Millington Tastes NWAAS Late Model Victory at 14 Years Old Wins
Paramount Kia ‘Big 10' Challenge Round 1

 

Newton NC: March 5 th - Racing action returned this Saturday to Hickory Motor Speedway as it opened the doors for its 66th season with the Spring Classic Season Opener and the 1st Round of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge.

The first race on tap for the opening night would be the Super Trucks with Sheflon Clay in the #15 on the pole, with Dillon Faggart in the #09 to his outside, 2015 HMS Track Champion Tyler Dayton would start 3rd, and the #51 of Allen Huffman rounded out row 2. Clay would go to the point early and hold off repeated challenges from Dayton, Faggart, and Huffman to grab his 1st win on the young season. Dayton would finish 2nd, Faggart would grab 3rd, while Kerry Lawrence in the #03 and Jason Smith in the #25 would round out the top 5.

Next up would be the Limited Late Models hitting the historic 3/8 mile oval. Charlie Watson in the #9 would take up where he left off in the 2015 season by grabbing the pole, Mark Johnson in the #88 would start to his outside, Evan Swilling in the #18 and Baron Kuritzky in the #17 would round out the 2nd row starting positions. Watson and Swilling would swap the lead several times and there would be exciting door to door action throughout the field. Watson would eventually take the lead for good and pull to his 1st win of the season. Johnson would battle it out and grab the 2nd finishing position while Swilling would take a 3rd place podium finish. Baron Kuritzky in the #17 would get 4th place while Dylan Oliver in the #3 would bring home a top 5.

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models would lineup for the 1st Round of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge with Josh Berry in the JR Motorsports #88 setting a new track record with a blistering qualifying lap of 14.760. Fresh off of his first ARCA start at Daytona Shane Lee in the #00 would start from the 2nd position, Dexter Canipe Jr. In the #5 would start 3rd, while Hayden Humphrey in the #07 would grab the 4th starting position. Berry would jump to the lead at the start but but Lee and Canipe were close enough and waiting to strike. As the 100 lap feature progressed it became evident that tire management was going to be a factor in deciding the winner for this one. The #17 of Ryan Millington would make his way to the front late in the event and with plenty of time left as he reeled in Berry and made the pass in the final 20 laps. Millington would be the first to the checkered flag and go on to collect his first win at America's Most Famous Short Track. Canipe would also work his way around Berry for 2nd, Berry would grab 3rd, Charlie Watson in the #9 would back up his limited win with a 4th position, and Casey Pierce in the #18 would overcome missing qualifying as a result of a part failure and rebound to finish a strong 5th after starting shotgun on the field.

In the Street Stocks Cody DeMarmels in the #18 started 2016 off right by grabbing the pole for their 30 lap feature with Kevin Townsend in the #10 starting to his outside. The pair would race side by side for several laps before Townsend would finally nose out to the front of DeMarmels. Townsend would go on to take his first win on the season with DeMarmels holding on for 2nd. Defending track champion Kevin Eby in the #03 would grab 3rd while Trey Buff in the #69 and Marshall Sutton in the #64 would swap positions several times before finally settling in with Buff taking 4th and Sutton in 5th.

As the Renegades lined up to go racing the skies opened up, the rain came, and their race would have to be canceled for the night. The Renegades are scheduled for Twin Races on March 19 th to make up their feature.

Racing action will return for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series this coming Saturday night, March 12th, with Round 2 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models will do battle for 100 laps, Limited Late Models 35 laps, Street Stocks 30 laps, 4 Cylinders 25 laps, and Classic Sportsmen 25 laps.

 

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 3/5/2016
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
17M
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
2
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
3
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
4
9W
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
5
18P
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
6
77B
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
7
47B
Brandon Grosso
Belle-Meade, NJ
8
0
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
9
1W
Dylon Wilson
Taylorsville, NC
10
12G
Andrew Garcia
Eagle Pass TX, NC
11
23D
Zachary Dabbs
Mooresville, NC
12
07H
Hayden Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
13
77T
Tal Davidson
Mooresville, NC
14
25A
Anthony Alfredo
Ridgefield, CT
DNS
Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
2
0
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
3
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
4
07H
Hayden Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
5
9W
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
6
77B
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
7
1W
Dylon Wilson
Taylorsville, NC
8
17M
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
9
77T
Tal Davidson
Mooresville, NC
10
23D
Zachary Dabbs
Mooresville, NC
11
12G
Andrew Garcia
Eagle Pass TX, NC
12
47B
Brandon Grosso
Belle-Meade, NJ
13
18P
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
DNS
14
25A
Anthony Alfredo
Ridgefield, CT
DNS
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
9
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
2
88M
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
3
18S
Evan Swilling
Cohutta, GA
4
17B
Baron Kuritzky
Connelly Springs, NC
5
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
6
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
7
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
8
43
Greg Wise
Candler, NC
9
7W
Dylan Ward
Winston-Salem, NC
10
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
11
19H
Randall Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
9
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
2
88M
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
3
18S
Evan Swilling
Cohutta, GA
4
17B
Baron Kuritzky
Connelly Springs, NC
5
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
6
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
7
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
8
43
Greg Wise
Candler, NC
9
7W
Dylan Ward
Winston-Salem, NC
10
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
11
19H
Randall Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
Renegades - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
6N
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
2
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
3
71
Kyle Divanna
Statesville, NC
4
69
Ben Campbell
Hudson, NC
5
68
Steve Griffith
Morganton, NC
6
97
Danny Crump, Jr.
Morganton, NC
7
83
David Hasson
Newton, NC
DQ
8
4
Gregory Austin
Granite Falls, NC
DNS
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
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
5
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
6
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
7
77W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA
Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
2
10T
Kevin Townsend
Lenoir, NC
3
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
4
77W
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA
5
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
6
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
7
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
DQ
Super Trucks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
15C
Sheflon Clay
Asheville, NC
2
36D
Tyler Dayton
Mooresville, NC
3
09F
Dillon Faggart
Concord, NC
4
03L
Kerry Lawrence
Winston-Salem, NC
5
25S
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
6
80
Edward Collins, Jr.
Winston-Salem, NC
7
5J
Johnny James
Clemmons, SC
8
70B
Travis Baity
Hays, NC
9
51
Allen Huffman
Hickory, NC
10
22
Stephen Shore
Stanley, NC
11
15Q
Lee Queen
Catawba, NC
12
5
Jeff Byers
Stony Point, NC
Super Trucks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
15C
Sheflon Clay
Asheville, NC
2
09F
Dillon Faggart
Concord, NC
3
36D
Tyler Dayton
Mooresville, NC
4
51
Allen Huffman
Hickory, NC
5
03L
Kerry Lawrence
Winston-Salem, NC
6
25S
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
7
15Q
Lee Queen
Catawba, NC
8
5J
Johnny James
Clemmons, SC
9
22
Stephen Shore
Stanley, NC
10
5
Jeff Byers
Stony Point, NC
11
80
Edward Collins, Jr.
Winston-Salem, NC
12
70B
Travis Baity
Hays, NC