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EVENT PREVIEW: NAPA/Walker Auto Parts Southern All-Star Showdown at Carteret County Speedway

EVENT PREVIEW: NAPA/Walker Auto Parts Southern All-Star Showdown at Carteret County Speedway

SWANSBORO, NC – After a month off, racing returns to Carteret County Speedway on Saturday night, August 6th.

The NAPA/Walker Auto Parts Southern All-Star Showdown is headlined by 60 laps of racing for the Late Model division, which has seen a new winner in every race this season.  The track’s Street Stock, Mini Stock, U-CAR and Legend Car divisions will also be in action along with the USAC Eastern Midget Series.

USAC Invasion

The USAC Eastern Midgets are making their first ever trip to Carteret County Speedway.  Competitors have already praised the track for being unique and “not cookie cutter”.  The series has had around 10 cars for every race this season.

In the USAC Eastern Midget Series, Andrew Layser leads the points and has two victories over Jake Nelke and Jessica Bean.  Nelke has three victories, including a win in the tour’s most recent race at Shenandoah Speedway.  The winningest driver in 2016 so far has been Chris Lamb who has four wins at three different tracks.

Opportunity Race for Street Stocks

With the Mid-Atlantic Street Stock Series racing at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina, Saturday night’s race is an opportunity for local Street Stock racers to prevail.

Local competitor Jimmy Horner feels confident about his chances of victory after a practice session, saying he has finally found some speed in his Ford Thunderbird.  Meanwhile, local racer Kyle Smith from Trenton, North Carolina will be racing for the first time in over two years on Saturday night.

Times and Tickets

Gates will open for competitors on Saturday morning at 11am and practice will begin at 3pm.  Spectator gates will open at 3pm.  Qualifying is set to get underway at 5pm.  The green flag will wave on the NAPA/Walker Auto Parts Southern All-Star Showdown at 7:15pm.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for kids five and under.  Boy Scouts in uniform get admission for $10.  Pit passes are available for competitors and fans for $25.

Race Order: Mini Stock (35 laps), Legend Cars (20 laps), Street Stock (35 laps), Late Model (60 laps with halfway break), USAC Eastern Midgets (35 laps) and U-CAR (25 laps).

Last Race at Carteret County Speedway

Tyler Matthews qualified on the pole and led wire-to-wire to score the victory in his Carteret County Speedway debut on Wednesday, August 6th.  Joshua Yeoman, who has finished no worse than second in 2016, finished in the runner-up spot while Virginia racer Eric Winslow finished third.

In other divisions: Jesse Council picked up his second consecutive Street Stock win.  Michael Rouse scored his third consecutive Mini Stock victory to remain undefeated at Carteret County Speedway in 2016.  Travis Miller scored his first Carteret County win in the U-CAR division.  Meanwhile, Dillon Spain picked up his second consecutive victory in the Legends division.

Looking Ahead

Carteret County Speedway will return to action on Saturday, August 20th with racing for Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, U-CARs and Legends.  August 20th will be Ladies Night at Carteret County Speedway, with all ladies being admitted for $5.

Labor Day Weekend, which will mark the one year anniversary of Carteret County Speedway’s grand opening, will play host to the Advance/Kitrell Auto Parts Labor Day Classic on Sunday, September 4th.

For more information about Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook (www.facebook.com/carteretcoswy) or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter (www.twitter.com/carteretcoswy).