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Tyler Matthews Wins 40 Lapper at Hickory

Tyler Matthews delivered a statement victory over Kade Brown in a 40-lap feature at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Originally scheduled as a pair of Twin 40s, the second half of the evening was called due to rain before an eight-car invert could be applied to the main event. As a result, Matthews and Kres VanDyke Racing Development claimed the only win at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars.

Matthews took the lead from Brown, the pole sitter of the race, seven laps into the feature following a competitive three lap battle between the two points leaders throughout the spring. Matthews twice drove away from the field with the only race stoppage being caused by an engine failure on the car driven by Josh Dickens on Lap 10.

“To come out here and dominate in the first race is a big deal,” Matthews said in Victory Lane. “The 23 gains a tenth every time we gain a tenth. We got out front and saved some time for the second race. We made some gains and they brought a rocket ship. We’ve done a lot of racing between here and Wake County and they keep bringing some good cars so very grateful for their work.”

Of note, Landon Huffman was racing the CARS Tour race at Langley and Annabeth Barnes Crum was not present following their incident in the previous race at Hickory.

  1. Tyler Matthews
  2. Kade Brown
  3. Clark Houston
  4. Michael Bumgarner
  5. Akinori Ogata
  6. Landon S Huffman
  7. Ryan Joyner
  8. DJ Canipe
  9. Josh Dickens
  10. Brandon Cox
  11. Skyler Chaney

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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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