Story By: BEN SHELTON / TANNER MULLENS RACING – WICHITA, KS – Tanner Mullens notched the Topless at the Creek triumph on Saturday night with his Mel Hambelton Ford / Sandlian Iron & Metal Auto Salvage No. 02 Bergman Tax & Accounting / Fuqua Trucking / Mullens Race Car Modified.
Mullens’ eighth victory of the season was worth $2,500.
“The Topless at the Creek event is always so much fun to come to. They put a lot of time and effort into making it such a good show, and we were lucky enough to get the win,” Mullens said. “Hats off to everyone involved in putting this race on and thanks to all our great sponsors.”
Tanner Mullens took on Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Oklahoma) on Saturday evening for the quarter-mile oval’s annual Topless at the Creek event.
When the final checkered flag dropped on the night’s event, he had claimed the $2,500 winner’s check.
An impressive 48 topless Modifieds in the pit area necessitated six heat races to help set the field for the 30-lap main event. Mullens won his heat after charging forward from the eighth starting spot and landed on the pole for the A-Main.
He went on to score the victory in the feature, taking the checkered flag in front of Greg Skaggs, Jared Russell, Mitchell Clement, and Scott Drake.
The win was Mullens’ eighth feature triumph of 2023.
Mullens will tentatively debut his new Mel Hambelton Ford No. 02 XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model this Saturday at 81 Speedway (Wichita, Kan.) during the facility’s Sooner Late Model Series program. His weekend plans are contingent on the arrival of the last few parts he needs for the car.