Sooner Late Models return to Thunderbird Speedway Friday, Saturday
By John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (May 17, 2022) - The Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series returns to Thunderbird Speedway for the Azelea Nationals on Friday and Saturday for the third time this season.
Racing gets underway on the Thunderbird Speedway half-mile on Friday at 7:30 p.m. followed by another complete program on Saturday.
Three drivers have found their way to the winners circle at Thunderbird so far this season. In the March 25th season opener Hayden Ross picked up the win followed by fellow Muskogee rookie Brett Hansen on Saturday. On April 15 Ross won for the second time with defending SLMS champion Kip Hughes getting the Saturday victory.
Ross currently leads the Sooner point standings with three victories over Muskogee driver Kerney Weaver. Hughes holds down third followed by Troy Bynum in fourth and veteran Eddie Martin fifth.
So far five different drivers have earned wins in nine events run this season.
Where: Thunderbird Speedway
When: Friday-Saturday, May 20-21
Pits open: 4 p.m.
Gates open: 5 p.m.
Hot laps: 6:30 p.m.
Racing begins: 7:30 p.m.
Top 10 Standings: 1. Hayden Ross 4055; 2. Kerney Weaver 3370; 3. Kip Hughes 2950; 4. Troy Bynum 2795; 5. Eddie Martin 2690; 6. Kaleb Roach 22757. 7. Brett Hansen 2230; 8. Richard Shepler 2170; 9. Dustin Allen 1915; 10. Eric Brill 1890.
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).
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.