Sooner Late Models looking for redemption Saturday at 81 Speedway
By John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (June 7, 2022) - A Nebraska driver and a pair of Kansas racers visited victory lane when the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series visited 81 Speedway in 2021.
After Nebraska racer Josh Leonard won in April Kansas veteran Delbert Smith beat the Oklahoma travelers in April followed by a Kansas competitor Dusty Leonard in August.
The Sooner Late Model Series is looking to change that stat when the Oklahoma based series returns to 81 Speedway on Saturday.
Five drivers have won Sooner Series features this season led by points leader Hayden Ross of Muskogee with four victories. Rookie Brett Hansen, also of Muskogee, has three wins and four-time defending champion Kip Hughes, Texan Jamie Burford and Dustin Allen of Enid have two each.
After 13 events Ross is looking to end the championship streak of Hughes. Hughes currently sits in second followed by Eddie Martin of Stillwell, Oklahoma, Kerney Weaver of Muskogee and Mounds, Oklahoma driver Richard Shepler.
What: Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series
Where: 81 Speedway - Park City, Kansas
When: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Times: Pit gate opens at 3 p.m., Grandstand 5, Hot laps 6, Racing at 7.
Websites: 81Speedway.com, SoonerLateModelSeries.com.
Top 10 Standings: 1. Hayden Ross 5755; 2. Kip Hughes 4705; 3. Eddie Martin 4325; 4. Kerney Weaver 4055. 5. Richard Shepler 3600; 6. Troy Bynum 3510. 7. Brett Hansen 3495. 8. Eddie Tidwell 3205; 9. Bubby Morgan 3095; 10. Eric Brill 2970.
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).
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.