Crockett Sets Sights on ASCS COMP Cams Speedweek TULSA, Okla. (May 25, 2005) -- ASCS Speedweek has historically attracted competitors from the furthest reaches of the nation and this year's edition will be no exception, as Eugene, Oregon's Roger...
Crockett Sets Sights on ASCS COMP Cams Speedweek
TULSA, Okla. (May 25, 2005) -- ASCS Speedweek has historically attracted competitors from the furthest reaches of the nation and this year's edition will be no exception, as Eugene, Oregon's Roger Crockett will throw his hat into the mix for the 13th Annual COMP Cams American Sprint Car Series Speedweek crown.
Crockett is the four-time and defending champion of the Northern Sprint Tour, which sanctions Sprint Car racing throughout the Upper Northwest in Washington state and Oregon. "The schedule worked out pretty well, there wasn't really any conflicts with the series we run out here so we thought we'd give ASCS Speedweek a try," Crockett commented. "Hopefully we can get a win or two with the ASCS guys."
The 13th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek includes seven nights of racing over the course of nine nights, kicking off at Memphis Motorsports Park next Friday night, June 3. Ensuing stops include Riverside Speedway (June 4) in West Memphis, AR, Tri-State Speedway (June 6) in Pocola, OK, Tulsa Speedway (June 7), Devil's Bowl Speedway (June 9) in Mesquite, TX, Texarkana 67 Speedway (June 10) and Little Rock's I-30 Speedway (June 11).
Crockett has spent the early portion of the 2005 season picking and choosing his events on the west coast. "We've been running California Civil War stuff, some Golden State Challenge races and some Northern Sprint Tour races."
After recording 14 feature wins in 2004, Crockett has already knocked off a pair of wins this season. The first came in weekly competition at Cottage Grove (OR) Speedway, with the second in Civil War competition at California's Placerville Speedway where Crockett pocketed $3,000 by topping a 55-car field.
Now 24 years old, Crockett made his ASCS debut at the tender age of 13 when he took part in 1994's ASCS Southwest Speedweek. Last year, Crockett competed in the O'Reilly ASCS event at Nebraska Raceway Park and the ASCS Knoxville 360 Nationals, then finished second in the Brodix Tournament of Champions at Knoxville Raceway.
Crockett joins forces with California car owner Paul Silva aboard the Wesmar-powered No. 57 Eagle, with sponsors including ProBilt Construction, Silva Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Weld Racing, Sam's Investigation and Palmero Properties.
Crockett will face a host of challengers for ASCS Speedweek championship honors, including defending O'Reilly ASCS National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores champion and current point leader Gary Wright. Among others expected to contend for Speedweek honors include defending Speedweek champion Tim Crawley, Darren Stewart, Jan Howard, Toby Brown, A.G. Rains, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Mike Ward, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Natalie Sather, Jimmy Taylor and Brodix Rookie of the Year contenders Jake Martens, Tony Bruce, Jr., and Lee Sowell.
Additional information regarding the 13th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek and the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.