Kyle Clark passed Andrew Deal in lapped traffic to win the Ameri-Flex / OCRS feature at Creek County Speedway Saturday. Photo by Richard Bales.
Clark uses lapped traffic to capture Creek County Speedway victory
Passes leader Andrew Deal two laps from the finish
by John Rittenoure - OCRS PR
KELLYVILLE, Oklahoma (May 25, 2019) - Lapped traffic proved to be a challenge for Kyle Clark and Andrew Deal in Saturday's Ameri-Flex / OCRS Sprint Car feature at Creek County Speedway. Clark chased leader Deal for the last half of the race before finally getting around him at the white flag to pick up his first OCRS of the season.
Clark's was able to pass Deal take advantage of lapped traffic to pass Deal on lap 29 and led the final lap to victory.
"We were dealing with lapped cars and Andrew (Deal) missed his line a little bit and kind of bobbled in (turns) 1-2," Clark said of his move to the lead. "That gave me a run on the top and was able to slide him. It hurt me earlier when I first passed Andrew for the lead, but it helped me at the end of it."
If Deal had it to do all over again he would have worked the lapped traffic differently.
"I got into those lapped cars and just picked the wrong way," Deal said. "I think we made it a little more difficult then it needed to be.
"We were really good, but there at the end, we got a little tight."
There were five lead changes during the race that started with pole sitter Casey Wills taking the early lead over Deal and Clark who worked his way to third from a sixth starting position. On lap 7 Deal drove around Wills for the lead and Clark followed into second. Clark briefly got the lead from Deal on lap 13 only to give it back a lap later. A few laps later Clark tried Deal again in turn one but had to back off to avoid contact.
"I was not expecting him to go to the bottom," Clark said of his attempt at the lead. "It looked like he was going to go to the middle or top so I was going to slide him. But when he didn't I checked up and almost took us both out."
Racing for the second night at the Emmett Hahn owned oval helped Clark who only finished ninth on Friday.
"We learned a lot last night," Clark said. "We were to lose last night so we guessed for it."
Wills ended up with third after leading early, Brett Wilson came from eighth to finish fourth and rookie Kinzer Edwards drove from 16th to finish fifth.
Robert Sellers earned the York Hard Charger award coming from 19th to finish seventh behind sixth place finisher and 2017 champion Zach Chappell.
Ameri-Flex OCRS Results
Creek County Speedway
May 25, 2019
Car count: 39
Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1, 50Z-Zach Chappell. 2, 9$-Kyle Clark. 3, 53-Brett Wilson. 4, 14-Shane Sellers. 5, 5$-Danny Smith. 6, 62-James Shoun. 7, 22-David Stephenson. 8, 2-Mickey Walker.
Bravado Wireless Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1, 15D-Andrew Deal. 2, 55-Johnny Kent. 3, 18J-Cody Jarvis. 4, 15-Jase Randolph. 5, 11M-Michael Tyre II. 6, 5-Joe Bob Lee. 7, 22T-Frank Taft. 8, 77-JC Wilson.
Car and Fleet Parts Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1, 7F-Noah Harris. 2, 88-Terry Easum. 3, 4-Robert Sellers. 4, 79-Tim Kent. 5, 777-Bailey Hughes. 6, 24-Ben Frey. 7, 97-Kevin Cummings. 8, 22Z-Zach Campbell.
Car and Fleet Parts Heat 4 (8 Laps)
1, 2W-Whit Gastineau. 2, 22C-Charlie Crumpton. 3, 9-Kinzer Edwards. 4, 5H-Cameron Hagin. 5, 50-Brandon James. 6, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 7, 32-Daniel Abrams. 8, 1-Casey Buechler.
OCRS Heat 5 (8 Laps)
1, 11-Avery Goodman. 2, 6-Alison Slaton. 3, 31-Casey Wills. 4, 8-Alex Sewell. 5, 55M-Corey McGehee. 6, 13$-Len Larkin. 7, 25c-Joshua Tyre.
Wesmar B FEATURE (12 Laps)
1, 8-Alex Sewell. 2, 88-Terry Easum. 3, 14-Shane Sellers. 4, 4-Robert Sellers. 5, 50-Brandon James. 6, 22-David Stephenson. 7, 25c-Joshua Tyre. 8, 13$-Len Larkin. 9, 22T-Frank Taft. 10, 24-Ben Frey. 11, 22Z-Zach Campbell. 12, 5$-Danny Smith. 13, 11M-Michael Tyre II. 14, 2-Mickey Walker. (DNS).
Wesmar B FEATURE (12 Laps)
1,5H -Cameron Hagin. 2, 9-Kinzer Edwards. 3, 777-Bailey Hughes. 4, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 5, 5-Joe Bob Lee. 6, 18J-Cody Jarvis. 7, 62-James Shoun. 8, 32-Daniel Abrams. 9, 1-Casey Buechler. 10, 97-Kevin Cummings. 11, 55M-Corey McGehee. 12, 77-JC Wilson. 13, 79-Tim Kent.
Ameriflex Hose and Accessories A FEATURE (30 Laps)
1, 9$-Kyle Clark. 2, 15D-Andrew Deal. 3, 31-Casey Wills. 4, 53-Brett Wilson. 5, 9-Kinzer Edwards. 6, 50Z-Zach Chappell. 7, 4-Robert Sellers. 8, 11-Avery Goodman. 9, 7F-Noah Harris. 10, 22C-Charlie Crumpton. 11, 5H-Cameron Hagin. 12, 777-Bailey Hughes. 13, 88-Terry Easum. 14, 13$-Len Larkin. 15, 20S-Sheldon Barksdale. 16, 2W-Whit Gastineau. 17, 15-Jase Randolph. 18, 55-Johnny Kent. 19, 14-Shane Sellers. 20, 6-Alison Slaton. 21, 8-Alex Sewell.
Lap Leaders: Casey Wills 1-6, Andrew Deal 7-12, Kyle Clark 13-14, Andrew Deal 15-28, Kyle Clark 29-30.
Margin of victory: 0.866 seconds.
Contingency Award Recipients:
Ameri-Flex Hose A Feature Winner: Kyle Clark
Drive Shafts Inc. Heat Award Recipient: Zach Chappell.
Bravado Wireless Heat Award Recipient: Andrew Deal.
Car & Fleet Heat Award Recipient: Whit Gastineau.
York Plumbing Hard Charger Award: Robert Sellers +12.
M&W Aluminum Hard Luck Award: Mickey Walker.
Amsoil High Point Driver Award: Noah Harris.
Rod End Supply Recipients: Cameron Hagin, Bailey Hughes, Terry Easum.
Wesmar Racing Engines Recipient: Alex Sewell, Cameron Hagin.
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