Bumgarner and LeFevers split twin-50's in Sig's Tire Centers/Schronce Used Parts & Cars Night at the races Presented by Whelen

 

NEWTON, N.C. (June 2nd, 2012) Twin 50's were the order of the night at Sig's Tire Centers/Schronce Used Parts & Cars Night Presented by Whelen with Josh Wimbish securing the pole for the 1 st 50-lapper. Wimbish took the early lead with the #2 of Trey Gibson in second, the #12 of Austin McDaniel in third, and the #97 of Keith Bumgarner in fourth. The battle was heating up between the top five. The #12 of McDaniel and #97 of Bumgarner battled door to door for several laps. On lap #22 contact between the #11 of Matt Piercy and the #1 of Pietro Fittipaldi brought out the first caution. Bumgarner and McDaniel battled after restart with Bumgarner taking the lead. LeFevers and the #28 of Dexter Canipe Jr. battled for fourth. The second caution came out on lap 29 when the #81 of Akinori Ogata spun in turn four. Bumgarner powered by McDaniel on the restart at lap 30, but McDaniel moved back to the inside on lap 32 and the two battled door to door over the next several laps exchanging the lead. Bumgarner took the outright lead on lap 37. The caution would fly again on lap 43 to bring out a 7-lap shootout with Bumgarner and McDaniel battling for the top spot lap after lap. McDaniel pulled to the door of Bumgarner with 2 laps to go. Down the backstretch it was neck and neck and Bumgarner took the win by just 3 ft., followed by McDaniel, Gibson, LeFevers and Canipe Jr.

 

The second race on the schedule was the Hickory Super Trucks with the #33 of Jeremy Birch leading them to the green. Birch would battle door to door for 9 laps with the #02 of Jason Cochran. Lap 9 brought out the 1 st caution with a spin down the front stretch by the #0 of Jody Church. Cochran would assume the lead on lap 9. On the restart Cochran took the lead followed closely by Birch and Hignutt in 2 nd and 3 rd . Hignutt moved to the high side to battle with Birch for 2 nd , the two exchanged the position lap after lap. The last lap Hignutt pulled to 2 nd as Cochran moved to the high side and cruised to the win, followed by Hignutt, Birch, the #29 of Ricky Dennie and the #86 of Mike Eplee.

 

Kevin Eby sat on the pole and led the field to the stripe in the Wrench Rags Street Stock race. The #03 of Eby took the early lead followed by the #5 of Mike Newton, the #64 of Marshall Sutton, the #17 of Baron Kuritzky and the #99 of Roy Smith. Smith moved to the outside to take 4 th from Kuritzky on lap 5 as the battle heated up between Eby and Newton. Kurtizky would take the 4 th spot back from Smith on lap 17 of the race. Eby would pull to a 6-car advantage. Kuritzky pulled to the inside of Sutton with 1 to go but Eby would take the checkered followed by Newton, Sutton, Kuritzky and Smith.

 

The Paramount KIA Limited Late Models had another great field of cars with the #07 Josh Bralley taking the pole and leading the field to the green. Contact with Bralley and the #72 of Jason Cochran would bring out the first caution. Bralley and the #12 of Annabeth Barnes would take the brunt of the accident. The restart put the #9 of Charlie Watson bringing them to the green. The #22 of Dan Moore and the #15 of Brandon Atkinson battled for 2 nd while the #21 of Monty Cox battled with the #7 of Travis Byrd for 7 th . Atkinson worked to the bottom of Moore and took the 2 nd spot on lap 10. The #55 of Zach Bruenger and the #51 of Jeremy Pelfrey set their sights on 3 rd but Moore was able to pull away by three car lengths. Point leader #00 Shane Lee pitted during the first caution but just could not get his car back to the front. Meanwhile Cochran had worked back to 8 th at halfway. Bruenger went to the bottom and took 3 rd from Moore on lap 23 and Pelfrey and Byrd followed to drop Moore to 6 th . Atkinson moved to the inside of Watson for the lead on lap 27. The two exchanged the lead spot over the last 6 laps with Atkinson taking the lead on lap 31. Atkinson would hold off a late charge by Watson taking the win. Watson would finish 2 nd , followed by Bruenger, Pelfrey, and Byrd rounding out the top 5.

 

The second twin NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Model Stock Car race rolled off with the #43 of Jesse LeFevers leading the pack to the green. The #97 of Keith Bumgarner took the early lead with a 4 car battle for 2 nd between the #51 of Josh Wimbish, LeFevers, the #11 of Matt Piercy and the #12 of Austin McDaniel. LeFevers would take the lead until lap 27 when the caution would fly for a spin by the #81 of Akinori Ogata. Ogata would spin again on lap 33. LeFevers would continue to lead after the restart on lap 33. A spirited battle between the McDaniel, LeFevers and Wimbish for the lead would end with LeFevers taking the spot on lap 43. McDaniel and LeFevers returned to battle for the lead with Wimbish in tow. LeFevers would take the win with McDaniel 2 nd , Wimbish 3 rd , #2 of Trey Gibson 4 th and Bumgarner 5 th .

 

The evening concluded with a spectacular Bigfoot Monster Truck Car Crush. Bigfoot crushed and jumped over several cars all to the enjoyment of a packed house. Come out on June 16 th and join us for Bojangles Church Night with participating churches allowing their members to get in for just $5. Call 828-464-3655 to sign your church up for this special night. On tap for Bojangles Church Night will be the NASCAR Whelen All-American series Bojangles Late Models, Paramount KIA Limited Late Models, WrenchRags Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders and Red Baron Renegades. Gates will open at 5pm and Racing begins at 7pm. Adults - $10, Teens/Seniors - $8 and children 12 & under free.

 

Hickory Motor Speedway

 

 

Unofficial Race Results for 6/2/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Model - Twin I

 

 

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

97

Keith Bumgarner

Taylorsville, NC

2

12

Austin McDaniel

Harrisburg, NC

3

2

Trey Gibson

Charlotte, NC

4

43

Jesse LeFevers

Lenoir, NC

5

28

Dexter Canipe Jr.

Conover, NC

6

51

Josh Wimbish

Granite Falls, NC

7

16

Clint Fields

Carthage, NC

8

1

Pietro Fittipaldi

Davidson, NC

9

77

Jeremy Sorel

Statesville, NC

10

19

Kyle Moon

Mount Ulla, NC

11

8

Chandler LeVan

Statesville, NC

12

88

David Garbo, Jr.

Storington, CT

13

67

Jacob Harrell

Belmont, NC

14

81

Akinori Ogata

Mooresville, NC

15

11

Matt Piercy

CONOVER, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Model - Twin II

 

 

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

43

Jesse LeFevers

Lenoir, NC

2

12

Austin McDaniel

Harrisburg, NC

3

51

Josh Wimbish

Granite Falls, NC

4

2

Trey Gibson

Charlotte, NC

5

97

Keith Bumgarner

Taylorsville, NC

6

11

Matt Piercy

CONOVER, NC

7

16

Clint Fields

Carthage, NC

8

28

Dexter Canipe Jr.

Conover, NC

9

67

Jacob Harrell

Belmont, NC

10

88

David Garbo, Jr.

Storington, CT

11

77

Jeremy Sorel

Statesville, NC

12

8

Chandler LeVan

Statesville, NC

13

81

Akinori Ogata

Mooresville, NC

14

19

Kyle Moon

Mount Ulla, NC

15

1

Pietro Fittipaldi

Davidson, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Late Model - Feature

 

 

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

15A

Brandon Atkinson

Statesville, NC

2

9

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

3

55

Zachary Bruenger

Granite Falls, NC

4

51

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

5

7

Travis Byrd

Sherrills Ford, NC

6

22

Dan Moore

Conover, NC

7

75

Landon Huffman

Claremont, NC

8

5

Christian Calvo

Boynton Beach, FL

9

00

Shane Lee

NEWTON, NC

10

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

11

6

Brandon Hudnall

South Charleston, WV

12

72

Jason Cochran

Marion, NC

13

07X

Joshua Bralley

Huntersville, NC

14

12

Annabeth Barnes

Hiddenite, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Stocks - Feature

 

 

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

03

Kevin Eby

Lenior, NC

2

5

Mike Newton

Hickory, NC

3

64

Marshall Sutton

Burnsville, NC

4

17

Baron Kuritzky

Newton, NC

5

99

Roy Smith

Hudson, NC

6

51

John Jones IV

Mooresville, NC

7

3

Donnie Harmon

Statesville, NC

8

33

Mark Whitten

Gastonia, NC

9

14

Samuel Thompson

Granite Falls, NC

10

03X

Johnny Rich

Sylva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Trucks - Feature

 

 

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

1

02

Jason Cochran

Marion, NC

2

09

Trevor Hignutt

Statesville, NC

3

33

Jeremy Birch

Statesville, NC

4

29

Ricky Dennie

Hickory, NC

5

86

Mike Eplee

Rutherfordton, NC

6

27

Trey Pitts

Hickory, NC

7

7

Whitney Lail

Hickory, NC

8

0

Jody Church

Hays

 

9

36

Daniel Freeman

Randleman, NC

10

03

Chase Campbell

Marion, NC

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