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Sentimental Victory for Haley Moody at Myrtle Beach Speedway

Sentimental Victory for Haley Moody at Myrtle Beach Speedway

by November 23, 2013 0 comments

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. :: Haley Moody won her first Southeast Limited Late Model Challenger event at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Friday night.

The 18 year old from Kinston, N.C. sat on the pole with a 21.561 lap and led flag-to-flag. However, the win meant much more to her and the entire Moody family. Father, Jerry Moody who’s battling severe illness was in attendance saw his young daughter take the checkered flag in one of the biggest race weekends in the southeast.

“The car was really good,” Moody said. “Everyone who helped today, we got it where it needed to be, and this was really for my dad.

“He has always helped me race, so that was a big one. This is my first Limited win.”

Besides being the first female to sit on a pole in the history of the Myrtle Beach 400 weekend, Haley has had much success this season as she competed at Southern National Motorsports Park and Ace Speedway.

“We ran Southern National in the Charger division, and we ended up second in points there; I had two wins,” Moody says. “We ran Ace Speedway twice and finished third, and then we raced the big race up there at the end of the year, and we finished 11th out of 33.”

Haley and her team are currently searching for sponsorships for next season. She hopes to run a few Southeast Limited Late Model races as well as a few regular Late Model events.

Unofficial Results

1.) #50 Haley Moody

2.) #51 Ryan Shattuck

3.) #14 Kevin Ellis

4.) 32G Bradon Gosso

5.) 25H Allen Guffman

6.) #87 Raymond Polk

7.) #24 Nick Leitz

8.) #4G Duncan Grant

9.) #19 Adam Congrove

10.) #13 Chase Hunt

11.) #33 Andrew Cordell

12.) #1A Archie Adams Sr.

13.) #22M Dan Moore

14.) #22 Jackie Ward

15.) #71 Gary Davis

16.) #61 Michael O’Brien

17.) #9 Willie Grainger

18.) #27 Joe Armakovitch

19.) #97 Sean Gartner

20.) #25P Remington Prince

21.) #14T Talon Gallimore

22.) #18 Anthony Adams

23.) #4H Dylan Hall

24.) #11 Edward Williams

25.) #6 Justin Fontaine

26.) #2 Dan Bryant

27.) #32A Andre Bauer

28.) #77 Garrett Marchant

29.) #1B Bryant Barnhill – DNS

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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