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Nick Smith Sails to ASCS Sooner Win at Springfield

Lonnie Wheatley, SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (May 8, 2010) – Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Nick Smith snared his first American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region win of the season by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 25-lap feature event at Springfield Raceway.

Smith reeled in early pacesetter Donnie Ray Crawford on the seventh round and paced the field the rest of the way aboard the Wesmar-powered Sooner Network Solutions No. 15s Maxim for his 14th career ASCS Sooner triumph, taking over the series points lead in the process.

Smith was chased to the line by 2005 ASCS Sooner champ Sean McClelland, with Crawford, Tony Bruce, Jr., and Jonathan Beason rounding out the top five.

Brian McClelland was sixth, with Kenneth Walker, Eric Todd, Dustin Morgan and reigning Sooner king Joe Wood, Jr., completing the top ten.

Morgan, Crawford, Sean McClelland and Walker topped heat race action for the 31-car field, with Wood, Jr., winning the “B” Main.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Results from Springfield Raceway:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 93-Dustin Morgan, 2. 72-Sherman Davis, 3. 87-Brian McClelland, 4. 88-J. Kinder, 5. 15k-Kerry McAlister, 6. 72c-Curtis Boyer, 7. 04-Brad Graham, 8. 93w-Taylor Walton.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 55-Donnie Ray Crawford, 2. 15s-Nick Smith, 3. 36-Jonathan Beason, 4. 51-Mike Peters, 5. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 6. 75-Tyler Blank, 7. 1x-Chad Pitts. DNS: 22-Dustin Barks.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland, 2. 21T-Eric Todd, 3. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 4. 91x-Taylor Milton, 5. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 6. 87b-Kent Buckley, 7. 19s-Steven Cross. DNS: 14-Tyler Huddleston.

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 2w-Kenneth Walker, 2. 27-Andy Shouse, 3. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 4. 21-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 15b-Michael Brown, 6. 11c-Dakota Carroll, 7. 87a-Andrew Marshala.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 3. 72c-Curtis Boyer, 4. 87b-Kent Buckley, 5. 15k-Kerry McAlister, 6. 04-Brad Graham, 7. 1x-Chad Pitts, 8. 11c-Dakota Carroll, 9. 19s-Steven Cross, 10. 93w-Taylor Walton, 11. 87a-Andrew Marshala, 12. 75-Tyler Blank. DNS: 15b-Michael Brown, 14-Tyler Huddleston, 22-Dustin Barks.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15s-Nick Smith, 2. 1-Sean McClelland, 3. 55-Donnie Ray Crawford, 4. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 36-Jonathan Beason, 6. 87-Brian McClelland, 7. 2w-Kenneth Walker, 8. 21T-Eric Todd, 9. 93-Dustin Morgan, 10. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 11. 87b-Kent Buckley, 12. 51-Mike Peters, 13. 91x-Taylor Milton, 14. 21-Taylor Velasquez, 15. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 16. 88-J. Kinder, 17. 72c-Curtis Boyer, 18. 74x-Joshua Hodges, 19. 27-Andy Shouse, 20. 72-Sherman Davis.

American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Nick Smith 411, 2. Tony Bruce, Jr. 407, 3. Sean McClelland 383, 4. Joe Wood, Jr. 370, 5. Donnie Ray Crawford 358, 6. Kenneth Walker 349, 7. Sherman Davis 318, 8. Andy Shouse 311, 9. Taylor Velasquez 269, 10. Brian McClelland 252.