For Immediate Release:

(Dec. 12th, 2018– Newton, NC) Hickory Motor Speedway has just released their schedule for the 2019 race season, and it is packed full of excitement. The Historic Race Track will open up their 69th season of racing on March 9th, 2019 with the Cosmo Motors Spring Classic, and the track will once again be headlined each week with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models.

Paramount Auto Group will return as the title sponsor for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models and Paramount KIA will return for the popular Paramount KIA "Big 10" Racing Challenge, which provides 10 races with feature events that provide additional purse money and a championship of its own.
Hickory Motor Speedway will continue promoting events for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models, Cosmo Motors Street Stocks, One Design Super Trucks, Carolina Custom Golf Carts 4-Cylinders, Renegades and the Hickory Vintage Racing Series during their weekly events.

The PASS Super Late Models will return to America’s Most Famous Short Track in 2019, including the Easter Bunny 150 on April 20th, 2019.
The track will play host to the Cars Racing Tour again in 2018 with two dates. The Cars Racing Tour has had a long history at The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars and will return on March 23rd and Aug, 3rd for the Throwback Series event.

The Knights of Destruction will return with two events beginning on June 1st and is sure to deliver excitement and thrills for all that attend. This event provides a fun filled night of special racing including a school bus race, skid plate race, chain race, and much more. The second event will be Oct. 5th and prove to be just as exciting.
Also on tap will be one event for the popular Southern Modified Series on Oct. 12th. The Southern Modified Series has provided some great racing for their events with multiple Modified stars in attendance.

The season will also include the running of the Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial race presented by Black Tire and Auto Service on the Saturday August 31st of Labor Day weekend, a very special tradition at the legendary track, honoring the late Bobby Isaac. The Cosmo Motors Fall Brawl presented by Calico Coatings will be held on October 19th which is a 200-lap feature special event for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models, 100-lap Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model, 50-lap One Design Super Trucks and more.

Hickory Motor Speedway continues to be more than a race track with Hog Happenin on June 15th which will features live bands and great food. The SunDown Audio Competition on Aug. 17th featuring elaborate car stereos from around the United States and the Cosmo Motors Cops for Tots Toy Drive and Car Show to end the season on Nov. 16th.
There are still a few dates to be secured and some to be announced later, but several of our sponsors have already secured their dates for 2019 at The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. This is a tentative schedule and could be subject to minimal changes.

Ticket prices will remain the same in 2019 (excluding special events) for weekly NASCAR events ($12.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and teens, with kids 12 and under free).
Hickory Motor Speedway has been voted the Finest Sports Venue in Hickory Daily Records Best of Catawba Valley for 2017 and 2018.

Hickory Motor Speedway will remain open for testing throughout the off season.
Hickory Motor Speedway management will continue to work hard for the sponsors, fans, and competitors, to provide a level field of competition and great entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you at the track in 2019.