WINDOM WINS HOCKETT/MCMILLIN MEMORIAL CROWN

WHEATLAND, MO. (September 21, 2019) – Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. become the eighth different POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League champion of the Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial on Saturday night. Leading all 30 laps, his title aboard the Goacher Racing No. 5G gives Windom his fifth-career WAR Sprints win and sends him home with the money, check and trophy from one of the biggest WAR races on the calendar.

It was a night hampered by Mother Nature’s sudden downpour of rain at 5:00pm, dousing the track and soaking the pits with intent on literally raining on our parade. However, the staff at Lucas Oil Speedway were firm and committed to running this show for a packed house of fans, so they went to work on the facility and we pulled cars to the track for wheel pack.

After a few hours of track work with endless effort, hot laps rolled out and the program began taking shape. For the WAR Sprints, a slate of four Rocket Races won by Anthony Nicholson, Kory Schudy, Landon Simon and Colten Cottle transferred eight to the main event, splitting others to B-Mains and a Non-Qualifier Race.

In the Pole Shuffle, Chris Windom outlasted Brady Bacon, Zach Daum and Logan Seavey in the final round to earn the pole position of the 30-lapper. Riley Kreisel and Thomas Meseraull snagged a pair of B-Main wins, bringing the 24-car field it’s final six transfers.

Taking the green flag in the Hockett/McMillin Memorial main event, Windom gunned to the early lead, but Bacon was quick to present a challenge. Leading the opening circuit, Windom slipped high off turn two the next go round and allowed Bacon to drive underneath and actually pass him for the lead down the backstretch. However, Windom was quick to recover and instantly shot back by on the low side of turns three and four.

A caution bunched the field up and sent them back off as Windom paced Bacon, Wyatt Burks, Zach Daum and Logan Seavey. Entering the mid-race stage, Bacon was continuing to keep Windom honest, trailing him closely and waiting to pounce on any given mistake.

Racing into lap traffic past halfway, Bacon began to lose sight of the No. 5G as Windom’s prowess of maneuvering through the backmarkers proved too impressive to compete with. As Bacon became bobbled with a pair of lappers, Windom’s lead began to expand and grow lap-after-lap.

In the end, Chris Windom would run away in the second half, going unchallenged for a dominant score to win the ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial title. The win aboard his Goacher Racing No. 5G marks Windom’s fifth-career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League victory.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. came home with a close second-place finish, Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. rounded out the podium in the Donnie Cooper No. 01, Wyatt Burks and Garrett Aitken closed out the top five finishers.

The conclusion of the ninth annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial also wraps up the 2019 POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League season. Details on the championship banquet and 2020 plans will be released as soon as available. Thank you to all of the drivers, teams, tracks, fans, sponsors and staff for another incredible campaign in 2019!

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, you can visit www.powri.com online, follow @WARSprints on Twitter or Instagram, or like POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on Facebook.

Hinchman Racewear Rocket Race One (10 Laps / 2 Transfer):
1. 16-Anthony Nicholson (2); 2. 7R-Dave Darland (1); 3. 1-Paul White (4); 4. 2X-Zach Clark (6); 5. 5$-Danny Smith (5); 6. 24H-Ty Hulsey (3); 7. 118-Scott Evans (10); 8. 73-Samuel Wagner (7); 9. 57-Chase Parson (9); 10. 2-Jason Billups (11); DNS, 75-Tyler Blank; DNS, 9X-Paul Nienhiser.

Bell Racing HQ Rocket Race Two (10 Laps / 2 Transfer):
1. 28-Kory Schudy (1); 2. 77K-Katlynn Leer (2); 3. 00-Thomas Meseraull (3); 4. 30B-Quinton Benson (4); 5. 91-Gunner Ramey (6); 6. 54-Trey Gropp (5); 7. 7F-Johnny Kent (9); 8. 18-Terry Richards (7); 9. 52-Cody Gentry (10); 10. 96-Taylor Peterson (11); 11. 21C-Chris DeSelle (12); DNS, 9$-Kyle Clark; DNS, 13-Grant Wresche.

Schure Built Suspensions Rocket Race Three (10 Laps / 2 Transfer):
1. 24-Landon Simon (1); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (2); 3. 77-Jack Wagner (4); 4. 22-Jeff Pellersels (8); 5. 20-Steve Thomas (6); 6. 3-Raven Culp (10); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate (9); 8. 36-Kevin Reed (12); 9. 6R-Frank Rodgers (11); 10. 12-Wesley Smith (5); DNS, 28-Brandon Mattox; DNS, 31-Dylan Kadous; DNS, 4-Braydon Cromwell.

Wilwood Disc Brakes Rocket Race Four (10 Laps / 2 Transfer):
1. 5C-Colten Cottle (2); 2. 6P-Chris Phillips (3); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 4. 73S-Lane Stone (5); 5. 22S-Slater Helt (6); 6. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 7. 42-Warren Johnson (7); 8. 97-Kevin Cummings (8); 9. 14-Kyle Lewis (12); 10. 41-Brad Wyatt (9); 11. 72-Al Thomas (11); 12. 02-Dillon Burks (10).

RAMS Racing Non-Qualifier Race (8 Laps):
1. 6R-Frank Rodgers (2); 2. 36-Kevin Reed (4); 3. 14-Kyle Lewis (8); 4. 2-Jason Billups (1); 5. 02-Dillon Burks (5); 6. 72-Al Thomas (6); 7. 96-Taylor Peterson (3); DNS, 21C-Chris DeSelle.

Rockwell Security Pole Shuffle (2 Laps):
Round One: 1. 32-Garrett Aitken; 2. 31B-Joe B. Miller; 3. 37-Brian Beebe; 4. 51-Mitchell Moore.
Round Two: 1. 32-Garrett Aitken; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks; 3. 31B-Joe B. Miller; 4. 6-Mario Clouser.
Round Three: 1. 5D-Zach Daum; 2. 01-Logan Seavey; 3. 32-Garrett Aitken; 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks.
Round Four: 1. 5G-Chris Windom; 2. 410-Brady Bacon; 3. 5D-Zach Daum; 4. 01-Logan Seavey.

Hoosier Tire B-Main One (12 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. 90-Riley Kreisel (4); 2. 77-Jack Wagner (3); 3. 54-Trey Gropp (5); 4. 24H-Ty Hulsey (2); 5. 99-Korey Weyant (1); 6. 18-Terry Richards (9); 7. 2X-Zach Clark (6); 8. 20-Steve Thomas (7); 9. 22-Jeff Pellersels (10); 10. 3-Raven Culp (13); 11. 97-Kevin Cummings (11); 12. 8-Jeff Wingate (12); 13. 52-Cody Gentry (14); DNS, 12-Wesley Smith.

Speedway Motors B-Main Two (12 Laps / 3 Transfer):
1. 00-Thomas Meseraull (1); 2. 73S-Lane Stone (5); 3. 22S-Slater Helt (7); 4. 1-Paul White (2); 5. 30B-Quinton Benson (3); 6. 91-Gunner Ramey (6); 7. 5$-Danny Smith (4); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (9); 9. 57-Chase Parson (12); 10. 73-Samuel Wagner (8); 11. 118-Scott Evans (13); 12. 41-Brad Wyatt (14); 13. 7F-Johnny Kent (11); DNS, 89-Todd McVay.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League Main Event (30 Laps):
1. 5G-Chris Windom (1); 2. 410-Brady Bacon (2); 3. 01-Logan Seavey (4); 4. 11W-Wyatt Burks (6); 5. 32-Garrett Aitken (5); 6. 24-Landon Simon (13); 7. 6-Mario Clouser (8); 8. 28-Kory Schudy (12); 9. 00-Thomas Meseraull (20); 10. 16-Anthony Nicholson (11); 11. 90-Riley Kreisel (19); 12. 31B-Joe B. Miller (7); 13. 37-Brian Beebe (9); 14. 77-Jack Wagner (21); 15. 51-Mitchell Moore (10); 16. 65-Chris Parkinson (17); 17. 7R-Dave Darland (15); 18. 77K-Katlynn Leer (16); 19. 73S-Lane Stone (22); 20. 5C-Colten Cottle (14); 21. 5D-Zach Daum (3); 22. 6P-Chris Phillips (18); 23. 22S-Slater Helt (24); 24. 54-Trey Gropp (23); 25. 99-Korey Weyant (25).
Lap Leader(s): Windom 1-30.
Hard Charger(s): Meseraull +11.

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