“ Evan Swilling becomes 17th different Late Model winner in 2019”
on NAPA Championship Night at the Races presented by Pull-A-Part

9/14/2019 - The 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series regular season came to a thrilling conclusion Saturday night with NAPA Championship Night at the Races presented by Pull-A-Part.

Starting out the night’s action would be the Renegades for their 20 lap feature. Danny Crump Jr in the #97 would take the top spot in qualifying with Spencer Dickinson in the #6 to his outside. The green flag would see Crump win the early battle for the lead with Dickinson facing pressure from Kyle DiVanna in the #71 for second. Crump would drift high coming off of turn two allowing Dickinson to get to his inside. Contact between the two would send Dickinson to the pits for the remainder of the event, but Crump would be able to continue. Lap 7 would see Justin Austin in the #1 move around Crump for the top spot. The field would continue until lap 16 when Crump’s car would spin and bring out the first caution of the event.

Austin and DiVanna would make up the front row for the restart. Austin would nose ahead for the lead when The #71 of Don Machutta would spin after contact with Crump bringing out the caution on lap 17. Machutta’s car would have to be cradled off the track by two wreckers while Crump and his team would be done for the night. The restart would once again see Austin and DiVanna making up the front row. After a hard fought battle over the final three laps Austin would take the win. DiVanna would finish 2nd with Brian Larkin in the #7 pulling up to his bumper in 3rd. Rodney Elkins in the #95 would finish 4th while Zachary Mullins in the #72 would finish 5th. Robbie Hollifield in the #51 would mix it up early in the top three, but drop back after contact late in the race, however he would finish well enough to win the 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway Renegade Track Championship.

The Hickory Vintage Racers would be up next as they would hit the track for their 25 lap battle. Bill Webb in the #16 would set fast time in qualifying with Bill Powell in the #71 to his outside. Bill Webb and Powell would duel for the top spot in the early laps. Webb would pull ahead for the lead with Powell giving chase. Webb would drive on to the win with Powell finishing 2nd. Robert Webb in the #6 would finish 3rd and Mackie Webb in the #16W would finish 4th. Bill Webb would also secure the 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory Vintage Racing Series Track Championship.

Next up would see a 35 lap slugfest for the Carolina Custom Golf Cart Super Trucks. Charlie Watson in the #6 would top the charts in qualifying and start from the point with Travis Baity in the #70 to his outside. Allen Huffman in the #51 and Joey Shuryan in the #30 would make up row two for the start. Watson and Baity would battle for several laps until Watson would finally nose ahead for the top spot. Shuryan and Huffman would battle for third over a span of about twenty laps until Huffman would make the pass for position. Watson would prove too strong on the day and drive on to the win. Baity would finish 2nd with Huffman finishing 3rd. Shuryan would finish 4th and Cody DeMarmels in the #97, relief driving for Zach Hale who was working hard at NC State University, would finish 5th. Huffman would take the 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway Carolina Custom Golf Cart Super Trucks Track Championship, his second in a row.

The Street Stocks would be next for their 30 lap feature. Drew Cox in the #21 would start from the pole position with Jesse Clark in the #5 to his outside. Derek Fowler in the #31 and Kevin Eby in the #03 would start from row two. The start would see Cox and Clark battle hard for several laps before Cox would finally nose ahead. Fowler would spin on the backstretch of the second lap, but continue on not bringing out a caution flag.

Cox would set a blistering pace as Clark would be hot on his heels trying to break into victory lane. The halfway point would see Fowler come down pit road, apparently something was amiss in the powertrain and he would park for the remainder of the event. Cox would drive on to the win, his ninth on the season. Clark would finish 2nd with Eby finishing 3rd. Ethan Johnson would finish 4th and Mark Whitten in the #77 would finish 5th. Cox would cap off a dominant season with the 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway Street Stock Track Championship.

Round 10 of the Paramount Kia ‘Big 10’ Chase for the Championship for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would be next in store with 50 laps of door to door action. Josh Kossek in the #44 would start from the top spot with Cody DeMarmels in the #18 to his outside. Mason Ludwig in the #12 and Mitch Walker in the #43 would make up row two.

As the green flag would fly Kossek and DeMarmels would battle hard for the top spot with DeMarmels pulling ahead after several laps. Walker would pressure Kossek repeatedly for the second spot. Lap 11 would see Walker take the spot as Ludwig would follow clearing Kossek for third a few laps later. Ludwig would give chase to Walker and move around him for second on lap 20. Lap 27 would see the caution fly as the race leader and points leader DeMarmels would come to a stop on the backstretch.

The restart would see Ludwig and Walker side by side for several laps until they would make contact in turns one and two sending Walker spinning and collecting the #33 of a Kosma Guznyakov. Ludwig and the #0 of Kyle Barnes would go door to door on the start and stay that way for more than ten laps until Ludwig would finally nose ahead. Ludwig would drive on to the win. Barnes would finish 2nd and Mark Johnson in the #13 would finish 3rd. Kossek would finish 4th and Walker would bounce back from the spin to finish 5th. DeMarmels would win the 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model Track Championship as well as the 2019 Paramount Kia ‘Big 10’ Challenge.

The 4 Cylinders would hit the track next for 25 laps. Curtis Pardue in the #25 would take the top spot in qualifying with Brian Mundy in the #6 to his outside. Cody Combs in the #9 and Robert Trivette in the #11 would make up row two. The green flag would see Pardue move to the lead with Mundy close behind. Combs and Robert Trivette would do battle for third with Robert Trivette taking the spot on lap 8. Pardue would drive on to the win with Mundy finishing 2nd. Robert Trivette would finish 3rd, Combs would finish 4th, and Ashton Trivette in the #21 would finish 5th. Mundy would capture the 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway 4-Cylinders Track Championship, his second in a row.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models would close out the night’s action and hit the track next for their 80 lap regular season finale. Evan Swilling in the #18 would start from the point with Charlie Watson in the #9 to his outside. Justin Carroll in the #57 and Pat Rachel’s in the #34 would make up row two for the start. Swilling would take the early lead as Carroll would pressure Watson for second. Lap 10 would see Swilling leading, Watson second, Carroll third, Rachels fourth, and Mitch Walker doing double duty in the #15 fifth.

Toni Breidinger in the #21 would spin on the backstretch off of turn two. Swilling would go low to avoid Breidinger’s car, but Watson would be unable to avoid the #21, doing significant damage to and sidelining both cars. The restart would see Swilling and Carroll making up the front row for the restart on lap 11. Swilling and Carroll would go head to head for several laps until Swilling would nose ahead for the lead. Chris Hudspeth in the #28 would move his way up to fourth on lap 18 and begin to pressure Rachels for third. Lap 24 would see Hudspeth complete the pass and give chase to the lead duo of Swilling and Carroll.

Lap 30 would see Swilling, Carroll, Hudspeth, Rachel’s, and Connor Mosack in the #18 make up the top five. Carroll would pressure Swilling for the top spot with the duo going door to door for the next twenty five thrilling laps. Hudspeth would look high and low to get by the two wide battle, but he was bottle necked to challenge for the lead. With twenty laps to go Swilling would nose back into the lead. After fending off fierce challenges for the majority of the race Swilling would drive on to the win. Carroll would finish 2nd with Hudspeth finishing 3rd. Rachels would finish 4th and Mosack would finish 5th. Thomas Beane in the #31 would capture the 2019 Hickory Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Track Championship.

October 5th will see the Tour of Destruction and their motorized mayhem invade the famed 3/8 mile oval for a night of extreme action. The Southern Modifieds will return to action at Hickory Motor Speedway on October 12th. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model racing action returns to action on October 19th for the Fall Brawl with 200 laps of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model action, 100 Laps for the Paramount Auto Group Limited late Models and the Carolina Custom Golf Cart Trucks and Street Stocks. You wont want to miss that one.

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 9/14/19 (Unofficial)

Late Model Race

1  #18S Evan Swilling

2  #57 Justin Carroll

3  #28H Chris Hudspeth

4  #34 Pat Rachels ( r )

5  #18 Connor Mosack ( r )

6  #15 Mitch Walker

7  #22 Brandon Lemke

8  #66 Zack Wells

9  #9 Charlie Watson

10  #21 Toni Breidinger

Limited Late Model

•  #12 Mason Ludwig

•  #0 Kyle Barnes

•  #13 Mark Johnson

•  #44K Josh Kossek

•  #43 Mitch Walker

•  #32 Josh Stark ( r )

•  #18D Cody DeMarmels

•  #91 Stevie Johns Jr.

•  #19 Benji Woodward

•  #42 Ricky Bruce

•  #47 Chase Janes

•  #33G Kosma Guznyakov ( r )

Street Stocks

1  #21C Drew Cox

2 #5 Jesse Clark ( r )

3  #03 Kevin Eby

4  #2 Ethan Johnson

5  #77 Mark Whitten

6  #64 Marshall Sutton

7  #69 Trey Buff

8  #31 Derek Fowler ( r )

4 Cylinders

1  #25 Curtis Pardue

2  #6 Brian Mundy

3  #11 Robert Trivette

4  #9 Cody Combs

5  #21 Ashton Trivette ( r )

6  #98 Robbie Lewis

7  #29 Allison Houston

8  #09 Randy Canipe

Super Trucks

1  #6 Charlie Watson

2  #70B Travis Baity

3  #51 Allen Huffman

4  #30 Joey Shuryan

5  #97 Cody DeMarmels

6  #45 Tanner Long

7  #28T Dennis Trivette ( r )

8  #86 Joe Simpson

Renegades

1 #1 Justin Austin

2  #71K Kyle DiVanna

3  #7 Brian Larkin

4  #95 Rodney Elkins ( r )

5  #72 Zachary Mullins ( r )

6  #51 Robbie Hollifield

7  #69 Megan Campbell ( r )

8  #81 Matthew Chambers

9  #71 Don Machutta

10 #97 Danny Crump Jr.

11  #6 Spencer Dickinson ( r )

Hickory Vintage Racing Series

1  #16 Bill Webb

2  #71P Bill Powell

3  #6 Robert Webb

4  #16W Mackie Webb