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Ameri-Flex / OCRS returns to Creek County Speedway for the first time in 11 years on Saturday

by John Rittenoure, OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (March 18, 2019) - After a successful season opener at Red Dirt Raceway last Saturday, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series travels to Creek County Speedway on Saturday for race number two on the 2019 season schedule.

It has been 11 years since the OCRS has raced at the Emmett Hahn owned quarter-mile oval located on old route 66 near the town of Kellyville. For many, it has been a long time coming.

This will be an opportunity for many of the Creek County champ sprint regulars to make their first start with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series and race with our series regulars.

The last time OCRS visited Creek County Speedway was July of 2008 and two features were run that night, one with wings and one without.

Mike Goodman topped 2008 series champion Jamie Passmore and Tim Kent in the non-wing event, while Cody Cordell won with the wings on over Matt Sherrell and Danny Smith who finished second and third.

This time the wings will be on and several of the same veteran competitors from 2008 will be in the field along with a host of younger ones.

In last weeks season opener at Red Dirt Raceway veteran Wayne Johnson picked up a thrilling final lap victory over 2017 Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Zach Chappell, who spun on the backstretch while leading on the final lap of the 30-lap main event. Chappell stayed on the gas and continued with only two turns between him and the checkered flag. Chappell managed to pass second place Layne Himebaugh but fell short at the finish by 0.390 seconds.

Coming into Saturdays show, Johnson holds a slim two-point lead over Chappell in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS standings.

For more information about the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series, visit our website at www.ocrsracing.net.

Here is your itinerary for this Saturday's racing event:

What: March Madness - Ameri-Flex / OCRS Race Number 2

Where: Creek County Speedway, Kellyville, Oklahoma

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: Main Gates 5:30 p.m. / Hot Laps 6:30 p.m. / Racing 7 p.m. / Driver draw-in starts at 4:30 p.m. / AMERI-FLEX / OCRS drivers meeting will be at 5:45 p.m.

Tickets: General: $20 / 10yrs & Under: Free

How to find Creek County Speedway

>From OKC: Take I-44 east [Turner Turnpike] to exit 211 [Kellyville Exit]. Turn right to stop light [Highway 66] turn right and track is 1 mile on left side of highway.

From Tulsa: Take I-44 west [Turner Turnpike] to exit 211 [Kellyville Exit]. Turn left to stop light [Highway 66] turn right and track is 1 mile on left side of highway.

Address:
18450 W Highway 66
Kellyville, OK 74039

Track website: www.creekcountyspeedway.co



About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Wayne Johnson wins final lap thriller

Zach Chappell spins on final lap, recovers to finish 2nd

by John Rittenoure, OCRS PR

MEEKER, Oklahoma (March 16, 2019) - Zach Chappell wanted a win, but veteran Wayne Johnson got the final word in a wild final lap run to the checkered Saturday in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS season opener at Red Dirt Raceway.

Chappell was leading on the final lap when he spun on the backstretch in lapped traffic. Johnson and Layne Himebaugh drove past and Johnson raced on to his first Drive Shafts, Inc. OCRS A feature victory. Surprisingly, Chappell avoided bringing out a yellow flag by staying on the gas and racing around Himebaugh to finish second.

"Once we got into lapped traffic it got real interesting,” Chappell said of the final lap. “You could not watch just one guy.

“We just got a little loose there. I got a bump and it spun me around. I was lucky enough no one ran over me. I gathered it back up and got back around Layne (Himebaugh) in 3 and 4.

“If we had one more lap I think I had something for Wayne (Johnson).”

Chappell was only 0.390 of a second behind Johnson at the finish.

“It is what it is. I am happy for the first race of the year,” Chappell said of his finish. “(My crew) has been working their tails off all winter long.

“I feel like we left off where we ended last year.”

Johnson started outside front row of Chappell and roared into the early lead. Chappell chased Johnson for 25 laps before getting around him in traffic on lap 26.

“I pulled a slider on him in 3 and 4,” Chappell said of his pass of Johnson. “It was hard to pass and I bumped him a little bit. I tried to do it as soft as I could.

“Maybe it was the right move, maybe it was the wrong move, but when you get a chance you have to take it. No one likes racing for second.”

Chappell led four laps before the final lap spin. Himebaugh finished third from coming from his sixth place starting position. Danny Smith and Andrew Deal rounded out the top five.

After failing to finish in his heat race, defending champion Alex Sewell came back with a third-place B feature finish to make his way into the A feature where he earned York Plumbing Hard Charger honors with his run from 18th to seventh.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker, Okla. March 16, 2019

Car Count: 31

Wesmar Racing Engines Heat 1 (8 laps) 1, Kyle Clark. 2, Wayne Johnson. 3, Kinzer Edwards. 4, Casey Wills. 5, Matt Sherrell. 6, Perry PIckard. 7, Allison Slaton. 8, Cody Jarvis.

M&W Aluminum Heat 2 (8 laps) 1, Danny Smith. 2, Andrew Deal. 3, Joe Bob Lee. 4, Robert Sellers. 5, Donovan Wise. 6, Daniel Abrams. 7, Mickey Walker. 8, Alex Sewell.

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps) 1, Alex DeCamp. 2, Sheldon Barksdale. 3, Layne Himebaugh. 4, Joe Wood, Jr. 5, Jase Randolph. 6, Brett Wilson. 7, Patrick Prescott. 8, Ben Frey.

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 4 (8 laps) 1, Zach Chappell. 2, Whit Gastineau. 3, Terry Easum. 4, Frank Taft. 5, Kimberly Tyre. 6, JC Wilson. DNS: David Stephenson.

B Feature (12 laps, top 4 transfer) 1, Kinzer Edwards. 2, Jase Randolph. 3, Mickey Walker. 4, Frank Taft. 5, Alison Slaton. 6, Cody Jarvis. 7, Daniel Abrams. 8, Donovan Wise. DNS: Brett Wilson, David Stephenson.

B Feature (12 laps, top 4 transfer) 1, Joe Wood, Jr. 2, Casey Wills. 3, Alex Sewell. 4, Matt Sherrell. 5, Perry Pickard. 6, Ben Frey. 7, Kimberly Tyre. 8, Patrick Prescott. 9, JC Wilson.

Drive Shaft, Inc. A Feature (30 laps) 1, Wayne Johnson. 2, Zach Chappell. 3, Layne Himebaugh. 4, Danny Smith. 5, Andrew Deal. 6, Sheldon Barksdale. 7, Alex Sewell. 8, Alex DeCamp. 9, Joe Bob Lee. 10, Kinzer Edwards. 11, Joe Wood, Jr. 12, Casey Wills. 13, Jase Randolph. 14, Terry Easum. 15, Frank Taft. 16, Whit Gastineau. 17, Mickey Walker. 18, Robert Sellers. 19, Kyle Clark. 20, Matt Sherrell.

Lap Leaders: Wayne Johnson 1-25, Zach Chappell 26-29, Wayne Johnson 30.

Margin of victory: 0.390.

Contingency Awards Wesmar Racing Engines Heat 1: Kyle Clark M&W Aluminum Products Heat 2: Danny Smith Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3: Alex DeCamp Car and Fleet Parts Heat 4: Zach Chappell York Plumbing Hard Charger: Alex Sewell +11

Amsoil High Point Driver: Alex DeCamp Rod Ends Supply Recipients (10th-11-12): Kinzer Edwards, Joe Wood, Jr., Casey Wills Drive Shafts Inc. A Feature 1st Place: Wayne Johnson

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

Next Up: 'March Madness' at the Creek County Speedway in Kellyville Oklahoma on March 23rd.

 

 

Red Dirt Cup Saturday At Red Dirt Raceway 2019 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Season Opener

By John Rittenoure - OCRS PR

TULSA, Oklahoma (March 11, 2019) - With new ownership and a new Competition Director at the helm, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series moves into a new era with the 2019 season opener on Saturday at Red Dirt Raceway.

During the off-season long-time OCRS owner Barry Grabel sold the series to Caney Valley Speedway promoter Kerry Gorby. Since then Gorby has been busy preparing for the 2019 season and has named PR Director John Lemon as Director of Competition.

Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories returns as title sponsor and will continue to enhance the OCRS payout to drivers as has been done in the past. The racing format remains unchanged with drivers earning their feature starting positions through passing points earned in heat race competition.

Now the time has come to go racing and the first race under Kerry Gorby ownership takes place Saturday with the running of the Red Dirt Cup at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker.

Last season a field of 33 competitors was on hand for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS opener at Red Dirt Raceway and, if pre-entries are any indication, another good turnout is expected.

In last years opener, Mickey Walker led the first 13 laps of the 30-lap main before giving up the lead to Sean McClelland. Walker fell back in the field and veteran Danny Smith, who started ninth, worked his way to a second place finish.

The grandstand will open at 2 p.m. Saturday and with racing getting underway at 4 p.m.

It's Time To FEEL The THUNDER Race Fans! Opening Day Schedule Looks Like This:

What: "Red Dirt Cup" Featuring The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars Where: Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker Oklahoma When: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: Main Gates Open 2pm / Pit Gates Open 12:30 pm / Racing 4pm / OCRS Drivers Meeting 2:30. Tickets: General Admission $15 / Kids 54" & under are Free. Track Phone: (405) 318.0198 Track Website: www.reddirtraceway.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/RedDirtRaceway

The racetrack is located on Highway 18 in Meeker Oklahoma The address is: 990871 S Hwy 18, Meeker, OK 74855

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series - Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories - Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

John Lemon named AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Race Director

Scott Etter takes over announcer duties

By John Rittenoure - OCRS PR

TULSA, Okla. (February 13, 2019) - Since purchasing the Oil Capital Racing Series from long-time owner Barry Grabel in December, Kerry Gorby has hit the ground running to ensure a smooth transition into the 2019 season.

With the season opener just days away, Gorby has announced some changes in staff duties. Gorby has elevated PR Director John Lemon to the position of Race Director.

"I am honored that Kerry Gorby has the confidence in me to take on the race director position for the series,” said Lemon who has been working for OCRS since 2008. “I have come to develop a solid rapport with Kerry over the past few years and in talking to him about the direction and goals of the series, I am excited to work with him to make the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series even better still."

Lemon has been around the racetrack since his parents took him to his first race at age 2. While the race director position will be a new opportunity, Lemon has worked in the past with Ron Shuman on the SCRA Non-Wing World Challenge Tour beginning in 2002. In 1983, Lemon turned to the PR side of racing working as a reporter on the Tulsa Speedway News.

Lemon hopes his past experience will serve him well as he strives to make competing with OCRS a positive experience for the racers.

"Our race teams, track partners and our race fans will see some very minor changes for 2019 but other than that, we anticipate on producing the same quality events that the series has been known to produce,” Lemon said. “Thanks to Ameri-Flex, we will also continue to pay a minimum of $1500 for a standard event and more on some of our specials.

"I need to thank Barry Grabel for all he has done during his time at the helm,” Lemon added. “Barry has been a great friend and there are several things I have come to learn and experience in my 10 years working with him. I also reflect back to my experience in working for Ron Shuman several years ago. To this day, I credit Shuman for some of the knowledge I have in working this type of position."

Taking on the Race Director position will not end Lemon’s association with the sponsors who support OCRS.

"I am extremely thankful for Corvan Robison at Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories for all he does for the series and to all of the other series sponsors for all they do to assist us,” he said. “I will still continue to work with our sponsors to promote their interests while working in my new endeavor.”

In addition to naming Lemon as Race Director, Gorby has named Scott Etter to fill the announcer role previously held by Lemon. Etter previously operated the OCRS souvenir booth and is looking forward to his new role. Many enjoyed listening to Etter on Facebook live last season. Etter also has worked as a winners circle reporter at Red Dirt Raceway.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS season opens March 16 at Red Dirt Raceway followed by a stop at Creek County Speedway on March 23.

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2019 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Racing Scheduled Unveiled
A New Era Begins With a Changing of the Guard

John Lemon
OCRS PR

Caney Kansas (December 21, 2018) - Not only will the spring of 2019 be the start a new racing season for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series, it will also become the beginning of a new era for the 360 champ sprint series as Caney Valley Speedway promoter Kerry Gorby purchased the series from Barry Grabel on December 8th. Grabel owned the series in 14 of the previous 17 seasons the series has been established. Gorby will not make any major rule changes for the race cars and there will be some new venues on the 2019 tour that the race teams are sure to find intriguing. One aspect of the series that is not changing is the fact that Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is continuing their title sponsorship of the series.

At press time, the 2019 schedule currently shows 17 nights of racing action. The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS teams are slated to fire their engines for the first time at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma on Saturday March 16th. One week later, the caravan treks northeast of Meeker for a long awaited return to the Creek County Speedway in Kellyville Oklahoma. It will mark the first time the series will compete on the 1/4-mile bullring since 2008. The March 23rd event marks the first of two visits for 2019 at "The Creek" as the series is set to return on September 14th.

The third scheduled stop is set for a May 11th visit to the Salina Highbanks for the Oklahoma Open Wheel Thunder Nationals presented by Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories. In addition to the winged sprints, Casey Shuman brings his Lucas Oil WAR Non-Wing sprinters to the Highbanks in what is sure to be a grand night of sprint car racing with both groups on the docket.

With a TBA for Friday May 17th on the calendar, Saturday May 18th will see the teams visit Jerry Hoffman's Springfield Raceway in Springfield Missouri for the first time in series history. Springfield is known for holding quality events and the series is excited to visit the facility in 2019.

For the the third year in a row, a Memorial Day weekend doubleheader will take place with Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas hosting the first leg on Saturday May 25th with 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas taking Sunday May 26th for the running of "Sprint Car Maynia III". This event will also feature the NCRA sprint car series and the URSS 305 sprints. This is a sprint car fans delight as an average of 80+ sprint cars have packed the pits during the previous 2 Maynia's.

The Salina Highbanks welcomes the series back on Saturday June 8th for another crack at the steep banked oval and on the following weekend, it's another two-fer as the sprints return to the "Hummer" aka the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt Kansas after a 1-year hiatus on Friday June 14th. The next night (June 15), will see another new track for the series as it's back to the Show Me State to the Nevada Speedway in Nevada Mo. The Nevada track is just 70 miles from the Hummer and like the Hummer, it is a quarter miler. Going to be lots of nerf bar sparks this weekend!

On June 22/23, it's on to the largest track in Oklahoma as the 5th Annual Harold Leep Classic takes place at the historic Thunderbird Speedway. Former modified champion Mike 'Fuzzy' Withrow has been tabbed by track owner Randy Gass to oversee the operations for T-Bird in 2019. Sheldon Barksdale is the defending Leep Classic victor.

Another doubleheader takes place over the 4th of July weekend as Monett Speedway in Monett Missouri awaits the return of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series on Friday July 5th to perform for Kyle Slagle and his fan base. Slagle purchased the track a couple of seasons ago and the 3/8's mile track has been a popular one in years past when the teams visited the "Grand Ol Lady". The next night, Saturday July 6th, finds the series making a second visit to the Caney Valley Speedway to complete the stars and stripes double.

After taking the customary first half of August off for the 360/410 national events in Knoxville Iowa, racing resumes for the series on Saturday August 17th at the Enid Speedway in Enid Oklahoma where a big fast 3/8-mile track awaits the teams for this event. The perviously mentioned date with Creek County Speedway is next up on September 14th and then its the event that has become the staple mark of the the series as on Saturday September 21st, it's the Ameri-Flex Challenge IV at the Salina Highbanks that will once again honor the winner with a $3,000 payout while dolling out $1,000 minimum just to start the main event.

Pending any added dates or changes, the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS racing season is currently scheduled to wrap up with the 13th Annual Oklahoma State Championship on September 28th at George Welch's Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma. The 4/10 mile track at OSP is one of the fastest tracks on the tour.

The 2019 schedule is subject to change so check with the series website regularly for updates at www.ocrsracing.net

An announcement of all the 2019 marketing partners will be made once the line-up is complete.

2019 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS SCHEDULE (Tentative)
March 16: Red Dirt Raceway/ Meeker OK (Season Opener)
March 23: Creek County Raceway / Kellyville OK
May 11: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK (Open Wheel Thunder Nationals)
May 17: TBA
May 18: Springfield Raceway / Springfield MO.
May 25: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney KS (Salute The Troops)
May 26: 81 Speedway / Park City KS (Sprint Car Maynia III)
June 8: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK
June 14: Humboldt Speedway / Humboldt KS
June 15: Nevada Speedway / Nevada MO
June 21: Thunderbird Speedway / Muskogee OK (5th Annual Harold Leep Classic)
June 22: Thunderbird Speedway / Muskogee OK (5th Annual Harold Leep Classic)
July 5: Monett Speedway / Monett MO
July 6: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney KS
August 17: Enid Speedway / Enid OK
September 14: Creek County Speedway / Kellyville OK
September 21: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK (Ameri-Flex Challenge IV)
September 28: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada OK (13th Annual Oklahoma State Championship)


About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRSseries is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or they will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If Ameri-Flex does not have what you are looking for, they will direct you on where to find it. Give Ameri-Flex a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

OCRS Sprint Car Series Sold To Caney Valley Speedway Promoter Kerry Gorby

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (December 13, 2018) - Caney Valley Speedway promoter Kerry Gorby has acquired the Oil Capital Racing Series sprint car organization from long time series owner Barry Grabel. The process of the sale has been in motion for a few months and is now official. Grabel had owned the series since 2005 when he and Tulsa businessman Tom Sewell partnered together. Grabel became the sole owner in 2012.

Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories, a Tulsa Oklahoma based business, has agreed to continue as the series title sponsor.

"The OCRS series is a good series and I see a solid future ahead for OCRS," commented Gorby. "I am not looking to make a bunch of changes. The current rules package needs to be retained and we can build on the success that the series has accomplished to date. The racers have a great title sponsor behind them in Corvan (Robison) and I have some marketing ideas that I will look to implement as well."

Gorby added, "First off is to finish getting the 2019 racing schedule in order and go to work from there. I feel a couple of new venues will work out well while continuing to produce great racing events for our regular partners (racetracks). My track, Caney Valley Speedway (Caney Kansas) will book about the same number of races as normal while traditional shows like the Harold Leep Classic (Thunderbird Speedway) and the AmeriFlex Challenge (Salina Highbanks Speedway) will still be some of our marquee events.

Grabel felt it was time to turn the reins of the series over and feels Gorby was the right person to take over.

"Been at this game a long time. The highs, the lows and everything in-between," said Grabel. "This sport gets in your veins and it stays in your bloodstream for life. Then you find there comes a time when you need to relax even if it means letting go of something you enjoy so much and that's where I'm at now."

"Kerry is ready for this and he is the right man for the job. Since he is a track promoter also, he will be speaking to his peer group when wanting to book race dates. By hearing what other track operators have to say in terms of their wants and needs, Kerry can empathize with their issues more than most anyone else and this gives him instant credibility."

"I know I will miss having the series as you kind of adopt these things like they are your favorite pet but in saying that, I know I will enjoy the much needed break as it is a job that can be taxing at times too. It's been quite a ride"

When asked what he will miss most, Grabel didn't have think.

"The people, plain and simple, it will be the people. From the race teams to the track owners / promotors, the sponsors, the fans and the staff that supported me for so long."

"Most people dont know this but a sizable portion of the staff is made up of people that worked the Tulsa Speedway back in the day. We have been together a long long time and I appreciate every one of them more than they will ever know. That said, I'm not going into the abyss as I will be popping into some of the racing events from time to time. I do wish everyone well as they continue to produce a great racing series."

The Oil Capital Racing Series started out as a spin off of the former Oil Capital Racing Association that Len & Allenda Larkin headed up. Current racer Danny Smith and his wife Tina took the group over in 2002 and changed the name to its current state. After about a year and a half, the Smith's sold the series to Kenneth and Saundra Walker. The Walker's sold the series to Grabel & Sewell thus Kerry Gorby makes the 4th owner in what will be the 18th season for the series when the green flag drops next March for another season of racing.

The first look at the 2019 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS schedule will be out and posted very soon.

 

 

Alex Sewell Crowned Ameri-Flex / OCRS Champion During Annual Awards Banquet

John Lemon
OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (December 10, 2018) - The 2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS awards banquet was held this past Saturday night at the Signs of the Times in Sapulpa Oklahoma and Alex Sewell was honored for his championship accomplishment in the 17th year of competition for the winged 360 sprint car series. Sewell received the coveted Harold Leep Championship Trophy for his achievement and he becomes the eighth different driver to be crowned in the series.

Sewell ran strong from the first race of the season at the Red Dirt Raceway by finishing 5th from an entry of 33 cars. Sewell scored in the top 5 in all but one event on the schedule and he collected 2 wins with those coming at back to back events. The first of those came at the Caney Valley Speedway in June followed by a trip to the Salina Highbanks a couple of weeks later.

"There are some really good drivers in the OCRS series," stated Sewell. I've raced at different tracks and in different series around here (Oklahoma region) and I can honestly say that winning the OCRS championship has been the hardest thing for me to do." Sewell went on to thank his sponsors, his team members, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories (series title sponsor) and his family for his championship success.

Last years champion Zach Chappell was acknowledged for his runner-up finish with Mickey Walker, Sheldon Barksdale and Joe Bob Lee rounding out the top five in points. Additional drivers that were in attendance that were called to the stage for their point fund checks and awards were: Shayla (Waddell) Sellers, Johnny Kent, Frank Taft, Perry Pickard and Alison Slaton. Car owner Larry Collins was awarded such honors as he qualified for point fund cash by having 3 different drivers compete in his car while making the required number of events to qualify.

As with seasons past, the major contributor to the series point fund was once again Tom Lorenz of Hoosier Southwest and Smiley's Racing Products. Lorenz is also a key supporter of the annual Ameri-Flex Challenge event that began in 2015. The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series is very grateful to all the support that is received by Lorenz and his companies.

Slaton was also honored as the 2018 Brodix Rookie of the Year in the series while Sellers was presented with a special acknowledgement award for her years of dedication and loyalty in participating with the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Series. Sellers, who was just recently married to long time partner and series driver Shane Sellers in early November, previously announced her retirement from full-time driving.

Nick Newton, crew chief for Waddell Motorsports with Shayla and Alison as the drivers, was honored with the 2018 Crew Chief of the Year award. Newton now has the full inventory of the Waddell Motorsports race team in his possession and will operate the team as Nick Newton Racing from this point forward.

Corvan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories was acknowledged for his participation as the series title sponsor with a special award. Robison continues to support the series unlike any other before him and through his Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories business, Robison always seems to do a little more each season. One example in 2018 was the 3rd running of the Ameri-Flex Challenge presented by Grand National Trailer. The event was slated to start 20 cars for a payday of $1,000 to start the main event and Robison kicked in more cash to expand the field to 22 starters.

OCRS also wishes to thank Dave Bohannon, Keith Sanders and Bryce Hall of the Salina Highbanks Speedway for their contribution and support of the Ameri-Flex Challenge event. These are super people to work with and the series is grateful for their support as well.

Other recipients during the awards portion of the banquet included:
Mechanic of the Year: Rob Forehand
Spirit of the Year: Joe Bob Lee
Sportsmanship of the Year: Frank Taft
Perseverance of the Year: Perry Pickard
York Plumbing Hardest Charger of the Year: Johnny Kent

Layne Himebaugh (not in attendance) was the 2018 Newcomer of the Year. Series president Barry Grabel accepted the award in Himebaugh's absence.

The evening began with the traditional banquet dinner and just prior to presenting awards, Barry Grabel officially announced to those in attendance that he has sold the OCRS sprint car series to Kerry Gorby who also is the promoter of the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. Grabel originally owned the series with Tom Sewell as his partner. The duo purchased OCRS from Kenneth and Saundra Walker at the end of the 2004 racing season and Grabel then purchased Sewell's share of the series prior to the start of the 2011 season and now, after 14 years of holding drivers meetings and calling the shots, Grabel passes the torch to Gorby who informed the teams in a meeting earlier the same afternoon that there will not be any wholesale changes and that he looks forward to making the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series the best it can be.

The AmeriFlex / OCRS series wishes to thank all of the 2018 sponsors who were instrumental in being a part of making the series successful for another season:
Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories, Hoosier Southwest, Smiley's Racing Products, York Plumbing, Grand National Trailer, Drive Shafts Inc, A-1 Machine Shop, Car & Fleet, David Grace & Carter-Maxwell, Wesmar Racing Engines, M&W Aluminum Products, Rod End Supply, Amsoil, H&R Block, Finishline Restaurant and Truck Lungs.

OCRS wishes to say Thank You to the fans for their support and loyalty in attending the racing events and to all the track owners and promoters that invite us to perform at their facilities and to all of our lap sponsors for the Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell. Each and everyone of you are just as important to the series as the full time sponsors that support us.

To the OCRS staff members who sacrifice their personal time and put forth the effort to make the series run smoothly and to all of the photographers that put in the labor and the hours to provide your craft to the racing community.... Thank you all for everything you do!

The 2019 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS schedule is coming together thus look for its release in the near future. The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series is looking forward in having a successful 2019 season as we bring more exciting sprint car action to the racetracks!

 

Shayla Waddell To Semi-Retire @ Red Dirt Raceway Saturday

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (October 17, 2018) - A bitter sweet day looms ahead this Saturday at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma for the running of the "Red Dirt Stand Off" as Tuttle's Shayla Waddell will compete as a full-time driver and car owner for the last time in a racing career that has spanned 18-years (2001-2018). Known as "The Princess" for her charismatic charm and good looks, Waddell does not call her last ride for 2018 a permanent retirement as she is leaving the door open for possible appearances in the future.

Giving special consideration to her personal values for the future which includes marrying long time partner and AMERI-FLEX / OCRS driver Shane Sellers in a couple of weeks, Waddell will simply unbuckle her safety harness for the last time as a regular driver and the team will be sold to Nick Newton Racing. Newton has been Waddell's crew chief for the past few years and also maintains the team car driven by Alison Slaton. Newton will campaign the team next year and will announce the driver(s) in the near future.

Waddell began racing in micro sprints in 2001 at the age of 8 with Production Engine & Pump as her sponsor. This would become a solid relationship as the company has backed Waddell her entire racing career which is a rare feat for longevity between car owner / driver and the sponsor in these times. Waddell worked her way through different classes of micros in her early years and found her way into sprint cars in 2008 at the former State Fair Speedway (SFS) in Oklahoma City.

Waddell quickly won a main event in that first year in the big cars and was the SFS Rookie of the Year. Quite an accomplishment for a 15 year old young lady racing against grown men with much more experience. She would win another feature at SFS in 2009 and then, in a shocking turn of events, SFS was permanently closed at the end of that 2009 season. Prior to the end of '09, Waddell did make her AMERI-FLEX / OCRS debut on September 19th at the Oklahoma Sports Park, by far one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. In her very first heat race with the series, Waddell finished 5th in an 8 car field and ran right behind the guy she would eventually agree to one day spend the rest of her life with, Shane.

Her career with the Oil Capital Racing Series was off and running as she would be full time with the series the following year. Waddell finished in the top 10 in points that season (7th), was the Brodix Rookie of the Year and she was never out of the top 10 in her series career except in 2013 when the series mixed in several non-wing sprint shows which Waddell elected to compete in the winged events only.

Waddell has scored a couple of series wins with each coming at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Her AMERI-FLEX / OCRS career ends (for now) with 153 starts, 20 heat race wins, 58 top ten finishes and 20 top fives. However, above and beyond those stats, Waddell buries her peers in fan popularity. Always one to give her time to the fans whenever possible, fans flock to Waddell to obtain an autograph or just to see her and say hello like no other driver in the series.

A statement received by Waddell reads:

"While I’m sad about stepping away from racing, I’m looking forward to having the time and the opportunities to do other things. I have to give a huge thank you to Nick Newton, my father, my mother, my full family, friends, fellow competitors and the fans that have supported and motivated me for the last eighteen years that I’ve been racing.

The generous financial support I’ve received from sponsors has also kept this going for so long and I need to give a special appreciation to Production Engine & Pump who has supported the 88s (and 76s) car since my first season in 2000.

The OCRS staff, Corvan (Robison), Ameriflex, and other OCRS sponsors also deserve huge recognition as they provide us with an organization to race with. I have enjoyed having Alison Slaton as a teammate this year and look forward to helping in other ways as the team and cars continue on into 2019 under Nick Newton Racing."

Everyone is encouraged to attend the Red Dirt Stand Off this Saturday at Red Dirt Raceway to witness Waddell's final ride in her current roles in racing. This special event is a challenge race pitting the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprints against the Sprint Series of Oklahoma sprints presented by Smiley's Racing Products.

There will be an announcement at the track as to when an autograph session with Waddell will take place as a couple of options are being weighed out at press time. Fans are also encouraged to bring sharpies and pens along with anything of nature that you would like to have Waddell autograph. Gates will open at 2pm with racing set to begin at 4pm. Pure Stocks, Hornets and Non Wing Micros will also be on the card.

On behalf of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series, we wish to thank Shayla dearly for her loyalty, dedication, sportsmanship and professionalism along with that never ending charm she naturally possesses. Since Shayla elects to not call this a permanent retirement, we will simply say "Good Luck" on your future endeavors and simply add...... till we meet again "Princess".

Race fans can checkout the Shayla Waddell Racing Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ShaylaWaddellRacing

Information on Red Dirt Raceway can be found at: reddirtraceway.com Information on the OCRS sprint car series can be found at: ocrsracing.net

Pictured: Shayla Waddell in her early years After a win at the Salina Highbanks in 2012 with Nick Newton

 

Salute To State Fair Speedway Event Rescheduled to October 14th Due To Weather Issues

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (October 7, 2018) - Overnight rain and more on the way today has forced Red Dirt Raceway officials to pull the plug on the 2nd Annual Salute to State Fair Speedway event that was to take place this afternoon featuring the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint cars. The make-up date is next week, Sunday October 14th. As was previously scheduled for today, the raceway will have vintage race cars from the glory days on display for fans to view at 2pm with racing starting at 4pm. Sport mods and non wing micros also remain on the program card therefore, other than changing to next Sunday, everything else regarding the event remains the same.

The Salute to State Fair Speedway event becomes part of a doubleheader weekend as the sprint cars will be at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on Saturday October 13th.

Additional information on Red Dirt Raceway can be viewed at: www.reddirtraceway.com

 

 

Forecasts of Rain Knocks AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprints Out Enid Speedway Racing Event 81 Speedway Date Now Moves To Caney Valley Speedway

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (10.6.18) - Impending rain fall forecasted for the region has established the need to cancel the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car event scheduled for Enid Speedway tonight. As of 9:45 am, The speedway has not called off their regular classes of the program. A decision whether to not to race those classes will be made around noon CST. Visit the speedway's Facebook page for the latest updates at: Enid Speedway Facebook Page

No make-up date for the sprint cars has been established at this time.

Also, Sunday's 2nd Annual Salute to State Fair Speedway event Red Dirt Raceway is still on. A vintage car show is scheduled for 2pm with racing set to begin at 4pm. Should weather become an issue, the make-up date will be Sunday the 14th. Check the Facebook book pages of the raceway and the Oil Capital Racing Series as well as their websites for any status changes for the event (see links below).

In other breaking news.......... The October 13th date for the 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas is being redirected to the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. Barring any aforementioned weather rescheduling issues, Caney Valley will now host the last points race of the season for the traveling racers. Race time will be at 7pm. Track website is: caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Racesaver Legal 305 sprint cars are welcomed to compete at both venues providing they use the OCRS approved 3 x 5 top wing. Additional rules and proceedures can be viewed at ocrsracing.net

Make sure these changes are marked on those calendars and planners.

Any inquires and/or questions can be called into Barry Grabel at: 918 260.3899

Red Dirt Raceway website: reddirtraceway.com Red Dirt Raceway Facebook: RDR Facebook Page

OCRS Website: ocrsracing.net OCRS Facebook: OCRS Facebook Page

 

 

Autumn Breeze Doubleheader Ahead For AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars Enid Speedway / Red Dirt Raceway Next Up

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (October 2, 2018) - The 2018 racing season is winding down leaving race fans with their last few opportunities to catch the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint cars in action before the curtain comes down for good. This weekend provides fans with a double shot of thrilling dirt slinging entertainment as events will take place this Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the champ sprint teams that make up the series, all Racesaver legal 305 sprints are invited to run this weekend providing those teams utilize the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS legal wings.

First up will be a stop at the Enid Speedway in Enid Oklahoma on Saturday where the 3/8-mile Garfield County Fairgrounds racetrack awaits the winged warriors. The last visit to the Enid Speedway for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series was the curtain closer for the 2017 season where 2-time series champion Robert Sellers claimed victory. It was the first return to the speedway for the series since 2010 as the speedway had been nonoperational for a few years. Veteran promoter Mark Brill and local racer Kip Hughes teamed together to reopen the track in 2017 and the community has responded quite favorably.

Fans can expect to see some of the highest speeds on the circuit at the speedway as the wide sweeping turns and the length of the straights are suited for such action. The Brill / Hughes promotional efforts have been productive in having the speedway become viable once again in the regional landscape. With the racetrack being located within the populous of the city, race teams are reminded that mufflers are mandatory for this event.

Sooner Modifieds, Sport Mods and Pure Stocks will be in action as well. Gates will open at 5pm with racing set to get underway at 7pm. General admission tickets are $15. Seniors, Military and kids 12-15 years are $12. Kids under 12 are free. Pit passes are $30.

Speedway website is: www.enidspeedway.net

Then on Sunday, its a 120 mile jaunt south to the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma for the 2nd Annual Salute to State Fair Speedway. Promoter Cody Brewer will once again provide a vintage car show for the fans as was the case last year. Several historic race cars will be on display for viewing at 2pm and some of the racing machines will turn some laps on the very racey 1/4-mile track.

The event honors the former State Fair Speedway that produced racing to the Oklahoma City community for decades and closed after the 2009 season due to political issues. Brewer wanted an event to keep the memory of the speedway alive and the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series is honored to be selected as the group to be invited back to be a part of this great event. Tuttle Oklahoma's Shane Sellers scored the win for the Salute to State Fair Speedway race last season.

The chase for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy is getting serious with these events remaining plus the final points night of the season at the 81 Speedway on October 13th. Alex Sewell is the current points leader with 975 points. Sewell has been the points leader since the second race of the season. 2017 champion Zach Chappell is 71 points behind Sewell and has sat in the runner-up spot since the fifth race of the season. A super tight battle for third has taken shape as Mickey Walker and Sheldon Barksdale are only a skimpy 2 points apart (825 - 823) with Joe Bob Lee 5th with 807 markers.

Red Dirt Raceway is encouraging all fans to wear their favorite racing shirts, hats and jackets especially from the golden days of State Fair Speedway! Sport Mods and Non-Wing Micros will also see action.

2pm: Main gates open & vintage car show begins 4pm: Racing begins General admission is $15. High school students and younger are free with student I.D. Tailgate area is $80 and you can bring as many people as you can pack in your vehicle!

Track website is: www.reddirtraceway.com

NUTZ n' BOLTS

OCRS vs. SSO Challenge Drawing Near - The previously announced 'Red Dirt Standoff' between the Oil Capital Racing Series and the Sprint Series of Oklahoma is drawing near. The event will be held on October 20th at the Red Dirt Raceway. The OCRS cars will don the larger 5x5 wings while the SSO teams may lower their weight limit to the OCRS standard of 1500 pounds with driver. OCRS teams will not be able to utilize tire bleeders for this event. This event is a brainstorm by track promoter Cody Brewer as a way to have a little fun with the two groups before the cars are mothballed for the winter. Mark this one down as it is shaping up to be a cool show!

AFC III Sets Record Purse - Last Saturday's AmeriFlex Challenge III presented by the Grand National Trailer set an all-time record payout as over $26,000 was paid in cash to the race teams. AmeriFlex owner Corvan Robison was so happy to see 32 cars in the pits that he tossed in another $2000 thus paying 22 starters vs. the 20 that was originally set to take the flag. BIG thanks goes out to Corvan, his son Logan and the staff at Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories for their support!

Seasonal First Timers - AFC III winner Mike Goodman, Chance Morton, Fred Mattox & Shawn Wicker were first time starters with the series in 2018 at the Highbanks last weekend. Goodman is a 3-time champion of the series while Morton and Mattox have won features with the series in the past. Great to see you all compete with us and thanks for coming!

Newlywed Showing Some Speed- Joseph Miller got married to the lovely Taylor Wilhite on September 22nd. In his first time on the track since exchanging vows a week earlier, Miller blasted his way to his first heat race win of the year when he took honors in the Drive Shafts Inc. heat race in his Ford powered sprinter. Getting married may have energized Mr. Miller a tad. Best of luck to the newlyweds in their future endeavors.

Let's Try This Again - Alex DeCamp's last visit to the Highbanks in July resulted in a problem with his motor when he was contending for the main event win. He returned to the scene of the crime Saturday and showed everyone what he's got by winning the A1 Machine Shop heat race and then finishing second to Goodman and collecting $1500 for his efforts. DeCamp was recently married as well as he and the beautiful Kirsten Fisher were married on August 20th. Congrats to you two as well!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the racetracks this weekend. Let's do this thing!

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Zach Chappell Captures 12th Annual Oklahoma State Championship

Wins for the third time this season

By John Rittenoure

Ada, Oklahoma (September 15, 2018) - Zach Chappell felt like he had to act quickly to have any chance at winning the Ameri-Flex / OCRS 12th annual Oklahoma State Championship at Oklahoma Sports Park on Saturday.

Chappell was starting outside front row next to pole sitter Shayla Waddell, and he felt as if he would need to do something quick if he wanted the lead. And Chappell did just that, passing Waddell early in the opening lap then pulled away to post his second straight and third victory of the season.

"She was so fast in her heat race I was scared that if she got out there and got away from us in that clean air we all were going to have our hands full," Chappell said of Waddell who earlier easily won her heat race with a strong run. "She was in a different time zone."

Waddell got a good jump on the start to beat Chappell into the first turn. However, the defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion was able to throw a slider on Waddell before the two reached the backstretch and Chappell came away with the lead.

"She got the jump on the start and I saw an opportunity," Chappell said. "I told myself if we are going to have a chance this is going to be it. We got a good slide on her and it stuck.

"The track was good. Where it was black is where I was the quickest. On the cushion and down on the bottom it was very fast. This is the fastest I have seen this track."

Waddell knew she would have her hands full keeping the likes of Chappell, series points leader Alex Sewell, Whit Gastineau and Sheldon Barksdale behind her.

"I felt we were really fast in the heat race and I knew in the feature it would be tough," said Waddell of her pole starting position. "I was able to get a little jump on Zach then he was able to slide me back. I got a little high. He was differently faster."

Once out front Chappell pulled away in his Ameri-Flex sponsored DSO powered Maxim sprinter. Barksdale and Sewell were able to pass Waddell for second and third respectively. On lap four Sewell went high and fell out of the top five which allowed Gastineau to take over third.

The only yellow flag in the 25-lap race came on lap 22 when Mickey Walker blew an engine. Walker pulled off in turn four and quickly exited his sprinter as fire was seen coming from his muffler. The fire was quickly put out and Walker was not hurt.

The race restarted with Barksdale and Gastineau chasing Chappell. A lap later Gastineau got past Barksdale for second leaving Barksdale with a third. Waddell held on to fourth over Sewell who was trying to work his way back into the battle to catch Chappell. Joe Bob Lee finished sixth and Johnny Kent was the York Plumbing Hard Charger recipient with his seventh-place finish after starting 14th.

Chappell has been working out of town during the week and could not thank his crew enough for making the win possible.

"These guys are working their heart out on this race car," Chappell said of his crew. "With me working in Dallas I don't have as much time to work on the race car. I can't thank them enough."

The Ameri-Flex Challenge III is next on the schedule and Chappell feels he is peaking at the right time for the crown jewel on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule that pays $3,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

"We have a little momentum behind us," said Chappell. "We have been doing some small stuff to the car that seems to be working really well. Hopefully, we can go to Salina and pick us up another one."

The Waddell team started off the night making a statement winning two of the three heat races. Waddell won the first heat pulling away from the field and rookie teammate Alison Slaton picked up her first OCRS victory with an easy win in the third heat.

"She did a good job. I am really proud of her," Waddell said of Slaton who came back to finish eighth in the feature.

Overall Waddell was happy with her teams' efforts.

"It was a good run for us," Waddell said. "Anytime you can finish in the top five with these guys is a good thing.

"I really want to thank Nick (Newton) who does the work on this car. It is crazy what all he does. Also, Chris Cunningham at Production Engines, A and W Custom Designs, T Clark Enterprises, David Grace Motorsports, and Ameriflex."

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series

Oklahoma Sports Park - Ada, Oklahoma

September 15, 2018

Car count: 17

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1 (8 laps)

1, 76S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]. 4, 29-Duane Baker[1]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[6].

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps)

1, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[1]. 2, 33-Gary Owens[2]. 3, 2W-Whit Gastineau[5]. 4, 2-Mickey Walker[3]. 5, 55-Johnny Kent[6]. 6, 7D-David Baxter[4].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps)

1, 2A-Alison Slaton[1]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 3, 23-Donovan Wise[3]. 4,1X-Jimmy Taylor[2]. 5, 5P-Patrick Prescott[4].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 4, 76S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 5, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 6, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[5]. 7, 55-Johnny Kent[14]. 8, 2A-Alison Slaton[7]. 9, 33-Gary Owens[8]. 10, P78-Perry Pickard[13]. 11, 1X-Jimmy Taylor[12]. 12, 5P-Patrick Prescott[15]. 13, 2-Mickey Walker[11]. 14, 29-Duane Baker[10]. 15, 23-Donovan Wise[9]. 16, 7D-David Baxter[16].

Lap Leaders: Zach Chappell 1-25.

Contingency Award Recipients

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Zach Chappell

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat: Shayla Waddell

A-1 Machine Heat: Joe Bob Lee

Car & Fleet Heat: Alison Slaton

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Johnny Kent +7

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Perry Pickard

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: David Baxter

Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Shayla Waddell

Rod End Supply Recipients: Jimmy Taylor Patrick Prescott, Mickey Walker

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge III Presented By Grand National Trailer Guarantees $3,000 To Win / $1,000 To Start!

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (Sept. 12, 2018) - The big one is coming and its the "Ameri-Flex Challenge III Presented By Grand National Trailer" sprint car race to be held at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina Oklahoma on Saturday September 29th. Sanctioned by the Oil Capital Racing Series, the 3rd running of this event will pay $3,000 to win with a GUARANTEED payout of $1,000 to start for all main event participants.

The AFC III event is open to all champ sprint teams that meet the rules of the OCRS series.

"After some discussions with Bryce Hall (Salina Highbanks promoter) and Corvan Robison (Ameri-Flex owner), it was agreed to make the starting purse for the main event a guaranteed $1,000 to start race for the full 20 car field. OCRS is very honored to have these gentlemen as partners and we just cant thank them enough for their support. With the racing legends on hand to provide a "Meet & Greet" session for the fans, This is going to be an outstanding program," stated series owner Barry Grabel.

In January, it was announced that champ sprint teams needed to make a required number of AMERI-FLEX / OCRS events to earn $1,000 to start with an adjusted amount to those those who made fewer races. With the revisement to pay all starters a guaranteed minimum of $1,000 to start, there are still 3 key benefits to those teams who attended a minimum of 6 races prior to the AFC III event. They are as follows:

1) There will be two provisional positions available for the main event after a total of 8 cars have transferred from the semi main events. For "car owners" who's drivers do not transfer into the main event through the semi's, those provisional spots will go to the first two car owners and their drivers in the finishing order of the semi's that failed to qualify for the main event and competed in a minimum of 6 events with the series.

Note: If there are provisional spots not used by those car owners that made the required events, those provisionals will go to the next cars in line that did not transfer from the semi's. Any ties will be awarded to the driver that earned the most overall points from their heat race.

2) Top 10 drivers in "Passing Points" from their heat races are locked into the main event. The top 4 drivers for their "Car Owners" who made 6 prior events will re-draw pills 1 through 4 to determine those starting positions in the main event. The 4 highest remaining lock-in drivers in passing points will re-draw for starting positions 5 - 8 with 9th and 10th in passing points starting in those positions automatically.

3) There will be 5 "Contingency Packages" available to qualified car owners. The packages consist of:

$100 Gift Card from Smiley's Racing Products $100 Certificate from Maxim Racing $50 Certificate from Rod End Supply $50 Certificate from Amsoil (Grady Oil Co.)

These sponsor packages, along with the non-qualifier payout, will go to the first 5 qualified car owners that do not make the main event. If there aren't any car owners that meet this criteria (or there are some sponsor packages left), these will go into a draw for the qualified car owners that competed in the main event.

We wish to offer our sincere thanks to Devore Tax Service (dba H&R Block) for their sponsorship of this event along with the Finishline Restaraunt and the aforementioned contingency sponsors. Together with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories and Grand National Trailer, this has become the highest paying sprint car race in the state outside of the World of Outlaws.

Fans will not only see the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars, there will also be a B-Mod challenge event pitting the Ameri-Flex B-Mods vs. the Sooner Limited Mods along with Super Stocks and the historic racing cars from the Kansas Antique Racers (KAR). The group from KAR has some really cool racing cars that fans will get a kick out off.

PLUS..... It will be "Meet The Legends Night" as drivers from the glory days will be on hand for autographs to start the night. Shane Carson, Ray Crawford, Jerry Stone, Tommie Estes Jr, Derrill Brazeal, Terry Doss, Bob Waller, Jack Wickett and more to be announced will be on hand to "Meet & Greet" the fans from 5:30pm - 6:3-pm.

If race teams have any inquires to the Ameri-Flex Challenge III format, contact Barry Grabel (918) 260.3899 or John Lemon (918) 850.5341

 

 

12th Annual Oklahoma State Championship This Saturday @ Oklahoma Sports Park

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (September 11. 2018) - September has arrived and with it comes the annual event at the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma as the 12th running of the Oklahoma State Championship featuring the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint cars take to the dirt oval.

Tuttle Oklahoma's Shane Sellers is scheduled to defend his OSC title that he conquered last year. The win kept the race a family affair as father Robert (Sellers) won the event in 2016. Shane also scored a win at OSP this past May when he won the 10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial. Between both Sellers pilots, they have won the last five AMERI-FLEX / OCRS events held at the racetrack.

Zach Chappell, who was last years runner-up to Sellers in the OSC race will attempt to earn his first OSC victory lane trip. Chappell is coming off the most recent win in the series having won over the Labor Day weekend at the Caney Valley Speedway. Chappell is also second in points sitting just 60 markers behind series points leader Alex Sewell who is not just looking for his first OSC win, but his first win of any kind at the track. Previous winners of this event that are expected to be on hand for an attempt at another triumph include Whit Gastineau (a 3-time winner) and Gary Owens.

Race fans will have this final opportunity to see sprint cars blaze their way around the ultra quick oval in 2018 as the last events remaining for the tracks 2018 season do not have sprint cars scheduled. As usual with AMERI-FLEX / OCRS racing events, there will be prizes given away by the racing series during the program making for a night of great entertainment for the whole family. Race time is set for 7:30pm and will also include OSP's regular classes of modifieds and stock car divisions.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ:

OPEN INVITATION - Racesaver 305 sprint cars are invited to race with the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series at this weekends Oklahoma State Championship event with the following stipulations:

Cars Must utilize the 3' x 5' AMERI-FLEX / OCRS approved top wing Motors Must be legal per Rcaesaver rules. Cars may weigh 1500 pounds with driver Cars may use the approved right rear Racesaver tire or the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS approved right rear tires. Bleeders are allowed for the tires. AMERI-FLEX / OCRS rules and procedures can be viewed at ocrsracing.net

THE 24 MINUTE ENGINE CHANGE - At the Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown on Labor Day weekend at the Caney Valley Speedway, Zach Chappell and crew had the task of changing a motor after having one go down on him during his heat race. The crew accomplished that in a whopping 24 minutes! With enough event points earned from the night before of the 2-day program, Chappell was still able to start on the front row and wound up winning the event after having to battle Shane Sellers and Andrew Deal for the top spot.

ADD ANOTHER SEWELL TO THE GANG - Jared Sewell, cousin to Alex, made his AMERI-FLEX / OCRS racing debut during the Labor Day holiday. Jared was using a back up J&J Chassis from his ASCS inventory with an AJ&M Racing Engines power plant under the hood. We are looking forward to seeing the number 44 sprinter with the group some more.

$24,000 PLUS PURSE AHEAD - The Oklahoma State Championship event is the final event before the Ameri-Flex Challenge III presented by Grand National Trailer at the Salina Highbanks on September 29th. This years version will surpass the previous record of just over $20,000 for the largest payout in series history as over $24,000 will be on the line for the $3,000 to win / $1,000 to start event this time around. Special thanks to Devore Tax Service (an H&R Block dealer), Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Rod End Supply and the Finishline Restaurant for their support of this awesome event!

Here is your itinerary for this Saturday's racing event:

What: 12th Annual Oklahoma State Championship sprint car race (with stock car and modified classes)

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma

When: Saturday September 15, 2018

Time: Main Gates 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (AMERI-FLEX / OCRS drivers meeting will be at 6:15)

Tickets: General: $15 / Seniors & Kids 11-15: $13 / 10yrs & Under: Free / Pit Pass: $30

Oklahoma Sports Park is home to a 4/10-mile clay oval track and is located just 10 miles northwest of Ada, Oklahoma on State Highway 3W.

Track Phone: 580-332-5535 / Promoters Phone: 580-332-5383

Track website: www.oklahomasportspark.com

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

Chappell overcomes adversity to win Caney Summer Showdown Wins after blowing engine in qualifier

By John Rittenoure

Caney, Kansas (September 1, 2018) - Zach Chappell could have easily loaded up and headed home after blowing a motor during qualifying for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown on Saturday at the Caney Valley Speedway.

Instead the defending series champion and his team rolled up their sleeves and went to work. As a result of their work Chappell started on the outside front row of the 30-lap feature and drove his Ameriflex Hose and Accessories DSO powered sprinter to victory for the second time this season.

“We blew a motor in the qualifier. We broke a cam,” Chappell said of his run in qualifier race early in the evening. “We started at the rear and ran fourth. We came in and changed a motor in about 30 minutes.

“These guys (my crew) worked their tail off on this Ameriflex car. From popping a motor to winning an A feature you go from a low to a high.”

Chappell started outside front row, but it was pole sitter Mickey Walker that jumped into the lead on the start. However, buy the end of the first lap Chappell had the lead and tucked in at the bottom of the track as the field gave chase.

Chappell continued to lead Walker in a parade on the low side of the track until Shane Sellers moved up to the high groove and started moving toward the front. Sellers passed Walker for second on lap 12. Two laps later Sellers pedaled his Larry Collins owned sprinter around Chappell for the lead.

“The bottom was really good on the start then it blew off eight laps into it,” Chappell said of the groove he was running. “I was waiting to hear or see somebody. But that did not happen till Shane (Sellers) passed me. I did not know what I was going to do so I just tucked in and towed.

“He showed it to me. I was going so slow on the bottom I was almost waiting for someone to pass me. When you are leading it is hard to make a lead change when no one is messing with you.

“My only thought was to follow him and see if I could better him a little bit.”

Chappell got an opportunity to take the lead back when a lap 18 yellow forced a restart. Chappell surprised Sellers with a move to the outside and went back to the front. This time he held it for the win.

“Once the fuel load came off near the end we had a really good restart,” Chappell said. “I was able to slide him and keep it.

“You got to take luck every now and then. I would rather be lucky than good.”

Chappell put some distance between himself and the field in the closing laps. On lap 23 the yellow waved again and that changed the race for second. Andrew Deal passed Sellers but could not close on Chappell who had built a three-second advantage. Deal held on to the runner-up position with Sheldon Barksdale passing Sellers for third. Sellers settled for fourth and Johnny Kent rounded out the top five.

Sixth place went to Alex Sewell and Joe Bob Lee earned the York Plumbing Hard Charger award for climbing from 13th to finish 7th.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Caney Valley Speedway

August 31, September 1, 2018

Car count: 20

Results from 8.31.18........

Stranglehold Production Time Trials

1, Zach Chappell, 13.184. 2, Mickey Walker, 13.326. 3, Andrew Deal, 13.350. 4, Sheldon Barksdale, 13.370. 5, Shane Sellers, 13.375. 6, Robert Sellers, 13.380. 7, Johnny Kent, 13.399. 8, Whit Gastineau, 13.406. 9, Shayla Waddell, 13.428. 10, Alex Sewell, 13.467. 11, Casey Wills, 13.552. 12, Jared Sewell, 13.597. 13, Noah Gass, 13.655. 14, Perry Pickard, 13.663. 15, Joe Bob Lee, 13,810. 16, Tim Kent, 13.900. 17, Joseph Miller, 13.922. 18, Alison Slaton, 13.938. 19, Frank Taft, 14.433. 20, James Shoun (NT).

Drive Shafts, Inc Heat 1 (8 laps)

1, Alex Sewell. 2, Johnny Kent. 3, Sheldon Barksdale. 4, Zach Chappell. 5, Tim Kent. 6, Noah Gass. 7, Frank Taft.

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps)

1, Whit Gastineau. 2, Casey Wills. 3, Mickey Walker. 4, Shane Sellers. 5, Perry PIckard. 6, Joseph Miller. 7, James Shoun (DNS).

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps)

1, Shayla Waddell. 2, Jared Sewell. 3, Andrew Deal. 4, Joe Bob Lee. 5, Robert Sellers. 6, Alison Slaton.

Grand National Trailer Dash for Cash (12 laps)

1, Alex Sewell. 2, Casey Wills. 3, Noah Gass. 4, Joe Bob Lee. 5, Tim Kent. 6, Joseph Miller. 7, Frank Taft. 8, Alison Slaton. 9, Jared Sewell. 10, Perry Pickard.

Results from 9.1.18.......

Qualifier 1 (6 laps)

1, Joseph Miller. 2, Shane Sellers. 3, Casey Wills. 4, Whit Gastineau. 5, Perry Pickard. 6, Mickey Walker. 7, Rayden Voigt.

Qualifier 2 (6 laps)

1, Tim Kent. 2, Robert Sellers. 3, Sheldon Barksdale. 4, Noah Gass. 5, Frank Taft. 6, Alex Sewell. 7, Zach Chappell.

Qualifier 3 (6 laps)

1, Joe Bob Lee. 2, Shayla Waddell. 3, Alison Slaton. 4, Andrew Deal. 5, Johnny Kent. 6, Jared Sewell.

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell. 2, 15D-Andrew Deal. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 4, 22X-Shane Sellers. 5, 55-Johnny Kent. 6, 8-Alex Sewell. 7, 5L-Joe Bob Lee. 8, 2-Mickey Walker. 9, 44-Jared Sewell. 10, 31-Casey Wills. 11, 30-Joseph Miller.12, 2A-Alison Slaton. 13, 76S-Shayla Waddell. 14, P78-Perry Pickard. 15, 22T-Frank Taft. 16, 1-Robert Sellers. 17, B52-Brayden Voigt. 18, 79-Tim Kent. 19,2W-Whit Gastineau. 20, 20G-Noah Gass.

Lap Leaders: Zach Chappell 1-13, 18-30; Shane Sellers 14-17.

Margin of victory: 3.074 seconds.

Contingency Award Recipients:

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Zach Chappell

Drive Shafts Inc. Qualifier: Joseph Miller

A-1 Machine Qualifier: Tim Kent

Car & Fleet Qualifier: Joe Bob Lee

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Joe Bob Lee +6

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Casey Wills

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: James Shoun

Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Mickey Walker

Rod End Supply Recipients: Joseph Miller, Alison Slaton, Shayla Waddell

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about. Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About Grand National Trailer -

With 30 years in the industry, Grand National Trailer has based their foundation on the knowledge that in the eyes of a trucker, time is money. To meet this understanding, Grand National Trailer provides prompt, quality and friendly customer service while giving their undivided attention to all jobs until the end."

"Grand National Trailer's goal is to help you to get back out on the roads as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible. Stuck on the side of the road? Grand National Trailer offers 24/7 roadside service for those "Need Assistance Now" moments.

Located in the Tulsa Metropolitan area, adjacent to the I-244 and I-44 interchange, Grand National Trailer offers easy access for semis and secure parking. Allow Grand National Trailer the opportunity to meet and exceed your expectations and bring them your repair needs today!

Website: www.grandnationaltrailer.com

 

 

Chappell leads qualifying in Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown

By John Rittenoure

Caney, Kansas (August 31, 2018) - Zach Chappell led the Stranglehold Racing Productions qualifying with a time of 13.184 then picked up a fourth-place heat finish to earn the most points leading into the second day of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown at the Caney Valley Speedway on Friday.

Drivers earned points from time trials and heat races in an effort to position themselves as best as possible for Saturday's $1,500-to-win, $400-to-start main event. Qualifying will continue Saturday with qualifier races and those points will be added to points earned on Friday. The total points from Friday and Saturday will factor in determining the lineup for Saturday's feature.

Mickey Walker was second in time trials with a time of 13.326 and Andrew Deal was third on his hometown track with a 13.350.

Alex Sewell, Whit Gastineau and Shayla Waddell won heats while Alex Sewell picked up $500 for his victory in the 12-lap Grand National Trailer Dash for Cash.

Race time Saturday is 7 p.m.

Saturday Lineups

Qualifier 1 James Shoun Joseph Miller Perry Pickard Casey Wills Robert Sellers Shane Sellers Mickey Walker

Qualifier 2 Alison Slaton Joe Bob Lee Jared Sewell Shayla Waddell Johnny Kent Andrew Deal

Qualifier 3 Frank Taft Tim Kent Noah Gass Alex Sewell Whit Gastineau Sheldon Barksdale Zach Chappell

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results Caney Valley Speedway August 31, 2018 Car count: 20

Stranglehold Racing Productions Time Trials

1, Zach Chappell, 13.184. 2, Mickey Walker, 13.326. 3, Andrew Deal, 13.350. 4, Sheldon Barksdale, 13.370. 5, Shane Sellers, 13.375. 6, Robert Sellers, 13.380. 7, Johnny Kent, 13.399. 8, Whit Gastineau, 13.406. 9, Shayla Waddell, 13.428. 10, Alex Sewell, 13.467. 11, Casey Wills, 13.552. 12, Jared Sewell, 13.597. 13, Noah Gass, 13.655. 14, Perry Pickard, 13.663. 15, Joe Bob Lee, 13,810. 16, Tim Kent, 13.900. 17, Joseph Miller, 13.922. 18, Alison Slaton, 13.938. 19, Frank Taft, 14.433. 20, James Shoun (NT).

Drive Shafts, Inc Heat 1 (8 laps) 1, Alex Sewell. 2, Johnny Kent. 3, Sheldon Barksdale. 4, Zach Chappell. 5, Tim Kent. 6, Noah Gass. 7, Frank Taft.

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps) 1, Whit Gastineau. 2, Casey Wills. 3, Mickey Walker. 4, Shane Sellers. 5, Perry PIckard. 6, Joseph Miller. 7, James Shoun (DNS).

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps) 1, Shayla Waddell. 2, Jared Sewell. 3, Andrew Deal. 4, Joe Bob Lee. 5, Robert Sellers. 6, Alison Slaton.

Grand National Trailer Dash for Cash (12 laps) 1, Alex Sewell. 2, Casey Wills. 3, Noah Gass. 4, Joe Bob Lee. 5, Tim Kent. 6, Joseph Miller. 7, Frank Taft. 8, Alison Slaton. 9, Jared Sewell. 10, Perry Pickard.

 

 

"Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown" This Labor Day Weekend Caney Valley Speedway Hosting Special 2-Day Event

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (August 27, 2018) - The wild n' wicked sprint cars of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series will be back in action this Labor Day weekend with the "Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown" at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. This event will be held over 2-days, Friday August 31st & Saturday September 1st. Start time on Friday night will be 7:30pm and the Saturday starting gun will fire off at 7pm. Friday night's admission will be ONLY 5 BUCKS with kids 12 & under FREE! Saturday's tickets are $15 with discounts for kids, seniors & military personnel!

The sprint drivers will partake in 3 to 4 segments to qualify into the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories main event on Saturday. First up will be the Stranglehold Racing Productions Time Trials where the racers will have 2-laps around the 1/4 mile oval to lay down their best time. The Drive Shafts Inc heat race, the A-1 Machine Shop heat race and the Car & Fleet heat races will follow suit as segment number two then a round of qualifiers (2nd set of heat races) will also be a part of the program.

Drivers will be awarded points based on their performances for these 3 segments and the top 12 in points will lock into the main event. Drivers who do not lock-in from the first 3 segments will be placed into segment number four. That will be the Wesmar Racing Engines semi main where the top 8 cars at the finish will move onward to the Ameri-Flex 30-lap main event that will pay $1500 win and $400 to start. (Drivers must compete both nights to receive full pay).

Another part of this weekend holiday special will be the Grand National Trailer Dash that will be held on Friday night. 10 drivers will compete in a 12-lap affair with $500 set up for the winner and a minimum of $100 to start the dash. Factory Stocks and USRA B-Mods will compete on both nights with the new "Stock car" class joining in on the fun on Saturday night.

Just a sampling of the drivers that are expected to attend this special event are................. Alex Sewell, Shayla Waddell, Zach Chappell, Whit Gastineau, Andrew Deal, Sheldon Barksdale, Mickey Walker, Johnny Kent, Joe Bob Lee, Casey Wills, Perry Pickard, Alison Slaton, Shane Sellers, Robert Sellers, Frank Taft, David Baxter, Noah Gass, Joseph Miller and more!

Complete details on the Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown format can be viewed at: ocrsracing.net

What: Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown featuring the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Friday August 31st & Saturday September 1st.

Friday Info: Time: Gates open at 4:30p / Hot laps 7pm / Racing at 7:30p (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:30p)

Tickets: $5 for everyone except kids 12 & under are FREE! / Pit Pass: $30

Saturday Info: Time: Gates open at 4:30p / Hot laps 6:30pm / Racing at 7:00p (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:00p)

Tickets: $15 Gen Admission / $10 Military & Seniors / $5 kids 7-12yrs / 6yrs & under FREE / Pit Pass: $35

Track Phone: (620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net Track Location: The track is just 1/2-mile west of the junction (intersection) of US 75 and US 166 on CR 1600.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About Grand National Trailer -

With 30 years in the industry, Grand National Trailer has based their foundation on the knowledge that in the eyes of a trucker, time is money. To meet this understanding, Grand National Trailer provides prompt, quality and friendly customer service while giving their undivided attention to all jobs until the end."

"Grand National Trailer's goal is to help you to get back out on the roads as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible. Stuck on the side of the road? Grand National Trailer offers 24/7 roadside service for those "Need Assistance Now" moments.

Located in the Tulsa Metropolitan area, adjacent to the I-244 and I-44 interchange, Grand National Trailer offers easy access for semis and secure parking. Allow Grand National Trailer the opportunity to meet and exceed your expectations and bring them your repair needs today!

Website:www.grandnationaltrailer.com

 

Sewell conquers the Highbanks of Salina

Becomes the seasons first repeat winner

By John Rittenoure

SALINA, Okla. (July 21, 2018) - Alex Sewell has won at a lot of race tracks, but Salina Highbanks Speedway has not been one of them.

That is not the case anymore. Saturday Sewell raced from his outside second row starting position to win the Ameri-Flex / OCRS presented by Truck Lungs 25-lap main event atop the fast high-banked 3/8's mile Salina oval.

Sewell became the first repeat winner of the season behind the wheel of his Action Auto Collision, Sewell Mechanical, Turn 2 Nutrition sponsored sprinter.

"This is a place I wanted to conquer and we conquered it," said Sewell of his desire to get a victory at Salina.

Sewell jetted into the lead on the initial start by sweeping past front row starters Mickey Walker & Casey Wills down the backstretch only to have a red flag displayed as Perry Pickard had trouble with his car in turn one and rookie Alison Slaton could not avoid him and turned over. Fortunately no one was hurt but Sewell's move was nullified as the field restarted from scratch with no laps completed.

On the restart, Sewell would settle for the fourth position when the first two rows got lined out then climbed to third behind Mickey Walker on the second lap as they tried to chase down race leader Alex DeCamp. The seven-time OCRS winner was setting a fast pace with hopes of picking up an eighth victory. DeCamp was well on his way leading 16 laps before Sewell found away around him.

"Seems like I would get around him and show him my line and the yellow would come out," Sewell recalled of his battle with DeCamp. "That happened with two or three cars tonight. Finally, I got around him in lapped traffic and held him off."

Sewell first had to pass Walker for second until lap nine then had to chase down DeCamp over the next seven laps before he could make his move.

' I felt like we made it through lapped traffic really good," Sewell said. "When you can get through traffic that quick it is a really good feeling."

A key to victory for Sewell was the ability to go anywhere on the track in his Forehand Engines powered number 8 sprinter.

"Just where ever the other car was not is where we would go," Sewell said. "This car was so good all night long. This car has been on a rail all season long. It is just a joy to drive."

Sewell also had high praise for the track surface.

"They had the track prep figured out tonight and it was definitely fun tonight," he said.

Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Zach Chappell, who started sixth, came into play late in the race passing Walker for third on lap 17. Chappell was able to finally get around DeCamp on lap 21 for second, but could not close on Sewell over the final four laps.

"We were just hitting those lap cars wrong," Chappell said. "Alex (Sewell) was racing them hard. I was hoping I would get a little breathing room, but I caught them at the wrong time.

"I had a car I felt would have been fun to race him with. It was working good on the bottom, the top and the middle. Just where ever I wanted to go. Alex is racing hard right now and you have to be up there with him.

"It was a great track. This new clay they put on was great. I loved it. It was fast and fun."

DeCamp saw his strong run come to an end with two laps left when engine issues took him out of the hunt. "It knocked the front nose wing down and about three laps after that my motor laid down. It got hot (after that).

"It might be bearing and stuff. We have to get it to the shop and see.

"Everything was going our way and we caught lapped traffic after the caution and I got in the back of Frank Taft," DeCamp said of his final laps of the race. "I don't know if the nose wing laying on the hood was taking air off the radiator or what. It got hot quick.

"We thought we had it won."

At the finish Walker was able to hang on to third, Shane Sellers, driving the Larry Collins number 22X, finished in fourth and Whit Gastineau came from 10th starting position to finish fifth.

Johnny Kent earned the York Plumbing Hard Charger award for advancing nine positions and Alison Slaton went home with the M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award.

Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS Results

Salina Highbanks Speedway - Salina, Okla.

July 21, 2018

Car count: 22

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1 (8 laps)

1, 84-Alex DeCamp[3]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[8]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 4, 20G-Noah Gass[6]. 5, 76S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 6, 30-Joseph Miller[2]. 7, 7D-David Baxter[7]. 8, 88S-Alison Slaton[5].

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps)

1, 2-Mickey Walker[2]. 2, 31-Casey Wills[1]. 3, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[7]. 4, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[6]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[5]. 6, 62-James Shoun[3]. 7, 55-Johnny Kent[4].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]. 2, 22X-Shane Sellers[3]. 3, 4J-Jamie Passmore[2]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 5, 17-Brent Bates[5]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[7]. 7, 007-Michael Bookout[4]. (DNS).

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 8-Alex Sewell[4]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]. 3, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 4, 22X-Shane Sellers[5]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[10]. 6, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[9]. 7, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[7]. 8, 20G-Noah Gass[8]. 9, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[11]. 10, 4J-Jamie Passmore[12]. 11, 55-Johnny Kent[20]. 12, 76S-Shayla Waddell[13]. 13, 30-Joseph Miller[17]. 14, 17-Brent Bates[15]. 15, 84-Alex DeCamp[3]. 16, 22T-Frank Taft[16]. 17, 62-James Shoun[18]. 18, 7D-David Baxter[19]. 19, 31-Casey Wills[2]. 20, P78-Perry Pickard[14]. 21, 88S-Alison Slaton[21]. DNS: 007-Michael Bookout[22].

Lap Leaders: Alex DeCamp 1-16, Alex Sewell 17-25.

Margin of victory: 3.900 seconds

Contingency Award Recipients:

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Alex Sewell

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat: Alex DeCamp

A-1 Machine Heat: Mickey Walker

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Zach Chappell

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Johnny Kent +9

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Jamie Passmore

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: Alison Slaton

Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Alex Sewell

Rod End Supply Recipients: Johnny Kent, Shayla Waddell, Joseph Miller

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!
Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About Truck Lungs -

Truck Lungs is an on board air delivery system that is derived by filling air into tubular shaped running boards on trucks and SUV's which act as air tanks. A deluxe kit that includes an air pump to fill the tanks automatically is available. A quick connect for an air hose is located on the vehicle. Simply connect your hose and presto, you have pressurized air at your disposal. Truck Lungs has several uses. A couple of examples are: Inflating tires and pool/game toys, cleaning various items where air pressure is required to do the job. Truck Lungs is located in Muskogee Oklahoma and the product is sold factory direct to the consumer.

Don't get left without precious air when its needed most, get Truck Lungs!

Website: www.trucklungs.com

 

 

AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars At Salina Highbanks Speedway Saturday

John Lemon
OCRS PR
Tulsa Okla. (July 17, 2018) - This Saturday night the open wheel daredevils of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series will embark on the steep banking of the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina Oklahoma for "Truck Lungs Night". The event will be the first of two stops at the Highbanks in 2018 for the open wheel racers as the $24,000 Ameri-Flex Challenge III will take place in September. For the racetrack, Saturday will be the second sprint car event this season having hosted the World of Outlaws in early May.
Broken Arrow Oklahoma's Alex Sewell is looking to score his second main event in a row having cracked the winners circle at the Caney Valley Speedway on June 30th. Sewell comes into the event with the points lead in the chase for the championship hunt with defending series champion Zach Chappell just 68 points behind. Sewell is on quite a run as he currently leads the ASCS Red River Region standings as well. Mickey Walker is stalking the top two drivers as he sits just 15 markers behind Chappell.
The last time the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint cars took to the 3/8-mile with 27 degree banking was August of last year in the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer event. Walker scored the highly popular victory and the $3,000 that accompanied such laurels. Chappell took the other win in 2017 that was contested on the Highbanks in June.
In addition to Sewell, other 2018 winners expected to compete this weekend at Salina include: Chappell (81 Speedway), Shane Sellers (Oklahoma Sports Park), Whit Gastineau (Caney Valley) and Sheldon Barksdale (Thunderbird Speedway). Add the slew of challengers to take on these drivers and the action that will be on display will be exciting, thrilling and leave you wanting to see more at it's conclusion.
The Salina Highbanks facility is like no other in the area. Highlighting the amenities is the VIP area of the Finishline Restaurant that sits on the second story. There you can order anything from Ribeye steaks, pasta dinners, fish dinners, salads and burgers or sandwiches. All while you sit in an air conditioned venue while enjoying the show. VIP tickets are $25 per person with the meals additional. Contact the speedway for additional information.
Saturday nights racing action will also see A-Mods, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories B-Mods and S&J Plumbing Pure Stocks. These classed will be presented by Joe's Hand Cleaner for this event.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ
Switcharoo Part Deux:
Car owner Larry Collins is making another driver change in the B&L Collins Trucking #22x sprinter. Tuttle Oklahoma's Shane Sellers will be in the mount for Salina and possibly the rest of the season. The motor in the Maxim chassis is familiar to Sellers as he sold it to Collins after winning the Harold Leep Jr. Memorial at Oklahoma Sports Park in May. Collins started the season with Matt Cash at the wheel and had Matt Sherrell in the seat the past few weeks.
Back In The Batters Box:
Michael Bookout, who now resides in Enid OK, will make another attempt to race this weekend. "Bigfoot" had an oil pump fail him at the last event at Caney Valley and never got a lap in other than hot laps. A new pump is now in place and the driver of the 007 car will take another swing at it. If you haven't seen Bookout's new wrap on his car, take a good look as it's a beauty.
New Decals For Placement:
Sponsor decals are an important factor for the teams of the series to display. During the last couple of off weeks, some of the series regulars have been pointing skyward with the wrong portion of their cars at venues they have attended. This week seems to be an opportune time to pass out some "This Side Up" decals at this weeks drivers meeting.
Intermission Show & Tell:
The sprint car portion of this weeks program will be presented by Truck Lungs. Based in Muskogee Oklahoma, Trucks Lungs is an onboard air system installed on trucks and SUV's. Whenever air is needed, the Truck Lungs system will provide air for several situations. The company will present their product and provide a demonstration of its usage during intermission.

What you need to know:
What: AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars presented by Truck Lungs
(A-Mods, Ameri-Flex B-Mods and S&J Plumbing Pure Stocks presented by Joe's Hand Cleaner)
When: Saturday July 21, 2018
Where: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Oklahoma

Time: Gates open @ 5pm / Hot laps @ 6:30pm / Racing begins @ 7pm (OCRS drivers meeting @ 6:00pm)
Tickets: General Admission: $15 / Seniors 62+: $12 / Kids 6-12: $5 / VIP: $25 / Pit Pass: $35 (Drivers $30)
Location: Racetrack sits directly on Highway 20 between Pryor and Salina.
Track Phone: (918) 434-7223
Track Website: www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -
Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -
Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com
About Truck Lungs -
Truck Lungs is an on board air delivery system that is derived by filling air into tubular shaped running boards on trucks and SUV's which act as air tanks. A deluxe kit that includes an air pump to fill the tanks automatically is available. A quick connect for an air hose is located on the vehicle. Simply connect your hose and presto, you have pressurized air at your disposal. Truck Lungs has several uses. A couple of examples are: Inflating tires and pool/game toys, cleaning various items where air pressure is required to do the job. Truck Lungs is located in Muskogee Oklahoma and the product is sold factory direct to the consumer.
Don't get left without precious air when its needed most, get Truck Lungs!
Website: www.trucklungs.com


Pictured: Johnny Kent (55) & Shayla Waddell (76s) in OCRS action

 

 

Rain fails to stop Sewell from becoming sixth different Ameri-Flex / OCRS winner

By John Rittenoure

Caney, Kansas. (June 30, 2018) - Alex Sewell outran both the rain and the competition to win his first Ameri-flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS feature of the season Saturday night at Caney Valley Speedway.

Sewell, who picked up his fifth OCRS career feature win, became the sixth different winner of the 2018 season.

What started as a hot 93 degree day soon became a balmy 83 degrees as unexpected storms moved toward the Caney area as race time approached. The rain stayed away long enough to get heat races run, which were won by Andrew Deal and Sheldon Barksdale, then a brief shower soaked the quarter-mile oval. The track was re-packed and racing resumed.

Sewell started outside front row in his Action Auto Collision, DSO Racing Engines, Sewell Mechanical, ART sprinter and took advantage of a very fast and tacky race track to shoot past pole sitter Johnny Kent for the early lead. Sewell set a blistering pace clocking a fast lap of 12.871 on his third lap around the quarter-mile oval to top all competitors. Kent gave chase throughout the 20 laps but could not mount a challenge and finished 0.925 seconds behind Sewell at the finish.

Defending champion Zach Chappell was holding down third when he tangled with Mickey Walker and crashed into the front stretch wall to bring out the yellow. Walker restarted in third but came to a stop on the backstretch on lap 10 bringing out the nights second yellow. Walker could not continue and Casey Wills moved into the show position.
On lap 14, Wills, who was having one of his best runs of the season, would bounce to a hard stop in turn four to bring out another yellow and this would allow Sheldon Barksdale to inherit the third place position as Wills was towed pitside.

Misfortune struck again several laps later and the red flag would wave for a crash involving Andrew Deal, Joe Bob Lee and Shayla Waddell. Deal had trouble upon exiting turn four and slowed dramatically in front of Lee and Waddell causing Lee to slam into the rear of Deal and went flipping on the front straight. Waddell hit the aforementioned cars and stopped on the track as well with her front nose wing knocked askew. Thankfully nobody was injured and Waddell was the only driver able to restart the race.

Sewell kept Kent and Barksdale in check over the remaining laps to close out the win. Matt Sherrell and Layne Himebaugh finished in the fourth and fifth positions.

Waddell earned the York Plumbing Hard Charger award with a sixth-place finish after starting 13th.

Joe Bob Lee picked up the M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results
Caney Valley Speedway / Caney, Kansas
June 30, 2018
Car Count: 14

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 15D-Andrew Deal[2]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[1]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[3]. 4, 55-Johnny Kent[5]. 5, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[7]. 6, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[4]. 7, 76S-Shayla Waddell[6].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 3, 2-Mickey Walker[3]. 4, 22X-Matt Sherrell[6]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[2]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[5]. DNS: 007-Michael Bookout[7].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (20 laps)

1, 8-Alex Sewell[2]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[1]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 4, 22X-Matt Sherrell[7]. 5, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[9]. 6, 76S-Shayla Waddell[13]. 7, 22T-Frank Taft[12]. 8, 15D-Andrew Deal[8]. 9, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[11]. 10, 31-Casey Wills[4]. 11, 2-Mickey Walker[6]. 12, 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]. 13, P78-Perry Pickard[10]. DNS: 007-Michael Bookout[14].

Lap Leaders: Alex Sewell 1-20.

Margin of victory: 0.925 seconds.

Contingency Award Recipients:

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Alex Sewell

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat: Andrew Deal

A-1 Machine Heat: Sheldon Barksdale

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Shayla Waddell +7

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Casey Wills

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: Joe Bob Lee

Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Andrew Deal

Rod End Supply Recipients: Mickey Walker, Zach Chappell, Perry Pickard

On Deck:

July 21st

Truck Lungs Night

Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Okla.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars Head To Caney Valley Speedway Saturday

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (June 26, 2018) - After taking on the large 1/2-mile oval of the Thunderbird Speedway last Friday night, the drivers of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series will take on a complete polar opposite when they invade the 1/4-mile Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas this Saturday night.

This will be the second 2018 tour stop to Caney Valley for the sprint cars with the previous visit taking place on May 26th where Moore Oklahoma's Whit Gastineau reigned supreme.

The event last month at CVS produced some of the greatest action ever put on by the fearless dirt jockeys as they fought their way for every possible position to steal from one another due to an extremely well prepared track surface. By the end of the race, there were several bumpers and nerf bars that were well used up from all the contact during the 30 lap affair.

The anticipated competitors that are expected to keep Gastineau at bay from going back to back are Sheldon Barksdale, who just scored a win worth over $2600 at the Harold Leep Classic last Friday, current points leader Alex Sewell, defending series champion Zach Chappell, local hero Andrew Deal, Mickey Walker, Layne Himebaugh, Matt Sherrell and Shayla Waddell along with several other challengers.

URSA B-Mods, Factory Stocks and Street Stocks will also be on the docket to make for a full racing program for a great night of thrills. chills and spills.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ:

Payout For The Record Books With multiple forecasts showing a 70-80% chance of rain for night two of the 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell at the Thunderbird Speedway, track & series officials opted to run the entire sprint car program on Friday night while keeping the over $16,000 purse intact thus it became the second highest paid event in series history. The $19,000 Ameri-Flex Challenge II in 2017 currently reigns at the top of the record books. The Ameri-Flex Challenge III on September 29th at the Salina Highbanks is set to be the all-time record holder with over $24,000 up for grabs. As for those weather forecasters, it must be nice to be so wrong at times and retain your job as the next evening was a great night to be racing. Go figure.

Meet & Greet The Legends Update With the cancellation of the second night at Thunderbird, that also cancelled the "Meet & Greet the Legends" for the race fans. Racing heros of the glory days like Ray & Donnie Crawford, Jerry Stone, Tony Armstrong, Shane Carson, Terry Doss, Ray Rainey and others were set to participate. Options to reschedule the Meet & Greet session is being looked into. In the event a date is secured, we will announce it right away.

Breaking Loosing Streak In Style After winning 7 races in 2016, which included the final two races of that season, Sheldon Barksdale never found the right trail in the maze to reach victory lane in 2017. After 4 races to start this season, the winless streak would reach 17. That all changed last Friday night when Barksdale earned over $2600 for winning the Leep Classic event. As they say, go big or go home.

New Track Record Whit Gastineau was the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories quick time driver at Thunderbird with a time of 18.954 second run as the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series held time trials for the first time. While several of Thunderbird's past records are unattainable, This is believed to be a new track record for open wheel cars at Thunderbird. The only other driver to crack into the 18 second barrier was Sheldon Barksdale with a 18.988 clocking. These times translate to an average speed of 94.5 mph on the huge track.

Spinless & Crashless Through time trials, 3 heat races, 3 qualifiers and a 25-lap main event, the Leep Classic race never saw a spin out nor a crash. The only yellows of the night were for debris (once) and for Tim Kent stopping at the end of turn one with motor troubles. The rest of the night the drivers minded their P's and Q's in their flawless performance in front of a solid crowd.

Your Racing Schedule Docket For This Weekend..............

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (and support classes) Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday June 30, 2018

Time: Gates open at 4:00p / Hot laps 6:30p / Racing at 7:00p (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:00p)

Tickets: $15 (13yrs & up) / $10 Military Veterans / $5 ( kids 7-12 & Seniors) / 6 & under FREE / Pit Pass: $35

Track Phone: (620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net Track Location: The track is just 1/2-mile west of the junction (intersection) of US 75 and US 166 on CR 1600.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Barksdale ends drought with Leep Classic victory

By John Rittenoure

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (June 22, 2018) - In 2016 Sheldon Barksdale was a frequent visitor to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS winners circle. The Norman resident posted seven victories that season. However, that success did not carry forward to 2017. Barksdale did not post a victory during the 13-race season.
But the drought ended Friday night at Thunderbird Speedway as Barksdale led all 25-laps around the historic half-mile to win the 4th annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter-Maxwell. Barksdale pocketed $2,000 for his victory plus an additional $625 in lap money for a $2625 payday.

The Leep Classic was originally scheduled as a two-day show with the feature events to run on Saturday. Due to the weather forecast and rain moving toward Muskogee, it was decided during the show Friday to go ahead and complete the program as a one-day event.

"Last year was tough," Barksdale said of the 2017 season. "Coming off 2016 and winning seven races we had a lot of confidence going into 2017. To not win any we kind of struggled with that. We did not do anything different from the year before and it was frustrating. We had the speed, we just did not have the results.

"It was nice to get back in victory lane. It is tough to win when you have guys like (Zach) Chappell, Whit (Gastineau) and (Alex) Sewell and guys like that. You have to take them every way you can get them."

Barksdale roared off the pole into the early lead and never looked back in his Barksdale Overhead Door Maxim sprinter to pick up his eighth OCRS career victory. Whit Gastineau, who set fast time with a clocking of 18.954 to begin the night's festivities, gave chase but settled for second at the finish. Alex Sewell ran third till Zach Chappell charged past. Chappell challenged Gastineau for second several times even briefly getting by, but Gastineau always charged back into the runner-up position. Chappell remained in third while Sewell finished fourth.

Starting up front was a key to getting a jump on the field for Barksdale.

"We started the night pretty good setting second fast time," Barksdale said. "We put ourselves in a good spot in the heat race finishing second there then came from the back to fifth in the qualifier which put us third in points.

"I got the lead on the start early and did not know where everyone was at. You just have to drive a smart race and set a good pace through lap traffic."

Barksdale enjoyed racing on the half-mile.

"That track is a lot of fun," he said. "You are going really fast there and you carry a lot of speed."

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Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Thunderbird Speedway, Muskogee, Okla.

June 22, 2018

Car count: 26

Time Trials

1, Whit Gastineau, 18.954 (94.965 mph). 2, Sheldon Barksdale, 18.988. 3, Zach Chappell, 19.014. 4, Alex Sewell, 19.017. 5, Matt Sherrell, 19.142. 6, Jaiden Hughes, 19.242. 7, Johnny Kent, 19.335. 8, Layne Himebaugh, 19.365. 9, Shayla Waddell, 19.391. 10, Noah Gass, 19.395. 11, Andrew Deal, 19.399. 12, Mickey Walker, 19.432. 13, Casey Wills, 19.637. 14, Perry Pickard, 19.640. 15, Bailey Hughes, 19.684. 16, Cameron Hagin, 19.728. 17, Joseph Miller, 19.740. 18, Joe Bob Lee, 19.745. 19, Kenneth Walker, 19.786. 20, Brett Wilson, 19.818. 21, Tim Kent, 19.853. 22, Keith Bolton, 20.032. 23, Terry Easum, 20.125. 24, Alison Slaton, 20.226. 25, Frank Taft, 20.326. 26, David Baxter (NT).

Drive Shaft, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, Johnny Kent. 2, Alex Sewell. 3, Kenneth Walker. 4, Whit Gastineau. 5, Noah Gass. 6, Casey Wills. 7, Keith Bolton. 8, Cameron Hagin. 9, Frank Taft.

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps)

1, Layne Himebaugh. 2, Sheldon Barksdale. 3, Andrew Deal. 4, Matt Sherrell. 5, Terry Easum. 6, Brett Wilson. 7, Perry Pickard. 8, Joseph Miller. DNS: Bailey Hughes.

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps)

1, Zach Chappell. 2, Mickey Walker. 3, Jaiden Hughes. 4, Shayla Waddell. 5, Joe Bob Lee. 6, Tim Kent. 7, Alison Slaton. DNS: David Baxter.

Qualifier 1 (6 laps)

1, Joe Bob Lee. 2, Layne Himebaugh. 3, Andrew Deal. 4, Matt Sherrell. 5, Sheldon Barksdale. 6, Alison Slaton. 7, Perry Pickard. 8, Tim Kent. DNS: David Baxter.

Qualifier 2 (6 laps)

1, Noah Gass. 2, Brett Wilson. 3, Alex Sewell. 4, Whit Gastineau. 5, Casey Wills. 6, Johnny Kent. 7, Keith Bolton. 8, DNS: Bailey Hughes, Kenneth Walker.

Qualifier 3 (6 laps)

1, Cameron Hagin. 2, Zach Chappell. 3, Terry Easum. 4, Jaiden Hughes. 5, Shayla Waddell. 6, Joseph Miller. 7, Frank Taft. DNS: Mickey Walker.

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, Sheldon Barksdale 2, Whit Gastineau. 3, Zach Chappell. 4, Alex Sewell. 5, Andrew Deal. 6, Layne Himebaugh. 7, Noah Gass. 8, Johnny Kent. 9, Jaiden Hughes. 10, Cameron Hagin. 11, Matt Sherrell. 12, Mickey Walker. 13, Shayla Waddell. 14, Joe Bob Lee. 15, Casey Wills. 16, Terry Easum. 17, Brett Wilson. 18, Joseph Miller. 19, Alison Slaton. 20, Perry Pickard. 21, Frank Taft. 22, Keith Bolton. 23, Bailey Hughes. DNS: David Baxter, Tim Kent, Kenneth Walker.

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-25.

Margin of victory: 1.142 seconds

The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series is grateful to all of the 2018 lap sponsors that assisted in making this a fantastic event. Each and every one of you is highly appreciated.

Contingency Award Recipients:

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Sheldon Barksdale

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat: Johnny Kent

A-1 Machine Heat: Layne Himebaugh

Car & Fleet Heat: Zach Chappell

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Mickey Walker +10

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Cameron Hagin

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: David Baxter

Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Zach Chappell.

Rod End Supply Recipients: Matt Sherrell, Mickey Walker, Shayla Waddell

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Quick Time Qualifier: Whit Gastineau

On Deck:

June 30
Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

Pictured: Sheldon Barksdale with Crew & Representatives from Ameri-Flex in victory lane

Photo Credit: Top Row Photos

About Carter - Maxwell -
Carter - Maxwell started as an independent automotive repair business in the mid 1950's and the company was officially incorporated in 1965. Carter - Maxwell became a Goodyear racing tire dealer in the early 70's providing racing tires for several major racing events. The NASCAR racing series was added to the list of clients to service in the late 1990's. In 2015, Carter - Maxwell joined forces with Carroll Shelby Enterprises to form Shelby & Carter - Maxwell with a new facility constructed in High Point North Carolina. The company continues to be heavily involved with NASCAR, NHRA, and other major racing organizations today.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

$16,000 Harold Leep Classic June 22-23 @ Thunderbird Speedway Presented by Carter - Maxwell

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (June 12, 2018) - The $16,000 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell is drawing near as the sprint cars of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series readies for the anticipated competition to take place. The venue will be the historic Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Oklahoma with racing action taking place on Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd. It will not only be the highest paying Leep Classic event to date, this will be one of the highest paying races in series history. The event honors the late Harold Leep who once was the promoter at Thunderbird Speedway and had an incredible racing career that earned him a spot in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville Iowa.

Racing action on Friday will see the sprint cars conduct Time Trials, Heats and Qualifying races. The time trial session will be the first time in the 17 year history that the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprinters will run against the clock. A special point earning format for all qualifying aspects will determine the driver placements in Saturday night's main even along with the last chance races.

The main event will pay $2,000 to win and $400 to start the race. Added money throughout the field will be up for grabs as well and the first ten non-qualifiers will earn double the standard pay for their attempts to make the big show. In addition, $2,500 in lap money as donated by various sponsors will line the pockets of the drivers even more. Lap sponsors will be announce very soon.

NASCAR sanctioned modifieds and factory stocks will run complete programs each night.

Some of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS drivers expected to compete in this special program include:

Zach Chappell Whit 'Gasman' Gastineau Robert Sellers Alex Sewell Sheldon Barksdale Mickey Walker Andrew Deal Joe Wood Jr. Sean McClelland Shayla 'Princess' Waddell Matt 'Mongoose' Sherrell Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent 'Lightning' Layne Himebaugh Cameron 'Hollywood' Hagin Noah Gass Joe Bob Lee Casey Wills Terry Easum Frank Taft Joseph Miller Perry Pickard Nick Lucito .......... and more!

The Harold Leep Classic will be just the second AMERI-FLEX / OCRS event at Thunderbird since the track re-opened last season after being silent for a few years. Under the direction of owner / promoter Randy Gass, The track that once ran horses only in the early 1900's, has re-emerged and is the sole remaining 1/2-mile dirt oval in Oklahoma. Last year, Whit Gastineau won a thrilling contest over 2014 series champion Andrew Deal at Thunderbird. The 2017 Leep Classic was held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas where Jamie Passmore was victorious.

Carter - Maxwell has been the presenting sponsor of the Leep Classic since it's inception in 2015. With the support of Carter - Maxwell along with principals Lynda Maxwell, David Grace & Shane Carson, this event has grown to a status that makes the Leep Classic one of the most sought after shows for teams and fans alike.

Here is an inside look into the history of Carter - Maxwell that many will find interesting from the Bethany Oklahoma based business:

The company began in the mid 1950's with 3 friends (Bob Carter, Jerry Maxwell & Jimmy Hawkins). They worked on stock cars in the garage behind Bob's house and they raced at numerous tracks within Oklahoma including Taft Stadium and the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds as the main venues for a number of years.

In the early 1960's, Bob gathered enough funds to qualify for a loan in order to build a small shop next to his house. Soon after, the company Jerry was working for went out of business. Jerry was a trained Jaguar technician with a large following of Jaguar owners and had access to numerous car pieces. The story goes that Jerry asked Bob to bring some cars over to the new shop and repair them to keep his bills paid. Cars kept coming and Jerry continued to repair them. After a couple of years, Bob & Jerry decided to open a more professional auto repair shop. As the business grew, the friends formed a corporation and were known as Carter - Maxwell Auto Service on January 8, 1965.

Eventually the business doubled in size and a second story was added. During the late 60s & early 70s, they had become a dealership for Lotus Cars LTD as well as Citroen and became a Goodyear Racing Tire dealer. As the racing business increased, the auto repair business decreased. The company began servicing dirt, drag, sports car, and other events for Goodyear all across the central part of the United States.

During the mid 80s, the relationship with Goodyear evolved and Carter-Maxwell was signed on as an official distributor of racing tires for the central United States. David Grace came to work for Carter-Maxwell during this period. David brought a lot of enthusiasm for the dirt cars back to the business. Carter-Maxwell was well represented at major racing events every week of the summer from the mid 70s through the mid 90s.

In the late 90s, NASCAR was added as a entity for Carter-Maxwell. There was a steep learning curve and the guys were ready to take it on. These NASCAR events required 45 employees to work the races 6 days in a row. These dedicated workers mounted an estimated 4,200 tires at a single NASCAR event.

In the mid 2000s, a new building was built in Bethany Oklahoma. This was a dream Jerry and Bob had for years and the move was made in 2004. The number of NASCAR events then increased along with adding major NHRA events.

Bob passed away in 2008, Jerry in 2012 and Jimmy in 2015.

In 2015, Carter-Maxwell and Carroll Shelby Enterprises joined forces to form Shelby & Carter-Maxwell to service the entire eastern half of the United States. With David Grace taking the lead in setting up a new facility in North Carolina, he had to hire new employees to run an additional 20 NASCAR events each year.

Carter - Maxwell has seen it all and done it all in their 55 plus years in existence. All of us with the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series tips our cap to everyone at the company for their valued support of our series.

This year's version of the Harold Leep Classic is going to be a history making event. Dont miss this one!

What: 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell Featuring AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars Where: Thunderbird Speedway / Muskogee OK. When: Friday June 22nd & Saturday June 23rd

Friday 6/22: Sprint car time trials, heats & qualifier races plus NASCAR Modifieds and Factory Stocks (full program) Gates open at 6p / Hot Laps 7p / Time Trials 7:30p with racing starting after time trials OCRS drivers meeting is at 6:15p

Saturday 6/23: Sprint car last chance races & Leep Classic main event plus NASCAR Modifieds and Factory Stocks (full program) Gates open at 6p / Hot Laps 7p / Racing 8p OCRS drivers meeting at 6:30p

Tickets (Both Nights): $15 with kids 10 & under FREE. / Seniors $13 / Pit Pass: $30

Phone: (918) 869.6883 Website: www.thunderbirdspeedwayok.com

Directions: From Highway 69.... Turn east onto Okmulgee Ave. then turn south onto "B" Street. Proceed straight to the Muskogee Fairgrounds. Physical Address: 1444 South 'B' St. Muskogee Okla. 74403

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Matt Sherrell Returns To AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Series

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (June 5, 2018) - The "Mongoose" is back. Owasso Oklahoma's Matt 'Mongoose' Sherrell has been tabbed as the new driver for the Larry Collins owned 22x sprint car which was formerly driven by Matt Cash. After a stint in local racing action for the Collins / Sherrell duo to get acclimated with the car, Sherrell is scheduled to join the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series on June 22-23 during the 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell at the Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Oklahoma. The $2000 to win / $400 to start event is set to pay $16,000 in total purse money.

Sherrell, who first ran in the series in 2006, is no stranger to winning solid paying sprint races as he won $2000 at the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola Oklahoma in 2008. It was Sherrell's second win in a row for car owners Don & Pat Carrens that season. Sherrell also won back to back features in 2009 with the first coming at the Outlaw Motor Speedway followed by another score at the Mid America Speedway.

A driver with a track record of consistent finishes, Sherrell was 3rd in overall points in 2011 and 4th in 2009. Sherrell had sparingly participated in the series as of late in the Paul Johnson 5x car. In only 6 appearances in 2016, Sherrell found his stroke quickly as he scored a 3rd place finish at both the Caney Valley Speedway and Oklahoma Sports Park racetracks. He collected a top 5 finish in his sole appearance last season at the Red Dirt Raceway.

The team has two Maxim chassis in the shop along with a DSO Racing Engines motor and a recently acquired Brand Racing Engines motor that Shane Sellers used to win this years Harold Leep Jr. Memorial at Oklahoma Sports Park. B&L Collins Trucking is the teams primarily sponsor.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

$16,000 Harold Leep Classic Format Unveiled Thunderbird Speedway To Host June 22-23

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (May 31, 2018) - Last January, officials with the Oil Capital Racing Series announced a preview of the format to be used for the 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell. This special racing event from the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series will be held at the 1/2-mile oval of the Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Oklahoma on June 22- 23. Today, officials are now releasing the format in full detail.

Time Trails, Heat Races & Qualifiers will be held on Friday June 22 with last chance qualifiers and the main event being held on Saturday June 23. Thunderbird Speedway will run complete programs with modified and stock car classes on both nights.

Friday's qualifying system to determine Saturday's feature starting positions and will be held in the following manner:

Time Trials: Quick time driver earns 200 points. Second quick 198, third quick 196, fourth quick 194 with the balance of the field following the 2-point per position change. Drivers will draw for their order to time trial. Drivers must qualify within 3 places of their qualifying order to receive 2 laps on the clock. If for any reason a driver fails to do so, that driver will get one lap at the end of the line.

Heat Races (8-laps): Winners earn 100 points, then 99, 98, 97, 96 and so on. Fast qualifier from time trials will draw one of 3 numbered pills: 0, 2 or 3. The number drawn is the number of rows inverted in the heats based on the results of time trials. There are no passing points. Only finishing points.

Qualifiers (6-laps): Winners earn 100 points, then 99, 98, 97, 96 and so on. Field will be fully inverted from total points earned in time trials and heat races combined.

Points will be tabulated from all three qualifying systems. The Top 12 in overall points will automatically lock into Saturday nights main event with the balance of the field placed into last chance races. The driver with the highest total number of points from Friday's program will draw one of three numbered pills: 0, 2 or 3. This will be the number of rows inverted for the main event. Drivers transferring from the last chance races will line straight up behind the 12 lock-ins according to their last chance finishes.

Payout: The main event winner will earn $2,000 with the runner-up receiving $1,000. Third will earn $650, fourth $600 and $525 for fifth. Additional main event starters will receive a minimum of $400. The first 10 non-qualifiers will earn $250 each will the balance receiving $125 each.

$2500 in lap money will be on the line as well. The leader of each lap will earn $25 with $15 going to the second place car per lap. Drivers in the 3rd - 8th positions will earn $10 per lap. The winner could possibly earn a total of $2625 with lap money factored in. The least a driver could earn running in the top 8 for the entire race is $675.

The total payout with lap money based on a 30 car field is $16,000.

Drivers must compete both nights to qualify for this special pay scale. Any driver competing on day two only will start in the rear of the last chance race and earn the standard non sponsored single event pay scale.

Any teams requiring additional information can contact Barry Grabel at (918) 260.3899.

About Carter-Maxwell - The business started in the late 50's when Bob Carter & Jerry Maxwell teamed up to form Carter-Maxwell Auto Service in Oklahoma City. In 1964, the company added auto racing to its portfolio and joined up with the Goodyear racing division by becoming the southwest distributor of auto racing tires. David Grace of Carter-Maxwell is one of the premier tire engineers for Carter-Maxwell & Goodyear and can be seen at NASCAR tracks all during the year working with NASCAR and their teams in producing quality racing tires. The auto service division of Carter-Maxwell is still open for business as it has been since those early years. They can be contacted at (405) 789.8253

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Chappell finds winning combination at 81 Speedway

Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champ becomes the seasons fourth different winner

By John Rittenoure

Park City KS. (May 27, 2018) - Zach Chappell has struggled to find the right setup that would take his DSO powered Maxim sprinter to the winners' circle since the 2018 Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS season opened in March.

The defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion finished 16th in the season opener at Red Dirt Raceway then followed that up with a much better third place at Oklahoma Sports Park and a fifth place on Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway.

Sunday, Chappell found the winning combination at 81 Speedway in the 2nd running of Sprint Car Maynia II and it became more evident as the 25-lap feature wore on. By the time the checkered flag waved, Chappell was nearly a half-a-lap ahead of second place Danny Smith.

It was Chappell's fifth OCRS career victory.

"We were good," Chappell said of his strong performance. "These guys have been doing small adjustments here and there trying to pick up some speed. They never disappoint. They keep going till we start winning. I just get to sit in it when it goes fast."

Smith jumped into the early lead as the green dropped and put some distance between himself and second place Chappell. However, Chappell began closing the gap catching Smith about the half-way point of the race. On lap 13 Chappell pulled to the highside of Smith in turn four and the two crossed the line side-by-side. Chappell pulled ahead on lap 14 and quickly put distance between himself and Smith.

Chappell's sprinter seemed to get faster as the race wore on.

"We had so much fuel," Chappell said of his cars rapid improvement late in the race. "I did not know if we would have a lot of cautions so we dumped a lot of fuel in it. Once it came off about half way through it just got faster and faster."

It was just the opposite for Smith who started strong then had to hold on to finish second ahead of Sheldon Barksdale who was third.

"I got around Danny in lapped traffic. He was having trouble with the cushion and filled his right front with mud," explained Chappell. " At that point, you can't hold the wheel without your hands going numb. I got around him and set sail. We were just good.

"You just get lucky now and then. Some nights it's yours and some nights it's not."

As the track changed Chappell changed his line.

"We ran the cushion about three-quarters of the race and it laid rubber about half a line off the cushion," Chappell said. "That is when I started rolling through just trying to keep it smooth."

Chappell likes the bigger tracks and hopes they have found something that will work when the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series travels to historic Thunderbird Speedway half-mile in Muskogee on June 22-23.

"I think we found something for the bigger tracks and our next track is Muskogee," said Chappell.

After the race, Chappell praised his team and sponsors for their support.

"Ameriflex, Smiley's, Hoosier, all of these guys, my dad (David Chappell), Chris and Todd they worked hard. I could not do it without them."

Alex Sewell started 11th and charged to a fourth-place finish earning him the York Plumbing Hard Charger award.

Rookie Brendon Wiseley made his first appearance with the OCRS on Sunday and after a fifth place heat finish was not able to start the feature. Wiseley picked up the M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award for his misfortune.

AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Results

81 Speedway, Park City, Kans.

May 27, 2018

Car count: 19

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[2]. 3, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 4, 76S-Shayla Waddell[7]. 5, 62- James Shoun [5]. 6, 88S-Alison Slaton[6]. 8, 7D-David Baxter[4].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]. 2, 5-Cameron Hagin[1]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[4]. 4, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 5, 721- Brendon Wiseley [6] 6, 20G-Noah Gass[2].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, P78-Perry Pickard[2]. 2, 5$-Danny Smith[6]. 3, 2-Mickey Walker[3]. 4, 22-David Stephenson[1]. 5, 22T-Frank Taft[5]. DNS: 78-James Price.

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 2, 5$-Danny Smith[1]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4]. 4, 8-Alex Sewell[11]. 5, 2-Mickey Walker[10]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[8]. 7, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 8, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[6]. 9, 2W-Whit Gastineau[9]. 10, 76S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 11, 20G-Noah Gass[17]. 12, P78-Perry Pickard[7]. 13, 88S-Alison Slaton[16]. 14, 22-David Stephenson[12]. 15, 62-James Shoun[13]. 16, 22T-Frank Taft[15]. 17, 7D-David Baxter[18]. 18, 78-James Price[19]. DNS: 721-Brendon Wiseley.

Lap Leaders: Danny Smith 1-13, Zach Chappell 14-25.

Contingency Award Recipients:

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Zach Chappell.

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat Award Recipients: Sheldon Barksdale, Joe Bob Lee, Whit Gastineau.

A-1 Machine Heat Award Recipients: Zach Chappell, Cameron Hagin, Casey Wills.

Car & Fleet Heat Award Recipients: Perry Pickard, Danny Smith, Mickey Walker.

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Alex Sewell +7.

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Shayla Waddell.

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: Brendon Wiseley.

Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Zach Chappell.

Rod End Supply Recipients: Noah Gass, Perry Pickard, Alison Slaton.

On Deck:

4th Annual Harold Leep Classic

June 22-23

Thunderbird Speedway - Muskogee Oklahoma

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

 

 

Gastineau celebrates birthday with a victory at Caney Valley Speedway

By John Rittenoure

Caney KS. (May 26, 2018) - People celebrate birthdays in many ways. Whit Gastineau celebrated his in victory lane at Caney Valley Speedway on Saturday.

Gastineau started outside front row and paced the field for 30-laps to cap his birthday with his first Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car victory of the season.

There was no cake in the pits, but Gastineau might have made up for it on the way home.

"I seem to win quite a bit on my birthday for some reason," Gastineau recalled when asked about winning on his birthday. "No cake. Maybe we will see what the truck stop has on the way out."

While Gastineau never lost the lead, pole setter Mickey Walker kept the pressure on throughout the race waiting for an opportunity that never materialized.

"He got underneath me probably five or six times," Gastineau said of Walker. "I would change my lines up a little, but I was not moving. They were going to have to go around me. "I knew there were some cars behind me, but I wasn't changing my line."

Gastineau had his hands full behind the wheel of his Castrol Quick Lube sponsored Wesmar powered sprinter.

"I can't believe hard good the track stayed. I was pretty tight," explained Gastineau. "I had to kind of pitch it into the corner in (turn) 3 and just had to kind of park it in 1-2.

"On this track, you have to really tighten it up to come off the corners. The driver has to do the rest.

"It was a nice win. We had not won in a while."

You could almost throw a blanket over the top three. While chasing Gastineau Walker also had his hands full with third place Alex Sewell. The two battled for the runner-up position and Sewell finally edged Walker for second where it counted the most - at the finish line. Gastineau won by a 0.305 seconds over Sewell while Walker was just 0.308 seconds behind the leader. Joe Bob Lee was fourth 1.336 seconds behind and defending champion Zach Chappell rounded out the top five.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Caney Valley Speedway

May 26, 2018

Car count: 23

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 1-Sean McClelland[4]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 3, 15D-Andrew Deal[1]. 4, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[8]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[7]. 6, 7D-David Baxter[3]. 7, 22X-Matt Cash[5]. 8, 78-James Price[8].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 76S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 2, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[2]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[4]. 4, 2-Mickey Walker[8]. 5, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[7]. 7, 30-Joseph Miller[1]. 8, 20G-Noah Gass[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 3, 84-Alex DeCamp[3]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[7]. 5, 88-Terry Easum[4]. 6, 88S-Alison Slaton[5]. 7, 5-Cameron Hagin[2].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[7]. 3, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 4, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[3]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[9]. 6, 1-Sean McClelland[4]. 7, 84-Alex DeCamp[12]. 8, 15D-Andrew Deal[11]. 9, 76S-Shayla Waddell[8]. 10, 20S- Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 11, 5-Cameron Hagin[21]. 12, 20G-Noah Gass[23]. 13, 31-Casey Wills[14]. 14, 22T-Frank Taft[16]. 15, 30-Joseph Miller[20]. 16, 88S- Alison Slaton[18]. 17, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[6]. 18, P78-Perry Pickard[13]. 19, 88-Terry Easum[15]. 20, 55-Johnny Kent[10]. 21, 7D-David Baxter[17]. 22, 22X- Matt Cash[19]. 23, 78-James Price[22].

Lap Leaders: Whit Gastineau 1-30.

Margin of victory: .305 seconds.

Contingency Award Recipients:

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Whit Gastineau.

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat Award Recipients: Sean McClelland, Alex Sewell, Andrew Deal.

A-1 Machine Heat Award Recipients: Shayla Waddell, Layne Himebaugh, Johnny Kent.

Car & Fleet Heat Award Recipients: Sheldon Barksdale, Whit Gastineau, Alex DeCamp.

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Noah Gass +11.

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Sheldon Barksdale.

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: James Price.

Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Sean McClelland

Rod End Supply Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Noah Gass, Casey Wills.

On Deck:

81 Speedway - Park City KS

May 27, 2018

Sprint Car Maynia II (with NCRA / Sprint Car Bandits and URSS Sprints)

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

Kansas Road Trip Next Up For AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars Memorial Day Doubleheader Set To Go

​ John Lemon OCRS PR​

Tulsa Okla. (May 22, 2018) - Thousands of Americans will be hitting the highways during the Memorial Day holiday weekend and you can add the racing teams and the fans of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series to that list. The sunflower state of Kansas will be the destination with two action packed shows set to take place on two very different racetracks.

First up will be the tight quarters of the Caney Valley Speedway who's 1/4-mile oval is always a challenge for the open wheel warriors. That event, located in Caney Kansas, will take place on Saturday May 26th. 4-time AMERI-FLEX / OCRS champion Jamie Passmore came out on top in last years event. Caney Valley is also the track where Passmore earned his very first sprint car win. Action is such at Caney Valley Speedway one can expect sparks to fly with the banging of chrome nerf bars and bumpers lap after lap.

After the Caney Valley event and in just a handful of hours after the Indy 500 is scheduled to conclude on Sunday the 27th, the sprint cars are set to take part in 'Sprint Car Maynia II' at the larger and faster 3/8-mile 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas. This very special event will not only feature the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint cars but also the sprint cars of the NCRA and URSS racing organizations. All three groups will run individual programs. The inaugural running of this event last season produced a whopping 93 sprint cars jammed in the pit area between all three sanctions. Jamie Passmore won the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS portion of the program for back to back victory lane visits that weekend. 81 Speedway is rich in tradition and winning there calls for a highlight marker on a drivers resume list of accomplishments.

Broken Arrow Oklahoma's Alex Sewell will carry a 9-point lead (195-186) in the point standings over Layne Himebaugh as this weekends racing activities loom. Mickey Walker is currently third in the title chase with 174 points while Casey Wills sits next at 168 and Shane Sellers finishes off the current top five with 166.

Join us for a thrilling and exciting doubleheader this holiday weekend in the great state of Kansas and see the always thrilling AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprints do their thing in the dirt as it's time to 'Feel The Thunder' once again.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Here Comes Da' Fords: In a landscape where Chevy designed engines run rampant in the sprint car world, There will be a couple of Fords heading to Kansas. Joseph Miller of Cove, Arkansas will be packing a blue oval power plant as well as Oklahoma's David Baxter. Should Nick Lucito make the trip as well, there will be three such motors. These racers defy the norm and welcome the challenge of being successful in something different than the usual. Good luck drivers.

Third Time Is A Charm (But So Were The First Two): The trip to 81 Speedway will mark just the third time the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series will have turned laps at C-Ray's Joint. In addition to last years outing, the records show that 2009 was the first trip to the central Kansas oval. The racing from the Oklahoma based series has been good each and every time and no exceptions are expected this Sunday night. To say the series is honored to be invited back for "Sprint Car Maynia" would be a shear understatement. A fourth series visit to 81 Speedway is on the schedule for the following October.

Girl Tandem: Shayla Waddell has been competing in the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series as a regular since 2010 and we have seem her evolve as a superb individual in many aspects of her life. In 2018, Waddell has expanded her role in racing as she has added a second car to the Waddell Motorsports arsenal with support from Baker Motorsports who supplies the engine for the effort. During the season opener in March, Waddell had the talented Alison Slaton behind the wheel in the season opener. This weekend, Slaton will be back in the Production Engine & Pump #2a machine as the young lady from Oklahoma City gets another crack at the series. So for all those fans that want to cheer on a couple of ladies to put the men in their place.... here ya go.

Irritating Monkey: Noah Harris has had a troublesome start to the 2018 racing season. In races he has competed in to date, it seems there is a monkey on his back that the young driver can't shake off. Trouble seems to find Harris as its been one crazy incident after another in the racing he has done so far yet, hardly any of it has been his doing. We have seen flashes of talent within this driver and hopefully this weekend will see Harris produce the results we feel he is very capable of achieving. Let the monkey escape where it may.

Leep Classic On The Horizon: The next even after the Caney Valley / 81 Speedway doubleheader will be the 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter ~ Maxwell at the Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Oklahoma. The race will take place on June 22-23 with $2000 marked for the winner and $400 to start the feature. Time Trials will take place for the first time ever for the series as part of the qualifying format making this Leep Classic something truly different and special. Thunderbird will also have their NASCAR modifieds and stock cars run complete programs each night. Post note this one on your refrigerators.

Your Memorial Day Weekend Racing Schedule..............

Caney Valley Speedway Docket:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (and support classes) Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday May 26, 2018

Time: Gates open at 4:30p / Hot laps 6:30p / Racing at 7:00p (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:00p)

Tickets: $15 (13yrs & up) / $10 Military Veterans / $5 ( kids 7-12 & Seniors) / 6 & under FREE / Pit Pass: $35

Track Phone: (620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net Track Location: The track is just 1/2-mile west of the junction (intersection) of US 75 and US 166 on CR 1600.

81 Speedway Docket:

What: 'Sprint Car Mania II' Featuring the sprint cars of Ameri-Flex / OCRS, NCRA and URSS.

Where: 81 Speedway / Park City Kansas

When: Sunday May 27th, 2018

Time: Main Gates open at 5pm / Hot Laps 6:00pm / Racing at 7:00pm (OCRS Drivers Meeting @ 5:30pm)

Tickets: $25 (12yrs and up) / 11yrs and under FREE / Pit Pass $35

Track Phone: (316) 755.1781 Track website: www.race81speedway.com

Track Location: 81 Speedway sits just 1/2-mile west of I-135 at Exit 16.

Its going to be a fantastic weekend of Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car racing. We will see you at the racetracks!

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Sellers hard to beat at Oklahoma Sports Park

Wins back to back Harold Leep Jr. Memorial's

By John Rittenoure

ADA, Okla. (May 12, 2018) - When it comes to racing at Oklahoma Sports Park, the Sellers family seem to have a lock on winning at the 4/10th-mile oval. In 2017, Shane Sellers won two out of three Ameri-Flex / OCRS shows held there including the Harold Leep Jr. Memorial while father Robert Sellers won the Oklahoma State Championship race in October. Robert also won the OSC event in 2016.

Saturday, Shane wheeled into victory lane again again winning the 10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial which was presented by Grand National Trailer. This now makes 5 times in a row that the Sellers name has parked in victory lane at OSP.

It was the eighth career victory for Sellers and half of them have come at Ada.

"I don't like saying anything like that, but I will say I like Ada," Sellers said when asked if he had the winning formula for Oklahoma Sports Park. "I feel comfortable here so I think that helps the result.

"Sometimes you get a decent draw and start towards the front and hit the setup. We race against a lot of good guys and it comes down to who can hit the best setup. I feel like we just had it tonight."

Sellers started outside the second row in his Courtney Farms, Two-Six Racing Products, David Grace Motorsports Triple X sprinter and chased outside front row starter Gary Owens for the first four laps before taking the lead on lap five.

"I was surprised the car was as good as it was tonight," Sellers said. "I knew there was probably rubber in three and four and was not sure about one and two. Sometimes you want to find that happy medium. You don't want to hook it up then can't turn in the rubber. We just kept the car fairly neutral.

"I felt I was fast and was just trying to bide my time. Once I got out I really did not know I had a lead because I was not pushing it extremely hard."

Once in the lead Sellers pulled away from the field in his Brand Racing Engines powered sprinter winning by a 1.673-second margin over Alex Sewell. Sewell was able to pass Owens for second on lap seven but could not reel in Sellers. Defending champion Zach Chappell moved up to third followed by Mickey Walker and Sheldon Barksdale to round out the top five. Owens was unable to finish the race after spinning out on lap six.

Barksdale came from 19th starting position to finish fifth which earned him the York Plumbing Hard Charger Award.

Next up for the open wheel travelers is a Memorial Day doubleheader. Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas will host on Saturday May 26th then on Sunday May 27th, it's a trip to Park City Kansas for Sprint Car Maynia II at the 81 Speedway. NCRA sprints and URSS sprints will also be on the Sunday program.

Ameri-Flex OCRS Results

Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada, Okla.

May 12, 2018

Car count: 22

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau. 2, 4-Shane Sellers. 3, 21C-Robert Sellers. 4, 94L-Layne Himebaugh. 5, 55-Johnny Kent. 6, 62-James Shoun. 7, 7D-David Baxter. 8, 30-Joseph Miller.

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 5L-Joe Bob Lee. 2, 76S-Shayla Waddell. 3, Mickey Walker. 4, 33-Gary Owens. 5, 22M-Matt Moore. 6, 22T-Frank Taft. 7, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale.

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 8-Alex Sewell. 2, 31-Casey Wills. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell. 4, 22X-Matt Cash. 5, P78-Perry Pickard. 6, 007-MIchael Bookout. DNS: Morgan Fletcher.

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers. 2, 8-Alex Sewell. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell. 4, 2-Mickey Walker. 5, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 6, 94L-Layne Himebaugh. 7, 55-Johnny Kent. 8, 30-Joseph Miller. 9, 31-Casey Wills. 10, 22T-Frank Taft. 11, 76S-Shayla Waddell. 12, 22M-Matt Moore. 13, 21C-Robert Sellers. 14, 33-Gary Owens. 15, 2W-Whit Gastineau. 16, P78-Perry Pickard. 17, 5L-Joe Bob Lee. 18, 62-James Shoun. 19, 7D-David Baxter. 20, 22X-Matt Cash. DNS: 007-Michael Bookout, 94F-Morgan Fletcher.

Lap Leaders: Gary Owens 1-4, Shane Sellers 5-25. Margin of victory: 1.673 seconds.

Contingency Award Recipients:

Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Shane Sellers

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat Award Recipients: Whit Gastineau, Shane Sellers, Robert Sellers.

A-1 Machine Heat Award Recipients: Joe Boe Lee, Shayla Waddell, Mickey Walker.

Car & Fleet Heat Award Recipients: Alex Sewell, Casey Wills, Zach Chappell.

York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Barksdale +14.

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: Morgan Fletcher. Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Joe Bob Lee.

Rod End Supply Recipients: Shayla Waddell, Matt Moore, Robert Sellers.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About Grand National Trailer - With 30 years in the industry, Grand National Trailer has based their foundation on the knowledge that in the eyes of a trucker, time is money. To meet this understanding, Grand National Trailer provides prompt, quality and friendly customer service while giving their undivided attention to all jobs until the end."

"Grand National Trailer's goal is to help you to get back out on the roads as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible. Grand National Trailer offers a wide variety of services including but not limited to: welding and fabrication; lift gate repair; repairs to a variety of equipment. PM and DOT on trucks and trailers.

Located in the Tulsa Metropolitan area, adjacent to the I-244 and I-44 interchange, Grand National Trailer offers easy access for semis and secure parking. Allow Grand National Trailer the opportunity to meet and exceed your expectations and bring them your repair needs today!

Website: www.grandnationaltrailer.com

 

 

AMERI-FLEX /OCRS Enid Speedway Date Reassigned To October 6th

John Lemon
OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (May 9, 2018) - The previously announced 2018 tour date of June 2nd for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series performance at the Enid Speedway in Enid Oklahoma is being reassigned to Saturday October 6th. With this date change, the weekend will now become a sprint car doubleheader as the winged 360 sprints will also be performing at the Red Dirt Speedway in Meeker Oklahoma on Sunday October 7th. 2-Time series champion Robert Sellers of Mustang Oklahoma won the last AMERI-FLEX / OCRS race at Enid Speedway. That event was held in October of last year. Adjust those planners and calendars accordingly for a great weekend of back to back sprint car action!

Additional information on the Enid Speedway can be viewed at: enidspeedway.net

Attention Race Teams:
This date change DOES NOT change the 6-Race criteria for the purse structure of the Ameri-Flex Challenge III presented by Grand National Trailer at the Salina Highbanks on September 29th. Any inquiries in this regard can be addressed to Barry Grabel at (918) 260.3899 or John Lemon at (918) 850.5341.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial Presented by Grand National Trailer Set For Saturday

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (May 8, 2018) - This Saturday night the thrilling racing machines of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series will perform in the Harold Leep Jr. Memorial at the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma. This will be the 10th annual version of this special event and will be presented by 'Grand National Trailer'. Racing action is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm.

Leading the cast of drivers that will vie for the honor of becoming the 2018 winner is defending HLJM champion Shane Sellers of Tuttle Oklahoma. The 2017 win was the first of three OSP triumphs for a driver named 'Sellers' for the year. One of those other wins was by Shane in the Oklahoma State Championship event last September. A July visit to OSP by the traveling pilots of speed was won by Sellers' father 'Robert', making for a Sellers sweep for the season at the track.

Additional former HLJM winners expected to compete include Moore Oklahoma's Whit Gastineau (2011), Norman's Sheldon Barksdale (2016) and 3-time winner Gary Owens from Pauls Valley (2013-2015). Some of the drivers that are looking for their first HLJM win include the aforementioned Robert Sellers, a 2-time series overall champion, Joe Wood Jr, Alex Sewell, Mickey Walker, Shayla Waddell, Joe Lee, Johnny Kent and defending series champion Zach Chappell along with a slew of other competitors.

This event honors Harold Leep Jr. the son of the late great Harold Leep. While 'Junior' did not achieve the on-track success of his famous father, he was well respected and admired by all those that new him. Jr. was one of the Good Ole Boys and was a respected man of the racing fraternity. Members of the Leep family will be on hand for the 10th anniversary of the race that bears his name.

Oklahoma Sports Park will also have their regular stock car and modified classes in action in what is expected to be a fantastic night of racing on the always fast 4/10-mile racetrack. As always, the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series will have giveaway items that fans will have the opportunity to win during the program. Details will be provided at the track during the program.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Car Salesman at Work Robert Sellers, the 2015 & 2016 series champion, will be driving a car by the Cothran Racing Team from Wichita Falls Texas. The car Sellers will be racing is up for sale. Sellers is competing in the Cothran car as a means to advertise it as well as race it. Warranties are not included nor is the often presented but rarely accepted high mark-up undercoating.

Track Rookies There are a few drivers that are expected to make their OSP debut Saturday. The teammates of Jimmy Taylor & Donovan Wise will look to join their fellow drivers Jimmy Harris, Matt Cash & Layne Himebaugh as OSP first timers. Get a firm grip of the wheel boys cause this is going to be exciting for ya. We recommend velcroing your gloves to the steering wheel.

Sellers + Gastineau= Domination The name 'Sellers' has been in victory lane in the last four appearances by the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series at OSP. As alluded to above, Shane took the 2017 HLJM race and the State Championship event with Robert winning in July. The 2016 State Championship winner was Robert (in September) thus making the 4 in a row Sellers run. Prior to that, Whit Gastineau won 3 out of 4 times the series hit the track. Therefore, its either been a Sellers or a Gastineau in victory lane 7 of the last 8 OSP tour stops. Will a new name be added to the record books this week? Bet the odds on a Sellers or Gastineau are horrendous at the betting windows.

Welcome Back Danny Boy Dan Schnackenberg had a rough outing in the season opener when he flipped the number 94 car. Dan was OK but the car was toast. Dan has obtained another car and has indicated he will be at OSP Saturday. Now we just have to keep the 94's straight as Morgan Fletcher will be in his 94F car and Layne Himebaugh will be in the 94L machine. Aspirin all round for the race scorers (and maybe for the announcer too).

Take A Deep Breath Oklahoma Sports Park is one of the fastest tracks on the tour and will be the second event on the 2018 schedule. Considering the season opener was at the bullring of the Red Dirt Raceway, the last race on a track where the speeds jump up was the 2017 season ending event at the Enid Speedway last October. This makes seven months since the teams have had to take a deep breath when smashing the throttle. Oxygen just may be in high demand this time around.

Snakes Done Biting? A few teams have been running some local events in an attempt to prepare for the upcoming tour races. Some of those same teams have been snake bit by mechanical woes or on-track skirmishes in those efforts. Some minor and some a bit more troublesome. Lets hope the snakes keep their venomous` fangs to themselves this go around.

It's time to FEEL the Thunder race fans and the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series is going to deliver!

Here is your itinerary for this Saturday's racing event:

What: 10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial presented by Grand National Trailer

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma

When: Saturday May 12, 2018

Time: Main Gates 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (AMERI-FLEX / OCRS drivers meeting will be at 6:30)

Tickets: General: $15 / Seniors & Kids 11-15: $13 / 10yrs & Under: Free / Pit Pass: $30

Oklahoma Sports Park is home to a 4/10-mile clay oval track and is located just 10 miles northwest of Ada, Oklahoma on State Highway 3W.

Track Phone: 580-332-5535 / Promoters Phone: 580-332-5383

Track website: www.oklahomasportspark.com

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About Grand National Trailer - With 30 years in the industry, Grand National Trailer has based their foundation on the knowledge that in the eyes of a trucker, time is money. To meet this understanding, Grand National Trailer provides prompt, quality and friendly customer service while giving their undivided attention to all jobs until the end."

"Grand National Trailer's goal is to help you to get back out on the roads as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible. Grand National Trailer offers a wide variety of services including but not limited to: welding and fabrication; lift gate repair; repairs to a variety of equipment. PM and DOT on trucks and trailers.

Located in the Tulsa Metropolitan area, adjacent to the I-244 and I-44 interchange, Grand National Trailer offers easy access for semis and secure parking. Allow Grand National Trailer the opportunity to meet and exceed your expectations and bring them your repair needs today!

Website: www.grandnationaltrailer.com

 

 

Sean McClelland scores in Oklahoma Sprint Cup
Season opener nets 33 car field

by John Rittenoure

Meeker, Okla. (March 17, 2018) - It never hurts to have a little help now and then, and Sean McClelland got the help he needed in the nick of time to win the Ameri-Flex OCRS Sprint Car season opener Saturday at Red Dirt Raceway in the inaugural running of the Oklahoma Sprint Cup.

McClelland led the final 16 laps in his DSO Engines and D&E Supply sponsored sprinter for his 13th OCRS career victory.

Mickey Walker was leading the race just ahead of Alex Sewell and McClelland, who was running in the high groove, when he saw Danny Smith out of the corner of his eye. McClelland knew he had to do something.

"There was about five laps there I kept seeing Danny's (Smith) nose below me and I thought he was going to pass me, so I decided to get down there real quick," explained McClelland. "As soon as I got down there I felt the rubber.

"I do thank Danny for being there on the bottom and that I could get down in front before he got me."

The move paid off. McClelland drove pass Sewell then took the lead away from Walker on lap 14 and raced on to victory by a margin of .339 thousands of a second over Smith.

It was the second time that McClelland tried the low groove. And the first time was not that great.

Walker raced into the early lead over Sewell while McClelland, who started seventh, quickly moved into third. On lap three McClelland took over second from Sewell back fell back to third behind Sewell on lap nine.

On lap 12 the yellow waved forcing a restart.

"On the restart I was a little mad because I got to second at the start of the race and stayed on the bottom a little too long and let Alex (Sewell) back by me and let Danny (Smith) by me," McClelland said. "I had to pass him (Smith) back before that restart.

I was a little mad at myself for staying down on the bottom a little too long.

"On that restart I thought I was going to have to get my elbows up if I really want to win this race. I battled it out a little with Alex then Mickey."

At the finish Smith finished second behind McClelland with Layne Himebaugh climbing to third, B main winner Jamie Passmore advanced to fourth from his 13th place starting position earning him the York Plumbing Hard Charger award and Sewell fell to fifth at the finish.

The win gave McClelland a fast start to the 2018 season.

"It's a good feeling to get a win right at the first of the year and get your year started right," McClelland said. "Makes you want to go racing.

"David (Stephenson of DSO Engines) did a good job of freshening it up and I can't thank him enough."

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results
Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker, Okla.
March 17, 2018

Car Count: 33

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1 (8 laps)
1, 8-Alex Sewell[2]. 2, 20H-Noah Harris[3]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 4, 4J-Jamie Passmore[4]. 5, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[8]. 6, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 7, 18J-Cody Jarvis[9]. 8, 23-Jimmy Taylor[1]. 9, 30J-Larry Bratti[7].

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps)
1, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[1]. 2, 53-Brett Wilson[2]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 4, 28-Joe Wood Jr.[5]. 5, 22T-Frank Taft[6]. 6, 51-Ryan Dean[7]. 7, 22X-Matt Cash[3]. 8, 4-Shane Sellers[8].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps)
1, 1-Sean McClelland[1]. 2, 5$-Danny Smith[2]. 3, 22-David Stephenson[3]. 4, 65L-Nick Lucito[4]. DNS: 55-Johnny Kent[8], 62-James Shoun[6], 94F-Morgan Fletcher[5], 2A-Alison Staton[7].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 4 (8 laps)
1, 76S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 2, 2-Mickey Walker[3]. 3, 20G-Noah Gass[6]. 4, 9$-Kyle Clark[4]. 5, 30-Joseph Miller[5]. 6, 23X-Donovan Wise[7]. 7, 94-Dan Schnackenberg[8]. 8, P78-Perry Pickard[2].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #1 (12 laps, top 4 transfer)
1, 4J-Jamie Passmore[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[8]. 4, 22-David Stephenson[1]. 5, 9$-Kyle Clark[3]. 6, 18J-Cody Jarvis[4]. 7, 51-Ryan Dean[5]. 8, 2A-Alison Staton[10]. 9, 30J-Larry Bratti[9]. 10, 22X-Matt Cash[7]. DNS: 62-James Shoun[11].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #2 (12 laps, top 4 transfer)
1, 65L-Nick Lucito[2]. 2, 28-Joe Wood Jr.[1]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[9]. 4, 23-Jimmy Taylor[7]. 5, 22T-Frank Taft[3]. 6, 30-Joseph Miller[4]. 7, 23X-Donovan Wise[5]. DNS: 94-Dan Schnackenberg[6], P78-Perry Pickard[8], 94F-Morgan Fletcher.

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)
1, 1-Sean McClelland[7]. 2, 5$-Danny Smith[9]. 3, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[8]. 4, 4J-Jamie Passmore[13]. 5, 8-Alex Sewell[1]. 6, 31-Casey Wills[10]. 7, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[11]. 8, 76S-Shayla Waddell[6]. 9, 2-Mickey Walker[3]. 10, 65L-Nick Lucito[14]. 11, 53-Brett Wilson[5]. 12, 28-Joe Wood Jr.[16]. 13, 4-Shane Sellers[17]. 14, 20H-Noah Harris[4]. 15, 20G-Noah Gass[2]. 16, 50Z-Zach Chappell[12]. 17, 2W-Whit Gastineau[15]. 18, 23-Jimmy Taylor[20]. 19, 22-David Stephenson[19]. DQ: Johnny Kent.

Lap Leaders: Mickey Walker 1-13, Sean McClelland 14-30.

Contingency Awards
Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A Feature 1st Place: Sean McClelland
Drive Shafts, Inc, Heat 1: Alex Sewell, Noah Harris, Casey Wills
A1 Machine Shop Heat 2: Layne Himebaugh, Brett Wilson, Zach Chappell
Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3: Sean McClelland, Danny Smith, David Stephenson
Car and Fleet Parts Heat 4: Shayla Waddell, Mickey Walker, Noah Gass, Kyle Clark
M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Dan Schackenberg
Wesmar B Feature Winners: Jamie Passmore, Nick Lucito
Rod Ends Supply Recipients: Brett Wilson, Joe Wood, Jr., Shane Sellers
Amsoil High Point Driver: Alex Sewell
York Plumbing Hard Charger: Jamie Passmore +9

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

AMSOIL Sponsors High Point Award For AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Car Series

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa OK (March 16, 2018) - AMSOIL, the leader and originator in synthetic lubricants, will sponsor the "High Point" award at every AMERI-FLEX / OCRS event in 2018 through Grady Oil Inc, an authorized AMSOIL dealer located in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. The driver with the highest amount of total points earned after the completion of all the qualifying heat races at each event will earn a $100 certificate from AMSOIL!

The 2018 racing season for the traveling sprint car series kicks off tomorrow, March 17th, at the Red Dirt Speedway in Meeker Oklahoma. It is symbolic that the racing season starts on the 17th as this is also the 17th year of racing competition for the Oil Capital Racing Series which is based in Tulsa Oklahoma. Tomorrows event is billed as the 'Oklahoma Sprint Cup' with non-wing and winged micros along with pure stocks all on the program that begins at 4 O'clock.

Amsoil began in 1972 as the first synthetic oil in America and has provided high performance racing products since 1978. Amsoil has a proven performance record both on and off the track. Amsoil was the first to be tested and certified by the American Petroleum Institute in 1971. Not only was Amsoil the first on the market with a synthetic product, but their products also proved to be superior to anything in the marketplace. You can rest your mind that when you are using Amsoil synthetic lubricants, you are using the very best in synthetics.

In offering motor oils, there are multiple variations of lubricants to choose from. Amsoil encourages everyone to search for the very best in synthetics and they are confident that you will find that Amsoil is the best product in the market. If you have any inquires on any products offered by AMSOIL, contact:

Pat Grady Grady Oil / AMSOIL pat@gradyoil.com

Thank you AMSOIL for your support of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series!

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Car & Fleet Parts Continues Support To The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Series

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa OK (March 14, 2018) - Car & Fleet Parts has extended their support to the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series for the 2018 racing season. The Tulsa Oklahoma parts company was founded by Mike & Judy Stewart in 1976 while Mike was racing supermodifieds and the Stewart's still own the business today.

At Car & Fleet Parts, you will find most anything of need or desired for the open wheel racer and in some cases, for non open wheel racers as well. Name brand products including Hoosier, Bell, Wildwood, Weld, All Star and Eagle are just a sampling of what vendors Car & Fleet works with in getting the racer the best product at the best possible prices. Need a little petrol? No problem as racing fuel is available as well at Car & Fleet.

The Stewart's believe in doing most of their business the old fashioned way when possible and that is face to face with personalized service to make sure that their customers are getting what they want and need. This has allowed the Stewart's to develop a solid client base over the years with several customers not even attempting to shop anywhere else as they know the Stewart's are as genuine and as honest as they come. This is also a reason many of their customers have become friends first and customers second as several have been going to Car & Fleet for most of the past 42 years.

2018 will mark the seventh consecutive year that Car & Fleet has offered their support to the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series. On behalf of all the teams within the series, we wish to say 'Thank You' Mike & Judy for your unwavering support. We are honored to call you friends as well.

So racers, when in need, remember that Car & Fleet Parts is there to support and assist you in the best possible manner. Give them a call at (918) 743-9888 and let them serve you some old fashioned customer service!

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Oklahoma Sprint Cup Saturday At Red Dirt Raceway
2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Season Opener

John Lemon
OCRS PR

Tulsa OK (March 13, 2018) - This Saturday night at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma, the inaugural running of the 'Oklahoma Sprint Cup' featuring the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will hit the track to open the 2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car season. Track Promoter Cody Brewer has set a special start time of 4pm for the event. Pure stocks and micro sprints will also see on track action prior to the 30-lap sprint car feature finale to cap off the afternoons racing program.

2017 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series champion Zach Chappell of Talala Oklahoma will lead a quality laden field through the pit gates in an attempt to become the first driver bask in victory glorification for 2018. Chappell will face some fierce and tough competitors that will aim to spoil the beginning of his title defense. These titans of speed and power include the likes of:

3-time series champion Sean McClelland, 2014 champion Andrew Deal, 2017 series runner-up Shane Sellers, 28-time main event winner, Whit 'Gasman" Gastineau, 2017 Ameri-Flex Challenge winner Mickey Walker and Alex Sewell, who ran part time with the series in 2017 scoring two wins in the process and was the ASCS Red River Region champion for the year. These masters of the ovals and several other entertaining and thrilling drivers are eager to get back to racing action after being idle throughout the off-season.

This Saturday will be the second time for the series to perform on the 1/4-mile track after it was reconfigured for the 2017 season. Last October, Shane Sellers scored the win in the inaugural "Salute To State Fair Speedway" event. The drivers that were in attendance that day found the track quite favorable and are looking forward to the return visit while others will come see what all the hype has been about by asserting themselves on the dark red soil.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

FRESH CHALLENGERS:
There will be some fresh faces to compete in the series on a regular basis in 2018. Sneaking a peak we see:
Terry Easum: Plans for a full season. Last time running 11 or more races a year was 2011. Quality driver with winning potential.
Morgan Fletcher: Lawton OK driver sets sights on a full season. Young driver is ready for a breakout season.
Layne Himebuagh: First time to attempt a full season. Very capable of quality finishes. Main event win would be no surprise.
Nick Luctio: Veteran driver looks to make a full season run. Knows his way around the track well.
Jimmy Taylor: Another driver to make first full season attempt. Former Top 10 ASCS National driver dots his resume.

CROPS ARE BLOOMING:
Pending the submissions of their rookie entry forms, the eligible rookie crop for the Brodix Rookie of the Year are:
Noah Harris, Cody Jarvis, James Price, Alison Slaton, Larry Bratti & Donovan Wise

Plenty of young talent to hone and develop their racing skills this season. Remember to breathe racers.

THE SERIES PAYETH THY FOLLOWERS:
Taking in all events and their purses and bonuses, the series is set to pay out an average of $9700 per event plus point fund money that is projected to surpass $10,000 at seasons end. This makes the series one of the best paying regions anywhere in the country. Teams must not forget to thank thy sponsors.

FIRST ONE IS A BIG ONE - SO SAYS THE BOOKS:
The first race of the season typically draws a good number of drivers as they can't wait to race. The last seven seasons have produced opening car counts of: 28, 34, 34, 32, 38, 32 and 40 for an average of 34. Predicting numbers of cars attending a race is like playing with matches so we offer the numbers off our books as it's much safer.

It's Time To FEEL The THUNDER Race Fans! Opening Day Schedule Looks Like This:

What: "Oklahoma Sprint Cup" Featuring The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars
Where: Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker Oklahoma
When: Saturday March 17, 2018

Time: Gates Open 2pm (Pit Gates Open 1pm) / Racing 4pm / OCRS Drivers Meeting 2:30 / Pure Stock & Micro Meeting 3pm
Tickets: General Admission $15 / Kids 54" & under are Free.
Track Phone: (405) 318.0198
Track Website: www.reddirtraceway.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RedDirtRaceway

The racetrack is located on Highway 18 in Meeker Oklahoma
Address is: 990871 S Hwy 18, Meeker, OK 74855

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

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Ameri-Flex / OCRS 2018 Season Preview

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (March 6, 2018) - The racing off-season is but a distant memory and now race teams find themselves thrashing hour by hour, minute by minute and second by second to prepare their war machines for another season with the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint car tour for 2018.

The 17th year of racing for the series will see familiar faces, places and programs. There will also be new faces and programs that will be part of a season that is shaping up to be an adventurous race tour. Talala Oklahoma's Zach Chappell will look to defend his crown and he will need to combat some of the same foes as last year. Driver such as: Whit Gastineau, Sheldon Barksdale, Alex Sewell, Mickey Walker, Andrew Deal, Johnny Kent, Shayla Waddell, Joe Bob Lee, Noah Gass and Shane Sellers will all stand in Chappell's way. Frank Taft, Perry Pickard and Joseph Miller will be back and all three will be series namesakes once more.

Cameron Hagin, Casey Wills, Tim Kent, Sean McClelland and Gary Owens are quality pilots that will see action during the season. Lawton Oklahoma's Morgan Fletcher announced earlier in the off-season that he would become a full time participant in 2018. Terry Easum, a former regular from a few seasons back, will be returning to frequent activity. Nick Lucito is also looking to collect a few pit passes at multiple locations in his quest to run the gauntlet.

Joe Wood Jr. of Newcastle (OK) will be a formidable challenger as his team entry flashes a 75% ratio of the events to attend in 2018. Layne Himebuagh, who has run selected events here and there in the Kevin & Dena Risley sprinter the past couple of seasons has developed his own sprint car team and will be looking to run the circuit this summer. Jimmy Taylor is another shoe who is 'all-in' for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS season for the first time in his career. Matt Cash will also experience what traveling around the highways of the central plains will be all about as well.

There are multiple women partaking in the series as well this season. In addition to Shayla Waddell, the Hughes sisters, Bailey & Jaiden, will be competing in several more races in the series this go around after getting acclimated to their sprint cars last year. In addition, Alison Slaton will be joining the series for a handful of races. Slaton will wheel a car that is a combined effort between Waddell Motorsports & (Duane) Baker Motorsports. The most number of females to start a main event in the history of the series is three. That could possibly be broken in 2018.

At press time, there are five drivers who are qualified to compete for the Brodix 2018 Rookie of the Year honors. Those drivers include: Cody Jarvis, Larry Bratti, Noah Harris, Alison Slaton and Donovan Wise, who will be in a second Taylor Motorsports entry. While the series does not have all the records from prior series ownership, this is believed to be a record number of eligible rookie drivers to begin a season.

There are some very interesting and exciting events that dot the schedule. The most profound event is the "Big One" otherwise known as the "Ameri-Flex Challenge III presented by Grand National Trailer". The Salina Highbanks Speedway will once again host the event with a $3,000 winners take along with a $1,000 payday for qualified drivers just to start the A-Feature. In 2017, teams had to meet a minimum number of races to participate. For 2018, the gates are open to one and all. There is a qualification process to earn full pay for the race and that information can be found on the OCRS website. This huge purse for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprinters is structured to pay out over $24,000!!! It all takes place on Saturday September 29th. Do not miss this one!

Prior to this event, the Salina Highbanks will also be hosting "Truck Lungs Night" for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprinters with that race taking place on Saturday July 21st.

Another highlight will be the 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell at the Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee (OK), the only 1/2-mile track remaining in Oklahoma. This years version will pay more money than previous Leep Classics and will take place over 2 days, June 22-23. There will be something extra special as for the first time in the existence of the series, the event will involve... TIME TRIALS!

On night one, Drivers will race against the clock, compete in heat races and qualifiers. Points will be assessed for all three to qualify into the $2,000 to win / $400 to start feature. Night two will consist of last chance races and the main event. For those drivers who find the going a bit tough, the first ten non-feature transfers will earn a minimum of $250 for their efforts. In addition, over $2500 in lap money will be doled out making for a total purse of over $16,000!!!

Another event to note on your planner will be the Friday & Saturday of Labor Day weekend (August 31 & September 1). The Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas will present the inaugural "Sprint Spectacular Summer Shootout". This event is similar to the Leep Classic event in that Time Trials, heat races and qualifiers will be held to determine feature lineups. One different aspect than the Leep Classic is that the qualifiers will be held on night two with the last chance races and main event instead of night one. To go with the Time Trials & Heat Races on Friday, there will be the "Grand National Trailer Dash For Cash". Ten cars will compete for a winners take of $500 with $100 available to start. The Saturday feature is set to pay $1500 win / $400 start. Total purse is currently at $12,050. Sponsors are being sought for this inaugural event to boost the purse up further. Contact John Lemon at 918 850.5341 for details.

Caney Valley Speedway will also open their gates for the winged warriors on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26th) and on Saturday June 30th. There is going to be lot of laps turned in southern Kansas in 2018 with good payouts!

Speaking of Kansas.... There will be two trips to the central part of the state as the famed 81 Speedway in Park City will host two events. The first will be the 2nd running of "Sprint Car Maynia" on Sunday May 27th with the NCRA and the URSS sprint car series also on the card. All three series will be running independent programs. Last year, 93 sprint cars overflowed the pits and spilled into the infield. If you need a double dose of "All Sprint Cars All The Time", the same three groups are set to do it again on October the 13th. Pending any added dates or date changes, this would be the season finale for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprints.

Red Dirt Raceway will host the season opener with the "Oklahoma Sprint Cup" on Saturday March 17th and then its back to the bullring on Sunday October 7th for the 2nd annual 40-lap "Salute to State Fair Speedway" which will also include a legends car show prior to the days racing activities. Last years car show & racing was fantastic!

Other events on the schedule include: May 12- Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma: 10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial June 2- Enid Speedway / Enid Oklahoma September 15- Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma:12th Annual Oklahoma State Championship

The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series would like to say thank you to these returning sponsors for 2018: Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Hoosier Tire Southwest Smiley's Racing Products Grand National Trailer Carter - Maxwell Drive Shafts Inc. A-1 Machine Car & Fleet Wesmar Racing Engines M&W Aluminum Products Schoenfeld Headers Rod End Supply Sprint Dudes.Net Truck Lungs Amsoil Finishline Restaurant

The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series welcomes Tulsa's 'York Plumbing' as the newest sponsor as York Plumbing will be awarding the "Hard Charger" of each feature event $100 in cash. Welcome to the team York Plumbing!

This is it folks. The time is here to get the season started. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma on Saturday March 17th with a start time of 4pm (hot laps at 3:30pm). Website: reddirtraceway.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedDirtRaceway/

2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS RACING SCHEDULE

March 17: Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker OK - Oklahoma Sprint Cup

May 5: No Racing (World of Outlaws @ Salina Highbanks) May 12: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada OK - 10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial May 26: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney KS May 27: 81 Speedway / Park City KS - Sprint Car Maynia II (with NCRA & URSS sprint series)

June 2: Enid Speedway / Enid OK June 22-23: Thunderbird Speedway / Muskogee OK - 4th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell Over $16,000 purse* ($2500 lap money / $2000 Win / $400 Start / $250 to first ten non-qualifiers)

June 30: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney KS

July 21: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK - Truck Lungs Night

August 2-11: No Racing (Knoxville 360 & 410 Nationals) August 31: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney KS - Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown Day 1 (Featuring Grand National Trailer Dash for Cash )

September 1: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney KS - Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown Day 2 Over $12,000 Purse* ($1500 Win / $400 Start)

September 15: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada OK - 12th Annual Oklahoma State Championship September 29: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK -Ameri-Flex Challenge III presented by Grand National Trailer Over $24,000 Purse* ($3,000 Win / $1,000 Start)

October 7: Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker OK - 2nd Annual Salute to State Fair Speedway & Car Show (40 Laps) October 13: 81 Speedway / Park City KS - (With NCRA & URSS Sprints)

*For teams that qualified for full purse. Contact OCRS for details if needed. OCRS reserves the right to modify the schedule and/or purses as needed.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

M&W Aluminum Products Continues Hard Luck Program For 2018

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (Feb. 27, 2018) - M&W Aluminum Products is returning as the 'Hard Luck' sponsor for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series in 2018. M&W Aluminum Products is a Syracuse New York based company and is well known in the open wheel racing community for their multiple lines of aluminum made parts for sprint cars, midgets, micros and dirt modifieds.

While 2018 will be the second year the company will support the Hard Charger program, this racing season will be the 7th straight year M&W Aluminum Products has been a contingency sponsor for the series. The driver that is designated the Hard Luck driver at each AMERI-FLEX / OCRS event will receive an M&W Aluminum Products certificate good towards any products the company offers.

"Huge thanks goes out to Paul Montclair (owner of M&W) for all his years of support," stated series owner Barry Grabel. "It's good to have such support for those that have less than a good night at the track. When your loading up a racecar that's going to cost the owner some cash to get it back out, every bit helps and that's where companies like M&W Aluminum are highly appreciated."

As with any sponsorship program, a qualified driver must display the official decal of the company (sponsor) on their race car to qualify for a sponsors offering. The calendar is in full countdown mode as the season opener is just around the corner. The Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma will fire of the starting gun for the series on Saturday March 17th with the inaugural running of the Oklahoma Sprint Cup. Race time will be 4pm. Red Dirt Raceway's website can be viewed at: www.reddirtraceway.com

About M&W Aluminum Products - M&W Aluminum Products was established in 1987. Their staff is committed to producing radius rods and a variety of CNC component parts to the highest standards of quality at an affordable price. M&W Aluminum will continue to strive to change or improve existing products for the betterment of the racing industry. As M&W Aluminum continues to grow, the commitment to quality, service and availability remains their number one priority. Without exception, M&W offers the same commitment of service to large and small business alike.

View the M&W Aluminum Products website at: www.mwalum.com

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or they will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If they do not have what you are looking for, they will direct you on where to find it. Give then a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

WESMAR Racing Engines Continues Support For Sprint Car Series

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (Feb. 22, 2018) - For the 8th consecutive season, Wesmar Racing Engines will be the sponsor of the B-Feature race at every AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car event on the schedule. The winner of the Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature will be presented with a valuable product certificate redeemable for parts and/or accessories offered by the Bixby Oklahoma engine builder. As in prior seasons, in the event a B-Feature isn't required at an event, the certificate will be awarded to a finishing position in the programs A-Feature.

"We are grateful that Wesmar's Norma Westphal & Dan Gentrup are once again offering to support our series," said Barry Grabel, owner of the Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS). "Wesmar Racing Engines first provided their support in 2012 and like a few other sponsors that we have, Wesmar comes back year after year and when a company does that, you can't help but be flattered and left with a feeling of sincere appreciation. We are looking forward in having a fantastic racing season thanks to supporters such as this."

Since 1986, Wesmar Racing Engines has been leading the way for proven performance. Wesmar Racing Engines has won several prestigious open wheel events including the famed “Knoxville Nationals” in Knoxville, Iowa. Wesmar Racing Engines is not an assembly line engine shop. Each motor is custom built around a teams particular wants and needs. Wesmar motors don't leave the shop until the staff is completely satisfied with its performance. Get with a winner today, Go with Wesmar Racing Engines!

Website: wesmarengines.com Thank you Wesmar Racing Engines for your continued support of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series!

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Grand National Trailer To Sponsor Harold Leep Jr. Memorial Race

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (February 15, 2018) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is proud to announce that Grand National Trailer has agreed to become the title sponsor of the 10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial sprint car event that will take place at the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma on Saturday, May 12th.

This event has a solid list of quality drivers that have been able to add their name as a victor of the Harold Leep Jr. Memorial. Names like initial winner Frank Dittman (2009), 3-time series champion Mike Goodman (2010), Whit "Gas Man" Gastineau (2011), 4-time series champion Jamie Passmore (2012), Sheldon Barksdale (2016), last years winner Shane Sellers and Gary Owens who has won this very event 3 times in a row (2013, '14 & '15). Most of these drivers, as well as a slew of others, will be embarking on the 4/10-mile oval in an attempt to etch their name as the 2018 winner.

Grand National Trailer, a Tulsa Oklahoma based business, is the premier source for all types of commercial trailer repair. No job is to small or to large as Grand National Trailer, led by manager Brandon Williams, will make sure you get the best quality service possible as they understand that time is money and the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series is pleased to have them on board for the 10th Annual running of the Harold Leep Jr. Memorial race.

"Thankful and grateful are the words that come to mind," said series President Barry Grabel when getting the word that Grand National Trailer would be the sponsor of the event. "Here they are in only the second season of supporting our series and they are not only the title sponsor of this race, but they are sponsoring a dash for cash race at the Caney Valley Speedway in early September and later that month, they are the presenting sponsor of Ameri-Flex Challenge III at the Salina Highbanks. We are so appreciative of Brandon Williams and his entire company. What a great bunch of people to work with."

Harold Leep Jr. was the son of the late Harold Leep who won countless events and championships. While Leep Jr. didnt race nearly as much as his famous father, he made himself a favorite of many by the way the man conducted himself thereby gaining the respect of many inside and outside of the racing community. Therefore, circle May 12th on those calendars for a visit to the Oklahoma Sports Park to witness who will reign supreme at the 10th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown Format Unveiled

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (Feb. 8, 2018) - The 2-day show that was posted on the previously announced 2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS schedule that will take place at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas now has an event name and format. This special event is now billed as the "Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown" and will be held on Friday August 31st and Saturday September 1st which is during the Labor Day weekend holiday.

The Sprint Spectacular Summer Showdown will feature an elevated pay scale for the teams that participate in both nights of sprint car action. The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS teams will go through a session of "Time Trials" on night number one. Drivers will get 2 laps on the clock with the fastest recorded time being the time of record. They will also conduct a series of heat races. Points will be awarded to the drivers from the results of both the time trials and the heat races.

On Saturday night, the drivers will compete in 'qualifiers' where they will earn additional event points that will be added to their Friday night points. The top 12 point earners will lock themselves into the Saturday night 30-lap A-Feature on the 1/4-mile track. The balance of the field will race in last chance qualifiers with the top eight finishing drivers transferring to the main event which is scheduled to pay $1500 to win and $400 to start. The winners purse may increase pending an event sponsor being added.

Also on Friday night, ten drivers will compete in the "Grand National Trailer Da$h 4 Ca$h" race. This will be a 12-lap affair with $500 going to the winner and $100 to start. The "Grand National Trailer Da$h 4 Ca$h will not have any bearing on event points to determine any of the feature line ups. This is a cash bonus race only. The drivers will earn championship points from the heat races and the feature races. No championship points will be award for time trials, dash race or qualifier races, only event points will be awarded from these races.

The speedway will also have modifieds, factory stocks and street stocks in action both nights for a full weekend of racing action.

Here is the itemized format for the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint cars for the weekend:

Friday August 31st: Time Trials (2 laps on the clock) Heat Races (Line ups inverted from time trial results) Grand National Trailer Da$h 4 Ca$h" (10 cars - 12 laps)

Saturday September 1st: Qualifying Races (Line ups inverted from event points earned from time trials and heat races) B-Features (Total of 8 cars to transfer) A-Feature (30 Laps - $1500 win / $400 start)

Note: Drivers must compete both nights to qualify for this special pay scale. Any driver competing on day two only will earn the standard single event pay scale.

Place this program on your must see events of the summer as this will be a racing weekend to remember!

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. Ameri-Flex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About Grand National Trailer - With 30 years in the industry, Grand National Trailer has based their foundation on the knowledge that in the eyes of a trucker, time is money. To meet this understanding, Grand National Trailer provides prompt, quality and friendly customer service while giving their undivided attention to all jobs until the end."

"Grand National Trailer's goal is to help you to get back out on the roads as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible. Grand National Trailer offers a wide variety of services including but not limited to: welding and fabrication; lift gate repair; repairs to a variety of equipment. PM and DOT on trucks and trailers. From the smallest trailer to the largest, Grand National Trailer will provide the same quality of service, regardless of size or job. Stuck on the side of the road? Grand National Trailer offers 24/7 roadside service for those "Need Assistance Now" moments.

Located in the Tulsa Metropolitan area, adjacent to the I-244 and I-44 interchange, Grand National Trailer offers easy access for semis and secure parking. Allow Grand National Trailer the opportunity to meet and exceed your expectations and bring them your repair needs today!

Website: www.grandnationaltrailer.com

 

 


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