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Sprint cars race in the dirt at the Southern Oregon Speedway. [Mail Tribune / file photo]

Hibbard, Coffell lead way at speedway

WHITE CITY — Point leader Dave Hibbard won his third 25-lap winged sprint car main event Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Hibbard chased six-lap scramble winner Blaine Cory for 11 laps until making his winning pass on Lap 11. Hibbard led the rest of the way with Cory not far behind for a season-best second place.

Willamette Speedway star Darren Coffell raced and turned in a dominant performance in winning the 20-lap late model main. Coffell charged into the lead at the start and held a half-lap lead when a caution flag flew on Lap 8.

Coffell resumed command on the restart and won by half a lap. John Dees held off father Bob Dees for second.

Point leader David Steele scored his fourth 20-lap mini stocks main. Steele had a half lap lead wiped out by a Lap-15 yellow flag for an Ashtin Hedges spin, but he pulled away on the restart and won ahead of Gary Anderson and David Marble.

Hedges won his second 20-lap hornets main. Hedges took the lead from Bree Tritchler in Turn 4 on Lap 10. Once he got in front, Hedges built a straightaway advantage over Tritchler at the checkered flag.

Kalvin Morton won his second straight 20-lap dwarf car main. Morton raced underneath Cody Peters on the inside in Turn 4 on Lap 10 to grab the lead. After that, Morton led the second half of the race and scored a satisfying victory.

Ageless veteran Fred Hay raced into second on the last lap.

Mark Minter won the non-stop 20-lap hardtop main. Minter led from the start with early pressure from Dean Cast. However, Minter pulled away down the stretch.

Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars

Heat Winners (6 Laps) — Merissa Henson, Blaine Corey. Scramble (4 Laps) — Blaine Corey. Main Event (25 Laps) — Dave Hibbard, Blaine Cory, Jeffrey Hudson, Enrique Jaime, Bailey Hibbard.

Late Models

Heat Winners (6 Laps) — Darren Coffell, Bob Dees. Trophy Dash (4 Laps) — Dave Foote. Main Event (20 Laps) — Darren Coffell, John Dees, Bob Dees, Nathan Augustine, David Newquist.

Bobbio’s Pizza Mini Stocks

Heat Winner (6 Laps) — David Steele, Hunter Magnan. Trophy Dash (4 Laps ) — Steve Goetz. Main Event (20 Laps) — David Steele, Gary Anderson, David Marble, Steve Goetz, Aaron Jorgensen.

JOAT Labs Hornets

Heat Winners (6 Laps) — Derrel Nelson Jr, Bree Tritchler. Trophy Dash 1 (4 Laps) — Ashtin Hedges. Trophy Dash 2 (4 Laps) — Bree Tritchler. Main Event (20 Laps) — Ashtin Hedges, Bree Tritchler, Chris Boynton, Tim Hedges, Derrel Nelson Jr.

SODCA Dwarf Cars

Heat Winners (6 Laps) — Ryan Smith, Chad Cardoza, Brock Peters. A Dash (6 Laps) — Brock Peters. B Dash (6 Laps) — Kalvon Morton. Main Event (20 Laps) — Kalvin Morton, Fred Hay, Chad Cardoza, Cody Peters, Ryan Smith.

OTRO Hardtops

Heat Winner (6 Laps) — Mark Minter. Trophy Dash (4 Laps) — Justin Krossman. Main Event (20 Laps) — Mark Minter, Dean Cast, Bill Trotter, Jay Smith, Justin Krossman.

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