Josh Berry Bring Home Seventh Win In The "38th Annual Bobby Isaac Memorial"

(Newton, NC - - August 30, 2014) Josh Berry survived a late-race challenge in the 150-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Bojangles' Late Model feature to celebrate Victory Lane in Round 9 of the Paramount Kia "Big 10" Chase for the Championship in the 38 th Annual Bobby Isaac Memorial presented by Paramount Automotive Group. Dexter Canipe Jr. (No. 5 Gold King Limited Late Model), Chase Pollard (No. 3 Street Stock) and Robert Hapeman (No. 8 Bench-Built Transmissions Sportsman Racing Classics) also earned the chance to celebrate in Victory Lane Saturday night.

Current Bojangles' Late Model point leader, Josh Berry (No. 88) earned the pole position for the special 150-lap Bobby Isaac Memorial feature event. Berry remained out front during the early laps, as the No. 12 of Austin McDaniel, No. 21 of Travis Swaim, No. 9 of William Byron and the No. 25 of Matt Piercy jockeyed for position behind him. The first caution of the night was displayed on lap 79 when the No. 77 of CJ Hulsey and No. 8 of David Garbo made contact down the front stretch, sending Hulsey hard into the turn one outside wall. The red flag was displayed for extensive track cleanup, and the field returned to green on lap 93, with Berry maintaining the front spot. As Berry extended his lead, Piercy had comfortably taken over the second position, as the No. 44 of Dillon Bassett worked his way from this 23 rd -place starting spot to the top five. The final caution was displayed on lap 147 with 3 laps remaining for the No. 88 of Doug Barnes whose car had come to a stop on the track, setting up for an epic three-lap shoot out to the end. Berry held off challenges by Piercy and Bassett to pick up the win after leading all 150 laps . Piercy claimed a second-place finish. The No. 98 of Todd Gilliland, Bassett and the No. 23 Payton Ryan rounded out the top five.

Kyle Mansch (No. 17) led the field to green in the Gold King Limited Late Model event, and was slowly pulling away from the competition when the caution flag was displayed on lap two for a multi-car wreck on the backstretch. Mansch maintained his lead over the field during several additional caution periods, until contact with the No. 77 of Travis Byrd on lap 38 would bring out the fourth caution of the night. As green-flag racing resumed the No. 77 of Travis Byrd took over the top position and immediately received pressure from the No. 5 of Dexter Canipe Jr. for the lead. The fifth and final caution came out on lap 39 for another multi-car incident on the backstretch, Canipe Jr. used the restart to his advantage taking over the lead when the field returned to green. Canipe Jr. fended off Byrd during the final laps to pick up the win, leaving Byrd to settle for second. The No. 11 of Dillon Houser had a great picked up a third-place finish, the No. 51 of Jeremy Pelfrey and the No. 12 of Evan Duggins finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The No. 31 of Wayne Edwards scored the pole position for the 30-lap Street Stock event. Edward's time out front didn't last long as the No. 3 of Chase Pollard moved into the lead coming out of turn four on the first lap. As the laps ticked away, Pollard continued to hold onto the lead and steadily pulled away from Edwards in the second position. Pollard went on to lead all 30-laps of the event, leaving Edwards, the No. 33 of Mark Whitten, No. 64 of Marshall Sutton and No. 03 of Kevin Eby to complete the top five.

The No. 48 of Larry Benz brought the field to green for the 25-lap Bench-Built Transmissions Sportsman Racing Classics to the green flag, but his time out front didn't last long as the No. 74 of Bob Park grabbed the top spot on the second lap. The two continued to battle for the lead as the race progressed, and made contact coming out of turn four on lap 21, bringing Benz's night to an early end. The No. 8 of Robert Hapeman used the incident to his advantage taking over the lead and picking up the win. The No. 16 of Bill Webb, Park, the No. 2 of Don Fenn and No. 90 Dennis Hinkle completed the top five. Parks third place finish would secure the divisional championship for the Benchbuilt Transmissions Sportsman Racing Classics in 2014 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

The racing action continues next Saturday Night, Sept. 6 at Hickory Motor Speedway for the Aqua Vapor Cigarettes/ Gaston Rentals Twin Night at the races. The evening will feature twin 50-lap features for the NASCAR Whelen All American Bojangles' Late Models, twin 35-lap races for the Gold King Limited Late Models, Twin 30-lap events for the Street Stocks and a 25-lap race for the 4-Cylinders. Grandstands open at 5 p.m., with qualifying immediately following. An On-Track Autograph Session is scheduled to begin at 6, with feature racing action taking place at 7. Tickets are just $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and teens, with children 12 and under free. For more information about upcoming events and Hickory Motor Speedway visit, www.hickorymotorspeedway.com or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hickoryspeedwayfans) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/hickoryspeedway)

Hickory Motor Speedway
Unofficial Race Results for 8/30/2014
Classic Sportsman Racing - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
8
Robert Hapeman
Midland, NC
2
74
Bob Park
Concord, NC
3
16
Bill Webb
Statesville, NC
4
2
Don Fenn
Lincolnton, NC
5
90
Dennis Hinkle
Hickory, NC
6
48
Larry Benz
Harrisburg, NC
7
71P
Bill Powell
Newton, NC
8
8B
Sam Beam
,
DNS
9
98
Charles Thorne
Kannapolis, NC
DNS
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
2
25
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
3
98
Todd Gilliland
Sherrills Ford, NC
4
44
Dillon Bassett
Winston Salem, NC
5
23R
Payton Ryan
Concord, NC
6
41H
Brayton Haws
Youngsville, NC
7
9
William Byron
Charlotte, NC
8
7S
Justin Crider
Statesville, NC
9
21T
Travis Swaim
Greensboro, NC
10
112
Trey Gibson
Charlotte, NC
11
00
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
12
5H
Bret Holmes
Munford, AL
13
75H
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
14
15B
Justin Bolton
Greensburg, PA
15
12
Austin McDaniel
Harrisburg, NC
16
12B
Annabeth Barnes
Hiddenite, NC
17
7
Ashley Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
18
6A
Devon Amos
Charlotte, NC
19
43K
Brodie Kostecki
Mooresville, NC
20
03S
Roddey Sterling, Jr.
Charlotte, NC
21
2
Paige Decker
Concord, NC
22
88D
Doug Barnes
Whiteford, MD
23
23Y
Spencer Gallagher
Mooresville, NC
24
77
C J Hulsey
El Paso, TX
25
8G
David Garbo, Jr.
Storington, CT
26
1W
Dylon Wilson
Taylorsville, NC
27
07M
Greg Marlowe
Troutman, NC
DNS
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
2
77B
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
3
11
Dillon Houser
Hildebran, NC
4
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
5
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
6
17
Kyle Mansch
Lenoir, NC
7
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
8
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
9
7S
Taylor Stricklin
Mount Ulla, NC
10
13J
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
11
71X
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
12
22
Dan Moore
Conover, NC
13
25
Allen Huffman
Hickory, NC
14
1B
Trent Barnes
Whiteford, MD
15
15
Sheflon Clay
Asheville, NC
16
92S
Kyle Southern
Rural Hall, NC
17
5L
Marcus Lambert
Woodbridge, VA
18
92
Jason Stanley
Kannapolis, NC
19
43
Greg Wise
Candler, NC
20
18
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
21
15F
Skylar Felkner
Union Bridge, MD
22
09R
Ryan Morris
Honey Brook, PA
Street Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
3P
Chase Pollard
Taylorsville, NC
2
31
Wayne Edwards
Denver, NC
3
33
Mark Whitten
Gastonia, NC
4
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
5
03
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
6
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
7
2
Larry Mosher
Taylorsville, NC
8
10T
Kevin Townsend
Lenoir, NC
9
16S
Jonathon Smith
Hudson, NC
10
16
Carroll McKinney
Hildebran, NC
11
99
Roy Smith
Hudson, NC
12
08
Bill Ihrie
Hickory, NC
13
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
14
21
Kevin Saam
Hudson, NC
15
74
Kim Smith
Lincolnton, NC
16
2N
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
DNS

 

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