5th Annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter-Maxwell resumes Friday at Thunderbird Speedway

TULSA, Oklahoma (July 15, 2019) - The 5th annual Harold Leep Classic presented by Carter-Maxwell resumes this Friday at Thunderbird Speedway after threatening weather forced officials to postpone the June 22 finale of the two-day event two hours before show time.

Sheldon Barksdale was in the right place at the right time to win the Friday, June 21, opener after race leader Whit Gastineau fell out with mechanical problems two laps from the finish. Gastineau was credited with a 10th place finish. Rookie Jase Randolph finished second on the historic half-mile and he was followed across the line by Shane Sellers, Alex Sewell and Andrew Deal.

Friday's program will be a complete show with drivers drawing for heat race starting positions. Passing points from the heat races will determine the feature lineups.

Added money is on the line thanks to Ameri-Flex Hose and Accessories, D and G Contracting and Carter-Maxwell. The A feature will pay $2,000 to the winner and $1,000 for second.  The race pays $325 to start. Non-qualifiers will run a B feature with pays $225 to the first 10 non-transfer positions.  

Carter-Maxwell in Bethany Oklahoma has once again returned as the title sponsor for the Harold Leep Classic and as with previous Leep Classic races. Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories and D&G Contracting are participating sponsors for this event as well. 


Friday Payout:

1) $2,000, 2) $1,000, 3) $750, 4) $700, 5) $650, 6) $600, 7) $525, 8) $500, 9) $450, 10) $425, 11) $400, 12) $375, 13) $350, 

14-20) $325 


First ten non-qualifiers receive $225 each. ($125 for any remaining non-qualifiers*) 

*One semi main: positions 9-18 = $225 each (Top 8 transfer)

*Two semi mains: positions 5-9 = $225 each (Top 4 transfer) 

Non starters for the semi or main event will receive $75 


Full championship points will be awarded for each night.


Friday race times:

Grandstand gates opens 5:30 p.m. / Pit Gates open 4 p.m. / Hot Laps 6 p.m. / Racing 7 p.m. / OCRS drivers meeting @ 5:15 p.m. (draw opens 4:15)


Track website: www.thunderbirdspeedwayok.com 


Previous Harold Leep Classic Winners:

2018: Sheldon Barksdale @ Thunderbird Speedway

2017: Jamie Passmore @ Caney Valley Speedway

2016: Zach Chappell @ Outlaw Motor Speedway

2015: Whit Gastineau @ Outlaw Motor Speedway