Hughes becomes seasons first Sooner Late Model repeat winner at Enid Speedway
John Rittenoure - ENID, Okla. (May 1, 2021) - Kip Hughes became the seasons first Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series repeat winner and fittingly it came at his home track on Saturday.
The three-time defending champion led the final 13 laps around the high-banked Enid Speedway to capture the Twister Nationals and move closer to the series points lead.
John Herring drove into the early lead and had to endure five yellow flags in the first five laps before he could set the pace in the 20-lapper. Herring set a strong pace after racing finally resumed in earnest and he was chased off the final restart by points leader Hayden Ross who used the restarts to quickly move him from ninth starting position into second. But Hughes was already in third and battled with Ross for second.
Hughes finally secured the second spot, but Herring looked to be setting a winning pace till he suffered mechanical problems and fell out of the race. Hughes took over the lead and Ross gave chase, but could not get close enough to challenge. Damian Patocka ended up with third followed by Adam Popp in four 4th and Scott Donell rounding out the top five.
The CWT Sooner Late Models Series will be back in action next Saturday at 81 Speedway.
Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series
Enid Speedway, Enid, Okla.
May 1, 2021
HEAT 1 (10 Laps)
1, 4-Kip Hughes. 2, 42c-Courtney McCartney. 3, 10-4-Adam Popp. 4, 14R-Daniel Riley.
5, 17W-Christopher Wilhite. 6, 29S-Scott Donnell. 7, 2027-Austin Sessions. 8, 57-Jerry
HEAT 2 (10 Laps)
1, 33R-Mike Roach. 2, 1-Eddie Tidwell. 3, 84-Gary Kilbourn. 4, 5R-Brandon Kenny. 5,
81-Troy Bynum. 6, 17-Colby Johnson. 7, 22-AJ Brochu. 8, 64-Jay Sale. (DNS).
HEAT 3 (10 Laps)
1, 96-John Herring. 2, 66-Hayden Ross. 3, 11-Dustin Allen. 4, 229-Damian Patocka. 5,
65-Lee Allen. 6, 31-Gary Lowe. 7, 71H-Clayton Holland. 8, 99-Brandon Givens.
A FEATURE (20 Laps)
1, 4-Kip Hughes. 2, 66-Hayden Ross. 3, 229-Damian Patocka. 4, 10-4-Adam Popp. 5,
29S-Scott Donnell. 6, 5R-Brandon Kenny. 7, 65-Lee Allen. 8, 42c-Courtney McCartney.
9, 17W-Christopher Wilhite. 10, 81-Troy Bynum. 11, 71H-Clayton Holland. 12, 84-Gary
Kilbourn. 13, 2027-Austin Sessions. 14, 17-Colby Johnson. 15, 96-John Herring. 16,
14R-Daniel Riley. 17, 1-Eddie Tidwell. 18, 11-Dustin Allen. 19, 31-Gary Lowe. 20, 33R-
Mike Roach. 21, 64-Jay Sale. (DNS). 22, 99-Brandon Givens. (DNS). 23, 57-Jerry Derr.
(DNS). 24, 22-AJ Brochu. (DNS).