" Charles Watson Doubles Up Winning Both Twin 40 Lap for Bojangles Late Model "
July 22nd , 2017- America's Most Famous Short Track was the scene for Bojangles Church Night presented by 84 Lumber on Saturday night as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series invaded Hickory Motor Speedway once again.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models would open up the evening's events with the first of their Twin 40 lap features. Mason Diaz in the #24 would set the fast time and start from the pole position with Hickory Motor Speedway points leader Ryan Millington to his outside in the #76. Diaz would use the preferred low line to take the early lead. Charlie Watson in the #9 would make an early charge and move around for the top spot shortly after lap 10. Watson would hold on to the top spot for the remainder of the race and grab the victory. Diaz would hold on for 2nd with Cole Glasson in the #5 moving up to finish 3rd. Millington and Annabeth Barnes-Crum in the #4 would round out the top 5.
The high pitch sound of the 4-Cylinders would slice the evening air next as they would roll off for their 25 lap feature. Curtis Pardue in the #17 led qualifying and would start from the point with Brian Mundy to his outside in the #6. Pardue would nose out to the lead but mechanical gremlins would strike his racer and he would fall off the pace. The #28 of Allison Houston, in her first Hickory Motor Speedway start, would come roaring through to take the lead. Houston would hold on and take the win with hard charging Cody Combs finishing 2nd in the #9. Mundy would overcome a late race spin to finish 3rd while Pardue and Robert Trivette in the #11 would round out the top 5.
The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would be next to hit the track for their 35 lap feature. Mitch Walker in the #29 would lead the field to the green flag with last week's winner Mack Little in the #16 to his outside. Walker would take the early lead while Little would pull to the pits with mechanical problems. Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51 and Monty Cox in the #21 raced hard and seemed to reel in Walker late in the race but he would prove too tough and go on for the win. Pelfrey would finish 2nd with Cox coming home in 3rd. Pat Rachels in the #34 and Alex Reece in the #18 would round out the top 5.
Hitting the famed 3/8 mile oval next would be the Cosmo Motors Street Stocks for their 30 lap feature. Cody DeMarmels in the #18 would start from the top spot and ease out to the early lead over Mark Whitten in the #77. Whitten would stay on DeMarmels' bumper and make his move to the lead late in the race. Whitten would hold on to the top spot and grab the victory. DeMarmels would finish 2nd with Marshall Sutton in the #64 finishing 3rd. Kevin Eby in the #03 and Trey Buff in the #69 would round out the top 5.
The Catawba Realty and Insurance Classic Sportsmen Racing Series would be the next to hit the track for their 25 lap feature. Greg Butcher in the #0 would lead the field to the green flag. Eddie Gilbert in the #1 would put constant pressure on Butcher for the lead. Butcher would drive on to the win with Gilbert finishing 2nd. Chris Werner in the #22 would finish 3rd, Bill Webb in the #16 would take 4th, and Bill Lett in the #4 would come home in 5th.
Finishing out the night would be the second of the Twin 40 lap for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models. With the inversion from the finishing results of Twin #1 Andrew Grady in the #1 would start from the top spot with the #15 of Omar Jurado to his outside. Grady would take the early lead but contact would send Annabeth Barnes-Crum spinning and the subsequent caution would bunch the field once more with only one lap in the books. Jurado would get around Grady and take the lead. Twin #1 winner, Charlie Watson in the #9, would be making a hard charge to the point and move to the top spot. Watson would drive on to the win and sweep both Twin 40s for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models. Cole Glasson the #5 would finish 2nd with Mason Diaz in the #24 would take the 3rd spot by .010 on the transponder. Ryan Millington in the #76 would grab 4th while Jurado would hold on for a top five spot with 5th.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returns to action next Saturday, July 29th, with Sam's Club Night at Hickory Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles Late Models will battle for 100 laps, 50 laps and Round #8 of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Chase for the Championship for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Models, 35 laps for the One Design Super Trucks, 30 laps for the Cosmo Motors Street Stocks, 25 laps for the 4-Cylinders, and 20 laps for the Renegades.
Gates will open at 5:00pm, Qualifying at 5:30pm, Autograph Session at 6:30pm, and Racing at 7:30pm.
Tickets are only $12.50 Adults, &10.50 Youth/Seniors, and Children 10 & under FREE!