McDANIEL AND LEE WIN WITH EASE

(Hickory, N.C. June 30, 2011) Braving the heat and dominating the night, Austin McDaniel and Shane Lee won with relative ease Saturday, taking home wins in the Late Model and Limited Late Model divisions. Chad McKinney, Darrel Mason, Mike Newton and Jeremy Birch also took the checkered flag in their respective divisions.

Starting on the pole in the Bojangles' Late Model feature, No. 12 Austin McDaniel held the lead and never looked back. It was a fight for second on Lap 32 with No. 2 Trey Gibson overtaking the position, bringing along No. 19 Kyle Moon in third. No. 77 Jeremy Sorel fell back to fourth, unable to regain his position. A fight for second began on Lap 40 with Moon sliding under Gibson coming off Turn 4. The two drivers would continue to run side-by-side, but Gibson was able to hang on to second when the checkered flag fell. Moon finished third with Sorel and No. 1 Pietro Fittipaldi rounding out the top five.

In the Paramount KIA Limited Late Model division the caution was immediate as the No. 21 Roger Pitts II tagged the wall on the backstretch and spun in Turn 4 on the first lap. Another caution was quick to follow with No. 12 Coty Hartson spinning on Lap 18. No. 7 Travis Byrd took advantage of the delay, jumping to the lead on the restart. His lead was short-lived with No. 9 Charlie Watson making the pass to the front. Two laps later No. 5 Christian Calvo and No. 22 Dan Moore connected, forcing the third caution of the night. The drivers up front settled in their positions until Lee regained the lead on Lap 30. No. 9 Charlie Watson and No. 55 Zachary Bruenger followed, finishing second and third.

No. 03 Kevin Eby made his presence known in the WrenchRag Street Stocks division, taking the lead on Lap 1. No. 99 Roy Smith regained the top spot on Lap 6, watching contently as Eby and No. 5 Mike Newton battled behind him for second. Newton would go on to win the battle, driving to first on Lap 11. Finishing in second was Eby followed by No. 64 Marshall Sutton in third.

Within the first three laps of the Super Trucks race, No. 33 Jeremy Birch moved to the lead with the rest of the field settling in behind. No. 02 Jason Cochran made moves late in the race, looking under Birch for the lead with five to go. The two drivers ran nose to nose on the final lap, but Birch powered through Turn 4 to grab the win. Cochran drove to a close second and No. 29 Ricky Dennie rounded out the top three.

Also taking home wins were No. 95 Chad McKinney in the Hobby Stocks division and No. 11 Darrell Mason in the Mini-Cup Karts. The two drivers never relinquished their leads, starting at the pole and leading their respective divisions through the night.

Racing returns July 14 th to Hickory Motor Speedway with appearances by the Late Models, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Red Baron Renegades and Ford Focus Midgets.

 

Hobby Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
95
Chad McKinney Hickory, NC
2
47
Tyler McKinney Hickory, NC
3
57
Jason Byrd North Wilkesboro, NC
4
83X
David Hasson Newton, NC
5
1
Ronald McNeill Claremont, NC
6
17
Cole Killian Claremont, NC
7
84
Paul Wyatt Claremont, NC
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver Hometown
1
12
Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
2
2
Trey Gibson Charlotte, NC
3
19
Kyle Moon Mount Ulla, NC
4
77
Jeremy Sorel Statesville, NC
5
1
Pietro Fittipaldi Davidson, NC
6
11
Matt Piercy CONOVER, NC
7
43
Jesse LeFevers Lenoir, NC
8
57
Grant Wimbish Hickory, NC
9
4
Mackena Bell Mooresville, NC
10
97X
Jesse Little Sherrills Ford, NC
11
28
Tyler Hill Port Tobacco, MD
12
16
Clint Fields Carthage, NC
13
51
Josh Wimbish Granite Falls, NC
14
8
Chandler LeVan Statesville, NC
15
88
David Garbo, Jr. Storington, CT
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver Hometown
1
00
Shane Lee NEWTON, NC
2
9
Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
3
55
Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
4
07X
Joshua Bralley Huntersville, NC
5
21
Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
6
51
Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
7
37
Chris Phipps Newton, NC
8
5
Christian Calvo Boynton Beach, FL
9
07M
Jacob Marlowe Troutman, NC
10
7
Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC
11
22
Dan Moore Conover, NC
12
15
Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
13
12X
Coty Hartson ,
14
92
Jason Stanley San Antonio, TX
15
21X
Roger Pitts II Hickory, NC
Street Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver Hometown
1
03
Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
2
64
Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
3
99
Roy Smith Hudson, NC
4
33
Mark Whitten Gastonia, NC
5
14
Samuel Thompson Granite Falls, NC
6
15X
Ricky Exline ,
7
5
Mike Newton Hickory, NC
Super Trucks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver Hometown
1
33
Jeremy Birch Statesville, NC
2
02
Jason Cochran Marion, NC
3
29
Ricky Dennie Hickory, NC
4
09
Trevor Hignutt Statesville, NC
5
33X
Kenneth Headen Piedmont, SC
6
7
Whitney Lail Hickory, NC
7
0
Jody Church Hays, NC
8
27
Trey Pitts Hickory, NC

 

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