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Oklahoma Sprint Cup Saturday At Red Dirt Raceway 2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Season OpenerTulsa OK (March 13, 2018) - This Saturday night at the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker Oklahoma, the inaugural running of the 'Oklahoma Sprint Cup' featuring the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car series will hit the track to open the 2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS sprint car season. Track Promoter Cody Brewer has set a special start time of 4pm for the event. Pure stocks and micro sprints will also see on track action prior to the 30-lap sprint car feature finale to cap off the afternoons racing program.
2017 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS series champion Zach Chappell of Talala Oklahoma will lead a quality laden field through the pit gates in an attempt to become the first driver bask in victory glorification for 2018. Chappell will face some fierce and tough competitors that will aim to spoil the beginning of his title defense. These titans of speed and power include the likes of:
3-time series champion Sean McClelland, 2014 champion Andrew Deal, 2017 series runner-up Shane Sellers, 28-time main event winner, Whit 'Gasman" Gastineau, 2017 Ameri-Flex Challenge winner Mickey Walker and Alex Sewell, who ran part time with the series in 2017 scoring two wins in the process and was the ASCS Red River Region champion for the year. These masters of the ovals and several other entertaining and thrilling drivers are eager to get back to racing action after being idle throughout the off-season.
This Saturday will be the second time for the series to perform on the 1/4-mile track after it was reconfigured for the 2017 season. Last October, Shane Sellers scored the win in the inaugural "Salute To State Fair Speedway" event. The drivers that were in attendance that day found the track quite favorable and are looking forward to the return visit while others will come see what all the hype has been about by asserting themselves on the dark red soil.
NUTZ n' BOLTZ
There will be some fresh faces to compete in the series on a regular basis in 2018. Sneaking a peak we see:
Terry Easum: Plans for a full season. Last time running 11 or more races a year was 2011. Quality driver with winning potential.
Morgan Fletcher: Lawton OK driver sets sights on a full season. Young driver is ready for a breakout season.
Layne Himebuagh: First time to attempt a full season. Very capable of quality finishes. Main event win would be no surprise.
Nick Luctio: Veteran driver looks to make a full season run. Knows his way around the track well.
Jimmy Taylor: Another driver to make first full season attempt. Former Top 10 ASCS National driver dots his resume.
CROPS ARE BLOOMING:
Pending the submissions of their rookie entry forms, the eligible rookie crop for the Brodix Rookie of the Year are:
Noah Harris, Cody Jarvis, James Price, Alison Slaton, Larry Bratti & Donovan Wise
Plenty of young talent to hone and develop their racing skills this season. Remember to breathe racers.
THE SERIES PAYETH THY FOLLOWERS:
Taking in all events and their purses and bonuses, the series is set to pay out an average of $9700 per event plus point fund money that is projected to surpass $10,000 at seasons end. This makes the series one of the best paying regions anywhere in the country. Teams must not forget to thank thy sponsors.
FIRST ONE IS A BIG ONE - SO SAYS THE BOOKS:
The first race of the season typically draws a good number of drivers as they can't wait to race. The last seven seasons have produced opening car counts of: 28, 34, 34, 32, 38, 32 and 40 for an average of 34. Predicting numbers of cars attending a race is like playing with matches so we offer the numbers off our books as it's much safer.
It's Time To FEEL The THUNDER Race Fans! Opening Day Schedule Looks Like This:
What: "Oklahoma Sprint Cup" Featuring The AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Sprint Cars
Where: Red Dirt Raceway / Meeker Oklahoma
When: Saturday March 17, 2018
Time: Gates Open 2pm (Pit Gates Open 1pm) / Racing 4pm / OCRS Drivers Meeting 2:30 / Pure Stock & Micro Meeting 3pm
Tickets: General Admission $15 / Kids 54" & under are Free.
Track Phone: (405) 318.0198
Track Website: www.reddirtraceway.com
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.
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