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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:23 AM

The rock stars of the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance made their return to the epic clay gem palace that is Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA for their Preliminary Friday portion of the 15th Annual edition of “Pro Late Model Racing’s Richest Weekend” with a total $80,000+ purse for the taking during the 2018 Fastrak Racing Series World Championship presented by James River Equipment . The $5000 to win World Challenge would be held at Virginia Motor Speedway for its final time, #21 Benji Hicks from Mt. Airy, NC would claim the BIGGEST win so far in his career with the $5000 World Challenge payday and celebrated giving all praise to God first, something a lot of sports are lacking today. The special wrap job for the event was in pink from Randy's Custom Lettering for the Hicks’ Mother who is a breast cancer survivor as many cars dawn the pink color for support of breast cancer awareness month in October. In addition, the colors go back to the racing days of “The Gambler” Tony Hicks final season in the #21 machine.

Hicks however would start the 40 lap feature on the outside of the front row as the #75 Brett Hamm would bring the field to the green. The race would start off with a handful of laps being complete before the four and five wide action would pick up all throughout the field, the event would have the first yellow flag on lap 9 and the race would sustain at total of 7 cautions flags total. Hick’s would hold off charges throughout the race by Hamm, #30 Tyler Bare (USA 100 $20,000 ULTIMATE June winner), #17 Logan Roberson and #55 Matt Long all snapping at his heels or trying to catch the rear spoiler of his Longhorn chassis as it was point blank in the “wind”. One restart after THE BIG ONE with a seven-car pileup would cause the 20+ lap green flag stretch run of the race where Hamm would slip off turn two while negotiating around back marker cars to have the 2nd position change with young #30 Bare in his Rocket to capitalize. The yellow would come out for the last time after #0 Troy Frazier would make contact with leader Hicks and Hamm while furiously trying to stay on the lead lap.

One more restart attempt was made for Bare to try to close in to catch Hicks but it just wouldn’t happen as the checkers would fall over the pink & black retro colors of his Father “The Gambler” Tony Hick’s scheme from his last season again racing. It was also Hick’s 3rd win on the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance, 6th overall FASTRAK touring win and the biggest win in his pro late Model career to date. The special moment before post-race victory interviews was the whole crew kneeling down on the driver side of the cockpit #21 and Tony Hicks car owner, crew chief and most of all Father to Benji Hicks Racing leading them in a word of inspiration and prayer, you could hear them proudly testify before the post-race formalities’, “Glory goes to God, Amen”.

RACE RESULTS FASTRAK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY JAMES RIVER EQUIPMENT - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2017:

FASTRAK Pro Late Model World Challenge (40 Laps): 1. 21H-Benji Hicks, [2]; 2. 30-Tyler Bare, [7]; 3. 75-Brett Hamm, [1]; 4. 17R-Logan Roberson, [3]; 5. 55L-Matt Long, [4]; 6. 01P-Travis Pennington, [11]; 7. 4-Matthew Nance, [18]; 8. 00F-Carson Ferguson, [10]; 9. 87-Walker Arthur, [12]; 10. 09-Brad Rigdon, [9]; 11. 01-Matt Glanden, [13]; 12. 2P-Jared Powell, [24]; 13. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [20]; 14. 08-Tyler Dettor, [30]; 15. K1-Kerry King, [15]; 16. 0F-Troy Frazier, [23]; 17. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [17]; 18. 184-Kyle Lukon, [5]; 19. 21B-Billy Beachler, [29]; 20. 2B-Michael Bland, [14]; 21. 6-Dillon Brown, [8]; 22. 74-Mike Franklin, [21]; 23. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [26]; 24. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [27]; 25. 12U-Brandon Umberger, [6]; 26. 47-Matt Quade, [22]; 27. 12A-Ryan Adams, [19]; 28. 7A-Corey Almond, [25]; 29. 93-Derrick Shaw, [28]; 30. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [16]

Heat 1 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) - 1. 75-Brett Hamm, [1]; 2. 184-Kyle Lukon, [2]; 3. 09-Brad Rigdon, [3]; 4. 01-Matt Glanden, [4]; 5. 66X-Matt Tarbox, [5]; 6. 74-Mike Franklin, [6]; 7. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [7]; 8. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [8]; 9. 3-Kenny Peeples, [9]; 10. 21B-Billy Beachler, [10]

Heat 2 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 21H-Benji Hicks, [1]; 2. 12U-Brandon Umberger, [2]; 3. 00F-Carson Ferguson, [3]; 4. 2B-Michael Bland, [4]; 5. 4-Matthew Nance, [5]; 6. 47-Matt Quade, [6]; 7. 7A-Corey Almond, [7]; 8. 38-Nick Love, [8]; 9. 11M-James Miller, [9]; 10. 12C-Cody Cubbage, [10]

Heat 3 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 17R-Logan Roberson, [1]; 2. 30-Tyler Bare, [2]; 3. 01P-Travis Pennington, [3]; 4. K1-Kerry King, [4]; 5. 12A-Ryan Adams, [5]; 6. 0F-Troy Frazier, [6]; 7. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [7]; 8. 08-Tyler Dettor, [8]; 9. 13-Ray Miller, [9]; 10. 123-Bryan Smith, [10]

Heat 4 (10 laps – Top 6 to A Main) – 1. 55L-Matt Long, [1]; 2. 6-Dillon Brown, [2]; 3. 87-Walker Arthur, [3]; 4. 39-Henry Hornsby III, [4]; 5. 14C-Chuck Bowie, [5]; 6. 2P-Jared Powell, [6]; 7. 93-Derrick Shaw, [7]; 8. 41-Terry Cregger, [8]; 9. 23M-John McClellan, [9]; 10. 77-Brian Hankins, [10]

B Feature 1 (15 laps – Top 6 to A Main) - 1. 7A-Corey Almond, [2]; 2. 71-Davis Lipscombe, [5]; 3. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, [1]; 4. 93-Derrick Shaw, [4]; 5. 21B-Billy Beachler, [13]; 6. 08-Tyler Dettor, [7]; 7. 13-Ray Miller, [11]; 8. 3-Kenny Peeples, [9]; 9. 123-Bryan Smith, [15]; 10. 40-Brent Bordeaux, [3]; 11. 12C-Cody Cubbage, [14]; 12. 41-Terry Cregger, [8]; 13. 38-Nick Love, [6]; 14. 11M-James Miller, [10]; 15. 77-Brian Hankins, [16]; 16. 23M-John McClellan, [12]

Group A Qualifying – 1. 75-Brett Hamm, 00:19.498[1]; 2. 17R-Logan Roberson, 00:19.620[2]; 3. 71-Davis Lipscombe, 00:19.707[3]; 4. 30-Tyler Bare, 00:19.727[4]; 5. 09-Brad Rigdon, 00:19.796[5]; 6. 08-Tyler Dettor, 00:19.905[6]; 7. 184-Kyle Lukon, 00:19.954[7]; 8. K1-Kerry King, 00:19.966[8]; 9. 66X-Matt Tarbox, 00:20.024[9]; 10. 01P-Travis Pennington, 00:20.131[10]; 11. 21B-Billy Beachler, 00:20.259[11]; 12. 12A-Ryan Adams, 00:20.265[12]; 13. 01-Matt Glanden, 00:20.373[13]; 14. 13-Ray Miller, 00:20.496[14]; 15. 74-Mike Franklin, 00:20.585[15]; 16. 40-Brent Bordeaux, 00:20.663[16]; 17. 3-Kenny Peeples, 00:20.892[17]; 18. 0F-Troy Frazier, 00:20.909[18]; 19. 5S-Hunter Stinnett, 00:20.966[19]; 20. 123-Bryan Smith, 00:21.544[20]

Group B Qaulifying – 1. 12U-Brandon Umberger, 00:19.061[1]; 2. 55L-Matt Long, 00:19.200[2]; 3. 21H-Benji Hicks, 00:19.240[3]; 4. 6-Dillon Brown, 00:19.263[4]; 5. 00F-Carson Ferguson, 00:19.264[5]; 6. 41-Terry Cregger, 00:19.388[6]; 7. 2B-Michael Bland, 00:19.397[7]; 8. 39-Henry Hornsby III, 00:19.402[8]; 9. 4-Matthew Nance, 00:19.446[9]; 10. 87-Walker Arthur, 00:19.468[10]; 11. 38-Nick Love, 00:19.729[11]; 12. 14C-Chuck Bowie, 00:19.873[12]; 13. 47-Matt Quade, 00:20.068[13]; 14. 2P-Jared Powell, 00:20.174[14]; 15. 7A-Corey Almond, 00:20.271[15]; 16. 23M-John McClellan, 00:20.512[16]; 17. 11M-James Miller, 00:20.573[17]; 18. 93-Derrick Shaw, 00:20.838[18]; 19. 12C-Cody Cubbage, 00:21.200[19]; 20. 77-Brian Hankins, 00:21.770[20]

Over-All Fast Qualifier: Brandon Umberger - 19.061 seconds
Entrants: 40

The NEXT race for the FASTRAK Racing Series powered by Chevrolet Performance 2018 touring program will be the $20,000 to win World Championship (open to anyone to compete in). Plus remember in September 2019 the FASTRAK World Championship will celebrate the 50th Anniversary season of Virginia Motor Speedway with “The Richest PRO Late Model Race in the Universe” paying a whopping $50,000 to winner in a purse almost $158,000 purse and over $2000 just to start the A-Main plus non-qualifier races so everyone leaves with decent pay. DON’T MISS IT IN 2019!!

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