Cory Hedgecock shines in 4th Annual Hangover
The 4th Annual Hangover is in the books, and before we mention our winners, we’d like to recognize our wonderful drivers, crew, fans, and staff for your support. It was great to see everyone come out and enjoy an afternoon of racing, and for a day race, the track sure was racy, huh? Congratulations to all the winners: Michael Courtney (Mini Stock), Jeff McLemore (Street Stock), Robbie Comer (Thunder & Lightning), Wayne Rader (Sportsman), and Cory Hedgecock (4th Annual Hangover).
Next up on the schedule will be the awards banquet. No date has yet been set, as the banquet hall we’ve used the past 2 years is in the final stages of renovation. Once we can secure a date, we’ll pass it along. We hope to have a date in the coming few days.
As for our next racing event, our next race will be the 2nd Annual Sweetheart 52 on Saturday February 15th. In action will be Mini Stock, Street Stock, Thunder & Lightning, Sportsman, and Limited Late Model. Opening times, prices, and purses will be announced soon. Check out the stories from the 4th Annual Hangover by clicking on the title!
Green flag is out but quickly caution flag flies as Nick Perry and Mitchell Fox getting into each other in turns one and two. So it is a complete restart. Green flag is back out with Courtney in first. Caution is out on lap one. Fox goes around in turn two. Green flag back out with Courtney in the lead. Three wide in turn two with Fox, Anthony Raper, and Danny Tate. Perry into the wall in turn two. Caution here on lap 5 due to Fox, got turned around in turn one. Perry is in the infield. Courtney is your leader. Green flag back out, Jason Gregory and Mike Townsend battling for second spot. Caution flag is out again as Tommy Metler goes around in two. Six laps down with the green flag back out. Courtney is still the leader. Idles gets sideways in the back stretch but gets it under control. Raper slides to the infield causing a caution on lap 11. Green flag back out with Courtney still in the lead. And Townsend not far behind. Tate lost his rear spoiler in turn four causing a caution on lap 14. Green flag is back out with Courtney in the lead. White flag is out. Courtney takes the win with Townsend coming in second and third goes to Gregory.
Cautions: 6 (Laps 0, 1, 5, 6, 11, 14)
Leaders: 41-Courtney (1-16)
Time of Race: 17 minutes 36 seconds
Green flag is out. Jerry Hux taking the lead in turn two. Caution flag is out as Isaac Boring goes around in turn three. In turn one, Hux would get loose and slide hard into the outside wall. Michael Boyd would have nowhere to go and slam into the rear of the Hux machine. Both drivers are ok. Red flag is out while track officials get Hux off the track. Boyd is back out after getting another tire. There was no laps done so it will be a complete restart. Bates gets sideways in turn two causing a caution. Green flag is out with Charlie Bates taking the lead off turn two. Austin Atkins and Jeff McLemore battling for second. McLemore taking second in turn three. Atkins and Byrd battling for second with Austin Byrd taking third. Around goes Atkins so caution is called on lap six. Green flag is back out. Caution comes out due to Byrd getting sideways with Atkins and Bret Banks having no place to go. Green flag is back out with Bates going around in turn two from the lead, causing a caution on lap seven. Green flag comes back out with McLemore in the lead. Caution is out as Atkins goes around in turn one. Time limit is up so were going green, white, checkered. Green flag back out with McLemore. Green flag is back out but caution is out as Bates goes around on the backstretch. Green flag comes back out. With McLemore in the lead. Boyd trying to get around in turns three and four. McLemore takes the win over Michael Boyd and Austin Byrd.
Cautions: 7 (Laps 0, 0, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7)
Leaders: 27-Bates (1-7), J3-McLemore (8-9)
Time of Race: 20 minutes 39 seconds
Thunder and Lightning
Green flag is out. Now a caution due to Tony Wilson and Jonathan Sims getting together in turn one. Green flag is back out. With Robbie Comer in the lead. Wilson in second followed by Sims and then Tommy Huston. Comer with a straightaway lead. Sims and Wilson battling for second place off turn four. Caution is out as Wilson goes around in turn two. Green flag is back out with Comer in the lead and Sims in second. Lap ten comer still in the lead with a little bit of smoke from the tires. Checkered flag is out with Comer taking the win over Sims and Huston.
Cautions: 2 (Laps 0, 6)
Leaders: 42-Comer (1-20)
Time of Race: 9 minutes 33 seconds
Green flag is out. Caution is out as Colt Deverell goes around on the frontstretch. Green flag is back out. Heath Alvey in the lead. James Parrott and Jimmy York battling for third. With York taking it. Alvey is almost a straightaway ahead of Wayne Rader. Parrott slows down on the back straightaway. Alvey has some trouble in turn one, looks like a broken shock, causing him to slow. Rader now taking the lead. Caution is out on lap 16 as Alvey couldn’t make it to the infield. Green flag is back out. Rader in the lead. Caution is out as Kip Sawyer is around in turn two and in turn one Rex Coffey and Colt Deverell get together. Both incidents happened at almost the exact same moment, so Sawyer retains the second spot. Green flag is back out with three laps to go. Rader is in the lead. Caution is out as Deverell goes around in turn two. Green flag is back out. Caution is out again as Tony Lindsey goes around in turn three. We were about to go green, but green never flew and the leaders checked up after firing, and Lindsey, Deverell, and York all get tangled up on the frontstretch. Green flag is back is out. Caution is back out as York goes around off the front bumper of Sawyer. Track officials will charge the caution on York as he jumped the start and passed before the flagstand. Green flag is out once again. Three laps to go. Caution is out again in 1 and 2 as Lindsey, York, and Deverell all tangle. Track officials elect to drop the checkers on this feature, as 3 more attempts to finish on lap 17 were made after time had expired. Rader takes the win over Sawyer and Parrott.
Cautions: 7 (Laps 0, 15, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17)
Leaders: 7-Alvey (1-14), 01-Rader (15-17)
Time of Race: 20 minutes 17 seconds
4th Annual Hangover
Green flag is out. With Cory Hedgecock and Jason Manley battling for first. Hedgecock is in the lead after the two make contact in two. Manley and Cardwell now battling for fourth. With Manley holding onto it. Caution is out as Josh Driskill is around in turn two with four laps in. Green flag is back out. Driskill is around again in turn one and caution flies once more. Green flag is back out. With Hedgecock in the lead. Rusty Ballenger gets loose and makes contact with Josh Evans, Evans gathered it up but then lost control, so caution here on lap five. Green flag is back out. Manley gets on two wheels in turn one. In turn three, Manley and William Overbey make contact. It almost appeared as though Manley tried to pull into the infield in 3 down low but Overbey never saw him and crashed into him. All the drivers are ok. Green flag is back out. Jason Welshan now gets up on two wheels in turn one but looks like nothing is broke on his machine as he blasts off 2. Caution is out now as Overbey is around on lap six. Green flag is back out. Hedgecock in the lead. Jensen Ford and Josh Henry battling for second. With Ford taking it. Driskill gets around in turn two for the 3rd time, and per track rules, 3 cautions and you’re done for the feature. Better luck next time to that crew. Green flag is back out. Ballenger and Welshan battling for fifth place. With Welshan now pulling into the infield. Jason Cardwell and Ballenger battling for fourth with Ballenger taking it. Hedgecock still in the lead with 14 laps to go. Ballenger and Ross White battling for fourth with White taking it. Hedgecock is a straightaway from Ford. Henry and White battling for fourth with White taking it. Checkers on this one as Hedgecock takes the 4th Annual Hangover, followed by Ford and Ballenger.
Cautions: 5 (Laps 4, 4, 5, 6, 12)
Leaders: 23-Hedgecock (1-35)
Time of Race: 21 minutes 21 seconds