Tulsa Oklahoma (May 22, 2012) – The Oil Capital Racing Series is set to embark on its second doubleheader of the month during our nations Memorial Day weekend racing extravaganza. It all starts this Friday at the historic Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee Oklahoma where the OCRS sprinters will headline the second annual running of “Callie’s Night”. In a weekend where our nations hero’s are honored and remembered, the racing community does the same for Callie Slader, daughter of Thunderbird’s co-promoters Dennis and Chelise Slader. Callie passed last year and Thunderbird Speedway holds this special night in her honor.
Thunderbird Speedway is Oklahoma’s last remaining half-mile racetrack. The facility possesses extremely long straight-a-ways that allow the 1500 pound sprinters to utilize their maximum power as they approach the sweeping radius shaped corners. Several drivers mark dates on their calendars of Thunderbird events as they enjoy the sensation of such speed on T-Bird clay. In last season’s trio of trips to Muskogee, Whit “Gasman” Gastineau took honors in April in what would be the first of six feature wins towards a runner-up finish in the title chase. Eventual series champion, Sean McClelland, took a duo of checkers with the first of those coming in the first running of Callie’s Night in May while the next triumph came in August.
If you want dirt track drag racing on long straights combined with large apex corners for calculated risk /reward moves, Thunderbird is your place to be Friday night. Come be a part of the holiday festivities. Track information:
What: 2nd Annual “Callie’s Night” Featuring OCRS Sprint Cars
Where: Thunderbird Speedway / Muskogee Oklahoma
When: Friday Night / May 25, 2012
Racing starts at 7:30pm / Hot laps will start at 7pm
OCRS Drivers Meeting is at 6:30pm
Ticket prices: Adults $15 / $13 seniors & military personnel
Kids 11-17 are only $5 while 10 & under are free
Track is located on the Muskogee Fairgrounds.
The physical address for GPS users is: 1444 S. Cherokee / Muskogee, Oklahoma
Track Phone: 918-869-6883
THUNDER IN THE VALLEY
The OCRS sprint warriors will have a completely different task to challenge when they travel north to Kerry Gorby’s Caney Valley Speedway in Caney Kansas for Saturday nights “Thunder In The Valley” showdown. CVS sports a tight and racy quarter mile bullring that calls for driver finesse as much as speed. Wheel–wheel contact isn’t abnormal at CVS and there are occasions where the most talented drivers don’t see eye-to-eye as to slammed into whom first. It makes for an exciting ‘edge of your seat’ style of racing action. There has never been a dull moment at CVS when OCRS sprint cars are on stage and Saturday night is expected to produce more of the same type of action.
Mother Nature did all she could do to keep lighting fast sprint cars from racing on Caney’s grounds last year. After two previous race dates were waved off, CVS fans got to see their open wheel favorites in the OCRS finale last October where series champion Sean McClelland put an exclamation mark on his fantastic season with his eighth win of the year and a cap on his $5,000 champions share of the $25,000 point fund, the largest ever in OCRS history. The forecast for this Memorial Day weekend calls for sunglasses, sunscreen and cold beverages. Come on out and feel the vibration of the grandstands as winged projectiles scream down the track.
What: “Thunder In The Valley” Featuring OCRS Sprint Cars
Where: Caney Valley Speedway / Caney Kansas
When: Saturday Night / May 26, 2012
Racing starts at 7:30pm / Hot laps will begin at 7:00pm
OCRS drivers meeting is at 6:30pm
Ticket prices: Adults $12 / Seniors $5 / Kids 9-12 $5 – 8 & under FREE
Track is located 0.8 mile west of the junction of US 75 and US 166 on CR 1600.
Physical address for GPS users is: 1324 CR 1600 Caney, Kansas
Track Phone: (620) 330-0485