by John Rittenoure - MUSKOGEE, Okla. (September 24, 2021) - Whit Gastineau always looks forward to a chance to race at Thunderbird Speedway. After Friday night you can see why.
Gastineau moved into an early lead and stretched it out on the way to winning his 31st AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA career feature Friday on the historic Muskogee half-mile. Gastineau, who seems to excel on the bigger ovals, also won OCRS events at Thunderbird in 2018 and 2017.
Sheldon Barksdale, who won at Thunderbird in 2019, raced into second on lap 6 but could not rundown Gastineau and settled for second. Veteran Danny Wood worked his way from seventh to third, Jordan Knight finished fourth and series points leader Joe Bob Lee rounded out the top five.
Racing continues for the AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA sprinters on Saturday with the AmeriFlex Challenge VI at Salina Highbanks Speedway where $3,000 awaits the winner. The race also pays $1,000-to-start.
AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprint Cars
Thunderbird Speedway - Muskogee, Okla.
September 24, 2021
AmeriFlex Hose Accessories A-Main (20 Laps): 1. 2C-Whit Gastineau; 2. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale; 3. 55W-Danny Wood; 4. 10-Jordan Knight; 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 6. 28-Joe Wood Jr; 7. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 8. 11K-Tyler Knight; 9. 77-Dean Drake Jr; 10. 79-Tim Kent; 11. 88-Terry Easum; 12. 31-Casey Wills; 13. 55-Johnny Kent; 14. 6-Alison Slaton; 15. 22T-Frank Taft; 16. (DNS) 30X-Larry Bratti
Schure Built Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20S-Sheldon Barksdale; 2. 10-Jordan Knight; 3. 5-Joe Bob Lee; 4. 55W-Danny Wood; 5. 77-Dean Drake Jr; 6. 6-Alison Slaton; 7. 22T-Frank Taft; 8. 30X-Larry Bratti
Lightning Wings Powder Coating Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Whit Gastineau; 2. 31-Casey Wills; 3. 11K-Tyler Knight; 4. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 5. 28-Joe Wood Jr; 6. 88-Terry Easum; 7. 79-Tim Kent; 8. 55-Johnny Kent
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.
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…………..
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AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Contingency Sponsors
AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories, Hoosier Tires, Amsoil, Car and Fleet Parts, Smith Titanium, lightning Wings and Powder Coating, Schure Built Suspensions.