Yreka, CA…June 9…Matt Sanders won the $500 first prize in the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night at Siskiyou Motor Speedway. Sanders started in the second row and gained second on a lap 3 restart. Championship hopeful Ryder Boswell led through numerous caution flags in the first six laps. On the third restart attempt on lap 7, Boswell pulled up on the outside groove in Turn 2 with a flat tire as Sanders raced by. Braxton Possinger quickly settled into second and gave Sanders plenty of pressure down the stretch. Possinger moved by on the inside in Turn 3 on the final lap, but Sanders used the outside groove to carry his momentum from Turn 4 to the checkered flag in victory. Justin McCreadie was a strong third ahead of Randy Wright, Jimmy Lipke, Doug Franklin, Trevor Tiffee, Boswell, Daniel Ray and Isaac Sanders. Ray picked up the $100 bill offered by Bottoms Racing for winning the four lap Trophy Dash. McCreadie and Matt Sanders each won eight lap heat ra ces.
Marilyn Yawnick helped her bid to become a three-time champion as she won her second 20 lap Mini Stock Main Event. Yawnick won a good battle with Terry Kendrick as Mike Whitaker was a close third. Mike McLeod, Jason Frost, Zac McMurray and Tiffany Cobb followed at the finish. Whitaker won the eight lap heat race and picked up a $100 bill for his four lap trophy Dash victory. Both wins came after good battles with Yawnick.
Bottoms racing also offered a $50 cash prize to the winner of the Jefferson State Jalopy Association Trophy Dash, and Josh Bernstein followed up his exhibition victory of a week earlier with his win in the dash. All four cars competed with Karl Bernstein, JJ Smith and Mark Super behind the wheel of each car.
A half a dozen of the young stars of The Outlaw Kart program staged a little exhibition. The field included Josh Smith, Cale Cunial and Cole Cunial.
Next weekend, there will be an Outlaw Kart program on the smaller track on Friday night. On Saturday night, the Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks are back along with the IMCA Sport Modifieds, Mini Stocks and the first appearance of the Outlaw Open Comp class. For further information, go to www.siskiyoumotorspeedway.com.