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Leicht Sweeps the Twins at Hickory Motor Speedway

By Kevin Piercy | Hickory Motor Speedway

The Catawba Valley roared back to life on Saturday night with the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series at Hickory Motor Speedway.

The Heritage Finance Late Models would start off the night’s racing action with the first of their 40 lap doubleheaders. Chase Janes in the #47 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the pole position with Kevin Leicht in the #25 to his outside. Shane Lee in the #5 would return to Hickory motor Speedway and Charlie Watson in the #9 would roll off in row two. Leicht would pull to the early lead with Janes on his bumper. Kossek and Watson would unfortunately pull to the pits and retire with mechanical issues. Lee would drive up to Janes rear bumper and pressure for second position. The halfway point would see Leicht, Janes, and Lee pacing the field as the top three. Leicht would prove too strong on the night and drive on to the win. Janes would take 2nd with Lee finishing 3rd. Matthew Gould in the #27 would grab 4th and J. P. Dear would finish 5th.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would roll off next for their 35 lap feature. Bryson Ruff in the #24 would start from the top spot after pacing time trials with Mason Maggio in the #12 to his outside. Row two would see Dennis Trivette in the #28 and Max Price in the #22 side by side for the start. Ruff would move to the top spot with Maggio putting pressure on him for the lead. Price would move to second with Trivette closing for fourth. The caution would fly on lap 11 as the #57 of Ashton Trivette would spin in turn two. The restart would see Ruff and Maggio bring the field to the green flag. Ruff would pull back to the lead, but Maggio would make him work for it, as he drove to the high side for several laps. The halfway point would see Ruff, Maggio, Price, Trivette, and Josh Stark in the #32 as the top five. Ruff would grab his second win in 6 days as he would take the checkered flag. Maggio would finish 2nd and Price would take 3rd. Trivette would come home in 4th and Stark would grab 5th.

Rolling off next would be the 4-Cylinders for their feature. Robert Trivette in the #11 would start from the pole with Curtis Pardue in the #17 to his outside. Trivette would have problems on the start and Pardue would pull to the lead and Cody Combs in the #9 would move to second. The caution would fly as Trivette would spin. The restart would see Pardue and Combs side by side. Combs would pull to the lead as Pardue would be close behind. Trivette would work his way up to move around Pardue for second. Combs would drive on to the win. Trivette would finish 2nd and Pardue would take 3rd.

The Heritage Finance Street Stocks would be next to tackle the 3/8 mile famed oval. Cody DeMarmels in the #12 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the pole position with Jesse Clark in the #5 to his outside. John Clark in the #5x and Ethan Johnson in the #2 would roll off in row two. DeMarmels would move to the early lead with Jesse Clark close behind. Johnson would spin in turn four and collect the #64 of Marshall Sutton. Everyone would be able to continue. DeMarmels and Jesse Clark would bring the field back to the green flag. DeMarmels would move ahead to the top spot. Derek Fowler in the #31 would move around John Clark for third. Lap 15 would see Jesse Clark move around DeMarmels for the lead. Jesse Clark would take the win. DeMarmels would finish 2nd with Fowler grabbing 3rd. John Clark would take 4th and Johnson would finish 5th.

The Super Trucks would roll off next for their 35 lap feature. Charlie Watson in the #9 would start from the top spot after pacing time trials with Travis Baity in the #70 to his outside. Row two would see Allen Huffman in the #51 and Ricky Dennie in the #6 side by side for the start. Watson would pull to the lead with Baity in second and a challenge from Huffman for that same position. Baity would hold the spot. Dennie would challenge Huffman for third and take the spot on lap 5. Jacob Weidman in the #77 would follow Dennie and move around Huffman for fourth. The halfway point would see Watson, Baity, Dennie, Weidman, and Huffman as the top five. The #30 of Joey Shuryan and the #17 of Duane Cook would have a great side by side battle for ten laps. Watson would go on to take the win. Baity would finish 2nd and Dennie taking 3rd. Weidman would grab 4th with Huffman finishing 5th.

The Heritage Finance Late Models would close out the night with their final 40 lap feature. After the invert from the finishing order of race one, J. P. Dyar in the #21 and Matthew Gould in the #27 would make up row one. Row two would see Shane Lee in the #5 and Chase Janes in the #47 for the green flag. Dyar would choose to drop to the rear of the field for the start. Gould would take the early lead with Lee and the #25 of Kevin Leicht side by side for second. Leicht would move to the lead on lap 5 with Lee on his inside trying to take the spot. Leicht and Lee would spend the first 20 laps side by side before Leicht would nose ahead. Gould would face a challenge from Janes for the third spot. Both drivers would make contact in turn four, but keep them moving in the right direction, as Janes would make the pass for third and Gould settling in to fourth. Leicht would pull to the win, sweeping both 40 lap features. Lee would finish 2nd and Janes would take 3rd. Gould would finish 4th and Dyar would take 5th.

Kevin Leicht

Next week will see the FASS Big Rig Series roll into town for a night of massive metal thundering onto the famed 3/8 mile oval.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series returns in two weeks with a full slate of racing action scheduled for both nights.

July 2nd & 3rd will see the Monster Trucks come back to America’s Most Famous Short Track for two nights of exciting action. The school buses will also be racing.

 For more info check us out at www.hickorymotorspeedway.com, Facebook, Twitter, or call 828-464-3655.

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 6/5/21

Late Model – Twin Feature #1

⦁ #25 – Kevin Leicht
⦁ #47 – Chase Janes
⦁ #5 – Shane Lee
⦁ #27 – Matthew Gould
⦁ #21 – J P Dyar
⦁ #9 – Charlie Watson
⦁ #44 – Josh Kossek
Late Model – Twin Feature #2

⦁ #25 – Kevin Leicht
⦁ #5 – Shane Lee
⦁ #47 – Chase Janes
⦁ #27 – Matthew Gould
⦁ #21 – J P Dyar
⦁ #44 – Josh Kossek ( r )
⦁ #9 – Charlie Watson – DNS
Limited Late Model

⦁ #24 – Bryson Ruff ( r )
⦁ #12 – Mason Maggio ( r )
⦁ #22 – Max Price
⦁ #28 – Dennis Trivette
⦁ #32 – Josh Stark
⦁ #55 – John Reynolds
⦁ #57 – Ashton Trivette
⦁ #43 – Kenneth Pardue – DNS
Street Stocks

⦁ #5 – Jesse Clark
⦁ #12 – Cody DeMarmels
⦁ #31 – Derek Fowler
⦁ #5X – John Clark
⦁ #2 – Ethan Johnson
⦁ #64 – Marshall Sutton
⦁ #48 – Trey Buff
⦁ #7 – Rick Hale

Super Trucks

⦁ #9 – Charlie Watson
⦁ #70 – Travis Baity
⦁ #6 – Ricky Dennie
⦁ #77 – Jacob Weidman ( r )
⦁ #51 – Allen Huffman
⦁ #30 – Joey Shuryan
⦁ #17 – Duane Cook ( r )

4 Cylinders

⦁ #9 – Cody Combs
⦁ #11 – Robbie Trivette

17 – Curtis Pardue

By Kevin Piercy | Hickory Motor Speedway

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