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5/25/2013 News





                                          O’Reilly Auto Parts and Fox 14 Night

            On a night when both the Snake River Legends, and the Western Winged Sprint car tour came to town history was made when two female drivers each found their way to victory lane in two different divisions. Sierra Jackson and Sarah Henry were the queens of the track Saturday night as both girls not only won their mains, but dominated the show.


            Sarah Henry kicked things off when the Snake River Legends took to the track for their 35 lap main event. Henry, who started in the second row was fast from the beginning as she took the lead on lap three and led the next 32 laps to take home the trophy. Other than just 1 caution flag, the Snake River Legends ran a clean race. The trouble came on lap 14 when contact was made between the #92 of Casey Tillman and the #3 of Ethan Jones, with minimal damage, Tillman made his way to the pits and later returned for an impressive 7th place finish and recorded the fastest lap of the race by running a 16.607. Cameron Madsen was the closest driver to catching the #22 of Henry as he finished in the 2nd position. Rounding out the top three was another female driver in the #35 of Caity Miller.


            The U.S. Canadian Western Winged Sprint car Tour opened their 2013 season Saturday night as Sierra Jackson started from the front row to lead every lap en route to her second career win at the Magic Valley Speedway. It seemed as if Jackson was walking away with the race until lap 43 when 2nd place driver Jeff Montgomery utilized the lap-traffic to quickly close the gap on Jackson. Montgomery made a move to the low side on the entrance to turn 3 but Jackson quickly closed the door and put the lob pedal down to win the race by a margin of victory at 0.815. John Geisler, Mike Murgoito, and Bryan Warf rounded out the top five on the night.


            Pehrson Motorsports continued their winning ways Saturday as Casey Pehrson took it to victory lane in the Commercial Tire Superstocks main event. Fear gripped the nearly sold-out crowd on lap 2 when 15 year track veteran Willie “the outlaw” Dalton's car caught fire under the rear-end on the back stretch. Safety Crews were quick to respond and put out the flames as Dalton's car came to rest on the grass in turn four. After the restart it was the Pehrson and Pehrson show as father and son did battle for the rest of the race. In the end Casey was able to hold off the hard charge brought to his back bumber and take home the win. Daniel Shirley was able to finish with yet another top 3. Alan Williams and Jim Hall rounded out the top 5.


            Perhaps one of the most action-packed races of the night came in the first main event as the Shari's Cafe Hornets wowed the crowd by starting with 7 cars and only finishing with 3. The Chaos and Mayhem was cut short by five laps due to the extreme amount of caution flags resulting in the carnage. When the dust settled it was the driver of the #15, Roy Boots, coming away with the win. It didn't come easy however, as he had the #95 of Eddy Cole all over his back bumper up until the last turn of the last lap. Cole made a last ditch effort to take the win via the bumper but Boots was able to hang on and cross the stripe for his first win of the season. In his first race of the 2013 season Boise driver Kevin Johnson was able to post a top three finish. Rounding out the top 5 was Russel Dalton and Brandon Greco.


            And finally, to end the evening the O'relly Auto Parts Thunderdogs entertained the big crowd in their 15 lap main event. In the end it was “The Hulk” taking the win over second place contender “Hoffa Mobile”.