Josh Berry and Ryan Millington take Home Wins In NWAAS Bojangles Late Models

April 10, 2017 -Advance Auto Parts Night at the Races brought out beautiful weather, a full schedule of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing, and some heavy hitters in hopes of bringing home a win in one or both of the Twin 40s for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models.

The #88 of Josh Berry would assume a familiar position as he would pace qualifying for the premier division and start from the pole for Twin #1 with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models and he would have Tommy Lemons Jr. in the #27 starting to his outside. As the green flag flew the front row would take off with Berry pulling ahead of Lemons for the lead. The battle from there on back would be nonstop with multiple cars battling for positions until the waning laps of the race. Berry would lead from start to finish and take the checkers with Lemons coming in 2 nd . Justin Johnson in the #44 would work his way into 3 rd place late in the race to grab a podium finish. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models points leader, Ryan Millington in the #76, would come home in 4 th , while the #2 of Cody Haskins would round out the top 5.

The Renegades would roll off next with Darren Dickinson in the #6 pacing the field. Dickinson and the #71 of Kyle DiVanna would dive into turn 1 side by side in the early battle for the lead. Dickinson would nose ahead and drive on to the win over runnerup DiVanna. Ben Campbell in the #69 would finish off a good run coming home in 3rd while the #83 of David Hasson and the #1 of Justin Austin would round out the top 5.

Hitting the track next would be the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models with the #51 of Jeremy Pelfrey setting fast time during qualifying and leading the field to green with the #18 of Alex Reece starting to his outside. Pelfrey would take the early lead but would never pull away from Reece who was shadowing in his tire tracks. With about 10 to go Reece would look inside of Pelfrey and make his move. The two wold battle for several laps side by side until Reece would make the pass and move to the point. Reece would hold on for his first Hickory Motor Speedway victory while Pelfrey would have to settle for 2nd. Pat Rachels would grab 3rd after a photo finish of .004 thousandths of a second over Travis Byrd in the #77 who would make his 2017 HMS debut and come home 4th. Monty Cox in the #21 would round out the top 5 with the 5th position.

Mark Whitten in the #77 would lead the field to the green flag in the Cosmo Motors Street Stocks 30 lap race. Whitten and the #18 of Cody DeMarmels would put on a great side by side battle for the first 8 or 9 laps with neither wanting to give an inch. DeMarmels would finally nose ahead and pull into the lead with Whitten giving chase. DeMarmels would hold off the hard charger and be the first to take the checkered flag grabbing another hard earned victory with Whitten coming home in 2 nd . Kevin Eby in the #03 would finish 3 rd , Marshall Sutton in the #64 would finish 4 th , and Trey Buff in the #69 would round out the top 5.

The One Design Super Trucks would hit the track next for their 35 lap feature with the #36 of Tyler Dayton heading the field and Allen Huffman in the #51 to his outside. The front pair would battle hard and often for the lead all throughout the event. Huffman would push hard in the outside groove and take the early lead with Dayton tracking him down. Several cautions would fly keeping the field bunched with the top 6 trucks all in contention for the win. Late in the race the caution would fly as the leaders would tangle and appear to be in trouble but neither truck would spin nor lose position and would restart as they ran the lap before with Huffman leading and Dayton to his outside. Huffman would hold on and take the win, his second at Hickory Motor Speedway, with Dayton finishing 2 nd . Sheflon Clay in the #15 would work his way up to the 3 rd finishing position after starting 5 th . Joey Shuryan in the #30 would come home in 4 th and Charlie Neill would round out the top 5 in 5 th .

Finishing off the night would be the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models in race #2 of the Twin 40 lap features. A 10 car inversion from the finishing order of the first race would put Colby Howard in the #16 on the pole with the #18 of Ty Gibbs starting to his outside. Howard and Gibbs would mix it up briefly but Gibbs would nose ahead and set sail for the early lead. Gibbs would build a 3 second lead as the battle would be for 2 nd and on back. By lap 20 Ryan Millington in the #76 had gotten around for 2 nd place and began to reel in Gibbs. With 10 to go Gibbs' rear view was full of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models points leader, as Millington would make his bid for the lead. With 5 to go the pair would be side by side with Millington to the preferred inside. Millington would finally make the pass and Gibbs would try one last time to retake the lead, but would have to settle for 2 nd as Millington would grab the win and the trip to victory lane. Winner of the first race, Josh Berry in the #88, would have to start 10 th and without benefit of a caution would have a hard time making it back to the front. He would be joined in a side by side battle with Tommy Lemons Jr. in the #27, as the pair would race hard for the final podium finish. At the checkers Berry would grab the 3 rd spot with Lemons finishing 4 th and Cody Haskins in the #2 finishing 5 th once again.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series will take a couple of weeks off but will return to action on April 29 th with Cosmo Motors Night at the Races featuring Twin 40 lap features once again for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models and Round #4 of the Paramount Kia Big 10 Challenge for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models. Also in action will be the One Design Super Trucks, Cosmo Motors Street Stocks, and the 4 Cylinders.

Next week, April 15 th , the PASS Series returns to Hickory Motor Speedway for the running of the prestigious Easter Bunny 150 for the PASS Series Super Late Models. Also in action are the USAC Eastern Midgets and Legends cars.

In 2 weeks, April 22 nd , the MUST SEE Racing Sprint Series returns to America's Most Famous Short Track. The MUST SEE Racing Sprints will be in action with qualifying, Heat Races, B Main, and the 50 lap feature. Also racing are the USAC Eastern Midgets, Sportsman, Renegades, and Carolina Vintage Racers.

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Race Results for 4/8/2017

Late Model - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

88B

Josh Berry

Hendersonville, TN

2

27L

Tommy Lemons Jr.

Troy, NC

3

44J

Justin Johnson

Troy, NC

4

8A

Anthony Alfredo

Ridgefield, CT

5

76

Ryan Millington

Statesville, NC

6

18G

Ty Gibbs

Charlotte, NC

7

98S

Stefan Parsons

Cornelius, NC

8

2H

Cody Haskins

Marietta, GA

9

9W

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

10

16H

Colby Howard

Simpsonville, SC

11

15O

Omar Jurado

Huntersville, NC

12

13J

Mark Johnson

Newton, NC

DNS

13

51P

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

DNS

14

29M

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

DNS

15

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

DNS

16

1C

Sheflon Clay

,

DNS

17

99E

Matt Elledge

Statesville, NC

DNS

Late Model - Twin I

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

88B

Josh Berry

Hendersonville, TN

2

27L

Tommy Lemons Jr.

Troy, NC

3

44J

Justin Johnson

Troy, NC

4

76

Ryan Millington

Statesville, NC

5

2H

Cody Haskins

Marietta, GA

6

8A

Anthony Alfredo

Ridgefield, CT

7

9W

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

8

98S

Stefan Parsons

Cornelius, NC

9

18G

Ty Gibbs

Charlotte, NC

10

16H

Colby Howard

Simpsonville, SC

11

15O

Omar Jurado

Huntersville, NC

12

13J

Mark Johnson

Newton, NC

13

29M

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

14

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

15

51P

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

16

1C

Sheflon Clay

,

17

99E

Matt Elledge

Statesville, NC

DNS

Late Model - Twin II

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

76

Ryan Millington

Statesville, NC

2

18G

Ty Gibbs

Charlotte, NC

3

88B

Josh Berry

Hendersonville, TN

4

27L

Tommy Lemons Jr.

Troy, NC

5

2H

Cody Haskins

Marietta, GA

6

44J

Justin Johnson

Troy, NC

7

8A

Anthony Alfredo

Ridgefield, CT

8

98S

Stefan Parsons

Cornelius, NC

9

9W

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

10

16H

Colby Howard

Simpsonville, SC

11

15O

Omar Jurado

Huntersville, NC

12

99E

Matt Elledge

Statesville, NC

13

13J

Mark Johnson

Newton, NC

14

29M

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

15

51P

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

16

1C

Sheflon Clay

,

17

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

DNS

Limited Late Model - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

18R

Alex Reece

Granite Falls, NC

2

51

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

3

34

Pat Rachels

China Grove, NC

4

77B

Travis Byrd

Sherrills Ford, NC

5

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

6

29

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

7

13J

Mark Johnson

Newton, NC

8

95H

Jacob Heafner

Dallas, NC

9

99E

Matt Elledge

Statesville, NC

10

7

Holden German

York, NC

11

3D

Dylan Oliver

Stanley, NC

12

43

Greg Wise

Candler, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

51

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

2

18R

Alex Reece

Granite Falls, NC

3

34

Pat Rachels

China Grove, NC

4

77B

Travis Byrd

Sherrills Ford, NC

5

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

6

29

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

7

99E

Matt Elledge

Statesville, NC

8

13J

Mark Johnson

Newton, NC

9

95H

Jacob Heafner

Dallas, NC

10

3D

Dylan Oliver

Stanley, NC

11

7

Holden German

York, NC

12

43

Greg Wise

Candler, NC

DNS

Renegades - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

6

Darren Dickinson

Hickory, NC

2

71

Kyle Divanna

Statesville, NC

3

69

Ben Campbell

Hudson, NC

4

83

David Hasson

Newton, NC

5

1

Justin Austin

,

6

71D

Robert Divanna

Statesville, NC

7

97

Danny Crump, Jr.

Morganton, NC

8

18

Casey Meyer

Troutman, nc

9

51

Robbie Hollifield

Morganton, NC

Renegades - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

6

Darren Dickinson

Hickory, NC

2

71

Kyle Divanna

Statesville, NC

3

69

Ben Campbell

Hudson, NC

4

83

David Hasson

Newton, NC

5

1

Justin Austin

,

6

71D

Robert Divanna

Statesville, NC

7

18

Casey Meyer

Troutman, nc

8

51

Robbie Hollifield

Morganton, NC

9

97

Danny Crump, Jr.

Morganton, NC

Street Stocks - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

18D

Cody DeMarmels

Newton, NC

2

77P

Mark Whitten

Hogtown, VA, VA

3

3

Kevin Eby

Lenior, NC

4

64

Marshall Sutton

Burnsville, NC

5

69

Trey Buff

Hickory, NC

6

2J

Ethan Johnson

Hudson, NC

Street Stocks - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

77P

Mark Whitten

Hogtown, VA, VA

2

18D

Cody DeMarmels

Newton, NC

3

3

Kevin Eby

Lenior, NC

4

64

Marshall Sutton

Burnsville, NC

5

69

Trey Buff

Hickory, NC

6

2J

Ethan Johnson

Hudson, NC

Super Trucks - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

51

Allen Huffman

Hickory, NC

2

36D

Tyler Dayton

Mooresville, NC

3

15C

Sheflon Clay

Asheville, NC

4

30

Joey Shuryan

Dearborn, MI

5

26

Charlie Neill

Hickory, NC

6

45

Tanner Long

Kernersville, NC

Super Trucks - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

36D

Tyler Dayton

Mooresville, NC

2

51

Allen Huffman

Hickory, NC

3

30

Joey Shuryan

Dearborn, MI

4

26

Charlie Neill

Hickory, NC

5

15C

Sheflon Clay

Asheville, NC

6

45

Tanner Long

Kernersville, NC