David Smith, Jr.
“Harold Leep Classic” Featuring Late Models, 305 and 360 Sprints at 81 Speedway Status!
Park City, Kansas – October 13, 2017 - We are twenty-four hours away from the annual “Harold Leep Classic” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas as the speedway will host the Oil Capital Racing Series, United Rebel Sprint Series and the inaugural visit from the Sooner Late Model Series tomorrow (Saturday) night.
Speedway officials are monitoring the weather and if inclement weather should surface, a decision will be made by 9:00 AM Saturday morning on the speedway plans.
The Oklahoma – based OCRS will roll into 81 Speedway for the second time this season and will be the next to last event on their 2017 race schedule. The point championship for the 360-ci two-barrel carbureted sprinters is down to just three drivers as Zach Chappell, Shane Sellers and Sheldon Barksdale all in contention. Chappell comes into the $1000 to win event with a slim 47-point lead over Sellers. Over twenty drivers are expected.
The Kansas – based URSS will also be making their second appearance of the season here at the speedway and this will be their final point race of the season. The 305-ci sprinters are led by current point leader Zach Blurton and holds a slim 46-point lead over Steven Richardson and 54-point lead over Jed Werner. A full field of drivers from Kansas and Oklahoma are expected to travel to the speedway and do battle for the $1000 first place prize.
The SLMS will be making their inaugural Kansas appearance and are led by current series points leader Jason Redman of Muskogee, Oklahoma. With three races remaining on their schedule, Jay Sale, Steve Hawkins, Wayne Bush and Nate Jentz are all in contention for the championship. Last year it was former National Championship Racing Association sport mod champion Mark Harrison claiming the series inaugural championship. Drivers who compete on the NCRA Crate Late Series are also welcome to compete and must utilize the crate late model rules package with no mixing or matching of the rules. Drivers from Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas are expected.
Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission is just $20 for adults ages 12 and up, free for kids ages eleven and under. 81 Speedway is located half mile west of I-135 to exit 16.
For further information on tomorrows annual “Harold Leep Classic” call (316) 755-1781. To keep informed on the status of this event, keep tabs on the tracks official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway; as well as their official website www.race81speedway.com