Loudon, Tennessee (04/08/19) – The past month has been a trying time for Cory Hedgecock and his racing program. From mechanical failures to crashes Cory and his team have battled it all. On Saturday night, Hedgecock was able to overcome the recent trend of adversity by scoring the $2,500 victory with the United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA).
The victory marked his second of 2019, and first since early February in his Cushman No. 23 K&P Used Cars/ Five Star Hyundai/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine entry.
“It was starting to feel like we were never going to get that monkey off our back. Honestly, even though it ended well, we started the night with struggles on Saturday night with a flat tire in qualifying,” Hedgecock noted. “This team didn’t give up though, and we bounced back to get the win. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Thanks to my family, my team, my sponsors and all of my fans for not giving up on me.
On Saturday night Cory hopped behind the wheel of his Crate Late Model entry for the United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA) sanctioned program at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee). With 26 cars on hand for the Spring-Loaded 40, Hedgecock suffered a flat tire in qualifying, which left him starting ninth in his heat race.
A ninth-to-second run in heat race action locked him into the sixth-starting spot for the main event. Reeling in his third-straight, Spring-Loaded 40 victory, Cory took the lead on lap 31 and then outran Jesse Lowe in the closing laps of the 40-lapper. The victory marked his second of the season and rewarded the Tennessee driver with a $2,500 payday. Trevor Sise, Michael Courtney, and Rod Carroll trailed the leaders to the checkers.
Cory opened his weekend in Super Late Model action on Thursday night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), where he finished 18th in the 40-lap, ULTIMATE Series feature. Friday night found Hedgecock finishing 21st with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at 411 Motor Speedway.
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, Budget Transmissions, Valley Transport, VP 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, Integra Shocks & Springs, 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 .
-Mid South Racing Press Release and Photo