" Mitch Walker Doubles up Winning Both Twins "

Other Winners:
Limited - Michael Bumgarner , Street - Don Machutta , 4 Cylinders - Brian Mundy

June 25th , 2022

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series roared back to life Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway with United Sewing Night at the Races presented by Paragon Films.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would be first up for 40 laps in race one of their doubleheader. Mitch Walker in the #15 would top time trials and start from the pole position with Landon Huffman in the #75 to his outside. Blake Lothian in the #59 and Ryan Wilson in the #2 would make up the second row for the start. Huffman would use the high line to take the early lead on the backstretch of lap one as Walker would face pressure from Wilson for second. The battle for seventh would be a three way affair with Matthew Gould in the #27, Annabeth Barnes-Crum in the #12, and Charlie Watson in the #9 battling hard for the spot. Gould would take the spot early, but Watson would move around for the position. The battle for fifth would see young guns Skyler Chaney in the #17 and Bryson Ruff in the #24 showing skills beyond their years as they would duel for the spot. Chaney would take the spot as Ruff would face a challenge from Watson for sixth. Lap 15 would see the race for the lead intensify as Walker would look to the inside of Huffman. Neither driver would be willing to give an inch as they would go door to door until lap 26 when Walker would complete the pass for the top spot. Wilson would face serious challenge from Lothian for third and the final podium spot. Walker would drive on to take the win, his third on the year at Hickory Motor Speedway. Huffman would finish 2nd with Wilson edging ahead in the battle for 3rd. Lothian would come home in 4th and Chaney would grab a top five finishing position in 5th.

Next up would see the Heritage Finance Street Stocks hit the track. Don Machutta in the #52 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the top spot with John Guker in the #56 to his outside. Row two would be made up of DJ Little in the #11 and Joseph Hodges in the #1. Machutta and Guker would battle door to door for the top spot before Machutta would move ahead to the lead. The caution would fly on lap 2 as Guker would spin in turn one with a flat tire. The restart would see Machutta and Little bringing the field to the green flag. Little would pull to the front and lead for several laps. Machutta would move back around Little and retake the lead. Jeff Byers in the #64 would move to third around Hodges on lap 21 with Guker following to fourth. Lap 24 would see the caution fly as contact between Byers and Little would see Little spin off turn four. The restart would see Machutta and Hodges bring the field to the green flag. Machutta would move quickly back to the lead with Byers following him to second. Little would move around Hodges to third. Machutta would drive on to take the win. Byers would finish 2nd and Little would take 3rd. Hodges would grab 4th and Jon Austin in the #9 coming home in 5th.

Round 6 of the Paramount Kia “BIG 10” Chase for the Championship for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would be up next. Michael Bumgarner in the #97 would pace qualifying to snatch the pole position with Dylon Wilson in the #4 to his outside. Akinori Ogata in the #14 and Sawyer Frady in the #99 would start in row two. Bumgarner would pull to the early lead with Wilson facing challenge from Ogata for second. Lap 8 would see the caution fly as the #22 of Max Price would spin coming off turn two. The restart would see Bumgarner and Ogata bring the field back to the green flag. The lead duo would go to battle for the top spot before Bumgarner would pull back to the lead. The battle for third would intensify as Wilson would see the #13 of Mark Johnson and Frady pull to his bumper. The caution would fly on lap 15 as the #98 of Billy Smith would spin on the front stretch. Bumgarner and Ogata would bring the field back to the green flag. Bumgarner would pull back to the lead. Johnson would move around Wilson for the third position as Frady would follow to fourth. The caution would fly again on lap 22 as the #66 of Zack Wells would spin in turn one. Wilson would use the caution to come to pit road to make adjustments. The restart would see Bumgarner move back to the lead with Ogata running in second. The caution would fly on lap 25 as Price would spin in turn four during a fierce three way battle for fourth between him, Frady, and the #97 of Jason Kitzmiller. The restart would see Bumgarner move quickly back to the lead with Ogata facing challenge from Johnson. Ogata would take the position with Johnson facing a challenge from Frady, Wilson, Kitzmiller, and Price. Lap 39 would see the caution fly with Kitzmiller spinning and collecting the #12 of Christopher Martin Jr. The restart would see another caution when Frady would start trailing smoke and spin in turn four. Bumgarner would pull back to the lead on the restart with Ogata in second. Johnson would face another challenge from Wilson for third with a side by side battle over the closing laps. Bumgarner would drive on to the win. Ogata would finish 2nd and Wilson would take the battle for 3rd. Johnson would finish 4th and Price grab 5th.

The 4 Cylinders would roll off next for their feature. Brian Mundy in the #6 would top time trials and start from the top spot with Robert Trivette in the #11 to his outside. Curtis Pardue in the #17 and Tim Canipe in the #10 would make up the second row for the start. Mundy would take the early lead as Pardue and Robert Trivette would make contact in turn two sending both into the wall. Both cars would be done for the night. Mundy and Canipe would restart on the front row. Mundy would pull to the early lead with Canipe giving chase. Mundy would build a commanding lead but see Canipe whittle it down in the closing laps. Canipe would drive to Mundy's bumper on the final lap, but fall a little short as Mundy would hang on to grab the win. Canipe would finish 2nd and Rodney Trivette in the #6T would take 3rd. Robert Trivette would come home 4th and Pardue would finish 5th.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would close out the night's festivities with the second 40 lap feature of their doubleheader. After a 9 car invert from the finishing order of the first race the front row would see Jaiden Reyna in the #19 and Annabeth Barnes-Crum in the #12 side by side for the start. Matthew Gould in the #27 and Charlie Watson in the #9 would make up row two for the start. As the leaders would race for the top spot, just behind them Skyler Chaney in the #17 and Ryan Wilson in the #2 would make contact, temporarily sending Wilson's car airborne over Chaney's front end. Both cars would be able to continue as a complete restart would be in order. The restart would see Reyna and Barnes-Crum battling hard for the top spot. Contact between the two would see Barnes-Crum spin on the front stretch and the caution fly on lap 3. Reyna and Watson would lead the field back to green flag. Watson would use the high line to move to the lead with Reyna in second. Landon Huffman in the #75 would look under Reyna for the second position on lap 7. As they would battle for second Watson's car would go up in a huge puff of smoke and fire, bringing out the caution once again with mechanical problems. Watson's night would be over as he would pull to the hauler. Reyna and Huffman would lead the field back the restart. Huffman would make the inside line work and would pull to the lead bringing Mitch Walker in the #15 with him to second. Bryson Ruff in the #24 would challenge Reyna for third, as they would have their own battle for several laps. The caution would fly on lap 19 as Ruff would spin on the backstretch. Huffman and Walker would pace the field back to the restart. Huffman would pull to the lead with Walker close behind. The caution would fly on lap 28 as Ruff would spin into the turn one wall. Huffman and Walker would do battle for the top spot on the restart, but this time Walker would take the position and move to the point. Walker would lead the final laps and drive on to the win, sweeping the doubleheader features. Huffman would finish 2nd and Blake Lothian in the #59 would rack up a good finish taking 3rd. Barnes-Crum would come back to the front in 4th and Gould would round out the top five in 5th.

The Monster Trucks will return to America's Most Famous Short Track this week for the Great America Smash on Friday, July 1st, and Saturday, July 2nd.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series returns to action in two weeks, July 9th, with a full slate of racing action.

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 6/25/22

Late Model Twin Race #1

1 #15 – Mitch Walker

2  #75 – Landon Huffman

3  #2 – Ryan Wilson

4  #59 – Blake Lothian

5 #17 – Skyler Chaney ( r )

6  #9 – Charlie Watson

7  #27 – Matthew Gould

8  #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum

9  #19 – Jaiden Reyna

10 #9 – Sam Rohrbaugh

11 #24 – Bryson Ruff

12  #83 – Chris Honeycutt

Late Model Twin Race #2

1  #15 – Mitch Walker

2  #75 – Landon Huffman

3 #59 – Blake Lothian

4  #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum

5  #27 – Matthew Gould

6  #19 – Jaiden Reyna

7  #9 – Sam Rohrbaugh

8  #17 – Skyler Chaney ( r )

9 #24 – Bryson Ruff

10  #2 – Ryan Wilson

11  #9 – Charlie Watson

12  #83 – Chris Honeycutt – DNS

Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model – “Big 10” Race #6

1  #97 – Michael Bumgarner

2 #14 – Akinori Ogata

3  #4 – Dylon Wilson

4 #13 – Mark Johnson

5  #22 – Max Price

6  #98 – Billy Smith

7  #66 – Zack Wells

8 #12 – Christopher Martin Jr.

9  #99 – Sawyer Frady

10  #97 – Jason Kitzmiller

Heritage Finance Company Street Stocks

1  #52 – Don Machutta

2 #64 – Jeff Byers

3  #11 – DJ Little ( r )

4  #1 – Joseph Hodges

5  #9 – Jon Austin

6  #56 – John Guker

4 Cylinders

1  #6 – Brian Mundy

2 #10 – Tim Canipe

3 #6 – Rodney Trivette

4  #11 – Robbie Trivette

5  #17 – Curtis Pardue