by Robert Cortum – Jerrod Hull Motorsports
Sikeston, Mo (08-28-10)
Dateline: July 4, 1996, Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, Missouri pilots his #11 sprinter to win at Auto Value Parts Raceway in Benton, Missouri for his first ASCS National sprint car victory.
More than 14 years later Hull has once again found himself on top the podium at an ASCS National event. The win comes off of a couple of he most devastating months of his career as Hull had been sidelined many weeks to recuperate from injuries suffered in 2 racing incidents.
“This is just a huge win for this team. We started out the season kind of on a streak of wins and top fives but that came to a bit of a halt,” stated Hull. “I am just humbled right now and yet excited all at the same time.”
Hull would have to make it to the feature event the hard way as by luck of the draw, Hull garnered a tough heat race that saw him finish 5th. This would relegate Hull to the B feature of the night where he would earn the transfer to the evening’s main program.
“We learned a lot about the track in the B Main and we knew we had to make some adjustments to the car and change out some major components if we wanted to push forward,” a recollecting Hull added. “My team got their job done the way they needed to, the rest was up to me on the track.”
The feature event got off to a wild start as a number of cars at the front got together causing many cars to be shuffled to the back and pushing Hull’s starting position up to ninth from his original 19th position. Most of the cars were able to start and all drivers were OK.
“I saw what happened up front and was just fortunate to get the #12 Maxim slowed up in time not to be one of the casualties. Restarting 9th is obviously a whole lot better but there was still some work to be done, there were some awesome fast guys behind me that I knew was looking for the front also.”
Hull would be a member of some hotly contested 3-wide battles throughout the feature, and on lap 21, Hull was able to drive by the front runner of Brian Brown’s #21 to take over the night.
“We were able to find a nice slice of rubber early on and I just utilized that the best I could,” stated an exuberant Hull. “It was a tough fight though having to go three wide at times.”
“I am still in shock over this one; I doubt I get much sleep tonight. I just want to thank all my supporters who continue to believe in our program, my crew, fans, and the ASCS and Tri-City Speedway for putting on a great show tonight.”
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