THE ACTION RETURNS FOR 64th SEASON AT HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY
The 2014 racing season action begins for the 64th consecutive season at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars this Saturday.
(Newton, NC - March 6, 2014) The 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action returns Saturday, March 8 for the 64th consecutive season of stock car racing at Hickory Motor Speedway.
The 2014 Spring Classic season opener will feature the first round of the 'Paramount KIA Big 10 Race Challenge', a 10-race, 100-lap, point-paying series for the Bojangles' Late Model division that will take place during the regular NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season.
The Spring Classic season opener will also include appearances from the Gold King Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, WrenchRags Renegades and the 4-Cylinders. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, with qualifying immediately following. An On-Track Autograph Session will begin at 6 p.m. and racing action will begin at 7 p.m. Free ZLOOP T Shirt with the purchase of an adult ticket until 6:30. Tickets are only $11 for adults and $9 for seniors and teens, with children 12 and under free. more info..
Ford Racing Contingency Program Adds Benefit to Drivers
Ford Racing Contingency Program to Benefit Late Model and Limited Late Model Series
(Newton, N.C. - March 4, 2014) Hickory Motor Speedway today announced a new partnership with Ford Racing that will provide additional benefit to competitors in the Bojangles' Nascar Whelen All American Series Late Model and Gold King Limited Late Model divisions during the 2014 season through contingency bonus programs.
"We have been working closely with Mike Delahanty of the Ford Racing division to put this together for Hickory Motor Speedway and we are pleased to announce this program for 2014" said Kevin Piercy, Hickory Motor Speedway general manager. He went on to say " We are looking forward to a long lasting relationship with Mike and Ford Racing"
The Ford Racing contingency program will benefit competitors in the Bojangles' Late Model Series that run the M-6007-D347SR or D347SR7 Ford Racing sealed racing engine and Ford Racing engine block or Ford Racing Cylinder Heads during the 10-race 'Paramount KIA Big 10 Challenge'.
Drivers in the Gold King Limited Late Model division will be eligible for the Ford Racing contingency program if they utilize M-6007-D347SR or S347JR Ford Racing sealed racing engine and Ford Racing engine block or Ford Racing cylinder heads during our events on August 30 and Sept. 27. more info..
Paramount KIA to Sponsor
"Big 10 Racing Challenge"
Paramount KIA and Hickory Motor Speedway partner to present 10-race Late Model Challenge Series
Newton, NC (March 1st, 2014) -- Hickory Motor Speedway announced today their increased partnership with Paramount KIA for the second year of the 'Big 10 Racing Challenge' for the Bogangles' Late Model division during the 2014 racing season.
"We are pleased to announce that Paramount Auto Group has graciously decided to increase their partnership with the speedway and become the presenting sponsor of this special challenge event," said Kevin Piercy, Hickory Motor Speedway general manager.
The 'Paramount KIA Big 10 Racing Challenge' will feature 10, 100-lap, point-paying races for the Bojangles' Late Model division during the regular NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season with additional purse money and an additional points fund from the weekly series.
"I have to thank Bob Boston, CEO of ZLOOP, for his vision to help create the "Big 10 Racing Challenge Series" and the support that ZLOOP provided to get the series up and running in the inaugural season last year," said Piercy. "ZLOOP has been a great supporter of Hickory Motor Speedway and we look forward to their continued partnership with HMS in 2014."
The challenge will follow the same format that was utilized during the 2013 season for the first five events, however HMS management has added a unique twist for 2014. After the conclusion of the fifth challenge race, the points will be reset based on the finishing positions from each event along with any bonus points accumulated to set the point standings for the "Paramount KIA Chase for the Championship" over the last five races.
Benny Yount of Paramount Auto Group stated "We couldn't be more pleased to sponsor such a unique experience for fans and competitors, Hickory Motor Speedway is one of the premier short tracks in the country and the Paramount Kia "Big 10 Racing Challenge" will attract some of the top Nascar Whelen All American Series Late Model Stocks in this area."
Austin McDaniel was the 2013 "ZLOOP Big 10 Racing Challenge" champion during its inaugural season and will look to defend his title in 2014. Fans can experience racing action every Saturday Night from March thru September and the "Paramount KIA Big 10 Racing Challenge" during the following race weekends.more info
Press Release 12-13-13
With the unique characteristics of the Ford/Chevy crate motors, it becomes the responsibility of each track to make adjustments to their rules to create equality for the competitors. Therefore, Hickory Motor Speedway has decided to continue with its 2013 year-ending engine packages for the NWAAS Late Model Stock Cars in 2014. The complete Hickory Motor Speedway rulebook may be viewed online at www.hickorymotorspeedway.com