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Cory Hedgecock Snares UCRA Season Opening Win

Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tennessee, continued his red-hot start to the 2017 season by capturing the United Crate Racing Alliance opener at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn.

Hedgecock led all 40 laps of the "SPRING-LOADED 40" race to earn $2,500. Runner-up Jason Manley finishing 1.307 seconds behind Hedgecock who had distanced himself with back-marker cars by races end.

Hedgecock and his # 23 "Transport One, Cushman, VooDoo Technology, Valley Transport, K&P Used Cars, Eagle Racing Engines, Mikeandgina.biz, Keyser Mfg., Timeless Memories Photography, Renegade Fuel and ET Motorgear" Rocket racecar has five victories in seven 2017 appearances in Super, Limited and Crate Late Models.

Ten drivers completed all 40 laps of the feature. Due to approaching weather, heat races were scrapped with everyone starting the 40-lap feature except Phillip Cardin. Jason Welshan of Maryville, Tenn., piloted a MasterSbilt owned by Danny and Susan Tallent-Yoder.

Car Count 25 
Fast qualifier: Cory Hedgecock *Time:* 13.356 seconds Polesitter:* Cory Hedgecock 

Next series race:* May 12, Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fyffe, AL) $2,500

Feature Finish
1. Cory Hedgecock 
2. Jason Manley 
3. Kyle Courtney 
4. Jason Welshan 
5. Jesse Lowe 
6. Rusty Ballenger 
7. Chip Brindle 
8. Greg Husky
9. Anthony White 
10. Zach Shannon 
11. Ross White 
12. Kenny Ford 
13. Andy Standridge 
14. Ruben Mayfield 
15. Dustin Harris 
16 Andy Picklesimer 
17. Chase Walls 
18. Robert Gant 
19. Rod Carroll 
20. Justin French 
21. Kenny Kizzar 
22. Jerry Green 
23. Darren Goins 
24. John Ownbey