CONCORD, N.C. – During a marathon of racing that stretched late into the night, Daniel Hemric picked up his fifth win this season during Week Seven of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday.
Chandler Smith and Dillon Faggart also picked up victories, among others.
In the Global Rallycross exhibition, Andreas Eriksson took over the Rockstar Energy Drink car of Brian Deegan and demonstrated the immense power of the 600-horsepower, all-wheel drive, turbo-charged Ford Fiesta Global Rallycross car. Eriksson accelerated from 0 to 60 in less than two seconds on the frontstretch, drifting around the quarter-mile track as smoke billowed from the tires, just as they will do at the Red Bull Global Rallycross event this weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Eriksson took the OMSE-powered Ford Fiesta ST around hairpin turns; burning donuts and dodging Jack in the Box race barrels.
Global Rallycross driver Bucky Lasek also competed in the Security Force Legend Car Masters division, running as high as second place, but eventually finishing 12th.
In the 25-lap Legend Car Pro division feature, Hemric, of Kannapolis, N.C., did his traditional backflip in victory lane for the fifth time this year after holding off a hard-charging Kason Plott. The final caution came out for Joey Padgett, who spun going into turn 3. Hemric led a fast and furious Plott to the checkers, followed by Zane Smith, Greg Lang and Jordan Black.
Faggart, of Concord, N.C., took his third win of the season in the Quaker Steak and Lube Semi-Pro division. Jake Tretow led the start of the race, but Devin O’Connell came in hot and quickly stole the lead going into lap 2. A caution would take effect immediately after, bringing the field together again. Upon the restart O’Connell and Faggart battled hard for the lead, with Faggart ultimately moving to the top spot for the remainder of the race.
Smith remained undefeated in the LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits division, tallying his seventh and eighth wins of the season. Smith, a Jasper, Ga., native, is currently the only Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series driver to win every race so far this season. In the second feature race of the night, Smith, who started in seventh, quickly maneuvered his way to the race lead in only three laps and never looked back.
Other winners included Scott Whitaker, of Rock Hill, S.C., in the Security Force Masters division; Matt Thomas, of North Miami, Fla., in the Legend Car Young Lions division; Carson Kvapil, of Mooresville, N.C., in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits; and Jensen Jorgensen, of Stockbridge, Ga., in the Bandolero Outlaws.
In the Bandolero makeup features from last week Kvapil took the checkers in Beginner Bandits, Smith won the Bandolero Bandits and Austin Powell won the Bandolero Outlaws makeup feature.