(Brenda Dilbeck photo) John Rittenoure - PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (June 24, 2023) - Brett Hansen and Jace Parmley put on a race for the lead that had fans on the edge of their seats Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway. The two swapped the lead three times in the final laps of the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series presented by Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation main event. But when the checkered dropped after 25 laps Parmley won his first Sooner Series feature.
Parmley had been chasing Hansen since the opening lap. But a move to the high groove allowed Parmley to close up on Hansen’s rear bumper. Parmley drove around Hansen on lap 19, however a yellow flag waved and Hansen restarted in the lead. For the next two laps Parmley and Hansen slid each other swapping the lead.
“My dad told me one thing, you can’t pass someone if you follow someone,” recalled Parmley. “Late in the race I was not gaining much ground in (turns) 3 and 4 so I had to try something. I have been known to run the top. I tried the top in 3 and 4 and it stuck hard. I kept with that same line and started gaining ground.”
Parmley, who made the final pass stick with three laps remaining for his first career victory, said it was fun racing back and forth with Hansen.
“It sure was,” he said. “Racing like that makes you want to come back every single time. We raced door-to-door and traded a couple of sliders. It was fun night getting the win.”
Hansen finished 2nd just ahead of young Eli Ross who battled hard to finish third. Jason Redman picked up fourth but was DQ’ed in a post race inspection giving the position to Troy Bynum. Joseph Gorby came from 8th to finish fifth.
Complete Well Testing, Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation
Sooner Late Model Series Results
Salina Highbanks Speedway, Pryor Creek, Oklahoma
Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 82-Jace Parmley; 2. 7H-Brett Hansen; 3. 66-Eli Ross; 4. 81-Troy Bynum; 5. 9-Jose cph Gorby; 6. 078-Dustin Dixon; 7. 88S-Richard Shepler; 8. 31-Gary Lowe; 9. 26-Adrien Hickman; 10. 44-Kashton Denton; 11. 65-Eric Brill; 12. 9XX-Dakota Dellinger; 13. 71-Jim Body; 14. 229-Damian Patocka; 15. 27X-Ron Brown; 16. 23-Kerney Weaver; 17. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich; 18. (DQ) 36-Jason Redman
OReilly Auto Parts Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen; 2. 23-Kerney Weaver; 3. 88S-Richard Shepler; 4. 81-Troy Bynum; 5. 078-Dustin Dixon; 6. 26-Adrien Hickman; 7. 44-Kashton Denton; 8. 71-Jim Body; 9. 229-Damian Patocka
Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 66-Eli Ross; 2. 82-Jace Parmley; 3. 36-Jason Redman; 4. 9-Joseph Gorby; 5. 65-Eric Brill; 6. 31-Gary Lowe; 7. 9XX-Dakota Dellinger; 8. 27X-Ron Brown; 9. (DNS) 22AD-Jacob Ulrich
Lap Leaders: Brett Hansen 1-18, 20; Jace Parmley 19, 21-25 Margin of Victory: 0.962 Marks Machine Shop Hard Charger: Gary Lowe +4
4/14 - Kip Hughes - Thunderbird Speedway
4/15 - Brett Hansen - Tulsa Speedway 4/29 - Brett Hansen - Monett Raceway 5/6 - Brett Hansen - Thunderbird Speedway 6/2 - Kip Hughes - Outlaw Motor Speedway 6/9 - Kip Hughes - Humboldt Speedway 6/10 - Kip Hughes - 81 Speedway 6/24 - Jace Parmley - Salina Highbanks Speedway
Top 10 Standings: 1. Brett Hansen 3285; 2. Eli Ross, 3130; 3. Richard Shepler, 3055; 4. Dakota Dellinger, 2585; 5. Eric Brill, 2500; 6. Ron Brown, 2445; 7. Joseph Gorby, 2360; 8. Gary Lowe, 2185; 9. Jacob Ulrich, 2140; 10. Damian Patocka, 1910.
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
Marks Machine Shop Hard Charger