Day outduels Theiss for Sooner Late Model victory at Southern Oklahoma Speedway
By John Rittenoure, ARDMORE, Okla. (September 15, 2017) – With time running out Bo Day passed Austin Theiss for the final time with two laps remaining to win his third Sooner Late Model feature of the season Friday at Southern Oklahoma Speedway.
Theiss led most of the 25 lapper but had to contend with Day throughout the race. With two laps remaining the yellow waved and bunched up the field for the restart. Day passed Theiss as the green waved but Theiss briefly regained the lead only to quickly give it back to Day and this time it was for good. Day crossed the line in first with Theiss settling for second. Gary Lowe, Ritchie Burcik and Sammy Wilson picked up third through fifth.
Jason Redman only managed a 14th place finish but it was good enough to give him the series points lead over Jay Sale who missed the show due to a serious concussion suffered last week at Enid Speedway. Sale was involved in a grinding crash and was not able to continue. Due to the concussion Sale will have to sit out the remainder of the season while he recovers.
Sooner Late Model Series
Southern Oklahoma Speedway
September 15, 2017
Car count: 16
Heat 1 (10 laps)
1, 99J-Nate Jantz. 2, 77-Kyle Sweeney. 3, 15-Wayne Bush. 4, ZZX-Kara Langley. 5, 29R-Ritchie Burcik. 6, 33-Steven Hawkins. 7, ZZ-Sloppy Hogg. 8, 31-Gary Lowe.
Heat 2 (10 laps)
1, 4-Bo Day. 2, 7D-Austin Theiss. 3, 80-Jared Baird. 4, 36-Jason Redman. 5, 57-Mark Shipman. 6, D11-David Hennan. 7, 31-Sammy Wilson. 8, 95-Mark Brill.
A Feature (25 laps)
1, 4-Bo Day. 2, 7D-Austin Theiss. 3, 31-Gary Lowe. 4, 29R-Ritchie Burcik. 5, 31-Sammy Wilson. 6, 33-Steven Hawkins. 7, 80-Jared Baird. 8, 95-Mark Brill. 9, 57-Mark Shipman. 10, 15-Wayne Bush. 11, 99J-Nate Jantz. 12, ZZX-Kara Langley. 13, ZZ-Sloppy Hogg. 14, D11-David Hennan. 15, 36-Jason Redman. 16, 77-Kyle Sweeney.