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Crum, Cross, Hammer, Hagen and James Claim Deming Speedway Championships
When the dust settled on the final night of racing at Deming Speedway in 2014, five new drivers claimed championships on a fantastic Saturday night in the Pacific NW. Brock Lemley won the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open main event, and Chance Crum won the championship by two points over Austin Sheridan. Jared Gundersen won the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 main with Tyson Cross winning the title. Kaitlyn Hammer claimed the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted championship with Tanner Holm winning the final feature. Peyton Hagen won the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint championship by five points while Tyler McLeod won his 11th main of the year, and Dougie James claimed the NW USAC HPD Midget title at the track with a victory.
High drama persisted through the Speedmart Hoosier 600 main event. Austin Sheridan took the points lead on Friday night while Chance Crum had mechanical issues, and on Saturday night’s main event, the roles reversed. Sheridan led the first 16 laps, but following a restart after a yellow for Jon Farrell, Sheridan lost power and dropped back in the field. He tried keeping the car out there to save a high enough finish to claim the title, but pulled off and finished 19th. His dropping off gave the lead to Brock Lemley who would race away to claim the win. Chance Crum, running a car borrowed from Mike and Spud Allen, took a third place finish which gave him enough points to reclaim the lead and the grab the point championship by two markers.
Tyson Cross entered the evening knowing a solid finish would bring him the championship in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. With second in points driver Jared Gundersen shooting out to a big lead early, Cross settled in and focused on running a smooth race. Gundersen was dominant, easily winning the main event, but it was not enough, as Cross ran a nice consistent line on his way to a third place finish and in the process, winning the season title.
Dougie James entered the night with an eight point advantage over Mike Vollbrecht for the first ever NW USAC HPD Midget championship awarded at Deming Speedway. James punctuated his championship win by taking the lead from Derek Holmwood on lap 11, and holding Vollbrecht off over the back half of the race to grab the victory.
In the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted division, Tanner Holm was flawless in leading all 30 laps of the main event to close out his year on a high note. Kaitlyn Hammer ended up taking the point title merely by signing into the back gate on the night, holding a solid pad on her lead entering the evening. Hammer would finish her championship campaign with a fourth place finish.
The Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint title ended up a lot closer than what it was entering the evening. Peyton Hagen entered the night with a 21 point lead, with Haley Constance chasing him. Hagen shot out to an early lead in the feature, but disaster struck for him on lap 12, as he collided with a lapped car and flipped, causing a red flag. With Hagen officially scored in 18th, Constance, who was in the second spot on the restart, needed to pass the lead car and win the race to tie the championship standings. Constance tried to pass new race leader Dakota Drake, but Drake held her off and in the process, Tyler McLeod passed both drivers to grab the lead and eventual win, his 11th of the season. Drake ended up second and Constance ended up third, giving the title to Hagen by five points.
Allen Scores Big Win Heading to Championship Night
High speeds and high excitement permeated Deming Speedway on EMD Construction / Subway night at the track. Spud Allen capped the night with an impressive win in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open division, while the season point battle in the class was shook up. Joining Spud in victory lane were Shaun Holtorf, Lance Sargent, Cody Hogarth and Dakota Drake. The season wraps up on Saturday night with the same five classes in action again.
The night belonged to Spud Allen in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open division. The Allen machine was hooked up and hauling, leading all 25 laps of the main event, deftly maneuvering through slower cars en route to scoring the impressive victory. The side story from the main event was second place finisher Austin Sheridan, who closed a huge margin in the season championship when point leader Chance Crum’s car wouldn’t start for the A Main. Chase Schmidt took third. Jon Farrell set fast time. Heat race wins went to Spencer Constance, Kris Labree, Shaun Holtorf and Liam Ryan.
When Shaun Holtorf is afforded an opportunity, he makes the most of it. Such was the case on Friday night, as Shaun’s first night in the Frosty Metcalfe owned car saw him end up in victory lane in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Holtorf led all 25 high speed laps in a race that went caution free. Jared Gundersen was second and Eric Turner took third. Tyson Cross broke into the nine second bracket in setting quick time. Heat winners were Joe Constance and Eric Turner.
Lance Sargent went wire-to-wire for the win in the NW USAC HPD Midget Series Main. Sargent lead all 20 lap while be challenged by Tristin Thomas who settled for second. Mike Vollbrecht took third. Sargent won the heat race while Thomas set fast time.
Cody Hogarth took advantage of the opportunity given to him by making a late race pass for the win in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 Restricted division. Hogarth chased Jesse Schlotfeldt all race long, looking for an opportunity to get by him. That opportunity came up on lap 24, as Schlotfeldt washed wide in turn two, allowing Cody the chance to drive underneath and into the lead and on to the eventual win. Schlotfeldt ran second and Spencer Constance was third. Riley Watkins collected his first career quick time. Sawyer Sorgenfrei and Kaitlyn Hammer won the heats.
Dakota Drake scored her first career Deming Speedway win in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Dakota took the lead from Mitchell Helsel on the inside of turn two on lap three, and streaked away to the impressive win. Helsel ran a strong second with Tyler McLeod rallying from eighth to third. McLeod was the quick qualifier. Drake was also a heat race winner, as were Tyson Lemley and Alex Gouy.
Deming Speedway and Northwest Mini Sprint Association Awards Banquet November 22, 2014 5:00pm at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
Everyone is invited, this is a family friendly event. Come out and have a great time.
Tickets can be purchase at the track through Season Championship night in the Beer Garden. Tickets are $45.00 for Adults and $35.00 for Children 12 & under
The Silver Reef Hotel is also running a special of $109.00 a room. You can get rooms for Friday and Saturday night at this rate if you would like. Just be sure to ask for the Deming Speedway Group rate.
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