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October 31st, 2015
YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.– For much of the CARS Late Model Stock Tour’s inaugural season Brayton Haws has been the driver to beat, however he trails Myatt Snider by three points heading into the Liberty University 300 at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway.
But Haws is as confident as he’s ever been heading into a race. The last time the tour ran at Hickory it was the No. 41 Rheem Ford of Haws that pulled into victory lane.
Now, with a championship on the line, Haws said he believes he can replicate that performance and get the job done once again on Saturday night to win the title.
“If I do the same thing I did the last time I went to Hickory then it really just falls into our hands,” said Haws. “Last time we went to Hickory we ran really well all race and won. It gives me a lot of confidence because we’ve raced at that track numerous times and have we’ve had consecutive good finishes there. And the last CARS Tour race there we won, Myatt (Snyder) finished second and Deac (McCaskill; tied with Haws) finished 13th.”
For Haws, the strategy on Saturday night is actually pretty simple. He just wants to score as many points as possible, and win the race. If he does that, the championship should be his.
“We just need to do what we did last time,” he said. “We had a really good car there so we have a lot of confidence. We’re going to be really good.”
At this point in time, Haws has only encountered one problem. He’s still only 15 years old and he’s still in school. But he isn’t thinking about school at a time like this.
“I’m so focused on the race and the championship,” said Haws. “That’s all that’s on my mind right now. This is probably the most focused I’ve been. Right now our heads are really in the game. We really want that championship.”
The championship would close out a season that has seen Haws win three races, seven top-10 finishes, and lead 338 laps. The championship is really the only goal left for Haws to accomplish, and it would mean a lot for Haws to be remembered as the inaugural champion.
“It would be a very good accomplishment for me to win the inaugural championship,” he said. That would be awesome. It would really mean a lot to me, my team and also my mom and dad.”
The CARS Racing Tour Liberty University 300 takes place this Saturday, October 31 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. Practice is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET with qualifying taking place at 4:30 p.m. The first green flag will fly on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.
For more information on Brayton Haws visit his website at www.braytonhaws.com, and follow him on Twitter at @BraytonHaws.
April 19th, 2014
Quincy, Illinois – Jake Griffin is proud to announce that this weekend, April 18th-19th, he will be entering his first career event at Hickory Motor Speedway (Hickory, North Carolina) as he will go into battle with the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models. He will be piloting the #54 entry for Five 4 Motorsports, which is owned by NASCAR competitor, Daniel Hemric.
“I was just blown away by the opportunity offered to me by Daniel,” said the 15-year-old Griffin. “When I got the phone call I almost thought that I was dreaming. We’ve gotten to know each other over the past year or so, and I’m really honored that he wants to see me behind the wheel of one his cars.” He concludes by noting, “To get to compete at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway is just the icing on the cake.”
Hemric has watched Jake race with the JEGS/CRA All-Star Series and ARCA Super Series over the past two years and has really been impressed in Griffin’s ability and potential.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Jake driving one of our cars this weekend,” notes Hemric. “He has shown me a lot of potential behind the wheel, so I wanted to give him the chance to compete at new tracks. Hopefully this will lead to more events together as the year progresses.”
This Friday and Saturday, April 18th-19th, the PASS Super Late Models will invade the 1/3 mile oval at Hickory Motor Speedway (Hickory, North Carolina) for the Easter Bunny 50. Open practice will be held on Friday, while qualifying and the 150 lap finale will be contested on Saturday. For more information on the event please visit www.HickoryMotorSpeedway.com .
After getting rained out in an UMP Modified weekly show last Sunday at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois), Jake will return this Sunday for another event. More information on the racing program is available at www.QuincyRaceways.com .
Jake Griffin Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including McPike’s Pawn Shop, People Against Distracted Drivers (P.A.D.D.), Central Metals Recycling Inc., TNT Action Sports, Sun Drop Citrus Soda, Triple R Performance Engines, McGunegill Engine Performance, Bob Pierce Race Cars Kelly’s Restaurant, 007 Carbs, MSRMafia.com Marketing Services, and Smart Builders.
For more information on Jake Griffin Racing, please visit www.JakeGriffin.net .
July 18th, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- Shane Lee is posting notable results in a double-duty NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at a challenging track. Lee has won races and is among track point race leaders in two divisions at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Lee, 20, of Newton, N.C., is two points behind NASCAR Late Model track point leader Austin McDaniel and leads NASCAR Limited Late Model points at the banked .363-mile paved oval. He’s the defending champion in the Limited Late Models, was the division’s top rookie and won the Most Popular Driver Award in 2012.
A veteran of dirt track go-kart racing from ages 9-18, he didn’t drive a stock car until opening day at Hickory in 2012. He won in his third-career Limited Late Model start in 2012, and won in his fourth-career NASCAR Late Model start this year.
In NASCAR Division I Late Models Lee is just outside the top 20 in state points. In NASCAR Limited Late Models he leads the track points by 16 over Landon Huffman and ranks 15th in NASCAR Finalist Division II standings. His Late Model record to date in 13 starts is two wins, nine top fives and 12 top 10s. In Limited Late Models he has three wins, nine top fives and top 10s in all 11 starts.
He posted eighth-place finishes in both division’s features this past Saturday.
“At the end of last year we planned to add the Late Model for 2013,” Lee said. “We were just going to run the 10 100-lap Zloop Challenge races, but after the first few races we were leading the points. We won our first Late Model feature in a regular 50-lap race on the fourth night of the season. After that, we decided to race every week.”
Hickory’s Zloop-sponsored 100 lap race series offers an increased purse and its own point fund. The track’s “series within a series” gives bonus points to those who run the full weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series schedule at Hickory.
Lee credits a lot of his success to crew chief, spotter and consultant Dexter Canipe, the 1997 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion. Canipe garages the Late Model at his shop and the Lee’s garage the Limited Late Model in their shop.
“Having Dexter helping teaches us a lot,” Lee said. Lee didn’t anticipate being so successful so quickly in NASCAR Late Models on a challenging track like Hickory. “I was just hoping to be able run with them,” Lee said. “As soon as we started finishing in the top five, I started to believe we could win.
“I’m pretty good at the 50-lap Late Model features and 35-lap Limited Late Model features,” Lee said. “The 100 lap races, between the tires and the track, we’d get real loose. I was just trying to keep the car underneath me.”
He quickly learned tire management and adapted to the faster Late Model.
“The cars drive two different ways,” Lee said. “The Limiteds let you carry a lot of momentum without using the brakes very much. The Late Model you bury it into the turns and get back in the gas as hard as you can coming out without breaking loose. When you hit the gas you can tell the difference between the two cars. Hickory is all about being able to come off the turns. Late Models are a lot more fun to drive.”
Hickory’s surface has less grip during the heat of the summer, Lee said. In cooler spring temperatures his Late Model qualifying times were around 15.09 seconds. In the heat of the summer that time is closer to 15.90 seconds. While the preferred line to pass is at the bottom of the turns, the groove tends to slide up the track in later laps of long distance races, he said.
Both of Lee’s race cars are Chevrolet Impalas based on Performance Warehouse chassis and owned by the driver’s father, Mike Lee. Additional crewmen on the Late Model include Chris Chapman, Aaron Volf and Stacy Stackletter. The Limited Late Model crew includes Glenn Moffat, Todd Jenkins, Joey Williams and Dean Trent.
Sponsors include the Lee family business LeeBoy Paving Equipment, Shuffletown Industrial Service, John Barnes Financial and Harrington Racing Engines. Lee attends Gaston (N.C.) Community College majoring in mechanical engineering. He is employed by LeeBoy Paving Equipment as a design engineer.
National Points Update: National point leader Lee Pulliam and his primary pursuer Deac McCaskill were idle over the weekend due to rain at both South Boston (Va.) Speedway and Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. The pavement Late Model drivers maintain their first and second-place ranking in national standings, 744-734.
SK Modified driver Keith Rocco took two feature wins and advanced to third-place in national standings. He won at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on Thursday and Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway on Friday. Rocco, the 2010 national champion has 674 points, 60 behind McCaskill.
Tommy Lemons Jr. dropped from third to fourth in the nation as he made no starts over the weekend due to rain. He has 657 points, 17 behind Rocco. C.E. Falk III moved to fifth in points from sixth with finishes of third and second in twin 75-lap features at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. Those events were won by Matt Waltz and Nick Smith respectively. Falk has 653 points, four behind Rocco.
Ryan Preece fell from fifth to sixth in the national point race with finishes of second at Thompson and seventh at Stafford, in the same races won by Rocco. Preece is one point out of fifth place with 652 points. Completing the top 10 in national points are Chad Finchum (Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway and Motor Mile), Anthony Anders (Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway, Kingsport, Hickory, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C.), Burt Myers (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C.), and Todd Ceravolo (Thompson and Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl).
Now in its 32nd season, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly short track auto racing. There are 55 sanctioned tracks throughout the United States and Canada that participate.
A NASCAR Division I driver’s best 18 results through the Sept. 15 closing date count toward their state and national point totals and the champions are decided on overall point total. Once a driver reaches 18 starts, their point total increases incrementally as they replace some poorer runs with better results.
Under the point structure for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, a race winner receives two points for every car in the event up to 20 cars. Second place receives two fewer points and so on through the field. Race winners receive an additional five points. For example, if 20 cars are in the field, the winner receives 45 points, second place 38 and third 36. If there are 15 cars, the winner receives 35 points, second 28 and third, 26.
Track operators also designate support classes as NASCAR Divisions II-V and drivers in those divisions compete for points in the NASCAR Finalist program. The program brings added recognition to support division drivers. Points are kept separately for asphalt and dirt tracks.
More information on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is available at www.nascarhometracks.com.
September 27th, 2012
Graham, NC- Trevor Noles of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina picked up his first career CCS Super Limited win in just his second start Saturday night at the Hickory Motor Speedway in front of a healthy crowd in the grandstands and an even healthier field of racecars. Noles had to hold on to the lead on a lap forty-seven restart that set up several hardnosed battles in the sprint to the checkered flag just three laps later.
In victory lane Noles explained how he couldn’t believe he and his Coulter Motorsports race team were already in victory lane in the toughest field of cars the series has seen thus far in 2012.
“This is just amazing to be in the winner’s circle in just our second start with CCS. I was worried at the end when we kept having those cautions allowing the guys behind me to close the lead I had built up, but Randy Renfrow gave us a fast
car and we just pulled away from everyone at the end,” said an excited Noles. “I started a little deeper in the field than I would have liked, and then it took us a while to get going with all those cautions. Once we finally got going
and got around that #5 car I was able to open a lead and hold on for the win.”
Championship points leader Austin Lietner took advantage of a pole position start and jumped out to the lead on the initial green flag. As Lietner lead the race in the early going, it was Noles who took advantage of several yellows on lap six and again on lap twelve to get the jump on the field, eventually taking the lead position. No quicker than Noles took the lead the yellow flag would fly once again on lap thirteen after contact between Walker Yates and Hans Seth resulted in Yates’ machine making hard contact with the inside of the front stretch wall ending his night.
The battle for the lead between Noles and Lietner only continued briefly at the beginning of each restart before Noles would open a three car length lead under green. Shortly after the halfway indication by series officials Cole Timm, normally a factor to do battle for the win, experienced mechanical issues down the back stretch causing his #57 machine to slow suddenly. The adverse luck by one quickly became the fate of others as the machines of Jeff Batten and Karl Weber
were collected in a wreck in an attempt to miss the slowing Timm ending both drivers nights early.
This allowed Leitner another shot at Noles to regain the top position before finding out he was more than he could handle settling for a solid runner up finish to increase his points leader over the rest of the field. Tate Fogleman made the
move of the race exiting turn four when he sling shot his #4 machine to the inside of Austin Reed to finish third at the line. The next up for the CCS Super Limited late models series will be the season finale on Saturday November 24th at the
Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina in conjuction with the PASS South super late model series. For more information on this event as well all Carolina Completion Sports sanction events visit http://www.raceccs.com/.
September 26th, 2012
(Hickory, NC) On Thursday September 20th Jared Irvan got his first laps in his No. 28 Race2Safety.com Late Model in a shake down test at the Hickory Motor Speedway. Only 48 hours later, the 14-year-old son of Ernie and Kim Irvan started
18th in the PASS South Touring Super Late Model 150 lap event at Hickory. Irvan qualified 18th out of 26 cars in the star-studded field and by lap 27 had piloted his immaculate black and orange race car to 15th position. His goal was
simply to complete as many laps as possible but as the race unfolded, just finishing turned into a solid run.
On lap 99 a serious wreck in turn 3 bottled the field and Irvan, who was flirting with a top ten, darted into the pits to check his right front tire. He re-entered in 12th and over the last 50 laps kept picking off positions. Over the last 5 laps he engaged in a furious side by side battle with Gray Gaulding, cleanly passing the Krispy Kreme driver and making his 7th place finish even sweeter.
Asked how he felt after the 150 lap event Irvan responded, “I am tired. These cars are heavier, wider and longer. I also have to keep track of where the right side of the car is,” after clipping the turn 2 wall with his right front tire. “I expected to make it around 100 laps,” added the USAC Ignite Midget Eastern points leader. “I never dreamed we would finish 7th.
“I am very proud of Jared,” stated dad Ernie Irvan. “He did an amazing job for his first ever late model race. I am looking forward to his development and progress in the heavier race cars.”
Watch for Irvan to be back at the wheel of his Super Late Model a few more times this season and run for the PASS South championship next season. He will also race three more times in his No. 28 USAC Ignite Midget as he aims to capture his first USAC Eastern Midget championship.
For more information call Rolfe Schnur at 954-224-8661. To view Jared’s marketing and branding video click on www.jaredirvanondemand.com.
September 26th, 2012
Charlotte, NC – Preston Peltier knew what it would take to win at the Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday in the PASS South Series’ fall event, the Over the Mountain 150, and made it happen. Peltier saved his tires in the first half of the 150 lap race, and let his fellow competitors come to him eventually making his way to the front picking cars off one at a time before taking the lead for good on lap eighty-nine and never looked back. The win was the Concord, North Carolina driver’s second of the season dating back to the series season opener at the Dillon Motor Speedway on March 10th.
“It was a special win tonight for us because it broke a tie with Ben (Rowe) to become the all time wins leader in the PASS South Series and that means a lot for a guy like me, “ said Peltier in victory lane. “Wins in this series are so
hard to come by these days it makes each one you get a special one. I could tell my guys were a little nervous talking to them over the radio when that last caution came out with five to go for the #47 spinning, but I just told them we’ve been there before and came out on top and with as good as a car as we have tonight, we should do it again and we did.”
Landon Cling, who ended up in the second position when all was said and done, was the final car Peltier needed to pass to secure his victory. Cling’s second place finish, which matched his finish in the Easter Bunny 150 race in April, didn’t
come without controversy however. With just five laps remaining a lapped car went for a solo spin-and-go off of turn four causing several cars to check up including the #29 machine of Cling. This allowed Trey Mitchell to make the pass for second, however; Cling made contact with Mitchell as they picked up speed sending the #47 spinning and bringing out the yellow for the final time of the night.
After the race Cling spoke about the incident with Mitchell in the closing laps. “Trey is not a guy I’m trying to race like that. We had those lap cars kind of jumble us up there a bit, he went high and we made contact. It was just one of those racing deals; he definitely isn’t someone I want to have any bad animosity with. Hopefully we have it all worked out and can move on from here,” stated Cling after the race.
The ruckus up front was the recipe that Ross Kenseth needed to get back to the podium in the PASS South Series after a drought dating back to the Wake County event in May. Even though his team has struggled over the summer stretch of races, Kenseth feels that what they learned at Hickory this weekend netting them a podium finish is exactly what they need to head into Nashville with confidence for the All American 400 just two weeks away.
“I think we finished better than what out car showed. We came here with a little different package than normal that I had a little more input on than normal and we were able to have a good run and some fun tonight. What worked for us tonight we hope will make for a better run at Nashville, I know its two totally different tracks, but overall I think we can put some things that we learned here tonight towards the Nashville’s race and go from there,” noted a satisfied Kenseth.
Next up for the “BIG BOYS WITH THE BAD FAST TOYS” PASS South Super Late Model Series is the highlight event of the 2012 season; the All American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday October 6th. To pre
order your tickets to this historic event visit http://www.allamerican400.com/. For more information on the PASS South Series or any of the PASS sanctioned series visit http://www.proallstarsseries.com/.
September 20th, 2012
Mooresville, NC –For the third time this season Trey Mitchell will prepare to hit the abrasive 3/8th mile Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina this Saturday as part of the PASS South Over the Mountain 150 Super Late Model event. So far this season, Mitchell, who is originally from Wimberley, Texas, has a pair of third place finishes at the Hickory track, having finished third behind the wheel of his familiar #47 Super Late Model in the PASS South Series spring race. He also placed third in his Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series debut driving for Wes Gonder Racing.
“I hear people talk all the time about how tough Hickory is to race and I just can’t figure out how they think that. To me it’s a track that has options, you can run high or you can run low, it all depends on how your car handles,” said Mitchell when discussing racing at Hickory. “It has to be one of my favorite tracks without a doubt. The surface is really abrasive so it comes down to saving your tires until you get inside twenty-five to go and then you go racing for the win. Racing that way just really fits my driving style and our results have shown it.”
This go around Trey’s point of view is much different than the first time this season when he and his Trey Mitchell Racing team unloaded at the 3/8th mile track. In April it was the team’s first event to kick off the 2012 season after having not raced since the previous year compared too many in attendance that had competed on multiple occasions already in 2012.
“We have the All American 400 in Nashville just two weeks after this weekend’s race at Hickory and so far we don’t have a primary sponsor, which is really tough on a small budget team like ours because it’s such a big race. I know there are
guys coming from all over the U.S. and Canada that plan on running this race, so to be able to come out on top and say you won the All American 400 and write your name in the history books next to guys like Rusty Wallace and Darrell
Waltrip who’ve also won the race would be just unbelievable,” explained Mitchell. “We hope to come away from Hickory with a win that will give our team a big boost of momentum both financially and mentally.
Practice for the PASS South Over The Mountain 150 kicks off Saturday September 22nd at 2pm, with series qualifying to follow at 4:30pm. After a brief on track autograph session the Over the Mountain 150 takes the green flag at 7pm for 150 laps of short track racing action.
For more information about Texas native Trey Mitchell and his 2012 racing plans, visit his website at www.treymitchellracing.com. For sponsorship information and public relations related issues contact Chris Ragle with Tex Motorsports Marketing at 940.393.3167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 11th, 2012
HICKORY, North Carolina- Earlier today, officials from Hickory, North Carolina-based ZLOOP™ announced their plans surrounding their extended involvement with Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the 2013 Motorsports season.
In addition to renewing their partnership as an official track sponsor of the 0.363-mile oval, officials from ZLOOP™ also announced the setup of the Big “10” ZLOOP™ Challenge, a championship within a championship for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) division. Ten (10) races, combined with 100 laps of competition each and an increased racing purse, will fuel the fire towards the champion being crowned the inaugural winner of the ZLOOP™ Challenge. The championship trophy will be crafted out of recycled eWaste.
Additionally, points accumulated during the ZLOOP™ Challenge will be tallied against the competitor’s standings in the overall Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway track championship in the NASCAR Whelen-All American Series, encouraging teams to partake in the newly-established “Challenge.” ZLOOP™ Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers (ZLOOP) makes eWaste
recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP™ is the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely. “The addition of the ZLOOP™ Challenge is a way of signifying our devotion, presence and support to our local track and its competitors,” said Chris Knight, Director of Sports Marketing for ZLOOP™. “We wanted to bring some extra incentives to the track for not only the fans but the drivers and teams as well. We feel that the ZLOOP™ Challenge fits that mark perfectly. We look forward to its success next season and beyond.”
Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy stated, “We are excited to partner up with ZLOOP™; their commitment to recycle these products will be a great step for the environment, and this Big “10″ ZLOOP™ Challenge will provide much-needed resources for our competitors to be able to race each event. Also, the Challenge will create excitement for competitors and fans alike each and every week.”
The first race of the ZLOOP™ Challenge is tentatively set to kick-off in March 2013 with the championship set to be decided in September with a guaranteed gigantic celebration that includes a spectacular fireworks show. ZLOOP™ anticipates the opening of more than 100 franchises nationwide within the coming year and more than 455 by 2015. Each franchise will be owned and operated locally, hiring approximately 10 to 25 employees per franchise territory. For more information about franchise opportunities, call 1-855-949-3279 or email email@example.com.
For more information on ZLOOP™ and its mission, please visit _ZLOOPRacing.com._ (http://www.zloopracing.com/)
Follow ZLOOP™ Racing on Twitter @ZLOOPRacing. ZLOOP™ Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers: ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers (ZLOOP) make eWaste recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP is the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely. Founded in Hickory, North Carolina in 2012, ZLOOP guarantees eWaste is
recycled domestically and that hard drives are permanently destroyed of all information. ZLOOP is extremely mobile and able to handle any size job on-site with the same commitment to security, speed and auditing. ZLOOP is also compliant with federal, state and local government regulations for the safe and secure destruction of highly sensitive data, and is working toward certifications from the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, ITAD, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACIA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). For more information on ZLOOP’s eWaste recycling services, call today at 1-855-WHY-EASY (1-855-949-3279) or visit the website, zlooprecycling.com. ZLOOP is a subsidiary of parent company EZ Computer Recycling Centers, for more information visit
ezcomputerrecyclingcenters.com. See just how easy it is to be green with eWaste. eWaste is Serious Waste. Recycle™.
August 31st, 2012
HICKORY, North Carolina – - With the 2012 Motorsports season slowly beginning to come to a close across the Country, that could be farther from the truth as action is heating up at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway and the upcoming ZLOOP™ night at the historic short track is vowing to be a night full of unforgettable memories.
ZLOOP™, the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely, will offer a free ticket to race fans who bring an unwanted cell phone, computer or laptop to one of NASCAR’s premiere Home Tracks. Fans will be able to safely dispose their item at the ZLOOP™ Racing Recycling Center while also have access to ZLOOP’s free data-destruction service.
ZLOOP™ night, set for Saturday, September 8, will feature action from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Super Trucks, 4-Cylinders, Hobby’s And Mini-Cups.
“We are very excited about the upcoming ZLOOP night at Hickory Motor Speedway,” said Chris Knight, Director of Sports Marketing for ZLOOP™. “This is our opportunity to shine and let the race fans know that ZLOOP™ is here to stay. We are sure it’s going to be a great night full of racing in our backyard and we hope that we’ll be able to educate every race fan about eWaste as they bring their unwanted cell phone, computer or laptop.” Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy stated, “Hickory Motor Speedway welcomes the opportunity to be a part of ZLOOP ™ Computer and Electronics Recycling made EZ”s campaign to recycle computers, cell phones and other electronics that are presently filling up our landfills. HMS looks forward to partnering in with ZLOOP™ to bring awareness to these needs and help ZLOOP™ achieve the goals that they have set forth for this project beginning with this special upcoming ZLOOP™ Night at the races.”
Rising star and Mooresville, North Carolina-native Justin Boston will drive a ZLOOP™-sponsored Toyota Camry in the 100-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series contest, the highlighting race of the night at the 0.363-mile track.
Additionally, before racing takes the green flag, ZLOOP™ officials will make an announcement concerning their 2013 plans at their hometown-race track.
ZLOOP™ anticipates the opening of more than 100 franchises nationwide within the coming year and more than 455 by 2015. Each franchise will be owned and operated locally, hiring approximately 10 to 25 employees per franchise territory. For more information about franchise opportunities, call 1-855-949-3279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on ZLOOP™ and its mission, please visit _ZLOOPRacing.com._ (http://www.zloopracing.com/) Follow ZLOOP™ Racing on Twitter @ZLOOPRacing. ZLOOP™ Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers: ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers (ZLOOP) make eWaste recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP is the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely.
Founded in Hickory, North Carolina in 2012, ZLOOP guarantees eWaste is recycled domestically and that hard drives are permanently destroyed of all information. ZLOOP is extremely mobile and able to handle any size job on-site with the same commitment to security, speed and auditing. ZLOOP is also compliant with federal, state and local government regulations for the safe and secure destruction of highly sensitive data, and is working toward certifications from the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, ITAD, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACIA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). For more information on ZLOOP’s eWaste recycling services, call today at 1-855-WHY-EASY (1-855-949-3279) or visit the website, zlooprecycling.com. ZLOOP is a subsidiary of parent company EZ Computer Recycling Centers, for more information visit ezcomputerrecyclingcenters.com. See just how easy it is to be green with eWaste. eWaste is Serious Waste. Recycle™.
August 10th, 2012
(Concord, NC) Third generation racer Jared Irvan capped off a great week of racing in is his No.28 Ernie Irvan Racing Race2Safety USAC Ignite Midget by capturing the 2012 USAC Ignite Eastern Swing Points title.
The Midland, NC native picked up a win at Ace Speedway in the 30 lap main event on August 3rd. He began the week with two runner-up finishes at Concord Motorsports Park in twin 50 lap features and finished with a 6th place run at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night to garner the most points over the four events.
“It was a great week”, said Jared. “I can’t thank my mom and dad (Kim and Ernie Irvan) and sister Jordan enough for their support along with my crew chief Ryan Scott. I have a great race car every event and feel like we can challenge for the win in every race”
Irvan also leads the USAC Ignite Midget Eastern Points going into this weekend’s long trip to Plymouth Speedway (IN) on August 10th and Grundy County Speedway (IL) on August 11th. Jared will battle against his Eastern rivals and the best of the Midwest on two tracks that he has never seen.
“Jared is doing a great job adjusting to new tracks that we visit,” said 1991 Daytona 500 winner and dad Ernie Irvan. “This weekend will be our biggest challenge to date as we not only head to racetracks we have never raced at but go into the backyard of the Midwest USAC Ignite Midget racers”.
“We would really like to win the USAC Ignite Eastern Midget championship and as many races as we can”, added the 14 year old Irvan. “I am also really excited that I will be making my Late Model debut in the fall. We bought a PASS South car and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel and race a stock car”.
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April 26th, 2012
Graham, NC – Round two of the 2012 CCS/PASS Super Limited Late Model Series at the Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, North Carolina was all Austin Leitner as he piloted his #5 Mid-State Roofing machine to victory winning the Easter Bunny 50 after setting fast time during qualifying. Jody Measemer finished second after putting pressure on Leitner early and often for the win, while Cole Timm finished third taking home the last piece of hardware on the night.
Leitner made his win look easy at times setting the fastest time during practice, qualifying and then grabbing the lead early after redrawing the second place starting position after the series mandatory redraw of the top five qualifiers. Justin Carroll would lead the field to green after his good luck redraw of the pole position.
Just twelve laps in the fifty lap event #02 Walker Yates went for a single car spin slowing the race for the first time of the night. As the race drew closer to the halfway point several cars began fading such as #57 Just Carroll and #84 Kyle Beattie after strong qualifying runs. Another solo spin this time by #4 Tate Fogleman slowed the field on lap twenty-seven. The restart to go back racing on lap twenty-eight proved to be too much for a pair of drivers as #16 Hayes Goodson and #22 Tyler Howell got together coming out of treacherous turn four. Both cars would suffer damage and be forced to the pits for repairs prior to rejoining the field.
The final twenty-two laps stayed clean and green as Leitner became the second CCS/PASS Super Limited Late Model Series winner in history. Cole Timm’s third place finish was good enough to move him to the championship point standing over Tate Fogleman and Walker Yates.
“This is awesome being here in victory lane at a historic track like Hickory,” noted Leitner in victory lane. “We had a good car all day here and it showed in qualifying and again in the race. I’m looking forward to Orange County in a couple of weeks so we can do it again.”
Next up for the CCS/PASS Super Limited Late Models is the Orange Blossom Special 50 at the Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina on Saturday April 21st as the series stays in conjunction with the PASS South Series super late model tour in 2012. For more information about the Super Limited Late Models and the rest of the Carolina Competition Sports sanctioned classes visit their website at www.raceccs.com.