Ramey Rules ASCS Sooner Region at Lawton LAWTON, Okla. (August 19, 2006) -- Kevin Ramey has made his way to O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National victory lane on three occasions in 2006, but thus far had been shut...
Ramey Rules ASCS Sooner Region at Lawton
LAWTON, Okla. (August 19, 2006) -- Kevin Ramey has made his way to O'Reilly American Sprint Cars on Tour National victory lane on three occasions in 2006, but thus far had been shut out of the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region win column.
That all changed on Saturday night though, as Ramey wired the Sooner Region field in the 25-lap feature at Lawton Speedway. Ramey had to work for his series' best 14th career win, as Nick Smith made a valiant bid for a weekend sweep.
Starting from the pole, Ramey was clear of an opening lap skirmish that involved seven cars. After that, Ramey was chased by Gary Wright for several rounds until Wright retired to the pit area with rear end troubles.
Following a lap 18 interruption for Robert Sellers, Smith briefly took the point from Ramey only to have the two-time ASCS Sooner Region champion fight back into the lead. Ramey fought off Smith the rest of the way to post the win, with Zach Chappell taking the show position in substitute duty aboard Cody Branchcomb's car.
After being caught up in the opening lap melee, current series point leader Sam Hafertepe, Jr., climbed to ninth by the 12th round then advanced another handful of positions over the final half of the race to snare fourth, with Gary Owens rounding out the top five.
Danny Jennings and defending ASCS Sooner Region champion Sean McClelland finished one-two in the "B" Main then climbed through the feature field to finish sixth and seventh, respectively. Trey Robb claimed eighth, with Sherman Davis and Eric Baldaccini completing the top ten.
Davis, Ramey, Johnny Miller and Dex Eaton topped heat race action for the 31-car field, with Jennings winning the "B" Main.
American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Results:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 72-Sherman Davis, 2. 22J-Jasiel Randolph, 3. 45-J.P. Bailey, 4. 74e-Claud Estes, 5. 61J-Danny Jennings, 6. 1-Sean McClelland, 7. 10-Brian McClelland, 8. 78-Gary Flatt.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 11F-Foster Landon, 3. 12-Trey Robb, 4. 97x-Robert Sellers, 5. 6g-John Kilmer, 6. 15b-Michael Brown, 7. 99-Justin Melton, 8. 97b-Shelly Ward.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 64J-Johnny Miller, 2. 15-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 3. 94-Zach Chappell, 4. 15s-Nick Smith, 5. 16$-Eddie Ramsey, 6. b4-Eric Baldaccini, 7. 2-Whit Gastineau, 8. 85s-Forrest Sutherland.
Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 59-Dex Eaton, 2. 33-Gary Owens, 3. 9-Gary Wright, 4. L23-Landon Brown, 5. 25-Derek Cottrell, 6. 61-Earnest Jennings, 7. 23-Jimmy Taylor.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 61J-Danny Jennings, 2. 1-Sean McClelland, 3. b4-Eric Baldaccini, 4. 2-Whit Gastineau, 5. 97b-Shelly Ward, 6. 99-Justin Melton, 7. 6g-John Kilmer, 8. 25-Derek Cottrell, 9. 61-Earnest Jennings, 10. 16$-Eddie Ramsey, 11. 78-Gary Flatt, 12. 23-Jimmy Taylor, 13. 15b-Michael Brown, 14. 85s-Forrest Sutherland.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 15s-Nick Smith, 3. 94-Zach Chappell, 4. 15-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 5. 33-Gary Owens, 6. 61J-Danny Jennings, 7. 1-Sean McClelland, 8. 12-Trey Robb, 9. 72-Sherman Davis, 10. b4-Eric Baldaccini, 11. 74e-Claud Estes, 12. 10-Brian McClelland, 13. L23-Landon Brown, 14. 97x-Robert Sellers, 15. 64J-Johnny Miller, 16. 22J-Jasiel Randolph, 17. 9-Gary Wright, 18. 45-J.P. Bailey, 19. 11F-Foster Landon, 20. 59-Dex Eaton, 21. 2-Whit Gastineau.
American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1,700, 2. Sean McClelland 1,692, 3. Kevin Ramey 1,684, 4. Brian McClelland 1,450, 5. Johnny Miller 1,443, 6. J.P. Bailey 1,393, 7. Dex Eaton 1,332, 8. Eric Baldaccini 1,255, 9. Jimmy Taylor 1,246, 9. Justin Melton 1,208.