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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.