From David Smith Jr.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok. (July 18, 2017) – The second of eight straight weekends of racing action for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products continues this coming Saturday night as the tour will make their second and final appearance of the season at Elk City Speedway in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Eight events have been completed thus far this season with Jake Martens still sitting atop the current SSO point standings over defending tour champion Andy Shouse despite not having reached victory lane.
Shouse leads the way with three victories on the season while Joe Wood, Jr. has won two. Also reaching victory lane this season are Chad Koch, Todd Schwartz and Michael Day.
When the tour made their inaugural visit to Elk City Speedway back on May 13, Shouse picked up the victory over a nineteen-car field. Tristan Oakes had his best finish of the season (second) while Blake Dacus, Koch and Steven Shebester rounded out the top five.
The above-mentioned drivers are expected this weekend as well as series regulars Loyd Clevenger, Shayla Waddell, Blake Scott, Mike Scott and Jerry Jumper.
Showing the future is bright for 305-ci in the state of Oklahoma, a strong cast of rookie contenders are also expected.
They include Justin Fisk, Dillon Laden, Josh Toho, Brandon Anderson, Tanner Conn, Chase Smith and Cody Jarvis.
Gates will open at 6:00 PM with race action slated for a 8:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission is just $12 for adults ages 13 and up; $8 for all seniors and military personnel; $5 for ages 6-12 while children 5 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. All pit passes are just $30.
Elk City Speedway is located off I-40 to Merritt Road, then north one mile then a quarter-mile west.
As mentioned, this Saturday night’s event at Elk City Speedway will be the second of eight straight weeks of competition for the series. After this event, the tour will head to Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas next Friday night (July 28) before the final appearance of the season at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on August 5. On Saturday night, August 12, the tour will make their one and only appearance of the season at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and Enid Speedway. A weekend double-header will then take place on Friday and Saturday night, August 18-19, kicking off at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and then off to the much-anticipated inaugural visit to Lawton Speedway.
The month of August will conclude with the make-up event at Longdale Speedway on Saturday night in a co-sanctioned event with the Myers Racing Engines United Rebel Sprint Series.
Don’t forget the point season will conclude on Friday night, September 15, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and by then we will know who will become the 2017 SSO champion and pick up the $1000 prize, courtesy of presenting partner Smiley’s Racing Products.
To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.