411 Motor Speedway,
Sanction: Unsanctioned Supers (Hangover) - $5,000
Information provided by: Track and team reports (last updated January 4, 2:47 pm)
McCarter repeats for $5,000 at 411 Hangover
- Pierce McCarter
- David Crabtree
- Kirk Phillips
- Clay Coghlan
- Shane Bailey
- Cory Hedgecock
- Steve Smith
- Kent Keyser
- Zach Shannon
- Christian Hanger
- Dakota Rayburn
- Roy Petrey
Pierce McCarter celebrates his New Year's Day victory.
What won the race: Taking advantage of the departure of race-long leader and polesitter Cory Hedgecock, Pierce McCarter of Gatinburg, Tenn., led the final nine laps Saturday at 411 Motor Speedway for a $5,000 Super Late Model victory. McCarter, who started outside the front row, won the season-opening race for the second straight season.
Quotable: “It’s pretty awesome to start another year with another Hangover win. I hated to see Cory have bad luck there late in the race, but when he had trouble we were in a position to capitalize and made the most of the opportunity,” McCarter said. “Thanks to Tader (Masters) and everyone who supports us with this team. Now, we’re looking forward to going after our first Ice Bowl victory this coming weekend.”
Key notes: Polesitter Cory Hedgecock led the first 31 circuits of the 40-lap feature, including more than a dozen after hitting something that knocked the right-front flopper off his car. His race ended when his car popped out of gear with nine laps remaining. ... Christian Hanger was running third when he got into the turn-two wall on lap 17, forcing him out. ... Five of 12 starters were running at the finish of a race slowed by three cautions. ... The unsanctioned event was originally scheduled for Saturday, shifted to Friday because of weather and then postponed back to Saturday after Friday rain. ... Zach Sise earned $1,500 for a 604 Crate Late Model victory over a 13-car field. ... The 604 Crate Late Model event was originally supposed to open the Crate Racin' USA Winter Shootout, but sanctioning was dropped with the shuffled slate. ... Booger Brooks won the 602 Crate Late Model feature.
On the move: Clay Coghlan of Gatlinburg, Tenn., started seventh and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: McCarter's MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by McCarter Lumber Company, McCarter Farms, Parkway Liquor Store, CVR Race Cars and Beeman & Sons Logging and Sawmill.
Points chase: The track doesn't hold a Super Late Model championship.
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 75°F
Car count: 12
Fast qualifier: Cory Hedgecock
Time: 13.853 seconds
Polesitter: Cory Hedgecock
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.