Crockett rockets on opening night at Cottage Grove

Roger Crockett grabbed his fifth Lucas Oil ASCS victory Friday night at the Cottage Grove Speedway. (ASCS / Bryan Hulbert)
Roger Crockett grabbed his fifth Lucas Oil ASCS victory Friday night at the Cottage Grove Speedway. (ASCS / Bryan Hulbert)
Roger Crockett grabbed his fifth Lucas Oil ASCS victory Friday night at the Cottage Grove Speedway. (ASCS / Bryan Hulbert)

From Bryan Hulbert

Cottage Grove, OR — (July 19, 2013) — For the fifth time in his career, Roger Crockett parked the SKS Racing No. 11 in Lucas Oil ASCS victory lane. His second score of 2013 against the National arm of the ASCS Nation, the Medford, Ore. driver wired the night’s 25 lap Protect the Harvest A-Feature.

Changing his line up in the final laps, Crockett pulled to a 1.370 second advantage at the checkered flag. Asked why the change, Crockett replied, “The bottom was really wet and on the red flag and my crew told me that Johnny [Herrera] was rolling really good so I thought I would give it a whirl but at the end there I took a line from my old buddy Tim Kaeding and lived it up on the high side.”

Johnny Herrera gave chase from start to finish in the runner up spot, pulling up to the No. 11 at times in slower traffic but unable to complete the pass. Trying the bottom groove in the closing laps, Herrera was able to keep with Crockett on the restarts before falling back. “The top was the place to be here” commented Herrera. “We just paced with Roger there really well but on the longer runs it seemed like I started getting better, either that or he started slowing down. Lapped traffic would have played a big part if we could have got there but we had a good racecar.”

Herrera’s runner up finish was enough to propel the Print Place No. 45x back to the top of the Lucas Oil ASCS driver standings by 17 markers over Jason Johnson.

Trey Starks completed the top three, putting two ASCS Northwest Region drivers on the podium. “I think a lot of people underestimate just how good the competition is out here, and how good the Northwest guys are” commented Starks on the two out of three podium finish. “It’s great to show that here at one of our home tracks.”

Seth Bergman made the charge from thirteenth to fourth with Brad Loyet coming from tenth to complete the top five.

Jason Johnson advanced nine spots to grab sixth with Henry VanDam, and Dustin Morgan completing the top eight. Chad Noland raced out of the DMI Rear Ends B-Feature and came from twenty-first to ninth to earn the Hard Charger of the Night with Colin Baker coming from eighteenth to round out the top ten.

The night included four Heat Races with Henry VanDam, Randy Pierce, Roger Crockett, and Trey Starks each garnering victories. The DMI Rear Ends B-Feature was won by Tony Bruce, Jr. who ended up eleventh in the A-Feature.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV American Real returns to the Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, July 20 with race scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M. (PDT).

Lucas Oil ASCS Presented by MAVTV American Real
Cottage Grove Speedway – Cottage Grove, Ore.
Friday, July 19, 2013

Car Count: 29

Wesmar Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 33V-Henry VanDam[1]; 2. 9R-Reece Goetz[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 4. 5H-Justyn Cox[7]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[8]; 6. 88-Brent Hoover[2]; 7. 10-Kyle Miller[5]; DNF 26F-Shane Forte[3]

Ti22 Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. P12-Randy Pierce[1]; 2. 22K-Shane Golobic[2]; 3. 22-Mason Moore[4]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[6]; 5. 29-Brandon Hahn[3]; 6. 71-Chadd Noland[5]; 7. 10J-Jake Waddell[7]

Rod End Supply Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[2]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet[1]; 3. 93-Dustin Morgan[6]; 4. 2-Colin Baker[4]; 5. 99AU-Josh Ruhs[5]; 6. 5N-Seth Nunes[7]; 7. 4J-Allison Journey[3]

BMRS Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Trey Starks[2]; 2. 17W-Cole Wood[1]; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[3]; 4. 94-Jeff Swindell[6]; 5. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[7]; 6. 21T-Zack Spaulding[4]; 7. 68-Rob Held[5]

DMI B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[1]; 2. 2-Colin Baker[2]; 3. 10-Kyle Miller[10]; 4. 5N-Seth Nunes[4]; 5. 71-Chadd Noland[6]; 6. 29-Brandon Hahn[5]; 7. 68-Rob Held[11]; 8. 21T-Zack Spaulding[7]; 9. 88-Brent Hoover[8]; 10. 26F-Shane Forte[13]; 11. 99AU-Josh Ruhs[3]; 12. 4J-Allison Journey[12]; DNF 10J-Jake Waddell[9]

Protect the Harvest A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[2]; 3. 55-Trey Starks[3]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[13]; 5. 05-Brad Loyet[10]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson[15]; 7. 33V-Henry VanDam[6]; 8. 93-Dustin Morgan[8]; 9. 71-Chadd Noland[21]; 10. 2-Colin Baker[18]; 11. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[17]; 12. 22K-Shane Golobic[9]; 13. 9R-Reece Goetz[5]; 14. 5H-Justyn Cox[7]; 15. 29-Brandon Hahn[22]; 16. 2L-Logan Forler[16]; 17. P12-Randy Pierce[4]; DNF 94-Jeff Swindell[14]; DNF 17W-Cole Wood[11]; DNF 5N-Seth Nunes[20]; DNF 22-Mason Moore[12]; DNF 10-Kyle Miller[19]

Lap Leaders: Roger Crockett (1-25) Hard Charger: Chadd Noland +12
FSR High Points of the Night: Roger Crockett
Hawk Performance Products Fastest Lap of the Night: Roger Crockett – 12.039 seconds
Provisionals: N/A

2013 “A” Feature Winners: Jason Johnson-6, Johnny Herrera-3, Jeff Swindell-2, Logan Forler-2, Roger Crockett-2, Brian Brown-1, Kyle Bellm-1, Brad Loyet-1, Danny Lasoski-1, Jack Dover-1, Seth Bergman-1, Jonathan Cornell-1, Tony Bruce, Jr.-1, Travis Rilat-1

Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Standings (Top 10): 1. Johnny Herrera 3,076; 2. Jason Johnson 3,059; 3. Jeff Swindell 2,887; 4. Brad Loyet 2,876; 5. Tony Bruce, Jr. 2,816; 6. Logan Forler 2,751; 7. Seth Bergman 2,713; 8. Dustin Morgan 2,558; 9. Cole Wood 2,446; 10. Brandon Hahn 1,982;

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