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King, Ross among 2019 area stock-car driving champions crowned at annual banquet

COURTESY PHOTO: MIKE WEBER - Terry King of Warren was a co-driver, with Brock Ross of St. Helens, of the Ross Diesel & Auto-sponsored 1987 Buick Regal that took first place this season in the Street Stock Division.River City Speedway in St. Helens capped its 35th motor sports season with the 2019 Columbia County Racing Association awards banquet Oct. 26 at the Columbia City Community Hall.

Area stock-car drivers who received their CCRA championship trophies included Terry King and Brock Ross.

King, of Warren, and Ross, of St. Helens, were co-drivers of the Ross Diesel & Auto-sponsored 1987 Buick Regal in the Street Stock Division. King and Ross totaled 1,329 points in the standings.

Scappoose drivers Gary Kordosky Jr. and Dennis Liebig also received trophies.

Liebig earned second place in the Dwarf Car Division. He drove his TFT Construction-sponsored open-wheel race car to a victory in the June 1 Dwarf Car main event and totaled 213 points in the series. Phillip Rowland, of Camas, Wash., won the Dwarf Car Division title with 476 points.

Kordosky Jr. took home the Dwarf Car third-place trophy with 174 points and a career-best finish in the division standings. His father, Gary Kordosky of Scappoose, earned the Sportsman Division Hard Luck Award and took third in the division standings, which marked his career-best finish in the series.

The duo of Warren co-drivers Matt Brown and Cody Scouller earned the Tuner Division fifth-place trophy.

St. Helens drivers who earned awards included the duo of Greg Brumbaugh and Joel Beeler, who earned the Street Stock Division second-place trophy with 1,299 points.

The husband/wife duo of Bob and Tiffany Berg earned top-four awards. Bob Berg earned the Tuner Division fourth-place trophy, and Tiffany took home the Four Cylinder Division fourth-place trophy. Bob Berg also earned the Hard Luck Award.

Sharmaine Jobanek of St. Helens earned the Four Cylinder fifth-place trophy, and Christopher Lee of St. Helens earned the eighth-place trophy. Jobanek won the Rookie of the Year Award and Most Improved Driver Award.

Paige Gump of St. Helens earned the Tracer Division second-place trophy and the Hard Luck Award. Gump totaled 1,026 points in finishing runner-up to Tracer champ Zander Koch of Vancouver, Wash., who totaled 1,241 points.  

Chelsea McKinney of Columbia City earned the Street Stock Rookie of the Year Award and the Most Improved Driver Award, taking fifth in the division standings with 529 points.

Stephen Kaptur of St. Helens won the Modified Division Sportsmanship Award and the Hard Luck Award, finishing second (845) in the point standings to 2019 series champion Clyde White of Longview (1,012).

Other drivers who took home championship trophies included Woodland's Devon Reed (Sportsman), West Linn's TJ Landis (Tuner) and his brother, Lance Landis (Four Cylinder) of West Linn.

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