Lucas Oil ASCS Heads for 4th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
TULSA, Okla. (September 22, 2014) – From near and far, they’ve come to honor “The Rocket” and “The Wrench” and this weekend, friends and family will again gather to pay tribute with the fourth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial this Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.
Headlined by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, the National Tour will be joined by the Speedway Motors Warrior Region as the Missouri arm of the ASCS Nation wraps up their 2014 season. Also on the card will be the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non-Wing Sprint Cars.
Rounds 14 and 15 for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the “Diamond of Dirt Tracks” since 2006, Jason Johnson leads the series in wins with three to his credit, including the first two Hockett/McMillin Memorial events. The four time Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion is the only driver to have made all 13 previous National Tour A-Features at the Lucas Oil Speedway. A pair of top five finishes this past weekend at the I-80 Speedway has propelled Jason Johnson from fourth in tour standings to second.
In ASCS National and Regional competition, 16 events have been held at the Missouri oval.
Brad Loyet brings a 72 point advantage into the weekend double-header. Loyet’s best finish at the Lucas Oil Speedway came during the 2014 Speedweek appearance on June 21, crossing third behind Christopher Bell and Tim Crawley.
Defending Hockett/McMillin Memorial Champion, Johnny Herrera, jumped two spots to third going into the fourth annual event with Jeff Swindell slipping from third to fourth after suffering a massive crash in the start of Friday night’s feature at the I-80 Speedway. Swindell has placed on the podium once at the Lucas Oil Speedway, doing so on June 22, 2013.
Having to go to a backup car following night one of the Fall Brawl, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. found himself tangled up while trying to avoid another crash on Saturday. The pair of DNF’s forced the No. 15 from second to fifth in tour standings. Hafertepe’s first of two A-Feature appearances at the Lucas Oil Speedway was on September 30, 2006 where the Sunnyvale, Texas driver placed ninth.
Sixth place Seth Bergman has a best finish of eighth at the Lucas Oil Speedway. Seventh place Matt Covington has placed fourth. Tony Bruce, Jr. eighth, captured a preliminary night victory at the Lucas Oil Speedway on September 27, 2013.
Aaron Reutzel ninth has a best finish of eleventh with Blake Hahn, hoping to better his tenth place run in 2013, currently rounding out the top ten in driver standings going into the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.
Jonathan Cornell leads by 29 markers with the Speedway Motors Warrior Region. Cornell topped the National Tour at the Lucas Oil Speedway on June 22, 2013 after starting eighteenth. In search of his third consecutive regional title, Cornell has five wins on the season. Kyle Bellm holds second with Randy Hibbs third. Hibbs first Warrior Region victory came earlier this season at the Wheatland oval. Jay Russell and J.R. Topper make up the top five in regional standings.
Friday, September 26 will have gates opening at 5:00 P.M. with Hot Laps starting at 6:45 P.M. and racing getting underway at 7:30 P.M. (CT). Saturday, September 27 shows gates opening at 4:30 P.M. followed by Hot Laps at 5:45 P.M. and races beginning at 6:30 P.M. (CT). For more information and to purchase tickets, log onto http://www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
The 2014 event will be filmed for replay on MAVTV. Air dates will be announced at a later date.
For continued updates on the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV American Real, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.
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Address: 700 U.S. 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
Phone (Track): (417) 282-5984
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Live Timing and scoring is available at most Lucas Oil ASCS events via Race Monitor that is available in the App Store of your Smart Phone or Tablet. The American Sprint Car Series app can also be downloaded for free in the Google Play store.
2014 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 4. Brad Loyet – 3, Jeff Swindell – 3, Aaron Reutzel -2, Rico Abreu – 2, Tony Bruce, Jr. – 2, Christopher Bell – 2, Brian Brown – 2, Seth Bergman – 2, Wayne Johnson – 2, Patrick Stasa – 1, Derek Hagar – 1, Sammy Swindell – 1, Davey Heskin – 1, Matt Covington – 1
2014 Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Brad Loyet 3,306; 2. Jason Johnson 3,234; 3. Johnny Herrera 3,199; 4. Jeff Swindell 3,185; 5. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,182; 6. Seth Bergman 3,104; 7. Matt Covington 2.988; 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2.888; 9. Aaron Reutzel 2,846; 10 Blake Hahn 2,792;
Lucas Oil ASCS Quick List – Lucas Oil Speedway: Wheatland, Mo.:
National Tour Winners by Date: Brian Brown (9/30/2006), Jason Johnson (4/19/2008), Shane Stewart (9/26/2009), Tim Crawley (9/25/2010), Tim Crawley (9/23/2011), Jason Johnson (9/24/2011), Cody Baker (6/23/2012), Brady Bacon (9/28/2012), Jason Johnson (9/29/2012), Jonathan Cornell (6/22/2013), Tony Bruce, Jr. (6/27/2013), Johnny Herrera (6/29/2013), Christopher Bell (6/21/2014)
National Tour Win Totals: Jason Johnson 3, Tim Crawley 2, Brian Brown 1, Tony Bruce, Jr., Shane Stewart, Jonathan Cornell, Johnny Herrera, Cody Baker, Christopher Bell, Brady Bacon
Hockett/McMillin Winners: Jason Johnson (2011 and 2012), Johnny Herrera (2013)
National Tour A-Feature Starts: Jason Johnson 13, Brian Brown 12, Dustin Morgan 11, Tony Bruce, Jr. 11, Johnny Herrera 9, Seth Bergman 9, Brad Loyet 8, Randy Martin 8, Brad Bacon 7, Gary Wright 7, Jeff Swindell 7, Jonathan Cornell 7, Josh Fisher 7, Kyle Bellm 7, Tim Crawley 7, Jack Dover 6, Logan Forler 6, Shane Stewart 6, Tyler Blank 6, Zach Chappell 6, Jay Russell 5, Sean McClelland 5, Wayne Johnson 5, Danny Lasoski 4, Danny Wood 4, Derek Hagar 4, Evan Martin 4, Justin Henderson 4, Aaron Berryhill 3, Brandon Hanks 3, Cody Baker 3, Cole Wood 3, Jon Corbin 3, Mark Shirshekan 3, Matt Covington 3, R.J. Johnson 3, Travis Rilat 3, Aaron Reutzel 2, Austin Alumbaugh 2, Blake Hahn 2, Darren Long 2, Don Droud, Jr. 2, Dustin Barks 2, Gavin Punch 2, Jesse Hockett 2, Jordan Boston 2, Kenneth Walker 2, Mathew Fox 2, Mike Trent 2, Miranda Arnold 2, Nick Smith 2, Randy Hibbs 2, Roger Crockett 2, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2, Terry Hinck 2, Toby Brown 2, Brandon Schure, Brian Bell, Brian McClelland, Bryan Grimes, Chris Tarrant, Chris Walker, Christopher Bell, Dan Smith, Darren Stewart, Eric Baldaccini, Eric Schrock, Foster Landon, Garry Lee Maier, Gary Taylor, Gregg Bakker, Harli White, J. Kinder, Jake Martens, Jarrod Schneiderman, Jason Sides, Joe Wood, Jr. Josh Baughman, Kathryne Minter, Kent Buckley, Kerry Madsen, Kyle Carpenter, Layne Himebaugh, Mike Peters, Michelle Moore, Natalie Sather, Nick Smith, Paul McMahan, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Rick Logan, Rusty Potter, Rusty Quick, Tracy Nichols, Trey Robb, Ty Williams, Tyler Drueke, Wyatt Burks
Lucas Oil ASCS A-Feature History – Lucas Oil Speedway: Wheatland, Mo.:
9-Sam Hafertepe Jr
11-Don Droud, Jr.
12-Garry Lee Maier
14-Tony Bruce, Jr.
17-Don Droud, Jr.
6-Tony Bruce Jr
9/23/2011 (Hockett/McMillin I)
13-Tony Bruce, Jr.
9/24/2011 (Hockett/McMillin I)
9-Tony Bruce Jr
14-Ray Allen Kulhanek
4-Tony Bruce Jr
21-Joe Wood Jr
22 (DNF)-Jon Corbin
23 (DNF)-Mike Trent
24 (DNF)-Dustin Morgan
9/28/2012 (Hockett/McMillin II)
2-Tony Bruce, Jr.
9/29/2012 (Hockett/McMillin II)
6-Tony Bruce, Jr.
10-Tony Bruce, Jr.
9/27/2013 (Hockett/McMillin III)
1-Tony Bruce, Jr
9/29/2013 (Hockett/McMillin III)
3-Tony Bruce, Jr.
15-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
17-Tony Bruce, Jr.
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