By John Rittenoure
Caney, Kans. (July 16, 2016) – Last season Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car victories came often for Robert Sellers. Six wins was enough to secure the 2015 Ameri-Flex / OCRS championship.The wins have not come as often for the defending champion this season.
But Saturday, Sellers got back on track with his second victory of the season at Caney Valley Speedway.
“It is always good to get a win,” Sellers said afterwards. “We have been in kind of a drought.”
The win allowed Sellers to move within six points of Whit Gastineau in the season standings for second place.
It only took Sellers two laps to take the lead away from early leader Casey Wills. Sellers led the next 28 laps but he had his hands full in the closing laps from Jamie Passmore who was on his rear bumper for the final lap.
“I knew Jamie (Passmore) was coming and I pushed it in a little hard on that last lap and rode it up the wall,” explained Sellers. “We barely hung on.”
Passmore took over the runner-up position from Wills on lap 25 and begin closing the gap between himself and Sellers. Off the final turn Passmore was trying to squeeze inside of Sellers but Sellers did not give leaving Passmore in second just 0.138 seconds behind.
“I had to stay up high around (turns) three and four because i had been running there and I felt like if I broke my momentum I would probably screw up,” Sellers said.
Alex Sewell climbed from eighth starting position to finish third, Wills fell to fourth after starting on the pole and Cameron Hagin was fifth.
Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Caney Valley Speedway, Caney, Kans.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Car count: 20
Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)
1, 2W-Whit Gastineau. 2, 88S-Shayla Waddell. 3, 5-Cameron Hagin. 4, 79-Tim Kent. 5, 4-Shane Sellers. 6, P78-Perry Pickard. 7, 20-Beau Gastineau. (DNS).
A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)
1, 4X-Robert Sellers. 2, 8-Alex Sewell. 3, 10X-Darien Roberts. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 5, 15D-Andrew Deal. 6, 84-Alex DeCamp. 7, 55-Johnny Kent. (DNS).
Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)
1, 31-Casey Wills. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell. 3, 4J-Jamie Passmore. 4, 03-Joe Wood Jr.. 5, 11-Michael Tyre. 6, 88-Terry Easum.
AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (30 laps)
1, 4X-Robert Sellers. 2, 4J-Jamie Passmore. 3, 8-Alex Sewell. 4, 31-Casey Wills. 5, 5-Cameron Hagin. 6, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 7, 88S-Shayla Waddell. 8, 03-Joe Wood Jr.. 9, 2W-Whit Gastineau. 10, 79-Tim Kent. 11, 20-Beau Gastineau. 12, 50Z-Zach Chappell. 13, 11-Michael Tyre. 14, 4-Shane Sellers. 15, 15D-Andrew Deal. 16, 88-Terry Easum. 17, P78-Perry Pickard. 18, 55-Johnny Kent. 19, 84-Alex DeCamp. 20, 10X-Darien Roberts. (DQ).
Lap Leaders: Casey Wills, 1-2; Robert Sellers, 3-30.
Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Whit Gastineau
A1 Machine Heat: Robert Sellers
Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Casey Wills
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Cameron Hagin
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Beau Gastineau +8
WESMAR Power Parts Recipient: Beau Gastineau
M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Zach Chappell
Rod End Supply Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Whit Gastineau, Andrew Deal
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