Coos Bay Speedway
Sell, Ferrando grab victories at Coos Bay
COOS BAY, Ore. (Sept. 4-5) — Brady Sell and Terry Ferrando, both of Salem, Ore., grabbed DAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series victories at Coo Bay Speedway during Labor Day weekend. Sell led all 40 laps for Saturday's victory and Ferrando took the lead on a lap-37 caution in Sunday's event. | Slideshow
Brady Sell, who won his first Late Model feature a week earlier, repeated his flag-to-flag performance at Coos Bay after starting on the pole. Ferrando, who started outside the front row, finished second followed by Russ Sell, fifth-row starter Jason Wines and Jason Workman.
Notes: A lap-nine caution appeared for Mike Kelly's spin and subsequent carburetor fire. ... Greg Walters, who entered the race leading the series points, cut down a left-rear tire midway through the race running sixth. When series officials learned Walters returned to the track without all the lugnuts on the wheel, a safety caution was thrown on lap 15. ... Jeff Biffle, driving a Jerry Schram backup car, scratched from the feature after having engine problems in his heat race. ... Hometown drivers Mike Gage and Daryl Rogers made their first series series appearances. ... Tim Goodwin drove Jimmy Schram's No. 22s.
Tim Goodwin led from the outset with Ferrando, Walters, Gage and Joey Tanner in pursuit. With racing limited to single-file on the slick track, Goodwin stayed in control through most of the race, but three laps remained after a caution for Russ Sell's spin.
On the restart, Goodwin slipped high in turns one and two, making contact with Walters and allowing Ferrando to take command. Ferrando led the rest of the way with Wines getting second and moving into a tie for the series points lead with Waltes, who slipped back to fourth. Tanner finished third and Brett James rounded out the top five.
Notes: Britton Danahoo and Brandon Biffle tangled on the second lap, knocking both cars out of the race. ... Ferrando briefly slipped back to third midway through the race but regained the spot from Walters three laps later. ... Tanner drove a Greg Walters backup car. ... Next up for the series is a Sept. 11 event at Madras (Ore.) Speedway.
Sept. 4 feature: (1) Brady Sell, (2) Terry Ferrando, (3) Russ Sell, (4) Jason Wines, (5) Billy Workman Jr,ï¿½ (6) Jerry Schram, (7) Brett James, (8) Mike Gage, (9) Greg Walters, (10) Robbie Ireland, (11) Kris Pickle, (12) Tim Goodwin, (13)ï¿½ Joey Tanner, (14) Britton Danahoo, (15) Mike Keely, (16) Brandon Biffle. Scratched: Jeff Biffle. Fast qualifier (among 18 cars): Wines, 14.698 seconds. Dash winner: Wines. Heat race winners: Goodwin, Gage, Walters. Consolation winner: Goodwin.
Sept. 5 feature: (1) Terry Ferrando, (2) Jason Wines, (3) Joey Tanner, (4) Greg Walters, (5) Brett James, (6) Billy Workman Jr, (7) Jerry Schram, (8) Robbie Ireland, (9), Brady Sell (10), Russ Sell (11) Mike Keely, (12) Brittany Ray, (13) Mike Gage, (14) Tim Goodwin, (15) Britton Danahoo, (16) Brandon Biffle. Fast qualifier (among 18 cars): R. Sell. Dash winner: R. Sell. Heat race winners: B. Biffle, Goodwin, Tanner. Consolation winner: Danahoo.