New Title Sponsor Of Hockett/McMillin Memorial Kickball Game

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway has come on board as the title sponsor of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Kick-It Game on Saturday, September 21 benefiting Grady Chandler’s recovery fund through the Steve King Foundation.

The kickball game is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. and pits the winged warriors of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Series versus the non-wing wheelmen of the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League. Additionally, there will be a silent auction open throughout the event featuring countless unique and noteworthy items.

We are proud to be associated with this great event. – Chris Blair, World Wide Technology Raceway Executive Vice President

“We are proud to be associated with this great event,” said Chris Blair, World Wide Technology Raceway Executive Vice President, and General Manager.

“I was a big Jesse Hockett fan and got to know him on his visits out west with the ASCS Sprint Cars. Both he and Daniel left the world way too soon and were destined for bigger things in their careers. When we learned that this year’s event benefitted Grady Chandler, who was very close to many of our dirt racing friends, we wanted to do whatever we could to help,” noted Blair. “Hopefully our involvement makes a difference and we can honor the memory of Jesse and Daniel while also helping Grady with his recovery.”

A multi-faceted motorsports complex, WWT Raceway is a dream for the ultimate race fan. The Madison, Ill. facility hosts events such as the NTT IndyCar Series #Bommarito500, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series CarShield 200, and the Mello Yello NHRA Midwest Nationals, a drag racing extravaganza that takes over WWT Raceway the weekend after the Hockett/McMillin Memorial on September 27-29.

“Having WWT Raceway as our title sponsor makes perfect sense for us,” said Event Volunteer Brooke Shuman.

“Chris Blair and his staff run an efficient and exciting facility perfect for making long-lasting memories, much like our special event here at Lucas Oil Speedway remembering Jesse and Daniel. When I called Mr. Blair about this effort to help Grady, he didn’t hesitate to jump on board. It speaks volumes about his character. Plus, I am confident their involvement and effort to cross-promote with us will bring more fans to their facility. We hope you’ll be able to join us at not only the Hockett/McMillin Memorial (Sept. 19-21) for a fantastic event honoring Jesse and Daniel, but also the Kick-It game on Saturday, September 21 benefiting Grady Chandler, and the NHRA Midwest Nationals (Sept. 27-29) at WWT Raceway.”

In addition to the kickball game, fans will be able to get autographs and take photos with the drivers while checking out the silent auction and helping raise money to help Grady Chandler and his family.

For those interested in donating directly or contributing items to the silent auction, please contact Bobbie Nichols at [email protected]

TEAM WING

Coach – Danny Smith
Kyle Bellm
Seth Bergman
Brad Bowden
John Carney
Matt Covington
Sam Hafertepe
Derek Hagar
Blake Hahn
Alex Hill
Evan Martin
Paul Nienhiser
Tyler Utz
Harli White

TEAM NON WING

Coach – Chris Parkinson
Quinton Benson
Wyatt Burks
Craig Carroll
Slater Helt
Ty Hulsey
Riley Kreisel
Katlynn Leer
Anthony Nicholson
Pete Palazzolo
Kory Schudy
Wesley Smith
Jack Wagner
Korey Weyant

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Bryan Hulbert

Hatched in El Paso, Texas in the mid 1980’s, Bryan Hulbert first became involved in racing at the age of 7 with the family Street Stock. Bryan began working professionally in racing as a track side reporter at the El Paso Speedway Park (EPSP) and Southern New Mexico Speedway (SNMS) in August of 2006 and became the lead announcer and PR Director at both tracks in July 2007 while working on a Marketing Degree at New Mexico State University. In September 2011, Bryan was hired by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and now the full time Announcer and PR Manager for the national series.
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