Hawksworth, Dempsey, Veach – top 5

By on March 23, 2013

On the podium with Firehawk from Firestone, Dempsey (left) and Hawksworth. (photo: Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network)

St. Petersburg, Fla.– The Rocket Sports & Entertainment Staff turned into rooting fans this afternoon as Jack Hawksworth, Peter Dempsey & Zach Veach finished 1st, 2nd and 5th respectively in the Firestone Indy Lights Race.

What do these three have in common with Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network?  Each of the three were on the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network racing team for the annual Media Kart Race at Anderson Race Park in Palmetto, Florida.

Hawksworth held off Dempsey by just over 4 seconds to take the checkered flag.  Hawksworth’s first lead was on lap after a caution when Gabby Chaves was leading when Carlos Munoz made contact with Chaves taking him out of the race.

On lap 36 Zach Veach was in a battle for third with Hawksworth and Dempsey.

“When your with such a good team the expectation is to win.  Second or Third isn’t on the table,” said Hawksworth after the race today.

Dempsey said after the race, “Glad to bring the car home today because we are fighting for a championship. Congrats to Jack…..Started off the season in second place, I’m not going to complain.”

That’s exactly the way we think at Rocket Sports & Entertainment, second three years in a row is not bad!

Zach Veach said after the race, “Overall, I think it was a good weekend for our first time out.  We know what we have to do different and show up at Barber.”

“It was hard to contain my excitement in the media room as I was watching the three head for the home stretch.  I still felt like I was part of the racing team,” said Rick Sassone of Rocket Sports & Entertainment.

Hawksworth and Dempsey celebrate, but wait where was the champagne for the Rocket Sports & Entertainment medid go-kart podium appearances? Next year, Wendy’s in charge. (photo: Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network)

The Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network team with the 2nd place podium appearance. Left to Right: Rick Sassone, Jack Hawksworth, Jonatan Jorge, Wendy Eckhardt and Travis Failey. (photo by: Chole Henry / UNation

Rocket Sports 2nd place with Jack Hawksworth

Give us the trophy! The Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network Team finished 2nd. (left to right) Rick Sassone, Tony Leno, Rodney Meyering, Bob Meyering and Peter Demsey. (RSEN staff photo)

Rocket Sports 2nd place with Peter Dempsey

Zach Veach (left) shares the 2nd place win with the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network team at the St. Pete Grand Prix media race in 2011. (RSEN file photo)

A special thanks to Jack, Peter and Zach for being part of our team and best of luck in Indy Lights!


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