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Sokol, Newell and Benson Top Season-High Lucas Oil NOW600 Series Field to Win Opening Night of Oil Capital Clash at Port City Raceway

Sokol, Newell and Benson Top Season-High Lucas Oil NOW600 Series Field to Win Opening Night of Oil Capital Clash at Port City Raceway

Inside Line Promotions – TULSA, Okla. (May 6, 2021) – Colby Sokol, Jeffrey Newell and Garrett Benson kicked off the 5th annual Oil Capital Clash in style by visiting Victory Lane on Thursday at Port City Raceway.

The trio of competitors registered their first Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division feature triumph of the season in the division they topped on the opening night of the three-night event. Each division had at least 39 entrants as the three premier series divisions accounted for a season-high 120 entrants.

Sokol earned his first career NOW600 Series victory by hustling from sixth to win the Stock Non-Wing A Main. Daniel Shaffer advanced from 15th to second with Garth Kasiner, Johnny Boland and Connor Lee rounding out the top five, respectively.

Kasiner, Brian Bennett, Frank Flud, Trey Zorn and Brody Mclaughlin each won a heat race. Shaffer and Kyle Thompson were the B Main winners.

Newell posted his third career Winged ‘A’ Class victory with the series, which is tied for third on the all-time triumph list. Josh Marcham hustled from eighth to second place with Trey Robb finishing third, Flud fourth and Laydon Pearson fifth.

Marcham, Thompson, Cole Roberts, Sokol and Robb recorded heat race wins. Gavin Miller and Kasiner split the B Mains.

Benson moved into sole possession of third place on the NOW600 Series Restricted ‘A’ Class victory chart with his seventh career trip into the Winner’s Circle. Corbin Rueschenberg rallied from 13th to second with Cole Vanderheiden placing third, Jett Nunley fourth and Braxston Wilson fifth.

Jaxton Wiggs, Benson, Nunley, Wilson and Vanderheiden posted heat race triumphs. Chase McDougal and Hayden Mabe each won a B Main.

The event runs the next two nights. Gates open at 5 p.m. both Friday and Saturday with racing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 7 p.m. on Saturday for the 4th annual Terry Walker Memorial.

Nightly tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and children ages 6-years-old to 12-years old. Veterans and children 5-years-old and younger get in free. A pit pass is $30 each night.

FloRacing will be broadcasting a live stream all weekend for fans unable to attend the action.

LUCAS OIL NOW600 NATIONAL MICRO SERIES PRESENTED BY HI-PLAINS BUILDING DIVISION RESULTS AT PORT CITY RACEWAY (May 6, 2021) –

NOW600 Stock Non-Wing

A Main (25 Laps): 1. 24S-Colby Sokol (6); 2. 00-Daniel Shaffer (15); 3. 28P-Garth Kasiner (1); 4. 1V-Johnny Boland (10); 5. 1H-Connor Lee (11); 6. 3Z-Trey Zorn (3); 7. 8R-Ryker Pace (20); 8. 71K-Gavin Miller (12); 9. 28-Chelby Hinton (17); 10. 51-Kyle Thompson (16); 11. 84-Dave Nicholson (9); 12. 23L-Tyler LaPointe (13); 13. 59-Brody Mclaughlin (5); 14. 11-Laydon Pearson (7); 15. 1B-Brian Bennett (4); 16. 56-Jace Park (8); 17. 5-Gavan Boschele (19); 18. 12-Trey Robb (18); 19. 1-Jeffrey Newell (14); 20. 81-Frank Flud (2).

B-Main 1 (12 Laps): 1. 00-Daniel Shaffer (1); 2. 28-Chelby Hinton (2); 3. 5-Gavan Boschele (4); 4. 92-Jake Rosario (5); 5. 40-Jason Gariss (3); 6. 75-Blayne Buntin (6); 7. 2B-Brandon Boggs (7); 8. 01-Weldon Buford (13); 9. 51K-Kaimron Schoonover (10); 10. 9T-Tanner Holwerda (8); 11. 6D-Daryl Gates (11); 12. 96-Jayson Campbell (12); 13. G5-Gunnar Setser (9); 14. 4DG-Brent Shoemaker (14).

B-Main 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51-Kyle Thompson (4); 2. 12-Trey Robb (6); 3. 8R-Ryker Pace (1); 4. 36-Kris Carroll (3); 5. 88G-Garrett Hulsey (2); 6. 21-Jeremy Wickham (10); 7. 24T-Glenn James Bratti (8); 8. 19-Justin Robison (13); 9. 3E-Ethan Wicker (12); 10. 3W-John Kilmer (11); 11. 22-David Walker (9); 12. 88R-Ryder Laplante (5); 13. 8-Josh Marcham (7).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28P-Garth Kasiner (2); 2. 23L-Tyler LaPointe (1); 3. 8R-Ryker Pace (3); 4. 5-Gavan Boschele (4); 5. 36-Kris Carroll (7); 6. G5-Gunnar Setser (5); 7. 9T-Tanner Holwerda (9); 8. 6D-Daryl Gates (8); 9. 4DG-Brent Shoemaker (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1B-Brian Bennett (1); 2. 1V-Johnny Boland (2); 3. 28-Chelby Hinton (3); 4. 84-Dave Nicholson (7); 5. 71K-Gavin Miller (9); 6. 92-Jake Rosario (8); 7. 21-Jeremy Wickham (6); 8. 19-Justin Robison (4); 9. 57P-Peter Walker (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Frank Flud (2); 2. 1-Jeffrey Newell (1); 3. 11-Laydon Pearson (5); 4. 51-Kyle Thompson (3); 5. 75-Blayne Buntin (4); 6. 24T-Glenn James Bratti (6); 7. 22-David Walker (7); 8. 3W-John Kilmer (8).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3Z-Trey Zorn (2); 2. 24S-Colby Sokol (3); 3. 56-Jace Park (5); 4. 00-Daniel Shaffer (6); 5. 12-Trey Robb (4); 6. 8-Josh Marcham (7); 7. 3E-Ethan Wicker (1); 8. 96-Jayson Campbell (8).

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 59-Brody Mclaughlin (1); 2. 1H-Connor Lee (2); 3. 88G-Garrett Hulsey (3); 4. 40-Jason Gariss (5); 5. 2B-Brandon Boggs (4); 6. 88R-Ryder Laplante (8); 7. 51K-Kaimron Schoonover (7); 8. 01-Weldon Buford (6).

NOW600 Winged ‘A’ Class

A Main (25 Laps): 1. 1-Jeffrey Newell (1); 2. 8-Josh Marcham (8); 3. 12-Trey Robb (4); 4. 81-Frank Flud (6); 5. 11-Laydon Pearson (10); 6. 3-Cole Roberts (5); 7. 36-Kris Carroll (9); 8. 2B-Garrett Benson (17); 9. 1H-Connor Lee (14); 10. 14K-Noah Key (13); 11. 3Z-Trey Zorn (20); 12. 2T-Brandon Boggs (12); 13. 71K-Gavin Miller (15); 14. 99-Brett Osborn (18); 15. 71X-Jaxton Wiggs (11); 16. 56-Jace Park (19); 17. 21G-Garth Kasiner (16); 18. 92-Jake Rosario (7); 19. 24S-Colby Sokol (2); 20. 51-Kyle Thompson (3).

B-Main 1 (12 Laps): 1. 71K-Gavin Miller (4); 2. 2B-Garrett Benson (1); 3. 56-Jace Park (5); 4. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg (2); 5. 83-Shane Weeks (8); 6. 8R-Ryker Pace (9); 7. 71-Gavan Boschele (10); 8. 33-Kolton Nimrod (11); 9. 33B-Cody Barnes (12); 10. 88G-Garrett Hulsey (6); 11. 45-Megan Thomas (7); 12. 14X-Braxston Wilson (3); 13. 57P-Peter Walker (13).

B-Main 2 (12 Laps): 1. 21G-Garth Kasiner (2); 2. 99-Brett Osborn (5); 3. 3Z-Trey Zorn (6); 4. 1V-Johnny Boland (7); 5. 25S-Justis Sokol (9); 6. 59-Brody Mclaughlin (3); 7. 19-Justin Robison (8); 8. 10T-Talin Turner (1); 9. 14-Blake Battles (4); 10. 22RL-Gage Laney (10); 11. 96-Jayson Campbell (11); 12. 17M-Benton Mack (12).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Josh Marcham (1); 2. 81-Frank Flud (8); 3. 1H-Connor Lee (3); 4. 59-Brody Mclaughlin (4); 5. 88G-Garrett Hulsey (2); 6. 83-Shane Weeks (5); 7. 8R-Ryker Pace (7); 8. 96-Jayson Campbell (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Kyle Thompson (2); 2. 71X-Jaxton Wiggs (1); 3. 2B-Garrett Benson (3); 4. 71K-Gavin Miller (4); 5. 14X-Braxston Wilson (7); 6. 45-Megan Thomas (6); 7. 19-Justin Robison (8); 8. 33B-Cody Barnes (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Cole Roberts (3); 2. 1-Jeffrey Newell (4); 3. 36-Kris Carroll (5); 4. 14-Blake Battles (1); 5. 3Z-Trey Zorn (2); 6. 1V-Johnny Boland (6); 7. 25S-Justis Sokol (7); 8. (DNS) 57P-Peter Walker.

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 24S-Colby Sokol (2); 2. 92-Jake Rosario (4); 3. 10T-Talin Turner (3); 4. 11-Laydon Pearson (7); 5. 14K-Noah Key (8); 6. 71-Gavan Boschele (1); 7. 22RL-Gage Laney (6); 8. 17M-Benton Mack (5).

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Trey Robb (3); 2. 2T-Brandon Boggs (1); 3. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg (2); 4. 21G-Garth Kasiner (5); 5. 56-Jace Park (4); 6. 99-Brett Osborn (7); 7. 33-Kolton Nimrod (6).

NOW600 Restricted ‘A’ Class

A Main (25 Laps): 1. 2B-Garrett Benson (1); 2. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg (13); 3. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden (2); 4. 33-Jett Nunley (8); 5. 14X-Braxston Wilson (4); 6. 45-Megan Thomas (20); 7. 63-Jack Thomas (14); 8. 25S-Justis Sokol (9); 9. 52-Hayden Mabe (16); 10. 10T-Talin Turner (11); 11. 73-Chase McDougal (15); 12. 21-Keegan Osantowski (5); 13. 5C-Cooper Miller (19); 14. 35-Gaige Weldon (12); 15. 11H-Nicholas Harris (17); 16. 10S-Scout Spraggins (18); 17. 2E-Jackson Kounkel (7); 18. 12C-Carter Sauer (6); 19. 71-Jaxton Wiggs (3); 20. 29K-Kinsley Cook (10).

B-Main 1 (12 Laps): 1. 73-Chase McDougal (2); 2. 11H-Nicholas Harris (1); 3. 5C-Cooper Miller (9); 4. 13C-William Conner (11); 5. 33B-Sky Bartholomew (7); 6. 6-Brylee Kilmer (12); 7. 30K-Kamirin Cook (5); 8. 23J-Jace Wren (6); 9. 5B-Cade Bierman (3); 10. 5-Braden Jones (8); 11. 11D-Dominic White (10); 12. 38-Riley Osantowski (4); 13. 16-Colt Holland (13).

B-Main 2 (12 Laps): 1. 52-Hayden Mabe (1); 2. 10S-Scout Spraggins (2); 3. 45-Megan Thomas (6); 4. 5G-Landon Graham (3); 5. 11-Kaley Mahaffey (8); 6. 9-Abigayle Lett (10); 7. 66-Jayden Clay (11); 8. 88-Billy Lieb (7); 9. 23-Journey Hunt (4); 10. 31-Tru Bartholomew (9); 11. 71M-Nash Mack (12); 12. 10R-Ray Brewer (5).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Jaxton Wiggs (4); 2. 52-Hayden Mabe (1); 3. 12C-Carter Sauer (6); 4. 10S-Scout Spraggins (5); 5. 10R-Ray Brewer (3); 6. 5-Braden Jones (2); 7. 5C-Cooper Miller (7); 8. 66-Jayden Clay (8).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2B-Garrett Benson (8); 2. 29K-Kinsley Cook (3); 3. 35-Gaige Weldon (5); 4. 23-Journey Hunt (2); 5. 5G-Landon Graham (7); 6. 33B-Sky Bartholomew (4); 7. 31-Tru Bartholomew (6); 8. 16-Colt Holland (1).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 33-Jett Nunley (1); 2. 11H-Nicholas Harris (2); 3. 73-Chase McDougal (4); 4. 63-Jack Thomas (7); 5. 38-Riley Osantowski (6); 6. 88-Billy Lieb (3); 7. 11D-Dominic White (5); 8. 6-Brylee Kilmer (8).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14X-Braxston Wilson (2); 2. 10T-Talin Turner (3); 3. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg (5); 4. 25S-Justis Sokol (8); 5. 23J-Jace Wren (1); 6. 30K-Kamirin Cook (7); 7. 9-Abigayle Lett (4); 8. 71M-Nash Mack (6).

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 15V-Cole Vanderheiden (7); 2. 21-Keegan Osantowski (4); 3. 2E-Jackson Kounkel (6); 4. 5B-Cade Bierman (5); 5. 45-Megan Thomas (1); 6. 11-Kaley Mahaffey (2); 7. 13C-William Conner (3).

2021 LUCAS OIL NOW600 NATIONAL MICRO SERIES FEATURE WINNERS –

STOCK NON-WING:

Frank Flud – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 7); Garrett Hulsey – 1 (Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 30); Daison Pursley – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 6); and Colby Sokol – 1 (Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on May 6)

WINGED ‘A’ CLASS:

Frank Flud – 2 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 7 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 30); Garrett Benson – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 6); and Jeffrey Newell – 1 (Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on May 6)

RESTRICTED ‘A’ CLASS:

Corbin Rueschenberg – 2 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 7 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on April 30); Garrett Benson – 1 (Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on May 6); and Jaxton Wiggs – 1 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 6)

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., for the 5th annual Oil Capital Clash and 4th annual Terry Walker Memorial

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NOW600 SERIES –

The National Open Wheel 600 Series is in its ninth year of showcasing premier micro sprint racing throughout the country. In addition to the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division, there are six regions – the NOW600 Hi-Plains Building Division Ark-La-Tex Region, the NOW600 Hi-Plains Building Division Desert Region, the NOW600 Hi-Plains Building Division Kansas Region, the NOW600 Hi-Plains Building Mile High Region, the NOW600 Hi-Plains Building Division Mountain West Region and the NOW600 Hi-Plains Building Division North Texas Region – as well as NOW600 Hi-Plains Building Division weekly racing and EMSA NOW600 C2 Micros. The featured national racing divisions are Stock Non-Wing, Winged ‘A’ Class and Restricted ‘A’ Class. For more information, including the schedule, points and rules, visit http://www.NOW600Series.com.

LUCAS OIL –

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HI-PLAINS BUILDING DIVISION –

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