By David Smith Jr.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The sophomore season for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Oklahoma boasts an ambitious 18-race schedule that will see eight different tracks in three states host at least one SSO event in 2017.
The season will kick off Saturday, March 25, in the first of six appearances at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore. Longdale Speedway will again host an SSO event and be joined by the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS) on Saturday, April 1.
Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, will play host to two series events. The track is under new ownership this year and will be promoted by former sprint car driver Kathryne Minter.
Another track that has undergone a name and ownership change over the off-season is Red Dirt Raceway. Formally known as Brill Motor Speedway, the Meeker venue now owned and operated by midget and sprint car racer Cody Brewer sees two appearances from the SSO.
Oklahoma Sports Park, the George Welch-owned facility in Ada, will again host two Saturday night events.
Three tracks will host the SSO for their first time in 2017, with a pair of shows at Elk City Speedway. The tour appears at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., in an event co-sanctioned with the United Rebel Sprint Series as part of Sprint Car Mania during the Memorial Day Weekend. A much-anticipated appearance at the red-clay oval of Lawton Speedway is set in August.
For more information on the Sprint Series of Oklahoma, check out their official Facebook page. Questions can also be directed to Jim Messmer at 405 417-2202 or Ernie Messmer at 405 818-9007.
2017 Sprint Series of Oklahoma schedule – Saturday, March 25 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore; Saturday, April 1 at Longdale Speedway (with URSS); Friday, April 21 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore; Friday, April 28 at Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas; Friday, May 5 at Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker; Saturday, May 13 at Elk City Speedway; Friday, May 19 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore; Sunday, May 28 at 81 Speedway, Park City, Kan.; Friday, June 23 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore; Saturday, June 24 at Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada; Friday, June 30 at Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker; Saturday, July 22 at Elk City Speedway; Friday, July 28 at Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas; Saturday, Aug. 5 at Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada; Friday, Aug. 18 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore; Saturday, Aug. 19 at Lawton Speedway; Friday, Sept. 8 at Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker; Friday, Sept. 15 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore.