This tidbits update will hopefully be the start
of something new here on tidbits as we are showcasing the track schedules for
each that have placed ads here on tidbits and are good through the 2011 race
This third installment of focusing on tracks that have working ads through the 2011 race season is Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.
Since 1994, this Oklahoma track owned and operated by George Welch in the longest tenured such facility in the state of Oklahoma, only behind Lanny Edwards and his Lawton Speedway. This year will see USRA sanctioning for the first time ever in the tracks history with the modifieds, sport mods and pro-street stocks while pure stocks and factory stocks will also be competing each and every Saturday night!
Among the specials for OSP include the 3rd annual Harold Leep Jr Memorial, OCRS, Stock Car Nationals and for the first time in recent memory for the track, late models featuring the MDLMS.
It all kicks off with test and tune sessions on March 19th and the 26th followed by the annual Spring Fling on April 1st and 2nd. The special event flyer with the direct link too the payouts are posted, just click the special race banner up above.
The third annual Harold Leep Jr Memorial featuring the OCRS sprinters will take the to track on Saturday night, May 14th in an event that brings 30 plus sprinters from the OKC and Tulsa areas.
Saturday night, June 4th will be the first ever appearance for the MDLMS late model series and first appearance for late models in general that I can remember. Not sure what the car count will be for this Kansas based series.
Saturday night, July 1st will see a fireworks display before the OCRS sprinters make a return visit on July 8th. September 17th will see the final appearance on the 2011 race season for the OCRS sprinters with the tracks annual Winter Nationals slated for September 23-24th.
There WILL be a second annual Stock Car Nationals at Oklahoma Sports Park on September 29th - October 2nd paying $10,000 to win but with some minor rule changes that will be announced. Mr. Welch informs he learned some things following last years running and wants to make sure all is on a level playing field for this years version.
George was instrumental on getting track promoters from throughout the state to meet several times during the winter to get on the same page as far as rules are concerned with all but a couple of tracks commiting to do so. This looks to be one of the biggest years in the history of OSP so whether it is weekly racing or special events, keep an eye out on the tracks website or here on tidbits for all special event information.