Oil Capital Racing Series
Edwards finds winners circle at Caney, Kent, Wood tied for points lead
John Rittenoure - CANEY, Kans. (October 7, 2023) - Five months ago Blake Edwards raced to what he thought was an AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories at Salina Highbanks Speedway, but was disqualified for not making weight in a post race inspection.
That was not the case Saturday. Edwards became the 13th different winner of 2023 with his victory Caney Valley Speedway. And this time there was no DQ.
“We won once this year and got DQ’ed for being five pounds light,” recalled Edwards. “We have had some motor issues, but finally to make it work is the best feeling ever.”
“We were a little snug in the heat race, but we knew it would free up in the feature. The track was fast all night.”
Fred Mattox started outside of Edwards for the start and shot into the early lead. On lap 13 Edwards was able to get around Mattox for the lead and pulled away. Sheldon Barksdale passed Mattox for second on lap 24 leaving Mattox with third at the finish.
“I just made consistent laps and ran a good line and waited for the leader to make a mistake,” Edwards said.
Fourth place turned into a battle for the points lead with Johnny Kent and Danny Wood racing for the spot. Wood took the lead away from Kent last week in the AmeriFlex Challenge. Saturday Kent turned back Wood to finish fourth allowing him to tie Wood for the points lead. Wood was fifth.
AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories OCRS Sprint Car Results
Caney Valley Speedway - Caney, Kansas
October 7, 2023
AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 17E-Blake Edwards; 2. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale; 3. 26M-Fred Mattox; 4. 55-Johnny Kent; 5. 55W-Danny Wood; 6. 31-Casey Wills; 7. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 8. 8-Alex Sewell; 9. 1T-Joshua Tyre; 10. 12M-Mitchell Barros; 11. 9-Emilio Hoover; 12. 22T-Frank Taft; 13. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 14. 1-Sean McClelland; 15. 2L-Brandon Leland
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 2. 55-Johnny Kent; 3. 31-Casey Wills; 4. 1-Sean McClelland; 5. 22T-Frank Taft; 6. 55W-Danny Wood; 7. 12M-Mitchell Barros; 8. 2L-Brandon Leland
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 26M-Fred Mattox; 2. 17E-Blake Edwards; 3. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale; 4. 8-Alex Sewell; 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 6. 1T-Joshua Tyre; 7. (DNF) 9-Emilio Hoover
Lap Leaders: Fred Mattox 1-12, Blake Edwards 13-30
Margin of Victory: 0.360
D&G Contracting Hard Charger: Danny Wood +5
2023 Winners: 03/11 - Tanner Conn, Red Dirt Raceway; 03/18 - Fred Mattox, Tulsa Speedway; 04/01 - Zach Blurton, Enid Speedway; 04/15 - Zach Blurton, Longdale Speedway; 05/26 - Sean McClelland, Arrowhead Speedway; 05/27 - Alex Sewell, Salina Highbanks Speedway; 06/10 - Alex Sewell, Lawton Speedway; 06/15 - Rees Moran, Lucas Oil Speedway; 06/16 - Whit Gastineau, I-70 Motorsports Park; 06/17 - Rees Moran, Lake Ozark Speedway; 06/23 - Rees Moran, Red Dirt Raceway; 07/15 - Kyle Clark, Creek County Speedway; 07/29 - Zach Chappell, Caney Valley Speedway; 08/19 - Johnny Kent, Elk City Raceway Park; 08/20 - Danny Smith, Lawton Speedway; 09/09 - Alex Sewell, Caney Valley Speedway; 09/30 - Danny Wood, Salina Highbanks Speedway; 10/07 - Blake Edwards, Caney Valley Speedway.
Top 10 Standings: 1. Danny Wood, 1808; 2. Johnny Kent, 1808; 3. Joe Bob Lee, 1735; 4. Sheldon Barksdale, 1717; 5. Zach Chappell, 1592; 6. Joshua Tyre, 1383; 7. Fred Mattox, 1310; 8. Rees Moran 1214; 9. Alex DeCamp, 1042; 10. Emilio Hoover, 1039.
About the AmeriFlex / OCRS Series -
Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based AmeriFlex / Oil Capital Racing 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.
About AmeriFlex 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, AmeriFlex 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. AmeriFlex 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!
AmeriFlex / OCRS 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