by Langley Austin Press Release February 15, 2018 race22.com
The first green flag of the 2018 season will fly at Caraway Speedway on Sunday, March 4th at 2pm with the Money Madness event. The event will kick off the first of three big Late Model Stock Car races.
by Langley Austin Press Release February 04, 2018 race22.com
Caraway Speedway is revamping their racing program with an eye toward offering drivers, teams and fans exactly what they've been asking for.
Location: Sophia, North Carolina
Owner: Russell Hackett
Operator: Darren and Renee Hackett
Length: .455 mi (.732 km)
Race Lap Record: 15.648 sec. (George Brunnhoelzl III, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified)
Russell Harrison Hackett, age 76, of Randleman died Friday, February 23, 2018, at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.
Born January 13, 1942, and grew up as a tobacco and dairy farmer. At the age of 16, he began working in restaurants which eventually led to him owning his own. Dixie Dew Drive-In and Robinhood Restaurant.
He began going to Caraway Speedway in Sophia, NC as a spectator then became a championship winning car owner.
by Langley Austin March 05, 2018
As a new season dawned at Caraway Speedway drivers and teams were filled with grand expectations and confidence from previous testing but only one driver in each division was able to leave today with a trophy and photos in victory lane.
The 2018 season kicked off with the Money Madness 99 highlighted by a 99-lap Late Model Stock Car race featuring some of the regions best drivers. Travis Swaim was the pre-race favorite and he backed up the optimism with a pole run in qualifying.
Swaim driving a car prepared by Jamey Caudill would put himself out front with the first place qualifying effort and when the green flag dropped he asserted himself as the car to beat. Swaim was the car to beat from the drop of the green flag but he had several suitors looking to take the top spot from him. He would hold on to the lead through several yellow flags and multiple challenges mostly from Justin Carroll.
Carroll would slip back and was showing some smoke from his car for much of the race but managed to climb back to second and eventually made his charge for the top spot. On lap 80 he made his move after Swaim had dominated the race and Carroll took the top spot. He brought along with him outside pole winner Ryan Millington, who like Carroll had been biding his time and saving his tires.
Millington stayed glued to Carroll and with five laps to go he made his move and assumed the top spot. From there it was over as Millington pulled away and picked up the victory. Carroll finished second with Swaim third. Ryan Wilson and Nick Leitz completed the top five of the 11-car starting field.
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by Press Release March 07, 2018
Due to forecasted weather for this weekend and teams traveling a long distance to participate in the RGS Products 125, Caraway Speedway and series officials have made the decision to reschedule this Sunday's race. The event will be made up next Sunday, March 18th at 2:30pm.
"With rain forecasted Saturday night and into Sunday, we think it's in our best interest to reschedule this race to next weekend," Caraway Speedway General Manager Renee Hackett said. "There's a lot of teams traveling to Caraway Speedway this weekend and we think it's important that we save them money with such a questionable forecast."
The makeup event on Sunday, March 18th will go green at 2:30pm with a revamp schedule of divisions. The PASS (Pro All-Stars Series) Super Late Models, Southern Modified Racing Series, 602 Super Limiteds, 602 Modifieds and Caraway's Limited Late Model division will all compete in the event.