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Hoyle Finished the Deal at North Wilkesboro

Rex Hoyle picked up where he left off at Richmond two weeks ago except this time the outcome was different.  Hoyle looked strong throughout the race and had built a substantial lead until a late caution threw everything in doubt.  There were no doubt memories of the Richmond fiasco going through his head as the green flag flew with 36 laps to go in the 150-lap event.  However, Hoyle got a great start and picked up where he left off before the caution.  Meanwhile, Brian Bianchi and Tom Ogle got into a lengthy side-by-side battle for second.  This enabled Hoyle to extend his lead and cruise to victory in the inaugural Zach Brewer Classic.

Twenty-two drivers took part in the race which honored the late Zach Brewer, a 44-year-old modified stock car racer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who died earlier this year.  In honor of Zach, Allen Wannamaker, owner and founder of YesterYear Racing™, drove Zach Brewer’s #79 Hillbilly Racing SMART Tour modified car.  Wannamaker spun in qualifying and put up no time but came from 22nd place to finish fourth on the night earning him the Hard Charger Award.

The race was a relatively tame one with only three cautions coming out during the event.  One of which, was on lap two when Lloyd Moore got loose coming out of turn two.

The race emulated the 1990 Lowe’s 150 which was the third round of the SMART Modified Tour that Year.  The race was won by Ron Jeffreys who passed “Mr. Excitement,” Jimmy Spencer, to win the race.

The YesterYear Racing™ Series will head back to Martinsville Speedway on Tuesday, April 30th before taking the entire month of May off.  The Series will then return in June for a couple of New England races before taking most of the summer off.

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