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The INDEPENDENT, August 4, 2005
There was plenty of action at River City Speedway July 20 and 30
July 20, 2005, Results
Sportsman – Fast Time: 16.34 Kelly
Moore, Rainier. Trophy Dash: Tim
Williams, Scappoose. Main: Kirk Bris-
sett, Scappoose; Williams; Jesse
O’Hara, Portland; Bryan Collins, Port-
land; Todd Newton, Portland; Ray Cota,
Vernonia; Robert Heitzman, Portland.
Modified – Fast Time: 1.20 Jeremy
Martin, St. Helens. Trophy Dash: Marc
Sayre, Portland. B Main: Stephen Kap-
tur, Deer Island; Sean Fox, St. Helens;
Marcie Kisor, Scappoose; Ron Nelson,
St. Helens. A Main: Scott Winebarger,
Corbett; Sayre; Clint Petty, St. Helens;
Martin; Don Jenner, Vancouver; Kisor;
Todd Hardesty, St. Helens; Jim Mid-
wood, Portland; Kaptur; Ron Greer,
Street Stock – Fast Time: 16.48
Skip Pillow, Gresham. Trophy Dash:
Gannin Thomas, St. Helens. Main:
Aaron Prettyman, St. Helens; Pillow;
Nathan Slape, Rainier; Ian Lamma, St.
Helens; Rick Rehanek, Portland; Jack
Creswell, Portland; Thomas; Mike
Sayre, Portland; Jerald Strawn, Port-
land; Joe Richey, Scappoose.
Mini Stock – Fast Time: 17.60 Scott
McMullen, Deer Island. Trophy Dash:
Marc Sayre. Main: Ted Slape, Rainier;
Mark Beehler Jr, St. Helens; Mark
Beehler, St. Helens; Brad Beehler, St.
Helens; McMullen; Jared Hanson, Port-
land; Scott Mason, Vancouver; Debra
Meyer, Vernonia; Mike Harrison, St.
Helens; Rich DuBois, Portland.
PHRA Dwarf Cars – Fast Time:
15.54 Rian McVae, Scappoose. Trophy
Dash: Ed Asman, Portland. Main:
Richard Petty, Scappoose; McVae;
Charles Millar, Portland; Asman; Roger
Moore, Portland.
Women’s Division – Fast Time:
17.63 Susan Wallace, Beaverton. Tro-
phy Dash: Celeste Hardesty, St. He-
lens. Main: Hardesty; Brenda Hurley,
Castle Rock; Wallace; Tricia Brittain;
Tria Prettyman, St. Helens; Diana
Bowen, Rainier; Teia Thomas, St. He-
lens; Carrie Melland, Kelso.
July 30, 2005, Results
Sportsman – Fast Time: Corey
Cook, Rainier, 15.94. Trophy Dash:
Randy Allen, Sandy. Heat 1: Tricia Brit-
tain, St. Helens; Allen; Cook. Heat 2:
Kirk Brissett, Scappoose; Kevin Mel-
land, Kelso; Rodney Cook, Rainier.
Heat 3: Bryan Collins, Portland; Phillip
Hayward, Portland; Ron Williams,
Longview. Main: Tim Wiliams, Scap-
poose; Allen; Paula Timmons, Kelso;
Brissett; Larry Lemmons, Clatskanie;
Brittain; Corey Cook; Jesse O’Hara,
Portland; Rodney Cook; Collins.
Modified – Fast Time: Shawn Dorie,
St. Helens 15.29. Trophy Dash: Jeremy
Martin, St. Helens. Heat 1: Mike Long,
Portland; Clyde White, Longview;
Dorie. Heat 2: Dale Holland, Portland;
Todd Hardesty, St. Helens; Clint Petty,
St. Helens. Heat 3: Merle Farris, Sea-
side; Marc Sayre, Portland; Michael
Smith, Portland. B Main: Marty Holma-
son, St. Helens; Sayre; Rob Sjogren,
Portland; Marcie Kisor, Scappoose;
Dorie. A Main: Dan Fox, Warren; Greg
Greer, Rainier; Martin; Dan Smith,
Scappoose; Sayre; Petty; Stephen
Kaptur, Deer Island; Scott Puncochar,
Hillsboro; Hardesty; White.
Street Stock – Fast Time: Curt Nu-
som, Gresham, 16.29. Trophy Dash:
Gannin Thomas, St. Helens. Heat 1:
Thomas; Ralph Puncochar, Hillsboro;
Scott Puncochar. Heat 2: L.R. O’Con-
nor, Portland; John Haagenson, Port-
land; Jon Gillett, Rainier. Heat 3: Terry
Moss, St. Helens; Ian Lamma, St. He-
lens; Mark Reser, Beaverton. B Main:
Moss; Doug Scott, Portland; Robert
Sterling, Scappoose; Reser; Lamma. A
Main: Curt Nusom; Thomas; Scott Pun-
cochar; Gillett; Kari Puncochar, Hills-
boro; Skip Pillow, Gresham; Dennis
Munger, Longview; Moss; Mike Crase,
Portland; Haagenson.
Mini Stock – Fast Time: Scott Mc-
Mullen, Deer Island, 17.45. Trophy
Dash: Joe Cherington, Vancouver.
Heat 1: David Bishop, Portland; Mike
Harrison, St. Helens; Aaron Chappell,
St. Helens. Heat 2: Brad Ruth,
Washougal; Bill Hoekstra, Portland;
Eric Lindquist, St. Helens. Heat 4:
Jared Hanson, St. Helens; Kathy Mc-
Mullen, Deer Island; Josh Kelsey, Port-
land. B Main: Hanson; Kathy McMullen;
Robert Chankles, Portland; Marie
Sayre, Portland; Danny Sayre, Port-
land. A Main: Cherington; Mark Guin-
736 Bridge St. Vernonia
Saturday, August 6
2 pm & 4 pm
Dramatic Differences
A family variety act including
music and comedy
6 pm
Music by
don, Warrenton; Hoekstra; Scott Mc-
Mullen; Ben Palmer, Gladstone; Ruth;
Harrison; Adam Beehler, St. Helens;
Kathy McMullen; Bishop.
Women’s Division – Fast Time: Lisa
Faulkner, St. Helens, 16.29. Trophy
Dash: Stacey Fordyce, Vancouver.
Heat 1: Kari Puncochar; Fordyce;
Cindy Courtwright, Warrenton. Heat 2:
Kathy Griffin, Scappoose; Sharon Kel-
ley, Astoria; Faulkner. Main: Fordyce;
Faulkner; Jenelle Tolman, St. Helens;
Tria Prettyman, St. Helens; Court-
wright; Puncochar; Jenae Ricker, Port-
land; Griffin; Colleen Hawk, Kelso; Jac-
ki Graham, Portland.
July 20 race results
By Mike Weber
For two local stock car rac-
ing drivers; Celeste Hardesty
and Ted Slape, River City
Speedway’s rare midweek
schedule proved to be a pretty
special occasion as they each
posted their first ever main
event victories in the Columbia
County Fair Benefit Race on
Wednesday, July 20. Hardesty,
of St. Helens, was a two-time
winner as she drove her Rose
Valley Market/Fast Lube & Oil
sponsored Chevrolet Camaro
to victory lane in the Women’s
main and trophy dash.
Slape, of Rainier, led from
start-to-finish to record an im-
pressive first career Mini Stock
main event win as he won by a
half lap over runnerup Mark
Beehler of St. Helens. Aaron
Prettyman of St. Helens, took
over the lead from Portland's
Jack Creswell with a lap seven
pass on the inside lane of the
back straightaway and led the
remaining 23-laps to win the
Street Stock main. It was Pret-
tyman’s first A main event victo-
ry of the season in the West
Pac/D & L Pallet Jack spon-
sored Camaro.
Kirk Brissett of Scappoose,
also notched his first win this
year as he took the checkered
flag in the Sportsman main
while driving the Wigwam Tav-
ern/Scappoose Smoke Shop
Chevy Lumina owned by Keith
Cernac of Scappoose. Scott
Winebarger of Corbett, took the
lead on lap four of the Modified
A Main after passing Kelso’s
Larry Benson and led the re-
mainder of the 30-lap race to
notch the victory with his Dis-
count Race Car Parts modified
open wheel style racer.
Stephen Kaptur of Deer Island,
won the B main with the
Reser’s Fine Foods/STC Race
Parts modified car owned by
Sam Jeffers of Scappoose.
Richard Petty of Scappoose,
led all the way to capture the
30-lap Dwarf Car main. Gannin
Thomas of St. Helens, won the
Street Stock trophy dash and
Tim Williams of Scappoose,
took the Sportsman dash. Port-
land’s “Mello” Marc Sayre won
the Modified dash and the Mini
Stock dash. Wednesday’s
event was a non-points race
and the next Columbia County
Racing Association regular
points race was July 30.
“My husband, Todd, gave
me the Camaro as a Christmas
present last year, so it’s great
and really an awesome feeling
to finally get my first main event
win,” said Hardesty, who is
ranked fifth in the division
standings. “It was so much
more fun today basically be-
cause of the stress free condi-
tions without points and we did-
n’t have to compete against top
drivers like Lisa Faulkner (first
place) and Kari Puncochar
(second) who are so concerned
about their position in the divi-
sion standings. I compete to
have fun and that’s what
counts, so I’m not worried
about points, but a top-five divi-
sion finish would be nice and
I’m also hoping to win the
Rookie-of-the-Year Award.”
“It sure was fun and really
quite a thrill to get my first A
main win and even though it’s
without points, it was still one of
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the best races this year,” said
Sportsman driver. “It’s sure nice
that Kieth Cernac has provided
me with such an excellent race
car to drive and his two sons –
Josh and Jeremy also do a
good job as pit crew members.”
Josh competes in the Street
Stocks and he led the first five
laps of the main in his 1970
Chevelle until he inadvertantly
collided with a large tractor tire
on the back staightaway and
was unable to continue after
the yellow caution flag period.
Creswell led following a lap six
restart until Prettyman moved
ahead to stay on lap seven.
July 30 race results
By Mike Weber
Warren’s Dan Fox captured
a third Reser’s Fine Foods
modified main event and Tim
notched his first ever sports-
man A main victory, but a me-
morial in honor of former driver
and fallen Army Reserve sol-
dier Joseph Jeffries was the
highlight of the “Workingman’s
Classic” Saturday, July 30, at
River City Speedway.
The 21-year-old Jeffries was
killed May 29, 2004, in
Afghanistan when a military ve-
hicle he was in struck an explo-
sive land mine. Joe’s dad,
Mark, organized the special
tribute and his remarkable
fundraising efforts produced
over $2000. 20 percent was do-
nated to the Columbia County
Toy & Joy Program and the re-
mainder was awarded to mini
stock division drivers, which
was the classification that Joe
participated in for two seasons
(2001-02) at the St. Helens
With football season just
around the corner, perhaps it
was appropriate that passing,
albeit a different form, was the
key to victory for A main event
winners Joe Cherington (mini
stock), Curt Nusom (street
stock) and Stacey Fordyce
(women's division). All three
posted impressive wins after
manuevering up from 10th
place starting positions. St. He-
lens drivers Marty “McFly” Hol-
mason (modified), Jared Han-
son (mini stock) and “The En-
forcer” Terry Moss, each cap-
tured B main wins.
The nickname for Moss is
appropriate since he’s a St.
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