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Alex Sewell Charges To His First Career ASCS National Victory At Caney Valley Speedway!
Bryan Hulbert – CANEY, Kan. (June 24, 2023) A race that saw every high and low imaginable Saturday night at Caney Valley Speedway, the highest moment came as 13th starting Alex Sewell stormed into Victory Lane for the first time with the American Sprint Car Series.
The 168th winner with the American Sprint Car Series, Sewell is the second in as many races to add his name to the list, joining Jeffrey Newell, who won Thursday at Lawton. Drivers from 11 cities in Oklahoma have won with the American Sprint Car Series. Sewell is the fifth from Broken Arrow.
"This is a dream come true me. I've been racing with this series for, shoot I don't know, 15-years now, and these wins; they don't come easy," stated an ecstatic Alex Sewell.
Wrapped up in a massive hug by his Father in Victory Lane, emotionally, Alex talked about what that meant to him.
"It means the world to get to come out here and do this with him, and to be able to pay him back a little bit with a win. It feel freaking nice. I wouldn't want to do this with anyone else."
After several cautions throughout the 30-lap event, Sewell kept his nose clean and made it into the top five on Lap 8. Rolling like a shot on restarts, Sewell battled past Howard Moore for second on Lap 13. Out front from the start, Andrew Deal led the way by over two seconds as he worked into traffic on Lap 15.
Trying to work around a slower car, that would be where his night ended as Fred Mattox went around and collected the No. 15d in the process.
Advancing Sewell to the point, the last challenge for the No. 8 came with a caution on Lap 27 for debris off the fourth turn. Able to find his marks through the final three revolutions, clean air allowed Alex to pull away by 1.619-seconds.
Howard Moore, from ninth, held on for second as Brandon Anderson salvaged his night with a massive run from the back of the pack to third after getting collected and turned on Lap 2. Sidelined in his Heat Race with a failed engine, Jordon Mallett had to grid the field 22nd but was able to march ahead 18 positions to finish fourth. Bradley Fezard completed the top five.
Kyler Johnson made up six spots, with Matt Covington, who, like Anderson, had to salvage his night, in seventh. Jace Park crossed eighth, followed by Jason Martin, who had to fight back after tipping on his side on an early restart. Joshua Tyre completed the top ten.
The 24-car field at Caney Valley Speedway was topped in The Driver’s Project Qualifying by Jace Park, who established a new track record at 11.743-seconds. A trio of AR Dyno Specialty Heat Race wins went to Sean McClelland, Andrew Deal, and Jeremy Campbell. The KSE Hard Charger was Alex Sewell, who gained 12 spots from his scheduled starting spot.
The next event for the American Sprint Car Series is a $4,000 to win, $400 to start showdown at Boone County Raceway on Friday, June 30 at Albion, Neb., followed by the next $5,000 to win, $500 to start Super Summer Series event at WaKeeney Speedway in WaKeeney, Kan. on Saturday, July 1.
The 2023 season will mark the 32nd year of competition for the American Sprint Car Series. Spearheaded by the American Sprint Car Series National Tour, the ASCS Nation includes Regional Tours that encompass both wing and non-wing competition.
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Car Count: 24
The Driver's Project Group Qualifying (Top 4 in each group invert into Heat Races)
The Drivers Project Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, 11.817; 2. 10-Landon Britt, 11.876; 3. 1-Sean McClelland, 11.911; 4. 6-Christopher Townsend, 12.074; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, 12.198; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, 12.221; 7. 00-Broc Elliott, 12.594; 8. (DNS) 1H-Hank Davis, 12.594
The Drivers Project Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 55B-Brandon Anderson, 11.950; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett, 11.973; 3. 15D-Andrew Deal, 12.029; 4. 8M-Kade Morton, 12.053; 5. 938-Bradley Fezard, 12.096; 6. 7C-Chris Morgan, 12.215; 7. 31-Casey Wills, 12.291; 8. 91-Michael Day, 23.388
The Drivers Project Qualifying 3 (3 Laps): 1. 87J-Jace Park, 11.743; 2. 3-Howard Moore, 11.854; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell, 11.886; 4. 12-Jeffrey Newell, 11.918; 5. 45X-Kyler Johnson, 11.965; 6. 36-Jason Martin, 12.053; 7. 3X-Noah Harris, 12.132; 8. 1T-Joshua Tyre, 13.050
AR Dyno Specialty Heat Races (All drivers advance to the A-Feature)
AR Dyno Specialty Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Sean McClelland; 2. 95-Matt Covington; 3. 10-Landon Britt; 4. 6-Christopher Townsend; 5. 8-Alex Sewell; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox; 7. 1H-Hank Davis; 8. 00-Broc Elliott
AR Dyno Specialty Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15D-Andrew Deal; 2. 938-Bradley Fezard; 3. 55B-Brandon Anderson; 4. 8M-Kade Morton; 5. 31-Casey Wills; 6. 7C-Chris Morgan; 7. 91-Michael Day; 8. 14-Jordon Mallett
AR Dyno Specialty Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 2. 12-Jeffrey Newell; 3. 87J-Jace Park; 4. 3-Howard Moore; 5. 45X-Kyler Johnson; 6. 36-Jason Martin; 7. 3X-Noah Harris; 8. 1T-Joshua Tyre
RacinDirt A-Main (30 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell; 2. 3-Howard Moore; 3. 55B-Brandon Anderson; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett; 5. 938-Bradley Fezard; 6. 45X-Kyler Johnson; 7. 95-Matt Covington; 8. 87J-Jace Park; 9. 36-Jason Martin; 10. 1T-Joshua Tyre; 11. 6-Christopher Townsend; 12. 10C-Jeremy Campbell; 13. 26M-Fred Mattox; 14. 00-Broc Elliott; 15. 15D-Andrew Deal; 16. 91-Michael Day; 17. 3X-Noah Harris; 18. 7C-Chris Morgan; 19. 8M-Kade Morton; 20. 1-Sean McClelland; 21. 12-Jeffrey Newell; 22. 31-Casey Wills; 23. 10-Landon Britt; 24. 1H-Hank Davis
Lap Leader(s): Andrew Deal 1-19; Alex Sewell 20-30