WHITE CITY — South Dakota's Dustin Smith outdueled Dave Barr from Centralia, Wash., in the Rolling Thunder Big Rigs featured race at the Southern Oregon Speedway Saturday night.
It was the first appearance at the speedway for the diesel-powered trucks, which flew around the clay oval several times two or three abreast. In a near photo finish, Smith nosed out Barr.
Next Saturday there will be no racing, as the track is getting new materials in preparation for the 17th annual Lon Skinner Memorial modified race Sept 1-2.
Dirt modified drivers from throughout the West will compete in the 100-lap event.
Rolling Thunder Big Rigs
A Main — 1, Dustin Smith; 2, Dave Barr; 3, Mikey Iverson; 4, Steve Smith; 5, Brian Wilson; 6, Rick Casebolt; 7, Scott Zahn; 8, Tammi Rodstrom; 9, John Nelson.
Trophy Dash — Travis Peery
A Main — 1. Kelly Gutches; 2. Josh King; 3. RJ McGahuey; 4. Fred Hay
Trophy Dash — Fred Hay
A Main — 1. John Derby; 2. Bob Burkett; 3. David Steele; 4. Cameron Derby.
Trophy Dash — John Derby
A Main — 1. Duane Orsburn; 2. Scott Flowers; 3. Scott Bennett; 4. Don Garrett.
Trophy Dash — Duane Orsburn