John Rittenoure - SHAWNEE, Okla. (November 5, 2023) - A banner year for the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series came to completion Saturday in Shawnee, Oklahoma with the season ending awards banquet at the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort.
Drivers battled hard through 23 events across four states hoping to share in a $30,000 point fund and race for the points championship.
Thanks to Tim Franklin, owner of Complete Well Testing, and Brady Ross of Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation, a $30,000 points fund was paid out and 2023 champion Brett Hansen took home $6,600 for his efforts.
Hansen, who earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2022, won six feature events and picked up 18 top five finishes on his way to the title. Hansen won over Joseph Gorby, who made a late run at the top spot, and had three victories and 14 top 10 finishes along the way. Richard Shepler competed in all 23 main events and finished just 20 points behind Gorby with 17 top 10 finishes. Eric Brill earned a fourth place finish ahead of fifth place and Rookie of the Year winner Dakota Dillinger.
Texas driver Gary Lowe finished just 25 points ahead of Steve Hewitt, Sr, in sixth, Ron Brown of Oklahoma City was not far behind Hewitt in eighth, and rookie Adrien Hickman was ninth ahead of fellow rookie Eli Ross in tenth.
2023 Winners: 4/14 - Kip Hughes - Thunderbird Speedway; 4/15 - Brett Hansen - Tulsa Speedway; 4/29 - Brett Hansen - Monett Raceway; 5/06 - Brett Hansen - Thunderbird Speedway; 6/02 - Kip Hughes - Outlaw Motor Speedway; 6/09 - Kip Hughes - Humboldt Speedway; 6/10 - Kip Hughes - 81 Speedway; 6/24 - Jace Parmley - Salina Highbanks Speedway; 7/01 - Joseph Gorby - Enid Speedway; 7/15 - Brett Hansen - Longdale Speedway; 7/22 - Kip Hughes - Caney Valley Speedway; 7/29 - Brett Hansen - Enid Speedway; 8/12 - Brett Hansen - Enid Speedway; 8/19 - Joseph Gorby - Longdale Speedway; 8/25 - Shayne Bailey - Tulsa Speedway; 8/26 - Dusty Leonard - Caney Valley Speedway; 9/09 - Darren Moses - Enid Speedway; 9/16 - Dusty Leonard - 81 Speedway; 9/23 - Bryan Glaze - Crawford County Speedway; 9/30 - Joseph Gorby - Creek County Speedway; 10/6 - Tanner Mullens - Longdale Speedway; 10/7 - Tanner Mullens - Red Dirt Raceway; 10/14 - Kip Hughes - Enid Speedway.
Final Top 10 Standings: 1. Brett Hansen 9400; 2. Joseph Gorby 8695; 3. Richard Shepler, 8675; 4. Eric Brill, 7665; 5, Dakota Dellinger, 6960; 6. Gary Lowe, 6235; 7. Steve Hewett, Sr., 6210; 8. Ron Brown, 6130; 9. Adrien Hickman, 5785; 10. Eli Ross, 5745.
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.
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.