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Bronzie Lawson IV Claims Emotional First MSR Sprint Win at Hickory

NEWTON, N.C. – After an invert of 10 placed him on the pole for Saturday night’s Southern Shootout finale at Hickory Motor Speedway, Bronzie Lawson IV joked that he “might need a miracle” in order to keep the lead down the stretch.

At the end of 50 laps, Lawson used a stunning display of driving to not only get his miracle, but collect his first Must See Racing Sprint Car Series victory.

Lawson started from the pole and led all 50 laps Friday night, holding outside polesitter Jerry Caryer at bay early on and then fending off three fierce challenges from Aaron Pierce in the final 10 laps to take home a $2,000 payday.

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Bean Adds #10 with Hickory Victory

Hickory, N.C……..Jessica Bean of Farmland, Ind. now has 10 career USAC feature victories, second on the all-time list, following his victory in Saturday night’s 35-lap USAC Eastern Speed2 Midget race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Bean led the final 19 laps after passing Dameron Taylor on lap 17. San Hatfield was second ahead of Taylor at the finish, followed by Nolan Allison and Jordan Empie. The series resumes April 28 at Dominion Raceway in Spotsylvania, Va.

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 21, 2018 – Hickory, North Carolina – Hickory Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-14.771; 2. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-14.869; 3. Sam Hatfield, 9, Lamb-14.914; 4. Nolan Allison, 56, Allison-14.972; 5. Dameron Taylor, 8, Radical-15.089; 6. Anthony McCune, 28, Radical-15.956; 7. Jordan Empie, 3, Radical-16.340.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Jessica Bean, 2. Sam Hatfield, 3. Dameron Taylor, 4. Nolan Allison, 5. Jordan Empie, 6. Neal Allison. NT (Anthony McCune car disqualified).

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USAC Win #9 for Bean at Anderson Motor Speedway

Williamston, SC……..Jessica Bean of Farmland, Ind. scored her ninth career USAC feature victory in Friday night’s 35-lap Eastern Speed2 Midget race at Anderson Motor Speedway. Johnny Bridges led the first 19 laps and finished second while Bean led the final 16 laps for the win. Neal Allison, fast qualifier Sam Hatfield, and Nolan Allison rounded out the “top-five” at the checkered flag.

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 20, 2018 – Williamston, South Carolina – Anderson Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Sam Hatfield, 9, Lamb-15.443; 2. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-15.475; 3. .778; 3. Nolan Allison, 56, Allison-15.615; 4. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-15.778; 5. Johnny Bridges, 28, Lewis-15.845; 6. Dameron Taylor, 8, Radical-15.858; 7. Connor Gross, 14, Gross-15.931; 8. Jordan Empie, 3, Radical-16.878.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Jessica Bean, 2. Johnny Bridges, 3. Neal Allison, 4. Sam Hatfield, 5. Nolan Allison, 6. Connor Gross, 7. Jordan Empie, 8. Dameron Taylor. NT

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Walker Motorsports And Jeff Fultz Finish Fifth In First Easter Bunny 150 Together

NEWTON, NC (Apr. 2, 2018) – A week after winning their first race together in the CARS Response Energy Tour, Jeff Fultz piloted the Walker Motorsports Toyota to a fifth place finish on Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway in the Pro All Stars Series Easter Bunny 150. It was the team’s second consecutive race in as many weeks with Fury Racecars house driver Fultz behind the wheel. The organization is looking for drivers to follow in Fultz’s footsteps after this week’s race.

Much like the week prior, Fultz and company unloaded the No. 54 Furniture by Walker car with a setup which required little tweaking during the various practice sessions on Friday afternoon. The addition of Joe Shear, Jr., to the team’s lineup for the weekend added more brainpower to tweak the car’s setup. With 40 cars on the property, Fultz locked the team into the 150-lap feature with the 14th fastest qualifying time.

“I think the car was a lot better than we showed in qualifying,” Fultz said after time trials. “I just don’t know these tires and what they need in order to go fast like I do some others. It sounds like we should have scuffed them a little more, but we know that know and can use it next time we run on them.”

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Preston Peltier Powers to 5th Easter Bunny 150 Victory at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (March 31) – Preston Peltier survived a second half duel with local favorite Shane Lee to claim the victory in the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Peltier’s fifth Easter Bunny 150 triumph pushed his overall Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win total to 16, the most of any driver in series history.

“To be honest, the car was really fast on a short run, but the whole setup was a little too stiff and I thought we had messed up,” said Peltier, who hauled his machine from Colorado where he now lives. “This place is just incredible, I’ve never felt it have this much grip before. This is the first race my daughter, Jocelyn, has been at, she’s only eight weeks old, and I know where this Easter Bunny’s going, that’s for sure.”

In qualifying, Peltier set a new track record with a lap of 14.470 seconds (90.255 MPH) for his 22nd career quick qualifying time in PASS, bettering 39 other competitors in the process. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move all the way back to the 10th starting position, while Tate Fogleman and Shane Lee would move up to the front row.

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Fresh Off Big Payday, Walker Motorsports and Jeff Fultz Searching for More Magic at Easter Bunny 150

Mooresville, NC (Mar. 29, 2018) – That was a short wait. Days after reveling in a CARS Response Energy Tour win at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Jeff Fultz and Walker Motorsports announced today they will compete for a second consecutive weekend in this Saturday night’s Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, an event sanctioned by the Pro All Stars Series.

The Easter Bunny 150 has become an unofficial kickoff to east coast super late model racing for over a decade as drivers from north and south converge at the .363-mile oval in Newton, North Carolina, to race before their various tracks and tours swing into high gear for the racing season. Winners of the event traditionally become early-season favorites in their home regions, having proven their mettle in an early event of the year.

Already proven as a powerful combination themselves, the Furniture by Walker team enters the race without additional pressure on their shoulders.

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High Stakes for PASS Racers Looking to Win Easter Bunny 150 Trophy

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 28) – As the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer at Hickory Motor Speedway approaches this weekend, drivers and teams from across the country are making their annual holiday trek to the North Carolina Piedmont. The action-packed Saturday of racing will also see the return of the SMRS Tour Modifieds to the Easter Bunny weekend. And the state of Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model racing in the Mid-Atlantic appears to be as strong as ever. As it has since 2006, the Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer and its iconic trophy have become bucket list material for many short track racers from across North America.

But, there is even more on the line in this year’s version of the Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer. With over 30 cars already entered, the “Bunny” has added importance this year as the top five finishers at Hickory on Saturday will each receive guaranteed starting positions for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October. Five-time PASS National Champion, Ben Rowe, has seen the Easter Bunny 150 since its beginning in 2006 and he believes the opportunity to get locked into Oxford or Richmond has made the stakes even higher this year.

“I think it’s just getting bigger and bigger,” says Rowe, a winner of the Easter Bunny 150 in 2009 and 2016. “Everyone in the south knows the Easter Bunny at Hickory now. Getting locked into the Oxford 250 or Richmond is huge. Just look at Bubba Pollard, one of the best Super Late Model racers in the country is coming to Hickory to try and get locked in, that says a lot.”

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MyComputerCareer to be Presenting Sponsor for 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 8) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials are happy to announce that MyComputerCareer will be the presenting sponsor for the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 31.  The Easter Bunny 150 Presented By MyComputerCareer is traditionally the biggest Super Late Model event of the Spring and will be even bigger this year.  The top five finishers at Hickory will each receive guaranteed starting positions for either the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in August or the inaugural Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway in October.  It will be an action-packed weekend of racing at Hickory Motor Speedway that will see the fastest cars in the South compete as the PASS South Super Late Models will be joined by the entertaining SMRS Tour Modifieds.

“From the beginning in 2006 to now, the Easter Bunny 150 has shown our commitment to Super Late Model racing in the Southeast,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “It seems like the Easter Bunny grows every year and we couldn’t be more happy to have MyComputerCareer come on board in 2018.”

MyComputerCareer was founded by Tony Galati in 2007 and has locations throughout the country.  MyComputerCareer offers a precise technical education designed to position you to improve your life by achieving your career goals.  Teaming with driver Jerick Johnson and the POW-MIA Freedom Car #76, MyCompterCareer is part of a joint effort to raise awareness for the cause of Prisoners Of War (POW) and Missing In Action (MIA) service members of the United States military.  Through that effort, race fans will be able to support our veterans throughout the entirety of the 13th Annual Easter Bunny 150 weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway.

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CARS Tour to Host and Sanction Two Limited Late Model Races in 2018

Mooresville, NC 1/23/18 – With the huge Mountain Dew “Do The Dew” 150, on March 10th, already set to kick off the 2018 CARS Late Model Stock Tour season, the kickoff event got even bigger with the addition of a major Limited Late Model (LLM) race as the supporting class. The race will be hosted and sanctioned by the CARS Tour, giving LLM teams and drivers a chance to see what the CARS Tour is all about.

The seventy-five lap race will pay a $13,100 in purse, with $2,500 going to the winner and $250 to start the feature event. With an effort to minimize cost and encourage teams to travel from all over the region, the race will be run on two new and two used tires. Teams will turn in two used F-45 tires to CARS Tour officials, which meet the minimum tread depth requirement, and purchase two new F-45 tires for the race. The two used tires will be distributed to teams via a lottery to ensure fairness to all teams in attendance.

CARS Tour officials will utilize the technical rules of the Southeast Limited Late Model Series for the event, while following CARS Tour race procedures of the pole winner starting first and green flag laps only counting toward the total race distance.  A small difference from CARS LMSC standard age of 14 to compete; the minimum age for the LLM race will be 12.

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Late-Race Contact Propels Brandon Setzer to $15,000 PASS Win at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (November 18) – Hometown favorite Brandon Setzer took the lead after contact with Garrett Hall coming to the white flag to go on and win the Mason-Dixon MegMeltdown 300 for the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models Saturday afternoon at Hickory Motor Speedway. Setzer’s third PASS Super Late Model win was the biggest of his career as he took home the $15,000 winner’s prize.

“He [Hall] had the best car, I hate it ended like that, but the lapped car just screwed him up,” said Setzer, driver of the Romeo Guest Construction/The Jewelry Exchange Ford #6.  “As soon as he [Hall] went to the outside I saw the lapped car waving to the inside and I said, ‘Oh, I’ve got a hole,’ I filled the hole, he tried to come back down, but at that point, I couldn’t back out.  Man, this means the world to me.  I could’ve won the Daytona 500 and not be this happy.”

In qualifying, Kodie Conner beat two-time PASS North champion Travis Benjamin by 0.001 seconds to claim his second career pole.  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, former PASS champions DJ Shaw and Tate Fogleman would move to the front row, while Conner moved back to the fifth starting position.
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McCune Caps Off Must See Racing Season with Another Win

NEWTON, N.C. — Jimmy McCune ended the 2017 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season exactly the way he started it: standing in victory lane and celebrating with a big trophy.

McCune completed a near-perfect weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday during the MSR Championships, following up his Friday qualifying race win by redrawing the pole and then dominating the season-ending 50-lap feature.

The No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts & Sales/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil sprinter was out front for all but three circuits around the historic .363-mile oval, as McCune weathered a mid-race challenge from Brian Gerster to capture his record-extending and series-leading eighth win of the season.

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McCune Family Sweeps MSR Qualifiers at Hickory

NEWTON, N.C. — Just as they have all season long, the McCune family kicked off the final weekend of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season in dominating fashion, sweeping Friday’s twin 20-lap qualifying races for the MSR Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway.

19-year-old Anthony McCune led the entirety of the first qualifier from the outside pole, jumping out to a full second’s margin on the opening lap and polesitter Charlie Schultz waged an early scrap with Brian Gerster for the runner-up spot.

Gerster worked around Schultz on the second revolution but could never catch the younger McCune, who maintained a consistent 1.5-second gap throughout the remaining distance en route to the win, his first major triumph in Must See Racing competition.

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Hickory Motor Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule

(Nov. 16, 2017– Newton, NC) Hickory Motor Speedway has just released their schedule for the 2018 race season, and it is packed full of excitement. The Historic Race Track will open up their 68th season of racing on March 17th, 2018 with the Cosmo Motors Spring Classic, and the track will once again be headlined each week with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bojangles’ Late Models.

The track is presently in discussions for the Paramount KIA sponsorship of the popular Paramount KIA “Big 10” Racing Challenge, which provides 10 races with feature events that provide additional purse money and a points championship of its own.

Hickory Motor Speedway will continue promoting events for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models, Cosmo Motors Street Stocks, One Design Super Trucks, Carolina Custom Golf Carts 4-Cylinders, Renegades and the Catawba Realty and Insurance, Co. Sportsman Racing Classics during their weekly events.

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McCune Set To Celebrate Third MSR Sprint Title At Hickory

HOLLY, Mich. – It all comes down to one final race weekend on Nov. 17-18, as the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series concludes its season and crowns a champion during the MSR Championships at Hickory Motor Speedway.

The season-closing, two-day weekend will see the Must See Racing cars and stars compete as part of the Pro All Stars Series South’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 spectacular, with two of the premier asphalt short track series in the nation completing their seasons at the same track on the same day.

For the MSR sprint car portion of the event, Jimmy McCune will officially claim his third-straight series title, a record for the series since its inception in 2010.

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Ace USAC Eastern Speed2s Rained Out

Ace Speed2s Rained Out
Altamahaw, NC……..Rain has forced cancellation of tonight’s (Sept. 1) USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget race at Ace Speedway, The series continues Saturday night at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway.

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PASS Weekend Doubleheader Set for Southern National and Oxford

NAPLES, ME (July 27) – Race fans up and down the Atlantic Seaboard will have the rare opportunity to keep up with the action in both Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model divisions this weekend. It all starts on Saturday night when the PASS South Super Late Models take the track for a 150 lapper at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC. Then, on Sunday afternoon, the PASS North stars will be in action at the legendary Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine. And, both races could have major impacts on the two nationally televised events on MAV TV coming up later this season.

After struggling through rainouts at Concord Speedway and Southern National, PASS South will see it’s first action this weekend since May. Matt Craig returns to Southern National to defend his win there in March and hoping to extend his lead in the standings. But, only 72 points separate the top five drivers with Tate Fogleman, Kodie Conner, and Dave Farrington, Jr. all hoping to make up ground on Craig. Perhaps more importantly, rookies like Roy Hayes, Sarah Cornett-Ching, Matt Wallace and Eddie Fatcher, along with veterans Jay Fogleman, Deac McCaskill and Jody Measamer, are looking to be one of the top three finishers and lock themselves into the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 in November at Hickory Motor Speedway, paying at least $15,000 to the winner.

On Sunday, PASS North will be back in action for the final series race at Oxford Plains Speedway prior to the 44th Annual Oxford 250, a race that pays in excess of $25,000 to win. The battle for the PASS North championship could not get much tighter with the top six drivers in the standings separated by just 82 points. 4-time PASS North champion, Ben Rowe, reassumed the points lead after the most recent race at Star Speedway, but only leads 2-time Oxford 250 winner, Travis Benjamin, by four points, and 2015 Oxford 250 winner, Glen Luce, by five markers.
Jay, ME’s Dave Farrington, Jr. is the only driver within striking distance of the championships in both divisions. Farrington will join fellow New Englander, Trevor Sanborn, in one of the Woodman Racing entries at Southern National on Saturday. Then, contingent that all of his travel plans stay on schedule, will hurry back to Oxford Plains on Sunday to compete in his family-owned racer.
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CARS Tour “Throwback 276” at Hickory August 5th to Honor Short Track Racing’s Past in a Big Way

Mooresville, NC 6/21/17- On August 5th the CARS Tour will “throw it back” to the history of sport and short track racing when the tour visits the famed Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC. The race will feature special “throwback” paint schemes by competitors, traditional priced concession items, and honor several legends of the sport in attendance during a special pre-race presentation courtesy of the Hickory Soup Kitchen.

The historic presence of the event will feature 138 lap green flag races for both the Super Late Models and the Late Model Stocks. The 276 total lap count matches the 1971 and 1972 distances the now named NASCAR Cup Series ran at the .363 mile track. In addition to the race distance; a special red, white, and blue throwback “CARS Tour Late Model Series” logo will be used on all branding, including special CARS Tour official uniforms and various tour merchandise available.

The major partaking in the event will come in the form of special throwback paint schemes that will flashback to racing’s past. Through a special partnership with the following graphic companies several schemes have already been developed. Over the coming days each paint scheme will be released to the public.  

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Big Month Continues for PASS North with Star and Montmagny On Tap

NAPLES, ME (May 11) – The next two weekends of action loom large for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models with races in New England and Canada.  And perhaps more importantly, the chance for an international cast of drivers to get locked into August’s 44th Annual Oxford 250 and the chance to win over $25,000.

Following a rainy weekend off, attention focuses back on the rescheduled Support 50 Legs 150 at New Hampshire’s Star Speedway.  Saturday afternoon’s Support 50 Legs 150 will help raise awareness in providing amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics, that they could not otherwise afford, and to help them live a happier and healthier life.

Former Oxford 250 winner, Glen Luce, leads a pair of former series champions that are tied for second in points, Ben Rowe and DJ Shaw, by 25 points heading to this weekend’s 150 lapper at Star.  But, Dave Farrington, Jr., Garrett Hall, and Johnny Clark are all within striking distance of the leaders.  Saturday’s schedule of activities has been shifted slightly, with heat races now going green at 3:30 PM.

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PASS Releases Entry Form and Schedule for $15,000 to Win MegaMeltdown at Hickory

NAPLES, ME (May 9) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that Super Late Model entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway are now available online at ProAllStarsSeries.com.  The MegaMeltdown will go green on Saturday afternoon, November 18 at 3 PM and will serve as the final race of 2017, crowning both the PASS National Champion and PASS South Super Late Model Champion.  Teams can save money towards their entry with an early entry discount available until August 1.

The Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 will be bigger than ever in 2017, featuring more laps, more money, and the chance for teams to employ pit strategy.  The PASS Super Late Models will compete for 300 green flag laps, with $15,000 up for grabs for the winner and $1000 to start.  With additional lap leader bonus money, the winner could take home over $22,000. 

Teams will also have the opportunity to make live pit stops during the course of the event and will have the option to change up to six tires throughout the race.  And, similar to the Oxford 250, since caution laps will not count, teams can avoid the pressure of having to bring in “specialized” pit crews.  The Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 continues to build on PASS’s rich history of racing Super Late Models in the south, which has seen this event, originally billed as the Meltdown starting in 2006, held at such tracks as South Boston Speedway, Concord Speedway, and Southern National Motorsports Park.  The more expanded MegaMeltdown joins another PASS-sanctioned event, the Oxford 250, as one of two of the highest paying short track races in the country, with combined purses of nearly $200,000.

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Alfredo, Craig and Lessard Victorious in CARS Tour Duels at Hickory

NEWTON, NC (May 7, 2017) – Saturday’s CARS Tour race at Hickory Motor Speedway, the McCorkle’s Liberty Buick & GMC 300 Duels, was anything but predictable as three different drivers visited victory lane over the course of the event. Raphael Lessard and Matt Craig tasted victory in the super late model duels while JR Motorsports driver Anthony Alfredo dueled with Austin McDaniel during both late model stock duels to take his first two career CARS Tour wins.

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Josh Berry captured another Hedgecock Racing Pole Award during qualifying and started the first duel from the pole position and quickly jumped out to an early lead. It was a dominating performance by Berry until his engine blew on lap 56 in spectacular fashion, billowing smoke and flames from underneath of his Chevrolet.

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CARS Tour Shuffles Schedule; Orange County Makeup Date June 24th and Tri-County Moves to July 8th

Mooresville, NC 4/26/17- Upon this past weekend’s rainout at Orange County Speedway, CARS Tour officials have shuffled the 2017 schedule to announce a makeup date for the Thrifty Tire Service Centers Puryear Tank Lines 300 pres. by The Grilling Store.

The Tri-County Motor Speedway race in Hudson, NC will move to Saturday, July 8th, and the Orange County Speedway makeup event will fill the June 24th date, originally held by Tri-County. The shuffle will not only give fans some space in between events at Orange County, but it will also allow Super Late Models to still run a race to “tune up” for the $10,000 to win and $1,000 to start Mid-Atlantic Classic on July 22nd.

“This was the best option not only for the fans, but for our competitors. Moving things around like this will prevent us from running on back-to-back weekends,” explained Jack McNelly, CARS Tour Owner. “This will still allow our Super teams to get a race in to prep for the Classic in July, which is the feedback we received the most. A big thank you to both Tri-County and Orange County management for working with us to make it all happen.”

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Hickory USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget Race Results

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS:April 22, 2017 – Hickory, North .Carolina – Hickory Motor Speedway

      QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.043; 2. Bradley Riethmeyer, 8R, Radical-15.146; 3. Jagger Parker, 20, Parker-15.176; 4. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-15.179; 5. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-15.215; 6. Jake Trainor, 8T, Trainor-15.359; 7. George Kurtz, 4, Kurtz-15.388; 8. Eric Lewis, 28, Radical-15.419; 9. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-15.610; 10. Jake Smith, 93, Smith-15.673.

      FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Jessica Bean, 2. Chris Lamb, 3. Nolan Allison, 4. Jagger Parker, 5. George Kurtz, 6. Jake Trainor, 7. Bradley Riethmeyer, 8. Jake Smith, 9. Eric Lewis, 10. Neal Allison. NT

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Anderson Motor Speedway USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget Race Results

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 21, 2017 – Williamston, South Carolina – Anderson Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Anthony McCune, 8, Radical-15.593; 2. Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-15.596; 3. Jagger Parker, 20, Parker-15.653; 4. Eric Lewis, 28, Radical-15.658; 5. George Kurtz, 4, Kurtz-15.668; 6. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-15.669; 7. Jake Trainor, 8T, Trainor-15.713; 8. Jake Garcia, 35, Garcia-15.888; 9. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-16.052; 10. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-16.513.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. George Kurtz, 2. Jessica Bean, 3. Anthony McCune, 4. Jagger Parker, 5. Nolan Allison, 6. Eric Lewis, 7. Jake Trainor, 8. Jake Garcia, 9. Mike Ward, 10. Neal Allison. NT
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PASS Statement Regarding Raphael Lessard Disqualification at Hickory  

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 19) – Following Saturday night’s Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway, driver of the #99, Raphael Lessard, was disqualified due to the inappropriate actions of his crew chief/spotter, Seth Smith, following the event.  The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) would like to further clarify what transpired leading to the disqualification.

First, Lessard was warned and fined $500 for intentionally spinning the #89 car driven by Lee Hansard on lap 59.  Mr. Hansard is a veteran of short track racing in the southeast and has competed with PASS on a limited basis for over 10 years.  While Lessard was battling for the lead, Mr. Hansard was racing hard to stay on the lead lap when he was unnecessarily tagged from behind by the #99 car. (See Attached Video)

Second, on the ensuing restart, Preston Peltier passed Lessard on the track for the lead when the caution immediately waved for a crash by Dawson Cram on the front straightaway. The #99 team incorrectly assumed that PASS reverts to the last completed lap in scoring.  Lessard passed Peltier under caution, was told to give the position back, and was again warned and fined $500 for illegally passing under yellow.
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PASS: Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory

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Preston Peltier won the Easter Bunny 150 Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, NC in PASS South/National action.

Peltier Edges Rowe for 4th Easter Bunny 150 Triumph at Hickory

HICKORY, NC (April 15) – Preston Peltier survived a three lap scramble to the checkered flag to edge out Ben Rowe for his fourth Easter Bunny 150 win Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway. Peltier’s seventh win at Hickory and 15th overall Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model win ended a two-year winless drought dating back to the 2015 Easter Bunny 150.

“Three to go when that last caution came out, I thought, oh man, here we go again,” said Peltier, driver of the Roger Newton Concrete Finishing Chevrolet #33. “My tires really weren’t the best there at the end, but I’ve got to thank Ben [Rowe] because he really could have used me up. It’s funny how life works out and right now, life’s pretty good.”

In qualifying, Peltier just beat out Kyle Busch with a lap of 14.752 seconds (88.584 MPH) for his 21st career quick qualifying time in PASS. After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Peltier would move back to the sixth starting position, while Raphael Lessard and Derek Griffith would move up to the front row.

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Hickory USAC Speed2 Eastern Midget Race Results

USAC SPEED2 EASTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: April 15, 2016 – Hickory, North Carolina – Hickory Motor Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chris Lamb, 9, Lamb-15.109; Nolan Allison, 16, Allison-15.159; 3. George Kurtz, 4, Kurtz-15.222; 4. Sam Hatfield, 8, Hatfield-15.224; 5. Jessica Bean, 5, Radical-15.231; 6. Neal Allison, 15, Allison-15.281; 7. Jagger Parker, 20, Parker-15.401; 8. Jake Garcia, 35, Garcia-15.432; 9. Kyle Resco, 56, Resco-15.526; 10. Jake Smith, 93, Smith-15.527; 11. Jesse Love IV, 99, Radical-15.536; 12. Eric Lewis, 28, Radical-15.592; 13. Mike Ward, 80, Ward-NT.

FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. George Kurtz, 2. Jessica Bean, 3. Nolan Allison, 4. Sam Hatfield, 5. Jagger Parker, 6. Neal Allison, 7. Kyle Resco, 8. Jake Smith, 9. Jake Garcia, 10. Eric Lewis, 11. Jesse Love IV, 12. Chris Lamb. NT

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Strongest Field in Years Set to Tackle Hickory’s Easter Bunny 150 this Weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 11) – The best short track racers from across North America will once again be descending on Hickory Motor Speedway this weekend as they seek to claim the checkered flag in the 12th Annual Easter Bunny 150.  Super Late Model racers have flocked to the legendary speedway nestled in the North Carolina Piedmont since 2006.  The “Bunny” has become an Easter weekend tradition for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and this year’s race has added importance.  In addition to being part of the PASS National Championship Series, the Easter Bunny 150 will serve as a major tune up for November’s Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300, which will pay $15,000 to the winner.   Likewise, fans of short track racing recognize the Easter Bunny 150 as one of the sport’s premier races, thanks in large part to the star-studded field of drivers the event attracts year after year.

Names like Rowe, Lawler, Williams, Naase, Grissom, and Shaw have all visited victory lane in the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory.  And, only former national champions, Ben Rowe and Preston Peltier, have achieved victory in racing’s ultimate Easter egg hunt more than once.  But, even with the best the sport has to offer coming to duke it out against one another, it is a homegrown product of Hickory Motor Speedway that some have circled on their entry lists as an early favorite.

Former PASS South Super Late Model champion, Tyler Church, is actually from Hickory, NC.  He started as a fan attending races at Hickory Motor Speedway and, after becoming a racecar driver, became a top contender in the track’s Limited Late Model division.  Church became an immediate frontrunner with PASS, scoring an emotional win in the 2013 Over The Mountain 150 at Hickory.  A win made even more special in that it came in front of longtime fans, family, and friends that had supported his journey up the racing ladder.  And, by the fact, that his late mother is buried in the cemetery which overlooks the historic speedway.  Now, Church is hoping to get a rash of bad luck behind him with some home cooking this weekend.

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Rev-X Products Partner with Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing has announced a partnership with Rev-X Products Inc. for the 2017 racing season.

A manufacturer and distributor of high-performance oil and fuel additives, designed to reduce internal engine corrosion, Rev-X will be designated the “Official Product Supplier” of Must See Racing.

Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rev-X Products has a decade-long record of success in the automotive and motorsports industries, creating, distributing and selling additives for oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel applications.

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Must See Racing Set For Season-Opening Carolina Doubleheader

HOLLY, Mich. – The final countdown to the 2017 season kickoff for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series has begun, with the ‘World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ set to invade the Carolinas for the sixth-annual Southern Shootout, April 21-22.

South Carolina’s Anderson Motor Speedway and North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway will again play host to the winged warriors of Must See Racing as the top asphalt sprint car drivers in the country do battle for 100 laps over the course of the two-day weekend.

Anderson’s three-eighths-mile returns to the series schedule for the second year running, while Hickory prepares for its third-straight Must See Racing feature dating back to 2015.
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