Results

Conn wires field at 81 for first RaceSaver Sprint series win

By David Smith Jr., OKTidbits PARK CITY, Kan. (June 21) – Tanner Conn took the lead at the start and never looked back to claim the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing and Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products feature Friday night at 81 Speedway. Conn and Steven Shebester started on the front row for the 20-lap feature finale with Conn taking the lead as the green flag fell. Fourth starting Zach Blurton moved into the second position and pressured the young driver but could never get close enough to mount a challenge for the lead. Conn, already a two-time winner this season in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car weekly action at Lawton Speedway, went on to claim his first-career URSS and SSO victory.  Blurton settled for second while third-starting Jack Potter held on for third. Brandon Anderson took home the Keizer Wheels hard-charger award, coming from 12th starting to finish sixth. Next up for the Rebels of the Lucas Oil POWRi URSS presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing will be a [Read More]

Events

Rebels team with Sprint Series of Oklahoma for Memorial Weekend doubleheader

By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits  OBERLIN, Kan. – Two of the premier IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car groups in the nation face off during the Memorial Weekend as the POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambel­ton Ford Racing and the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Prod­ucts are geared for a weekend double-header.  It all starts on Saturday night, May 25 at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla., before heading to 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kan., for a special Sunday night event.  Saturday will be the only 2019 appearance between the two series at Longdale, where the track has hosted two previous events. Both tours got rained out in 2018 but it was 2017 when the URSS and SSO met and it was three-time and defending SSO champion Andy Shouse of Oklahoma City getting the best of a 20-car field.  In 2016, 26 cars were pit side and it was Ness City, Kan., driver Luke Cranston picking up the victory. This will be the first time the two series have come together for a doubleheader weekend with Longdale Speedway involved so a solid car count [Read More]

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Enid checkers fly for Sprint Series of Oklahoma winner Sellers

By David Smith Jr. ENID, Okla. (March 31) – In only his third appearance behind the wheel, Shane Sellers took the lead early and never looked back to capture the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest victory Saturday at Enid Speedway. Gary Owens and Andy Shouse started on the front row for the 20-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature with Owens taking the early lead over Shouse and fourth-starting Sellers. Sellers dis­posed of Shouse for the runner-up position one lap later and on lap three, took over the top posi­tion from Owens. The front pair ran one-two with Sellers unchallenged until lap 16, when Owens closed the cap and pressured the leader. Coming out of turn two, Owens made his move to retake the lead on the last lap but Sellers was not be denied and regained the advantage in turns three and four. He crossed the finish line two car-lengths over Owens to put the Pete Haskins-owned no. 16s into victory lane in only his third start for [Read More]

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Sprint Series of Oklahoma in action Saturday at Enid Speedway

By David Smith Jr. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After a two-week hiatus, it is back to racing for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products/Hoosier Racing Tires Southwest as the tour makes its inaugural appearance at Enid Speedway this Saturday, March 31. Coming into race three on the 2018 race season, two-time and defending series champion Andy Shouse holds a slim two-point lead over Texas driver Michael Day. Chris Kelly, who has already picked his first feature victory of the season and second SSO victory of career, sits third while Brandon Jennings, Shane Sellers and Austin Mundie are tied for fourth. Gary Owens, Cody Whitworth, Dillon Laden and Travis Scott round out the top 10 in early-season SSO point standings. Other drivers looking to make the trip to the Garfield County Fairgrounds include Loyd Clevenger, Tan­ner Conn, Blake Scott, Justin Fisk, Eric Matthews and Joe Wood Jr. Jake Martens, who fin­ished second in series points last season, is slated to make his first appearance with the series this season as is Josh [Read More]