Ryan Millington and Charlie Watson Bring Home Wins For the Bojangles late Model Stock

May 1st, 2017
For Immediate Release:

If you have to read this story to know what happened at Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend, you just flat missed it. After 2 weeks off of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, racing returned to action at Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday on Cosmo Motors Night at the Races.

First up on the night would be the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models and the first of their Twin 40 lap features for the night. Cole Glasson in the Lee Faulk Racing #5 would turn the fast lap in qualifying and start from the pole position with NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models points leader Ryan Millington in the #76 to his outside and the #9 of Charlie Watson and the #21 of Mike Darne making up row 2. Glasson and Millington would battle side by side for the first few laps until Millington would finally nose ahead and take the lead. Watson would see an opening and also put pressure on Glasson, eventually getting by and setting his sights on Millington. The race would run caution free and see 21 cars doing battle for positions all throughout the field. Watson would catch Millington with 10 laps to go and the pair would race hard weaving their way through traffic. Watson would use the traffic as a pick to take the lead with just two laps to go, but Millington would return the favor in traffic and regain the lead on the white flag. Millington would narrowly hold off Watson and win by 1/2 car length. Watson would finish 2nd and Glasson with another impressive Hickory Motor Speedway run would end up in 3rd. Mason Diaz in the #24 and Darne would round out the top 5.

The fast 4-Cylinders would hit the track next with their 15 lap event. Brian Mundy in the #6 would start from the pole after setting fast time in qualifying. Unfortunately Mundy's night would be cut short as a result of a mechanical failure. Curtis Pardue in the #17 would drive on to the victory with Trivette in the #11 finishing 2nd and Cody Combs in the #9 coming home in 3rd. Mundy would round out the top 4.

Hitting the famed 3/8 mile oval next would be the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models for 50 laps in Round #4 of the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge. Fresh off of his first win 3 weeks ago Alex Reece in the #18 would set the fast time in qualifying and start from the top spot with the #29 of Mitch Walker starting to his outside. The front pair would battle side by side for several laps before Reece would finally nose ahead and assume the top spot. Walker would battle side by side with returning Limited Late Model Champion Travis Byrd in the #77 for the second spot. Byrd would eventually get by and try to work his way to the leader. Reece, however, would prove too strong on this night and grab the win, giving him 2 in a row at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. Byrd would hold on for 2nd with Walker keeping the grip on the 3rd place finishing spot. Pat Rachels in the #34 and Mack Little in the #16 would round out the top 5.

The Cosmo Motors Street Stocks would roll off next for a 30 lap battle. Cody DeMarmels in the #18 would grab the top spot in qualifying and start from the pole. DeMarmels would battle early with Kevin Eby in the #03 for the top spot but would pull ahead after several laps. DeMarmels would look to be adding another trophy to his collection but mechanical problems would slow him on the backstretch with only 5 laps to go. Eby had kept DeMarmels within striking distance
and as soon as troubles hit the leader he gladly drove on by. Eby would go on to take the win with Marshall Sutton in the #64 finishing second. Trey Buff in the #69 would grab his first Hickory Motor Speedway podium finish bringing his ride home in 3rd. Mark Whitten in the #77 would finish 4th and DeMarmels would finish in 5th.

Next up would be the One Design Super Trucks for their 35 lap feature. The One Design Super Trucks have become an exciting event each week they visit at Hickory Motor Speedway. Tyler Dayton in the #36 would start from the pole and battle side by side with Charlie Neill in the #26 for several laps. Dayton would move by and take the front spot with Neill left to battle with the #15 of Sheflon Clay. Clay would move around and try to run down the leader. Dayton would drive on to the win with Clay finishing in 2nd. The #51 of Allen Huffman would work his way up for a 3rd place finish with Joey Shuryan in the #30 finishing 4th.

Finishing out the night would be the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models for their second 40 lap feature of the night. After an 8 car invert from the finishing order from race #1, Thad Moffitt in the #46 would start on the pole with the #4 of Jonathan Findley to his outside. Going into turn one on lap one everyone would seemingly behave with the front duo holding positions side by side at the front. However, as the field progressed down the backstretch and into turns 3 & 4, the field would look more like a Rugby Scrum than a race.

Cars sideways, scattering, 2 and 3 wide but after the smoke cleared Findley had jumped to the lead with Matt Thomas in the #87 hot on his heels. As Findley and Thomas were trying to put distance on the field the #9 of Charlie Watson was fervently working his way into striking distance. As the laps clicked off Watson would catch Thomas but Findley had built a substantial lead with only a handful of laps left the race looked to be settled. However, a caution for a spin with 4 laps to go would set up the field for an exciting restart. The battle for the lead would go side by side for 3 of those 4 laps with Findley and Watson battling hard for the win. Watson
would finally complete the pass on the final lap and go on to take the win. Findley would grab a hard fought 2nd with Matt Thomas following in his tire tracks at the finish to come home in 3rd.

Cole Glasson in the #5 finished 4th and Mike Darne in the #21 would round out the top 5.

Next week, Saturday May 6th, the CARS Racing Tour returns to Hickory Motor Speedway for Scott McCorkle’s Liberty Buick-GMC Truck and the lickLiberty.com 300 presented by MTP Tire and Racing Center. This event last May ended with tempers flaring and action throughout the track. Twin-75 laps for both the CARS Racing Tour Late Models and the CARS Racing Tour Super Late Models will produce all kinds of excitement on the famed 3/8 mile oval. Advance Tickets are only $17, Tickets at the gate are only $20, kids 12 & under FREE!

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returns to action in two weeks, Saturday May 13th, with the 321 Lawnmower Sales & Service Night at the Races presented by Whelen with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models, Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models, Cosmo Motors Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Catawba Realty & Insurance Classic Sportsmen, and the Allison Legacy Series are all in action.

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 4/29/2017
4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
2
11
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
3
9
Cody Combs
Lenoir, NC
4
6M
Brian Mundy
,
4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
6M
Brian Mundy
,
2
17
Curtis Pardue
Hickory, NC
3
11
Robert Trivette
Newton, NC
4
9
Cody Combs
Lenoir, NC
Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
5G
Cole Glasson
Rockwall, TX
2
76
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
3
9W
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
4
21M
Mike Darne
Mooresville, NC
5
24
Mason Diaz
,
6
4F
Jonathan Findley
Bristow, VA
7
46
Thad Moffitt
Concord, NC
8
23H
Colby Howard
Simpsonville, SC
9
87T
Matt Thomas
Miami, Fl
10
78
Madeline Crane
Meansville, GA
11
12G
Andrew Garcia
Eagle Pass TX, NC
12
15O
Omar Jurado
Huntersville, NC
13
33M
Macy Causey
,
14
00G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
15
51H
Christopher Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
16
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
17
41T
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
18
1C
Sheflon Clay
,
19
51P
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
20
99E
Matt Elledge
Statesville, NC
21
3O
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
Late Model - Twin I
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
76
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
2
9W
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
3
5G
Cole Glasson
Rockwall, TX
4
24
Mason Diaz
,
5
21M
Mike Darne
Mooresville, NC
6
87T
Matt Thomas
Miami, Fl
7
4F
Jonathan Findley
Bristow, VA
8
46
Thad Moffitt
Concord, NC
9
78
Madeline Crane
Meansville, GA
10
15O
Omar Jurado
Huntersville, NC
11
12G
Andrew Garcia
Eagle Pass TX, NC
12
23H
Colby Howard
Simpsonville, SC
13
33M
Macy Causey
,
14
00G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
15
41T
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
16
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
17
51H
Christopher Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
18
51P
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
19
1C
Sheflon Clay
,
20
99E
Matt Elledge
Statesville, NC
DNS
21
3O
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
DNS
Late Model - Twin II
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
9W
Charlie Watson
Lenoir, NC
2
4F
Jonathan Findley
Bristow, VA
3
87T
Matt Thomas
Miami, Fl
4
5G
Cole Glasson
Rockwall, TX
5
21M
Mike Darne
Mooresville, NC
6
24
Mason Diaz
,
7
46
Thad Moffitt
Concord, NC
8
78
Madeline Crane
Meansville, GA
9
33M
Macy Causey
,
10
23H
Colby Howard
Simpsonville, SC
11
12G
Andrew Garcia
Eagle Pass TX, NC
12
76
Ryan Millington
Statesville, NC
13
00G
Eddie Gilbert
Newton, NC
14
15O
Omar Jurado
Huntersville, NC
15
41T
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
16
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
17
99E
Matt Elledge
Statesville, NC
18
3O
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
19
51H
Christopher Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
20
51P
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
21
1C
Sheflon Clay
,
Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
18R
Alex Reece
Granite Falls, NC
2
77B
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
3
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
4
34
Pat Rachels
China Grove, NC
5
16L
Mack Little, III
Winston-Salem, NC
6
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
7
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
8
95H
Jacob Heafner
Dallas, NC
9
99E
Matt Elledge
Statesville, NC
10
7
Holden German
York, NC
11
88S
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
12
51H
Christopher Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
13
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
14
85
Bobby Griffin
Stokesdale, NC
15
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
16
5
Juan Gonzales
,
Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
18R
Alex Reece
Granite Falls, NC
2
29
Mitch Walker
Newton, NC
3
34
Pat Rachels
China Grove, NC
4
21
Monty Cox
Granite Falls, NC
5
77B
Travis Byrd
Sherrills Ford, NC
6
88S
Jason Smith
Claremont, NC
7
95H
Jacob Heafner
Dallas, NC
8
16L
Mack Little, III
Winston-Salem, NC
9
5
Juan Gonzales
,
10
99E
Matt Elledge
Statesville, NC
11
7
Holden German
York, NC
12
51H
Christopher Huffman
Connelly Springs, NC
13
3D
Dylan Oliver
Stanley, NC
14
41
Dennis Trivette
Newton, NC
15
85
Bobby Griffin
Stokesdale, NC
16
51
Jeremy Pelfrey
Lenoir, NC
DNS
Street Stocks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
2
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
3
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
4
77P
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
5
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
6
2J
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
DNS
Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
18D
Cody DeMarmels
Newton, NC
2
3
Kevin Eby
Lenior, NC
3
77P
Mark Whitten
Hogtown, VA, VA
4
64
Marshall Sutton
Burnsville, NC
5
69
Trey Buff
Hickory, NC
6
2J
Ethan Johnson
Hudson, NC
DNS
Super Trucks - Feature
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
36D
Tyler Dayton
Mooresville, NC
2
15C
Sheflon Clay
Asheville, NC
3
51
Allen Huffman
Hickory, NC
4
30
Joey Shuryan
Dearborn, MI
5
05T
Tony Black
Lexington, NC
6
99
David Messer
Asheville, nc
7
26
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
8
17A
Terry Absher
North Wilkesboro, NC
9
70B
Travis Baity
Hays, NC
10
3
Colby White
Maiden, NC
Super Trucks - Qualifying
Finish
Car No
Driver
Hometown
DQ/DNS/DNF
1
36D
Tyler Dayton
Mooresville, NC
2
26
Charlie Neill
Hickory, NC
3
15C
Sheflon Clay
Asheville, NC
4
30
Joey Shuryan
Dearborn, MI
5
51
Allen Huffman
Hickory, NC
6
05T
Tony Black
Lexington, NC
7
17A
Terry Absher
North Wilkesboro, NC
8
99
David Messer
Asheville, nc
9
70B
Travis Baity
Hays, NC
10
3
Colby White
Maiden, NC