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Jason Martin (Richard Bales photo)

Martin Masters Creek County Foes

SAPULPA, Okla. — A season-long battle to the finish, Jason Martin finally parked his No. 36 in victory lane during the season finale for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at Creek County Speedway.

“Nothing like waiting to the last race of the season to finally win this year,” chuckled Martin. “I’m super proud of my team. They battled every night, stuck behind me, they gave me the confidence to do what I needed to do every week; there just isn’t enough good things I can say about them and everyone who supports this team so we can get up and down the road.”

Martin’s fourth career win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, the last time Martin topped action at the Oklahoma quarter-mile was with the ASCS Sooner Region on July 20, 2002.

Leading all 30 laps Saturday night during Fuzzy’s Fall Fling, a couple of early race stoppages led to a long green-flag run just prior to the race’s mid-point. Into traffic in a matter of laps, Martin traversed the backmarkers with haste as the race to place in the top five raged on.

In the mix from the start, fourth-starting Hank Davis wrestled his way to a runner-up finish in his first career start with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.

Working from ninth, Blake Hahn, who captured his second National Tour title in as many years, rolled to third in the closing laps, with Michael Day slipped to fourth. Wayne Johnson crossed fifth. 

Fuzzy’s Fall Fling saw a field of 36 drivers on hand. Fred Mattox was the overall quick qualifier at 13.525 seconds. 

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Martin[2]; 2. 1H-Hank Davis[4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 4. 91X-Michael Day[5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[3]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[13]; 7. 55B-Brandon Anderson[8]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[16]; 9. 87-Sean McClelland[1]; 10. 50Z-Zach Chappell[10]; 11. 87X-Tim Crawley[17]; 12. 7F-Noah Harris[15]; 13. 45X-Kyler Johnson[24]; 14. 95-Matt Covington[21]; 15. 17-Landon Britt[23]; 16. 10P-Dylan Postier[18]; 17. 99-Blake Jenkins[22]; 18. 45-Tony Bruce Jr[20]; 19. 31-Casey Wills[7]; 20. 8-Alex Sewell[19]; 21. 938-Bradley Fezard[6]; 22. 87J-Jace Park[14]; 23. 26M-Fred Mattox[12]; 24. 187-Landon Crawley[11]