Cory Hedgecock picked up a healthy paycheck at Beckley, W.Va.
What won the race: Grabbing the lead from pole-starting Benji Hicks on lap 13, outside front-row starter Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn., led the rest of Sunday's 100-lap UBB Miners Memorial at Beckley Motor Speedway to earn $20,000 on the American All-Star Series.
Key notes: Hedgecock scored his third All-Stars victory of the season. ... Benji Hicks of Mount Airy, N.C., ended up 14th after surrendering second on lap 14. … Series points leader Josh Dietz of Hebron, Ky., finished fourth. … Sixth-starting Zack Dohm of Cross Lanes, W.Va., raced to a second-place finish using a motor he recently acquired from T.J. Salango after damaging his own powerplant in Friday's dash. ... The 13th annual UBB Miners Memorial event kicked off with time trials, heat races and a dash on Friday with Saturday's scheduled main event pushed to Sunday. ... The event was founded by Keith Bowling and honors those miners who lost their lives in the Upper Big Branch Mine tragedy.
On the move: Shane Greco of Midway, W.Va., started 26th and finished 12th.
Winner's sponsors: Hedgecock’s BMF Race Car is powered by an Eagle Racing Engine and carries sponsorship from E-Z-Go, STI Trucking, SFP Performance, W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry, Currin Construction, Noble Knights Construction Services, Vineyard Enterprises, Winters Performance and Quickcar Racing.
Points chase: After Beckley: 1. Josh Dietz (528); 2. Jesse Lowe (498); 3. Brandon Williams (497); 4. Zach Sise (467); 5. Seth Wimpey (443).
Current weather: Clear, 66°F
Car count: 43
Fast qualifier: Logan Roberson
Time: 14.361 seconds
Polesitter: Benji Hicks
Dash winner: Benji Hicks
Heat race winners: Brandon Williams, Ross Bailes, Josh Dietz, Seth Wimpey
Consolation race winners: Brent Trimble, A.J. Hicks
Next series race: May 27, Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN) $3,000