" Piercy Garners the Checkered
in Return to Hickory Motor Speedway"

August 26 th , The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series thundered back into action Saturday night at America's Most Famous Short Track for Cosmo Motors Night at the Races.

Leading off the night would be 25 laps with the high revving 4-Cylinders. The #6 of Brian Mundy would win the pole position, with the #17 of Curtis Pardue to the outside. Mundy would lead early in the event, until a charge from the #09 of Randy Canipe would move around and take the lead. Canipe would hold on for the win with the #29 of Allison Houston taking 2nd place. Mundy would finish 3rd, Cody Combs in the #9 would take 4th, and the #17 of Curtis Pardue would finish 5th.

The Cosmo Motors Street Stocks would be the next division to hit the track for 30 laps. Mark Whitten in the #77 would lead the field to the green flag with Kevin Eby in the #03 to his outside. The front pair would battle furiously with the #52 of Don Machutta joining the battle and making it a 3 car race for the top spot. Eby and Whitten would make contact and bring out the yellow flag with Whitten spinning. Eby would then have to restart from the back. After a struggle in qualifying the #18 of Cody DeMarmels would work his way through the field and up to the top spot. DeMarmels would hold on for the win with Eby coming back to 2nd. Whitten would take the 3rd position, the #64 of Marshall Sutton would finish 4th, and Machutta would round out the top 5.

Next up would see the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models roll onto the track for 35 laps of battle. Monty Cox in the #21 would set the fast time and start from the pole with Paramount Auto Group points leader Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51 to his outside. Cox and Pelfrey would battle hard, side by side from the first lap. Pelfrey would eventually move ahead to the top spot with Cox second and the #88 of Landon Huffman closing the gap in third. Huffman would work his way around Cox but with laps waning, as Pelfrey would drive on to the win, his 5th on the year, and Huffman finishing in 2nd. Cox would settle for 3rd, Pat Rachels in the #34 would finish 4th, and Alex Reece in the #18 would round out the top 5.The Renegades would be next up for their 20 lap feature.
The Renegades would take to the track next with Justin Austin in the #1 starting from the top spot after setting fast time in qualifying with Kyle DiVanna in the #71 to his outside. DiVanna would move around for the lead on the first lap and stay there for the entire race as the battle would rage behind him. Darren Dickinson in the #6 would make
his way from the rear of the field to come home in 2nd. Austin would finish 3rd, David Hasson in the #83 would finish 4th, and Robbie Hollifield in the #51 would spin and slide across the finish line in the 5th.

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models would be up next with 80 laps to sort their event out. 2015 Hickory Motor Speedway Track Champion Matt Piercy in the #25 would have the weekend off from his duties working for Hendrick Motorsports as the Monster Energy Cup was idle this week and he would make the most of a return to his home track by grabbing the pole position. Ryan Millington would start to Piercy's outside with Hickory Motor Speedway points leader Charlie Watson in the #9 inside of the second row and Ahnna Parkhurst in the #23 to his outside. Piercy and Millington would have a great battle up front with the pair running side by side for much of the first 40 laps of the race. Piercy would finally clear for the top spot and build a cushion as Millington and Watson would mix it up for second. Piercy would move on for the win in his first visit to Hickory Motor Speedway in 2017. Watson would hold on for 2nd as Millington would settle for 3rd. RD Smith in the #16 would finish 4th while Annabeth Barnes-Crum would round out the top five in 5th.

Finishing out the night would see the Covington Dental Smash & Crash cars/minivans/limos hit the track with their crowd pleasing 10 lap feature. As usual sparks would fly from the 4 wide standing green flag start all the way through the event to the checkered flag, which would wave for this weeks winner Robbie Hollifield.
Racing returns to the famous 3/8 mile bullring with the running of the running of the prestigious 41st Bobby Isaac Memorial. 150 laps of door to door action for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models on Paramount Auto Group Night presented by Black's Tire and Auto.

Gates will open at 5:00pm, Qualifying at 5:30pm, Autograph Session at 6:30pm, and Racing at 7:30pm.Tickets only $16.00 Adults, $14.00 Teens(13-19)/Seniors(60&up), and Children 12 & under FREE!

Hickory Motor Speedway

Race Results for 8/26/2017

4-Cylinders - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

0

Randy Canipe

Maiden, NC

2

29H

Allison Houston

Conover, NC

3

6M

Brian Mundy

,

4

9

Cody Combs

Lenoir, NC

5

17

Curtis Pardue

Hickory, NC

6

11

Robert Trivette

Newton, NC

4-Cylinders - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

6M

Brian Mundy

,

2

17

Curtis Pardue

Hickory, NC

3

9

Cody Combs

Lenoir, NC

4

11

Robert Trivette

Newton, NC

5

29H

Allison Houston

Conover, NC

6

0

Randy Canipe

Maiden, NC

DNS

Late Model - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

25

Matt Piercy

Conover, NC

2

9W

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

3

76

Ryan Millington

Statesville, NC

4

16S

R D Smith II

Burlington, NC

5

4C

Annabeth Barnes

Hiddenite, NC

6

15O

Omar Jurado

Huntersville, NC

7

22

Dan Moore

Conover, NC

8

23P

Ahnna Parkhurst

,

9

25S

Brooke Schimmel

Vancouver, WA

10

2G

Tomas Gasperak

,

11

28T

Dennis Trivette

Newton, NC

12

7D

J P Dyar

Charlotte, NC

13

29M

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

14

51P

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

Late Model - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

25

Matt Piercy

Conover, NC

2

76

Ryan Millington

Statesville, NC

3

9W

Charlie Watson

Lenoir, NC

4

23P

Ahnna Parkhurst

,

5

4C

Annabeth Barnes

Hiddenite, NC

6

22

Dan Moore

Conover, NC

7

16S

R D Smith II

Burlington, NC

8

15O

Omar Jurado

Huntersville, NC

9

25S

Brooke Schimmel

Vancouver, WA

10

2G

Tomas Gasperak

,

11

7D

J P Dyar

Charlotte, NC

12

51P

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

DNS

13

29M

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

DNS

14

28T

Dennis Trivette

Newton, NC

DNS

Limited Late Model - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

51

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

2

88H

Landon Huffman

Claremont, NC

3

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

4

34

Pat Rachels

China Grove, NC

5

18R

Alex Reece

Granite Falls, NC

6

29

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

7

23D

Brendan Doyle

Harrisburg, NC

8

5Z

Kevin Zielezinski

New Lenox, Il

9

28D

Dennis Trivette

Newton, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

21

Monty Cox

Granite Falls, NC

2

51

Jeremy Pelfrey

Lenoir, NC

3

88H

Landon Huffman

Claremont, NC

4

34

Pat Rachels

China Grove, NC

5

23D

Brendan Doyle

Harrisburg, NC

6

29

Mitch Walker

Newton, NC

7

18R

Alex Reece

Granite Falls, NC

8

5Z

Kevin Zielezinski

New Lenox, Il

9

28D

Dennis Trivette

Newton, NC

DNS

Renegades - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

71

Kyle Divanna

Statesville, NC

2

6

Darren Dickinson

Hickory, NC

3

1

Justin Austin

,

4

83

David Hasson

Newton, NC

5

51

Robbie Hollifield

Morganton, NC

6

21

RJ Williams

Conover, NC

7

71D

Robert Divanna

Statesville, NC

8

18

Casey Meyer

Troutman, nc

9

97

Danny Crump, Jr.

Morganton, NC

10

68

Steve Griffith

Morganton, NC

DNS

Renegades - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

1

Justin Austin

,

2

71D

Robert Divanna

Statesville, NC

3

71

Kyle Divanna

Statesville, NC

4

83

David Hasson

Newton, NC

5

97

Danny Crump, Jr.

Morganton, NC

6

21

RJ Williams

Conover, NC

7

51

Robbie Hollifield

Morganton, NC

8

18

Casey Meyer

Troutman, nc

9

6

Darren Dickinson

Hickory, NC

DNS

10

68

Steve Griffith

Morganton, NC

DNS

Smash & Crash - Feature

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

4

Robbie Hollifield

Morganton, NC

2

3

Matt Fox

,

3

10

Harlan Pruitt

,

4

30

Ryan Austin

,

5

1

Gregory Austin

Granite Falls, NC

6

7

Justin Austin

,

7

?

Joseph Hodges

,

8

17

Angie Cook

,

9

X

Brian Larkin

,

10

612

Ben Campbell

,

11

15

Cowboy Cowboy

,

Street Stocks - Feature

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

52

Don Machutta

Mooresville, NC

6

0

Roy Smith

Hudson, NC

7

69

Trey Buff

Hickory, NC

8

2J

Ethan Johnson

Hudson, NC

Street Stocks - Qualifying

Finish

Car No

Driver

Hometown

DQ/DNS/DNF

1

77P

Mark Whitten

Hogtown, VA, VA

2

52

Don Machutta

Mooresville, NC

3

3

Kevin Eby

Lenior, NC

4

64

Marshall Sutton

Burnsville, NC

5

69

Trey Buff

Hickory, NC

6

18D

Cody DeMarmels

Newton, NC

7

0

Roy Smith

Hudson, NC

8

2J

Ethan Johnson

Hudson, NC