SWANSBORO, NC – Thrilling racing action is what will be served on tap in the Budweiser Short Track Shootout at Carteret County Speedway on Saturday, June 18th.
The $20,000 purse from the May 29th race, which was called off due to an ominous weather forecast, is being carried over to the Budweiser Short Track Shootout. The race will be headlined by a $2,500-to-win Late Model race.
The Budweiser Short Track Shootout will also feature $1,000-to-win races in the Street Stock, Mini Stock and Legends divisions as well as a $500-to-win race in U-CARs. The Bandolero division will also be in action as will the Carolina Eastern Mini Cup Association (CEMCA).
The CEMCA Mini Cups are making their first ever appearance at Carteret County Speedway with high speed, scale sized racecars. The CEMCA organization typically runs at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina.
Anticipation among the racers is as high as its been all year after the cancellation of the Interstate Batteries Memorial Classic. Competitors, such as Late Model racer Jim Kelley and Street Stock racer Dennis Woehrle are ready to get back behind the saddle and ready to fend off the charge of outsiders who will invade the Crystal Coast.
NASCAR legend Junior Johnson, who consulted in the design and construction of Carteret County Speedway, will be on hand for the event. Johnson was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010. He won 50 races as a driver and 132 races and six championships as an owner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Johnson owned cars driven by Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Neil Bonnett, Terry Labonte and Bill Elliott.
The green flag will wave on the Budweiser Short Track Shootout on Saturday, June 18th at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the race. General admission is $15, kids five and under get in for $5 and all access pit passes are available for $25.
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