By David Smith Jr.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products rolls on Saturday night, Aug. 12 as the tour will make its first and only scheduled appearance at Enid Speedway.
Courtesy of co-promoter Kip and Heidi Hughes, this event will pay $1000 to win, up from the standard $750 to win.
This event will be the fifth weekend in-a-row the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, will be in action. After the conclusion of this event at the Garfield County Fairgrounds, three more dates are scheduled before the end of August.
Jake Martens comes in as series point leader but is looking over his shoulder as inaugural series champion Danny Shouse, winner of a tour-best four features thus far this season, is closing the gap. Coming into last Saturday night’s event in Ada, Oklahoma (won by Shouse), Martens had a slim 18-point-lead. With Shouse’s win and Martens sixth place finish, unofficially the lead is now down to 13.
Official point standings will be released by IMCA on Friday.
Touring regulars also expected include Chris Kelly, Cody Whitworth, Loyd Clevenger, Justin Fisk, Josh Toho, Justin Mowry, Dillon Laden, Blake Scott, Blake Daccus, Jerry Jumper, Blake Robertson, Tristan Oakes and Cody Jarvis.
With the United Rebel Sprint Series having no races scheduled, several Kansas drivers are expected to make the tow and obtain both national and SSO points as well as contend for the $1,000 paycheck.
The Backhand Band will perform during pre-race festivities from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. with hot laps set for 5 p.m. Heat race action is slated for 6 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students ages 12-15. All pit passes are $30.
There will be an open practice session Friday, Aug. 11 from 7-10 p.m.