After qualifying third, Oksas and the team displayed impressive consistency on raceday, going 3.773 at 212.63 in the opening round. He followed with a 3.747 at 212.66 to beat Wayne Roberts and advance to the semifinals, where Oksas got a bye run followed Jon Stouffer’s crash. The team still put together a stout run, going 3.702 at 214.55, setting the stage for the final round duel with Haney.
Oksas left first with a .036 reaction time and dipped into the 3.60s to round out a win he won’t forget, setting the stage for what he hopes will be a memorable finish to his 2021 MWDRS season.
“We were ready to get back in the car, that’s for sure,” Oksas said. “I’m ready to keep doing what I need to do in the car and everything just keeps getting smoother every time out. We’re just looking for continued development and hopefully we can pull one of these off again. Going to a new track was a lot of fun. The place was awesome and the track was great.”