JMR kicked off the 2022 season with the twin Easter Bunny 150 Events at Hickory Motor Speedway. After ironing out mechanical issues in practice Thursday, we unloaded the New England Mechanical Super Late Model ready to qualify for the first race. We qualified 11th in a stout field of 34 cars. This was a caution-filled race with many cars receiving damage, including us. We were able to get the car patched up and back on the track to finish 18th.

Starting positions for Saturday night were determined by heat races. We started second in our heat race, ultimately finishing third. This put us in the ninth spot to start the feature. We ran 117 laps under the green flag. We dropped back and regained positions, finding ourselves in 8th with less than 20 laps to go. At two laps left in the race, we got spun and the car was damaged. Jake managed to drive the car home to a 12th place finish.

Thanks to our partners for this race, Laconia Refrigeration/New England Mechanical, Epsom Tool Rental, SignWorks of New England, Bedford Barbershop, and Web Smart Advisors. Looking forward to another year with this great group of people!

SPECIAL THANKS to our Crew: Keith Matheson, Steve Olson, Cody Hodgdon, Devin O’Connell, Evan Marchand, and Koby Thomas.