Press Release 11-23-2012

Hickory Motor Speedway


Hickory Motor Speedway will be making some changes for the 2013 season. After a long relationship with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Hickory Motor Speedway will be partnering with Hoosier Asphalt South for the 2013 race season. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models will be sporting a new color as the Hoosier F-45s will become the Official Tire of Hickory Motor Speedway.

Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy stated " We want to give a special thanks to Scott Junod and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Co." "It has been a great relationship and they have been a huge supporter of Hickory Motor Speedway and short track racing" he went on to say "At this point we feel that a change in our tire program will allow Hickory Motor Speedway the opportunity to expand our foundation and bring it to the next level " Hickory Motor Speedway will be looking forward to working with Jeff Freeman and Hoosier Asphalt South. Tires will be available for purchase at the track beginning Monday, November 26th.

Other changes for the upcoming season will be the appointment of Alan Kanupp as the new Race Director for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series at Hickory Motor Speedway. "Alan comes to Hickory Motor Speedway and brings a wealth of experience with NASCAR and the position of Race Director" Piercy commented. "We are looking forward to the insight he will have to offer at Hickory Motor Speedway.

2012 Race Director Scott Kilby will be moving to the position of Head Technical Inspector for 2013. " Scott did a fantastic job as our race director this past season and we are fortunate to have him on board at this facility" Piercy went on to say " We felt that with his knowledge about every facet of racing and race cars that we were not able to utilize all of his strengths in the tower"

These changes will be effective immediately.

Hickory Motor Speedway will open their 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Series in early March.

A schedule will be released shortly.

Tickets for our 2012 Champions Banquet are still available, however they must be purchased by Friday November 30th.

All 2012 reserved parking spaces and car numbers are secured until January 1st.

Please call the Hickory Motor Speedway office to renew your reserved pit stall and car numbers by the end of December.

Reserved pit stalls are $100.00 per year and the reserved car numbers are free.

Hickory Motor Speedway remains open for practice throughout the winter months. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a practice please give the racetrack a call at 828-464-3655

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