Race 2 2013 ASA OK Tire Series presented by Advance Testing
Williams Lake was the destination for ASA racers for round 2 of the ASA OK Tire Series Presented by Advance testing .Unfortunately the day started with clouds and rain, pushing the practice and qualifying later and later. During the rain, the track officials were tasked with an unexpected repair to the timing loop. With the never give up attitude, the local officials and ASA officials were able to get the system working before qualifying began. Special thanks to Earl Thomas and his electronics expertise. With a short 20 minute practice, eighteen sportsman cars began to qualify. The advantage seemed to go to the drivers with years of experience on the technical 3/8 mile track. Local Ryley Seibert held onto the fast time until 2012 Champion Mark Berriau turned a 15.872. Not to be outdone on his home track, Korbin Thomas in the 05 car broke the track record with a 15.745.
With weather still putting pressure on the show, the heat races began as quickly as possible. The B heat had Joe Cornett-Ching on the pole with John Ross on the outside. Cornett-Ching lead the pack until the 5 car of Bob Williams made the pass. Racing hard side by side, the one car of Matt Stephenson touches the five and the front of the one car bounces into the air, Stephenson is fighting hard to not to hit the wall and misses by inches. Williams takes the checkered, with Cornett-Ching in second and the 49 or Warren Bergman in third.
The A heat is on the track next with the 6 of Sheldon Mayert bringing the group to green. The 86 of Tom Berrow holds the high groove and passes for the lead. Berrow’s car is strong as he begins to pull away. Mayert holds on for second with Dave Olson picking up third.
This series is shaping up as we head to the “hub of the North”, Prince George. Be sure to come out and see who will be leading the points at the half way point. Can Matt Stephenson do the near impossible and win three in a row? See you at the track.