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Kade Brown, Landon S Huffman Split at Hickory

The championship battle added another chapter on Saturday

Kade Brown of Matt Piercy Racing and Landon Shane Huffman of Pinnacle Racing Group split a pair of Twin Late Model Stock 40s on Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway.


Kade Brown and Tyler Matthews took their Hickory Motor Speedway championship battle to the next level in Twin Feature No. 1.

Having both started from the front row, Matthews took the lead with a first lap pass and held it until seven laps to go. That’s when the drama ramped up. Matthews Battled back and they traded the lead over the final laps.

Ultimately, the race was won when Brown used the bumper to send Matthews up the track in Turn 1 on the final lap and won the drag race the rest of the way around.

“We had a rocket ship all night,” Brown said. “The 15 car (Matthews) fired off better than we did but we kept the tires under it and was there when it mattered. Had to work hard for that one and hopefully didn’t upset anyone. Thanks to Matt Piercy Racing for the good cars each race. ”

Matthews was a man of few words.

“We just got a little too free, but we got 40 more and you can expect more of the same,” Matthews said.

Is there anyone he wants to thank?

“Everyone who is going to help put this car back together after tonight.”


With the field inverted from the first race, Landon Shane Huffman enjoyed an immediate advantage and cruised to a dominant victory – his second in the foothills of the North Carolina High Country.

“I can’t thank everyone enough,” Huffman said. “It was amazing. I could run whatever time I wanted. When they picked it up, I could match it.”

Clark Houston thought he had enough to win his second race of the season but conceded that it came down to tire management.

“I thought we were a little bit better than the 28 once we got clear there,” Houston said. “Evidently, he was saving more than we could. Congrats to those PRC guys. They have a good car and work hard.”

Matthews drove all the way back to third from the rear due to the invert while Brown was off the pace in the second feature following his win in the first twin.


  1. Kade Brown
  2. Tyler Matthews
  3. Michael Bumgarner
  4. Clark Houston
  5. Landon S Huffman
  6. Vicente Salas
  7. Bryce Applegate
  8. Landon Huffman
  9. Amber Balcaen
  10. Jeremy Draughn


  1. Landon S Huffman
  2. Clark Houston
  3. Tyler Matthews
  4. Michael Bumgarner
  5. Bryce Applegate
  6. Landon Huffman
  7. Vicente Salas
  8. Kade Brown
  9. Amber Balcaen
  10. Jeremy Draughn

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He also has extensive experience covering NASCAR, IndyCar and Dirt Sprint Cars.

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