Third time is the charm when it comes to the Corrigan Oil Speedway Slugfest series. With poor weather all spring, the first two installments were canceled because of rain.
Eric Wisniewski led the opening laps of The Parts Place Napa Junior Bandits. Logan Long and Joel Smith stayed close, as Smith moved to the point on lap five. Smith began to pull away, leaving Wisniewski and Long to battle for second. With the white flag waving, the top three ran nose to tail in lapped traffic, but Smith holds on for the win. In the Bandit feature, Mason Surgener took the lead in turn two of the opening lap and never looked back to take the win with Caiden Bailey in second.
The Corrigan Oil Claimers took the speedway as Jason Davis took the lead on the opening lap after starting third. Fast timer Griffin Quisenberry quickly closed in on Davis, with Chris Reid in third. On lap six, the top duo make contact in turn one as Quisenberry takes lead. Half a lap later, Davis returns the favor to retake the point. On a lap ten restart, the top two raced side by side with Quisenberry taking the lead on lap 11. With four laps to go, caution for the lead who is leaking fuel. On the final restart, Davis retakes the lead, and leads the distance to take the win. Bobby Prather and Tim Hurrell are the top three.
The 50 lap Sawyers Chevy modified feature had a rough start as the front row made contact heading in to turn one sending Al Berry in to the outside wall. Dominique VanWierigen, Kirk Newland, and Mike Westphal were also involved. When the race resumed, Jon McNett grabbed the early lead with Jason parish and Tony Pastorino in tow. Ten laps in, McNett is fighting a loose race car on corner exit allowing Parish to close in as the top six all run nose to tail. 20 Laps in, Parish and McNett are side by side as McNett spins in turn four. On the restart, Tracey Hernley takes over second, and quickly closes on Parish for the race lead. Mike Occhipinti takes over third on lap 26, but the lead duo is pulling away. With 18 to go, Pastorino retakes third and Bill Heeney follows in to fourth. Two laps later, something breaks in the left front of Hernley’s car bringing out the caution, and ending her race. On the final restart, Parish is able to open a little distance between himself, and Pastorino. At the finish, Parish takes the win followed by Pastorino and Heeney.
Jordan Harvey jumps out to the early lead in the Boss Snow Equipment Late Model Sportsman feature. Cody Hall and Troy Andrews follow but caution waves on lap three. On the restart, Andrews takes over second, as Derek Kearns and Tony Dagor make bold moves to take over third and fourth. Andrews uses the outside to take the lead on lap seven, as caution waves for Max Price. On the restart, Mike Ammerman takes the lead, as Dane Long takes passes second one lap later. Dager retakes the third position after the restart shuffle on lap 26. At the half way mark, Long is able to take the lead using the outside lane, and begins to pull away. Dager reels in Ammerman and makes the pass for second with 12 laps to go. At the finish, Long takes the win over Dager and Ammerman.
The Performance Automotive Northwest Street Stocks had Nate Jenkins lead the first two laps, then Ron Hart took over on lap three. John Kennedy grabbed second one lap later as Robby Johnston and Jerry Pierman battle for third. With 17 laps in, Johnston takes second as Pierman follows in to third. Caution waves for Johnston and Pierman on lap 23, which moves Kennedy and Jenkins back in to the top three. With 20 to go, Pierman moves his way back forward taking over third. Pierman thank takes second with 15 to go. With ten laps to go, a race for the lead has developed. With seven to go, Pierman gets under Hart to take the lead, and then holds on for the win.
The final event of the evening is the 25 lap enduro figure 8. Tim Hurrell led at the drop of the green and held the position for a couple circuits until he pulled off with mechanical issues. Todd Nelson inherited the lead with Wayne Parkhurst challenging. After a brief red flag on lap five, Parkhurst made a move to take the point. Steve Utley slowly made his way forward, taking the lead with ten laps to go, then pulled away for the win. Todd Nelson and Jimmy Burchett were the top three.
The next event at Corrigan Oil Speedway will be on Friday, July 26th. The Annual “Money From Heaven” event will showcase the late model sportsman, modifieds, Corrigan claimers, and bandoleros. For more information, log on to the official website at www.corriganoilspeedway.com
Corrigan Oil Claimers
Fast Time: 11 Griffin Quisenberry 17.259
Feature: 1) 43 Jason Davis 2) 4 Bobby Prather 3) 24 Tim Hurrell 4) 9 Steve Utley 5) 77 Joey Wirt 6) 11 Griffin Quisenberry 7) 27 Patience Degg 8) 29 Chris Reid 9) 25 Matt Sairls 10) 22 Ryan Fillingham
Boss Snow Equipment Late Model Sportsman
Fast Time: 7L Dane Long 13.870
Feature: 1) 7L Dane Long 2) 0 Tony Dager 3) 12 Mike Ammerman 4) 1 Troy Andrews 5) 73 Cody Hall 6) 07 Jordan Harvey 7) 47 Max Price 8) 48 Craig Stephens 9) 13 Derek Kearns 10) 38 Gordon Alblas
Performance Automotive Northwest Street Stocks
Fast Time: 42 Jerry Pierman 14.849
Feature: 1) 1) 42 Jerry Pierman 2) 51 Ron Hart 3) 35 John Kennedy 4) 42 Nate Jenkins 5) 53 Tom Spraque 6) 17 Montie Matthews 7) 20 Robby Johnston 8) 20 Darrell Taylor 9) 14 Donnie Zakrzewski 15) 145 Mike Havans
Sawyers Chevrolet Modifieds
Fast Time: 81 Tracey Hernley
Feature: 1) 31 Jason Parish 2) 89 Tony Pastorino 3) 47 Bill Heeney 4) 12 Mike Occhipinti 5) 62 Steve Pelky 6) 20 Tim Lahar 7) m1 Bill Butler 8) 32 Logan Haughton 9) 81 Tracey Hernly 10) 7 Jon McNett 11) 17 Tyler Heeney 12) 07 Matt Vainer 13) 93 Curtis Spencer 14) 22 Aaron Taylor 15) 1k Al berry 16) 7v Domonique VanWieringen 17) 18 Kirk Newland 18) 5w Mike Westphal
The Parts Place Napa Bandoleros
Junior Bandit Feature: 1) 24 Joel Smith 2) 25 Eric Wisniewski 3) 7L Logan Long 4) 18 Killian McMann 5) 3 Hunter Hath 6) 13 Nevaeh Larner 7) 08 Blaine Cochran
Bandit Feature: 1) 42 Mason Surgener 2) 4 Caiden Bailey
Enduro Figure 8: 1) 9 Steve Utley 2) 17 Todd Davis 3) 71 Jimmy Burchett 4) 77 Chris Reid 5) 25 Matt Sairls 6) 948 Justin Pepitone 7) 4 Bobby Prather 8) 0 Ray Derminer 9) 75 Wayne Parkhurst 10) 24 Tim Hurrell 11) 27 Patience Degg 12) 276 Justin Southward 13) 30 Eric Gilbert 14) 10 Shaun Shiley 15) 77 Corey Nordman 16) 17 John Davis 17) 28 Neil Beukema