Racing on Carolina's Crystal Coast

EVENT PREVIEW: Coca-Cola Race Day at Carteret County Speedway

EVENT PREVIEW: Coca-Cola Race Day at Carteret County Speedway

SWANSBORO, NC – Another action packed evening of racing is set to take place at Carteret County Speedway, headlined by 75 laps of Late Model racing.

While many racetracks have concluded their seasons, things are heating up at Carteret County.  New drivers are once again making visits to Carteret while other drivers look to continue gaining momentum.

Mulligan Looks to Improve

Maddy Ryan Mulligan struggled in her Carteret County Speedway.  This weekend, she’s back and hoping to score a strong finish.

“With us having the right setup and being on bump stops, I definitely feel like that will give us an advantage,” Mulligan said.  “I’m looking for a podium finish.”

Mulligan didn’t get to practice much before the last race and is faced with the same situation after persistent rainfall washed out Friday night’s open practice.

“I am a bit nervous because we didn’t get practice,” Mulligan commented.  “I’m not too worried.  We might get some laps in the morning and that will put us back where we need to be.  We’ll feel out the car and see how things go tomorrow.”

Kelley Coming on Strong

Luck has not been Jim Kelley’s ally throughout most of the season, but Kelley might finally have his bad luck behind him.

“We’ve had engine trouble about every week this year,” Kelley said.  “We broke a rear end one night.  Now we’ve got a new crate motor in there so, hopefully the engine’s taken care of.  We have to work on our setup a little bit and we should be able to get her pretty quick.”

Now, Kelley’s found speed and is just looking to improve the handling as he hopes to visit victory lane.

“We do have some more power than what we’ve had.  We’ll work on the chassis now to get everything handling the way it should be and we’ll be in good shape I think.”

Racing for a Cause

Saturday morning, Carteret County Speedway will host a different type of racing.

The FS Series Muddy Addiction 5K run will start and end at Carteret County Speedway.  The course will go up through part of the Croatan National Forest.  The Muddy Addiction 5K run is being held to benefit The Miriam, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Carteret County.

Times and Tickets

Gates will open for competitors on Sunday afternoon at 1pm and practice will begin at 3:30pm.  Spectator gates will open at 5pm.  Qualifying is set to get underway at 5:30pm.  The green flag will wave at 7:15pm.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and kids 10 and under are admitted free.

Race Order: Legends (20 laps), Mini Stock (40 laps), Street Stock (40 laps), Late Model (75 laps), U-CAR (30 laps)

Last Race at Carteret County Speedway

Clay Jones dominated to score his second career win in the Labor Day Classic.  Jesse Council scored the win in the Street Stock division while Dillon Spain won in Legends, Travis Miller won in U-CAR and Brandon Clements scored his third consecutive Mini Stock win.

Looking Ahead

Mini Stock Mayhem will headline the October 8th racing program.  The 100 lap, $1,200-to-win Battlefield Tire Pros Mini Stock Mayhem race will be the biggest Mini Stock race of the year with drivers from all across the region converging on Carteret County Speedway.  Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, U-CARs and Legends will be in action as well.

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).