Matt Hedrick, in his first full season of competition, claimed eighth place driving his mother Emily’s No. 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 Oct. 12 at the Brownstown Speedway. Along with his win Hedrick had five more top 10 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 No. 08 Crossroad Carriers/ASC Graphics/Indiana Insurance Solutions Beast Honda. Maggart started 11-of-12 features finishing in the top 10 on four occasions.
Rounding out the top 10 was Dustin Wheeldon driving his own No. 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 10 feature finishes, two semi feature and two Perfect North Slopes heat wins.
Drivers presented awards for their 11th through 15th finish in the season standings included Robbie Roland, Rick Robinson, Chris Mann, Aaron Percell and Chad Hankins. Owners 11 through 15 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.
Tagline (right aligned):— Rushville Republican