Hockett Takes ASCS Western World Championship; Completes Three Night Sweep! PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 8, 2008) -- Jesse Hockett completed the weekend trifecta of Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region competition by wiring the...
Hockett Takes ASCS Western World Championship; Completes Three Night Sweep!
PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 8, 2008) -- Jesse Hockett completed the weekend trifecta of Discount Tire Co. American Sprint Car Series Canyon Region competition by wiring the field in Saturday night's 30-lap championship finale of the Parker Store ASCS Non-Wing Western World Championships atop Manzanita Speedway's 1/3-mile clay oval.
Hockett rode a perilous cushion to perfection and denied a late bid from ASCS Canyon Region champion Jeremy Sherman to pocket Saturday night's $3,000 winner's share, running his weekend ASCS earnings to $6,000 after topping preliminary features on both Thursday and Friday as well.
Hockett and Sherman were chased to the stripe by Casey Shuman, who slid past Nathan High for third on the 28th lap, with Andrew Reinbold rounding out the top five.
"That little track is a lot of fun, and it's a lot faster than most people think," Hockett commented from victory lane. "And they had it just the way I like it tonight."
Hockett gunned into the lead from the pole position at the outset and paced the entire distance aboard the Massey Motorsports No. 2az machine.
"We just rebuilt this car and it worked great, Jim (Massey) always gives me a great car," Hockett explained. "Jim is always great for us, Parker Store helps us out, it seems like we have a lot of great sponsors out here in Phoenix so it's pretty awesome to win this for all of 'em."
Sherman took second away from Gary Taylor following a lap nine restart and had a shot at Hockett following the race's final caution after 21 laps for a tangle that eliminated Taylor and Charles Davis, Jr.
Sherman closed in on Hockett with a handful of laps remaining, but Hockett worked lapped traffic to perfection to secure the triumph and deny Sherman his 15th ASCS Canyon Region feature win of the season.
Sherman still collected his second consecutive ASCS Canyon Region crown in Fred Bryan's F&E Development No. 77, with Shuman's late move netting show honors in Rex Foster's No. 32.
Nathan High settled for a strong fourth place run in Robbie Allen's ABC Body Shop No. 12, with Reinbold fifth in the AME Electrical Contracting No. 19.
After transferring from the tail of the second "B" Main, Brady Bacon charged from 16th to claim sixth, with second "B" Main winner Bobby Marcum in seventh.Originally crossing the stripe in sixth, Mike Leslie was credited with eighth after being docked two positions for hitting the cone on the final restart, with first "B" Main winner R.J. Johnson and Johnathon Henry completing the top ten.
Prior to the Taylor-Davis tangle with 21 laps in the books, the feature was interrupted on just a pair of occasions. The first caution flew after five laps for a Nick Aiuto spin, with the second yellow appearing four laps later for Justin Grant. Shon Deskins tumbled in turn three on the ensuing restart, walking away uninjured.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Saturday Results from Manzanita Speedway's Parker Store ASCS Non-Wing Western World Championships:
Locked into "A" Main from Thursday and Friday Preliminaries (Top Eight in Points): 2az-Jesse Hockett, 5*-Gary Taylor, 77-Jeremy Sherman, 12-Nathan High, 32-Casey Shuman, 76-Mike Leslie, 50az-Charles Davis, Jr., 19-Andrew Reinbold
"B" Mains (Top 8 From Each Advance to "A" Main):
First "B" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 15-R.J. Johnson, 2. 88-Johnathon Henry, 3. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 4. 22x-Justin Grant, 5. 48-Thomas Ogle, 6. 61x-Bo Baker, 7. xxx-Zach Sawyers, 8. 97az-Jon Stanbrough, 9. 611-Bill Rose, 10. 26az-Bobby Taylor, 11. 11-Seainn Hendricsen, 12. 5x-Jody Wirth, 13. 28-Danny Stratton, 14. 8x-Chris Beal, 15. 6-Rex Calderwood, 16. 17az-Michael Bryan, 17. 9x-Larry Carter, 18. 0-Stevie Sussex.
Second "B" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 85-Bobby Marcum, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 91-Bugs Norbury, 4. 99x-Brady Bacon, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 7-Josh Pelkey, 7. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 8. 25-Jesse Dunham, 9. 00-Ken Caskey, 10. 7x-Rick Johnson, 11. 6x-Bryan Swinehart, 12. 78m-Leland Michael, 13. 74-Derek Williams, 14. 5m-Brian O'Donnell, 15. 76a-Art Mankel, 16. 22-Jesse Baker, 17. 96-Carson Ditsch, 18. 99-Chuck Jackson.
Parker Store ASCS Non-Wing Western World Championships Main Event:
"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 2az-Jesse Hockett, 2. 77-Jeremy Sherman, 3. 32-Casey Shuman, 4. 12-Nathan High, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 99x-Brady Bacon, 7. 85-Bobby Marcum, 8. 76-Mike Leslie, 9. 15-R.J. Johnson, 10. 88-Johnathon Henry, 11. 16-Mike Martin, 12. 97az-Jon Stanbrough, 13. 7-Josh Pelkey, 14. 91-Bugs Norbury, 15. 48-Thomas Ogle, 16. 61x-Bo Baker, 17. 27n-Nick Aiuto, 18. xxx-Zach Sawyers, 19. 44-Jeremy Reagles, 20. 25-Jesse Dunham, 21. 5*-Gary Taylor, 22. 50az-Charles Davis, Jr., 23. 20-Shon Deskins, 24. 22x-Justin Grant.
Discount Tire Co. ASCS Canyon Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Jeremy Sherman 3,950, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. 3,738, 3. Nathan High 3,642, 4. Mike Martin 3,577, 5. R.J. Johnson 3,561, 6. Andrew Reinbold 3,531, 7. Mike Leslie 3,494, 8. Josh Pelkey 3,050, 9. Jeremy Reagles 2,793, 10. Thomas Ogle 2,666.