March 3 opening night for Sprint Series of Oklahoma 

By David Smith Jr.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – An ambitious schedule awaits the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest as officials released their 2018 slate on Saturday.

The first of four events at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker is slated for Saturday, March 3.

Other events scheduled at the 1/4-mile, red clay oval are Friday, April 27; Friday, June 29 as part of the second annual Freedom 40; and the Sprint Car series season finale on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the third annual Pat Suchy Classic.

The doubleheader weekend at Southern Oklahoma Speedway is March 9-10. Other Friday events at the Ardmore speedplant are April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14.

Enid Speedway, located on the Garfield County Fairgrounds, has one event slated thus far, which will take place on Saturday, March 31.

Lawton Speedway, which will run IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars weekly in 2018, hosts SSO events on Saturdays April 14, July 7 and Aug. 11.

Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada hosts the Saturday, June 2 event.

The upcoming season is year three for the Oklahoma City-based SSO and will see Smiley’s Rac­ing Products again pay $1,000 to the season point champion. Hoosier Tire Southwest will be giv­ing away a complete set of four Hoosier tires, via a random draw, at the year-end season banquet.

Drivers must finish in positions 2-10 to be eligible to participate in random draw. Also, $250 will be awarded to the 2018 series rookie of the year.

More information about the series is available from SSO Director Jim Messmer at 405 417-2202 while tech-related questions should be directed to Ernie Messmer at 405 818-9007.

Additional information will be on Facebook.

2018 Sprint Series of Oklahoma Schedule

Saturday, March 3 – Red Dirt Raceway, Meeker; Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 – South­ern Oklahoma Speedway, Ardmore; Saturday, March 31 – Enid Speedway, Enid.

Saturday, April 14 – Lawton Speedway, Lawton; Friday, April 20 – Southern Oklahoma Speed­way; Friday, April 27 – Red Dirt Raceway.

Friday, May 18 – Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Saturday, June 2 – Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada; Friday, June 15 – Southern Oklahoma Speedway; Friday, June 29 – Red Dirt Raceway, (Freedom 40).

Saturday, July 7 – Lawton Speedway; Friday, July 20 – Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Saturday, Aug. 11 – Lawton Speedway; Friday, Aug. 17 – Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Friday, Sept 14 – Southern Oklahoma Speedway; Saturday, Sept. 22 – Red Dirt Raceway (Pat Suchy Classic).