The prestigious 37th-annual Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial race will take place this coming Saturday night, August 31st at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina.
The events for Saturday night go as follows with 150 laps of NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models, 50 laps for Paramount Kia Limited Late Models as well as Street Stocks and Sportsman Racing Classics.
Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy said, "Last year we had 34 cars that attempted to qualify and it appears that number will grow this year" "With 34 NWAAS Bojangles Late Models already confirmed and 18 Paramount Kia Limited Late Models this one promises to provide an exciting race."
Leading the NWAAS Bojangles Late Models will be Austin McDaniel with Shane Lee leading the Paramount Kia Limited Late Models. Jeremy Birch will lead the Gold King Super Trucks with Kevin Eby leading Street Stocks. Nathaniel Kanupp will lead the K & P Construction 4-Cylinders while Carroll McKinney leads WrenchRags Renegades and Don Fenn leads Sportsman Racing Classics.
Robert Vance “Bobby Isaac” ran his first race at Hickory Motor Speedway in 1949 at the age of 17. During hard times, Bobby raced whatever he could. In 1970 Bobby sat 50 poles with 11 wins and took home the NASCAR National Championship. During a race in 1977, Bobby asked for a relief driver with 25 laps remaining and collapsed as soon as he climbed out of the car. The following morning Bobby died from a heart attack and was buried next door to the track back in August 16, 1977. He is considered one of the greats in NASCAR history.
The gates open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for teens and seniors and children below the age of 12 attend free.
Practice starts on August 30th from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. with fans invited.Here is the preliminary list:NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Model Stock Preliminary Entry List:OO - Shane LeeO7 - Tyler Church3 - Kaz Grala4 - Jack Madrid6 - Will Gallaher7 - Taylor Stricklin7 - Ashley Huffman8 - Reid Lanpher8 - David Garbo Jr.10 - Tyler English10 - Jake Keaton11 - Dillon Houser12 - Austin McDaniel18 - David Roberts21 - Annabeth Barnes22 - Dan Moore25 - Matt Piercy25 - Brayton Haws33 - Brandon Jones35 - Devin Jones40 - Brodie Kostecki41 - Ben Rhodes43 - Jesse LeFevers44 - Dillon Bassett55 - Zach Bruenger57 - Justin Carroll57 - Grant Wimbish69 - Enrique Baca77 - Jeremy Sorel77 - Rafael Vallina80 - Blake Jones88 - Josh Berry88 - Josh Wright97 - Keith BumgamerNASCAR Whelen All American Series Paramount Kia Limited Late Model Preliminary Entry List:OO - Shane Lee5 - Dexter Canipe Jr.7 - Travis Byrd10 - Ryan Vasconcellos12 - Evan Duggins 15 - Sheflon Clay17 - Mitch Walker18 - Casey Pierce19 - Benji Woodward21 - Monty Cox25 - Allen Huffman43 - Greg Wise43 - Kenneth Pardue51 - Jeremy Pelfrey75 - Landon Huffman77 - Mark Goin94 - Ben Ebeling95 - Nicholas Wilt