Sales perfect after two with his victory at Red Dirt Raceway
By John Rittenoure MEEKER, Okla, (April 7, 2017) - Two races are now in the books for the Sooner Late Model Series and Jay Sale could not be happier.
After winning the season opener a week ago at Creek County Speedway Sale won his heat, the dash and 25-lap main event Friday at Red Dirt Raceway.
Sale is a perfect 5-0 after two shows.
“I am real excited,” said Sale when asked about his quick start. “Everything has been going good and the car is working great. It is going our way.”
Sale started on the second row outside and wasted little time getting around front row starters Sloppy Hogg and Steven Hawkins.
“I got around Sloppy (Hogg) and Stevens Hawkins on the first lap,” Sale said. “I just split through the middle.”
However Kansas driver Gary Gorby chased Sale to the finish unable to make a pass for the lead.
“Gary Gorby was right with me the whole way,” he said. “Several times he ducked underneath me and I guess I just had enough to stay out in front of him. I just figured out the high line and just stayed up there and it worked well for me.”
It was the first time for the late models to tackle the newly remodeled quarter mile oval.
“It is a lot smaller then it used to be and it was a little rough,” Sale said. “But by the end of the night it was pretty racy.”
Gorby settled for second with Hawkins falling to third, Wayne Bush was fourth and T.J. Sale rounded out the top five.
Sooner Late Model Series
Red Dirt Raceway - Meeker, Okla.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Car Count: 11
Heat 1 (10 laps)
1, 64-Jay Sale. 2, 33-Steven Hawkins. 3, ZZ-Sloppy Hogg. 4, 36-Jason Redman.
5, 55-Zach Nickell. 6, 93-Eric Brill.
Heat 2 (10 laps)
1, 99-Gary Gorby. 2, 118-Logan Ellis. 3, 164-TJ Sale. 4, 15-Wayne Bush. 5, 29R-
1, Jay Sale. 2, Gary Gorby. 3, Sloppy Hogg. 4, Steven Hawkins. 5, T.J. Sale.
A Feature (25 laps)
1, 64-Jay Sale. 2, 99-Gary Gorby. 3, 33-Steven Hawkins. 4, 15-Wayne Bush. 5,
164-TJ Sale. 6, 118-Logan Ellis. 7, ZZ-Sloppy Hogg. 8, 29R-Ritchie Burcik. 9, 36-
Jason Redman. (DNS). 10, 55-Zach Nickell. (DNS). 11, 93-Eric Brill. (DNS).