SAPULPA, Okla. – After coming up just shy so many times, Brandon Anderson was not going to be denied on Sunday night.
The Glenpool, Okla., shoe capitalized on an early race crash and held off a stout field with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products at Creek County Speedway to earn his first series victory.
The third first-time winner with the ASCS Sooner Region in as many races, Anderson is the 84th different winner with the series.
Taking off third, Anderson and Sean McClelland battled through the opening laps for second while Blake Hahn took off with the lead. After a red flag on lap three for Kade Morton, the restart saw McClelland go to work on Hahn for the point. Hahn soon put distance on McClelland before red lights came on again on lap seven for Charlie Crumpton.
Working to the bottom of turns one and two on the restart, Hahn found himself waiting on the car while McClelland shot off the cushion with a full head of steam. Pulling the trigger on the slide through turns three and four, it was not enough as the two collided. Bouncing off the wall, the No. 55b of Anderson took advantage. Shooting three wide, Anderson took over the top spot as the caution lights blinked on.
Restarting with Ryan Timms in tow, the No. 5t was in pursuit of the All-Pro Auto Reconditioning No. 55b of Anderson. Throwing bombs through traffic to keep Timms at bay, Anderson worked by several slower cars before the caution came out again on lap 20. Slowed again on lap 22, Anderson pulled away from Timms by .612 seconds at the finish. Kyle Clark, from 14th, made it to the final podium step, with Seth Bergman following from 15th to finish fourth. Andrew Deal made up the top five.
1. 55B-Brandon Anderson; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark; 4. 23-Seth Bergman; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox; 7. 23B-Steven Shebester; 8. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 9. 22S-Slater Helt; 10. 11-Michael Tyre II; 11. 52-Blake Hahn; 12. 85-Forest Sutherland; 13. 7F-Noah Harris; 14. 15-Jase Randolph; 15. 03-Joe Wood Jr; 16. 31-Casey Wills; 17. 1-Sean McClelland; 18. 50Z-Zach Chappell; 19. 22C-Charlie Crumpton; 20. 8M-Kade Morton