Monthly Archives: June 2015

Area III this week: end of season, all-star game, playoffs

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Southern Rowan @ High Point
Eastern Randolph @ Rowan Co.
Mocksville-Davie @ Concord
Winston-Salem @ Randolph Co.
Stanly Co. @ Mooresville-66
Greensboro @ Kernersville

Monday, June 29, 2015
Randolph Co. @ High Point
Mooresville-66 @ Rowan Co.
Kannapolis @ Eastern Randolph
Davidson Co. @ Stanly Co.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Davidson Co. @ Concord
Kannapolis @ Winston-Salem
Stanly Co. @ Mocksville-Davie
Mooresville-66 @ Eastern Randolph
End of Regular Season

The Area III All-Star Game will be played Wednesday July 1 at McCrary Park.

Our view at Central Cabarrus with a Sundrop close at hand
Our view at Central Cabarrus with a Sundrop close at hand

First and second place teams get first round byes. The other 12 teams will play the Best of Three series July 3-5.
Regular season tiebreakers are:
1) Overall League Record
2) Head to Head (League Games)
3) Runs allowed in League Games
4) Coin Flip

Special thanks to J.T. Bost for compiling scores, standings and schedules all season long.

Scores from this past week

Sunday, June 21, 2015

High Point           11           Stanly Co.            3

Kernersville         9             Kannapolis          7

Davidson Co.      11           Randolph Co.      7

Rowan Co.          16           Mocksville-Davie              0

Eastern Randolph             4             Southern Rowan               2

Winston-Salem  7             Stanly Co.            0

Monday, June 22, 2015 

Kannapolis          5             Mooresville-66   2

Southern Rowan               9             Davidson Co.      7

Kernersville         10           Stanly Co.            6

Winston-Salem  8             Concord               2

Randolph Co.      9             Mocksville-Davie             4

High Point           15           Martinsville         2             NL

Tuesday, June 23, 2015  

Rowan Co.          12           Stanly Co.            2

Mocksville-Davie              13           Kernersville         4

Kannapolis          12           Greensboro         1

Eastern Randolph             13           Apex      1             NL

Randolph Co.      16           Mooresville-66   1

Davidson Co.      11           Wilmington         10           NL

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Randolph Co.      12           Shelby   2             NL

Southern Rowan               12           Greensboro         2

Concord               5             Kernersville         4

Mocksville-Davie              13           Mooresville-66   12

Eastern Randolph             16           Winston-Salem  6

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rowan Co.          1             High Point           0

Eastern Randolph             12           Greensboro         2

Mocksville-Davie              12           Kannapolis          6

Kernersville         10           Mooresville-66   1

Randolph Co.      3             Big Island VA       1             NL

Davidson Co.      10           Winston-Salem  6

Friday, June 26, 2015   

Rowan Co.          18           Concord               10

Mooresville-66   @           Eastern Randolph             ppd. to 6/30

Stanly Co.            10           Southern Rowan               5

High Point           @           Davidson Co.                     ppd. to ???

Kernersville         14           Big Island VA       2             NL

#Summershootout video, Dean Smith Award, football preview

NBC’s Howard races to school bus win

Joe Howard started on the front row and grabbed the lead in Turn 1 and never looked back in his debut the Media Mayhem school bus race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout. Read about all the races and the results.

Watch the Independent Tribune video about Mark Plemmons’ attempt at bus racing.

The new Dean Smith Award

A new Dean Smith Award has been established and the award and scholarship program begins next October. Here is the ACC Digital Network’s report including Coach Roy Williams.

13th Annnual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview

The Pigskin Preview Luncheon will be held on July 23 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. Registration starts at 11:00AM and program will commence at 11:30AM.

 The inside scoop on the upcoming college football season will be shared by those that know best…..Duke’s David Cutcliffe, East Carolina Ruffin McNeill, North Carolina Central University Jerry Mack, North Carolina State University Dave Doeren and University of North Carolina Larry Fedora.

 Sponsorships and tickets are now available.  For payment information visit

There will be an opportunity to ask a question via the website,, “Contact Us” form.  The emcee, WRAL Jeff Gravley, will randomly select questions for the five coaches to answer at the event.


On August 23, 1995, Coach Bill Dooley, one of the “winningest” coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference history, invited Athletic Directors, Coaches and Representatives from the University of North Carolina, Duke, North Carolina Central and North Carolina State University to join him and NC Governor, Jim Hunt, at the State Capitol Old Senate Chambers. It was at that meeting that the universities pledged their support to the newly formed NFFCHOF Chapter and its mission.

Since its inception, Executive Director Bill Dooley has worked to promote chapter growth. In 2012 East Carolina University joined the Chapter. In 2014, the NFFCHOF Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the chapter after its founder. Today the Bill Dooley Chapter ranks as the largest in the country.


Each year the Chapter awards up to 38 scholarships to high school football student athletes in Wake, Orange, Durham and Pitt counties. This year is the 20th year of honoring these young men.

Media Mayhem at Summer Shootout

I’m putting down the microphone and pen and climbing into a school bus for Tuesday’s slobber-knocker at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This should be interesting. Many of you know that I am a cautious driver, but I plan to stand on it and turn left

Mark Plemmons

CMS Photo
CMS Photo

Area media members will be making headlines on Tuesday, as they get the buses rolling in the Media Mayhem School Bus Race during round four of the BojanglesSummer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The smack talk is circulating amongst the media as they prepare to bring the heat to this year’s 13-ton-machine battle. “I’m heading for first. It is time to kick the TV people out of the spotlight,” said on-air host Chris Rozak from radio station 106.5 The End.

2014 Media Mayhem School Bus Race Champion and Time Warner Cable News meteorologist Matthew East will return to Charlotte Motor Speedway to defend his title. “The view from the mountaintop is gorgeous. Many try to get up here. Only one is sitting here though, and I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. Get your popcorn ready, cause I’m going to put on a show,” said East.

Other media members that will be competing include Brandon Davidow from WCCB; Danny Harnden of WGHP; Ashley Stroehlein from WBTV; Gerald Jackson from WCNC; Lawrence Gilligan of WSOC; and Mark Plemmons from The Independent Tribune.

Studios and Sports departments are drama-filled as the media members prepare to shift gears from reporting to racing.

“Even though I have no prior experience driving a school bus, Mr. East better watch his back,” said rookie driver Mark Plemmons.

Brushing off the smack talk from others, East boasted, “When you are the defending race champion, you hear a lot of chatter from the other competitors. Chatter doesn’t bother me. It’s understandable.”

Tuesday’s Media Mayhem School Bus race is just one of many exciting races that will take place during the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series. The series gives fans the opportunity to watch the best grassroots racers from around the country doing battle in seven Legend Car and Bandolero divisions. With the area’s most affordable family fun, Charlotte Motor Speedway is the place to be on Tuesday nights.

Admission to the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series is FREE for children ages 13 and under, and adult tickets are only $8. With interactive games, concessions, souvenirs, a kids’ play area and all the on-track thrills, Charlotte Motor Speedway packs each night with entertainment galore. Starting Monday, June 22, check your local Bojangles’ for a $2 off coupon.

Tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the race. Parking is free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled at 7 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.

For tickets to the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit the website.

Keep up with all the latest news from the speedway by following us on Facebook and Twitter or by downloading the new Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.

American Legion Baseball tonight, week’s schedule

Kernersville battles Kannapolis Post 115 at Northwest Cabarrus High School. Mark Plemmons and Shaked Bar-Tal call the action on Radio Free Cabarrus and High School Cube.

concord kannapolis baseball screen shot 5-17-15


Legion stories in the Independent Tribune

Here are a couple of the latest American Legion Baseball stories in the Independent Tribune:

The Need to Lead: Brett Barrier leading young Post 51 team through tough times

Friend or foe: Legion brings high school opponents together


This week’s Area III schedule

Sunday, June 21, 2015 

Stanly Co.      @       High Point           2:00 PM

Kernersville     @     Kannapolis

Randolph Co.  @     Davidson Co.

Rowan Co.        @     Mocksville-Davie

Eastern Randolph @  Southern Rowan

Monday, June 22, 2015

Mooresville-66   @           Kannapolis

Davidson Co.      @           Southern Rowan

Stanly Co.            @           Kernersville

Concord               @           Winston-Salem

Randolph Co.      @           Mocksville-Davie

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stanly Co.            @           Rowan Co.

Mocksville-Davie              @           Kernersville

Kannapolis          @           Greensboro

Apex      @           Eastern Randolph             NL

Randolph Co.      @           Mooresville-66

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Shelby   @           Randolph Co.      4/7PM

Greensboro         @           Southern Rowan

Kernersville         @           Concord

Mooresville-66   @           Mocksville-Davie

Eastern Randolph             @           Winston-Salem

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rowan Co.          @           High Point           6:00 PM

Greensboro         @           Eastern Randolph

Mocksville-Davie              @           Kannapolis

Mooresville-66   @           Kernersville

Big Island Ohio   @           Randolph Co.      NL

Davidson Co.      @           Winston-Salem

Friday, June 26, 2015

Concord               @           Rowan Co.

Mooresville-66   @           Eastern Randolph

Stanly Co.            @           Southern Rowan

High Point           @           Davidson Co.

Big Island Ohio   @           Kernersville

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mooresville-66   @           High Point           4:00 PM

Southern Rowan               @           Rowan Co.

Randolph Co.      @           Kernersville

Eastern Randolph             @           Concord

Winston-Salem  @           Mocksville-Davie

Shootout wins for Honeyman, Hugo; football news

Leland Honeyman pumps his fist in celebration after winning the Beginner Bandolero race during Tuesday night\'s second round of the Bojangles\' Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS/John Davison
Leland Honeyman pumps his fist in celebration after winning the Beginner Bandolero race during Tuesday night’s second round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS/John Davison

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 49ers schedule 6-16-15

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

The source for football news in Union County
The source for football news in Union County

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.


Hemric’s big weekend, Summer Shootout starts

Daniel Hemric wins in Georgia

Daniel Hemric wins in Southern Super Series
Daniel Hemric wins in Southern Super Series

A flat tire kept Daniel Hemric out of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Friday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He finished ninth. Undeterred, Hemric and company headed to Georgia for the Southern Series and beat Chase Elliott others to take the super late model win.

Race observers said Hemric’s battle with Elliott was one of the best late model races in recent memory.

It was Hemric’s second win in the SSS this season in seven races. He is third in the points 38 points back of leader Casey Smith. Donnie Wilson is second 35 points back.

Hemric is currently seventh in the Camping World Truck Series standing, 94 points back of Matt Crafton, the leader. The trucks race again Saturday at the Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.

Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Tuesday

School gets out week for summer, but local principals will be hard at work racing their way to the front of the field as Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks off  the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout with Principal School Bus Racing on the frontstretch quarter-mile Tuesday. In addition, fans will be treated to a full slate of Legend and Bandolero racing as the most competitive field of racers from across the country converge on the epicenter of motorsports.


Huffman wins in Hickory late models

Landon Huffman won Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway, again battling with Dexter Canipe Jr. Canipe won the race last week.

Check out complete results at Hickory Motor Speedway here.



Area III American Legion league play under way

Here is the Independent Tribune’s preview story about Kannapolis Post 115. The Independent Tribune also recently previewed Concord Post 51.

Most games now are league games in Area III, but with high school graduation coming up the schedule lightens. Here are the unofficial standings and recent score.

Area III League standings

Davidson Co.                     2             0

Randolph Co.                     1             0

Winston-Salem                 1             0

Eastern Randolph             1             1

Southern Rowan               1             1

Stanly Co.                           1             1

Concord                              1             2

Kannapolis                         1             2

High Point                          0             0

Kernersville                        0             0

Mooresville 66                  0             0

Rowan Co.                         0             0

Recent scores

Saturday, June 6, 2015                                               

Rowan Co.          6             Southern Rowan               5             NL

Kannapolis          12           Concord               6

Eastern Randolph             8             Stanly Co.            4

Randolph Co.      9             Greensboro         3

Friday, June 5, 2015                                                    

Rowan Co.          14           Southern Rowan 1 NL

Concord               8             Greensboro         4

Davidson Co.      12           Eastern Randolph 5

Thursday, June 4, 2015                                              

Stanly Co.            8             Rowan Co.          2             NL

Winston-Salem  6             Southern Rowan               5

Eastern Randolph             5             High Point           3             NL

Wednesday, June 3, 2015                                                        

Kernersville         10           Davidson Co.      0             NL

Stanly Co.            10           Concord               0

Winston-Salem  11           High Point           7             NL

Rowan Co.          12           Mocksville-Davie              2             NL

Tuesday, June 2, 2015                                                                                                            

Davidson Co.      2             Rowan Co.          0             NL

Kernersville         @           Eastern Randolph                            ppd. to 6/16

Southern Rowan               5             Kannapolis          3

Mooresville-66   @           Greensboro                        ppd. to ??

Monday, June 1, 2015                                                

Rowan Co.          8             Mooresville-66   4             NL

Randolph Co.      9             Kernersville         7             NL

Davidson Co.      2             Kannapolis          1

Winston-Salem  14           Mocksville-Davie              2             NL

Sunday, May 31, 2015                                               

Southern Rowan               11           Stanly Co.            2             NL

Kannapolis          12           Concord               3             NL

Rowan Co.          @           Davidson Co.                     ppd to 6/2

Eastern Randolph             5             Mocksville-Davie              4             NL

Tonight’s games                                                          

Stanly Co.            @           Kannapolis

Eastern Randolph             @           Southern Rowan

Rowan Co.          @           Randolph Co.

Concord               @           Mooresville-66

Upcoming games

Monday, June 8, 2015                  

Randolph Co.      @           Mocksville-Davie

High Point           @           Greensboro

Tuesday, June 9, 2015                  

Mooresville-66   @           Davidson Co.

Southern Rowan               @Mocksville-Davie

Rowan Co.          @           Greensboro

Wednesday, June 10, 2015                        

Rowan Co.          @           Kannapolis

Concord               @           Southern Rowan

Mocksville-Davie              @Davidson Co.

Stanly Co.            @           Randolph Co.

Thursday, June 11, 2015                             

Kannapolis          @           High Point

Eastern Randolph             @Greensboro

Randolph Co.      @           Stanly Co.

Southern Rowan               @Mooresville-66

Friday, June 12, 2015                    

High Point           @           Eastern Randolph

Greensboro         @           Stanly Co.

Saturday, June 13, 2015                             

Winston-Salem  @           Kernersville

Sunday, June 14, 2015                 

Winston-Salem  @           Rowan Co.

Special thanks to J.T. Bost who compiles scores and standings. Note schedules are subject to change.

Concord Speedway wraps up the spring season, Hickory point standings

Congratulations to the Concord Speedway Midseason Championship Winners….
Beginner Bandits
1. 52 Brandon Gantz 292 points
2. 54 Joshua Speas 290 points
3. 4 Byers Faunce 230 points
1. 90 Daniel Wilk 400 points
2. 99 Clayton Thompson 373 points
3. 55 Isabella Robusto 358 points
1. 9 Ashton Higgins 397 points
2. 19 Liz Montgomery 364 points
2. 08 Matthew Eades 364 points
3. 11 Gracie Trotter 242 points
Young Lions
1.14 Vincent Midas 361 points
2. 8 Chase Purdy 279 points
3. 4 Ryo Ogata 179 points
Open Class Legends
1. 19 Alex Urbina Jr. 382 points
2. 22 Dwayne Holder 361 points
3. 50 Todd Midas 356 points
Everyone listed above will receive their trophies on August 21st when Concord kicks off the Fall Series.

summer shootout with cars logo


Bojangles’ Summer Shootout begins June 9

School may be out for summer, but local principals will be hard at work racing their way to the front of the field as Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks off the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout with Principal School Bus Racing on the frontstretch quarter-mile. In addition, fans will be treated to a full slate of Legend and Bandolero racing as the most competitive field of racers from across the country converge on the epicenter of motorsports.

southern ideal home show 2015

hickory motor speedway logo

Hickory Motor Speedway standings (through June 3)

Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 16T Michael Tucker Thomasville, NC 176
2 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC 166
3 28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC 164
4 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC 158
5 6T Rodney Trivette Newton, NC 156
6 9 Randy Canipe Maiden, NC 148
7 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC 144
8 11 Robert Trivette Newton, NC 144
9 31T Candice Tucker Thomasville, NC 108
10 79 Crystal Davis Fort Mill, SC 108
11 9 Shane Canipe Hldebran, NC 48
12 79M Matt Elledge , 44
13 07M Philip McLean Hickory, NC 38
14 31 Dwayne Dean Thomasville, NC 38
15 10 Tim Canipe Maiden, NC 30
Classic Sportsman Racing
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 2 Don Fenn Lincolnton, NC 144
2 16 Bill Webb Statesville, NC 140
3 4B Larry Benz Harrisburg, NC 138
4 90 Dennis Hinkle Hickory, NC 88
5 83 Tom Fenn Lincolnton, NC 82
6 71P Bill Powell Newton, NC 76
7 95G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC 48
8 8 Robert Hapeman Midland, NC 44
9 95 Tim Gilbert Newton, NC 42
10 60 Wayne Mullins Clintwood, VA 0
Late Model
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC 362
2 0 Shane Lee Newton, NC 348
3 75H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC 346
4 5C Dexter Canipe, Jr. Conover, NC 312
5 7 Ashley Huffman Connelly Springs, NC 240
6 4D Natalie Decker , 204
7 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN 194
8 12B Annabeth Barnes Hiddenite, NC 192
9 6D Dylan Smith Concord, NC 182
10 01C,01J Jake  Crum Statesville, NC 122
11 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC 120
12 1W Dylon Wilson Taylorsville, NC 120
13 5B Wes Burton Kannapolis, NC 80
14 23R Payton Ryan Concord, NC 78
15 82E Christian Eckes Middletown, NY 66
16 9 William Byron Charlotte, NC 66
17 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC 50
18 5F Michael Faulk Huntersville, NC 48
19 67H Jacob Harrell Belmont, NC 46
20 31F Camden Francis Piedmont, SC 40
21 21 Emilee Riley Jasper, GA 34
22 41H Brayton Haws Youngsville, NC 34
23 6C Collin Cabre Thonotosassa, Fl 34
24 47 Coleman Pressley Asheville, NC 32
25 59S Roddey Sterling, Jr. Charlotte, NC 30
26 21D J P Dyar Charlotte, NC 28
27 4H Dylan Hall Greenville, SC 28
28 33C Kevan Combs Oak Ridge, NC 26
29 97G Lance Gatlin Morristown, TN 26
30 60 Justin Fontaine Fletcher, NC 24
31 63 Christian PaHud Harrisburg, NC 20
Limited Late Model
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC 332
2 77B Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC 328
3 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC 326
4 2B Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC 318
5 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC 290
6 34 Patrick Rachels China Grove, NC 264
7 07H Hayden Humphrey Cornelius, NC 198
8 13J Mark Johnson Newton, NC 190
9 29R Jake Ruggles (R) Kannapolis, NC 158
10 09G Keith Graham Statesville, NC 148
11 14R Ryan Repko Denver, NC 144
12 43 Greg Wise Candler, NC 132
13 7W Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC 128
14 12D Evan Duggins Tobaccoville, NC 120
15 9 Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC 112
16 15C Anthony Alfredo Ridgefield, CT 94
17 48 Spencer Boyd Concord, NC 90
18 17 Kyle Mansch Lenoir, NC 80
19 15 Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC 78
20 18 Casey Pierce Lenoir, NC 74
21 38 Chris Taylor Walnut Cove, NC 72
22 56 Anthony Miller Asheville, NC 66
23 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC 56
24 2W Bradley Weaver Shelby, NC 56
25 99P Austin Powell Concord, NC 52
26 19A Adam Congrove Hilton Head, SC 42
27 43P Kenneth Pardue Millers Creek, NC 38
28 54B Kenneth Brooks Concord, NC 38
29 27H Coy Beard Lexington, NC 32
30 47 Berklee Jimenez San Antonio, TX 24
31 14 Brandon Cox Taylorsville, NC 22
32 10K Derek Kale Claremont, NC 20
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 8 Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC 240
2 09W Adam Blake Walker Lenoir, NC 232
3 6,6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC 220
4 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC 212
5 57 Ray Triplett (R) Lenoir, NC 210
6 4A Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC 196
7 69 Ben Campbell Hudson, NC 178
8 77H Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC 136
9 68 Steve Griffith Morganton, NC 118
10 27 Jon  Averre Conover, NC 102
11 16T Randy Truett Granite Falls, NC 76
Street Stocks
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC 374
2 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC 360
3 3W Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA, VA 326
4 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC 310
5 2 Larry Mosher Taylorsville, NC 294
6 23 Brendan Doyle (R) Harrisburg, NC 284
7 2N Charlie Neill Hickory, NC 278
8 44 Andrew Moss (R) Hendersonville, NC 218
9 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC 208
10 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC 148
11 32H David Harrell Newton, NC 144
12 10 Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC 142
13 1 David Snyder Cleveland, NC 138
14 31 Wayne Edwards Denver, NC 124
15 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC 124
16 10T Kevin Townsend Lenoir, NC 72
17 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC 62
18 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC 50
19 17C Clint Campbell Denver, NC 34
20 8 Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC 32
21 74S Steven Smith Lincolnton, NC 30
22 75G J Danny Gibson Candler, NC 24
Super Trucks
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC 144
2 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC 140
3 09,09D Dakota Ratcliff Cornelius, NC 132
4 10 Lee Queen Catawba, NC 122
5 25H Allen Huffman Hickory, NC 116
6 45 Tanner Long Kernersville, NC 84
7 7 Whitney Lail Hildebran, NC 82
8 15Z Zach Hale Catawba, NC 70
9 17S Stephen Shore Stanley, NC 70
10 15H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC 46
11 7 Ryan Glenski , 46
12 77 Tal Davidson Mooresville, NC 44
13 33C Dawson Cram , 36
14 05T Tony Black Lexington, NC 34
15 44 Bruce Frisbee Marion, NC 32

Charlotte 49ers games on C-USA FOX/CBS TV slate

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Preliminary TV Package Tabs Home Games vs. Temple; Marshall and UTSA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 49ers, who are moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2015 as a member of Conference USA, will have three of its home games broadcast on the FOX and CBS family of networks, according to the preliminary Conference USA TV package, released today.

The 49ers non-conference home game vs. Temple, Friday, Oct. 2 will be broadcast at 7 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network. In addition, the 49ers home games vs. Marshall (Sat., Oct. 31) and UTSA (Sat., Nov. 14) will be broadcast on a yet to be determined FOX network. Game times and networks for those games will be released 12 days prior to the game date.

The Conference USA TV package lands nationally televised games on FOX Sports 1, Fox Sports Net (FSN), FOX College Sports, CBS Sports Network, American Sports Network (ASN) and ESPN. The ASN schedule of 30 games will be announced later this summer. Additional games where Conference USA members are the visiting school will be added, as well.

Games broadcast by the 49ers local TV partner, WCCB Charlotte, will be released once the league package is finalized.

The 2015 football season marks the fifth year of a multi-platform media rights agreement between Conference USA and FOX Sports to broadcast a minimum of 30 games. Games appear on FOX Sports 1, as well as FOX Sports Networks owned and affiliated regional networks, which reach more than 85 million homes, and FOX College Sports.

This season marks the 11th year of C-USA’s partnership with CBS Sports Network that includes significant national and regional exposure for football, men’s and women’s basketball and other C-USA sports. CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour home of CBS Sports available across the country.

“We are pleased that we will have so many of our football games on television and distributed to C-USA fans throughout the country,” said Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky. “We are looking forward to an exciting conference season that our fans will be able to watch play out this fall.”

Charlotte 49ers head coach Brad Lambert welcomes 16 starters back for the 2015 campaign, including 1,000-yard rusher Kalif Phillips, who scored a school-record 20 touchdowns and 1,000-yard receiver Austin Duke, who added 10 TDs. Also returning are leading tackler Branden Dozier (86 tackles) and nosetackle Larry Ogunjobi, who led the 49ers with 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks.

Three 49ers on Phil Steele’s Preseason Team
The Charlotte 49ers, who will make their FBS debut as a member of Conference USA in 2015, landed three players on Phil Steele’s Preseason Conference USA Teams.

Junior kicker Blake Brewer (Concord, N.C.) and red-shirt junior receiver Austin Duke (Charlotte, N.C.) were named to the publication’s third team. Junior running back Kalif Phillips (Kannapolis, N.C.) earned a fourth-team nod.

Brewer hits 18-of-25 field goal attempts (.720) and was 46-of-49 on extra points. He hit 82% of his field goals inside the 40 (14-of-17) and hit 2-of-4 from 50 or more yards, including a school-record kick of 51 vs. Morehead State. He scored a total of 100 points as a sophomore for the 49ers.

Duke was the 49ers leading receiver for the second straight year. He caught 79 passes for 1373 yards (124.8 yards per game) to become the program’s first-ever 1,000-yard receiver. He had a record six 100-yard receiving games, including two games in which he went for more than 200 yards. He scored 10 touchdowns (9 receiving) and had seven TD receptions of 60 or more yards, including a record 98-yard TD vs. James Madison that stands as the 49ers longest play from scrimmage. He scored a school-record four touchdowns at The Citadel (3 receiving; 1 rushing), had a string of six games with a receiving TD and broke the 49ers school-record for longest TD pass in four consecutive games (74 vs. #25 Charleston Southern; 80 at Gardner-Webb; 83 at Citadel; 98 vs. James Madison).

Phillips became the 49ers first 1,000-yard rusher and scored a record 20 touchdowns as a sophomore. He rushed for 1441 yards (131.0 per game) on 229 carries. He had seven 100-yard rushing games and rushed for 150 or more in each of the final five games. In addition, he rushed for a school-record 196 yards vs. #25 Charleston Southern. He had a record three rushing TDs in four games and scored 10 touchdowns over the final five-game streak in which he scored at least one TD. He had three TD scores of 50 or more yards, including a record 77-yard TD run vs. CSU. He had 25 carries of 15 or more yards, including three of 50-plus.

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