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Dirt Track Championships at TMS
Well, another Dirt
Track World Championships at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway has entered
the record books with Terry Phillips of Springfield, Missouri picking up his
second career modified Dirt Track Championship worth $3000 while Sean Jones of
Mansfield, Texas picked up $2000 and the limited modified feature finale.
Out of the 93
modifieds that were on hand during the two day weekend, 17 of those drivers
came from the state of Oklahoma with six states total (TX, MO, OK, KS, LA, AR)
being represented. Jason Teague of Tahlequah was the highest finishing “Okie”
as he garnered a strong eighth place finish in the feature finale and the only
state driver to compete in the pole dash.
southern modified champion Mickey Lassiter of Piedmont, Alan Oliva of Moore and
Thomas Tillison (Tilly), Jr. of Wellston were the only three drivers that
finished in the final NCRA top ten in point standings on hand.
On the southern sport
modified/limited modified side, 103 different drivers from five states were on
hand with 30 drivers from the state of Oklahoma crossing the Red River for this
annual festival of racing. Robert Elliott of Clinton was the highest placing
“Okie” in the Saturday nights feature finale as he finished fifteenth. Travis
Johnson of Enid and Kinzer Edwards of South Coffeyville also made the finale
and finished 16th and 17th respectively.
Kinzer Edwards will
travel the highways and byways throughout the state of Oklahoma competing with
the NCRA southern sport modifieds this 2011 race season. He will be teamed with
another rookie, Devin Gerrior of Owasso. Only Elliott competed in the two day
event that was in the final top ten in NCRA southern sport modified point
standings for 2010.
An exclusive you will
only see here on tidbits, the dates for the 2012 version of the Dirt Track
World Championships at the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway are March 1-3,
I took a few pictures
but since I live in the prehistoric age of technology, I still have film camera
and will get those developed and posted asap.
2010 Outlaw Motor
Speedway modified division champion and first ever Oklahoma NASCAR Whelen
modified champion Joe Duvall of Chelsea has a new website, courtesy of Jeff Nun
(public relations director for USRA, USMTS) and his Nitroquist web designs.
Joe’s new site can be found at http://joeduvall91.com. Joe also informs he has plenty of
modified parts and supplies for sale and you can view that list athttp://joeduvall91.com/forsale.asp.
Joe is just one of
146 modified drivers who has registered for the big $20,000 to win World
Modified Dirt Track Championships at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley,
Minnesota on April 6-9, 2011. He is also one of ten Oklahoma drivers that are
entered. You can view the complete, updated as of March 16, 2011 entry list
seventeen modified drivers opened their 2011 race season on the race track in
Fort Worth two weekends ago. Well the buzz after this past weekends season
openers at Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Lake Country Speedway in
Ardmore and Hutch’s (Elk City) Speedway in Elk City was “where are all the
Out of those
seventeen, only two of them competed this past weekend and both (Kip Hughes and
Joe Adams) competed at Hutch’s Speedway with Hughes holding off 2009 NCRA
modified south champion Gene Weaver where only four modifieds were on hand.
Not one of the 13 modified drivers who were at
Lake Country Speedway this past Saturday night was down in Texas. In the tracks
modified feature finale Kyle Sweeney, new owner of Sooner Motorsports in Moore,
picked up the victory in his new Flexi-Flyer chassis.
In the tracks
southern sport modified division, Shawn Jorski was one of five drivers out of
the fifteen car field that was down in Texas and he picked up his first victory
of the season Saturday night.
The crate late models
made their 2011 season debut with only five cars showing but that number is
expected to grow as this division will be a part of the Saturday nights track
Speaking of Hutch’s
Speedway, fifteen southern sport modifieds competed this past Saturday night
with Levi Galmor besting Willie Smith to take the victory where two of those
drivers competed in Texas.
The first USRA sanctioned event in Creek
County Speedways history took place Saturday night where Colby Artherton picked
up the victory and first Oklahoma driver to pick up USRA points in the modified
Sean McClelland, former
ASCS Sooner region champion, has the distinction of being USRA’s first ever
championship sprint car feature winner as he not only won the sanctioned champ
sprint feature but the five car injected feature as well. Word on the street is
Sean has added his name as one of the new contenders for the OCRS 2011
As mentioned, the afore
mentioned McCelland will compete full time with OCRS in 2011 as well OKC
brothers Whit and Beau Gastineau. Shayla Waddell, who finished seventh in her
rookie season with OCRS in 2010 is also expected to return. Stay tuned to
tidbits and the message board for confirmation on more drivers.
The 2011 race season for OCRS will kick off on
Saturday night, April 15th at Lawton Speedway.
With ‘lil Joe Wood,
Jr. now a new daddy and with his work schedule as well as he father, Joe, car
owners J.D. and Jannie Porter and James Lenhart have parted ways with the 2009
ASCS sooner region champion but with no ill feelings to be found. “They just
had a lot going on and recommended we get a new driver for the “Hog Wagon.” I
am proud to announce that OKC driver Jason Lair will be my new driver for
Jason was highly
recommended by many who knew of his talents by watching him compete at I-44
Speedway in South OKC where he just picked up the 2010 I-44 Speedway mini
sprint championship. “He’s a good guy, very humble, appreciative and quiet. We
already have a seat fitted for him nicely.” Jason and the “Hog Wagon” team will
call Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker “home for 2011 in the championship sprint
division until the team runs out of finances. The first race for this new team
will be April 15th in Meeker.
The Porters and
Lenhart will spend a lot of their Saturday nights traveling to different race
tracks across the area, mainly up in Kansas where Joe Wood, Jr. has officially
announced he will compete for the NCRA sprint car championship.
Speaking of NCRA, don’t forget the HUGE season opening point
chase for the series’ sprint car, modified and southern modified divisions will
take place on Saturday night, April 2nd at 81 Speedway in Park City,
Kansas where gates open at 2:00 PM and tech starts at 3:00 PM.
Now competing on Friday nights and every
Friday night in 2011, Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee will kick off the season
with a “bang” for the modified division as the nights feature finale winner
will earn $1000. USRA type modifieds, NCRA/IMCA southern sport modifieds, 360
modifieds, super stocks, street stocks and pure stocks will all be on the card
this year. For more track information, click on their track ad to take you to
Spoke earlier of Brill Motor Speedway and the
“Hog Wagons” plans to compete there in 2011. In case you haven’t read, Mark and
crew have added more lights and new clay to the quarter mile oval as well as
some other improvements. Thus, all practice days as well as the scheduled
Spring Nationals have been nixed from the schedule with the first practice and
registration day being held on Sunday, April 3rd with the first
points race on the 15th.
Want to welcome new track Beaver County
Raceway in Beaver, Oklahoma to the list of tracks here on tidbits. Specials
only for 2011 will see the track IMCAsanctioned for any and all modified events with the highlight being the
BST modified tour on August 5-6th. Other specials the track will
host are the MDLMS late models, URSS 305 sprints and the NCRA southern sport
modifieds. The tracks first play day will be held on Saturday, April 9th,
at 5:00 PM with the first race on the track scheduled for April 17th.
For the dates and all other information including what divisions and the
payouts, click on the track ad.
The Salina High Banks
Speedway will host perhaps their biggest racing event in the tracks history
looming on Saturday night, April 23rd as the World of Outlaw sprint
car division will make their first ever appearance. SLS Promotions have leased
the facility and will be taken care of all the early ticket reservations. To
see the seating arrangements and the pricing for tickets, click here http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=10&backurl=default.asp.
This weekend it is
back to Saturday night racing action with Lake Country Speedway and Creek
County Speedway (minus the injected sprints) both in action. Creek County will
see gates open at noon with racing set for a 4:00 PM start time while Lake
Country Speedway will have gates open at 5:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.
The annual Sooner
Roundup will take place this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at Wild West
Speedway in Clinton with Sundays feature finale winner in the modifieds and the
southern sport modifieds earning $1000. For more information, payout and
divisions competing click herehttp://www.clintonmotorsportspark.com/pdf/WWS%202011%20SOONER%20ROUNDUP%20FLYER.pdf.
That is all for this
edition of tidbits that comes to mind. Again, any tidbits that you may have and
would like to share please email them too me at oklahomatidbits.@aol.com.
Take care and as
always, “watch out for the other guy!”