By: Chris Carter
This Saturday night racing returns to Carteret County Speedway with a must see, action packed schedule highlighted by the first ever CCS Dash for Cash Shootout featuring the Legend cars and the Mini Stocks.
“These drivers will have 3,000 reasons to put on a show for our fans”, said general manager Chris Carter. “It’s possible that someone could win $3000 if he is the fast qualifier and wins each of their twin 30 lap races. We are really excited for this race and we believe it will draw a record number of cars and fans. This will be another epic event at Carteret Speedway”.
Drivers from as far away as Georgia and Vermont have shown an interest in this race and for a good reason. On a regular race night, a Legends driver wouldn’t win $400. Same thing for the Mini Stocks, this type of payout is a big deal to defending Mini Stock Champion Brandon Clements. “This kind of money being offered by Carteret Speedway to win this race speaks volumes about the track, I know I’m looking forward to this weekend”, said Clements.
Bowman Gray Stadium eleven-time Modified winner and former star of the racing reality show Madhouse, Jonathan Jon Boy Brown, is making the trip from Winston-Salem to try his luck at the 4/10th mile oval. “That’s a lot of money for a Mini Stock race so I decided to take a night off from the Stadium and see how things work out”, said Brown. This is by far one of the nicest tracks I’ve ever seen”.
This Saturday night will also be the debut of the Banger division. A totally stock, front wheel drive six-cylinder class that runs regularly at Dillon Speedway. Other classes competing will be the Mini Cups, Bandoleros, Flathead Fords and the U-Cars.
On Friday, there will be an open practice from 4 pm till 8 pm followed by the CCS Green Flag Party featuring the band the Chemical Lizards.
Pit gate opens at 10 am, grandstands open at 1 pm. Qualifying begins at 4 with racing beginning at 7. Adult pit passes are $25, grandstand admission is $15 with kids ten and under admitted free.