Hedgecock Claims The Biggest Win Of His Career At 411 Motor Speedway

Cory Hedgecock with his wife Katie and their young daughter Lily Ann. Photos from Michael Moats.

Cory Hedgecock claims the biggest win of his career at 411 Motor Speedway and etches his name on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series wins list.

A good crowd was on hand for the first visit by the World of Outlaws late models at 411 Motor Speedway.

Ray Cook (left), Shane Clanton (center), and Rick Eckert (right) at the driver’s meeting.

Jimmy Owens set fast time in qualifying.

Qualifying – 1. 20-Jimmy Owens, 14.001; 2. 3v-Kyle Hardy, 14.104; 3. 54-David Breazeale, 14.132; 4. 9h-Cory Hedgecock, 14.15; 5. 97-Michael Chilton, 14.24; 6. 50-Shanon Buckingham, 14.246; 7. 18c-Chase Junghans, 14.26; 8. B1-Brent Larson, 14.286; 9. 44-Chris Madden, 14.296; 10. 7-Rick Eckert, 14.301; 11. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 14.327; 12. 157-Mike Marlar, 14.357; 13. 101-Casey Roberts, 14.36; 14. 21-Robby Moses, 14.364; 15. 17M-Dale McDowell, 14.37; 16. 91-Tyler Erb, 14.374; 17. 55-Benji Hicks, 14.393; 18. C5-David Crabtree, 14.4; 19. 9-Devin Moran, 14.432; 20. 1g-Ryan King, 14.439; 21. 22-Chris Ferguson, 14.528; 22. 53-Ray Cook, 14.531; 23. 116-Brandon Overton, 14.559; 24. 14m-Morgan Bagley, 14.625; 25. 11B-Stacy Boles, 14.756; 26. 144-Chris Barton, 14.835; 27. 17-Billy Franklin, 14.906; 28. 86-Jeff Neubert, 15.024; 29. 25-Shane Clanton, NT

Mike Marlar.

Cory Hedgecock.

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer-  1. 9h-Cory Hedgecock [2]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens [1]; 3. 7-Rick Eckert [4]; 4. 91-Tyler Erb [6]; 5. 18c-Chase Junghans [3]; 6. 53-Ray Cook [8]; 7. 101-Casey Roberts [5]; 8. 9-Devin Moran [7]; 9. 11B-Stacy Boles [9]; 10. 86-Jeff Neubert [10]

Jimmy Owens (20) and Cory Hedgecock (9) battle for second on the race’s opening lap.

Dale McDowell (17m) and Kyle Hardy (3) battle for a top 5 spot.

Mike Marlar (157), Rick Eckert (7), and Chris Madden (44) locked in a tight battle early on.

Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer- 1. 97-Michael Chilton [2]; 2. 3v-Kyle Hardy [1]; 3. B1-Brent Larson [3]; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard [4]; 5. 116-Brandon Overton [8]; 6. 25-Shane Clanton [10]; 7. 21-Robby Moses [5]; 8. 1g-Ryan King [7]; 9. 55-Benji Hicks [6]; 10. 144-Chris Barton [9]

Jimmy Owens (20) tries to hold off Kyle Hardy (3) for third.

Brent Larson (B1) and Dale McDowell (17m) mix it up.

Brandon Sheppard (1) and Ray Cook (53) battle at midpack.

Heat #3 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer- 1. 54-David Breazeale [1]; 2. 17M-Dale McDowell [5]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [4]; 4. 44-Chris Madden [3]; 5. 50-Shanon Buckingham [2]; 6. C5-David Crabtree [6]; 7. 22-Chris Ferguson [7]; 8. 14m-Morgan Bagley [8]; 9. 17-Billy Franklin [9]

Tyler Erb (91), Mike Marlar (157), and Kyle Hardy (3) find multiple grooves of racing.

Brandon Overton (116) uses the inside line around Rick Eckert (7).

Chase Junghans (18) and Ray Cook (53) in some close racing.

Mike Marlar (157) moves by Michael Chilton (97).

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer- 1. 101-Casey Roberts [1]; 2. 21-Robby Moses [2]; 3. 22-Chris Ferguson [3]; 4. 1g-Ryan King [5]; 5. 9-Devin Moran [4]; 6. 55-Benji Hicks [8]; 7. 14m-Morgan Bagley [6]; 8. 11B-Stacy Boles [7]; 9. 86-Jeff Neubert [10]; 10. 144-Chris Barton [11]; 11. 17-Billy Franklin [9]

Jimmy Owens (20) takes second from David Breazeale (54).

Mike Marlar (157) grabs third from a fading David Breazeale (54).

Tyler Erb (91) tries to hold off Brandon Overton (116) who uses the high line.

Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps)- 1. 9h-Cory Hedgecock [3]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens [5]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [9]; 4. 44-Chris Madden [12]; 5. 97-Michael Chilton [1]; 6. 91-Tyler Erb [10]; 7. B1-Brent Larson [8]; 8. 54-David Breazeale [2]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton [17]; 10. 1-Brandon Sheppard [11]; 11. 7-Rick Eckert [7]; 12. 18c-Chase Junghans [13]; 13. 50-Shanon Buckingham [15]; 14. 53-Ray Cook [16]; 15. 3v-Kyle Hardy [4]; 16. 14m-Morgan Bagley [24]; 17. 22-Chris Ferguson [21]; 18. 1g-Ryan King [22]; 19. 9-Devin Moran [23]; 20. 116-Brandon Overton [14]; 21. 101-Casey Roberts [19]; 22. 21-Robby Moses [20]; 23. C5-David Crabtree [18]; 24. 17M-Dale McDowell [6]

Hard Charger Award: 44-Chris Madden[+8]

Tyler Erb (91) tries to hold off Brandon Overton (116) who uses the high line.

Brandon Sheppard (1) works on Rick Eckert (7).

Brandon Sheppars (1), Shane Clanton (25), and David Breazeale (54) make it 3-wide on a late race restart.

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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