Loudon, Tennessee — Cory Hedgecock pushed his 2018-win tally to six over the weekend with another triumph in his Cushman #23 K&P Used Cars/ Transport One/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine Crate Late Model.
“We had a good weekend in both cars at Talladega against some really tough fields,” Hedgecock said. “On Saturday night passing got a little difficult in the features, so we couldn’t make up much ground but still came away with solid finishes. A big thanks goes out to all of my family, crew, fans and sponsors for their relentless support.”
NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series competition brought Cory Hedgecock to Talladega Short Track on Friday evening for the opening round of the two-day NASCAR Weekend.
With a talented field of 50 Crate Late Models on hand, Cory locked his spot into the A-Main with the fastest time overall in his qualifying group.
Earning the pole position for the opening night feature, Hedgecock held off Michael Page in the 40-lap affair reeling in his sixth win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Page, Ronnie Johnson, Andy Picklesimer, and Dingus Griffin completed the Top-5 finishers.
During the same night in the Super Late Model division, Hedgecock posted a runner-up finish in the Shadden Motorsports #9 XR1 Rocket Chassis in the feature, trailing Austin Horton across the finish line with Riley Hickman, Donald McIntosh, and Jason Hiett rounding out the Top-5.
On Saturday night for the NeSmith and Southern All Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series sanctioned program, Cory posted the third-fastest time in his Crate Late Model, positioning him fifth on the starting grid for the feature. With $2,500 on the line, Hedgecock dropped one spot in the 50-lapper, logging a sixth-place finish.
In a field of 40 Southern All Star Series entries, Hedgecock locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main with the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the feature, Cory notched a fourth-place run spot behind Austin Horton, Ronnie Johnson, and Michael Page with Riley Hickman coming in fifth.
For more results from these events, please visit www.NeSmithRacing.com and www.SASDirt.com .
Cory will again be pulling double duty this Saturday. He plans to travel to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), where he’ll compete in the Crate Late Model division as well as the Steel Head class, where he plans to debut his brand-new XR1 Rocket Chassis.
For more information on the racing program, please visit www.VolunteerSpeedway.com .
Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Cushman, Valley Transport, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Transport One, Renegade Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Renegade Reach, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, Stealth Racing Carburetors, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Simpson Race Products, Martel Signs and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/Cory-Hedgecock-Motorsports-166540363452544 and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 .
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