Dexter Canipe Jr., Winner Round #5
of the Paramount Kia ‘Big 10' Challenge for the Bojangles Late Models.

May 28, 2016 - HICKORY, N.C. – The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returned to action at America's Most Famous Short Track with the Woodforest Bank Night at the Races and the 5th Round of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge Series for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models.

First up on the agenda for the night's racing action would be the 4-Cylinders. Curtis Pardue in the #17 would start on the pole after setting the fast lap in qualifying. Charlie Neill in the #2 would make an early run to the point and grab the lead but it would be short lived as mechanical problems would sideline him for the remainder of the event. Pardue would be hampered by the incident and have to restart from the rear but he had no intentions of staying there as he would quickly charge back to the front and grab the victory. The #98 of Rob Lewis would get his best finish in the runner-up position. Rodney Trivette in the #6 would make a great run to the finish for third place.

The Limited Late Models would be next up on the track with Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51 pacing the field after setting the fast time in qualifying and points leader Evan Swilling in the #18 starting just to his outside. Swilling would grab the early lead as Pelfrey would continue to look to work his way back to the front. Monty Cox in the #21 would move up into the battle patiently waiting for the front pair to make a mistake. Swilling would prove too strong, and drive on for the win. Pelfrey would hang on and finish just behind in second with Cox to his rear finishing third.

Next up would be the Catawba Realty & Insurance Company Classic Sportsmen vintage hot rods. The ever young, 80 year old, Bill Webb in the #16 would start from the point after setting the fast time in qualifying. Eddie Gilbert in the #95 would challenge early and take the top spot from Webb but would have a rear view mirror filled with the elder statesman of the division as the purple #16 pressed hard for the lead. Webb would see an opening and dive under Gilbert late in the race as the pair would battle side by side for several laps. Webb would finally make the pass and take the checkers with Gilbert close behind for second and Greg Butcher in the #0 would come home in third.

Round #5 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge Series for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models would roll off next on the evening. Dexter Canipe Jr. in the #5 would set the fast time and start from the point with the #18 of Casey Pierce to his outside, the #87 of Hayden Woods and #17 of Ryan Millington to his rear. Canipe would grab the early lead but would be unable to shake any of his competitors. The first caution would be brought out when Pierce would slow on the track with mechanical issues. Lengthy repairs on pit road would leave him multiple laps down, and end any hopes of grabbing the win, Pierce would return to the track and move to the front of the pack before returning to pit road and parking for the night. That would be the last serious challenge on the leader as Canipe would drive on to the win and be the first to see the checkers. Hayden Humphrey in the #07 would get his best career Hickory Motor Speedway finish as he would work himself all the way up to second. Wood would have another good run at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars as he would join in the front stretch celebration finishing in third.

Closing out the night would be the Street Stocks. Kevin Eby in the #03 would start from top spot after grabbing the pole position. Eby would jump to the lead and seem to be headed back to his winning ways but a late race caution would set up a restart with 3 laps to go. Lining up to his outside would be Kevin Townsend, this week in the #9 instead of his usual #10. Townsend would make the most of the top groove and use the high lane to get around Eby and grab the win. Eby would hold on to the second spot while Eric Evans in the #07 would bring home another top three finishing position with third.

Next week at Hickory Motor Speedway will be Bojangles Famous Chicken & Biscuits Church Night at the Races. Featuring Round #6 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge Series for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models and their 100 lap feature. Also in action are the Limited Late Models, Street Stocks. 4-Cylinders, and the Catawba Realty & Insurance Company Classic Sportsmen Racing Classics.

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Hickory Motor Speedway

Race Results for 5/28/2016

4-Cylinders - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

17

Curtis Pardue

Hickory, NC

2

98

Rob Lewis

Morganton, NC

3

6T

Rodney Trivette

Newton, NC

4

4M

Dylan Mundy

Concord, NC

5

82F

Rusty Fann

Newton, NC

6

11

Robert Trivette

Newton, NC

7

2

Charlie Neill

Hickory, NC

4-Cylinders - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

17

Curtis Pardue

Hickory, NC

2

2

Charlie Neill

Hickory, NC

3

11

Robert Trivette

Newton, NC

4

6T

Rodney Trivette

Newton, NC

5

98

Rob Lewis

Morganton, NC

6

4M

Dylan Mundy

Concord, NC

7

82F

Rusty Fann

Newton, NC

Classic Sportsman Racing - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

16

Bill Webb

Statesville, NC

2

95G

Eddie Gilbert

Newton, NC

3

0G

Greg Butcher

,

4

4H

Dennis Hinkle

Hickory, NC

5

6W

Robert Webb

Harmony, NC

6

90

Rob Lewis

Morganton, NC

7

71P

Bill Powell

Newton, NC

8

83

Tom Fenn

Lincolnton, NC

Classic Sportsman Racing - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

16

Bill Webb

Statesville, NC

2

0G

Greg Butcher

,

3

95G

Eddie Gilbert

Newton, NC

4

6W

Robert Webb

Harmony, NC

5

4H

Dennis Hinkle

Hickory, NC

6

71P

Bill Powell

Newton, NC

7

90

Rob Lewis

Morganton, NC

8

83

Tom Fenn

Lincolnton, NC

Late Model - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

5C

Dexter Canipe, Jr.

Conover, NC

2

07H

Hayden Humphrey

Cornelius, NC

3

87

Hayden Woods

Piney Flats, TN

4

12G

Andrew Garcia

Eagle Pass TX, NC

5

17M

Ryan Millington

Statesville, NC

6

18P

Casey Pierce

Lenoir, NC

Late Model - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

5C

Dexter Canipe, Jr.

Conover, NC

2

18P

Casey Pierce

Lenoir, NC

3

87

Hayden Woods

Piney Flats, TN

4

17M

Ryan Millington

Statesville, NC

5

07H

Hayden Humphrey

Cornelius, NC

6

12G

Andrew Garcia

Eagle Pass TX, NC

Limited Late Model - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

18S

Evan Swilling

Cohutta, GA

2

51

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

3

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

4

22

Dan Moore

Conover, NC

5

9

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

6

11C

Dawson Cram

Mooresville, NC

7

55Z

Zachary Bruenger

Granite Falls, NC

8

2C

Chase Cabre

Tampa, FL

9

29

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

10

14A

Akinori Ogata

Mooresville, NC

11

34

Pat Rachels

China Grove, NC

12

19H

Blake Humphrey

Cornelius, NC

13

23D

Brendan Doyle

Harrisburg, NC

14

77G

Lexi Gay

Canton, GA

15

3D

Dylan Oliver

Stanley, NC

16

43

Greg Wise

Candler, NC

17

41

Dennis Trivette

Newton, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

51

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

2

18S

Evan Swilling

Cohutta, GA

3

22

Dan Moore

Conover, NC

4

2C

Chase Cabre

Tampa, FL

5

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

6

34

Pat Rachels

China Grove, NC

7

9

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

8

29

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

9

55Z

Zachary Bruenger

Granite Falls, NC

10

11C

Dawson Cram

Mooresville, NC

11

14A

Akinori Ogata

Mooresville, NC

12

23D

Brendan Doyle

Harrisburg, NC

13

3D

Dylan Oliver

Stanley, NC

14

77G

Lexi Gay

Canton, GA

15

19H

Blake Humphrey

Cornelius, NC

16

41

Dennis Trivette

Newton, NC

17

43

Greg Wise

Candler, NC

Street Stocks - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

9T

Kevin Townsend

Lenoir, NC

2

3

Kevin Eby

Lenior, NC

3

7

Eric Evans

Mooresville, NC

4

52

Don Machutta

Mooresville, NC

5

32J

Jeremy Harrell

Newton, NC

6

18D

Cody DeMarmels

Newton, NC

7

64

Marshall Sutton

Burnsville, NC

8

77P

Mark Whitten

Hogtown, VA, VA

9

16

Carroll McKinney

Hildebran, NC

10

69

Trey Buff

Hickory, NC

11

10

Ethan Johnson

Hudson, NC

12

0

Roy Smith

Hudson, NC

Street Stocks - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

3

Kevin Eby

Lenior, NC

2

7

Eric Evans

Mooresville, NC

3

32J

Jeremy Harrell

Newton, NC

4

9T

Kevin Townsend

Lenoir, NC

5

52

Don Machutta

Mooresville, NC

6

64

Marshall Sutton

Burnsville, NC

7

18D

Cody DeMarmels

Newton, NC

8

77P

Mark Whitten

Hogtown, VA, VA

9

69

Trey Buff

Hickory, NC

10

0

Roy Smith

Hudson, NC

11

16

Carroll McKinney

Hildebran, NC

12

10

Ethan Johnson

Hudson, NC