Hughes ends Brochu's victory hope two laps from the finish

 

By John Rittenoure, ENID, Oklahoma (August 10, 2019) - A.J. Brochu saw his victory hopes dashed two laps from the finish when Kip Hughes slipped past to win his seventh Sooner Late Model Series main event Saturday at Enid Speedway. 

 

It was the third straight victory for Hughes in his quest for a second straight season championship. 

 

Brochu drove off the pole into the early lead over Ross McCartney, Cliff Morrow and fifth starting Hughes. Brochu stretched his lead while Hughes was battling for third. Hughes managed to get past Morrow for third on a lap 4 restart then started to run down McCartney. Running on the high side Hughes found enough bite to pull alongside of McCartney on lap 12. Two laps later Hughes finally pulled ahead for second

 

It took some time to rundown Brochu, but Hughes finally challenged Brochu on lap 15 pulling even with him at the start-finish line. After battling for three laps Hughes pulled into the lead with one lap remaining. Brochu settled for second as time ran out. McCartney, rookie Hayden Ross and Morrow finished third through fifth. 

 

Robert Elliott had no trouble cruising to victory in the sport modified feature over Brandon Gritz. JD Choate won the A-Modified feature after early leader Dustin Allen dropped out, and Leighton Clift led the way in the pure stock feature. 

  

 

August 10 Results

 

 

Sooner Late Model Series

 

HEAT 1 (10 Laps)

1, 22A-AJ Brochu. 2, 4-Kip Hughes. 3, 104-Adam Popp. 4, 229-Damian Patocka. 5, 95-Zach

Nickell. 

 

HEAT 2 (10 Laps)

1, 42R-Ross McCartney. 2, 66-Hayden Ross. 3, 99-Cliff Morrow. 4, 57-Jerry Derr. 5, 7S-Phil

Sager. 

 

A FEATURE (20 Laps)

1, 4-Kip Hughes. 2, 22A-AJ Brochu. 3, 42R-Ross McCartney. 4, 66-Hayden Ross. 5, 99-Cliff

Morrow. 6, 229-Damian Patocka. 7, 104-Adam Popp. 8, 95-Zach Nickell. 9, 57-Jerry Derr. 

10, 7S-Phil Sager. 

 

Sport Modified

 

HEAT 1 (8 Laps)

1, 1F-Robert Elliott. 2, 12-Hesston Shaw. 3, 5-Chris Wilhite. 4, 86A-Austin McKinney. 5, 

4CF-Dustin Schoonover. 6, 00-Caleb Slater. 

 

HEAT 2 (8 Laps)

1, 14-Brandon Gritz. 2, 55J-Jarod Nickell. 3, 09-Race Elliott. 4, 825-Eric Brooks. 5, 30-Brad 

Savoie. 

 

A FEATURE (20 Laps)

1, 1F-Robert Elliott. 2, 14-Brandon Gritz. 3, 5-Chris Wilhite. 4, 09-Race Elliott. 5, 00-Caleb 

Slater. 6, 55J-Jarod Nickell. 7, 86A-Austin McKinney. 8, 4CF-Dustin Schoonover. 9, 12-

Hesston Shaw. 10, 825-Eric Brooks. 11, 30-Brad Savoie. (DNS). 

 

A-Modified

 

HEAT 1 (8 Laps)

1, 11-Dustin Allen. 2, 01X-Beau Davis. 3, 73-Jay Arnold. 4, 7C-JD Choate. 5, 42R-Tanner 

Black. 6, 729-Dustin Choate. 7, 42L-Bud Longpine. 8, 69-Jason Martin. 9, 42B-Bryce Longpine.

 

 

A FEATURE (20 Laps)

1, 7C-JD Choate. 2, 01X-Beau Davis. 3, 42R-Tanner Black. 4, 729-Dustin Choate. 5, 42L-

Bud Longpine. 6, 73-Jay Arnold. 7, 69-Jason Martin. 8, 42B-Bryce Longpine. 9, 11-Dustin 

Allen. 

 

Pure Stock

 

HEAT 1 (8 Laps)

1, 5-Matthew Smith. 2, 42-Dakotah Stewart. 3, 95-Mark Smith. 4, 16-Skylar McCall. 5, 28-

Tommy Bohnstedt. 6, 04-JR Williams. 7, 51S-Garrett Donnell. 8, 29-Jeffrey Lynch. (DNS). 9,

69B-Zachary Hall. (DNS). 

 

HEAT 2 (8 Laps)

1, 99G-David Givens. 2, 88K-Andrew Kunkel. 3, 75-Leighton Clift. 4, 6*-Michael Meek. 5, 

R2-Brad Costello. 6, K5-Korey Vendetti. 7, 99-Brandon Givens. 8, 92P-Paul Blocker. (DNS).

9, 2-Daryl Hoskins. (DNS). 

 

A FEATURE (20 Laps)

1, 75-Leighton Clift. 2, 6*-Michael Meek. 3, 95-Mark Smith. 4, K5-Korey Vendetti. 5, 42-

Dakotah Stewart. 6, 28-Tommy Bohnstedt. 7, 5-Matthew Smith. 8, R2-Brad Costello. 9, 51S-

Garrett Donnell. 10, 04-JR Williams. 11, 99-Brandon Givens. 12, 16-Skylar McCall. 13, 69B-

Zachary Hall. 14, 88K-Andrew Kunkel. 15, 99G-David Givens. 16, 29-Jeffrey Lynch. 17, 

92P-Paul Blocker. (DNS). 18, 2-Daryl Hoskins. (DNS).

 

 

 

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