Huffman Gets to Victory Lane for Round 4 of the Paramount Kia "Big 10" Racing Challenge

 

For Immediate Release 5-4-15

5/2/15 - After a week off due to rain, racers and fans alike were treated some beautiful May weather for Lift One Night at the Races and the Nascar Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Model drivers were eager to hit the track for Round #4 of the Paramount Kia "Big 10" Racing Challenge.

Qualifying was tense as it seemed as if each qualifying attempt would be better than the driver before. Shane Lee would grab the top spot in his #00 and the #75 of Landon Huffman would close out row #1. Matt Piercy in the #25 and Dexter Canipe Jr. in the #5 would make up second row two.

At the drop of the green flag Lee would grab the early lead and have L. Huffman in tow as Piercy, Canipe Jr., and Ashley Huffman in the #7 would do battle for 3rd through 5th. Caution would come out at lap 40 for a car stalled on the backstretch and would bring the field back together and set up a battle over the next few laps between the top two drivers, with several more ready to enter the fray. As the green flag returned L. Huffman would press Lee for the lead and eventually take the point. Canipe Jr. would work his way around Piercy as the points leader's car had apparently lost a cylinder.

As the laps counted down it appeared as if L. Huffman was going to make his first visit to Victory Lane for the 2015 season, until contact from the # 12 of Annabeth Barnes would result in a spin by Piercy on lap 99. This would bunch the field once more with L. Huffman leading, Lee 2nd, Canipe Jr. 3rd, A. Huffman had worked his way up to 4th, Barnes in the #12 would be 5th, and Piercy 6th. On the restart L. Huffman and Lee would resume their battle with the #75 taking the lead as they came off Turn 2 and #00 ready to make another charge for the win. Contact between the leaders would stack up the field. As the cars were exiting Turn 4 contact from Barnes would send Canipe Jr. for a spin, while the cars of Barnes and Piercy would stack up together and finally come to a rest against the outside retaining wall. Piercy's #25 would end up on top of Barnes' #12. Both drivers were uninjured but the track safety crew would wisely take their time to remove the precariously positioned cars. After a few minutes both cars were separated and Barnes crawled out to the applause of the fans and competitors. She would climb into the ambulance to take the ride back to the pits. Piercy would stay in his car and return to the event.

Once again the race would restart on lap 98. L. Huffman and . Lee would drag race down the front stretch to see who would have the preferred line getting into Turn 1. The two young hotshoes would do battle for the final two laps with L. Huffman beating . Lee back to the checkered flag to take the win. A. Huffman would come home in 3rd, Canipe Jr. 4th, and Piercy persevering for 5th.

The T-Mobile Limited Late Models would provide a great field of cars and once again put on a great show for the fans with the #13 of Mark Johnson taking the early lead. The battle for third would have a 7 car train with the #12 of Evan Duggins leading the pack. Cautions became frequent and at one time it seemed as if every driver in the field would spend some time in the top 5. At the end of the race Spencer Boyd in the #48 would take the win with the #13 of Mark Johnson bringing home second. Mitch Walker in the #29 would grab third, the #34 of Pat Rachels would get 4th, and Zach Bruenger in the #2 finishing fifth.

Charlie Neill in the #2 would set the pace in qualifying and in the race for the Street Stocks. Action would begin early with a spin in turn 4 by the #74 of Steven Smith to bring out the first caution. Neill would lead early as the battle would be for second between the #64 of Marshall Sutton and the #03 of Kevin Eby for multiple laps before Eby would take the spot. Neill would go on to his second win of 2015 with the Eby grabbing second and Cody DeMarmels in the #18 making a great run through the field after starting from the rear to come home in third. Marshall Sutton in the #64 and Don Machutta in the #52 would round out the top 5.

The 4 Cylinders would be paced by fast timer Eddie Gilbert in the #00 and he would take the early lead followed closely by the #09 of Shane Canipe and the #16 of Michael Tucker. Lap 7 would bring out the first caution as Tuckers car would slow in turn one and then stop on the backstretch. Gilbert would take the checkered with Shane Canipe coming home second, Dennis Trivette would grab third in the #28. The #11 of Robert Trivette and the #17 of Curtis Pardue would round out the top 5 respectively.

The Wrench Rags Renegades would see the #8 of Kenneth Roberts take the win with Kyle Divanna in the #71 hot on his heels finishing second. Rookie Justin Austin in the #4 finished third, Shawn Hayes in the #77 and Blake Walker in the #09 rounded out the top 5.

Next week, May 9th, will see the first visit of the new CARS Tour Series, with 125 laps for both the CARS Tour Late Models and CARS Tour Super Late Models.

On May 16th Hickory Motor Speedway will host the First Annual Springfest Car show for the Childrens Miracle Network featuring Cars, Inflatable's for the kids and local Christian Bands.

It is scheduled to begin at 9am and the cost is a 5.00 donation for the Childrens Miracle Network.

On May 23rd the NWAAS will return to action with Round #5 of the Paramount Kia "Big 10" Challenge for the Bojangles Late Models on Woodforest Bank Night at the Races. Also racing are the T-Mobile Limiteds, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders, and Wrench Rags Renegades followed by a concert for the Childrens Miracle Network.

Tickets only $15 Adults, $13 Teens/Seniors, and Children 12 & under FREE!

(A portion of each ticket is donated to charity for this event)

 

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 5/2/2015
4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
 
1
00G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
2
9
Shane Canipe
Hldebran, NC
3
28T
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
4
11
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
5
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
6
98
Rob Lewis
Morganton, NC
7
6T
Rodney Trivette
Newton, NC
8
79
Crystal Davis
Fort Mill, SC
9
31T
Candice Tucker
Thomasville, NC
10
16T
Michael Tucker
Thomasville, NC
4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
 
1
00G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
2
9
Randy Canipe
Maiden, NC
3
16T
Michael Tucker
Thomasville, NC
4
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
5
79
Crystal Davis
Fort Mill, SC
6
31T
Candice Tucker
Thomasville, NC
7
11
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
8
98
Rob Lewis
Morganton, NC
9
6T
Rodney Trivette
Newton, NC
10
28T
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
 
1
75H
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
2
0
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
3
7
Ashley Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
4
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
5
25
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
6
31F
Camden Francis
Piedmont, SC
7
6D
Dylan Smith
Concord, NC
8
12B
Annabeth Barnes
Hiddenite, NC
9
4D
Natalie Decker
,
Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
 
1
0
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
2
75H
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
3
25
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
4
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
5
7
Ashley Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
6
12B
Annabeth Barnes
Hiddenite, NC
7
6D
Dylan Smith
Concord, NC
8
4D
Natalie Decker
,
9
31F
Camden Francis
Piedmont, SC
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
48
Spencer Boyd
Concord, NC
2
13J
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
3
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
4
34
Patrick Rachels
China Grove, NC
5
2B
Zachary Bruenger
Granite Falls, NC
6
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
7
43P
Kenneth Pardue
Millers Creek, NC
8
07H
Hayden Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
9
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
10
9
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
11
17
Kyle Mansch
Lenoir, NC
12
09G
Keith Graham
Statesville, NC
13
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
14
15C
Anthony Alfredo
Ridgefield, CT
Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
13J
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
2
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
3
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
4
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
5
48
Spencer Boyd
Concord, NC
6
34
Patrick Rachels
China Grove, NC
7
17
Kyle Mansch
Lenoir, NC
8
2B
Zachary Bruenger
Granite Falls, NC
9
9
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
10
15C
Anthony Alfredo
Ridgefield, CT
11
09G
Keith Graham
Statesville, NC
12
07H
Hayden Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
13
43P
Kenneth Pardue
Millers Creek, NC
14
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
Renegades - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
2
71
Kyle Divanna
Statesville, NC
3
4A
Justin Austin
Granite Falls, NC
4
77H
Shawn Hayes
Lenoir, NC
5
09W
Adam Blake Walker
Lenoir, NC
6
6
Darren Dickinson
Hickory, NC
7
57
Ray Triplett
Lenoir, NC
8
16T
Randy Truett
Granite Falls, NC
9
69
Ben Campbell
Hudson, NC
Renegades - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
2
6
Darren Dickinson
Hickory, NC
3
71
Kyle Divanna
Statesville, NC
4
4A
Justin Austin
Granite Falls, NC
5
09W
Adam Blake Walker
Lenoir, NC
6
77H
Shawn Hayes
Lenoir, NC
7
16T
Randy Truett
Granite Falls, NC
8
69
Ben Campbell
Hudson, NC
9
57
Ray Triplett
Lenoir, NC
Street Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
2N
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
2
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
3
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
4
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
5
52
Don Machutta
Mooresville, NC
6
3W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
7
23
Brendan Doyle
Harrisburg, NC
8
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
9
1
David Snyder
Cleveland, NC
10
44
Andrew Moss
Hendersonville, NC
11
74S
Steven Smith
Lincolnton, NC
12
32H
David Harrell
Newton, NC
13
2
Larry Mosher
Taylorsville, NC
DNS
Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
2N
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
2
52
Don Machutta
Mooresville, NC
3
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
4
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
5
23
Brendan Doyle
Harrisburg, NC
6
1
David Snyder
Cleveland, NC
7
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
8
44
Andrew Moss
Hendersonville, NC
9
74S
Steven Smith
Lincolnton, NC
10
32H
David Harrell
Newton, NC
11
3W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
12
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
DQ
13
2
Larry Mosher
Taylorsville, NC
DNS

 

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