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Baughman, Bacon earn Night 2 wins in Hockett-McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

Josh Baughman led all 25 laps of Friday’s ASCS Sprint feature of the Hockett-McMillin Memorial Night 2 at Lucas Oil Speedway. (Kenny Shaw photo)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 20, 2019) – The stage is set for the grand finale of the 9th annual Jesse Hockett-Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway after Josh Baughman earned the ASCS Winged Sprint victory and Brady Bacon captured the POWRi WAR Sprint win.

 

The open-wheel crown jewel event concludes on Saturday with a $10,000-to-win ASCS feature and the WAR feature paying $3,077 to the victor. Both will go 30 laps in the memory of Hockett, a former open-wheel champion, and the late McMillin, his cousin and championship crew chief.

Baughman emerged on Night 2 of the crown jewel open-wheel event in a field of 69 ASCS Sprints. The Texan led all 25 laps to pick up the $3,000 winner’s check for the ASCS Sprints, outlasting Seth Bergman and numerous restarts.

“It’s pretty cool to roll this car out of the trailer like this,” Baughman said. “I don’t know how many races we’ve had this year, but it’s not near as many as I used to run. There are 70 cars in these pits and half of them can win on any given night.

“To beat these guys and be fast pulling out of the trailer … it’s pretty cool. Tomorrow’s another night.”

The race had a rough beginning as four cars, including series points leader Sam Hafertepe, tangled in turn one of the opening lap to bring out a red flag. Kory Bales’ car wound up on its top, but he walked away without injury.

Pole-starting Baughman led Roger Crockett and Tim Crawley through the opening five laps. Another red halted things at that point when Scott Bogucki, third in series points, took a wild flip in turns three and four. He also escaped without injury, but failed to finish the feature for a second straight night.

Baughman set sail after the restart and opened up a straightaway-margin lead over Crockett by lap 10. His command was still nearly two seconds as Bergman sailed past Crockett and into the runner-up position before another caution waved on lap 18 as Brad Bowden wound up on his side in turn four.

The final seven laps clicked off without incident as Baughman, of Odessa, Texas, earned his second ASCS feature win by a .621-second margin over Bergman with Crockett third and Bacon – pulling off double duty after winning the non-wing feature – was fourth.

Blake Hahn, winner of Thursday night’s ASCS feature, was victorious in one of the B Features to earn his way into the main event on Friday. He started 18th and rallied to seventh.

Based on points through two preliminary nights, the first eight starters in the Saturday feature will be Baughman and Hahn on the front row, Crockett and Derek Hagar row two, Dylan Westbrook and Paul Nienhiser row three and Ayrton Gennetten and Jack Dover on row four.

Brady Bacon in victory lane after his POWRi WAR Sprint feature win on Night 2 of the Hockett-McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway. Kenny Shaw photo

Bacon brings it home in WAR Sprints: Brady Bacon led only two laps, but they were the most important ones. Bacon passed Marion Clouser with two laps to go as 32 WAR cars were in action seeking valuable points for Saturday night’s finale.

Bacon, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, picked up $1,377 for the win. He started eighth and rallied into the top three by lap 10, passed Anthony Nicholson for second by lap 15 and made the winning pass coming out of turn four, edging past Clouser in the low groove at the start-finish line with two to go.

“My plan was to originally run the bottom. I thought the top would go away,” Bacon said. “He was wheeling it pretty good and not making any mistakes. I had to go up there and track him down and he kind of messed up. I pulled up close to him, ran the bottom and actually got it right.

“He came back at us a couple of times. It definitely wasn’t over when I got the lead.”

Clouser, of Auburn, Illinois, said it was a heart-breaking defeat.

“It’s tough when you’re leading sometimes because you just don’t know where the track is better at,” Clouser said. “We were making some good ground off of (turn) two the middle of the race, but we were giving up some down here in three and four and he found something on the bottom.

“I don’t know. It’s tough,” Clouser added. “That’s the difference between a guy who runs 40 races a month and a guy who works 40 hours a week. It’s a tough deal. I’m frustrated. I really thought we had that deal. Man, we were close.”

Nicholson started from the pole and sprinted away to the lead, but by lap three Clouser had closed in from his second-row starting spot and those two dueled – sometimes side by side – for the lead until a caution on lap 10 slowed the action.

Two laps after the restart. Clouser went around Nicholson coming out of turn two to take his first lead of the race with Bacon third and Logan Seavey fourth. Bacon moved into second after the race’s final caution, with 10 laps to go and gave chase to Clouser before pulling off the winning pass.

Seavey finished third with Nicholson fourth and Dave Darland came home fifth.

Following two nights of points collecting, 10 WAR drivers are locked into the feature for Saturday. They will take part in a “Pole Shuffle” in head-to-head battles with the pairings: Round 1 –  Joe B. Mille, Brian Beebe, Mitchell Moore and Garrett Aitken; Round 2 – Mario Clouser, Wyatt Burks and the two Round 1 survivors; Round 3 – Zach Daum, Logan Seavey and the two Round 2 top finishers; Round 4 –  Brady Bacon, Chris Windom and the Round 3 top two.

Each round features four cars going for two laps, the top two advancing. The first 10 starters in the main event are determined by the finishes.

Lucas Oil Speedway results (Sept. 20, 2019)

9th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial

ASCS Winged Sprints

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, [10]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [19]; 6. 81-Jack Dover, [16]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn, [18]; 8. M1-Mark Smith, [17]; 9. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [11]; 10. 1X-Tim Crawley, [7]; 11. 5D-Zach Daum, [12]; 12. 14-Jordon Mallett, [13]; 13. 17W-Harli White, [21]; 14. J2-John Carney II, [20]; 15. 77X-Alex Hill, [14]; 16. 29-Clinton Boyles, [22]; 17. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 18. 39-Brad Bowden, [15]; 19. 28-Scott Bogucki, [23]; 20. 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 21. 5-Kory Bales, [2]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 23. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 24. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [8]; 25. 95-Matt Covington, [24]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith, [3]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [2]; 3. 47-Dale Howard, [1]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 5. 37H-Matthew Howard, [7]; 6. 22-Sean McClelland, [6]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [14]; 8. 38-Cody Baker, [11]; 9. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [8]; 10. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [15]; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks, [4]; 12. 10-Landon Britt, [13]; 13. 24C-Chris Morgan, [9]; 14. 3V-Tyler Utz, [16]; 15. 44-Jared Sewell, [12]; 16. 14M-Randy Martin, [10]; 17. 75E-Broc Elliott, [18]; 18. 21P-Robbie Price, [17]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [2]; 3. 7B-Ben Brown, [3]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [6]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [9]; 7. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [11]; 8. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 9. 9$-Kyle Clark, [10]; 10. 24-Garet Williamson, [13]; 11. 11A-Austin O’Neal, [5]; 12. 12X-Danny Smith, [16]; 13. 24D-Danny Sams III, [15]; 14. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [14]; 15. 95X-Asa Swindell, [18]; 16. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [4]; 17. 1-Brad Ryun, [17]

B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [1]; 2. 29-Clinton Boyles, [4]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [5]; 5. 22X-Riley Goodno, [3]; 6. 21G-Adam Gullion, [7]; 7. 21K-Kameron Key, [9]; 8. 75-Tyler Blank, [8]; 9. 11F-Colton Fisher, [14]; 10. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [15]; 11. 45-Monty Ferriera, [6]; 12. 22S-Slater Helt, [11]; 13. 3Z-Zach Davis, [13]; 14. 11X-Avery Goodman, [10]; 15. 26M-Fred Mattox, [12]; 16. 26-Matt Moro, [16]; 17. 11G-Mike Goodman, [17]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum, [2]; 3. 7B-Ben Brown, [3]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [6]; 5. 14M-Randy Martin, [4]; 6. 81-Jack Dover, [9]; 7. 3Z-Zach Davis, [5]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [7]; 9. 1-Brad Ryun, [8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22X-Riley Goodno, [2]; 2. 47-Dale Howard, [4]; 3. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [6]; 4. 29-Clinton Boyles, [3]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 6. 22-Sean McClelland, [9]; 7. 38-Cody Baker, [5]; 8. 44-Jared Sewell, [8]; 9. 95X-Asa Swindell, [1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 3. 11A-Austin O’Neal, [1]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 6. 10-Landon Britt, [3]; 7. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [5]; 8. 21K-Kameron Key, [8]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [8]; 5. 75-Tyler Blank, [5]; 6. 24C-Chris Morgan, [6]; 7. 95-Matt Covington, [7]; 8. 24-Garet Williamson, [9]; 9. 75E-Broc Elliott, [2]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Kory Bales, [1]; 2. 45-Monty Ferriera, [2]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 4. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley, [8]; 6. 26M-Fred Mattox, [9]; 7. 21C-Carson Short, [5]; 8. 3V-Tyler Utz, [7]; 9. 11G-Mike Goodman, [3]

Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [2]; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [1]; 3. 37H-Matthew Howard, [4]; 4. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [5]; 5. 11X-Avery Goodman, [6]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 7. 11F-Colton Fisher, [3]; 8. 12X-Danny Smith, [7]

Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, [5]; 4. 4-Evan Martin, [1]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark, [4]; 6. 22S-Slater Helt, [6]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [7]; 8. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [8]

Heat 8 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Brad Bowden, [2]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [1]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon, [6]; 4. 21G-Adam Gullion, [3]; 5. M1-Mark Smith, [5]; 6. 24D-Danny Sams III, [8]; 7. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [4]; 8. 26-Matt Moro, [7]

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Logan Seavey, [2]; 2. 5-Kory Bales, [4]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [1]; 4. M1-Mark Smith, [8]; 5. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 6. 22X-Riley Goodno, [6]; 7. 21G-Adam Gullion, [7]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [3]; 9. 21C-Carson Short, [10]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [9]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1X-Tim Crawley, [2]; 2. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [4]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, [3]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks, [6]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [9]; 8. 14M-Randy Martin, [8]; 9. 11X-Avery Goodman, [7]; 10. 18X-Nathan Ryun, [10]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [4]; 3. 7B-Ben Brown, [2]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 6. 21X-Brinton Marvel, [6]; 7. 21-Miles Paulus, [7]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark, [8]; 9. 24-Garet Williamson, [9]; 10. 11F-Colton Fisher, [10]

Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman, [4]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 3. 22-Sean McClelland, [1]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, [5]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [6]; 6. 37H-Matthew Howard, [3]; 7. 24C-Chris Morgan, [8]; 8. 44-Jared Sewell, [9]; 9. 3Z-Zach Davis, [7]; 10. 24D-Danny Sams III, [10]

Qualifier 5 (8 Laps): 1. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, [2]; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [3]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum, [4]; 4. 35M-Jonathan Cornell, [5]; 5. 39-Brad Bowden, [6]; 6. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 7. 21K-Kameron Key, [10]; 8. 38-Cody Baker, [9]; 9. 22S-Slater Helt, [8]; 10. 26M-Fred Mattox, [1]

Qualifier 6 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 2. 29-Clinton Boyles, [1]; 3. 11A-Austin O’Neal, [2]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett, [5]; 5. 47-Dale Howard, [6]; 6. 45-Monty Ferriera, [4]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, [7]; 8. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [9]; 9. 10-Landon Britt, [8]; 10. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, [10]

 

POWRi WAR SPRINTS

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 410-Brady Bacon, [8]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser, [3]; 3. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [1]; 5. 7R-Dave Darland, [9]; 6. 37-Brian Beebe, [13]; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [7]; 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [11]; 9. 65-Chris Parkinson, [15]; 10. 28M-Brandon Mattox, [2]; 11. 5C-Colten Cottle, [5]; 12. 77-Jack Wagner, [10]; 13. 54-Trey Gropp, [12]; 14. 73S-Lane Stone, [14]; 15. 91-Gunner Ramey, [17]; 16. 22S-Slater Helt, [16]; 17. (DNF) 12-Wesley Smith, [4]; 18. (DNF) 31-Dylan Kadous, [20]; 19. (DNF) 89-Todd McVay, [19]; 20. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark, [18]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 91-Gunner Ramey, [2]; 2. 9$-Kyle Clark, [6]; 3. 89-Todd McVay, [3]; 4. 31-Dylan Kadous, [4]; 5. 8-Jeff Wingate, [9]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [1]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt, [8]; 8. 3-Raven Culp, [7]; 9. 118-Scott Evans, [5]; 10. 36-Kevin Reed, [14]; 11. 6R-Frank Rogers, [12]; 12. 21C-Chris Desselle, [13]; 13. 72-Al Thomas, [11]; 14. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank, [10]; (DNS) 13-Grant Wresche, ; (DNS) 4-Braydon Cromwell,

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [4]; 2. 7R-Dave Darland, [1]; 3. 73S-Lane Stone, [2]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [3]; 5. 3-Raven Culp, [7]; 6. 118-Scott Evans, [5]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt, [6]; (DNS) 4-Braydon Cromwell.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Logan Seavey, [4]; 2. 12-Wesley Smith, [3]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 4. 54-Trey Gropp, [1]; 5. 89-Todd McVay, [5]; 6. 31-Dylan Kadous, [6]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, [7]; 8. 6R-Frank Rogers, [8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 37-Brian Beebe, [2]; 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner, [3]; 4. 22S-Slater Helt, [5]; 5. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [4]; 6. 72-Al Thomas, [8]; 7. (DNF) 8-Jeff Wingate, [6]; 8. (DNF) 13-Grant Wresche, [7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 410-Brady Bacon, [4]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [2]; 3. 6-Mario Clouser, [3]; 4. 28M-Brandon Mattox, [5]; 5. 91-Gunner Ramey, [1]; 6. 65-Chris Parkinson, [6]; 7. 21C-Chris Desselle, [7]; 8. (DNF) 36-Kevin Reed, [8]

Qualifying 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [6]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser, [3]; 3. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [2]; 4. 7R-Dave Darland, [4]; 5. 22S-Slater Helt, [1]; 6. 37-Brian Beebe, [5]; 7. 31-Dylan Kadous, [8]; 8. 41-Brad Wyatt, [9]; 9. 3-Raven Culp, [7]; 10. 21C-Chris Desselle, [10]; 11. 36-Kevin Reed, [11]

Qualifying 2 (10 Laps): 1. 01-Logan Seavey, [6]; 2. 28M-Brandon Mattox, [1]; 3. 12-Wesley Smith, [5]; 4. 77-Jack Wagner, [4]; 5. 73S-Lane Stone, [3]; 6. 22-Jeff Pellersels, [2]; 7. 89-Todd McVay, [7]; 8. 75-Tyler Blank, [9]; 9. 72-Al Thomas, [8]; (DNS) 13-Grant Wresche, ; (DNS) 4-Braydon Cromwell.

Qualifying 3 (10 Laps): 1. 410-Brady Bacon, [6]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [5]; 3. 54-Trey Gropp, [2]; 4. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [4]; 5. 65-Chris Parkinson, [8]; 6. 91-Gunner Ramey, [1]; 7. 118-Scott Evans, [7]; 8. 8-Jeff Wingate, [9]; 9. 6R-Frank Rogers, [10]; 10. (DNF) 9$-Kyle Clark, [3]

 

For more information on the series, including full schedules and point standings, visit ASCSracing.com or POWRi.com.

Saturday’s Schedule
4 p.m. – Gates open
5:30 p.m. – Hot laps
6:30 p.m. – Opening ceremonies
6:35 p.m. – Racing begins

Saturday’s Admission
Adults (16 and over) $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $60
Pit Pass $40
3-day Pit Pass $100

 

For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com.

 

CONTACT:

Danny Lorton

Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager

Office: (417) 282-5984

DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

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