‘TIS THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE

Hickory Motor Speedway Honors 2010 Season Champions

For immediate release

( Newton, NC – December 7, 2010 ) Hickory Motor Speedway hosted is 59 th Annual Championship Banquet on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza in Hickory, NC.   The night provided guests an opportunity to reminisce about the season's highlights.

The No. 10 of Andy Mercer earned the title of 2010 Bojangles' Late Model Champion.  2010 was the second straight season Mercer held the title of Hickory Motor Speedway Track Champion for the Bojangles' Limited Late Model division.  Mercer received more than $5,000 in prize money from both the Speedway and NASCAR.  His name will be added to the “Hickory Cup” as a multiple season champion, joining the ranks of drivers such as John Settlemeyre, Harry Gant, Ralph Earnhardt, Jack Ingram, Tommy Houston and more.

The No. 5 of Dexter Canipe Jr. was in attendance to accept his awards as the 2010 Advance Auto Parts Limited Late Model Champion, along with the No. 16 of Clint Fields who took home the Everything Attachments Super Truck Championship title.  The No. 03 of Kevin Eby was recognized for being the 2010 Street Stock Champion, the No. 4 of Adam Beaver was acknowledged as the 2010 4-Cylinder Champion and the No. 85 of Jeff Weisner was named the 2010 Red Barron Race Parts Hobby Stock Champion.  All Champion drivers received custom trophies, personalized Championship watches (courtesy of The Jewelry Exchange in Hickory, NC), embroidered champion jackets and other gifts. 

Several other drivers, crew members and Speedway staff received awards for achievements both on and off the track, including the following:

2010 Pole Award Recipient:

Andy Mercer – Late Models

Dexter Canipe Jr. – Limited Late Models

Clint Fields – Super Trucks

Taylor Stricklin – Street Stocks

Adam Beaver – 4-Cylinders

2010 Mechanic of Year:

Howie Cronce – Overall Speedway Vote

David Mercer – Late Models

TJ & Mickey Canipe – Limited Late Models

Hank Fields – Super Trucks

Joe Poplin – Street Stocks

Doug Beaver – 4-Cylinders

Jeremy Whitman – Hobby Stocks

Most Improved Driver:

Candace Muzny – Late Models

Austin McDaniel – Limited Late Models

Clint Fields – Super Trucks

Devon Haun – 4-Cylinders

Charlie Watson – Street Stocks

Andrew Towery – Hobby Stocks

Most Popular Driver:

Candace Muzny – Late Models

Dexter Canipe Jr. – Limited Late Models

Thomas Beane – Super Trucks

Randy Canipe – 4-Cylinders

Roger Pitts – Street Stocks

Casey Pierce – Hobby Stocks

Sportsmanship Award:

Candace Muzny – Late Models

Dexter Canipe Jr. – Limited Late Models

Thomas Beane – Super Trucks

Randy Canipe – 4-Cylinders

Marshall Sutton – Street Stocks

Ronald McNeill – Hobby Stocks

Hard Luck Award:

Travis Byrd – Limited Late Models

Shining Star Award:

Deb Self

Woman of the Year:

Susan Hannah

 

 

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