Throwback Thursday: Rowe Returns to Hickory Victory Lane

For the second time in his career, Ben Rowe bested the Easter Bunny 150 field at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) in 2016.  The Maine native has always run well at Hickory and has three wins to his credit, including two in the prestigious Easter Bunny 150.


Current NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Riley Herbst finished second and Derek Ramstrom was third before going on to win the race three years later in 2019.


Race fans can watch video highlights and a recap of the 2016 Easter Bunny 150 with a premium subscription to Speed51.





Other Racing Events on This Day

1977: Dean Combs was victorious in the Baby Grand 100 at North Wilkesboro over Ronnie Thomas.  In 1978, Thomas would win the NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year.


1993: Steve Kinser began his perfect run (that we can verify) of wins at Wild West Speedway (OK).  Kinser ran four at the track and had four wins.


2005: The first ever NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race took place at Caraway Speedway.  It was won by Ted Christopher, who was driving for Hillbilly Racing.  TC beat out Jay Foley and Jamie Tomaino to score the victory. Read the story from the day in the Speed51 archives:


-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 “Stat Boy”

-Photo credit: LW Pictures

Throwback Thursday: Rowe Returns to Hickory Victory Lane