Conn wires Oil Capital RaceSaver field at Lawton

By John Rittenoure  LAWTON, Okla. (March 26, 2022) – Tanner Conn took advantage of his pole starting position to lead start-to-finish in Saturday’s AmeriFlex/Oil Capital Racing Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Lawton Speedway. Conn outran Jake Martens to become the season’s fifth different winner and pick up his second OCRS career victory. Sheldon Barksdale earned D & G Contracting hard charger honors with his third place finish. Ross Moran finished in fourth and Whit Gastineau charged from 14th to finish fifth.  Feature results – 1. Tanner Conn; 2. Jake Martens; 3. Sheldon Barksdale; 4. Rees Moran; 5. Whit Gastineau; 6. John Carney II; 7. Blake Edwards; 8. Steven Shebester; 9. Fred Mattox; 10. Shane Redline; 11. Dane Fields; 12. Cody Whitworth; 13. Terry Easum; 14. Duane Baker; 15. Jeremy Allen; 16. Morgan Fletcher; 17. Elizabeth Phillips; 18. Taylor Hanson; 19. Joe Bob Lee; 20. Conner Thomas; 21. Brady Courtney; 22. Ryan Dean.


Lawton Speedway adds IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars

LAWTON, Okla. – The first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track champion crowned in Oklahoma will earn that title at Lawton Speedway. Opening night on the 3/8-mile red clay oval is scheduled for April 7. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season continues on Saturday nights through Sept. 29. The growth of RaceSaver nationwide helped pique the interest of co-promoters Kyle Ezell and his mother Marcy Davis but its economical rules is what ultimately sold them on the class. “What we really like is the rules package with the sealed motor,” Ezell explained. “IMCA RaceSaver rules give everybody the same chance to win and be competitive. You can’t just outdollar somebody. The outcome of the race is determined by the driver and setup and not just how much money you spend.” As a promoter and RaceSaver driver himself, Ezell has seen the effects high costs have had on car count numbers for a non-IMCA series in the state. “It’s no fun when you know you can’t win or finish in the top five any night,” [Read More]