John Rittenoure - MUSKOGEE, Okla. (May 6, 2023) - Brett Hansen is off to a red-hot start to the 2023 Complete Well Testing presented by Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation Sooner Late Model Series season. The 2022 Sooner Series Rookie of the Year walked away with his third consecutive victory Saturday at Thunderbird Speedway.
Hansen started outside second row and shot into the early lead as the green flag dropped on the historic thunderbird Speedway half-mile. Hansen was not challenged in his drive to victory over sixth starting Damian Patocka who was making his first start of the season. Dustin Bolster was also making his first start of the season and followed Patocka to third. Young rookie Eli Ross followed in fourth and Richard Shepler rounded out the top five.
Hansen and Shepler won heat races. Joseph Gorby advanced from 16th to 9th earning him the Mark’s Machine Shop Hard Charger honors.
Creek County Speedway is the net stop for the Sooner Late Model Series on Saturday, May 13.
Complete Well Testing, Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation
Sooner Late Model Series Results
Thunderbird Speedway, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen; 2. 229-Damian Patocka; 3. B1-Dustin Bolster; 4. 66-Eli Ross; 5. 88S-Richard Shepler; 6. 31-Gary Lowe; 7. 0-Bubby Morgan; 8. 27X-Ron Brown; 9. (DNF) 9-Joseph Gorby; 10. (DNF) 82-Jace Parmley; 11. (DNF) 9XX-Dakota Dellinger; 12. (DNF) H1-Steve Hewitt Sr; 13. (DNF) 99-Jeff Hull; 14. (DNF) 23-Kerney Weaver; 15. (DNS) 65-Eric Brill; 16. (DNS) 22AD-Jacob Ulrich
OReilly Auto Parts Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen; 2. B1-Dustin Bolster; 3. 23-Kerney Weaver; 4. 82-Jace Parmley; 5. 9XX-Dakota Dellinger; 6. 0-Bubby Morgan; 7. 65-Eric Brill; 8. (DNF) 22AD-Jacob Ulrich
Hyden Ross Motorsports Foundation Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88S-Richard Shepler; 2. 229-Damian Patocka; 3. 66-Eli Ross; 4. 31-Gary Lowe; 5. 27X-Ron Brown; 6. H1-Steve Hewitt Sr; 7. 99-Jeff Hull; 8. (DNF) 9-Joseph Gorby
Lap Leaders: Brett Hansen 1-20 Mark’s Machine Shop Hard Charger: Joseph Gorby +7 Next Event: Creek County Speedway, Saturday, May 13
4/14 - Kip Hughes, Thunderbird Speedway
4/15 - Brett Hansen - Tulsa Speedway 4/29 - Brett Hansen - Monett Raceway 5/6 - Brett Hansen - Thunderbird Speedway
Top 10 Standings: 1. Brett Hansen 1885; 2. Richard Shepler 1660; 3. Eli Ross 1650; 4. Eric Brill 1505 ; 5. Kerney Weaver 1455; 7. Jack Ulrich 1395; 8. Dakota Dellinger 1375; 9. Gary Lowe 1165. 10. Ron Brown 1175.
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.