Josh Berry, winner of Round #6 of the
Paramount Kia ‘Big 10' Challenge for the Bojangles Late Models

June 4, 2016 - HICKORY, N.C. – Hot temperatures and good racing would be on the menu for Bojangles Church Night at the Races and Round #6 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge Series at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Leading off the night would be the 4-Cylinders and their 25 lap feature. Charlie Neill in the #2 would assume a familiar position and lead the field to the green flag from the point after setting the fast lap in qualifying. Eddie Gilbert in the #00 would make a run at the leader but would fall a little short and have to settle for 2nd as Neill would take the win and return to victory lane. Curtis Pardue in the #17 would grab 3rd while Robert Trivette in the #11 and Rodney Trivette in the #6 would round out the top 5.

The Limited Late Models rolled off next with Evan Swilling in the #18 at the point and Mark Johnson in the #13 to his outside. The green flag would see Swilling jump to the point with 19 more Limited Late Models in toe, and fierce battles raged throughout the field. Johnson, Pat Rachels in the #34, Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51, Monty Cox in the #21, Mitch Walker in the #29, Dillon Houser in the #11, and Ryan Vasconcellos in the #10 would all race one another hard to see who would get the opportunity to give chase to Swilling for the top spot. Rachels would nose into the 2nd spot and try his best to catch the leader but Swilling would prove too tough and grab another victory, his 4th on the year, while Rachels would hold on for the runner up spot. Vasconcellos would take the 3rd place finishing position while Walker and Pelfrey would finish 4th and 5th respectively.

Josh Berry in the #88 would set the fast time for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models with Dexter Canipe Jr. in the #5 to his outside, Justin Carroll in the #57 and 2015 Hickory Motor Speedway Track Champion Matt Piercy in the #21 to his rear. Berry, Canipe, and Piercy would mix it up at the front of the pack with each taking turns at the point. Piercy would jump to the lead for several laps until Berry once again made his move back to the point. With 100 laps in store for Round #6 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge, tire wear would be a critical issue for the field. Christian Eckes in the #1 and Casey Pierce in the #18 would benefit from a late race caution as they both had worked to save their tires and the subsequent restart would bunch the field. Berry, however, would have enough to hold off the field for the win and another visit to victory lane for the JR Motorsports driver. Eckes would use his tire management to help propel him from the 9th starting spot all the to 2nd finishing position. Pierce would come on strong at the end grabbing the 3rd position. Points leader Canipe would grab 4th while Piercy would come home in 5th after leading a good portion of the race.

Next up would be the Catawba Realty & Insurance Company Classic Sportsmen vintage racers and their 25 lap feature. Eddie Gilbert in the #95 would start from the top spot and lead laps early and often. Bill Webb in the #16 would start from the rear after winning the last race, as per their division rules, but would quickly start looking for the leader. Webb would make it almost all the way through the field but would have to settle for 2nd as Gilbert was too strong and would be the first to the checkers. Dennis Hinkle in the #4, Bill Powell in the #71, and Robert Webb in the #6 would round out the top 5.

Finishing out the night would be the Street Stocks and their 30 lap feature. Kevin Eby in the #03 would snatch the pole with the fast time in qualifying. Kevin Townsend in the #9 would make the early bid for the lead and take the point from Eby. Townsend would survive multiple challenges from Eby and a couple late restarts but would hold on for another trip to victory lane. Eby would challenge repeatedly but would have to settle for the runner up spot. Cody DeMarmels in the #18, Marshall Sutton in the #64, and Jeremy Harrell in the #32 would have a spirited battle throughout the event and would finish 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively.

America's Most Famous Short Track will be idle next week, June 11th, with a rare night off, but racing will return with their 2 nd event from the PASS Series the following week, June 18th. The NWAAS will return to action on Saturday, June 25th with Round #7 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Racing Challenge Series for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models.

 

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 6/4/2016
4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
2
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
2
00G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
3
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
4
11
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
5
6T
Rodney Trivette
Newton, NC
6
4M
Dylan Mundy
Concord, NC
7
9
Cody Combs
Lenoir, NC
8
59
Donn Wardo
Harmony, NC
9
98
Rob Lewis
Morganton, NC
4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
2
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
2
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
3
00G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
4
11
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
5
6T
Rodney Trivette
Newton, NC
6
9
Cody Combs
Lenoir, NC
7
4M
Dylan Mundy
Concord, NC
8
59
Donn Wardo
Harmony, NC
9
98
Rob Lewis
Morganton, 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
4H
Dennis Hinkle
Hickory, NC
4
71P
Bill Powell
Newton, NC
5
6W
Robert Webb
Harmony, NC
6
90R
Gary Rudisill
Taylorsville, NC
Classic Sportsman Racing - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
95G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
2
16
Bill Webb
Statesville, NC
3
71P
Bill Powell
Newton, NC
4
6W
Robert Webb
Harmony, NC
5
4H
Dennis Hinkle
Hickory, NC
6
90R
Gary Rudisill
Taylorsville, NC
DNS
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
2
1E
Christian Eckes
Middletown, NY
3
18P
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
4
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
5
21P
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
6
25D
Kate Dallenbach
Mooresville, NC
7
57C
Justin Carroll
Concord, NC
8
28B
Brandon Setzer
Newton, NC
9
17M
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
10
82M
Dylan Martin
Concord, NC
11
15O
Omar Jurado
Huntersville, NC
12
27
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
88B
Josh Berry
Hendersonville, TN
2
5C
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
Conover, NC
3
57C
Justin Carroll
Concord, NC
4
21P
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
5
18P
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
6
28B
Brandon Setzer
Newton, NC
7
25D
Kate Dallenbach
Mooresville, NC
8
17M
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
9
1E
Christian Eckes
Middletown, NY
10
82M
Dylan Martin
Concord, NC
11
27
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
12
15O
Omar Jurado
Huntersville, NC
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
18S
Evan Swilling
Cohutta, GA
2
34
Pat Rachels
China Grove, NC
3
10
Ryan Vasconcellos
Sherrills Ford, NC
4
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
5
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
6
13J
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
7
11C
Dawson Cram
Mooresville, NC
8
11
Dillon Houser
Hildebran, NC
9
14A
Akinori Ogata
Mooresville, NC
10
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
11
26
Nicholas Pope
Taylorsville, NC
12
32
Brandon Cox
Taylorsville, NC
13
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
14
46
Thad Moffitt
Concord, NC
15
88
Karsyn Elledge
Mooresville, NC
16
77G
Lexi Gay
Canton, GA
17
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
18
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
19
22
Dan Moore
Conover, NC
20
19H
Blake Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
18S
Evan Swilling
Cohutta, GA
2
13J
Mark Johnson
Newton, NC
3
34
Pat Rachels
China Grove, NC
4
11
Dillon Houser
Hildebran, NC
5
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
6
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
7
22
Dan Moore
Conover, NC
8
10
Ryan Vasconcellos
Sherrills Ford, NC
9
12D
Evan Duggins
Tobaccoville, NC
10
88
Karsyn Elledge
Mooresville, NC
11
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
12
26
Nicholas Pope
Taylorsville, NC
13
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
14
77G
Lexi Gay
Canton, GA
15
11C
Dawson Cram
Mooresville, NC
16
32
Brandon Cox
Taylorsville, NC
17
46
Thad Moffitt
Concord, NC
18
14A
Akinori Ogata
Mooresville, NC
19
19H
Blake Humphrey
Cornelius, NC
20
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, 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
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
4
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
5
32J
Jeremy Harrell
Newton, NC
6
16
Carroll McKinney
Hildebran, NC
7
25
Colby Gibson
Arden, NC
8
77P
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
9
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
10
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
2
9T
Kevin Townsend
Lenoir, NC
3
32J
Jeremy Harrell
Newton, NC
4
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
5
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
6
16
Carroll McKinney
Hildebran, NC
7
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
8
77P
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
9
10
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
10
25
Colby Gibson
Arden, NC
DQ