Bryan Hulbert – Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 23, 2012) After a weekend off, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV prepares for one of the most heartfelt weekends of the season as the series makes its second stop of the year at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” for the 2nd annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Friday September 28th and Saturday September 29th.
Originally a single day event that began in 2006, the two day format was adopted for the inaugural Hockett/McMillin Memorial in 2011.
In the past seven events that have been hosted by the Lucas Oil Speedway, Jason Johnson and Tim Crawley have a pair of wins each. Tim Crawley found victory in 2010 before taking the prelim night of the inaugural Hockett/McMillin Memorial in 2011. Jason Johnson was victorious in 2008 and captured the championship feature of the 2011 Hockett/McMillin Memorial.
Brian Brown (2006), Shane Stewart (2009), and Cody Baker (2012) each have a single victory at Lucas Oil Speedway. The 2007 date was called due to rain. The 2012 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV season is the first time in series history that the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” has been on the national schedule twice in a single season.
This weekend’s Hockett/McMillin Memorial represents the 48th and 49th events in the 2012 National Schedule.
Lucas Oil Speedway Past Winners: Cody Baker (2012), Jason Johnson (2011, 2008), Tim Crawley (2011, 2010), Shane Stewart (2009), Brian Brown (2006). Rain claimed the 2007 event.
The State of Missouri has seen has seen the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV 66 times at 15 tracks: Bolivar Speedway (2), Double X Speedway (1), I-55 Speedway (1), Joplin 66 Speedway (11), LA Raceway (1), Lake Ozark Speedway (8), Lebanon I-44 Speedway (1), Lucas Oil Speedway (7), Missouri International Speedway (3), Monett Speedway (8), Poplar Bluff Speedway (1), Sedalia State Fair Speedway (14), U.S. 36 Raceway (2), West Palins Motor Speedway (5), Valley Speedway (1)
In the 66 races run in Missouri there have been 26 winners: Gary Wright (11), Jason Johnson (8), Shane Stewart (7), Tim Crawley (6), Danny Wood (3), Jesse Hockett (3), Larry Neighbors (3), Terry Gray (3), Brian Brown (2), Garry Lee Maier (2), Ricky Logan (2), Wayne Johnson (2), Aaron Berryhill, (Drivers with a single victory) Billy Alley, Billy Vielhauer, Cody Baker, Danny Jennings, Jerrod Hull, Michael Dupuy, Mike Peters, Nick Smith, Tim Montgomery, Tommie Estes Jr., Tony Bruce Jr., Travis Rilat, Zach Chappell
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
When and Where:
September 28th – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Missouri – Gates Open @ 5pm / Racing @ 7:30pm
September 29th – Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Missouri – Gates Open @ 4pm / Racing @ 6:30pm
Track Information: Lucas Oil Speedway
Address: 700 E Highway 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
Phone #: 417-282-5984
2012 Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-11, Wayne Johnson-8, Brady Bacon-6, Tony Bruce Jr.-3, Danny Lasoski-2, Shane Stewart-2, Jeff Swindell-2, Brian Brown-1, Seth Bergman-1, Jason Martin-1, Dustin Morgan-1, Danny Wood-1, Cody Baker-1, Jordan Boston-1, Brock Lemley-1, Mason Moore-1, Brad Loyet-1, Brooke Tatnell-1, Kevin Swindell-1
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Points (top 10): 1. Jason Johnson 5,766; 2. Wayne Johnson 5,741; 3. Brady Bacon 5,565; 4. Johnny Herrera 5,272; 5. Brad Loyet 5,225; 6. Tony Bruce Jr. 5,165; 7. Seth Bergman 4,825; 8. Logan Forler 4,745; 9. Dustin Morgan 4,652; 10. Gary Wright 4,609
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV – A Look Ahead:
October 11 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas (2nd Lone Star Sprint Nationals)
October 12 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas (2nd Lone Star Sprint Nationals)
October 13 – Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas (2nd Lone Star Sprint Nationals)
October 19 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas (39th Winter Nationals)
October 20 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, Texas (39th Winter Nationals)
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV on the web:
All Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series national events are broadcast live on www.racinboys.com for anyone who is unable to attend the races live. Official results, points, and race notes are posted at www.ascsracing.com. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @LucasOilASCS.
Lucas Oil ASCS on TV: A full schedule of tape-delayed races for the 2012 season can found at www.motorsportshour.com.
The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. For information regarding availability and listings in your area log onto www.mavtv.com.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MavTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, FSR Radiators, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.
Photo Credit:Patrick Grant (www.openwheel.org)