Sooner Late Models return to 81 Speedway Saturday
John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (August 9, 2022) - 81 Speedway will host the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series for the second time this season on Saturday.
Brett Hansen of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma won the main event at 81 Speedway on June 11 and was chased to the finish by series points leader Hayden Ross. Ross won his fifth main event of the season last Saturday at Enid Speedway and will be trying to atone for his June loss to Hansen this weekend.
Ross, of Muskogee, leads 4-time defending champion Kip Hughes in the points chase in his quest for a first ever championship. Eddie Martin of Stillwell, Oklahoma is sitting in third and looking for his first victory. Muskogee’s Kerney Weaver holds down fourth and Richard Shepler of Mounds, Oklahoma rounds out the top five.
While Ross leads the win chart with five victories, Hansen is close behind with four, Hughes has three while Dustin Allen and Jamie Burford have two each.
Pits at 81 Speedway open at 3 p.m. and grandstands at 5. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:15 with racing getting underway at 7.
Top 10 Standings: 1. Hayden Ross 7110; 2. Kip Hughes 6060; 3. Eddie Martin 5310; 4. Kerney Weaver 4800; 5. Richard Shepler 4750; 6. Brett Hansen 4375; 7. Eric Brill 4085; 8. Eddie Tidwell 3960; 9. Troy Bynum 3835; 10. Dustin Allen 3820.
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).
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.