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“ Painter and Swaim split Twin 40s ”

5/25/2019 - NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models. Travis Swaim in the #21 would grab the top spot in qualifying with Gage Painter in the #12 moving to the Late Model division and starting to his outside with the second fastest qualifying speed. Row two would be made up of Landon Huffman in the #2 and Taylor Gray in the #17. The green flag would see the front row duo drag race down the front stretch and dive into turn one side by side. Painter would use the high line to his advantage and finally nose ahead at the end of lap one. Swaim would keep continual pressure on the leader until lap 18 when Huffman would start pressuring him for the second spot. Lap 22 would see Huffman complete the pass and set his sights on the leader. Battles would rage throughout the field with positions swapped every lap. Huffman would narrow the gap but Painter would seal the deal and grab his first ever Late Model Victory. Huffman would grab 2nd and points leader Thomas Beane in the #31 would work his way up for another 3rd place finish. Two-time 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway winner Vince Midas in the #14 would finish 4th and Swaim would hold on to finish 5th. more results

“Midas, Crum Split Twin 40's ”

5/18/2019 - After battling it out with nature and torrential rains the last two weeks Hickory Motor Speedway competitors were finally able to turn their attention back to America's Most Famous Short Track and battle it out on the famed 3/8 mile oval with a full slate of racing action on Whelen Night at the Races. Leading off the evening's festivities would be the first of two 40 lap features for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models. Recent first-time Late Model winner, Vince Midas in the #14 would grab the top spot in qualifying with the #12 of Gage Painter, in his Late Model debut at Hickory Motor Speedway, starting second. more results

" Leicht Takes The Checkered, Painter Continues Dominance "

presented by;Law Offices of Lyndon R. Helton

4/27/2019 - The Late Models would thunder to life next for their 80 lap slugfest. Mike Darne in the #6 would dip into the 14 second range during qualifying to grab the top spot as would the #21 of Travis Swaim who would start outside of row one. Brody Pope in the #1 and Kevin Leicht in the #25 would make up row two for the initial start. The green flag would see Darne and Swaim battle door to door fo the first couple laps until Swaim would push the high groove just enough and nose into the lead. Lap 9 would see Darne move back around Swaim to retake the lead.results

"Midas and Watson  Split Twin 40s"
Four Late Models Qualify within one Hundreth of a Second

The wonderful sounds of horsepower rang out through the Catawba Valley on Saturday night as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series roared to life for another eventful evening of racing enjoyment.

Leading off the night's racing would be the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models in their first of two 40 lap features. Kevin Leicht in the #25 would set the fast time in qualifying to grab the top spot with a 15.02. Vince Midas in the #14, the #1 of Brody Pope and Thomas Beane in the #31 would start 2 nd through fourth respectivly with all three competitors running a 15.03. The start would see the front pair side by side for several laps until Leicht would nose ahead for the early lead. Battles would rage throughout the field, but the chaos would be controlled as the caution flag would stay in the flagman's holster. Midas would start chipping away at the lead and move under Leicht to battle for the top spot. Both drivers would give each other plenty of room to battle side by side for the top spot. results

Promoters of the North South Shootout have announced they will be moving the 2019 NSS in November 7-9 to Hickory Motor Speedway.

The Tour-type Modifieds will once again headline the 2019 event and will be joined by the PRA Tours Super Late Models, PRA Tours Southeast Limited Late Models, 602 Tour Modifieds, 602 Tour Super Limiteds and Vintage Cars. more info

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