" Gage Painter wins Heritage Finance Late Model 75 lap Feature"

8/7/2021 - The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series roared back into action at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars with a huge night of racing. 292 laps of racing action spread across five divisions would keep everyone on the edge of their seat when they weren't on their feet!

Leading off the night's racing action would be the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models for 50 laps in the Paramount Kia 'BIG 10' Racing Challenge. Bryson Ruff in the #24 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the pole position with Max Price in the #22 to his outside. Row two would see Katie Hettinger in the #71 and Akinori Ogata in the #14 door to door for the start. Ruff would move to the early lead with Price close in tow. Ogata would move to third around Hettinger with Mason Maggio in the #12 following to fourth position. Price would pull to the bumper of the leader Ruff and wait for a mistake and an opportunity to take the position. Hettinger would pressure Maggio for fourth and eventually make the pass on lap 18. The leader Ruff would tangle with the #32 of Josh Stark and bring out the caution when he rolled to a stop on the front stretch. Price and Ogata would lead the field back to the restart. Ogata would challenge for the top spot and nose slightly ahead coming off of turn two, but Price would take the preferred low line and pull to the lead when they came back around to the start finish line. Lap 42 would see Ruff move around Hettinger for third. Price would drive on to take the win. Ogata would finish 2nd and Ruff would take 3rd. Hettinger would finish 4th and Maggio would come home in 5th.

The Heritage Finance Street Stocks would roll off next for 30 laps of fender rubbing racing. Jesse Clark in the #5 would pace time trials and start from the point with the veteran Marshall Sutton in the #64 to his outside. Gary Ledbetter in the #48 would make an appearance at Americas Most Famous Short Track and DJ Hamby in the #17 would make up row two. Clark and Sutton would duel door to door for several laps until Jesse Clark would nose ahead to the lead. Ledbetter would challenge and pass Sutton for second. The caution would fly on lap 16 for debris on the track. Jesse Clark and Ledbetter would bring the field to the green flag for the restart. Jesse Clark would move back to the lead as Sutton would challenge Ledbetter for second. Sutton would face a challenge from the #31 of Derek Fowler for third. Jesse Clark would hang on for the win. Ledbetter would finish 2nd and Sutton would take 3rd. Fowler would finish 4th and John Clark in the #5 would take 5th.  

Rolling off next would be the Carolina Pro Late Models for 75 laps of over the edge racing action. Nick Loden in the #43 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the pole position with William Sawalich in the #43s to his outside. Row two would see Katie Hettinger in the #71, doing double duty and Grayson Ward in the #9 door to door for the start. Loden and Sawalich would go begin the battle until Loden would pull to the lead. Ward would move around Hettinger for third until lap seven when Hettinger would decide it was time to show some muscle. Leland Honeyman Jr would follow Hettinger and move to fourth. Hettinger would move around Sawalich for second on lap 19. A great battle would ensue between Loden, Hettinger, and Sawalich over the next 47 laps. The caution would fly on lap 66 when Ward would go up in smoke and Hettinger would spin in the oil. That would put Loden and Sawalich up front for the restart. Loden would pull to the lead as Josh Lowder in the #63 would move around Sawalich for second. Loden would drive on to the win. Lowder would take 2nd and Sawalich would grab 3rd. Tyler Church in the #1x would finish 4th and Honeyman would come home in 5th.

The Heritage Finance Late Models would be the next to thunder into action for a 75 lap event. Gage Painter in the #8 would pace time trials and start from the point with Josh Kossek in the #44 to his outside. Taylor Satterfield in the #40 and Gracie Trotter in the #1 would make up row two. Painter and Kossek would have flashbacks to their days a few years back running in the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models against one another and battle side by side for the first five laps until Painter would pull to the lead. Trotter would move around Satterfield for third and look to try to catch Kossek for second. Painter and Kossek would set the pace over the middle stretch of the race. Painter would prove too strong and drive on to the win. Kossek would finish 2nd with Trotter taking 3rd. Satterfield would grab 4th and Jessie Cann in the #19 would snatch a top five in 5th.

Finishing off the night's festivities would the Carolina Crate Modifieds for 62 laps of open wheel action. Cayden Lapcevich in the #99 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the pole position with Dean Lowder in the #63 to his outside. Row two would see Tanner Young in the #33 and Junior Snow in the #51 door to door for the start. Lapcevich would move to the early lead, but Sparks would quickly fly as contact between Young and Lowder would bring out the early caution in an incident that would gather up Snow and Kevin Orlando in the #00 as well. Orlando's night would be finished after hard contact with the wall. The restart would see Lapcevich and the #9 of Dan Speeney leading the field back to the green flag. Lapcevich would move back to the lead. The caution would fly on lap 34 when Lowder, who was running third, would crash hard into the backstretch wall. Lapcevich and Cody Norman in the #12 would bring the field back to the restart. Lapcevich would move quickly back to the lead. Lapcevich would go on to take the win. Norman would take 2nd and Speeney would grab 3rd. Young would finish 4th and Rich Klimarchuk in the #74 would come home in 5th.

The NAAPWS is off next week for the annual Sundown Audio Show as they will rattle the Catawba Valley with some of the finest audio systems in the country.

The NAAPWS will return to action on August 21st with a special event to come.  

 

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 8/7/21

Late Model

1 #8 Gage Painter

2 #44K Josh Kossek ( r )

3 #1 Gracie Trotter

4 #40 Taylor Satterfield

5 #19 Jessie Cann

6 #37 Jason Miles

7 #21D JP Dyar

Limited Late Model

1 #22 Max Price

2 #14 Akinori Ogata

3 #24 Bryson Ruff ( r )

4 #71 Katie Hettinger ( r )

5 #12 Mason Maggio ( r )

6 #17 Skyler Chaney

7 #5 Toni Breidinger

8 #32 Josh Stark

Street Stocks

1 #5 Jesse Clark

2 #48 Gary Ledbetter

3 #64 Marshall Sutton

4 #31 Derek Fowler

5 #5X John Clark

6 #07 Mike Cooper

7 #17 DJ Hamby ( r )

8 #33 DJ Little

Carolina Pro Late Model Series - Unofficial

1 #43 Nick Loden

2 #63 Josh Lowder

3 #43S William Sawalich

4 #1X Tyler Church

5 #4 Leland Honeyman

6 #48 Toby Grynewicz

7 #5 Jasec Holladay

8 #44 Josh Van Winkle

9 #71 Katie Hettinger ( r )

10 #01 Travis Brayden

11 #11 Caleb Costner

12 #13 Eric Nash

13 #10 - EJ Tamayo

14 #18 Landon Devaughn

15 #9 Grayson Ward

16 #37 Mike Speeney

17 #24 Penn Crim

18 #57 Jon Kay - DNS

Carolina Crate Modifieds

1 #99 Cayden Lapcevich

2 #12 Cody Norman

3 #9 Dan Speeney

4 #33 Tanner Young

5 #74 Rich Klimarchuk

6 #63 Dean Lowder

7 #01 Brian Webber

8 #00 Kevin Orlando

9 #51 Junior Snow

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