Hickory Motor Speedway

The twelvth race was at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina on Saturday, October 14th. This is another short track that is under 1/2 mile in length.

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Heat Races

The first Heat Race saw some fierce competition between #16 and #14 with #16 pulling out the win.

Start: 7 - 16 - 14 - 4 - 00 - 63 - 4 - 29
Finish: 16 - 14 - 7 - 00 - 27 - 63 - 4 - 29

Heat Race 2 had #88 starting in 3rd and moving past #54 to take 2nd, while #3 took 1st.

Start: 54 - 3 - 88 - 01 - 55 - 17 - 02 - 26
Finish: 3 - 88 - 54 - 01 - 17 - 02 - 55 - 26

Challenge Races

Challenge Race 1 had fierce competition between #3 and #14 with the lead changing several times until the #3 took the checkered flag.

Start: 3 - 14 - 01 - 54 - 17 - 63 - 4 - 26
Finish: 3 - 14 - 17 - 54 - 63 - 01 - 26 - 4

In Challenge Race 2 #88 challenged #16 and held the lead for a couple laps before #16 took the checkered flag with #88 in 2nd. The #27 developed issues and left the track early.

Start: 16 - 88 - 27 - 7 - 00 - 02 - 55 - 29
Finish: 16 - 88 - 7 - 00 - 55 - 02 - 29 - 27 (DNF)

Two GATRs lead Main Race
Two GATR veterans lead the parade laps of the A-Main Race, Mr. Norman in the #50 Ford and Bill Johnson in the #11 Corbitt.

A-Main Race

The #88 would have started in fourth for the A-Main Race until the pill was drawn, resulting in a twelve truck inversion. Mackvader started in 9th. The first lap was without incident. In the second lap the #63 turned down into the #17 going three wide in turn 1. The #63 went sideways on the track and everyone behind him crashed into something or someone or spun out. The #88 went high behind #16 to avoid #3 (who t-boned #63) and #00; the crash took out #88s front end and took off #16s rear bumper. The rear of #3 swung into #88 who was against the wall and into #16. The #26 smacked #3 with his rear end as he spun. Without hood, steering, radiator, and gear box #88 was done for the night.

Start: 27 - 55 - 63 - 01 - 00 - 54 - 7 - 17 - 88 - 14 - 16 - 3 - 02 - 26 - 29 - 4
Finish: 14 - 27 - 01 - 55 - 7 - 17 - 16 - 3 - 02 - 00 - 26 - 4 - 29 - 54 - 63 (DNF) - 88 (DNF)

Passing Points

Morgan slips to 4th place. Cumulative Points listed below have been officially revised to correct a few errors.

Truck # Driver Points This Race Cumulative Points
14 Ricky Rude 420.0 4427.5
16 Tommy Boileau 347.5 4235.5
17 Justin Ball 332.0 4151.5
88 Mike Morgan 259.5 4124.5
03 Allen Boles 360.0 3814.0
01 Chris Kikelhan 314.5 3470.0

 

Videos & Photos

Durability testing at Hickory, inside #88 -- Powershift Performance, 10/14/17

Full live-stream -- Bandit Series, 10/14/17

 

Heat 2

88 leads 16 in Challenge 2

Leading 01

88 and 54

brakes

corner brakes

backstretch

main

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Damage survey

damage