Cory Hedgecock Takes American Crate All-Stars Night One at I-75



The American Crate All Stars presented by PPM Racing Products made their way to I-75 Raceway outside Sweetwater, TN for their two night season opener Friday evening with Cory Hedgecock holding off a hard charging Mack McCarter in the 40-lap feature.

Iracing late model champion and London, TN native Hayden Cardwell took fast time in the “Races in Christ” qualifying followed by Hedgecock, Dillon Brown (6B), Stephen Pedulla (31G), and McCarter rounding out the top five. The American Crate six lap Dash saw Hedgecock take the win over McCarter, Cardwell and series regular Trevor Sise rounding out the top-four.

Heat number one had Rusty Ballenger (29B) taking the checkered flag over Greg Martin (24M), Matt Shannon (15), Trey Bayne (21) and Terry Poore (2P). Heat number two had William Blankenship (32) taking top honors followed by Zach Sise (9S), Jesse Lowe (5J), Cameron Weaver (116), and Tim Clark (22T). Heat number three had Jeremy Steele (22S) followed by Bradley Lewelling (10B), Heath Alvey (7), Jason Welshan (01W), and Tyler Price (7T). The final heat race of the evening had Josh Henry (00) taking the win over John Cobb (40), Jason Cardwell (07), Addison Cardwell(r) (07A), and Tim Bounds (11).

The first of two B-mains for the night saw Trey Bayne run away from Jason Welshan and Baily Cardwell. Weaver took the second B-main over Addison Cardwell(r) and Ricky Greene.

The 40-lap feature saw Hedgecock on the pole with McCarter alongside with Hayden Cardwell and Trevor Sise in row two. At the drop of the green flag, McCarter stepped out with the lead followed closely by Hedgecock. The first caution of the night flew on lap three when Stephen Pedulla slowed entering turn one with significant front end damage. On the restart, McCarter once again pulled away followed by Hedgecock, Cardwell and Sise.

The yellow flag flew again on lap seven when Heath Alvey spun in turn four. The biggest indecent of the night occurred on lap 12 when Ballenger and Cameron Weaver both got loose and turned sideways in turn two. The aftermath swept up Blankenship and Greg Martin. Blankenship was done for night as a result.

On the restart McCarter once again took off with the lead but Hedgecock reeled him in via help from lapped traffic. Hedgecock took the lead for good on lap 24 and ran away from McCarter to take the $2,500 top prize. Bradley Lewelling, Trevor Sise and Hayden Cardwell rounded out the top-five.

The American Crate All Stars presented by PPM Racing Products continues their 2022 campaign TONIGHT at I-75 Raceway with night number two of the “Race Your Ice Off”.

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Cory Hedgecock (23)
Loudon, Tn.
2 2 Mack McCarter (51)
Gatlinburg, Tn.
3 13 Bradley Lewelling (10B)
Seymour, Tn.
4 4 Trevor Sise (73)
Knoxville, Tn.
5 3 Hayden Cardwell (22)
Knoxville, Tn.
6 5 Dillon Brown (6B)
Gaffney, Sc.
7 15 Matt Shannon (15)
Delano, Tn.
8 18 Jason Cardwell (07)
Knoxville, Tn.
9 16 Jesse Lowe (5J)
Crossville, Tn.
10 12 Zach Sise (9S)
Knoxville, Tn.
11 9 Jeremy Steele (22S)
York, Sc.
12 10 Josh Henry (B00)
Newport, Tn.
13 20 Cameron Weaver (116)
Crossville, Tn.
14 7 Rusty Ballenger (29B)
Sevierville, Tn.
15 23 Terry Poore (2P)
Seymor, Tn.
16 17 Heath Alvey (7)
Dandridge, Tn.
17 21 Jason Welshan (01W)
Maryville, Tn.
18 14 John Cobb (40)
Lenoir City, Tn.
19 22 Addison Cardwell(r) (07A)
Knoxville, Tn.
20 24 Jordan Hedger(r) (94)
Crittenden, Ky.
21 8 William Blankenship(r) (32)
Mcminnville, Tn.
22 11 Greg Martin (24M)
Oliver Springs, Tn.
23 19 Trey Bayne (21)
Knoxville, Tn.
24 6 Stephen Pedulla (31G)
Morrisville, Nc.


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