(Dec. 4 th , 2021? Newton, NC) Hickory Motor Speedway has just released their schedule for the 2022 race season, and it is packed full of excitement. The Historic Race Track will open up their 72nd season of racing on March 5th, 2022 with our season opening blowout event, and the track will once again be headlined each week with the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models.

Something new and unique for the upcoming 2022 race season will be a Hickory Motor Speedway Championship playoff program that would allow competitors the opportunity for a NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Championship, while racing in a minimum of 12 weekend events. Hickory Motor Speedway management has spent countless hours working to help provide a better fit for today's competitors seeking this championship. In 2022, Hickory Motor Speedway will go to a playoff format in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Car Division. This playoff program will guarantee an exciting battle down to the last race for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Stock Cars. Piercy stated ?We look forward to 2022 and believe that this program will make it possible for multiple Late Model teams to challenge for the Championship in 2022.

Paramount Auto Group will return as the title sponsor for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models and Paramount KIA will return for the popular Paramount KIA "Big 10" Racing Challenge, which provides 10 races with feature events that provide additional purse money and a championship of its own.

Hickory Motor Speedway will continue promoting events for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Super Trucks, 4-Cylinders, and the Renegades during their weekly events, with the return of the Carolina Pro Late Model Series with 3 events and the Carolina Pro Crate Modified Series.

The PASS Super Late Models will return to America's Most Famous Short Track in 2022, for the Easter Bunny 150 providing a double header event on April 15 th and 16 th , 2022.

The track will play host to the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour again in 2022 with two dates. The Cars Racing Tour has had a long history at The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars and will return on March 26 th and July 30 th for the popular Throwback Series event.

The Knights of Destruction will return with three events with a doubleheader beginning on May 13 th and 14 th and is sure to deliver excitement and thrills for all that attend. This event provides a fun filled night of special racing including a school bus race, skid plate race, chain race, fireworks and much more. The second event will be July 1 st and 2 nd with Monster Truck Madness, and the third event will be Oct. 1 st and prove to be just as exciting.

The newly formed FASS Big Rig Series will be making an appearance on April 23 rd with Semi-Truck racing returning to Hickory Motor Speedway and an encore event on Oct. 22 nd .

An exciting event has been added to the schedule for 2022 season that promises to be an emotional yet, exciting event on June 11 th with the running of the Inaugural Jack Ingram Memorial Race featuring 111 laps for the Late Model Stock Cars to honor Jack ?The Ironman? Ingram, a legend in NASCAR and Short Track racing. Hickory Motor Speedway management plans to make this an annual event for years to come. The season will also include the running of the Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial race on Saturday, September 3 rd of the Labor Day weekend, a very special tradition at the legendary track, honoring the late Bobby Isaac. The Calico Coatings Fall Brawl presented by Puryear Tank Lines will be held on October 15 th which is a 200-lap feature special event for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models, 100-lap Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model, and more.

The SunDown Audio Competition will return on Aug. 20 th featuring elaborate car stereos from around the United States.

We are presently working with a few divisions/series to be secured and some events to be announced later, but several of our sponsors have already secured their dates for 2022 at The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. This is a tentative schedule and could be subject to minimal changes.

Ticket prices for 2022 (excluding special events) for weekly NASCAR events ($13.00 for adults, $11.00 for seniors and teens, with kids 12 and under free).

Hickory Motor Speedway will remain open for testing throughout the off season.

Tires and fuel will be available at the track.

Hickory Motor Speedway management will continue to work hard for the sponsors, fans, and competitors, to provide a level field of competition and great entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you at the track in 2022.

For more information please visit our website at www.hickorymotorspeedway.com or Facebook.

You can reach us at 828-464-3655, Monday through Friday 9pm-5pm

( 2022 Playoff Break-Down See enclosed information )