Rockett rolls to victory at Lakeview.

2018 World Short-Track Championship winner Jesse Rockett shook the Sheetz Mid-East Modified Tour monkey off of his back Saturday night in the Carolinas Surface Stripping LLC. South Region event at Lake View Motor Speedway.

Rocket was fast qualifier during Abco performance time trials among the 25 cars entered in Saturday night's event. That put him on the pole and he took the lead from the green flag and led all 25 laps, but not without a few Challengers. Tour newcomer Greg Brown started fourth and quickly moved up into the second position to challenge Rockett in the early laps. After a couple of cautions for minor incidents sixth starting Jeff Parsons moved into the second spot on a restart. Not long after Brown suffered a brake failure and was relegated to a 20th place finish from there Parsons challenge rocket on numerous occasions but was unsuccessful in his bid to take the lead. Lake View regular Josh Fields had a strong run going moving up to third from his eighth place starting spot before a late race spin took him out of contention. Zack Tate continued his strong early season runs by moving into the third spot following Fields spin and held on to finish a respectable third. On the other end of the spectrum Chris Stowe finally had good luck go his way coming home fourth after a dismal start to the 2019 season. Matt Hope rounded out the top 5 finishers.

The next event for the Sheetz Mid-East Modified Tour will be a Modern Chevrolet South Region event Say May 11 at Harris Motor Speedway.

Abco Performance fast qualifier. Jesse Rockett
Rookie of the Race. Jeremy Steele
Hard Charger. Chris Stowe
Bilstein Hard Luck of the Race. AJ Belanger ( fast time in hot laps but a broken fuel pump hampered the rest of his night)
Aero Wheels Wheeler of the Race. Chris Stowe

1. Jesse Rockett
2. Jeff Parsons
3. Zack Tate
4. Chris Stowe
5. Matt Hope
6. Tyler Love
7. Ryan Ayers
8. Jeremy Steele
9. Dylan Smith
10. Mike Manes
11. Cameron Norris III
12. Jim Manka
13. Wes Helms
14. Chris Steele
15. Lawson Rogers
16. Josh Fields
17. Landen Lewis
18. Andrew Durham
19. Matt Lewis
20. Greg Brown
21. Jordan Taylor
22. Cameron Norris IV
23. AJ Belanger
24. Cliff Ball
25. Josh Probst

SHEETZ
Modern Chevrolet
Carolina Surface Stripping
Leonard B Harris Fence Company
Chevrolet Performance
Hoosier Tire South Dirt Oval
Bilstein
VP Racing Fuels
Bobby Taylor Oil Co
Velocita-USA
ISP Seats
Areo Race Wheels
TruForm Race Products
Abco Performance
Earl Ramey Racing Engines
SRI Performance