Tyler Thompson Rebounds To Win July 28th ISCS Date At CGS
By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- The Interstate Sprint Car Series capped off their doubleheader weekend at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 28th. Twenty-three cars were in attendance representing the states of Oregon and Washington. It is the third time 2018 has visited Cottage Grove Speedway.
Fourth-starting Tyler Thompson would get up on the wheel and took over the lead exiting the first turn on the opening lap. The only thing that would slow the Harrisburg teenager down were two stoppages. Each restart he managed to remain dominant over the rest of the field and retained the top spot the entire time after making some key decisions in lapped traffic.
It marked the first time that Thompson has won with the ISCS and is the fifth different winner in as many races with the series. The team were coming off a horrible crash at Willamette Speedway the previous evening and they had to rebuild a brand-new race car from the ground up.
Jacksonville’s Tanner Holmes put up an impressive second over Shane Forte, of Junction City, in third. Cottage Grove competitor Kinzer Cox was fourth over fifth finishing Jake Helsel, from Monroe, Washington. The three fast timers in the three groups were Shane Forte, McKenzie Bridge teenager A.J. Harbaugh, and Thurston’s Ricky Ashley. Collecting wins in the heats were Don Waddell of Roseburg, Medford veteran Dave Hibbard, and Kinzer Cox.
The Interstate Sprint Car Series returns to racing on Monday, August 13th at Coos Bay Speedway for ISCS Speedweek. Tuesday will be at Cottage Grove Speedway while Wednesday is at Willamette Speedway. Sunset Speedway Park will host the Thursday bout while the week gets capped off at Gary Harbor Raceway, in Elma, Washington, on Friday and Saturday.
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Race Results: Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #5 Saturday, July 28th, 2018 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon
A Feature 1: 1. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 26F-Shane Forte, ; 4. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 5. 44-Jake Helsel, ; 6. 85-Ricky Ashley, ; 7. 25S-Camden Robustelli, ; 8. 3H-David Hibbard, ; 9. 1-Bailey Hibbard, ; 10. 66-Brett McGhie, ; 11. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh, ; 12. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 13. 10K-Don Waddell, ; 14. 4J-Allison Journey, ; 15. 3B-Ian Bandey, ; 16. 5C-Brody Cooper, ; 17. 3F-Scott Fox, ; 18. 71R-RC Levin, ; 19. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 20. 15R-Vern Scevers, ; 21. 12-Steven Snawder, ; 22. 71-Hedge Carter, ; 23. 57-Dusty Redmond,
Heat 1: 1. 10K-Don Waddell, ; 2. 15R-Vern Scevers, ; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli, ; 4. 26F-Shane Forte, ; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie, ; 6. 3F-Scott Fox, ; 7. 5C-Brody Cooper, ; 8. 71-Hedge Carter,
Heat 2: 1. 3H-David Hibbard, ; 2. 44-Jake Helsel, ; 3. 57-Dusty Redmond, ; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson, ; 5. 66-Brett McGhie, ; 6. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh, ; 7. 12-Steven Snawder, ; 8. 71R-RC Levin,
Heat 3: 1. 1K-Kinzer Cox, ; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes, ; 3. 87-Kyler Barraza, ; 4. 85-Ricky Ashley, ; 5. 1-Bailey Hibbard, ; 6. 4J-Allison Journey, ; 7. 3B-Ian Bandey,