"60th Anniversary at Hickory Motor Speedway" - 7/26/11
Fans braved the heat to watch the 60th Anniversary Celebration at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
The Bojangles Late Model race got off to a quick start as the No. 43 of Jesse LeFevers led the field to the green flag. The No. 12 of Austin McDaniel challenged LeFevers during the first few laps.
McDaniel had to drop back as he faced the No. 5 of Dexter Canipe Jr., who was looking to the outside for second. Canipe Jr. went on to make the pass on lap 3. McDaniel did not back down, however, retaking second on lap 13.
By lap 35, McDaniel caught LeFevers, taking the lead as the caution fell on lap 36.
LeFevers had a great restart, retaking the lead from McDaniel with the No. 57 of Grant Wimbish in third.
The second caution of the night fell on lap 37 .LeFevers was able to hold the lead on the restart with McDaniel settling into second.
McDaniel would battle door to door with the No. 57 of Wimbish for the second position.
The final caution flew on lap 41 due to a single car spin. LeFevers was able to hold the lead on the restart with McDaniel settling into second.
After the restart, McDaniel managed to catch LeFevers on lap 58, but was unable to make the pass as the laps ran out. Jesse LeFevers took his sixth win of the season with Austin McDaniel finishing in second and Grant Wimbish in third.
Next Race Saturday July 30th at Hickory Motor Speedway. Racing starts at 7:00pm