Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ken Schrader Becomes Fourth Different Shootout Winner
by Ben Deatherage
LEBANON, Ore. -- Concord, North Carolina’s Ken Schrader conquered the Willamette Speedway in the forty lap Modified feature on Tuesday June 19th to become the fourth different winner in as many nights with the Wild Wild West Shootout. It was the first race of the seven race series that he had competed in and will be on hand for the rest of the events on the tour.
Ken Schrader took the lead on lap seventeen after a restart in his Federated Auto Parts #9S Impressive. Schrader overtook leader Jess Williamson in the Ron Martin Wholesale #0W Loose Gruff. The two battled for a number of laps until Schrader secured the lead around the halfway mark. Schrader would cruise onto the win after leading the rest of the distance to earn his eighth wins on the year in his Dirt Modified.
The Alien Race Cars/Tyee Chevrolet #90 Alien of Jason Beaulieu from Campbell River, British Columbia finished in second after running down Jesse Williamson and losing massive tire pressure on the right rear on the cool down lap. Williamson would finish in third place while Californians Kyle Casson of Yreka in the Ken’s Glass Company/RWP Fleet Service #11K Rayburn would place fourth and the Susan River Reality #6P Rayburn of Travis Peery from Ft. Jones finished in fourth.
No qualifying was implemented as two sets of heat races were ran with finishing and passing points being awarded. The top twelve in points was locked into the main while the top eight participating in a redraw to determine who started where in the first four rows.
Two consolation races were run with the top four in each transferring to the feature. Brett James in the James Gang Pizza/Lebanon Auto Body #26 GRT won the first feature and finishing behind him was Curtis Towns driving the SKS Racing #24 D&M from Cottage Grove in second, Chowchilla, California’s Alex Stanford in his Stanford Chopping/Royals Welding #98 Precision in third, and the Dusty’s Transmissions/Siskiyou Pump Service #25H Hughes of Justin Holt from Central Point finished in fourth.
The second feature was won by the Mountain View Woodworking Inc. #47 Pro of Kyle Yeack from Crawfordsville who would transfer along with the Curt Deatherage Auto Electric/Oregon Electric Service #45K Dirtworks in the runner-up position, Mark Wauge of Jacksonville in the Skinner Auto Plex/Meineke Car Care Center #1M Loose Gruff was third, and White City’s Brian Poppa driving the Jerry Severson owned Pro Service Center #7P Pro was the fourth place finisher.
There was a last chance qualifier which was won by Jeremy Shank of Salem in the Left Coast Motorsports/South Pacific Auto Sales and Service Center #30 Swartz and also transferring was Hoquiam, Washington pilot Zack Simpson in his Jacknut Apparel/CNK Machine #12 Shaw. Both the Busy Bee Cleaning/Pam Pam’s Auto Wrecking #68F of Bubba Foster from Dayton and the Susan Rivers Reality/Mid Valley Farms #7 X-Factor of Albany’s Dustin Dittman received promoter provisionals.
The Wild Wild West Modified Shootout heads north to the Sunset Speedway Park in Banks for the fifth straight race of the series. They will take Thursday June 21st off to travel even farther north for Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington on Friday June 22nd. The tour will conclude on Saturday June 23rd at the Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington.
Wild Wild West Modified Shootout Race #4
Tuesday June 19th, 2012
Heat Race Winners [First Round]: Jesse Williamson (1), Ken Schrader (2), Jason Beaulieu (3), Alex Stanford (4), Scott Lenz (5), Kyle Casson (6)
Heat Race Winners [Second Round]: Travis Peery (1), Ken Schrader (2), Kyle Yeack (3), Craig Hanson (4), Preston Jones (5), Matt Duste (6)
1st B-Feature: 1. Brett James, 2. Curtis Towns, 3. Alex Stanford, 4. Justin Holt, 5. Clint Petty, 6. Jeremy Richey, 7. Tom Yeack, 8. Les Williamson, 9. Rod McCombs, 10. Craig Moore, 11. Dustin Dittman, 12. Ricky Ashley, 13. Jeffrey Rivers, DNS Jake Mayden, DNS Bruce Ray, DNS Casey Vitale, DNS Tom Sweatman, DNS Morgan Criswell
2nd B-Feature: 1. Kyle Yeack, 2. Jason Kocks, 3. Mark Wauge, 4. Brian Poppa, 5. Jeremy Shank, 6. Zack Simpson, 7. Craig Cassell, 8. Bubba Foster, 9. Sam Potter, 10. Joe German, 11. Jesse Bailey, 12. Brian Bowman, 13. Trent Croy, 14. Steven Strudevant, 15. Robert Hoefs, DNS Braedon Hand, DNS Jeremy Brookshire
A-Feature: 1. Ken Schrader, 2. Jason Beaulieu, 3. Jesse Williamson, 4. Kyle Casson, 5. Travis Peery, 6. Scott Lenz, 7. Alex Stanford, 8. Jeremy Shank, 9. Justin Evans, 10. Chris Beaulieu, 11. Brett James, 12. Justin Simpson, 13. Jason Kocks, 14. Curtis Towns, 15. Kyle Yeack, 16. Monte Bischoff, 17. Craig Hanson, 18. Justin Holt, 19. Matt Duste, 20. Brian Poppa, 21. Preston Jones, 22. Dustin DIttman, 23. Mark Wauge, 24. Bubba Foster
2012 Wild Wild West Modified Shootout Schedule (Winner)
Saturday, June 16th- Southern Oregon Speedway (White City, OR) Jesse Williamson
Sunday, June 17th- Siskiyou Motor Speedway (Yreka, CA) Alex Stanford
Monday, June 18th- Cottage Grove Speedway (Cottage Grove, OR) Scott Lenz
Tuesday, June 19th- Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, OR) Ken Schrader
Wednesday, June 20th- Sunset Speedway Park (Banks, OR)
Friday, June 22nd- Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA)
Saturday, June 23rd- Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA)