Manzanita: Edwards/RET race report

CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING SCORES TWO TOP FIVES AT MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing drivers Jesse Hockett and Derek Hagar recorded two top fives Saturday night at the Sands Chevrolet Presents "The Copper on ...

CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING SCORES TWO TOP FIVES AT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing drivers Jesse Hockett and Derek Hagar recorded two top fives Saturday night at the Sands Chevrolet Presents "The Copper on Dirt" in Phoenix Arizona. Hockett finished 2nd and Hagar 5th at the K&N USAC Silver Crown opener at Manzanita Speedway.

The weekend of racing started Friday night with heat races. Marion, Arkansas native Derek Hagar got the team off to a good start winning his USAC Silver Crown heat race in the No. 6 Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing Silver Crown car. Jesse Hockett finished second driving the No. 199 Roush/ Yates Engines, Ford Racing/ Red Line Oil entry. In the Copper Bowl Shootout, Jesse Hockett started on the pole and led all ten laps to win the race. Derek Hagar finished 9th.

Jesse Hockett's win Friday night put him on the pole for Saturday night's feature with Bud Kaeding starting outside the pole. When the green flag dr opped Hockett and Kaeding battled for the lead back and fourth with the No. 199 leading 26 of the 50 laps. With two laps remaining, the Missouri native hopped the cushion and the two-time USAC Silver Crown Champion Kaeding drove by and held on for the win. Jesse Hockett recovered to finish second, recording his first USAC Silver Crown podium. Derek Hagar started 9th but was persistent and powered by several cars to finish 5th. Hockett is 2nd and Hagar is 5th in USAC Silver Crown Series points heading into the May 22 "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

USAC RETURNS TO TELEVISION The Sands Chevrolet Presents "The Copper on Dirt" is scheduled to air in Versus on April 24th at 5pm eastern.

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Series USAC
Drivers Bud Kaeding , Carl Edwards , Jesse Hockett , Derek Hagar