HMS Media Day
The morning brought gray skies and clouds that hovered over America's Most Famous Short Track, but as the track dried and practice became near, the clouds gave way to a beautiful day filled with sunshine. HMS Media Day had a great turnout with approximately 18 cars using this opportunity to fine-tune for the season opener. Hickory Motor Speedway will kickoff its 2012 season next Saturday night with a 100-lap Late Model Stock race, a 35-lap Limited Late Model race, a 35-lap Super Truck race, and a 30-lap Street Stock race.
The facility was obviously being prepared for a different look for fans and competitors in the 2012 race season. HMS General Manager, Kevin Piercy, states, “Our racing is the best you will every see, but you need to mix things up a little, make some changes to peak the interest of what's going on here and that's what we're doing for 2012. I believe the fans and competitors alike will be pleased with the changes that are being made.” One improvement that has already drawn appreciation from the drivers is the installation of a transponder scoring system in the off-season. The new system will allow for more efficiency and accuracy from practice, qualifying, and racing throughout the season.
With the addition of the 100-lap Late Model opener, the first race is bound to be packed with lots of action. Gates will open at 5:00 with racing beginning at 7:00. Check out the website for a complete schedule of the upcoming events at www.hickorymotorspeedway.com . We look forward to seeing you at the races!