Southern Oregon Speedway
Carrell leads two laps at Southern Oregon for $3,000
MEDFORD, Ore. (Sept. 24-25) — Rallying from his 17th starting spot, Mark Carrell of Redmond, Ore., led the final two laps at Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday to capture the 100-lap Roger Lorenzini Memorial Battle of the Border. Carrell earned $3,000 for the unsanctioned victory for Super Late Models at the third-mile oval. | Slideshow
Carrell started in the eighth row and began his march to the front, breaking into the top five for good on the 34th lap and getting up to second behind Rob Mayea of Bend, Ore., on lap 61. Carrell stalked Mayea the rest of the way, making the winning move to take the white flag and lead the 99th and 100th circuits.
The sixth-starting Mayea, who first took the lead on lap 43 and led 55 of 100 laps, settled for second while Jeremy Shank of Salem, Ore., finished third. Polesitter Clay Daly of Watsonville, Calif., who led 31 of the first 42 laps, settled for fourth and Billy Workman Jr. of Canby, Ore., was fifth after lead laps 9-18.
Notes: Carrell's No. 26 is sponsored by Mark's Auto Body. ... Seven drivers completed 100 laps. ... Clay Daly won Friday's preliminary feature after lowering the track record with a 13.292-second lap. ... Greg Walters won the feature on the DAA Northwest Crate Late Model Series.
Roger Lorenzini Memorial Battle of the Border: (1) Mark Carrell, (2) Rob Mayea, (3) Jeremy Shank, (4) Clay Daly, (5) Billy Workman Jr., (6) Jimmy Schram, (7) Jeremy Richey, (8) Shaun Mayea, (9) Steve Moore, (10) Chris Salyer, (11) John Kaufman, (12) Paul Guglielmoni, (13) Bud Wahlburg, (14) Rick Wyatt, (15) Mark Thompson, (16) Justin Simpson, (17) Trevor Glaser, (18) Russ Sell, (19) Lisa Stroup, (20) Blaine Taylor, (21) Mike Miller, (22) Tim Zeller. Fast qualifier: (among 38 cars): Daly, 13.292 seconds. Heat race winners: Daly, Glaser, R. Sell, Zeller. Semifeature winner: Daly. B-main winner: Shank. C-main winner: Shank.