River City Speedway: Dan Fox, Jeremy Martin, Jenae Frehlich win their division main event
Next race slated for July 9
Local racers dominated the main events Saturday at River City Speedway as just the second race of the season was held.
Weather has been a hindrance this season, forcing cancellation of the first two races at the Columbia County Fairgrounds facility, and two other events. Last weekend's race was also cancelled due to rain.
Dan Fox of Scappoose was fifth in his heat race of the premier Sportsman Division, but came on strong in the main event to take first, followed by Curt Nusom of Gresham, and Dan Smith of Scappoose.
The quick Modified Division saw Jeremy Martin of Warren move up in the standings with the fast time of the day, a third in his heat, and first in the main event. Don Jenner and Robert Jenner, both of Vancouver, were second and third, and second and third in the standings, just ahead of Martin. Saturday's races kept them all very close.
In the Street Stock Division, Mike Crase of Portland jumped up to win the A Main event, a big leap from his 10th in the standings after the first race. Brad Martin, points leader after the first race, added more points with a heat third place and a fourth in the main event. Second-place John Nusom of Gresham and John Haagenson of St. Helens also kept pace. Nusom won the trophy dash, a heat, and was third in the main. Haagenson took second in the main.
Jenae Frelich of St. Helens won her first main event in the Women's Division, edging out Kathy McMullen of Deer Island. McMullen picked up points for fast time and a heat win, plus second in the main.
The Beehlers maintained their hold on the 4-cylinder Mini-Stock Division. Joel Beehler of St. Helens won the main event, and should move up from third in the points standings. Second-place Adam Beehler won a heat and was second in the main event. Brad Beehler was in first, took second in his heat, sixth in the main event, and had fast time on the day.
Brad Martin of Warren had the fast time, a heat win, and won the main event in the Dwarf Car Division.
Racing resumes at the track on Saturday, July 9-weather permitting, of course.
Fast Time-Curt Nusom Gresham, 15:682. Trophy Dash-Dan Smith, St. Helens. Heat 1-Lisa Liner, St. Helens; Bob Berg, St. Helens; Susan Nelson Portland; Matt Taylor, St. Helens; Clark Tenney, Scappoose. Heat 2-Curt Nusom, Gresham; Dan Smith, St. Helens; Chris West, Vancouver; Jesse Allen, St. Helens; Kristi Somers Vancouver. Heat 3-James Simeroth, St. Helens; Aaron Elwess, Portland; Bud Russell, St. Helens; Devon Reed, Portland; Dan Fox, Scappoose. A Main-Dan Fox; Curt Nusom; Dan Smith; Chris West; Clark Tenney; Bud Russell; Lisa Liner; Aaron Elwess; Matt Taylor; James Simeroth.
Fast Time- Jeremy Martin, Warren, 15:209. Trophy Dash-Don Jenner, Vancouver. Heat 1-Mike Harrison, St. Helens; Sean Fox, Rainier; Doug Davenport, Vernonia; Robert Jenner, Vancouver; Mike Graham, Vancouver. Heat 2-Don Jenner, Vancouver; Mark Hill, Warren; Jeremy Martin, Warren; Clark Tenney, Scappoose; Dave Walters, Gresham; A Main-Jeremy Martin; Don Jenner; Robert Jenner; Doug Davenport; Mike Harrison; Mike Graham; Clark Tenney; Sean Fox; Curt Zelmer; Dave Walters.
Fast time-Cody Smith, Scappoose, 16:671. Trophy Dash-Cody Smith. Heat 1-Baleigh O'Connor, Portland; Cody Smith; Jonathan West, Scappoose. A Main-Cody Smith, Baleigh O'Connor.
Street Stock Division
Fast Time-Brad Nusom, Gresham, 16:019. Trophy Dash-John Nusom, Gresham. Heat 1-R.T. Cutler, Vancouver; Jake VanOrtwick, St. Helens; Brad Martin, Warren; Ken Bryan, Toledo, Wa.; Rick Rehanek, Vancouver; Heat 2-Ron Greer, Rainier; Justin McMullen, St. Helens; Todd Newton, Vancouver; Curt Zelmer, Portland; Steffen Strawn, Deer Island. Heat 3-John Nusom, Gresham; Brad Nusom, Gresham; Ron Dodge, Vernonia; Aaron Snook, Portland; Derik Beehler, St. Helens. A Main-Mike Crase; John Haagenson; John Nusom; Brad Nusom; Rick Rehanek; Brad Martin; Justin McMullen; Steffen Strawn; Ken Bryan; Ron Dodge. B Main-Justin McMullen; Derik Beehler; Ken Bryan; Ron Dodge; Aaron Snook; Curt Zelmer; Gerardo Caballero; Ron Greer; Jake VanOrtwick; R.T. Cutler.
Fast Time-Kathy McMullen, Deer Island, 17:000. Trophy Dash-Morgan Tenney, Scappoose. Heat 1-Kathy McMullen; Tiffany Gee, St. Helens; Morgan Tenney; Jenae Frelich, Warren; Victoria West, Scappoose. A Main-Jenae Frelich; Kathy McMullen; Morgan Tenney, Tiffany Gee.
Dwarf Car Division
Fast Time-Brad Martin, Warren, 15:430. Trophy Dash-Richard Petty. Heat 1-Brad Martin; Mike Harrison; Doug Davenport, Vernonia; Richard Petty; Dean Hicks. A Main-Brad Martin; Clay Goban, Portland; Doug Davenport; Richard Petty; Dean Hicks, Portland; Mike Harrison; Archie Somers, Vancouver.
Pacific Mini Sprint Division
Fast Time-Keith Everson, Marysville, Wa., 13:867; Trophy Dash-Dave Walters, Gresham. Heat 1-Mike Opoka, Sr., Mesa, Az.; Greg Lane; Darren Pierson, Chehalis, Wa.; Keith Everson; Jesse Shannon. A Main-Keith Everson; Dave Walters; Darren Pierson; Mike Opoka, Sr.; Dean Hicks; Jesse Shannon; Greg Lane; Dan Beck, Castle Rock, Wa.
Fast Time-Adam Beehler, St. Helens, 16:583. Trophy Dash-Adam Beehler. Heat 1-John Oyler, Scappoose; Brad Beehler St. Helens; Charlie Ingram, Estacada; Brian Hector, Troutdale. Heat 2-Adam Beehler; Travis Tolman, St. Helens; Nolan Borders, St. Helens; Jerry Wright, St. Helens; Darrin Rye, St. Helens. Heat 3-Tim Oyler, Warren; Jason Scheibel, Longview, Wa.; Joel Beehler, St. Helens; James Young, Sr., Portland; James Young, Jr., Portland. A Main-Joel Beehler; Adam Beehler; Travis Tolman; Nolan Borders; Ray Cota, Vernonia; Brad Beehler; Charlie Ingram; Jason Scheibel; Brian Hector; James Young, Jr.