Loudon, Tennessee – Cory Hedgecock enjoyed a strong weekend in both the Super Late Model and Crate Late Model division in his Cushman No. 23 K&P Used Cars/ Hidden View Lake/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine entry.
He bagged a pair of runner-up finishes in Schaeffer’s Oil Iron Man Championship Late Model Series competition and added a Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series victory.
“It was a great weekend for our team. We got our 10th win of the year. The two runner-up finishes with the Super Late Model were a total victory too because we’ve struggled with that part of our program for the past month or so,” Hedgecock said. “Both cars were under me the whole weekend and felt great. We’ll take this momentum into the upcoming weekend’s events.”
On Friday night Cory Hedgecock was one of 19 Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship entries on hand at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) for the $3,000-to-win, weekend opener. Earning the sixth-starting position for the A-Main via preliminary events, Hedgecock gained four spots in the 40-lapper to reel in a runner-up finish behind Ashton Winger with Michael Chilton, Donald McIntosh, and Connor Meade rounding out the Top-5.
The following night brought Cory to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee), where he was pulling double duty in the Super and Crate Late Model ranks.
In a field of 14 Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship entries, Hedgecock locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with the second-fastest lap in his time trial group behind Connor Meade. Starting the feature in the third position, Cory improved one spot to finish second behind Ashton Winger with Donald McIntosh, Connor Meade, and David Crabtree trailing them to the checkers.
For the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series sanctioned, Smoky Mountain Moonshine Classic, Hedgecock posted the fastest time in qualifying, which positioned him on the pole for the feature. Leading flag-to-flag, Cory fought off mid-race challenges from Brandon Williams to capture his tenth win of the season and a $3,000 payday. He topped Williams, Wil Herrington, Drew Kennedy, and Cruz Skinner at the line in the 40-lap affair.
The Fourth of July extended weekend has the team set to enter three events. Action opens on Wednesday night with a trip to Wartburg Speedway (Wartburg, Tennessee) for a $3,000-to-win program with the Topless Outlaw Series. On Friday night, action resumes at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), where the 2nd annual J Paul Smith Memorial posts a $3,000 winner’s check for the unsanctioned, Crate Late Model event. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday night at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee) with a $2,500-to-win, Topless Outlaw Series event.
Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Cushman, Rocket Chassis, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Hidden View Lake, Budget Transmissions, VP Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Wilds Race Products, 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, Brucebilt Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, 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
-Photo credit: Michael Moats