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SELLERS WINS $2000 IN 10th ANNUAL OKLAHOMA STATE CHAMIONSHIP

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Sellers hangs onto points lead with victory at Oklahoma Sports Park
Wins $2000 In 10th Annual Oklahoma State Championship

 

 

By John Rittenoure

 

Ada Okla. (September 10, 2016) - With only a six point lead over second place Whit Gastineau in the Ameri-Flex / OCRS sprint car point standings, Robert Sellers was in need of a win in the worst way. And that is just what he got Saturday at Oklahoma Sports Park.

 

Sellers led the final 7 laps to win the 25-lap main event and add his name to the OCRS Oklahoma State Championship trophy.

 

"I wanted a win here pretty bad," said Sellers who won for the third time in 2016. "This is a track I use to race at quite a bit. I got a win here with OCRS in the past.”

 

Sellers started inside the fourth row and was running third behind second place Shane Sellers and leader Sheldon Barksdale by lap 7. Shane took the lead away from Barksdale on lap 8 and Robert moved into second behind his son on lap 15.

 

It was looking like a possible Sellers 1-2 finish but on lap 19, Robert grabbed the lead from Shane and Barksdale climbed back to second leaving Shane in third.

 

"Shane was up front and I would have liked to seen him run second," Sellers said of racing with Shane. "But we will take the win."

 

"He was running real high and I was running low. The car was so well down low and I was picking up so much ground on him running low."

 

"Afterwards we talked and he told me his tires were just gone.”

 

After losing the lead, Shane faded to fourth on lap 21 giving way to a hard charging Joe Wood Jr.

 

Wood passed Barksdale for second on lap 23 but could not catch Sellers. Barksdale held onto third and points runner-up Whit Gastineau finished fifth behind Shane Sellers.

 

 

Ameri-Flex / OCRS Official Results
Oklahoma Sports Park, Ada, Okla.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Car count: 23

 

Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat (8 laps)
1, 007-Michael Bookout[1]. 2, 55-Johnny Kent[3]. 3, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 4, 30-Joseph Miller[5]. 5, 22-Kevin Barksdale[2]. 6, 88-Chris Jensen[8]. 7, B52-Brayden Voigt[4]. 8, 11-Nick Bates[6].

 

A1 Machine Shop Heat (8 laps)
1, 5-Cameron Hagin[2]. 2, 50Z-Zach Chappell[5]. 3, 33-Gary Owens[6]. 4, 88S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 5, 8J-James Fabian[1]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[3]. 7, 99-Koby Barksdale[7]. 8, 22T-Frank Taft[8].

 

Car and Fleet Parts Heat (8 laps)
1, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[2]. 2, 2W-Whit Gastineau[3]. 3, 4X-Robert Sellers[5]. 4, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[4]. 5, P78-Perry Pickard[1]. 6, 7D-David Baxter[6]. DNS: 78-Steve Smith[7].

 

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps)
1, 4X-Robert Sellers[7]. 2, 03-Joe Wood Jr.[12]. 3, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[1]. 4, 4-Shane Sellers[3]. 5, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 6, 50Z-Zach Chappell[2]. 7, 88S-Shayla Waddell[9]. 8, 007-Michael Bookout[4]. 9, 55-Johnny Kent[21]. 10, 5-Cameron Hagin[8]. 11, 22-Kevin Barksdale[11]. 12, 22T-Frank Taft[22]. 13, 8J-James Fabian[14]. 14, 30-Joseph Miller[10]. 15, 7D-David Baxter[18]. 16, 99-Koby Barksdale[20]. 17, 33-Gary Owens[5]. 18, 88-Chris Jensen[16]. 19, P78-Perry Pickard[13]. 20, 11-Nick Bates[19]. 21, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[15]. 22, B52-Brayden Voigt[17]. DNS: 78-Steve Smith

 

Lap Leaders: Sheldon Barksdale 1-7; Shane Sellers 8-18; Robert Sellers 19-25

 

Contingency Awards:
Drive Shaft Inc. Heat: Michael Bookout
A1 Machine Heat: Cameron Hagin
Car and Fleet Parts Heat: Sheldon Barksdale
D&E Supply Hard Luck Recipient: Brayden Voigt
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger Recipient: Joe Wood Jr. +10
Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Kevin Barksdale
M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Frank Taft
Rod End Supply Recipients: Whit Gastineau, Johnny Kent, David Baxter

 

 

About D&E Supply -
D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs. D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department.

 

Checkout their website at: wwww.dandesupply.com

 

 

About AmeriFlex 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, AmeriFlex 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. AmeriFlex 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:

 

AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!
Website: www.ameriflexhose.com

 

 

www.ocrsracing.com

 

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