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Thunderbird Speedway, AmeriFlex Challenge VI at Salina on tap for OCRS
by John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (September 20, 2021) - A big weekend of racing is on tap for the AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Cars starting on Friday night at Thunderbird Speedway and ending on Saturday with the AmeriFlex / Challenge VI at Salina Highbanks Speedway.
The AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprinters last visited the historic Thunderbird Speedway half-mile on May 30 and Steven Shebester charged from 10th starting to second on the final lap. Shebester then passed Jake Martens on the final turn for the win.
Friday will be the 17th sanctioned show of the season for the OCRS and will pay $1,000-to-win in the A-Feature and $250-to-start.
Race time Friday is 7:30.
Saturday the anxiety turns up a notch when the AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Cars travel to Salina Highbanks Speedway for the AmeriFlex Challenge VI. Up for grabs is $3,000 to the A-Feature winner from a purse that pays $1,000 just to start.
The format of Saturday’s show is as follows:
35 or less cars will follow standard OCRS event format of pill draw and passing points with a Top 8 redraw.
35 or more cars: Drivers will draw for heat race starting spot. The Top 30 in heat race passing points will transfer into three qualifiers going 8 laps with the top 18 inverted while the balance of the field being lined up by heat race passing points. Following the qualifiers the passing point totals will be combined to set the B and A-Main lineup. Feature lineups will be straight up.
Alex Sewell became the first repeat Challenge winner last season after picking up his first $3,000 victory in 2019. Veteran Mike Goodman won in 2018, Mickey Walker in 2017 and Sean McClelland won the first Challenge race in 2016.
Sewell also won at Salina when the OCRS last stopped there in May.
Joe Bob Lee, with two victories on the season, comes into the weekend leading the points race over Casey Wills. Wills is still looking for his first win of the season and only trails Lee by 66 points.
Race time Saturday is 7.
What you need to know……
What: AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Car Event #17
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Times: Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates at 5. Drivers draw 5:45-6:15. Drivers meeting 6:30. Hot laps7.
Where: Thunderbird Speedway, Muskogee, Okla.
Information: Mufflers: Open headers.
Payout: A-Main: $1,000-to-win, $250-to-start. B-Main: $100.
What: AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Car Event #18
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Times: Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates at 5. Drivers draw 5:15-5:45. Drivers meeting 6. Hot laps 6:30.
Where: Salina Highbanks Speedway, 3164 East Hwy 20, Pryor Creek, Okla. 74361.
Information: Mufflers: Open headers.
Payout: A-Main: $3,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start. B-Main: $200.
Must pass pre-tech before hot laps
ASCS or Racesaver RR MANDATORY! NO Bleeders allowed in 2021.
Weight Rule: 1,550lbs
Pill Draw: $20
Transponder Rental: $5 RACECeiver Frequency: 454.000
Competition Director: Terry Mattox (918-417-0624)
Past AmeriFlex Challenge Winners
2016: Sean McClelland; 2017: Mickey Walker; 2018: Mike Goodman; 2019: Alex Sewell; 2020: Alex Sewell.
About the AmeriFlex / OCRS Series -
Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based AmeriFlex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the AmeriFlex / OCRS series is all about.
About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -
Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..
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AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Contingency Sponsors
AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories, Hoosier Tires, Amsoil, Car and Fleet Parts, Smith Titanium, lightning Wings and Powder Coating, Schure Built Suspensions.
Article Credit: John Rittenoure