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Plenty Of Racing This Weekend A Siskiyou Motor Speedway
06/02/17 at 9:10am
Plenty Of Racing This Weekend A Siskiyou Motor Speedway

Yreka, CA...After the successful John Arnberg Memorial Race, Siskiyou Motor Speedway is back in action on Saturday night with a lineup of IMCA Sport Modifieds, McDonald's Mini Stocks, Late Model Lites and IMCA Modifieds.  On Friday night, the Outlaw Kart track will roar into action for it's first point race.  It's another exciting weekend of racing in Yreka.

The Bo Hittson Memorial race shook up the IMCA Sport Modified point battle.  This is because Colton Cheffey had a hard crash on Saturday and missed Sunday.  He was second in the standings.  Chris Jorgensen was also a Sunday no show.  Two time winner Justin Foux did what he needed to do with a fourth place finish to increase his point lead.  Bottoms had a solid finish in sixth, but he should still move into second by the time the points are released by IMCA on Friday.  Cory Biggs might have kept pace with Bottoms in the standings.  He won his heat race on Saturday, but he had enough damage in the non point Main Event that night that he too was a no show on Sunday.

It was interesting to watch rookie Justin McCreadie all weekend.  Justin led all the way to win Saturday's preliminary feature.  That made it two wins for the season.  He was going for three on Sunday, but it was two time Medford champion Jorddon Braaten thwarting those plans and forcing him to settle for second.  Randy Wright, Colter Boswell and Jack Waldon III all represented Yreka last Sunday, and they should be in action this week along with such notables as Jorgensen, Gavin Gonzales and Garrett Hamilton.  The Cheffey team will be thrashing to get their car together for a comeback on Saturday.

The points may have been on the line on Sunday, but 2014 champion "Magic" Mike Whitaker didn't care.  He broke out of his slump in a big way by holding off David Steele to win Saturday's McDonald's Mini Stocks preliminary Main Event.  It's not often that you beat 2015 champion Steele these days, so Whitaker did a great job.  On Sunday, he settled for a still respectable fourth place finish.  Steele won again, but it was reigning champion "Big Mac" Marilyn Yawnick scoring her third runnerup finish of the season.  Ethan Killingsworth rebounded from a disastrous Saturday night with a heat win and third in the feature.  This was just what he needed to keep pace with Yawnick in the point race.

Terry Kendrick seemed to borrow Whitaker's luck as his truck blew a motor in last Sunday's Fast Dash, causing him to miss the Main Event.  Hopefully, "The Holy Terror" will be back stronger this week along with Aaron Jorgensen, Dennis Jorgensen, Mike Frost and Amber Waldon.  Steele is also anticipated, and the question remains.  Can anybody beat this guy?  In addition to three Yreka wins, he has two wins in Medford this season.  2014 Medford champion Gary Anderson showed up last Sunday and had a respectable showing in fifth.  It's possible that he'll return for another go.

Formerly called Super 4's, the Late Model Lites are back under a new name thanks to a revival of the effort at Medford that gained momentum last year.  These are generally cars with Late Model chassis and 4-cylinder motors.  Don't let any of that fool you.  These cars clock times as fast as IMCA Modifieds and in some cases as fast as Late Models.  Lee Doty won the championship in Medford, and he is expected to lead a group of cars to Yreka.  He may be the driver to beat this week.  Danny Prewitt won a Main Event last season, and he's anticipated along with Eric Aos, son Dustin Aos and Charlie Eaton.  It's an opportunity for Yreka racing fans to see a style of race car that they haven't seen in a while.

Last week's Outlaw Kart practice and informal, non point race on the newly remade one-eighth mile clay oval track was a  success.  Drivers from 500 Open Karts, 250's, Box Stocks, Beginners Box Stocks, Speedway Karts and even a Micro Sprint gave the banked oval a shake down run.  Drivers gave the track rave reviews, and this Friday will see the track race under the lights.  Such notables as Bodee Weiser, Braden Weiser, Natalie Richard, Drew Berry, Malachi Johnson, Chayce Smith, Wyatt Pinckney, Kenny Boardman, Lori Fuller, Steve Rambo, Brionna Fuller, Taylor Fuller and Kiley Grimes should be returning in their respective classes.

Friday night will be for the Outlaw Karts.  Saturday night on the big track will be IMCA Sport Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Late Model Lites and IMCA Modifieds.  It will be a great weekend of racing in Yreka.  For further information, go to www.siskiyoumotorspeedway.com.
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