Monday, June 23, 2014

TDN Driver of the Week: Crockett Takes First Ever WoO Sprint Win; Roberts, Holtgraver and Sheppard Take Honorable Mentions

Roger Crockett lost a tire and won his first World of Outlaws feature  all on the last lap of Saturday night's World of Outlaw Sprint series race at I-94 Speedway.  The Medford, OR wheelman who'd  recently been selected to pilot the number 82 Blazin Racing, Buffalo Wild Wings entry for the remainder of the summer, rewarded those that had faith in him by parking it in victory lane. Crockett had been building a name for himself in the Lucas ASCS Northwest Sprint Series for years and had been dominant in doing so. He's racked up numerous point championships with ASCS and tracks in his geography and while he may be a known quantity to many diehard sprint fans, Saturday's win perhaps completed his introduction to the rest of DIRT nation. Congrats Mr. Crockett on your first WoO Sprint victory and on being named our TDN Driver of the Week!
Video of Crockett's last lap tire mishap and checkered flag
For the complete Press Release from the World of Outlaws, click here:  Roger Crockett Wins at I-94

Honorable Mentions:


Casey Roberts:

Mr. Roberts had himself a fantastic weekend on the Lucas tour this past Friday and Saturday. He came in 4th at Cherokee Speedway and the following night took the checkers at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN. Roberts inherited the lead on lap 34 from Scott Bloomtuist who had a flat tire. The great weekend should surprise no one who follows Super Late Models closely, Roberts won a World of Outlaw Late Model tilt in Volusia back in February and has several regional series points champions down south on his resume.

Danny Holtgraver:

Came up with a huge $10,000 win at Eldora Speedway to kick off Ohio Speedweeks on Saturday night. The 24 year old Pittsburgh native held off a furious charge from Dale Blaney in the closing laps to earn his first of what will likely be several Eldora victories in his career.
You can red the full story here:
Holtgraver wins in Eldora

Matt Sheppard:

Ever since Matt had an unfortunate scoring error at Canandaigua a couple weeks back, he'd been driving like he'd had something to prove. And it manifested itself into a great week. Superman Sheppard took the SuperDIRTcar Series "Dirty Jersey 60" last Tuesday, but he didn't stop there. A win at Brewerton at Friday and two top 5's at Canandaigua and Utica-Rome on Sunday cemented his place among our honorable mentions.

Races to Watch This Coming Week:

  • World Of Outlaw Late Models at Big Diamond, PA; June 24
  • World of Outlaw Late Models at Lernerville, PA; June 26-27-28 (Firecracker 100)
  • World of Outlaw Sprint Cars at 34 Raceway, MN June 27
  • World of Outlaw Sprint Cars at Beaver Dam Raceway, WI; June 28
  • World of Outlaw Sprint Cars at Cedar Lake, WI; June 29
  • SuperDIRTCar Series Modifieds at Utica Rome, NY; June 25
  • SuperDIRTCar Series Modifieds at Cornwall, Ont; June 29
  • All Star Sprint Ohio Speedweek

Previous TDN 'Driver of the Week' Winners:

Week 13: Dale McDowell
Week 12: Stewart Friesen
Week 11: Daryn Pittman
Week 10: Christopher Bell
Week 9: Shane Stewart
Week 8: Shannon Babb
Week 7: Shannon Babb
Week 6: Jonathan Davenport
Week 5: Dale Blaney
Week 4: David Gravel
Week 3: Kyle Strickler
Week 2: Rico Abreu
Week 1: Chris Madden

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