Jesse Hockett (1983-2010) – R.I.P.

From Lonnie Wheatley

TULSA, Okla. (May 26, 2010) – The nation lost one of its most daring Sprint Car drivers on Wednesday afternoon, as Jesse Hockett lost his life in an accident in his Warsaw, MO, shop.

The 26-year-old was electrocuted while prepping his trailer for a four-day Memorial Day weekend of racing that was to include Thursday’s USAC event at Terre Haute, weekly action near home at Sedalia on Friday and then the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series Steve King Memorial at the Jetmore Motorplex on Saturday and Sunday.

The entire staff and families of the American Sprint Car Series along with the entire racing community extend deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jesse Hockett at this time.

Details regarding services will be announced as they become available.