Pietro Fittipaldi Gets Big Win In "Annual Pepsi Fall Brawl"

Scores biggest win of his career

(Hickory, N.C. Sept. 29th, 2012) At first glance it appeared the weather would be the winner Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway, but the skies would clear and the action would become intense.

Only .040 hundredths of a second would separate the top 6 Bojangles Late Models qualifiers as Mackena Bell captured her first pole of the season by only .010 hundredths over Matt Piercy.

Bell would take the early lead followed by Piercy, the #12 of 2012 Track Champion Austin McDaniel, the #8 of David Garbo and the #1 of Pietro Fittipaldi.

The cars would settle in to pace their selves for the 200-lap event. Lap 48 would bring out the first caution for a spin in Turn 4.

McDaniel would bring them to the green after taking the lead earlier from Bell. Garbo, Fittipaldi, Bell and the #51 of Josh Wimbish would follow. Garbo would assume the lead just before the halfway point.

The battle would resume among all of the leaders for the 2 nd half of the race with the lead exchanging several times with several drivers. As Garbo led, Fittipaldi would move by McDaniel for 2 nd and Wimbish would work past Bell for 4 th .

Caution would come out on lap 197 for the #22 of Chad Reed, who was the victim of a flat tire, setting up a green, white, checkered. A wild battle would ensue, but at the line it would be Fittipaldi, Garbo, Wimbish,the #2 of Trey Gibson and McDaniel would round out the top 5.

Shane Lee would be the pole sitter for the 50-lap Paramount KIA Limited Late Model race with the #6 of Brandon Setzer starting on the outside. Lee would take the early lead followed by Setzer, the #15 of Brandon Atkinson, the #51 of Jeremy Pelfrey and the #21 of Roger Pitts battling for 5 th with the #75 of Landon Huffman. The #71 of Jason Smith would lose a motor and crash hard into the wall for the second caution. Pelfrey and Atkinson would battle for multiple laps for the 3 rd before Pelfrey took the position. At the checkered it would be Lee followed by Pelfrey, Setzer, Pitts and Atkinson rounding out the top 5.

Dillon Crouch in the #64 was fast timer and led the Red Baron Renegades to the green for their 30-lap feature and he would take the early lead, but it would be the #4 of Greg Austin taking his first win of 2012 after a fierce battle with the #16 of Carroll McKinney, the #6 of Darren Dickinson was third, the #22 of Daniel Moore fourth and Crouch rounding out the top 5.

Next race - October 20 Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series 250 Laps - Racing Action @ 7pm Adults $15 Youth (6-15) $5 Kids 5 & under Free.

Saturday October 27 Fall Classic 100 Paramount KIA Limited Late Models 100 laps, Super Trucks 50 laps and Red Baron Renegades 30 laps. Tickets: Adults $10 Teens/Seniors $8 Kids 12 and Under Free.

Saturday December 8 th 2012 Champions Banquet at Pin Station/Newton Expo in Newton, NC.
More information will be posted on our website www.hickorymotorspeedway.com in the upcoming weeks.

 

Hickory Motor Speedway
Unofficial Race Results for 9/29/2012
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
1
Pietro Fittipaldi
Davidson, NC
2
8G
David Garbo, Jr.
Storington, CT
3
51
Josh Wimbish
Granite Falls, NC
4
2
Trey Gibson
Charlotte, NC
5
12
Austin McDaniel
Harrisburg, NC
6
15
Justin Boston
Hickory, NC
7
77H
CJ Hulsey
El Paso, TX
8
4
Mackena Bell
Mooresville, NC
9
23X
Roger Powell
Waynesville, NC
10
57
Grant Wimbish
Hickory, NC
11
11
Matt Piercy
CONOVER, NC
12
19
Kyle Moon
Mount Ulla, NC
13
7S
Justin Crider
Statesville, NC
14
31
Thomas Beane
Hudson, NC
15
6G
Will Gallaher
, CA
16
22
Chad Reed
Independence, KY
17
16
Clint Fields
Carthage, NC
18
97
Keith Bumgarner
Taylorsville, NC
19
04R
Forrest Reynolds
Concord, NC
20
92
Candace Muzny
Mooresville, NC
21
7X
Taylor Stricklin
Mount Villa, NC
22
6L
Logan Sparks
Statesville, NC
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
00
Shane Lee
NEWTON, NC
2
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
3
6S
Brandon Setzer
Newton, NC
4
21X
Roger Pitts II
Hickory, NC
5
15A
Brandon Atkinson
Statesville, NC
6
75
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
7
6
Brandon Hudnall
South Charleston, WV
8
05
Jordan McGregor
Claremont, NC
9
71Z
Christian Calvo
Boynton Beach, FL
10
37
Chris Phipps
Newton, NC
11
2
Clinton Baker
Salisbury, NC
12
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
13
19
Benji Woodward
Woodleaf, NC
14
71X
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
15
75L
Carl Lett
Statesville, NC
Renegades - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
4
Gregory Austin
Granite Falls, NC
2
16
Carroll McKinney
HILDEBRAN, NC
3
6
Darren Dickinson
Hickory, NC
4
22
Daniel Moore
Conover, NC
5
64C
Dillon Crouch
Newton, NC
6
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
7
75
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
8
44M
Emily Moore
Charlotte, NC