Wimbish takes Round 8 of the ZLOOP Racing Challenge

Presented by Coca Cola/CSC

July 20th, 2013

By: Penny Horton

Coca-Cola Night at the Races presented by the Catawba Science Center would be on hand as Hickory Motor Speedway celebrated the 62 nd Anniversary of America's Most Famous Short Track and the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”. It would also be round eight of the ZLOOP Racing Challenge for our Bojangles Late Models with a 100-laps of racing action for our NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models.

Due to multiple episodes of rain all divisions will start their feature by points. Thanks to all of our faithful race fans, drivers and crews for your patience during the rain delays.

The Hickory Motor Speedway Street Stocks will start the night off with the #03 of Kevin Eby starting on the pole, followed by the #64 of Marshall Sutton. The first caution of the night would come out on lap six when the #16 of Jonathon Smith had problems and would come to a stop in turn three. When the racing would resume a battle between Sutton, Eby and the #22 of Ben Ebeling would bring the fans to their feet. On lap twelve Ebeling would take the lead, while Sutton and Eby continue to battle for second place. At the checkered flag it is Ebeling, Sutton, Eby, the #2 of Larry Mosher and the #5 of Donnie Harmon.

The second event of the night would be the Paramount KIA Limited Late Models with the points leader #00 of Shane Lee starting first and the #75 of Landon Huffman starting next to him in second. Action would begin early as the #51 of Jeremy Pelfrey would have a mechanical failure, and bring the car to the pits. Pelfrey would be done for the night. Lee would continue to lead, with Huffman second, while the #18 of Casey Pierce and the #21 of Monty Cox race would be working for third place. Caution would come out again when the #63 of Christian PaHud and the #25 of Allen Huffman make contact, collecting the #95 of Nicholas Wilt. Wilt would be black flagged for leaking fluid on the racing surface. On the restart Lee would assume the lead. Cox and the #15 of Justin Bolton battle for third. As the checkered flag would wave it would be Lee, L. Huffman, Cox, Bolton and Pierce.

The next event on tap would be the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models for the eighth round of the ZLOOP Racing Challenge. The #12 of Austin McDaniel would lead the field to the green flag with the #00 of Shane Lee starting second. The first caution of the race would wave on lap two of the event when the #7 of Ashley Huffman makes contact with the #18 of David Roberts who would spin down the frontstetch. Both cars would come in for repairs and continue to race. When the race would resume McDaniel would continue leading, with the #43 of Jesse LeFevers and Lee racing for second. By lap twenty Huffman would move back up to the eighth spot. The #57 of Grant Wimbish and the #25 of Matt Piercy would a battle for 3rd for several laps with Wimbish taking the spot from Piercy. LeFevers began to pressure McDaniel for the lead and on lap 29 he would take the position away. LeFevers would lead with Wimbish moving to second and McDaniel falling to third. On lap eighty-three, LeFevers would slow and pull into the pits with mechanical issues, giving Wimbish the lead. Wimbish would take the round eight win of the ZLOOP Challenge, followed by McDaniel, the #5 of Brandon Dean, the #51 of Matt McCall and Huffman.

The Sportsman Racing Classics would be up next with the #16 of Bill Webb starting first and the #8 of Bob Hapeman starting second. The car of Hapeman would take the early lead from Webb, but on lap three the #71 of Bryan Thomas would bring out the first caution with a spin on the frontstretch. On the restart Hapeman would remain in the lead with Webb still second. At the checkered flag it was Hapeman, Webb, and the #2 of Don Fenn.

The WrenchRags Renegades would be the last race of the night with the #16 of Carroll McKinney leading them to the green flag followed by the #8 of Kenneth Roberts. Action would begin early on lap two when several cars would make contact and spin in turn two. All cars were able to continue racing. On lap six, the #6 of Darren Dickinson would spin on the back stretch. By lap eight the #2 of Charlie Neill had taken over the top spot, moving Roberts to second and the #4 of Greg Austin to third. On lap fourteen, Dickinson had gained three positions from the rear of the field. Lap nineteen the #77 of Shawn Hayes would make contact with the wall in turn two and then again in turn three. Neill will finish the race in the top spot followed by Roberts and Austin.

 

Hickory Motor Speedway
Unofficial Race Results for 7/20/2013
Classic Sportsman Racing - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
8
Robert Hapeman
Midland, NC
2
16
Bill Webb
Statesville, NC
3
2
Don Fenn
Lincolnton, NC
4
71
Steve Davis
Monroe, NC
5
98
Charles Thorne
Kannapolis, NC
6
48
Larry Benz
Harrisburg, NC
7
71D
Bryan Thomas
Monroe, NC
8
71P
Bill Powell
Newton, NC
Classic Sportsman Racing - Start by Points
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
16
Bill Webb
Statesville, NC
2
8
Robert Hapeman
Midland, NC
3
48
Larry Benz
Harrisburg, NC
4
2
Don Fenn
Lincolnton, NC
5
71D
Bryan Thomas
Monroe, NC
6
98
Charles Thorne
Kannapolis, NC
7
71P
Bill Powell
Newton, NC
8
71
Steve Davis
Monroe, NC
Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
57
Grant Wimbish
Hickory, NC
2
12
Austin McDaniel
Harrisburg, NC
3
5D
Brandon Dean
Indian Trail, NC
4
51M
Matt McCall
Denver, NC
5
7
Ashley Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
6
5
Christian Calvo
Boynton Beach, FL
7
25
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
8
00
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
9
57C
Justin Carroll
Concord, NC
10
22
Dan Moore
Conover, NC
11
43
Jesse LeFevers
Lenoir, NC
12
97
Keith Bumgarner
Taylorsville, NC
13
7S
Justin Crider
Statesville, NC
14
18
David Roberts
Simpsonville, SC
15
25B
Tyler Brown
Crossville, TN
DNS
Late Model - Start by Points
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
12
Austin McDaniel
Harrisburg, NC
2
00
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
3
43
Jesse LeFevers
Lenoir, NC
4
25
Matt Piercy
Conover, NC
5
57
Grant Wimbish
Hickory, NC
6
5
Christian Calvo
Boynton Beach, FL
7
57C
Justin Carroll
Concord, NC
8
22
Dan Moore
Conover, NC
9
7S
Justin Crider
Statesville, NC
10
18
David Roberts
Simpsonville, SC
11
7
Ashley Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
12
97
Keith Bumgarner
Taylorsville, NC
13
5D
Brandon Dean
Indian Trail, NC
14
51M
Matt McCall
Denver, NC
15
25B
Tyler Brown
Crossville, TN
DNS
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
00
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
2
75H
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
3
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
4
15B
Justin Bolton
Greensburg, PA
5
18
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
6
84
Dylon Wilson
Taylorsville, NC
7
10
Ryan Vasconcellos
Sherrills Ford, NC
8
25
Allen Huffman
Hickory, NC
9
7P
Steven Pierro
Mooresville, NC
10
17W
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
11
43
Greg Wise
Candler, NC
12
95N
Nicholas Wilt
Lincolnton, NC
13
63
Christian PaHud
Harrisburg, NC
14
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
15
07X
Joshua Bralley
Huntersville, NC
DNS
Limited Late Model - Start by Points
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
00
Shane Lee
Newton, NC
2
75H
Landon Huffman
Claremont, NC
3
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
4
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
5
18
Casey Pierce
Lenoir, NC
6
25
Allen Huffman
Hickory, NC
7
84
Dylon Wilson
Taylorsville, NC
8
07X
Joshua Bralley
Huntersville, NC
9
95N
Nicholas Wilt
Lincolnton, NC
10
43
Greg Wise
Candler, NC
11
17W
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
12
15B
Justin Bolton
Greensburg, PA
13
63
Christian PaHud
Harrisburg, NC
14
10
Ryan Vasconcellos
Sherrills Ford, NC
15
7P
Steven Pierro
Mooresville, NC
Renegades - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
2
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
2
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
3
4
Gregory Austin
Granite Falls, NC
4
6
Darren Dickinson
Hickory, NC
5
16
Carroll McKinney
Hildebran, NC
6
71
Kyle Divanna
Statesville, NC
7
77H
Shawn Hayes
Lenoir, NC
8
14
Eddie Russ
Hudson, NC
9
68
Steve Griffith
Morganton, NC
Renegades - Start by Points
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
16
Carroll McKinney
Hildebran, NC
2
8
Kenneth Roberts
Hickory, NC
3
4
Gregory Austin
Granite Falls, NC
4
6
Darren Dickinson
Hickory, NC
5
77H
Shawn Hayes
Lenoir, NC
6
2
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
7
14
Eddie Russ
Hudson, NC
8
68
Steve Griffith
Morganton, NC
9
71
Kyle Divanna
Statesville, NC
Street Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
22
Ben Ebeling
Newton, NC
2
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
3
03
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
4
2
Larry Mosher
Taylorsville, NC
5
5P
Donnie Harmon
Statesville, NC
6
33
Mark Whitten
Gastonia, NC
7
77
Chris Cycak
Concord, NC
8
18
Troy DeMarmels
Newton, NC
9
74
Kim Smith
Lincolnton, NC
10
16S
Jonathon Smith
Hudson, NC
Street Stocks - Start by Points
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
1
03
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
2
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
3
16S
Jonathon Smith
Hudson, NC
4
33
Mark Whitten
Gastonia, NC
5
2
Larry Mosher
Taylorsville, NC
6
74
Kim Smith
Lincolnton, NC
7
5P
Donnie Harmon
Statesville, NC
8
77
Chris Cycak
Concord, NC
9
18
Troy DeMarmels
Newton, NC
10
22
Ben Ebeling
Newton, NC

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