OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – A fast start and consistency throughout the season combined to make Andy Shouse champion of the Sprint Series of Oklahoma for the third consecutive year.
Shouse collected top four finishes in the first four IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour events before winning at Red Dirt Raceway on April 27.
His second series win came July 14 at Southern Oklahoma Speedway.
“We’ve been at this a long time and usually have the car right,” said Shouse, from Oklahoma City, Okla., and IMCA’s national champion in 2016. “We have a lot of new drivers coming up – the Oklahoma area is one of the tougher RaceSaver areas – so any win is a good one.”
“The third (series) championship is just as good as the first one,” he added. “Winning a point championship isn’t just being at every race. It’s a reward for consistency and we had a lot of good runs.”
Squaring off with familiar competition that included eventual race winner and 2018 national champion Kevin Ramey, Shouse duked it out with the best during the RaceSaver Nationals in September.
“Winning the (Jake Ita Memorial) Race of Champions at Eagle Raceway was special,” he said. “You knew the cream of the crop was there and all starting together.”
Wins-2 Top Five Finishes-8 Starts-14
HIS CREW: Father Danny and Bobby Craft.
HIS SPONSORS: Bishop Racing of Oklahoma City; Michael Wade and Fortified Structures of Fort Worth, Texas; and Wrap Experts of Forney, Texas.