“JR Motorsports Back on Track
at Hickory Motor Speedway with Another Josh Berry Win”

 

March 12, 2016 Newton, NC: An unseasonably warm and pleasant March day greeted competitors and fans alike as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series rolled back in to Hickory Motor Speedway for Round 2 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge.

Leading off the evening's events would be the Catawba Realty & Insurance Co. Classic Sportsman Racing Series hotrods and their 25 lap feature. Bill Webb in the #16 would lead the field to green after turning the hot lap in qualifying with the #95 of Eddie Gilbert lined up to his outside. Gilbert would grab the early lead but would face constant pressure by 2015 series co-champion Webb. The pair would set a torrid pace but in the end Gilbert would grab win #1 for the year with Webb finishing a close 2nd. Dennis Hinkle in the #90 would come home in 3rd, Bill Powell in the #71 would get 4th, and Tom Fenn in the #83 would round out the top 5.

The Limited Late Models would roar to life next as they would roll off for their 35 lap feature. Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51 would grab the pole and start from the point with Monty Cox in the #21 to his outside. Pelfrey would jump to an early lead as the green flag fell. The battle for 2nd would stay interesting throughout the event as it was contested by Cox, Evan Duggins in the #12, Evan Swilling in the #18, and Charlie Watson in the #9. Despite a late race caution Pelfrey would drive on for the win and celebrate in an emotional victory lane. A regular fixture at Hickory Motor Speedway, Pelfrey had missed the season opener with an unexpected hospitalization. A joyous celebration in victory lane with family and friends would help soothe any lingering effects and provide the story book ending that everyone wanted to see. Coming home 2nd for the second straight week would be Swilling. Rounding out the top 5 would be Watson in 3rd, Duggins in 4th, and Mitch Walker 5th in the #29.

The Street Stocks would take to the track with the #10 of Kevin Townsend showing the way and Cody DeMarmels in the #18 to his outside. At the start Townsend would jump to the lead and DeMarmels would battle with Kevin Eby in the #18 for 2nd. Townsend would hold on for win number two of the early season as DeMarmels would get around Eby for 2nd. Eby would grab 3rd, Eric Evans in the #7 would take 4th, and Marshall Sutton in the #64 would come in 5th after spirited battles with Jeremy Harrell in the #32 and Trey Buff in the #69.

Dexter Canipe in the #5 would set the fast time and grab the pole for Round 2 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models. Josh Berry in the #88 would qualify 2nd fastest and start to Canipe's outside, with the 2nd row being filled by the #21 of your 2015 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Model Track Champion Matt Piercy and the #18 of Casey Pierce. The green flag would see Canipe lead the field for the first few laps as the field jockeyed for position behind him. Berry would finally create a small opening and drive in it to take the point with Canipe and Piercy close in tow. As the laps began to count down Piercy would get by Canipe and begin to reel in Berry. However, the lead would prove to be insurmountable as Berry would go on to grab his first victory of the 2016 season. Piercy would grab 2nd in his first HMS start of the 2016 season with Canipe coming home in 3rd. Christian Eckes in the #1 and Ryan Millington in the #17 would round out the top 5.

Closing out the night's events would be the 4 Cylinders with the #28 of Robert Trivette on the pole and the #17 or Curtis Pardue to his outside. Trivette would lead early until mechanical problems would force him to pit road and surrender the lead to Charlie Neill in the #2 who had charged through the field. Neill would hold on for the victory. Pardue would grab the 2nd spot, Rob Lewis in the #98 would take 3rd, and rounding out the top 5 would be Rusty Fann in the #82 and Rodney Trivette in the #6.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will once again roar to life this coming Saturday night, March 19th, with 100 laps for the Bojangles Late Models, 35 laps for the Limited Late Models, 30 laps for the Street Stocks, 25 laps for the 4-Cylinders, and Twin 20 lap events for the Renegades.

Gates will open at 4:45pm, with Qualifying at 5pm, Autograph session at 6pm, and back to our regular schedule with Racing at 7pm.

Tickets only $11 Adults, $9 Teens/Seniors, and Children 12 & under FREE!

For more information check us out at www.hickorymotorspeedway.com , on Facebook, and Twitter!

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 3/12/2016
4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
2
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
2
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
3
98
Rob Lewis
Morganton, NC
4
82F
Rusty Fann
Hickory, NC
5
6T
Rodney Trivette
Newton, NC
6
28
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
7
4M
Dylan Mundy
Concord, NC
4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
28
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
2
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
3
4M
Dylan Mundy
Concord, NC
4
6T
Rodney Trivette
Newton, NC
5
2
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
6
98
Rob Lewis
Morganton, NC
DNS
7
82F
Rusty Fann
Hickory, NC
DNS
Classic Sportsman Racing - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
95G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
2
16
Bill Webb
Statesville, NC
3
90
Dennis Hinkle
Hickory, NC
4
71P
Bill Powell
Newton, NC
5
83
Tom Fenn
Lincolnton, NC
6
66
Robert Webb
Harmony, NC
7
95
Tim Gilbert
Newton, NC
Classic Sportsman Racing - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
16
Bill Webb
Statesville, NC
2
95G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
3
90
Dennis Hinkle
Hickory, NC
4
71P
Bill Powell
Newton, NC
5
66
Robert Webb
Harmony, NC
6
95
Tim Gilbert
Newton, NC
7
83
Tom Fenn
Lincolnton, NC
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
2
21P
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
3
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
4
1E
Christian Eckes
Middletown, NY
5
17M
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
6
18P
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
7
1W
Dylon Wilson
Taylorsville, NC
8
77T
Tal Davidson
Mooresville, NC
9
23D
Zachary Dabbs
Mooresville, NC
10
12G
Andrew Garcia
Eagle Pass TX, NC
11
9W
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
12
42
Craig Thomas
Mooresville, NC
Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
2
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
3
21P
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
4
18P
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
5
17M
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
6
1E
Christian Eckes
Middletown, NY
7
1W
Dylon Wilson
Taylorsville, NC
8
77T
Tal Davidson
Mooresville, NC
9
23D
Zachary Dabbs
Mooresville, NC
10
12G
Andrew Garcia
Eagle Pass TX, NC
11
42
Craig Thomas
Mooresville, NC
12
9W
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
DNS
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
2
18S
Evan Swilling
Cohutta, GA
3
9
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
4
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
5
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
6
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
7
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
8
47P
Kenneth Pardue
Millers Creek, NC
9
88M
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
10
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
2
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
3
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
4
9
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
5
18S
Evan Swilling
Cohutta, GA
6
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
7
88M
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
8
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
9
47P
Kenneth Pardue
Millers Creek, NC
10
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
Street Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
10T
Kevin Townsend
Lenoir, NC
2
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
3
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
4
7
Eric Evans
Mooresville, NC
5
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
6
32J
Jeremy Harrell
Newton, NC
7
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
8
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
9
31
Wayne Edwards
Denver, NC
10
77W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA
DNS
Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
10T
Kevin Townsend
Lenoir, NC
2
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
3
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
4
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
5
7
Eric Evans
Mooresville, NC
6
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
7
32J
Jeremy Harrell
Newton, NC
8
31
Wayne Edwards
Denver, NC
9
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
10
77W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA
DNS