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Jorgensen, Hibbard win open wheel showcase

WHITE CITY — Jonathan Jorgenson won the 25-lap Northwest Focus Midget Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Jorgenson took the lead from defending series champion Tristin Thomas on lap six and was never seriously threatened after that. The race had two early caution flags before going non stop for the final 24 laps.

Following Jorgensen and Thomas in the top five were Garrett Thomas, Eric Turner and Evan Margeson

Bailey Hibbard scored the victory in the 25-lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event.

Bailey led all the way, at times closely challenged by his father David Hibbard as they worked through traffic. However, the son beat the father for a well earned victory.

Eric Turner finished third ahead of 12th starter Jeffrey Hudson and Merissa Henson. Also Saturday, 61-year old Calvin Hibbard was noteworthy in beating son David and grandson Bailey for his first heat race win.

Guy Tow Jr. won the 20-lap SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event. Tow led all the way and was never seriously challenged. Mason Lewman won a three-car battle for second ahead of Ryan Smith and Chad Cardoza. Previous winner Josh King finished fifth.

Dusty Trotter won his first 20-lap OTRO Hardtop Main Event. Trotter moved into second on lap six and gained the lead when leader Justin Krossman spun in turn four on lap 15. Jay Smith closed in on the last lap for a second-place finish ahead of Mark Minter, Jamie Britton and Bill Trotter.

Racing resumes next Saturday night with the sixth annual Roger Haudenshild Tribute Race.

Increased purse money will be offered for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks. Also on the card will be the Late Models, Southern Oregon Dwarf Cars and JOAT Labs Hornets.

Plus, crack-the-whip races and Bike and Family Fun Center gift card giveaways for the kids. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Track and Field

ASHLAND WINS: At Corvallis, the Ashland Middle School girls 4x100-meter relay team won its event at the Oregon Middle School Meet of Champions Thursday at Corvallis High School.

The quartet of Janice Quainoo, Makayla Miller, Emmeline Clark and Amelia Evans had a time of 51.19 seconds.

Ashland beat out runner-up Lake Oswego, which clocked 51.22.

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