" Zilisch & Crews Split Twin Late Model Event"

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

August 13th, 2022

Saturday night would mark a historic event with the running of the S & S Roofing Night at the Races presented by Concentrix, and host the first round of the inaugural NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Playoffs. The first round of the playoffs would not disappoint.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would lead off the evening's festivities with the first event of their playoff twin 40 lap features. Charlie Watson in the #9 would set fast time and gain one bank point in qualifying and start from the pole position with Connor Zilisch in the #57 to his outside. Annabeth Barnes-Crum in the #12 and Brent Crews in the #1 would make up row two for the green flag. Watson would move to the early lead with Zilisch close behind. Playoff points leader Landon Huffman in the #75 would move around Crews for the fourth position. The caution would fly on lap 10 as contact between Skyler Chaney in the #17 and Whitney Meggs in the #22 would bring them both to a stop in turn three. The restart would see Watson and Zilisch bring the field back to the green flag. Watson and Zilisch would quickly slide back into single file with Watson at the point. Huffman would move around Barnes-Crum to take third. Zilisch would begin to pressure Watson for the top spot. Lap 16 would see Zilisch make the pass and Watson would dive back to the inside of Zilisch and lead lap 17. Zilisch would eventually clear Watson after a couple of laps and take the lead. Watson would face a challenge from Huffman for second as they would both be looking to gain maximum playoff points in the event. Barnes-Crum would drive up to the bumper of the battle between Huffman and Watson for second to make it a three car scramble. Zilisch would hang on and drive to the victory. Watson would finish 2nd with Huffman taking 3rd. Barnes-Crum would grab 4th and Crews would come home in 5th.

The Heritage Finance Street Stocks would roll off next with their 30 lap feature. Jesse Clark in the #5 would top time trials 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 DJ Little in the #11 side by side for the start. Clark and DeMarmels would battle door to door for several laps until Clark would pull to the lead. Eby would drive to DeMarmels bumper looking to join the battle for the lead. The halfway point would see Clark, DeMarmels, Eby, Little, and Johnny Reynolds in the #55 as the top five. The caution would fly on lap 19 as the #73 of Kyle Boice would spin on the front stretch. The restart would see Clark and DeMarmels lead the field to the restart. Clark would pull back to the lead with DeMarmels facing a challenge from Eby for second. DeMarmels would secure the spot and drive back up to Clark, looking for the lead. Clark would prove to be good enough and drive on to the win. DeMarmels would finish 2nd and Eby would grab 3rd. Little would take 4th and Jeff Byers in the #64 would finish 5th.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would hit the famed 3/8 mile oval next for 35 laps of racing action. Michael Bumgarner in the #97 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the pole position with William Aldred in the #15 to his outside. Reilly Doyle in the #23 and Zack Wells in the #66 would make up row two for the green flag. Bumgarner would pull to the lead as they would complete lap one with Aldred close behind in second. Doyle and Wells would battle hard over several laps for the third running position. Wells would take the spot and begin to pressure Aldred for second. Bumgarner, Aldred, Wells, Doyle, and Billy Smith in the #98 would be the top five at the halfway spot in the race. Doyle would pressure Wells for third position. Bumgarner would set the pace up front with the field giving chase. After a dominant performance Bumgarner would take the checkered flag and the win. Aldred would finish 2nd with Wells taking 3rd. Doyle would finish 4th and Billy Smith would come home in 5th.

The roar of the Super Trucks would hit the track next for 35 laps of excitement. Ricky Dennie in the #6 would top time trials and start from the top spot with Joey Shuryan in the #30 to his outside. Row two would see Josh Goble in the #65 and Duane Cook in the #17 side by side for the start. Dennie and Shuryan would battle for the top spot early, but neither driver would be giving an inch. Contact would send them both spinning in turn two and bring out the caution with no laps officially completed. Shuryan would pit to change a flat left front tire and both drivers would continue from the rear of the field. Goble and Cook would bring the field back to green flag for the complete restart. Cook would use the high line to pull to the early lead with Goble glued to his bumper. Dennie and Shuryan would quickly drive back up to third and fourth respectively. Dennie would move around Goble for second on lap 14. Lap 16 would see Dennie complete his charge back to the lead as he would pass Cook for the top spot. Goble would also move around Cook for second. Dennie would drive on to take the win. Goble would finish 2nd and Cook would take 3rd. Shuryan would soldier home in 4th and Jay Norville in the #5 would take 5th.

The Renegades would bring the heat next in their 20 lap race. Charlie Neill in the #51 would set fast time in qualifying and start from pole position with Danny Crump Jr in the #97 to his outside. Brandon Hasson in the #82 and John Reynolds in the #25 would make up row two for the green flag. Neill would pull to the early lead as Crump would lose several positions on the start. The caution would fly on lap 4 as the #83 of David Hasson would spin trying to avoid what appeared to be a multiple car wreck in front of him. The restart would see Neill and Brandon Hasson bring the field back to the restart. The caution would quickly fly as Crump and Reynolds would make contact and spin in turn two. Neill and Brandon Hasson would lead the field back to the green flag. Neill would pull to the lead with Brandon Hasson facing a challenge from the #72 of Zach Mullins for second. Neill, Brandon Hasson, Mullins, David Hasson, and the #71 of Kyle DiVanna would make up the top five at halfway. As David Hasson would pull to pit road with mechanical problems, Reynolds would move around DiVanna for fourth. Neill would prove too strong and drive on to take the win. Brandon Hasson would take 2nd with Mullins grabbing 3rd. Reynolds would take 4th and DiVanna would come home in 5th.  

Closing out the night's fun would be the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models in their second playoff twin 40 lap feature for the night. After an 8 car invert, Regina Sirvent in the #10 and Skyler Chaney in the #17 would start from row one. Row two would see Isabella Robusto in the #55 and Brent Crews in the #1 side by side for the start. Sirvent would pull ahead of Chaney, but Crews would come roaring up from fourth to take the early lead as they crossed the line to complete lap one. Landon Huffman in the #75 and Connor Zilisch in the #57 would follow Crew through the start to move up to second and third respectively. Crews, Huffman, Zilisch, Robusto, and Annabeth Barnes-Crum in the #12 would make up the top five at the halfway point. As the laps would wind down Robusto would run down the top three and look to make it a four way battle for the win. Huffman would drive to the rear bumper of Crews looking for the lead. As the lead duo would battle door to door Robusto would move around Zilisch in her bid to get to the front. Crews would use the high line effectively and put his Lee Faulk Racing machine in front for good as the checkered flag would fly over him in his first Hickory Motor Speedway victory. Huffman would take 2nd and minimally extend his points lead while Robusto would finish 3rd. Zilisch would take 4th and Barnes-Crum would come home in 5th.

Next week will see the 2022 Annual Sundown Audio Show at America's Most Famous Short Track. Some of the premiere audio systems in the country will be on display and in competition at the always exciting event.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series will return to action on August 27th with a full slate of racing action.

September 3rd will see the running of the prestigious Bobby Isaac Memorial, honoring the Catawba County native who still holds land speed record to this day.

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 8/13/22

Late Model Twin Race #1

1 #57 Connor Zilisch

2  #9 Charlie Watson

3  #75 Landon Huffman

4 #12 Annabeth Barnes Crum

5  #1 Brent Crews

6 #55 Isabella Robusto

7  #17 Skyler Chaney ( r )

8  #10 Regina sirvent

9 #22 Whitney Meggs

10  #19 Jaiden Reyna

11 #24 Bryson Ruff

12  #2 Gracie Trotter - DNS

Late Model Twin Race #2

1  #1 Brent Crews

2 #75 Landon Huffman

3 #55 Isabella Robusto

4  #57 Connor Zilisch

5 #12 Annabeth Barnes Crum

6  #9 Charlie Watson

7  #17 Skyler Chaney ( r )

8  #19 Jaiden Reyna

9  #10 Regina Sirvent

10  #2 Gracie Trotter DNS

11  #22 Whitney Meggs - DNS

12  #24 Bryson Ruff - DNS

Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model

1  #97 Michael Bumgarner

2  #15 William Aldred

3  #66 Zack Wells

4  #23 Reilly Doyle

5  #98 Billy Smith

6  #00 Cody Jones

7  #51 Jason Smith

8  #7 Kevin Dill

Heritage Finance Company Street Stocks

1 #5 Jesse Clark

2 #12 Cody DeMarmels

3 #03 Kevin Eby

4  #11 DJ Little Jr ( r )

5  #64 Jeff Byers

6  #55 Johnny Reynolds

7  #9 Jon Austin

8 #73 Kyle Boice

9  #71 Robert DiVanna

10  #13 Steven Worthington - DNS

11 #27 David Thomas - DNS

Super Trucks

1  #6 Ricky Dennie

2 #65 Josh Goble

3  #17 Duane Cook

4  #30 Joey Shuryan

5  #91 Keith Norville

6  #21 Baron Kurtizky

Renegades

1  #51 Charlie Neill

2  #82 Brandon Hasson

3 #72 Zach Mullins

4 #25 John Reynolds

5 #71 Kyle DiVanna

6 #97 Danny Crump Jr.

7  #81 Matthew Chambers

8  #5 Dillon Crouch

9 #83 David Hasson