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LONGDALE, Okla. (May 17, 2021) – Roger Crockett produced his first feature triumph of the season last Friday during the opening night of an ASCS Sooner Region doubleheader at Longdale Speedway.
Crockett followed with a runner-up result on Saturday during the Walleye Rodeo Roundup finale, giving him three podiums in five races this year.
“It’s definitely good to win one early in the year,” he said. “It’s nice to get the first one out of the way. I still think we can reach our goal to win 10 races this year.”
The event began on Friday with Crockett advancing from seventh to fourth place in a heat race. That earned a spot into the feature redraw and Crockett pulled the No. 6 to line up on the outside of the third row for the A Main.
“We got right into fourth and I felt like I was going to come out in second when the leader wrecked, which wiped out second and third in the same corner on Lap 2,” he said. “I went low because the drivers in second and third were sliding each other. They both slid into the leader and couldn’t do anything.
“After that there was red after red and lots of yellows. It took forever to get going. The track ended up taking rubber on the bottom fairly early. Our car was really good. I ran hard for a couple of laps and then cruised. I wasn’t really pushing it.”
Crockett’s win was his 40th career ASCS regional triumph.
The weekend concluded on Saturday with Crockett finishing third in a heat race before he rallied from eighth to second in the A Main.
“We got a terrible start in our heat race and fell to the tail after the first corner,” he said. “We got together with another car in a racing deal. Then we started moving forward and a car got a flat tire in front of us. We passed another guy to get back to our starting spot. We were plenty fast enough, but unable to advance further than where we started.
“They worked on the track and it was perfect in the feature. There was a top and a bottom. Everyone went to the top the first lap and I went to the bottom. I was in second by Lap 2. I moved up and slowly reeled the leader in. He didn’t make any mistakes and didn’t let lapped cars slow him down. I slid him twice, but couldn’t make it stick.”
Crockett’s second-place finish tied for the second-most positions gained – six – during the race.
“We had our car really, really good,” he said. “I wouldn’t have made a single change either night. That’s always nice.”
QUICK RESULTS –
May 14 – Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. – Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 1 (6).
May 15 – Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla. – Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 2 (8).
SEASON STATS –
5 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s
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