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For Immediate Release: 7-29-15

Hickory Motor Speedway and the Tour of Destruction would like to thank all of the fans, competitors, and workers that supported our Knights of Destruction event on July 25th. As with any event that draws a substantial crowd Hickory Motor Speedway and the Tour of Destruction must evaluate each night and work harder to make sure that everyone that comes to Hickory Motor Speedway will have a positive experience. Hickory Motor Speedway management and the Tour of Destruction have already targeted the areas in need of improvement for our 2016 event. Hickory Motor Speedway and the Tour of Destruction would like to apologize for any inconvenience which may have occurred and we would like to assure you that we have already begun working on this event for 2016, and the opportunity to make this an experience for everyone to enjoy. Dont forget to bring your Knights of Destruction ticket stub to the races this Saturday Night August 1st and get your admission ticket for just $8.00

Sincerely, Kevin Piercy - General Manager - Hickory Motor Speedway


Travis Swaim Wins "Sam Club" Night at th Races

(Newton, NC- August 1st, 2015) - Results

Dexter Canipe, Jr. Get Win On
Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet HMS Birthday Night presented by Coca Cola/CSC

(Newton, N.C. - July 18th, 2015) - Beautiful blue skies would be the order for the evening at Hickory Motor Speedway and Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Night at the Races presented by Coca-Cola and the Catawba Science Center.

The Classic Sportsman Vintage racers would be the first to hit the track on the warm July evening. Larry Benz in the #4 would draw the pole position and spend much of the race battling for the top spot with the #16 of Bill Webb, the #95 of Eddie Gilbert, and the #2 of Don Fenn. After a hard fought battle the 79 years young Bill Webb would take the win with Benz grabbing the runner up spot. Fenn would draw the last starting position but battle back for third. Dennis Hinkle in the #90 and Gilbert would round out the top 5. Results

Landon Huffman Captures Win on "Smokey's Wrecker Service Night at the Races"

(Newton, NC- July 11th, 2015) -Hickory Motor Speedway would play host to Smokey's Wrecker Service Night at the Races with seven action packed features on a hot July night.

Starting off the night would be the Smokey's Super Trucks with the first race of their Twin 25 lap features. Fast timer Ashley Huffman in the #7 would lead the field to the green flag and keep the point until mechanical problems would sideline him late in the race. The #77 of Tal Davidson would eagerly take the top spot and go on to take the win, his first at Hickory Motor Speedway. Following close behind Davidson would be the Smokey's Super Trucks points leader Sheflon Clay in the #15C. A photo finish would give the 3 rd spot to the #36 of Tyler Dayton who was side by side with the 4 th place finisher #51 of Allen Huffman. Rounding out the top 5 would be the #15Z of Zach Hale. Results

Canipe Jr. On A Roll With Third Win at Hickory Motor Speedway

(Newton, N.C. - June 20th, 2015) -The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series returned to the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars on Matt DiBenedetto Night at the Races. The Sprint Cup competitor would be on hand to sign autographs at the track that helped springboard his career. Also on hand this week from NASCAR's premier division would be Matt McCall, crew chief for Jamie McMurray.

the Bojangles Late Models and their 75 lap feature. Dexter Canipe Jr. in the #5 would set the fast time and start from the pole, with Shane Lee in the #00 to his outside, the #25 of Matt Piercy would start from the inside of row 2, and Landon Huffman in the #75 would finish out row 2. Canipe and Lee would battle side by side for several laps until Canipe would finally take the top spot. Behind the front pair would be a good side-by-side battle between 1 st and 2 nd in the points, Piercy and Huffman. Huffman would make the pass and keep the 3 rd spot early. Piercy would pressure Huffman and eventually grab the 3 rd spot back. Canipe would go on to hold off Lee and make it 3 wins out of the last 4 races, while Lee would hold on for 2 nd . Piercy would settle for the 3 rd finishing position and Huffman would take 4 th . Sprint Cup crew chief, Matt McCall, on a rare week off from his duties with Jamie McMurray, would start from the rear of the field but work his way up to grab a 5 th place finish. Race Results

Canipe Jr. Claims Second Win at Hickory Motor Speedway

(June 13th, 2015) -The 6 th Round of the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Challenge for the Bojangles Late Models would be next on the schedule. Qualifying would see the #5 of Dexter Canipe Jr. set fast time with the #7 of Ashley Huffman to his outside, the #25 of Matt Piercy and the #00 of Shane Lee would make up row 2. The green flag would see Canipe, A. Huffman, and Piercy battle for the top spot. After a few laps Canipe would squeeze into the lead. Piercy would also get by A. Huffman and set his sights on Canipe. On lap 38 A. Huffman would spin coming off turn four bringing out the caution. On the restart Canipe would grab the lead and the #75 of Landon Huffman would use the inside line to get by Piercy for 2nd. From that point the top spots would remain unchanged as Canipe would go on to grab h Results

Ryan Takes First Victory at Hickory Motor Speedway

(Newton, N.C. -- March 14th, 2015) After late week rains threatened to cancel the racing action, the skies smiled upon Hickory Motor Speedway allowing the sun to return along with the 2 nd week of NWAAS racing action at NASCAR's Most Famous Short Track.

The Bojangles Late Models were paced by fast timer Matt Piercy in the #25, Dexter Canipe Jr. in the #5 lining up to his outside, Payton Ryan in the #23 and Ashley Huffman in the #7 would make up row 2.

At the drop of the green flag the cars of Piercy and Canipe would do battle to see who would take the point. Canipe Jr. would lead lap 1 but Piercy would quickly overtake him and put some distance on the field. Ryan in the #23 would get by Canipe and begin to inch closer to Piercy. Race Results

Berry Takes Second Checkered Flag in the 3rd Round of the
Paramount Kia "Big 10" Racing Challenge

(April 18th, 2015)-It was a warm April day greeted the competitors at Hickory Motor Speedway for 84 Lumber Night at the Races and the 3 rd Round of the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge.

Landon Huffman in the #75 would pace the field in qualifying for the 2 nd week in a row for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models 100 lap feature. The #25 of Matt Piercy, would occupy the outside front row. Ashley Huffman in the #7, Dexter Canipe Jr. in the #5, and Shane Lee in the #00 would round out the top 5 qualifiers. Huffman would take the lead early and set the pace with the field close behind. Race Results

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