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Swindell Triumphant With Lucas Oil ASCS In First Creek County Speedway Visit
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6/15/2018

6/15/2018

Creek County Speedway


Swindell Triumphant With Lucas Oil ASCS In First Creek County Speedway Visit

(Image Credit: Casey Cochran)

Bryan Hulbert – SAPULPA, Okla. (June 14, 2018) It’s not often that a there is a track that Sammy Swindell has not raced at, but Thursday night was indeed the case at Creek County Speedway. That, of course, didn’t slow the wily veteran down as Sammy picked up his second victory of the season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.

“You had to get on the wheel to race this place. We were lucky enough we had a good car that we could run a bunch of different lines, but I was worried there at the end getting on those lapped cars. They were all running together, and it seems like this week I’ve been on the wrong end, but tonight, I was on the right end.

Caution on Lap 1, the red followed on the restart as Alex Hill went flipping wildly down the front straightaway after contact with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who had a run on the No. 77x exiting the fourth turn. Alex was unharmed, and the race resumed with Swindell in the runner-up spot to Scott Bogucki.

Bounding to the lead on Lap 2 with a high line pass on the Sawblade.com No. 28 off the fourth turn, Sammy shut down any move on the bottom through turns one and two to begin pulling away down the back straightaway.

Able to continue after the earlier contact from Alex Hill, the No. 15h of Sam Hafertepe, Jr. worked to second following a Lap 4 restart to begin hunting Sammy Swindell.

Taking the high line to build momentum, Hafertepe and Swindell began trading slide jobs at both ends of the quarter-mile oval. Across and under through several laps, Swindell was able to edge Hafertepe for the lead. Finally getting the advantage on Lap 11, Hafertepe’s lead was short-lived. Swapping lines, Sammy was able the force Hafertepe on the brakes as the pair worked to the half-way point.

“I knew I was getting too slow off the bottom when he slid me, so I just had to go to the top and hustle the car,” commented Swindell of the race with Hafertepe. “I’m just grateful for all the fans out here and truly blessed to be here. Another new track and I’m undefeated.”

Into traffic shortly after, Sammy steadily pulled away.

Bottled up by slower traffic in the final five laps, it was not enough to allow Hafertepe a chance at the lead. Crossing 2.244 seconds to the good, Sammy Swindell was chased to the line by Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Entering the night 15 points ahead of Seth Bergman in the championship chase, Hafertepe left Creek County Speedway with a 35-point advantage over Blake Hahn, who claimed the show positions on the final lap over Scott Bogucki. Crossing in fifth was Roger Crockett.

To Non-Wing action, three attempts at the start with a pair of red flags to start the USAC Wingless Sprints of Oklahoma A-Feature, the race went green with Matt Sherrell taking off with the race lead. Stalked the entire race by the No. 24h of Ty Hulsey.

Working to Lap 20, the race for the lead looked like it was going to take shape as Sherrell was held to the outside line by a slower car. Struggling to clear the backmarker, Hulsey closed to within a couple of car lengths before the No. 22x was able to get back to the bottom groove, the same slower car worked to his advantage to hold Ty Hulsey at bay.

David Stephenson rolled across the line third with Craig Carroll advancing four spots to fourth. Tim Kent from 10th made up the top-five.

Rolling to the green from sixth, Larry Pense picked up the win in Dwarf Car competition. Rob McQuary was second with Chandler Foltz in third. Sam Champlain and Rex Johnson made the top-five.

Creek County Speedway’s Fast Five Weekly Series of Champ Sprints, Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Factory Stocks, and Mini Stocks returns for Round 10 on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Gates open at 5:00 P.M with Hot Laps at 7:00 P.M. Races get underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT).

Admission prices are $10 for adults. Youth 11-14 get in for $6 and kids 10 and under get into the grandstands for free. Pits are $30 (under 10 years of age is $15).

Creek County Speedway is located at 18450 West Hwy. 66 between Sapulpa and Kellyville. For more information on Creek County Speedway, including a complete lineup of events and directions, log onto http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co or call (918) 247-RACE (7223) or (918) 838-3777. The track can also be found on social media at https://www.facebook.com/CreekCountySpeedway.

Race Results:

Creek County Speedway - Sapulpa, Okla.
Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek - Round 5
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com

Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature. Top 8 Redraw)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11G-Mike Goodman, [2]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 3. 8-Alex Sewell, [1]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [6]; 5. 22-Sean McClelland, [7]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [8]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [5]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [3]; 9. (DNF) 5J-Jamie Ball, [9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [3]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [6]; 4. 1-Travis Rilat, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [8]; 7. 90-Lance Norick, [1]; 8. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [5]; (DNS) 15D-Andrew Deal,

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [8]; 5. J2-John Carney II, [9]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [5]; 7. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [1]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider, [7]; 9. (DNF) 95-Matt Covington, [6]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, [2]; 4. 90-Lance Norick, [5]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [9]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [8]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider, [4]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [10]; 9. 94L-Layne Himebaugh, [7]; 10. (DNF) 2X-Tucker Doughty, [6]; (DNS) 15D-Andrew Deal,

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [11]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 5. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell, [12]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [10]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman, [14]; 9. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 10. 1-Travis Rilat, [15]; 11. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [17]; 12. J2-John Carney II, [9]; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [16]; 14. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [8]; 15. 95-Matt Covington, [21]; 16. 11G-Mike Goodman, [7]; 17. 17W-Harli White, [18]; 18. 90-Lance Norick, [20]; 19. 5J-Jamie Ball, [22]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee, [19]; 21. (DNF) 22-Sean McClelland, [13]; 22. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill, [1]

USAC Wingless Sprints of Oklahoma:

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 22X-Matt Sherrell, [2]; 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, [1]; 3. 31-Casey Wills, [3]; 4. 21C-Robert Sellers, [7]; 5. 18J-Cody Jarvis, [6]; 6. 32T-Joshua Tyre, [8]; 7. 2E-Brian McClelland, [4]; 8. 19-Justin Dunn, [5]; (DNS) F5-Grady Chandler,

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 55-Johnny Kent, [1]; 2. 22-David Stephenson, [7]; 3. 84-Alex DeCamp, [5]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal, [3]; 5. 53-Brett Wilson, [2]; 6. 5-Cameron Hagin, [6]; 7. 911-Waylon Weaver, [8]; 8. 5$-Danny Smith, [4]; (DNS) 51-Ryan Dean,

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [1]; 2. 7M-Chance Morton, [6]; 3. 79-Tim Kent, [3]; 4. 777-Bailey Huges, [2]; 5. 11-Michael Tyre II, [7]; 6. 13-Grant Wresche, [5]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass, [9]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]; 9. 20-Noah Harris, [4]

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 53-Brett Wilson, [3]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass, [2]; 3. 5-Cameron Hagin, [4]; 4. 32T-Joshua Tyre, [1]; 5. 5$-Danny Smith, [10]; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]; 7. 13-Grant Wresche, [5]; 8. 911-Waylon Weaver, [6]; 9. 2E-Brian McClelland, [7]; 10. 19-Justin Dunn, [9]; 11. 20-Noah Harris, [11]; 12. 51-Ryan Dean, [13]; 13. F5-Grady Chandler, [12]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 22X-Matt Sherrell, [2]; 2. 24H-Ty Hulsey, [3]; 3. 22-David Stephenson, [4]; 4. 24C-Craig Carroll, [8]; 5. 79-Tim Kent, [10]; 6. 31-Casey Wills, [7]; 7. 5-Cameron Hagin, [16]; 8. 15D-Andrew Deal, [12]; 9. 53-Brett Wilson, [14]; 10. 9$-Kyle Clark, [19]; 11. 55-Johnny Kent, [1]; 12. 32T-Joshua Tyre, [17]; 13. 13-Grant Wresche, [20]; 14. 11-Michael Tyre II, [9]; 15. 18J-Cody Jarvis, [11]; 16. 84-Alex DeCamp, [6]; 17. 5$-Danny Smith, [18]; 18. 20G-Noah Gass, [15]; 19. 21C-Robert Sellers, [5]; 20. 777-Bailey Huges, [13]

Dwarf Cars:
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Rob McQuary, [1]; 2. F4-Chandler Foltz, [5]; 3. 39-Rex Johnson, [3]; 4. 31-Logan Applegate, [2]; 5. 34-Sam Champlain, [8]; 6. 57-Paul Kaseman, [4]; 7. X15-Larry Pense, [9]; 8. 26-Mike Howard, [10]; 9. 4-Chuck Briggs, [7]; 10. 88-Dakota Champlain, [6]

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. X15-Larry Pense, [6]; 2. 17-Rob McQuary, [2]; 3. F4-Chandler Foltz, [1]; 4. 34-Sam Champlain, [3]; 5. 39-Rex Johnson, [4]; 6. 26-Mike Howard, [8]; 7. 57-Paul Kaseman, [7]; 8. (DNF) 4-Chuck Briggs, [9]; 9. (DNF) 31-Logan Applegate, [5]; 10. (DNF) 88-Dakota Champlain, [10]


Submitted By: Bryan Hulbert

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