by John Rittenoure - ABILENE, Texas (July 11, 2021) - Dean Abbey made a late race move into the lead and raced to the checkered to win the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series feature Saturday at Abilene Speedway.
When the green flag dropped In the co-sanctioned Sooner Late Model Series, Southern Touring Late Model Series feature, Ray Allen Kulhanek drove into the lead off the pole with Hayden Ross and Kip Hughes close behind only to see a yellow flag before the end of lap 1.
On the restart Kulhanek resumed his lead and stayed out front for most of the 30 laps. With only a couple of laps remaining 7th starting Abbey charged around Kulhanek for the lead and raced to the checkered. Defending Southern Tour champion Cody Leonard also passed Kulhanek to finish second leaving Kulhanek with third. Philllip Houston and Kaden Honeycutt finished 4th and 5th giving the Southern Tour a top five sweep.
Ross, the current Sooner Series points leader, ended up 6th at the finish with Sooner Series competitor Troy Bynum behind in 7th. Three-time defending Sooner Series champ Hughes did not finish the race and was credited with a 12th place finish.
Next up for the Sooner Late Models is the Hutchinson Grand Nationals in Hutchinson, Kansas on July 16-17.
Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series Results
Abilene Speedway, Abilene, Texas
July 10, 2021
Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 26-Dean Abbey; 2. 48-Cody Leonard; 3. 33-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 4. 71-Philip Houston; 5. 10-Kaden Honeycutt; 6. 66-Hayden Ross; 7. 81-Troy Bynum; 8. 02-Tom Briley; 9. 88S-Richard Shepler; 10. 53X-Matt Fox; 11. 118-Mike Fenton; 12. (DNF) 4-Kip Hughes; 13. (DNF) 12-Brandon Brzozowski; 14. (DNF) 130-Chase Allen; 15. (DNF) 1-Eddie Tidwell; 16. (DNF) 31-Gary Lowe; 17. (DNS) 65-Lee Allen; 18. (DNS) 2X-Chase Doughty
O’Reilly Auto Parts Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 66-Hayden Ross; 2. 02-Tom Briley; 3. 26-Dean Abbey; 4. 31-Gary Lowe; 5. 88S-Richard Shepler; 6. 53X-Matt Fox
Design One Racewear Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Cody Leonard; 2. 4-Kip Hughes; 3. 10-Kaden Honeycutt; 4. 118-Mike Fenton; 5. 12-Brandon Brzozowski; 6. 2X-Chase Doughty
Complete Well Testing Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 33-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 130-Chase Allen; 3. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 4. 71-Philip Houston; 5. 81-Troy Bynum; 6. 65-Lee Allen
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.
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.