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Kent moves into OCRS points lead with 5th career victory


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Kent moves into OCRS points lead with 5th career victory

(Lonnie Wheatley photo) John Rittenoure - ELK CITY, Okla. (August 18, 2023) - it has taken all season, but Johnny Kent raced his way into the AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories Sprint Car winners circle Friday at Elk City Motorsports Park.

Kent picked up his fifth OCRS career victory and became the tenth different OCRS winner this season. But more importantly Kent regained the series points lead he previously held earlier in the season before giving way to veteran Danny Wood.

Starting second row outside, Kent worked his way into third on lap 8, 2nd on lap 9 then passed Fred Mattox on lap 16 for the lead. Joe Bob Lee charged from 8th to 2nd on lap 17 but could not run down Kent. Zach Chappell, who started 3rd and fell back to 10th, roared back to third just ahead of early leader Mattox who fell back to fourth. Sheldon Barksdale came from 9th to finish 5th. Wood, who came into the night with a ten point lead over Kent, could only manage a 6th place finish.

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories OCRS Sprint Car Results
Elk City Motorsports Park - Elk City, Oklahoma
August 18, 2023

AmeriFlex Hose Accessories A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 55-Johnny Kent[4]; 2. 5-Joe Bob Lee[8]; 3. 50Z-Zach Chappell[3]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox[1]; 5. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[9]; 6. 55W-Danny Wood[5]; 7. 72C-Kayden Cole[6]; 8. 15-Brody Brown[12]; 9. 50-Cody Whitworth[15]; 10. 39-Joshua Tyre[11]; 11. 64-Harley Menacher[17]; 12. 29G-Gerald Smith[10]; 13. 54-Michael Gossman[14]; 14. 37-Jack Hall[2]; 15. 17E-Blake Edwards[7]; 16. 12M-Mitchell Barros[13]; 17. (DNS) 4G-Robert Sellers

Schure Built Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Joe Bob Lee[1]; 2. 55W-Danny Wood[3]; 3. 55-Johnny Kent[4]; 4. 17E-Blake Edwards[7]; 5. 29G-Gerald Smith[2]; 6. 15-Brody Brown[5]; 7. 12M-Mitchell Barros[9]; 8. 50-Cody Whitworth[6]; 9. 64-Harley Menacher[8]

Lightning Wings Powder Coating Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 72C-Kayden Cole[2]; 2. 37-Jack Hall[5]; 3. 50Z-Zach Chappell[1]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox[7]; 5. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale[3]; 6. 39-Joshua Tyre[6]; 7. 54-Michael Gossman[4]; 8. 4G-Robert Sellers[8]

Lap Leaders: Fred Mattox 1-15, Johnny Kent 16-30
Margin of Victory: 3.337
D&G Contracting Hard Charger: Joe Bob Lee +6

Next Event: August 19, Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Oklahoma

2023 Winners
03/11 - Red Dirt Raceway, Tanner Conn
03/18 - Tulsa Speedway, Fred Mattox
04/01 - Enid Speedway, Zach Blurton
04/15 - Longdale Speedway, Zach Blurton
05/26 - Arrowhead Speedway, Sean McClelland
05/27 - Salina Highbanks Speedway, Alex Sewell
06/10 - Lawton Speedway, Alex Sewell
06/15 - Lucas Oil Speedway, Rees Moran
06/16 - I-70 Motorsports Park, Whit Gastineau
06/17 - Lake Ozark Speedway, Rees Moran
06/23 - Red Dirt Raceway, Rees Moran
07/15 - Creek County Speedway, Kyle Clark
07/29 - Caney Valley Speedway, Zach Chappell
08/19 - Elk City Motorsports Park, Johnny Kent

Top 10 Standings: 1. Johnny Kent, 1398; 2. Danny Wood, 1394; 3. Joe Bob Lee, 1351; 4. Sheldon Barksdale, 1310; 5. Zach Chappell, 1158; 6.Rees Moran, 1046; 7. Joshua Tyre, 1046; 8. Fred Mattox, 905; 9. Alex DeCamp, 887; 10. Terry Easum, 847.

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.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

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!

Website: www.AmeriFlexHose.com

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

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