$30,000 point fund announced for Sooner Late Model Series
John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (May 15, 2023) - Complete Well Testing and the Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation have combined resources to provide a record a record points fund for the Sooner Late Model Series in 2023.
Over $30,000 will be paid out to the top 10 drivers at the awards banquet to be held at the end of the racing season.
Complete Well Testing is the title sponsor of the Sooner Late Model Series and the Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation is matching their contribution.
The 2023 Sooner Late Model Series champion is expected to receive $6,600. All top 10 drivers will earn a share of the payout with 10th place paying $2,066. The 2023 Rookie of the Year will receive $2,066.
The Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation was formed to honor 2022 Sooner Late Model Series champion Hayden Ross who lost his life last year in a tragic non-racing accident.
“The Hayden Ross Foundation is going to help out this year,” said Hayden’s dad, and Thunderbird Speedway promoter Brady Ross. “We are going to try and match what Complete Well Testing is doing and put that mostly toward the points fund. We want to give back to the drivers and spark more interest in the Sooner Late Model Series.
“We talked about $6,000 to win the championship and $2,000 for tenth and $2,000 for Rookie of the Year. That is a good incentive for drivers around here to chase that series.”
2023 Projected Points Payout
Rookie of the Year: $2,066.
The payout amounts end is 66 to represent Hayden’s car number which brings the projected payout to $31,860.
About Complete Well Testing
Based in Oklahoma, Complete Well Testing is a family owned and operated company specializing in hydrostatic tubing testing and EMI tubing scanning.
Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation
Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation goal is to help grow both high school, trade school and college programs to start and or develop a motorsports program, club, or organizations at their school as well as individual motorsports programs. HRMF will provide financial grants, equipment, expertise, scholarships, and educational opportunities for these organizations and individuals. This program will allow students to overcome the hurdle of entering motorsports due to the high costs and specialized experience needed to get started. This program will allow these students the opportunity to be part of a team with one overall goal of success on the track, including budgeting, marketing, mechanical skills, logistics, and team building efforts. All while honoring the life lost to early of Hayden Diesel Ross, #forever66.
Sooner Late Model Series
The Sooner Late Model Series was formed in 2016 by Enid Speedway co-promoter Mark Brill. Brill felt there was not many opportunities for late model competitors to race in Oklahoma and the Sooner Late Model Series was formed. Now the series has grown beyond the borders of Oklahoma with events held in the neighboring states of Kansas, Texas and Arkansas as well.