No Stopping Bergman
Seth Bergman and his crew in victory lane. (Richard Bales photo)

No Stopping Bergman In Sooner Region Sprint

CANEY, Kan. – Putting on a dominant performance at Caney Valley Speedway, Washington’s Seth Bergman captured his sixth victory of the season Saturday night with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.

It marked the 10th score of Bergman’s career with the ASCS Sooner Region.

Chasing Oklahoma’s Brandon Anderson the opening pair of laps, Bergman shot to the lead off the second turn on lap three. Steadily pulling away from the field, Bergman began working through slower traffic on lap 10.

Doing little to slow the Evergreen Coffee Co. No. 23, Bergman stretched his advantage to 6.221 seconds before the caution flew on lap 23 for the spun No. 90 of Lance Norick.

Restarting with a pair of slower cars in the mix, Bergman was able to make it to the finish with a 4.117-second buffer over California’s Justin Sanders.

Picking up several positions following the lap-23 restart, Blake Hahn made the final podium step, with Sean McClelland fourth. The fourth spot originally went to Brandon Anderson, but the No. 55b was disqualified for failing to report to the scales after the races.

Canada’s Dylan Westbrook was scored fifth as a result. Matt Covington ended up sixth, with Andrew Deal climbing from 11th to seventh. Ryan Timms made it to eighth ahead of Alex Sewell, who made up 10 positions to finish ninth. Jeremy Campbell completed the top 10.

Keeping things close for the 2020 Sooner Region championship, Sean McClelland’s top five run moved him from a 13-point deficit to a seven-point advantage over Jeremy Campbell with three races left.

The tour’s next outing is Saturday, Oct. 24 at Longdale Speedway.

The finish:

1. 23-Seth Bergman [2]; 2. 16A-Justin Sanders [3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn [9]; 4. 1-Sean McClelland [5]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [8]; 6. 95-Matt Covington [10]; 7. 15D-Andrew Deal [11]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms [12]; 9. 8-Alex Sewell [19]; 10. 10C-Jeremy Campbell [14]; 11. 31-Casey Willis [16]; 12. 3G-Lane Goodman [4]; 13. 20G-Jake Greider [20]; 14. 88-Terry Easum [15]; 15. 90-Lance Norick [6]; 16. 11A-Avery Goodman [7]; 17. 51B-Bailey Felkins [13]; 18. 79-Tim Kent [17]; 19. 15-Jase Randolph [18]; DQ: 55B-Brandon Anderson [1].