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Sean McClelland Scores in ASCS Red River Challenge at Lawton

From Lonnie Wheatley, LAWTON, Okla. (July 10, 2010) – Sean McClelland struck a blow for the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Regional forces by topping the third round of the ASCS Red River Challenge at Lawton Speedway on Saturday night.

The past ASCS Sooner Region champion led all 25 rounds of the ASCS Sooner vs. Lone Star main event en route to his 13th career overall ASCS feature win and first since a Sooner score in Oklahoma City in August of 2008.

McClelland held off defending ASCS Sooner champ Joe Wood, Jr., in the final rounds for the win, with Wood, Jr., settling for runner-up honors after starting 18th.

Kolt Walker led the ASCS Lone Star forces with a third place finish, with fellow Texas shoes Scot Reneau and Martin Edwards rounding out the top five.

Sooner shoe Chris Lloyd, two-time Sooner champ Brian McClelland, current Lone Star points leader Eric Baldaccini, past Sooner champion Danny Jennings and Lone Star rep John Ricketts completed the top ten.

Edwards, Kevin Ramey, Baldaccini and Robert Sellers topped heat race action for the 28-car field, with Ricketts winning the “B” Main. Sellers was unable to fire for the main event, while Ramey turned over while running among the top five.

ASCS Lone Star vs. Sooner Results from Lawton Speedway:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 45-Martin Edwards, 2. 45k-Kolt Walker, 3. 25-Brian McClelland, 4. 20s-Sheldon Barksdale, 5. 11-Justin Melton, 6. 67-John Ricketts, 7. 91x-Taylor Milton.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 1-Sean McClelland, 3. 2-Kenneth Walker, 4. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 6. 28-Chris Lloyd, 7. 15b-Michael Brown.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 2. 5c-Chris Coker, 3. 1r-Scott Reneau, 4. 74e-Claud Estes, 5. 55-Donnie Ray Crawford, 6. 31L-Lee Little. DNS: 22-Bud Johnson.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7s-Robert Sellers, 2. 1j-Danny Jennings, 3. 27-Andy Shouse, 4. 30-Brandon Corn, 5. 21$-Michelle Decker, 6. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 7. 22a-Dan Adkins.

“B” Main (8 Laps): 1. 67-John Ricketts, 2. 28-Chris Lloyd, 3. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 4. 15b-Michael Brown, 5. 31L-Lee Little, 6. 91x-Taylor Milton, 7. 22a-Dan Adkins. DNS: 22-Bud Johnson.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland, 2. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 3. 45k-Kolt Walker, 4. 1r-Scott Reneau, 5. 45-Martin Edwards, 6. 28-Chris Lloyd, 7. 25-Brian McClelland, 8. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 9. 1j-Danny Jennings, 10. 67-John Ricketts, 11. 2-Kenneth Walker, 12. 55-Donnie Ray Crawford, 13. 74e-Claud Estes, 14. 15b-Michael Brown, 15. 20s-Sheldon Barksdale, 16. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 17. 11-Justin Melton, 18. 5c-Chris Coker, 19. 30-Brandon Corn, 20. 21$-Michelle Decker, 21. 27-Andy Shouse, 22. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 23. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 24. 7s-Robert Sellers.

ASCS Lone Star Region Points (Top 10): 1. Eric Baldaccini 1,021, 2. Claud Estes 915, 3. Preston Peebles II 889, 4. Justin Melton 868, 5. John Ricketts 867, 6. Martin Edwards 865, 7. Brandon Corn 848, 8. Kevin Ramey 833, 9. Joshua Hodges 798, 10. Brian McClelland 754.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Sean McClelland 930, 2. Joe Wood, Jr. 886, 3. Kenneth Walker 867, 4. Donnie Ray Crawford 830, 5. Andy Shouse 806, 6. Brian McClelland 725, 7. Tony Bruce, Jr. 687, 8. Michelle Decker 600, 9. Danny Jennings 555, 10. Joshua Hodges 553.