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Roger Crockett

2003 - All HammerDown! Team Member


Crockett wins ASCS race during southwest speedweek trip - By Lonnie Wheatly - POCOLA, Okla. (June 6, 2005) – Eugene, Oregon’s Roger Crockett left no room for doubt about his first career O’Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love’s Travel Stops & County Stores feature triumph in Monday night’s 25-lap feature at Tri-State Speedway, as he posted a dominant performance to become the third different winner in as many legs of the 13th Annual COMP Cams ASCS Speedweek. Crockett gunned into the lead at the drop of the green flag from his front row outside starting position and, despite weathering a pair of cautions, was never challenged en route to collecting the victory and moving atop the ASCS Speedweek point charts aboard Paul Silva’s Wesmar-powered ProBilt Construction/Silva Race Wings No. 57 Eagle. “We had a great car and when you’re leading you never can really tell how much of a lead you might have so I just kept going as hard as I could lap after lap and it worked out pretty well for us tonight,” Crockett commented from victory lane after the impressive triumph. (More)

Crockett teams with Silva for big P-Ville win -by Bill Sullivan. PLACERVILLE, CA - 5--7-05 - Roger Crockett of Eugene, Oregon led nearly every lap of the 30-lap feature event at Placerville Speedway Saturday night to take home the big $3000 victory check in the second annual “Family Chevrolet Tribute to Al Hinds” event featuring the Hoosier Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series. Al Hinds was the promoter of Placerville Speedway from 1968 to 1973 and was known for his involvement with the speedway and the community for much of his life. After passing away last year, Family Chevrolet of Shingle Springs sponsored a $1000 bonus to the winner to make it one of the richest Civil War events of the season in Hinds honor. After his victory, Crockett is now a two-time winner of this very special race at the El Dorado County Fairground. “It feels really good to win this special race two years in a row,” said Crockett. “My biggest thanks goes out to all the fans out here tonight. Its still really cold up here at night and we have a packed house cheering the whole time. “ (More)

Roger Crockett is on the methanol at Chico (John's Racing Photos)

Roger Crockett is the three-time and defending champion of the NST (Northern Sprint Tour). Doug Johnson photo

...Roger Crockett was racing the Paul Silva owned #57. Roger Kolb owns the Kistler 360 motor in the car, and the 21 year-old Silva owns the Eagle chassis and all the rest of the pieces. Silva says he was helped greatly in assembling the team by a number of people including the Furr family. Crockett, who lives in Eugene Oregon, will drive the car whenever he can according to Silva. ...Roger Crockett won a special 360 race at Petaluma Speedway Saturday night.

Roger Crockett filled in for Kent in the Henderson #7n. Crockett wants very much to race more at Knoxville Raceway. Any teams looking for a smooth, 22 year-old driver with ten years of driving experience?

Crockett takes round eight of Civil War at Placerville PLACERVILLE, CA 6-28-03 - Wrapping up the first half of the 14-race season, The Hoosier Racing Tires California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series returned to Placerville Speedway Saturday night for the eighth round of competition. Stepping aboard Paul Silva's #57 sprint car, Roger Crockett of Eugene, Oregon posted his first series victory of the season at second win of the season at the quarter mile oval on the Eldorado County Fairground. (read more)

Roger Crockett uses patience to post Pacific Sprint Cup victory - By Bill Sullivan - CHICO, 9-4-02- Roger Crockett returned to the track where he began his young racing career Wednesday night and stole the "crown jewell" of the Hoosier Tires California Sprint Car Civil War Series with a victory in the 6th annual Pacific Sprint Cup Invitational at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. The annual Pacific Sprint Cup is the highlight event of the 13-race Civil War sprint car series that travels to four different California tracks between March and October. While the series pays more than $20,000 in championship funds to the top drivers of the season-ending point standings, the Pacific Sprint Cup is the most lucrative event of the campaign as it boasts a purse of $50,000 and awards $3,000 to the winner. (read it all)

April 2002, ...Roger Crockett, already a two-time winner in 2002, recently moved to Eugene, Oregon. The 20 year-old son of former Placerville Speedway hero, Brian Crockett, has stepped forward as a young driver to pay more attention to. Crockett started racing the big sprint cars at age 12. Now, a in his 9th year, Crockett won the opening rounds of California's Golden State Challenge, and Civil War series. The pint-sized pilot is viewed by many railbirds in Northern California as a driver that is skilled enough to win races outside of the west coast, if given the right opportunity. The young Crockett, already owns the distiction of being the youngest Civil War Champion ever. He won the 1998 title at age 17! Hanging out at a dirt track every Saturday since birth, Roger has the inherit understanding that comes with being the son of racer. He qualifies exceptionally well, and is proving now that he can win just as often as he sets quick time.

Crockett is Hot! Wins 3rd Race of 2002 By Troy Hennig, (Chico, CA 3-29-02)…Roger Crockett continued his California hot streak by leading the 20 lap sprint car main event, wire-to-wire, to open the 2002 Friday night race season at Silver Dollar Speedway. Crockett, who moved to Eugene, OR, has opened the season with three wins, two of them at Chico and the other was the opening night race for the Civil War Series at Marysville. To put this more into perspective, he has so far been the only winged sprint car winner in Northern California this season. Crockett found himself on the pole position by drawing the “0” inversion pill that he earned the right to do by being the fastest in time trials on the night that saw 32 sprints qualify. (more)

Roger Crockett Opens Civil War Season with Win - HD Staff - Marysvile, CA. - 03/16/02 ...Twenty year-old Roger Crockett showed his Civil War championship form of 1998, winning the first race of the 2002 Hoosier Tires California Civil War series for 360 sprints at Twin Cities Raceway Saturday night. (read Bill Sullivan's account of the night)

Roger Crockett Wins Mini Gold Cup Night One - HD Staff 03/08/02 - Chico, CA. ...Twenty year-old, Roger Crockett captured night one of the Mini-Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway, Friday night. Racing in unseasonably cold, 44 degree weather, Crockett piloted his #11 to the opening night win on the Golden State Challenge tour. Crockett dominated the feature witout lapping a car, as several caution flags slowed action in the 30 lapper. Andy Forsberg finished second, ahead of 10th starting Sammy Swindell, Johnny Rodriguez, and 13th starter, Tim Kaeding.

Peter Murphy started the evening by setting quick-time in the Morrie Williams #0. Flips victims included Craig Stidham, Jayme Barnes, Stephen Allard, and Danny Ochs. It was a rough night for Ochs, who also had Shawna Wilskey run off the track into his trailer. Tim Kaeding won both the C and B mains. Racing continues Saturday night with the $5,000 to win Mini-Gold Cup finale.