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Miller, Winebarger, Luckman, Braaten, And Corley Achieve CGS Historical Night Wins


Cottage Grove Speedway

Miller, Winebarger, Luckman, Braaten, And Corley Achieve CGS Historical Night Wins

Miller, Winebarger, Luckman, Braaten, And Corley Achieve CGS Historical Night Wins
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions)
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the 2016 edition of Historical Night presented by Curt and Denny Deatherage. In addition to putting on a massive display of racing memorabilia, the class of 2016 was officially inducted into the Wall of Fame. Classes in action would be the 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

Kyle Miller would set the pace early in the 360 Sprint main event. But on the second lap Miller, living in Eugene and driving for Kady Adelman, got sideways in turns three and four nearly getting upside down trying to correct his course. He would keep going without bringing out a yellow but at the expense of losing the lead.

The driver to pick up the top spot and run away with it was Garen Linder. The Central Point driver, Linder, would set a rapid pace and started to pull away from the rest of the field. However, a late race caution would bunch the field all up. On the ensuing restart, Kyle Miller would recapture the lead out of the second turn.

As Miller started to approach some lapped traffic a final yellow flag would come out on lap twenty-five. When the field got back to racing Miller maintained the lead and would score the victory. It would be his second 360 Sprint win of the season.

Bricen James, of Albany and driving for Tim Galloway, would finish in second while Garen Linder ended the night in third. Anderson, California’s Chelsea Blevins would finish in fourth followed by Jake Helsel of Monroe, Washington.

The IMCA Modified main event was full of cautions. A total of eight stoppages would occur resulting in several restarts. Cottage Grove’s Tyler Smith showed the way early before getting passed on the fifth lap by Steven Sturdevant. Sturdevant, out of Springfield, possessed the top place position for a handful of laps. Collen Winebarger would get around him shortly after a lap six restart. The Corbett native, of Winebarger, would lead the remainder of the distance to win his fourth feature of the season at CGS.

Tyler Smith would win the battle for second at the line with fellow Cottage Grove driver Kinzer Cox behind him in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Steven Sturdevant, in fourth, and Curtis Towns, of Cottage Grove, in fifth.

In the Late Models, it would be all about Preston Luckman. The young man from Coos Bay would seize the initiative right from the get go. Luckman would lead from start to finish to win his first Late Model event at Cottage Grove in only a couple of start in his father Eric’s car. Preston would perform a clean sweep of the evening’s events.

Redmond’s Ron Brewster would place second while Rob Campos, from Scio, got third. Britton Donahoo, out of Salem, would get fourth followed by Nathan Augustine, of Redmond, in fifth.

Jorddon Braaten once again was the man to beat in the IMCA Sport Mods. In the main event, Springfield’s Tharen Trissell lead the first lap before getting passed on lap two by Randy Dunlap. Dunlap, from Cottage Grove and driving for Jimmy Owen, kept the position for quite some time before losing it on lap fourteen. The driver to make the pass was Central Point’s Braaten. Braaten would dominate the rest of the way and would win his seventh feature at CGS this year.

Andrew Mathers, of Eugene, finished an impressive second while Yreka, California’s Jimmy Lipke was third. Winston driver Buddy McHargue crossed the wire in fourth and Mike Medel, of Medford, got fifth.

Last but not least were the Quality RV Hornets. Westfir’s Josh Corley got to front on the opening lap. Corley would check out from the rest of the field to make his sixth appearance in victory lane this year. It was also Corley’s second consecutive victory in the Hornets and was also a clean sweep.

Chris Pierce, of Cottage Grove, was second while Veneta’s Brad Moffett finished third. K.C. Scott, from Springfield, ended the night in fourth while Harrisburg chauffeur James McClure was fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway will be off next weekend due to the Western Oregon Exposition. The track returns to action on Friday, August 26th, and Saturday the 27th. For more information be sure and stay tuned to

Submitted By: Ben Deatherage

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