Hickory Motor Speedway (NC)
Justin was the feature story in the Sports Section of the Latrobe Bulletin on Friday, August 15th. Greater Latrobe Graduate Justin Bolton Featured on Saturday ROOT Sports Auto Racing Show.
Justin was featured on Open Throttle 360 - our region's #1 motorsports show on Saturday, August 16th.
Justin enjoys giving back to the fans whenever possible. We are proud to announce new activity booklets for ages 3-6 and 7-10. These activity booklets, "Stay on Track with Justin Bolton", created and published by O'Block Books Educational Materials, are his way of promoting the importance of learning as well as keeping the younger kids interested in racing. Justin will be handing out these booklets at Hickory Motor Speedway during the autograph session on Saturday, September 13th.
Saturday, August 30, was the Bobby Isaac Memorial Race at Hickory Motor
Speedway. Due to rain canceling a previous Paramount Kia Big 10 Challenge
race, the track combined the two events.
There were 27 late models entered for the race scheduled to run 150 laps. Justin qualified p. 15.
Starting mid-pack, the plan was to ride at the beginning and not do any hard side by side racing early. The first half of the race went green with Justin staying mid-pack. The first caution came out around lap 78 with a car going hard into the tire barrier. There was a lengthy red flag for track clean up and then a lengthy yellow for cars to clean up the speedy dry. The caution laps did count and we lost over 10 laps of racing. Justin lined up p. 15 for the re-start. The second half saw Justin beginning to move forward with some hard side by side battles when the second caution flag flew. Still mid-pack at this point when at about lap 145 a lap car in front of us in the outside lane blew a motor. Huge plume of white smoke and oil in front of Justin's car. He was able to maintain control of the car without hitting the wall and recovering to continue on only losing a couple spots. The caution came out a couple laps later for the oil setting up 3 laps to the finish. These last 3 laps were some very close hard racing with Justin crossing the finish line p. 14.
The next and final race of the Paramount Kia Big 10 Challenge Series will be Saturday, 9/13
Read more about Justin's racing season.
Excited to announce Best Western Hickory as a sponsor for the 2014 season. Glad to have them return to support Justin's racing. They first sponsored Justin for the Hickory Motor Speedway Classic 100 race at the end of last season that Justin won.