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Sooner Series returns to Thunderbird Speedway Friday, Saturday at Enid cancelled

John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (May 1, 2023) - The Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series presented by Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation returns to Thunderbird Speedway for the second time this season on Friday.

Kip Hughes won the Sooner season opener at Thunderbird on April 14. He was chased to the finish by 2022 Rookie of the Year Brett Hansen. Since the opener Hansen has picked up wins at Tulsa Speedway and last weekend at Monett Raceway. Hansen has taken over the series points lead and will be looking for a third straight victory Friday.

Saturday, May 6, Enid Speedway was scheduled to host the Sooner Late Model Series, but a monster truck event scheduled by the fairgrounds has force track officials to cancel the show.

Chasing Hansen in the points race is rookie Eli Ross and Richard Shepler who are tied for second. Eric Brill sits in fourth and veteran Eddie Tidwell is fifth.

Racing will start at 8 p.m. on Friday at Thunderbird.

2023 Winners

4/14 - Kip Hughes, Thunderbird Speedway

4/15 - Brett Hansen - Tulsa Speedway 4/29 - Brett Hansen - Monett Raceway

Top 10 Standings: 1. Brett Hansen 1410; 2-(tie) Eli Ross, Richard Shepler 1230; 4. Eric Brill 1190; 5. Eddie Tidwell 1145; 6. Kerney Weaver 1115; 7. Jack Ulrich 1080; 8. Dakota Dellinger 1040; Ron Brown 810; 10. Gary Lowe 775.

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.

Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation

Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation goal is to help grow both high school, trade school and college programs to start and or develop a motorsports program, club, or organizations at their school as well as individual motorsports programs. HRMF will provide financial grants, equipment, expertise, scholarships, and educational opportunities for these organizations and individuals. This program will allow students to overcome the hurdle of entering motorsports due to the high costs and specialized experience needed to get started. This program will allow these students the opportunity to be part of a team with one overall goal of success on the track, including budgeting, marketing, mechanical skills, logistics, and team building efforts. All while honoring the life lost to early of Hayden Diesel Ross, #forever66.

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.

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