Hughes overcomes adversity to win at Dodge City
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 13, 2019) – Current series points leader Kip Hughes overcame some early adversity to race to Dodge City Raceway Park victory lane as the Sooner Late Model Series made its first appearance atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday night.
Hughes battled past early leader Adam Schrag on the 11th round and led the remainder of the 25-lapper for his fourth series win of the year.
The night started off with Kip Hughes suffering engine problems in hot laps and missing out on heat race action.
“We hurt a brand new motor in hot laps, fortunately, we had some spares with us and were able to get it changed out pretty quick,” Hughes explained.
Adam Schrag jumped into the early lead but soon had Hughes pressuring him for the point. Hughes finally slipped under to take command on the 11th round and held point until the race’s only caution flew with ten laps to go when Schrag came to a stop on the track.
Back underway, Hughes paced the final ten rounds ahead of Adam Popp with Steven Hawkins outlasting Scott Phillips over the closing circuits for the show position and Mark Brill rounding out the top five.
Sooner Late Model Series
Dodge City Raceway - Dodge City, Kans
July 13, 2019
Heat 1 (10 laps) - 1, 199-Adam Schrag. 2, 10-4-Adam Popp. 3, 33-Steven Hawkins. 4, 11G-Scott Phillips.
Heat 2 (10 laps) - 1, 95-Mark Brill. 2, 57-Jerry Derr. 3, 4-Kip Hughes. 4, 15-Wayne Bush.
A Feature (25 laps) - 1, 4-Kip Hughes. 2, 10-4-Adam Popp. 3, 33-Steven Hawkins. 4, 11G-Scott Phillips. 5, 95-Mark Brill. 6, 15-Wayne Bush. 7, 57-Jerry Derr. DNS: 199-Adam Schrag.