CONCORD, N.C. (June 16, 2015) – Charlotte-area mascots took over the frontstretch quarter-mile oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway as Hugo the Hornet scored the win in the third round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series. Devin O’Connell and Daniel Wilk were among the winners in the full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero feature events on Tuesday night.
Lug Nut, the world’s fastest mascot, was defeated in the Mascot Mania go-kart race as Hugo the Hornet took home the win in the furriest feature of the evening. The Charlotte Hornets mascot paced the field for most of the race, crossing the line ahead of RevPar of the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau in second and Sir Purr of the Carolina Panthers in third.
Rounding out the field was Big Stuff from Winthrop University, Blue from Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse, Bo from Bojangles’, Norm the Niner from UNC Charlotte, Lug Nut, Chubby Checker with the Charlotte Checkers and Tim E. Gator from the Kannapolis Intimidators.
O’Connell raced his way to the checkered flag in Tuesday night’s Semi-Pro feature. After reaching the 20-minute time limit, the 25-lap race was called after lap 11. Joe Graf Jr. was the leader for the first six laps of the race while O’Connell battled neck-and-neck with Sheldon Crouse before taking the second position. O’Connell was able to take the lead from Graf on lap 7 prior to a wreck in Turn 3 involving Riley Herbst and held on to the top spot after the caution, cruising to the victory. Crouse and Jensen Jorgensen finished second and third, respectively.
There was a tough start for the LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits feature Tuesday evening as multiple cautions marred the beginning of the race. There were fierce battles between Wilk, DJ Canipe and Cameron Bolen throughout the 20-lap feature, but it would be Wilk who crossed the line to win his third race of the season. Canipe finished second, followed by Bolen.
Other winners included Leland Honeyman in the Beginner Bandits division, Michael Torres in the Legend Car Pro division, Ashton Higgins in the Bandolero Outlaws division, Ryan Millington in the Young Lions division and Tom Pistone in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division.
The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout racing action continues at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, June 23, with Media Mayhem. Media members will take to the track in what has become one of the most fiercely contested and highly anticipated school bus races of the summer. Fans are encouraged to come out and watch their favorite local media personality’s search for a victory, alongside the Legend and Bandolero cars on the front-stretch quarter mile.
For more information on the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit the website.
The unofficial results:
Beginner Bandolero (16 laps): 1. Leland Honeyman; 2. Mason Dejarnett; 3. Landon Rapp; 4. Stanley Hays; 5. Carson Fisher; 6. David Selvik; 7. Josh Speas; 8. Jacob Gantz; 9. Jake Putman; 10. Trevor Westor
Disqualified: Autumn Weaver; Tyler Bartoszewicz
Young Lions (20 laps): 1. Ryan Millington; 2. Chase Purdy; 3. Dawson Cram; 4. Alex Reece; 5. Jacob Heafner; 6. Austin Green; 7. Eddie Fatscher; 8. Jack Fread; 9. Ryo Ogata; 10. Garrett Manes; 11. Conner Snow; 12. Justin Taylor
Pro (25 laps): 1. Michael Torres; 2. Dylan Faggart; 3. Carson Ferguson; 4. Joey Padgett; 5. Jared Irvan; 6. Zane Smith; 7. Evan Swilling; 8. Greg Lang; 9. Jordan Black; 10. Alex Murray; 11. Reid Wilson; 12. Josh Williams
Outlaws (16 laps): 1. Ashton Higgins; 2. Trevor Rizzo; 3. Austin Powell; 4. Mathew Davey; 5. Blaise Brinkley; 6. Matthew Emery; 7. Jordan Plummer; 8. Liz Montgomery; 9. Seth Henry; 10. Elysia Potter; 11. Gracie Trotter; 12. Matthew Eades; 13. Austin Geer; 14. Roy Hayes; 15. Enrique Limon; 16. John Legg; 17. Tristan Lesik
Legend Car Semi-Pro (11 laps): 1. Devin O’Connell; 2. Sheldon Crouse; 3. Jensen Jorgensen; 4. Jake Tretow; 5. Conner Pyle; 6. Scott Joy; 7. Sprout Royal; 8. Riley Herbest; 9. Joe Graf Jr.; 10. John Holleman IV; 11. Austin Langenstein; 12. Stevie Johns Jr.; 13. Andrew Farraah; 14. Jeremy Fuller; 15. Joshua Plummer; 16. Craig Biryla; 17. Taylor Jorgensen; 18. Enrique Limon; Joe Gregory.
LiveWell Homes Bandits (20 laps): 1. Daniel Wilk; 2. DJ Canipe; 3. Cameron Bolen; 4. William Robusto; 5. Carson Kvapil; 6. Tommy Good; 7. Isabella Robusto; 8. Mini Tyrell; 9. Bryson Ruff; 10. Ryan Israel; 11. Dylan Notaro; 12. Jaiden Reyna; 13. Hunter Hutchens; 14. Blake Cisneros; 15. George Hayes; 16. Josh Kossek.
Security Force Masters (25 laps): 1. Tom Pistone; 2. Scott Whitaker; 3. Mark Green; 4.Tom Sherman; 5. Carl Cormier; 6. Chip Ferguson; 7. Bruce Silver; 8. Jan Ingram; 9. Jamie Smith; 10. Dan Keaton; 11. Herman Towe; 12. Rom Mander
Disqualified: Robbie Faggart
ASN to broadcast six 49ers Games
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 49ers, who will make their debut on the FBS level as a member of Conference USA this fall, will have the bulk of their games available to televised audiences across the nation as part of their extensive television package.
The American Sports Network (ASN), a Conference USA television partner that distributes games throughout the country, has selected and assigned game times for six 49ers games. Clearance information for individual ASN games will be available as game dates approach. ASN selected three 49ers home games and three road games for its television package. Four other 49ers games had already been selected for national broadcast by ESPNU, CBS Sports Network and FOX networks. All six of the 49ers home games have been selected by a C-USA television partner.
ASN will produce the 49ers home opener vs. Presbyterian, Sept. 12 at 12 noon; the 49ers first C-USA home game vs. FAU,Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.; and the 49ers Homecoming game, vs. Southern Miss on Oct. 24 at 12 noon. ASN will also broadcast road games at Old Dominion (Oct. 17; 3:30 p.m.), at FIU (Nov. 7; 12 noon) and at Rice (Nov. 28; 3:30 p.m.).
Charlotte will have its season-opener at Georgia State televised on ESPNU, Friday, Sept. 4 at 3:30. The 49ers will host Temple, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in a non-conference game televised by CBS Sports Network. Two conference games: vs. Marshall, Oct. 31 and vs. UTSA, Nov. 14 will be televised on a to-be-determined FOX network with games times yet to be set. The television details for the 49ers road games at Middle Tennessee and Kentucky have not been released yet.
Union Power joins Gridiron Clash
MONROE, N.C. – Union Power Cooperative is the new title sponsor for the The Union Power Cooperative Gridiron Clash presented by ESPN Radio 730 AM set for Sept. 4 and 5.
151 Sports Marketing made the announcement Tuesday. The four-game high school football series will be held at Monroe High School’s stadium.
“This showcase demonstrates Union Power’s continued commitment to our local schools,” said Greg Andress, executive vice president and general manager of Union Power. “Union Power awards more than $35,000 each year to local students and teachers through Bright Ideas educational grants, college scholarships and the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Union Power is pleased to be a part of this and other events that benefit the students and teachers in our communities.”
Here are this year’s games:
Friday, Sept. 4
Pinecrest versus Cuthbertson 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5
South Mecklenburg versus Porter Ride noon
Charlotte Christian versus Weddington 4 p.m.
Hunter Huss versus Monroe 8 p.m.
Battle for Bell on live TV
Time Warner will be broadcasting the annual Battle for the Bell live Thursday, Aug. 20, from Memorial Stadium in Kannapolis. It will be part of the Great American Rivalries Series.
The Independent Tribune has all the details about this year’s game and the broadcast.
Concord has beaten A.L. Brown in the last three straight games.