By John Rittenoure - ENID, Okla. (June 4, 2022) - After a disappointing Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series tenth place feature finish on Friday at Creek County Speedway, Dustin Allen turned back all challengers Saturday at Enid Speedway.
Allen spent the day going over his race car and it paid off with a second victory on the season, both coming at his home track.
“We had a rough go last night,” Allen said of his Friday night finish. “We came back, got up super early, and got after it. We went over everything and did maintenance.
“It has been going really good this year here. We got two wins here, (plus) one unsanctioned.”
The main event got off to a rough start with Bubby Morgan turning his car over in turn one. Morgan was not hurt. When the race restarted AJ Brochu led the first lap from his outside front row starting position before Allen stormed past. Allen led the next 19 laps, but the win was far from easy with Kip Hughes and Hayden Ross making runs at him.
Hughes was looking for away to challenge Allen until the yellow flag waved on lap 10. Ross shot around Hughes on the restart and took his turn at Allen. Two laps later Hughes and Ross made contact in turn 3 racing for position. Ross spun and the yellow waved. Hughes restarted in second but pulled off with mechanical issues on lap 18. Jon Herring, Jr. took over second for his best finish of the season. Adam Popp moved to third with Bobby McGhee and Eddie Martin in fourth and fifth.
“The track was kind of different,” Allen said of the challenging track conditions. “In (turns) 1 and 2 you could run either top of bottom. I was running the top then moved to the bottom. Kip or Hayden pulled on the bottom and I could see them. I was just tip toeing through 3 and 4 because it was slick.”
Next Saturday the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Models travel to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.
Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series
Enid Speedway - Enid, Oklahoma
June 4, 2022
Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 11-Dustin Allen; 2. 96-Jon Herring Jr; 3. 10 4-Adam Popp; 4. MC20-Bobby McGehee Jr; 5. 51-Eddie Martin; 6. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 7. 229-Damian Patocka; 8. 22-AJ Brochu; 9. 88S-Richard Shepler; 10. 60-Kip Hughes; 11. 66-Hayden Ross; 12. 65-Eric Brill; 13. 7H-Brett Hansen; 14. 81-Troy Bynum; 15. 11S-Steve Johnson; 16. 0-Bubby Morgan; 17. (DNF) 1M-Darren Moses
Matt’s ATV Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-Dustin Allen; 2. 22-AJ Brochu; 3. 51-Eddie Martin; 4. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 5. 0-Bubby Morgan; 6. 65-Eric Brill
DesignOne Racewear Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 66-Hayden Ross; 2. 81-Troy Bynum; 3. 96-Jon Herring Jr; 4. 10 4-Adam Popp; 5. 88S-Richard Shepler; 6. 229-Damian Patocka
O’Reilly Auto Parts Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 60-Kip Hughes; 2. MC20-Bobby McGehee Jr; 3. 11S-Steve Johnson; 4. 7H-Brett Hansen; 5. (DNS) 1M-Darren Moses Lap Leaders: AJ Brochu 1, Dustin Allen 2-20.
Top 10 Standings: 1. Hayden Ross 5755; 2. Kip Hughes 4705; 3. Eddie Martin 4325; 4. Kerney Weaver 4055. 5. Richard Shepler 3600; 6. Troy Bynum 3510. 7. Brett Hansen 3495. 8. Eddie Tidwell 3205; 9. Bubby Morgan 3095; 10. Eric Brill 2970.
2022 Winners: 3/25 - Hayden Ross (Thunderbird Speedway); 3/26 - Brett Hansen (Thunderbird Speedway). 4/2 - Brett Hansen (Enid Speedway); 4/15 - Hayden Ross (Thunderbird Speedway); 4/22 - Kip Hughes (Thunderbird Speedway); 4/23 - Hayden Ross (Oklahoma Sports Park); 5/6 - Jamie Burford (West Texas Raceway); 5/7 - Jamie Burford (Route 66 Motor Speedway); 5/14 - Dustin Allen (Enid Speedway); 5/20 - Brett Hansen (Thunderbird Speedway); 5/21 - Hayden Ross (Thunderbird Speedway); 6/3 - Kip Hughes (Creek County Speedway); 6/4 - Dustin Allen (Enid Speedway).
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.
About 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.