Berry Takes Second Checkered Flag in the 3rd Round of the Paramount Kia "Big 10" Racing Challenge

 

A warm April day greeted the competitors at Hickory Motor Speedway for 84 Lumber Night at the Races and the 3 rd Round of the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge.

Landon Huffman in the #75 would pace the field in qualifying for the 2 nd week in a row for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models 100 lap feature. The #25 of Matt Piercy, would occupy the outside front row. Ashley Huffman in the #7, Dexter Canipe Jr. in the #5, and Shane Lee in the #00 would round out the top 5 qualifiers. Huffman would take the lead early and set the pace with the field close behind. Piercy would ride patiently in 2 nd as the laps were continuing to count throughout the race. While cars were mixing it up throughout the field the #88 of Josh Berry was working his way to the front after starting shotgun on the field as a result of a post qualifying tech issue. It would be about Lap 50 of the 100 Lap event when Berry would close the gap to the leaders. Piercy was beginning to pressure Huffman for the top spot. As the fans would be on their feet for the remainder of the event as Huffman, Berry and Piercy, and eventually 4 th place competitor Lee began to creep in and mix it up for the win. Berry waited patiently as Piercy would attempt to wrestle the lead from Huffman. After a brief caution, Berry was able to get by Piercy and begin putting pressure on Huffman, but Piercy would begin to pressure Berry setting up a three way battle for the lead. Huffman had moved his car up to the high groove at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars and his car seemed to like the change. Lee slipped quietly into the mix and was ready to do battle for the win as well. The Top three would use every inch of track and race three wide on multiple occasions. As the cars approached lap 93, Berry and Huffman were running side by side with Piercy looking to the inside of Berry, and Lee right behind in the mix. As they came through turns 3 and 4 Huffman would spin and end his chance for the win. Josh Berry would move to the lead and take the point on the next restart with Piercy to his outside and Lee in 3 rd . Piercy, after last week's win, was looking to make it 2 in a row and Lee, after leaving the track last week on the hook, was looking to change his fortunes for 2015. However, Josh Berry had other plans and would hold off the pair for his 2 nd win on the season and 2 nd win in the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Challenge. Piercy would hold on for 2 nd and Lee for 3 rd . Rounding out the top 5 would be Canipe Jr. in the #5 and an Huffman would round out the Top 5.

The T-Mobile Limited Late Models would take to the track with fast timer Kyle Mansch in the #17 on the pole, the #34 of Pat Rachels on his outside, Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51 on the inside of row 2 and the #12 of Evan Duggins to his outside. From the initial green flag there would be multiple battles throughout the field, while Mansch would take the early lead with Rachels in tow. Caution would come out as Hayden Humphrey in the # 07 would make contact with the wall in turn 2 collecting Pelfrey in the accident. This would tighten up the field for a restart and a dash for the win. Mansch would go on to take the victory over Travis Byrd in the #77. Rounding out the top 5 would be Mitch Walker in the #29, the #2 of Zach Bruenger, and the #21 of Monty Cox.

The Street Stocks would see the #31 of Wayne Edwards return on a mission as he would have fast time in qualifying. Edwards would sneak out to an early lead as the #03 of Kevin Eby and the # 2 of Charlie Neill would do battle for 2 nd . The #2 of Larry Mosher would lose an engine while running 4 th . Edwards would take the win with Eby filling the runner up spot. The #18 of Cody DeMarmels would have another great run finishing 3 rd . Charlie Neill in the #2 and Marshall Sutton in the #64 would round out the top 5.

The Wrench Rags Renegades would return to action with Darren Dickinson in the #6 taking the pole position. It would be a fierce battle for the 9 car field. A spin by the #4 of Justin Austin would bring out the first caution, however Dickenson would prove to be too strong for the field and take the checkered flag. The #09 of Blake Walker would bring home a solid 2 nd and Kenneth Roberts in the #8 would have a good run finishing 3 rd after starting from the rear. Ray Triplett in the #57 and Kyle Divanna in the #71 would round out the top 5.

Next week, April 25 th , will see the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series back in action at America's Most Famous Short Track. The Bojangles Late Models will do battle for 100 laps. The T-Mobile Limited Late Models 35 laps, Smokey's Super Trucks 35 laps, Street Stocks 30 laps, and the Sportsman Racing Classics will return for a 25 lap feature.
Gates will open at 5pm, Qualifying at 5pm, On-Track Autograph session at 6pm, and Racing at 7pm.
Tickets only $11 Adults, $9 Seniors/Teens, and Children 12 & under FREE!

 

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 4/18/2015
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
2
25
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
3
0
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
4
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
5
75H
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
6
12B
Annabeth Barnes
Hiddenite, NC
7
22
Dan Moore
Conover, NC
8
01C
Jake Crum
Statesville, NC
9
21
Emilee Riley
Jasper, GA
10
7
Ashley Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
75H
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
2
25
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
3
7
Ashley Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
4
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
5
0
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
6
22
Dan Moore
Conover, NC
7
01C
Jake Crum
Statesville, NC
8
12B
Annabeth Barnes
Hiddenite, NC
9
21
Emilee Riley
Jasper, GA
10
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
DQ
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
17
Kyle Mansch
Lenoir, NC
2
77B
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
3
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
4
2B
Zachary Bruenger
Granite Falls, NC
5
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
6
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
7
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
8
09G
Keith Graham
Statesville, NC
9
99P
Austin Powell
Concord, NC
10
43
Greg Wise
Candler, NC
11
34
Patrick Rachels
China Grove, NC
12
07H
Hayden Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
13
88S
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
DNS
Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
17
Kyle Mansch
Lenoir, NC
2
34
Patrick Rachels
China Grove, NC
3
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
4
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
5
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
6
77B
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
7
2B
Zachary Bruenger
Granite Falls, NC
8
09G
Keith Graham
Statesville, NC
9
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
10
07H
Hayden Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
11
99P
Austin Powell
Concord, NC
12
43
Greg Wise
Candler, NC
DQ
13
88S
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
Renegades - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
6
Darren Dickinson
Hickory, NC
2
09W
Adam Blake Walker
Lenoir, NC
3
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
4
57
Ray Triplett
Lenoir, NC
5
71
Kyle Divanna
Statesville, NC
6
68
Steve Griffith
Morganton, NC
7
69
Ben Campbell
Hudson, NC
8
4A
Justin Austin
Granite Falls, NC
9
27
Jon Averre
Conover, NC
Renegades - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
6
Darren Dickinson
Hickory, NC
2
71
Kyle Divanna
Statesville, NC
3
09W
Adam Blake Walker
Lenoir, NC
4
68
Steve Griffith
Morganton, NC
5
57
Ray Triplett
Lenoir, NC
6
4A
Justin Austin
Granite Falls, NC
7
69
Ben Campbell
Hudson, NC
8
27
Jon Averre
Conover, NC
9
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
Street Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
31
Wayne Edwards
Denver, NC
2
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
3
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
4
2N
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
5
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
6
52
Don Machutta
Mooresville, NC
7
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
8
3W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
9
23
Brendan Doyle
Harrisburg, NC
10
44
Andrew Moss
Hendersonville, NC
11
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
12
2
Larry Mosher
Taylorsville, NC
13
10T
Kevin Townsend
Lenoir, NC
Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
31
Wayne Edwards
Denver, NC
2
2N
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
3
10T
Kevin Townsend
Lenoir, NC
4
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
5
52
Don Machutta
Mooresville, NC
6
2
Larry Mosher
Taylorsville, NC
7
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
8
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
9
3W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
10
23
Brendan Doyle
Harrisburg, NC
11
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
12
44
Andrew Moss
Hendersonville, NC
13
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
DQ

 

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