Wells wins final night of Red River Rivalry at Tri-State Speedway



(Kelten Weaver photo) John Rittenoure - POCOLA, Okla. (October 1, 2022) - Cole Wells took advantage of lapped traffic and a slick race track to take the lead and win Saturday’s final night of the Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Models vs. Southern Touring Late Models Red River Rivalry at Tri-State Speedway.

Wells, who settled for a second place finish on Friday at Thunderbird Speedway, chased Cody Leonard for 13 laps finally driving inside of Leonard on lap 16 as the leaders approached lap traffic.

Leonard tried to keep pace on the slick high-banked oval but could not stay with Wells and crossed the finish line in second. Kip Hughes raced his way to third on lap 7, Brett Hansen moved a lap 17 move into fourth and Austin Theiss charged his way from 11th to pick up fifth.

Sooner Series points leader Hayden Ross was in good position to follow up his Friday night win with a outside front row starting position in the 25-lapper, but could not keep pace with the leaders and fell back to a sixth place finish.

With only two races left on the 2022 schedule Ross has officially locked up his first CWT Sooner Series season championship. Ross also leads the Southern Touring points race and is very close to becoming a two-series champion.

The Sooner late models return to action next Saturday, Oct. 8, at Enid Speedway.

Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series

Tri-State Speedway - Pocola, Oklahoma

October 1, 2022

Complete Well Testing A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 7-Cole Wells[7]; 2. 48-Cody Leonard[3]; 3. 60-Kip Hughes[4]; 4. 7H-Brett Hansen[5]; 5. 7D-Austin Theiss[11]; 6. 66-Hayden Ross[2]; 7. 25-Rob Powell[13]; 8. 12-Brandon Brzozowski[10]; 9. 14R-Jeff Roth[8]; 10. 81-Troy Bynum[17]; 11. 36-Jason Redman[16]; 12. 33-Steven Hawkins[19]; 13. 65-Eric Brill[20]; 14. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich[15]; 15. 7S-Eric Redman[9]; 16. 88S-Richard Shepler[12]; 17. 229-Eddie Martin[1]; 18. 11S-Steve Johnson[6]; 19. 23-Kerney Weaver[14]; 20. 118-Mike Fenton[18]; 21. (DNS) 45-Kylan Garner


Matts ATV Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7H-Brett Hansen[1]; 2. 229-Eddie Martin[7]; 3. 11S-Steve Johnson[6]; 4. 7S-Eric Redman[2]; 5. 88S-Richard Shepler[5]; 6. 22AD-Jacob Ulrich[3]; 7. 118-Mike Fenton[4]


Design One Racewear Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Cody Leonard[5]; 2. 60-Kip Hughes[4]; 3. 7-Cole Wells[6]; 4. 12-Brandon Brzozowski[2]; 5. 25-Rob Powell[3]; 6. 36-Jason Redman[7]; 7. 33-Steven Hawkins[1]


OReilly Auto Parts Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 66-Hayden Ross[4]; 2. 45-Kylan Garner[1]; 3. 14R-Jeff Roth[7]; 4. 7D-Austin Theiss[5]; 5. 23-Kerney Weaver[6]; 6. 81-Troy Bynum[2]; 7. 65-Eric Brill[3]


Lap Leaders: Eddie Martin 1, Cody Leonard 2-15, Cole Wells 16-25 Margin of victory: 2.990 seconds Hard Charger: Troy Bynum +7


Top 10 Standings: 1. Hayden Ross 10310; 2. Kip Hughes 8605; 3. Eddie Martin 7635; 4. Brett Hansen 7415; 5. Eric Brill 6790; 6. Kerney Weaver 6630. 7. Richard Shepler 6510; 8.Troy Bynum 5490; 9. Eddie Tidwell 5350; 10. Ron Brown 4855.

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); 9/30 - Hayden Ross (Thunderbird Speedway); 10/1 - Cole Wells (Tri-State 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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