John Rittenoure - ADA, Okla. (September 17, 2022) - It has been awhile since Jason Redman has raced with the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series on a regular basis. But it was like old times Saturday at Oklahoma Sports Park.
The 2017 Sooner Series champion pulled into the lead on lap 2 and went the distance for his 4th career series victory.
“It felt good. We are finally getting the car back to where it used to be,” Redman said of engine problems that have plagued him recently. “We got a good motor from Bob over at BMS.
“This is the first win since we lost dad, so it means a lot.”
Earl Redman, Jason’s dad, passed away in July of 2021.
Redman could hear someone behind him most of the race but never faced a challenge.
“I could hear the 96 (Jon Herring, Jr.) and knew he was close, but could not tell where he was,” Redman said. “I held my line and kept hitting my marks. I did everything my dad taught me to do.”
While Redman was leading Herring and Kerney Weaver were locked in a side-by-side battle for second. Herring challenged Weaver for the runner-up position on lap 7 and for the next 6 laps the two raced door handle to door handle around the 4/10 mile oval. Herring finally won the battle and on lap 11 and set out to run Redman down when his engine expired on lap 12.
“I kept chattering the tires and I could not keep the car straight so I tried to get smoother,” Herring said of his race with Weaver. “The more steady I got the better I got.
“I broke a rod. There was no warning, It did it all at once. That is three motors this year.”
Herring was credited with an 8th place finish. Weaver finished in second, his best finish of the season, Steven Hawkins was third, Lane Logan climbed to fourth in his first Sooner Series race, and lap 1 leader Tidwell rounded out the top five.
Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series
Oklahoma Sports Park - Ada, Oklahoma
September 17, 2022
Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Redman; 2. 23-Kerney Weaver; 3. 33-Steven Hawkins; 4. 1L-Lane Logan; 5. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 6. 31-Gary Lowe; 7. 5J-Joe Jackson; 8. (DNF) 96-Jon Herring Jr; 9. (DNF) 22AD-Jacob Ulrich; 10. (DNF) 51-Eddie Martin; 11. (DNF) 65-Eric Brill; 12. (DNF) 14-Ron Brown
Matts ATV Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 23-Kerney Weaver; 2. 65-Eric Brill; 3. 51-Eddie Martin; 4. 31-Gary Lowe; 5. 33-Steven Hawkins; 6. 5J-Joe Jackson
Design One Racewear Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 1-Eddie Tidwell; 2. 36-Jason Redman; 3. 96-Jon Herring Jr; 4. 1L-Lane Logan; 5. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich; 6. 14-Ron Brown
Lap Leaders: Eddie Tidwell 1, Jason Redman 2-25 Margin of victory: 1.161 seconds
Top 10 Standings: 1. Hayden Ross 8480; 2. Kip Hughes 7250; 3. Eddie Martin 6650; 4. Kerne Weaver 5990; 5. Richard Shepler 5865; 6. Brett Hansen 5705. 7. Eric Brill 5520; 8. Eddie Tidwell 5235; 9. Troy Bynum 4365 10. Ron Brown 4105.
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); 5/21 - Hayden Ross (Thunderbird Speedway); 6/3 - Kip Hughes (Creek County Speedway); 6/4 - Dustin Allen (Enid Speedway); 6/11 - Brett Hansen (81 Speedway); 7/9 - Kip Hughes (Enid Speedway); 8/6 - Hayden Ross (Enid Speedway).; 8/13 - Dan Smith (81 Speedway); 8/26 - Brett Hansen (Tulsa Speedway); 8/27 - Clint McFadden (Caney Valley Speedway); 9/17 - Jason Redman (Oklahoma Sports Park).
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.