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May 21, 2013

Owens takes Harold Leep Jr. Memorial Race


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“Special thanks goes out to the family of Harold Leep Jr. as they added cash to the winning purse and they paid out $100 to every team that did not qualify for the A feature,” said Welch. 

When asked about the lapped traffic that was encountered, Owens gave this take.

 “I was kind of leery. When they get to racing each other, you just have to kind of watch what they are doing. I didn’t want to ram anybody, so I just took my time and got around them the best I could,” he said. “I also wish to say thanks to the Leep family for all that they have done for the racing community and for the extra money they put up tonight.”

Allen seemed pleased with his runner-up finish.

“We started to get loose towards the end of the race. We should have had the bleeders in, and we didn’t put them in,” he said. “I thought I had a chance at the lead on one of the restarts, but the car just kept getting looser and looser. I like these fast tracks. The car loves it. Once you get the combination just right, you go to the front pretty easy.”

Waddell was pleased with her podium finish for the night.

 “At the beginning of the race, I was really loose and I almost lost it. I got completely sideways in turn four and had to cut through the infield. I lost a couple of spots and had to work my back,” she explained. “We got the car good all night on the setup. The car was too tight (first night out), and we had gearing issues (second night out) but tonight was a lot better.”

McClelland received the AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories “Hard Charger,” passing eight cars. Strike Hill was the Dyno Services of Oklahoma “Hard Luck” recipient.  Danny Smith took the Wesmar Racing Engines B-Feature. Allen nabbed the AmeriFlex Hose and Accessories heat, Waddell won the Bob Hurley Auto Family heat and Gastineau won the Drive Shafts Inc. heat race. 

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