Brad Loyet Tops The Hockett/McMillin Memorial For The First Time

Brad Loyet Tops The Hockett/McMillin Memorial For The First Time

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WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2015) In an absolute display of dominance, Brad Loyet parked his Vacuworx No. 05 in Victory Lane for his first triumph at the Lucas Oil Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network to become the 18th different winner on the season.

The seventh time Brad Loyet has found Victory Lane since 2012 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, the win in the fifth annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial was a special one for the Loyet family.

“Anytime you come to a race like this, it’s a huge deal. Jesse was a friend of mine. He drove one of my cars before, and actually the first winged car I ever raced was Jesse’s car at Lake of the Ozarks Speedway so it’s pretty cool to be here in Victory Lane,” said Loyet of the win. “I’ve tried really hard to get a win in a Sprint Car here. I’ve won in a Midget, but this feel great.”

Finally rolling after two failed starts that saw Scottie McDonald and Brian Brown walk away uninjured after taking hard flips, the No. 95 of Matt Covington got the jump to the lead from the pole position. Taking the runner-up spot on Lap 3 from Tony Bruce, Jr., the Loyet Landscaping No. 05 worked the cushion of the Lucas Oil Speedway to run down the A-Rock Material No. 95 of Matt Covington.

Finding traffic by Lap 8, Loyet jumped on the advantage. Closing fast, Loyet raced to the lead on Lap 10.

Caution working Lap 11, the restart saw Derek Hagar go to work on Matt Covington for second. Coming from eighth, the R.E. Enterprises No. 9jr took the spot on Lap 14.

Giving chase into traffic, all doors were slammed shut as Brad Loyet raced to victory by 6.803 seconds over Derek Hagar.

“We were way too good early on. We had the car at the beginning that we had at the end last night but hats off to my crew for giving me a good racecar to be able to come from basically mid-pack both nights, and be able to contend for the win,” commented Derek when asked about the runner-up finish. “I know how special it is to win this event. I won it last year and Jesse has a special place in all our hearts.”

Runner up both nights with the Lucas Oil ASCS, Derek completed a weekend sweep with the Impact Signs W.A.R. Non-Wing Sprints for Hockett Motorsports

Holding off the charge of Tony Bruce, Jr. the third spot went to Matt Covington, who ended a 22 race drought between podium finishes.

“We’ve had good speed in the car lately, the driver’s just been making a few mistakes. I did it out there too. I just stayed bottom to middle too long and Loyet showed me the way on the top, but the car felt great. It was the same car we had last night and you know, I’ve been on the pole here before, and thought I was going to win and we fell back to fourth on that one, got third on this one, so we’re getting better and that’s all we can ask for.”

Tim Crawley worked middle to top in the closing laps to get to fourth in the Mike Ward Motorsports No. 88x with Danny Lasoski tearing his way through the field from 21st to complete the top five in the Creason Pipeline No. 33L.

Dicing it up with Johnny Herrera and Tony Bruce, Jr. in the closing laps, Ian Madsen was able to grab sixth with Herrera seventh followed by Bruce. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. from 18th was ninth with Wayne Johnson making the most of a 23rd place provisional start to round out the top-ten.

Losing Danny Wood and Ricky Lee Stangl to crashes on Friday night, Matt Close and Danny Lasoski filled in those spots to bring the event count to 53 drivers. Six Heat Races went to Morgan Turpen, Tim Crawley, Johnny Herrera, Brandon Hanks, Jonathan Cornell, and Chance Morton. B-Feature wins went to Seth Bergman, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Randy Martin. Provisional starts were used by Wayne Johnson and Jordan Weaver. It was the first time this season either driver has had to use a provisional.

The final outing of the season for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, Jonathan Cornell picked up his fourth series championship.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network competes next at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17. More information on the Winter Nationals can be found at

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Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region
5th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial
Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Car Count: 51
Event Count: 53

Heat Races (8 Laps): Winners plus the next 6 highest in passing points to the A-Feature. Top 4 from Friday and Top 4 in passing points will redraw will redraw.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10M-Morgan Turpen[1]; 2. 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 3. 1X-Brad Ryun[6]; 4. 4-Evan Martin[5]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[7]; 6. 5-Matt Close[4]; 7. 72X-Josh Fisher[8]; 8. (DNF) 31N-Kevin Ulmer[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88X-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 4. 33L-Danny Lasoski[7]; 5. 10-Terry Gray[4]; 6. 40-Howard Moore[1]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore[5]; 8. 7S-Lee Lengel[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]; 2. 14-Randy Martin[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 4. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 5. 85-Forrest Sutherland[2]; 6. 31-Justin Webb[7]; 7. 33-Kris Miller[5]; 8. (DNF) 49-Ben Brown[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks[2]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm[4]; 3. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[8]; 4. 81A-Chris Morgan[3]; 5. 91-Steven Russell[5]; 6. 22-Koby Barksdale[6]; 7. 3-Dustin Adams[7]; 8. 48-Dean Hathman[1]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 2. 18M-Ian Madsen[5]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 6. 17W-Harli White[8]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson[3]; 8. 27-Danny Thoman[7]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[3]; 3. 88-Scottie McDonald[7]; 4. 38-Cody Baker[5]; 5. 92J-J.R. Topper[2]; 6. 99-Andrew Turley[6]; 7. (DNF) 24-Lanny Carpenter[4]

B-Features (12 Laps): Top 2 in each advance to the tail of the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson[7]; 4. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 5. 10-Terry Gray[6]; 6. 17W-Harli White[5]; 7. 40-Howard Moore[9]; 8. 33-Kris Miller[10]; 9. 38-Cody Baker[4]; 10. 48-Dean Hathman[12]; 11. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman[11]; 12. (DNF) 99-Andrew Turley[8]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 33L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 3. 76-Jay Russell[4]; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[3]; 5. 31-Justin Webb[6]; 6. 5-Matt Close[8]; 7. 7S-Lee Lengel[11]; 8. (DNF) 8M-Kade Morton[5]; 9. (DNF) 72X-Josh Fisher[9]; 10. (DNF) 92J-J.R. Topper[7]; DNS 24-Lanny Carpenter; DNS 31N-Kevin Ulmer

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 14-Randy Martin[1]; 2. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 3. 91-Steven Russell[5]; 4. 1X-Brad Ryun[2]; 5. 22-Koby Barksdale[7]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[9]; 7. 85-Forrest Sutherland[6]; 8. 34-Corey Nelson[10]; 9. 49-Ben Brown[11]; 10. (DNF) 3-Dustin Adams[8]; 11. (DNF) 81A-Chris Morgan[4]

A-Feature (30 Laps):

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet[3]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 4. 88X-Tim Crawley[11]; 5. 33L-Danny Lasoski[21]; 6. 18M-Ian Madsen[9]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera[6]; 8. 18-Tony Bruce Jr[2]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[18]; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson[23]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel[20]; 12. 14K-Kyle Bellm[13]; 13. 28-Jonathan Cornell[15]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 15. 92-Jordan Weaver[24]; 16. 14-Randy Martin[19]; 17. 4-Evan Martin[22]; 18. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[12]; 20. 7M-Chance Morton[16]; 21. (DNF) 10M-Morgan Turpen[14]; 22. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman[17]; 23. (DNF) 21-Brian Brown[5]; 24. (DNF) 88-Scottie McDonald[10]

Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-9; Brad Loyet 10-30
KSE Hard Charger: Danny Lasoski +16
FSR High Point: Johnny Herrera
Provisional(s): Wayne Johnson; Jordan Weaver


2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Aaron Reutzel 6; Seth Bergman 4; Jason Solwold 3; Johnny Herrera 3; Brian Brown 2; Jason Sides 1; Mark Smith 1; Blake Hahn 1; Wayne Johnson 1; Tony Bruce, Jr. 1; Ian Madsen 1; Jack Dover 1; Dusty Zomer 1; Danny Lasoski 1; Terry McCarl 1; Justin Henderson 1; Billy Alley 1; Brad Loyet 1;

Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Aaron Reutzel 3,809; 2. Johnny Herrera 3,764; 3. Wayne Johnson 3,706; 4. Seth Bergman 3,492; 5. Matt Covington 3,334; 6. Blake Hahn 3,199; 7. Kyle Bellm 3,115; 8. Jordan Weaver 2,854; 9. Kris Miller 2,365; 10. Jeff Swindell 1,855;


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