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“ Ryan Millington and Zach Bruenger split Twin 40 lap features ”

on Cosmo Motors Night at the Races

4/14/18 - The thunder roared again in the Catawba Valley, not for rain but the engines fired at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars,  Hickory Motor Speedway , on Saturday for a full slate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action.

NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models for the first of two 40 lap features. Three previous NASCAR Whelen All American Hickory Motor Speedway Track Champions would take their spot in the field. Grabbing the top spot in qualifying would be the 2018 Hickory Motor Speedway Track Champion, Ryan Millington in the #17, with Dexter Canipe in the #5 to his outside. more results

Josh Berry doubles up on Cosmo Motors Season Opening Night

Sweeps Twin 40s on opening nite

(3/17/2018) -NEWTON, N.C.
The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models would close out their evening with the second 40 lap feature of thr night for the premiere division. With an 8 car invert from the finishing order of race #1, Sam Mayer in the #9 would start from the top spot. With Mayer choosing the preferred outside position for the start, Justin Johnson in the #44 would start inside row 1. Charlie Watson in the #9 and Jacob Heafner in the #95 would make up row 2. Mayer would battle with Johnson for several laps but would eventually move ahead to the top spot. Johnson would soon face a challenge from team Josh Berry in the #88 who was charging hard through the pack from the 8th starting position. Mayer would keep the point for quite a few laps but would ultimately see a challenge from his JR Motorsports teammate Berry. Berry would complete the pass and drive on for the win sweeping the Twin 40 lap features on the night. Mayer would finish 2nd, grabbing his best Hickory Motor Speedway finish. Austin McDaniel in the #12 would work his way up to grab another 3rd place finish on the night. Ryan Millington in the #17 would finish 4th while Johnson would hold on for a top 5 finish with 5th. More Results

“Paramount Kia renews the Paramount Kia
“Big 10” Racing Challenge for 2018”

January 15th , 2018.

For Immediate Release:

Hickory Motor Speedway is pleased to announce that Paramount Kia has renewed its commitment for the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models.

The Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge is an additional points series within the regular season points which pays additional purse money and additional points money at the season end with all honors and $1,000 going to the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Champion. Anyone racing in the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model must possess a 2018 NASCAR license, or those ineligible for a NASCAR license will purchase a 2018 Hickory Motor Speedway license to compete. A portion of each Hickory Motor Speedway license will be used for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model point fund.

Please note that this press release includes and updated 2018 schedule with the “Big 10” events and some changes in the dates. Our racing event for June 16 th has been moved to May 19 th to make room for Hickory Motor Speedways inaugral 24 Hour Gridlock Series. We have also added one additional points race for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models to be held on Friday, August 3 rd with the CARS Racing Tour Throwback event on Saturday August 4 th . This event will pay $2,500 to win.

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“Hickory Vintage Racing Association Schedule Set for 2018”

December 14th, 2017 For Immediate Release:

Hickory Motor Speedway finalized the Hickory Vintage Racing Association schedule this week with 8 events at the legendary race track, 7 which will count for points. The season will begin on March 24th and conclude on October 20th. Full schedule is listed below.

The rules have been posted with minimal changes for the upcoming season, but more structure for the series. Notably it will be officiated and managed under the Hickory Motor Speedway banner for 2018.

There will be more consistency with all cars required to run the Hoosier F-45 SX tire. Another addition to the 2018 HVRA rules will be an increase in weight to 3,100 lbs which should provide them the ability to move some weight in the car for improved handling. Maybe the biggest change noted could be the 350 Holley carburetor which will be required on all HVRA cars. Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy stated “We have given this division quite a bit of thought over the winter and their present engine rules package is pretty much an open book to any changes in the engine internally, therefore without requiring the competitor to make expensive engine changes the motor can be easily regulated with fuel.”

The 2018 season will crown a Hickory Vintage Racing Association Champion and they will continue to run under Hickory Motor Speedway NASCAR sanctioning. We look forward to seeing all of our competitors, sponsors, and fans for our season opener on March 17th. Rules(PDF)

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