CONCORD, N.C. – Stanley Hayes, the youngest of the three racing brothers that comprise Hayes Motorsports, recovered from a spin and crash on lap one and charged his way back to victory in round one of the Winter Heat Series for legends and bandolero cars at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Stanley started on the pole and the car got out from underneath him in turn two on the opening lap, resulting in a collision with another car. The Hayes Motorsports team led by Mike Gordon was able to make the car race ready prior to the restart and the determined young racer restarted at the rear of the field.
He didn’t stay there long.
Passing one to two cars per lap, Stanley charged back through the field and with a few laps left was in the lead and on his way to victory in his first race on the newly renovated 1/5-mile oval.
Older brother George Hayes finished fifth in his No. 17 Bandolero in the Bandits class, running a consistent race in the process.
Oldest brother Roy made his legends car debut, finishing ninth in a highly competitive Young Lions division feature.
The team is now off until January of 2016 when the series continues, shifting to a shortened version of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield road course for five of the remaining seven races, with the other two being back on the 1/5-mile.
About Hayes Motorsports
Hayes Motorsports is a multi-division race team based in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Roy and Sarah Hayes are the team owners. Their three sons Roy, George and Stanley are the drivers.
All three boys compete in Bandolero cars on pavement under the US Legends Car / INEX sanction.
Roy won his first Bandolero race at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the 2015 Bojangles Summer Shootout Series, having already won at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia and Bethel Motor Speedway in New York State previously.
The trio also compete on the dirt at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina in mini outlaw cars, where Roy has three wins and George has one win so far in 2015.
Roy has just begun racing an Allison Legacy Series car (1/2 scale replica of a NASCAR stock car) at tracks in the Carolinas region as well.
Maintenance and at-track setup assistance for the Bandoleros and Allison Legacy program is provided by Mike and Corey Gordon from Team Gordon Racing. SKE / Kyle Beattie Racing provides maintenance and at-track setup assistance for the team’s mini outlaws program.
RGS Products, Inc. is the team’s motorsports partner.