26 events at 11 tracks highlight 2022 OCRS schedule
Easum turns luck around with OCRS win at Ada
by John Rittenoure, ADA, Okla. (April 9, 2022) – After a couple of nights of costly engine failures Terry Easum was more than ready to see things turn around. And that happened Saturday at Oklahoma Sports Park.
Easum drove his Premier Self Storage sprinter into the early lead and went the 25-lap distance to win the AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Car main event.
Easum became the sixth different winner in six nights of racing.
“It has been awhile,” said Easum who had not won since 2021. “We had some bad luck the past few weeks. I think we got it turned around now.”
The tough luck started last month at Lawton.
“We broke a motor,” Easum said. “The block started leaking. Just a freak deal. But Greg Meyers got it fixed up for us.
“At Thunderbird it would not run and we had an issue there. It has been one thing after another.”
“Hopefully this is the turning point for the year.”
When the green flag dropped on the main event Zach Chappell chased Easum for the first lap before giving way to Whit Gastineau. Gastineau closed some on Easum but pulled out on lap 10 with engine problems. Blake Scott took over second but could not close on Easum. Sheldon Barksdale charged from 10th to third earning him the D&G Contracting Hard Charger award. Points leader Blake Edwards finished fourth and defending champion Joe Bob Lee was fifth.
AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Cars
Oklahoma Sports Park – Ada, Okla.
April 9, 2022
AmeriFlex Hose Accessories A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 88-Terry Easum; 2. 29S-Blake Scott; 3. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale; 4. 17E-Blake Edwards; 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox; 7. 22M-Rees Moran; 8. 33-Gary Owens; 9. 08E-Elizabeth Phillips; 10. 83-Jett Hays; 11. 88R-Ryder Laplante; 12. 07-Michael Bookout; 13. 51-Ryan Dean; 14. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 15. 12M-Mitchell Barros; 16. 2-Whit Gastineau; 17. 55W-Danny Wood; 18. 55-Johnny Kent; 19. 15-Jack Potter; 20. 17-Brandon Haddad
Schure Built Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 55W-Danny Wood; 2. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 3. 22M-Rees Moran; 4. 17E-Blake Edwards; 5. 07-Michael Bookout; 6. 15-Jack Potter; 7. 12M-Mitchell Barros
Lightning Wings Powder Coating Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 29S-Blake Scott; 2. 55-Johnny Kent; 3. 26M-Fred Mattox; 4. 83-Jett Hays; 5. 33-Gary Owens; 6. 51-Ryan Dean; 7. 88R-Ryder Laplante
Smith Titanium Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 88-Terry Easum; 2. 2-Whit Gastineau; 3. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale; 4. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 5. 08E-Elizabeth Phillips; 6. 17-Brandon Haddad
Lap Leaders: Terry Easum 1-25.
Margin of victory: 0.755.
D&G Contracting Hard Charger: Sheldon Barksdale +7.
Top 10 Standings: 1. Blake Edwards 642; 2. Rees Moran 618; 3. Terry Easum 566; 4. Whit Gastineau 498; 5. Sheldon Barksdale 492; 6. Elizabeth Phillips 476; 7. Joe Bob Lee 459; 8. Tanner Conn 437; 9. Steven Shebester 431; 10. Johnny Kent 361.
2022 Winners: 3/4 – Steven Shebester (Red Dirt Raceway); 3/5 – Tyler Drueke (Red Dirt Raceway); 3/19 – Blake Edwards (Creek County Speedway); 3/25 – John Carney II (Thunderbird Speedway); 3/26 – Tanner Conn (Lawton Speedway); 4/9 – Terry Easum (Oklahoma Sports Park).
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 Racing Tires, Smileys Racing Products, Schoenfeld, Brodix, Lucas Oil, RacinDirt.TV
, Schure Built Suspension, Lightning Wings & Powder Coating, Smith Titanium, MyRacePass.
Photo by Kacee