Bell Dominates Creek County ASCS Run
SAPULPA, Okla. — Christopher Bell drove the Berryman Motorsports No. 31b to a dominant victory in Thursday night’s Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real feature at the Creek County Speedway.
“I kind of grew up around here running micro sprints and I always enjoy coming back to this place,” said Bell. “I really like it, man; I just love these rough and heavy little bullrings. You can really sit up in the seat where the driver can really make a difference. I just can’t thank these guys enough; it’s a privilege to be in the seat.”
Bell started outside the front row and led from the start.
Working a groove higher than anyone through traffic, Bell lapped to 18th by the first caution on lap nine for Blake Hahn. Stopped twice for red flags on lap 10, first for Joe Wood Jr. then Dustin Morgan, the raced rolled to its conclusion uninterrupted from there, despite a few close calls, with Bell lapping fifth place coming to the final lap.
Jason Johnson fought to second on lap eight and finished 7.666 seconds behind Bell.
“We got lucky in the heat race. Sometimes it pays to be lucky than good, but it got us in the redraw,” Johnson said. “We drew second row and that paid off really good but, we had nothing for Christopher, he was in a league of his own up on the curb. I tried jumping up there once or twice, and just bicycled it so, the fastest car won the race tonight, and we just come home second.”
Robert Sellers, Forrest Sutherland and Matt Covington rounded out the top five.
Christopher Bell, Jason Johnson, Robert Sellers, Forrest Sutherland, Matt Covington, Jeff Swindell, Aaron Reutzel, Johnny Herrera, Seth Bergman, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Brandon Hanks, Blake Hahn, Brad Loyet, Jake Martens, Josh Baughman, Tony Bruce Jr., Kris Miller, Dustin Morgan, Joe Wood Jr., Joe Bob Lee, Chance Morton, Brian McClelland, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson.