Hedgecock caps off Memorial Day weekend with Iron-Man victory at 411
Cory Hedgecock took the lead on lap 8 on Monday evening at 411 Motor Speedway and never looked back en route to Victory Lane with his W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry / Noble Knights Construction Services / No. 23 Currin Construction / BMF Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Super Late Model.
His eighth win of the year was worth $5,052 in Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series competition and tied him atop the series’ all-time win list.
“We got to the lead early (at 411 Motor Speedway), and then got the job done. Decided to give Clarksville (Speedway) a shot on Tuesday night. We had a good car but needed long runs, and the cautions kept slowing my progression. Still finished second to Mikey (Marlar), and I’m definitely not hanging my head for that. Overall, we had a pretty good holiday weekend of racing,” Hedgecock said. “We’re going to do a little crate racing this weekend before getting back in the Super Late Model next week at the Dream (Eldora Speedway and then Kokomo (Speedway).”
Cory Hedgecock invaded I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) last Friday afternoon to kick off his Memorial Day weekend with the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals.
With 34 Late Models entered, Hedgecock locked his spot into the opener with a consolation victory after missing the mark in time trials. With $7,553 on the line, Cory advanced forward seven spots in the 40-lapper to finish fourth. He chased race-long pacesetter Carson Ferguson, Ross Bailes, and Dale McDowell to the checkers with Garrett Smith in fifth.
In a field of 34 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals entries on Saturday at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Ga.) for the Biddle Ridley Memorial, Cory’s fifth-to-third run in his heat race positioned him on the fifth row for the $10,053-to-win A-Main. Improving two spots in the 53-lap affair, Hedgecock notched a seventh-place finish.
For the 11th annual Scott Sexton Memorial on Monday at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Cory raced his way into the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series sanctioned feature with the fastest lap amongst a field of 21 cars. Sliding ahead of front-row starter Ricky Weiss on the eighth circuit, Hedgecock soared to his eighth win of the season and 10th career Iron-Man triumph. He earned a $5,052 payday ahead of Weiss, Donald McIntosh, Mack McCarter, and Jensen Ford.
The Memorial Day weekend concluded for Hedgecock on Tuesday with a visit to Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tenn.) for the Ultimate Heart of America Series sanctioned contest. Earning the third-starting position for the $10,000-to-win via a heat race victory, Cory gained one spot to register a second-place finish, chasing race-long leader Mike Marlar to the checkers.
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Team 23 will enter a pair of Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series events this weekend in Tennessee and Alabama. Action opens on Friday night at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) with a $5,000 top prize up for grabs, while Saturday’s event at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.) posts a $10,000 winner’s check.
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