Hansen wins Sooner feature after final lap restart
Updated: May 22, 2022
Photo by Sara Foster, story by John Rittenoure - MUSKOGEE, Okla. (May 20, 2022) - It was not the night Hayden Ross had hoped for, but it was for Brett Hansen.
Hansen only led the final lap of Friday’s Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series feature at Thunderbird Speedway. But it was enough to post his third victory of 2022.
Ross, who leads the series point standings, seemed well on the way to a fourth SLMS feature victory when he blew a rear tire with one lap remaining in the 20-lap main event. The yellow flag waved and when it restarted Hansen inherited the lead and held on for one lap to post his fourth victory of the season. Defending champion Kip Hughes finished second over Eddie Tidwell who was third. Ross was credited with a fourth place finish.
Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series
Thunderbird Speedway, Muskogee, Oklahoma
May 20, 2022
Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen; 2. 60-Kip Hughes; 3. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 4. 66-Hayden Ross; 5. 51-Eddie Martin; 6. 65-Eric Brill; 7. 5-Austin Vincent; 8. 15A-Mike Anderson; 9. 81-Troy Bynum; 10. 14-Ron Brown; 11. 5R-Kaleb Roach; 12. 88S-Richard Shepler; 13. (DNF) 0-Bubby Morgan; 14. (DNS) 23-Kerney Weaver
O’Reilly Auto Parts Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen; 2. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 3. 81-Troy Bynum; 4. 15A-Mike Anderson; 5. 51-Eddie Martin; 6. 0-Bubby Morgan; 7. 88S-Richard Shepler
DesignOne Racewear Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 60-Kip Hughes; 2. 66-Hayden Ross; 3. 5-Austin Vincent; 4. 5R-Kaleb Roach; 5. 65-Eric Brill; 6. 14-Ron Brown; 7. (DNF) 23-Kerney Weaverl
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).
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.