" Ryan Millington wins the 46th Annual Bobby Isaac Memoria"

Other Winners:
Limited - Michael Bumgarner, Street -Gary Ledbetter , Super Trucks - Sheflon Clay, Carolina Pro Late Model Series - TJ Decaire

September 3rd , 2022

The 46th Annual Bobby Isaac Memorial presented by Paramount Auto Group would wake up the Catawba Valley on Saturday night at America's Most Famous Short Track, Hickory Motor Speedway.  

The Super Trucks would lead off the night's racing action with their 35 lap feature. Josh Goble in the #65 would pace qualifying and start from the top spot with Sheflon Clay in the #15 to his outside. Row two would be made up of Joey Shuryan in the #30 and Allen Huffman in the #51 side by side for the start. As the field would come out of turn four for the green flag, contact between Clay and Goble would tear off pole sitter's right front fend and bring out the caution for a full restart. Goble and Clay would bring the field to the green flag. Goble would drive to the early lead with Clay giving chase. Clay would make his bid for the lead on lap 7 and take the spot from Goble. Shuryan would drive to Goble's bumper and give battle for second. Shuryan would see Huffman challenge him for third as they would battle for several laps. Huffman would take the position on lap 21. Clay would prove too strong and drive on to take the win. Goble would finish 2nd with Huffman taking 3rd. Shuryan would grab 4th and Ricky Dennie in the #6 would come home in 5th.

Next up to hit the famed 3/8 mile oval would be the Heritage Finance Street Stocks for their 30 lap feature. Qualifying would see Jesse Clark in the #5 start from the pole with Gary Ledbetter in the #32 to his outside. DJ Little in the #11 and Derek Fowler in the #5x would make up row two for the start. The leaders would battle for the top spot at the drop of the green flag. Lap 2 would see Ledbetter pull ahead from the high line with Clark close in tow. Fowler would follow suit and use the high line to move around Little for the third position. The black flag would fly for track points leader Jon Austin in the #9 as he would trail smoke for several laps. Jeff Allen in the #22 and Trey Buff in the #48 would have a spirited battle for position that would last for several laps. Buff would take the position with Allen close behind. Ledbetter would drive on to take the win. Clark would finish 2nd and Fowler would grab 3rd. Little would finish 4th and Buff would take 5th.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would be up next for 50 laps in Round #9 of the Paramount Kia “BIG 10” Chase for the Championship. Dexter Canipe Jr in the #5 would return and pace qualifying, to start from the top spot with Michael Bumgarner in the #97 to his outside. Row two would be made up of Christopher Martin Jr in the #12 and Akinori Ogata in the #14 side by side for the start. Canipe would pull to the early lead with Martin challenging Bumgarner for second. Martin would make the pass and move to second position. In the shakeup Ogata would also get around Bumgarner for third position. Bumgarner would regain his composure and start tracking down the top three. Lap 6 would see Bumgarner make the pass on Ogata for third. Ogata would see the #22 of Max Price pressing him for fourth. Bumgarner would continue his trek back to the front as he would make the pass around Martin for second on lap 14. Canipe would have a mirror full of Bumgarner at the halfway point. After several laps of side by side racing Bumgarner would make the pass around Canipe for the lead. Bumgarner would drive on to the win. Martin would finish 2nd with Canipe taking 3rd. Ogata would take 4th and Price would come home in 5th.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would roll off next for 150 laps in the prestigious 46th Annual Bobby Isaac Memorial presented by Paramount Auto Group. Qualifying would see Katie Hettinger in the #71 start from the pole position with Ryan Millington in the #15 to her outside. Trey Mills in the #1 and Isabella Robusto in the #55 would make up row two for the start. The battle for the top spot would take several laps of door to door racing until Millington would finally use the high line take the lead with Hettinger close in his tire tracks. Austin McDaniel in the #12M would move around Robusto to third. Charlie Watson in the #6 would move around Robusto for fourth on lap 13 and look to McDaniel for third. Lap 17 would see Watson make the pass around McDaniel for third. Watson would continue his drive toward the front as he would move to second around Hettinger on lap 25. Millington, Watson, Hettinger, McDaniel, and Robusto would make up the top five on lap 50. Lap 54 would see Watson's drive to the front come to a halt as his engine would go up in a huge plume of smoke, ending his night and bringing out the caution. Millington and Hettinger would bring the field back to the restart on lap 67. Millington would pull back to the lead with Hettinger giving chase. Millington, Hettinger, Robusto, McDaniel, and Landon Huffman in the #75 would be the top five at halfway. Huffman would challenge McDaniel for fourth position. The veteran racers would battle for position for 25 laps before Huffman would finally nose ahead of McDaniel for fourth. Millington would cap off a great run and take the win. Hettinger would finish 2nd with Robusto taking 3rd. Huffman would finish 4th and Matthew Gould in the #27 would finish 5th.  

The Carolina Pro Late Models would close out the night's festivities with their 75 lap feature. The lineup would be set with an invert of the top four qualifiers. Row one would see Kyle Campbell in the #03 and TJ Decaire in the #88 door to door for the start. Mike Toner in the #1X and Josh Lowder in the #63 would make up row two. Decaire would pull to the lead with Campbell giving chase. Jasec Holladay in the #5 would bring out the caution after he would come to a stop on the backstretch. Decaire and Campbell would bring the field back to the green flag. Decaire would move to the lead with Campbell facing pressure from Mason Maggio in the #51. The caution would fly with the #77H of Landon Huffman rolling to a stop on the front stretch. Decaire and Campbell would pace the field back to the restart. After a few side by side laps Decaire would pull to the lead. Lowder would move around Campbell for the second position. With the laps winding down the caution would fly again, as Maggio would cut a tire and spin in turn two. The restart would see Decaire and Lowder battling for the win. Decaire would pull back to the lead and hang on the final laps to take the win. Lowder would grab 2nd and Campbell would finish 3rd. Toner would finish 4th and Caleb Johnson in the #1 would come home in 5th.

Hickory Motor Speedway will be silent next week, but return to action on September 17th with Championship Night presented by Catawba County United Way. There will be plenty of fireworks on the track with championships to be determined and double points for each division. And after the action there will be more fireworks with a huge show to celebrate the 2022 season. And thanks to our partners at Catawba County United Way this event will have free admission for everyone!

The Tour of Destruction returns to Hickory Motor Speedway on October 1st with another night of metal mashing madness.

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 9/3/22

Late Model

1  #15 – Ryan Millington

2  #71 – Katie Hettinger

3  #55 – Isabella Robusto

4  #75 – Landon Huffman

5  #27 – Matthew Gould

6 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum

7  #1 – Trey Mills

8  #57 – Connor Zilisch

9  #12 – Austin McDaniel

10 #4 – Brad Perez

11  #1 – Toni Breidinger

12  #25 – Kevin Leicht

13  #6 – Charlie Watson

14  #21 – JP Dyar

15 #17 – Skyler Chaney ( r )

Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model “Big 10” Race #9

1  #97 – Michael Bumgarner

2  #12 – Christopher Martin Jr.

3  #5 – Dexter Canipe Jr.

4 #14 – Akinori Ogata

5  #22 – Max Price

6  #66 – Zack Wells

7  #98 – Billy Smith

8  #71 – Nathan Lineback

9  #51 – Garrett Freeman

10  #31 – Bill Powell

11  #14 – Brandon Cox – DNS

12 #7 – Kevin Dill – DNS

13  #6 – Charlie Watson - DNS

Heritage Finance Company Street Stocks

1  #32 – Gary Ledbetter

2 #5 – Jesse Clark

3 #5 – Derek Fowler

4  #11 – DJ Little ( r )

5  #48 – Trey Buff

6  #22 – Jeff Allen

7  #64 – Jeff Byers

8  #9 – Jon Austin

Super Trucks

1  #15 – Sheflon Clay

2  #65 – Josh Goble

3  #51 – Allen Huffman

4 #30 – Joey Shuryan

5  #6 – Ricky Dennie

6  #91 – Jay Norville

7  #55 – John Reynolds

8  #21 – Baron Kuritzky ( r )

Carolina Pro Late Model Series

1  #88 – TJ Decaire

2  #63 – Josh Lowder

3  #03 – Kyle Campbell

4  #1 – Mikey Toner Jr.

5  #1 – Caleb Johnson

6 #10 – EJ Tamayo

7 #77 – Ruben Caceres

8  #51 – Mason Maggio

9  #2 – Hudson Canipe

10  #13 – Derek Kearns

11  #75 – Toby Grynewicz

12  #8 – Terri Crider

13  #77 – Landon S Huffman

14  #5 – Jasec Holladay

15  #35 – Caden Kvapil - DNS