Caraway Speedway News
48th Annual Season Opener Sunday Afternoon; Ford Crate To Be Investigated Further
Mar 5, 2013 - updated Mar 5th, 2013 12:28pm
Web posted by Renee Hackett
Sophia, NC. --
-- This Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm the green flag will wave starting our 48th
Season at Caraway Speedway. The track
started out as dirt and evolved to asphalt and a member of the Nascar Whelen
All American Series Family. The famous
.455 mile oval has seen several drivers pass through including, Dale Earnhardt
Sr, Bobby Labonte, Mike Skinner, Dennis Setzer and the Petty Family just to
name a few.
season brings the debut of a new Southern Modified Light Division. Several have tested during the off-season and
many are in the process of completing cars.
The Mod Lights are similar to the NASCAR Tour mods, just more economical
with a Chevrolet crate engine and competitors only have to buy one tire per
Model Stock Super Series consists of six events with an invitational showdown dash
for cash on Saturday October 12th.
The event will pay $3,000 to the winner and the Title of Showdown
Champion. Invitations will come from the
highest top three finishers in the first five Super Series events. The final Super Series Event will be on
Sunday October 13th. This
Sunday kicks off the Super Series with a 100 Lap event.
debate this week has been the Ford Crate 347SR, in which all surrounding tracks
have recently added to their engine package.
Several drivers, car owners and engine builders are on opposite sides of
the fence, including Track Promoter Darren Hackett. “After discussing the matter of introducing the
Ford Crate 347SR into competition at the track, with several car owners, drivers
and industry leaders, I have decided at this time to not allow it. I feel that my regular competitors that will
be competing for the championship title deserve the respect to investigate this
engine further. I will be contacting a
Ford representative and also conducting some testing with the Ford Crate, Built
and Chevy Crate. This is a hard decision
to make as the Ford Crate is here to stay and all other tracks have allowed it
into competition. We will be announcing
at a later date, after testing and closely watching the competition at other
tracks, when we will allow the crate into competition. “ Stated Hackett.
Opener gets underway at 2:30pm Sunday afternoon, with grandstand gates opening
at 12 (Noon). Trackside Parking and Pits
will open at 9am. General Admission is
$15 per adults, Youth age 7 – 14 $5 and Kids 6 & Under Free. On Saturday March 9th a special
open test session will be held from 12 until 5pm.
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