Peery sweeps showdown at S.O. Speedway
WHITE CITY — Ryan Peery scored his eighth win of the 2021 campaign and swept the Pacific Sport Mod Showdown Saturday night at the Southern Oregon Speedway.
It was the second KMJ Performance Oregon State win on the year for the Yreka, California, teenager, who also won Friday night on the renovated dirt-track oval.
The 40-lap, $2,500 feature saw Ryan Peery’s father, Travis, take the early lead only to surrender it on the third lap.
Travis Peery rebounded to edge out his son on the fourth lap but that pass was nullified due to a caution, and that was the last time Ryan Peery was overtaken.
He was challenged from time to time but not enough to alter the order, with Brookings’ Matt Sanders beating out Travis Peery for second at the line on the final circuit.
Also Saturday, the Southern Oregon Dwarf Car Association paid their first visit to SOS in seven weeks and saw Medford’s Josh King claim the checkered flag.
Brock Peters, from Eagle Point, held the torch in the first couple of laps before Kalvin Morton made his way past Peters.
Unfortunately, mechanical problems forced Medford’s Morton to bow out early on the 11th lap, which his when King took command in the running order and set a rapid pace the rest of the way to pick up the victory.
Eagle Point’s Cody Peters was the runner-up ahead of Gary Wegener, Roseburg’s Erin Morgenster and Central Point chauffeur Trevor Davis.
Racing among the late mod 4’s went caution-free, with Rikki Lynn Rapp setting the tone early in the main event before Skipper Klimcheck took the lead on the fourth lap. Klimcheck was on rails for the balance of the distance to collect his first trophy of the year, with Rapp settling for second.
Central Point’s Dustin Knight finished third, followed by Charlie Eaton and Shady Cove native David Marble.
Southern Oregon Speedway returns to racing Saturday for the Rocky Nash Memorial and Chamber Night at the races. Classes on the bill include the late models, pro stocks, late mod 4’s and mini stocks. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 7.
Advanced tickets can be purchased online at southernoregonmotorsports.com, and are also sold at the front gate on the day of the event.