Sellers wins SSO sprint feature at Red Dirt Raceway
By John Rittenoure, MEEKER, Okla. (Sept. 8, 2017) - Robert Sellers picked up a surprise victory in the Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature and four other drivers picked up wins in an action packed night of racing at Red Dirt Raceway on Friday.
Loyd Clevenger started the 30-lap sprint feature on the pole and set a fast pace for 25 laps over the 20-car field. With five laps remaining Clevenger tangled with a lapped car in turn three and flipped bring out the red flag. Sellers, driving in his first SSO event of the season, inherited the lead and outran defending series champion Andy Shouse to the checkered for the win that was worth $1,250 plus lap money.
Jeff Rozelle led all the way to win the Sport Modified main event. Rozelle started inside second row and jumped into a first lap lead and never looked bacvk. Glenn Wiley stayed close to make it a two-car race but could not mount a challenge. Travis Penrod was a close third.
As usual the Pure Stock feature was a battle from start to finish before Brandon Givens captured the victory. Austin Timmons and Kyle Longacre battled for th early lead over a tight six-car pack before giving way to Shawn Brownlee on lap four. Givens and Chris Brochu battled for second with Brochu taking the sport on lap 5. Late in the race Brownlee ended up spun in turn four and the yellow waved. Givens took over on the rerstart with Brownlee restarting in position to finish second.
The A-Class Micro Sprints returned with a 13-car field and Ritchie Harvey raced to victory from his front row outside starting position. Michael Millwee of Moore was a close second.
Ryder LaPlante raced into the lead on lap 3 and went on to win the Restricted Micro Sprint feature over Kale Drake.
The POWRi West Midgets will be making their first and only appearance of the season at Red Dirt Raceway on Friday along with the NOW600 A-Class and Restricted Micro Sprints. Race time is 8 p.m. Visit Red Dirt Raceway on the web at RedDirtRaceway.com.
A Feature - 1, Jeff Rozelle. 2, Glenn Wiley. 3, Travis Penrod. 4, Glenn Chapa. 5, Steve Clemmons. 6, Mike Spencer. 7, Anthony Hicks.
A Feature - 1, Brandon Givens. 2, Shawn Brownlee. 3, Robby Kintz. 4, Dewey Easum. 5, Bradley Ashley. 6, Chris Brochu. 7, Scott Wilson. 8, Kyle Longacre. 9, Chris Wilson. 10, Austim Timmons. 11, Garrett Donnell. 12, Justin McBride. 13, Robert Schulster.
A Feature - 1, Ritchie Harvey. 2, Weston Miller. 3, Brandon Boggs. 4, Hank Dav is. 5, Alison Slaton. 6, Scott Davis. 7, Cody Carter. 8, Michael Millwee. 9, Kyle Thompson. 10, David Millwee. 11, Logan Hill. 12, Caleb Thompson. 13, Blaine Denny.
A Feature - 1, Ryder LaPlante. 2, Kale Drake. 3, Ryan Timms. 4, Kayden Cole. 5, Aimery Turner. 6, Jack Hall.