10:29
Until next time here on Speed51.com, good night from Hickory.
10:29
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10:26
10:26
Comment From Lenny

Congrats to Brewer on the win

10:26
Comment From Julio

congrats to zack…well deserved win…

10:19
Brewer and his wife Kimberly and new baby in the oven celebrate the Hickory victory.  (Speed51.comphoto)
10:15
TECH UPDATE (Mini Stocks) – Tim Canipe was disqualified from the Mini Stock feature, giving the win to Steven Sanders.
10:14
Speed51.com interviewed Brewer in victory lane and filmed all of tonight’s Modified event. 51 TV will have a video highlight package posted on Monday.
10:14
Brewer, who has a baby due, also said he wasn’t sure if he was going to be racing in the next KOMA Modified event on August 15 because it’s just a week before his baby is due.  Now, he may be reconsidering skipping that event.
10:03
Unofficial KOMA Modified Finish

Pos. No. Driver Laps
1 31 Zach Brewer 125
2 1 Burt Myers 125
3 9 Bobby Sheffield 125
4 80 Mike Speeney 125
5 4 Jason Myers 125
6 54 Jeff Fultz 125
7 J2 Jeremy Mayfield 125
8 02 Tim Brown 125
9 43 David Calabrese 125
10 82 Cale Gale 125
11 12 Mike Norman 125
12 22 Jimmy Wallace 125
13 59 Renee Dupuis 125
14 10 Johnny Sutton 122
15 2L Austin Thompson 119
16 79 Spencer Davis 110
17 34 Josh Nichols 106
18 2 JR Bertuccio 87
19 45 Gary Young, Jr. 58
20 4L Scott Hall 24

 

10:02
Brewer dedicated his win to his grandmother, who passed away last week.
9:58
CHECKERED FLAG: Zach Brewer wins the KOMA American Freedom 125 over Burt Myers, Bobby Sheffield, Mike Speeney and Jason Myers.
9:57
WHITE FLAG for Zach Brewer
9:57
Lap 122:  Brewer is clear out in front with no traffic in his way.
9:56
Lap 120, 5 to go for Zach Brewer, who is looking for his first KOMA Modified victory.
9:56
Lap 117:  Myers is not gaining on Brewer.  In fact, Brewer is stretching out the lead to about a second and a half.
9:56
Lap 116:  Sheffield is third followed by Brown, Speeney, J. Myers
9:55
Lap 115, 10 to go:  Brewer leads Burt Myers by 1.301 seconds.
9:55
Davis says he ” Broke the lower A-frame.”
9:55
Lap 113:  Burt to the high side and gets by Sheffield and Brown in one turn to get to second.
9:54
Lap 111:  Burt Myers hops to the outside and gets to fourth around Speeney.
9:54
GREEN FLAG: Brewer clears Brown and Brown quickly gets on the back bumper of the leader.
9:54
Davis remains on pit road as the field comes to green.  He’s out of the car and done for the night.
9:53
The cone is out…Restart rows…

Brewer, Brown
Sheffield, Speeney
J. Myers, B. Myers
Calabrese, Fultz
Norman, Mayfield
Dupuis, Gale

9:53
Spencer Davis in the pits now .(Speed51.com photo)
9:53
Dupuis also pits to replace a left-front tire.
9:51
Davis comes to pit road and the crew is addressing possible issues on the left-front.
9:51
YELLOW FLAG Lap 110: Spencer Davis slows to a stop in turn two.
9:50
Lap 110, 15 to go: BRewer leads by six car lengths and Sheffield goes for second on Brown.
9:50
Lap 109:  Jason brings big brother Burt with him to fourth and fifth, respectively.
9:50
Lap 107:  Calabrese and Jason Myers side by side for fifth as they try to catch Speeney in fourth.
9:49
Lap 107:  Sheffield takes third on the high side.
9:49
GREEN FLAG: Brewer clears Brown into turn one.  Speeney and Sheffield duel for third.
9:49
Restart rows: (inside, outside)

Brewer, Brown
Speeney, Sheffield
J. Myers, Calabrese
B. Myers, Mayfield
Gale, Davis
Norman, Fultz
Dupuis, Wallace

9:48
9:48
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9:47
The “Koma Kone” is out again for a double-file restart as Jimmy Wallace gets the free pass.
9:46
YELLOW FLAG Lap 106:  Jeff Fultz slows to a crawl and s atop in turn one.
9:45
GREEN FLAG: Brewer clears Brown with Speeney keeping third on Sheffield.
9:45
Mayfield in the pits for Left Side Tires.
9:44
Doubling up for the restart with the lane choice “Kan” out
9:44
Comment From Chris Soloy

This kitty litter might even out the fresh vs old tires factor…

9:40
RED FLAG is out as the field stops on the back stretch to allow crews to clean up the mess in turns three and four.
9:39
Still under yellow as the field is pacing and working in the oil-dry.
9:39
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9:39
Gale gives up his spot for a pit stop.
9:38
Before the lane-choice restart, here’s the current order of lead-lap cars:
1.  Brewer
2.  Brown
3.  Speeney
4.  Sheffield
5.  Fultz
6.  Davis
7.  B. Myers
8.  Mayfield
9.  J. Myers
10.  Calabrese
11.  Dupuis
12.  Thompson
13.  Gale
14.  Norman
9:36
Lots of oil dry is being put down in turns three and four where Nichols’ car dropped fluids.
9:34
YELLOW FLAG Lap 106:  Nichols goes up in smoke and spins at the pit road entrance.
9:33
Lap 106: After leading earlier, Nichols goes off the pace in turns three and four.
9:33
Lap 104:  Brown trails Brewer by 1.438 seconds.
9:32
Lap 102:  Brewer puts Sutton and Wallace a lap down.
9:32
Lap 100, 25 to go:  Brewer leads Brown, Speeney, Sheffield, Davis, Nichols, Fultz, Mayfield, J. Myers and B. Myers in the top 10
9:32
JR Bestuccio in the pits now with broke front suspension parts. (Speed51.com photo)
9:31
Lap 98:  Brewer keeps the same distance on Brown  
9:31
9:31
Lap 95:  Nichols and Fultz get to the inside of Mayefield.  Nichols to sixth, Fultz to seventh and now Mayfield back to eighth.
9:30
Lap 93:  Speeney looking under Davis for fourth, but not enough for a pass yet.
9:30
Lap 90:  Brewer leads with Brown six car lengths back.  Davis is by himself in third with Speeney, Sheffield, Mayfield, Nichols and Fultz nose to tail.
9:29
Lap 89:  Bertuccio black flagged for a “safety concern” according to officials
9:28
Lap 86:  Brown now goes to the inside of Mayfield to take the second spot.
9:28
Lap 85: Brown and Davis remain nerf bar to nerf bar as they duel for third.
9:27
GREEN FLAG: Brewer clears Mayfield to lead.  Brown and Davis side by side for third.
9:27
The “Kone” is out.  Restart rows:
Brewer, Mayfield
Brown, Davis
Speeney, Bertuccio
Calabrese, Dupuis
Sheffield, Nichols
J. Myers, Fultz
9:27
Burt Myers in the pits for a quick adjustment. (Speed51.com photo)
9:26
Brewer inherits the lead over Mayfield, who will be the front row for the restart
9:25
Jeff Fultz in the pits for tire change. (Speed51.com photo)
9:25
Sheffield and Gale also took new rubber.
9:25
Tire change for Burt.  Right-rear for Fultz.  Right rear for Nichols.
9:24
Nichols gives up the lead to come to the pits.  Fultz, Burt Myers, Johnny Sutton, Dupuis, Gale, Norman all on pit road as well.
9:24
Honestly, there is so much slicing and dicing for each position with different tire conservation strategies, just about everyone and anyone can go from third to about 15th and vice versa in the matter of one lap.
9:24
Comment From fatcat

what happened to the 79

9:23
YELLOW FLAG Lap 84:  Renee Dupuis goes around in turn four.
9:22
Lap 84:  Fultz loses a spot to Davis after getting caught behind th elapped car of Thompson
9:22
Lap 82:  Mayfield, Fultz, Brown and Burt Myers all looking for a way around Jason Myers who seems to be fading a bit.
9:22
Lap 80:  Brewer to fourth around Jason Myers.
9:21
Lap 79:  Nichols leads Sheffield by five car lengths.
9:21
Young and Hall are both out of the race.
9:21
Lap 75, 50 to go:  Nichols leads Sheffield, Gale, J. Myers, Brewer, Fultz, Davis, Mayfield, B. Myers in the top 10.  Then it’s Dupuis, Speeney, Calabrese, Bertuccio, Norman, Thompson, Sutton, Wallace
9:20
Lap 71: Nichols to the lead around Sheffield.
9:19
Lap 69:  Things have settled down a bit as the field is single file.  Burt Myers and Spencer Davis, in seventh and eighth, are using a noticably higher line than the rest of the competitors around them.
9:18
Gary Young\’s night ends with a broken rear shock.(Speed51.com photo)
9:18
Lap 65:  Jason Myers in fourth has Brewer, Fultz and Burt Myers all on his tail.
9:17
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9:17
Lap 64: Sheffield continues to lead past halfway.
9:17
Lap 62:  Fultz to fourth with Jason Myers, Brewer, Burt Myers, Thompson, Mayfield and Dupuis rounding out the top-10
9:16
Lap 60:  Sutton has drivers such as Dupuis, Mayfield and others with new tires on his tail looking for a way around.
9:16
Lap 59:  Fultz runs fourth with Jason Myers and Brewer coming back to the front.
9:16
Lap 58: Gary Young, Jr. slows to a crawl on the front stretch and goes to the rear.
9:15
Lap 57:  Nichols looks for the lead and shoots sparks as he tries to pass on the apron, to no avail.
9:15
GREEN FLAG: Sheffield holds the lead at the drop of the green with Nichols behind him.
9:15
Row 1: Sheffield, Nichols
Row 2:  Gale, Sutton
Row 3:  Young, Thompson
Row 4:  J. Myers, Fultz
Row 5:  Dupuis, Brewer
Row 6:  Norman, B. Myers
Row 7: Speeney, Brown
Row 8: Davis, Mayfield  
9:13
Two laps to green with the “Koma Kan” out for the lane choice.
9:13
Spencer Davis in the pits. (Speed51.com photo)
9:13
New running order of cars still on the track
1.  Sheffield
2.  Nichols
3.  Gale
4.  Wallace
5.  Sutton
6.  Thompson
7.  Young
8.  Fultz
9.  Brewer
10.  B. Myers
11/  J. Myers
12.  Brown
13.  Dupuis
14.  Mayfield
15.  Norman
16.  Bertuccio
17.  Speeney
18.  Davis
19.  Calabrese
9:11
Burt Myers in for tire change. (Speed51.com photo)
9:11
Davis remains on pit road.  Mayfield and Bertuccio also had lengthy stops.  
9:11
Jack and go for Fultz, who will be first off pit road.  Tire change for Davis, Burt Myers, Bertuccio, Brown, Brewer
9:10
Mayfield comes to the pits as is B. Myers, Brown, Fultz, Dupuis, Brewer and more.
9:08
YELLOW FLAG Lap 55: Debris on the track, according to officials.
9:08
Lap 52:  Mayfield has caught the tail end of the field.  He’s soon to put Jimmy Wallace down a lap.
9:07
9:07
9:07
Lap 50, 75 to go:  Dupuis, Bertuccio and Speeney are nose to tail for sixth, seventh and eighth.
9:06
Lap 48:  Nichols, in fourth, is keeping Brewer and Gale at bay for the moment.
9:05
Lap 45: Lead Change: Mayfield back to the top spot around Sheffield.
9:05
Lap 43:  Burt Myers to third around Fultz.  Myers bring Nichols and Brewer along for the ride.  Now Sheffield is up front in front of Mayfield, Burt Myers, Nichols, Brewer, Fultz and Gale
9:04
Lap 40:  Fultz is third with Burt Myers and Davis in fourth and fifth.  Davis and Brewer duel for sixth.
9:04
Lap 38: Another lead change as Sheffield goes to the lead around Mayfield.
9:04
Lap 38:  Burt Myers to the inside of Davis as they battle for fourth.  
9:03
Scott Hall enters pits with apparent engines issues . (Speed51.com photo)
9:03
9:03
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9:03
Lap 36:  Mayfield’s lead is one second exactly on Sheffield.  Fultz now runs third after a pass of Davis.
9:02
Lap 33:  Davis is third with Fultz, Nichols and Burt Myers filling up his rear view mirror.
9:02
Lap 32:  Fultz and Nichols are side by side for fourth with Burt Myers right behind them.
9:01
Lap 30:  Sheffield to second around Fultz.  Fultz and Davis now have Nichols to deal with as they tussle for third.
9:01
Lap 27:  Mayfield leads Fultz, Davis, Nichols, Gale, Sheffield, B. Myers, Bertuccio, Brown and Brewer in the top 10.  Dupuis, Calabrese, Speeney and Sutton are just outside the top 10.
9:00
Lap 25:  Scott Hall, in a team car to the Myers’ brothers cars, hits pit road.
9:00
9:00
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8:59
Lap 22:  Mayfield is in command with now Fultz about a full straight away behind him.  Nichols and Davis battle for third with Davis taking the spot in turn four.
8:59
Lap 20:  Gale around Bertuccio for fifth.
8:59
Hickory is notorious as a track where tire conservation is key.  Therefore fans of the drivers deeper of the field such as Tim Brown, Jason Myers, Burt Myers, etc. need not necessarily worry that their drivers are not up front at this point.
8:58
Lap 17:  Mayfield gets back to the inside groove to re-take the lead from Nichols.  Fultz to third around Davis.
8:57
Lap 14:  Fultz is taking a look under Davis for third as Mayfield peeks to the outside of NIchols to take the lead.
8:57
Lap 13:  Josh Nichols hops to the inside of Mayfield in turn three to take the lead.
8:56
8:56
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8:56
Lap 11:  Tim Brown, Mike Speeney, Burt Myers and Cale Gale are slicing and dicing for 12th.
8:56
Lap 10:  Mayfield shows the way with Davis in second and now Fultz battling with Nichols for third.
8:56
Brown, after leading and perhaps in a tire-saving strategy, has fallen back to ninth and runs in a pack with Dupuis, Burt and Jason Myers and Johnny Sutton.
8:55
Lap 5:  Mayfield goes to the inside of Brewer to take the lead in turn three and brings Davis with him to second.
8:54
GREEN FLAG: Brewer launches to the lead on the restart.  Brown drops back several spots as he’s under pressure from Fultz for fourth before a lap can be completed from the restart.
8:54
Caution laps do not count.
8:53
The “Koma Kan” is out for the lane choice.

Row 1:  Brown, Brewer
Row 2: Davis, Mayfield
Row 3: B. Myers, Dupuis
Row 4:  Fultz, J. Myer
Row 5: Speeney, Calabrese  

8:52
As they run under caution:

1.  Brown
2.  Brewer
3.  Davis
4.  Mayfield
5.  B. Myers
6.  Dupuis
7.   Fultz
8.  J. Myers
9.  Speeney
10.  Nichols

8:50
Sheffield also pitted.
8:49
Bertuccio pits and the team makes a left-front adjustment.  Jimmy Wallace’s team did the jack-and-go pit stop with no changes.
8:49
Cale Gale enters pits. (Speed51.com photo)
8:49
Cale Gale is on pit road and the team is changing the right-rear tire.  Scott Hall also pitted.
8:48
Just before the yellow, Spencer Davis tried to make a move on Zach Brewer for second, but Brewer kept Davis behind him.
8:48
YELLOW FLAG Lap 2:  Gary Young, Jr. and Mike Norman tangle in turn two.
8:47
GREEN FLAG: Brown clears Brewer with Davis getting by Myers to take the third spot.
8:47
Each restart will be a “cone” style restart.  When each driver reaches the “Koma Kan” that will be put at the start-finish line with two laps to green on restarts (not the initial start), the drivers must choose whether they want to start on the inside or the outside row.  
8:45
Two laps to green.
8:44
Modified pace laps are underway.
8:43
PROCEDURES:

All cars must make a pit stop. Cars may not pit on the first lap or the last lap to satisfy their mandatory pit stop requirement.

If there is not a caution period before lap 50 of this and any series race, there will be a competition caution between laps 80 and 100. That lap will be determined by a chip drawn by the flagman prior to the start of the event. That number will not be revealed to anyone but the flagman. Any caution flag after lap 50 will cancel the competition caution.

Cars can pit at any time except for the first and last lap. The car must come to a complete stop and be jacked up. When servicing a car in the pits, the car must have at least two tires inside the assigned pit box. A tire change is OPTIONAL (two tires) and may be done at any time.

8:42
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8:39
KOMA Unwind American Freedom 125 Starting Lineup

Pos. No. Driver
1 02 Tim Brown
2 31 Zach Brewer
3 1 Burt Myers
4 79 Spencer Davis
5 J2 Jeremy Mayfield
6 4 Jason Myers
7 59 Renee Dupuis
8 9 Bobby Sheffield
9 54 Jeff Fultz
10 80 Mike Speeney
11 34 Josh Nichols
12 45 Gary Young, Jr.
13 2L Austin Thompson
14 4L Scott Hall
15 43 David Calabrese
16 22 Jimmy Wallace
17 10 Johnny Sutton
18 2 JR Bertuccio
19 82 Cale Gale
20 12 Mike Norman

 

8:39
Driver introductions are complete.  We’re moments away from the command to fire engines.
8:31
Driver introductions have began.(Speed51.com photo)
8:29
A hearty crowd is on hand tonight at Hickory. (Speed51.com photo)
8:27
The groundpounders get ready for action. (Speed51.com photo)
8:26
Tim Brown receives the Pole Award. (Speed51.com photo)
8:18
Post-race ceremonies for the Mini Stocks are complete and the Modifieds are making their way to the front stretch for their introductions.
8:16
“It’s a pretty good old car, even though it was slinging oil everywhere,” said Canipe in victory lane.  
8:16
8:15
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8:15
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8:14
Unofficial Mini Stock Madness Finish

1 9 Tim Canipe
2 24 Steven Sanders
3 22 Jason Tutterow
4 44 AJ Sanders
5 09 Randy Canipe
6 69 Billy Cameron
7 35 Johnny Baker
8 14 Shorty York, Jr.
9 19 Michael Lowery

 

8:13
CHECKERED FLAG: Tim Canipe wins the 35-lap Mini Stock Madness feature over Jason Tutterow and Steven Sanders.  Full results to follow.
8:12
Two laps remaining for Tim Canipe, who has a half-track lead on Jason Tutterow.
8:09
Lap 20, 15 to go:  Canipe leads Tutterow, Randy Canipe, Steven Sanders, AJ Sanders, Johnny Baker, Billy Cameron, Shorty York and Michael Lowery.
8:08
Modified teams are now starting to get their cars prepared for battle in the KOMA American Freedom 125.
8:08
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8:07
Lap 17: Canipe’s lead is about six and a half seconds on Tutterow.
8:06
Lap 12: Canipe leads by a full straighta way on Tutterow, Randy Canipe, AJ Sanders, Steven Sanders in the top five
8:05
Lap 8:  Canipe gets the third spot with Sanders in fourth.  Steven Sanders now follows in fifth.
8:04
Lap 6:  Canipe has about a two-second gap on Tutterow, whoh as the same gap back to the battle between Randy Canipe and AJ Sanders for third.
8:03
GREEN FLAG: Canipe shows the way over Tutterow and Sanders as the field gets single file on the first lap.
8:03
Mini Stock Starting Lineup – 35 Laps

1 Tim Canipe
2 Jason Tutterow
3 AJ Sanders
4 Randy Canipe
5 Steven Sanders
6 Billy Cameron
7 Johnny Baker
8 Shorty York, Jr.
9 Michael Lowery

 

8:00
8:00
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8:00
Comment From Mike Ray

Pulling for Wake County Speedster A.J.Sanders,Hickory in the 4 Cylinder Feature.

8:00
Second-place Jerry Tuttle had the quote of the night in his PA interview.

“The car didn’t run worth a sh-t,” said Tuttle, whose white hair indicates he’s up in his years.  

7:53
The 35-lap Mini Stock feature is up next.
7:53
CHECKERED FLAG: Wayne Lawson won the two-car battle for the Flathead Ford victory over Jerry Tuttle
7:52
GREEN FLAG: Wayne Lawson shows the way with six to go.
7:44
7:44
YELLOW FLAG Lap 14: Second-place James Rogers tangles with the lapped car of Bill Smith.  They both crashed in turn two.  That will leave just two cars on the track for the final six laps.
7:42
Wayne Boston and James Rogers are first and second at halfway of the Flathead race.
7:37
Pre-race ceremonies are now complete.  The Flathead Fords are out for their feature.  Five of these vintage-style cars will be going 20 laps.
7:17
7:17
Officials are giving the drivers three minutes to finish up the autograph line.
7:11
7:11
According to the schedule, racing was supposed to start at 7, but fans are still getting autographs and the drivers are choosing to stay until the line clears.
7:05
Burt and Jason Myers greet the fans.  (Speed51.com photo)
7:03
KOMA Modified Qualifying Results

Pos. No. Driver Time
1 02 Tim Brown 14.545
2 31 Zach Brewer 14.574
3 1 Burt Myers 14.595
4 79 Spencer Davis 14.612
5 J2 Jeremy Mayfield 14.644
6 4 Jason Myers 14.699
7 59 Renee Dupuis 14.726
8 9 Bobby Sheffield 14.732
9 54 Jeff Fultz 14.803
10 80 Mike Speeney 14.813
11 34 Josh Nichols 14.965
12 45 Gary Young, Jr. 15.010
13 2L Austin Thompson 15.013
14 4L Scott Hall 15.015
15 43 David Calabrese 15.079
16 22 Jimmy Wallace 15.197
17 10 Johnny Sutton 15.221
18 2 JR Bertuccio 15.340
19 82 Cale Gale 15.368
20 12 Mike Norman 15.670

 

7:01
Danny Propst had a mechanical failure in practice and did not qualify.  His car has been loaded up into the trailer.
7:00
Fans flock to get the autographs of their favorite drivers.  (Speed51.com photo)
6:40
The fans are now meeting the drivers on the midway for the autograph session. Feature action is set to begin at 7pm.
6:24
Qualifying is complete.  Tim Brown has set fast time.  Full qualifying results to follow.
6:23
4 – Jason Myers
Lap 1: 14.707
Lap 2: 14.699
Best Lap: 14.699
Position: 6th
6:21
Tim Brown said the car was crazy loose and he never would have guessed that would win the pole. (Speed51.com photo)
6:18
4L – Scott Hall
Lap 1: 15.332
Lap 2: 15.015
Best Lap: 15.015
Position: 13th
6:17
45 – Gary Young, Jr.
Lap 1: 15.010
Lap 2: 15.018
Best Lap: 15.010
Position: 11th
6:16
31 – Zach Brewer
Lap 1: 14.689
Lap 2: 14.574
Best Lap: 14.574
Position: 2nd
6:16
Jason Myers will be the last car to go. (Speed51.com photo)
6:16
79 – Spencer Davis
Lap 1: 14.612
Lap 2: 14.661
Best Lap: 14.612
Position: 3rd
6:15
02 – Tim Brown
Lap 1: 14.602
Lap 2: 14.545
Best Lap: 14.545
Position: 1st
6:15
Jeremy Mayfield after a solid lap until Burt Myers went out. (Speed51.com photo)
6:14
1 – Burt Myers
Lap 1: 14.595
Lap 2: 14.633
Best Lap: 14.595
Position: 1st
6:13
2L – Austin Thompson
Lap 1: 15.209
Lap 2: 15.013
Best Lap: 15.013
Position: 7th
6:13
59 – Renee Dupuis
Lap 1: 14.739
Lap 2: 14.726
Best Lap: 14.726
Position: 2nd
6:12
J2 – Jeremy Mayfield
Lap 1: 14.785
Lap 2: 14.644
Best Lap: 14.644
Position: 1st
6:11
54 – Jeff Fultz
Lap 1: 14.801
Lap 2: 14.803
Best Lap: 14.801
Position: 2nd
6:11
43 – David Calabrese
Lap 1: 15.340
Lap 2: 15.079
Best Lap: 15.079
Position: 4th
6:10
6:10
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6:10
34 – Josh Nichols
Lap 1: 15.052
Lap 2: 14.965
Best Lap: 14.965
Position: 3rd
6:09
10 – Johnny Sutton
Lap 1: 15.298
Lap 2: 15.221
Best Lap: 15.221
Position: 4th
6:08
9 – Bobby Sheffield
Lap 1: 14.830
Lap 2: 14.732
Best Lap: 14.732
Position: 1st
6:08
Josh Nichols is ready in the number 34. (Speed51.com photo)
6:07
2 – JR Bertuccio
Lap 1: 15.237
Lap 2: 15.340
Best Lap: 15.237
Position: 3rd
6:06
12 – Mike Norman
Lap 1: 15.644
Lap 2: 15.670
Best Lap: 14.644
Position: 3rd
6:06
80 – Mike Speeney
Lap 1: 14.990
Lap 2: 14.813
Best Lap: 14.813
Position: 1st
6:05
22 – Jimmy Wallace
Lap 1: 15.387
Lap 2: 15.368
Best Lap: 15.368
Position: 2nd
6:05
Austin Thompson waits his turn to go out. (Speed51.com photo)
6:04
82 – Cale Gale
Lap 1: 15.430
Lap 2: 15.368
Best Lap: 15.368
Position: 1st
6:04
We’re set to go and Cale Gale has fired up his car to start off Modified qualifying.  Two laps for each driver.
6:02
6:02
Modified qualifying is currently being delayed to get the timing and scoring loop in full operation.
5:59
Tim Brown is lined up for time trials.(Speed51.com photo)
5:52
Modified qualifying is set to begin momentarily.
5:51
There will not be a live video broadcast of tonight’s race, but 51 TV is on site filming for a highlight and interview package that will run on  Speed51.com  in the coming days.
5:51
Comment From Corey Blackwell

Will there be videos if races?

5:48
Mike Norman looks over his left front tire before time trial. (Speed51.com photo)
5:48
The Flatheads are on track now for their qualifying.  These cars do not have transponders for timing and scoring.  Modifieds will be next.
5:43
5:43
There were apparently a few glitches during the Mini Stock qualifying as the rundown continually shuffles through.  Now it is showing Tim Canipe as the fast timer.  If and when we’re able to get full Mini Stock qualifying results, we’ll certainly pass them along.
5:42
There was apparently a glitch with the timing and scoring software for the Mini Stocks.  The rundown currently shows Billy Cameron with fast time with a lap of 0.774-seconds.
5:41
Spencer Davis finished ninth last night at Caraway.(Speed51.com photo)
5:40
Division: Mini Stocks
22 – Jason Tutterow
Lap 1: 17.874
Position: 3rd
5:40
Division: Mini Stocks
9 – Tim Canipe
Lap 1: 17.736
Position: 2nd
5:38
Division: Mini Stocks
35 – Johnny Baker
Lap 1: 18.545
Position: 5th
5:37
Division: Mini Stocks
24 – Steven Sanders
Lap 1: 18.387
Position: 3rd
5:36
Division: Mini Stocks
69 – Billy Cameron
Lap 1: 18.495
Position: 4th
5:36
Division: Mini Stocks
09 – Randy Canipe
Lap 1: 18.162
Position: 2nd
5:36
Division: Mini Stocks
44 – AJ Sanders
Lap 1: 18.016
Position: 1st
5:36
Mini Stocks get one lap of qualifying.
5:34
Qualifying is now underway for the Mini Stocks. The Modifieds will be out next.
5:33
Comment From Mike Ray

Thank you Speed51.com for tonight’s coverage!

5:23
Mods getting ready for time trials. (Speed51.com photo)
5:19
Comment From BOBBY

GO SPENCER [email protected] THE 79 TEAM .

5:13
5:13
Comment From Jonathan Wilborn

Good luck to Tim Brown and the entire T&C Motorsports team tonight

5:13
Modified teams are getting qualifying tires bolted onto their racecars for the start of time trials, which is now scheduled for 5:30pm.
4:47
4:47
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4:47
When we get to the Modified race tonight, all cars must make a pit stop. Cars may not pit on the first lap or the last lap to satisfy their mandatory pit stop requirement.

If there is not a caution period before lap 50 of this and any series race, there will be a competition caution between laps 80 and 100. That lap will be determined by a chip drawn by the flagman prior to the start of the event. That number will not be revealed to anyone but the flagman. Any caution flag after lap 50 will cancel the competition caution.

Cars can pit at any time except for the first and last lap. The car must come to a complete stop and be jacked up. When servicing a car in the pits, the car must have at least two tires inside the assigned pit box. A tire change is OPTIONAL (two tires) and may be done at any time.

4:28
Practice is now complete. Qualifying will follow in roughly 30 minutes.
4:11
The prizes for tonight’s race. (Speed51.com photo)
4:04
Second KOMA Modified Practice Results

Pos. No. Driver Time
1 1 Burt Myers 14.601
2 02 Tim Brown 14.625
3 J2 Jeremy Mayfield 14.843
4 54 Jeff Fultz 14.886
5 34 Josh Nichols 15.055
6 59 Renee Dupuis 15.149
7 79 Spencer Davis 15.176
8 12 Mike Norman 15.231
9 80 Mike Speeney 15.232
10 2 JR Bertuccio 15.260
11 82 Cale Gale 15.264
12 4 Jason Myers 15.292
13 9 Bobby Sheffield 15.320
14 31 Zach Brewer 15.340
15 22 Jimmy Wallace 15.377
16 4L Scott Hall 15.477
17 45 Gary Young, Jr. 15.497
18 43 David Calabrese 15.522
19 10 Johnny Sutton 15.647
20 2L Austin Thompson 16.242
21 3 Danny Propst 16.751

 

4:04
CHECKERED FLAG: Modified practice is complete.  Burt Myers remained atop the speed chart.
4:01
Burt Myers has rocketed to the top of the practice chart with just a few laps remaining
4:00
4:00
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4:00
Less than five minutes remain in final Modified practice.
3:55
First KOMA Modified Practice Results

Pos. No. Driver Time
1 J2 Jeremy Mayfield 14.594
2 02 Tim Brown 14.787
3 34 Josh Nichols 14.795
4 2 JR Bertuccio 14.803
5 80 Mike Speeney 14.867
6 54 Jeff Fultz 14.872
7 82 Cale Gale 15.047
8 79 Spencer Davis 15.097
9 9 Bobby Sheffield 15.127
10 31 Zach Brewer 15.191
11 4 Jason Myers 15.217
12 12 Mike Norman 15.241
13 1 Burt Myers 15.267
14 59 Renee Dupuis 15.300
15 10 Johnny Sutton 15.368
16 22 Jimmy Wallace 15.423
17 43 David Calabrese 15.465
18 45 Gary Young, Jr. 15.489
19 4L Scott Hall 15.634
20 2L Austin Thompson 15.750
21 3 Danny Propst 16.345
3:55
As we continue in second Modified practice, the first session times have been provided. Jeremy Mayfield was quickest.
3:49
Burt Myers heads down pit road for another run on track.  (Speed51.com photo)
3:44
3:44
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3:43
Brown remains quickest so far in practice with a lap time of 14.625. Mayfield is second with a 14.843 and Fultz is now third with a 14.886.
3:43
Mike Norman, David Calabrese, Jason Myers, and Spencer Davis are both competing today with the same Modifieds that they ran last night with in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour event at Caraway Speedway (NC). JR Bertuccio and Burt Myers each have different cars here today from the ones they ran last night.
3:38
Connecticut’s Renee Dupuis is a longtime Modified competitor throughout New England.  (Speed51.com photo)
3:36
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3:36
3:36
The second Modified practice has hit the track. Tim Brown and Jeremy Mayfield are currently quickest of the 10 cars that have been on track.
3:23
The second and final round of Modified practice will begin in five minutes.
3:21
Eight Mini Stocks hit the track for their first practice. AJ Sanders was the quickest followed by Terry Thompson, Jason Tutterow, Randy Canipe, Billy Cameron, Johnny Baker, Shorty York, Jr. and Tim Canipe.
3:16
Tim Brown (02) and JR Bertuccio (2) rumble down the front stretch in practice.  (Speed51.com photo)
3:16
3:16
The ARCA Gold Cup Series will head back to Toledo Speedway on Friday, July 11th for a 100-lap event. The Sportsman and X-Cars will also be in action. Click here for more information.
3:15
Jeremy Mayfield at speed.  (Speed51.com photo)
3:11
The Mini Stocks hit the track for their practice before we could get across to the infield to get a practice sheet. We’ll provide practice results as soon as we can get access to the scoring officials.
3:07
David Calabrese’s crew gets the 43 ready for the second round of practice.  (Speed51.com photo)
3:05
First KOMA Modified practice is now complete. We will effort Modified practice times.
3:04
3:04
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3:03
Johnny Sutton’s No. 10.  (Speed51.com photo)
3:00
Aerial view of Hickory Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)
2:52
JR Bertuccio, Jeremy Mayfield, Mike Norman and Zach Brewer are the cars currently circling Hickory Motor Speedway.
2:51
2:51
The ACT International 300 will take place on Sunday, July 20th at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. This year’s event will pay $25,000 to the winner! Make your plans now to be at this great event. Click here for more information.
2:51
Zach Brewer is a veteran of the Modified ranks as well as a former winner in the Goody’s Dash Series.  (Speed51.com photo)
2:49
There is no live timing and scoring accessible, so we won’t be able to provide in-practice scoring updates, but we’ll provide practice times following each Modified session.
2:33
Practice is now underway for the KOMA Modifieds. Tim Brown was the first on track.
2:32
Jeff Fultz will be making his first Modified attempt in almost a full year.  The former Pro Cup, NASCAR Southeast Series, ARCA and longtime Super Late Model competitor suffered an engine issue in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Bristol Motor Speedway (TN) last Summer.  This is his first race since getting the engine rebuilt.
2:31
Longtime Super Late Model competitor Jeff Fultz will be racing his JEGS.com backed No. 54 Modified tonight.  (Speed51.com photo)
2:27
Driver Roster – KOMA Modifieds

1 Burt Myers
2 Austin Thompson
2 JR Bertuccio
J2 Jeremy Mayfield
02 Tim Brown
3 Danny Propst
4 Jason Myers
9 Bobby Sheffield
10 Johnny Sutton
12 Mike Norman
22 Jimmy Wallace
31 Zach Brewer
34 Josh Nichols
43 David Calabrese
45 Gary Young, Jr.
54 Jeff Fultz
59 Renee Dupuis
79 Spencer Davis
80 Dan Speeney
82 Cale Gale
4L Scott Hall

 

2:26
2:26
The stars of the Southern Super Series will head to Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, GA on Saturday, July 12th for their ninth event of the season. Donnie Wilson, fresh off his third win at Montgomery, hopes to tie Bubba Pollard with the most wins this season. Click here to order it today.
2:22
The drivers meeting has let out and drivers are now strapping into their cars in anticiaption of the start of practice in about 10 minutes.
1:47
We will have a full driver roster after the drivers meeting, which is set to begin in mere moments.
1:47
The tire prep area is a busy place with about an hour until practice. (Speed51.com photo)
1:21
Event Schedule – July 5 Hickory

12pm Pit Gates Open
2pm Practice
Mini Stock 2-2:30 & 3:15-3:30
Modifieds 2:30-3:15 & 3:30-4:15
East Coast Flatheads 4:15-4:30
4:45pm Drivers Meeting
5pm Grandstands Open
5pm Qualifying
East Coast Flatheads (1 lap)
Mini Stock Madness (1 lap)
KOMA Unwind Modifieds (2 laps)
6pm On-Track Autograph Session
6:30pm Pre-Race Ceremonies
7pm Racing
East Coast Flatheads (20 laps)
Mini Stock Madness (35 laps)
KOMA Unwind Modifieds (125 laps)
1:19
1:19
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1:19
It’s a gorgeous day for Modified racing here in the Carolina foothills.  It’s currently 80 degrees and temperatures should stay in the same ballpark through the afternoon before dipping back into the mid-70’s come race time tonight.  There’s nothing but blue skies dotted with wispy white clouds overhead and there is a zero-percent chance of rain tonight.
1:17
1:17
Today’s coverage of the KOMA Modified Madness Series at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC is presented by 51 TV’s live Pay-Per-View coverage of the Slinger Nationals from Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger, WI. Speed 51 will present live Pay Per View coverage of the 35th Annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from the high banked Slinger Super Speedway in Slinger, Wisconsin. This is a must see event with a 199-lap feature featuring some of the best Super Late Model drivers including six-time Slinger Nationals winner Matt Kenseth. Order it today for the advance price of $19.99. There is a 150-mile blackout area around the track for this event. Click here to order it today.
1:17
Good afternoon and welcome to the “Birthplace of the NASCARStars,” Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina, where tonight the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series will compete for 125 laps in the KOMA Unwind American Freedom 125.

Also on tonight’s racing card are the East Coast Flatheads and Mini Stocks.  

1:16
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Trackside Now – KOMA Modifieds – Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) – 7/5/14