law/Privateer Racing/Klecker Knives and Tools/Applebee Aviation #8 Dirt Works by Jerry Hoffman of Banks native Rob Ireland was fifth.
The victor in the B-Main would be the Esterlee Motel of Lincoln City/Dr. Mary Harada Breast Cancer Specialist/Debra Herndon Family Nurse Practitioner/Big Sky Landscaping/Drager Performance #25 Rocket by Ruhlman of Craig Cassell from Albany while earning the win in the Last Chance Qualifier was Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox in his Robert Howell Logging/Geo Synthetics/Razor’s Edge Graphics/Jerry Dills Trucking #1K Loose Gruff.
The Wild West Modified Speedweek will continue at Willamette Speedway on Friday July 25th with racing scheduled to get underway around 6:30 PM. For ticket prices and more information log on to www.trophymotorsports.com and click “Track Info”.
Wild West Modified Speedweek Round #4
Thursday July 24th, 2014
Cottage Grove Speedway
Cottage Grove, Oregon
A Feature: 1. 54N-Nick Trenchard; 2. ZERO-Jesse Williamson; 3. 98-Alex Stanford; 4. 00-Cory Sample; 5. 8-Rob Ireland; 6. SW-Collen Winebarger; 7. 5-Braedon Hand; 8. F1-Monte Bischoff; 9. 5M-Jake Mayden; 10. 33C-Craig Hanson; 11. 25-Craig Cassell; 12. 6P-Travis Peery; 13. 85-Ricky Ashley; 14. 77-Kreg Britton; 15. 24-Curtis Towns; 16. 68-Jesse Bailey; 17. 11-Steven Sturdevant; 18. W6-Kelly Williamson; 19. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 20. 11X-Tom Berry Jr.
B Feature: 1. 25-Craig Cassell; 2. 77-Kreg Britton; 3. F1-Monte Bischoff; 4. 11X-Tom Berry Jr.; 5. W6-Kelly Williamson; 6. 68-Jesse Bailey; 7. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 8. 44-Greg McDonald; 9. 93B-Justin Ryker; 10. 30A-David Day; 11. 28M-Mark Wauge; 12. 85-Ricky Ashley
Last Chance Qualifier: 1. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 44-Greg McDonald; 4. 30A-David Day; 5. 93B-Justin Ryker; DNS 28M-Mark Wauge
Current Wild West Modified Speedweek Points (Top Fifteen):
1. 98-Alex Stanford 366; 2. ZERO-Jesse Williamson 365; 3. SW-Collen Winebarger 330; 4. 6P-Travis Peery 329; 5. 5-Braedon Hand 311; 6. 00-Cory Sample 308; 7. 8-Rob Ireland 302; 8. 54N-Nick Trenchard 281; 9. F1-Monte Bischoff 278; 10. 25-Craig Cassell 268; 11. 27-Mark Carrell 262; 12. 28M-Mark Wauge 232; 13. 11X-Tom Berry Jr. 223; T W6-Kelly Williamson 223; 15. 30-Jeremy Shank 192