Archive - Jun 14, 2011 - Sports Article
After three rounds, 54 holes and two 19-under-par scores, it took three playoff holes to decide this yearâ€™s Greater Hickory Classic champion.
Mark Wiebe, a resident of Denver, Colo., defeated James Mason in the third playoff hole Sunday to claim the 2011 Greater Hickory Classic championship and the $262,500 winnerâ€™s prize.
The victory by Wiebe breaks a 77-tournament losing streak.
â€śI didnâ€™t know it had been 77 tournaments since Iâ€™ve won,â€ť Wiebe said. â€śThat was kind of a bummer to know. Iâ€™m tickled to have busted that drought.â€ť
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) â€” The wait is over for Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. The championship-winning drivers with a bumpy personal connection are headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Yarborough and Waltrip got in on their third try, headlining the third five-member class announced Tuesday. They're joined by eight-time series champion crew chief Dale Inman, nine-time Modified champion Richie Evans and pioneering driver and owner Glen Wood.