by John Rittenoure - ENID, Okla. (August 7, 2021) - It has been a long time coming, but Dustin Allen found his way back to the winners circle Saturday night at Enid Speedway.
Allen won his career first Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series A-Feature in the season opener at Crawford County Speedway. Since then Allen only logged two more top 10 finishes over six events. Now he has one more.
Allen drove past early leader Lee Allen after just a couple of laps then pulled out to a large lead on the Enid Speedway 3/8’s mile oval. Meanwhile, Kip Hughes was charging his way through the field from his 11th place starting position working his way to third behind AJ Brochu who passed Allen for second.
With no yellow flags it appeared Allen would win by a large margin until the yellow finally waved on lap 22. That allowed the field to restart on Allen’s rear bumper. On the restart Hughes shot around Brochu for second and was hoping for a shot at the leader. But Allen pulled away for his second victory leaving Hughes with second and Brochu third. Eddie Tidwell finished fourth ahead of Bobby McGehee in fifth and points leader Hayden Ross in sixth.
After 16 events Ross continues to lead the points chase by 85 points over 3-time defending champion Hughes.
The next Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series event is Saturday, August 14, at Oklahoma Sports Park.
Complete Well Testing Sooner Late Model Series
Enid Speedway, Enid, Okla.
August 7, 2021
O’Reilly Auto Parts Heat 1 (10 Laps)
1, 11-Dustin Allen. 2, 22-AJ Brochu. 3, 42R-Ross McCarthney. 4, 21B-Brandon Kenny. 5, 64-Jay Sale. 6, 84-Gary Kilbourn.
Design One Racewear Heat 2 (10 Laps)
1, 229-Damian Patocka. 2, 96-John Herring. 3, 55-Zach Nickell. 4, 4-Kip Hughes. 5, Mc20-Bobby McGehee. 6, 29S-Scott Donnell.
Complete Well Testing Heat 3 (10 Laps)
1, 1-Eddie Tidwell. 2, 65-Lee Allen. 3, 51-Eddie Martin. 4, 81-Troy Bynum. 5, 42c-Courtney McCartney. 6, 66-Hayden Ross.
Complete Well Testing A Feature (25 Laps)
1, 11-Dustin Allen. 2, 4-Kip Hughes. 3, 22-AJ Brochu. 4, 1-Eddie Tidwell. 5, Mc20-Bobby McGehee. 6, 66-Hayden Ross. 7, 84-Gary Kilbourn. 8, 42c-Courtney McCartney. 9, 96-John Herring. 10, 29S-Scott Donnell. 11, 21B-Brandon Kenny. 12, 65-Lee Allen. 13, 42R-Ross McCarthney. 14, 81-Troy Bynum. 15, 55-Zach Nickell. 16, 229-Damian Patocka. 17, 51-Eddie Martin. 18, 64-Jay Sale.
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.
Photo by Travis Barnard