Hansen races to 2nd straight Sooner Late Model win
Photo by Sara Foster
Story by John Rittenoure - ENID, Okla. (April 2, 2022) - Brett Hansen is just in his first year of racing with the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series, and after just three events he has made his presence known.
After winning on March 26 at Thunderbird Speedway, Hansen followed that up with another convincing victory Saturday at Enid Speedway.
Starting outside front row virtue of the redraw, Hansen gunned his late model around pole sitter Adam Popp at the drop of the green and roared into the early lead. Hansen flew around the 3/8’s mile oval unchallenged in the 25-lapper for his second victory of the season.
However, the race behind him was intense with Hayden Ross of Muskogee charging toward the front. Ross moved from fifth to fourth on lap 2 and then passed Dustin Allen for third on lap 3. On lap 14 Ross battled past Popp for second and set out after Hansen.
But Ross had to duel with four-time defending champion Kip Hughes late in the race for the runner-up spot. Hughes started 10th and was mounting a charge of his own moving into third on lap 15. The two were door handle to door handle on the final lap and contact was made as the pair crossed the finish line in a photo finish. Hughes spun and rolled backwards toward turn one to finish third behind Ross. The transponder scoring system had Ross picking up second by 0.138 seconds. Popp held on to fourth over fifth place finisher Kaleb Roach by 0.523 seconds.
The CWT Sooner Late Model Series returns to Thunderbird Speedway for two days of racing on April 15-16.
Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series
Enid Speedway, Enid, Okla.
April 2, 2022
Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen; 2. 66-Hayden Ross; 3. 60-Kip Hughes; 4. 10 4-Adam Popp; 5. 5R-Kaleb Roach; 6. 96-Jon Herring Sr; 7. 15-Mike Anderson; 8. 81-Troy Bynum; 9. 31-Gary Lowe; 10. 65-Eric Brill; 11. 22-AJ Brochu; 12. 0-Bubby Morgan; 13. 11-Dustin Allen; 14. 51-Eddie Martin; 15. 23-Kerney Weaver; 16. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich; 17. (DNS) 84-Gary Kilbourn
O’Reilly Auto Parts Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen; 2. 11-Dustin Allen; 3. 66-Hayden Ross; 4. 5R-Kaleb Roach; 5. 0-Bubby Morgan; 6. 51-Eddie Martin; 7. (DNS) 22-AJ Brochu; 8. (DNS) 96-Jon Herring Sr; 9. (DNS) 84-Gary Kilbourn
DesignOne Racewear Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Troy Bynum; 2. 10 4-Adam Popp; 3. 65-Eric Brill; 4. 23-Kerney Weaver; 5. 60-Kip Hughes; 6. 15-Mike Anderson; 7. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich; 8. 31-Gary Lowe Lap Leaders: Brett Hansen 1-25. Margin of Victory: 2.358 seconds.
Top 10 Standings: 1. Brett Hansen 1,100; 2. Hayden Ross 1,055; 3. Kip Hughes 965; 4. Troy Bynum 960; 5.Kaleb Roach 875; 6. Gary Lowe 805; 7. Kerney Weaver 800; 8. Eric Brill 780; 9. Eddie Martin 765; 10. Dustin Allen 730.
2022 Winners: 3/25 - Hayden Ross (Thunderbird Speedway); 3/26 - Brett Hansen (Thunderbird Speedway); 4/2 - Brett Hansen (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.