Hockett Rockets to ASCS LOS 360 Nationals Sweep ELDON, Mo. (September 4, 2005) - Jesse Hockett lived up to his moniker in Sunday night's 30-lap O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country ...
Hockett Rockets to ASCS LOS 360 Nationals Sweep
ELDON, Mo. (September 4, 2005) - Jesse Hockett lived up to his moniker in Sunday night's 30-lap O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores feature event at Lake Ozark Speedway, rocketing in wire-to-wire fashion to top the final night of the Second Annual LOS 360 Nationals.
After winning Saturday's prelim to earn the pole position for Sunday's feature, Hockett gunned into the lead at the outset and ultimately raced underneath the checkered flag with nearly a straightaway advantage as he completed a sweep of the weekend and racked up ASCS National Tour career victory number three.
"Our car was great again tonight, it's nice to get some big wins, I just hope we can keep it going," Hockett commented after his triumph aboard the Wesmar-powered VKCC Motorsports/Arizona Race Mart No. 75 Maxim.
With 27 of Sunday's 50 entries taking the green flag in the main event, the original start was waved off when fourth-starter Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., bicycled in the turn one cushion and caught the wall, with ninth-starter Nick Smith flipping into the scene. Smith was uninjured but done for the night, while Stenhouse rejoined the chase after quick repairs.
Hockett outgunned fellow front row starter Gary Wright for the point on the ensuing restart, only to have a four-car turn four tangle and then a turn three Billy Alley flip slow the action after one round.
Back under way, Hockett set the pace in front of Wright, Tim Montgomery, Darren Stewart and Zach Chappell. Wright kept the pressure on Hockett as lapped traffic came into play until a broken steering arm sent Wright headlong into the turn three wall after ten laps. Wright escaped the vicious flip unscathed.
Hockett survived two more cautions along the way before stretching out a healthy advantage by the time the checkered flag flew. Montgomery settled for the runner-up slot aboard the Donnie Cooper Racing entry, while Jon Corbin posted his best career ASCS finish by racing from tenth to claim the show position.
Chappell crossed the stripe fourth, while Stenhouse rebounded from his early miscue to round out the top five. Stewart was sixth, with 15th-starter Bryan Grimes, 14th-starter Brian Brown, 21st-starter Tony Bruce, Jr., and Chris Morgan completing the top ten.
Chappell, Stewart, Eric Schrock, Smith, Jerrod Hull and Brown topped heat race action, with Toby Brown and Terry Hinck winning the 12-lap "B" Mains.
Ricky Ryun flipped in heat race action, while Natalie Sather, Lee Sowell and Gabe Maycock each flipped in the first "B" Main. There were no injuries.
Locked in from Saturday night's Preliminary Feature: Jesse Hockett, Gary Wright, Tim Montgomery, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Zach Chappell, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Toby Brown, 4. Mike Trent, 5. Doc Sloan, 6. Jimmy Taylor, 7. Gabe Maycock, 8. Tim Newman.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Darren Stewart, 2. Nathan Benson, 3. Terry Hinck, 4. Mitchell Moore, 5. Brandon Gray, 6. Matthew Fox, 7. Scott Comstock, 8. Robbie Standridge.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Eric Schrock, 2. Bryan Grimes, 3. Jason Evans, 4. Lee Sowell, 5. Curtis Evans, 6. Natalie Sather, 7. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 8. Ricky Ryun.
Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. Nick Smith, 2. Jon Corbin, 3. Kent Buckley, 4. Jake Martens, 5. Matt Sutton, 6. Randy Martin, 7. Mace May, 8. Abe Sherwood.
Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. Jerrod Hull, 2. Tracy Nichols, 3. Chris Morgan, 4. Dean Adams, Jr., 5. Tyler Blank, 6. Todd McVay, 7. Mark Knapp.
Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. Brian Brown, 2. Billy Alley, 3. Tony Bruce, Jr., 4. Adam Jones, 5. Tony Crank, 6. Eric Jobe, 7. Robert Black.
First B Feature (12 Laps): 1. Toby Brown, 2. Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. Nathan Benson, 4. Doc Sloan, 5. Tim Newman, 6. Randy Martin, 7. Dean Adams, Jr., 8. Mark Knapp, 9. Brandon Gray, 10. Jimmy Taylor, 11. Lee Sowell, 12. Gabe Maycock, 13. Natalie Sather, 14. Scott Comstock, 15. Ricky Ryun. DNS: Tyler Blank.
Second B Feature (12 Laps): 1. Terry Hinck, 2. Mike Trent, 3. Jake Martens, 4. Mitchell Moore, 5. Eric Jobe, 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 7. Tony Crank, 8. Adam Jones, 9. Todd McVay, 10. Abe Sherwood, 11. Robert Black, 12. Curtis Evans, 13. Mace May, 14. Matthew Fox. DNS: Matt Sutton, Robbie Standridge.
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. Jesse Hockett, 2. Tim Montgomery, 3. Jon Corbin, 4. Zach Chappell, 5. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 6. Darren Stewart, 7. Bryan Grimes, 8. Brian Brown, 9. Tony Bruce, Jr., 10. Chris Morgan, 11. Eric Schrock, 12. Jason Evans, 13. Terry Hinck, 14. Mike Trent, 15. Nathan Benson, 16. Tracy Nichols, 17. Jerrod Hull, 18. Jake Martens, 19. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 20. Matt Sutton, 21. Toby Brown, 22. Gary Wright, 23. Matthew Fox, 24. Billy Alley, 25. Kent Buckley, 26. Hunter Schuerenberg, 27. Nick Smith.
O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Points (Top Ten): 1. Gary Wright 3,842, 2. Darren Stewart 3,654, 3. Tony Bruce, Jr., 3,461, 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 3,397, 5. Toby Brown 2,917, 6. Jake Martens 2,877, 7. Jimmy Taylor 2,356, 8. Jan Howard 1,991, 9. Zach Chappell 1,886, 10. Lee Sowell 1,817.