Harrison scores second Sooner Late Model victory at Enid Speedway
By John Rittenoure - ENID, Okla. (July 8, 2017) - Mark Harrison took up where he left off with a victory in the Sooner Late Model Series feature Saturday at Enid Speedway.
The SMLS defending champion won when the series last visited Enid on May 6. Saturday Harrison, who started 10th, chased down early leader Adam Popp and passed him on the backstretch of lap 8 for the lead. Using the high groove Harrison pulled away from the field to record his second victory of the season.
Jason Redman moved into second on lap 4 but could not catch Harrison. Redman found himself busy first racing with Popp for the runner-up spot then Jake O’Neill started closing on the leaders and challenged Redman. O’Neill finally pulled ahead of Redman on lap 21 to finish second. Redman settled for third.
Sooner Late Model Series
July 8, 2017
Car count: 17
Heat 1 - 1, 99-Gary Gorby. 2, 36-Jason Redman. 3, 2T-Jake O’Neill. 4, 15-Wayne Bush. 5, 96-Jon Herring. DNS: David Hennan.
Heat 2 - 1, 33-Steven Hawkins. 2, 10-4-Adam Popp. 3, ZZ-Sloppy Hogg. 4, 99-Cliff Morrow. 5, 5-Rob Hail. 6, 64-Jay Sale.
Heat 3 - 1, 229-Damian Patocha. 2, 99J-Nate Jantz. 3, 118-Logan Ellis. 4, 81-Mark Harrison. 5, 29R-Ritchie Burcik.
A Feature - 1, 81-Mark Harrison. 2, 2T-Jake O’Neill. 3, 36-Jason Redman. 4, 99-Gary Gorby. 5, 229-Damian Patocha. 6, 33-Steven Hawkins. 7, 10-4-Adam Popp. 8, ZZ-Sloppy Hogg. 9, 29R-Ritchie Burcik. 10, 15-Wayne Bush. 11, 5-Rob Hail. 12, 64-Jay Sale. 13, 118-Logan Ellis. 14, 99J-Nate Jantz. 15, 99-Cliff Morrow. 16, 96-Jon Herring. DNS: David Hennan.
Lap Leaders: Adam Popp 1-7, Mark Harrison 8-25.