" Berry Still On Top at Hickory Motor Speedway "

Other Winners:
Limited - Michael Bumgarner , Street - Jesse Clark , Renegade -Charlie Neill , Super Trucks - Ricky Dennie

June 11th , 2022

The racing world would focus on Hickory Motor Speedway with the beginning of a new and very deserving tradition. The Inaugural Jack Ingram Memorial presented by Heritage Finance Company would feature racing royalty as Dale Earnhardt Jr would serve as the Grand Marshall and legends such as Harry Gant, Robert Pressley, Tommy Houston, Rex White, Pete Silva, Chuck Bown, LD Ottinger, Ronnie Silver, Kerry Bodenhamer, Bosco Lowe, Ronnie Silver and many others including Jacks crew members would come to show their respect for the Iron Man, Jack Ingram.

Leading off the night's festivities would be the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models for their 35 lap feature. Akinori Ogata in the #14 would set fast time and start from the top spot with Michael Bumgarner in the #97 to his outside. Row two would see Chase Janes in the #47 and Holden German in the #86 side by side for the start. Ogata would pull to the lead on lap two with Bumgarner and Janes close behind. Bumgarner would pressure for the top spot and finally make the pass on Ogata for the lead on lap ten. Blake McCandless in the #71 would look to take fifth from German as the pair would battle feverishly for several laps with German maintaining the spot. Bumgarner would drive on to take the win. Ogata would finish 2nd with Janes taking 3rd. Colby Gibson in the #2 would grab 4th and German would finish 5th.

The Super Trucks would be the next to hit the track with their 35 lap battle and the action would start early. Ricky Dennie in the #6 would pace time trials and take the pole position with Charlie Neill in the #2 to his outside. Josh Goble in the #65 and Sheflon Clay in the #15 would make up row two for the start. Dennie would move to the early lead as Neill and Goble would battle for second. Contact between the two would see Neill spin and Goble's truck go airborne over Neill's front end. The restart would see Dennie and Clay side by side for the restart as neither Neill nor Goble would be able to continue. Dennie and Clay would battle door to door until Dennie would take the lead on lap three. Duane Cook in the #17, Joey Shuryan in the #30, and Allen Huffman in the #51 would battle for third. The halfway point would see Dennie, Clay, Cook, Shuryan, and Huffman as the top five. Clay would pressure several times for the top spot but Dennie would prove too strong and drive on to the victory. Clay would grab 2nd with Cook taking 3rd. Huffman would finish 4th and Shuryan coming home in 5th.

Next up would be the Heritage Finance Street Stocks for their 30 laps of action. Jesse Clark in the #5 would set fast time and start from the top spot with Cody DeMarmels in the #12 to his outside. Row two would see Kevin Eby in the #03 and Johnny Reynolds in the #55 side by side for the start. Clark would pull to the lead with DeMarmels facing a challenge from Eby for second. Boo Carlisle in the #00 would battle Reynolds for fourth and take the spot on lap three. The halfway point would see Clark, DeMarmels, Eby, Carlisle, and Gary Ledbetter in the #48 as the top five. The caution would fly on lap 20 as Jeff Byers in the #64 would spin in turn four. The restart would see Clark and DeMarmels bring the field to the green flag. Clark would move back to the lead as the caution would fly again on lap 21 when Kyle Boice would spin on the front stretch. Clark and DeMarmels would bring the field back to the

restart. After a lap side by side Clark, would move ahead of DeMarmels for the lead. Clark would drive on to take the win. DeMarmels would finish 2nd with Eby taking 3rd. Carlisle would take 4th and Ledbetter would round out the top five in 5th.

The Inaugural Jack Ingram Memorial presented by Heritage Finance Company would be up next for 111 laps of exciting racing action. The times would be extremely fast with 15 out of the 26 cars posting qualifying times below 15 seconds. Carson Kvapil in the #8 would grab the top spot in qualifying with Isabella Robusto in the #55 turning heads with a blistering lap to start from outside front row. The second row would feature a pair of heavyweight contenders with multi-time Xfinity winner Josh Berry in the #88 starting inside row two and NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Points contender Layne Riggs in the #99 to his outside. Dale Earnhardt Jr. would get the huge Hickory Motor Speedway crowd to join in and help him give the drivers the command to start their engines and the field of 26 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would prepare to take the green flag in pursuit of the epic Inaugural Jack Ingram Memorial trophy. Kvapil and Robusto would battle for the top spot with Robusto moving to the lead after the completion of lap one. Lap 4 would see the caution fly as several heavy hitters would be involved in an early incident. Mitch Walker in the #15 and Katie Hettinger in the #71, both multiple winners at Hickory Motor Speedway in 2022, would both be involved. Hettinger would continue after repairs, but Walker's car would be missing all of the rear sheet metal and be done for the night. Clark Houston in the #6, son of Andy Houston and grandson of Tommy Houston, would also have a fast car out of the DHR stables, but after being involved in the incident would be done for the night. After her car would fail to come up to speed, Regina Sirvent in the #10 would also sustain damage in the incident, ending her night prematurely. The #15 of Bryson Dennis, the #4 of Parker Eatmon, and the #88 of Travis Byrd all came to pit road for repairs and continued. The restart would see Robusto and Kvapil leading the field back to the green flag. After going door to door with Kvapil, Robusto would pull to the lead on lap seven. Ryan Millington in the #17 would move to second around Kvapil and bring Austin McDaniel in the #12M with him to third. The caution would fly on lap 16 as the #75 of Hickory Motor Speedway, NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model points leader Landon Huffman would come to a stop in turn four. Huffman's team would work feverishly to change the right front tire and make repairs to get him back in the race. Robusto and Millington would bring the field back to green flag. Robusto would drive back to the lead on lap twenty with Millington giving constant pressure. The caution would fly again on lap 25 when the #77 of Gage Painter would spin coming off of turn four. Painter would come to pit road for repairs. Riggs, second in NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Points, would be unhappy with his cars handling and come to pit road for adjustments. While seemingly a risky move in a 26 car field, Riggs would hope the adjustments would pay off in the end. The restart would see Robusto and Millington door to door for the restart. Millington would lead the field as the caution would fly on lap 27 for a spin by Kyle Mansch in the #99. Riggs would take the opportunity to make a few more adjustments to his ride during the caution. Millington and Robusto would bring the field back to green flag. Millington would pull to the lead and bring Berry with him to second. Kvapil would challenge Robusto for third. The caution would fly again on lap 42 as the #17 of Skyler Chaney would spin after contact coming off of turn four and collect Hettinger, Dennis, Painter, Mansch, and the #7 of Jeff Sparks. Millington and Bery would lead the field back to the green flag. Berry would pull to the lead with Millington trying to fend off Kvapil for second. Contact between the #07 of Chase Dixon and the #12 of Annabeth Barnes-Crum would bring out the caution again with a multi-car incident in turn three. Also involved would be Huffman, Riggs, Charlie Watson in the #9, Chaney, Mansch, Eatmon, and the #34 of Pat Rachels. Things would settle in at that point and Berry and Millington would bring the field back to the restart. The halfway point would see Berry, Kvapil, Millington, Robusto, and the #57 of Justin Carroll as the top five. Berry, Kvapil, and Millington would all want the top spot with only inches separating the top three. Riggs would work his

way back up to sixth on lap 66. Carroll would work his way around Millington for third with Riggs closing in on the battle also. Riggs would move around Millington for fourth on lap 94. Lap 101 would see Riggs move around Carroll for third. Berry would prove too strong and drive on to take the victory in the Inaugural Jack Ingram Memorial 111 presented by Heritage Finance Company. Kvapil would finish 2nd and Riggs would make the most of the mid-race adjustments to finish 3rd. Carroll would finish 4th and Millington would come home in 5th.

The Renegades would cap off the night's action with their 20 lap feature. Charlie Neill in the #51 would pace time trials and take the pole position with Danny Crump Jr in the #97 to his outside. David Hasson in the #83 and Brandon Hasson in the #82 would make up row two for the start. Neill would move to the early lead. Gary Ledbetter in the #28 would move around Brandon Hasson for fourth. Ledbetter would then work his way around David Hasson and Crump to move up to second. Neill's lead would prove too much as he would take the win. Ledbetter would finish 2nd with David Hasson taking 3rd. Crump would finish 4th and Brandon Hasson would come home in 5th.

The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars will take a much needed break next week, June 18th, but be back in action on June 25th with NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series racing action.

July 1st & 2nd will see the Monster Truck Madness hit America's Most Famous Short Track for two nights of high flying metal-crunching mayhem.

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 6/11/22

Late Model

1 #88 – Josh Berry

2 #8 – Carson Kvapil

3 #99 – Layne Riggs

4 #57 – Justin Carroll

5 #17 – Ryan Millington

6 #55 – Isabella Robusto

7 #1 – Brent Crews

8 #75 – Landon Huffman

9 #99 – Kyle Mansch

10 #17 – Skyler Chaney ( r )

11 #34 – Pat Rachels

12 #9 – Charlie Watson

13 #88 – Travis Byrd

14 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum

15 #12 – Austin McDaniel

16 #07 – Chase Dixon

17 #4 – Parker Eatmon ( r )

18 #71 – Katie Hettinger

19 #15 – Bryson Dennis

20 #77 – Gage Painter

21 #7 – Jeff Sparks

22 #92 – Jason Miles

23 #25 – Kevin Leicht

24 #15 – Mitch Walker

25 #6 – Clark Houston

26 #10 – Regina Sirvent

Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model

1 #97 – Michael Bumgarner

2 #14 – Akinori Ogata

3 #47 – Chase Janes

4 #2 – Colby Gibson

5 #86 – Holden German

6 #71 – Blake McCandless

7 #12 – Christopher Martin Jr.

8 #98 – Billy Smith

9 #72 – Devon Haun - DNS

Heritage Finance Company Street Stocks

1 #5 – Jesse Clark

2 #12 – Cody DeMarmels

3 #03 – Kevin Eby

4 #B00 – Nathaniel “Boo” Carlisle

5 #48 – Gary Ledbeter

6 #5 – Derek Fowler

7 #55 – Johnny Reynolds

8 #64 – Jeff Byers

9 #11 – DJ Little ( r )

10 #73 – Kyle Boice

11 #9 – Jon Austin

Renegades

1 #51 – Charlie Neill

2 #28 – Gary Ledbetter

3 #83 – David Hasson

4 #97 – Danny Crump Jr.

5 #82 – Brandon Hasson

6 #4 – Gage Austin

7 #72 – Zachary Mullins

Super Trucks

1 #6 – Ricky Dennie

2 #15 – Sheflon Clay

3 #17 – Duane Cook

4 #51 – Allen Huffman

5 #70 – Travis Baity

6 #30 – Joey Shuryan

7 #5 – Tim Dale

8 #21 – Baron Kuritzky

9 #91 – Keith Norville

10 #2 – Charlie Neill

11 #65 – Josh Goble