August 26th, 2017 Race Results

RACE STORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hafertepe, Hedgecock and Courtney Claim Smoky Mountain Speedway Victories August 26th
By Chris Tilley
MARYVILLE, TN (August 26, 2017)—The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAV-TV made their second-ever appearance to Smoky Mountain Speedway on August 26th as Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas claimed the $4,000 payday during the Thunder in the Smokies event presented by Food City. Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn. claimed the Crate Late Model payday while Michael Courtney of Knoxville, Tenn. claimed the Kajun Mini Stock victory.
Polesitter Wayne Johnson would grab the early lead in the 30-lap main event of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in hot pursuit. The first yellow flag would wave on lap two as Michael Miller slammed the turn one wall. By lap ten, the leaders were starting to see lapped traffic and Johnson would have his hands full as Hafertepe would close the gap and take the lead over the veteran Johnson by lap 13. Haftertepe’s pass for the lead came in turn two. While working traffic, Blake Hahn was able to work his way into the second spot moving Johnson back to third. Johnson would bring out the red flag on lap 16 as he flipped in turn two. He was uninjured. Haftertepe would hold off Hahn to capture the $4,000 payday. This marked the second visit by the Oklahoma-based touring group to the 4/10th’s mile race track located in Maryville, Tenn. Brian Bell, Wayne Johnson and Sam Hafertepe Jr. claimed Heat Race victories.
Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn. would race his way into victory lane by claiming the Crate Late Model race win over Kyle Courtney, Jimmy Elliott, Bradley Lewelling and Jason Melton.
Michael Courtney of Knoxville, Tenn. claimed the $1,200 first place prize during the Kajun Mini Stock-sanctioned event holding off charges from Derik Duggan who finished second. Dustin Stephens, Knight Brannon and Marcus Thompson rounded out the top-five.
Official Summary of Results
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series by MAV-TV Feature Finish:
1. Sam Haftertepe Jr.-Sunnyvale, Texas
2. Blake Hahn-Sapulpa, Okla.
3. Aaron Reutzel-Clute, Texas
4. Johnny Herrera-Albuquerque, N.M.
5. Matt Covington-Glenpool, Okla.
6. Brian Bell-Gallaway, Tenn.
7. Skylar Gee-Leduc, Alb. Canada
8. Harli White-Lindsay, Okla.
9. Seth Bergman-Snohomish, Wash.
10. Eric Riggins Jr.-Charlotte, N.C.
11. Scott Hunter-Concord, N.C.
12. Kyle Amerson-Montgomery, Ala.
13. Lane Whittington-Denham Springs, La.
14. Tristan Lee-Biloxi, Miss.
15. Cody Karl-Gulfport, Miss.
16. Wayne Johnson-Oklahoma City, Okla.
17. Nick Snyder-Marco Island, Fla.
18. Shane Morgan-Gulfport, Miss.
19. Michael Miller-Pascagoula, Miss.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series by MAV-TV Feature Finish: Sam Hafertepe Jr., Blake Hahn, Aaron Reutzel, Johnny Herrera, Matt Covington, Brian Bell, Skylar Gee, Harli White, Seth Bergman, Eric Riggins Jr., Scott Hunter, Kyle Amerson, Lane Whittington, Tristan Lee, Cody Karl, Wayne Johnson, Nick Snyder, Shane Morgan, Michael Miller.
Crate Late Model Feature Finish: Cory Hedgecock, Kyle Courtney, Jimmy Elliott, Bradley Lewelling, Jason Melton, Kelvin White, Hunter Kerr, Justin French.
Kajun Mini Stock Feature Finish: Michael Courtney, Derik Duggan, Dustin Stephens, Knight Brannon, Marcus Thompson, Larry Housley, Joe Freels, Shannon Ethridge, Jeremy Griffith, Tony Coffman, Chuck McMahan, Dustin Holbrooks, Bo Minor, Todd Brewster, Heath Minor, Jamie Rowan, Bobby Wilson. David Singleton, JJ Garrett and Dylan Duggan (Did Not Start)

RACE RESULTS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, August 26th
Thunder in the Smokies

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series
1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. # 15h
2. Blake Hahn # 52
3. Aaron Reutzel # 87
4. Johnny Herrera # 45x
5. Matt Covington # 95
6. Brian Bell # 23b
7. Skylar Gee # 99
8. Harli White # 17w
9. Seth Bergman # 23
10. Eric Riggins # 1
11. Scott Hunter # 1x
12. Kyle Amerson # 29
13. Lane Whittington # 9
14. Tristan Lee # 00
15. Cody Karl # 52k
16. Wayne Johnson # 2c
17. Nick Snyder # 116
18. Shane Morgan # 01
19. Michael Miller # 4m

Kajun Mini Stocks
1. Michael Courtney # C11
2. Derik Duggan # 7
3. Dustin Stephens # 12
4. Brannon Knight # 321
5. Marcus Thompson # 78
6. Larry Housley # 30
7. Joe Freels # 5x
8. Shannon Ethridge # 21e
9. Jeremy Griffith # 28
10. Tony Coffman # 14c
11. Chuck McMahan # 99
12. Dustin Halbrooks # 73
13. Bo Minor # 1
14. Todd Brewster # 21
15. Heath Minor # 0
16. Jamie Rowan # 20r
17. Bobby Wilson # 717

DID NOT START: Dylan Duggan (14), David Singleton (25), JJ Garrett (47)

Crate Late Models
1. Cory Hedgecock # 23
2. Kyle Courtney # 171
3. Jimmy Elliott # J39
4. Bradley Lewelling # 10b
5. Jason Melton # 95
6. Kelvin White # 007
7. Hunter Kerr # 64
8. Justin French # 18

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

RACE STORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hafertepe, Hedgecock and Courtney Claim Smoky Mountain Speedway Victories August 26th
By Chris Tilley
MARYVILLE, TN (August 26, 2017)—The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAV-TV made their second-ever appearance to Smoky Mountain Speedway on August 26th as Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas claimed the $4,000 payday during the Thunder in the Smokies event presented by Food City. Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn. claimed the Crate Late Model payday while Michael Courtney of Knoxville, Tenn. claimed the Kajun Mini Stock victory.
Polesitter Wayne Johnson would grab the early lead in the 30-lap main event of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series with Sam Hafertepe, Jr. in hot pursuit. The first yellow flag would wave on lap two as Michael Miller slammed the turn one wall. By lap ten, the leaders were starting to see lapped traffic and Johnson would have his hands full as Hafertepe would close the gap and take the lead over the veteran Johnson by lap 13. Haftertepe’s pass for the lead came in turn two. While working traffic, Blake Hahn was able to work his way into the second spot moving Johnson back to third. Johnson would bring out the red flag on lap 16 as he flipped in turn two. He was uninjured. Haftertepe would hold off Hahn to capture the $4,000 payday. This marked the second visit by the Oklahoma-based touring group to the 4/10th’s mile race track located in Maryville, Tenn. Brian Bell, Wayne Johnson and Sam Hafertepe Jr. claimed Heat Race victories.
Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn. would race his way into victory lane by claiming the Crate Late Model race win over Kyle Courtney, Jimmy Elliott, Bradley Lewelling and Jason Melton.
Michael Courtney of Knoxville, Tenn. claimed the $1,200 first place prize during the Kajun Mini Stock-sanctioned event holding off charges from Derik Duggan who finished second. Dustin Stephens, Knight Brannon and Marcus Thompson rounded out the top-five.
Official Summary of Results
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series by MAV-TV Feature Finish:
1. Sam Haftertepe Jr.-Sunnyvale, Texas
2. Blake Hahn-Sapulpa, Okla.
3. Aaron Reutzel-Clute, Texas
4. Johnny Herrera-Albuquerque, N.M.
5. Matt Covington-Glenpool, Okla.
6. Brian Bell-Gallaway, Tenn.
7. Skylar Gee-Leduc, Alb. Canada
8. Harli White-Lindsay, Okla.
9. Seth Bergman-Snohomish, Wash.
10. Eric Riggins Jr.-Charlotte, N.C.
11. Scott Hunter-Concord, N.C.
12. Kyle Amerson-Montgomery, Ala.
13. Lane Whittington-Denham Springs, La.
14. Tristan Lee-Biloxi, Miss.
15. Cody Karl-Gulfport, Miss.
16. Wayne Johnson-Oklahoma City, Okla.
17. Nick Snyder-Marco Island, Fla.
18. Shane Morgan-Gulfport, Miss.
19. Michael Miller-Pascagoula, Miss.
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series by MAV-TV Feature Finish: Sam Hafertepe Jr., Blake Hahn, Aaron Reutzel, Johnny Herrera, Matt Covington, Brian Bell, Skylar Gee, Harli White, Seth Bergman, Eric Riggins Jr., Scott Hunter, Kyle Amerson, Lane Whittington, Tristan Lee, Cody Karl, Wayne Johnson, Nick Snyder, Shane Morgan, Michael Miller.
Crate Late Model Feature Finish: Cory Hedgecock, Kyle Courtney, Jimmy Elliott, Bradley Lewelling, Jason Melton, Kelvin White, Hunter Kerr, Justin French.
Kajun Mini Stock Feature Finish: Michael Courtney, Derik Duggan, Dustin Stephens, Knight Brannon, Marcus Thompson, Larry Housley, Joe Freels, Shannon Ethridge, Jeremy Griffith, Tony Coffman, Chuck McMahan, Dustin Holbrooks, Bo Minor, Todd Brewster, Heath Minor, Jamie Rowan, Bobby Wilson. David Singleton, JJ Garrett and Dylan Duggan (Did Not Start)

RACE RESULTS

Smoky Mountain Speedway
Maryville, TN

Saturday, August 26th
Thunder in the Smokies

Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series
1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. # 15h
2. Blake Hahn # 52
3. Aaron Reutzel # 87
4. Johnny Herrera # 45x
5. Matt Covington # 95
6. Brian Bell # 23b
7. Skylar Gee # 99
8. Harli White # 17w
9. Seth Bergman # 23
10. Eric Riggins # 1
11. Scott Hunter # 1x
12. Kyle Amerson # 29
13. Lane Whittington # 9
14. Tristan Lee # 00
15. Cody Karl # 52k
16. Wayne Johnson # 2c
17. Nick Snyder # 116
18. Shane Morgan # 01
19. Michael Miller # 4m

Kajun Mini Stocks
1. Michael Courtney # C11
2. Derik Duggan # 7
3. Dustin Stephens # 12
4. Brannon Knight # 321
5. Marcus Thompson # 78
6. Larry Housley # 30
7. Joe Freels # 5x
8. Shannon Ethridge # 21e
9. Jeremy Griffith # 28
10. Tony Coffman # 14c
11. Chuck McMahan # 99
12. Dustin Halbrooks # 73
13. Bo Minor # 1
14. Todd Brewster # 21
15. Heath Minor # 0
16. Jamie Rowan # 20r
17. Bobby Wilson # 717

DID NOT START: Dylan Duggan (14), David Singleton (25), JJ Garrett (47)

Crate Late Models
1. Cory Hedgecock # 23
2. Kyle Courtney # 171
3. Jimmy Elliott # J39
4. Bradley Lewelling # 10b
5. Jason Melton # 95
6. Kelvin White # 007
7. Hunter Kerr # 64
8. Justin French # 18

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

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