Race 1 2013 ASA OK Tire Series presented by Advance Testing
The first race of the season is in the books for the ASA OK Tire Series presented by Advance testing. Twenty four well prepared sportsman cars showed up to try their chances on the half mile D shaped oval at the Vernon Motoplex Speedway. The Lordco Auto Parts 125 was the first 125 lap race ever run by the series.
Qualifying had the tightest field in years with the top 16 cars within a half of a second. Korbin Thomas in the 05 car had what looked like the fast time of the day until current track record holder Ian Graham bettered Thomas’ time by 18 one hundredths, for a time of 18.813.
The heat races brought action as always at Motoplex as the start of the B heat had the 10X car of Paul Turond and the 89 of Superdave come together, removing the bumper cover of the 89. Both cars were able to line back up for another restart and the green flag brought the 44 of Scott Morgan on pole and the 2012 rookie of the year Jeff Cameron outside pole to full race speed. Dan Ursel and Steve Lengert battle in behind. Cameron is stuck in the high groove, and Ursel passes for second. The race finishes with 44 of Morgan up front, Ursel in the 74 Lordco machine second and Steve Lengert in the 56 Third.