Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


November 8, 2013

Speidels honored as MTQRL champions after fifth season


Matt Hedrick, in his first full season of competition, claimed eighth place driving his mother Emily’s #33 Intat Precision/Hedrick’s Mowing & Landscaping/Unlimited Electric/POC Industries/J & D Catering/PKG Motorsports Beast Honda. Hedrick ended the season on a high note by scoring his first feature win on October 12th at the Brownstown Speedway. Along with his win Hedrick had five more top ten feature finishes and two Perfect North Slopes heat wins.

Ninth place in the season standings went to sophomore driver Tristan Maggart driving his parents Glen & Chris Maggart’s #08 Crossroad Carriers/ASC Graphics/Indiana Insurance Solutions Beast Honda. Maggart started eleven of twelve features finishing in the top ten on four occasions.

Rounding out the top ten was Dustin Wheeldon driving his own #35 Mann Racing/HD Appliance/Geist Chiropractic/Steve Wheeldon Electric Kleine Honda. Although he ran a limited schedule Wheeldon finished the year with three top five and five top ten feature finishes, two semi feature and two Perfect North Slopes heat wins.

Drivers presented awards for their eleventh through fifteenth finish in the season standings included Robbie Roland, Rick Robinson, Chris Mann, Aaron Percell and Chad Hankins. Eleventh through fifteenth owners were Doug Roland, Rick Robinson, Danny Percell, Chad Hankins and Wayne May/J Parks.

Aaron Percell was honored as the 2013 Tony Stewart Racing Rookie of the Year receiving a plaque and a check for $250. Second and third place rookie drivers Dalton Miller and Rex Griffin were also recognized and presented checks of $150 and $100 respectively.

Brett Hankins won the Jackson Oil & Solvents Duel for Fuel Championship over Tate Martz and Nick Speidel. Hankins was presented a plaque and all three drivers received $50 gift certificates from Jackson Oil & Solvents. Jackson Oil also presented $50 gift certificates, distributed via a random drawing, to car owners Kevin Arnold, Steve Arnold, John Doyle and Matt Hedrick.

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