Hickory_PASSrace_CheckeredFlag[Photo attached: Will taking the checkered flag for a 10th place finish in his first race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Photo credit: Pro All Star Series media / LW Pictures.]

Will Martin drove to a 10th place finish in his first race with Jamie Yelton’s Fat Head Racing (FHR) Driver Development program on Saturday in the Over The Mountain 150. The Pro All Star Series (PASS) South Super Late Model event at Hickory Motor Speedway was also Will’s first race at the legendary North Carolina 0.363-mile oval.

“Great first race with Jamie Yelton and FHR,” Will commented after the race “It was a good learning experience, definitely something to build on. I’m looking forward to our future races together.“

The crew made adjustments to loosen up Will’s No. 11 Precision Blasting Chevrolet after the first two practice sessions early Saturday afternoon. The adjustments helped, and after the third and final practice session, Will felt the car was going to be good for the 150-lap race. Following practice, he qualified in the 16th position.

“At the start of the race the car was great. I was able to make passes when I wanted, especially on longer runs. With about 20 laps to go I was running 10th, and I was a little bit faster than some of the cars in front of me. I could get into the corner and roll through the center well, which allowed me to get under other cars in a position to make a pass, but I was too loose off to pick up any more positions.”

Will’s next Pro Late Model race is the Allen Turner Twin 50’s this Friday at 5 Flags Speedway, while his next Super Late Model race is the Clyde Hart Memorial at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) on Thursday, June 30. Will also competes weekly in the US Legends ThursdayThunder Pro division at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he is leading the point standings after one win and three top ten finishes through the first four races.

Explore www.WillMartinRacing.com for more information about Will and his 2016 racing schedule. You can also keep up with him on his new Twitter account at @WMartinRacing.


Credit: Richard Slifkin