Racers gear up for Wallbanger Cup this Saturday

The annual Wallbanger Cup is set for this Saturday, May 15, at Cottage Grove Speedway. The Wallbanger Cup is one of the most prestigious Street Stock races in the Northwest and is held in memory of the late Mark “Marky Wallbanger” Howard.
Howard was not only major force in the Cottage Grove Speedway but in racing throughout the Northwest.
“You would be hard pressed to find a person that Mark didn’t help during his time here,” general manager Heather Boyce said on the speedway’s website. “He was definitely one of the good ones. It is our huge honor to run this race in memory of such an amazing man.
Boyce said the best of the best will be in attendance Saturday night battling it out for the coveted Wallbanger Cup — and to be the one to scrape it along the front stretch, as is the races tradition.
Saturday’s races will also feature 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Compacts. Tickets are very limited due to Covid restrictions and can be purchased in advance online at www.cottagegrovespeedway.com
Front Gates open 3:30 p.m., with Hot Laps/Qualifying taking place from 5 to 6 p.m.
The format will consist of a pill draw for heat race positioning, with each heat race group qualifying in order; heat race/hot lap groups will be the same. Heats will be lined up with a 6-car invert. Failure to run hot laps in your group will result in being lined up in the rear of the heat.
For more information, call the Cottage Grove Speedway at 541-729-8666.

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