Tyler Thompson Opens Up ISCS Week Of Speed With Victory At Coos Bay

Tyler Thompson photo from Ben Deatherage

By Ben Deatherage

Coos Bay, Oregon- The inaugural Interstate Sprint Car Series Week Of Speed opened up on Monday, August 13th at Coos Bay Speedway. An incredible car count of thirty-drivers made the journey representing the states of Oregon, Washington, and California.

Come main event time Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson took the initial race lead at the drop of the green flag. Thompson set a torrid pace over the rest of the field with the only thing truly slowing him down being four cautions. The stoppages would come out at the perfect time on a few occasions right when some heavy lapped traffic was in front of the leader. Thompson picked up the victory, his second straight with the series, becoming the first ever winner of a ISCS speedweek race and the first repeat winner of the season.

Central Point’s Jake Wheeler scored a second-place result over Junction City veteran Shane Forte, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Bailey Sucich, from Granite Falls, Washington, crossing the wire in fourth while place fifth was Kyler Barraza, of Roseburg.

Qualifying was split into four groups with Bailey Sucich, Tanner Holmes of Jacksonville, Tyler Thompson, and Monroe, Washington’s Jake Helsel setting fast times. Capturing victories in heat race competition were Shane Forte, Kyler Barraza, Springfield’s Mike Crawford, and Central Point youngster Blaine Cory. McKenzie Bridge teenager A.J. Harbaugh won the consolation feature.

The ISCS Week Of Speed continues on Tuesday, August 14th, at Cottage Grove Speedway. The ISCS series would like to thank their series sponsors/marketing partners BC Motorsports, Highline Performance, NWSprintCarHistory.com, Champion Racing Oil, and Hoosier Racing Tires. For the latest news and updates regarding the Interstate Sprint Car Series be sure and visit their Facebook page.

Race Results:

ISCS Week Of Speed Race #1

Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #6

Monday, August 13, 2018

Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon

Group One Qualifying: 1. 14B-Bailey Sucich; 2. 2-Cory Swatzina; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 4. 4J-Allison Journey; 5. 26F-Shane Forte; 6. 71-Hedge Carter; 7. 66M-Matt Moberly; DNQ 12-Steven Snawder

Group Two Qualifying: 1. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 2. 70-Raquel Ivie; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 87-Kyler Barraza; 5. 15-Donovan Prather; 6. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 7. 38-Eric Bowers; DNQ 71R-R.C. Levin

Group Three Qualifying: 1. 7-Tyler Thompson; 2. 66B-Brett McGhie; 3. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 4. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 5. 22-Mike Crawford; 6. 9J-Bert Johnson; DNQ 66T-Tyrell Mead

Group Four Qualifying: 1. 44-Jake Helsel; 2. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 3. 94-Blaine Cory; 4. 3H-Dave Hibbard; 5. 38-Eric Bowers; 6. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; DNQ 4-Justin Tracy

Heat One: 1. 26F-Shane Forte; 2. 14B-Bailey Sucich; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 4. 71-Hedge Carter; 5. 2-Cory Swatzina; 6. 66M-Matt Moberly; 7. 4J-Allison Journey; DNS 12-Steven Snawder

Heat Two: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 15-Donovan Prather; 7. 71R-R.C. Levin; 8. 38-Eric Bowers

Heat Three: 1. 22-Mike Crawford; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 3. 7-Tyler Thompson; 4. 66B-Brett McGhie; 5. 9J-Bert Johnson; 6. 1-Bailey Hibbard; DNS 66T-Tyrell Mead

Heat Four: 1. 94-Blaine Cory; 2. 3H-Dave Hibbard; 3. 3B-Ian Bandey; 4. 4-Justin Tracy; 5. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; 6. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; DNS 44 Jake Helsel

B Feature: 1. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 2. 70-Raquel Ivie; 3. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 4. 12-Steven Snawder; 5. 4J-Allison Journey; 6. 71-Hedge Carter; 7. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; 8. 38-Eric Bowers; 9. 71R-R.C. Levin; 10. 9J-Bert Johnson; 11. 15-Donovan Prather; 12. 66T-Tyrell Mead; DNS 44-Jake Helsel; DNS 66M-Matt Moberly

A Feature: 1. 7-Tyler Thompson; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 3. 26F-Shane Forte; 4. 14B-Bailey Jean; 5. 87-Kyler Barraza; 6. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 7. 22-Mike Crawford; 8. 3H-Dave Hibbard; 9. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 10. 66B-Brett McGhie; 11. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 12. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 13. 0-Ashleigh Johnson; 14. 2-Cory Swatzina; 15. 12-Steven Snawder; 16. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 17. 3B-Ian Bandey; 18. 4-Justin Tracy; 19. 94-Blaine Cory; 20. 70-Raquel Ivie