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Blake Hahn (Richard Bales photo)

Hahn’s Living On Tulsa Time

TULSA, Okla. — Round seven of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Week presented by Smiley‘s Racing Products found the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network as the newly built Tulsa Speedway, where Blake Hahn charged through the field from 16th to his fifth victory of the season. 

“It means a lot to have my name associated with a win at a track named Tulsa Speedway. I‘ve listened to story after story of my grandfather and his dominance of the old Tulsa Speedway at the Fairgrounds, so the name obviously means a lot to my family and to me to carry on the tradition of a Hahn winning at Tulsa Speedway,” said Hahn. 

Taking over the National Tour point‘s lead, the swap is the seventh time in 2021 the top spot has been traded among Hahn, Matt Covington and J.J. Hickle.

Using restarts to his advantage, Hahn cracked the top five on lap six. Racing into the top three on lap eight, the battle was yet to come as Ryan Timms came under fire from Jason Martin. Trading the lead numerous times beginning on lap 10, the No. 5x officially took the top spot on lap 13. 

Leaving Timms to contend with Hahn, the No. 52 took second on lap 20. Trailing Martin by over two seconds, Hahn worked the bottom of the Tulsa Speedway with Martin riding high. 

Chasing down the No. 5x, Hahn shot under Martin on lap 24. Contact between the two with both trying to get to the bottom, Martin spun going in the first turn, bringing the call for the caution as Hahn hurdled a tractor tire after the contact shot him into the infield.

Never spinning or stopping, Hahn was able to continue. The spin sent Martin to the tail, who pulled off instead. 

“It looked like he [Jason] made a mistake off two, and that let me really close the gap on him,” said Hahn. “Three and four, I just focused on hitting my marks, and we drove down the front straightaway, and obviously, by that point, everyone was fighting for the bottom. I was on the inside when we made contact, and it sent me into the infield aimed right at a tire, and the only thing I could do was gas it up and go over it, and he ended up spinning.”

Protecting the bottom through the final six laps, Hahn pulled away by 4.150 seconds while Ryan Timms had to fend off J.J. Hickle for second. Hickle in third was pursued by Dylan Westbrook, who moved to fourth from 13th.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[16]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms[4]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[9]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[13]; 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett[12]; 6. 7F-Noah Harris[7]; 7. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[17]; 8. 8-Alex Sewell[15]; 9. 41-Colton Hardy[11]; 10. 10P-Dylan Postier[20]; 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas[24]; 12. 32-Kolton Gariss[21]; 13. 19-Colby Thornhill[22]; 14. 90-Lance Norick[14]; 15. 95-Matt Covington[10]; 16. 88-Travis Reber[23]; 17. 5X-Jason Martin[3]; 18. 26M-Fred Mattox[2]; 19. 50Z-Zach Chappell[19]; 20. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 21. 55B-Brandon Anderson[5]; 22. 115-Nick Parker[1]; 23. 9$-Kyle Clark[8]; 24. 911-Waylon Weaver[18]

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