Friendship Motor Speedway,
Sanction: Fastrak Racing Series (Bill Hicks Memorial) - $1,500
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 25, 3:16 pm)
Brown nets Friendship win after late restart
Bill Hicks Memorial
- Michael Brown
- Carson Ferguson
- Justin Hudspeth
- Nick Schlager
- Michael Bland
- Dillon Brown
- Steve Blackburn
- Dale Moore
- Chuck Bowie
- Bill Tesh
- Tim Vance
- Raymond Brown
- Andrew Durham
- Benji Hicks
- Corey Almond
- Henry Hornsby III
- Matthew Nance
- Walker Arthur
- Wayne Quesinberry
- Chase McCormick
Michael Brown picked up a pair of $1,500 victories Friday at Friendship.
What won the race: Holding off Carson Ferguson not once, but three times, following late-race restarts, polesitter Michael Brown of Pageland, S.C., picked up his first Fastrak Racing Series feature win Friday at Friendship Motor Speedway. Ferguson, who started alongside Brown on the front row, finished second.
Key notes: A series of cautions, the final one for a tangle between Raymond Brown and Andrew Durham, set up three straight attempts to end the race with one lap remaining. … After Ferguson worked to reel in Brown late in the distance, Brown was headed comfortably toward the checkered flag when the caution came out with one lap remaining. Brown endured there restart attempts to win the race. … Friday’s Bill Hicks Memorial, which is part of the annual Fastrak Triple Crown weekend, was split into two separate 20-lap, point-paying features, paying $1,500 to win each. ... After winning the opener, Brown returned later in the evening to complete the sweep with a convincing win over Dillon Brown. ... Both Walker Arthur and Benji Hicks where caught up in a wreck in the first feature and scratched from the second feature. ... The race honors the late Bill Hicks, who passed away after suffering a heart attack at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., 27 years ago. … Saturday’s twin features at Beckley (W.Va.) Motorsports Park were cancelled with no makeup date. … Matthew Nance of Ronda, N.C., won the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series feature, which shared the card with the Fastrak tour.
On the move: Michael Bland started 13th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Michael Brown’s Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Langley Collision Center, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Red Rose Barber Shop, WP Racing Shocks and John Page Racing.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Matt Long (35 points) led Peyton Freeman (34), Matthew Nance (33), Carson Ferguson (32) and Drew Collins (31).
Current weather: Clear, 77°F
Car count: 20
Fast qualifier: Wayne Quesinberry
Time: 16.662 seconds
Polesitter: Michael Brown
Heat race winners: Michael Brown, Carson Ferguson
Next series race: June 1, Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, GA) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.