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Tulsa win gets Hansen off to a strong 2023 Sooner Late Model start

(Danny Clum photo) John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (April 15, 2023) - Friday night Brett Hansen had to settle for second best in the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series presented by Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation season opener at Thunderbird Speedway. That was not the case Saturday.

Hansen started on the pole by virtue of a redraw in the feature and set a strong pace on the way to victory at Tulsa Speedway.

“Tulsa has been good to me so far with two wins,” said Hansen who won at Tulsa last season. “It is fun track. It has got some character. It got a little rough in (turns) 3 and 4 tonight, but it was much better as far as the smoothness over last year.”

After chasing Kip Hughes to finish second on Friday Hansen made some adjustments to his late model before towing to Tulsa.

“I lacked a little bit last night and made some changes today and it was better,” Hansen said. “We just changed some bar angles and gearing. I got is back to where we were last year.”

Eric Brill gave chase in the first five laps before giving way to Richard Shepler. Rookie Eli Ross, who started 7th, worked his way into third on lap six and closed on Shepler. Coming off the final turn Ross drove inside of Shepler and nipped him at the finish line for second. Kearney Weaver finished fourth behind Shepler and Gary Lowe picked up fifth.

Complete Well Testing, Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation

Sooner Late Model Series Results

Tulsa Speedway - Tulsa, Oklahoma

April 15, 2023

Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen[1]; 2. 66-Eli Ross[7]; 3. 88S-Richard Shepler[3]; 4. 23-Kerney Weaver[4]; 5. 31-Gary Lowe[8]; 6. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich[5]; 7. 65-Eric Brill[2]; 8. 36-Jason Redman[9]; 9. 9XX-Dakota Dellinger[10]; 10. 27X-Ron Brown[11]; 11. 1-Eddie Tidwell[6]

Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 65-Eric Brill[2]; 2. 23-Kerney Weaver[3]; 3. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich[4]; 4. 66-Eli Ross[5]; 5. 36-Jason Redman[1]; 6. 27X-Ron Brown[6]

Hayden Ross Motorsports Foundation Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen[3]; 2. 88S-Richard Shepler[1]; 3. 1-Eddie Tidwell[5]; 4. 31-Gary Lowe[4]; 5. 9XX-Dakota Dellinger[2]

Lap Leaders: Brett Hansen 1-20.

Margin of Victory: 3.396.

2023 Winners

4/14 - Kip Hughes, Thunderbird Speedway

4/15 - Brett Hansen - Tulsa Speedway

Top 10 Standings: 1. Brett Hansen 935; 2. Richard Shepler 880; 3. Eli Ross

850; 4. Kerney Weaver 810; 5. Eric Brill 780; 6. Gary Lowe 775; 7. Eddie Tidwell 755; 8. Jacob Ulrich 750; 9. Dakota Dellinger 725; 10. Kip Hughes 475.

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 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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