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Sellers cruisers to OCRS season finale victory at Enid Speedway

Chappell wraps up 2017 championship and Truck Lungs Shootout

by John Rittenoure

ENID, Okla. (October 22, 2017) - Robert Sellers won the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car season finale Sunday at Enid Speedway while Zach Chappell locked up the season championship and the Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout cash which earned Chappell another $1,000.

It was a fitting season finale for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series that not only crowned the 2017 champion but also paid lap money thanks to a host of sponsors and the efforts of Enid resident Sam Saeger, and a $5,000 payout from Truck Lungs. Ameri-Flex also provided extra money for a Dash-for-Cash which went to Perry Pickard.

When the night concluded over $15,000 was paid out in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS season finale.

And two-time champion Robert Sellers made sure he got his fair share leading all 20 laps driving his Checkered Flag Trucking sponsored sprinter to victory in the main event for a $2,000 payday.

Jake Martens of Fairview, making his first appearance with OCRS in nearly 10 years, drove the Paul Johnson sprinter to a second place finish. Martens came from second row outside to chase Sellers but could not close the gap. Sheldon Barksdale held down third in the high speed chase around the 3/8’s mile Garfield County fairgrounds oval. Mickey Walker charged from ninth starting position to fourth and Chappell came from 10th to fifth which was good enough to secure his first OCRS Harold Leep Championship trophy.

Andrew Deal made his way into the main event with a B main victory then worked his way to a 10th place finish. Frank Taft is the Amsoil Hard Charger advance six spots to finish 13th.

Final Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout points and point fund payouts: 1) Zach Chappell 187 pts. ($1000) 2) Mickey Walker 184 pts. ($700) 3) Sheldon Barksdale 183 pts. ($600) 4) Andrew Deal 175 pts. ($550) 5) Shane Sellers 170 pts. ($500) 6) Whit Gastineau 164 pts ($400) 7) Robert Sellers 163 pts ($325) 8) Joe Wood Jr. 158 pts. ($315) 9) Alex Sewell 146 pts. ($310) 10) Joe Bob Lee 141 pts. ($300)

Special thanks goes to Dan Morris and Charles Bumgarner of Truck Lungs for their support of the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car series!

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Enid Speedway

October 22, 2017

​Car count: 24

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 76S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 4, 15D-Andrew Deal[5]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 6, 911-Waylon Weaver[1].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 55-Johnny Kent[1]. 2, 03-Joe Wood, Sr.[4]. 3, 777-Bailey Hughes[5]. 4, 20H-Noah Harris[6]. 5, 65-Nick Lucito[3]. 6, 88-James Price[2].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 3, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[4]. 4, 4-Shane Sellers[1]. 5, 3G-Jeff Garnett[5]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[2].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 22M-Matt Moore[3]. 2, 5X-Jake Martens[5]. 3, 2-Mickey Walker[6]. 4, 22T-Frank Taft[4]. 5, 18A-Kyle Admire[1]. 6, 222-Jaiden Hughes[2]. (DQ).

Ameri-Flex Dash

1, Perry Pickard. 2, Johnny Kent. 4, Shayla Waddell. 5, Frank Taft.

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 8 transfer)

1, 15D-Andrew Deal[1]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 3, 2W-Whit Gastineau[5]. 4, 65-Nick Lucito[6]. 5, 20H-Noah Harris[2]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[11]. 7, 22T-Frank Taft[4]. 8, 222-Jaiden Hughes[12]. 9, 3G-Jeff Garnett[7]. 10, 18A-Kyle Admire[8]. 11, 88-James Price[10]. 12, 911-Waylon Weaver[9].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (20 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[1]. 2, 5X-Jake Martens[4]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 4, 2-Mickey Walker[9]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[10]. 6, 03-Joe Wood, Jr.[5]. 7, 22M-Matt Moore[7]. 8, 76S-Shayla Waddell[6]. 9, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[12]. 10, 15D-Andrew Deal[13]. 11, 4-Shane Sellers[14]. 12, 777-Bailey Hughes[11]. 13, 22T-Frank Taft[19]. 14, 20H-Noah Harris[17]. 15, 2W-Whit Gastineau[15]. 16, P78-Perry Pickard[18]. 17, 222-Jaiden Hughes[20]. 18, 8-Alex Sewell[2]. 19, 55-Johnny Kent[8]. 20, 65-Nick Lucito[16].

Lap Leaders: Robert Sellers 1-20.

Contingency Awards

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Shayla Waddell

A1 Machine Shop Heat: Johnny Kent

Car and Fleet Heat #1: Robert Sellers

Car and Fleet Heat #2: Matt Moore

Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature: Andrew Deal

Amsoil Hard Charger: Frank Taft +6

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Johnny Kent

Rod End Supply Recipients: Shane Sellers, Bailey Hughes, Frank Taft

 

 

Sprint Car Title To Be Settled Sunday At Enid Speedway Drivers To Compete For Cash Prizes Of Over $15,000 Sponsored By Ameri-Flex Hose & Truck Lungs

Tulsa Okla. (October 17, 2017) - And then it was down to one. After getting rained out last week for the 81 Speedway event and without any room on the calendar for a make-up date, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is now down to its season finale. Enid Speedway is the venue and the final event of the season is billed as the Enid Winter Nationals which is presented by Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories. The Enid Winter Nationals is a 2-day event with various racing classes on tap and the sprint car portion of the weekend will take place this Sunday afternoon with Zach Chappell and Shane Sellers deciding who will be collecting the Harold Leep Championship Trophy at the season ending awards banquet. The feature winner at Enid Speedway will collect $1500 and with a few modifications, 305 sprint cars are welcome to join the party also.

Only 47 points separate the two contenders and with a maximum of 105 points to be earned, anything can happen. Sellers will need to scratch and claw for every point he can earn while Chappell just needs to not take unnecessary chances and keep Sellers within sight. However, one hiccup by Chappell and it could be the break Sellers needs come Sunday afternoon. In the history of the sport, there are countless stories where such heartbreaking results have been produced.

The event is also the final rendering of the $5,000 Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout where drivers finishing in the top 10 in a special Truck Lungs point fund will split the $5,000 offering. The overall winner will take home $1,000 of Truck Lungs cash. Whit Gastineau, the 2010 Enid Winter Nationals champion, leads the Truck Lungs points with Andrew Deal, Sellers, Chappell & Alex Sewell in hot pursuit.

Lap Money is also on the table as the drivers will vie for $2500 in lap money that will be paid to the top 8 drivers per circuit. The maximum lap money available thanks in part to our numerous lap sponsors is $500 while a driver running in the top 8 for the entire 25 laps of the event would score no less than $250. These generous lap sponsors are:

1 Thunderbird Speedway

2 Thunderbird Speedway

3 Thunderbird Speedway

4 Greg Shields

5 Bronco Courier

6 Lora’s Mexican Restaurant

7 Mr.Pick Up

8 Mud – X

9 Himebaugh Racing

10 Vendetti’s Body Shop

11 Barksdale Overhead Door

12 Honoring Past Drivers at Enid Speedway

13 Red Cedar Creations

14 Allen Crawford

15 Signs & Stitches

16 Twister Chassis

17 Nightmare Chassis

18 Hubba Wickett

19 Smith Titanium

20 Vendetti’s Body Shop

21 Martens Machine Shop

22 Martens Machine Shop

23 Flaming Automotive Supply – NAPA

24 Integrity Construction

25 The Generator Guy

Thank you to all of our lap sponsors for making this a truly special event. In all, over $15,000 will be paid to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS teams for the various cash awards that will await them at the Speedway. Over the past few years, the cash awards for the series keeps growing and growing with seemingly no slow down in sight. The series has been blessed with great sponsor support and superb support from the area racetracks.

Gates will open Sunday at 8am with the green flag waving to start the racing action at 2pm. Sooner A-Mods, Sooner Sport Mods and Pure Stocks will also see action.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

The Money is Here - Are You Racing For It? With over $15,000 in cash set to be paid out on Sunday, it marks as the second highest event of 2017 only coming in behind the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer that paid just a tick under $19,000. The Harold Leep Classic at the Caney Valley Speedway in May paid just short of $12,000. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will have paid out over $46,000 for just 3 events!! All the reason more why the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is the best bang for the buck.

Give Me More Power Please As of late, Jake Martens has been sliding into the seat of a 305 machine he and his father Paul put together and it runs quite well. Although the 305 car is allowed to compete with the 360 motors this Sunday, Martens will team up with Paul Johnson and run the 5x champ sprint (360cu in.) car. The 5x car has been fitted for a few tushes this year. Johnson, Matt Sherrell, Shayla Waddell and now Martens will have turned a wheel with the car in 2017 competition. Driving resumes can be submitted to.......

Seven Pilots Crowned Regardless of whether Zach Chappell or Shane Sellers wins the 2017 Ameri-Flex / OCRS championship, they will become the seventh overall champion in series history. The other titlists are: Jamie Passmore (4), Mike Goodman (3), Sean McClelland (3), Robert Sellers (2), Harli White and Andrew Deal have one title each. Danny Smith was a champion in a series of non-wing races held in 2014, the year Deal was the overall champ.

Somebody Turn Off The Faucet Please The rain has been quite the thorn in the side this season. Two dates were lost at Caney Valley Speedway with Humboldt Speedway and 81 Speedway being tracks that also got dates washed off the schedule. The upcoming Sunday event at Enid Speedway is a make-up from Saturday October 8th in which water pellets drenched the speedway then as well. Might have to invoke a mud tire rule in the future and race rain or shine.

So here we go. Last dance of 2017 at the Enid Speedway this Sunday afternoon. New champion to be crowned and LOTS of cash to spread around. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Here is your schedule:

What: Enid Winter Nationals featuring the AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Night and "Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout"

Where: Enid Speedway / Enid Oklahoma When: Sunday October 22, 2017

Time: Hot Laps 1pm / Race time 2pm / OCRS drivers meeting immediately after hot laps Note: Sprint cars will pit outside of turn 4 (Do NOT pull into the infield)

Tickets: Adults: $15 / Seniors, Military & Kids 12-15 are $12 / 11yrs & Under are Free / Pit Passes $30

Contact Info: Kip Hughes (580) 554.2451 Track Website: www.enidspeedway.net

The racetrack is located on the Garfield County Fairgrounds Address is: 305 East Oxford Enid Oklahoma 73701


 

 

$5,000 Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout Continues @ 81 Speedway Saturday
Chappell & Sellers Press Onward With Title Chase

John Lemon
OCRS-PR

Tulsa Okla. (October 11, 2017) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series travels northward to 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas this Saturday night in what will be the second to the last event in 2017 for the road travelers. The championship points battle is mathematically down to just 3 drivers. Zach Chappell, Shane Sellers and Sheldon Barksdale are alive. In likelihood terms, it's a two horse race between Chappell and Sellers as just 47 points separate the two with just 2 events remaining. Each driver will be seeking their first series title. Sellers won last Sunday at the Red Dirt raceway while Chappell finished 6th.

In addition, the event will also be the second leg of the $5,000 "Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout". The 3-race mini series was slated to end at 81 Speedway but a rainout last weekend at the Enid Speedway (who was scheduled to host round two) forced that event to October 22nd leaving Enid Speedway to now host the finally of the $5,000 shootout. The top 10 in the Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout point standings will get a share of the $5,000 jackpot. Drivers must compete in all 3 of the mini series events to qualify for the point fund awards. Whit "The Gasman" Gastineau currently leads the Truck Lungs shootout standings with Andrew Deal, Sellers, Chappell and Alex Sewell rounding out the top five.

Truck Lungs is a manufacturer of on board air delivery systems for trucks and SUV's. Representatives from the company will be at the speedway with a truck equipped with the system and will be available to speak to the race fans about their product.

Also on the docket at 81 Speedway, the URSS 305 sprint car series will be in action along with the Sooner Late Model Series. In the previous visit to 81 Speedway by the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series back in May, 4-time series champion Jamie Passmore scored the victory. It was the first time back to the historic track for the Tulsa Oklahoma based series since an October 2009 outing and the race teams were thrilled to be there and are looking forward to having the opportunity to compete at the 3/8-mile track once more.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ:

Truck Lungs Cash O' Matic
With the change of the Enid Speedway date to October 22nd due to last Saturday's cancellation of the event due to wet grounds, its elbows-up time for those that competed in round 1 of 3 at the Thunderbird Speedway in August. Given that the T-Bird race is now past, the drivers now know they are racing for the extra cash with just 2 events to go and thus will see their nightly take increase for their efforts. With $1,000 of the $5,000 shelled out to the top point earner in the mini series, the mind set is each of these next two races will now pay an extra $500 for such a reward. The top 10 payout for those that competed in all 3 of the Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout looks like this:

1) $1,000
2) $700
3) $600
4) $550
5) $500
6) $400
7) $325
8) $315
9) $310
10) $300

Only If It Had Been A 30 Lapper
Johnny Kent's race Sunday at the Red Dirt Speedway was a heart breaker. After leading several laps and with his car working to perfection, Kent got caught up with a lapped car on the 30th of 40 laps and wound up spectating the final few laps from the pits. Kent was so close to his first win of 2017 he could taste it. On the positive side, Kent feels he has found a balance in car he has ling been searching for and is eager for these next couple of races to take place.

Straight To The Recycling Center
Noah Gass had a heart breaker of his own. In the A-1 machine Shop heat race. Gass' night ended in turns 1 and 2 of the opening lap when trouble lurked ahead. With nowhere to go, Gass was collected like a field barn in an Oklahoma tornado and wadded up his ride. Both of the aluminum wings were crushed and ready to take to the recycling center. Gass did walk away unharmed and almost didnt make the trip due to a summer flu like system he encountered just 48 hours prior to the race. Another night of a movie and chicken soup would have been far less costly.

Heart Breakers 3 and 4
Two other drivers that were bummed in last weeks affair were Mickey Walker and Steven Shebester. They were racing wheel to wheel and trading masterful slide jobs that a fan would pay extra to see. The two made contact on the back stretch that knocked each other out of contention. Till that point, it was a fantastic display of driving by the two drivers. For Shebester, it was his Ameri-Flex / OCRS series debut.

Uncompleted Note Taking
The Red Dirt Raceway event was open to the 305 sprint drivers to compete with the 360 machines with a couple of modifications. Two drivers, Shebester and Cody Jarvis made the tow to the Meeker Oklahoma track. Series officials were wanting to weigh how the different motor packages fared under actual competition without motor restrictions. Jarvis had issues in one of two Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature's and did not transfer to the Ameri-Flex A-Feature. Shebester was in the process of providing great feedback while running in the top 5 until his misfortune took place. There will be another chance to gather notes as the two packages will be allowed to compete together at the same time at the Enid Speedway show.

Didn't Win But Was The Star Of The Show
When Andrew Deal takes four wheels onto a track surface, he is a threat to win in anything at anytime. He did not draw in for the evening at RDR and was placed in the last spot in the last heat. With no passing points to earn (penalty for not drawing in), Deal's work was cut out for him. He finished 3rd the the second of 2 Car & Fleet Parts heat races and just missed an automatic berth to the main event. Deal won the first of 2 Wesmar B mains then started 13th in the Ameri-Flex main event. He finished second while running with a broken shock for 2/3 of the race. His run also netted him the Amsoil Hard Charger of the night as well. As the late Jim Valvano once said: "Never never give up".

The schedule for the 81 Speedway event looks like this:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars with URSS Sprint Cars & Sooner Late Model Series
Where: 81 Speedway / Park City Kansas
When: Saturday October 14th, 2017

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

Tickets: $20 12yrs and up / 11yrs and under free

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 racing. We will see you at the racetrack!

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

 

 

Patience and luck combined in Shane Sellers winning at Red Dirt Raceway

Conquers a 32 Car Entry for Third Win of 2017

by John Rittenoure

Meeker, Okla. (October 8, 2017) - Patience and some good old fashion luck combined to help Shane Sellers find the winners circle in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint feature Sunday evening at Red Dirt Raceway.

It was the third victory of the season and second straight for Sellers and his Courtney Farms, and David Grace Motorsports sponsored sprinter. Sellers' last victory in his XXX chassis / Brand Racing Engines powered sprinter came in the Oklahoma State Championship race at Oklahoma Sports Park on September 16.

The feature was billed as a special “Salute to State Fair Speedway” and went 40-laps instead of the usual 25. And for most of the race, it appeared Sellers might have to settle for second behind outside front row starter Johnny Kent.

Kent shot ahead of pole sitter Shayla Waddell on the start with Sellers quickly moving from his third row inside starting position to second with his dad, Robert Sellers, moving into third. Kent had little trouble maintaining his lead although Sellers closed in on the leader around lap 15. Still Kent remained in command until he tangled with Morgan Fletcher, who he was about to lap, on lap 30. Fletcher flipped as a result and Kent spun to a stop to bring out the red. When the race restarted, Sellers inherited the lead but Andrew Deal was closing fast. Deal, who started 13th after winning the first of two Wesmar Racing Engines B mains, tried to challenge Sellers after the restart but fell back slightly in the closing laps and finished a respectable second.

“I lost a right front shock probably ten laps in,” Deal said of his run toward the front. “We were really good in the bottom of (turns) one and two. If the shock had not been hanging off we probably had the car to win.

“At the end I could not keep the front end where I wanted to be.”

Deal felt he might have had a chance to pass Sellers but did not want to chance it.

“I ran him down there and may be could have thrown something on him,” Deal said of catching Sellers. “Shayla (Waddell) went down on the bottom and there was no getting down there.”

Despite not winning Deal was very happy with how the car worked all night.

“We came from the B and passed some really good cars,” he said. “If that shock had not come loose we had the car to win. I will take second.”

The victory allowed Sellers to pickup 21 points on series points leader Zach Chappell who finished sixth. Sheldon Barksdale and Ty Hulsey, in his first OCRS event, and Matt Sherrell (from 15th) picked up third through fifth. Deal led Sherrell, Casey Wills and Jaiden Hughes in the first B main. All of which transferred to the main. In the second B main, newcomer Matt Moore won followed by Chappell, Cameron Hagin and Morgan Fletcher.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker Okla.

October 8, 2017

Car count: 32

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1 (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 3, 16-Steven Shebester[3]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[6]. 5, 18J-Cody Jarvis[4]. 6, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 7, 20-James Esmond[7]. 8, 20H-Noah Harris[8].

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps)

1, 24H-Ty Hulsey[4]. 2, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[8]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[3]. 4, 4T-Joshua Tyre[7]. 5, 777-Bailey Hughes[2]. 6, 13-Len Larkin[1]. 7, 30J-Larry Bratti[5]. 8, 20G-Noah Gass[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[8]. 3, 22M-Matt Moore[3]. 4, 5X-Matt Sherrell[4]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[7]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[1]. 7, 54-Will Scribner[6]. 8, 222-Jaiden Hughes[5].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 4 (8 laps)

1, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 2, 76S-Shayla Waddell[5]. 3, 15D-Andrew Deal[8]. 4, 65-Nick Lucito[6]. 5, 22T-Frank Taft[3]. 6, 8J-James Fabian[7]. 7, P78-Perry Pickard[2]. 8, 3G-Jeff Garnett[4].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #1 (12 laps, top 4 transfer)

1, 15D-Andrew Deal[2]. 2, 5X-Matt Sherrell[3]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[1]. 4, 222-Jaiden Hughes[10]. 5, 8J-James Fabian[5]. 6, 54-Will Scribner[8]. 7, 20-James Esmond[7]. 8, 13-Len Larkin[6]. DNS: 20H-Noah Harris[9], 777-Bailey Hughes[4].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #2 (12 laps, top 4 transfer)

1, 22M-Matt Moore[1]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 4, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[6]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[8]. 6, 3G-Jeff Garnett[10]. 7, 30x-Larry Brattin[7]. 8, 18J-Cody Jarvis[3], 22T-Frank Taft[4]. DNS:, 20G-Noah Gass[9].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (40 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[5]. 2, 15D-Andrew Deal[13]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[10]. 4, 24H-Ty Hulsey[3]. 5, 5X-Matt Sherrell[15]. 6, 50Z-Zach Chappell[16]. 7, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[8]. 8, 31-Casey Wills[17]. 9, 22M-Matt Moore[14]. 10, 76S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 11, 65-Nick Lucito[11]. 12, 5-Cameron Hagin[18]. 13, 55-Johnny Kent[2]. 14, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[20]. 15, 16-Steven Shebester[12]. 16, 4X-Robert Sellers[7]. 17, 2-Mickey Walker[6]. 18, 4T-Joshua Tyre[9]. 19, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 20, 222-Jaiden Hughes[19].

Lap Leaders: Johnny Kent 1-29, Shane Sellers 30-40.

Contingency Awards Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Robert Sellers A1 Machine Shop Heat: Ty Hulsey Car and Fleet Heat #1: Shane Sellers Car and Fleet Heat #2: Mickey Walker Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature #1: Andrew Deal Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature #2: Matt Moore Amsoil Hard Charger: Andrew Deal +11 M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Noah Gass Rod End Supply Recipients: Nick Lucito, Cameron Hagin, Johnny Kent

On Deck: 81 Speedway / Park City Kansas / Saturday October 14th

 

 

Enid Speedway & Red Dirt Raceway Host Tour Stops This Weekend
$5,000 Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout Series Resumes
Special Series Announcement To Be Made Saturday

John Lemon
OCRS-PR

Tulsa Okla, (October 3, 2017) - As the 16th racing season continues its wind down for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series, a couple of special events are to take place this weekend that will be a thrill for both race fans and competitors alike and it will all begin with a special announcement regarding the future of the series at the Enid Speedway.

The sprint car series will return to the Enid Speedway for the first time since 2010 for "Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories" night. This Saturday night will also be the continuation of the $5,000 "Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout", a three race mini series within the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule. The top 10 drivers that earn championship points from the Thunderbird Speedway race last August, Enid Speedway this Saturday and at the 81 Speedway on October 14th will split a $5,000 point fund courtesy of Truck Lungs, a manufacture of onboard air systems for trucks and SUV's. To earn a share of the prize money, a driver must compete in all 3 of the slated events.

In addition, the series has been fortunate to have received support from a group of "Lap Sponsors" for the 25-lap main event. The top 8 drivers per lap will earn a share of the $2,500 that as been raised for "lap money". It is possible for the winner of the event to bankroll $2,000 and it is also possible for the 8th place finisher to stuff $525 into their pockets.

Enid Speedway is a 3/8-mile track with lots of racing room. While the racing action is set for a 6pm start, fans are invited to come out early and take in the classic rock music performances of the "Backhand Band" beginning at 2:30pm. For the racers, there will be a practice night on Friday with gates opening at 5pm for the practice session. Pit Passes for this night will be $30 (driver) and $15 (non-drivers). Fans get FREE admission into the grandstands on Friday night.

Then the following day, it's a special Sunday race at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma (formerly Brill's Motor Speedway). Owners Cody & Melissa Brewer have named the event "Salute To State Fair Speedway", which was the former Oklahoma City Fairgrounds track that ceased operations after the 2009 season. There will be a Classic Car Show beginning at 2pm which will have multiple race cars from the past on display. Some will even see track-time during the program. In addition, there will be a fan autograph session where fans can get autographs from some of the drivers that assisted in creating the racing nostalgia we have come to embrace.

The Brewers have reshaped the track from a 3/8-mile oval to a 1/4-mile. The track has produced some very close racing on the new configuration this season and there seems to be more such racing action waiting to be seen. Racing will begin at 4pm (hot laps at 3:30). The evening will climax with a 40-LAP sprint car main event. Fans can stake a claim to a favorite seat in the new grandstands or bring your favorite lawn chair and camp out on the lawn and relax while taking in the show "front and center".

NOTE: Sprint cars with a Racesaver 305 package are invited to race at both venues this weekend with some modifications. Those modifications can be viewed on the OCRS website at: ocrsracing.net

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Truck Lungs Act II
Saturday night will be positioning night for the drivers that competed in the first leg of the Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout. With a win at the Thunderbird Speedway, Whit Gastineau has the early advantage for the $1,000 top prize of the $5,000 point fund. Andrew deal sits just 5 markers back in second (105-100) with Shane Sellers only 2 points back of Deal (98 pts) then its Zach Chappell with 96pts and Alex Sewell with 93 tokens. The balance of the top ten are: Mickey Walker (90), Sheldon Barksdale (85), Sean McClelland (82), Danny Smith (77) & Brett Wilson (74).

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is honored to have Truck Lungs on board for this program. Truck Lungs has an outstanding product and once you see one, it goes straight to the top of everyone's Birthday wishes. To view their product and to research what the system can do for you, visit their website at: trucklungs.com

Record Rookie Crop In 2018?
The series has been fielding a lot of inquiries the past 60 days from race teams in other divisions of racing about next season. If a certain percentage of those inquiries show up with cars to run in the series next season, it stands to reason that there would be more rookies in one season than ever before. Seems the catalyst to the inquiries are due to a particular track sitting dormant thus leaving these teams to look for options. Welcome mat is out for everyone.

Girl Power
A few years ago when Harli White won her championship with the series, there were a handful of occasions when at least 3 female drivers were racing on a given night. 2018 could see that happen again and quite possibly a quadruple set of lady racers on multiple nights depending on what decisions are made soon. There is likely to be 3 gals racing the final 3 events of the season as well.

Fans Are The Best
When the scheduled race last week at Caney Valley Speedway was called off due to the track having a blanket of water over it, we received a few Facebook messages and emails from fans wanting to know if there was anyway to race and/or could they themselves assist so the race could happen? Very flattering gestures indeed which leaves us appreciating their support more and more all the time. We wish to say "Thank You" to those that contacted us and we hope you can make these remaining shows of the season.

The Finale Is Near
After this special weekend of events, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will conduct the final race of 2017 on October 14th at C-Ray's Joint, the famed 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas. It will be a great night racing as Rick Salem brings his URSS sprint car series to town and Mark Brill (co-promoter of Enid Speedway) will have have his Sooner Late Model series on hand as well. Hoping to see several Okies in the stands that evening as we will see who earns the Harold Leep Championship Trophy for the series title.

The itinerary for Enid Speedway:

What: AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars: Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Night and "Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout"
Where: Enid Speedway / Enid Oklahoma
When: Saturday October 7, 2017 (Practice night Friday October 6th. Free grandstand admission)

Time: Hot Laps 5pm / Race time 6pm / OCRS drivers meeting 4:15pm
The Backhand Band will perform free on stage beginning at 2:30pm.
Note: Sprint cars will pit outside of turn 4 (Do NOT pull into the infield)

Tickets: Adults: $15 / Seniors Military, & Kids 12-15: $12 / 11yrs & Under are Free / Pit Passes $30

Contact Info: Kip Hughes (580) 554.2451
Track Website: www.enidspeedway.net

The racetrack is located on the Garfield County Fairgrounds
Address is: 305 East Oxford Enid Oklahoma 73701

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The itinerary for Red Dirt Raceway:

What: AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars "Salute To State Fair Speedway" & Vintage car Show
Where: Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker Oklahoma
When: Sunday October 8, 2017

Time: Hot Laps 3:30pm / Race time 4pm / OCRS drivers meeting 3pm
Vintage car show and fan autograph session will begin at 2pm.
Note: Lawn chairs are welcomed in the lawn area of the track.

Tickets: Ages 11 & up are $15 / Kids 10 & under are Free.

Track Phone: (405) 318.0198
Track Website: www.reddirtraceway.com

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…………..

Ameri-Flex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!


Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Thunder In The Valley Happens Saturday Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars In Town

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (September 26, 2017) - On Saturday night, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars will make their final appearance to one of their favorite tour stops for the 2017 racing season, the 1/4-mile oval of the Caney Valley Speedway. Race fans can get two racing events for the price of one this weekend.

For each adult ticket purchased for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car show this Saturday night, Caney Valley Speedway promoter Kerry Gorby will also include a ticket to any one of the 3-day NOW600 Midwest Cup micro sprint event that will be held on October 20, 21 and 22 at the speedway. That's 2 nights of open wheel racing action for the price of one!

One driver leading the charge into this weekend's sprint car race is Shane Sellers who is coming off a big win 2 weeks ago at the 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship race at the Oklahoma Sports Park. Another driver on the march, Zach Chappell, leads Sellers and the entire group of drivers on the chase for the 2017 championship and will be a threat to win as well. Chappell and Sellers are only separated by 67 points and 105 points can be earned on a given night.

Seasoned veteran and crowd favorite Joe Wood Jr. has announced his plans to travel east from Newcastle OK. 'Woody" will be in the Danny Holloway owned #28 sprinter. 2017 Creek County Speedway champion Alex DeCamp has indicated he will take on the traveling warriors as well. DeCamp would be no stranger to victory lane in the series as he owns 7 career Ameri-Flex / OCRS wins. Sheldon Barksdale, who sits third in the point standings, has 7 career wins also, all from 2016. Alex Sewell is the only driver to finish in the top 5 in all main event starts he has entered in 2017 and he has indicated his presence will be had as well.

The weekends event will draw the series closer to a 2017 climax as only 3 dates will remain thereafter. Those dates are: October 7th - Enid Speedway / Enid OK ($2500 in lap money will be on the line) October 8th - Red Dirt Speedway / Meeker OK (40-Lap Salute To State Fair Speedway) October 14th - 81 Speedway / Park City KS. (Ameri-Flex / OCRS Season Finale)

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

1 Track - 3 Races - 1 Name Stands Tall When Shane Sellers won the 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship race at Oklahoma Sports Park a couple of weeks ago, he "bookended" the specials at the track as he also won the 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial last May. It was a Sellers sweep by name at OSP for the year as Robert Sellers (Shane's father) took the win during a July tour stop.

Open Invitation To 305 Race Teams For the weekend doubleheader at Enid Speedway and the Red Dirt Speedway nest month, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series are inviting the teams with the Racesaver 305's to come race with the series. The 305 cars may drop their weight from their normal limits to the 1500 pound OCRS rule (with driver). The 305 cars may run either the Racesaver Hoosier right rear tire or the OCRS approved right rear tires. Bleeders are allowed. The 305 motors must meet Racesaver rules including the motors being sealed. All cars must utilize the 3x5 top wing. For additional information, contact Barry Grabel at 918 260.3899

More Cash On The Line.... "Again" As has been the case for the past few years, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series has another event that will have extra cash on the line. The October 7th race at the Enid Speedway will see teams vie for $2500 in lap money which was donated by various gracious sponsors. A driver staying in 1st or 2nd for all 25 laps will collect an extra $500. Up to 6 teams can earn an extra $250 each providing they stay 8th or better during the feature race. With $1500 guaranteed to win, Saturday's victor could pocket $2,000 with 2nd place having the chance ti earn $1350. Even the 8th place driver could collect $525. Pretty darn good numbers around these neck of the woods.

Salute To State Fair Speedway Next Week On Sunday October 8th, Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma will host the wild and wicked sprint cars. The event will have a 4pm start time with the show billed as the "Salute To State Fair Speedway".

Beginning at 2pm, there will be vintage race race cars on display and drivers from the glory days of racing will be on hand to sign autographs. This will be an exciting event for the fans as the night will be topped off with a 40-Lap Main Event! A list of drivers attending will be announced in the near future.

Here are your facts of the day for the Caney Valley Speedway race this weekend:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars "Thunder In The Valley"

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday September 30, 2017

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

Tickets: $15 for ages 13 & up Plus........ FREE ticket to any single night of the 3-day "NOW600 Midwest Cup" micro sprint show in October (for each paid adult ticket).

$5 for Seniors and kids 12 & under are FREE! / Pit Passes are: $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.

 

 

11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship Takes Place At OSP This Saturday

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (September 12, 2017) - September brings in the crisp air of fall, football and the all-time classic, the World Series of Baseball. For the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series, it also means the annual ritual of the Oklahoma State Championship sprint car race. The event has always been held a its birthplace, the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma. This Saturday night will be the 11th running of this event where star drivers such as points leader Zach Chappell, Sheldon Barksdale, Shane Sellers, Shayla Waddell and Johnny Kent are but just a few that will be looking for their first ever OSC title.

Those drivers will find that earning their first trophy at this event will be cumbersome as they have some formidable competition who have notched a victory in this race as well as others. Former OSC winners that are expected to be looking for another win on Saturday are:

3-time winner Whit Gastineau (2015, 2010 & 2012), last years winner Robert Sellers and the 2011 winner, Gary Owens. Other drivers that have graced victory lane include the initial victor, Mike Goodman (2007), Danny Smith (2008), Andy Shouse (2009), Danny Jennings (2013) and Fred Mattox in 2014.

Chappell, who is looking for his first Ameri-Flex / OCRS championship, comes into this weekend's race as the series points leader. Shane Sellers, the early season leader, sits just 67 points back with Barksdale a mere 58 markers behind Sellers. With five events still on the docket for the 2017 racing season, there is no time to play 'not to lose' as the driver with the best performance of these events coming up could well be the 2017 series champion.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Lap Bux Part Deux Lap sponsors are currently being sought for the October 7th event at the Enid Speedway. The first 24 laps are going for $100 each with the 25th and final lap set at $250. At press time, one-third of the laps have been spoken for. If you would like to participate in this event by being a lap sponsor for the series return to the Enid Speedway, contact John Lemon at (918) 850.5341 or Sam Seager at (580) 541.2559 for details.

First Year Pilots Impress There have been a few younger drivers make their presence known this season that have looked impressive. There is Noah Gass, the youngest of the group. Gass has ran with the series for the better part of the season making all but 2 shows. He started the year with a motor that wasn't the strongest on power, but was good enough to learn with. He did well for what he had to work with and he now has a stronger hammer to pound away with. Keep an eye on the youngster.

Bailey and Jaiden Hughes have only made a couple of shows each with the series but have ran several races at the Creek County Speedway. They have garnered attention of many with their hustling style of racing often running wheel to wheel with those that possess several more laps under their belts and they are only getting better. These gals are just there to fill fields, they smash the loud pedal.

The newest of the lot is Noah Harris who like the others, has moved up from the micro ranks. Harris has only made 4 starts in a sprint car as the team just purchased a car that was formerly driven by Brandon James. Harris went from 14th to 7th in his very first start and showed some flashes of skilled driving at the recently completed non-wing show at Creek County. The series is looking forward to his debut in the potential near future. Young man looks like he will succeed quite well.

Red Dirt Salute Looming Cody and Ken Brewer will host the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series at their Red Dirt Raceway on Sunday October 8th. The event will be a special one as the track will salute the former Oklahoma City State Fair Speedway that closed after the 2009 season. Plans are in the works to have open wheel cars on display and drivers from the glory years on hand prior to the 4pm start time for an autograph session for the fans. More details will be announced as they become available so stay tuned.

305's vs. Champ Sprints The Enid / Red Dirt doubleheader is also an invitation for the 305 sprint car teams to race with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints. There have been inquiries during the year from some 305 teams to race in the series. After some thought, the series has decided to offer the invitation to the 305 teams for this doubleheader weekend only. The 305 sprints must don the 3x5 wing to compete. The 305's can run either their Racesaver tire or the series approved Hoosier tires. The 305 sprints may also lower their weight to 1500 pounds if they wish. Motors must run legal according to their rule packages.

Here is your itinerary for this weeks event for the 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship)

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma

When: Saturday September 16, 2017

Time: Main Gates Open 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting at 6:30pm)

Tickets: Adults: $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

 

 

305 Sprints Invited to Race at Enid Speedway & Red Dirt Raceway

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (August 31, 2017) - After receiving inquiries from 305 sprint car teams off & on during the course of the 2017 season in regards to having an opportunity to race with the 360 champ sprints, a decision has been made after announcing this possibility by OCRS president Barry Grabel at Thunderbird Speedway on August 18th.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will be offering the 305 Racesaver sprint cars an opportunity to race with the 17 year-old Ameri-Flex / OCRS series at these two upcoming venues:

Saturday October 7th: Enid Speedway / Enid Oklahoma (25 lap feature) Sunday October 8th: Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker Oklahoma (40 lap feature)

Teams with the Racesaver 305 sprint cars my compete with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series providing:

1) Cars must use the 3'x5' top wing per series rules

2) Cars may run the Racesaver approved right rear tire or the OCRS approved Hoosier right rear tires (105 x 16.0-15 Medium or 105 x 18.0-15 Hard)

3) ALL cars must weight 1500 pounds with driver

Note: Racesaver Engines MUST be sealed and legal per Racesaver rules.

There are no license fees to compete with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series. All 305 teams race for equal cash awards as with any other Ameri-Flex / OCRS series event.

Mufflers are NOT required at either track.

Contact Barry Grabel at (918) 260-3899 for any inquiries you may have.

 

 

Caney Valley Speedway & Labor Day Weekend Means Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Time

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa, Okla. (August 29, 2017) - After two straight events of racing on the largest tracks on the schedule, it's back to the battle grounds for the tight and rugged racing action that only smaller tracks can provide. Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas will play host to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series for the second time in 2017 this Saturday as part of an annual Labor Day weekend tradition. The 1/4-mile oval saw Rose Oklahoma's Jamie Passmore take the Harold Leep Classic back in May. A scheduled event in July was erased by Mother Nature.

Mickey Walker won the biggest race of his Ameri-Flex / OCRS career when he reigned supreme in last weekends Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer on the Salina Highbanks. A weekend earlier, Whit Gastineau, who has won the most features in the series since 2009, took checkers in the first leg of the Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout at the Thunderbird Speedway 1/2-mile track. Now its time to bang some nerf bars and let the sparks fly on a track where there is no place to hide.

Track promoter Kerry Gorby is offering all kids 12 & under FREE admission providing they are attending with an adult. Regular admission is just $15 with Seniors 62 and older just $5.

Nutz n' Boltz

Smiling Faces at the Races - The end of the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer evening brought a lot of smiles on the faces of the racers when it was time to collect their pay. One would think that Mickey Walker's face glowed the brightest for taking the $3,000 to win event. He did have a smile that resonated throughout the racetrack. However, the smiles of the century were worn by those who typically aren't seen at the top of the results charts as for them, the $1,000 to start check was like winning a race from a financial perspective. That was cooler to see than the solar eclipse 1000 times over.

Kids Got Some Money Too - The AFC II format required a draw to see if rows 2, 3 or 4 would be inverted for the feature. Original plan was to have the driver with the highest overall points from the heat & qualifying races draw a number. Then it was decided a young fan would draw from the stands. An OCRS official was to come down for intermission with the numbers to draw from. When he got down to the stands to interview the sponsors, he realized he forgot the numbers.

Quick thinking saw 3 bills pulled out of his pocket. utilizing the currency, 3 kids were summoned for the draw. Draw was made and the invert was 3 rows. So why 3 kids? Just figured since 3 bills were used, lets make winners of 3 kids to keep and save the money or spend as they wish. Your welcome and thanks for playing along to our young fans.

Perfect Surface Makes For Gleeful Racers - The new clay that was recently applied by the staff of the Salina Highbanks was a huge hit with the race teams. The track held moisture well throughout the night and tire wear was practically non-existent, which is a key issue with race teams. The future looks promising for the track's surface. On October 21st, it will be interesting to see how the World of Outlaws take to it after all, they will provide the ultimate test. 1st semester grade: A+

Lump In The Throat - At the beginning of last week, Cameron Hagin was pre-qualified to be at Salina so no worries there right? Not so fast my friend. Coming off the Thunderbird race where a motor went south on him, Hagin mounted a brand new DSO Racing Engine's motor. Instead of waiting for Salina, he went to Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker on Friday night for a little non-wing sprint car action.

Hagin ran well in the race, came into the pits and not 30 feet from his trailer, the engine died. They tried to re-fire it before loading the car but to no avail. Not certain of the problem, they called David Stephenson of DSO who said he would take a look the next day. Come to find out, it was a faulty magneto thus not motor related. For a short spell, it was hard to swallow anything with a lump in your throat the size of a baseball not knowing if your problem was going to be more intense.

Caney Valley Speedway schedule for this Labor Day Saturday:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with regular classes)

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday September 2, 2017

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

Tickets: $15 for 13yrs & up / $5 for Seniors (62 & older) / kids 12 & under are 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.

The Labor Day weekend racing of Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars will be a great way to enjoy the holiday. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

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

 

 

Walker Bags Ameri-Flex, Grand National Trailer Challenge II Cash

Picks up $3,000 from a record $20,000 purse

By John Rittenoure

Salina, Okla. (August 26, 2017) - The long awaited Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer and Truck Repair became a reality Saturday night at the Salina Highbanks Speedway and Mickey Walker couldn’t be happier.

Walker started on the pole by virtue of a redraw and led all 25 laps in his Sign and Stitches sponsored sprinter to pick up a $3,000 winners check from a purse that guaranteed the feature starters $1,000 just to start.

“I did not know what to expect,” Walker said of the race that carried a purse in excess of $20,000. “I came in with high hopes, got lucky and started on the pole, and went green to checkered. This is the biggest win I have had so far. It is hard to explain how everything went tonight.”

Walker let his sprint car do all the explaining. On the start Walker turned back outside front row starter Johnny Kent and set the pace. Robert Sellers passed Kent for second on lap eight and took over the chase around the high-banked 3/8’s mile oval. Alex Sewell was the next driver to try his luck with a run into second on lap 13.

But Walker had no trouble staying out front.

“My dad had the car pretty spot on,” Walker said. “I could go just about anywhere and put a slide job on anybody and move around.

“The last five laps I got kind of conservative getting into lapped traffic. I did not know where they were going to go.”

Being conservative played into Sewell’s hands. The two-time winner closed in on Walker and tried to make a run for the lead.

“I think I could hear him sneaking up a little bit, but was not really sure,” Walker said of Sewell. “I did not change anything. He was going to have to slide me to pass me and I could carry enough momentum down the race track to get back past him.”

With two laps remaining, Sewell tried to challenge but lapped traffic hindered his run.

“I kind of found the bottom there in (turns) 1 and 2 but kind of got caught up by some lapped cars there at the end,” explained Sewell of his run. “I just could not seem to pick the right lane.

“I feel like we gave it a pretty good run from fifth. We don’t usually get to finish the races here due to bad luck.”

With lapped traffic to deal with, Sewell settled for a second place finish just a half second behind Walker.

“Mickey ran a good race,” Sewell said. “I pulled him down at least a straightaway there at the end. I feel like if we had a green-white-checkered it would have been a different story.

“I got up behind him on a lapped car. I tried to slide up on Mickey. I backed off a little bit and on the white flag lap I got a good run on him then in turn one got slowed down again by a lapped car.

“We take it as we can get it and it was not our night tonight.”

At the finish, Walker came away with his second OCRS career victory and first of the season. Sewell was second with Sellers holding on to third. Points leader Zach Chappell was fourth last weeks winner, Whit Gastineau was fifth.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Salina Highbanks Speedway

August 26, 2017

Car count: 16

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 2, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[3]. 3, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[8]. 5, 55-Johnny Kent[6]. 6, 2-Mickey Walker[7]. 7, 22T-Frank Taft[1]. 8, 8J-James Fabian[4].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 25-Noah Gass[1]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[5]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[2]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[8]. 6, 76S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 7, 5-Cameron Hagin[6]. 8, 30-Joseph Miller[7].

Car & Fleet Qualifier

1, Johnny Kent. 2, Alex Sewell. 3, Shayla Waddell. 4, Shane Sellers. 5, Whit Gastineau. 6, Casey Wills. 7, Frank Taft. 8, James Fabian.

Wesmar Racing Engines Qualifier

1, Mickey Walker 2, Zach Chappell. 3, Robert Sellers. 4, Sheldon Barksdale. 5, Joe Bob Lee. 6, Cameron Hagin. 7, Noah Gass.

8, Joseph Miller

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[6]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[7]. 6, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[10]. 7, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[8]. 8, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 9, 55-Johnny Kent[2]. 10, 76S-Shayla Waddell[11]. 11, 31-Casey Wills[12]. 12, 5-Cameron Hagin[13]. 13, 30-Joseph Miller[16]. 14, 22T-Frank Taft[14]. 15, 8J-James Fabian[15]. 16, 25-Noah Gass[9].

Lap Leaders: Mickey Walker 1-25.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Robert Sellers

A1 Machine Shop Heat: Noah Gass

Car and Fleet Qualifier: Johnny Kent

Wesmar Racing Engines Qualifier: Mickey Walker

Amsoil Hard Charger: Sheldon Barksdale +4

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Noah Gass

Maxim Racing Recipients: Casey Wills, Johnny Kent

Rod End Supply Recipients: Joe Bob Lee, Sheldon Barksdale, Shayla Waddell

Schoenfeld Headers Recipients: Shane Sellers, James Fabian, Zach Chappell, Mickey Walker, Joseph Miller

Smiley's Racing Products Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Alex Sewell, Noah Gass, Shayla Waddell,

Amsoil Recipients: Robert Sellers, Whit Gastineau, Frank Taft, Zach Chappell, Cameron Hagin, Shane Sellers, Casey Wills, Joseph Miller, Johnny Kent

Special acknowledgement to Drive Shafts Inc. and H&R Block for their participating efforts as associate sponsors of this very special event.

Next Up: September 9th - Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

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

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge II Presented By Grand National Trailer Takes Place At The Salina Highbanks Saturday

Tulsa Okla. (August 22, 2017) - Last season, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series raised eyebrows with its first rendering of the Ameri-Flex Challenge, a 14-car, 15-lap shootout that paid Sean McClelland $5,000 for his last lap pass to win. Over the next off-season, pencils scribbled on paper till another plan came to fruition.

Now comes the newest creation of a huge payday for the series as this Saturday night, the Salina Highbanks Speedway will host the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer as part of the Oklahoma Open Wheel Thunder Nationals that will also feature the sprint cars of the ASCS Red River Region.

$3,000 to win and $1,000 to start is all on the table for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS teams that qualified for this event through a set protocol during the early - mid part of the racing season. While the 2016 version of the Ameri-Flex Challenge bore the highest paying amount to win in series history, the 2017 edition will be the highest paying single program event in history with over $18,700 on the table for the taking. In addition to the cash offerings, the teams will draw for several contingency prizes after the event to enhance its value even further!

Whit Gastneau comes into the event with a hot hand as he scored his first win of the season at the Thunderbird Speedway last weekend in thrilling fashion. Gastineau will have his hands full with the likes of series points leader Zach Chappell, who has tallied 7 top-5 finishes in the 9 events held. Then there's Alex Sewell who has racked up a top-5 in all 7 of the events he has entered including two wins for the season.

Early season points leader Shane Sellers, 2-time defending champion Robert Sellers and last year's highest collector of victory lane hardware, Sheldon Barksdale, are just a few of the others that will vie for the $3,000 winners purse. The format for the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer will see the drivers compete in heat races, qualifiers and climaxing the big money show with a 25-lap main event.

In addition to the ASCS sprint cars, the Kansas Antique Racers (KAR) will perform with their racing machines from the past. The speedway will also run the pure stocks as well. Hot laps will be at 6:30 with racing starting at 7pm.

Nutz' n' Boltz

Almost A Perfect Night Last weeks return to Thunderbird Speedway after a 4 year hiatus was a rousing success. 30 Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters stretched across the pit area, fans flocked back to the speedway and filled the stands like nobody's business, the new LED lighting for the track made for excellent viewing and the main event had Whit Gastineau & Andrew Deal put on a show one hopes to see when they buy a ticket and they stayed within a mere couple of feet of one another lap after lap. The one downside? It was quite sultry with dew points hovering in the mid 70's. It will feel like April this weekend so enjoy that!

Lady Troubles Jaiden Hughes and Shayla Waddell each had tough night's at T-Bird. Hughes pulled into the infield during the main while Waddell had a motor conk out on her in the main. Hughes had only a few practice laps on the large track prior to race night while Waddell had experience the speed of T-Bird prior to its temporarily shut down a few years ago. Waddell is a qualified driver for the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer this weekend thus she will be in action this weekend.

Ah It's Just a Little Dent Robert Sellers had a wheel separate from his car during the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories main event in turn 2 at Thunderbird. Fortunately for Sellers, he was able to control his car till it reached a stopping point without going end over end. His fortune was misfortune for the family of Ameri-Flex / OCRS competitor Joseph Miller as the wheel smashed into their personal vehicle as it sat in the pit area. In an irony of sorts. Miller's father Lonnie owns an automotive paint & body shop in their home state of Arkansas. We can't help but wonder if he will give himself a discount.

Dirty Deal-er The night before the Thunderbird race, Andrew Deal raced at Creek County Speedway in a non-wing affair. At the conclusion of the night, Deal expressed that the Thunderbird race just wasn't in the cards and he would be MIA. In a matter of several hours later, Deal pulled a card from the bottom of the deck and Thunderbird was on the schedule. The result was a runner-up finish to winner Whit Gastineau in what played out to be one of the most exciting races of the season. For Deal, he left the track extremely gleeful he made the show after all. Not a bad card play Andrew, not bad at all.

It Wasn't MRN Radio But It Was Cool Kelly Westphal of Wesmar Racing Engines fame makes a couple of announcing gigs with the series a year. He does a good job and the regular announcer gets to run around and play all night when KW is in da house. He made the trek to Thunderbird (who didnt) and wound up teaming on the mic with former Ameri-Flex / OCRS announcer and now ASCS staffer Terry Mattox. They eventually called the races switching back and forth in a similar fashion as what you would hear on an MRN broadcast. It kept the fans entertained and came off quite well. No word yet if either will be quitting their day jobs.

Series Debut Of Truck Lungs It was announced early last week that the series signed on Truck Lungs as the newest sponsor for the 16 year old series. A $5000 point fund for a 3 race series was announced and was named: Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout.

Thunderbird, Enid & 81 Speedway's are the stomping grounds for the mini series. Dan Morris (owner of Truck Lungs) & KOTV storm chaser Von Caster, who is a Truck Lungs customer, were on hand to talk about the onboard air system product during intermission. You can checkout this amazing product at www.trucklungs.com

Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout Top 10: 1) Whit Gastineau 105 2) Andrew Deal 100 3) Shane Sellers 98 4) Zach Chappell 96 5) Alex Sewell 93 6) Mickey Walker 90 7) Sheldon Barksdale 85 8) Sean McClelland 82 9) Danny Smith 77 10) Brett Wilson 74 10) Kyle Clark 74

Appreciation Of The Massive Kind This weekends event at the Salina Highbanks took a collective team of people to bring this event to life. It is for this very fact that series officials expresses their sincere gratitude to the following:

Corvan & Logan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Brandon Williams of Grand National Trailer Tom Lorenz of Smiley's Racing Products Rick & Rita Whitehead of Drive Shafts Inc. Mike DeVore of H&R Block Dan Musselman of Maxim Racing Doug Schoenfeld of Schoenfeld Headers Pat Grady of Amsoil (Grady Oil Co.) Bob Douglass of Rod End Supply

And....... a special thank you to Dave Bohannon, Keith Sanders and Bryce Hall of the Salina Highbanks Speedway & Finishline Restaurant. Thanks to everyone of you for your support!

It's been talked up and hyped up all season....... Now it's time to get after it and race for some serious cash & contingency product!

What: Oklahoma Open Wheel Thunder Nationals featuring the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer With: ASCS Red River Region Sprint cars, Kansas Antique Racers and Pure Stocks When: Saturday August 26, 2017 Where: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Oklahoma

Time: Gates open at 5pm (pit gates 3 pm) / Hot laps at 6:30pm / Racing begins at 7pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 5:45pm)

Tickets: Adult General Admission: $20 / Seniors: $17 / Kids: $10 / Pit Pass: $35

Location: Racetrack sits directly on Highway 20 between Pryor and Salina.

Track Phone: (918) 434-RACE (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.com

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

 

 

Gastineau out duels Deal for OCRS victory at Thunderbird Tops Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout Series Opener

By John Rittenoure

Muskogee, Okla. (August 18, 2017) - Whit Gastineau and Andrew Deal put on a thrilling duel to the finish on Friday in what was a return to the historic Thunderbird Speedway half-mile oval for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars after a four-year absence.

The race was also the first of the three-race Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout Series that will pay a $5,000 point fund to the top finishers in what is a three-race mini series. And Gastineau fired the first shot edging Deal in the closing laps for his first victory of the season.

Deal, who won three weeks ago at Lawton, took the early lead and Gastineau was close behind. Deal was running the low groove while Gastineau gave chase from near the wall. Lap after lap Gastineau would make a run at Deal pulling alongside at times.

“It was a good one,” Gastineau said of the back-and-forth battle. “He (Andrew Deal) was on the bottom and I was on the top.”

However Gastineau was doing his best to keep his car off the wall as he entered the turns.

“I had brakes but they would go to the floor in the middle of every corner then I would pump them going down the straightaways to help the car turn,” Gastineau said of his efforts to catch Deal. “When I pushed up into the wall is when the brakes would go to the floor. I had to sling it in there.”

Unable to get the lead Gastineau briefly moved down behind Deal midway through the race but that did not work and nearly cost him second as Shane Sellers closed in.

“I was just trying something different,” Gastineau said. “You are up there every lap you might as well try something.

“There were times I would get a run on him and he would get runs on me. You just had to be patient with it.”

In the closing laps Deal had to contend with some lapped traffic and Gastineau was able to sneak past in his Exterior Specialties sponsored WESMAR powered sprinter for the lead.

“I just hit my line right,” Gastineau said of his pass for the lead. “If he hit his line right he was better than me and If I hit mine line right I was better than him.”

Deal agreed the race was a fun one, but he would have liked another yellow flag to give him open track for the finish.

“That was a fun one,” smiled Deal when asked what he thought of the race. “I thought I had the car to win there, but lapped traffic kind of got me. If the lapped cars would have been on the top I would have had the advantage, but they were on the bottom and I had the disadvantage. I needed one more caution late to get those lapped cars out of there.”

At the finish Sellers finished in third just a half second ahead of series points leader Zach Chappell. Alex Sewell was fifth.

Joe Wood, Jr. turned in a strong run in the 12-lap WESMAR B feature leading Danny Smith, Sheldon Barksdale and defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers across the line. Brett Wilson, Shayla Waddell, Cameron Hagin and Casey Wills finished fifth through eighth to earn transfer positions in the main event.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results Thunderbird Speedway, Muskogee, Okla. August 18, 2017 Car count: 30

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1 (8 laps) 1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 4, 28-Joe Wood Jr.[5]. 5, 31-Casey Wills[4]. 6, 17-Brent Bates[8]. 7, P78-Perry Pickard[6]. 8, 30-Joseph Miller[1].

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps) 1, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 2, 9$-Kyle Clark[3]. 3, 1-Sean McClelland[7]. 4, 87F-Brian McClelland[6]. 5, 53-Brett Wilson[4]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 7, 22X-Matt Cash[5]. 8, 8J-James Fabian[8].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps) 1, 8-Alex Sewell[1]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[2]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 4, 222-Jaiden Hughes[7]. 5, 76S-Shayla Waddell[5]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[4]. 7, 88-Chris Jensen[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 4 (8 laps) 1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 2, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[2]. 3, 15D-Andrew Deal[6]. 4, 25-Noah Gass[5]. 5, 5$-Danny Smith[1]. 6, 007-Michael Bookout[3]. 7, 23A-Travis Ashwood[7].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 8 transfer) 1, 28-Joe Wood Jr.[3]. 2, 5$-Danny Smith[8]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[2]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[1]. 5, 53 Brett Wilson[6]. 6, 76S-Shayla Waddell[7]. 7, 5-Cameron Hagin[10]. 8, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 9, P78-Perry Pickard[13]. 10, 30-Joseph Miller[17]. 11, 23A-Travis Ashwood[16]. 12, 8J-James Fabian[18]. 13, 22T-Frank Taft[11]. 14, 22X-Matt Cash[14]. 15, 88-Chris Jensen[15]. 16, 007-Michael Bookout[12]. 17, 25-Noah Gass[4]. 18, 17-Brent Bates[9].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) 1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 15D-Andrew Deal[1]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[4]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[8]. 5, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 6, 2-Mickey Walker[5]. 7, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[15]. 8, 1-Sean McClelland[7]. 9, 5$-Danny Smith[14]. 10, 53-Brett Wilson[17]. 11, 9$-Kyle Clark[3]. 12, 28-Joe Wood Jr.[13]. 13, 87F-Brian McClelland[12]. 14, 31-Casey Wills[20]. 15, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[10]. 16, 4X-Robert Sellers[16]. 17, 55-Johnny Kent[9]. 18, 76S-Shayla Waddell[18]. 19, 5-Cameron Hagin[19]. 20, 222-Jaiden Hughes[11].

​Contingency Awards Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Whit Gastineau A1 Machine Shop Heat: Mickey Walker Car and Fleet Heats: Alex Sewell, Zach Chappell Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature: Joe Wood jr. Amsoil Hard Charger: Sheldon Barksdale +8 M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Robert Sellers Rod End Supply Recipients: Kyle Clark, Joe Wood Jr, Brian McClelland

Next Up: August 26th Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer $3,000 To Win - $1,000 To Start Salina Highbanks Speedway - Salina OK.

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars Are Back At Thunderbird Speedway Friday Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout Begins

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (August 14, 2017) - The long wait is finally over and the anticipation has reached extremely high levels as for the first time since April of 2013, the sprint cars of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will compete on the largest dirt track in the state of Oklahoma this Friday night, the historic 1/2-mile oval of the Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee. Historians state Thunderbird began as a horse track in 1903 and switched to automobile racing in 1955. The track's gates were chained tight in 2013 and 4 years later.... the track is alive and well.

Thunderbird thrived in the 60's and 70's when competition for the entertainment dollar wasn't nearly as strong as in today's enviroment. The track saw moderate success in the 80', 90's and early 2000's. Thereafter, keeping the speedway going became a challenge. Now comes Thunderbird's newest owner, Randy Gass. With a keen eye on the local racing landscape and with former track promoter Stanley Slader onboard as the track manager, Gass felt Thunderbird was still capable of being productive thus Gass purchased the track and reopened the gates in June of this year. This move reclaimed Thunderbird's position as the largest operating dirt oval in Oklahoma.

Multiple Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers have been expressing to series officials of their desire to get back onto the long straights with paper clip turns that Thunderbird Speedway offers. After the traditional early August layoff period for everyone to attend the National sprint car events held at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, the teams are more than ready to get back at it. Race fans have also been counting down the days when the open wheel daredevils would showcase their skills at T-Bird and that time is now here.

Friday night will also be the first event of the "Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout". This program is a 3-race semi series where drivers will compete for a special $5,000 point fund. In addition to this Friday's race at Thunderbird, the racing events at the Enid Speedway in Enid OK. (Oct. 7th) and the 81 Speedway in Park City KS. (Oct. 14th) will comprise the final 2 races of the Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout. The top 10 drivers in points that competed in all 3 of the events will share in the $5,000 point fund.

Truck Lungs manufactures onboard pressurized air systems for trucks and SUV's. With this system you can air deflated tires, clean or provide maintenance on various things that blown air can achieve and several other uses. Truck Lungs will have a truck with their product on display at each of these sponsored events with a representative on hand to present their product in person. Welcome aboard Truck Lungs! You can visit their website at: www.trucklungs.com

Nutz n' Boltz:

The Long Awaited Return As with any sanctioned group of racers, there are changes of personnel from year to year within a given series. In looking at the April 2013 results when the AmeriFlex / OCRS series last raced at Thunderbird, it looks as if over 1/3 of the 28 competitors from that night will be in action this Friday. There will be a throng of additional competitors that will join those returning in what is shaping up to be a great night of racing action. The top 3 from 4 years ago were: 1) Kade Morton (first ever sprint car feature win), 2) Whit Gastineau 3) Alex Sewell.

B.Y.O.S. Race fans are welcome to bring their own seat if they so desire to Thunderbird. Lawn chairs, stadium chairs and blankets are the preferred selections by the majority of the fans that attend Thunderbird. Nothing like being comfy while enjoying the show.

Changes Fans from past seasons who have not yet attended a race at Thunderbird this year will notice a few changes. Gone is the grandstand roof. Negative: Nice to have if it rained. Positive: No longer need to look through posts to see track. Press Box is built at top of the stands for track staff vs. working in the former box seat areas at the bottom of the stands. Newly applied fence all around the walls from turn 3 to turn 4. Most people dont ever recall a fence around that wall before. The biggest thing that is the same? That very large track allowing for as much speed as a car can put out.

Healthy & Historic Payday Is Up Next One week from this Saturday is the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer at the Salina Highbanks. Winner will bank $3,000 with starters earning a minimum of $1,000. No records can be found to find a dirt track racing event that paid so much just to start a race. That's because there hasn't been one. The new bar will now be set. When will it be achieved again? Next year?? Stayed tuned for off-season news.

New King of the Hill Zach Chappell comes into the Thunderbird Speedway event as the new points leader in the chase for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy. Shane Sellers held the lead for several weeks until rear end woes caused issues during the last event at the Lawton Speedway. The margin of difference is 70 points. Sheldon Barksdale is only 39 markers behind Sellers while Alex Sewell is just 37 behind Barksdale and that's after missing 2 races. Only 54 points separate 4th form 8th. Game on drivers.

Thunderbird Speedway awaits. Time to go fast. Really fast. Here are the facts of the matter:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars - "Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout" Act I Where: Thunderbird Speedway / Muskogee OK. When: Friday August 18th

Time: Gates open at 5:30pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing at 7:30pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:15pm) Phone: (918) 869.6883

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

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

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series Presents Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (August 14, 2017) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is pleased to announce the formation of a three race mini-series entitled the "Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout". Located in Muskogee Oklahoma, Truck Lungs is a manufacture of innovative onboard air systems for pick-up trucks and SUV's which can be used in a variety of situations.

The Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout will entail a $5,000 cash points fund for these 3 events:

Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Oklahoma on August 18th. Enid Speedway in Enid Oklahoma on October 7th. 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas on October 14th.

The $5,000 point fund will be paid to the top 10 drivers in points from these 3 events. Drivers must compete in all 3 events to qualify for this special point fund. In the event there are drivers in the top 10 that did not race in all 3 shows, the next driver in points that made all 3 shows would move up in the standings and become eligible.

Note: Points are assessed to the driver, thus a driver can be in different cars from event to event and earn points.

The Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout payout will be as follows: 1) $1,000 2) $700 3) $600 4) $550 5) $500 6) $400 7) $325 8) $315 9) $310 10) $300

Ties in points will have the cash awards totaled and split among the drivers involved. In the event of a race being canceled for any reason, if possible, dates and/or locations for the Truck Lungs High Plains Shootout could be changed.

The Product: Truck Lungs onboard air system is derived by filling air into tubular shaped running boards which act as air tanks for trucks and SUV's. 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. A few examples for these uses are:

Inflate Tires Inflate blowup rafts, balls and toys Blow unwanted debris off the driveway or most any surfaces Clean you vehicle by air blowing the exterior / interior Clean your power tools such as lawn mowers, weed eaters and other items

And just about any other uses where pressurized air is needed.

For the racing consumer, Truck Lungs are built by racers who have the knowledge of knowing what needs today's racers have. Truck Lungs offers over twice the storage capacity of other onboard air systems with no loss of space in the vehicle itself. Truck Lungs are professionally powder coated for the ultimate quality product.

Truck Lungs also come with standard step plates or you can inquire to have the step plates custom designed to your own personal style! Look for the Truck Lungs truck at each of these Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car events and get a close up view as to how this product can be effective for you!

For additional information on Truck Lungs, visit their website at: www.trucklungs.com

Truck Lungs... Compressed Air ~ Anytime ~ Anywhere

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

 

 

Format for Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (August 10, 2017) - Officials with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series have signed off on the racing format for the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer. The $3,000 to win & $1,000 to start race will take place on the 26th of this month at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. The format for the teams that have qualified for the event are as follows:

Drivers will draw for their heat race positions. Normal passing point format will apply for the heat races. Heat Races will be 8 laps each.

Qualifying races will be ran next. Starting line up will be fully inverted from points earned in heat races. Passing point system will apply in the qualifiers. Qualifiers will be 6-Laps each. A-Feature line up is straight up on total points earned from heats and qualifiers. Driver with highest points draws one of three numbers. Numbers are 2, 3 or 4.

A-Feature line up will invert based on number drawn. Example, if the number 3 is drawn, the first 3 rows from the line up will be inverted. A-Feature will be 25 laps.

NOTE: This will be an official points race for the 2017 racing season. (no points from qualifiers will apply towards point standings)

Contingency Awards: There are several contingency awards available for this event. They are as follows: Maxim Racing: Two $250 Certificates Smiley's Racing Products: Five $100 Gift Cards Schoenfeld Headers: Five $100 Certificates Amsoil: Ten $50 Certificates Rod End Supply: Five $25 Certificates

Drivers will draw for their certificates at the conclusion of the event.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series wishes to thank Corvan & Logan Robison for their support of this very special event. In addition to the Robison's, the series wishes to personally thank the following sponsors for their support:

Brandon Williams of Grand National Trailer Tom Lorenz of Smiley's Racing Products Rick & Rita Whitehead of Drive Shafts Inc. Mike DeVore of H&R Block Dan Musselman of Maxim Racing Doug Schoenfeld of Schoenfeld Headers Pat Grady of Amsoil (Grady Oil Co.) Bob Douglass of Rod End Supply

Also, a special thank you to Dave Bohannon, Keith Sanders and Bryce Hall of the Finishline Restaurant & the Salina Highbanks Speedway for their valued support.

The entire evening is billed as the Oklahoma Thunder Nationals. Sprint cars from the Red River Region of the ASCS sprint car series will also be on the card as well as the Pure Stocks. The Kansas Antique Racing Club will be on hand with several race cars from the past. Looking forward to a fantastic night of racing at the Salina Highbanks!

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.com

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."

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Deal drives his way to a hard earned victory at Lawton

By John Rittenoure

Lawton, Okla, (July 29, 2017) - It is probably safe to say that no one logged more miles making their way to Lawton Speedway on Saturday than Caney, Kansas driver Andrew Deal. But the effort paid off with a $1,500 victory in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS 30-lap main event.

Driving the family owned 21R Productions sponsored number 15D sprinter, Deal led all but the first lap to pick up his first victory of the season.

“I was in Texas last night and was going to run Greenville tonight then decided not too,” said Deal of his round trip drive from Kansas to Texas and then to Lawton. “We drove home last night and got home about 6 (a.m,). We got this car ready and headed here about 1. We drove about 18 hours.”

Starting second row inside by luck of the redraw, Deal followed pole sitter Johnny Kent to the front on the start and passed him for the lead on lap two. For the next 29 laps, Deal had to contend with lapped traffic and keep Alex Sewell from over taking him.

Sewell won the last two Ameri-Flex / OCRS shows at Lawton earlier this season and was looking for the opportunity to make it a three-race sweep.

“You never know where they are going to go so I just try and be safe and not put myself through any bad situations,” Deal said of the lapped traffic he had to negotiate. “I knew Alex (Sewell) was behind me so I knew nobody was going to take me out. I knew he would drive me clean.”

Sewell caught Deal in lapped traffic but a couple of yellow flags gave Deal a clean track for the restarts and he was able to pull away from Sewell when he needed it most.

“Everybody was so tight I knew that if I slowed down he would slow down,” Deal said of Sewell. “He was going to slow down. I like the clean air better so I can drive.”

It was a strong run for Sewell who worked his way to fourth on lap two then moved into second on lap four. At the finish Sewell was 1.5 seconds behind in second.

“When you start 8th you can only do so much,” said Sewell of his run toward the front. “Andrew did a good job getting to the lead on the start. If he had not gone to the middle like I did, it would have been a different story.

“I don’t think I could have done anything with him as long as he came off the bottom,” Sewell said. “But if he had made a wrong decision I probably would have been able to sneak by him. Andrew has been racing long enough to not make mistakes. He ran 30 consistent laps tonight."

“Hats off to them. They run their own team, father and son. So it is exciting to see them come out here and get a win.”

It was a 1-2 finish for engine builder Rob Forehand of Forehand Racing Engines.

“What is really cool is seeing Rob Forehand come out here and putting engines in both of these cars,” Sewell said. “We went one and two with these engines. These engines have less then $10,000 in them if anyone would like to know and that says a lot. It is all about who puts them together and who is tuning them. Rob is on top of his game.”

Lap one leader Kent held on to third at the finish followed by Sheldon Barksdale and Zach Chappell to round out the top five.

Chappell was able to move into the Ameri-Flex / OCRS points lead with his finish. Shane Sellers came into the night with a 12 point lead but suffered rear-end problems in his heat race and was unable to start the B feature.

Whit Gastineau led the way to victory in the Wesmar B Feature then worked his way to a seventh place finish in the A Feature.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results Lawton Speedway July 29, 2017

Car count: 26

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 31-Casey Wills[1]. 2, 911-Mike Baker[2]. 3, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 4, 24-T.J. Herrell[3]. 5, 17H-Brandon Haddad[7]. 6, 8J-James Fabian[5]. 7, 91-Derrick Gentilly[4].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]. 2, 10K-Kyle Ezell[1]. 3, 76S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[5]. 5, 29-Duane Baker[2]. 6, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 7, 5X-Paul Johnson[7].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 55-Johnny Kent[2]. 2, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[3]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 4, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[4]. 5, 18J-Brandon Jennings[1]. 6, 30-Joseph Miller[6].

Car and Fleet Part Heat (8 laps)

1, 5-Cameron Hagin[3]. 2, 15D-Andrew Deal[6]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[4]. 4, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[1]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[5]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[2].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 8 transfer)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 24-T.J. Herrell[3]. 3, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[4]. 4, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[5].5, 8J-James Fabian[9]. 6, 18J-Brandon Jennings[7]. 7, 29-Duane Baker[6]. 8, 17H-Brandon Haddad[1]. / 9, 22T-Frank Taft[12]. 10, 91-Derrick Gentilly[13]. 11, P78-Perry Pickard[8]. 12, 5X-Paul Johnson[14]. DNS: 4-Shane Sellers[10], 14, 30-Joseph Miller[11].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)

1, 15D-Andrew Deal[3]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[8]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[1]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[10]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 6, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[15]. 7, 2W-Whit Gastineau[13]. 8, 24-T.J. Herrell[14]. 9, 5-Cameron Hagin[7]. 10, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[16]. 11, 76S-Shayla Waddell[11]. 12, 29-Duane Baker[19]. 13, 8J-James Fabian[17]. 14, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[2]. 15, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 16, 911-Mike Baker[4]. 17, 17H-Brandon Haddad[20]. 18, 10K-Kyle Ezell[9]. 19, 4X-Robert Sellers[12]. 20, 18J-Brandon Jennings[18].

Lap Leaders: Johnny Kent 1; Andrew Deal 2-30.

Contingency Awards

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Casey Wills

A1 Machine Shop Heat: Zach Chappell

Car and Fleet Heats: Johnny Kent, Cameron Hagin

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Whit Gastineau

Amsoil Hard Charger: Joe Bob Lee

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Joseph Miller

Rod End Supply Recipients: Shayla Waddell, Duane Baker, James Fabian

​ Next Up: Thunderbird Speedway / Muskogee Oklahoma / August 18th

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Final Race In Lanny's House For 2017 This Saturday

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (July 25, 2017) - As the 2017 calendar keeps flipping pages like pancakes during a VFW function, we have already reached the point where the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will appear for the third and final time at "Lanny's House", the historic Lawton Speedway.

Broken Arrow Oklahoma's Alex Sewell will attempt to sweep the Lawton series as he took the 2017 Ameri-Flex / OCRS season opener in April and repeated that accomplishment on June 17th. Should Sewell sweep the Lawton dates by winning this Saturday, he will have won over $4500 in Lanny's house alone.

Sewell will meet some formidable challengers as defending champion Robert Sellers scored his first win of the season last week at Oklahoma Sports Park. Point leaders Shane Sellers and Zach Chappell (one win each) are favorites to get a victory as are Whit Gastineau and Sheldon Barksdale among others. Add in the local hero's such as Kyle Ezell, Joe Bob Lee, Morgan Fletcher, Shawn Bloomquist and TJ Herrell and you will find a collection of drivers set to earn the $1500 offering to the night's victor.

Race time is set for an 8:30pm start. It's the Ameri-Flex / OCRS finale for the speedway this season. Dont miss it!

Nutz n' Boltz

Fresh Motor - Fresher Results Robert Sellers isn't accustomed to sitting on the sideline without a motor and after blowing one up at the last trip to Lawton, he wasnt about to sit idle for long. Sellers took it easy on his replacement bullet last weekend when he ran some deliberate slow laps at Oklahoma Sports Park during his hot lap session. He was all business after that. Sellers stormed from the last row to finish second in the Drive Shats Inc. heat race. He then went on to win the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature. His previous feature results were quite uncharacteristic for a defending champion. 18th, 11th and a DNS (did not start) were placed into the record books in those outings. Seems like he found his mojo once again.

Four Heads Are Better Than One Sheldon Barksdale was in a quandary last weekend. His primary car had a suspect motor and the team wasnt sure what it would do. They had their back up car with them and pondered hot lapping the primary car to see what it would do first. That idea was eventually snuffed out and the team went with the 'B' car. Barksdale ran a strong third in the feature. Not shabby for the second choice chariot.

Former Chief Came Out To Play A previous owner of the OCRS series, Kenneth Walker, strapped into a second Walker Racing entry at OSP Saturday and earned a seventh place finish with son Mickey just 3 spots behind giving the Walker Racing Team two top 10 finishes for the night. Before last Saturday's race, Kenneth's last Ameri-Flex / OCRS event in which he competed with the series was the last race in 2014 at the Caney Valley Speedway. A race that he won!

BIG Payday Ahead We are nearing the time when Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers are going to get paid and get paid extremely well. The long awaited "Ameri-Flex II presented by Grand National Trailer" will pay the winner $3000 and $1000 just to start this special race for those that qualify to be in it. As if that wasn't enough, it is already determined that a set number of teams will be the qualifiers and those who cannot qualify will have valuable *product perks* that were to be shared among the non-qualifiers (in addition to NQ pay) now added to those that did qualify. Product / gift certificates are from Smiley's Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Amsoil, Schoenfeld Headers and Maxim Racing. Thus the qualifiers just got a raise. Event is August 26th at the Salina Highbanks Speedway and will also feature the Red River Region ASCS sprints. Gonna be a heck of a night.

Lanny's House of Facts:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with USRA Mods, Limited Mods & Mini Stocks)

When: Saturday July 29, 2017

Where: Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Oklahoma

Time: Pit Gates open at 5:30p / Hot Laps 8p / Racing at 8:30p / (Ameri-Flex/OCRS Drivers Meeting @ 7:30p)

Phone: (580) 355-6417

Website: www.lawtonspeedway.com

Track location: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard. 
Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. 
Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the racetrack.

If coming from the south of Lawton: 
Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. 
Go north onto Sheridan Road. 
Racetrack will be approx. 5 miles.

 

 

Sellers fights back from adversity to win at Oklahoma Sports Park

By John Rittenoure

Ada, Okla. (July 22, 2017) - The 2017 racing season has been anything but routine for Robert Sellers. Health and mechanical issues have sidelined the two-time defending AmeriFlex / OCRS champion for the past three shows.

But Saturday Sellers looked like his old self as he easily won his first $1,500-to-win AmeriFlex / OCRS feature of the season at Oklahoma Sports Park.

Sellers made it look easy winning handily over Whit Gastineau. But inside the cockpit it was a battle of stamina and the will to win.

“I did not know if I could make it. My stamina has been down,” said Sellers who is not at full strength due to recent medical treatments. “I am doing chemo shots and it has zapped my energy. I did not know if I could do it, but with the Lord’s help anything is possible.”

It is that strong will to win and his faith that has allowed Sellers to fight his way back to doing what he does best. Winning races.

“I got to thank the good Lord for giving me a chance to get back out here,” explained a tired but happy Sellers in victory lane. “I have had some medical situations that kind of sidelined me. I think the Lord has been watching over me. We have my medical conditions going in the right direction now. I owe a lot of credit the Lord.”

Sellers won his 10th OCRS career victory driving his Checkered Flag, Cothran Construction sponsored sprinter. It was the first real test for the rebuilt engine.

“We lost a motor and it was pretty bad,” recalled Sellers of the June 17 race in Lawton. “It is running good now.”

During the time off Sellers has been helping son Shane (Sellers) who is leading the AmeriFlex points race. Besides hoping to keep the series title in the family both want to make the AmeriFlex Challenge II race slated for September 26 at Salina Highbanks Speedway.

“We want to help Shane and we want to qualify for this big race,” Sellers said.

Sellers started inside second row when the green flag dropped on the 25-lap main event and chased early leader Whit Gastineau for the first six laps until the yellow flag waved. Gastineau was penalized two spots for an on track infraction and Sellers inherited the lead. Sellers led the next 19 laps unchallenged despite dealing with lapped traffic. Gastineau drove into second on lap 10 but was not able to reel in Sellers. Sheldon Barksdale, Zach Chappell and Gary Owens rounded out the top five.

“Sometimes you have to have a little bit of luck and sometimes it is better to be lucky then good,” smiled Sellers of inheriting the lead.

In the points race, Chappell closed within 12 points of Shane Sellers with his third place finish. Shane Sellers finished in sixth.

AmeriFlex / OCRS Results

Oklahoma Sports Park

July 22, 2017

Car count: 19

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[5]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[7]. 4, 2-Mickey Walker[4]. 5, 22T-Frank Taft[1]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[3]. DNS: 30-Joseph Miller[6].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 76S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 2, 2K-Kenneth Walker[3]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[4].5, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[6]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[2].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 3, 33-Gary Owens[6]. 4, 007-Michael Bookout[2]. 5, 25-Noah Gass[3]. 6, 8J-James Fabian[4].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[9]. 5, 33-Gary Owens[8]. 6, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 7, 2K-Kenneth Walker[2]. 8, 55-Johnny Kent[6]. 9, 79-Tim Kent[11]. 10, 2-Mickey Walker[10]. 11, 76S-Shayla Waddell[5]. 12, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[13]. 13, 5-Cameron Hagin[16]. 14, 25-Noah Gass[15]. 15, 007-Michael Bookout[12]. 16, 22T-Frank Taft[14]. 17, 8J-James Fabian[18]. 18, P78-Perry Pickard[17]. 19, 30-Joseph Miller[19].

Lap Leaders: Whit Gastineau 1-6; Robert Sellers 7-25.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Shane Sellers

A-1 Machine Shop Heat: Shayla Waddell

Car & Fleet Parts Heat: Whit Gastineau

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Mickey Walker

Amsoil Hard Charger: Zach Chappell +5

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Joseph Miller

Rod End Supply Recipients: Shayla Waddell, Joe Bob Lee, Cameron Hagin

Pictured: Robert Sellers (with award plaque), savors victory lane. Photo Credit: Mike Howard

Next up: July 29th - Lawton Speedway / Lawton Oklahoma

 

 

Oklahoma Sports Park Hosts Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Saturday

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (July 18, 2017) - After last weekends doubleheader gave way to soggy grounds and coupled with the scheduled break prior to the weekend, the teams of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series are anxious to get back to slinging dirt. The venue this Saturday night will be the 4/10-mile oval of the Oklahoma Sports Park on the outskirts of the city of Ada.

This weekends event will be the second of three scheduled events at OSP for the 2017 season. Back in May, it was Tuttle Oklahoma's Shane Sellers taking the victory in the 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial. Sellers also took over the point lead in the series after that night and has held it since. The lead has shrunk in the past couple of events as Talala's Zach Chappell has withered the lead to just 16 markers (576-560). Both drivers are looking for their first series crown as is the third place driver, Alex Sewell. Mickey Walker sits just 3 points behind Sewell and Sheldon Barksdale rounds out the top five.

There will be a first time champion this season as you need to go all the way down to the 12th place driver on the list to find a former champion, that being Jamie Passmore, a 4-time titlist. Barksdale, Whit Gastineau and 2-time defending champion, Robert Sellers were all OSP winners in 2016. All three will be in action this weekend along with Gary Owens of Pauls Valley who has bagged some nice wins of his own at OSP. Longtime fan favorite Shayla Waddell will also be running this Saturday. Waddell has 2 career wins in the series and will be looking for her first OSP triumph.

Race time is set to begin at 7:30pm with hot laps firing off at 7pm. Spectator gates will open at 5pm.

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Padded Backside: With the recent rainouts of both events last weekend (Humboldt Speedway Friday & Caney Valley Speedway Saturday), the 2017 racing season will be stacked on the back end. With the 8 remaining races booked (after this Saturday's OSP event) and the possibility of adding a rescheduled date or two of the rainouts, plus another possible event in the works, the series looks to be quite busy for the end of summer and early fall.

Maybe We Won't Miss Much: Joseph Miller and Perry Pickard were going to miss last weekend's doubleheader due to motor woes. The rainmakers have given them time for their return to action. Pickard has been out since competing at the Leep Jr. Memorial event. He is set for his return this week. Miller is hopeful to make OSP this week. The team is hard at it trying to get the Ford power plant installed and ready to go. Thrash it guys, thrash it.

Down To The Home Stretch For The Big One: The Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer is getting very close. Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench into some race teams plans to attend the August 26th race at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. For some, it hindered their chances to make the program. For others, Mother nature bought teams more time to prepare equipment. The teams needing to make the final 3 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Events to become eligible are: Jamie Passmore, Andrew Deal, Tim Kent, Brayden Voigt, Frank Taft, James Fabian and Robert Sellers. Good luck racers.

From 10 To When? Last year Sheldon Barksdale and Whit 'Gasman' Gastineau combined for 10 A-Feature wins (7 for Barksdale & 3 for Gastineau). 2017 still has each of these lead footers looking for their first win of the season. Each of these drivers excel quite well on faster surfaces such as the speed joint of OSP. If not this Saturday, when will they breakthrough once more?

Here is your itinerary for this weeks event:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with stock car & modified classes)

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma

When: Saturday July 22, 2017

Time: Main Gates Open 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting at 6:30pm)

Tickets: Adults: $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

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Sprint Car Series Set For Kansas Double $3000 To A Weekend Sweeper

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (July 10, 2017) - The time has come as the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is set to embark on a Kansas Double this weekend. First up, the Tulsa Oklahoma based traveling vagabonds bring their open wheel act northward to the Humboldt Speedway, commonly referred to as "The Hummer" in Humboldt on Friday night while the series closes the curtain on the dual events at the Caney Valley Speedway in the town of Caney on Saturday night.

$3,000 dollars awaits any driver able to sweep the weekend within the Sunflower state. Both tracks are sized up for close, tight racing and as anyone can attest that has seen the 540hp / 1500 lb. cars battle on these two racing surfaces, wheel banging, spark producing, racing is to be fully expected. Never a dull moment on these two tracks.

Known for hosting special modified events with national attention, the Hummer has hosted the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series steadily for the past seven seasons (less rain outs). Something magical takes place when the sprint cars come rolling into town and the fans of the speedway are treated to a whole new type of action. Some of the fastest speeds the track sees all season happens in this mid-summer event.

As for Caney, the track that produces 'Thunder In The Valley" racing action, is a track that feels like they have been a longer partner than what the records show. Caney Valley Speedway hosted its first Ameri-Flex / OCRS event in 2009 when Jonathan Beason (a rookie at the time) took the win over Rafe Essary and Matt Sherrell in the lone tour stop for the series that season. Caney Valley has been a solid fixture for the series since as 3 races a season on the 1/4-mile track has been common the past few seasons. Due to this frequency of visits, Caney Valley has developed an established open wheel following for each tour stop and they are never disappointed.

It's time to make some noise and create some havoc upon our neighbors to the north. Grab your family members, neighbors, co-workers and those who somehow think TV is entertainment and come see some vein swelling, eye popping and hair raising sprint car action this weekend!

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Unsweet 16 Nothing sweet about the number 16 headed into this weekends racing action if your Shane Sellers or Zach Chappell. These two drivers are separated for the lead in the chase for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy by this minimal amount and while there are still several races to go over the course of the season, nobody wants to blink. Chappell tightened things up when he won at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on June 24th. Sellers scored a win earlier this season at the Oklahoma Sports Park facility.

Different Partners The Hummer has been paired with with different tracks over the past seven years for doubleheaders. It was Caney Valley Speedway in the spring of 2010 (with CVS rained out) and Mid-America Speedway in the summer of that same season. Rain outs ensued in '11 and '13 with no double partners scheduled for those seasons. Mid America was again it's partner in 2012. The Salina Highbanks was the dancing partner in '14 & '15 with Caney Valley moving back into play in 2016.

Eight Different Faces In Victory Lane In the above mentioned scheduled race parings, 11 events were conducted. Three drivers have won twice. Jamie Passmore, Robert Sellers & Danny Smith. Others that "Parked - It" include: Whit Gastineau, Kade Morton, Alex DeCamp, Shane Sellers and Sheldon Barksdale. Passmore scored the 3rd Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell at Caney Valley this past May.

Last Crack at an Oklahoma Legend? It was announced on June 21st that Thunderbird Speedway was added to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule for Friday night, August 18th. The race will take place on the historic 1/2-mile oval, but will it be the last? Track owner Randy Gass is weighting out options for the former horse racing facility that began racing cars in 1955. Options are to cut the speedway to a 3/8-mile oval, cut a 3/8 and leave the 1/2 as well or just leave the 1/2-mile as it is today. August 18th may or may not be the last opportunity to mash the loud pedal on those extremely long straightaways. If you a racer or a fan, make that date just in case we see the end of an era we once knew. If you have never seen sprint cars on such a large track, call in sick at work if that's what it takes. You don't want to miss this beauty.

OHHHH MY - What Do We Have Here? An anonymous donor has dropped off a 'Bag of Bennie's to the the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series. A note states the series may have it all with 100% of the proceeds going towards the racers in some fashion. Ideas over a frosty mug and pizza on what to do have begun. Maybe treat them to Chucky Cheese?

The What, When, Where, Why and Just Be There of it all..........

Friday Night: Humboldt Speedway

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars with support classes (Modifieds & Stock Cars)

Where: Humboldt Speedway / Humboldt Kansas

When: Friday July 14, 2017

Time: Grandstand gates open at 6pm / Hot Laps at 7:30pm / Racing at 8:00pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 7pm)

Tickets: $15 (13yrs & up), $7 (6-12 yrs), 5yrs & under free. Pit Passes: $35 ($30 for NASCAR members)

Track Phone: (620) 473-3694 Promoter Ryan Whitworth: (620) 433.7180

Website: www.humboldtspeedway.com

Directions: From Highway 169, Take Humboldt Exit #224 and go west 1 block to electric plant. Turn left go to stop sign and turn left. Speedway will be 1 mile on the right.

Saturday Night: Caney Valley Speedway

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars with support classes (Modifieds & Stock Cars)

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday July 15, 2017

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

Tickets: $15 (13yrs & up), $5 (6-12 yrs & Seniors), 5yrs & under free. Pit Passes: $35

Promoter Kerry Gorby:(620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Directions: The track is easy to locate as it 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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

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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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Chappell cruises to victory at Salina

By John Rittenoure - Salina, Okla. (June 24, 2017) - Just last week after a second place finish at Lawton Speedway Zach Chappell said he was looking forward to racing at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. After Saturday night one can see why.

Chappell looked very comfortable as he flew around the high-banked 3/8's mile oval on the way to his first Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car feature victory of the season.

"I have always loved this racetrack," said Chappell of the Salina track. "We have had a lot of seconds and thirds here and it feels good to finally get a win here.

"We were fortunate to start up front and we were there for the taking. It was a great track."

Starting on the pole by virtue of a redraw that was done at intermission, Chappell jumped into the early lead and was chased by Whit Gastineau and Jamie Passmore. Gastineau and Passmore swapped positions for a lap then Alex Sewell joined battle moving around Passmore to third.

Gastineau could not catch Chappell but had one last chance when the yellow waved with three laps remaining but Chappell was too strong and pulled away on the restart and led the final three laps to victory. Gastineau and Sewell finished second and third.

"We had a good hotrod tonight. It was really hooked up," Chappell said of his Ameri-Flex sponsored sprinter. "The guys really worked hard on this all week. They are the ones who won this for me. I have the easy work. I just sit, put my foot down, and drive."

After finishing second to series points leader Shane Sellers in the third heat, Chappell's crew went to work making changes to the Maxim chassis.

"We changed the whole car from the heat to the A feature," explained Chappell. "The track was changing and you have to keep up with it.

"That is the good part of being in a traveling series. You see different tracks. You don't get stuck seeing just one track."

Chappell was also pleased with the horsepower he was getting from his DSO engine.

"David Stephenson builds a awesome power plant.," he said. "He knows his stuff. I can't give him enough credit."

The victory moved Chappell within 16 points of series leader Sellers who settled for a seventh place finish. It was only the second time this season that Sellers has finished out of the top five.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Salina Highbanks Speedway

June 24, 2017

Car count: 17

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[6]. 4, 31-Casey Wills[4]. 5, 15D-Andrew Deal[3]. 6, 55-Johnny Kent[5].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps) 1, 4J-Jamie Passmore[5]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 3, 28-Zach Alley[1]. 4, 76S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 5, 22T-Frank Taft[2]. 6, 25-Noah Gass[3].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps) 1, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 3, 2-Mickey Walker[5]. 4, 30-Joseph Miller[3]. 5, 007-Michael Bookout[1].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) 1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[5]. 3, 8-Alex Sewell[7]. 4, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[4]. 5, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[6]. 6, 15D-Andrew Deal[13]. 7, 4-Shane Sellers[8]. 8, 4J-Jamie Passmore[2]. 9, 31-Casey Wills[10]. 10, 007-Michael Bookout[15]. 11, 28-Zach Alley[9]. 12, 30-Joseph Miller[12]. 13, 2-Mickey Walker[3]. 14, 55-Johnny Kent[16]. 15, 22T-Frank Taft[14]. 16, 76S-Shayla Waddell[11]. 17, 25-Noah Gass[17].

Lap Leaders: Chappell 1-25

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Sheldon Barksdale

A-1 Machine Shop Heat: Jamie Passmore

Car & Fleet Parts Heat: Shane Sellers

Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Michael Bookout

Amsoil Hard Charger: Andrew Deal +7

M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Frank Taft

Rod End Supply Recipients: Zach Alley, Joseph Miller, Mickey Walker

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Return To Thunderbird Speedway

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (June 20, 2017) - Officials of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series and the Thunderbird Speedway are pleased to announce that the 16-year old sprint car series will perform at the recently re-opened Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Oklahoma on Friday August 18th.

Thunderbird Speedway first opened as a horse track in 1903 and then 52 years later, auto racing became the show and quickly established its place among the most successful tracks in the area. Thunderbird is the last remaining 1/2-mile track in the state of Oklahoma and several drivers from all forms of racing machines have found the large track to their liking due to Thunderbird's extremely long straights and paper clip corners.

Until recently, the speedway had been closed since 2013. In April of that season, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series held their last event at Thunderbird with Kade Morton taking the win. Morton was a rookie sprint car driver that year and outran the likes of Whit Gastineau, Alex Sewell, Harli White and Jamie Passmore for the upset win.

At press time, an event sponsor is being sought. The sprint car feature will pay $1500 to win barring any additional sponsorship's coming into play. In addition to the sprint car race (support classes to be determined), the track will also have "Legends of Thunderbird" in attendance. This will bring the stars of yesterday to the track and fans can once again see their hero's from prior racing seasons. More details to follow as the event approaches.

The racetrack is located on the Muskogee Fairgrounds and as always, parking is free.

Thunderbird Speedway Contact Info: Phone: (918) 869-6883 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thunderbird-Speedway-192229047937380

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

 

 

Sprints make first visit to the Highbanks in 2017

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (June 20, 2017) - This Saturday night, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series makes their 2017 debut at the fabulous Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina Oklahoma. An annual tour stop for the winged sprinters, the Highbanks offers the racers a thrill of a lifetime with the track's steep banking and lightning quick lap speeds. Race fans will find no better amenities than that of the Highbanks.

In three visits to the Highbanks in 2016, Norman Oklahoma's Sheldon Barksdale won on each of the first two visits while Tuttle Oklahoma's Shayla Waddell scored on trip number three. Sellers comes into the event with the points lead while Talala's Zach Chappell sits in the second spot with Sapulpa's Mickey Walker third.

This Saturday's event is the first of two programs at the Highbanks for the series in 2017 as the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer will take place on August 26th. That event carries a monstrous purse as $3000 will go to the winner with drivers earning $1000 just to start the race. This weeks race will pay $1500 to the victor.

As always, a visit to the Finishline Restaurant & Bar that sits on the second level of the facility is a must. Rib Eye steaks, KC strip & sirloin steaks, fish & chips, grilled salmon, pasta dishes along with sandwiches and cheese burgers are just some of the offerings available. If you haven't been taking advantage of this, you really should give it a try as it will make your night extra special.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Easterners vs. Westerners Since the Salina Highbanks reopened in 2011 after sitting idle waiting for new owners to buy the track, there have been 15 Ameri-Flex / OCRS events held. Drivers west of Interstate 35 have won 7 while 8 wins went to drivers east of the states divide. Western drivers have a 4 race win streak going at the present time. There have been 3 drivers that have 2 wins on Highbanks soil during this period. Sheldon Barksdale, Alex DeCamp and Shayla Waddell.

Love Going To Lanny's House Alex Sewell's score at Lawton last weekend was his second such feat as he took the season opener at Lawton back in April. The two wins has earned Sewell over $3000. Sewell also earned over $700 in lap money at the Harold Leep Classic in May on top of his purse winnings. Not a bad time for Sewell to be earning some dough as he and his wife recently went into business together by opening up "Turn 2 Nutrition" in Broken Arrow Oklahoma.

Drivers Locked In The Zone Two drivers are making the most of their starts through the early part of the season. Points leader Shane Sellers has one win (Oklahoma Sports Park) and has finished in the top 5 on 4 occasions from all 5 events the series has held. Sewell, with his 2 wins to date, has finished in the top 5 in all 4 events he has entered. If Sewell were to be given his average points earned for the one race he missed, he would be the point leader but it would by the narrowest of margins.

Highway Gypsies Getting from race to race throughout the schedule requires determination and dedication. This holds true for any traveling series. The Miller Racing Team out of Cove Arkansas is by far the most dedicated team there is in the series when it comes to rolling down America's highways. While some had heads on pillows anywhere from 2-4 hours after the Lawton event, the Miller team was looking at the early outline of the sunrise as they pulled back into camp. This is a feat they tackle regularly. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series can't be more impressed for the efforts this team puts out. We just hope Joseph gets his naps in on the way to the track before strapping into his sprinter.

New Racer In The Works Congratulations goes out to Whit & Katie Gastineau on welcoming Charlie Gastineau into the world last week. Daughter Racee is thrilled to have a brother and probably wasn't bothered to much that dad stayed home from the Lawton event to tend to her birthday party and her new brother while mom recuperated. Wonder what age "CG" will be when he starts pounding the throttle pedal? We have set the over/under line at five.

Highbanks facts for this Saturday's event:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars + Modifieds, Pure Stocks & Super Stocks

When: Saturday June 24, 2017

Where: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Oklahoma

Time: Gates open at 5pm (pit gates 3 pm) / Hot laps at 6:30pm / Racing begins at 7pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 6pm)

Tickets: Adult General Admission: $15 / Seniors: $10 / Kids: $5 / Pit Pass: $35

Finishline Restaurant & Bar Seating: $25

Location: Racetrack sits directly on Highway 20 between Pryor and Salina.

Track Phone: (918) 434-RACE (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.com

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

 

 

Sewell repeats at Lawton Speedway Chappell gives chase - settles for 2nd

By John Rittenoure

Lawton, Okla. (June 17, 2017) - Lawton Speedway is quickly becoming one of Alex Sewell’s favorite race tracks.

On April 15 Sewell won the Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories OCRS season opener at the Lawton quarter-mile. Saturday Sewell took up where he left off leading all 30 laps to win for the second time this season.

“We have been coming here for a long time and we are finally getting it figured out,” said Sewell. “It was kind of surprising because the race track was pretty much identical to when we won here last time. That helps a lot.”

Sewell also gave credit to his dad and crew for having the Action Auto Collision sprinter ready to race.

“The guys just have the eight car rolling where ever we go,” Sewell said of his race car. “I can always count on them to have a good car.”

After a lap one restart Sewell shot from his fourth place starting position and passed pole sitter Shayla Waddell for the front spot. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma pilot raced unchallenged despite facing lapped traffic during the race.

“When I had clean air I was able to run the top and rip the lip all the way around,” Sewell said. “When it came to lapped cars my car was so good I could go to the bottom and still pass them. Anywhere I had to go I could go.”

However Sewell knew he could not relax in the 30-lapper.

“There is really some stiff competition out here so anytime you can come out here and win with these guys you know you are doing something good,” he said.

Sewell was chased by fifth starting Zach Chappell who was unable to get close enough to challenge for the lead.

“He was pretty quick up there,” Chappell said of Sewell. “When he got out front with no lap cars in front he was checked out. There was no catching him.”

Chappell was hoping for lapped traffic to give him the opportunity to catch Sewell, however with only three yellow flags in the race that did not play out in his favor.

“I felt like we were a little quicker in traffic because we were reeling him in real hard,” Chappell said. “But then again he is the leader and he does not know how close everybody is so he could have taken his time picking and choosing spots.

“I thought it would have been more of a race had lap traffic played more of a part. But we will take a second.”

Shane Sellers worked his way to a third place finish to maintain his Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series points lead, Joe Bob Lee finished fourth and Casey Wills was fifth.

With 17 laps down in the race Sheldon Barksdale took a hard ride off of turn four to bring out the red flag. Fortunately Barksdale was not injured. As a result of the crash Barksdale became the recipient of the M&W Aluminum Hard Luck award.

Noah Gass advanced from 20th to 13th in the feature and was the recipient the Amsoil Hard Charger award.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results Lawton Speedway June 17, 2017 Car count: 21

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps) 1, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 2, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[4]. 3, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[7]. 5, 911-Mike Baker[2]. 6, 24-T.J. Herrell[3]. 7, 11-Nick Bates

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps) 1, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[2]. 2, 76S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 4, B52-Brayden Voigt[4]. 5, 10K-Kyle Ezell[7]. 6, 8J-James Fabian[6]. 7, 25-Noah Gass[1].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps) 1, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 2, 18J-Brandon Jennings[2]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4]. 4, 55-Johnny Kent[7]. 5, 30-Joseph Miller[5]. 6, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[6]. 7, 4X-Robert Sellers[1].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps) 1, 8-Alex Sewell[4]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[8]. 4, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[7]. 5, 31-Casey Wills[9]. 6, 2-Mickey Walker[11]. 7, 18J-Brandon Jennings[3]. 8, 55-Johnny Kent[6]. 9, 10K-Kyle Ezell[12]. 10, 24-T.J. Herrell[16].11, 76S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 12, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[18]. 13, 25-Noah Gass[20]. 14, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[2]. 15, 911-Mike Baker[14]. 16, 8J-James Fabian[17]. 17, 11-Nick Bates[19]. 18, B52-Brayden Voigt[13]. 19, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[10]. 20, 30-Joseph Miller[15]. DNS: 4X-Robert Sellers[21].

Lap Leaders: Alex Sewell 1-30.

Contingency Awards: Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Alex Sewell A-1 Machine Shop Heat: Joe Bob Lee Car & Fleet Parts Heat: Shane Sellers Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: TJ Herrell Amsoil Hard Charger: Noah Gass M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Sheldon Barksdale Rod End Supply Recipients: Shayla Waddell, Shawn Bloomquist, Noah Gass

Pictured: Alex Sewell & crew in victory lane Photo Credit: Mike Howard

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

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Head Southwest

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (June 13, 2017) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is set to make another attempt to visit the famed Lawton Speedway this Saturday night. This is a rescheduled date due to excessive wet grounds caused when weather related issues forced a postponement of the June 3rd date. The series opened the season at the speedway with Alex Sewell taking the first trophy of the new season. USRA Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Wingless Limited Sprints will also be in action this weekend.

Rose Oklahoma's Jamie Passmore swept the Memorial Holiday weekend events the last time the winged sprinters saw action. Current point leader Shane Sellers of Tuttle Oklahoma is the one other driver with a victory thus far into the season. Sellers lead is slim as Zach Chappell sits just 33 markers behind (390-357) while Mickey Walker is third with 343 points. Just a scant 9 point separate positions 4-7 in the standings with Whit Gastineau, Sheldon Barksdale, Cameron Hagin & Alex Sewell holding the next spots. Completing the current top ten are: Johnny Kent, Jamie Passmore & Shayla Waddell.

Some of the Champ Sprint regulars form Lawton Speedway expected to compete in the event include: Shawn Bloomquist (current point leader), Brandon Jennings, Kyle Ezell, Joe Bob Lee, Morgan Fletcher, TJ Herrell, Nick Bates, Gary Owens & Mike Baker to name a few. There hasn't been a driver to win 2 Ameri-Flex / OCRS races in a season at Lawton Speedway since Kyle Cobb accomplished the feat in 2011.

Nutz n' Boltz

And.... They're Off - Well, Kind Of The 2017 Ameri-Flex / OCRS racing season is having a challenging time getting going and it's a widespread problem in the sport primarily due to the rainy spring weather. The series has just 4 races completed prior to June 20th's event at the Lawton Speedway. The last time anything like that happened was in 2011 when 6 events were held by the 20th day of the June. The average since 2010 is nine. There are other series within the region that have as little as 2 events in the books over the same period. Going to be a lot of make up racing going on this summer in and around the region.

Lot A Trouble To Double 2010 was the first time the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series graced Lawton soil. Since then, there have been 11 different winners at Lawton. Only 2 have repeated, Kyle Cobb (Both in 2011) and Robert Sellers (2015 & 2016). The other pilots that have won on the red clay oval are: Whit Gastineau (2010), Danny Smith (2010), Harli White (2013), Alex DeCamp (2014), Sean McClelland & Cody Wampler (2015), Sheldon Barksdale, Gary Owens (2016) and Alex Sewell (April 2017).

Down But Not Out 2-time defending champion Robert Sellers is in a hole. A deep hole. After missing the doubleheader weekend events over Memorial Day weekend, Sellers is mired back in the 18th spot in the point standings. If Sellers can finish the season without another absence, finish all the feature races and have his peers have experience a hiccup or two along the way, Sellers could be in the hunt for title number three. Time for some racing magic. Let's see if the rabbit in the hat comes out.

Wanna Play A Game The $3000 the win / $1000 to start Ameri-Flex / Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer that is slated for the Salina Highbanks is just a handful of weeks away (August 26th). The purse is guaranteed and multiple associate sponsors such as: Drive Shafts Inc, Maxim Racing, Schoenfeld Headers, Smiley's Racing Products, Amsoil, Rod End Supply and H&R Block have signed on to play. If you would like to play along with us on this special event, now is the time to get your game pieces. Contact John Lemon at (918) 850.5341

What you need to know for this Saturday's program:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with support classes)

When: Saturday June 17, 2017

Where: Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Oklahoma

Time: Pit Gates open at 6:00pm / Hot Laps 8pm / Races Start at 8:30pm / (Ameri-Flex/OCRS Drivers Meeting @ 7:30pm)

Phone: (580) 355-6417

Website: www.lawtonspeedway.com

Track location: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard. 
Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. 
Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the racetrack.

If coming from the south of Lawton: 
Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. 
Go north onto Sheridan Road. 
Racetrack will be approx. 5 miles.

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

 

 

Smiley’s Racing Products Signs On As Associate Sponsor For
Ameri-Flex Challenge II Presented By Grand National Trailer

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (June 5, 2017) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is proud to announce that Smiley’s Racing Products has signed on as the latest associate sponsor of the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer. This special event paying $3,000 to win and $1,000 to start will be held on August 26th at the Salina Highbanks Speedway.

Smiley’s Racing Products as been a fixture in the auto racing community since 1968. Also associated with Smiley’s Racing Products is Hoosier Tire Southwest, one of the highest producing Hoosier Tire dealers in the nation. From hundreds of race parts to tires, Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are ready to help you get to the checkered flag first. There are multiple locations available so that Smiley's Racing Products can serve you best. These locations can be found at:

103 Gross Road in Mesquite, TX (Anchor Store)
3208 S.W. 59th Suite A in Oklahoma City OK
700 W. Kennedale Parkway in Kennedale TX
19053 US Highway 82 West in Sherman TX
1622 Sawdust Road Suite B-2 in Woodlands TX

Smiley's Racing Products can ship you what you need when you need it. They are there when you need them and they have a highly competent and experienced staff to assist you with the right products for the right situation. If your a racer looking for that performance edge and haven’t shopped at Smiley’s Racing Products yet, you owe it yourself to give them a try.

Checkout their website to view all their products at: www.smileysracing.com

Welcome aboard Smiley’s Racing Products to the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer sprint car event!

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, 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.com
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 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 and 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 us your repair needs today!
www.grandnationaltrailer.com

 

 

Sprints Ready For Round #2 At Lawton Speedway

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (May 31, 2017) - It's back to where the season started for the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars as the traveling thrill show makes another stop at the historic Lawton Speedway this Saturday night. Alex Sewell of Broken Arrow Oklahoma will look to go back - back at the southwestern Oklahoma track as he took the season opening win on April 15th.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is coming off two high profile shows over the past Memorial Day weekend. Jamie Passmore went wire to wire in winning the Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell on Saturday at the Caney Valley Speedway. Passmore collected a bag full of extra cash in earning the lions share of lap money that was doled out.

The series then went to the 81 Speedway in Wichita on Sunday night where Passmore scored again in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS portion of the Sprint Car Mania show thus sweeping the weekend. Shane Sellers currently sits on top of the points chart in the chase for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy.

As always at Lawton, Ameri-Flex / OCRS series drivers Passmore, Sellers, Sewell, Whit Gastineau, Zach Chappell, Sheldon Barksdale and 2-time defending champion Robert Sellers will face formidable local competition. Defending Lawton Speedway champion Kyle Ezell, current point leader Brandon Jennings, Gary Owens, Shawn Bloomquist, Morgan Fletcher and Joe Bob Lee are just a few of the Lawton regulars that tend to give the series regulars trouble.

Race time is 8:30pm with hot laps set to commence at 8pm as the track has gone to their traditional summer hours format. Mini Stocks, Limited Mods and Wingless Limited Sprints will also be in action. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will have prize givaways during the night as well. It will be a fantastic night of racing at the Lawton Speedway so come on out, relax and enjoy the show!

Nutz n' Boltz:

If Luck Happens To Fall My Way Jamie Passmore can win a race if he started from the pits. Give him a little bit of luck and well... you just have to start rolling your eyes. In the 8 driver redraw format to determine the first 8 starting positions for the A-Feature, Passmore drew the #1 pill at Caney Valley then drew the #2 pill at 81 Speedway. Of the 55 laps of main event action over the 2 races, Passmore led 46 of them.

Mo' Mony Mo' Mony The Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell just keeps growing. This years event paid out $3,272 in lap money which leads to the aurora of how unique the event has become. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series can't thank all the lap sponsors enough for their support.

Passmore collected $1622 in lap money for his Leep Classic win as he led wire to wire. He collected $3122 overall with his race winnings included. Alex Sewell did well himself. He took in $730 in lap money and $1580 overall with his race winnings. Mickey Walker ($310) & Sean McClelland ($300) earned some well needed lap money as well.

Saw The Checkers First & I'll Take It! Frank Taft won the A-1 Machine Shop heat race at 81 Speedway and was all the more excited about it. When interviewed by Scott Stiles of the speedway at the tech scales, Taft let it be known it was the first time he saw checkers first in the series and his enthusiasm was quite evident. Taft is 61 years young. Good job Frank!

Almost Didn't Come But Glad I Did David Stephenson ran second to Passmore at 81 Speedway after leading the first 9 laps. It was Stephenson's best career finish with the series and he was equally as exuberant as Taft when interviewed afterwards. Stephenson wasn't originally scheduled to go to Wichita. The morning of the race, friend and fellow competitor Danny Smith told Stephenson he was going and he should go and have a little fun too. Stephenson headed north and the trip wound up being quite rewarding. We think he may have called his motor builder when he got back to the pits to tell him what a fantastic engine he builds.

Unfamiliar Territory Shayla Waddell was in the Paul Johnson all black 5x car for a one time run at Wichita. It was the first time Waddell has ran a car that wasn't from her own race team. Took a little adjusting not just for Waddell, but for the announcer as well. We never heard the phrase "Black Widow" uttered over the P.A. system that night but next time??????

The Young & The Restless A few teenagers have broken onto the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series scene this year. Noah Gass made his first A-Feature run when he qualified at 81 Speedway after finishing 2nd in his heat race. Gass, who was to be in the feature at Oklahoma Sports Park on May 6th till mechanical woes sidelined him, finished 17th on Sunday.

Bailey & Jaiden Hughes made their debut's this weekend in the series with mixed results. Jaiden didnt qualify for either main event over the weekend while sister Bailey qualified at Caney Valley after winning 1 of 2 Wesmar Racing Engines B-Features. Bailey would finish 18th in the main. How young is this rookie crop? The age of these three drivers combined is less than the age of some of the other competitors! These youngsters are not afraid to go fast and will be improving as the season rolls along. Count on it.

The need to know schedule for this Saturday's program:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with support classes)

When: Saturday June 3, 2017

Where: Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Oklahoma

Time: Pit Gates open at 6:00pm / Hot Laps 8pm / Races Start at 8:30pm / (Ameri-Flex/OCRS Drivers Meeting @ 7:30pm)

Phone: (580) 355-6417

Website: www.lawtonspeedway.com

Track location: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard. 
Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. 
Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the racetrack.

If coming from the south of Lawton: 
Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. 
Go north onto Sheridan Road. 
Racetrack will be approx. 5 miles.

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

 

 

Passmore completes weekend sweep with victory at 81 Speedway

by John Rittenoure

Park City, Kansas (May 28, 2017) - Jamie Passmore completed a weekend to remember with his victory in Sunday nights Ameri-flex OCRS sprint car main event at 81 Speedway.

After winning over $3,000 with a victory in the Harold Leep Classic on Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway, Passmore pocketed another $1,500 leading the final 16 laps in a night billed as Sprint Car Mania at C. Ray Hall’s 3/8’s mile oval.

Passmore started outside front row, but had to chase pole sitter David Stephenson in the early going. Stephenson led the way with Passmore and Zach Chappell giving chase through nine laps. On lap 10 Passmore roared into the lead and went unchallenged to become the first repeat winner of the season.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS points leader Shane Sellers worked his way around Chappell for third place on lap 14 and the trio ran that way to the finish. Alex Sewell charged from ninth starting position to fourth on lap 21 and Andrew Deal rounded out the top five after starting 11th.

The victory moved Passmore into the top 10 of the series standings. For Stephenson it was his best OCRS career finish, and Sellers third place allowed him to hang on to his points lead.

The red flag waved on lap 23 when Joe Bob Lee took a hard end-over-end flip in turn one. Kyle Clark was also involved. Neither driver was hurt but Lee’s 5L was heavily damaged.

Veteran Danny Smith finished sixth after starting 13th by virtue of his victory in the Wesmar B Feature. Smith led fellow transfer drivers Sheldon Barksdale, Casey Wills and Johnny Kent to the finish in the 12-lapper.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

81 Speedway

May 28, 2017

Car count: 25

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat

1, 4-Shane Sellers[1]. 2, 4J-Jamie Passmore[3]. 3, 15D-Andrew Deal[5]. 4, 8-

Alex Sewell[7]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 6, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[2]. 7, 5$-Danny

Smith[9]. 8, 55-Johnny Kent[6]. 9, 777-Bailey Hughes[8].

A1 Machine Shop Heat

1, 22T-Frank Taft[1]. 2, 25-Noah Gass[3]. 3, 22-David Stephenson[6]. 4, 50Z-

Zach Chappell[8]. 5, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4]. 6, 31-Casey Wills[2]. 7, 53-

Brett Wilson[7]. 8, 5X-Shayla Waddell[5].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat

1, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 2, 9$-Kyle Clark[3]. 3, 79-Tim Kent[4]. 4, 24L-Layne

Himebaugh[7]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 6, 222-Jaiden Hughes[5]. 7, 30-Joseph

Miller[8]. 8, 8J-James Fabian[6].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 8 transfer)

1, 5$-Danny Smith[1]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 4, 55-

Johnny Kent[10]. 5, 53-Brett Wilson[9]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 7, 5L-Joe Bob

Lee[5]. 8, 5X-Shayla Waddell[11]. 9, 8J-James Fabian[12]. 10, 30-Joseph

Miller[8]. 11, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 12, 222-Jaiden Hughes[7]. 13, 777-Bailey

Hughes[13].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 4J-Jamie Passmore[2]. 2, 22-David Stephenson[1]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[5]. 4,

8-Alex Sewell[9]. 5, 15D-Andrew Deal[11]. 6, 5$-Danny Smith[13]. 7, 5-Cameron

Hagin[18]. 8, 24L-Layne Himebaugh[10]. 9, 31-Casey Wills[15]. 10, 50Z-Zach

Chappell[3]. 11, 2-Mickey Walker[7]. 12, 55-Johnny Kent[16]. 13, 5X-Shayla

Waddell[20]. 14, 22T-Frank Taft[6]. 15, 9$-Kyle Clark[8]. 16, 5L-Joe Bob

Lee[19]. 17, 25-Noah Gass[4]. 18, 79-Tim Kent[12]. 19, 53-Brett Wilson[17]. 20,

20S-Sheldon Barksdale[14].

Lap Leaders: David Stephenson 1-9; Jamie Passmore 10-25.

​ Contingency Awards: Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Shane Sellers A-1 Machine Shop Heat: Frank Taft Car & Fleet Parts Heat: Mickey Walker Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature: Danny Smith Amsoil Hard Charger: Cameron Hagin M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: Joe Bob Lee Ron End Supply Recipients: Mickey Walker, Johnny Kent, Shayla Waddell

 

 

Passmore back in winners circle with victory in Harold Leep Classic

by John Rittenoure

Caney Kansas (May 27, 2017) - It was like old times for Jamie Passmore on Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway. Passmore has a liking for Caney. His last OCRS victory was at Caney on May 2, 2015.

Saturday Passmore was back in the winners circle winning the Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter-Maxwell.

It was his 26th OCRS career victory and earned him over $3,000 thanks to lap money earned in the 30-lap main event.

Passmore started on the pole due to the luck of the redraw and the four-time OCRS champion took full advantage leading start to finish.

“I got to start up front and that always helps,” Passmore said. “I don’t know how it would have ended up if I had not started on the pole. The track was pretty slick.”

Mickey Walker gave chase early before being challenged by Alex Sewell on lap 10. Sewell passed him on lap 12. Sean McClelland worked his way from fifth starting position to third at the halfway point dropping Walker to fourth. Whit Gastineau also joined the top five chase moving into fourth on lap 17.

While positions 2 through 5 battled for position they could not catch Passmore in part to four caution flags that kept him from dealing with lapped traffic.

“Every time I caught them the caution came out,” said Passmore. “That worked out about right.”

The raced ended with Sewell in second, McClelland third, Gastineau settled for fourth and Walker held on to fifth.

In B feature action Alex DeCamp led the first four transfer spots into the A feature winning the first B main. In the second one, rookie Bailey Hughes led start-to-finish. It was her first race with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results Caney Valley Speedway May 27, 2017 Car count: 28

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat 1 1, 24C-Craig Carroll[1]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[7]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 4, 9$-Kyle Clark[3]. 5, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[6]. 6, 30-Joseph Miller[2]. 7, 53-Brett Wilson[5].

A1 Machine Shop Heat 1, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 2, 4J-Jamie Passmore[6]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4].4, 5$-Danny Smith[7]. 5, 84-Alex DeCamp[5]. 6, 79-Tim Kent[3]. 7, 11-Michael Tyre[2].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 1, 1-Sean McClelland[3]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[4]. 3, 28-Zach Alley[5]. 4, 777-Bailey Hughes[6]. 5, 76S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 6, 2E-Roy Entze[1]. 7, 222-Jaiden Hughes[7].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 1, 15D-Andrew Deal[3]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[4]. 4, 5-Cameron Hagin[1]. 5, 31-Casey Wills[7]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[2]. 7, 25-Noah Gass[5].

​ Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #1 (12 laps, top 8 transfer) 1, 84-Alex DeCamp[4]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[1]. 3, 31-Casey Wills[2]. 4, 5-Cameron Hagin[3]. 5, 53-Brett Wilson[7]. 6, 2E-Roy Entze[6]. 7, 30-Joseph Miller[5]. 8, 222-Jaiden Hughes[8].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #2 (12 laps, top 4 transfer) 1, 777-Bailey Hughes[1]. 2, 9$-Kyle Clark[2]. 3, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[3]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[5]. 5, 22T-Frank Taft[6]. 6, 11-Michael Tyre[7]. 7, 25-Noah Gass[8]. 8, 76S-Shayla Waddell[4].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps) 1, 4J-Jamie Passmore[1]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 3, 1-Sean McClelland[5]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 5, 2-Mickey Walker[2]. 6, 15D-Andrew Deal[8]. 7, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 8, 50Z-Zach Chappell[11]. 9, 24C-Craig Carroll[3]. 10, 31-Casey Wills[17]. 11, 79-Tim Kent[20]. 12, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[12]. 13, 9$-Kyle Clark[16]. 14, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[18]. 15, 5$-Danny Smith[9]. 16, 28-Zach Alley[10]. 17, 5-Cameron Hagin[19]. 18, 777-Bailey Hughes[14]. 19, 55-Johnny Kent[15]. 20, 84-Alex DeCamp[13].

Contingency Awards: Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Craig Carroll A-1 Machine Shop Heat: Mickey Walker Car & Fleet Parts Heat #1: Sean McClelland Car & Fleet Parts Heat #2: Andrew Deal Amsoil Hard Charger: Tim Kent +9 M&W Aluminum hard Luck: Bailey Hughes Wesmar B-Feature #1: Alex DeCamp Wesmar B-Feature #2: Bailey Hughes Rod End Supply Recipients: Tim Kent, Sheldon Barksdale, Kyle Clark.

Next Up: 81 Speedway / Sunday May 28th

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

 

 

Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell Saturday Sprint Car Mania - Sunday
John Lemon OCRS Public Relations
Tulsa Okla. (May 23, 2017)- The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars are set for a huge racing weekend with two large events looming for the winged sprinters over the Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday's tour stop will be at the 1/4-mile bullring of the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas for the 3rd Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell and then on Sunday, the open wheel warriors travel northwest to the 3/8-mile 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas for a special all sprint car show tabbed "Sprint Car Mania". This event will comprise of three completely separate classes of sprint cars that is sure to produce a very exciting and entertaining show as each class will run full programs of heats and features.
Some of the best that the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series has to offer will be in competition this weekend including Shane Sellers who currently leads the point standings after 2 events have been written into the books. Sellers will have company with drivers such as Zach Chappell, Whit Gastineau, Alex Sewell, Shayla Waddell, Sheldon Barksdale, Andrew Deal, Sean McClelland, Brian McClelland, Mickey Walker, Johnny Kent, Tim Kent, Danny Smith, Casey Wills, Joseph Miller and Cameron Hagin along with a gang of other contenders.
For the Leep Classic event, there is an excess of $3200 on the table by the way of "Lap Money". As with previous Leep Classic events, This added cash has been donated by various types of sponsors. Should a driver sweep all the available cash awards offered for the evening, the take would be over $3100 with bonus cash also being dispersed throughout multiple other positions. Thanks in large part to Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories and our racetrack partners, the OCRS series is the best value in the region.
Saturday night will also be the 2017 season opener for the Caney Valley Speedway after Mother Nature disrupted previous attempts to get the season started. After speaking with promoter Kerry Gorby, Caney Valley is excited to have the Harold Leep Classic as its season opener and a great show in anticipated.
The Leep Classic lap sponsors are: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Broncho Courier, Sewell Mechanical, T-Clark Enterprises, TS Construction, H&R Block Coyote Automotive, Crocker (Farmers) Insurance, Action Auto Collision, Arrowhead Electric, Broken Arrow Lawn & Garden Barksdale Overhead Door, Caeli's Sweets Eats & Bar, ASCS Red River Region, Grass King Lawn Care ATC Insurance Solutions, EMTEC Pest Control, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors, Grand National Trailer Tribute to American Armed Forces, Tribute to Ofixco Racing Team, Tribute to the FANS Laps are also sponsored In Memory of Jonathan Isaacs and In Memory of Allen Couch​ Race fans Jerry Medlin & Greg Shields have also sponsored laps.
Caney Valley Speedway Docket:
What: Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter - Maxwell (Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars)
Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas
When: Saturday May 27, 2017
Time: Gates open at 4:00p / Hot laps 6:30p / Racing at 7:00p (OCRS drivers meeting at 5:45p)
Tickets: $15 (13yrs & up) / $5 (7-12yrs & 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.
For the Sprint car Mania event, this special night featuring three different sprint car classes is a dream show coming true for open wheel fanatics. It seems fitting since the biggest open wheel race in the world, the Indianapolis 500, is earlier in the day. The three groups of sprints that will perform are: Ameri-Flex / OCRS 360 sprints, the NCRA 360 sprints and the URSS 305 sprints with the SSO 305 sprints joining this class for the evening.
C. Ray Hall and his staff have a solid reputation for running a timely program while producing a festive atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. 81 Speedway has a long rich history and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is honored to be invited to perform at such a historic facility. The last time the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series graced 81 soil was in October of 2009 where Moore Oklahoma's Frank Dittman took checkers. It has been a long 8 years since and the teams are anxious for their return.
81 Speedway Docket:
What: 'Sprint Car Mania' Featuring the sprint cars of Ameri-Flex / OCRS, NCRA and URSS / SSO Where: 81 Speedway / Park City Kansas When: Sunday May 28th, 2017
Time: Main Gates open at 5pm / Hot Laps 6:00pm / Racing at 7:00pm (Pit Gates open all day) OCRS Drivers Meeting @ 5:30pm
Tickets: $20 (12yrs and up) / $18 (Seniors & Military) / 11yrs and under (FREE) / Pit Pass $30
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

 

 

Shane Sellers Wins 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial

By: John Rittenoure

ADA, Okla. (May 6, 2017) - It has been a long time coming for Shane Sellers.

It has been a year and a half since Sellers last visited victory lane with the Ameri-Flex / Oil Capital Racing Series. But Saturday the drought ended with a victory in the 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial main event at Oklahoma Sports Park.

Sellers last victory came on July 8, 2015 at Salina Highbanks Speedway. In 2016 Sellers missed six races due to military commitments but still managed to finish eighth in points.

Now Sellers has the early season Ameri-Flex / OCRS points lead after picking up his fifth Ameri-Flex / OCRS career victory.

“We have been close several times and finally got the car lined out a little bit,” Sellers said of his drought. “We have been consistently fast and you have to do that before you can get the wins.

“I am just happy to be standing here. Anytime you win against guys like this it is an honor. I am glad to just start the season off right.”

Shane had to outrun his dad, and defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion, Robert Sellers to get the win. Robert started outside front row and jumped past pole sitter Zach Chappell into the early lead. Shane, who started behind Robert in the second row, also flew around Chappell into second. Shane chased down his dad finally passing him for the lead with a inside move in turn two of lap six.

“Early on he got out on a jump,” Sellers said of his dad’s early lead. “An outside start helped both of us and we were able to get by Zach (Chappell).

“He (Robert) was a little freer then I was. My car was snug and I could go anywhere I wanted. I got a run on him coming out of (turn) two and was able to get by him.

“I had to take it. Everyone is good and fast and you have to go.”

It was looking like the race might end with a Sellers 1-2 finish. However on lap 17 Robert made contact with the rear of a lapped car and exited the speedway off the backstretch. The result was an 11th place finish.

“It is unfortunate,” Shane said of his dad’s fate. “He had a good run and probably would have run second. He knocked the front end down.”

Shane raced unchallenged in his Courtney Farms sponsored sprinter for the victory while poll starter Chappell settled for a runner-up finish. Sheldon Barksdale, Cameron Hagin and Mickey Walker rounded out the top five.

Sellers felt he could have have not asked for a better track.

“The track was pretty racy. There was a top groove and I was kind of using a middle to the bottom to get a run on some guys. Anytime you can do a two groove track that is all you can ask for.”

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results Oklahoma Sports Park May 6, 2017 Car count: 18

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 2, 33-Gary Owens[3]. 3, B52-Brandon Long[5]. 4, 88-Chris Jensen[2]. 5, F5-James Shoun[1]. 6, 76H-TJ Honkomp[6].

A1 Machine Shop Heat 1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 2, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[5]. 4, P78- Perry Pickard[1]. 5, 79-Tim Kent[3]. 6, 25-Noah Gass[6]. (DNS).

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 1, 4X-Robert Sellers[1]. 2, 2-Mickey Walker[3]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[4]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 5, 76S-Shayla Waddell[6]. 6, 8J-James Fabian[2].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) 1, 4-Shane Sellers[4]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[9]. 4, 5-Cameron Hagin[5]. 5, 2-Mickey Walker[6]. 6, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 7, 55-Johnny Kent[8]. 8, B52-Brandon Long[7]. 9, 8J-James Fabian[15]. 10, 76S- Shayla Waddell[12]. 11, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 12, P78-Perry Pickard[11]. 13, 88-Chris Jensen[10]. 14, 79-Tim Kent[14]. 15, F5-James Shoun[13]. 16, 76H-TJ Honkomp[16]. DNS: 25-Noah Gass, 33-Gary Owens.

Lap Leaders: Robert Sellers 1-5, Shane Sellers 6-25.

Contingency Awards: Drive Shafts Inc. Heat: Whit Gastineau A-1 Machine Shop Heat: Zack Chappell Car & Fleet Heat: Robert Sellers Amsoil Hard Charger: Sheldon Barksdale M&W Aluminum Hard Luck: T. J. Honkomp Wesmar Power Parts: Shayla Waddell Rod End Supply Recipients: Robert Sellers, Perry Pickard, Chris Jensen

 

 

9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial Saturday Night

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (May 2, 2017) - The Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma will host the sprint cars of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS racing series this Saturday night for the 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial. This event has been conducted on the 4/10-mile oval track since its inception in 2009. Only Gary Owens of Pauls Valley OK has won the event more than once. In fact, Owens won this event three years in a row (2013-2015). Last year, it was Sheldon Barksdale winning his first HLJM event on his way to tallying multiple wins in the 2016 racing season.

Prior to Owens and Barksdale, the HLJM has been won by: Jamie Passmore (2012), Whit Gastineau (2011), Mike Goodman (2010) & the initial winner to honor Leep Jr, Frank Dittman (2009). HLJM winners that have also scored a win in September's Oklahoma State Championship event at OSP are Goodman (2007), Owens (2011) and Gastineau (2010, '12 & '15).

This event has produced some great racing action over the years and the 2017 version is sure to continue the trend with multiple feature winners from the 2016 season set to partake in the event. Oklahoma Sports Park's speeds are second to only the Salina Highbanks Speedway on the tour. If you like to see sprint cars wind 'em up and sling around the track at full power, OSP is your destination for this weekend.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Been There - Done That: With the rainout at Caney Valley Speedway last weekend in the mother of all downpours in the state, The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series finishes the month of April with just the season opener in the books. That came at the Lawton Speedway on April 15th. Not a shocker as it has happened before.

Five years ago (2012), the series had a late season opener at Brill Motor Speedway on April 27th. The next race was May 4th at the Humboldt Speedway. In 2010, there was an April 16th season opener at Outlaw Motor Speedway followed by a May 1st date at Tri-State Speedway. Then in 2009, there were no April events at all. The season opener wasn't till May 5th at Mid-America Speedway. So to say just one April date is Unusual.... Yes, Unheard of... No.

Driver Replacement Take II: Car owner Andy Voigt will place Wichita Falls Texas wheel man Brandon Long in the B-52 sprinter for the second race in a row. Long was the opening night Amsoil Hard Charger coming from his 18th starting spot to finish 7th after transferring from one of two Wesmar B-Features. Voigt's son Brayden is expected to be in the seat at the next event as he will be attending his high school prom this weekend. Dont bring the prom Tux to the track Brayden.

To Good Looking To Sit: Joe Wood Jr. is expected to be MIA as his motor puked in its first 2017 race at Lawton. Junior says he felt the power plant lay down after winning the Car & Fleet heat race. For those who have not seen the car in person, it looks very racy and is much to good looking to be sleeping in a shed. Hopefully the situation will rectify its self soon and the Danny Holloway owned #28 will get dirty again without being idle long.

Lap Sponsors Wanted: Due to schedule shuffling, the Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter / Maxwell is less than 30 days away as the race will be at the Caney Valley Speedway on May 27th. As with past seasons, there will be lap sponsors taken for this event @ $100 per lap. Several have renewed their support and a few new pledges have signed on for this event. People / Places such as:

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Jerry Medlin Coyote Automotive (Danny Tuttle) Waddell Motorsports (In memory of Jonathan Iassac) Art Couch (In memory of Allen Couch) Caelis Sweets & Eats & Bar Arrowhead Electric H&R Block (Dave Devore) Grass Kings Lawn Care ATC Insurance Solutions

If you wish to sponsor a lap for the 2017 running of this event, contact John Lemon @ 918 850-5341.

Here is your itinerary for the 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial:

What: 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial featuring Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars (and support classes)

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma

When: Saturday May 6, 2017

Time: Main Gates Open 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (AmeriFlex / OCRS drivers meeting will be held at 6:15pm)

Tickets: Adults: $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

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Stroll Into Caney Valley Saturday

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (April 25, 2017) - The teams of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series have their GPS systems dialed in for the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas where round number two will take place in the chase for the 2017 Harold Leep Championship Trophy. Broken Arrow Oklahoma's Alex Sewell was victorious at the season opener on April 15th at the Lawton Speedway and the winged crusaders are quite anxious to get to the next tour stop on the schedule.

The Caney Valley Speedway has been a track of frequent visits in the past few years for the series. You have to go back to 2010 when the series did not race at the 1/4-mile bullring and that was only due to a rain out. Promoter Kerry Gorby has been a solid ally of the 16 year old series and the streak looks to continue in 2017 as the series has three booked dates with the track. The Harold Leep Classic moves to Caney Valley this season and it takes place on May 27th & the sprints return to Caney Valley for the final time of the year during the Labor Day weekend (September 2nd).

Last seasons winners at the speedway were: Johnny Kent (June), Robert Sellers (July), Danny Smith (September) & Sheldon Barksdale (October). In addition, Sean McClelland took home $5000 in the inaugural Ameri-Flex Challenge in September. Caney Valley native and 2014 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Champion Andrew Deal is also a threat to win a series race anytime and is looking for his first home track score. Ironically, Deal is known for his bullring style of racing yet his two career wins in the series are on two of the fastest tracks the series competes on. Those tracks are the Oklahoma Sports Park and the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Local area fans would like nothing more than to see Deal win at home.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Opening Numbers: In the past 7 years (2010 - 2016), there have been a total of 35 "Top 5" feature positions. It is interesting to note that there have been 23 different drivers that have earned a top five finish in season openers. There was only one new top 5 driver this year and he won (Alex Sewell).

Of those 7 season openers, it helped to fly the number 4 or fly the "W". Mike Goodman (4am - 2010), Kyle Cobb (4c - 2011) & Jame Passmore (4j - 2012) won openers while carding the "4". Those flying the "W" that took season openers were: Harli White (17w - 2013) and Whit Gastineau with his 2w twice (2014 & 2016). Only 2 drivers have won the series title after winning the season opener the past 7 years: Passmore in 2012 & White in 2013.

He's Got Ya Where He Wants Ya: 2-time defending series champion Robert Sellers had finishes of 6th (2016) and 19th (2015) for an average finish of 12.5 for the first race of the season only to come back and win titles. At the first event of the year at the Lawton Speedway, Sellers finished 18th. Guess the rest of the field is in for trouble now.

Change Of Pace: Shane Sellers needed to change things up a bit and he has. In the first event of the last 3 seasons, Sellers failed to make the A-feature in 2014 & 2016 and while he made the feature in 2015, he was the first car (of 20) out of the race. In Lawton, Sellers found his stride and placed 2nd to Sewell. No word if the younger Sellers is walking around with a hare's foot in his pocket.

Winners All Around: A look at the starting field for the season opening A-Feature saw 10 former Ameri-Flex / OCRS A-Feature winners in the 20 car main event. Add Shayla Waddell who has won a couple of series features, 2016 Lawton Champion Kyle Ezell and a handful of additional Lawton Speedway feature winners and the pits were full of teams that could win on any given night.

Yellow Submarines: Shayla Waddell debuted her Shane Carson tribute car at Lawton and the series got its first look at the Bruce Jennings replica that son Brandon was wheeling around. There was no mistaking the yellow rides these two young pilots drive. One thing is for certain, you can see them on the track even in the darkest shadows of the racetracks.

It's No Joke Sonny: When the first drivers meeting of the season broke up after the explanation of the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer took place, one driver walked up to a series official and said they thought the $3000 to win / $1000 to start race at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on August 26th that he heard about had to be some kind of joke. When it comes to getting cash in the pockets of race teams, we dont joke around.

It's time to produce Thunder in the valley this Saturday night. We are bringing the show, you just gotta GO! Here are your details:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars plus support classes

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday April 29, 2017

Time: Gates open at 4:00p / Hot laps 6:30p / Racing begins 7:00p (OCRS drivers meeting at 5:45p)

Track Phone: (620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Directions: The track is just 0.8 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…………..

 

 

Sewell comes out on top in Ameri-Flex / OCRS season opener at Lawton

By John Rittenoure OCRS Staff

LAWTON, Okla. (April 15, 2017) - Alex Sewell took advantage of an opportunity and turned it into a victory on Saturday in the Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series season opener at Lawton Speedway.

It was the third OCRS career victory for Sewell and he celebrated enthusiastically by climbing onto his sprinter in victory lane where he cheered and waved to the crowd.

Sewell started outside second row in the 30-lap main event, but quickly found himself with the lead after a lap one restart.

Pole sitter T.J. Honkomp and outside front row starter Casey Wills raced into turn one on the start and made contact. Wills came to a stop in turn two forcing an immediate yellow flag while Honkomp limped back to the pit area. Neither could restart.

“I don’t know exactly what happened as I was turned down the racetrack," explained Sewell. "At that moment I thought, it is me and (Shane) Sellers now.”

On the restart Sewell jumped out with the lead followed by Shane Sellers. Sewell knew he could not make any mistakes.

“Anytime you are racing a Sellers and they are behind you, you race 100 percent no matter what,” he said. “I went as hard as I could the whole time.”

The result was nearly a straightaway lead over Sellers as the race wore on. But a late race caution gave Sewell cause for concern.

“After that late race caution I knew my tire was going down and it (the car) got tighter and tighter,” Sewell said of his Sewell Mechanical, SDH Manufacturing sponsored sprinter. “But we adapted and came out on top.”

Sewell never had any doubt his sprinter could go the distance.

“My cars are always steady,” Sewell said. “My dad (Andy Sewell) and Rob (Forehand) do an awesome job in the shop preparing me one of the best race cars out here.”

At the finish Sellers finished second after chasing Sewell the entire 30 laps. Zach Chappell followed in third followed by Sheldon Barksdale and Gary Owens.

WESMAR B features were won by defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers and Lawton competitor Kyle Ezell.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Results

Lawton Speedway

April 15, 2017

Car Count: 28

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[1]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 4, 55- Johnny Kent[7]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[3]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[4]. 7, 11-Nick Bates[2].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 31-Casey Wills[2]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 4, 10K-Kyle Ezell[5]. 5, 33-Gary Owens[7].

6, 22C-Cody Cothran[4]. 7, 76S-Shayla Waddell[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 2-Mickey Walker[1]. 3, 18J-Brandon Jennings[6]. 4, 24-T.J. Herrell[7]. 5, 30-Joseph Miller[4]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[3]. 7, 911-Mike Baker[5].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 28-Joe Wood Jr.[2]. 2, 76H-TJ Honkomp[3]. 3, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[4]. 4, 1x- Denny Cothran[5]. 5, B52-Brandon Long[7].

6, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[6]. 7, 88-Chris Jensen[1].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 4 transfer)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 2, 33-Gary Owens[3]. 3, 1x-Denny Cothran[0]. 4, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[5]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 6, 911-Mike Baker[8]. 7, 11-Nick Bates[7]. 8, P78-Perry Pickard[6].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 4 transfer)

1, 10K-Kyle Ezell[2]. 2, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[1]. 3, B52-Brandon Long[3]. 4, 30-Joseph Miller[4]. 5, 22C-Cody Cothran[5].

6, 76S-Shayla Waddell[7]. 7, 88-Chris Jensen[8]. 8, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[6].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)

1, 8-Alex Sewell[4]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[10]. 5, 33-Gary Owens[15]. 6, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 7,B52-Brandon Long[16]. 8, 2-Mickey Walker[9]. 9, 10K-Kyle Ezell[12]. 10, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[14]. 11, 1x-Denny Cothran[17]. 12, 5-Cameron Hagin[20]. 13, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[19]. 14, 24-T.J. Herrell[11]. 15, 55-Johnny Kent[8]. 16, 30-Joseph Miller[18]. 17, 18J-Brandon Jennings[7]. 18, 4X-Robert Sellers[13]. 19,76H-TJ Honkomp[1]. 20, 31-Casey Wills[2].

Lap Leaders: Alex Sewell: 1-30

Contingency Awards: Drive Shafts Inc. Heat Race: Shane Sellers A-1 Machine Shop Heat Race: Casey Wills Car & Fleet Heat Race: Whit Gastineau Car & Fleet Heat Race: Joe Wood Jr. Wesmar B-Feature #1: Robert Sellers Wesmar B-Feature #2: Kyle Ezell Amsoil Hard Charger Award: Gary Owens +10 M&W Aluminum Products: Hard Luck Recipient: T.J. Honkomp Rod End Supply Recipients: Denny Cothran, Cameron Hagin, Morgan Fletcher

Next Event: April 29th: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas ocrsracing.net

 

 

M&W Aluminum Products To Sponsor 2017 Hard Luck Award

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (April 15, 2017) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is pleased to announce that M&W Aluminum Products is the new sponsor of the 'Hard Luck Award' in 2017. For those drivers that fall on hard times at a sanctioned event, the Syracuse New York based company will provide their support in an effort to keep a race team rolling along from race to race.

From Ameri-flex / OCRS president Barry Grabel: "M&W Aluminum has been with us for several years. They are one of our sponsors that has been loyal to the series and we appreciate everything Paul Montclair (M&W owner) and his staff does for us. It's not always easy to get support in our industry and it's a blessing when you have someone that stays with you for a long duration as M&W Aluminum has."

Grabel went on to say: "We do wish to give a huge shout out to David Stephenson of D&E Supply and DSO Racing Engines. David was extremely generous in providing the sponsorship for the Hard Luck award and other programs he worked with John Lemon on. Just cant thank that guy enough for everything he has done for the racers."

M&W Aluminum Products caters to the sprint car world along with midgets, micro sprints and dirt modifieds. The company's main product line are aluminum products such as radius rods, bumpers, steering components, torsion components, motor plates, wing components and several other racing parts that are aluminum crafted.

The first race of the 2017 racing season kicks off tonight at the Lawton Speedway where 2015 & 2016 series champion Robert Sellers will look to win his third title in a row. A feat only accomplished by Jamie Passmore and Mike Goodman. Race time is at 8pm.

About M&W Aluminum Products - M&W Aluminum Products, Inc. was established in 1987. Their staff is committed to producing radius rods and CNC component parts to the highest standards of quality at an affordable price. M&W 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

 

 

AMSOIL TO SPONSOR HARD CHARGER PROGRAM

Tulsa Okla. (April 13, 2017) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is proud to announce that Amsoil, through its regional dealer Grady Oil Inc. in Broken Arrow Oklahoma, has become the new sponsor for the 'Hard Charger' program beginning in 2017. "We are gratified that Pat Grady of Amsoil has made this commitment to be the sponsor of the Hard Charger Award," said series owner Barry Grabel.

"I want to give a huge thanks to Rob Forehand of Action Auto Collision for his support with the program the past couple of seasons. Rob stepped in when there was a need and we are forever grateful to him for that." Grabel then added, "Ive known Pat quite a spell and I know we are in good hands. We know the racers are going to benefit from his involvement."

"We are proud to support the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series," stated Grady. "The teams in the series are some of the best to work with in the sport and we look forward to a great association together. We have supported drivers such as Zach Chappell (and others) that race in the series and then you add the means by how the series markets their sponsors in their territory, it's a positive that we wish to be a part of."

The Hard Charger in the series is awarded to the driver that passes the most cars in the programs main event that evening. In the event of a tie among another driver, the award goes to the driver with the highest finishing position in the race. For the past three seasons, an average of 14 drivers have earned the Hard Charger award in a single season.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is set to kick off their 16th season of sprint car competition this Saturday night at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton Oklahoma. Race time is 8pm.

About Amsoil -

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 API in 1971. Not only was Amsoil the first on the market with a synthetic product, their products also proved to be superior than 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. To inquire about Amsoil products, contact Pat Grady of Grady Oil Inc. at (918) 258-6979.

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

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Season Fires Off This Saturday First Up: Lawton Speedway

(Tulsa Okla. April 11, 2017) - It's been a long time since the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars have hit the racetrack. Come this Saturday night at the Lawton Speedway, it will be 181 days too long since the winged sprint cars have had an opportunity to race in a series event. These wild and unpredictable pilots are at their ready to get back to the battlegrounds where slide jobs, bump & run maneuvers and rim riding risk taking will once again commence.

Race fans, can expect to see some of their favorite drivers in action such as two-time defending series champion Robert Sellers along with feature winners from 2016 such as seven time winner Sheldon Barksdale, Whit Gastineau, Zach Chappell, Shayla Waddell and Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent.

Some of the Lawton Speedway pilots that will be looking to defend their home turf from the invaders include: 2016 speedway champion Kyle Ezell, Joe Lee, Shawn Bloomquist, Jerry Bruner, Morgan Fletcher, T.J Herrell, T.J. Honkomp and Gary Owens who also won an Ameri-Flex / OCRS feature in 2016.

This event will not be without the remembrance of the Godfather of the speedway, Mr. Lanny Edwards as it will be the first time the series has performed on the historic 1/4-mile track since Lanny's passing last fall. Lanny was instrumental in bringing the series to the speedway as an annual attraction for the fans of Lawton and the utmost respect of this special night and well into the future will be given. The speedway has also booked June 3rd and July 29th for the series to grace Lawton soil.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Hey Buddy, Can Ya Spare A Buck? As has been the case the past couple of seasons, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series has often offered increased payouts to the competitors of the series. In 2017, practically every event will have additional pay for the teams. Special thanks goes out to Corvan & Logan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories as well as all the promoters of our venues for putting together a great package,

AFC II Qualifying Begins: This Saturday night not only begins the chase for the 2017 Harold Leep Championship Trophy, it also begins the qualifying process for teams to be a part of Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer. If you have hibernated extra long this off-season, AFC II will be held the Salina Highbanks Speedway on August 26th. The $3,000 to win and $1,000 to start event is open to the top 30 car owners in points providing a minimum of six races have been attended. Complete rules are on the OCRS website.

Long Time Coming: Wichita Falls Texas gunslinger Brandon Long has been tabbed as the pilot for Andy Voigt's B-52 sprinter for the season opener as Andy's son Brayden will be unavailable to drive this weekend. The last time Long checked into the pits for an Ameri-Flex / OCRS event was July 31, 2015 at the formerly named Red River Speedway (now Wichita Speedway) in Iowa Park Texas. Welcome back Mr. Long.

We Dont Need No Stinking Practice: Both Lawton Speedway and Creek County Speedway have held events in 2017. In looking at last years Ameri-Flex / OCRS top 10, only two drivers have not competed in a race yet. Sheldon Barksdale and Tim Kent have been laying back and chillin' out. Of the other seven, three have already won features. Robert Sellers took Lawton's season opener last weekend while Johnny Kent captured Creek County laurels. The week before, Alex Sewell won a special non-wing event at creek County.

We Can't Tell Ya: Ever see that Andy Griffith episode where Opie knows a secret and is just dying to tell Andy but he only says "I Can't Tell Ya" when asked about his excitement? We have that going on now. There will be a very special surprise that will take place at Lawton this Saturday that several people from both sides (grandstands and pits) will find to be extremely cool. We would love nothing more to clue everyone in but we would have to enter the witness protection program if we did. Just come out Saturday and see for yourself how cool this is going to be.

Six slow months have ticked off the calendar and now its time to FEEL the thunder this Saturday night at the Lawton Speedway! Race time is set for 8:30pm. With temperatures forecasted to be in the 70's in the evening, its the perfect time to enjoy an evening out and take in some thrilling racing action. USRA modifieds, limited modifieds and mini stocks will also perform.Here's your need to know facts.

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with support classes)

When: Saturday April 15, 2017

Where: Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Oklahoma

Time: Pit Gates open at 5:00pm / Grandstand gates open at 6:00pm. Hot Laps 7:30pm / Races Start at 8:00pm (Ameri-Flex/OCRS Drivers Meeting @ 6:45pm)

Phone: (580) 355-6417

Website: www.lawtonspeedway.com

Track location: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard. 
Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. 
Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the racetrack.

If coming from the south of Lawton: 
Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. 
Go north onto Sheridan Road. 
Racetrack will be approx. 5 miles.

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

 

 

Schoenfeld Headers Renews Support For Ameri-Flex Challenge Event

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (March 30, 2017) - Schoenfeld Headers has agreed to renew their sponsorship of the biggest sprint car event of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series in 2017, the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer. Schoenfeld Headers is the official headers of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series as well as several other racing series in the nation. Schoenfeld Headers came on board as a contingency sponsor for Ameri-Flex Challenge I last season and their renewal for this years event is a testimony as to how the AFC event has garnered attention within the business sector of the industry.

The Salina Highbanks Speedway will play the part as host track with the $3000 to win / $1000 to start feature race taking place on Saturday August 26, 2017. AFC I was held at the Caney Valley Speedway. The program is based on car owners that qualify by being in the top 30 in points and have competed in a minimum of six events prior to the date of the event. Complete rules on how a team earns a spot in the second running of the challenge can be viewed at ocrsracing.net

"It seems as the sponsors are coming in waves now," expressed Barry Grabel, series owner. "I have known the Schoenfeld's for a long time and these are some really great people to work with. It is awesome that they embrace our series as they do and we look forward to continuing our great partnership in the future."

Also on tap August 26th will be the sprint cars from the ASCS Red River Region as well as historic race cars from the past by the Kansas Antique Racers. The "Oklahoma Thunder Nationals" is the pen name for the full event. It is sure to be a full house for this special program when lots of cash is up for the taking. Looking forward to rendezvousing with everyone on August 26th at the Highbanks!

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 truckers get back out on the road as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible.

Website: www.grandnationaltrailer.com

About Schoenfeld Headers - Founded in 1974 by Don Schoenfeld and continuing as a family business today, Schoenfeld Headers is the world’s largest manufacturer of circle-track headers. The company specializes in a variety of high-quality exhaust parts including turn-downs, extensions, tubing bends, elbows, race mufflers, insert mufflers, mandrel bends, exhaust reducers, header gaskets and more.

Schoenfeld Headers is based in Van Buren, Arkansas. They can manufacture exhaust applications for anything with an engine. From mini sprints to sprint cars, midgets and late models, dirt or asphalt and all the way up through the world of truck, tractor pulling and marine as well. Schoenfeld Headers has a system for your needs including muscle cars. Schoenfeld Headers has state of the art CNC bending and welding equipment, as well as a state of the art chassis dyno facility. Look them up online and find out for yourself just how much Schoenfeld Headers can fulfill your needs.

Website: www.schoenfeldheaders.com

About the Salina Highbanks Speedway - The Salina Highbanks first opened in 1992 and was ​sold to the ​ current ownership in 2011​ when the track began a life of its own as several improvement projects took hold. One of which ​was​ the ​ Finishline Restaurant that sits atop the speedway where fans can view the racing action while enjoying ​a ​ribeye steak or other fantastic menu items. The 3/8-mile track surface features 22 degrees of banking in the corners with 12 degree average banking on the straights making for the fastest racing surface in the region.

Website: www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com

 

 

Drive Shafts Inc. Becomes Associate Sponsor For Ameri-Flex Challenge II Presented By Grand National Trailer

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (March 28, 2017) - Drive Shafts Inc. has tossed their hat into the ring as the latest company to sponsor the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer. Drive Shafts Inc, a Tulsa Oklahoma based business, is entering their six season of supporting the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series. The company is well known in the regional racing scene for sponsoring one of multiple heat races over the course of a season with the series.

A regional leader in custom drive shaft manufacturing and with their expansion of their participation with the series, race teams will compete for a $3000 to win / $1000 to start purse on Saturday August 26th at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina Oklahoma. It will be the largest single event purse in the 16 year history of the traveling series.

We are thrilled that Drive Shafts Inc. has become an associate sponsor of this special event." said series owner Barry Grabel. "It seems just like yesterday that our relationship started and here we are heading for year number six. Loyalty is something we can't take for granted and we are forever grateful for the support Rick & Rita Whitehead (owners of Drive Shafts Inc.) have bestowed upon us. To say we have been fortunate to have a great company like Drive Shafts Inc. behind us would be a shear understatement."

The Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer is a racing event where up to 30 champ sprint teams can qualify to be in the program. Rules and qualification criteria are posted on the Oil Capital Racing Series website. Teams with any inquiries can contact 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

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 truckers get back out on the road as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible.

Website: www.grandnationaltrailer.com

About Drive Shafts Inc. Drive Shafts Inc. has been a fixture in Tulsa, OK for over 30 years. Since 1977, Drive Shafts Inc. has specialized in designing and building custom drive shafts for major industries across the United States and overseas. All custom drive shafts are built with the highest quality parts and have been produced for industry leaders in construction equipment, paper processing, food processing, material handling, transportation, energy systems, truck body, agriculture, steel mills, bottling and marine.

In addition to custom orders, Drive Shafts Inc. also repairs and balances all types of drive shafts. Using advanced technology machines, repairs can be done for all sizes of pick-up and vans, automotive and racecar needs, PTO and steering shafts, industrial and agricultural shafts, front wheel drive, heavy duty, 4-wheel drive and axle shafts.

Website: www.driveshaftsoftulsa.com

About the Salina Highbanks Speedway - The Salina Highbanks first opened in 1992 and was ​sold to the ​ current ownership in 2011​ when the track began a life of its own as several improvement projects took hold. One of which ​was​ the ​ Finishline Restaurant that sits atop the speedway where fans can view the racing action while enjoying ​a ​ribeye steak or other fantastic menu items. The 3/8-mile track surface features 22 degrees of banking in the corners with 12 degree average banking on the straights making for the fastest racing surface in the region.

Website: www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com

 

 

Enid Speedway Added To 2017 Racing Schedule 'Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Night'

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (March 24, 2017) - The mudslinging, ground pounding 360ci winged sprint cars of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will invade the Enid Speedway in Enid Oklahoma on Saturday October 7th. The event will be sponsored by Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories which also serves as the title sponsor for the series. This addition creates a doubleheader weekend for the series as the open wheel travelers will be at the newly named Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma on October 8th.

It will mark the first time since October 23, 2010 that the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints will have taken to the very quick 3/8-mile oval. That event was won by the 2016 series runner-up, Whit Gastineau of Moore Oklahoma. Mark Brill, former owner/promoter of Brill Motor Speedway and Enid Oklahoma racer Kip Hughes, announced last month that they will collaborate to operate the track that resides on the Garfield County Fairgrounds.

The Brill / Hughes team will run selected 'special events' for 2017 and then will assess in the off-season what plans will lie in store for 2018. Until then, booking the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints shows the commitment the duo is willing to make to bring quality racing to the speedway. Improvements have been under way for weeks and the track is coming along quite nicely.

"We came to Enid Speedway for a few years straight and had great racing there," said series president Barry Grabel. "It was unfortunate that the track suffered some managerial woes that caused racing to cease as our series always looked forward to being at the speedway. With Mark Brill and Kip Hughes on board, the track is in very capable hands and we appreciate the invitation to return to the Enid Speedway with our brand of sprint cars."

Enid Speedway marks the second racetrack the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints will return to in 2017 after a few years absence. The series will also head to 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas on May 28th and October 14th. The last performance by the series at 81 Speedway was in 2009.

A new website for Enid Speedway is currently under construction at press time. However, some photos of the track are loaded for viewing and contact information is posted. The website is: www.enidspeedway.net

Make a note race fans, it's Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories night at the Enid Speedway on Saturday October 7, 2017!

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

 

 

Maxim Racing Returns As Ameri-Flex Challenge Sponsor $3000 To Win / $1000 To Start Race In August

Tulsa Okla. (March 23, 2017) - Officials with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series are pleased to announce that Maxim Racing, an industry leader in open wheel chassis manufacturing, will be an associate sponsor of the $3000 to win / $1000 to start Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer. This special event will take place at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina Oklahoma on August 26th as a part of the "Oklahoma Thunder Nationals" program. Maxim Racing also provided support to the inaugural Ameri-Flex Challenge in 2016. Tulsa based Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is once again the race's title sponsor.

"We are excited that a major player in the sprint car world such as Maxim Racing continues to offer our series their support," stated Ameri-Flex / OCRS president Barry Grabel. "The Ameri-Flex Challenge race has gathered a lot of interest and we look forward to bringing an exciting program to the racetrack in August. It's also great to see that Ameri-Flex Hose and Grand National Trailer has received support by other sponsors as it shows how appreciated their efforts are."

All Champ Sprint car owners competing in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series can review how to qualify to participate in the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailers by going to: www.ocrsracing.net

Maxim Chassis began revolutionizing the sprint car world in November 1988. Months later, a collaboration of ideas created the first Maxim prototype chassis. In February 1989, with Johnny Herrera as the test pilot, founder and Springfield Illinois native Chuck Merrill presented Maxim Chassis Number 89-025.5 at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week.

By June 1989, with a total of six employees. Maxim moved into a new 7,000 square foot facility. It Is in this facility that Maxim grew from producing a mere handful of cars to building 304 chassis in 2001. This growth was due in large part to the dedication and hard work of Maxim customers who put their cars consistently in the winners circle. One customer in particular was legendary car owner Karl Kinser. This led to the development of what is known today as the K-car or KLS (Kinser Lightweight Standard).

On January 3, 1990, the first K-car was lifted off of Jig Table #1, and the standards of sprint car racing were forever altered. In Its first four years of construction, Steve Kinser wheeled the K-car to four consecutive Knoxville Nationals victories. >From California to New York and Alaska to Australia, racers found a chassis that offered every advantage. Based on safety and performance, the K-car has proven to be the most dominant sprint car chassis ever constructed, winning ten Knoxville Nationals titles, six "manufacturer of the year awards, countless feature victories, and fourteen World of Outlaws Championships.

The new millennium brought even more changes to Maxim. With the 7,000 square foot facility outgrown and orders for new product stronger than ever. Maxim moved again in July 2002. This move brought Maxim to Its present location, 12,600 square foot building, complete with two story showroom on the east side of Springfield, Illinois. The new facility has allowed Maxim to continue offering customers unmatched service and support. At present, Maxim is fifteen employees strong and builds over 400 chassis annually.

In October of 2014, Dan Musselman (Previously Director of Operations) and his brother Ron formed a partnership and acquired Maxim Inc. from Chuck Merrill. Both have been involved in sprint car racing for over 40 years and have over 30 years of business, manufacturing and customer satisfaction experience.

Vision Statement:

To become the world's leading manufacturer of sprint car chassis' and components.

Mission Statement:

Make the best sprint car chassis' and components with the highest levels of quality while providing exceptional customer service.

Maxim Racing extends an open invitation to visit the facility and we welcome you to contact the business office to discuss how Maxim Racing Inc. can help your sprint car racing program. Visit the Maxim Racing website at: www.racemaxims.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.com

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 truckers get back out on the road as quickly and safely as possible, at the best value possible.

Website: www.grandnationaltrailer.com

About the Salina Highbanks Speedway - The Salina Highbanks first opened in 1992 and was ​sold to the ​ current ownership in 2011​ when the track began a life of its own as several improvement projects took hold. One of which ​was​ the ​ Finishline Restaurant that sits atop the speedway where fans can view the racing action while enjoying ​a ​ribeye steak or other fantastic menu items. The 3/8-mile track surface features 22 degrees of banking in the corners with 12 degree average banking on the straights making for the fastest racing surface in the region.

Website: www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series Prepares For 16th Season Quality Payouts Highlights Schedule

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (March 16, 2017) - The time has come where race teams are thrashing in their shops to prep for another season of wild and exciting sprint car action, while fans get ready to return to their favorite venues to catch a glimpse of the brave souls that strap in for the ultimate joyride. 2017 will be the 16th season for the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series to present sprint car racing in the southern plains.

Lawton Speedway gets the call to fire the 2017 starting gun on April 15th. It will be the first time Lawton Speedway has hosted the season opener since April 16th, 2011 where Kyle Cobb took checkers. The opening event will also mark the first time the series has performed at the speedway since the recent passing of Lawton's long-time and most successful owner/promoter, Lanny Edwards. Heavy hearts still loom and the night is expected to be conducted with plenty of emotion. It is the desire of the series to make Lanny and the Edwards family proud. Lawton Speedway will also host dates on June 3rd & July 29th.

Biggest Series Event Purse Ever Awaits Race Teams

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series has set numerous pay out records over the past few years. Last year, a record was set for a single payout to a race winner when Sean McClelland won $5,000 in the Ameri-Flex Challenge at the Caney Valley Speedway. This season will see the largest single event total purse by way of the Ameri-Flex Challenge II presented by Grand National Trailer. The event will be held at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday August 26th and is already the talk of the region.

Unlike 2016 where the Ameri-Flex Challenge was a dash style race, the entire program for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS teams will be all about the 2017 edition. Thanks in large part to Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories, Salina Highbanks Speedway & the newest sponsor for the series, Tulsa Oklahoma based Grand National Trailer, the race is set to pay over $23,000 in cash and will award the winner with $3,000 while paying an all-time high in the state of $1,000 to start! There is no known record of a racing event of any kind paying $1000 to start a 20-car feature. This August at the Highbanks, it will be done.

"Oklahoma Thunder Nationals" is the overall event name as the Red River Region arm of the ASCS series and the Kansas Antique Racers will also be on tap with the AFC II event. On June 24th, promoter David Edwards will host the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series for the first time in 2017 thus making two tour stops at the Highbanks for the season.

The Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter / Maxwell moves northward to the state of Kansas this year. Caney Valley Speedway will be the destination as the former host track, Outlaw Motor Speedway, announced their facility would not open for 2017. A Memorial Day weekend date of May 27th has been set. The Leep Classic will pay over $3000 in lap money (between top 3 drivers per lap) as 1/4-mile tracks like Caney Valley are 30 lap affairs vs. 25 laps for the larger sized tracks.

This is another calendar marker for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS teams as pockets stuffed with cash are typically the end result of the event. Starting pay will be increased by 33% as well. Caney Valley will also hold two other dates for the series, April 29th and September 2nd are bookmarked. Special thanks the promoter Kerry Gorby for taking on the Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter / Maxwell.

The 11th Annual Oklahoma State Championship will once again be held at the Oklahoma Sports Park. A sponsor for the event is pending at press time and the purse will be announced at a later date so stay tuned. The 9th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial will be on May 6th at OSP with a third date on George Welch's 4/10-mile track set for July 22nd. Action is fast and furious in the land of sand.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is excited that for the first time since 2009, the series treks northward to C-Ray Hall's 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas for two dates this season. The first will be the night after the Harold Leep Classic (May 28th) for a program billed as "Sprint Car Mania". In addition to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints, the sprint cars of the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) and the 305 sprints from the URSS and SSO series will also compete. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is scheduled to end the season on October 14th at C-Ray's Joint. Hall has applied new clay to the racing surface during the off-season making for more anticipation to see what is in store for the speed demons.

The third Kansas track on the schedule is "The Hummer" aka Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt Kansas. The July 14th event will be the 8th consecutive season that the series has been scheduled to showcase their talents on the 3/8-mile oval. The Hummer is always an exciting tour stop for the teams of the series and Ryan & Rhenda Whitworth run a fantastic program. Fans have long appreciated the confines of the speedway with its detail to show well. Dont miss this one.

A former and yet new track is set for a Sunday October 8th date. Red Dirt Raceway, formerly Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker Oklahoma has been taken over by Ken and Cody Brewer and their families. The racetrack has been reconfigured from 3/8-mile to a 1/4-mile. Fans will see newer main grandstands and a viewing option off turns one and two where personal vehicles will be allowed to park while viewing the racing action. Racers will not only find a different sized track, but the backstretch has been modified and the pit area has been graded and shaped to be more user friendly. The Autumn event will be a salute to State Fair Speedway, the former Oklahoma City racetrack. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints are scheduled for a 40-lap affair for this special visit.

Fans can expect to see several of the regulars that have traveled with the series as of late including but not limited to:

Robert Sellers (2-time defending champion) Whit Gastineau (leader in Feature wins since 2009 with 27) Sheldon Barksdale (leader in feature wins in 2016 with 7) Zach Chappell Shane Sellers Shayla Waddell Cameron Hagin Alex Sewell Johnny Kent Tim Kent Casey Wills Perry Pickard David Baxter Joseph Miller

A few drivers that have indicated they will race with the series more often in 2017 are: Morgan Fletcher, Mickey Walker, Steve Smith, Joe Bob Lee.

In addition, there are some rookies that will vie for the Brodix Rookie of the Year Honors. Chris Jensen and Brayden Voigt have indicated such intentions and there are others waiting in the wings that are looking to run with the series some in 2017 after testing other waters to hone their skills. More on this crop of drivers during the season as their statuses become known.

As always, the sponsor line up is one of great importance and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is quite blessed to have these great companies on board. The sponsors at press time are:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories (Title Sponsor) Grand National Trailer (Presenting sponsor of Ameri-Flex Challenge II) Hoosier Tire Southwest (Point Fund Sponsor)

Plus: Bob Hurley Ford Drive Shaft Inc. A-1 Machine Car & Fleet Parts Schoenfeld Headers M&W Aluminum Brodix Amsoil Rod End Supply Maxim Racing Sprintdudes.com Speedwaynews.net Finishline Restaurant Maxwell Oil

Also new for 2017 is a brand new website: ocrsracing.net Previously a .com site, the new and fresh .net site has more vibrant colors with an easier to follow layout. The new site is much more cell phone friendly making navigation more pleasing.

It's going to be another fantastic year on tour. Fans and racers can expect the very best effort from the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series as we continue an upward climb in being a racing series that offers the best overall value in the southern plains.

Another record breaking season starts on Saturday April 15th at the Lawton Speedway. We welcome everyone to join us for a great ride! The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series: "Where you can FEEL the thunder!

 

 

Grand National Trailer Sponsors Ameri-Flex Challenge II Event Now Pays $3000 & $1000 To Start!

Tulsa Oklahoma (March 11, 2017) - Grand National Trailer, a Tulsa Oklahoma business, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Ameri-Flex Challenge II race. Sanctioned by the Oil Capital Racing Series with series title sponsor Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories as the marquee sponsor of AFC II, the event will be held at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina Oklahoma on August 26th, 2017.

With this partnership between Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories, Grand National Trailer and the Salina Highbanks Speedway, The Ameri-Flex Challenge II race will now pay the winner $3.000 and $1,000 to start in the 20 car main event.

Grand National Trailer offers service and repair to any type of trailer on the road. The company also provides 24 hour, 7 day a week service for those who may find themselves in a jam at any moment. Brandon Williams, general manager for Grand National Trailer had this to say about the involvement with the AFC II event:

"I've been going to races all my life and we just wanted to be involved in sponsoring a race. Ive gone to races at Knoxville Raceway, Creek County (Speedway), Tulsa Speedway and just thought we would sponsor this OCRS race." Grand National Trailer and Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories does business with one another as the two companies are only one mile apart on East Admiral Road.

"This is just amazing," said OCRS President Barry Grabel. "Just when I sometimes think we have reached the peak of our potential, more support comes our way. Now I feel there's no telling what we will do next." Grabel added: "We are very humbled to receive the support Brandon (Williams) and Grand National Trailer have given this special event and to our sprint car series. We could thank companies like his and Corvan's a thousand times over and it still wouldn't be enough."

Ameri-Flex's Corvan Robison also chimed in: "I'm very appreciative of the Salina Highbanks and Brandon with Grand National Trailers. I promised something (big) like this (would happen) and I'm carrying it through. We are also appreciative to Dave Edwards, Keith Sanders and Dave Bohannon (principals of the Salina Highbanks) as they have really stepped up it up for this race in August."

The AFC II race will be a format of 30 cars that must qualify to be a part of this special program. Rules and qualifying information can be found on the OCRS website at: www.ocrsracing.net

In addition to the AFC II, the speedway will have the sprint cars from the ASCS Red River Region on hand as well as the Kansas Antique Racers with their race cars from yesteryear. The track has labeled the entire evening as the "Oklahoma Thunder Nationals".

Mark Saturday August 26th down on those bookmarks and calendars and get ready for some exciting racing action.

Note: All rules and/or qualifications for Ameri-Flex Challenge II are subject to modification by the Oil Capital Racing Series if deemed necessary. Question or inquiries can be directed 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.com

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!

About the Salina Highbanks Speedway - The Salina Highbanks first opened in 1992 and was ​sold to the ​ current ownership in 2011​ when the track began a life of its own as several improvement projects took hold. One of which ​was​ the ​ Finishline Restaurant that sits atop the speedway where fans can view the racing action while enjoying ​a ​ribeye steak or other fantastic menu items. The 3/8-mile track surface features 22 degrees of banking in the corners with 12 degree average banking on the straights making for the fastest racing surface in the region. To view all the racing action offered by the Salina Highbanks through the racing season, visit their website at: www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge II Qualifications Revised

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (Feb. 14, 2017) - Due to recent developments with some area racetracks that had the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series restructure their 2017 racing schedule, the qualification criteria for a car owner to earn a place in the Ameri-Flex Challenge II program at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on August 26th has been restructured from the original announcement.

The $3,000 to win / $500 to start Ameri-Flex Challenge II race will be open to the top 30 in car owner points providing the car owner has participated in a minimum of SIX Ameri-Flex / OCRS events leading up to the date of the event. AFC II will be conducted as a complete racing program versus the single race format held in 2016. Format details will be announced at a later date.

In the event there are added or deleted race dates prior to AFC II, the number of events a car owner must enter and participate in prior to August 26th will remain at SIX with the top 30 in points earning an invitation to participate. In the event of a tie for the 30th and final spot, the car owner with the highest A or B Feature finish in the season earns the tie breaker.

In the event AFC II is rescheduled to a later date due to weather related (or other unforeseen issues), the minimum number of races a car owner must compete in to earn a place in AFC II is 50% of the events held prior to AFC II. For example:

If AFC II requires a date set back to where there becomes 13 or 14 events prior to AFC II, a car owner must make at least 7 events to have a chance to earn a spot in the program. If 15 or 16 races are held prior, the number becomes 8 events and so on. As with 2016, a driver must compete in a minimum of 40% of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS events prior to AFC II to compete in the program.

The Salina Highbanks is also scheduled to present ASCS sprint cars from their Red River Region and race cars from the glory days from the Kansas Antique Racers with the complete program billed as the 'Oklahoma Thunder Nationals'. This will be a night for all race fans to circle on their calendar.

Additional sponsors for AFC II will be announced in the near future. If you are interested in being a part of this spectacular program, contact John Lemon at (918) 850-5341.

The guaranteed purse for Ameri-Flex Challenge II is as follows:

1) $3000

2) $1500

3) $1200

4) $1000

5) $1000

6) $1000

7) $1000

8) $1000

9) $1000

10) $1000

11) $1000

12) $1000

13) $1000

14 through 20) $500 each

Total A-Feature Purse: $19,200. Non Qualifiers receive $125 each

Total purse with 10 non-qualifiers: $20,450

Note: All rules and/or qualifications for Ameri-Flex Challenge II are subject to modification by the Oil Capital Racing Series if deemed necessary. Question or inquiries can be directed 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.com

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 the Salina Highbanks Speedway - The Salina Highbanks first opened in 1992 and was ​sold to the ​ current ownership in 2011​ when the track began a life of its own as several improvement projects took hold. One of which ​was​ the ​ Finishline Restaurant that sits atop the speedway where fans can view the racing action while enjoying ​a ​ribeye steak or other fantastic menu items. The 3/8-mile track surface features 22 degrees of banking in the corners with 12 degree average banking on the straights making for the fastest racing surface in the region. To view all the racing action offered by the Salina Highbanks through the racing season, visit their website at: www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Returns To The Hummer!

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (February 2, 2017) - Officials with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series are pleased to announce that for the 8th year in a row, the Humboldt Speedway will grace the opening season schedule for the open wheel gladiators. Speedway promoters Ryan and Rhenda Whitworth have selected Friday July 14th as the date for the series return.

Commonly known as the "Hummer", the 3/8-mile track is located in the southeast portion of the state of Kansas, just a 2 hour drive from both Kansas City Kansas and Tulsa Oklahoma. The Whitworth's have a solid reputation for having a first class facility with their traditional attention to detail. However, for all its luster, the Hummer is all business as breath taking and wicked racing commences on-track.

"We are elated to be returning to the Hummer," said Barry Grabel, series owner. "OCRS considers the Hummer a jewel facility in the region and it's always a pleasure to perform there. It's hard to believe that 8 years have past since we first raced at the Hummer. OCRS looks forward in continuing our relationship with the Speedway for several more years to come."

In the previous seasons, there has never been a repeat winner at the Hummer. Whit Gastineau took the first of two outings in 2010 with Danny Smith taking round two. Other Hummer winners were: Jamie Passmore (2012), Kade Morton (2014), Robert Sellers (2015) and Sheldon Barksdale last year. The 2011 and 2013 events were lost to rain.

For additional information on the Humboldt Speedway, visit their website at: humboldtspeedway.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.com

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

 

 

Harold Leep Classic Gets New Home For 2017 Caney Valley Speedway

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (January 31, 2017) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is moving the "3rd Annual Harold Leep Classic" to the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas for the 2017 racing season. The date is set for Saturday May 27th and will coincide with the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The HLC will pay $2,000 to the winner with over $3,100 in lap money available for the competitors. With feature events at Caney Valley 30 laps in length, the lap money is an increase of $500 over the previous Leep Classic events.

In addition, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series has added another date of sprint car action for Caney Valley. That event will take place on Saturday April 29th. This will make three visits to the southern Kansas bullring with September 2nd set to be the final stop at Caney Valley for the traveling series.

The need to relocate the HLC came about after Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha Oklahoma, the original home of the HLC, announced they would not be conducting racing events for 2017. "We are very grateful to Kerry Gorby (promoter of Caney Valley Speedway) for welcoming the Harold Leep Classic to his racetrack," stated series president Barry Grabel. "Kerry has been a super promoter to work with for the series and we are appreciative to be able to continue this annual event in honor of Harold Leep without interruption."

Harold Leep is an icon in open wheel racing having won multiple championships in various machines and scored several victories at tracks all over the country. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2000. The Harold Leep Classic will be part of a Kansas doubleheader as the series will perform at the 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas the next night as part of their "Sprint Car Mania."

The sponsor for the Harold Leep Classic will be named at a later date.

For additional information on the Caney Valley Speedway, visit their website at: caneyvalleyspeedway.net

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.com

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

 

 

2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Season Recap

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (December 31, 2016) - The Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series ended its 15th year of dirt track sprint car racing in October and some new milestones were made along the way while producing some exciting racing action the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series has been known to deliver.

There were events such as the night at the Caney Valley Speedway where Robert Sellers held off a closing Jamie Passmore by six feet at the finish. Then there was the night Cameron Hagin was well on his way to his first series win until Zach Chappell stole the lead in the final corner of the last lap. In addition, spots 2-5 were changing positions in the final laps faster than lightning strikes the ground. Then it got really good.........

The highlight of the season was the inaugural running of the Ameri-Flex Challenge race. The AFC race was held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3rd and paid $5,000 to win with qualifying drivers starting straight up from a blind draw. The winners pot was a record payout for the series. Sean McClelland won the jackpot with a final lap pass of Cameron Hagin. To say the race lived up to the hype would be an accurate assessment as evidenced by the response from the fans, the teams and our sponsors.

Mustang Oklahoma's Robert Sellers repeated as series champion in the David Moss owned / Checkered Flag Trucking / F&F Farms / Cothran Construction / Prairie States Commodities Number 4x. The team utilized the XXX Chassis along with Brand Racing Engines. For Sellers, his path to the top was a larger task than in 2015 when wins came a bit more frequently thus keeping him on upper end of the point chase.

Whit Gastineau would take the series opener in March at the Brill's Motor Speedway and would hold the points lead through the first five events into the month of May. Zach Chappell would take over the top spot after race number six and would hold that position for a couple of months when Gastineau would regain the point in July. That would be short lived as Sellers took over in August after his contenders tripped up a time or two along the way.

For the second time in three years, the title came down to the very last race of the season. Sellers and Gastineau went toe to toe at the Caney Valley Speedway in October for the crown. Sellers had just about hand delivered the title to Gastineau when he suffered major rear end woes in his heat race. Initially thinking his night and title chase was over, Sellers received some needed assistance from the Chappell team. Sellers would make repairs just in time for the main event but would start in the rear of the field and the chase was on.

Gastineau could never gain enough headway to run in the top three of the feature (where it was necessary to be) and Sellers did just enough to claim back to back titles in the series as the final spread was just 25 points, the closest margin ever. Sheldon Barksdale would finish third in points with Chappell fourth and Cameron Hagin rounded out the top five for the second year in a row.

Barksdale led all drivers with the most feature victories during the season at seven. He also won the most heat races with 10. Interestingly, Barksdale had never won an A-Feature with the series prior to 2016. It was certainly a season to remember for the Norman Oklahoma pilot as he also captured the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial at Oklahoma Sports Park as one of his victories.

Sellers and Gastineau would score three wins a piece. Sellers would cash in $2,000 for his score in the 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship race at OSP. Chappell and Alex Sewell bagged two scores each. Like Barksdale, 2016 was the first time Sewell graced victory lane in the series while Chappell took the Harold Leep Classic presented by Suchy Transmissions at the Outlaw Motor Speedway earning $2300 with the inclusion of lap money that was up for grabs.

Other drivers that visited victory lane during the year included: Johnny Kent, Shayla Waddell, Gary Owens and Danny Smith. In all, 88 drivers would accumulate championship points for the season.

The 2016 Awards Banquet was held at the Signs of the Times in Sapulpa Oklahoma in November. Sellers was officially crowned as the series champion to where he was gracious to thank his fellow competitors, Corvan & Logan Robison of Ameri-Flex as well as other sponsors, David Moss (car owner) and the Chappell racing Team.

In addition to all the drivers that earned a share of the point fund, Other award recipients included:

Action Auto Collision Hardest Charger of the Year: Zach Chappell Perseverance of the Year: Tim Kent & Whit Gastineau Most Improved Driver of the Year: Sheldon Barksdale Sportsman of the Year: Pickard Racing Team Mechanic of the Year: Rick Barksdale Spirit of the Year: Cameron Hagin

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series wishes to thank every sponsor who assisted throughout the season. These valuable companies include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Hoosier Racing Southwest D&E Supply DSO Racing Engines Action Auto Collision Drive Shaft Inc. A-1 Machine Shop Car & Fleet Bob Hurley Ford Grady Oil (Amsoil) M&W Aluminum Products Wesmar Power Parts Rod End Supply Finishline Restaurant Hitch It Trailers & Truck Accessories Maxwell Oil Brodix Schoenfeld Headers Smiley's Racing Products Maxim Racing SprintDudes.net Speedway News.net

We are also thankful for all the lap sponsors for the Harold Leep Classic and we look forward to working with all of you again. Not ever to be forgotten are the fans. Each of you that buys a ticket or a pit pass at our events are appreciated in ways you may never know. We thank you for your support and we look forward to providing exciting racing action for you for years to come.

2016 has now come to a close and before you know it, spring will be here and it will be time to get back onto the racetracks. Stay tuned for other news and information on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series and we look forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Happy New Year To All!

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Return To 81 Speedway In 2017 Series To Participate In "Sprint Car Mania"

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

​Tulsa Okla. (December 14, 2016) - ​The 360 Champ Sprints of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will take part in a special program tabbed "Sprint Car Mania" on Sunday, May 28th 2017 at the famed 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints last visit to 81 Speedway was in October of 2009 where Moore Oklahoma's Frank Dittman conquered a field of 37 entrants. Sprint Car Mania will also feature the exciting 360 sprints of the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) and the 305 sprints of the United Rebel Sprint Series.

81 Speedway has been a major destination for open wheel enthusiasts for decades. Promoter C. Ray Hall, who also owns NCRA, has been the tracks captain since the early 1970's. Hall and his loyal staff have a solid reputation of running an event with extreme efficiency at the 3/8-mile track.

"I have known C. Ray for decades," stated Ameri-Flex / OCRS president Barry Grabel. "His longevity in the industry and track record for success speaks volumes. It has been a long time since we have ventured to 81 Speedway and we are excited to return to such a historic venue. To be a part of a complete sprint car show during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday just makes it that more exciting to be a part of."

The Sunday night show at 81 Speedway will complete a weekend doubleheader for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters as the series will be at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on Saturday May 27th.

For more information on 81 Speedway, visit their website at: www.race81speedway.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.com

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

 

 

Robert Sellers Crowned As Two-Time Champion During Awards Banquet Ameri-Flex Challenge II Coming In 2017

Sapulpa Okla. (November 19, 2016) - Robert Sellers received the 2016 Harold Leep Championship Trophy as champion of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series Saturday night. The venue was held for the first time at the 'Signs of the Times' in Sapulpa Oklahoma where several other drivers were acknowledged for their accomplishments during the 15th year of sprint car competition by the Tulsa Oklahoma based series. Sellers is a back to back champion as he also took the 2015 crown as well.

When Sellers came onto the stage, he made a note to thank David and Zach Chappell for their efforts of assistance at the season finale at the Caney Valley Speedway. While in a battle to the wire with Whit Gastineau, Sellers had a major rear end failure in his heat race to which the Chappell's aided Sellers in getting the car repaired for the main event. A race Sellers had to be in to retain his crown. Stated Sellers: "I have to give a huge thanks to the Chappell's," said Sellers. "If it wasnt for their help, I wouldnt be standing up here right now. I owe them a big thank you."

Sellers added: "This series (Ameri-Flex / OCRS) has some really tough competition and it isnt easy to win races in this series. I have to thank David Moss (car owner) for all he does for me. We have been together a long time and I couldnt ask for anyone better to work with. I also want to thank Corvan and everyone from Ameri-Flex for all they do for the series."

Ameri-Flex Challenge II Pre Announced

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories, title sponsor for the series, had owner Corvan Robison along with his son Logan announce that "Ameri-Flex Challenge II" will take place in 2017 after a successful run in 2016 that saw Sean McClelland win $5000 in the specially designed event. Exact details will be announced at a later date as Ameri-Flex Challenge II is still being put together. The Robison's did state that not only will the event happen, it will be another fantastic program. Stayed tuned.

Drive Shafts Inc. received a special award from the series for their dedication and support. The major principals from the company were unable to attend due to a personal commitment but in their absence, all the drivers from the series in attendance came up on stage to have a picture taken with their award that will be sent to the Drive Shaft Inc. offices for their support of the series.

Other award recipients included: Action Auto Collision Hardest Charger of the Year: Zach Chappell Perseverance of the Year: Tim Kent & Whit Gastineau Most Improved Driver of the Year: Sheldon Barksdale Sportsman of the Year: Pickard Racing Team Mechanic of the Year: Rick Barksdale Spirit of the Year: Cameron Hagin

As with past seasons, Larry & Linda Dean presented two awards that they are involved with: The Dena Dean Angel Award went to Kevin Pickard. The D&P Escort Award (best looking car) was presented to Zach Chappell.

Multiple door prizes were given away and we wish to thank everyone that donated items: Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Linda Mar Hamburgers Xtreme Racing & Entertainment Ikes Chili House White River Fish Market Joey Perry Arts Grand Prix Auto Freddies Hamburgers

David Edwards of the Salina Highbanks Speedway & The Finishline Restaurant was in attendance to accept a sponsors certificate for their participation with the series.

Don Swope and his crew catered a great BBQ dinner. Comedy entertainment was provided by Billy Bazar and Sophia Starr.

Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic 2016 racing season. The 2017 schedule is currently a work in progress and will be released in the near future. Have a great holiday season and we will see you back at the racetracks in 2017!

Pictured: Robert Sellers (far left) receives his trophy while John Stewart (center) presents Sellers with a replica of the championship car. David Moss (car owner) is on the right while Ameri-Flex / OCRS president Barry Grabel looks on.

 

 

Barksdale Fends Off Deal In Season Finale Sellers Closes Deal For Championship

Caney Kansas (October 15, 2016) - Coming into the Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series season finale at the Caney Valley Speedway with the most wins for the season at six, Sheldon Barksdale had no intentions of spreading the wealth as he powered his Barksdale Overhead Door / Maxim Chassis / Wells Racing Engines to capture his seventh win of the year.

In the meantime, Robert Sellers provided some drama in holding off Whit Gastineau to repeat as series champion.

Barksdale would start the 30-lap A-Feature on the pole with crowd favorite and Caney Valley native Andrew Deal on the outside of the front row. The race would be stopped as soon as it started as Gastineau got out of shape in turn two and fought to keep his car from turning over. In doing so, Alex DeCamp and Jimmy Taylor were collected with DeCamp regulated to the infield for the duration of the race and Taylor flipped but was uninjured.

Back underway, Barksdale and Deal waged a torrid battle for the lead on a super heavy racetrack that asked for all the power a car could give. With Barksdale leading, Deal would time and time again take shots at obtaining the lead but Barksdale would repel each attempt. At times, the duo would split lapped traffic simultaneously for a jaw dropping experience for the fans who would witness the tense battle.

Drama developed even before the A-Feature as Sellers, who entered the night with a 30-point lead over Gastineau for the title, had a rear end failure in the A1 Machine Shop heat race which resulted in the defending champion to not finish the race. The team worked feverishly with the assistance of the Zach Chappell team to change the rear end and make other repairs.

Coupled with Gastineau's third place finish in the Drive Shaft Inc, heat race, the spread was 28-points headed to the main event.

Gastineau, who started in the fourth row, spent the bulk of the feature battling for the third and fourth positions with Matt Sherrell. Sellers, who was scheduled to start outside of row seven instead started two rows further back. Sellers would explain later that he thought officials were trying to get cars to get around him for the start since he fell out of his heat race when in fact officials were trying to position Sellers in his scheduled position.

Sellers would bide his time in the Checkered Flag Trucking / Cothran Construction / F&F Farms / Brand Racing Engines / XXX chassis number 4x and begin to pick off cars little by little as he edged his way upward towards the front of the field. Mike Goodman was doing the same thing from his sixth row starting spot the the Window World / Premier Homes number 4am.

The heated battle between Barksdale and Deal would come to an end when Deal bicycled his mount in turn two with just a couple of laps remaining. Deal would come to a stop to bring out a caution and the 2014 champion would be unable to continue. Barksdale would finish off the remaining laps to earn the win while Goodman would steal second from Sherrell as he nipped Sherrell at the flagstand. Gastineau would finish fourth but the title was not meant to be as Sellers was on Gastineau's bumper as the pair finished of another remarkable season.

"I saw him (Deal) a few times and just kept doing all I could to win tonight," explained Barksdale in victory lane. "This has been an unbelievable season and I just have to thank my dad (Rick) for all he has done to put us in this position. To win seven features is just amazing."

As for Sellers, he was very candid about how he felt going into the feature.

"I'll be honest, I was really concerned about my car after working so hard just to get it out here. I have to thank the Chappell's for their help or I may not have made it."

"Our luck hasn't been the greatest lately but we did just enough to get the job done. This sure wasn't how we wanted to do this (win the championship) but it all worked out in the end."

Sellers will receive his second Harold Leep Championship trophy at the awards banquet on November 19th.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Caney Valley Speedway / Caney, Kansas Saturday October 15, 2016

Car count: 22

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start) Drive Shaft Inc. Heat (8 laps) 1) 20s-Sheldon Barksdale [2]. 2) 1-Layne Himebaugh [1]. 3) 2w-Whit Gastineau [5]. 4) 55-Johnny Kent [4]. 5) 4am-Mike Goodman [3]. 6) 53-Brett Wilson [6]. 7) 23-Jimmy Taylor [8]. 8) 17-Cody Cole [7].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps) 1) 15d-Andrew Deal [1]. 2) 5$-Danny Smith [6]. 3) 5x-Matt Sherrell [3]. 4) 7f-Roy Larkin [4], 5) 4x-Robert Sellers [5]. 6) 51m-Kevin Cummings [2]. 7) 20-Richard Barksdale DNS

Car & Fleet Heat (8 laps) 1) 9$-Kyle Clark [2]. 2) 31-Casey Wills [4]. 3) 84-Alex DeCamp [1]. 4) 87f-Sean McClelland [6]. 5) 50z-Zach Chappell [5]. 6) 79-Tim Kent [3]. 7) 22t-Frank Taft [7].

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature 1) 20s-Sheldon Barksdale [1], 2) 4am-Mike Goodman [12]. 3) 5x-Matt Sherrell [9]. 4) 2w-Whit Gastineu [8]. 5) 4x Robert Sellers [18], 6) 50z-Zach Chappell [13], 7) 9$-Kyle Clark [6]. 8) 1-Layne Himebaugh [7]. 9) 55-Johnny Kent [11]. 10) 53-Brett Wilson [14]. 11) 22t Frank Taft [17]. 12) 79-Tim Kent [15]. 13) 15d-Andrew Deal [2]. 14) 31-Casey Wills [4]. 15) 5$-Danny Smith [3]. 16) 87f-Sean McClelland [5]. 17) 7f-Roy Larkin [20]. 18) 17-Cody Cole [19]. 19) 84-Alex DeCamp [10] 20) 23-Jimmy Taylor [16]. DNS: 51m-Kevin Cummings

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-30

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Sheldon Barksdale

A1 Machine Shop Heat: Andrew Deal

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Kyle Clark

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Alex DeCamp

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Mike Goodman +10

Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Frank Taft

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Tim Kent

Rod End Supply Recipients: Robert Sellers, Johnny Kent, Danny Smith

DSO Racing Engines Lucky 7 Recipient: Kyle Clark

 

 

Championship Saturday At Caney Valley Speedway Who Gets Treats & Who Gets Tricked?

​ John Lemon OCRS Public Relations​

​Tulsa OK (October 11, 2016) - ​Spring is long gone and fall has arrived and with that, the 15th year of Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car racing is facing a conclusion. The final chapter of this years version for the encyclopedia collection will be written this Saturday night at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas where title fighters determine who gets tricked and who gets treats.

After 20 events in the books, a paltry 30 points is all that separates defending title holder Robert Sellers from the challenger, Whit Gastineau. A maximum total of 105 points is available for the night and anything can happen. For Sellers, the strategy is simple, go into the night keeping Gastineau in sight and go for the win if it feels right. For Gastineau, his strategy is a simple one as well. Drive like hell and let the chips fall where they may without having any regrets.

For the rest of the field with night fliers such as: Sheldon Barksdale, Zach Chappell, Tim & Johnny Kent, Casey Wills and more, their goals are simple as well. With a last shot at glory before the Great Pumpkin disappears for winter hibernation, these dirt demons just need to let it all hang out for the almighty win while not impacting any of the two warlocks vying for the ultimate treasure. The speedway will have a special start time for the season finale as hot laps will begin at 5:30pm with racing set to get underway at 6pm.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Not In The Bag Yet Robert Sellers doesnt need to be told that the title isnt in the bag yet. However, it is his to loose and he is aware of that fact. Sellers had an engine fail on him while leading at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway last month. If that wasnt enough to get his attention that this title chase isnt put to bed, Sellers had another engine failure at the non-sanctioned Lawton Winter Nationals the week after after the SOS event. Two races, two black cats in his path. The valve covers are going to get a vigorous good luck style rubbing this weekend.

Troubles Of His Own On the other hand, Whit Gastineau is going to be rubbing his valve covers, engine block, air cleaner, fuel pump, radiator cap and whatever else he can touch for good luck. There isnt a sole that will be in the pits that needs engine luck more than Gastineau (although Sellers comes close). After suffering through multiple engine failures since the last lap of the Harold Leep Classic in August, Gastineau has been going through different engines like Clint Eastwood goes through .357 hollow points. Seems as if Pastor Hagin might be summoned to the 2w pit before hot laps commence for a few blessed words.

Cant Script This Stuff The 30 points separating the 2 title contenders is the narrowest margin going into the last event in series history. The previous record? We dont have to go to far back. In 2014, Andrew Deal went into the last event only 45 markers ahead of Danny Smith. Deal won by 50. With Sellers and Gastineau each blowing motors at the last event, with a solid finish, third place Zach Chappell would have emerged as the new point leader but a pre set commitment kept the previous point leader from making the show. There has never been a point leader losing the title in the last race of the season....... at least not yet.

Nothing Like Saving The Best For Last Over the years, there have been a few drivers who have won their first feature of the season in the very last race of the season. Just last year, it was Zach Chappell earning his career first Ameri-Flex / OCRS feature in the final event. In 2014, Kenneth Walker did the trick at Caney Valley. In 2013, it was Kyle Clark at Outlaw Motor Speedway. 2012 saw Jeremy Allen stand tall in victory lane before the final curtain fell. Rafe Essary won $3,000 at the Enid Speedway for his only win of the year in 2009. Matt Sherrell saved his best for last in 2008 with a $2000 score and Essary did the same again in 2006. So if you think you know who will win this Saturday night........ No you dont.

2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Awards Banquet This years awards banquet will be in a fantastic setting and everyone is welcomed to attend and we do mean everyone! The venue will be the "Signs of the Times" Event Center in Sapulpa Oklahoma. The date will be Saturday November 19th. Tickets will be $20 at the door. For your portrait of President Jackson, the package will include: Dinner, Awards Ceremony & Entertainment. Door prizes will be in effect for both attendees and racers.

To view the venue, checkout the YouTube video at: http://www.signsofthetimessapulpa.com/youtube.html Signs of the Times Website is: http://www.signsofthetimessapulpa.com/home.html

Its the Ameri-Flex / OCRS season finale with a championship title bout on the docket. The need to know info:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Season Finale

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday October 15, 2016

Time: Gates open at 3:30p / Hot laps 5:30p / Racing begins 6:00p (OCRS drivers meeting at 5:00p)

Track Phone: (620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Directions: The track is easy to locate, as it is just 0.8 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.com

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 picks up sixth victory at Southern Oklahoma Speedway

By John Rittenoure

Ardmore, Okla. (September 23, 2016) - Engine woes plagued the Ameri-Flex / OCRS point series front runners on Friday at Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Defending champion Robert Sellers had an engine let go while leading the 25-lap Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories main event and points runner-up Whit Gastineau suffered the same fate. However, fourth place Sheldon Barksdale took full advantage to pick up his sixth victory of the season.

Barksdale advanced to third in points dropping Zach Chappell, who was not racing, out of the show position by six points.

Barksdale is only 120 points behind leader Sellers despite missing two of the 20 shows run to-date.

“I wish could have made the two shows we missed this year,” Barksdale said reflecting back on his season. “I think we would have been right in the battle."

“It has been a great year. You can’t get to greedy but you wonder what it might have been if we had won those two races.”

Barksdale wasted little time charging toward the front from his third row starting position moving into third behind second place Sellers on lap four. Sellers passed early leader Shayla Waddell on lap nine and two laps later, Barksdale wheeled around Waddell for the runner-up position. Barksdale chased Sellers until lap 23 when Sellers coasted up to the cushion in turn three with an expired engine. Barksdale inherited the lead and drove his Wells Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis to victory.

“I got off to a good start and moved up to fourth early,” Barksdale said of his run. “I picked off a couple more and saw he (Sellers) was smoking and was waiting for him to blow up."

“If he could have kept going I think it might have been a side-by-side finish.”

Barksdale was just looking for an opportunity when one presented itself.

We were just trying to find a line he was not running,” Barksdale said. “He blew and it worked out for us.”

The track was also to Barksdale’s liking.

“The track was really racy,” he said. “They did an awesome job on the track tonight. I appreciate the work they did here.”

Cody Cothran, running his first race of the season with OCRS, surprised everyone charging into second after the lap 23 restart leaving Waddell with a third place finish.

Waddell led the first eight laps finally giving was to Sellers after the two swapped the lead back and forth.

“He kind of slid me cleanly then I was able to get a run back underneath him,” Waddell said, recalling her move back under Sellers to regain the lead. “I passed him again in the next corner but he got back around me."

“My car was a little tight. It was fun, but I just got a little tired. A third is good for us.”

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore, Okla. Friday, September 23, 2016

Car count: 18

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 88S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 2, 22-Koby Barksdale[2]. 3, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[5]. 4, B52-Brayden Voigt[3]. 5, 88-Kevin Pickard[4]. DNS: 3G-JeffGarnett[6].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 3, 22C-Cody Cothran[2]. 4, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 5, 55-Johnny Kent[5]. DNS: 76H-TJ Honkomp[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 2, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[1]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[4]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[3]. 6, 7D-David Baxter[6].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[6]. 2, 22C-Cody Cothran[9]. 3, 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 4, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[5]. 5, 79-Tim Kent[12]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[7]. 7, P78-Perry Pickard[15]. 8, B52-Brayden Voigt[11]. 9, 4X-Robert Sellers[4]. 10, 55-Johnny Kent[13]. 11, 4-Shane Sellers[8]. 12, 5-Cameron Hagin[10]. 13, 2W-Whit Gastineau[5]. 14, 88-Kevin Pickard[14]. 15, 22-Koby Barksdale[2]. 16, 7D-David Baxter[16]. 17, 3G-Jeff Garnett[17]. DNS: 76H-TJ Honkomp[18].

Lap Leaders: Shayla Waddell 1-8; Robert Sellers 9-22; Sheldon Barksdale 23-25.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Shayla Waddell

A1 Machine Heat: Robert Sellers

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Shane Sellers

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Whit Gastineau

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Perry Pickard +8

Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Shane Sellers

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Cameron Hagin

Rod End Supply Recipients: Tim Kent, Robert Sellers, Koby Barksdale

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: www.dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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: AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going! Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

Attached Photo: Whit Gastineau (2w) & Robert Sellers (4x) each suffered blown motors Friday night. Only 30 points separate the duo heading into the final event of 2016 at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on October 15th.

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Close 2016 @ Caney Valley Speedway Final Curtain Comes Down On October 15th

Tulsa OK (September 21, 2016) - The 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS finale will be held on October 15th at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. This event replaces the rained out show last Saturday at the Brill's Motor Speedway in Meeker Oklahoma. BMS and Ameri-Flex / OCRS officials were unable to find a workable date to reschedule before the track closes for the season.

Caney Valley Speedway offered to assist the series by adding another sprint car show to its 2016 schedule. CVS will also host a non-sanctioned / non-wing champ sprint car show on October 8th.

"Mark Brill (of Brill's Motor Speedway) has commitments for the remainder of the season and that keeps him from adding a make-up date at his track," explained Ameri-Flex / OCRS president Barry Grabel.

"Kerry Gorby (of Caney Valley Speedway) was generous to offer another date for us so we could finish out the season with as few lost dates as possible. We are very grateful to have Kerry as a supporter of our series, as we do all of our partners," said Grabel.

The sprinters head to the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore OK this Friday night. This weekends event is a replacement date of yet another rain out last week (also at SOS).

A tight 3-way battle for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS championship is in full swing as defending series champion Robert Sellers takes a 17-point lead into the SOS event over Whit Gastineau while Zach Chappell sits just 45 markers back.

Southern Oklahoma Speedway will start hot laps at 7:30pm with racing starting immediately after.

Race time for the Caney Valley Speedway event on October 15th is 7:00pm with hot laps starting at 6:30pm.

 

 

Sprint Cars Take Another Shot At Southern Oklahoma Speedway Friday Ameri-Flex/OCRS Sprints Compete For Elevated Purse

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (September 20, 2016)- After a cancellation last Friday due to early morning showers that left the Southern Oklahoma Speedway grounds unusable, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will take another shot at competing on the 3/8-mile oval this Friday night as the fight for the series championship looms on. Racing is set to begin right after after 7:30pm warm up sessions for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters along with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma and the Wingless Outlaw Warrior sprints that will also be part of the all sprint car program.

$1500 awaits the winner of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS portion of the program along with additional elevated purse money available to the contestants in the 25-lap Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories main event. Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers leads the chase for the 2016 championship by a slim 17 points over Whit Gastineau. Each driver has tallied three wins thus far in the season. Zach Chappell (with 2 wins) sits in the third spot only 45 points out of first and just 28 markers behind Gastineau for the runner-up spot. Of these three, only Sellers has secured an Ameri-Flex / OCRS crown.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ:

Party Planning: The Ameri-Flex / OCRS 2016 awards banquet will be on November 19, 2016 at the 'Signs of the Times' in Sapulpa OK. BBQ dinner will be catered by former racer Roger Eckhardt. Tickets will be $20 per person payable at the door. As always, fans of the series are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Dinner is at 6pm with the awards ceremony starting after dinner. Entertainment for the evening will be announced at a future date. It is highly recommended that you arrive early as parking will be in and around the business district of the facility. To preview the venue, play the YouTube video of the 'Signs of the Times': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icD1OYzj8hc

The Signs of the Times website is: www.signsofthetimessapulpa.com

Cooling Off Like A Brisk Gust Front: Sheldon Barksdale was on fire the first half of the season as he collected five wins (which leads the series). He snared number five on July 15th at the Humboldt Speedway in Kansas. Barksdale has ran in the top 5 multiple times since, but that 6th win is getting harder to come by. If Barksdale should win one more, he would equal what Robert Sellers did last year. If he should win two more, he would equal what Harli White did in 2013.

Can We Have Some More Please: This weeks all open wheel program is a dream of fans who like their racing fenderless. Nothing would be more pleasing than to see multiple racetracks in the region present this type of offering to their fan bases. It is also a unique opportunity to reach out to those fans that attended open wheel only shows in the 60's - 90's that otherwise seldomly come out to the racetrack. Specials like this is a nice change of pace.

This Friday night's party plans work like this:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with SSO sprints and WOW Sprints)

When: Friday September 23, 2016

Where: Southern Oklahoma Speedway / Ardmore, Oklahoma

Time: Gates open 5pm / Hot Laps 7:30pm / Racing after hot laps (Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting 6:45pm)

Phone: (405) 816-4314

Website: www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com

Directions from Interstate 35:

Take exit 29 and proceed east approximately ½ mile to Hwy 77

Turn south onto Hwy 77. Racetrack is approx. 2 miles on right.

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series - Established in 2002, the Tulsa Oklahoma based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions 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.com 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

 

 

AMERI-FLEX / OCRS AWARDS BANQUET NOVEMBER 19, 2016

Tulsa OK (September 19, 2016) - The 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS awards banquet will held on Saturday November 19th at the "Signs of the Times" in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. BBQ dinner will be catered by former racer Roger Eckhardt. Tickets will be $20 per person payable at the door. As always, fans of the series are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

NOTE: While it is not necessary to buy tickets in advance, please email us at: ocrsracing.pr@gmail.com and notify us how many will be in your party so we will order the proper amount of food and beverages.

Dinner is at 6pm with the awards ceremony starting after dinner. Entertainment will be announced at a future date. It is highly recommended that you arrive early as parking will be in and around the business district of the facility.

To preview the venue, play the YouTube video of the 'Signs of the Times': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icD1OYzj8hc

The Signs of the Times website is: www.signsofthetimessapulpa.com

What: 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Awards Banquet When: Saturday November 19, 2016 @ 6pm Where: Signs of the Times / Sapulpa Oklahoma Tickets: $20 (payable at the door)

 

 

Southern Oklahoma Speedway / Brill's Motor Speedway Set To Determine Ameri-Flex / OCRS Champion

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (September 14, 2016) - It all comes down to this. The Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series 2016 racing season is set to close out the year with a doubleheader weekend while three drivers go into the final two events with aspirations of taking the Harold Leep Championship Trophy and all the glory and honor that a championship brings.

The Friday night venue pays $1500 to win at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore Oklahoma. The SSO sprint series and the WoW sprints are also the program. Brill's Motor Speedway in Meeker OK brings down the final curtain on Saturday night and the WoW sprints will be joining the open wheel parade once again.

Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers will be looking to earn back to back tiles as he enters the weekend as the current high point driver. Sellers has a 17 point lead over Whit Gastineau and a 45 point lead over Zach Chappell. The latter two drivers are looking for their first Ameri-Flex / OCRS title. It is the tightest 3-way battle going into the final weekend in series history and as we have seen this season, anything can and probably will happen. Racing action at both tracks begin at 7:30pm.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Respect First, Then Some Chit Chat: Lanny Edwards was laid to rest on Tuesday the 13th after his funeral in Lawton Oklahoma. There was a tremendous turnout in a show of respect for Edwards. The list of names in the industry is a 'Who's Who' of promoters, car owners. drivers, sponsors and the like. When attendees come from several states away, that in its self is a huge sign of the respect Edwards earned during his years as a track owner / promoter. We will always miss the man that has played such a large role in auto racing. We can all show respect to Lanny from this point forward by putting out our best effort to keep dirt track racing alive and prosperous. We know its what he would tell us to do. Lets make Lanny proud.

Uncharted Waters: The three way battle for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS championship is the first time in series history that three drivers could win the title on the final weekend of competition. Sellers, Gastineau & Chappell have each held the top spot this season at some point and now the boys find themselves in this triple tussle. With two races to go, Sheldon Barksdale is mathematically alive but major issues in a huge way would have to happen to all three front runners. Just what is Barksdale's mathematical chance? Try .0012 percent. A run of the numbers show Barksdale would in the top spot if not for the two events the team had to miss.

Another Nail Biter: In 2014, Andrew Deal went into the final weekend with just a 42-point margin over Danny Smith. Deal would win the title by 50 markers largely due to having 2 more top 5 finishes during the year as each driver had one feature win a piece. For Smith, it was his third straight runner-up finish in the series. That makes Smith the Mark Martin of champ sprints.

Bad Luck From Casino To Racetrack: Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent is a professional dealer for a casino. Last Saturday, Kent must have taken some negative luck that was in the air from work to the track. Kent had a tire go flat on his rig as he headed to the Oklahoma Sports Park for the 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship. From there, Kent qualified for the night's A-Feature only to spin out while getting into formation for the start of the feature. This resulted in Kent forfeiting a third row starting spot as he had go to the end of the line. Kent worked his way through the field and a top 5 finish was there for the taking but..... Kent's car started running out of fuel on the last lap and he drifted back to a 9th place finish. If you see Kent in the casino, bypass his table and take the dealer wearing green with gold 13 earrings and a black cat on a stool. Might be a luckier table.

Muscle Flexing: Joe Wood Jr just started hanging around the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series recently and he is making his presence felt. The OSC race last Saturday night was just his third race of the year with the series and Junior earned the $100 Action Auto Collision 'Hard Charger' for his solid second place run after starting 12th. One more spot and Jr. would have snared the $2000 top prize that was up for the taking.

Month of Money: When September 2016 comes to a close, a total purse payout to the 'winners' will be $10,500. This amount will be the largest purse paid to winners in any given month in history. The previous high was $6,450 in October of 2009. What will 2017 have for cash withdraws? Pencils are marking up the scratch pads now.

The doubleheader final curtain call looks like this:

Friday……….

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars (with SSO sprints and WoW Sprints)

When: Friday September 16, 2016

Where: Southern Oklahoma Speedway / Ardmore, Oklahoma

Time: Gates open 5pm / Hot Laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting 6:30pm)

Track Phone: (405) 816-4314

Website: www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com

Directions from Interstate 35:

Take exit 29 and proceed east approximately ½ mile to Hwy 77

Turn south onto Hwy 77. Racetrack is approx. 2 miles on right.

Saturday.........

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Races (with WoW sprints and local classes) When: Saturday September 17, 2016 Where: Brill's Motor Speedway / Meeker Oklahoma

Time: Main Gates open 4:30pm / Hot Laps 7:00pm / Racing starts at 7:30pm

(OCRS drivers meeting at 6:30pm)

Contact Phone: (405) 769-6927

Track website: www.brillsmotorspeedway.com

Track directions: From the Turner Turnpike (I-44): 
Exit at Chandler, 10 miles south of highway 66 on state highway 18

From I-40:
Exit 186, North 16 miles on state highway 18

Track Address for GPS users: 343250 E. 1000 Road Meeker, OK 74855

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series - Established in 2002, the Tulsa Oklahoma based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions 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.com 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 hangs onto points lead with victory at Oklahoma Sports Park

Wins $2000 In 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship


By John Rittenoure

Ada Okla. (September 10, 2016) - With only a six point lead over second place Whit Gastineau in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car point standings, Robert Sellers was in need of a win in the worst way. And that is just what he got Saturday at Oklahoma Sports Park.

Sellers led the final 7 laps to win the 25-lap main event and add his name to the OCRS Oklahoma State Championship trophy.

"i wanted a win here pretty bad," said Sellers who won for the third time in 2016. "This is a track I use to race at quite a bit. 
I got a win here with OCRS in the past.”

Sellers started inside the fourth row and was running third behind second place Shane Sellers and leader Sheldon Barksdale by lap 7. Shane took the lead away from Barksdale on lap 8 and Robert moved into second behind his son on lap 15.

It was looking like a possible Sellers 1-2 finish but on lap 19, Robert grabbed the lead from Shane and Barksdale climbed back to second leaving Shane in third.

"Shane was up front and I would have liked to seen him run second," Sellers said of racing with Shane. "But we will take the win."

"He was running real high and I was running low. The car was so well down low and I was picking up so much ground on him running low."

"Afterwards we talked and he told me his tires were just gone.”

After losing the lead, Shane faded to fourth on lap 21 giving way to a hard charging Joe Wood Jr.

Wood passed Barksdale for second on lap 23 but could not catch Sellers. Barksdale held onto third and points runner-up Whit Gastineau finished fifth behind Shane Sellers.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada, Okla.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Car count: 23

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 007-Michael Bookout[1]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[3]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 4, 30-Joseph Miller[5]. 5, 22-Kevin Barksdale[2]. 6, 88-Chris Jensen[8]. 7, B52-Brayden Voigt[4]. 8, 11-Nick Bates[6].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 3, 33-Gary Owens[6]. 4, 88S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 5, 8J-James Fabian[1]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[3]. 7, 99-Koby Barksdale[7]. 8, 22T-Frank Taft[8].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[5]. 4, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[4]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 6, 7D-David Baxter[6]. DNS: 78-Steve Smith[7].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[7]. 2, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[12]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 4, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 6, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 7, 88S-Shayla Waddell[9]. 8, 007-Michael Bookout[4]. 9, 55-Johnny Kent[21]. 10, 5-Cameron Hagin[8]. 11, 22-Kevin Barksdale[11]. 12, 22T-Frank Taft[22]. 13, 8J-James Fabian[14]. 14, 30-Joseph Miller[10]. 15, 7D-David Baxter[18]. 16, 99-Koby Barksdale[20]. 17, 33-Gary Owens[5]. 18, 88-Chris Jensen[16]. 19, P78-Perry Pickard[13]. 20, 11-Nick Bates[19]. 21, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[15]. 22, B52-Brayden Voigt[17]. DNS: 78-Steve Smith

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-7; Shane Sellers 8-18; Robert Sellers 19-25

Contingency Awards:
Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Michael Bookout

A1 Machine Heat: Cameron Hagin

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Sheldon Barksdale

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Brayden Voigt

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Joe Wood Jr. +10

Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Kevin Barksdale

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Frank Taft

Rod End Supply Recipients: Whit Gastineau, Johnny Kent, David Baxter

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: wwww.dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:
AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!
Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

www.ocrsracing.com

 

 

10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship This Saturday Championship Battle In Full Swing

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (September 6, 2016) - With a 3-way battle for the 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car championship in a feverish pitch, now comes the 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship race this Saturday night at the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada, OK. The 'OSC' race is one of the most prestigious events that dots the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule.

Whit Gastineau of Moore Oklahoma took the OSC race for the third time in his career last year as he also scored wins in 2010 & 2012. Gastineau is the only 3-time winner of the race that is paying $2000 to win. Gastineau will be looking for his second consecutive win at Oklahoma Sports Park this season as he won an Ameri-Flex / OCRS event on July 23.

Pauls Valley pilot Gary Owens won the OSC contest in 2011 and he is expected to compete for another on Saturday. Owens did score a win at the Lawton Speedway on July 30th which makes him a series winner for four consecutive years. Norman resident Sheldon Barksdale was the victor last May at Oklahoma Sports Park in the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial and has five victories this season. He will be looking for another conquest on the 4/10-mile oval on Saturday.

Mustang Oklahoma's Robert Sellers enters the competition with a scant six point lead over Gastineau who once held the top spot. Another previous point leader, Zach Chappell of Talala, sits just 31 points behind Sellers. With a maximum of 105 points available for the night, all three of these positions are capable of switching around.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Defying The Odds: Sean McClelland won $5000 in the Ameri-Flex Challenge Saturday at the Caney Valley Speedway. McClelland was a sponsor selection and while he and Andrew Deal (another sponsor selection) were chosen to be in the race, by rule, they had to draw their starting numbers last. The odds to get a number to start near the front of the 14 car field were slim with 12 drivers drawing ahead of them. McClelland lucked out when those before him drew most of the high numbers leaving him the number 3 to place him in the second row. He would pass Cameron Hagin on the last lap to cash in.

Mirrors Would Have Helped: Danny Smith won the 30-Lap Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature at Caney Valley. It was Smith's first win in 2 years with the series. "The Caretaker" started in the fifth row and worked a higher line than practically all of those in front of him. Smith would pick off cars (some with ease) as the feature wore on. Had his competition seen how Smith's line was working, they would have changed their tactics. As it turned out, it was Smith's tactics that proved superior.

Darn Near Doubled Up: Sean McClelland wasnt resting on his keester from winning $5000 earlier in the night. McClelland was making hay in working to obtain the lead in the 30 lapper when he spun to a stop in turn 2. McClelland would restart at the tail end of the field and power his way back to the front of the pack. He had Smith in his sights when he ran out of laps. They say second is the first loser but it's doubtful he left the racetrack in sorrow for his nights work.

The Odds On Favorite: Cameron Hagin has cemented himself as the odds-on favorite to be the next driver to win his first Ameri-Flex / OCRS feature. Hagin was one turn away at the Longdale Speedway to getting that first win and he was 2/3 of a lap away from making a $5000 to win race his first checkered flag conquest. Dont bet against Hagin as the driver who gets his next membership to the winners club.

Winning Cash Thanks To A Motor Loan: While Whit Gastineau earned $500 for finishing fourth in the Ameri-Flex Challenge, he won $500 for Tim & Loretta Colley. Loretta is Whit's aunt and the Colley's were participants of the "Drivers Sponsor Challenge" which paid $500 to the sponsor that had their driver either win or be the highest finishing 'sponsored driver'. With the top three finishing drivers not being selected, Gastineau's fourth place finish netted the Colley's the 500 bucks. The Colley's can thank car owner Travis 'Hollywood' Jenkins as Jenkins loaned Gastineau the motor out of Mike Goodman's car for Whit to compete Saturday night after Gastineau recently had motor woes.

Dedication To The Sport Appreciated: On Saturday, there was the 3rd Annual Gary's Garage Car Show & BBQ for one and all in Caney Valley. Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers Shayla Waddell and Joseph Miller each left their respective homes long before most of us fell out of bed that morning to be there in time to display their sprint cars for all to see. Zach Chappell and his team would eventually join them. These are examples of what fine people there are to assist in promoting the very sport we all come to admire and enjoy. Thank you all for you time and effort. The appreciation for each of you is enormous.

The 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship Itinerary:

WHAT: 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship Sprint Car Race WHERE: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma WHEN: Saturday September 10, 2016

TIME: Gates open 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting at 6:30pm)

Track Phone: 580-332-5535 / Promoters Phone: 580-332-5383 Website: http://www.oklahomasportspark.com

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.

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.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories- Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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…………..

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going! Website:http://www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Smith ends two-year drought with Caney Valley Speedway victory

McClelland finishes 2nd after picking up $5,000 Ameri-Flex Challenge win

By John Rittenoure

Caney, Kansas (September 3, 2016) - It has been awhile since Danny Smith last visited victory lane with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series. But the drought came to an end Saturday at Caney Valley Speedway.

Smith’s last OCRS victory came on June 27, 2014 at South Coffeyville Speedway in a sanctioned non-wing event. But Saturday there was no stopping the veteran who came from 9th starting position in his Twister chassis powered by a DSO engine to take the lead with two laps remaining for the win.

Smith earned his eighth OCRS career victory and became the ninth different winner in 2016.

“I guess the old man has still got it,” laughed the 2014 OCRS non-wing champion.

Last week Smith picked up a top five finish at the Salina Highbanks Speedway and felt good about his chances coming into the Caney race. 
“We had not run with these guys (OCRS) in a while and came out last week and ran fourth,” recalled Smith. “I was feeling pretty good about myself."

“The guys in this series are tough. You are only as good as your competition.”

Smith relied on his experience to read the track and find a line to the front.

“They had a two groove race track and as a racer you can never ask for anything better then that,” Smith said.

“The guys in front were committed to a line and I found a different line. They were sitting ducks. That was a good thing for me.”

Running up high for the most part, Smith worked his way into third behind race-long leader Whit Gastineau and second place Zach Chappell on lap 19. Smith passed Chappell for second on lap 22 then got a break on lap 27 when Gastineau tangled with a lapped car out of turn four to bring out a yellow flag. Smith assumed the lead and led the final three laps to win by a 1.352 second margin over hard charging Sean McClelland.

“I could have run the top in (turns) 1 and 2 but there was not a need because I had so much going for me in 3 and 4,” Smith said. “It was everything I needed it to be.”

McClelland was less then a second and a half away from picking up a second victory after winning the historic $5,000-to-win Ameri-Flex Challenge feature run at intermission.

McClelland, who started 7th, had worked his way up to fourth by lap 7 when he topped the cushion in turn two hitting the tire wall.

The spin brought out a yellow and McClelland restarted 16th. The veteran resumed his hard charging run on the cushion and worked his way into 5th when the race restarted on lap 28. McClelland then stood on the gas driving around Robert Sellers and Zach Chappell into second on lap 29. Chappell and Sellers ended up with third and fourth respectively, and Sheldon Barksdale picked up fifth.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, Kans. Saturday, September 3, 2016

Car count: 21

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 3, 30-Joseph Miller[3]. 4, 31-Casey Wills[7]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[6]. 6, 22-David Stephenson[5]. 7, 55-Johnny Kent[4].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[4]. 3, 5$-Danny Smith[1]. 4, 8-Alex Sewell[3]. 5, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 6, 84-Alex DeCamp[7]. 7, 007-Michael Bookout[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 1-Sean McClelland[1]. 2, 88S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin[3]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[4]. 5, 9$-Kyle Clark[6]. 6, 15D-Andrew Deal[5]. 7, 01-Lee Wade[7].

Ameri-Flex Challenge - $5,000-to-win (15 laps)

1, Sean McClelland. 2, Cameron Hagin. 3, Shane Sellers. 4, Whit Gastineau. 5, Zach Chappell. 6, Sheldon Barksdale. 7, Alex Sewell. 8, Tim Kent. 9, Andrew Deal. 10, Johnny Kent. 11, Perry Pickard. 12, Casey Wills. 13, Shayla Waddell. 14, Robert Sellers.

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A Feature 30 laps)

1, 5$-Danny Smith[9]. 2, 1-Sean McClelland[7]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 5, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[15]. 6, 55-Johnny Kent[19]. 7, 84-Alex DeCamp[14]. 8, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 9, 88S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 10, 007-Michael Bookout[18]. 11, 30-Joseph Miller[4]. 12, 79-Tim Kent[10]. 13, 4-Shane Sellers[5]. 14, 01-Lee Wade[21]. 15, 15D-Andrew Deal[16]. 16, 9$-Kyle Clark[12]. 17, 22-David Stephenson[17]. 18, 5-Cameron Hagin[8]. 19, P78-Perry Pickard[13]. 20, 8-Alex Sewell[11]. 21, 31-Casey Wills[20].

Lap Leaders: Whit Gastineau 1-27; Danny Smith 28-30.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Zach Chappell

A1 Machine Heat: Robert Sellers

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Sean McClelland

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Alex Sewell

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Johnny Kent

Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Joseph Miller

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Tim Kent

Rod End Supply Recipients: Sheldon Barksdale, Shayla Waddell, Andrew Deal

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: www.dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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: AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going! Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge victory earns McClelland a $5,000 payday

Passes Cameron Hagin on the final lap for the win

By John Rittenoure

CANEY, Kans. (September 3, 2016) - History was made Saturday at the Caney Valley Speedway.

Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories put up $5,000 for an event pitting the 14 OCRS sprint drivers in a 15-lap shootout titled the Ameri-Flex Challenge.

The $5,000 first place payout was a record for a champ sprint race in Oklahoma and the race lived up to its billing.

Drivers lined up on the front stretch for introductions and to receive their starting positions from envelopes handed to them from youngsters selected from the grandstands. Each driver selected a boy or girl who held an envelope.

Ameri-Flex owner Corvan Robison made two wild card selections to fill the field prior to the draw. The drivers walked to their sprint cars parked on the backstretch following the draw and strapped in.

Sean McClelland entered the race as a wild card selection and with all the drama of a action movie and $5,000 on the line, the three-time OCRS champion made sure the race had a Hollywood ending shooting around leader Cameron Hagin on the final lap to pick up the win and a record pay check.

“I am tired,” grinned McClelland afterwards in the pits as he prepared his sprinter for the nights 30-lap main event.

“I have won some big races but this is one of the biggest and the biggest purse I have ever won. That means a lot.”

Hagin started on the pole after receiving the envelope with the number one inside. At the drop of the green Hagin charged out front holding a two-turn lead for most of the race and appeared headed for victory when the white flag waved.

“i tried to stay patient,” McClelland said as time was running out. “He outran me. His car was faster then I was for sure. He made a few too many mistakes."

“I made some mistakes and he pulled away from me. I had to run him back down a couple of times.”

Entering turn two of the final lap, McClelland saw an opportunity and took it shooting into the lead as the pair entered the backstretch.

“He made a mistake at the wrong time,” McClelland said of Hagin. “If he had not made that mistake on the last lap I would not have got him. He just tightened up and got into the cushion a little too far. He over corrected off the cushion and spun his tires a little bit.”

Hagin tried to set up a cross over move in turn four but McClelland was expecting it.

“I knew I had to get to the bottom of the back straightaway because he was going to come back on me,” McClelland said. “I moved down and that was all she wrote."

“Patience and experience helps you out in that kind of deal. But he ran a great race.”

It was a heartbreaking finish for Hagin who is still looking for his first OCRS win.

“The car was getting tight and I just screwed up a couple of times,” Hagin said. “I was trying to be cautious and it cost me."

“Five Thousand is a lot of money and I was trying to win it.”

Hagin knew his only chance to regain the lead would be a cross-over attempt on the final turn, but it did not work.

“The white flag came out and he did a massive slider,” Hagin recalled. “I tried to cross over but he ended up running me down and there was no where to go."

“He has a lot more experience then I do.”

The auto racing community has been very gracious to provide their support of the Ameri-Flex Challenge and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series. Here are some very special people we wish to say 'Thank You' to:

David Stephenson of D&E Supply & DSO Racing Engines Tom Lorenz of Smiley's Racing Products Dan Musselman of Maxim Racing Doug Schoenfeld of Schoenfeld Headers Jennifer Brotherton Woods of Brodix Pat Grady of Amsoil (Grady Oil) Bob Douglas of Rod End Supply Kerry Gorby of Caney Valley Speedway

And the men that stepped up to the plate in the biggest way...... Corvan and Logan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories

Ameri-Flex Challenge - $5,000-to-win (15 laps)

Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

1, Sean McClelland. 2, Cameron Hagin. 3, Shane Sellers. 4, Whit Gastineau. 5, Zach Chappell. 6, Sheldon Barksdale. 7, Alex Sewell. 8, Tim Kent. 9, Andrew Deal. 10, Johnny Kent. 11, Perry Pickard. 12, Casey Wills. 13, Shayla Waddell. 14, Robert Sellers.

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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: AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going! Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

$5000 To Win Ameri-Flex Challenge This Saturday At Caney Valley Speedway Evening Also Includes A Full Sprint Car Program

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations​

​ Tulsa OK (August 30, 2016) - It was first scribbled on a napkin in a fast food restaurant. From there, it went to a thought that maybe this really could happen with the proper support. After sitting idle for a spell, it found its way into a casual conversation and before the last word was spoken, it was born. 'It' is the Ameri-Flex Challenge, a $5000 to win race that will take place this Saturday night at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. A full sprint car show with heat races and features is on the schedule as well, all of which is sanctioned by the Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS).

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is the title sponsor of the challenge race (and OCRS) which will place 14 cars in the 15-lap affair. 12 cars are locked in by a season long qualification process (via car owner points) while Ameri-Flex will add two selections at the racetrack the day of the race. This will be the largest winning payout in the 15-year history of the series.

The following are the regular drivers for their respective teams that have automatically locked into the race. The order shown is also the order in which the drivers (or their car owners) will draw for their starting position. The drivers selected by Ameri-Flex will draw last. Here are the pre-qualified drivers:

Robert Sellers, Whit Gastineau, Zach Chappell, Sheldon Barksdale, Cameron Hagin, Johnny Kent, Tim Kent, Perry Pickard, Shayla Waddell, Shane Sellers, Alex Sewell and Casey Wills.

The racing industry has been gracious to provide their support of the Ameri-Flex Challenge and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series. Without their support in this event, that paper napkin would have been the end rather than the beginning of this race. Here are some very special people to give thanks to:

David Stephenson of D&E Supply & DSO Racing Engines Tom Lorenz of Smiley's Racing Products Dan Musselman of Maxim Racing Doug Schoenfeld of Schoenfeld Headers Jennifer Brotherton Woods of Brodix Pat Grady of Amsoil (Grady Oil) Bob Douglas of Rod End Supply Kerry Gorby of Caney Valley Speedway

And the men that stepped up to the plate in the biggest way...... Corvan and Logan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories

Caney Valley Speedway will also have their three regular classes of cars racing Saturday night. For the sprint car portion of the program, qualifying heat races will go first followed by the Ameri-Flex Challenge after intermission. If applicable, a sprint car B-Feature followed by the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature. Should a driver sweep the night, the total take could be over $6100 for their efforts. Caney Valley Speedway is just 1 hour north of Tulsa Oklahoma. Race time is set to get underway at 7:30pm.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Who Will Prevail: The battle for the 2016 Harold Leep Championship Trophy is as tight as it comes with so few races left. After the conclusion of the Harold Leep Classic last weekend which was won by Zach Chappell, it is a cluster for the top spot. Whit Gastineau went into the race with a 9 point lead over Robert Sellers and 45 points ahead of Chappell.

Gastineau battled issues and scratched & clawed his way to a 7th place finish. Meanwhile, Sellers took third behind Chappell and Alex Sewell in the HLC race. This resulted in Sellers coming out with a 6-point lead over Gastineau to be the top dog and just a 31-point lead over Chappell. Due to the Ameri-Flex Challenge this Saturday, all teams signing in will receive 50 points across the board. Then its GAME ON for the remainder three races of the season.

Leeping To The Call: To say the Harold Leep Classic has been good to Zach Chappell would be a gross under statement. In last years HLC, Chappell led the most laps until finishing second to Whit Gastineau. Chappell still reeled in $1,902 when lap money was tallied. Last Friday, Chappell led the most laps in the HLC again but took the first place cash pot with it this time for a take of $2,340. This gives Chappell a 2-year take of $4,242 in the HLC race. Guess we know who cant wait for the 2017 HLC.

Tough Debuts: Jonathan Beason and Chris Jensen had tough 2016 debuts with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series. Each fought mechanical issues in their heat races (Jensen failed to start his) and started dead last in the Wesmar Power Parts B-Feature together. Luck failed to change as they were still on the wrong end of the spectrum when checkers fell. Hope to see you guys again soon and keep the faith.

Heck Yea Its Fast: Two weekends ago, Shayla Waddell won at the Salina Highbanks with a motor borrowed by Paul Johnson. Last Weekend, Johnson had the motor back and ran very solid with Matt Sherrell behind the wheel. After Sherrell finished last in the A-1 Machine Shop heat race, the 'Mongoose' went from 12th to 5th in the Wesmar B-Feature and then earned the Action Auto Collision 'Hard Charger' with a 17th to 8th run in the main event. If not for the heat race results that set the team back, their results could have been vastly improved. This has been a good partnership this season.

Free Car Show & Free BBQ This Saturday: In addition to the sprint car races at Caney Valley Speedway Saturday, the 3rd Annual Gary's Garage Car Show & BBQ will take place in Caney (Kansas) as well. The event will be on the business district of HWY 75 near the southern end of town. The car show, will will feature various makes of cars and will be held from 9am - 2pm. Free BBQ will be available sometime after 11am and will be served while supplies last. Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers Shayla Waddell & Zach Chappell will have their sprint cars on display for all to view as well.

The need to know facts for the biggest race in the history of the series:

What: $5,000 To Win Ameri-Flex Challenge PLUS Full Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Program

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday September 3, 2016

Time: Gates open at 4p / Hot laps at 6:30p / Racing begins at 7:00p (OCRS drivers meeting at 5:45p)

Track Phone: (620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Directions: The track is easy to locate, as it is just 0.8 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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Chappell ends frustrating month with convincing win at Outlaw Motor Speedway

Banks Over $2300 In Harold Leep Classic - Robert Sellers takes over points lead

By John Rittenoure

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (August 26, 2016) - The past month has been a little frustrating for Zach Chappell. Engine problems resulted in some disappointing finishes and it eventually cost him the Ameri-Flex / OCRS points lead.

But those problems might be in the past now. Chappell drove his Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / EW Equipment World / DSO Racing Engines / Maxim sprinter into the lead near the halfway point and pulled away to win his second Ameri-Flex / OCRS feature of the season Friday during the Harold Leep Classic presented by Suchy Transmissions at Outlaw Motor Speedway. In the process, Chappell earned over $2300 for his efforts.

“I can't thank David Stephenson enough for this DSO engine. It is a rocket ship,” Chappell said following his victory. “He helped us all last week to iron out the problems. We did a little fine tuning in the shop and it just came to life.

“It is just parts failure. But finally we are on the right track.”

The past month hit rock bottom for Chappell when he blew and engine and fell to third in the standings on July 31 at Lawton Speedway.

“We hurt a motor and sent it to the shop then blew a motor at Lawton,” Chappell said. “Every since that we have been trying to get out of this hole we are in.”

Sheldon Barksdale set the early pace in the 25-lapper with Andrew Deal and Robert Sellers giving chase for the first four laps. Sellers passed Deal for second on a lap five restart and Chappell charged into third on lap six. On lap 10 Chappell got around Sellers for second. After a lap 12 restart Chappell challenged Barksdale and took away the lead.

Chappell led the remaining laps pulling away from the field.

“We started seventh and you start that far back it is hard to pass these guys,” Chappell said. “They don’t give you an inch."

“The longer we went, the car just got better and better and we got to pull away from everybody.”

Sellers fell back to third when Alex Sewell passed him on lap 14. Sewell finished second ahead of Sellers. Danny Smith climbed to fourth and Deal held on for fifth.

The finish tightened up the Ameri-Flex / OCRS points race and resulted in a new leader. Whit Gastineau suffered engine problems and was only able to finish seventh. That allowed Sellers to move on top of the standings by just six points dropping Gastineau to second. Chappell is third just 31 back of Sellers.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Outlaw Motor Speedway, Muskogee, Okla. Friday, August 26, 2016

Car count: 28

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 2, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 4, 87F-Brian McClelland[5]. 5, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 6, 53-Brett Wilson[4]. DNS: 88-Chris Jensen[7].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 7F-Andrew Deal[1]. 2, 1-Sean McClelland[2]. 3, 4J-Jamie Passmore[5]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[3]. 5, 30-Joseph Miller[4]. 6, 22-David Stephenson[7]. 7, 5X-Matt Sherrell[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 8-Alex Sewell[2]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 3, 8M-Kade Morton[6]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[5]. 5, 88S-Shayla Waddell[7]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[1]. 7, 9$-Kyle Clark[3].

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Heat (8 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[4]. 3, 5$-Danny Smith[7]. 4, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[2]. 5, 78-Steve Smith[6]. 6, 36-Jonathan Beason[1]. 7, 7M-Chance Morton[3]. (DQ).

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 8 transfer)

1, 87F-Brian McClelland[1]. 2, 88S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 3, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 4, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 5, 5X-Matt Sherrell[12]. 6, 53-Brett Wilson[10]. 7, 7M-Chance Morton[16]. 8, 79-Tim Kent[4]. 9, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[5]. 10, 22-David Stephenson[9]. 11, 9$-Kyle Clark[13]. 12, 30-Joseph Miller[7]. 13, 36-Jonathan Beason[14]. 14, 22T-Frank Taft[11]. 15, 88-Chris Jensen[15]. DNS: 78-Steve Smith[8].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[7]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[4]. 4, 5$-Danny Smith[6]. 5, 7F-Andrew Deal[3]. 6, 55-Johnny Kent[8]. 7, 2W-Whit Gastineau[15]. 8, 5X-Matt Sherrell[17]. 9, 4J-Jamie Passmore[11]. 10, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 11, 53-Brett Wilson[18]. 12, 88S-Shayla Waddell[14]. 13, 8M-Kade Morton[2]. 14, 87F-Brian McClelland[13]. 15, 4-Shane Sellers[16]. 16, 5-Cameron Hagin[12]. 17, 1-Sean McClelland[10]. 18, 79-Tim Kent[20]. 19, 7M-Chance Morton[19]. 20, P78-Perry Pickard[9].

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-11; Zach Chappell 12-25.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Robert Sellers

A1 Machine Heat: Andrew Deal

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Alex Sewell

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Heat: Sheldon Barksdale

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Chance Morton

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Matt Sherrell +9

Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Brian McClelland

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Morgan Fletcher

Rod End Supply Recipients: Andrew Deal, Jamie Passmore, Shane Sellers

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: www.dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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: AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going! Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Harold Leep Classic Presented by Suchy Transmissions
Friday at Outlaw Motor Speedway

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (August 22, 2016) - The Harold Leep Classic presented by Suchy Transmissions is one of the biggest events on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule and this special event takes place this Friday night at the Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha Oklahoma. This event honors of one of the greatest open wheel racers of all time. Leep, who is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, passed away in 2014. Leep's legacy as a champion driver will live on forever. One of the more remarkable achievements in his career was in 1969 when Leep won 3 championships in a single season. The tracks were Tulsa Speedway, State Fair Speedway (Oklahoma City) and 81 Speedway (Wichita KS.).

One of Leep's car owners throughout the years was Pat Suchy who had a successful transmission / automotive repair business. Suchy is also being honored hence his former business as the presenting title sponsor. As with last years running of the HLC, there will be additional cash on the line as the drivers will be racing for an extra $2500 that will be distributed in increments to the top 3 drivers per lap. These funds have been raised by a variety of sponsors who wish to assist in making the HLC the great event that it is. In the 2015 edition of the HLC, Zach Chappell won over $1,000 in lap money alone despite loosing the race to Whit Gastineau who collected a good deal of lap cash himself that night.

As if all this wasn't big enough, there is the series championship point battle in play where Gastineau leads defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers by just 9 points. Chappell sits third just 45 points behind Gastineau and only 36 points behind Sellers. With only 5 events left on the schedule, there is no room for error for these drivers and with 3 drivers so closely locked together, it is possible the fight for the Harold Leep Championship trophy will go down to the final event.

Nutz' n' Boltz'

Hustlin' The Highbanks:
Shayla Waddell's victory last Saturday night was her second Ameri-Flex / OCRS victory of her career. Waddell banked $1500 for the win, her largest sprint car payday. The team borrowed a motor from car owner Paul Johnson just to make the show as their own motor is in need of service. Waddell's first career win was also at the Highbanks in 2012. The track suits Waddell well as the young lady now has a career total of 7 top ten finishes on the fastest track on the schedule. What is amazing is the fact of those seven top tens, six of those are top fives!

Paying Tribute To BC:
Brett Wilson paid a cool tribute to Bryan Clauson by sporting a large picture of BC in his Cancer Treatment of America number 17 car on the top nose wing of the Wilson Gang Artworks number 53 sprinter. We are all going to miss BC and the gesture made by the Wilson camp was quite sincere and heartfelt.

Almost Like Last Time:
Chance and Kade Morton returned to Ameri-Flex / OCRS action for the first time since a Labor Day weekend event at the Caney Valley Speedway last year. In that race at Caney, Chance was 7th and Kade 10th. In last Saturday's event at the Highbanks, Chance was once again 7th (from 15th) and Kade was 11th (from 21st). Just one spot of being identical. Ya'll come back now ya hear?

More Ford Power:
When Joseph Miller brought his Ford motor out a few weeks ago, he became the only Ameri-Flex / OCRS regular to have a Ford under the hood. Lawton Speedway regular Nick Bates uses a Ford and competes with the series when his schedule allows. Last Saturday, Steve Smith had a Ford in his car from the Kevin Pickard camp and registered his first top 10 finish with the series with it. Is this now a Ford invasion in the making?

Being Lucky Is A Wonderful Thing:
Whit Gastineau was the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger at Salina having finished 4th from 16th. He needed that charge to hold onto the point lead for the chase of the Harold Leep Championship Trophy. Gastineau can thank his lucky stars he didn't wind up seeing stars on the way home. Upon general post race maintenance, Gastineau found severe stress cracks in one of the front wheel hubs that could have sent him on a space shuttle ride. Of course its not a good thing to have your hub snap at speed, but the Highbanks is the one place you dont want snapping wheel hubs. Skills are good to have, Luck is sometimes better.

Checkout the itinerary For the Harold Leep Classic This Friday:

What: Harold Leep Classic Featuring The Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars
When: Friday August 26,2016
Where: Outlaw Motor Speedway / Oktaha, Oklahoma.

Time: Gates open at 5pm / Hot Laps at 7:00 / Racing starts 7:30pm / OCRS Drivers Meeting is at 6:30pm

Track Phone: (918) 687-7077
Promoter Chris Smith: (918) 625-6200

Tickets: $15 / Seniors & Military $8 / 6-12 yrs $5 / 5 & under Free

Website: www.outlawmotorspeedway.net

Directions: The speedway is located directly on Highway 69 just 11 miles south of Muskogee.

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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Waddell picks up her 2nd career OCRS victory where it all started

Borrows Paul Johnson engine in time to make the Salina show

By John Rittenoure

Salina, Okla. (August 20, 2016) - Four years ago Shayla Waddell picked up her first OCRS victory at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. It was May 12th, 2012 to be exact. So it was only fitting that Salina would be the site of her second career victory.

Saturday, Waddell started outside front row and drove a flawless 25 laps to become the eighth different Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS winner of the 2016 season.

“We have been wanting one since the last time we won,” Waddell said thinking back to that first victory.

And she could not thank another car owner, Paul Johnson, enough for making the night possible. Johnson, owns the 5x sprinter that has been driven most recently by Matt Sherrell. Johnson loaned Waddell an engine in the 11th hour.

“I have to thank Paul Johnson,” Waddell said. “He let us borrow it when we found out we had an issue with ours during the week. We scrambled and Nick (Newton) was able to hook that deal up and we put it in last night. If it weren’t for that we would not have been here.”

With the Johnson power plant under the hood, Waddell started her night off with only a fifth place finish in the Drive Shaft Inc. heat, but advanced enough through the field to get the eighth and final redraw position.

“I had a lot of luck going my way tonight with the redraw,” Waddell said. “We were not stellar in the heat race.”

However, that quickly changed in the feature. After drawing the number two pill, Waddell started on the front row and beat pole sitter Alex Sewell into the early lead.

“I would have thought the bottom was where you would want to start, but when we started going, I was surprised,” Waddell said. “The car was perfect. All I had to do was not mess up. The motor was great.”

The key to victory was a last minute decision on the chassis setup.

“We were trying to decide what to do with it,” Waddell said of the sprint cars handling. “I did not want to be too tight or too loose. We had it tightened up but right before we went out, we changed our mind and went back to what we had in the heat race.”

While Waddell was setting the pace, several drivers moved into second with hopes of a run at the 88s sprinter. Zach Chappell passed Sewell for second on lap two only to give way to Sean McClelland a lap later. McClelland held the spot for eight laps then Robert Sellers pedaled past. Sellers closed in but was not able to challenge. However, Sellers did give Waddell a bumper tap on a lap 23 restart. But Waddell held her ground.

“I felt a little bump, but it kind of got me going,” she said.

“There at the end I could hear someone behind me and I knew they would be all over me. I thought it might be Robert or Shane but I did not know. I knew I could not mess up. I was able to keep it on the bottom and I knew they would not be able to get around me."

“Luckily, I was able to get by lapped traffic pretty quick.”

When the checkered fell Sellers settled for second, McClelland was third, Whit Gastineau climbed from 16th to finish fourth to earn the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger award, and Chappell picked up fifth.

The win moved Waddell from ninth to seventh in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS point standings.

Waddell appreciates her crew chief and the sponsors that make her racing possible and wanted to be sure they knew it.

“I definitely got to thank Nick Newton,” she said of her crew chief. “He has as much a part of this as any of us do."

“I want to thank Cure SMA, Diana McDowell Motorsports, PM Pro LLC, ANW Custom Designs, Maxima Racing Oils, TS Construction, Production Engine and Pump and Red Rock Distributing.”

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Salina Highbanks Speedway, Salina, Okla. Saturday, August 20, 2016

Car count: 22

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 5-Cameron Hagin[1]. 2, 53-Brett Wilson[3]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[7]. 4, 007-Michael Bookout[2]. 5, 88S-Shayla Waddell[8]. 6, 01-Lee Wade[6]. 7, 11-Michael Tyre[4]. 8, 78-Steve Smith[5].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 8-Alex Sewell[3]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[1]. 3, 4J-Jamie Passmore[4]. 4, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 5, 79-Tim Kent[5]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[2]. 7, 30-Joseph Miller[7].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]. 2, 1-Sean McClelland[4]. 3, 84-Alex DeCamp[2]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[6]. 5, 7M-Chance Morton[3]. 6, 2W-Whit Gastineau[7]. 7, 8M-Kade Morton[5].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 88S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[6]. 3, 1-Sean McClelland[4]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[16]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]. 6, 4J-Jamie Passmore[9]. 7, 7M-Chance Morton[15]. 8, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[11]. 9, 007-Michael Bookout[13]. 10, 78-Steve Smith[20]. 11, 8M-Kade Morton[21]. 12, 01-Lee Wade[17]. 13, 53-Brett Wilson[8]. 14, 79-Tim Kent[14]. 15, 55-Johnny Kent[7]. 16, 30-Joseph Miller[18]. 17, 4-Shane Sellers[10]. 18, 11-Michael Tyre[19]. 19, 8-Alex Sewell[1]. 20, 5-Cameron Hagin[5]. 21, 84-Alex DeCamp[12]. 22, P78-Perry Pickard[22].

Lap Leaders: Shayla Waddell 1-25.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Cameron Hagin

A1 Machine Heat: Alex Sewell

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Zach Chappell

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Cameron Hagin

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Whit Gastineau +12

Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Kade Morton

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Lee Wade

Rod End Supply Recipients: Zach Chappell, Michael Bookout, Johnny Kent

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: www.dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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: AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going! Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Final Stop At Salina Highbanks This Saturday USMTS Modifieds Also On The Dockett

Tulsa OK (August 16, 2016) - The third and final stop for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars to perform blistering speed around the Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2016 takes place this Saturday night. The program will also feature the USMTS modified series and racing action is set to fire off at 7pm.

There is a HUGE battle brewing in the chase for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy as Whit Gastineau goes into the Salina event with an extremely slim 18 point point lead over defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers. Sitting in the third position is the the former points leader, Zach Chappell who himself is just a mere 29 points behind Sellers. Needing a little luck to fully get into the mix but within striking distance of doing so, is Sheldon Barksdale, who is only 69 markers from catching Chappell for third.

This weekends event at the Salina Highbanks could be a pivotal point towards the championship chase or it's slightly possible the point race could tighten up even further. With those triple digit heat indexes taking a sabbatical for the time being, it will be a very comfortable evening for outdoor recreational events. For those that still may prefer the comfort of being inside at this point of the summer, the Salina Highbanks has a fantastic VIP indoor area that is top notch. Contact the track for details.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

East vs West: For as long as Tulsa and Oklahoma City had their racetracks, it was considered an east vs. west situation when cars from both areas ran together. With each city loosing their tracks over time, the east vs. west rivalry still manages to live on. Sheldon Barksdale has won the prior 2 meetings at the Highbanks this season while Shane Sellers took the lone Salina event last season as 2 events were rained out. Both are 'western' pilots as they hail from the Oklahoma City vicinity. In 2014, 'eastern' drivers took charge as Brain McClelland and Alex DeCamp took the 3 events held at the Highbanks. DeCamp won twice. Thus in the last 6 outings at the Highbanks, its a draw. Will it be west holding court again or will east be the beast?

Going for the Three Pack: Sheldon Barksdale will be gunning for his 3rd straight win in a single season at the Salina Highbanks. Should Barksdale accomplish the trifecta, the man with the most victories in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series this season (5) would accomplish this remarkable feat since....... Nobody. They say there's a first time for everything. Will he do it?

Somebody Get This Monkey Off My Back: Zach Chappell took the lead in the point standings with a runner-up finish to Barksdale at Salina on May 14th. The next week, Chappell won at the Longdale Speedway. In the next four events, of which the last of those four was back at Salina on July 9th, Chappell was never out of the top five. Since then, Chappell has fallen on hard times with finishes of 8th, 12th, 10th and a blown motor in a heat race that sidelined him the rest of the night at Lawton Speedway on July 30th. He fell to third in points after that night. Chappell may roll into Salina with 4 leaf clovers and rabbits feet stuffed in his pockets. Either that or he will have a bowl of Lucky Charms before he hits the racing surface.

As We Addressed Last Time: In the last Nutz n' Boltz column leading into the July 30th event at Lawton, we mentioned that Gary Owens does his share of winning for the part-timer that he is. We stated: "Should Owens win an A-Feature with the remaining events left, he will extend his streak to four years in a row with victory lane hardware". It was a late night due to Mother Nature but Owens wasn't looking at the clock as he proceeded to win the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature. Next year its the "Drive For Five".

Get Ready..... It's Coming: It's been the talk of the season and the Ameri-Flex Challenge is oh so close. The good news for the fans of the Salina Highbanks is you dont have to miss it. The $5,000 to win dash race (15-laps) is on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway and the Salina Highbanks is off that night. There will also be a complete sprint show on the program as well. We are looking forward to seeing everyone pack the stands for the Ameri-Flex Challenge on September 3rd!

The things you need to know to come FEEL THE THUNDER.........

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars + USMTS Modifieds and support classes

When: Saturday August 20, 2016

Where: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Oklahoma

Time: Gates open at 5pm (pit gates 3 pm) / Hot laps at 6:30pm / Racing begins at 7pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 5:45pm)

Tickets: Adult General Admission: $20 / Seniors: $15 / Kids: $10 (6yrs & under free) / Pit Pass: $35

Vip & Beer Garden Reservations: Contact David Edwards at: (918) 864-7337

Location: Racetrack sits directly on Highway 20 between Pryor and Salina.

Track Phone: (918) 434-RACE (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.com

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 Just 3 Weeks Away

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (August 11, 2016) - The $5,000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge is just 3 weeks away. What began as a quest just to qualify for this special event back in March is nearing a conclusion. With the recent removal of one race date on the schedule prior to the challenge race, this leaves just two more events prior to the September 3rd extravaganza at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas.

The Salina Highbanks Speedway will host the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series on August 20th near Lake Hudson. After a tussle with the Highbanks, the following week will see the series compete in the Harold Leep Classic presented by Suchy Transmissions on August 26th at the Outlaw Motor Speedway. The HLC will serve as the last event prior to the Ameri-Flex Challenge. Throughout the racing season, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series, in conjunction with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories, placed a qualifying system to automatically lock in 12 car owners for their drivers to compete in the challenge race.

After the conclusion of the last points race at the Lawton Speedway on July 30th and along with the aforementioned removal of one date ahead of the Ameri-Flex Challenge, there are officially 11 car owners who have solidified their place in the big dance. The final position can be secured easily as Alex Sewell just needs to start one of the last two events to qualify for the $5,000 to win event.

Once the complete 12 lock-ins are set, Corvan & Logan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories will select two at large selections to be placed into a 14 car field. The car owners will then have their starting positions set by a blind draw. In other words, pill number one is on the pole position, pill number two is outside front row, pill number 3 inside row two and so on. The race is 15-laps.

The winner will bank a cool $5,000, the largest ever winning pay out for a champ sprint race. The remaining finishing positions will earn cash and/or prizes as well, mostly due to the generous offerings of the Caney Valley Speedway and multiple sponsors that have invested into the Ameri-Flex Challenge. These sponsors include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Caney Valley Speedway Dyno Services of Oklahoma Amsoil Brodix Maxim Racing Schoenfeld Headers Smiley's Racing Products Rod End Supply

To view complete Ameri-Flex Challenge standings and rules, go to: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

It's about to real serious, real fast, so mark it down......

Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas September 3, 2016 Ameri-Flex Challenge $5000 TO WIN!!!

Plus: Complete sprint show involving heats and an A-Feature will be held also. Someone could leave Kansas with over $6100 in their pocket!

 

 

August 19th Event @ Southern Oklahoma Speedway Removed From Ameri-Flex / OCRS Schedule Alternative Date Being Sought

Tulsa OK (August 8, 2016) - The previously scheduled date of August 19th for the appearance of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore Oklahoma has been removed from the calendar. Principals from the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series and the Southern Oklahoma Speedway are looking into options as to when a possible make-up date could be utilized. In the meantime......

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is set to perform at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway on Friday September 16th as previously scheduled. This will be the first night of a doubleheader weekend as the series moves to the Brill Motor Speedway on Saturday September 17th.

The next event for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will be at the Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday August 20th.

Note: Southern Oklahoma Speedway will have racing action on August 19th with additional sprint car classes on their schedule. To view the track's schedule, visit their website at: www.southernoklahomaspeedway.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, 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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Owens in the right place at the right time to win at Lawton

2nd place finish moves Gastineau into series points lead

By John Rittenoure

Lawton, Okla. (July 30, 2016) - Gary Owens was in the right place at the right time to surprise Whit Gastineau with a turn four pass and win his first Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car feature of the season Saturday at Lawton Speedway behind the wheel of his Fields Pecan Pies and Owens Sand and Gravel sponsored Eagle sprinter.

Late afternoon thunderstorms threatened to cancel the show, but Lawton's track crew and racers pitched in to get the track surface packed resulting in a fast track.

Gastineau started on the pole next to Cameron Hagin. By the end of the first lap, Gastineau was in the lead. Owens, who started fifth, wasted little time taking over second after a lap two restart and reeled Gastineau in. On lap 8 Owens made a run at Gastineau with a turn four move to the inside that forced Gastineau to dart to the right. Owens crossed the line with the lead and pulled away for his fifth OCRS career victory.

Gastineau ran the remaining 17 laps in second where he finished ahead of Sheldon Barksdale who moved to third on lap 16. B main winner Robert Sellers charged from 13th starting position to finish fourth while front row starter Cameron Hagin held on to round out the top five.

Sellers was the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient advancing nine spots in the feature.

While Owens won the 25-lapper, Gastineau climbed into the points lead with his runner-up finish. Sellers moved into second and Zach Chappell fell from first to third.

The race for the Harold Leep Championship trophy is tight as Gastineau leads Sellers by just 18 points while Chappell is 47 points behind Gastineau after suffering a blown engine in his heat race. Chappell was not able to start the B main and was the recipient of the D&E Supply Hard Luck award.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Okla.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Car count: 27

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 2, 30-Joseph Miller[1]. 3, 21-Brandon Jennings[5]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[2]. 5, 54-Michael Gossman[6]. 6, 20-Justin Mowry[4]. 7, 3G-Jeff Garnett[7].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 33-Gary Owens[6]. 2, 88S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 3, 32-Jerry Bruner[7]. 4, 10K-Kyle Ezell[5]. 5, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[3]. 6, 11-Nick Bates[2]. 7, 55-Johnny Kent[4].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 5-Cameron Hagin[1]. 2, 911-Mike Baker[2]. 3, 76H-TJ Honkomp[3]. 4, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 5, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[4]. 6, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[5]. 7, 01-Chris Cochran[7].

OCRS Heat (8 laps)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 3, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[4]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[5]. 5, 24-T.J. Herrell[3]. 6, 50Z-Zach Chappell[6].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 8 transfer)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 2, 10K-Kyle Ezell[2]. 3, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[6]. 4, 24-T.J. Herrell[8]. 5, 54-Michael Gossman[5]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[7]. 7, 55-Johnny Kent[14]. 8, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[11]. 9, 11-Nick Bates[10]. 10, 3G-Jeff Garnett[13]. 11, 01-Chris Cochran[15]. 12, 20-Justin Mowry[9]. DNS: 32-Jerry Bruner, 79-Tim Kent, 50Z-Zach Chappell.

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 33-Gary Owens[5]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[13]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 6, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[10]. 7, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 8, 10K-Kyle Ezell[14]. 9, 31-Casey Wills[11]. 10, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[15]. 11, 76H-TJ Honkomp[12]. 12, 55-Johnny Kent[19]. 13, 24-T.J. Herrell[16]. 14, 54-Michael Gossman[17]. 15, 911-Mike Baker[8]. 16, 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 17, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[18]. 18, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[20]. 19, 30-Joseph Miller[7]. 20, 21-Brandon Jennings[9].

Lap Leaders: Whit Gastineau 1-7; Gary Owens, 8-25.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Shane Sellers

A1 Machine Shop Heat: Gary Owens

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Cameron Hagin

OCRS Heat: Whit Gastineau

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Zach Chappell

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger: Robert Sellers +9

Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Robert Sellers

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Nick Bates

Rod End Supply Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Casey Wills, Mike Baker

DSO Racing Engines Lucky 7 Recipient: Shane Sellers

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: www.dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:
AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!
Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

www.ocrsracing.com

 

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Update
"The Clock Is Ticking"

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (July 28, 2016) - The build up has taken place since the first event of the season and now the $5,000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge is vastly approaching. This week we announce for the first time, the teams that have secured a few of the 12 automatic lock-in positions for this special race. Here are the car owners and their drivers that have secured the right to be in the Ameri-Flex Challenge starting field at the Caney Valley Speedway on September 3rd:

1) David Chappell / Zach Chappell
2) Whit Gastineau / Whit Gastineau
3) David Moss / Robert Sellers
4) Richard Barksdale / Sheldon Barksdale
5) Hagin Racing / Cameron Hagin

There are those who are extremely close to officially locking into the field as well. With just a few events left on the schedule prior to the Ameri-Flex Challenge, as each remaining event is held and the maximum number of available qualifying points are slowly depleted, the chances of making the field for some are becoming slimmer with each passing week.

The teams that are currently sitting in a prime seat for the additional seven lock-in spots include (Owner / Driver):

Johnny W. Kent / Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent
Tom Pickard / Perry Pickard
Casey Wills / Casey Wills
Tim Kent / Tim Kent
Andy Sewell / Alex Sewell
Waddell Racing / Shayla Waddell
Steve Schmidt / Shane Sellers

The situation is simple for these listed teams. Each will make the automatic qualifying spots just by attending the final few events leading up the the Ameri-Flex Challenge race. However, as we all know in racing, stuff happens. Blown motors sidelining a team, totaling out a car in a crash, the depletion of funds to run a team, as well as other unexpected happenings can derail the best of intentions.

It's all a part of the sport. Should anything happen to just one team, that could kick open the door for another team to slide into play. To view the AFC point standings and the AFC rules, go to www.ocrsracing.com and click on the Ameri-Flex Challenge ad at the top of the home page.

Ameri-Flex Challenge Facts:
The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5,000 going to the winner. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

The Ameri-Flex Challenge features a ​superb list​
of sponsors that without them, this event could not take place. Whenever possible, please do business with those that support the very sport we have all come to enjoy. These gracious companies and entities include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories
Caney Valley Speedway
Dyno Services of Oklahoma
Amsoil
Brodix
Maxim Racing
Schoenfeld Headers
Smiley's Racing Products
Rod End Supply

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Tour Goes To Lawton For Final Time Saturday

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (July 26, 2016) - The third and final trek down Interstate 44 into the deep southwestern part of Oklahoma will take place this Saturday as the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car tour makes its final appearance of 2016 at the Lawton Speedway. Waiting for the invaders will be the Lawton Speedway stalwarts looking to defend their home track.

While series regulars Sheldon Barksdale and Robert Sellers have taken the first two events on the 1/4-mile track in 2016, it was the third event of 2015 when local driver Cody Wampler of Walters Oklahoma took it to the travelers when he pulled off the upset to win one for the home team.

Homies such as Kyle Ezell (5-time Lawton winner in 2016), Joe Bob Lee, Shawn Bloomquist, TJ Herrell, Koby Barksdale, Morgan Fletcher and Jerry Bruner look to make trouble for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS gang. Gary Owens, who splits time between Lawton and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is a strong force to be reckoned with as well.

In addition to Barksdale and R. Sellers, the series will send the likes of Shane Sellers, Johnny Kent, Shayla Waddell, Cameron Hagin and Perry Pickard along with series points leader Zach Chappell and last weekends winner Whit Gastineau for the call to action among others.

Gates will open at 5:30pm. Racing action will start at 8:30pm

Nutz n' Boltz

43 - 8 - 3 - 1: After last weekends action at Oklahoma Sports Park, only 43 points separate 3 drivers for the lone Harold Leep Championship Trophy with just 8 races remaining. Zach Chappell, Whit Gastineau and Robert Sellers are all embattled. With 2 missed events, Sheldon Barksdale is 146 points from being the leader. He will need to keep his hot streak alive and get some help from the trio he's chasing to steal a title. Will 8 races be enough to fight his way through?

Saw Checkers Again: Perry Pickard of Edmond Oklahoma won his third career heat race when he went wire to wire in the Drive Shaft Inc. Heat at Oklahoma Sports Park this past Saturday. Pickard won his first heat race in 2014 and won his second earlier this season at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. Heats racing figured out, Pickard is now hunting for that elusive A-Feature score. It will be a wild victory lane the day he breaks through. Count on that.

Part Time Racer - Full Time Winner: Gary Owens has yet to run a full schedule with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series as he averages about 6 events a year. In 2015, Owens found 10 dates to come out and play with the series. Should Owens win an A-Feature with the remaining events left, he will extend his streak to four years in a row with victory lane hardware. The ratio of races entered to wins collected make Owens one of the serious threats to win each time out.

Wanna Get Paid? - Look This Way: Last week, the officials of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series and the Salina Highbanks Speedway increased the purse for the August 20th date at the fastest track on the schedule. The winner of that event will now bank $1500. Add all the remaining events on the schedule (including this weeks event at the Lawton Speedway) and there is $16,500 on the table for just the winners! This excludes any lap money to be earned at the Harold Leep Classic where over $1200 can be pocketed. All this makes for an average of just under $2,000 per victory to close out the season. Anyone have a spare deposit slip?

Thank You Fans: In a world where auto racing at all levels are working feverishly to succeed, multiple promoters along the Ameri-Flex / OCRS trail have informed series officials that their crowds have been some of the best of the season when the series came calling. We wish to say "Thank You" to all the fans that support our series and the venues of which we travel. Your participation will have a lot to say about the future of our sport.

Here is your Lawton Speedway notes of interest so grab a pen............

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars at Lawton Speedway (with support classes)

When: Saturday July 30, 2016

Where: Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Okla.

Time: Gates open at 5:30 p.m. / Hot Laps 8:00pm, Races Start at 8:30pm (Ameri-Flex/OCRS Drivers Meeting @ 7:30pm)

Phone: (580) 355-6417

Website: www.lawtonspeedway.com

Track location: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard. 
Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. 
Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the racetrack.

If coming from the south of Lawton: 
Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. 
Go north onto Sheridan Road. 
Racetrack will be approx. 5 miles.

 

 

Gastineau wins in convincing fashion at Oklahoma Sports Park

By John Rittenoure

Ada Okla. (July 23, 2016) - Last week, Whit Gastineau felt like he let an Ameri-Flex / OCRS victory get away when he lost by 0.138 second margin to Sheldon Barksdale at Humboldt Speedway.

Saturday, Gastineau made sure that did not happen again with a start-to-finish run to victory in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS main event at Oklahoma Sports Park.

Gastineau led all 25 laps in his Shell Rocket Lube sponsored Wesmar powered Maxim chassis to win by a two second margin over second place Robert Sellers and pick up his third victory of the season.

“We have had a good car all year, but I felt we should have won at Humboldt,” Gastineau recalled when asked about the week before.

Gastineau started outside of pole sitter Perry Pickard and quickly powered into the first lap lead. Gastineau quickly built a straight lead and was never challenged.

“I was kind of waiting for a caution but they got strung out,” Gastineau said of his early lead. “i just tried to keep my momentum up and do what I could.

“The car was good and we run good here.”

A look back to last year bears that out. Gastineau won twice at OSP in 2015 (July 25, Sept. 12).

Pickard held down second in the race for the first four laps before Sellers took over the runner-up position. Sellers could not catch Gastineau and was followed across the finish line by Shane Sellers for a third place finish. Barksdale picked up fourth and Shayla Waddell rounded out the top five. Pickard ended up in sixth.

Barksdale was the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger of the night while Brandon Haddad was the D&E Supply Hard Luck recipient.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada, Okla.
Saturday July 23, 2016

Car count: 16

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 3, 88S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 4, 5X-Matt Sherrell[4]. 5, 55-Johnny Kent[5]. 6, 17H-Brandon Haddad[6].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 33-Gary Owens[3]. 3, 79-Tim Kent[5]. 4, 8J-James Fabian[4]. 5, 30-Joseph Miller[2].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin[1]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 5, 20-Brandon Jennings[5].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[5]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[7]. 5, 88S-Shayla Waddell[6]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 7, 79-Tim Kent[8]. 8, 5-Cameron Hagin[9]. 9, 5X-Matt Sherrell[10]. 10, 50Z-Zach Chappell[12]. 11, 30-Joseph Miller[14]. 12, 8J-James Fabian[11]. 13, 33-Gary Owens[4]. 14, 55-Johnny Kent[13]. 15, 20-Brandon Jennings[15]. 16, 17H-Brandon Haddad[16]. (DNS).

Lap Leaders: Whit Gastineau, 1-25.

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Perry Pickard

A1 Machine Shop Heat: Sheldon Barksdale

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Shane Sellers

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Brandon Haddad

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Sheldon Barksdale +3

WESMAR Power Parts Recipient: Joseph Miller

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: James Fabian

Rod End Supply Recipients: Shayla Waddell, Matt Sherrell, Brandon Jennings

DSO Racing Engines Lucky 7 Recipient: Tim Kent

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Report

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (July 21, 2016) - The number two is a fitting theme for this edition of the Ameri-Flex Challenge Report for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series. TWO events were conducted last weekend in a Kansas doubleheader (see ocrsracing.com for complete recaps) and TWO car owners exited the standings for the 12 automatic lock-in spots thus opening the door for TWO other car owners to enter.

Waddell Racing with driver Shayla Waddell and Steve Schmidt with driver Shane Sellers move into positions 11 & 12 respectively in this edition of the Ameri-Flex Challenge Report. The remaining 10 lock-in teams are solidifying their automatic qualifying claim with each passing week.

Including this Saturday's event at the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma, there are just five events left to qualify for the Ameri-Flex Challenge to be held on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway. In looking at the proverbial crystal ball, this weeks 12 lock-in teams have a high likelihood of being the teams who get to play ball come Labor Day Weekend. However, with just the right circumstances, one or two spots could change but the percentages of that happening after this weekends results are vastly decreasing.

With each passing event, Ameri-Flex / OCRS officials are getting more inquiries from teams and fans regarding this special event. Mark this one on your calendars as it will be an event not seen in this region in prior years. It will also be the highest payday for an Ameri-Flex / OCRS event in series history!

The Ameri-Flex Challenge features a ​superb list​ of sponsors that without them, this event could not take place. These gracious companies and entities include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Caney Valley Speedway Dyno Services of Oklahoma Amsoil Brodix Maxim Racing Schoenfeld Headers Smiley's Racing Products Rod End Supply

The current standings for the 12 automatic qualifiers per car owner (and driver) for the week ending 7/16/16 is as follows:

1) David Chappell (Zach Chappell) 1201 pts. 2) Whit Gastineau (Self) 1138 pts. 3) David Moss (Robert Sellers) 1132 pts. 4) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale) 1034 pts. 5) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin) 867 pts. 6) Casey Wills (Self) 796 pts. 7) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent) 721 pts. 8) Tom Pickard (Perry Pickard) 522 pts. 9) Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell) 823 pts. 10) Tim Kent (Self) 624 pts. 11) Waddell Racing (Shayla Waddell) 634 12) Steve Schmidt (Shane Sellers) 578

Note: Point standings above reflect rule qualifications for the Ameri-Flex Challenge based on attendance percentage criteria. Teams making a 75% (or more) attendance are slotted first. Next are the teams that have made 70-74%. The percentage continues at a 5% attendance adjustment until 12 'lock-in' qualifiers are set.

The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5,000 going to the winner. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

www.ocrsracing.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Return To Oklahoma Sports Park Saturday

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (July 20, 2016) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars return to the ultra fast Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada, Oklahoma for another round of racing action on the 4/10-mile track. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series was last seen on OSP's soil on May 7th for the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial, which was won by Sheldon Barksdale. At the time, it was Barksdale's second win of the year. Barksdale has since made 3 more trips to victory lane to lead the series with five wins.

Robert Sellers was a runner-up to Barksdale that evening in May, but Sellers has tallied 2 wins of his own since then including last Saturday's affair at the Caney Valley Speedway in Kansas. Owasso Oklahoma's Matt Sherrell finished third at the HLJM and is an expected participant this go around as well. Sherrell, who has been awol from the series for a few years, is running a limited schedule for car owner Paul Johnson in 2016.

Zach Chappell continues to lead the chase for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy since he took over the top spot a few weeks ago. Chappell had a tough night at Caney Valley when he clipped an infield tire and failed to finish. His closest adversary, Whit Gastineau, spun to a stop to avoid hitting Chappell harder than he did. Gastineau was able to chop 10 points off the separation which now stands at 63 points (1,201 - 1,138).

The battle for the second spot is much tighter as Robert Sellers closed to within 6 points of Gastineau with his recent win (1,138-1,132). Barksdale is fourth at 1,034 points with Cameron Hagin next with 867. The balance of the top ten sees Alex Sewell 6th with 823 markers followed by Casey Wills (796), Johnny Kent (721), Shayla Waddell (634) and Tim Kent with 624 points.

Nutz n' Boltz:

Go Ahead - Take a Guess: The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series has been going to OSP in the month of July since 2007 with the exception of no July events in 2008-2009. In those July races (7 total), only two drivers have more than one win at OSP in July. Whit Gastineau took checkers in 2011 & 2015 and Jamie Passmore scored in 2010 & 2012. Other July victors are: Chris Burns (2007), Shane Sellers (2013) & Andrew Deal (2014). Got a guess this year? Good Luck with that.

My Ride Fits Me Better: Jamie Passmore showed up at Humboldt Speedway last Friday in brother Glen's number 69 sprinter. Passmore ran a respectable fifth. We say respectable because for most, a top five finish is.... unless your Jamie Passmore, a solid night. Passmore scoffs at anything less than top three. Well, not literally, but it's where he is normally found. The 4-time series champion brought his normally numbered 4J car to Caney Valley and was just beaten out for the win by Robert Sellers by less than a yard stick.

Solid Weekend: Alex Sewell had a very solid weekend for the cars that did not score a win in last weekends doubleheader in Kansas. Sewell ran 4th at Humboldt Speedway and 3rd at Caney Valley the next night. Only Robert Sellers did better with a 3rd at the Hummer and with the win at Caney. On the flip side, points leader Chappell was an 8th at Humboldt and a 12th with a DNF at Caney. He did get the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger at the Hummer due to starting in the 14th hole.

New Clay On Which To Play: Oklahoma Sports Park promoter George Welch is applying fresh clay to the surface of his racetrack in time for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car event this Saturday night. It will be interesting to see how the cars take to the track surface. Will track times be lowered? Will tire wear be even better? Will the fans notice a difference? Testing begins at 7:30pm Saturday. Bring your text books.

Sweep Three - Collect Over $10,000: The three races that have been circled by race teams since the 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule was released are:

Harold Leep Classic - August 26 - Outlaw Motor Speedway - $1500 to win plus lap money Ameri-Flex Challenge - September 3rd - Caney Valley Speedway - $5000 to win plus traditional full sprint program 10th Annual Dooling Machine Oklahoma State Championship - September 10 - Oklahoma Sports Park - $2000 to win

These back to back to back events can earn a driver $9500 in winnings PLUS another possible $1,250 out of the $2500 in lap money that will be paid out during the Harold Leep Classic for a possible total of $10,750 for the 3 events! This will be the most exciting 3-week run in the history of the series. Get Ready to saddle up racers.

Ready to see some Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints in your face this weekend? Here they come.........

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma

When: Saturday July 23, 2016

Time: Main Gates open 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (AmeriFlex / OCRS drivers meeting will be held at 6:30pm)

Tickets: General Admission: $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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Sellers back in winning form at Caney Valley Speedway

Holds off Passmore for his second victory of the season

By John Rittenoure Caney, Kans. (July 16, 2016) - Last season Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car victories came often for Robert Sellers. Six wins was enough to secure the 2015 Ameri-Flex / OCRS championship.

The wins have not come as often for the defending champion this season.

But Saturday, Sellers got back on track with his second victory of the season at Caney Valley Speedway.

“It is always good to get a win,” Sellers said afterwards. “We have been in kind of a drought.”

The win allowed Sellers to move within six points of Whit Gastineau in the season standings for second place.

It only took Sellers two laps to take the lead away from early leader Casey Wills. Sellers led the next 28 laps but he had his hands full in the closing laps from Jamie Passmore who was on his rear bumper for the final lap.

“I knew Jamie (Passmore) was coming and I pushed it in a little hard on that last lap and rode it up the wall,” explained Sellers. “We barely hung on.”

Passmore took over the runner-up position from Wills on lap 25 and begin closing the gap between himself and Sellers. Off the final turn Passmore was trying to squeeze inside of Sellers but Sellers did not give leaving Passmore in second just 0.138 seconds behind.

“I had to stay up high around (turns) three and four because i had been running there and I felt like if I broke my momentum I would probably screw up,” Sellers said.

Alex Sewell climbed from eighth starting position to finish third, Wills fell to fourth after starting on the pole and Cameron Hagin was fifth.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Caney Valley Speedway, Caney, Kans. Saturday, July 16, 2016

Car count: 20

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 2, 88S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin[3]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[5]. 5, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[6]. 7, 20-Beau Gastineau[7]. (DNS).

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[4]. 3, 10X-Darien Roberts[6]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 5, 15D-Andrew Deal[1]. 6, 84-Alex DeCamp[3]. 7, 55-Johnny Kent[7]. (DNS).

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 31-Casey Wills[1]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 3, 4J-Jamie Passmore[3]. 4, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[5]. 5, 11-Michael Tyre[2]. 6, 88-Terry Easum[6].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 2, 4J-Jamie Passmore[9]. 3, 8-Alex Sewell[8]. 4, 31-Casey Wills[1]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 6, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[11]. 7, 88S-Shayla Waddell[6]. 8, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[12]. 9, 2W-Whit Gastineau[7]. 10, 79-Tim Kent[10]. 11, 20-Beau Gastineau[19]. 12, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 13, 11-Michael Tyre[15]. 14, 4-Shane Sellers[13]. 15, 15D-Andrew Deal[14]. 16, 88-Terry Easum[18]. 17, P78-Perry Pickard[16]. 18, 55-Johnny Kent[20]. 19, 84-Alex DeCamp[17]. 20, 10X-Darien Roberts[5]. (DQ).

Lap Leaders: Casey Wills, 1-2; Robert Sellers, 3-30.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Whit Gastineau

A1 Machine Heat: Robert Sellers

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Casey Wills

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Cameron Hagin

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Beau Gastineau +8

WESMAR Power Parts Recipient: Beau Gastineau

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Zach Chappell

Rod End Supply Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Whit Gastineau, Andrew Deal

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

Next Event: July 23rd - Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada OK.

 

 

Barksdale catches on quick at Humboldt

By John Rittenoure

Humboldt Kansas (July 15, 2016) - Sheldon Barksdale had not set foot on Humboldt Speedway before Friday night. But it did not take the Norman, Oklahoma native long to learn the fast way around the tight 3/8’s mile oval.

Barksdale led start-to-finish and picked up his second straight and fifth overall Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS sprint car main event.

“I like every racetrack out there. But coming here, I did not know what to expect,” explained Barksdale of his first trip to Humboldt. “I ran hot laps and got the feel for it pretty quick.”

The re-draw after the heat races put Barksdale on the pole and set the stage for his 30-lap run.

“We have had good luck this year on the re-draws and that kind of setup the night for us,” he said.

However it was far from easy. Whit Gastineau gave chase from the start and challenged Barksdale on several occasions, but to no avail.

“Whit kind of showed us his nose in (turn) four one time and I knew to move down a little bit and catch that rubber coming off of four,” Barksdale said.

“I had a couple of lapped cars in front of me and Whit would get inside of me going into the corners. I was trying to be conservative. I did not want to overdrive the car and it paid off.”

Gastineau felt like he let a possible victory slip away.

“I was probably just being too nice,” smiled Gastineau. “If I was going to get him I should have done it earlier. He was doing a good job.

“It was a good track. The car was good. I probably had the first place car and the second place driver.”

Barksdale never made a mistake despite a tricky turn four.

“It is kind of tricky out of four and you have to kind of feather the throttle,” explained Barksdale. “That wall comes at you pretty quick.”

The race for third turned into a battle. Former champion Jamie Passmore held down the show position till lap four when Alex Sewell took over. Sewell held the spot till the only yellow flag of the race waved on lap 29. On the restart defending champion Robert Sellers, who had moved around Passmore for third on lap 26, got past Sewell for the final lap and a third place finish. Sewell settled for fourth and Passmore rounded out the top five.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Humboldt Speedway, Humboldt, Kans. Friday, July 15, 2016

Car count: 18

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 2, 9$-Kyle Clark[1]. 3, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[4]. 5, 15D-Andrew Deal[3]. 6, 20-Beau Gastineau[6]. (DNS).

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 69-Jamie Passmore[2]. 2, 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 3, 10X-Darien Roberts[5]. 4, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 5, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 6, 88-Terry Easum[4].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 4, 55-Johnny Kent[4]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[5].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)

1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[5]. 4, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 5, 69-Jamie Passmore[4]. 6, 9$-Kyle Clark[8]. 7, 4-Shane Sellers[9]. 8, 50Z-Zach Chappell[14]. 9, 55-Johnny Kent[12]. 10, 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 11, 5-Cameron Hagin[17]. 12, 31-Casey Wills[13]. 13, 79-Tim Kent[10]. 14, 10X-Darien Roberts[7]. 15, P78-Perry Pickard[11]. 16, 15D-Andrew Deal[15]. 17, 88-Terry Easum[16]. 18, 20-Beau Gastineau[18].

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-30.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Robert Sellers

A1 Machine Shop Heat: Jamie Passmore

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Sheldon Barksdale

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Terry Easum

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Zach Chappell +6

WESMAR Power Parts Recipient: Cameron Hagin

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Casey Wills

Rod End Supply Recipients: Jamie Passmore, Johnny Kent, Perry Pickard

About D&E Supply -

D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -

Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Report

Tulsa OK (July 13, 2016) - The weeks keep clicking by and in doing so, we are getting ever closer to the very unique Ameri-Flex Challenge race that will take place on Labor day weekend. After not racing for a period of three weeks, mainly due to a cancellation at one venue, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series hit the halfway mark of the season last Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. It just seems like the year is flying by like a hawk in a tailwind.

There are minuscule changes in this weeks report from the previous update as the majority of the teams that are working towards the 12 automatic qualifying berths are holding court. The biggest change after the Salina Highbanks event last weekend is the entry of Tim Kent into the Top-12. Kent makes the current qualifying list for the first time this season and enters the charts at number eleven joining cousin Johnny who sits seventh this week (up from 9th). Falling out of the charts for Kent to enter is Steve Schmidt with driver Shane Sellers as Sellers was called to a military assignment last week and the number four sprinter was absent from the Salina event.

The closest battle for the last automatic starting position is currently between Michael Bookout, Shayla Waddell & Shane Sellers. There are others that have an opportunity to slide their way in but there isnt much room for error and in some cases, a little help from their competition will be needed to qualify.

This unique event features a ​great list​ of sponsors that without them, this event could not take place. Companies such as:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Caney Valley Speedway Dyno Services of Oklahoma Amsoil Brodix Maxim Racing Schoenfeld Headers Smiley's Racing Products Rod End Supply

The current standings for the 12 automatic qualifiers per car owner (and driver) is as follows:

1) David Chappell (Zach Chappell) 1050 pts. 2) Whit Gastineau (Self) 956 pts. 3) David Moss (Robert Sellers) 928 pts. 4) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale) 842 pts. 5) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin) 706 pts. 6) Casey Wills (Self) 632 pts. 7) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent) 605 pts. 8) Brian Gramm (Self) 453 pts. 9) Tom Pickard (Perry Pickard) 410 pts. 10) Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell) 631 pts. 11) Tim Kent (Self) 483 pts. 12) Bob Bookout (Michael Bookout) 479 pts.

Note: Point standings above reflect rule qualifications for the Ameri-Flex Challenge based on attendance percentage criteria. The teams making a 75% (or more) attendance are slotted first. Next are the teams that have made 69-74%. The percentage continues at a 5% attendance adjustment until 12 'lock-in' qualifiers are set.

The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5,000 going to the winner. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars Ready For Double Trouble This Weekend
Humboldt Speedway Friday / Caney Valley Speedway Saturday

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (July 12, 2016) - The state of Kansas will be ambushed this weekend by a pack of riled up sprint car pilots as the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars prepare for an all out assault in the Sunflower State.

Friday nights tour stop will be at the "Hummer" in Humboldt Kansas. Officially named the Humboldt Speedway, the Hummer has been a regular stop on the circuit since 2010. Then on Saturday night, its just a 75-mile jaunt south to the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas where the series will conclude the weekend doubleheader.

Both tracks are smallish in stature with the Hummer being a 3/8-mile oval while Caney is a 1/4-mile bullring.

Both tracks have similar characteristics in that they produce some excellent tight close racing while sporting well prepared facilities for the teams and fans alike. Race fans who attend these events will see first hand just what all the fuss is about when the wicked sprints power drive through the turns with the utmost in precision maneuvering to achieve the ultimate goal of taking checkers first.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is looking forward to putting on two fantastic shows this weekend. So round up a gang of friends and come witness some of the greatest racing action you will see this weekend.

NUTZ n' BOLTZ:

Marked Man:
Sheldon Barksdale is having his dream year. By picking up the win at the Salina Highbanks Speedway last Saturday, Barksdale has won 4 of the 9 races he has entered (2 at Salina) and has only been out of the top 5 twice. At this point of the season and for the first time in his driving career, Barksdale's peers have marked him as the man to beat come race day. How does the laser dot on your forehead feel Sheldon?

Bad Luck or Bad Rubber?
The Pickard Racing Team with their driver Perry Pickard and trailer hopper David Baxter had an experience from hell. While the two drivers were en route to the Highbanks, their trailer suffered not one, but two worn our rubber shoes on I-44 in Kellyville OK. After an ordeal to get going again, the team had just passed through east Tulsa when a third foot decided to throw a shoe too. By this point, it was determined that getting to the track wasnt meant to be. They dropped the race trailer off at one of Danny Smith's Tire Pros stores while Smith was out racing himself. Come Monday, the trailers feet had new shoes and waltzed back to Edmond OK.

Maximum Performance:
Maxim Racing is doing quite well in Ameri-Flex / OCRS competition with their chassis' this season and we are only half way through. Maxim Racing has scored 7 of the 11 wins to date. Sheldon Barksdale leads with 4, Whit Gastineau has two wins and current points leader Zach Chappell has one. Maxim Racing is also a sponsor of the Ameri-Flex Challenge race that will be held in September.

Under The Hood Successes:
Due to the success Sheldon Barksdale is having, Wells Racing Engines leads the number of trips to victory lane by engine builders with 4 as they are the supply source for the Norman pilot. Wells is followed closely by Wesmar Racing Engines with three victory lane visits with Whit Gastineau claiming 2 scores and Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent winning at Caney a few weeks ago. Forehand Racing Engines has scored twice with Alex Sewell while DSO Racing Engines won with Zach Chappell and Robert Sellers parked it with Brand Racing Engines power.

Salvaging The Night:
Casey Wills made the best of a tough night at Salina last weekend. He was 'Out to Lunch' in his heat race as a result of issues with his carb. He massaged that problem during the intermission period, started dead last in the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature and earned an 8th place finish on a super fast track where the top dogs all started up front. The top 10 finish also earned Wills the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger award for the event.

OK race fans........ Here is your itinerary for the Kansas double this weekend:

Friday Night:

Humboldt Speedway:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars with support classes

Where: Humboldt Speedway / Humboldt Kansas

When: Friday July 15, 2016

Time: Grandstand gates open at 6pm / Hot Laps at 7:30pm / Racing at 8:00pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 7pm)

Tickets: $15 (13yrs & up), $7 (6yrs – 12 yrs), 5yrs & under free, Pit Passes: $30

Track Phone: (620) 473-3694

Website: www.humboldtspeedway.com

Directions ..........SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Following a recent accident, the bridge over 169 has been temporarily closed to thru traffic. Please use the alternate route provided to get to Humboldt Speedway.........

Take the "Tank Farm Road" Exit (Two Miles South of Humboldt Exit), head east to either 1600 Rd, which is gravel and has low water bridge, or to 2200 Rd., which is asphalt.

Turn left (north) on to 2200, to Georgia Rd. then back west to the track. The 2200 Rd. route would be considered the best route for larger haulers. Please give yourself some additional time in getting to the track.

For further questions please contact the Kansas Dept of Transportation or Humboldt Speedway.
Humboldt Speedway Track Number: 620 473-3694
Ryan Whitworth (Track Promoter): 620 433-7180

Saturday Night:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars with support classes

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

When: Saturday July 16, 2016

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

Track Phone: (620) 330-0485

Track website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Directions: The track is easy to locate, as it is just 0.8 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.com

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!

 

 

 

Barksdale is making fond memories at the Salina Highbanks Speedway
Wins at Salina for the 2nd time this season

By John Rittenoure

Salina, Okla. (July 9, 2016) - After winning Saturday’s Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint car main event at the Salina Highbanks Speedway, the fast 3/8’s mile oval has undoubtedly become Sheldon Barksdale’s favorite place to race.

Barksdale won here with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters on May 14th and backed it up again Saturday as part of the tracks Ameri-Flex Summertime Shootout.

It was Barksdale’s fourth OCRS victory of the season.

“This track has been pretty good to us,” Barksdale said thinking back to his first win here in May. “This is our second time here and we have got two wins out of it".

“The track was really good tonight. They did a good job working the racetrack.”

It was that good track surface that allowed Barksdale to take a chance and grab the lead on a lap 13 restart. Sitting in third, Barksdale jumped to the outside in his Barksdale Overhead Door / Maxim Racing / Wells Racing Engines sprinter to pass second place Brett Wilson and race leader Andrew Deal.

“At the start of the race I was running the bottom and was a little snug down there,” Barksdale said. “The track was kind of coming to me then we had that restart. I am sitting there third and kind of had nothing to lose and felt I might as well try something. I jumped up there and got the lead then jumped back to the bottom and protected the win from there".

“On a restart you don’t have your momentum up and you have a chance to get around a guy if you try a different line.”

Once in the lead, Barksdale stayed in command the final 12 laps to win over Deal. Series points leader Zach Chappell passed Wilson on lap 15 to take over third and a lap later, Whit Gastineau moved into fourth dropping Wilson back to a fifth place finish.

Wilson started on the pole in his Garnett Storage sponsored sprinter and set the pace for the first 10 laps before Deal shot underneath him in turn one of lap 11 for the lead. But Deal’s lead only lasted two laps before the yellow waved forcing a restart.

Deal was caught by surprise when Barksdale came around on the outside.

“I had no idea there was anything other then the bottom,” Deal said of the restart. “I just protected the bottom after that restart and I should have kept some momentum into the turn".

“He took a chance and it paid off. I was just in the wrong spot at the wrong time".

“I was better down low. But I was a little loose on the entry and had to give a lot up.”

Deal gave indication early on he was going to be a contender turning the fastest laps of the night in the Car & Fleet heat race with a clocking a 14.385 (93.847 mph).

“This car is fast. Rob Forehand has got us a good motor and it is quick,” Deal said.

Deal hopes to backup that performance with a pair of good runs next weekend at Humboldt Ks. and his home track of Caney Ks.

“This is the first time me and my wife have owned our own stuff so we don’t get to run a whole lot, but we come out here and have some fun.

“We should have got the win tonight but hopefully next week. I would like to win at Humboldt and Caney.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Salina Highbanks Speedway, Salina, Okla.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Car count: 17

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)
1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 3, 1-Sean McClelland[6]. 4, 79-Tim Kent[1]. 5, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[4]. 6, 33-James

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)
1, 84-Alex DeCamp[2]. 2, 88S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 4, 69-Glen Passmore[5]. 5, 5X-Matt Sherrell[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)
1, 15D-Andrew Deal[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 3, 53-Brett Wilson[4]. 4, 55-Johnny Kent[3]. 5, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 6, 31-Casey Wills[5].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)
1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[2]. 2, 15D-Andrew Deal[5]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[7]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 5, 53-Brett Wilson[1]. 6, 8-Alex Sewell[13]. 7, 88S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 8, 31-Casey Wills[17]. 9, 5-Cameron Hagin[9]. 10, 84-Alex DeCamp[8]. 11, 5X-Matt Sherrell[15]. 12, 79-Tim Kent[10]. 13, 69-Glen Passmore[11]. 14, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[14]. 15, 33-James Estes[16]. 16, 1-Sean McClelland[3]. 17, 55-Johnny Kent[12].

Lap Leaders: Brett Wilson, 1-10; Andrew Deal, 11-12; Sheldon Barksdale, 13-25.

Contingency Award Recipients:
Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Sheldon Barksdale
A1 Machine Heat: Alex DeCamp
Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Andrew Deal
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Johnny Kent
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger: Casey Wills +9
Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Matt Sherrell
M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Tim Kent
Rod End Supply Recipients: Brett Wilson, Cameron Hagin, James Estes

About D&E Supply -
D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs.

D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: dandesupply.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Race Less Than Two Months Away HUGE Payday Awaits The Master Of The Challenge

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (July 7, 2016) - The biggest race in the history of the Oil Capital Racing Series is now less than two months away. 14 open wheel sprint cars will battle nerf bar to nerf bar at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on Saturday September 3rd. This special event will pay $5,000 to win with cash and/or contingencies available to the qualified drivers that start the race. The previous highest paying event for an Ameri-Flex / OCRS event was a $3,000 to win race at the 2009 Enid Winter Nationals at the now closed Enid Speedway. Rafe Essary took a champagne bath for that accomplishment. That was for a 25 lap race, the Ameri-Flex Challenge will be a lightning quick 15-lap shootout.

This unique event features a bevy of sponsors that without them, this event could not take place. Companies such as:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories Caney Valley Speedway Dyno Services of Oklahoma Amsoil Brodix Maxim Racing Schoenfeld Headers Smiley's Racing Products Rod End Supply

​With the recently canceled event from the Tri-State Speedway on July 2nd, the current standings for the 12 automatic lock-in starting spots ​remain the same based on the previous AFC update on June 23rd (see top-12 standings below). There are 3 races in the next nine days that could impact a couple of the automatic qualifying positions per AFC standings. Salina Highbanks hosts the series this Saturday followed by a date with the Humboldt Speedway on Friday July 15th and Caney Valley Speedway the very next night. The series will then finish of the month of July with stops at the Oklahoma Sports Park on July 23rd and at the Lawton Speedway on June 30th.

The current standings for the automatic qualifiers per car owner (and driver) in order as per qualifying rules is as follows: 1) David Chappell (Zach Chappell) 952 pts. 2) David Moss (Robert Sellers) 928 pts. 3) Whit Gastineau (Self) 861 pts. 4) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale) 737 pts. 5) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin) 627 pts. 6) Brian Gramm (Self) 533 pts. 7) Tom Pickard (Perry Pickard) 410 pts. 8) Casey Wills (Self) 553 pts. 9) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent) 551 pts. 10) Bob Bookout (Michael Bookout) 479 pts. 11) Steve Schmidt (Shane Sellers) 431 pts. 12) Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell) 545 pts.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Poised For The Salina Highbanks Roving Series Returns This Saturday

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (July 5, 2016) - This Saturday night will see the return of the zany, wild, wreck-less and thrilling sprint cars of the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories backed Oil Capital Racing Series at the Salina Highbanks Speedway. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS speed demons last hit the soil of the Salina Highbanks on May 14th where Norman Oklahoma's Sheldon Barksdale scored his third win of the year, which is currently a season high. Barksdale would like nothing more than to double up on the Highbanks this weekend.

Saturday night will be the second of three trips to the Highbanks as the series will return for a third and final time in 2016 on August 20th. In addition to Barksdale, several other quality drivers are expected at the Highbanks to compete all out for top honors. Drivers such as: Current Ameri-Flex / OCRS point leader Zach Chappell, defending champion Robert Sellers, Whit 'Gasman' Gastineau, a 2-time winner on tour, Alex Sewell, another 2-time winner, Matt Sherrell, Shayla "Princess' Waddell, Shane Sellers and the most recent feature winner of 2016, Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent.

Other drivers who have answered the early roll call bell include: Perry Pickard, Terry Easum, Morgan Fletcher, Alex DeCamp, Tim Kent and local favorite, Glen Passmore. Several more gunslingers are expected to answer the bell for the $1500 to win event.

With temperatures creeping upward, fans may opt for a little VIP treatment at the Salina Highbanks. The Finishline Restaurant is stationed high above the massive track and offers great food, seating and air conditioning. Private suites may be available as well. Contact the Speedway for availability and pricing.

Come race time, it will be three weeks since the Ameri-Flex / OCRS warriors went into battle mode, look for them to come out swinging this Saturday!

Nutz n' Boltz

Different Winners Abound: No Ameri-Flex / OCRS driver has repeated since the last stop on the Highbanks. After Barksdale's win in May, the following victors have been: Zach Chappell (Longdale Ok.), Robert Sellers (Lawton Ok.), Gastineau (Monett Mo.) & J. Kent (Caney Ks.) Will the non-repeat since May 14th continue or will one of these listed drivers ring the bell?

Super Size Menu: Money is ready to flow heavily in Ameri-Flex / OCRS action as four of the next six events and 8 of the final 12 races pays extra money to the competing teams. The largest nugget in the bag will be the $5,000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge on September 5th. Time to get those 1099 forms taken care of for the pencil pushers of the IRS.

Dont Slip Up: There is very little room for mistakes in the run for the 2016 Harold Leep Championship Trophy. Zach Chappell leads defending champ Robert Sellers by a scant 42 points. With 12 races to go, might as well be a dead heat right now. Whit Gastineau, who led the first few weeks of the season till lady luck turned into a pumpkin for a couple of weeks, is 91 points back of the lead and could use an ill-fated lady of luck to date Chappell and Sellers once or twice to help get back in the thick of things.

Donut Stop: Alex DeCamp was setting the pace on June 18th at the Caney Valley Speedway when his sprinter got the munchies and decided to get a donut. It was a grab & go as DeCamp managed to only lose a couple of spots and got some back however, he couldnt catch the winner. Decamp has at least one win in each of the past three years. Odds are he sees his name in lights before the season is over.

And Then This Happened: Tim Kent wouldn't mind a do-over in the last two events. At Monett Speedway, Kent was involved in a flip in the feature that banged his leg around pretty good. Being the typical racer, Kent gutted out the leg issue and went to Caney Valley Speedway the next night. He should of went to the movies. Kent turned the car over attempting to get in position for his heat race. That did damage to cousin Johnny's borrowed wing, but he still ran second in the heat. In the feature, Kent had issues and was the first car out of the race. Its OK Tim, you would have spent as much on Coke and popcorn at the movies.

The thinks you need to know to come FEEL THE THUNDER.........

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars + Regular Classes

When: Saturday July 9, 2016

Where: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Oklahoma

Time: Gates open at 5pm / Hot laps at 6:30pm / Racing begins at 7pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:00pm)

Tickets: Adult General Admission: $15 / Seniors: $10 / Kids: $5 / Pit Pass: $35

Location: Racetrack sits directly on Highway 20 between Pryor and Salina.

Track Phone: (918) 434-RACE (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.com

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 Report

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (June 23, 2016)- After the completion of last weekends doubleheader at the Monett Speedway and Caney Valley Speedway, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is just a couple of events away in hitting the half-way mark for the 2016 season. As that is, we are even closer to the Ameri-Flex Challenge event that will take place on September 3rd at Caney Valley.

The car owners that are jockeying for the 12 automatic lock in positions for their drivers are much the same as in the last Ameri-Flex Challenge report albeit with a few position changes in the standings. One newcomer to the Top-12 is car owner Steve Schmidt who owns the number 4 sprint car in the series driven by Tuttle, Oklahoma pilot Shane Sellers. Sellers missed a few events early in the season while tending to his military duties. The team had made the most of their return to action since mid-May and now find themselves in the mix this week.

With each passing week, the teams near the top of the charts are strengthening their grasp as automatic qualifiers. As for the rest of the field, the month of July looks as though there will be a mix of those who will also tighten their claim to qualify while others will likely shuffle back and forth from a combination of performance and/or series participation. This situation is much like common sports entities trying to make a playoff run. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS teams may soon be in a "Wild Card" race to get into the Ameri-Flex Challenge race.

The current standings for the automatic qualifiers per car owner (and driver) in order as per qualifying rules is as follows:

1) David Chappell (Zach Chappell) 952 pts.
2) David Moss (Robert Sellers) 928 pts.
3) Whit Gastineau (Self) 861 pts.
4) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale) 737 pts.
5) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin) 627 pts.
6) Brian Gramm (Self) 533 pts.
7) Tom Pickard (Perry Pickard) 410 pts.
8) Casey Wills (Self) 553 pts.
9) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent) 551 pts.
10) Bob Bookout (Michael Bookout) 479 pts.
11) Steve Schmidt (Shane Sellers) 431 pts.
12) Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell) 545 pts.

Rounding out the top 15 in qualification order are:
13) Waddell Racing (Shayla Waddell) 365 pts.
14) Tim Kent (Self) 414 pts.
15) Sean McClelland (Self) 343 pts.

NOTE: Car owners points are also based on percentage of participation thus the reason some points appear out of order.

What’s the Ameri-Flex Challenge?

The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5000 going to the victor. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html



The entire staff of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series wishes to thank all of our loyal sponsors that make the Ameri-Flex Challenge a possibility. These extremely valued supporters include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / ameriflexhose.com

Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com

Brodix / brodix.com

DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874

Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com

Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com

Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeldheaders.com

Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com

Support these very sponsors at every possible opportunity as they have extended their hand to our program.

On Deck: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Oklahoma / Saturday July 9. 2016

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, 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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series



 

 

Tri-State Speedway Date Changed From July 2nd to August 27th

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (June 22, 2016)- Officials of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series and the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola OK have rescheduled the winged sprinters from Saturday July 2nd to Saturday August 27th.

The Harold Leep Classic will be at the Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday August 26th thus the August 27th date for Tri-State will now make for a doubleheader weekend.

"With this change, we will still race 4 straight weeks in July with one weekend a doubleheader weekend. In addition, the Harold Leep Classic at Outlaw on 8/26 and the new Tri-State Speedway date for 8/27 makes for a reasonable doubleheader schedule. The race teams and the series staff can now make plans to take a break to enjoy the 4th of July holiday weekend in any manner they choose," explained series president Barry Grabel.

The next event for the Ameri-Flex sprinters will now be on July 9th at the Salina Highbanks Speedway for one of several $1500 to win events still remaining on the schedule.

ocrsracing.com

 

 

Kent in the right place at the right time at Caney Valley Speedway

Passes DeCamp then Sellers on the way to victory

By John Rittenoure

Caney, Kansas (June 18, 2016) - Johnny Kent was in the right place at the right time and took full advantage to win his first Ameri-Flex / OCRS main event of the season Saturday night at Caney Valley Speedway.

Starting from the outside front row, Kent fell in behind pole sitter Alex DeCamp when the green flag dropped and gave chase for 13 laps. When DeCamp clipped an infield tire trying to pass a lapped car, Kent was able to roar past and into the lead.

“The car was rolling pretty good but we were probably going to run second to (Alex) DeCamp before he hit the infield tire,” Kent said of his move into the lead. “

But the lead was short lived. Robert Sellers, who also drove past DeCamp, shot past Kent on lap 15 and into the lead.

However losing the lead to Sellers was a blessing in disguise.

“I was fortunate enough to get out front then Sellers got around me and forced me down the race track a little bit,” Kent said. “He found some rubber in (turns) one and two that I was unaware of when he got around me. He forced me down there to find it.

“I just happened to stumble on to a little bit a rubber that I found before he did in the middle of (turns) three and four.”

Those results gave Kent new life. Kent challenged Sellers and took the lead back for good on lap 18. The final 12 laps belonged to Kent who picked up his first victory since 2015. DeCamp recovered from his mishap to pass Sellers for second on lap 18 leaving Sellers with third. Alex Sewell and series points leader Zach Chappell were fourth and fifth.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Caney Valley Speedway, Caney, Ks.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Car count: 19

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)

1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 3, 8-Alex Sewell[6]. 4, 84-Alex DeCamp[7]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[5]. 6, 3F-Roy Entze[1]. 7, 4K-Joshua Tyre[4].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)

1, 55-Johnny Kent[1]. 2, 31-Casey Wills[2]. 3, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 5, 87F-Brian McClelland[3]. 6, 10X-Darien Roberts[6].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)

1, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 2, 79-Tim Kent[3]. 3, 8J-James Fabian[5]. 4, 01-Mike Huard[4]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 6, 15D-Andrew Deal[6].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)

1, 55-Johnny Kent[2]. 2, 84-Alex DeCamp[1]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[4]. 4, 8-Alex Sewell[3]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 6, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[11]. 7, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 8, 2W-Whit Gastineau[9]. 9, 10X-Darien Roberts[17]. 10, 4-Shane Sellers[8]. 11, 15D-Andrew Deal[18]. 12, 87F-Brian McClelland[14]. 13, P78-Perry Pickard[15]. 14, 5-Cameron Hagin[13]. 15, 8J-James Fabian[10]. 16, 4K-Joshua Tyre[19]. 17, 01-Mike Huard[12]. 18, 3F-Roy Entze[16]. 19, 79-Tim Kent[7].

Lap Leaders: Alex DeCamp 1-13; Johnny Kent 14, 18-30; Robert Sellers 15-17.

Contingency Awards:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Zach Chappell

A1 Machine Heat: Johnny Kent

Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Shane Sellers

D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Tim Kent

Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Darien Roberts +8

WESMAR Power Parts Recipient: Andrew Deal

M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Brian McClelland

Rod End Supply Recipients: Zach Chappell, Darien Roberts, James Fabian

 

 

Gastineau back in winning form at Monett

By John Rittenoure

Monett, Mo. (June 17, 2016) - Just two weeks ago Whit Gastineau was involved in a crash at the Lawton Speedway that heavily damaged his sprinter. Friday at Monett Speedway Gastineau showed that was all behind him picking up his second Ameri-Flex / OCRS victory of the season.

“We needed this,”Gastineau said of the win. “Anytime you crash a car you need to win really bad.”

Gastineau started outside second row but did not take the lead until lap 16 of the 20 lapper.

“We were a little bit tight but I knew we were ok,” Gastineau said of his run to the front. “I was following figuring out where to go and hit it just right two or three times on the bottom. I did more messing up then good but once I found it, I felt I could get them.

“It was a great track tonight. It was racy.”

The race went just one lap with Terry Easum in the lead before the red flag waved for a multi-car crash in turn two. Tim Kent ended up flipping his sprinter after contact with another car. Fortunately, Kent wasn't seriously injured.

The red flag helped Gastineau avoid a sticky situation that could have cost him the race.

“We got lucky on the red,” Gastineau said. “When I flipped last week, there was menthol that poured all over my helmet. I did not realize it but when I was doing my helmet today the paint was all sticky and during that red I had to use my teeth to get the tear offs loose. I had to undo all my tear offs.”

Easum continued to lead following the restart with Sheldon Barksdale and Michael Bookout giving chase. On lap four, Gastineau passed Bookout for third and went after the front runners.

Meanwhile, Barksdale was looking for a way around Easum and the two raced side-by-side on the front straight on lap 11. Barksdale took over the lead the next time around. Then two laps later, Gastineau passed Easum for second. Gastineau chased down Barksdale and managed to drive past for the lead just four laps from the finish. Barksdale held on to second, Andrew Deal finished third, series points leader Zach Chappell was fourth and defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers rounded out the top five.

Early leader Easum spun on lap 15 but continued racing to earn a ninth place finish.

Shane Sellers earned the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger award after advancing six spots to finish sixth. Joseph Miller was the D&E Supply Hard Luck recipient of the event.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Monett Speedway, Monett, Mo.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Car count: 14

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)
1, 31-Casey Wills[2]. 2, 88-Terry Easum[1]. 3, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[4]. 5, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 6, 55-Johnny Kent[7]. 7, 00-Kacee Frazier[5].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)
1, 15D-Andrew Deal[2]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]. 4, 007-Michael Bookout[3]. 5, 79-Tim Kent[5]. 6, 30-Joseph Miller[1]. 7, 5-Cameron Hagin[7].

Car & Fleet Parts Qualifier: (8 laps)
1, 79-Tim Kent[2]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[3]. 3, 00-Kacee Frazier[5]. 4, 4-Shane Sellers[1]. 5, 30-Joseph Miller[4]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[6].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (20 laps)
1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 3, 15D-Andrew Deal[5]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[7]. 5, 4X-Robert Sellers[8]. 6, 4-Shane Sellers[12]. 7, 007-Michael Bookout[2]. 8, 00-Kacee Frazier[11]. 9, 88-Terry Easum[1]. 10, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 11, 79-Tim Kent[9]. 12, 55-Johnny Kent[10]. 13, 5-Cameron Hagin[13]. DNS: 30-Joseph Miller.

Lap Leaders: Terry Easum 1-11; Sheldon Barksdale 12-15; Whit Gastineau 16-20.

Contingency Awards:
Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Casey Wills
A1 Machine Heat: Andrew Deal
Car and Fleet Parts Qualifier: Tim Kent
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Joseph Miller
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Shane Sellers +6
M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Johnny Kent
Rod End Supply Recipients: Robert Sellers, Terry Easum, Joseph Miller

 

 

Double Header Fathers Day Weekend For Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints
Monett Speedway Friday / Caney Valley Speedway Saturday

By John Rittenoure

Tulsa Okla. (June 14, 2016) - Following a week off the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series returns to action this weekend with two nights of racing.

On Friday June 17, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters travel to the 'Show Me State' of Missouri to visit the Monett Speedway. Rain washed out the last attempt to race there in 2015, but in 2014 Michael Bookout entertained the Missouri race fans on the way to his first OCRS career victory.

After Monett the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters travel to Kansas for the first of three visits to Kerry Gorby’s Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kansas on Saturday June 18.

Last season three different winners emerged from the battles on the fast quarter-mile oval. Four-time OCRS champion Jamie Passmore returned to victory lane with a win on May 2nd. Shane Sellers won on July 4th and Alex DeCamp won the final Caney race of 2015 on September 5th.

The double header weekend will be important to those watching the point standings. Zach Chappell leads defending champion Robert Sellers by only 25 points after Sellers picked up his first win of the season two weeks ago at Lawton Speedway.

Third place Whit Gastineau flipped his sprinter in the main event at Lawton and did not finish the race, but is holding down third in the standings. All three have one feature win to their credit.

Three-time winner Sheldon Barksdale is sitting in fourth and Cameron Hagin rounds out the top five. Hagin has yet to win his first feature but is on the verge of picking up that first win. Three weeks ago at Longdale Hagin led 24 of 25 laps losing the race in the final turn. Hagin has three top ten finishes to his credit so far this season.

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars at Monett Speedway (with local divisions)

When: Friday June 17, 2016

Where: Monett Speedway, Monett, Mo.

Time: Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting at 6:30, hot laps 7, races start at 7:30..

Phone: (417) 236-0600

Website: www.monettspeedway.net

Track location: 685 Chapel Drive, Monett, Mo. (1 mile east of SR 37 on US 60, then north on Chapel Drive)

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars at Caney Valley Speedway (with local divisions)

When: Saturday June 18, 2016

Where: Caney Valley Speedway, Caney, Ks.

Time: Gates open at 4:30 p.m., Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting at 6, hot laps 6:30, races start at 7.

Phone: (620) 330-0485

Website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Track location: 1324 CR 1600, Caney, Ks. (0.8 mile west of the junction of US 75 and US 166 on CR 1600)

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Report

John Lemon OCRS public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (June 10, 2016) - There are now eight events complete out of a scheduled 19 for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car teams to qualify for the $5,000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge. The series is taking this weekend off but on the following weekend of June 17th and 18th, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will conduct a doubleheader weekend with trips to two border states.

On Friday the 17th, the winged warriors trek to Missouri for a date with the Grand ole Lady, the Monett Speedway. Then on Saturday the 18th, it's off to Kansas where the Caney Valley Speedway will be set to host the sprinters. This will be a make-up date from the rained out show scheduled at Caney Valley on May 28th. At the conclusion of the weekend, we will have passed the halfway mark for teams to qualify for this unique event. Then the scramble for those needing in will begin in earnest.

With Ameri-Flex Challenge points going to car owners, David Chappell and David Moss strengthened their top two rankings as Robert Sellers (Moss's driver) won last week at the Lawton Speedway and Chappell's son Zach had a strong third place run. Despite a flip by Whit Gastineau that caused him to lose valuable points to the front runners, the team still has a grip on the third spot in the charts with their previous strong runs.

New to this weeks Top 12 in the standings are Andy Sewell with his son Alex in the seat. The team had previously been a top 12 automatic lock-in until missing a couple of events, but they have now re-entered the charts. Making their Ameri-Flex Challenge chart debut as a top 12 lock-in is Waddell Racing with their driver, Miss Shayla Waddell. Fall outs for this period are Pickard Racing and their driver David Baxter and Sean McClelland also falls off the board for the first time this season while taking a racing hiatus.

The new look Ameri-Flex Challenge standings looks like this:

1) David Chappell (Zach Chappell) 2) David Moss (Robert Sellers)

3) Whit Gastineau (Self) 4) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale)

5) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin) 6) Brian Gramm (Self)

7) Bob Bookout (Michael Bookout) 8) Tom Pickard (Perry Pickard)

9) Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell) 10) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny Hotrod Kent)

11) Casey Wills (Self) 12) Waddell Racing (Shayla Waddell)

What’s the Ameri-Flex Challenge?

The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5000 going to the victor. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

The entire staff of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series wishes to thank all of our loyal sponsors that make the Ameri-Flex Challenge a possibility. These extremely valued supporters include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / ameriflexhose.com

Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com

Brodix / brodix.com

DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874

Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com

Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com

Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeldheaders.com

Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com

Support these very sponsors at every possible opportunity as they have extended their hand to our program, now we must do the same for them.

The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5000 going to the victor. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out the remaining 13 starters as well. The event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney KS. On September 3, 2016.

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, 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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Report

Robert Sellers ends drought with first Ameri-Flex / OCRS victory of the season

By John Rittenoure

Lawton, Okla. (June 4, 2016) - Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car champion Robert Sellers got the monkey off his back on Saturday at Lawton Speedway.

A six-time winner in 2015, Sellers has been win-less through the first seven events in 2016. But now the drought is over.

“The first one is always the hardest,” Sellers said of his win. “Hopefully from here we can come on strong.”

With five top-five finishes coming into Lawton and sitting second in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS standings, Sellers has not exactly been having a bad season. But the wins were not coming.

“We have been trying some different stuff on the car this year,” He said. “We kind of moved some stuff around in the off season which kind of messed with our setup. We took some things back to what we were doing last year and you could tell it. It stabilized the car much more.”

The changes were evident in the final laps of the main event. Sellers moved around leader Alex Sewell in turns 1 and 2 on lap 21 and led the final five laps for the victory.

“The setup was dead on,” Sellers said of his Triple-X chassis. “That is where we have been struggling all year. We think we are getting closer to where we were back at last year.”

The 25-lapper took the green with Cameron Hagin on the pole next to series points leader Zach Chappell. Chappell jumped out front and set a strong pace until the end of lap 11 when he made contact with a lapped car on the front straightaway and did a 360 spin at the start-finish line. Chappell stood on the gas and continued on to avoid a yellow flag, but Sewell stormed past for the lead leaving Chappell hanging on to second.

Meanwhile Sellers, who started eighth to earn the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger award, had climbed into third. On lap 18 Sellers went around Chappell in his Checkered Flag Trucking sponsored sprinter for second then closed on Sewell three laps later.

“You really needed to be running up high,” Sellers said of his run toward the front. “I had to use the bottom in turn one because there was moisture there. But halfway through the apex it was gone so I would use it to dive in and try and do a slide job.”

At the finish Sewell held on to second, Chappell was third, Sheldon Barksdale finished fourth and Kyle Ezell was fifth.

Whit Gastineau earned the D&E Supply Hard Luck award after flipping his sprinter off the top of turns 1 and 2 on the opening lap. Gastineau was finished for the evening.

Shawn Bloomquist and Koby Barksdale won the the two Wesmar B mains to lead the fop four transfer positions into the A feature.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Okla.
Saturday June 4, 2016
Car count: 29

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)
1, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 2, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 3, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[4]. 4, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[5]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[8]. 6, 17H-Brandon Haddad[7]. 7, F5-Darrell McGuire[6]. 8, 54-Michael Gossman[1].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)
1, 88S-Shayla Waddell[1]. 2, 10K-Kyle Ezell[2]. 3, 33-Gary Owens[5]. 4, 22-Koby Barksdale[4]. 5, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[3]. 6, 24-T.J. Herrell[6]. 7, 24H-Lightfoot Hawkins[7].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)
1, 8-Alex Sewell[1]. 2, 911-Mike Baker[2]. 3, 32-Jerry Bruner[5]. 4, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 5, 76H-TJ Honkomp[7]. 6, 3-Brian Gramm[3]. 7, 7-Doug Joyner[4].

Ameri-Flex OCRS Heat (8 laps)
1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[6]. 3, 11-Nick Bates[1]. 4, 23-Jimmy Taylor[4]. 5, 30-Joseph Miller[5]. 6, 3G-Jeff Garnett[3]. DNS: Derrick Gentilly.

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #1 (10 laps, top 4 transfer)
1, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[2]. 2, 4-Shane Sellers[1]. 3, 76H-TJ Honkomp[3]. 4, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[4]. 5, 17H-Brandon Haddad[5]. 6, 3-Brian Gramm[6]. 7, F5-Darrell McGuire[7]. 8, 7-Doug Joyner[8]. DNS: Derrick Gentilly.

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #2 (10 laps, top 4 transfer)
1, 22-Koby Barksdale[2]. 2, 24-T.J. Herrell[5]. 3, 11-Nick Bates[1]. 4, 23-Jimmy Taylor[3]. 5, 54-Michael Gossman[8]. 6, 30-Joseph Miller[4]. 7, 3G-Jeff Garnett[6]. 8, 24H-Lightfoot Hawkins[7].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)
1, 4X-Robert Sellers[8]. 2, 8-Alex Sewell[3]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[4]. 5, 10K-Kyle Ezell[6]. 6, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[12]. 7, 33-Gary Owens[5]. 8, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[13]. 9, 4-Shane Sellers[15]. 10, 5-Cameron Hagin[1]. 11, 24-T.J. Herrell[16]. 12, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[19]. 13, 88S-Shayla Waddell[7]. 14, 76H-TJ Honkomp[17]. 15, 32-Jerry Bruner[10]. 16, 911-Mike Baker[9]. 17, 11-Nick Bates[18]. 18, 2W-Whit Gastineau[11]. 19, 23-Jimmy Taylor[20]. 20, 22-Koby Barksdale[14].

Lap Leaders: Zach Chappell 1-10; Alex Sewell 11-20; Robert Sellers 21-25.

Contingency Award Recipients :
Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Cameron Hagin
A1 Machine Heat: Shayla Waddell
Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Alex Sewell
Ameri-Flex / OCRS Heat: Zach Chappell
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Whit Gastineau
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Robert Sellers +7
WESMAR Power Parts #1 Recipient: Shawn Bloomquist
WESMAR Power Parks #2 Recipient: Koby Barksdale
M&W Aluminum Recipients: Brandon Haddad, Michael Gossman
Rod End Supply Recipients: Kyle Ezell, Shane Sellers, Jerry Bruner

About D&E Supply -
D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: dandesupply.com

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -
Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS back in action Saturday at Lawton Speedway

By John Rittenoure

TULSA, Okla. (May 30, 2016) - After a week off due to the weather, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars are back in action with a return to Lawton Speedway on Saturday.

Sheldon Barksdale picked up the first of his three wins this season at Lawton and will be looking to make another strong run, but he will have his hands full with a strong field of competition expected.

Points leader Zach Chappell won his first feature of the season two weeks ago at Longdale Speedway with a last lap charge around race-long leader Cameron Hagin. The week before at Salina Highbanks Speedway Chappell made a similar late charge that resulted in a second place finish behind Sheldon Barksdale.

Barksdale’s victory at Salina was his second straight and third in five weeks. At Longdale, Barksdale saw his streak come to an end with a third place finish after contending with the front runners early in the race.

Coming into this weekends race, defending champion Robert Sellers sits second in points just 30 points behind Chappell and looking for his first victory of the season. Season opening winner Whit Gastineau holds down third just ten points behind Sellers. Barksdale is holding down the fourth spot and Cameron Hagin climbed into fifth after his second place finish last weekend at Longdale.

Several Lawton Speedway regulars will make winning at Lawton a challenging affair. Joe Bob Lee finished fourth just ahead of Gary Owens in fifth back on April 9th. Other contenders that have run well in the past are Kyle Ezell, Jerry Bruner, Morgan Fletcher and Shawn Bloomquist just to name a few.

Saturday’s stop is the second of three this season at the Lanny Edwards owned quarter-mile oval. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters will return on July 30.

The Facts:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars at Lawton Speedway (with local divisions)

When: Saturday June 4, 2016

Where: Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Okla.

Time: Gates open at 4 p.m., Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting at 7, hot laps 7:30, races start at 8.

Phone: (580) 355-6417

Website: www.lawtonspeedway.com

Track location: Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard. 
Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. 
Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the racetrack.

If coming from the south of Lawton: 
Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. 
Go north onto Sheridan Road. 
Racetrack will be approx. 5 miles.

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, 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.com

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 OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (May 26, 2016) - The second month of the 2016 racing season is about to close with events scheduled for the Memorial Holiday weekend. As we have reached this point, this edition of the Ameri-Flex Challenge report sees the usual suspects at the top of the standings and for the first time, we see the 'qualifying percentage' factor make a difference.

David Chappell and David Moss continue to hold the top two spots with their drivers Zach Chappell & Robert Sellers. With a stout second place finish at the Longdale Speedway last weekend, Cameron Hagin moves up to fifth place on the charts, up from 10th. Bob Bookout, with son Michael in the pilot seat, made strides as well moving from 11th last week to 7th this week.

Pickard Racing and their driver, David Baxter, moves into the top 12 for the first time. While the team are a few points shy of a couple of others, the team meets the 75% participation criteria and debuts on the charts this week at number eleven. From this point forward, the 75% factor could very well be instrumental in teams moving in and out of the top 12.

Here is this weeks Top-12 car owners and their drivers in Ameri-Flex Challenge points:

1) David Chappell (Zach Chappell) 2) David Moss (Robert Sellers)

3) Whit Gastineau (Self) 4) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale)

5) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin) 6) Brian Gramm (Self)

7) Bob Bookout (Michael Bookout) 8) Casey Wills (Self)

9) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny Kent) 10) Tom Pickard (Perry Pickard)

11) Pickard Racing (David Baxter) 12) Sean McClelland (Self)

What’s the Ameri-Flex Challenge? The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5000 going to the victor. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

The entire staff of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series wishes to thank all of our loyal sponsors that make the Ameri-Flex Challenge a possibility. These extremely valued supporters include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / ameriflexhose.com

Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com

Brodix / brodix.com

DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874

Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com

Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com

Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeldheaders.com

Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com

Support these very sponsors at every possible opportunity as they have extended their hand to our program.

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS returns to Caney Valley Speedway on Saturday

By John Rittenoure

TULSA, Okla. (May 24, 2016) - The Caney Valley Speedway always produces some exciting racing when the Ameri-Flex / OCRS winged spirit cars take to the quarter mile oval and that could very well be the case again this Saturday.

Alex DeCamp picked up the win in our last visit to the Caney, Kansas oval on Sept. 5, 2015, but it will be no easy task to repeat when the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprinters return to the Kansas oval this weekend.

Points leader Zach Chappell won his first feature of the season last week at Longdale Speedway with a last lap charge around race-long leader Cameron Hagin. The week before at Salina Highbanks Speedway Chappell made a similar late charge that resulted in a second place finish behind Sheldon Barksdale.

Barksdale’s victory at Salina was his second straight and third in five weeks. At Longdale Barksdale saw his streak come to an end with a third place finish after contending with the front runners early in the race.

Coming into this weekends race defending champion Robert Sellers sits second in points just 30 points behind Chappell and looking for his first victory of the season. Season opener winner Whit Gastineau holds down third just ten points behind Sellers. Barksdale is holding down the fourth spot and Cameron Hagin climbed into fifth after his second place finish last weekend at Longdale.

Saturday’s stop is the first of three scheduled at the Kerry Gorby operated facility. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars return on July 16 then come back on Sept. 3 for the $5,000-to-win Ameri-Flex Challenge.

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars at Caney Valley Speedway (with local divisions)

When: Saturday May 28, 2016

Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney, Kansas

Time: Gates open at 4 p.m., Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting at 6, hot laps 6:30, races start at 7.

Phone: Kerry Gorby at (620) 330-0485 (Track Promoter)

Website: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/caneyvalleyspeedway

Track location: 0.8 mile west of the junction 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, 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.com

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 saves the best for last at Longdale Speedway
Passes Hagin on the final turn for the win

By John Rittenoure

Longdale Okla. (May 21, 2016) - Zach Chappell only led the final half straightaway in Saturday night’s Ameri-Flex / Oil Capital Racing Series feature at Longdale Speedway. But it was enough to snatch what appeared to be a victory for race-long leader Cameron Hagin.

Chappell could not have waited much longer to secure his first victory of the season.

Hagin was leading entering turn four with the checkered flag in site when Chappell roared by on the cushion to take away the lead and cross the finish line first.

“I really don't like finishing races like that. It was just about too close,” Chappell said of his final turn heroics.

“The last ten laps we found the top in (turns) 3 and 4 and the car just came to me,” Chappell said. “Lapped traffic was hard to get around on the bottom. I had to try something else and luckily it worked out for us.”

For Hagin, who was only yards from what would have been his first career OCRS victory, it was heart-breaking.

“I led 24 and 7/8's of the race," Hagin said of the 25 lap distance. "To get passed on the last corner is a bummer. That is racing. “I thought I was good and in the last corner I heard a car and was not sure what it was. Sure enough it was Chappell. I was bummed, but happy to run second for the first time in the series.”

Hagin started outside front row and jumped past pole sitter Michael Bookout into the early lead. Robert Sellers drove into second and Sheldon Barksdale joined the chase of Hagin who was setting a fast pace.

On lap 16 Shane Sellers passed Barksdale for third in lapped traffic, however Barksdale moved back by Sellers on lap 19 and closed on second place Robert Sellers. The three battled for second while Hagin held a comfortable lead.

Meanwhile Chappell had charged to fourth from eighth starting position and suddenly started picking off the front runners with three laps remaining. Chappell looked like a runaway freight train as he picked off Robert Sellers and Barksdale who had moved back into second on lap 22. With the white flag waving Chappell set his sights on Hagin and caught him in turn four where he made the pass for the lead.

“I was riding the cushion in 3 and 4 and had so much momentum I probably gained ten car lengths,” Chappell said. Chappell credited Sellers and Gastineau for showing him the high groove.

“Shane Sellers and Whit (Gastineau) showed it to me and they blew by me like I was tied to a rock,” recalled Chappell. “I decided I had to get up there and try it.

“The last two laps I could see I was gaining on him (Hagin) real hard.”

Being out front the whole race Hagin did not have the benefit of seeing what was going on behind him.

“He passed me in turn four on the top and I was running the bottom,” Hagin said. “I should have blocked him, but I did not know he was there.”

Hagen hopes there is more to come.

“I really like this brand new car,” he said. “It is only the second night on it and it worked really good. I want to get one this year. That is my goal. I am pushing toward it.”

The run would not have been possible if not for the help of Shayla Waddell.

“I have to thank Shayla (Waddell) for letting me borrow her wing,” Hagin said. “I broke my wing in the heat race. They let us borrow their wing.”At the finish Barksdale held on to third ending his two-week winning streak, Robert Sellers was fourth and Whit Gastineau climbed into fifth.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Longdale Speedway, Longdale, Okla.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Car count: 19

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)
1, 007-Michael Bookout[1]. 2, 88-Terry Easum[2]. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 4, 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 5, 7D-David Baxter[6]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[5]. 7, 20-Beau Gastineau[7]. (DNS).

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)
1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[4]. 3, 3-Brian Gramm[3]. 4, 78-Steve Smith[6]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[2]. 6, 8J-James Fabian[5].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)
1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[2]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 4, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 5, 79-Tim Kent[5]. 6, 88X-Jerry Bruner[1].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)
1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[8]. 2, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[4]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[7]. 6, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 7, 79-Tim Kent[14]. 8, 88-Terry Easum[6]. 9, 007-Michael Bookout[1]. 10, 88S-Shayla Waddell[11]. 11, 3-Brian Gramm[9]. 12, 7D-David Baxter[13]. 13, 4-Shane Sellers[10]. 14, 88X-Jerry Bruner[17]. 15, 78-Steve Smith[12]. 16, 20-Beau Gastineau[16]. 17, 8J-James Fabian[15]. DNS: P78-Perry Pickard, 94F-Morgan Fletcher.

Lap Leaders: Cameron Hagin 1-24; Zach Chappell 25.

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Michael Bookout
A1 Machine Heat: Whit Gastineau
Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Sheldon Barksdale
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Morgan Fletcher
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Tim Kent +7
Wesmar Power Parts #1 Recipient: Brian Gramm
M&W Aluminum Products Recipients: David Baxter
Rod End Supply Recipients: Whit Gastineau, Michael Bookout, Steve Smith

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -
Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About D&E Supply -
D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: dandesupply.com
Pictured: Zach Chappell

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Report

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (May 19, 2016) - This weeks Ameri-Flex Challenge update look very similar to last weeks report with just a twist here in there. The lone new car owner to move onto the Top-12 in Ameri-Flex Challenge points is Casey Wills. This is a return to the Top-12 for Wills as he was out of the automatic lock-in position after missing an event recently.

The car owner that was replaced by will is Paul Johnson who didn't either of his two drivers (Matt Sherrill / Brent Swift) available for last weeks event at the Salina Highbanks. Sherrell was greeted with his first child last weekend as his wife gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Lucas Len Sherrell.

David Chappell, with son Zach at the wheel, moves into the top spot this week as they are the new point leaders for the series. Whit Gastineau suffered problems in last weekends race and has tumbled from the top to third in this weeks standings with David Moss taking the second spot. The big mover this week is Richard (Rick) Barksdale who's son Sheldon won his third feature of the season last weekend. The team went from 11th last week to 5th this week.

While locking into the Top-12 is the key to assuring a spot into the $5,000 to win event, finishing as high as possible is important as the draw for staring spots begin with the highest car owner in points.

Here is this weeks Top-12 car owners and their drivers in Ameri-Flex Challenge points:

1) David Chappell (Zach Chappell) 2) David Moss (Robert Sellers)

3) Whit Gastineau (Self) 4) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent)

5) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale) 6) Sean McClelland (Self)

7) Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell) 8) Brian Gramm (Self)

9) Perry Pickard (Tom Pickard) 10) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin)

11) Bob Bookout (Michael Bookout) 12) Casey Wills (Self)

What’s the Ameri-Flex Challenge? The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5000 going to the victor. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

The entire staff of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series wishes to thank all of our loyal sponsors that make the Ameri-Flex Challenge a possibility. These extremely valued supporters include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / ameriflexhose.com

Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com

Brodix / brodix.com

DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874

Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com

Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com

Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeldheaders.com

Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com

Support these very sponsors at every possible opportunity as they have extended their hand to our program.

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, 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.com

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

 

 

Speed Speed and More Speed Coming To

Longdale Speedway Saturday Night

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (May 17, 2016) – For the third consecutive year, the wild n’ wicked sprint cars of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series head to the Longdale Speedway. This special event will take place this Saturday night at one of the finest facilities in the region. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars will be the fastest class of cars to hit the 3/8-mile oval track during the 2016 season. If you like speed, this Saturday night is your cup of tea.
Area race fans will see the likes of Talala Oklahoma’s Zach Chappell, who enters the Longdale Speedway event as the series points leader. Chappell took over the top spot after last Saturday’s outing where he ran second at the Salina Highbanks Speedway's eventual winner Sheldon Barksdale. It was the second win in a row for Barksdale on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS trail.

Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers moved into second place in points after the Salina race as Whit Gastineau succumbed to problems during the race and fell from the top spot to third in this weeks standings. Gastineau had been the top dog since the season opener on March 19th. Johnny Kent has a hold of the fourth position with Barksdale rounding out the top five title chasers.

Parents need to bring their youngsters to this event as the speedway will be conducting bicycle give-a-ways to kids 12 and under. Parents might want to bring an appropriate vehicle to haul away such prize offerings. Number of bikes to be given away will be based on bikes donated. The speedway is only in its third year of operation having opened in 2014. At the beginning of the season, track owner Jessie Hoskins tabbed Greg Burgess as the new track promoter. Burgess has extensive managerial experience in working with sprint car organizations.

Saturday night will be the only tour stop at the track in 2016 for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars so come catch the fastest cars to be seen all year at the fabulous Longdale Speedway!

NUTZ n' BOLTZ

Chasing The Trifecta
Sheldon Barksdale will head into the Longdale event with an eye on getting 3 feature wins in a row. That has not happened in the series since Whit Gastineau took three straight in September of 2012. This is by far Barksdale's best season in the sprint car ranks and the Norman OK pilot is looking to add to his impressive numbers.

Change of Itinerary:
Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers was slated to miss the event at Longdale due to another commitment he needed to tend to. However, that commitment is no longer a factor and Sellers will be at the Longdale Speedway Saturday night. Good for the fans, not so good for the competition.

First Time As The Top Dog:
Zach Chappell has been racing for a long time. He has sprint car championships under his belt to go along with numerous feature triumphs in his career. Leading the point standings in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is a first for Chappell. The team has made no secrets that earning the Harold Leep Championship Trophy at the end of the season is the goal for 2016. Dont look for the 50z car to slow down anytime soon.

Not Until The Last Child Is Acknowledged
Shayla Waddell is well known for her interaction with the fans. At Salina, a mob of kids greeted the 8 drivers in the grandstands that were in the "Re-Draw" for the A-Feature and this included Waddell. As usual, Waddell was covered in fan fare. When it was time for the drivers to head back to the pits, Waddell allowed the ride to leave without her until the last child received an autograph or a selfie. We dont call her the Princess just for the sake of it.

Tornado Relief Revisited
In 2014, donations were taken up for drivers Whit Gastineau and Dan Schnackenberg who were hit by separate tornadoes. Two years later, its happened again. Racer Chuck Bellefeuille and his family had their home hit by a tornado last week. Thankfully, nobody was home at the time but the home is a total loss. Once again, donations are being accepted to assist a family. If you wish to make a cash donation to assist the Bellefeuille family, send a check or money order to:

Chuck Bellefeuille
3094 Collins Moss Road
Mill Creek OK 74856

No amount is to small. If we all give what we can, it will go a long way to assisting a fallen racer and his family.

Get ready Longdale Speedway for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars. Where you can feel the THUNDER!

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars @ Longdale Speedway (with local divisions)
When: Saturday May 21, 2016
Where: Longdale Speedway / Longdale, Oklahoma

Tickets: Adults $15 / Seniors & Military $12 / Kids 6-12yrs $5 (5 yrs and under free)

Time: Grandstands open at 5:30p / Hot Laps @ 7:00p / Racing @ 7:30p
(Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers meeting @ 6:00p)

Phone: Greg Burgess @ (580) 886-5375 (Track Promoter)

Website: www.longdalespeedway.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/longdalespeedway

Track location: 1/4 mile south of town on Highway 58

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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Barksdale Races To Second Straight Victory At Salina Highbanks Speedway

By John Rittenoure

Salina, Okla. (May 14, 2016) - Sheldon Barksdale is having a season to remember racing with the Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series.

The Norman, Okla. native won his second straight and third Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car main event of the season Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway.

“It is great to get two-in-a-row like that and to claim three victories this year is really good,” said Barksdale of winning three times in five weeks. “I am blessed to have the luck that we have had.

“I want to thank my team for all their work. It has been a roll for sure.”

Barksdale was able to draw the number one pill in the re-draw and start on the pole, but outside front row starter Whit Gastineau jumped out to lead the first 13 laps. Barksdale gave chase with defending champion Robert Sellers following in third. On lap 12 Sellers drove into second dropping Barksdale to third. But on lap 13 Barksdale regained the runner-up spot and Sean McClelland followed him around Sellers for third.

“Whit (Gastineau) got by us there early and we can of followed him,” Barksdale said of losing the early lead. “Robert (Sellers) got into the mix and we were able to get by both of them.”

Barksdale got a run on Gastineau on lap 14 and powered into the lead. Sean McClelland followed along with Zach Chappell dropping Sellers to fourth.

“I got a really good run off of turn four,” Barksdale said. “You could tell that Whit was really tight off the corner and that gave us an opening to beat him into turn one.”

Gastineau started falling off the pace and pulled out with tire issues after 17 laps. Chappell suddenly became a factor passing McClelland for second on lap 19 then closed on Barksdale in the final laps.

“I heard he was back there,” Barksdale said of Chappell. “When you are leading you are kind of a sitting duck. “You don’t know how far back they are, but you just have to hit your marks and not make any mistakes. “I tried to save my tires there at the end and it worked out.”

Chappell seemed to be getting faster as the race progressed and nearly caught Barksdale in the final two laps.

“The car just came to me,” Chappell said of his late charge toward Barksdale. “We were pretty quick from the start.

“We got there on the white flag lap and I had a pretty good run going then I turned into a really bad push in turns 1 and 2. That put us back about seven car lengths then we caught back up.

“Maybe another lap or two..... but Sheldon did a great job.”

Chappell earned the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger award from 14th starting position to second.

“Our motor was stumbling a little on restarts and that set us back a little bit,” Chappell said. “These guys have been working hard on this car and giving me a great piece to drive.”

The key for Chappell, who moved into the series points lead with his second place finish, was how he attacked the track surface.

“I started up high and then kind of slowly worked my way down,” he said. “Cautions worked our way and lapped cars kind of helped us out. It just came together tonight.”

At the finish McClelland finished in third ahead of Sellers and fifth place Shayla Waddell.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Salina Highbanks Speedway, Salina, Okla. Saturday, May 14, 2016 Car count: 24

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps) 1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[7]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 3, 5$-Danny Smith[1]. 4, 55-Johnny Kent[6]. 5, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 6, 84-Alex DeCamp[3]. 7, 3-Brian Gramm[4]. 8, 7D-David Baxter[8].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps) 1, 4-Shane Sellers[6]. 2, 31-Casey Wills[4]. 3, 79-Tim Kent[1]. 4, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 5, 9$-Kyle Clark[2]. 6, 69-Glen Passmore[7]. 7, 10X-Darien Roberts[3]. 8, 33-James Estes[8].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps) 1, P78-Perry Pickard[2]. 2, 1-Sean McClelland[4]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[8]. 4, 88S-Shayla Waddell[7]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[6]. 6, 007-Michael Bookout[1]. 7, 88-Terry Easum[3]. 8, 18-Rob Hooper[5].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) 1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[14]. 3, 1-Sean McClelland[5]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 5, 88S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 6, 55-Johnny Kent[9]. 7, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 8, 9$-Kyle Clark[15]. 9, 69-Glen Passmore[16]. 10, P78-Perry Pickard[6]. 11, 5-Cameron Hagin[13]. 12, 007-Michael Bookout[18]. 13, 88-Terry Easum[21]. 14, 31-Casey Wills[8]. 15, 8-Alex Sewell[12]. 16, 3-Brian Gramm[19]. 17, 7D-David Baxter[22]. 18, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 19, 79-Tim Kent[11]. 20, 84-Alex DeCamp[17]. 21, 10X-Darien Roberts[20]. 22, 5$-Danny Smith[10]. 23, 18-Rob Hooper[24]. 24, 33-James Estes[23].

Lap Leaders: Whit Gastineau 1-13, Sheldon Barksdale 14-25

Contingency Recipients: Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Sheldon Barksdale A1 Machine Heat: Shane Sellers Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Perry Pickard D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Danny Smith Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Zach Chappell +12 Wesmar Power Parts #1 Recipient: Cameron Hagin M&W Aluminum Products Recipients: Michael Bookout Rod End Supply Recipients: Shayla Waddell, Glen Passmore, Alex Sewell

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories - Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going! Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About D&E Supply - D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

Checkout their website at: dandesupply.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Update

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (May 12, 2016) - The teams of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series went back to work after a short break last week where Sheldon Barksdale captured the Harold Leep Jr Memorial. It was Barksdale's second win of the year. The win put the team back into the top 12 in the Ameri-Flex Challenge standings (11th) after looking in on the outside after the Tri-State Speedway event.

The battle to be in a top 12 'lock-in' position is taking shape as to who attends and who doesn't as well as on-track performances. Last report, it was car owners Rick Barksdale and Travis Jenkins (with 2 cars) that fell out of the top 12 when the teams missed the Tri-State Speedway event. Prior to that, there were five teams that fell out of the top 12 when they missed the Outlaw Motor Speedway race.

This time its Casey Wills tumbling out of the top 12 but unlike those mentioned before him, Wills was all the way up to 6th in the last AFC standings that were released. This shows there is a fine line from making the lock-in spots or not making it regardless of how high a team is in points. As for a couple of the on-track moves, Johnny Kent moved his team from 7th to 4th and Matt Sherrell, in only his second stint in the Paul Johnson car, moved the team from 12th to 8th with a strong 3rd place run last Saturday.

Next up for the teams is the Salina Highbanks Speedway this Saturday night followed by a trip to the Longdale Speedway the following week. The month of May will climax with the annual Memorial Day weekend event at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. These next three weeks could possibly see the shaping of the Ameri-Flex Challenge participants for the September 3rd event. Then again, we could see a cluster for those lock in positions. Stay tuned.

The current top 12 car owners and their drivers in Ameri-Flex Challenge points are:

1) Whit Gastineau (Self) 2) David Chappell (Zach Chappell)

3) David Moss (Robert Sellers) 4) Johnny W. Kent (Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent)

5) Brian Gramm (Self) 6) Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell)

7) Tom Pickard (Perry Pickard) 8) Paul Johnson (Brent Swift / Matt Sherrell)

9) Sean McClelland (Self) 10) Cameron Hagin Racing (Cameron Hagin)

11) Richard Barksdale (Sheldon Barksdale) 12) Bob Bookout (Michael Bookout)

What’s the Ameri-Flex Challenge? The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5000 going to the victor. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out to the remaining 13 starters as well. This special event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3, 2016. The field will have 12 positions locked in by a point system for ‘car owners’ with Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories having 2 selections that will make for a 14-car field.

Complete rules on the Ameri-Flex Challenge can be found at: http://ocrsracing.com/challengerace.html

The entire staff of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series wishes to thank all of our loyal sponsors that make the Ameri-Flex Challenge a possibility. These extremely valued supporters include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / ameriflexhose.com

Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com

Brodix / brodix.com

DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874

Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com

Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com

Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeldheaders.com

Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com

Support these very sponsors at every possible opportunity as they have extended their hand to our program.

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, 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.com

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 For The Highbanks Saturday Salina Hignbanks Speedway - Fastest Track On The Schedule

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (May 10, 2016) - It's time to up the ante in terms of miles per hour as the Ameri-Flex / OCRS winged sprint cars take on the baddest boy in the region this Saturday night, the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina Oklahoma. With it's 22 degree banking in the turns, the open wheel pilots can plant their right rear tires into the banking and speed through the turns like no other. Drivers will tell you, if you don't control your breathing properly, you literally get your breath taken away from the high speeds which have been known to hit over 130mph on the straights.

Coming into the event, Norman Oklahoma's Sheldon Barksdale brings his two victories to the Highbanks including last weekends victory in the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr Memorial at the Oklahoma Sports Park, a race where Barksdale decimated the field. Another driver with a hot hand that looks to win their third of the year is Alex Sewell of Broken Arrow. Sewell won back to back events before running his midget last weekend in Missouri.

Add the likes of points leader Whit Gastineau, Robert Sellers and Zach Chappell among others and the competition for the right to park in victory lane is stout. Race fans can always expect superb racing action at the Highbanks. A unique fan amenity the Highbanks offers is the excellent Finishline Restaurant that sits atop the grandstands. The steaks are some of the best you will ever taste and there are multiple selections offered throughout the menu that will enhance your entertainment experience. If you have yet to try it, you should.

Nutz n' Boltz

Your Chariot Awaits Sir Expected to be back with the series this week is Shane Sellers who has been AWOL since leaving for his military commitments back east. Sellers is buried deep into the standings after only making the season opener. While it will be a miracle for Sellers to crack the top 10 in overall points for 2016, he does have a chance to make the Ameri-Flex Challenge in September. If anywhere between 15-19 races are held leading up to the event (depending on rain-outs), the car owner (in this case Steve Schmidt) can miss up to 4 events and qualify the car providing the team has enough points. This puts the team with a fighting chance but they cant miss a show and be hopeful. "Thank You" for your unselfish service Mr. Sellers.

Looking Mighty Divine The Matt Sherrell / Paul Johnson combo is looking pretty good after only 2 races together. After a 6th place run in their first endeavor at the Outlaw Motor Speedway, Johnson gave the 'Mongoose' another try at the wheel last weekend. Sherrell responded with a third place run this time around. While the team won't be at every event together, look for more good things to come when they are partnered up in the pits.

Letting Us Know He's Here Tim Kent, who was once a series regular, has made some cameo appearances in past seasons. To date, Kent has competed in two of the five 2016 events. He was 11th at the Outlaw Motor Speedway last month and last weekend, Kent ran a strong 6th in a 25-lap non stop affair. Kent was a no-show in 2015, but In 2014, Kent ran a 3rd at Caney Valley Speedway and took a 5th at the South Coffeyville Speedway. Both in non-wing action and in the Brian Gramm number 3 car. Kent is managing his schedule in parts this season. He is looking to finish the month of May with the series before deciding his next moves.

Dont Doubt This Family's Loyalty One of 'The Best' supporters of the series is the Pickard family from Edmond. Over the past couple of seasons, the Pickard family makes sure their team participates regardless of when and where or if it's hot or cold. Perry Pickard is the pilot of the P78 sprinter. If its good for the series, the Pickard's are all for it including having their close pals race with them from time to time. While others tend to rake in the glory by way of wins, for the Pickard family, while winning is a goal, it's all about competing at their best and making sure the family has a good time and enjoys what they are doing. In other words, racing the way it was been meant to be. Promoters are fans of the Pickard's because they know they come in numbers.

It's All About The Eagle Other than the specially made acrylic trophy that awaits the annual winner of the Oklahoma State Championship race, the most coveted trophy in the series hands down is the "Flying Eagle" supplied by the Highbanks' promoter, David Edwards. The eagle trophy is a generous piece of hardware and the winners will tell you it stands out well once put in their designated space.

Ready for the speed of which only the Highbanks can offer? If so, this Saturday night is your moment as it's time to "FEEL THE THUNDER"

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars + Regular Classes

When: Saturday May 14, 2016

Where: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina Oklahoma

Time: Gates open at 5pm / Hot laps at 6:30pm / Racing begins at 7pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:00pm)

Tickets: 13 & UP: $15 / Kids 7-12: $10 / 6 yrs and under FREE / VIP Area $25 / Pit Pass: $35

Location: Racetrack sits directly on Highway 20 between Pryor and Salina.

Track Phone: (918) 434-RACE (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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Barksdale Dominates Harold Leep Jr. Memorial

By John Rittenoure

ADA, Okla. (May 7, 2016) - Last season Sheldon Barksdale came close to tasting victory in the Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series before mechanical problems sidelined him after only eight events.

Barksdale had four top five finishes during that stretch.

Saturday Barksdale was once again running up front, but this time there was no stopping the Norman, Oklahoma racer from picking up a victory at the Oklahoma Sports Park.

“I thought I forgot how to win one of these things,” Barksdale said after leading all 25 laps. “It has been a while since I got a victory.”

It was actually his second victory of the season. Last month in Lawton, Barksdale was awarded his first OCRS career victory when the first two place cars were disqualified. This time Barksdale was first to the checkered flag and by a 3.783 second margin over defending champion Robert Sellers.

“Tonight everything just worked together and came together really good,” Barksdale said. “The car was running great. We were on a rail tonight. You can’t ask for anymore.”

Barksdale started on the pole due to the luck of a re-draw and jumped into the early lead. Matt Sherrell gave chase in the Paul Johnson owned 5X sprinter. On lap 15, Sellers was able to work his way past Sherrell into second but could not catch Barksdale. Sellers' run from eighth starting position earned him the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger award. Sherrell remained in third and was chased across the line by Zach Chappell and series points leader Whit Gastineau.

The race went start-to-finish without a yellow or red flag restart.

Barksdale felt the win was a turnaround of his past luck.

“With OCRS we have had some bad luck in the past,” Recalled Barksdale. “We have been fast every time out and mechanical problems got in our way. But tonight we pulled it off.”

With no one to chase, Barksdale had to trust his judgement as to whether he was running the right line or not around the Oklahoma Sports Park oval.

“I ran the top in (turns) 3 and 4 for the first five laps or so,” Barksdale said. “It started going away so I moved down to the bottom in (turns) 1 and 2. It was pretty much good any where you could run down there. We adjusted to the race track and got around the lapped cars.

“I never heard anybody and that is a good feeling when you don’t feel pressured.”

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada Okla. Saturday, May 7, 2016 Car count: 17

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat (8 laps) 1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 3, 88S-Shayla Waddell[6]. 4, P78-Perry Pickard[3]. 5, 3-Brian Gramm[4]. 6, 007-Michael Bookout[5].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps) 1, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[3]. 3, 21J-Brandon Jennings[5]. 4, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 5, 8J-James Fabian[1]. 6, 01-Mike Huard (DNS).

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps) 1, 5X-Matt Sherrell[1]. 2, 79-Tim Kent[2]. 3, 33-Gary Owens[3]. 4, 55-Johnny Kent[4]. 5, 3G-Jeff Garnett[5].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) 1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[8]. 3, 5X-Matt Sherrell[2]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[7]. 6, 79-Tim Kent[4]. 7, 88S-Shayla Waddell[6]. 8, 55-Johnny Kent[12]. 9, 33-Gary Owens[9]. 10, P78-Perry Pickard[10]. 11, 5-Cameron Hagin[11]. 12, 3-Brian Gramm[13]. 13, 21J-Brandon Jennings[5]. 14, 007-Michael Bookout[16]. 15, 8J-James Fabian[14]. 16, 3G-Jeff Garnett[15]. 17, 01-Mike Huard (DNS).

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-25.

Contingency Award Recipients:

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Sheldon Barksdale A1 Machine Heat: Zach Chappell Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Matt Sherrell D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Brandon Jennings Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Robert Sellers +6 Wesmar Power Parts #1 Recipient: Cameron Hagin M&W Aluminum Products Recipients: Brian Gramm Rod End Supply Recipients: Whit Gastineau, Gary Owens, James Fabian

About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories - Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial Saturday @ Oklahoma Sports Park
Gary Owens Goes For Four In A Row

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (May 3, 2016) - Oklahoma Sports Park will host the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial race this Saturday night featuring the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series. One driver that looks forward to this event more than any other is Gary Owens. The Pauls Valley OK resident will be gunning for his fourth Harold Leep Jr. Memorial in a row having won in 2013-2015. The quick 4/10-mile oval suits Owens extremely well as he also has an Oklahoma State Championship victory at the facility, that win came in 2011.

This special race honors a longtime racer and friend of many that had the pleasure to cross paths with Harold who left us in 2008. The event will pay $1500 to win for the 25-lap affair with added cash up for grabs for positions two through five. Some of those that are a threat to break the string of wins by Mr. Owens include.......

Whit Gastineau, Robert Sellers (defending series champion), veteran hot shoe Zach Chappell, Sheldon Barksdale and Matt Sherrell, who will get a second opportunity to wheel the Paul Johnson Eagle sprinter. Sherrell has multiple feature wins in his Ameri-Flex / OCRS career.

Gastineau holds a slim 20 point lead over Chappell in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS points race (388-368) while Sellers lurks within striking distance with 346 points. Alex Sewell (289) and Sean McClelland (255) round out the top five. Sewell leads the series with 2 feature wins with Gastineau and Barksdale having one each. Including Saturday's event, there are 19 remaining tour stops for the winged travelers.

Forecasted high temps are to be in the 80's falling to the 70's by race time. It will be a fantastic night to take in an outdoor sporting event.

Nutz n' Boltz

Training For Indy Car?
The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is later this month. The brothers of Whit Gastineau must feel like they are training for a spot on an Indy car crew as tire changers. The team had two trailer flats on the way to Tri State Speedway on April 23rd. If that wasnt enough practice, Gastineau had a tire go down during the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories A-Feature after contact with another car. The guys got to apply their skills once more to get Gastineau back out onto the track where he would finish 5th. Roger Penske pays better. Say goodbye Whit.

May I Borrow That Again?
Johnny 'Hotrod' Kent wasn't supposed to make the last race at Tri-State. Kent has a motor that is under going an operation and will need more time before recovery is complete. Unexpectedly, Kent did happen onto a power plant that he could borrow. That loaner produced a very solid 3rd place finish. Might want to see how long of a lease you can take out on that piece Hotrod.

Mongoose Set To Strike Again
As mentioned above, Matt 'Mongoose' Sherrell will slide into the Paul Johnson 5x at Oklahoma Sports Park Saturday for the second time. Sherrell produced a 6th place finish at the Outlaw Motor Speedway in his first stint in the ride. Like OMS, OSP is one of the faster tracks on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS circuit. A win this weekend would come as no shock should the team pull it off. Brent Swift who wheeled the car in the first two Ameri-Flex / OCRS events is expected to run the car some more. This gives Johnson two good pilots as Swift can wheel a car well also.

Long Time No See Jimmy
James Fabian participated in the recently conducted Tri-State Speedway event. It was the first Ameri-Flex / OCRS event Fabian has made since an October 4, 2013 outing at the Flint Creek Speedway (formerly West Siloam Speedway). Come around and play with us anytime Jimmy boy.

Don't Test His Patience
Defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers has had just about enough and is getting ready to put a can of whooping on the field soon. Sellers was knocked out of the Lawton event after coming into contact with another car. At Tri-State, Sellers had to give up his front row starting spot to re-enter the pits to tend to his car. He returned in time to start last (per rules) and finished a respectable fourth.

The itinerary for the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial is...............

What: 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial featuring AmeriFlex / OCRS sprint cars

Where: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada Oklahoma

When: Saturday May 7, 2016

Time: Main Gates open 5pm / Hot laps 7pm / Racing 7:30pm (AmeriFlex / OCRS drivers meeting will be held at 6:30pm)

Tickets: Adults: $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.com

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

 

 

Sewell cruises to OCRS victory at Tri-State Speedway
Becomes first repeat winner of the season

By John Rittenoure

POCOLA, Okla. (April 23, 2016) - Alex Sewell made it look all to easy Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma racer led all 25-laps to win his second consecutive Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint car main event.

Sewell became the first driver to visit victory lane twice this season and the victory vaulted him from sixth to fourth in Ameri-Flex / OCRS series points.

Sewell raced unchallenged throughout the race and told OCRS announcer John Lemon in victory lane he knew his car was working exceptionally well.

“You can tell when someone is on you and when your car is fast,” Sewell said. “I could pretty well drive uncontested. When we got into lapped traffic I got into some cars that were slower then me and I was able to get around them easily.”

The only worry Sewell had was when he encountered lapped traffic in the final 10 laps.

“I was worried once when I had to get outside of somebody and chopped their nose off,” he recalled. “When you are leading like that you don’t know how far out the guy is and you just go hard.”

Starting on the pole, Sewell jumped into the early lead with Glen Passmore and Zach Chappell giving chase. Following a lap seven yellow for Alex DeCamp, who could not restart and earned the D&E Supply Hard Luck Award, Chappell charged into second but could not reel Sewell in over the final 17 laps.

Chappell felt a lap two yellow flag hurt his efforts to catch Sewell.

“They are lucky there was a caution on the second lap because I was fixing to check out,” Chappell said. “I had the bottom figured out and everyone else was still running the top. You get a caution and the guys in the infield are telling them where to drive.

“But we will take it starting 7th and ending up second.

“We are still trying to figure out this motor and it was running a little hot. But all in all it was a great night.”

Johnny Kent ran third using a backup engine and was happy with his finish. Kent was not even expected to run the event after blowing an engine earlier in the season, but thanks to his dad they were able to make the show.

“Dad and one of his buddies, Travis Wilson, got together Sunday and Travis helped us put a bottom end together for us so we could get out here and race,” Kent said of his surprise appearance at Tri-State. “We cannot complain. Glad to be back here racing for sure.

“We are going to run this a little bit till we can get our other one put back together.

“We did exactly what we wanted to do and get back here and run in the top five.”

Kent blames himself for not being able to challenge Chappell for second.

“We made a little ground up on Zach (Chappell) and I made a few mistakes and missed the bottom a couple of times and gave up everything that I made up,” he said. “That is part of it some nights.”

Defending champion Robert Sellers made an amazing run from 14th to finish fourth. Sellers had to forfeit his outside front row start and start on the rear after some mechanical issues in the pits forced Sellers crew to work on the car during the pace laps. Sellers was racing hard to make up ground on the start and was up to fifth by the fourth lap. On lap eight Sellers climbed to fourth where he finished.

Whit Gastineau finished fifth after suffering a left rear flat on lap two. With the yellow flag out Gastineau ducked to the work area for a quick tire change and returned to salvage his night.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola Okla.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Car count: 14.

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)
1, 4X-Robert Sellers[2]. 2, 69-Glen Passmore[4]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[5]. 4, P78-Perry Pickard[3]. 5, 8J-James Fabian[1]. 6, 3-Brian Gramm[6]. 7, 7D-David Baxter[7].

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)
1, 8-Alex Sewell[1]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 4, 31-Casey Wills[7]. 5, 84-Alex DeCamp[4]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 7, 01-Mike Huard[6].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)
1, 8-Alex Sewell[1]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[7]. 3, 55-Johnny Kent[5]. 4, 4X-Robert Sellers[14]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 6, 69-Glen Passmore[2]. 7, 31-Casey Wills[4]. 8, 5-Cameron Hagin[9]. 9, P78-Perry Pickard[8]. 10, 3-Brian Gramm[11]. 11, 8J-James Fabian[10]. 12, 01-Mike Huard[12]. 13, 7D-David Baxter[13]. 14, 84-Alex DeCamp[6].

Lap Leaders: Alex Sewell, 1-25.

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Robert Sellers
A1 Machine Heat: Alex Sewell
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Alex DeCamp
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Zach Chappell +5
Wesmar Power Parts #1 Recipient: James Fabian
M&W Aluminum Products Recipients: Mike Huard
Rod End Supply Recipients: Whit Gastineau, Perry Pickard

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About AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories -
Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, AmeriFlex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. AmeriFlex 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:

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

About D&E Supply -
D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs.

D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department. For your professional drywall needs, check them out at: www.dandesupply.com

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Point Standings Report

John Lemon

OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (April 21, 2016) – The Ameri-Flex/OCRS sprint car series conducted its third event last weekend at the Outlaw Motor Speedway where Alex Sewell scored his first career win with the 15 year old series. With car owners receiving Ameri-Flex Challenge points, Andy Sewell shoots back into ‘Top 12” for the AFC race as a dozen cars are “locked in” for the AFC race. Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories will have 2 sponsor selections.

Sewell fell out of the Top 12 last week, but the win at OMS vaulted the Broken Arrow OK based team into the 6th spot in this weeks standings. The top four remain the same as last week with Whit Gastineau, David Chappell, Sean McClelland and David Moss holding positions 1-4. Gastineau and McClelland are owner-drivers while Zach Chappell drivers for his father and former racer David. Defending Ameri-Flex/OCRS champion Robert Sellers wheels the Moss sprinter.

Other car owners moving into the top 12 this week are Paul Johnson (7th) with Brent Swift as his pilot and Travis Jenkins gets a second car into the golden dozen (12th) with rookie Jason McDougal at the wheel. Jenkins’ #1 wheelman is Mike Goodman and that combination is 8th this week. Casey Wills, who drives his own car, returns to the list of lock in cars in the 9th spot.

Car owners leaving the top 12 after last weekends event are Jennings Racing (Brandon Jennings), Kevin Barksdale (Koby Barksdale), Johnny W. Kent (Johnny Hotrod Kent), Joe C. Lee (Joe Bob Lee) and Brandon Haddad (self). Lee and Haddad were tied for 12th last week.

This Saturday night the winged missiles tackle the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola OK. What will the AFC standings look like after Tri-State? Stay tuned.

As always, we wish to thank all of our sponsors that make the Ameri-Flex Challenge a possibility for our participants in the series. These valued supporters include:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / ameriflexhose.com

Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com

Brodix / brodix.com

DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874

Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com

Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com

Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeldheaders.com

Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com

The Ameri-Flex Challenge will start 14 cars for a 15-lap shootout with $5000 going to the victor. Additional cash and prizes will be paid out the remaining 13 starters as well. The event will be held at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney KS. On September 3, 2016.

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, 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.com

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

 

 

Brodix Added To List Of Associate Sponsors
For Ameri-Flex Challenge Race

John Lemon

OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (April 20, 2016) – Brodix has joined the list of associate sponsors that are supporting the “Ameri-Flex Challenge” race to be held on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway. Sanctioned by the Ameri-Flex/OCRS sprint car series, the Ameri-Flex Challenge is a special race that will place 14 cars on the track for a 15-lap sprint to the checkers. The winner will bank a cool $5,000 while additional awards and cash will be paid out to the other participants in the field.

Brodix is based in Mena Arkansas and began operations in the early 70’s. Over the years of their existence, Brodix has become an industry leader in the manufacturing and supply of racing cylinder heads, engine blocks and manifolds. For the last ten years, Brodix has produced “spec” heads, which are manufactured to an exact specification for different racing associations.

Brodix produces heads and manifolds that can be checked by the racing associations for all dimension and design parameters. Engine costs and reliability are, to a large extent, controlled by the design of the cylinder head. Cylinder heads are considered to be one of the factors that can control the cost of racing. The Ameri-Flex/OCRS series is one such series working with Brodix for these types of heads.

In addition, Brodix is also the annual sponsor for the Ameri-Flex/OCRS Rookie of the Year award. For the best results for your racing engine, look to no other than BRODIX to put you in the winners circle today!

Contact Brodix via their website at: www.brodix.com
Thank you Brodix for your continued support of the Ameri-Flex/OCRS series!

Additional sponsor who have pledged their support of the Ameri-Flex Challenge are:
Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories
Amsoil (Grady Oil)

DSO Racing Engines

Maxim Racing

Rod End Supply

Schoenfeld Headers

Smiley’s Racing Products

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.com

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 Eastern Bound

Tri-State Speedway To Host Round Four

John Lemon

OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (April 19, 2016) – The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars are heading east this weekend as the Tri-State Speedway in eastern Oklahoma will host the fourth tour stop on the 2016 circuit for the open wheel winged crusaders on Saturday night.

There have been three different winners in the first three outings with Whit Gastineau, Sheldon Barksdale and Alex Sewell collecting early season glory. Barksdale and Sewell are first time feature winners. The series has become so balanced that there are only 6 drivers who have finished in the top 10 more than once in the previous three races.

Tri-State Speedway’s 3/8-mile oval generally produces some of the best racing seen almost anywhere. In two trips to the track last year, victories were earned by former series champion Sean McClelland (June) and Zach Chappell ended the 2015 season with his first career win with the series in September.

Gastineau leads the early chase for the Harold Leep Championship Trophy with 296 points. Chappell sits in second spot with 268. McClelland is third with 255 markers. Defending series champion Robert Sellers is next with 250 and Michael Bookout rounds out the top five point collectors with 186.

Nutz n’ Boltz:

Shaken Not Stirred –

We are glad to report that 4-time series champion Jamie Passmore is OK after his crash at Outlaw Motor Speedway Friday night. Rumors were getting tossed around like a leaf in the wind that Passmore had broken a bone or two. Other than some soreness, Passmore is fine.

Kicking The Door In –

Alex Sewell finally kicked the door in when he won his first career Ameri-Flex / OCRS feature at Outlaw Friday night. Sewell has been away from the series for a couple of years. His last flirtation with victory in the series was a Memorial Day weekend event in 2013 at the Caney Valley Speedway where Sewell was a runner-up to a then 14 year old Chance Morton.

Fine Line –

Rookie Jason McDougal had another impressive run in the Travis Jenkins mount until a mistake was made. Running in the top five in the feature, he crossed over the edge of the cushion and found the wall. McDougal flipped the car pretty hard but managed to walk away A-OK. As reported last week, kid is the real thing and his future is bright.

Micro Drivers = Sprint Drivers –

Drivers coming into the sprint car world from the micro world are finding some success at the higher level. In his only 2 stints in a ‘big car’, McDougal has shown there isn’t a problem with the higher horse powered machines. Sewell has been in sprints a couple of seasons but is recognized a lot for his prowess in the micro and midget classes. Add Harli White’s 2013 Ameri-Flex / OCRS title after jumping out of the smaller cars along with the success of drivers like Alex DeCamp and Kade and Chance Morton and it all goes to show, these younger drivers can get it done.

Anybody Need A Solid Driver? –

Matt Sherrell returned to compete in the series after an opening day appearance back in 2013. Sherrell slid in the Paul Johnson # 5X car at Outlaw as regular driver Brent Swift was unavailable. The “Mongoose” gave the team a solid 6th place finish and felt he would have done even better if for a simple set up adjustment. Sherrell is looking for a ride in the series where he can get back to sprint car racing at his leisure. Car owners ought not to wait to long before letting the Owasso OK pilot get away. Ring - Ring.

Sponsors In da House –

Corvan and Logan Robison from Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories were at Outlaw Friday night taking in the show. The Robison’s were assisting with the re-draw that took place in the grandstands for the fans to witness. Drivers & car owners: Do you have your decals on your cars and patches on your uniforms? Notes are being taken and there will be two at large selections for the $5000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge in September. Just sayin’.

In addition to D&E Supply / DSO Racing Engines owner David Stephenson (who was competing), Rob Forehand from Action Auto Collision (who was turning wrenches as usual), Paul Edwards of A-1 Machine Shop (who had midget for son Blake to drive), Mike & Judy Stewart of Car & Fleet Parts were seen strolling through the pits as well. Suspect there were a couple more that this scribe didn’t see. Always great to have sponsors in the house!

After all this early week of steady rain, the racetrack should be in prime condition this Saturday night. Outdoor activities will resume and what better place than the racetrack to enjoy getting out of the house?

What You Need To Know:

What: AmeriFlex / OCRS Sprint Cars

Where: Tri-State Speedway / Pocola Oklahoma

When: Saturday April 23, 2016

Time: Main Gates open at 4pm / Hot laps at 5:30pm / Racing at 6:00pm (OCRS drivers meeting is after hot laps)

Tickets: Grandstand $15 (13 yrs & up) / Seniors (65+) $13 / Kids (6-12 yrs) FREE All military personnel (past & present) are $10 off with proof of service.

Track Phone: (918) 436-5009 Promoter Phone: Dan King (479) 304-8547

Website: www.tri-statespeedway.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.com

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

 

 

Carney Cruises to SSO Victory at SOS!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – April 15, 2016 - John Carney II took the lead at the start and never looked back as the Lubbock, Texas driver cruised to his third Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver victory of the season as the tour made their first of five appearances of the season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma as part of the tracks “Fast Friday Series” events.

Carney and Sterling Hoff started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Carney taking the lead as the green flag fell. Third starting Joe Wood, Jr. quacking moved into second from his third starting position while Gary Kelley, Hoff and Loyd Clevenger the top five after lap one.

Carney had built a four car length lead over Wood before the first and only caution of the feature fell when Ty Williams and Clevenger tangled in turn four.

On the final restart, Carney once again bolted out into the lead with Wood on his rear bumper. Andy Shouse, who had a bad start at the beginning of the feature after starting fourth, had worked his way up to the third position before the caution and would begin a race long battle with Wood for the runner-up position that lasted the balance of the feature. Shouse would take second from Wood and the restart while Carney began pulling away from the rest of the field.

Slower cars first came into play on lap nine yet Carney worked the top side of the three-eighths mile oval to perfection and threaded his way through the back of the field with no problems.

Meanwhile, Wood and Shouse continued their battle for second with Shouse maintaining the position on lap twelve as Carney had opened a half stretch lead.

Still working his way through the field, slower cars still didn’t slow the leaders pace and Carney, aboard the John James owned #4j, would go on to claim the victory in his first ever appearance at the track. “I really like this place, very racy,” said Carney in victory lane. “I want to thank John for giving me the opportunity to drive this thing as the car worked perfectly. We will definitely come back here again.”

While Carney took the half straightaway victory, eyes were on the continued battle for the runner-up position with Wood finally gaining control with three laps to go and would finish second. Shouse settled for third while ninth starting Brandon Long, aboard his Triple X chassis, Kelly Propane/TNT Signs and Graphics/Davis Co/KPE Racing/Falls Truck Wash sponsored sprinter, came home fourth. Eleventh starting Jake Martens rounded out the top five.

The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty car field were won by Carney, Wood and Hoff.

The next event for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Series will be held next Saturday night, April 23, at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Oklahoma.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

04/15/16

20 Cars

1st Heat: 1) John Carney, 2) Gary Kelley, 3) Ty Williams, 4) Jake Martens, 5) Blake Dacus, 6) Chad Koch, 7) Blake Scott

2nd Heat: 1) Joe Wood, Jr., 2) Andy Shouse, 3) Loyd Clevenger, 4) Shayla Waddell, 5) Chuck Bellefeville, 6) Gary Owens, 7) Bryson Oeschger

3rd Heat: 1) Sterling Hoff, 2) Chris Kelly, 3) Brandon Long, 4) Zach Blurton, 5) Cody Whitworth, 6) Jerry Jumper

A Feature: 1) John Carney, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Brandon Long, 5) Jake Martens, 6) Chris Kelly, 7) Zach Blurton, 8) Gary Owens, 9) Gary Kelly, 10) Blake Dacus, 11) Shayla Waddell, 12) Cody Whitworth, 13) Chad Koch, 14) Jerry Jumper, 15) Sterling Hoff, 16) Chuck Bellefeville, 17) Blake Scott, 18) Loyd Clevenger, 19) Ty Williams, DNS: Bryson Oeschger

Lap Leaders: Carney 1-20

 

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge​ ​
Point Standings Report

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (April 14, 2016) – The second event of the 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS racing season is in the books and we now bring you update #2 on the Ameri-Flex Challenge race that will take place on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. There have been some changes since last weeks initial standings. For review, the car owners receive the points for the Ameri-Flex Challenge event and here is how they are now faring:



Whit Gastineau continues to hold the top position while David Chappell, with son Zach at the wheel, moves into the second spot. Sean McClelland drops form second to third after having some mechanical issues at last weekends race at the Lawton Speedway.

In an oddity move, David Moss with driver Robert Sellers jumped two spots (6th to 4th) after Sellers was a DNF at Lawton. This came about as Johnny ‘Hotrod’ Kent (driving for father Johnny W. Kent), had issues as well plus Mike Goodman who drives for Travis Jenkins was a victim of a disqualification last weekend. Add the fact that those who were under Moss’ car in points either weren’t in attendance or couldn’t take advantage to move upward by the defending Ameri-Flex / OCRS champions.



When Jason McDougal, in a Jenkins team car to Goodman, was also a DQ (would have been the winner), this caused the Jenkins owned car of Goodman’s to slip from 5th to 8th in this weeks report. The car owner that shot up the charts in a huge way is Jennings Racing (Brandon Jennings driver). Jennings Racing went from way down the list (top 12 owners lock in) to 5th place in this weeks standings.

Other owners moving into the lock in positions at this point in time are:


Richard (Rick) Barksdale (10th) who’s son Sheldon wound up the winner last week.

Kevin Barksdale with his son Koby in the saddle (11th)
Then there is a tie for the 12th and final lock-in between Joe C. Lee and driver Joe Bob Lee and Owner/Driver Brandon Haddad.



Car owners falling out of the top 12 this week include:

Andy Sewell (Alex Sewell), Casey Wills, Brent Bates and Garnett Storage (Brett Wilson).

However, the season is young and there is a long way to go. These owners and several more will have all the opportunity in the world to make what will be one of the most exciting races the region has seen in awhile. $5000 to the winner for 15 laps of work will certainly bring down the house.



The cards are bound to continue to shuffle as the season progresses. All of this could not happen if not for the blessing of all our sponsors of the Ameri-Flex Challenge. Here is a current list of sponsors and do support them whenever you can as they are supporting our industry to keep open wheel racing alive and relevant.

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / ameriflexhose.com
Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com

Brodix Cylinder Heads / brodix.com
DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874
Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com
Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com
Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeld headers.com
Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com



In addition to these sponsors, Kerry Gorby of the Caney Valley Speedway has kicked in a fair amount of solid cash and we are very thankful for the support he has pledged to us. 

Check on us again next week when we bring you AFC update report #3 following the Ameri-Flex / OCRS race at Outlaw Motor Speedway this Friday night.



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, 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.com
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 Awarded Ameri-Flex / OCRS Victory at Lawton 1st and 2nd place finishers disqualified

By John Rittenoure

LAWTON, Okla. (April 9, 2016) - What started out as an amazing performance by rookie Jason McDougal turned into disappointment Saturday the Lawton Speedway.

McDougal, driving in his first sprint car event for car owner Travis Jenkins, led 23 laps and crossed the checkered flag first in the 25-lap Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / OCRS main event just ahead of teammate Mike Goodman in second. However, in a post-race tech inspection both McDougal and Goodman were disqualified for a left rear tire infraction. That gave the victory to third place finisher Sheldon Barksdale.

McDougal, who just a week earlier won his first POWRi National Midget main event at Port City Raceway, looked equally impressive in his sprint car debut. In the Car and Fleet Parts third heat McDougal came from inside second row to win.

After a re-draw McDougal lined up outside front row in the 25-lapper next to pole sitter Jerry Bruner. By the end of the first lap McDougal powered into the lead and stayed there until lap eight when defending champion Robert Sellers came charging from fourth place to take the lead. Sellers only led two laps before pulling off with mechanical problems. McDougal resumed the lead and held it to the finish.

Goodman moved into second after Sellers pulled off and chased his teammate to the finish. Sheldon Barksdale passed Gary Owens for third on lap 17. Koby Barksdale advanced from 17th starting position to finish behind Sheldon Barksdale after advancing on a third place B feature finish. Koby Barksdale was the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger for his run through the field.

Gastineau won the opening Wesmar Racing Engines B main from the second position while Kyle Ezell came from third row inside to win the 2nd Wesmar Racing Engines B main.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results Lawton Speedway, Lawton, Okla. Saturday, April 9, 2016

Car count: 34.

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps) 1, 88S-Shayla Waddell[2]. 2, 4AM-Mike Goodman[1]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[5]. 4, 24-T.J. Herrell[4]. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin[6]. 6, 54-Michael Gossman[8]. 7, 3-Brian Gramm[3]. 8, 11-Nick Bates[7]. 9, 7D-David Baxter.

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps) 1, 32-Jerry Bruner[1]. 2, 33-Gary Owens[9]. 3, 11J-Gage Cullar[2]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[5]. 5, B52-Brayden Voigt[7]. 6, 91-Derrick Gentilly[6]. 7, 00-Kacee Frazier[8]. 8, 24H-Lightfoot Hawkins[4]. 9, P78-Perry Pickard[3].

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps) 1, 4PM-Jason McDougal[3]. 2, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[1]. 3, 21J-Brandon Jennings[7]. 4, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[6]. 5, 76H-TJ Honkomp[4]. 6, 007-Michael Bookout[5]. 7, 17H-Brandon Haddad[8]. 8, 55-Johnny Kent[2].

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Heat (8 laps) 1, 4X-Robert Sellers[5]. 2, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[2]. 3, 1-Sean McClelland[8]. 4, 50Z-Zach Chappell[6]. 5, 22-Koby Barksdale[3]. 6, 10K-Kyle Ezell[7]. 7, 41-Tony Layton[4]. 8, 5X-Brent Swift[1].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #1 (12 laps, top 4 transfer) 1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]. 3, 22-Koby Barksdale[5]. 4, 24-T.J. Herrell[3]. 5, 11-Nick Bates[9]. 6, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 7, 91-Derrick Gentilly[6]. 8, 7D-David Baxter[11]. 9, 17H-Brandon Haddad[7]. 10, 3-Brian Gramm[8]. 11, 55-Johnny Kent[10].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature #2 (12 laps, top 4 transfer) 1, 10K-Kyle Ezell[5]. 2, 11J-Gage Cullar[1]. 3, B52-Brayden Voigt[2]. 4, 76H-TJ Honkomp[4]. 5, 5X-Brent Swift[10]. 6, 007-Michael Bookout[7]. 7, 41-Tony Layton[8]. 8, 54-Michael Gossman[3]. 9, P78-Perry Pickard[11]. 10, 00-Kacee Frazier[6]. 11, 24H-Lightfoot Hawkins[9].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) 1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[11]. 2, 22-Koby Barksdale[17]. 3, 2W-Whit Gastineau[13]. 4, 5L-Joe Bob Lee[10]. 5, 33-Gary Owens[4]. 6, 21J-Brandon Jennings[7]. 7, 50Z-Zach Chappell[15]. 8, 24-T.J. Herrell[19]. 9, 76H-TJ Honkomp[20]. 10, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[12]. 11, 14-Shawn Bloomquist[9]. 12, B52-Brayden Voigt[18]. 13, 11J-Gage Cullar[16]. 14, 88S-Shayla Waddell[3]. 15, 32-Jerry Bruner[1]. 16, 4X-Robert Sellers[8]. 17, 1-Sean McClelland[6]. 18, 10K-Kyle Ezell[14]. 19, 4PM-Jason McDougal[2]. (DQ). 20, 4AM-Mike Goodman[5]. (DQ).

Lap Leaders: Jason McDougal 1-7; Robert Sellers 8-9; McDougal 10-25.

Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Shayla Waddell A1 Machine Heat: Jerry Bruner Car & Fleet Heat: Jason McDougal Ameri-Flex / OCRS Heat: Robert Sellers D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Brian Gramm Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Koby Barksdale +15 Wesmar Power Parts B-Feature #1 Recipient: Whit Gastineau Wesmar Power Parts B-Feature #2 Recipient: Kyle Ezell M&W Aluminum Products Recipients: T.J. Herrell, Brent Swift Rod End Supply Recipients: Gary Owens, T.J. Honkomp, Jerry Bruner

Next Event: Outlaw Motor Speedway - Friday April 15th (with Powri West midgets and Modifieds)

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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprints Return To Action Saturday

Destination: Lawton Speedway

John Lemon

OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (April 5, 2016) – After an unusual early season hiatus from racing action since the season opener on March 19th, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars will be back pounding the race track this Saturday night at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton Oklahoma. Saturday will be the first of three tour stops for the winged warriors in 2016 at the Lawton Speedway equaling a series high for attendance in a single season at the historic ¼-mile oval. The mark was originally set just last season.

Whit Gastineau enters the event as the Ameri-Flex / OCRS points leader by virtue of his season opening win on March 19th at the Brill Motor Speedway. Sean McClelland sits second in points followed by Zach Chappell who took the Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Award by storming to a third place finish from an 18th place starting position in the 2016 opener.

Multiple local area challengers that are anticipated to give the traveling jockeys a run for their money includes drivers such as: Gary Owens, Kyle Ezell and Joe Bob Lee among others. Sean McClelland, 2015 Ameri-Flex / OCRS champion Robert Sellers and Cody Wampler were Lawton victors last year. In all, a solid group of cars are expected for the second event of the young season.

Nutz n’ Boltz

Double Trouble:

Whit Gastineau will be looking to win back to back events to start off the new season, a feat he also accomplished in 2014.

First Timer:

Brian Gramm scored his first ever Ameri-Flex / OCRS top 10 finish at the season opener last month.

The Lady Returns:

Miss Kacee Frazier has announced her intentions of returning to Ameri-Flex / OCRS action this Saturday. Frazier last competed with the series in October of 2014. In June of that year, Frazier won the main event at the Monett Speedway in Missouri.

Yo-Yo Return:

Alex Sewell’s return to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series last month had peaks and valley’s. Sewell spun in his heat race, which place him in one of two Wesmar Power Parts B-Feature’s. He fought off Brian McClelland to snare the last transfer spot into the A-Feature. From there, Sewell started 20th and finished 8th. Sewell’s last run in Ameri-Flex / OCRS competition was in 2013.

More Returns Are In:

Darien Roberts made his return to the series as well last month. Roberts won one of the two Wesmar B-Features and finished 16th in the A-Feature. The last time Roberts competed in the series was in 2011. Where were you five years ago?

That’s More Like It:

Michael Bookout started racing with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series in 2012. He has participated in all season opening events since then and only made the main event once. That came on 2014 where he finished 17th. Last month, Bookout made the main event and finished a solid 8th to start the season.

Power In Numbers:

The series started the year with 34 cars at Brill Motor Speedway. That was the same number as the start last year at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway. In 2013, Longdale Speedway produced 32 chariots. The record for a season opener is 40 at the Lawton Speedway in 2011. The year before there were just 26 starters at the Outlaw Motor Speedway. Oh how times have changed.

Get ready race fans as the power packed Ameri-Flex / OCRS series tackles the Lawton Speedway this Saturday night. Here are the details:

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Cars with USRA Mods, Limited Mods and Mini Stocks

When: Saturday April 9, 2016

Where: Lawton Speedway / Lawton Oklahoma

Time: Gates open 6:00pm / Hot Laps 7:30pm / Racing starts at 8pm

(OCRS drivers meeting at 7:00pm)

Track Phone: (580) 355-6417

Website: www.lawtonspeedway.com

Directions:

Take Interstate 44 to Lee Boulevard. Go west onto Lee Boulevard to Sheridan Road. Turn south (left) and go 1.5 miles to the racetrack.

If coming from the south of Lawton: Exit Highway 36 and take the Faxon exit. Go north onto Sheridan Road. Racetrack will be approx. 5 miles.

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.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge Point Standings Report

John Lemon
OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (April 1, 2016) - The first event of the 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car season is in the books and with that brings us the first report for the first ever Ameri-Flex Challenge point standings. The Ameri-Flex Challenge is a 15-lap race that will field just 14 cars for a grand prize of $5,000 to win. Teams must qualify throughout the season to be eligible for the Ameri-Flex Challenge.

To qualify, the top 12 car owners in car owner points that have met the pre-set requirements of the Ameri-Flex Challenge rules will have their cars locked into the Ameri-Flex Challenge field. Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories is the title sponsor and they will have two selections for the race. The event will be held on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas.

On the heels of his opening night win at the Brill Motor Speedway, owner/driver Whit Gastineau heads the list for the 12 ‘lock-in’ owners with 104 points. Former Ameri-Flex/OCRS champion Sean McClelland, another owner/driver, currently holds the second spot with 102 points. Owners with their sons as drivers are in a dead heat tie for the third spot with 95 points. David Chappell for Zach Chappell and Johnny W. Kent for Johnny ‘Hotrod’ Kent are the respective title holders.

Travis Jenkins is the first car out of the top 12 as an owner/driver (13th position) but he does have former series champion Mike Goodman in the fifth spot. Sixth goes to David Moss who has the Ameri-Flex / OCRS defending champion Robert Sellers turning his wheel. The last of the family owned cars for their sons sit in positions seven and eight. Andy Sewell (Alex) and Bob Bookout (Michael). Owner/Driver Casey Wills and Brian Gramm are next at nine and ten with Brent Bates also turning his own laps at eleventh and in twelfth, we find our first company owned entry in Garnett Storage. Brett Wilson pilots the ride. Other than Travis Jenkins, owners sitting outside the lock-in spots in positions 14 – 20 are:

Dyno Services of Oklahoma (David Stephenson)
Dena Risley (Layne Himebaugh)
Scott Roberts (Darien Roberts)
Billy Frazier (Billy Frazier)
Same Day Auto Repair (Kyle Clark)
Paul Johnson (Brent Swift)
Jennings Racing (Brandon Jennings)

The Ameri-Flex Challenge is blessed to have some of the finest group of sponsors offer their support for this special program. Along with Ameri-Flex, these sponsors also play a pivotal role in bringing credibility and awareness to the event. The current list of supporting sponsors include:

Amsoil (Grady Oil) / amsoil.com
Brodix Cylinder Heads / brodix.com
DSO Racing Engines / (918) 808-8874
Maxim Racing Products / racemaxims.com
Rod End Supply / rodendsupply.com
Schoenfeld Headers / schoenfeld headers.com
Smiley’s Racing Products / smileysracing.com

In addition to these sponsors, The Caney Valley Speedway has kicked in some extra cash as well.

Next AFC update report will follow the Ameri-Flex / OCRS race at the Lawton Speedway on April 9th.

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, 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.com
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

 

 

Schoenfeld Headers Joins Growing List Of Ameri-Flex Challenge Sponsors

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (March 30, 2016) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is honored to announce that Schoenfeld Headers from Van Buren Arkansas has pledged their support for the special running of the Ameri-Flex Challenge race to be held on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway.

Schoenfeld Headers has been a major staple for the racing industry since 1974. Schoenfeld Headers are found on most race cars in the nation today regardless of the level of car classification and Schoenfeld Headers are by far the largest manufacturer of circle track headers today.

In addition to exhaust headers, Schoenfeld Headers also offers: header gaskets, turn downs and extensions just to name a few items that can be obtained from the manufacturer. From sprint cars to midgets and late models, regardless if its dirt or asphalt, Schoenfeld Headers is the place to go. Schoenfeld Headers has state of the art CNC bending and welding equipment, as well as a state of the art chassis dyno facility to make sure your item is the right item for the task at hand. For your header and/or exhaust needs, contact Schoenfeld Headers at:

Schoenfeld Headers 605 S. 40th Van Buren, AR. 72956 PH. 479-474-7529 FAX 479-474-2249

Website: www.schoenfeldheaders.com

Let them know the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars series sent you! Thank you Schoenfeld Headers for supporting the Ameri-Flex Challenge!

About the Ameri-Flex Challenge - The Ameri-Flex Challenge is a special dash style race that will feature 14 cars for 15 laps. The winner of the Ameri-Flex Challenge will earn $5,000! Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories is the title sponsor of the event. The race will take place at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3. 2016.

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, 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.com 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

 

 

Smiley’s Racing Products Signs On As Ameri-Flex Challenge Sponsor

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (March 26, 2016) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is proud to announce that Smiley’s Racing Products has signed on as the latest associate sponsor of the Ameri-Flex Challenge race to be held on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway. Smiley’s Racing Products as been a fixture in the auto racing community since 1968. Also associated with Smiley’s Racing Products is Hoosier Tire Southwest, the leading Hoosier Tire dealer in the south central region.

From hundreds of race parts to tires, Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are ready to help you get to the checkered flag first. There are multiple locations available so that Smiley's Racing Products can serve you best. These locations can be found at:

103 Gross Road in Mesquite, TX (Main Anchor Store) 3208 S.W. 59th Suite A in Oklahoma City OK 700 W. Kennedale Parkway in Kennedale TX 19053 US Highway 82 West in Sherman TX 1622 Sawdust Road Suite B-2 in Woodlands TX

Smiley's Racing Products can ship you what you need when you need it. They are there when you need them and they have a highly competent and experienced staff to assist you with the right products for the right situation. If you haven’t shopped at Smiley’s yet, you owe it yourself to give them a try.

Checkout their website to view all their products at: www.smileysracing.com

Welcome aboard Smiley’s Racing Products!

About the Ameri-Flex Challenge - The Ameri-Flex Challenge is a special dash style race that will feature 14 cars for 15 laps. The winner of the Ameri-Flex Challenge will earn $5,000! Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories is the title sponsor of the event. The race will take place at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas on September 3. 2016.

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, 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.com 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

 

 

Maxim Racing Offers Support To Ameri-Flex Challenge Event

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (March 23, 2016) - The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is honored to announce that Maxim Racing has signed on as an associate sponsor of the ‘Ameri-Flex Challenge’. This special event will take place on September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway and will pay $5000 to the winner in a dash style race that will be just 15-laps in length.

Maxim Racing is one of the premier manufacturers of open wheel chassis. The company was purchased by Dan and Ron Musselman in 2014 from Maxim Racing’s founder, Chuck Merrill. Merrill started the company in 1988. Maxim Racing cars have scored over 600 victories throughout the world in 2015. This includes such prestigious conquests as:

USAC National Sprint Car Championship USAC Sliver Crown Championship Australian Grand Annual Classic

Along with these high profile events, Maxim Racing has won numerous series championships including organizations such as:

National Sprint League Interstate Racing Association F.A.S.T. Championship

Maxim Racing were also champions in several track championships in arena’s all over the racing spectrum. High expectations are in store for the company as Maxim Racing continues to lead the way in advanced technology and performance. Those that want maximum results go MAXIM!

Contact Information: Website: www.racemaxims.com Phone: (217) 544-7015

Address: 2709 East Ash St Springfield, IL 62703

Find Maxim Racing on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/racemaxims

Welcome aboard MAXIM RACING!!

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, 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.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

 

 

Gastineau wins a hard-fought OCRS season opener
Tops a 34-car opening night field at Brill's Motor Speedway


By John Rittenoure

MEEKER, Okla. (Mar. 19, 2016) - The 2016 Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series season kicked off in a big way Saturday at Brill’s Motor Speedway with 34 teams eager to hit the track.

It was jacket weather for everyone in the grandstands but the action on the track heated up quickly with an exciting battle up front in the 30-lap main event. When the checkered flag finally waved Whit Gastineau emerged with a car length victory over hard charging Sean McClelland.

“It was a tough one. I was fortunate to win it,” said Gastineau who now has 25 OCRS career feature wins to his credit. “There were a lot of good drivers coming at me.”

That was evident right from the start. Ameri-Flex / OCRS defending champion Robert Sellers made a strong case for a possible feature win driving off the pole on the start into an early lead. Gastineau started outside second row and quickly charged into second. On lap 11 Gasineau saw an opportunity and grabbed the lead away from Sellers.

“At the start of the race I kind of just drove through the middle and got up to second,” Gastineau said. “I was chasing Robert down. He was keeping his momentum up but I felt like we were better. When we got into lapped traffic I was able to get by him.

“I drove back under Mike (Goodman) then Sean (McClelland) was coming good on the bottom.”

Sellers faded to fifth as Mike Goodman moved into second followed by Johnny Kent and McClelland.

McClelland climbed to third on lap 19 and started a run toward the front. The three-time champion charged into second on lap 28 and quickly chased down Gastineau. McClelland closed so quickly that he nearly hit the back of Gastineau at the finish line and had to point his car toward the infield to avoid contact, but still finished second.

‘He was coming up the track and I was coming down and gassing it up and saw him,” Gastineau said of the near altercation. “I jerked up and he jerked left. Luckily he was able to finish.”

Gastineau was doing his best to keep pace with a very tricky race track.

“It was really spotty,” Gastineau said of the track surface. “I was trying to change up my lines and kind of keep them guessing. They came at me from the top or bottom and slide me a few times.”

For McClelland just one more lap might have made a difference.

“I just started to late,” McClelland said of his final lap charge. “I was hung up in traffic too long.”

Finishing in third was Zach Chappell who came from 18th starting position after transferring from the 2nd B main with a third place finish. Kent was fourth and Goodman settled for fifth.

Darien Roberts won the opening 12-lap B main over Brandon Jennings while Travis Jenkins led start-to-finish in the second B main.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Brill's Motor Speedway, Meeker, Okla.
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Car count: 34.

(Pos-Car-Driver-Start)

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1 (8 laps)
1, 4AM-Mike Goodman[3]. 2, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[2]. 3, 53-Brett Wilson[4]. 4, 13W-Grant Wresche[1]. 5, 3-Brian Gramm[6]. 6, 4K-Joshua Tyre[5]. 7, 17H-Brandon Haddad[9]. 8, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 9, P78-Perry Pickard.

A1 Machine Shop Heat 2 (8 laps)
1, 4X-Robert Sellers[8]. 2, 21-Billy Frazier[6]. 3, 007-Michael Bookout[1]. 4, 4PM-Travis Jenkins[3]. 5, 87F-Brian McClelland[4]. 6, 22T-Frank Taft[7]. 7, 7D-David Baxter[9]. 8, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 9, 78-Steve Smith[5]. (DNS).

Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 laps)
1, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[7]. 3, 17-Brent Bates[1]. 4, 69-Glen Passmore[2]. 5, 5X-Brent Swift[4]. 6, 21J-Brandon Jennings[8]. 7, 10X-Darien Roberts[6]. 8, 20-James Esmond[3].

OCRS Heat 4 (8 laps)
1, 1-Sean McClelland[4]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[2]. 3, 22-David Stephenson[1]. 4, 5$-Danny Smith[3]. 5, 9$-Kyle Clark[6]. 6, 8-Alex Sewell[7]. 7, 24C-Craig Carroll[5]. 8, 11-Michael Tyre[8].

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 4 transfer)
1, 10X-Darien Roberts[8]. 2, 21J-Brandon Jennings[3]. 3, 3-Brian Gramm[4]. 4, 5X-Brent Swift[5]. 5, 4-Shane Sellers[9]. 6, 4K-Joshua Tyre[6]. 7, 13W-Grant Wresche[1]. 8, P78-Perry Pickard[11]. 9, 20-James Esmond[10]. 10, 22T-Frank Taft[7]. 11, 69-Glen Passmore[2]. (DNS).

Wesmar Racing Engines B Feature (12 laps, top 4 transfer)
1, 4PM-Travis Jenkins[1]. 2, 9$-Kyle Clark[3]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[9]. 4, 8-Alex Sewell[5]. 5, 87F-Brian McClelland[4]. 6, 5$-Danny Smith[2]. 7, 24C-Craig Carroll[8]. 8, 11-Michael Tyre[10]. 9, 7D-David Baxter[6]. 10, 17H-Brandon Haddad[7]. 11, 78-Steve Smith[11].

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature 30 laps)
1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[4]. 2, 1-Sean McClelland[6]. 3, 50Z-Zach Chappell[18]. 4, 55-Johnny Kent[2]. 5, 4AM-Mike Goodman[3]. 6, 4X-Robert Sellers[1]. 7, 8-Alex Sewell[20]. 8, 007-Michael Bookout[10]. 9, 31-Casey Wills[5]. 10, 3-Brian Gramm[17]. 11, 17-Brent Bates[11]. 12, 53-Brett Wilson[9]. 13, 4PM-Travis Jenkins[14]. 14, 22-David Stephenson[12]. 15, 94L-Layne Himebaugh[8]. 16, 10X-Darien Roberts[13]. 17, 9$-Kyle Clark[16]. 18, 21-Billy Frazier[7]. 19, 5X-Brent Swift[19]. 20, 21J-Brandon Jennings[15].

Lap Leaders: Robert Sellers 1-10, Whit Gastineau 11-30.

Contingency Awards:
Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Mike Goodman
A1 Machine Heat: Robert Sellers
Car & Fleet Heat: Casey Wills
Ameri-Flex / OCRS Heat: Sean McClelland
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Steve Smith
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Zach Chappell +15
Wesmar Power Parts B-Feature #1 Recipient: Darien Roberts
Wesmar Power Parts B-Feature #2 Recipient: Travis Jenkins
M&W Aluminum Products Recipients: Shane Sellers, Brian McClelland
Rod End Supply Recipients: Mike Goodman, Casey Wills, Layne Himebaugh

Next Event: April 9, 2016 Lawton Speedway, Lawton Oklahoma

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Car & Fleet Parts Expands Ameri-Flex / OCRS Support

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (March 16, 2016) - Car & Fleet Parts is increasing their support of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series beginning in 2016. Car & Fleet Parts, a Tulsa OK establishment, will sponsor the third heat race for every Ameri-Flex / OCRS event during the season. Car & Fleet Parts is owned by Mike & Judy Stewart and they have had Car & Fleet Parts since its inception in 1976 which includes the years when Mike was racing supermodifieds at the Tulsa Speedway. There is still a Stewart on the track today as son Shane drives for the high profile Larson / Marks racing team on the World of Outlaws trail.

“I have known the Stewart’s for years,” said Ameri-Flex / OCRS President Barry Grabel. “They have always been great business people to be associated with and more importantly, they have been great friends as well.” Grabel then chuckled while saying:

“I once worked on race cars to where my job was to get them to beat Mike on the track. Now we look to people like Mike & Judy to assist us and wish them luck in winning in every aspect of their business. Funny how things in racing can evolve. We are blessed that they wish to be associated with our series.”

Car & Fleet Parts is a major supplier of racing parts, fuel, tires and safety equipment and more for the racing community. A combination of great pricing, impeccable customer assistance and old fashioned friendly conversations over a cup of coffer at the parts counter make Car & Fleet Parts the place to go for your racecar needs.

Cant make it in? No Problem as Car & Fleet Parts ship by Fed-Ex on a daily basis. When you need racing parts and need it fast, contact Car & Fleet Parts at (918) 743-9888.

Car & Fleet Parts…. The Racers Choice!

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series Welcomes Hitch It Trailers

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (March 15, 2016) – The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is proud to announce that Hitch It Trailers has joined the mass of sponsors that are currently supporting the 15 year old series. Hitch It Trailers is located in Tulsa Oklahoma where Highway 169 and 61st street meet. Hitch It Trailers is an official race trailer dealer for the United, Haulmark and Lark Cargo trailer brands. Other makes are available for those needing smaller enclosed units and open utility trailers. Need a landscape or gooseneck trailer? Hitch It Trailers has those too!



 The company is owned by Jeremy and Chrissy Scheulen and together, they and their staff understand the needs of today’s consumer. Therefore, they can set you up with the right trailer for the right job to compliment those wants and needs. Should the call for service ever arise, Hitch It Trailers offers in house service to make sure your investment is handled properly so you may obtain years of usage. 

Hitch It Trailers keeps a healthy inventory of parts and accessories on hand for those that need those grab and go items for self repair and / or keeping spares available for those immediate needs while on the go or on the job. That’s not all…..



Truck Accessories is also a large part of what Hitch It provides to its customers. 
Hitches, bumpers, floor mats, grilles, lights, racks, suspension components, toolboxes and winches are just a sampling of the truck accessories Hitch It Trailers offers. From the front bumper of your truck to the rear of your trailer and all points in between, Hitch It Trailers is your source to obtain the best value in both sales and service. Give Hitch It Trailers an opportunity and find out for yourself the level of service they provide. 



Contact information is:
 Phone: (918) 286-7900 Website: www.hitchittulsa.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/HitchIt 



Welcome Hitch It Trailers to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series!

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Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprinters Ready To Launch Brill Motor Speedway Begins Countdown

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (March 15, 2016) – After a winter season that had as much bite in the area as a toothless puppy on a torsion bar, the time has come to sink some teeth into something of actual substance: The 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car season. 

Brill Motor Speedway will host the season opener this Saturday night as the winged 360 sprinters hit the racetrack for the first time since September 19th of last season. In translation, that will be 182 days since discharged heat flowed through a set of Schoenfeld Headers. To long by several accounts. 



Saturday night will also be the first step in teams qualifying for the very unique ‘Ameri-Flex Challenge”, a $5,000 to win 15-lap affair to be held in September at the Caney Valley Speedway. Checkout the OCRS website for additional details on the Ameri-Flex Challenge event. 

In all, 23 races are on the early docket for the season and Brill Motor Speedway is currently scheduled to hold the season finale as well, that will take place on September 17th. Robert Sellers took in $1500 in the only tour stop at BMS last year. Teams will be once again be competing for a top prize of $1500 this Saturday.



It’s been a long wait for everyone and Saturday night closes the curtain on Facebook pre-race car shows and story telling around the fireplaces and puts the real deal onto the track until leaves switch back to multi-color status. It’s about dang time people…………… Let’s do this thing!

What: Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Races When: Saturday March 19, 2016 Where: Brill Motor Speedway / Meeker Oklahoma

Time: Main Gates open 4:30pm / Hot Laps 7:00pm / Racing starts at 7:30pm (OCRS drivers meeting at 6:00pm)

Tickets: Ages 16 & up: $15 / Ages 12-15 and Seniors: $12 / Kids 6-11; $5 / Pit pass:$30 Track information call: (405) 769-6927 Track website: www.brillsmotorspeedway.com

Track directions: From the Turner Turnpike (I-44): 
Exit at Chandler, 10 miles south of highway 66 on state highway 18

From I-40:
Exit 186, North 16 miles on state highway 18

Track Address for GPS users: 343250 E. 1000 Road Meeker, OK 74855

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series - Established in 2002, the Tulsa Oklahoma based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions 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.com 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 Season Preview “Rising To The Occasion”

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (March 11, 2016) - Anticipation of thrilling action is once again in the air as another Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series sprint car season is about to begin. 2016 will bring some fresh ideas into the fold while still retaining some of the traditional programs and events that make the seasoned dirt track warriors a popular series to witness in the deep southern plains. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is scheduled to payout the highest amount of prize money during a single season in series history, which will be aided by the $5000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge in September (more on that in a moment). Hoosier Tire Southwest will return once again as the major point fund contributor for the fourth year in a row with a traditional sum that enters the five digit zone.

Defending champion Robert Sellers of Mustang OK will look to become the first driver to repeat a championship drive since Jamie Passmore accomplished the feat in 2009 - 2010. Passmore’s run also included a title in 2008 for a rare three-peat performance. Mr. Sellers will have the likes of Whit ‘Gasman’ Gastineau (Moore OK) and Zach Chappell (Talala OK) as a couple of drivers that will also be strong favorites to earn the right to collect the coveted Harold Leep Championship Trophy. Shane Sellers would be a sure threat as well, but military duties will see the Tuttle OK driver AWOL for a few shows early in the season. Look for Shane to improve on his two wins from last year even with some absence to his attendance card.

Popular series favorites including Johnny Kent, Cameron Hagin, Shayla Waddell, Casey Wills, Perry Pickard, Michael Bookout and Joseph Miller just to name a few, look to compete within the series once again. Also, look for veteran drivers such as Joe Wood Jr, Alex Sewell, Mike Goodman, Danny Smith, Kyle Clark, Sheldon Barksdale, Sean McClelland, Brian McClelland, Jonathan Beason and several other pilots to make a handful of appearances throughout the schedule this season.

23 tour stops are set for 2016 with the season opener taking place at the 3/8-mile Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker Oklahoma on Saturday March 19th. Profile events such as the 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada will again grace the schedule. As with last season, Dooling Machine Products will raise their flag as the title sponsor of the OSC event with $2000 going to the winner. Mark your calendars for September 10th on this jewel.

OSP will also be the destination for the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr Memorial race. This years event will have injected cash into the purse making it the highest paying HLJM event over the previous seven editions. Gary Owens of Pauls Valley OK will be seeking his fourth HLJM event in a row. Amazing.

The Harold Leep Classic returns to the Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday August 26th for the second running of this special event to honor one of the all time greats to ever strap into a race car. OMS will also present an all ‘Open Wheel Friday Night’ program that will feature Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprints plus Powri West midgets and IMCA modifieds. This special program takes place on April 15th.

The race everyone will circle on their calendar in 2016 will be the highest paying race in series history, the “Ameri-Flex Challenge”. This unique event will be held September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. The Ameri-Flex Challenge will be limited to a 14-car field that will only be a mere 15 laps in length. The event winner will pocket $5000 with additional awards to the remaining 13 starters.

12 teams must qualify throughout the racing season to earn a lock-in spot into the Ameri-Flex Challenge with the title sponsor selecting two additional entrants. Once a field is set, all 14 teams will draw for their starting positions. There will be a complete Ameri-Flex / OCRS program on the same night thus making for an extra exciting program of sprint car action. This is an event that will have the attention of the entire open wheel sector.

To view the complete 2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule, just visit the OCRS website at: www.ocrsracing.com

There are a collective group of highly respected associate sponsors on board for the Ameri-Flex Challenge with additional sponsors still to join. The current official list of associate sponsors for the Ameri-Flex Challenge include:

Brodix Cylinder Heads Dyno Services of Oklahoma Maxim Racing Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers Smiley’s Racing Products

Speaking of sponsor support, the roving mass of racers will once again reap the seasonal rewards of a fantastic group of sponsors that are the very heartbeat of the series. The current 2016 sponsor list is:

Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories (A Feature and Title Sponsor) Hoosier Tire Southwest (Series Point Fund Sponsor) D&E Supply (Hard Luck Award) Dyno Services of Oklahoma (Product Sponsor) Action Auto Collision (Hard Charger Award) Dooling Machine Products (Event Sponsor) Drive Shaft Inc. (Heat Race Sponsor) A1 Machine (Heat Race Sponsor) Car & Fleet (Heat Race Sponsor) Wesmar Engines (B Feature Sponsor) Brodix Cylinder Heads (Rookie of the Year Sponsor) M&W Aluminum Products (Contingency Sponsor) Maxwell Oil (Contingency and Advertising Sponsor) Schoenfeld Headers (Product Sponsor) Rod End Supply (Contingency Sponsor) Finshline Restaurant (Advertising Sponsor) Hitch It Trailers (Avertising Sponsor) Amsoil (Product Sponsor) Sprintdudes.com (Product Sponsor) Bob Hurley Ford (Pace Truck Sponsor)

2016 will be a fantastic season for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series and it all begins on Saturday March 19th at the Brill Motor Speedway. Come join us and witness some the best open wheel racing you will see all season.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car Series: Where you can FEEL the Thunder!

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, 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.com 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

 

 

2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Season Opener Moved To March 19th Brill Motor Speedway Set To Christen New Season

John Lemon

OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (February 16, 2016) – Officials with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series and the Brill Motor Speedway have elected to move the date for the 2016 sprint car season opener to Saturday March 19th from the previously released date of March 26th.

This season will mark the 15th year of sprint car racing for the weekend warriors with the $5000 to win Ameri-Flex Challenge on the horizon for September 3rd at the Caney Valley Speedway looming as the largest event in series history. In all, 23 race dates currently dot the Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule for the coming season.

Grab your Sharpie and circle Saturday March 19th on those new calendars as the new season opener for the always entertaining and energetic sprint cars of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series at the Brill Motor Speedway!

Get ready to FEEL the Thunder! www.ocrsracing.com

 

 

Dooling Machine Products Returns As Title Sponsor For Ameri-Flex / OCRS Oklahoma State Championship Race Over $10,000 To Win Possible in a 3 Week Stretch

John Lemon

OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa OK (Feb. 4, 2016)- Dooling Machine Products is returning as title sponsor of the annual Oklahoma State Championship race for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series. This event will once again be held at its birthplace, the Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada Oklahoma. The winner of the 10th Annual running of the OSC race will collect $2,000 with additional money added into the overall purse as well. This special event will be held on Saturday, September 10th.

Dooling Machine Products is owned by Joe Dooling, a veteran car owner who has Bryan Clauson as his driver in various racing events. The duo won the 2014 Chili Bowl, the 2015 Belleville Midget Nationals, the 2015 Jason Leffler Memorial and the 2015 Oval Nationals just to name a few of their outstanding accomplishments. “Joe Dooling is a fantastic guy and a huge supporter of the sport,” said Ameri-Flex / OCRS president Barry Grabel. “We are grateful to have Dooling Machine Products return as a sponsor for the Oklahoma State Championship race and we look forward to working with Joe for as long as he wishes to support our series.”

Whit Gastineau is the defending champion of the OSC. The ‘Gasman’ is the only 3-time winner of the event after also collecting wins in 2010 & 2012. No other driver has more than one victory in the previous nine OSC events. The OSC race began in 2007 with Tulsa’s Mike Goodman winning the inaugural event on his way to the 2007 championship, his third series title.

The OSC will be the third high profile event in a row for the race teams as the ‘Harold Leep Classic’ is just two weeks earlier (August 26) at the Outlaw Motor Speedway and the $5000 to win / 15-lap Ameri-Flex Challenge the week before (September 3) at the Caney Valley Speedway. In all, if a driver swept all three events, they could pocket over $10,000 and possibly more!

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

Website: www.oklahomasportspark.com

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 Dooling Machine Products:

Dooling Machine Products is a family owned business and has been for over 70 years. DMP is headquartered in Harford Illinois with a substation in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. DMP specializes in mobile shop repair services for multiple industries with large production equipment yet specializing in the oil and gas markets. Checkout their website at www.doolingmachine.com

 

 

A-1 Machine Shop Becomes Ameri-Flex / OCRS Heat Race Sponsor for 2016 Racing Season.

A-1 Machine Shop, a Tulsa Oklahoma based full service CNC machine shop, has signed on as a Heat Race sponsor for the 2016 season. A-1 Machine Shop is owned by Paul Edwards who is also known around the racing community as the 'Shock Doc" for his work with racing shocks. Regarding his involvement with the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series, Edwards commented: "Since I was a kid, I have always loved sprint car racing. I am excited to get to be a part of it as an adult."

"Paul has been supporting the series for a few years now," said series president Barry Grabel. "When we were running a few non-wing races in 2013 & 2014, Paul was on board with his support with the Shock Doc brand and he continues to support us today. Paul is a well respected individual in the racing and business communities and we value his support immensely."

A-1 Machine has been committed to machining quality parts since 1989. Their highly qualified team has over 70 years of combined machining experience and is dedicated to quick turn arounds and on-time delivery. A-1 Machine is a full service machine shop offering a wide range of services for a variety of industries. With specialties in both manual and CNC machining, A-1 Machine is capable of producing superior products for both short-run and high volume projects. Look to A-1 Machine to provide you with the highest quality, consistent service and products at competitive prices every time.

Visit the A-1 Machine website at: www.a1machineshop.com Welcome A-1 Machine Shop to the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series and Thank You for your support!

About the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series - The Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) is headquartered in Tulsa Oklahoma and was formed in 2002. OCRS sanctions sprint car racing in the southern central plains region of the United States. Over 20 events are held annually with various offerings of cash purses to its competitors. In 2015, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories, a Tulsa OK. based company, became the title sponsor for the OCRS series. In addition to Ameri-Flex, OCRS is supported by multiple sponsors that make the series healthy and viable. Sprint car racing has been an entertaining form of motorsports for over 60 years. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is proud to continue to offer such entertainment our fans of today and to our fans of the future.

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Ameri-Flex Challenge Race Set For September 3rd

Caney Valley Speedway To Host $5,000 To Win Event

John Lemon / OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (Jan. 6, 2016) - The recently announced “Ameri-Flex Challenge” dash race has a place to call home. What will be the highest single paying race in the history of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series, the Ameri-Flex Challenge will be held on September 3, 2016 at the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas.

The Ameri-Flex Challenge is a 15-lap race with a starting field of 14 cars. Teams must qualify throughout the season to be eligible for the Ameri-Flex Challenge. To qualify, the top 12 car owners in car owner points that have participated in at least 75% of the scheduled events will have their cars locked into the Ameri-Flex Challenge field.

If for any reason there are not 12 car owners with at least 75% participation in attendance, the balance of the “lock-in positions” will be made up of those car owners with 70% participation, then 65% and so on if necessary. As the title sponsor, Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories will have two additional selections to place into the field. Drivers must have competed in at least 40% of the racing events leading up to the Ameri-Flex Challenge race. The starting line-up will be determined by a draw.

Ameri-Flex / OCRS series owner Barry Grabel offered these comments: “ We are grateful that Kerry Gorby (Caney Valley Speedway Promoter) would welcome us to his facility to run the Ameri-Flex Challenge. We had an interest in keeping the size of the track to Caney Valley’s configuration to assist in leveling the playing field.” Grabel then added, “Kerry has been one of our strongest supporters and we look forward to putting on this exciting race for the fans of Caney Valley and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series.”

Special thanks goes to Corvan & Logan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories, a Tulsa OK based hose and hose accessory company for making this special event happen. “Can’t find a better class of people,” said Grabel when speaking of the Robison’s. “Their commitment and loyalty to our series is simply amazing and it is never taken for granted. We just want to make sure we do everything we can for Ameri-Flex as it is an honor to represent them.”

As for the balance of the 14-car Ameri-Flex Challenge field, there are currently cash and product awards being pledged at this time to series officials. Those details will be announced at a later date. In addition to the Ameri-Flex Challenge, the Caney Valley Speedway will also present a full race program of heat races, B-Feature (if required) and a 30-lap A-Feature of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint cars.

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

For additional information on the Caney Valley Speedway, visit their website at: www.caneyvalleyspeedway.net

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Happy Holidays

Ameri-Flex / OCRS 2016 Racing Schedule Is Unwrapped!

Tulsa, Okla. (Dec. 21, 2015)- Coming off a spectacular record setting season where the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series posted records for purse and contingency payouts, the series now unveils the 2016 racing schedule. In what will be the 15th season of competition for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series, the 2016 schedule is currently stocked with 21 secure race dates with additional dates still in the working stages. The series will once again strive for more record setting achievements. Stay tuned for those future announcements.

The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will open the 2016 season at the Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker Oklahoma on Saturday March 26th. It will be the first time BMS hosted the Ameri-Flex / OCRS season opener since 2013 when the series ran a wingless race where eventual champion Harli White scored the win. Pending and any additional late season add-ons, BMS is also scheduled to put an end to the season on September 17th.

Lawton Speedway will be second in line with the first of three 2016 tour stops. April 9th, June 4th and July 30th are the dates that will see the Ameri-Flex / OCRS drivers at Lanny’s house. The third event up will be at the Outlaw Motor Speedway on April 15th where Jessie Hoskins and Chris Smith will welcome the traveling warriors for an all open-wheel program. Then on August 26th, the gang is back at Outlaw for the second running of the Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter-Maxwell.

On April 23rd, the series will invade the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola Oklahoma where Carey and Nicole Menasco are still making improvements to the 3/8-mile track. Race teams are bound to embrace the new catch fence being installed. George and Judy Welch will hold the 8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial on May 7th. The sprinters return to the beach house on July 23rd and September 10th, which is the 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship race.

The Salina Highbanks Speedway holds the first of three Ameri-Flex / OCRS shows on May 14th. The steep banking also gets tested on July 9th and August 20th where promoter David Edwards always runs a great program. Best rib-eye steaks anywhere can be found at Salina in their Finishline Restaurant. A must have.

The series returns to Jessie’s Joint aka the Longdale Speedway on May 21st. This will be the third year in a row for the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series to play on Longdale clay, which is the same length of time the track has been in existence. If you haven’t been yet, it is a well-built facility. Our friends in Missouri is still on the books as the a trek to the Show Me State to see the ‘Grand Ole Lady’ of the Monett Speedway takes another booking on June 6th.

And then there’s the Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas. The ¼-mile bullring operated by Kerry Gorby, puts on some close knit racing and will serve the first of their three scheduled dates on May 28th for the “Salute To Americas Hero’s” during the Memorial Day Weekend. Caney Valley gets the sprints again on July 2nd for the Fireworks / Dirty 30 event and the 3 race sweep to CVS climaxes with the Labor Day weekend program on September 3rd.

Another trip to Kansas will see the Ameri-Flex / OCRS gang at the Humboldt Speedway on July 15th. This marks the 7th consecutive year that the Hummer has graced the opening schedule line-up for the series. Always great to be at the Hummer. The Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore OK will play host the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series during an all open wheel program on Friday September 16th.

At press time, the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is placing together similar payouts to last season where additional purse money will be up for the taking. Those dates and venues will be announced in the near future so stay tuned.

The $5,000 To Win ‘Ameri-Flex Challenge’ race that was announced recently during the 2015 awards banquet will be held towards the latter part of the season. The date and venue will be announced in the near future. The Ameri-Flex Challenge will be the highest paying single race in history and…… its only 14 cars for 15 laps!

With the support of our great sponsors such as: Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories (Title Sponsor) Hoosier Tire Southwest (Point Fund Sponsor)

Action Auto Collision (Hard Charger)

D&E Supply (Hard Luck) Drive Shaft Inc, A1 Machine Shop and Car & Fleet (Heat Races) Carter-Maxwell (Harold Leep Classic)

Wesmar Power Parts (B-Feature)

Bob Hurley Ford (Pace Truck)

And… A collective group of additional contingency sponsors, the 2016 racing season is headed for another record-breaking season. Come catch the action at a track near you as the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series brings the Thunder to town!

For additional information on the Ameri-Flex / OCRS racing series, just visit our website at: www.ocrsracing.com

On Facebook at: Oil Capital Racing Series

2016 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Racing Schedule:

March 26: Brill Motor Speedway / Meeker OK

April 2: TBA

April 9: Lawton Speedway / Lawton OK

April 15: Outlaw Motor Speedway / Oktaha OK (Open Wheel Friday Night)

April 23: Tri-State Speedway / Pocola OK

May 7: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada OK (8th Annual Harold Leep Jr. Memorial)

5/14: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK

5/21: Longdale Speedway / Longdale OK

5/28: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas (Salute To Americas Hero’s)

6/4: Lawton Speedway / Lawton OK

6/17: Monett Speedway / Monett MO

6/25: TBA

7/2: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney KS (Firecracker Dirty 30)

7/9: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK

7/15: Humboldt Speedway / Humboldt KS

7/23: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada OK

7/30: Lawton Speedway / Lawton OK

8/20: Salina Highbanks Speedway / Salina OK

8/26: Outlaw Motor Speedway / Oktaha OK (2nd Annual Harold Leep Classic)

9/3: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas

9/10: Oklahoma Sports Park / Ada OK (10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship)

9/16: Southern Oklahoma Speedway / Ardmore OK

9/17: Brill Motor Speedway / Meeker OK

9/24: TBA

 

 

Ameri-Flex Challenge

$5000 To Win!

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (December 9, 2015) – The Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will hold the first ever “Ameri-Flex Challenge” race in 2016. The Ameri-Flex Challenge will be a dash style race that will feature 14 cars for 15 laps with the winner earning $5000! The balance of the field will receive cash and/or product for their finishing positions. The Ameri-Flex / OCRS series will announce those awards and their value per position at a later date.

The Ameri-Flex Challenge race will be held near the end of the 2016 racing season. The venue and date will be announced in the near future once the schedule for the season is fully established. “This is a program that is simply outstanding,” stated series owner Barry Grabel. “This is a fantastic way to further award those teams that support the series beyond the other means of how we support them now. Corvan Robison just continues to amaze us with his support and we are confident the racing community will support back when they are in need of Ameri-Flex’s products and services.”

To enter the Ameri-Flex / Challenge race, teams must qualify throughout the season to earn their way into the Ameri-Flex Challenge race. Weekly updates on their progress to qualify will be announced. Teams qualify by these methods:

Championship points, as earned by the drivers towards the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series championship, will also be awarded to the “Car Owners” for each officially registered car that competes in the series. The top 12 car owners in car owner points that have participated in at least 75% of the scheduled events by the day the Ameri-Flex Challenge race is held are locked into the Ameri-Flex Challenge field.

If for any reason there are not 12 car owners with at least 75% participation, the balance of the “lock-in positions” will be made up of those car owners with 70% participation, then 65% and so on if necessary. As the title sponsor, Ameri-Flex will have two additional selections to place into the field.

For the driver that desires to compete in the Ameri-Flex Challenge, he or she must have competed in at least 40% of the scheduled events in order to participate in the Ameri-Flex Challenge. The line up for the 14 starters will be determined by a draw with the number one pill on the pole, number two pill outside pole and so on. Additional details will be forthcoming as the 2016 season nears a beginning.

The “Ameri-Flex Challenge”....... Where You Can FEEL The Thunder!

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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

 

 

Awards and Huge Announcements Delivered At Ameri-Flex / OCRS Awards Banquet

John Lemon OCRS Public Relations

Tulsa Okla. (December 8, 2015)- The 2015 Ameri-Flex / OCRS awards banquet was held last Saturday night in the Clarion Hotel at the Tulsa International Airport and Robert Sellers of Mustang Oklahoma was officially crowned as the newest champion of the Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories / Oil Capital Racing Series. In addition to a cash award payout, Sellers collected the prized Harold Leep Championship Trophy to add to his impressive victory hardware collection he has earned over the span of his racing career. Sellers became the sixth champion in series history. In addition to multiple awards presented during the festivities to the packed house, Zio’s Italian Kitchens catered the event while Peter Walterschied performed the “Magic by Pete” magic show. Numerous door prizes were given out and as always, Karaoke music ended the evening. The awards banquet was once again sponsored by Same Day Auto & Tire as they have for the past four years.

Joey Perry, a 15 year old fan making his first ever Ameri-Flex / OCRS function presented the top five drivers with self made artwork sketches of their racecars. In a surprise development, the series elected to hold an auction on one of Perry’s additional drawings that he brought to the banquet as a means to say thank-you for his contribution. The sketched drawing of a sprint car on a racetrack raked in a whopping $1200 to the young man! This became an absolute surprise to everyone, much less Mr. Perry, who was in utter disbelief over what transpired. Special thanks goes out to Mike and Karen Barros for their winning bid on the drawing.

Sellers won his first Ameri-Flex / OCRS championship in his first full season with the series after competing in only 15 events over the previous five years. His six main event wins led the series. Sellers drove the Donnie Coleman Racing / Checkered Flag Trucking / XXX Chassis with a Brand Racing Engines power plant under the hood. Sellers also received a well prepared scale model of his championship car from John Stewart of Retro Racing Model Cars in Oklahoma City.

Sellers gave high praise to the series as he spoke to the audience: “I don’t really want to talk about myself,” said the champion. “I just want to say this is a well ran series and I’m glad to be a part of it. If you look around the area, you will see there are some of the most competitive drivers in the OCRS series than anywhere. I’ve raced in a lot of places and this is one of the best ran organizations I have been with.”

Shane Sellers, son of Robert, took runner-up honors in what was also his first full season on tour making for a father / son sweep of the top two spots. Shane visited victory lane on two occasions also using Brand Racing Engines but with a Maxim chassis. Courtney Farms, Checkered Flag Trucking, Select Coatings, SES Enterprises & Outlaw Wings were backers for the number 4 car.

Brett Wilson made it a complete sweep of the top three for drivers running the full Ameri-Flex / OCRS schedule for the first time. In Wilson’s case, he was a rookie among his peers and thus he also earned the Brodix Rookie of the Year honors as well. Wilson’s number 53 sprinter is an Eagle chassis with Dyno Services of Oklahoma power. Sponsors are: Garnett Storage, Wilson Gang Artworks, DSO Racing Engines and Motorwear International Racing Uniforms.

Remaining Top 10 championships drivers honored where: Cameron Hagin, Casey Wills, & Whit Gastineau (not present) for their tie for fourth place. Zach Chappell (seventh), Brent Bates (eighth), Shayla Waddell (ninth) and Michael Bookout (tenth). Joseph Miller and Perry Pickard were honored for their participation contribution of the series as well.

Corvan Robison of Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories was presented with a special honor of recognition for his stout support of the OCRS series. Robison and his Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories company announced they would return as series sponsor for both the 2016 & 2017 racing seasons. This past season was the first year Ameri-Flex became the title sponsor of the series.

Ameri-Flex also announced a very special event for 2016 titled the “Ameri-Flex Challenge” where qualifying teams will participate in a dash style race that will pay the winner $5000 to win!

Additional award recipients were:

Don Young Award (Best Looking Car): Cameron Hagin Action Auto Collision Hardest Charger of the Year: Michael Bookout Dena Dean Angel Award: John Lemon Spirit Award: Shayla Waddell Mechanic of the Year: Whit Gastineau Sportsman of the Year: Robert Sellers Most Improved Driver: Cameron Hagin Newcomer of the Year: Zach Chappell

Perseverance Award: Casey Wills

Mike Spivey received recognition for his ongoing photography work for the series.

Special thanks to all of our banquet door prize contributors: Larry and Linda Dean (Tulsa OK) Racin’ Boys (Kansas City MO) Speedway Grille (Muskogee OK)

Linda Mar #2 (Tulsa OK)

Thriller Productions (Marlow OK)

Mudslinger Video (Noble OK) O’Reilly’s Auto Parts (Oklahoma Region)

Ike’s Chili (Tulsa OK) Freeway Café (Tulsa OK) Pole Position (Oklahoma City OK) Xtreme Racing & Entertainment (Broken Arrow OK) White River Fish Market (Tulsa OK)

It’s was a great time had by all and the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series is looking forward to gaining strength each and every year. We look forward to seeing everyone once again in 2016!

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Door Prize Items Sought For Awards Banquet

With the date now set for the 2015 Ameri-Flex / OCRS awards banquet (12/5/15), we are now in "collective door prize mode".

If you or someone you know would like to contribute something as a "Door Prize" item, contact Barry Grabel (918) 260-3899 or John Lemon (918) 850-5341.

Items can be movie tickets (or any other entertainment offerings), meals at restaurants, auto parts and/or services, Hair cut / style services, Gift Cards or just about anything that one can imagine, if you would like to donate, give us a call!

Looking forward to having a full house on December 5th!

What: 2015 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Awards Banquet Where: Clarion Hotel @ Tulsa International Airport When: Saturday December 5, 2015 @ 6:00pm

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2015 Ameri-Flex /OCRS Awards Banquet Presented by Same Day Auto & Tire

John Lemon

OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla. (October 2, 2015_ - Everyone is invited to attend the awards banquet that honors the best of the best in Ameri-Flex / OCRS competition. The gala will consist of dinner, awards ceremony, entertainment and karaoke. Door prize drawings will be a part of this special evening as well.

Robert Sellers will be crowned as the new king of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series while other drivers will receive special accolades for their achievements during the season as will the sponsors of the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series.

Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased at the door and as always….. Fans are welcome to attend! There will be a very special announcement concerning the 2016 racing season at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

What: 2015 Ameri-Flex / OCRS Awards Banquet

Where: Clarion Hotel @ Tulsa International Airport

When: Saturday December 5, 2015 @ 6:00pm

We look forward in having everyone join us for an enjoyable night of fun, laughter & music! For additional information regarding this event, call ………….

Barry Grabel (918) 260-3899 or John Lemon (918) 850-5341

(Headline entertainment to be announced soon)

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