Saturday, 9:45pm - The teams are all packing up and heading out from Hickory Motor Speedway, and that is it for us tonight.
Stay tuned next week to Speed51.com for the race stories from the third annual Easter Bunny 150.
Saturday, 9:35pm - Here is the finishing results from tonight's Easter Bunny 150:
PosNo.Name 147Corey Williams 231Ryan Lawler 320John Stancill 451Zach Stroupe 591Heath Lindman 68Cassius Clark 797John Fleming 817Travis Benjamin 92RMike Rowe 100Shaun Turple 1122Perry Brown 1298Justin Wakefield 134RBen Rowe 1418Bradley McBaskill 1548John Batten 1635Derek Ramstrom 1739SRyan Sieg 1870Jeff Choquette 1914Clete Caywood 2016Tom McCann Jr 2151HAlex Haase 2282Grant Enfinger 2362gMark Gibson 2439Dean Clattenburg 2526Brandon Johnson 2671Jimmy Doyle 2752Butch Miller 2805Alex Fleming 2994Mich Cobb 3042Tim Pinion
Saturday, 9:15pm - Corey Williams wins the third annual Easter Bunny 150.
Folks, sometimes things happen for a reason.
We apologize, but we had equipment failure there during the last 50 laps, which interrupted the live updates. We think the excitement of this race caused interruption in our services. Let us back up to the last restart.
The green flag came out at lap 107 with the battle for the lead heating up between Corey Williams and Ryan Lawler. At lap 118, Lawler worked his way around Williams for the top spot with Zach Stroupe running a close third and John Stancill back in fourth.
It settled down for a few laps before it got heated up once again for the lead. Williams and Lawler battled side by side for the lead with about 17 laps to go. This allowed Stroupe and Stancill to close up on the two frontrunners.
Williams snagged the lead solidly a few laps later while Stancill snuck around Stroupe for the third position. Stancill then made his presence known on the back bumper of Lawler with Stroupe looming right behind.
Over the final laps, Williams was able to pull away from the three drivers that were nose to tail for the runnerup spot. Weaving around lap traffic on the white flag lap, Lawler held onto second place with Stancill and Stroupe following him across the line. Heath Hindman crossed the line fifth, but the victory belonged to Williams.
We are getting a full race rundown and will have that shortly.
Saturday, 8:46pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 8:39pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 107: The caution is out on lap 107. Mike Rowe made contact with Travis Benjamin, who spun down the backstretch. Jeff Choquette and Dean Clattenburg were also involved. Benjamin has continued. Choquette is waiting for a wrecker.
Saturday, 8:38pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 8:36pm - Ben Rowe has not lost a lap under this caution yet and his Richard Moody Racing team is thrashing to repair the damage to his car before he does.
The restart order will be Ryan Lawler, Corey Williams, Travis Benjamin, MIke Rowe, John Stancill, Zach Stroupe, Cassius Clark and Grant Enfinger.
Saturday, 8:35pm - Jeff Choquette has just pitted for a flat left rear tire, caused by contact in that turn four melee.
Timing and scoring officals are still trying to figure out who the new leader is. We'll keep you posted.
Saturday, 8:32pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 105: On lap 104, the leaders have encountered trouble in the form of lapped cars. A few cars tangled and Jeff Choquette barely clipped it. Ben Rowe, Zach Stroupe and John Stancill were also among the drivers involved. Rowe has fairly heavy damage and has lost his rear bumper and spoiler. Derek Ramstrom is stalled on the race track as well.
Saturday, 8:31pm - The leaders are working heavy lapped traffic right now, with Choquette just barely ahead of Ben Rowe.
Saturday, 8:30pm - At lap 100, here is your top 10 - Jeff Choquette, Ben Rowe, Zach Stroupe, Corey Williams, Ryan Lawler, Heath Hindman, Travis Benjamin, John Stancil, Cassius Clark and Mike Rowe
Saturday, 8:28pm - After visiting pit road several times, the #26 of Brandon Johnson is back on the track - several laps down.
Saturday, 8:27pm - At lap 85, Butch Miller and Jimmy Doyle have both pulled off the track.
Saturday, 8:25pm - At the halfway mark (lap 75), the top 10 are: 1) Jeff Choquette, 2) Heath Hindman, 3) Ben Rowe, 4) Zach Stroupe, 5) Corey Williams, 6) Ryan Lawler, 7) Mike Rowe, 8) Cassius Clark, 9) Grant Enfinger, 10) Travis Benjamin
Saturday, 8:21pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 8:19pm - The red flag is gone and the race is now under yellow. So now that the pits are open here is a damage report. Kyle Busch wasted no time getting to work ripping body panels off Alex Haase's car. The rest of the crew is hard at work repairing it.
John Batten's team has the hood of the #48 up and is working away.
Randy Johnson looks done for the night and several others, including Travis Benjamin, Butch Miller, Shawn Turple and Ryan Seig are back on the track.
Top five on the restart will be: 1) Jeff Choquette, 2) Heath Hindman, 3) Ben Rowe, 4) Corey Williams, 5) Zach Stroupe
Saturday, 8:17pm - The red flag had mixed results for Kyle Busch. The good news was that it allowed him to sneak into the tunnel-less infield after arriving at Hickory after the race began. The bad news is that he now gets to examine the heavy damage on the #51H car that he owns and Alex Haase drives.
Saturday, 8:15pm - The drivers involved in the backstretch crash include Alex Haase, Shawn Turple, Butch Miller, John Batten, Travis Benjamin, Justin Wakefield, Jimmy Doyle and Ryan Seig.
A track wrecker is currently lifting the #26 car of luckless Brandon Johnson off Alex Haase's #51H. We don't really expect either car to continue because they are both heavily damaged.
Saturday, 8:10pm - RED FLAG - Lap 64: The officials have put the red flag out to clean up the mess. The field is stopped coming off turn two, just in front of where the wreck occured.
Saturday, 8:09pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 64: There is a yellow flag out for a big wreck on the backstretch right after the restart. We're still counting the cars that are involved....stand by for the full list. It will be a long one.
Saturday, 8:08pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 8:05pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 63: The caution is out for a spin on the frontstretch by Derek Ramstrom. Also involved was Travis Benjamin. Both cars appear to have no major damage and should continue on in the race.
Impresive early on is John Stancill, who started way back in 24th. Stancill currently sits in the 12th position.
The current top five are: 1) Jeff Choquette, 2) Heath Hindman, 3) Ben Rowe, 4) Corey Williams, 5) Zach Stroupe
Saturday, 8:03pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 8:02pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 58: The caution is out for a tangle between Ryan Seig, Bradley McCaskill and Brandon Johnson. No major damage occured during the incident and all were able to drive away.
Top three: 1) Jeff Choquette, 2) Heath Hindman, 3) Ben Rowe
Saturday, 8:00pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 7:59pm - Travis Benjamin has been pitting repeatedly under the last few cautions for adjustments to his #17. Benjamin is still on the lead lap.
Mitch Cobb has retired from the race.
Saturday, 7:57pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 53: The caution is out for a backstretch spin by Clete Claywood.
Saturday, 7:56pm - At lap 50, your top 10 are Jeff Choquette, Heath Hindman, Corey Williams, Ben Rowe, Cassius Clark, Ryan Lawler, Mike Rowe, Grant Enfinger, Zach Stroupe and Butch Miller
Saturday, 7:56pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 7:51pm - Derek Ramstrom has returned to the track without lossing a lap after being involved in that latest incident.
Saturday, 7:51pm - Mitch Cobb is sitting on pit road with his team working on the front end of his #94 machine. Alex Fleming has gotten out of his car, with damage resulting from that log-jam knocking him out of the event.
Saturday, 7:51pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 46: The complexion of the top 10 changed quickly with this incident.
The lapped car of Brandon Johnson spun in turn four with Cassius Clark and Zach Stroupe narrowly missing him. Top 10 runners Mitch Cobb and Derek Ramstrom didn’t and both wrecked, along With the lapped car of Tom McCann.
Top five on the restart will be: Jeff Choquette, Heath Hindman, Ben Rowe, Corey Williams and Cassius Clark.
Saturday, 7:50pm - There has been some fierce side by side battling between Cassius Clark and Heath Hindman for nearly 20 laps for the second position behind Jeff Choquette. Hindman finally worked his way solidly into the second position as the race continues under green with 40 laps complete.
Saturday, 7:44pm - GREEN FLAG
Saturday, 7:42pm - YELLOW FLAG - Lap 20: Jimmy Doyle, running in fifth, attempted to pass Cassius Clark for the fourth position when he lost control off turn four and spun. He was able to continue.
At the lap 20 mark, the top three are: 1) Jefff Choquette, 2) Heath hindman, 3) Corey Williams
Saturday, 7:39pm - On the start, Jeff Choquette jumped out to the lead while Zach Stroupe dropped back a few positions on the high side. Stroupe has settled into the sixth position after lap 10. Heath Hindman is running second with Cassius Clark in third.
Saturday, 7:35pm - GREEN FLAG - The Easter Bunny 150 has started.
Saturday, 7:33pm - The fans are in their seats, the National Anthem has been played and the engines are fired. We are just moments away from the start of the PASS South Easter Bunny 150.
Saturday, 7:20pm - John Stancill spun during his qualifying run earlier, but he raced his way into te field during his consi race. We caught up with Stancill during the fan meet and greet, and he said yesterday was the first time he had seen the car he is racing tonight.
Stancill comes from a Legends Car background and was the 2007 Semi-Pro national champion.
Saturday, 7:05pm - Jeff Choquette is starting on the pole for the Easter Bunny 150, but he is looking at the big picture of tonight’s race already. Moments after pulling the lucky number one pill from a hat, Choquette said that instead of trying to check out early, he plans to be patient with the goal of being there at the end.
Saturday, 7:01pm - The redraw has occured for the top 10 starters in the Easter Bunny 150, and it was Jeff Choquette drawing the number one starting spot. Zach Stroupe drew the second starting position and will start outside Choquette when the green flag flies.
Here is the complete starting grid for the 3rd Annual Easter Bunny 150:
2105Alex Fleming(consi one - 1st) 2239Dean Clattenburg(consi two - 1st) 2317Travis Benjamin(consi three - 1st) 2420John Stancill(consi one - 2nd) 2539SRyan Sieg(consi two - 2nd) 2697John Fleming(consi three - 2nd) 2726Brandon Johnson(PASS South Provisional) 2842Tim Pinion(PASS South Provisional) 2951HAlex Haase(last chance - 1st) 3014Clete Caywood(final provisional awarded)
Saturday, 6:55pm - The #51H Toyota Camry owned by Kyle Busch Motorsports and driven by Alex Haase has just been announced as the best appearing car for tonight’s race.
Saturday, 6:50pm - We have just received word that Kyle Busch is en route on a place from Nashville to the Hickory area so he can catch tonight’s Easter Bunny 150 in person. Busch finished 16th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway after spinning, but he hopes that his Kyle Busch Motorsports development driver Alex Haase will have a better night. So far, he has. Haase won the last chance event to get into the EB 150 feature.
Saturday, 6:45pm - We are way behind schedule here at Hickory Motor Speedway due to oil downs and the funeral stoppage next door. At this point in the evening we
Saturday, 6:45pm - We are way behind schedule here at Hickory Motor Speedway due to oil downs and the funeral stoppage next door. At this point in the evening we would be well into the Easter Bunny 150. However the officials want to make sure the fans get what they came for, which includes the autograph session, so that will still take place for the loyal fans that came out to meet their favorite drivers and watch some great racing.
Saturday, 6:38pm - The Rolling Thunder Modified feature was reduced to 30 laps due to the time and amount of cautions. When the marathon race finally ended, it was Billy Morris taking the checkered flag.
Saturday, 6:15pm - Travis Benjamin’s team likes their chances for tonight’s race. They time trialed 21st after gambling on some pre-qualifying changes to the car. That didn’t end up working out, so they went back to a more proven set-up for their consi race – which Benjamin won.
Saturday, 6:10pm - Speed51.com caught up with last year’s Easter Bunny 150 winner Ryan Lawler who reports that he is very happy with his car for tonight’s race. Lawler reports that his car is just as good or better as it was after practice last year. He timed trialed 10th for the race, but could start as high as the pole after the top 10 position are redrawn for.
Saturday, 6:00pm - Brandon Johnson and Tim Pinion were awarded the two PASS South provisionals. Since no one is available for the PASS North provisional, Clete Caywood was slotted into the field, starting last. There will be 30 cars starting the PASS South Easter Bunny 150 tonight.
We will have a full lineup right before the race starts, after the redraw.
Saturday, 5:55pm - The Rolling Thunder Modifieds are on the track for their feature.
Saturday, 5:50pm - Alex Haase made the best of the last chance race by winning the race, and more importantly, earning a spot in the Easter Bunny 150 race. Behind him, a few drivers wrecked trying to get back to the checkered flag, which didn't matter since they were not in a transfer spot. Damaged in the wreck was the #93 of Chris Roberts and the #24 of Brian Royalty, who borrowed a carburetor from the #51 BDI Racing team and driver Zach Stroupe.
Provisionals are being decided right now. We will have the full rundown later as the top 10 redraw will occur on the front stretch in front of the fans before the race starts.
Last Chance Results
151HAlex Haase 214 Clete Caywood 35 Spencer Wauters 493 Chris Roberts 524 Brian Royalty 640 Eric Chase 74 L Blake Lehr 891mJoe Mattress 95b Tom Buzze
Saturday, 5:35pm - Cody Smith passed Ryan Glenski for the lead in the Allison Legacy Series feature and held on to take the checkered flag in their 50-lap event. Glenski was able to hang onto second position.
The last chance race for the PASS South Easter Bunny 150
Saturday, 5:10pm - Here are the results from the three consi PASS South races. The last chance race is scheduled after the completion of the Allison Legacy race.
117Travis Benjamin (transferred to feature) 297John Fleming (transferred to feature) 351H Alex Haase 440Eric Chase 524Brian Royalty 626Brandon Johnson 742Tim Pinion
139Dean Clattenburg (transferred to feature) 239SRyan Sieg (transferred to feature) 314Clete Caywood 493Chris Roberts 591m Joe Mattress 60 Ginny Quinones 715Clay Jones
15 Alex Fleming (transferred to feature) 220John Stancill (transferred to feature) 34 LBlake Lehr 45 Spencer Wauters 55bTom Buzze 623Brian Roberts
Saturday, 4:50pm - Devon Haun was able to get around Nick Stroupe on a restart to grab the lead of the Pro Challenge feature. Stroupe tried numerous laps to get back by Haun on the low side, but Haun held him off, taking the checkered flag in their feature event.
Next up is the Allison Legacy feature.
Saturday, 4:35pm - The Pro Challenge feature just took the green flag. Nick Stroupe and Devon Haun start side by side for their event, which features 13 cars.
Saturday, 4:30pm - Alex Fleming took the checkered flag in the third race. He was followed by John Stancill as they will both transfer to the feature.
The rest of the drivers will have to attempt to get in the show via the last-chance race. This includes Spencer Wauters, who hasn't made the field as of yet.
Saturday, 4:25pm - Race two saw a battle of the 39 cars as Dean Clattenburg in the #39 took the checkered flag over Ryan Sieg in the #29s. Both drivers transfer to the feature.
Saturday, 4:18pm - In the first heat race Travis Benjamin held off Maritime driver John Fleming. Both move on to the feature.
Saturday, 4:15pm - Heat races are underway for the PASS South Super Late Models, we will have results soon.
Saturday, 3:25pm - The Pro Challenge and Allison Legacy cars have run their qualifying laps. We will have more info on who was fastest in both divisions shortly.
A funeral has started next door to the Hickory Motor Speedway track and per their agreements, the action has stopped here at HMS until it is completed. Once the track gets the green light, they will resume qualifying with the Rolling Thunder Mods.
Saturday, 2:45pm - Qualifying for the support divisions, including the Pro Challenge, Rolling Thunder Modifieds and the Allison Legacy Series, will take place next.
Saturday, 2:43pm - Heath Hindman has set fast time in PASS South Super Late Model Qualifying for the Easter Bunny 150. The top 20 are locked in the field while the rest of the drivers will have to get in the show via heat races. There will be three races with the top two from each transferring to the main. One position comes from the final last chance race and two final spots can be added for a PASS North and PASS South provisional, putting 29 cars on the starting grid for the feature.
The top 10 will redraw later for their starting position.
835Derek Ramstrom 14.991 1031 Ryan Lawler 15.008 1194 Mich Cobb 15.021 1216 Tom McCann Jr 15.022 1362g Mark Gibson 15.04 1522 Perry Brown 15.061 162R Mike Rowe 15.073 1718Bradley McBaskill 15.077 1898Justin Wakefield 15.085 2117Travis Benjamin 15.132 2239Dean Clattenburg 15.143 235 Alex Fleming15.162 2539S Ryan Sieg 15.187 264 L Blake Lehr 15.225 2814Clete Caywood 15.26 3051H Alex Haase 15.277 3326Brandon Johnson 15.335 355 Spencer Wauters 15.445 3791m Joe Mattress 15.521 4000Ginny Quinones 15.868
Saturday, 2:00pm - Here are a few notes while qualifying is on track.
JR Norris was on hand Friday driving one of Richie Wauters’ #5 Super Late Models. Norris probably won’t race the car though. Instead he was shaking it down and coaching Wauters’ son Spencer, who will enter the Easter Bunny 150. Spencer drove the team’s other #5 which also logged plenty of laps during the day of practice.
For many drivers the Easter Bunny 150 will start off the 2008 racing season, but there are some drivers in attendance at Hickory who have already had on track success in the first few months of the year.
Three winners from Florida Speedweeks will are entered in the Easter Bunny 150. The Super Late Model champion of the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna, Jeff Choquette, has ventured up from Florida for this race. He is joined by NSS Crate Late Model feature winner Eric Chase of Vermont and Zach Stroupe, who swept both Pro Challenge races at NSS this year.
Choquette also won Speedfest 2008 at USA International Speedway back in January.
The winner of The Rattler at South Alabama Speedway, Grant Enfinger, is also here this weekend with his #82 Super Late Model.
Saturday, 1:57pm - Ginny Quinones is on the track, starting the qualifying session for the PASS South Super Late Models. We will have full results after qualifying is complete.
Saturday, 1:55pm - We are awaiting the time trials to start.
Saturday, 1:50pm - Practice times for the second session (PASS South):
198Justin Wakefield 14.862 918Bradley McBaskill 15.053 1051H Alex Haase 15.057 1120 John Stancill 15.066 124R Ben Rowe 15.068 1351 Zach Stroupe 15.087 1462g Mark Gibson 15.11 1531 Ryan Lawler 15.121 1682 Grant Enfinger 15.123 1771 Jimmy Doyle 15.126 184 L Blake Lehr 15.128 1997 John Fleming 15.133 2048 John Batten 15.192 2194 Mich Cobb 15.205 225Spencer Wauters 15.213 235b Tom Buzze 15.218 2470 Jeff Choquette 15.289 2516 Tom McCann Jr 15.306 2639S Ryan Sieg 15.312 2735 Derek Ramstrom15.35 2824 Brian Royalty 15.412 2940 Eric Chase 15.547 3091 Joe Mattress 15.563 3123 Brian Roberts 15.565 3226 Brandon Johnson15.568 3393 Chris Roberts 15.586 3400 Ginny Quinones 15.638 3515 Clay Jones 15.642 363 John Michaels 15.719 3742 Tim Pinion 15.8 3891 Heath Lindman 19.158
Saturday, 1:07pm - Justin Wakefield posted the fastest time during the second round of practice with a 14.862 second lap. Travis Benjamin, Perry Brown, Alex Fleming and Cassius Clark rounded out the top five.
We are awaiting the full practice results and will post those once available.
Saturday, 12:53pm - Next up at HMS is the driver's meeting, followed by time trials at 1:30pm.
Saturday, 12:49pm - The Hickory Motor Speedway is currently silent as the second and final practice sessions have completed. No major incidents occured during the sessions except for a few spins during the Allison Legacy practice.
We will have full timing and scoring from the second practice session once we get it from officials.
Saturday, 12:35pm - A few cars appear to be done for the day. Both Joseph Burns and Adam Crawford will have a long drive home before qualifying. Teams for both drivers have packed it in for the day.
Shaun Turple's crew is still working on his car after a three-car wreck earlier in practice.
Saturday, 11:45am - Practice times from the first round of PASS South SLMs shows Corey Williams pacing the session. Here are the times:
839 Dean Clattenburg 14.985 10 20 John Stancill 15.009 11 77 Jeff Choquette15.017 14 5 Spencer Wauters 15.033 16 48 John Batten 15.043 17 91 Heath Lindman 15.058 18 39S Ryan Sieg 15.066 19 18 Bradley McBaskill 15.067 20 51H Alex Haase 15.07 21 98 Justin Wakefield 15.122 22 51 Zach Stroupe 15.125 23 5 Tom Buzze 15.157 24 4 L Blake Lehr 15.167 25 16 Tom McCann Jr 15.178 26 17 Travis Benjamin 15.214 27 40 Eric Chase 15.223 28 35 Derek Ramstrom 15.259 29 22 Perry Brown 15.267 30 97 John Fleming 15.267 31 14 Clete Caywood 15.362 32 14 Adam Crawford 15.457 33 15 Clay Jones 15.48 34 93 Chris Roberts 15.64 35 0 Ginny Quinones 15.725 36 24 Brian Royalty 15.728 37 26 Brandon Johnson 15.846 38 35NYJoseph Burns 15.866 39 42 Tim Pinion 16.075 40 91mJoe Mattress 16.149
Saturday, 11:44am - The car that Ben Rowe is driving here this weekend has been to Hickory before – but not with a great outcome. Last season, Corey LaJoie drove it as a teammate to Rowe at Richard Moody Racing, but crashed it before the race and loaded it up early. The car was rebuilt and is now Rowe’s primary machine. His back-up car also has a rough past. It was the car that he was leading with in a qualifying race for Speedfest 2008 at USA International Speedway (FL) in January when his oil filter failed. That led to the oil in the sump being dumped under the tire and a big wreck ensued. The car was also rebuilt and Rowe has it at his disposal if needed today.
Saturday, 11:42am - Blake Lehr is here and will run the full PASS South schedule this season. The 17-year-old Florida driver will run the #4 LehrJet Racing SLM for those races, but also has a ride in the #3 car of Fountain Motorsports for the entire ASA Late Model Southern Division schedule. That car has been prepared by Florida short track legend Dick Anderson.
Saturday, 11:40am - The first round of practice for all divisions has been completed. The Allison Legacy cars are now on the track for their second round of practice.
Saturday, 11:30am - Most know Mike Twist as Speed51.com's Editor, but Twist is also a wheelman. Making his Pro Challenge debut, Twist will drive the #151 Pro Challenge truck in tonight's race.
Saturday, 11:25am - With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series off this weekend, there is plenty of big-time racing influence at Hickory.
Cup drivers Kyle Busch and Bill Elliott both own cars that will be racing to get into the show today. Busch’s teenage discovery Alex Haase is here in the #51H and Elliott’s #94 is adorning the car of Mitch Cobb.
A few Cup vendors are in the house as well. BSR and Racing Electronics have brought the big rigs that usually service the Cup garage to Hickory for teams to stock up on needed parts and radios.
And of course, our own Bob Dillner is here since he is not on assignment with SPEED Channel this week. Dillner owns the #51 Super Late Model of Zach Stroupe and the #51 Pro Challenge machine of Nick Stroupe.
Saturday, 11:19am - The action has slowed once again during the PASS South practice session as a three-car incident occured in turn one. Those involved were Shawn Turple, Joseph Burns and Spencer Wauters. All three were able to drive off with Turple sustaining the most damage.
The green flag is back in the air as practice has resumed.
Saturday, 11:12am - Adam Crawford's weekend just got worse. During practice he spun it on his own in turn three, smacking the outside wall. The car was pulled off the track by a wrecker, so it is possible his weekend might be over before the green flag started. When we find out more, we will post it.
Saturday, 11:02am - A few quick yellows displayed during the Rolling Thunder Modified practice as well as the Pro Challenge practice, but there hasn't been a major incident on the track as of yet.
The PASS South SLMs are on track.
Saturday, 10:45am - With the large amount of Allison Legacy cars that were on the track, it was amazing there was only one incident during the session, which was a single car spin.
Next up is the Rolling Thunder Mods, followed by the Pro Challenge as well as the PASS South Super Late Models.
Saturday, 10:30am - The first practice session of the day is on the track. First up is the Allison Legacy Series.
Saturday, 10:00am - There are three drivers entered for today's EB 150 who have won in PASS South Competition at Hickory before. Mike Rowe won the first Easter Bunny 150 in 2006. Ryan Lawler won the fall race here that season and last year's Easter Bunny 150 and Heath Hindman won the September, 2007 Over The Mountain 150.
Saturday, 9:50am - Adam Crawford unloaded his Super Late Model on Friday as well, but didn’t get much of a chance to practice. He had engine problems in his machine and loaded it up. He worked out the problems in his shop and is back this morning ready to race.
Saturday, 9:45am ET - JR Norris was on hand Friday driving one of Richie Wauters’ #5 Super Late Models. Norris probably won’t race the car though. Instead he was shaking it down and coaching Wauters’ son Spencer, who will enter the Easter Bunny 150. Spencer drove the team’s other #5 which also logged plenty of laps during the day of practice.
Saturday, 9:40am ET - Friday was an optional day of practice for the Easter Bunny 150. There were 45 cars that took part in the session, including one who left early and one that won't be racing today. We'll have more on both of those fronts later on.
There were a few harmless spins, but no Super Late Model carnage during the session. No official times were kept.
Saturday, 9:35am ET - Good morning from Hickory Motor Speedway, where there are over 40 Super Late Model teams assembled for the third running of the Easter Bunny 150 PASS South event. The Pro Challenge Series, Rolling Thunder Modifieds and Allison Legacy cars are all here to for features events that are scheduled to be 50 laps each. We'll bring you the latest news all day long, so sit back and get ready to enjoy the race.
Here is today's schedule.
7:30GATES OPEN 8:00TECH OPENS PRACTICE: 10:30-10:40ALLISON LEGACY 10:40-10:50ROLLING THUNDER MODS 10:50-11:00PRO CHALLENGE 11:00-11:30SLM 11:30-11:45ALLISON LEGACY 11:45-12:00ROLLING THUNDER MODS 12:00-12:15PRO CHALLENGE 12:15-12:45SLM 12:50 DRIVERS MEETING
1 PIT CREW MEMBER TO LINE SLM CAR UP FOR TIME TRIALS
1:30SLM TIME TRIALS PRO CHALLENGE TIME TRIALS ALLISON LEGACY TIME TRIALS ROLLING THUNDER MOD TIME TRIALS 3:00SLM B-FEATURE-LAPS TBA PRO CHALLENGE FEATURE LAPS TBA ALLISON LEGACY FEATURE-50 LAPS PASS LAST CHANCE (IF NEEDED) ROLLING THUNDER MOD FEARURE-50 LAPS 5:00SLM LINEUP 5:15SLM AUTOGRAPH SESSION ON FRONT STRETCH/EASTER EGG HUNT
6:00-6:15 APPROX. TIME FOR GREEN FLAG OF SLM EASTER BUNNY 150