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Thunderbird, Tri-State Speedway up next for Sooner Series, added money on the line

John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (September 26, 2022) - The Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series returns to Thunderbird Speedway on Friday for a matchup with the Texas based Southern Touring Late Model Series followed by a visit to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday.

Last Friday at Thunderbird Speedway Kip Hughes turned back all challengers to pick up his fourth win of the season over Hayden Ross. Friday, the Southern Touring Late Models will be joining the Sooner Series for the Red River Rivalry.

Each sanctioning group will run under their own rules with no mixing of rule packages. Friday’s feature at Thunderbird will pay $3,000-to-win and Saturday’s Tri-State feature will pay $2,000-to-win.

Ross, who currently leads the Sooner Series points standings with six victories also is the current Southern Touring points leader coming into this weekend.

The last the Sooner and Southern late models raced together was in May with Texan winning at West Texas Raceway and Route 66 Motor Speedway.

Saturday racing heads east on I-40 to Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, just outside of Fort Smith, where the Sooner and Southern late models will go head-to-head again in another $2,000-to-win event.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with racing slated for 7:30 on Friday and Saturday.

Top 10 Standings: 1. Hayden Ross 9415; 2. Kip Hughes 7715; 3. Eddie Martin 7190; 4. Brett Hansen 7555; 5. Eric Brill 6175; 6. Kerney Weaver 5990. 7. Richard Shepler 5865; 8. Eddie Tidwell 5350; 9. Troy Bynum 4815 10. Ron Brown 4755.

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).; 8/13 - Dan Smith (81 Speedway); 8/26 - Brett Hansen (Tulsa Speedway); 8/27 - Clint McFadden (Caney Valley Speedway); 9/17 - Jason Redman (Oklahoma Sports Park); 9/23 - Kip Hughes (Thunderbird Speedway); 9/24 - Hayden Ross (Crawford County 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.

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