Sooner Region 412 Speedway Park results

Drown douses ASCS Sooner Region foes for first series triumph! WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (August 31, 2003) - Derek Drown scored his first ever American Sprint Car Series feature victory by holding off Kevin Ramey to win Sunday night's 20-lap...

Drown douses ASCS Sooner Region foes for first series triumph!

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. (August 31, 2003) - Derek Drown scored his first ever American Sprint Car Series feature victory by holding off Kevin Ramey to win Sunday night's 20-lap ASCS Sooner Region feature at 412 Speedway Park.

Starting on the pole, Drown outgunned fellow front row starter Roy Larkin to grab the lead at the drop of the green flag. Drown paced the early going, with Larkin, Foster Landon and Travis Scott in pursuit. Current ASCS Sooner Region point leader Ramey moved into contention by the 14th round, when he overtook Landon for third.

The caution appeared two rounds later when Scott rolled to a halt on the track with a flat tire, setting up a four-lap dash to the checkered flag. Larkin, who had been running second, and sixth-running Danny Jennings both changed tires under the ensuing caution period before restarting at the rear along with Scott.

Drown held off Ramey on the restart and raced to a car-length victory aboard the Salina-powered Tripp's Harley Davidson & Buell Eagle.

"The track is different, you've got to go up a hill going off of four," Drown explained following the victory. "The tire went flat on the last lap and I tried to take up as much track as I could because I knew Kevin would be there because he has been really good this year, he's fast."

Drown and Ramey were chased to the checkered flag by Landon, 15th-starter Nick Smith and Stephanie Chappell. Brian Harvill, Scott, Jennings, Larkin and James Shoun completed the top ten.

Heat race victories were claimed by Scott, Landon and Ramey.

Results:

First Heat:
1. Travis Scott
2. Roy Larkin
3. James Shoun
4. Brian Harvill
5. Jeff Leep
6. Tom Cummings
7. Abe Sherwood

Second Heat:
1. Foster Landon
2. Derek Drown
3. Stephanie Chappell
4. Nigel Calvert
5. Nick Smith
6. David Dutton
7. Rodger Eckhardt

Third Heat:
1. Kevin Ramey
2. Robert Sellers
3. Loyd Clevenger
4. Danny Jennings
5. Joel Howard
6. Larry Carter
7. Daniel Calvert

A Feature (20 Laps):
1. Derek Drown
2. Kevin Ramey
3. Foster Landon
4. Nick Smith
5. Stephanie Chappell
6. Brian Harvill
7. Travis Scott
8. Danny Jennings
9. Roy Larkin
10. James Shoun
11. Joel Howard
12. David Dutton
13. Robert Sellers
14. Tom Cummings
15. Jeff Leep
16. Loyd Clevenger
17. Larry Carter
18. Daniel Calvert
19. Nigel Calvert
20. Abe Sherwood.

DNS: Rodger Eckhardt.

ASCS Sooner Region Points (Top Ten):
1. Kevin Ramey 1,764
2. Danny Jennings 1,660
3. Derek Drown 1,612
4. Brian Harvill 1,547
5. Robert Sellers 1,462
6. James Shoun 1,369
7. Roy Larkin 1,340
8. Nick Smith 1,242
9. Stephanie Chappell 1,210

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Series Sprint
Drivers Nick Smith , Danny Jennings , Kevin Ramey