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March 18, 2011  at 1:17:49
Submitted by David Smith Jr.
Tidbits Update for March 18, 2011!

 Mighty Good BBQThis tidbits update is brought to you by Holley’s BBQ and Catering out of OKC. Owned by Charles and Charlie Holley, for all your bbq cravings, stop by or place your to go order today. In business just about a year, Holley’s bbq is also gracious enough to host the OKC area racers get together, about every three months or so. Located on the west side of Locke Supply at NW 39th and Portland, for all your bbq cravings, please give Holley’s a call or visit today. And please tell them tidbits sent you.

Speaking of Holley's, the next OKC racers get together will be sometime in May. Stay tuned here for exact date.

Give Them a Call!Gerald Brand and his Brand Racing Engines is another proud sponsor here on tidbits and is coming up on its one year since first placing an ad here on tidbits. From circle track to drag racing to street cars, Gerald can build a competitive and reliable engine just for you. Based in Southwest OKC and in business since the early 80’s, his service can’t be beat! For all your engine needs, give Brand Racing Engines a call today.

Click Here for Website!!!Looking to try something new as far as modified or sport mod chassis is concerned? SRP race cars out of Amarillo is waiting to hear from you. 24 hr tech support by owner Alan Sharpensteen and crew is one of the main features to go along with one of the most reliable modified chassis in the business. Even if you just want to inquire, give Alan and crew at SRP race cars a call today and tell them tidbits sent ya!

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.


Defending NCRA 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, 2012.


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.

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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 here http://www.usmts.com/news_article.asp?NewsID=10126.


Mentioned that 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 cars?”


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.

Click here for more info!!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 program.

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.


Check Out Website!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 division.

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 championship.

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.

Click Here for WebsiteThe 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 2011.”

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.


Click Here for Website!!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 the website.

Click Here for more info!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.


Click Here for Website!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

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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 [email protected]. Take care and as always, “watch out for the other guy!”  

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