NASCAR & Auto Racing

N.C. Motorsports Association salutes Hickory track, others in industry with 2nd annual awards

Hickory Motor Speedway received the event facilities award Thursday night as the N.C. Motorsports Association presented its second annual honors.

Richard Petty was the guest of honor for the evening and received the group’s Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award.

Other winners were Catawba Valley Community College for two-year or trade-school programs, UNC Charlotte for four-year programs; Imagine This! Creative Concepts for workforce diversity, the JHE Production Group for regional marketing, World Racing Group (formerly DIRT Motorsports) for national marketing, Cabarrus County for ecomonic development, Safety Solutions for safety innovation, Koolmat Insulation for small company achievement and Stock Car Steel & Aluminum for large company achievement.