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November 27, 2021 - Hedgecock tops Iron-Man foes at 411 Motor Speedway
Cory Hedgecock returned to the familiar confines of 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday for the sixth annual Leftover, and when the checkered flag dropped on the $5,000-to-win event he visited his familiar stomping grounds of the Tennessee track’s Victory Lane. (Josh James Artwork)

The win was the 13th of the year for Cory aboard his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model.

“We started fifth and got to third on the first lap. After a couple sliders, some crossovers, and some good clean racing with Pierce (McCarter), I was able to get the lead around the halfway point and held on for another Iron-Man Late Model Series win. One more race this coming Saturday at I-75 (Raceway), and then we are done until the Hangover at 411 (Motor Speedway) on January 1.

“Thanks to Rusty and Brody with Littleton Motorsports for their help as well as everyone who supports this team.”

Cory Hedgecock made the short trip to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon to wrap up the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series slate with the sixth annual The Leftover.

In a stout field of 40 cars, Hedgecock’s third-fastest qualifying lap in his group locked him into the fifth-starting position for the feature. After sliding ahead of early pacesetter Pierce McCarter at the halfway mark of the 40-lapper, Cory kept a charging Jensen Ford at bay in the closing laps to secure his 13th win of the 2021 campaign and a $5,000 prize. He finished ahead of Ford, Dustin Linville, Pierce McCarter, and Josh Rice.

For more results from this event, please visit www.IMDirt.net.

November 20, 2021 - Fifth-place finish at Boyd's Speedway
On Saturday afternoon Cory Hedgecock entered Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series action at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.). Drawing 36 Late Models for the Joe Lee Johnson Memorial Gobbler, Cory secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with the fourth-fastest qualifying lap in his group. Improving four spots in the 40-lap affair, Hedgecock posted a fourth-place finish. He trailed Ronnie Johnson, Jensen Ford, and Chase King to the checkers with Eli Beets coming in fifth. (Chad Wells photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.IMDirt.net.

November 16, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock Announces Fundraiser for KAR Ministries
Cory Hedgecock and Cory Hedgecock Motorsports are proud to announce an upcoming promotion geared toward collecting socks, gloves, and toboggans for the needy.

Fans who bring a pair of new socks, gloves, and/or toboggans to any of Cory’s upcoming events will receive a $5 discount on the team’s merchandise. All collected items will be donated to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM).

“Winter is coming fast, and it’s a hard time for those less fortunate than us, so we want to do our part to help keep them warm,” Hedgecock shared. “As a result, my family and I came up with the idea to offer discounts on our apparel at our upcoming events at Boyd’s Raceway (November 20), 411 Motor Speedway (November 27), and I-75 Raceway (December 3) in exchange for winter weather clothing donations. We hope that fans will bring new donation items to any of the events that they’ll be attending, and we’ll deliver everything we collect to the KAR Ministries following the I-75 event.”

The Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) assists the homeless community in the greater Knoxville, Tennessee area in multiple ways. From providing shelter to rescue services to even job training, KARM helps the less fortunate get back on their feet in a safe and supportive environment.

For more information on everything the organization offers, please visit www.KARM.org.

November 6, 2021 - Top-10 finish with Crate Racin' USA at Magnolia
Friday night found Cory Hedgecock in action at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) for the Crate Racin’ USA series sanctioned program. Drawing 58 cars for the two-day event, Cory missed a transfer position in his heat race by one spot, sending him into the B-Main on Saturday. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

Outdueling Randall Beckwith to pick up the 12-lap consolation victory, Hedgecock locked into the 19th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-10, Cory passed 10 cars in the 75-lapper to register a ninth-place finish.

For more results from this event, please visit www.CrateRacinUSA.com.

October 23, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock bags career payday at I-75 Raceway
Cory Hedgecock was awarded with the richest payday of his career after sweeping Saturday night’s Tennessee Fall Nationals at I-75 Raceway in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. (Josh James Artwork)

The historic win for the Tennessee racer was worth $15,000.

“Wow, what a night for our team. I’m happy to run in front of them guys. I consider Chris (Ferguson) a national guy and I’m tickled to death to run in front of him,” Hedgecock said in Victory Lane. “Car was good, a little skatey on restarts. I struggled on the right-rear 1600 (compound tire) sometimes just because. But I know we’re really good through lapped traffic sometimes, and tonight we were. It was very maneuverable. I could enter in high and leave low. Whatever I needed to do I could make it work.

“Thanks to my family and my sponsors for making this possible. We started the season a little slow, but now we’re up to 12 wins, and that’s pretty awesome.”

On Saturday afternoon, Cory Hedgecock made the short trip to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) to compete with the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series in the inaugural Valvoline Tennessee Fall Nationals.

After topping the 28-car field in time trials, Hedgecock streaked to a heat race win, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the feature. Wrestling away the lead from polesitter Stacy Boles on the opening circuit, Cory led wire-to-wire in the 50-lapper to register his 12th win of the season. He earned an extra $3,000 for sweeping the program with fast time in qualifying, a heat race win, and the feature win, elevating his payday from $12,000 to $15,000, the richest of his career.

For more results from this event, please visit www.IMDirt.net.

October 20, 2021 - Fifth-place finish with FloRacing Series at Bulls Gap
Wednesday night saw Cory Hedgecock return with Castrol FloRacing Night in America mini-series at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) for the seventh round of the tour. With a fourth-place finish in his heat race pinning him 10th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Hedgecock gained five spots in the 40-lapper to finish fifth. He followed Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Larson, Ricky Weiss, and Hudson O’Neal across the line. (Josh James Artwork)

For more results from this event, please visit www.FloRacing.com.

October 16, 2021 - Hedgecock wires American All-Stars field at Smoky Mountain
Cory Hedgecock swept Saturday night’s American All-Star Series action at Smoky Mountain Speedway in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. (Michael Moats photo)

The victory came on the heels of a fifth-place finish on Tuesday night in Castrol FloRacing Late Model Night in America action at 411 Motor Speedway.

“Fast time in qualifying, dash win, and lead every lap of the feature for the ‘dub.’ Our car was truly untouchable on Saturday night,” Hedgecock said. “We had a pretty good run on Tuesday night at 411 Motor Speedway too. This week we’re going to enter another Castrol event on Wednesday night at Volunteer (Speedway), and then we are weighing out if we will run I-75 Raceway on Saturday or go to Florida for the big race at All-Tech Raceway.

Cory Hedgecock made a mid-week trip to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Tuesday to compete in the sixth round of the rain-plagued Castrol FloRacing Night in America mini-series.

With 26 Late Models entered, Hedgecock clocked in seventh-fastest overall before placing second in his heat race. Earning the fourth-starting position for the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Cory raced to as high as the third position in the 50-lap affair before ultimately registering a fifth-place finish. He trailed Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport, Nick Hoffman, and Brandon Overton across the line.

Behind the wheel of his Green’s Recycling No. 23 Late Model, Cory Hedgecock invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday evening to do battle with the American All-Star Series.

After topping the 22-car field in time trials, Hedgecock outran Cameron Weaver in his dash to lock into the pole position for the A-Main. Turning back Mack McCarter’s challenge after a late-race caution, Cory stormed to his 11th win of the season, which came ahead of McCarter, Dillon Brown, Logan Roberson, and Zach Sise. He pocketed $5,000.

For more results from this event, please visit www.CrateRacing.com.

October 9, 2021 - Hedgecock notches podium finish at I-75 Raceway
On Saturday afternoon, Cory Hedgecock entered his E-Z-GO No. 23 Late Model into competition at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) for the track’s Champions Night. Drawing 19 American All-Star Series entries, Cory’s second fastest qualifying lap positioned him on the front row for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. After pacing the field for the first nine circuits, Hedgecock dropped back to second where he would eventually finish. He followed Eli Beets to the checkers with Colton Profitt, Jason Cardwell, and Chris Chandler completing the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from this event, please visit www.CrateRacing.com.

October 2, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock records a pair of runner-up finishes at 411
Pulling double duty in the Super and Crate Late Model ranks, Cory Hedgecock visited 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the Tennessee State Championship. Following the second fastest qualifying effort in his Super Late Model, Hedgecock posted a second-place finish in the 40-lap feature. He trailed Brandon Overton to the checkers with Pierce McCarter, Jensen Ford, and Chase King rounding out the Top-5. (Wells Racing Photography)

In the Crate Late Model ranks, Cory topped the 17-car field in time trials before placing second in the feature. He followed Mack McCarter across the line with Jake Teague, Logan Roberson, and Jesse Lowe completing the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

September 25, 2021 - Hedgecock enjoys two-win weekend with Topless Outlaws
Cory Hedgecock broke out the broom over the weekend in Vision Wheel Topless Outlaw Series (TOS) action. Behind the wheel of his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model he won at both I-75 Raceway and Smoky Mountain Speedway.

“It was a great weekend close to home for our team, and we were able to add two more wins to the tally. My family has been battling Covid the past week or so and that beat us down pretty good, and was the final decision maker to not go to Louisiana to race for the $50,000 check,” Hedgecock said.

“We were able to get to a point where we got a little better so that we could race around home this weekend, so that’s what we did. Our hot rod was on point all weekend, and I did my job and we won,” Hedgecock continued. “As always there’s so many people to thank – real people and real sponsors – who help me and dad go up and down the road to race, when we want and how we want. Thanks goes out to all of them for their incredible support.”

Taking part in a doubleheader weekend with the Vision Wheel Topless Outlaw Series (TOS), Cory Hedgecock traveled to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) on Friday evening to do battle aboard his Green’s Recycling No. 23 Late Model. In a field of 29 cars, Hedgecock qualified third fastest in his group before winning the dash.

Outrunning Austin Neely in the feature, Cory raced to his ninth win of the season and 13th- career TOS victory. He finished ahead of Neely, Brad Lowe, Jason Manley, and Jordan Horton to pocket $3,000.

On Saturday evening at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.), Cory finished 0.774 seconds ahead of Austin Neely in the 40-lap feature to capture his second win in as many nights and 10th overall victory of the year. He earned another $3,000 for his repeat winning performance.

For more results from these events, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com.

September 11, 2021 - Double World 100's brings Hedgecock to Eldora
Cory Hedgecock made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to compete in preliminary action for the 51st annual World 100. With the massive 80-car field divided into two groups, Cory suffered a broken transmission in his heat race that dropped him from contention. Slated to start near the tail of his B-Main, Hedgecock was a scratch to prepare for the remainder of the weekend. (Josh James Artwork)

Starting in 11th in his heat race on Thursday, Hedgecock improved four spots in the 20-lapper to finish seventh. Transferring into the B-Main, Cory recorded a fifth-place finish, leaving him one last shot into the $54,000-to-win World 100 with a five-lap scramble. Sending the race-winner into the show, Hedgecock scored a second-place finish.

For another round of preliminary features on Friday as the 50th World 100 commenced, Cory came in 26th fastest in his group before placing seventh in his heat race. Needing a fourth-place finish or better in his B-Main to make the A-Main, Hedgecock logged a seventh-place outing.

On Saturday afternoon, Hedgecock fell three spots short of a transfer position in his heat race with a sixth-place finish. Rolling off ninth in his B-Main for one final shot at the $53,000-towin World 100, Cory was an early retiree on lap 15.

For more results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

September 5, 2021 - Podium finish in World Championship at Cochran
Taking part in the Chevrolet Performance World Championship, Cory Hedgecock invaded Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Ga.) on Saturday afternoon for the two-day event. Drawing 46 Crate Racin’ USA entries, Hedgecock’s heat race victory positioned him third on the starting grid for the Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win A-Main. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

After climbing to second in the final 10 circuits, Cory faded back to third, where he eventually finished. He followed Matt Henderson and Carson Ferguson across the line with Joseph Joiner and Wil Herrington rounding out the Top-5.

For more results from this event, please visit www.CrateRacinUSA.com.

August 28, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock back in victory lane with All-Stars at Bulls Gap
Cory Hedgecock picked up his second-straight American All-Star Series win on Saturday night in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. His latest conquest came at Tennessee’s Volunteer Speedway and was worth $2,500.

The latest conquest came at Smokey Mountain Speedway with the American All-Star Series and marked his eighth win of the year.

“We went to Volunteer Speedway Saturday night, and the ole Black Diamond Race Car was stuck again. This thing was just great. Only issue I had was late in the race when things got hairy in lapped traffic, but ultimately everything worked out and I was holding the check in Victory Lane at the end of the night,” Hedgecock said. “We’re rolling south to Cochran (Motor Speedway) this weekend for the

Cory Hedgecock traveled to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the Food City 40. Drawing 29 American All-Star Series entries, Hedgecock clocked in third fastest overall before placing third in the Dash.

Charging to the lead around the halfway point of the finale, Cory went on to race to his second-straight win with the series and eighth overall triumph of the season. He finished ahead of Mack McCarter, Josh Henry, Logan Roberson, and Rusty Ballenger to claim $2,500.

For more results from this event, please visit www.CrateRacing.com.

August 21, 2021 - Runner-up finish with Southern All Stars at I-75
Saturday saw Cory Hedgecock return to action at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) for the Southern All Star Series-sanctioned Dirt Slingers Classic. In a field of 31 cars, Cory laid down the second fastest time overall, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. After pacing the field for the first 14 circuits, Hedgecock settled in a runner-up spot, where he eventually crossed the line. He followed Payton Freeman to the checkers with Sam Seawright, Ryan King, and Skip Arp rounding out the Top-5.

For more results from this event, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

August 7, 2021 - Hedgecock scores $10,000 All-Stars win at Smoky Mountain
Just one week removed from registering his biggest payday of the season, Cory Hedgecock added another $10,000 triumph to the 2021 resume with a Saturday night trip to Victory Lane in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. (Michael Moats photo)

The latest conquest came at Smokey Mountain Speedway with the American All-Star Series.

“As rough as Friday night went at Wartburg Speedway was how good things went on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway. We had a solid Black Diamond Race Car in the feature. The last 8-10 laps we got extremely tight, but thankfully I was able to hold on for the win and I’ll take them anyway that we can get them,” Hedgecock noted. “Thank you to everyone for the positive calls and texts. They mean the world to me. This weekend, we’ll be heading to Talladega (Short Track) for the $10,000-to-win Super Late Model race.”

On Friday afternoon Cory Hedgecock visited Wartburg Speedway (Wartburg, Tenn.), where he entered his E-Z-GO No. 23 Steelhead Late Model into action in the Dylan Kennedy Memorial. With 31 Late Models on hand, Hedgecock secured his spot into the $10,037-to-win A-Main with a heat race win. Running into trouble near the middle stages of the 50-lapper, Cory was an early retiree on the 20th circuit. He was credited with a 17th-place finish

Meanwhile, for the American All-Star Series-sanctioned Smoky Mountain Summer Showdown on Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.), Cory outran fast-qualifier Matt Henderson in the Dash to pick up the six-lap victory. Keeping Henderson at bay for all 60 laps of the feature, Hedgecock stormed to his seventh win of the season, which came over Henderson, Eli Beets, Zach Sise, and Dillon Brown. He earned $10,000 for his winning performance.

For more results from these events, please visit www.WarburgSpeedway.net and www.CrateRacing.com.

July 31, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock tops Southern Nationals foes at 411
Cory Hedgecock bagged his richest payday of the year on Friday night in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. (Michael Moats photo)

The Tennessee throttle masher bested the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals competition at 411 Motor Speedway to claim the $10,053 top prize.

“We got behind early in the night at 411 (Motor Speedway) with radiator issues and then I let a heat race win slip away from me, but I told my dad ‘We’re going to win this thing somehow’, and that’s what we did,” Hedgecock said. “We came from seventh to the lead early in the feature and never looked back on the way to the win.

“I buried us in qualifying on Saturday night at Wythe Raceway, but we had a great car in the feature. I got to second, but just couldn’t get past the leader. It was a solid weekend, and we have wicked-fast racecars right now. I hope we can keep the momentum rolling this weekend.”

Thursday night saw Cory Hedgecock return to action with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) during the seventh round of the miniseries. With the third-fastest qualifying effort in his group locking him into the sixth-starting position for the $4,053-to-win A-Main, Hedgecock was an early retiree while running in the top-10 due to rough track conditions.

The following night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Cory ran into issues with his radiator in hot laps but rebounded to qualify second in his group. Earning the seventh-starting position for the feature via a runner-up finish in his heat race, Hedgecock blasted ahead of polesitter Ross Bailes on the 14th lap and paced the field for the remaining distance to capture his sixth win of the season and a $10,053 prize. He finished ahead of Randy Weaver, Pierce McCarter, Donald McIntosh, and Cody Overton.

On Saturday evening, Hedgecock trekked to Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.) for the American All-Star Series-sanctioned Trade Show 53. In a field of 24 cars, Cory secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a fourth-place finish in his heat. Rolling off 13th, Hedgecock advanced through the field 11 spots in the 53-lapper to register a runner-up finish. He followed Dillon Brown across the line with Ben Watkins, Carson Ferguson, and Trevor Sise rounding out the Top-5.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.CrateRacing.com.

July 24, 2021 - Hedgecock records two-win weekend, collects $3,500
Cory Hedgecock enjoyed a successful weekend in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model.

Collecting over $3,500 for a pair of victories, Hedgecock first won on Friday night at Boyd’s Speedway before registering the $2,500 victory in United Championship Racing Association (UCRA) competition on Saturday night at I-75 Raceway.

“It was a solid weekend for our team and it was nice to add two more wins to the count. We were fast both nights. I hated to see Brandon (Williams) sidelined by issues late in the race at I-75 (Raceway) because we had a heck of a battle for the lead. I’ve definitely been in his shoes before, and that’s always a tough way to lose one, but we were in position to capitalize, and that’s what we did,” Hedgecock said. “We’re ready to return to Super Late Model action this weekend, and hopefully we can add another two wins to the books.”

Returning to action on Friday evening, Cory Hedgecock visited Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) for a Weekly Racing Series Event. After topping Cruz Skinner in his heat race, Cory fended off Skinner in the 25-lap feature to record his fourth win of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Skinner, Matt Shannon, Josh Henry, and Booger Brooks to claim the $1,000 top prize.

For the United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA) sanctioned program on Saturday evening at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.), Cory secured his spot into the A-Main with a 10-lap heat race victory. Battling with Brandon Williams throughout the event for the lea, Hedgecock inherited the top spot with seven laps left when Williams was forced pitside with mechanical issues. Winning by more than a three-second margin over Zach Size, Hedgecock cruised to his fifth win of the season and second in as many nights. He pocketed $2,500 for his winning performance.

For more results from these events, please visit www.BoydsSpeedway.com and www.UCRARacing.com.

July 20, 2021 - Fourth-place finish with Southern Nationals at I-75 Raceway
On Tuesday afternoon Cory Hedgecock debuted with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) for the fourth stop of the 12-race tour. With the sixth fastest qualifying effort in his group relegating him into the B-Main, Cory streaked a 10-lap victory. Starting the $4,053-to-win A-Main in 12th, Cory passed eight cars in the 40-lapper to register a fourth-place finish. He followed Dale McDowell, Ryan King, and Jensen Ford across the line with John Ownbey coming in fifth. (Michael Moats photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

June 26, 2021 - Hedgecock scores podium finish in J.T. Kerr Memorial at 411
Cory Hedgecock was one of 35 Late Models on hand at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the 10th annual J.T. Kerr Memorial. Following the third fastest time in his group, Cory secured his spot into Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win A-Main with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat race.

Rolling off 11th, Hedgecock passed eight cars in the 71-lap affair to register a third-place finish. He trailed Cameron and Randy Weaver to the checkers with Pierce McCarter and Booger Brooks rounding out the Top-5.

For more results from this event, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

June 19, 2021 - Fifth-place finish in Iron-Man Classic at Smoky Mountain
Saturday night found Cory Hedgecock in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series-sanctioned Iron-Man Classic. With 25 Late Models entered, Hedgecock posted the fifth fastest time in his group, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Cory gained five spots in the 40-lapper to place fifth. He trailed Hudson O’Neal, Spencer Hughes, Dakotah Knuckles, and Zack Mitchell across the line.

Cory is currently second in the Iron-Man Southern Series point standings. For more results from this event, please visit www.IMDirt.net.

June 12, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock repeats at I-75 Raceway
For the second-straight week, Tennessee’s Cory Hedgecock scored a feature win at I-75 Raceway in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model.

His repeat visit to Victory Lane was worth $2,000 and marked his third overall win of the year.

“We got the ‘W’ on Saturday night. I started second and rode for a few laps before finally finding a good groove. Once I got to the lead, I was able to drive away to the victory. We fought being pretty tight all night after the rain shower, and finally in the feature I made some adjustments to make it workable,” Hedgecock commented. “It was a good night, and we’ll look forward to the J.T. Kerr Memorial next week.”

With Mother Nature limiting his weekend plans, Cory Hedgecock traveled to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon to pilot his Green’s Recycling No. 23 Late Model. Earning the second-starting position for the Topless Outlaw Series-sanctioned feature via preliminary events, Hedgecock charged to the lead early in the feature before turning back challenges from Jesse Lowe to capture his second-traight victory and third of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Lowe, Colton Profitt, Bobby Giffin, and Eddie King Jr. to earn $2,000.

For more results from this event, please visit www.I75Raceway.com.

June 5, 2021 - Hedgecock cruises in Iron-Man stop at I-75 Raceway
Cory Hedgecock returned to Victory Lane on Saturday night in his brand-new E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. (Michael Moats photo)

The $4,000 triumph was in Valvoline Iron-Man Series action and came at Tennessee’s I-75 Speedway.

“Racing is the most humbling sport. We’ve struggled so long I didn’t know if we could figure out how to get back to victory lane,” said Hedgecock. “I appreciate Jensen (Ford) running me so clean. Anybody else I know would have moved me because we were not the fastest, but we’ll take it.

“I’m proud of my team and all of their hard work through the hard times. Everybody is working harder than ever, and I thank them and everyone who stands behind our racing program.”

Making his lone start of the weekend, Cory Hedgecock traveled to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) on Saturday evening for the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series sanctioned program. With the fastest time in his group positioning him on the pole for the 40-lap feature, Hedgecock led wire-to-wire to register his second win of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Jensen Ford, David Crabtree, Garrett Smith, and Colton Proffit to earn $4,000.

For more results from this event, please visit www.IMDirt.net.

May 31, 2021 - 12th-place finish in Spring Nationals finale at 411
After losing Friday night’s opener at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.), Cory Hedgecock kicked off his Memorial Day weekend on Saturday afternoon at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) pulling double duty. Drawing 39 American Crate All-Star Series entries, Hedgecock timed in third fastest in qualifying before placing second in the Dash. Slated to start the $3,000-to-win A-Main in second, Cory was disqualified before the start of the 40-lapper.

Competing for the $3,000 Topless Outlaw Series payday in the feature, Cory was involved in a tangle with a lapped-car while leading that ended his night early.  

Returning to action on Monday, Cory visited 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) for the ninth annual Scott Sexton Memorial. Following a fourth-place finish in his heat, Hedgecock locked his spot into the $10,052-to-win Spring Nationals finale with a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Heath Hindman. Passing three cars in the 52-lap affair, Cory recorded a 12th-place outing. (Michael Moats photo)

In his Crate Late Model, Hedgecock notched a fifth-place finish in the $2,000-to-win feature. He trailed Rusty Ballenger, Eli Beets, Matt Henderson, and Jesse Lowe to the line.

For more results from these events, please visit www.CrateRacing.com, www.ToplessOutlaws.com, and www.SpringNationals.com.

May 22, 2021 - Podium finish with TOS at Mountain View Raceway
Friday night found Cory Hedgecock in action at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) for the Topless Outlaw Series-sanctioned Joe Lee Johnson Memorial. After topping the speed charts in time trials, Hedgecock ran into mechanical issues in the feature while challenging for the lead that ended his night immediately.

In a field of 29 TOS entries on Saturday evening at Mountain View Raceway (Spring City, Tenn.), Cory locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with the fastest time in his qualifying group. Starting in second, Hedgecock faded in the final circuits to finish third, he trailed Chase King and John Ownbey to the checkers. Kenny Collins and Barry Goodman completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

For more results from these events, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com.

May 8, 2021 - Hedgecock scores first win of the season in TOS action at Crossville
Cory Hedgecock stormed to his first victory of the 2021 season on Friday night in his brand-new E-Z-GO No. 3 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. (Josh James Artwork)

Hedgecock’s maiden voyage to Victory Lane in 2021 came at Tennessee’s Crossville Speedway with the Topless Outlaw Dirt Late Model Series and was worth $2,500.

“If you had told me at the beginning of the year that my first win would come in early May, I probably wouldn’t have been real thrilled. However, I’m very pleased with the direction we are heading, and it seems we’ve finally shook the monkey off our back. This new Black Diamond Race Car is awesome and to win in just our second night out in it gives our team a lot of confidence moving forward,” Hedgecock said. “We’re definitely geared up for this Friday’s Lucas Oil event at 411 Motor Speedway. We’ve enjoyed a lot of success at that place, and hopefully we can go to Victory Lane there again this week.”

With the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals event at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.) wiped out by Mother Nature, Cory Hedgecock headed to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, TN) on Friday evening to pilot his Black Diamond Race Cars No. 23 Late Model in the Topless Outlaw Series (TOS) event. In a field of 26 cars, Hedgecock locked into the second-starting position for the A-Main via his qualifying effort. Outdueling polesitter Ronnie Johnson, Cory rolled to his first win of the season over Cameron Weaver, Jason Manley, Austin Neely, and Johnson. He earned $2,500 for his 12th career TOS triumph.

On Saturday afternoon at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals-sanctioned Spring Shootout, Cory posted a third-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the $10,053-to-win A-Main. Bringing out the second caution of the race on lap 11, Hedgecock suffered a flat right-rear tire that sidelined him for the remainder of the evening.

Cory remains in third in the latest Spring Nationals points standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com and www.SpringNationals.com.

May 1, 2021 - Pair of Top-10 finishes with Spring Nationals
For the fifth stop with the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals, Cory Hedgecock traveled to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the $4,053 prize. With the top-five qualifiers from each group getting locked in, Hedgecock laid down the second fastest time in his group behind Dale McDowell. After contact early in the race dropped him to the tail, Cory rebounded late to finish 10th. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)

The following night at Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tenn.), Cory posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Dale McDowell, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the $10,053-to-win A-Main. He held a steady momentum throughout the 53-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

Cory is currently third in the latest Spring Nationals points standings. For more results from this event, please visit www.SpringNationals.com.

April 23, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock finishes second at Tri-County Racetrack
Cory Hedgecock returned with the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals on Friday evening at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) for the North Carolina State Championship. Topping the 18-car field in time trials, Hedgecock locked into the second-starting position alongside David Payne. After setting the pace for the first 17 laps, Cory surrendered the lead to Payne on lap-18 amid lapped-traffic. The pair exchanged sliders in the final 10 circuits but Hedgecock fell short at the line to place second, trailing Payne to the checkers. Dale McDowell, Shawn Chastain, and Donald McIntosh completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

Cory sits 16 markers behind Dale McDowell in the Spring Nationals points race. For more results from this event, please visit www.SpringNationals.com.

April 17, 2021 - Hedgecock bags a trio of Top-5 finishes
On Friday afternoon, Cory Hedgecock was one of 32 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals series entries on hand at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) for the third attempt at the Tennessee oval. With time trials setting the grid for the $5,053-to-win A-Main, Hedgecock laid down the second fastest time in his group behind Michael Page. Holding his spot for all 40 laps, Cory notched a fourth-place finish, following Brandon Overton, Michael Page, and Dale McDowell across the line with Tyler Millwood coming in fifth.

The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) pulling double duty, Cory posted the third fastest time in his qualifying group, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned feature. With $5,000 on the line, Hedgecock jumped up two spots to place third, trailing Jensen Ford and Ricky Weiss to the checkers. Dale McDowell and Sam Seawright completed the Top-5 finishers. (Michael Moats photo)

For the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge series season debut, Hedgecock lost a last-lap battle to Mack McCarter by six-thousandths of a second to fall short of the $5,000 prize. Jason Manley, Matt Henderson, and Russell Erwin rounded out the Top-5.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SpringNationals.com and www.SASDirt.com.

April 9, 2021 - Runner-up finish in Crate at 411 Motor Speedway
Friday night found Cory Hedgecock in action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) piloting his Green’s Recycling No. 23 Late Model. Following the 13th fastest time overall in qualifying, Cory marched forward 11 spots in the 25-lap feature to register a runner-up finish. He trailed Matt Henderson to the checkers with Jake Teague, Jesse Lowe, and Josh Henry completing the Top-5 finishers. (Wells Racing Photography)

Saturday night’s event at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For more results from this event, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

April 3, 2021 - 12th place finish in Lil' Bill Corum Memorial at Tazewell
Cory Hedgecock visited Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial. In a field of 35 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals series entries, Cory secured his spot into the $21,000-to-win A-Main with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 16th, Hedgecock clawed forward four spots in the 75-lap affair to finish 12th. (Michael Moats photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.SpringNationals.com.

March 20, 2021 - Austin Dillon claims Bristol Dirt Nationals finale, earns $7,500
Cory Hedgecock Racing (CHR) enjoyed a memorable weekend at the inaugural Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Michael Moats photo)

Two-time NASCAR Champion, Austin Dillon piloted the team’s K&L Ready Mix No. 3 E-Z-Go / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Eagle Racing Engine entry to both a prelim win and a $7,500 victory in the finale at the famed, ½-mile oval.

“I never knew I could have that much fun at the track and not even be the one racing,” Cory Hedgecock noted with a laugh. “Austin (Dillon) did a phenomenal job all weekend and got the big win for our team. I’ve also got to give a major shoutout to Corey LaJoie. He had never even sat in a dirt car before last week, and despite competing against a stout field of 118 entries, he still raced into both features.

“It was an incredible week, top-to-bottom, for our team. I want to say a very special thank you to my family, our sponsors, and Shane McDowell for everything they did to make this possible. Last but not least, I want to thank Austin Dillon and Corey Lajoie for choosing our team. It’s definitely an experience our team will never forget.”

Via his winning performance in his Tuesday evening prelim, Austin Dillon earned the pole position for the Saturday night finale. Dillon went on to lead every circuit of the $7,500-to-win feature to claim the triumph. He was followed across the finish line by Ross White, Shan Smith, Justin Hobgood, and Oscar McCown.

Corey LaJoie, who made his dirt racing debut during the week’s festivities recorded an impressive 23rd-to-6th run in the 20-lap prelim and finished 21st in Saturday’s finale in his S&S Express Trucking No. 07 CHR / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. (Michael Boggs Photography)

For more results from these events, please visit www.RaceXR.com.

March 6, 2021 - 14th place finish with World of Outlaws at Smoky Mountain
Saturday night found Cory Hedgecock in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) piloting his Eagle Racing Engines No. 23 Late Model for the ninth annual Tennessee Tipoff. Drawing a stout field of 51 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Hedgecock laid down the sixth fastest time in his qualifying group before placing second in his heat behind Tim McCreadie. Starting the $12,000-to-win A-Main in 12th, Cory faded two spots in the 50-lap affair to finish 14th. (Josh James Artwork)

For more results from this event, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

March 2, 2021 - Cory Hedgecock Racing Welcomes Austin Dillon and Corey LaJoie
NASCAR Racers to Compete in CHR Entries at the Bristol Dirt Nationals

With the inaugural Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway just a few weeks away, Cory Hedgecock Racing (CHR) is proud to announce that a pair of NASCAR Cup Series drivers, will be competing in CHR-prepared entries at the historic event.

Both Austin Dillon and Corey LaJoie will be tackling the famed, half- mile oval March 15 – 20, 2021 in Crate Late Models fielded by the CHR stable. <<MORE>>

February 6, 2021 - Hedgecock marches to podium finish in Winter Nationals opener at East Bay
On Thursday evening, Cory Hedgecock returned to The Sunshine State to take part in the opening round of the Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.). Drawing a stout field of 78 Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series entries, Hedgecock came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a third place finish before getting in a tangle in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the opening night feature, Cory advanced through the field 22 spots in the 30-lapper to register an impressive third-place finish, trailing Mark Whitener and Kyle Lukon across the line with Ashton Winger and Kyle Hardy rounding out the Top-5. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

For another $2,500-to-win A-Main on Friday night, Cory fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a third place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Hedgecock locked into the 18th-starting position for the feature. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Cory passed 11 cars in the 30-lap affair to finish seventh.

On Saturday afternoon, Hedgecock followed up a fourth place finish in his heat with a consolation win. Starting the $5,000-to-win finale in 20th, Cory made the wrong tire decision in the 50-lapper that saw him pull off early with four laps remaining. He was credited with an 18th-place outing.

For more results from these events, please visit www.CrateRacinUSA.com.

January 30, 2021 - Sixth place finish in Cabin Fever at Boyd's Speedway
On Saturday afternoon, Cory Hedgecock was one of 43 Valvoline Iron-Man Racing Series entries on hand at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) for the annual Cabin Fever. Locking the Top 3 qualifiers from each group into the $4,000-to-win A-Main, Hedgecock posted the third fastest lap in his group, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid. Losing one spot in the 40-lap affair, Cory notched a sixth-place finish. (Josh James Artwork)

For more results from this event, please visit www.IMDirt.net.

January 16, 2021 - Pair of Top-5 finishes in Sunshine Nationals at Volusia
Cory Hedgecock made the trek to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Thursday afternoon piloting his VooDoo Technology No. 23 Late Model for the Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series sanctioned weekend. Drawing a stout field off 55 Late Models for the DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals, Hedgecock laid down the second fastest lap in his time trial group before placing second in his heat behind John Baker. Starting the opening night feature in 10th, Cory muscled forward five spots in the 25-lapper to register a fifth-place finish behind Michael Page, Mack McCarter, Mark Whitener, and Kyle Bronson.

Returning on Saturday after persistent rain wiped Friday night’s program, Cory passed five cars in his eight-lap heat to place third. Earning the 13th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale, Hedgecock gained nine spots to cross the line in fourth, but after post-race inspection found an illegal part on the winner, Cory was elevated to third. He trailed Kyle Bronson and Mack McCarter across the line with Jason Welshan and Joseph Joiner rounding out the Top-5. (Rich LaBrier photo | Dirtman Photography)

For more results from these events, please visit www.CrateRacinUSA.com.

January 2, 2021 - Rough track bounces Hedgecock from contention in Hangover at 411
Saturday afternoon saw Cory Hedgecock kick off his 2021 season at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) for the 11th annual Hangover. In a field of 28 cars, Hedgecock topped the speed charts in time trials, locking him on the pole for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. After setting the pace for the first 13 circuits, Cory surrendered the top spot on a lap-14 restart before hitting a rut on the track that sent him pitside. He ended up pulling off early on lap 20. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

December 23, 2020 - Hedgecock ends 2020 season with 11 wins
With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting several of his planned races during the 2020 season, Cory Hedgecock competed in a total of 58 events behind the wheel of his Eagle Racing Engines No. 23 Late Model. He amassed 11 wins, 28 Top-5 finishes, and 38 Top-10 outings.

November 28, 2020 - Hedgecock notches runner-up finish in Leftover at 411
On Saturday afternoon Cory Hedgecock visited 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) to compete in the Super and Crate Late Model ranks for the fifth annual Leftover. In a stout field of 52 Iron-Man Racing Series entries, Hedgecock secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with the fastest lap in his time trial group. Starting in second, Cory blasted ahead of polesitter Robby Moses on the opening lap and paced the field for the opening 17 circuits. With Jimmy Owens wrestling away the top spot on lap 18, Hedgecock went on to place second behind Owens with Randy Weaver, Dustin Linville, and Mike Marlar rounding out the Top-5. (Josh James Artwork)
 
Drawing 49 Crate Late Models, Cory timed in sixth fastest overall in qualifying, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the main event. With $1,500 on the line, Hedgecock faded two spots in the 25-lapper to place eighth.

For more results from this event, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

November 14, 2020 - Sixth place finish in Late Model Championship at Bulls Gap
Cory Hedgecock was one of 73 American Crate All-Star Series entries crammed into the pit area on Friday night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) for the two-day Crate Late Model National Championship. After getting behind the eight-ball in time trials, Hedgecock logged an eighth place finish in his heat race, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Locking in the Top 2, Cory fell short with a sixth place outing.

The following night, Cory came in fifth fastest in his qualifying group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting the $15,000-to-win Crate Late Model National Championship in fourth, Hedgecock was up to second early in the 100-lapper but faded after the lap-50 fuel to stop place sixth. (Michael Boggs Photography)

For more results from these events, please visit www.CrateRacing.com.

October 31, 2020 - Topless Outlaw triumph at Boyd's lifts Hedgecock's 2020 win tally to 11
Friday night saw Cory Hedgecock claim his fifth Topless Outlaws Dirt Late Model Series win of the season. It was the eleventh overall triumph of 2020 for the chauffer of the E-Z-GO No. 23 Pace Performance/ Budget Transmissions/ Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model.

“It’s great to be back in Victory Lane at Boyd’s,” Hedgecock said. “It was a good night. We had a fast car, was able to get the lead early and never looked back. As always, a big thanks goes out to all of my family, crew, fans, and sponsors for their relentless support.”

Cory Hedgecock invaded Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. Friday night for the first of two Topless Outlaws Dirt Late Model Series events over the weekend. Topping the 26-car field in time trials, Hedgecock locked into the second-starting position for the main event.

Zooming past polesitter Chase King on the fourth lap, Cory led the remaining distance of the 40-lapper to secure his 11th victory of the season and fifth Topless Outlaws triumph of 2020. Finishing ahead of Chase King, Randy Weaver, Ronnie Johnson, and Jadon Frame, Hedgecock pocketed $2,500.

The following night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. for the Halloween Spooktacular, Hedgecock laid down the third fastest time in his group, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the $5,100-to-win A-Main.

Challenging race-long pacesetter Randy Weaver late in the 51-lap affair, Cory came up short to place second behind Weaver. Chase King, Ronnie Johnson, and Kenny Collins rounded out the Top-5.

For more results from these events, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com.

October 25, 2020 - Hedgecock falls short in Powell Memorial at All-Tech
On Friday afternoon Cory Hedgecock made the trip to All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) to take part in the 25th annual Powell Memorial. Drawing a stout field of 70 Late Models for the two-day event, Hedgecock secured his spot into the main event on Saturday night with a 10-lap heat race victory.

After Mother Nature shifted the $25,000-to-win finale to Sunday afternoon, Cory was up to second early and began challenging race-leader Mark Whitener by lap 25. Making an attempt to nose ahead of Whitener on the high-side following a lap-48 restart, Hedgecock made contact with the wall that saw him retire from competition. He was credited with an 17th place outing.

For more results from this event, please visit www.AllTechRaceway.com.