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Crockett Ready for 410 Season Debut This Weekend at All Star Races in Oklahoma
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Inside Line Promotions – POCOLA, Okla. (June 4, 2020) – Roger Crockett will make his 410ci winged sprint car season debut this weekend with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.
Crockett plans on racing Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., and Saturday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., during the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through the Plains presented by Hercules Tires.
“A special thanks goes to Tracker Native Tobacco and to Phil Del Rosa for helping make it possible to be able to run the 410 races,” he said. “I’m thankful for their continued support.”
This weekend will be Crockett’s debut at both tracks and his first start in a 410 sprint car since the Knoxville Nationals last August.
“I wish we’d be able to race more 410 races, but it hasn’t been what we’re after,” he said. “I have had plenty of success in 410s. I think our best All Star finish is a second or third. I’ve led before, but it’s been a long time.”
Crockett has a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory under his belt and he’s been victorious with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series, Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series and the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series. He estimates 20-to-30 of his career wins have come in the division.
However, Crockett hasn’t run more than a handful of 410 races in the last few years.
“It’s hard to get 410 success when you run them once or twice a year,” he said. “Between moving and not having a 410 for a long time and focusing more on the ASCS National Tour, I haven’t really done it for a few years. We’re looking forward to being able to run some 410 shows the next couple of weeks.”
Crockett was in contention for a podium finish during his lone start last weekend when he invaded Tri-State Speedway for an ASCS Sooner Region event on Saturday. He won a heat race and battled for a top-three position throughout the main event before his left front tire blew going down the frontstretch as the white flag was waving. Crockett hit the inside wall entering turn one and was unable to finish. He was credited with a 13th-place result.
“I need to do a better job of taking some risks to be in position to win the race,” he said. “Our car was fast enough. When you’re racing against some guys who are extremely aggressive you need to be extremely aggressive or they’re going to get the best of you.
“The impact bent the frame, but we got it back yesterday and I put the car back together. I want to thank Flea Ruzic of Team Ripper for getting our car turned around fast and to Jerry Meents for driving it back to us.”
QUICK RESULTS –
May 30 – Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. – Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 13 (3).
SEASON STATS –
6 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., and Saturday at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., during the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through the Plains presented by Hercules Tires with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Tracker Native Tobacco
Tracker Native Tobacco is a 100-percent privately owned cigarette manufacturer based in Alturas, Calif. The company offers a full line of different flavored cigarettes known for its high quality.
“Phil Del Rosa has been a long-time friend and supporter of our race team,” Crockett said. “We’re excited to have his newest endeavor on board and we’re looking forward to seeing it continue to succeed.”
Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Tracker Native Tobacco, Maxim Chassis, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Tracker Native Tobacco, Newlin Bar Service, AL Driveline, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.
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