Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2020) - Roger Crockett will make his first COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires appearance since 2013 and just the third of his career this weekend.
Crockett is heading to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 33 rd edition of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event that runs Friday and Saturday.
"I actually haven't raced at that track very many times," he said. "I've maybe been there five times. I think we ran a Speedweek race with Paul (Silva) and then the Short Track Nationals in 2004."
Crockett placed third during a preliminary night at the 2004 Short Track Nationals and he recorded his career-best result at I-30 Speedway the following year when he finished second. Crockett added another top five when he hustled to a fourth-place showing at the bullring in June.
"Earlier in the year we were really good there," he said. "We're looking back at our notes and will head to the track the same way. Hopefully the track is similar throughout the course of the weekend. It was a lot of fun earlier in the year.
"The first time I went there I lived on the West Coast still and it was a super easy transition. Since I've been away from California I haven't done as much of that style of racing. People are a lot more aggressive now. That part of the racing has changed a bit. Sometimes there's wheel to wheel contact that I'm not into, but sometimes you have to be prepared to bang wheels."
Crockett enters the event ranked second in the ASCS National Tour championship standings with four nights of racing remaining this year. He is seeking his first win of the season and first-ever victory at I-30 Speedway.
"Your car has to be really good and maneuverable in an event like this," he said. "You have to have a few things go your way with a high car count like it will be as well."
SEASON STATS -
25 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 20 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 33 rd annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends
From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.
"I feel like FK Rod Ends are bulletproof," Crockett said. "We've tested them out with some crashes the last couple of years and it's crazy what their product holds up to. I've run nothing but their stuff for at least 10 years and maybe longer."
Crockett would also like to thank Tracker Native Tobacco, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Factory Kahne, Smith Titanium, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.
INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -
Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.
To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.
*PHOTO BY PAUL ARCH*