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Clark cruises to victory at Tri-State Speedway


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Clark cruises to victory at Tri-State Speedway

By John Rittenoure - POCOLA, Okla. (June 25, 2022) - Kyle Clark was looking forward to battling his stepdad for the win in Saturday nights AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Car feature at Tri-State Speedway. On May 20 at Tulsa Speedway Danny Smith took the lead and eventual victory away from Clark and he was ready to pay him back.

But it did not happen. Both were scheduled to start side-by-side on the front row, however Smith pulled out before the start with driveline issues. Clark took advantage of the situation leading all 20 laps in his Same Day Auto sprinter for his 4th OCRS career victory.

“I was disappointed when I saw Danny broke before the start,” said Clark. “I knew it was going to be a good race between me and him. He is always fast.”

“The driveline went out,” Smith said who earlier won his heat. “I felt it going out in the heat race”.

That moved Terry Easum to the front row and at the drop of the green Easum charged out front. However, Clark quickly powered past him before the lap ended.

“Terry got me on the first start and I got him back,” Clark said of Easum. “No one ever challenged (after that).”

Easum chased Clark the first 6 laps then gave up the spot to Ty Williams. Easum was challenged once by Rees Moran but regained the spot to finish third. Moran fell to 5th behind 4th place finisher Blake Edwards.

On Clark’s mind the whole race was a previous trip to Tri-State where hit and rode the wall during an ASCS race and he did not want to that again.

“I hit the wall the last time i was here and I was driving traffic real similar this time so I tried to stay off of it as much as I could,” Clark said of running up near the wall. “It was on my mind and I did not want a repeat of that.”

And track conditions were similar to that last race.

“The track never took rubber and had a curb on both ends,” Clark said. “The curb kind of went away in turns 1-2. It was hammer down all the way around the track. I just had to make sure not to hit the wall out of 2.”

AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Cars
Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, Oklahoma
June 25, 2022

AmeriFlex Hose Accessories A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark[2]; 2. 911-Ty Williams[4]; 3. 88-Terry Easum[3]; 4. 17E-Blake Edwards[7]; 5. 22M-Rees Moran[5]; 6. 15P-Jack Potter[10]; 7. 52JR-Conner Long[11]; 8. 24-Cody Hays[8]; 9. 38-Chris Jensen[9]; 10. P78-Perry Pickard[6]; 11. 5$-Danny Smith[1]

Schure Built Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5$-Danny Smith[2]; 2. 911-Ty Williams[1]; 3. 22M-Rees Moran[3]; 4. 17E-Blake Edwards[5]; 5. 38-Chris Jensen[4]; 6. (DNS) 15P-Jack Potter

Lightning Wings Powder Coating Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 2. 88-Terry Easum[3]; 3. P78-Perry Pickard[2]; 4. 24-Cody Hays[4]; 5. (DNS) 52JR-Conner Long

Lap Leaders: Kyle Clark 1-20.
Margin of victory: 2.151.
D&G Contracting Hard Charger: Jack Potter +4.

Top 10 Standings: Blake Edwards 1254; 2. Rees Moran 1144; 3. Terry Easum 1111; 4. Sheldon Barksdale 954; 5. Whit Gastineau 851; 6. Joe Bob Lee 761; 7. Elizabeth Phillips 675; 8. Johnny Kent 671; 9. Steven Shebester 651; 10. Fred Mattox 625.

2022 Winners: 3/4 - Steven Shebester (Red Dirt Raceway); 3/5 - Tyler Drueke (Red Dirt Raceway); 3/19 - Blake Edwards (Creek County Speedway); 3/25 - John Carney II (Thunderbird Speedway); 3/26 - Tanner Conn (Lawton Speedway); 4/9 - Terry Easum (Oklahoma Sports Park); 4/23 - Johnny Kent (Creek County Speedway); 5/20 - Danny Smith (Tulsa Speedway); 5/21 - Steven Shebester (81 Speedway); 5/28 - Alex Sewell (Salina Highbanks Speedway); 6/24 - Tanner Conn (Red Dirt Raceway); 6/25 - Kyle Clark (Tri-Stste Speedway).

About the AmeriFlex / OCRS Series -
Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based AmeriFlex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the AmeriFlex / OCRS series is all about.
?Website: www.ocrsracing.net?Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

About Ameri-Flex Hose & Accessories -?
Located in Tulsa OK, AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories is a family owned and operated company. From food grade hose to hoses for the petroleum industry, Ameri-Flex will strive to fill your needs. AmeriFlex can build a hose to your specifications or we will assist you in creating what you have designed while you wait. Ameri-Flex has several hard to find items that some vendors can’t get or find. Product can be shipped quickly and efficiently. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will direct you on where to find it. Give us a try, after all…………..?AmeriFlex Has The Stuff That Keeps You Going!

Website: www.AmeriFlexHose.com

AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Contingency Sponsors?
AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories, Hoosier Racing Tires, Smileys Racing Products, Schoenfeld, Brodix, Lucas Oil, RacinDirt.TV, Schure Built Suspension, Lightning Wings & Powder Coating, Smith Titanium, MyRacePass.

Article Credit: John Rittenoure

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