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Thomas, Barraza win open wheel showcase

WHITE CITY — Tristan Thomas set a blistering pace in winning the 25-lap midgets main event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Thomas pulled away from reigning champion Nick Evans at the start and built a straightaway lead when a lap 28 yellow flag slowed the pace. Michael Vollbrecht battled Evans fiercely for the first 15 laps before grabbing the second spot. Evans pitted during that lap 28 caution period, and Thomas led the last two laps to score the impressive victory over Vollbrecht. Garrett Thomas, Chance Crumm and Eric Turner rounded out the Top 5 finishers.

Kyler Barraza scored a clean sweep of heat race, trophy dash and 25-lap winged sprint car main event.

Gaining the lead on lap 7 after heat race winner Bill Trotter spun on the back stretch, Mark Minter won the 20-lap OTRO hardtop main event.

Tobey Ferrando won the 10-lap Pro 4 West modified main event and the four-lap trophy dash.

Racing resumes next week with the Roger Haudenshild Tribute. IMCA modifieds, IMCA sport modifieds, pro stocks and SODCA dwarf cars are part of a show that will offer an increased purse and fan giveaways.

Midgets — Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Thomas Walker, Garrett Thomas, Tristan Thomas, Chance Crumm. A Dash (4 Laps)-Nate Vaughn. B Dash (4 Laps)-Glenn Bittrolf. Main Event (25 Laps)-Tristin Thomas, Michael Vollbrect, Garrett Thomas, Chance Crumm, Eric Turner.

Winged Sprint Cars — Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Kyler Barraza, David Hibbard. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Kyler Barraza. Fast Dash (4 Laps)-Kyler Barraza. Main Event (25 Laps)-Kyler Barraza, Bailey Hibbard, Enrique Jaime, Jeff Crossman, David Johnson.

OTRO Hardtops — Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Bill Trotter, Dusty Trotter. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Brian Crouch. Main Event (20 Laps)-Mark Minter, Dusty Trotter, Jamie Britton, Bill Trotter, Brian Crouch.

Pro 4 Modifieds — Heat Winner (4 Laps)-T.J. Ferrando. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Tobey Ferrando. Main Event (10 Laps)-Tobey Ferrando, T.J.Ferrando.