Hocevar Nashville Recap

35th Annual All American 400

– Carson Hocevar made his first career start in the prestigious All American 400, held at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on Sunday afternoon. The 400-lap spectacle saw the best late model drivers from across the country converge on the historic venue.

– After starting 15th, Hocevar settled in early on and would ride through the early stages of the nation’s longest short track race (400 laps, 0.596 mile).

– KBR Development car owner/crew chief Michael Bursley and team would continue to tweak on the handling of the #14 Chevrolet SS, throughout the early and mid-portion of the race. Hocevar would drive to fourth at the halfway point.

– As pit strategy played out, Hocevar would remain in the top ten throughout the back half of the event. The team would put its final set of sticker tires on at lap 325, while running sixth. 

– A number of cautions slowed the race over the last 75-laps, as Hocevar mindfully worked his way through the field, to as high as third on a late restart. When the checkered flag flew on the crown jewel event, Hocevar would be scored in the fifth position.

“The All American 400 was a good weekend for KBR Development, our partners and myself. We haven’t had the opportunity to run many super late model races this season, and to run competitive at a crown jewel race with a star studded field is something we are all happy with. We were in position to take the lead on the last restart, and got side-by-side for lead, but just got sideways and wasn’t able to capitalize. We were still able come home with a top five finish in our Scott’s, Berger Chevrolet, Precision Fleet Image Chevrolet.”

Hocevar Nashville Preview

All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville

– Carson Hocevar returns to the cockpit of KBR Development’s #14 Scott’s, Precision Fleet Image, Berger Chevrolet Super Late Model this weekend. Hocevar will compete at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, in the crown jewel All American 400.

– Hocevar looks to make just his second Super Late Model start at the historic Nashville fairgrounds, previously competing on April 7, 2018 with the ARCA CRA Super Series. In addition, Hocevar drove KBR’s #28 ARCA Menards Series GMPartsNow.com Chevrolet on May 5 of this year, where he finished fourth.

– Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville will host the 35th Annual All American 400, paying $22,000 to the winner. Pay-per-view coverage of the ‘civil war on wheels’ is available through Speed51.com for $19.99.

- Updates throughout the race weekend can be found on KBR Development’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Teams will practice and qualify on Saturday, November 2, with the 400-lap spectacle set to roll off on Sunday, November 3 at approximately 3:00 p.m. ET.
“The All American 400 is such a unique race. I’m excited to get down there with the KBR guys and take my stab at the crown jewel event. We qualified sixth there last year before it rained out, so hopefully we can improve on that and translate that to race strong. I haven’t been in one of our Precision Fleet Image, Scott’s, Berger Chevrolet Super Late Model’s in a while, so we’ll have to kick the dust off and really focus up. Hopefully we’ll have a car good enough to get the job done Sunday afternoon.”

Hocevar LOR Recap

ARCA Menards Series

– Carson Hocevar started fourth in the KBR Development #28 Chevrolet SS. Hocevar would run fourth through the first portion of the race. 

– Caution at lap 53 would bring Hocevar to pit road for right side tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. After restarting fifth, Hocevar would climb back to fourth on the restart.

– Caution just prior to halfway would shakeup the field. Team owner and crew chief Mike Bursley made the call for four tires and fuel at lap 103, with rain closing in on the Brownsburg, Indiana speedway.

– Hocevar would restart deep in the field after being one of only two cars to stop for tires. Carson drove all the way back up to third by lap 141. A caution while rapidly chasing down the leaders would negate the advantage 145 of 200 laps into the event. 

– Hocevar would scrap for everything he could on the restart, ultimately falling to ninth before a caution for rain on lap 161. The race was called official with sustained rain over the speedway after 167 laps.

“Indy was really disappointing. We didn’t quite have the speed to compete with the top three, so our KBR team made an aggressive pit call with rain in the area. The pit call to take four tires was right on, as we drove the GMPartsNow.com, Scott’s Coins Chevrolet to second and was the fastest car, likely to take the lead. Unfortunately, a caution cost us the tire advantage, and a few laps later after the restart rain came and ended the race. I am very thankful for opportunities I’ve been given this year, and hopefully we can get the bad luck string done and over with sooner than later.”

Hocevar LOR Preview

Final ARCA start of 2019 on-deck for Hocevar

– KBR Development with driver Carson Hocevar will compete in Saturday’s ARCA Menards Series Herr's Potato Chips 200, at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. 

– Hocevar will make his fifth career start at the .686-mile raceway, including his second start in an ARCA stock car. Hocevar drove KBR’s Chevrolet to a fifth-place finish in the fall ARCA race at LORP in 2018.

– Hocevar has made 11 starts within the ARCA Series in 2019, with Saturday’s race being the twelfth and final ARCA event of the year. Hocevar with KBR has tallied four top-five and nine top-ten finishes in their inaugural full time ARCA season.

– The 16-year-old Portage, Michigan driver will pilot KBR Development’s #28 Scott’s, GMPartsNow.com Chevrolet SS in the 200-lap race, which will be shown live on MAVTV beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.

“Indy is such a unique racetrack, and there’s really not many tracks like it anywhere. We ran really strong there last year, so hopefully we’re able to translate that to another solid run on Saturday night under the lights with our GMPartsNow Chevrolet.”

Hocevar Salem Preview

KBR & Hocevar return to Salem for second time in 2019

– Carson Hocevar will travel with his KBR Development team to Salem Speedway on Saturday, September 14. The eighteenth race, and ARCA’s second appearance at the Salem, Indiana bullring will be Hocevar’s eleventh ARCA Menards Series start of 2019.

– Hocevar captured the General Tire Pole in ARCA’s spring event at Salem Speedway, and finished third in the night race which was rain shortened just beyond halfway.

– Hocevar has been competing in the ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge, spanning 12 events in 2019. Hocevar’s only remaining ARCA race will come at Lucas Oil Raceway, in the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 on October 5.

– The 16-year-old Portage, Michigan driver will pilot KBR’s #28 Scott’s, GMPartsNow.com Chevrolet SS in the 200-lap race, which will be shown live on MAVTV beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.

“I’m excited to get back to Salem! We had a lot of success earlier this year with our GMPartsNow Chevrolet, getting the pole, leading a handful of laps and finishing up third. I think we should have a good baseline and improved package from earlier this year, to hopefully get those two extra spots with our KBR Development car on Saturday night.”

Hocevar DuQuoin Winchester Weekend Recap

ARCA Menards Series & ARCA/CRA Super Series

– Carson Hocevar competed in his 10th ARCA Menards Series event of 2019 on Saturday, August 31. The race, which was held at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, was the 17th of 20 scheduled ARCA races.

– Hocevar finished practice fifth, and qualified fourth in the KBR #28 GMPartsNow.com, Scott’s Coins, Chevrolet SS. When the race went green Saturday night, Hocevar and team felt confident with the pace the car had. Unfortunately, overheating would force Carson to ride at the tail of the field off-pace after just a handle of laps were complete in the Southern Illinois 100. The #28 was scored 15th in the end, finishing 21-laps down and off-track.

– Hocevar also competed with the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Sunday afternoon in Winchester, Indiana. After missing open practice on Saturday due to the conflicting ARCA Menards Series event, Hocevar and the KBR team had a short time to dial in the #14 Precision Fleet Image, Berger Chevrolet super late model.

– Green flag at the ‘World’s Fastest Half Mile’, Winchester Speedway, flew at 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon. After starting deep in the field, Hocevar would bide his time through the first 45-laps until the events first caution.

– After coming to pit road to tighten the loose race car, Hocevar would pick up several spots once back green. On lap 56, a front suspension component would break on the #14, forcing Carson to pit road and ending the day. Hocevar was scored officially scored 15th.

“It was definitely a very disappointing weekend for us. We had a fast car at DuQuoin but just over heated and couldn’t get it to cool down. And we had pretty high hopes on Monday with the super late model, but that didn’t go as planned either. We’ll look for redemption there when we go back for the 400 in October. One of those weekends we are ready to move on from.”

Lessard Competes in Jukasa Canadian Nationals

Pro Late Model event - $75,000-to-Win

Youngster Raphael Lessard returned to the seat of KBR Development car in the 2019 Canadian Short Track Nationals. After competing for the victory in the inaugural in 2018, the team with Raphael returned with high hopes.

55 Cars were on hand for the huge $75,000-to-Win Pro Late Model event at Jukasa Speedway. Lessard started eighth, in the race that was delayed by weather. After running with the leaders early on, the #20 would experience a punctured tire, causing Lessard to hit the outside wall and ending the day early.