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Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 4/30/22
Katie Hettinger won the first 40 lap late model race at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
photo courtesy of Sherri Stearns/Hickory Motor Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 4/30/22

Hickory Motor Speedway would be the scene as the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series would hit the famed 3/8 mile oval on Saturday night for Heritage Finance Company Night at the Races.

Leading off the night’s festivities would be race one of twin 40 lap features for the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models. Katie Hettinger in the #71 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the top spot with William Sawalich in the #43 to her outside. Charlie Watson in the #7 and Parker Eatmon in the #4 would make up row two for the green flag. Hettinger would nose ahead for the top spot after a side by side battle with Sawalich. The caution would fly on lap 3 as Blake Lothian in the #59 and Annabeth Barnes-Crum in the #12 would spin in turn four. The restart would see Hettinger and Sawalich pace the field to the green flag. As the leaders would hit the backstretch on the restart the caution would fly as Andy Holt in the #00 would have a mechanical problem and hit the turn one wall. The wrecker would bring him back to pit road for the remainder of the evening. The restart would see Hettinger and Sawalich bring the field back to the green once again. Hettinger and Sawalich would settle in nose to tail as Landon Huffman in the #75 would work his way up to third place and challenge the leaders. The halfway point would see Hettinger, Sawalich, Huffman, Eatmon, and Watson as the top five. The caution would fly on lap 27 as the #95 of Jacob Heafner would spin on the backstretch. Hettinger and Sawalich would bring the field back to the restart. Hettinger and Sawalich would quickly settle back in line with Hettinger leading. Lap 28 would see the caution fly as a multi-car incident would bring a red flag out to remove cars from atop of each other. The incident would involve Barnes-Crum, Paul Owens III in the #54, Bryson Dennis in the #15, and Regina Sirvent in the #10. After the track cleanup crew completed the Late Model cleanup, unstacking the cars, racing would resume with Hettinger and Sawalich bringing the field to the green flag. Hettinger would move back to the lead with Sawalich facing a challenge from Huffman and Watson. Hettinger would drive on to take the win, leading every lap of race one. Sawalich would take 2nd and Huffman would grab 3rd. Watson would finish 4th and Heafner would bounce back from the early spin to finish 5th.

The Heritage Finance Street Stocks would roll off next for their 30 lap feature. The #5 of Jesse Clark would set fast time and start from the pole position with the #64 of Jeff Byers to his outside. DJ Little in the #11 and Ethan Johnson in the #2 would make up row two. Clark would jump to the early lead with Byers facing a challenge from Little for second. Little would take second and set his sights on Clark. The caution would fly on lap seven as Little’s car would suffer mechanical failure with smoke billowing from the exhaust, and eventually stopping in turn two. The restart would see Clark and Byers bring the field back to the green flag. Clark would move to the lead with Byers facing a challenge for second. Johnson would take the spot with Byers close behind. Byers would move around Johnson and back to second with a handful of laps left to run. Clark would prove too strong and drive on to the win, Byers would take 2nd and Johnson would finish 3rd. Little would come home in 4th with Jon Austin in the #9 taking 5th.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would line up next for Round 3 in the Paramount Kia ‘BIG 10’ Racing Challenge and 50 laps of racing excitement. Landon Huffman in the #71 would top qualifying and start from the top spot with Akinori Ogata in the #14 to his outside. Mark Johnson in the #13 and Max Price in the #22 would make up row two. Huffman and Ogata would have a great battle for the top spot with Huffman moving to the lead on lap 5. Johnson and Price would go nose to tail and pressure Ogata for second. The battle for fifth would be a three car affair with Colby Gibson in the #2, Michael Bumgarner in the #97, and Sawyer Frady in the #99 all wanting the spot. Gibson would secure the spot with Frady and Bumgarner stalking him close behind. Frady would make the pass back around Gibson for position a few laps later. The halfway point would see Huffman, Ogata, Johnson, Price, and Frady as the top five. Lap 36 would see the caution fly as the leader, Huffman, would have sparks trailing as he would have a flat left front while leading. Huffman would replace the flat tire and rejoin the field at the rear. The restart with 14 laps remaining would see Ogata and Johnson bring the field to the green flag. Johnson would pull to the lead, but see Ogata quickly challenge for the top spot. The caution would fly again on lap 40 as Frady would spin going in to turn one. Johnson and Ogata would lead the field back to the green flag. The top four would be side by side and nose to tail two rows wide for the closing laps. Several times over the final laps Huffman would look to make the battle for the lead three wide. Coming to the white flag Johnson would slide up the track in turn four opening the door for Ogata to move to the lead and Huffman and Price to move around as well. Ogata would lead the final lap and grab his second win on the season. Huffman would battle back to finish 2nd after pitting to change a flat tire with 2021 Paramount Auto Group Limited Champion Price taking 3rd. Johnson would finish 4th and Gibson would come home in 5th.

Next up would be the Super Trucks for their 35 lap event. Ricky Dennie in the #6 would top time trials and start from the pole position with Charlie Neill in the #2 to his outside. Allen Huffman in the #51 and Spencer Boyd in the #12 would make up row two. Neill would pull to the top spot on the backstretch with Dennie close in his tire tracks. Lap 3 would see Dennie look under Neill for the top spot as the lead duo would duel side by side for several laps. Boyd would pull to the bumper of the leaders looking to make it a three way battle for the top spot. Neill would get loose in turn two and see Dennie move around for the top spot and Boyd move around for second. Dennie, Boyd, Neill, Joey Shuryan in the #30, and Huffman making up the top five at the halfway point. Neill would have a flat right rear tire on lap 25 and pull to the pits. Dennie would prove too tough on the night and drive on to the win. Boyd would finish 2nd with Huffman moving to 3rd. Shuryan would take 4th and Duane Cook in the #17 would finish 5th.

The Renegades would roar to life next for their 20 lap feature. Danny Crump Jr in the #97 would set fast time and start from the top spot with Charlie Neill in the #51 to his outside. Zachary Mullins in the #72 and Justin Austin in the #4 making up row two for the start. Neill would get a good start and move to the lead with Crump chasing in second. Lap 11 would see the caution fly as the #82 of David Hasson would spin. The restart would see Neill move back to the lead with Crump close behind. Brandon Hasson in the #83 would move to third moving around Mullins on lap 13. Neill would drive on to take the victory. Crump would finish 2nd with Brandon Hasson taking 3rd. Mullins would finish 4th and David Hasson in the #82 would come home in 5th.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would close out the night’s festivities with their final twin 40 lap feature. After the 8 car invert from the finishing order of race one Paul Owens III in the #54 and Matthew Gould in the #27 would make up row one for the start. Row two would see Gracie Trotter in the #2 and Jacob Heafner in the #95 on the outside. Gould would take the lead on the high side going through turns one and two. As the field would get to the backstretch contact would bring out the caution and see the majority of the field involved in the big one. Trotter, Landon Huffman in the #75, Austin McDaniel in the #12, Annabeth Barnes-Crum in the #12, Tate Fogleman in the #30, Blake Lothian in the #59, Regina Sirvent in the #10, Parker Eaton in the #4, and first race winner Katie Hettinger in the #71 would all be involved. Huffman, Trotter, and McDaniel would be done for the event while crews would be able to repair the remaining cars and allow them to rejoin the race for a restart. Owens and Gould would lead the field to the green flag. Gould would pull to the lead with Owens facing a challenge for second from Heafner and Charlie Watson in the #7. Heafner and the #43 of William Sawalich would move around Owens for second and third. The #17 of Skyler Chaney would move up to fourth getting around Owens on lap 5. Lap 9 would see the caution fly as sixth place running Fogleman would spin in turn four after contact. The restart would see Gould and Heafner pace the field to the green flag. After several laps, Gould would move back to the lead with Heafner giving chase. The halfway point would see Gould, Heafner, Sawalich, Chaney, and Eatmon as the top five. Eatmon would pressure Chaney for fourth for several laps before finally taking the spot, bringing Hettinger with him to fifth. Eatmon and Hettinger would both drive to Heafner’s bumper looking for a podium finish. Gould would drive on to take the win, his first at Hickory Motor Speedway. Sawalich would take 2nd and Heafner would hold on to 3rd. Eatmon would cling to 4th and Hettinger would come home in 5th.

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models will hit the track at Hickory Motor Speedway next week, May 7th, for a great night of racing action.

In two weeks, May 13 & 14 The Knights of Destruction returns for two nights of metal crunching carnage.

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

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 4/30/22

Late Model – Twin Race #1
1 #71 – Katie Hettinger
2 #43 – William Sawalich
3 #75 – Landon Huffman
4 #7 – Charlie Watson
5 #95 – Jacob Heafner
6 #2 – Gracie Trotter
7 #27 – Matthew Gould
8 #8 – Paul Owens III
9 #10 – Regina Sirvent
10 #12 – Austin McDaniel
11 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum
12 #4 – Parker Eatmon
13 #40 – Taylor Satterfield
14 #15 – Bryson Dennis
15 #30 – Tate Fogleman
16 #59 – Blake Lothian
17 #17 – Skyler Chaney
18 #00 – Andy Holt
19 #18 – Landon Devaughn

Late Model – Twin Race #2
1 #27 – Matthew Gould
2 #43 – William Sawalich
3 #95 – Jacob Heafner
4 #4 – Parker Eatmon
5 #71 – Katie Hettinger
6 #17 – Skyler Chaney
7 #59 – Blake Lothian
8 #54 – Paul Owens II
9 #7 – Charlie Watson
10 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum
11 #10 – Regina Sirvent
12 #30 – Tate Fogleman
13 #2 – Gracie Trotter
14 #75 – Landon Huffman
15 #12 – Austin McDaniel
16 #00 – Andy Holt – DNS
17 #15 – Bryson Dennis – DNS
18 #18 – Landon DeVaughn – DNS
19 #40 – Taylor Satterfield – DNS

Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model
1 #14 – Akinori Ogata
2 #71 – Landon Huffman
3 #22 – Max Price
4 #13 – Mark Johnson
5 #2 – Colby Gibson
6 #99 – Sawyer Frady
7 #97 – Michael Bumgarner
8 #25 – Graham Hollar
9 #66 – Zack Wells
10 #12 – Christopher Martin Jr.

Heritage Finance Company Street Stocks
1 #5 – Jesse Clark
2 #64 – Jeff Byers
3 #2 – Ethan Johnson
4 #11 – DJ Little ( r )
5 #9 – Jon Austin
6 #16 – Jonathon Smith – DNS

Super Trucks
1 #6 – Ricky Dennie
2 #12 – Spencer Boyd
3 #51 – Allen Huffman
4 #30 – Joey Shuryan
5 #17 – Duane Cook
6 #2 – Charlie Neill
7 #9 – Charlie Watson – DNS

Renegades
1 #6 – Charlie Neill
2 #97 – Danny Crump Jr.
3 #83 – Brandon Hasson
4 #72 – Zachary Mullins
5 #82 – David Hasson
6 #14 – Jamie Starks
7 #81 – Matthew Chambers
8 #69 – Ben Campbell
9 #4 – Justin Austin