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Sooner Late Models return to 81 Speedway Saturday

John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (September 12, 2023) - With a double feature weekend in the rearview mirror the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series travels to Kansas on Saturday for a return visit to 81 Speedway.

Last weekend a August 12 make-up feature was run prior to the regular scheduled Sooner Series event at Enid Speedway and series points leader Brett Hansen and Kansas racer Darren Moses logged victories.

It will be anybodies race when the late models hit the 81 Speedway 3/8’s mile oval Saturday. In a July 10 visit to 81 four-time champion Kip Hughes topped a 24-car field. In 2022 Hansen and Wichita driver Dan Smith picked up victories.

Hansen, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma leads the Sooner Series points race with six victories after 17 events. Despite no wins on the season Richard Shepler has been a picture of consistency posting 14 top 10 finishes to hold down second in points. Joseph Gorby of Bartlesville sits in third with two victories, and Eli Ross and Eric Brill are fourth and fifth respectively.

Pits open at 3 p.m., grandstands at 5. Hot laps are scheduled for 6 followed by racing at 7.

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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

Top 10 Standings: 1. Brett Hansen 7220; 2. Richard Shepler 6530; 3. Joseph Gorby, 6225; 4. Eli Ross 5745; 5. Eric Brill, 5445; 6. Dakota Dellinger, 5360; 7. Ron Brown, 5085; 8. Gary Lowe, 4510; 9. Steve Hewitt, Sr., 4260; 10. Kip Hughes 4220.

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.

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