“Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models Provide Talented 2021 Class”

April 29th, 2021 - The 2021 season has brought a considerable amount of excitement to Hickory Motor Speedway.

With four races completed, the point races are close and it appears to be shaping up for tight battles across all divisions. Josh Kossek has moved out to an early lead in the NAAPWS Heritage Finance Late Models with two wins so far.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model division has provided four rookies plus a large group of veterans making up the field each week. Rookie Bryson Ruff has presented a strong showing with three poles and victories in two races. Ruff is currently fourth in track points and is leading the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge, which pays an additional $1000 for the championship. Leicht Motorsports drivers have been flexing their muscle as well with Josh Stark and Max Price both having great runs, along with their third driver, rookie Mason Maggio who picked up an early win the second race of the year. Price and Maggio are presently tied at the top spot. Another rookie stand out is 13-year-old Katie Hettinger already establishing herself as a contender leading laps in a race earlier this year. She has positioned herself third in track points and is tied for third in the Paramount Kia “Big 10” Racing Challenge. The Paramount Auto Group Limiteds has also seen visits from many talented veterans this year. Mark Johnson picked up a win in race number three and Charlie Watson who led the field early in the last event stormed back through the field to finish second after having a flat tire. Several of the veterans will continue to make their name in Limited this season such as Max Price, Chris Honeycutt, Dennis Trivette, Akinori Ogata, rookie Cameron Clifford and more.

The Heritage Finance Street Stocks are also full of serious contenders with several veterans throughout the field. Marshall Sutton finds himself in the lead at this point in the season, but only 8 points separate him from Ethan Johnson, Zach Hale and Trey Buff. Jesse Clark is making a run for the championship after missing a race earlier in the season. Clark, Johnson, Kevin Eby and Marlin Yoder all have one win each, and there are several other that could win soon such as Derek Fowler, Mark Whitten, Sutton, Zach Hale and more.

The 4-Cylinder class finds Cody Combs with all three wins, but only 8 points separate first from second place Robbie Trivette.

The Super Trucks have came back to life with a great field of veteran drivers and a couple of rookies. Charlie Watson won the first race, but was being pressured by a multiple trucks like past Hickory Motor Speedway Super Truck Champion, Allen Huffman and a host of others like Jacob Weidman, Travis Baity, Tanner Long and more. Only 8 points separate the top five in Super Truck points.

Last, but not least will be the Renegades with a talented group of Renegade drivers with multiple years of experience. Robbie Hollifield and David Hasson have already visited victory circle this year with Kyle Divanna, Spencer Dickinson, Kyle Boice, rookie Brandon Hasson and more looking for victory lane. Hollifield leads by 4 points with Hasson and Dickinson tied for second.

Racing returns to Hickory Motor Speedway this Saturday Night May 1 st with the gates opening at 4:45 and Racing action at 7:00. For more information feel free to call the speedway office at 828-464-3655.

 

Hickory Motor Speedway Points as of 4-21-2021

4 Cylinders

Position

Car No

Driver

Points

1

9

Cody Combs

150

2

11

Robbie Trivette

142

3

17

Curtis Pardue

94

Late Model

Position

Car No

Driver

Points

1

44K

Josh Kossek ( r )

290

2

2

Gracie Trotter

180

3

15

Ryan Millington

172

4

54

Paul Owens III

144

5

8

Bob Saville

142

6

34

Lavar Scott

130

7

81

Zack Clifton

128

8

10

Regina Sirvent

110

9

4

Kaden Honeycutt

100

10

6C

Rajah Caruth

100

11

11

Landon Huffman

96

12

87

Mike Looney

92

13

95H

Jacob Heafner

92

14

88

Will Cox III

92

15

21W

Jack Wood

86

16

6D

Mike Darne

84

17

6

Hayden Woods

82

18

4

Joseph Parker Jr.

80

19

55

Isabella Robusto

76

20

14J

Conner Jones

68

21

O7

Chase Dixon

66

22

31

Wayne Goss

64

23

14

Jonathan Worley ( r )

60

24

15W

Mitch Walker

60

25

5

Gage Painter

48

26

27

Justin Crider

40

27

13

Wes Burton

26

Limited Late Model

Position

Car No

Driver

Points

1

22

Max Price

170

2

12

Mason Maggio ( r )

170

3

71

Katie Hettinger ( r )

162

4

24

Bryson Ruff ( r )

160

5

32

Josh Stark

154

6

28

Dennis Trivette

120

7

14

Akinori Ogata

120

8

83

Chris Honeycutt

118

9

39

Devon Haun

108

10

00H

Andy Holt

92

11

47

Chase Janes

78

12

26

Cameron Clifford ( r )

70

13

26

Mark Goin

66

14

13

Mark Johnson

50

15

9

Charlie Watson

48

16

97L

Billy Jack Lester

46

17

81

Zack Clifton

42

18

O5

Alex Fleming

42

19

15

Kyle Barnes

40

20

5

Toni Breidinger

32

21

57

Ashton Trivette

28

22

94

Jeffery Wood

26

23

48

Jake Wright

24

24

12W

Kristen Wallace

20

Renegades

Position

Car No

Driver

Points

1

51

Robbie Hollifield

96

2

6

Spencer Dickinson

92

3

83

David Hasson

92

4

71K

Kyle DiVanna

48

5

73

Kyle Boice

46

6

71

Robert DiVanna

44

7

81

Matthew Chambers

42

8

69

Ben Campbell

40

9

72

Zachary Mullins

38

10

82

Brandon Hasson ( r )

36

Street Stocks

Position

Car No

Driver

Points

1

64

Marshall Sutton

172

2

2

Ethan Johnson

170

3

7

Zach Hale ( r )

166

4

6

Trey Buff

164

5

5

Jesse Clark

146

6

31

Derek Fowler

130

7

17

DJ Hamby ( r )

106

8

O3

Kevin Eby

98

9

O8

Marlin Yoder

86

10

12

Mark Whitten

80

11

16

Jonathon Smith

78

12

3

Kayla Eby

72

13

5X

John Clark

38

14

9

Jon Austin

28

15

32

Wes Sammon ( r )

0

Super Trucks

Position

Car No

Driver

Points

1

9

Charlie Watson

50

2

77

Jacob Weidman ( r )

48

3

51H

Allen Huffman

46

4

6

Ricky Dennie

44

5

70B

Travis Baity

42

6

45

Tanner Long

40

7

88T

Robert Tyler

38

8

51

Nathan Byrd

36

9

17

Duane Cook ( r )

34