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PostPosted: September 13th, 2015, 4:20 pm 

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Gastineau Wins 9th Annual Oklahoma State Championship Race at Oklahoma Sports Park
Wins 5th AmeriFlex / OCRS feature of 2015

By John Rittenoure

Ada, Okla. (September 12, 2015) - On July 25 Whit Gastineau brought a year long winless streak to an end with a victory at Oklahoma Sports Park. Saturday Gastineau picked up where he left off winning the AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories / OCRS Oklahoma State Championship main event presented by Dooling Machine.

Gastineau made the win look easy leading all 25 laps on the way to his fifth victory of the season. But the win was anything but easy.

“It may have looked like it, but I did not feel like it was,” Gastineau said. “The car was great the first 10 or 15 laps. I could flat foot it around there. As I was going through lapped traffic people were going to the bottom and throwing junk up on the track and it made it really slick. I started taking it easy.”

Driving off the pole into the early lead, Gastineau was chased by Cameron Hagin and Cody Wampler for the first three laps. Robert Sellers got around Wampler for third on lap four then passed Hagin for second on lap six, but the 2015 AmeriFlex / OCRS champion could not catch Gastineau.

“It is hard enough to win these races,” Gastineau said. “The main thing it not to lose it for yourself. Just take your time and be smooth.

That was key for Gastineau the final seven laps. Following a lap 18 restart the Moore Oklahoma native decided it was time to change his line around the Oklahoma Sports Park oval.

“When the caution came out I knew the rubber was coming in a little bit so I started easing around the bottom and taking my time,” he said.

“There is a fine line on this track. You are right on the edge. You can drive it hard but not too hard or you will spin out or go off the track.”

The move proved to be a good one and Gastineau picked up an extra $1,000 that was added to the winners purse by Joe Dooling of Dooling Machine.

Danny Smith passed Wampler on lap 19 to finish third followed by former OCRS champion Mike Goodman in fourth. Gary Owens finished in the fifth position moving into the spot just three laps from the finish.

Whit Gastineau wins his 3rd career Oklahoma State Championship event & 5th feature of 2015
Pat Grant Photo

AmeriFlex / Oil Capital Racing Series
Oklahoma Sports Park - Ada, Okla.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Car count: 25

Boyd Racing Engines Heat (8 laps) - 1, 55-Johnny Kent[4]. 2, 22-Cody Wampler[2]. 3, 5$-Danny Smith[6]. 4, 9$-Kyle Clark[3]. 5, 33-Gary Owens[7]. 6, P78-Perry Pickard[5]. 7, 30-Joseph Miller[1]. 8, F5-Dylan Lehew[8]. DNS: 98-Jeff Garnett.

Shock Doc Heat (8 laps)
- 1, 5-Cameron Hagin[1]. 2, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 3, 3-Brian Gramm[2]. 4, 88S-Shayla Waddell[4]. 5, 53-Brett Wilson[5]. 6, 17-Brent Bates[7]. 7, 007-Michael Bookout[3]. DNS: 94-Dan Schnackenberg.

Drive Shafts Inc. Heat (8 laps) - 1, 4-Shane Sellers[2]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[1]. 3, 4AM-Mike Goodman[3]. 4, 2W-Whit Gastineau[6]. 5,
10K-Kyle Ezell[4]. 6, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[5]. 7, 6-David Baxter[7]. DNS: 50Z-Zach Chappell.

AmeriFlex Hose & Accessories A Feature (25 laps) -
1, 2W-Whit Gastineau[1]. 2, 4X-Robert Sellers[5]. 3, 5$-Danny Smith[3]. 4, 4AM-Mike Goodman[10]. 5, 33-Gary Owens[11]. 6, 55-Johnny Kent[8]. 7, 22-Cody Wampler[2]. 8, 53-Brett Wilson[14]. 9, 4-Shane Sellers[7]. 10, 31-Casey Wills[6]. 11, 9$-Kyle Clark[12]. 12, 007-Michael Bookout[20]. 13, 5-Cameron Hagin[4]. 14, 94F-Morgan Fletcher[18]. 15, 10K-Kyle Ezell[15]. 16, 88S-Shayla Waddell[13]. 17, 17-Brent Bates[16]. 18, F5-Dylan Lehew[21]. 19, 30-Joseph Miller[19]. 20, 3-Brian Gramm[9]. 21, P78-Perry Pickard[17]. DNS: 6-David Baxter, 98-Jeff Garnett.94-Dan Schnackenberg. 50Z-Zach Chappell.

Lap Leaders: Whit Gastineau, 1-25
Margin of Victory: 2.370 seconds

Boyd's Racing Engines Heat: Johnny Kent
Shock Doc Heat: Cameron Hagin
Drive Shafts, Inc. Heat: Shane Sellers
D&E Hard Luck Recipient: David Baxter
Action Auto Collision Hard Charger: Michael Bookout (+8)
Wesmar Power Parts Recipient: Kyle Clark
M&W Aluminum Products Recipient: Michael Bookout
Lightning Wings Recipient: Casey Wills
Rod End Supply Recipients: Gary Owens, Shane Sellers, Kyle Ezell

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!

About D&E Supply -
D&E Supply has over 35 years of experience towards serving Oklahoma builders, architects and independent contractors as a drywall and drywall supply source. Their years of experience mean you can rest assured you are getting the best quality product for your specific needs.

D&E Supply works with some of the most cutting edge manufacturers bringing to the drywall industry a source for green products, acoustic drywall, steel framing or soundproof drywall. Tools of the trade are available as well in their contractor supply department. For your professional drywall needs, call D&E Supply at 918 621-4600.

Next Event:
September 19, 2015 @ Tri-State Speedway / Pocola OK (Season Finale)

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