March 29th, 2014 - Hickman Second at EAMS; Extends SAS Points Lead

Riley Hickman traveled to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) on Saturday night for the Jimmy Thomas Memorial sanctioned by the Southern All Star Racing Series. (Eric Gano Photo)

Twenty-four competitors were registered to battle for the $4,000 prize. Hickman posted the second quickest lap in his respective group during time trials, which locked him into the fourth starting spot for the main event. In the 40 lap feature, despite several charges for the lead Riley could not seal the deal and came away with a second place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner Joe Armistead. Jason Hiett, Josh Putnam, and Chris Wilson rounded out the top five.

Full results from the event are available at www.SASDirt.com

March 22nd, 2014 - Riley Hickman Tops Shamrock 50 at Boyd's

Riley Hickman entered familiar territory on Saturday night by competing in the annual Shamrock 50 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia.

The $5,000-to-win, Southern All Star Racing Series sanctioned event drew forty-five entries to the 1/3 mile oval, and Riley started his evening off by posting the overall fastest lap during qualifying locking him into the pole position for the 50 lap finale.

When the feature went green, Hickman jumped to the race lead with Ethan Hunter and Jason Welshan in tow. Despite several caution periods and a late race charge from Jason Hiett, Hickman held on for a flag-to-flag victory over Hiett, Welshan, Skip Arp, and Todd Morrow.

Complete results from the event are available at www.SASDirt.com

March 15th, 2014 - Hickman Returns to Clarksville Speedway
Riley Hickman returned to Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) over the weekend. After last week's MARS DIRTcar Series Toilet Bowl Classic was halted for rain, track officials made the decision to pay half the purse for their positions in the running order that night. It was announced earlier in the week that the remainder of the race's distance would be held over and the other half of the purse distributed at the completion of the 40 laps. Riley registered a second place finish in that event.

In the evening's regular scheduled event, Hickman posted the seventh quickest time overall in qualifying among fourteen entries, which locked him into the fourth starting spot for his heat race. Riley went on to a second place finish in his heat, earning him the third starting spot on the grid for the 25 lap main event. Hickman battled at the front of the back during the feature and crossed the checkered flag in third.

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series event scheduled at Lavonia Speedway on Sunday was postponed due to the forecasted inclement weather.

For further information, please visit www.clarksvillespeedway.com or www.lavoniaspeedway.net

March 8th, 2014 - Hickman Captures MARS Opener Friday at Clarksville
After a couple weekends of bad luck for Riley Hickman, the Ooltewah, Tennessee driver bounced back for a $3,000 victory in Friday night's MARS DIRTcar Series opener at Clarksville Speedway. (Ron Mitchell Photo)

Thirty-five entries highlighted the Super Late Model Portion of the annual Tuckassee Toilet Bowl in Round #1 of the doubleheader weekend. Riley posted the quickest lap in his respective group during time trials and went on to win his heat race, locking him into the outside pole position for the main event. During the shortened 20 lap feature, Hickman jumped into the top spot and opened a comfortable lead early. A hard charging Brian Shirley was able to close on the leader during the late stages of the race but it was all Hickman at the finish line, picking up his second win of the season over Shirley, Justin Asplin, Jason Riggs, and Walker Arthur.

Saturday night's finale drew twenty-seven competitors for the $5,000-to-event, and Hickman started the night off by winning his heat race, which locked him into the third starting spot for the 40 lap main event. Unfortunately, the night came to an early end when heavy rain moved into the area during the feature with just nine laps complete. The event was not rescheduled and Hickman was credited with a third place finish.

Full results are available at www.marsracingseries.com

March 1st, 2014 - Hickman Enters 17th Annual Bama Bash at EAMS
Riley Hickman traveled to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) over the weekend in his Crate Late Model entry for the 17th Annual Bama Bash.

The unsanctioned event drew an impressive thirty-eight entries, and Riley was locked into the seventh starting spot in the main event via his seventh place qualifying effort. In the feature, Hickman suffered from a flat tire and his night would come to an early end.

Complete results from the event are available at www.eamsdirt.com