Speedway to crown first woman champion

For the first time in its 17-year history, Southern Oregon Speedway will crown a female driver as division champion Saturday.

Jamie Guider-Newberg will be named the 2012 super 4 winner.

A mother of two, Guider-Newberg has been racing at the speedway for about 10 seasons, including several seasons in the mini stock class before moving to the super 4s in 2005.

Guider-Newberg has been a consistent driver this season, racking up a total of 634 points to date with a couple of wins. With only one points race remaining, she is nearly 200 points ahead of her nearest rival, her father, Joe Guider.

Champions in all divisions will be determined and recognized Saturday. Track Champions in the modified and pro/modified classes have been determined, with Mark Wauge capturing the modified crown and Duane Melvin the pro/mods.

Champions for dwarf cars, mini stocks and street stocks will be determined Saturday. The trophy presentation ceremony for all classes will be immediately after racing has been completed.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6.

General admission is $10; the cost of children 6-12, seniors 62-over and veterans with ID is $7; reserved seats are $15; children under 6 get in free.

The speedway is in the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road.

For more information, visit www.sospeedway.com or call 541-826-6825 or 541-772-6264.

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