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Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/5/20
Rookie Sam Butler wins the Late Model Series Bobby Isaac Memorial at Hickory Motor Speedway (photo courtesy of Hickory Motor Speedway/Sherri Stearns Photography)

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/5/20

All eyes were on Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday night for the 44th running of the prestigious Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial.

First to hit the track would be the Super Trucks for their 35 lap feature. Charlie Watson in the #9 would set fast time in qualifying and start from pole position with Joey Shuryan in the #30 to his outside. Watson and Shuryan would go door to door to begin the race, but Watson would nose ahead for the top spot. Hickory Motor Speedway 2019 Super Truck Champion, Allen Huffman in the #51 would move to Shuryan’s bumper and challenge for second. Lap 10 would see Huffman make the pass and look to run down the leader. Watson would prove too tough on the night and drive on to the win with Huffman grabbing 2nd place. Shuryan would finish 3rd with Hannah Newhouse in the #46 finishing 4th.

The Street Stocks and their super tight points battle would be next to hit the track for 30 laps. Jesse Clark in the #5 would take the top spot in qualifying with Mark Whitten in the #77 to his outside. Row two would see Marshall Sutton in the #64 and Kevin Eby in the #03 side by side for the start. Clark would move to the early lead. Sutton would move around Whitten to take second. Whitten would hang on to Sutton’s bumper and begin pressuring him for the spot. The halfway point would see Clark, Sutton, Whitten, Eby, and Don Machutta in the #52 making up the top five. A fierce three-way battle would rage for the first half of the race between Derek Fowler in the #31, Ethan Johnson in the #2, and Trey Buff in the #48. Clark would drive on and take the win. Sutton would finish 2nd with Whitten taking 3rd. Eby would finish 4th and Machutta would round out the top five in 5th.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would be up next with 50 exciting laps of racing action. Josh Kossek in the #44K would pace time trials and start from the front with Monty Cox in the #21 to his outside. Cody DeMarmels in the #18 and Travis Byrd in the #88 would make up row two for the start. Kossek and Cox would battle side by side early until Kossek would finally nose ahead for the top spot. Lap 10 would see Kossek, Cox, Byrd, DeMarmels, and Max Price in the #22 making up the top five. The battle for fifth would be a three-way skirmish between Price, Josh Stark in the #32, and Akinori Ogata in the #14. Lap 15 would see Byrd make the pass for second on Cox. The caution would fly on lap 16 with the #44 of Ricky Parker spinning in turn four. The restart would see Kossek and Byrd pacing the field. Kossek would move back to the lead and bring Cox back to second. Lap 20 would see Byrd move back around Cox for second. Price would work his way up to third. Kossek, Byrd, Price, DeMarmels, and Ogata would be the top five at the halfway point. Ogata would pass DeMarmels for fourth on lap 36. The caution would fly on lap 42 when Chris Huffman would spin coming off of turn four. The restart would see Kossek and Byrd bringing the field back to green flag. Kossek would move back to the lead with Byrd close behind. The caution would fly again on lap 48 with Huffman taking a spin on the front stretch. Kossek and Byrd would make up the front row for a green-white-checker shootout. Kossek would move to the lead, but the caution would quickly fly behind him with an incident behind seeing Ogata spin after a chain reaction incident. The restart would see Kossek and Byrd once again pacing the field. Kossek would move to the top spot with Byrd hot on his heels. Kossek would drive on to take the win. Byrd would finish 2nd with Price finishing 3rd. Cox would finish 4th and DeMarmels would take 5th.

The Carolina Pro Late Models would roll onto the track next for their 75 lap feature. The front row would see Kyle Campbell in the #15 and Tony Consentino in the #11. Toby Grynewicz in the #48 and Nick Loden in the #43 would make up row two for the start. Campbell would pull to the early lead with Grayson Ward in the #9 charging up right behind him. Logan Boyett in the #1 and Carson Kvapil in the #35 would quickly move up to third and fourth. The caution would fly with a four car incident in turn four with Will Cox in the #3, Amber Lynn in the #2, Zach Keller in the #51, and Sterling Plemmons in the #03 all involved. Keller’s car would be finished for the evening while all the others would be able to continue. Campbell and Ward would bring the field back to the green flag. Ward would make the move around Campbell for the lead and bring Kvapil with him to second. The caution would quickly fly as Grynewicz car would come to a stop in turn two. Ward and Kvapil would pace the field back to the green flag. Lap 10 would see Kvapil make the move around Ward for the lead. Lap 25 would see Kvapil, Ward, Boyett, Campbell, and Toni Breidinger in the #80 making up the top five. Kvapil would build a commanding lead however he would see most of all of it evaporate with lap traffic as Ward would slice quickly through it. The caution would fly on lap 66 as Plemmons would spin while being passed by Kvapil. Kvapil and Ward would lead the field back to the green flag. Kvapil and Ward would have a spirited battle up front, but Kvapil would finally nose ahead. Kvapil would drive on to take the win. Ward would finish 2nd with Boyett finishing 3rd. Breidinger would take 4th and Campbell would grab 5th.

Ending the night’s festivities would be the running of the 44th Annual Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial. Jake Crum in the #01 would set fast time in qualifying and start from the pole with Nolan Pope in the #1 to his outside. Row two would see Ryan Millington in the #15 and Sam Butler in the #81 for the green flag. Crum and Pope would duel side by side until Crum would pull ahead for the early lead. Josh Berry in the #88 would start deep in the field but move to the top quickly. Pope would move to the front getting around Crum. Lap 12 Millington would make the move around Crum for second. Millington would sail the high side around Pope for the lead on lap 18. Lap 25 would see Millington, Pope, Butler, Justin Carroll in the #19, and Trevor Ward in the #77 as the top five. Carroll would use the high side in the Marcus Richmond prepared car to pass Pope on lap 34. Ward and Berry would also make the pass on Pope for fourth and fifth. Berry would move around Ward for the fourth position on lap 47. The caution would fly on lap 48 as Crum would come to a stop in turn two. The green flag would see Millington and Butler starting in row one. Row two would be made up of Carroll and Berry. Millington and Butler would go door to door until lap 50 when Millington would nose back ahead. Berry would move to third, close behind the lead pair. Lap 57 would see Berry and Butler side by side on Millington’s bumper. Berry would make the pass for second on lap 61 and Berry would move under Millington for the top spot, but Butler would make it three wide battle instead. Berry would back off and let Butler and Millington battle it out. The front duo of Butler and Millington would battle side by side lap after lap while Berry would sit patiently behind. Lap 77 would see Butler finally move to the lead as Berry would look under Millington for second. Berry would make the pass for second on lap 80 and look to catch Butler. While Berry planned to chase down the leader, the youngster had another plan. Butler would pull away and drive on to his first Hickory Motor Speedway win. Berry would finish 2nd with Millington finishing 3rd. Connor Mosack in the #88M would finish 4th while Ward would grab 5th.

Next week will see the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series back in action with a full slate of racing action.

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Hickory Motor Speedway Results 9/5/20
Late Model
1 #81 – Sam Butler ( r )
2 #88 – Josh Berry
3 #15 – Ryan Millington
4 #88M – Connor Mosack
5 #77 – Trevor Ward
6 #19C – Justin Carroll
7 #00 – Shane Lee
8 #12B – Annabeth Barnes Crum
9 #29 – Mitch Walker
10 #1P – Nolan Pope
11 #31 – Thomas Beane
12 #77J – Logan Jones
13 #19 – Jessie Cann
14 #14 – Vince Midas
15 #01 – Jake Crum
16 #11 – Dillon Houser
17 #12L – Mason Ludwig
18 #28 – Chris Hudspeth

Limited Late Model
1 #44K – Josh Kossek
2 #88 – Travis Byrd
3 #22 – Max Price ( r )
4 #21 – Monty Cox
5 #18 – Cody DeMarmels
6 #80 – Toni Breidinger
7 #32 – Josh Stark
8 #23 – Reilly Doyle
9 #97L – Billy Jack Lester
10 #14 – Akinori Ogata
11 #51 – Chris Huffman
12 #63 – Nick Cole
13 #8 – Travis Powell
14 #44 – Ricky Parker
15 #38 – Alex Posey – DNS

Street Stocks
1 #5 – Jesse Clark
2 #64 – Marshall Sutton
3 #77 – Mark Whitten
4 #03 – Kevin Eby
5 #52 – Don Machutta
6 #7 – Zach Hale
7 #2 – Ethan Johnson
8 #48 – Trey Buff
9 #31 – Derek Fowler
10 #3 – Kayla Eby

Super Trucks
1 #9 – Charlie Watson
2 #51 – Allen Huffman
3 #30 – Joey Shuryan
4 #46 – Hannah Newhouse
5 #88T – Robert Tyler – DNS

Carolina Pro Late Model
1 #35 – Carson Kvapil
2 #9 – Grayson Ward
3 #1X – Logan Boyett
4 #80 – Toni Breidinger
5 #15 – Kyle Campbell
6 #5 – Max Gutierrez
7 #11 – Tony Cosentino
8 #5X – Mike Toner Jr.
9 #2 – Amber Lynn
10 #7 – Brian Konopka
11 #18 – Bill Catania
12 #51 – Zach Keller
13 #03 – Sterling Plemmons
14 #3 – Will Cox III
15 #43 – Nick Loden
16 #48 – Toby Grynewicz
17 #76 – Jerick Johnson – DNS