Mark up Another ASCS Sooner Win for McClelland ADA, Okla. (September 3, 2005) - Current American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Sooner Region point leader Sean McClelland made a late move to the front en route to capturing his ...
Mark up Another ASCS Sooner Win for McClelland
ADA, Okla. (September 3, 2005) - Current American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Sooner Region point leader Sean McClelland made a late move to the front en route to capturing his fifth series feature victory of the season in Saturday night's 25-lap main event at Oklahoma Sports Park.
With Eric Baldaccini and Andy Shouse leading the feature field to the green flag, it was Shouse gunning into the early lead. McClelland took over the runner-up slot on the second round when Baldaccini was forced pitside with a collapsed wing.
Defending series co-champion Shouse paced the field for 20 rounds before McClelland motored into the lead then raced to a four car-length victory over the final circuits aboard Kurt Temple's Myers-powered Cloud Nine/K&N Filters No. 1 J&J.
Shouse settled for second, with J.P. Bailey advancing from eighth to claim the show position. Former series champion Danny Jennings snared the fourth position after a heated battle for position with Gary Owens that resulted in the latter making hard contact with the turn four wall as the checkered flag waved.
Two-time Sooner Region champion Kevin Ramey rounded out the top five, with Brian McClelland sixth in front of teen-agers Dex Eaton, Cody Branchcomb and Koby Barksdale. Foster Landon completed the top ten.
Baldaccini, Derek Cottrell and George White topped heat race action.
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Eric Baldaccini, 2. Andy Shouse, 3. J.P. Bailey, 4. Gary Owens, 5. Brian McClelland, 6. Mitchell Gosey, 7. Earnest Jennings.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Derek Cottrell, 2. Travis Scott, 3. Dex Eaton, 4. Kevin Ramey, 5. Koby Barksdale, 6. Josh Close, 7. John Kilmer.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. George White, 2. Sean McClelland, 3. Danny Jennings, 4. Cody Branchcomb, 5. Foster Landon, 6. Landon Brown, 7. Rodney Brown.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Sean McClelland, 2. Andy Shouse, 3. J.P. Bailey, 4. Danny Jennings, 5. Kevin Ramey, 6. Brian McClelland, 7. Dex Eaton, 8. Cody Branchcomb, 9. Koby Barksdale, 10. Foster Landon, 11. Landon Brown, 12. Gary Owens, 13. Derek Cottrell, 14. Earnest Jennings, 15. George White, 16. John Kilmer, 17. Mitchell Gosey, 18. Travis Scott, 19. Josh Close, 20. Rodney Brown, 21. Eric Baldaccini.
American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Sean McClelland 2,446, 2. Danny Jennings 2,394, 3. Cody Branchcomb 2,194, 4. Brian McClelland 2,095, 5. Foster Landon 1,993, 6. Kerry McAlister 1,924, 7. J.P. Bailey 1,871, 8. Derek Cottrell 1,839, 9. Dex Eaton 1,689, 10. Earnest Jennings 1,598.