Late restart aids Leonard in Sooner Late Model victory at 81 Speedway


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by John Rittenoure - PARK CITY, Kans. (April 10, 2021) - Josh Leonard took advantage of a late race restart to pass race leader Kip Hughes and win the 25-lap Central Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series feature saturday at 81 Speedway.

Hughes grabbed an early lead from pole sitter Eddie Tidwell and led until the yellow came out on lap 14. Leonard, who started inside fourth row, was charging through the field and found himself in position for the lead on the restart. Leonard passed Hughes and led the final 11 laps for the victory.

Daniel Smith also got past Hughes and finished second from his fifth row starting position. Hughes held on to third ahead of Thunderbird Speedway winnere Jacob Magee. Dustin Bolster rounded out the top five.

Central Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series Results

81 Speedway, Park City, Kans.

April 10, 2021

O'Reilly Auto Parks Heat 1 (10 laps) - 1, 14G-Joe Godsey; 2. 92S-Daniel Smith; 3. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 4, 4-Kip Hughes; 5, USA1-Chris Hawkins; 6, 4C-Cole McDaniel; 7, 47-Jerry Winters; 8, 10-4-Adam Popp.

Complete Well Testing Heat 2 (10 laps) - 1, 85-Josh Leonard; 2, 55-Chris Kratzer; 3, 10-Jacob Magee; 4, B1-Dustin Bolster; 5, 17-Chris Wilhite, Jr.; 6, 28-Kylan Garner; 7, 84-Gary Kilbourn; 8, 14R-Jeff Roth.

DesignOne Racewear Heat 3 (10 laps) - 1, 229-Damian Patocka; 2, 92-Delbert Smith; 3, 12-Cory Green; 4, 66-Hayden Ross; 5, 81-Troy Bynum; 6, 47W-Roger Winters; 7, 65-Eric Brill; 8, 15-Brad Fortney.

Complete Well Testing A Feature (25 laps) - 1, 85-Josh Leonard; 2, 92S-Daniel Smith; 3, 4-Kip Hughes; 4, 10-Jacob Magee; 5, B1-Dustin Bolster; 6, 10-4-Adam Popp; 7, 28-Kylan Garner; 8, 229-Damian Patocka; 9, 15-Brad Fortney; 10, 14G-Joe Godsey; 11, 66-Hauden Ross; 12, 81-Troy Bynum; 13, 55-Chris Kratzer; 14, 65-Eric Brill; 15, 84-Gary Kilbourn; 16, USA1-Chris Hawkins; 17, 17-Chris Wilhite, Jr.; 18, 47W-Roger Winters; 19, 14R-Jeff Roth; 20, 12-Cory Green; 21, 1-Eddie Tidwell; 22, 92-Delbert Smith; 23, 4C-Cole McDaniel. DNS: 47-Jerry Winters.






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