NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin it Short – Capping off a racing weekend

The first of two big race weeks in a row in the Charlotte area does not end on Saturday night with the All-Star race. It actually rolls to a finish on Sunday afternoon when Caraway Speedway drops the flag on three races, including the 200 lap Super Five Late Model race which will feature some of the best Late Model racing talent in the region in the starting lineup. There will be several drivers in the race who don’t normally run at Caraway but are taking advantage of the Sunday afternoon start to get in an extra race on the weekend.

Caraway’s Super Five is a set of five races that will take place over the course of the season that are all 200 laps or longer. If a driver can win all five of the races he’ll receive a $25,000 bonus which, combined with the $5,000 paid to win each race, would mean a $50,000 purse for their efforts. While that money pales in comparison to the million dollars that the Cup boys will be running for at Charlotte on Saturday night, it is a hefty chunk of change for local racers and the reason that they’ll be coming from all over the Southeast to run for it. Sunday is the second race of the Super Five. The first took place March 19th and the rest are scheduled for July 5th and 6th, July 30th and October 15th and 16th.

Davin Scites has a race at his local track on Saturday so he’s coming in on Sunday and starting at the back of the pack because he will miss qualifying. Scites has the added incentive of being the winner of the first of the Super Five races so he’s the only one with a shot at the $25,000. Randy Burnett is a member of Jamie McMurray’s raceday team so he’ll be at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday and missing qualifying just like Scites. However, with Sunday being one of only four days during the Cup season that he can race he’ll be getting up bright and early on Sunday morning to get to the track.

For those folks in the Charlotte area for the race weekend, it is definitely worth a drive to exit 96 on Interstate 85. Caraway speedway is off the beaten path but worth the drive. $20 will get you 35 laps of Legends racing, 100 laps of Limited Late Model action and 200 laps of some outstanding Late Model racing. Kids between 7 and 14 get in for $5 and under seven get in for free.

The Whelen All-American national points are now out since all of the tracks across the country for the most part, barring weather issues, have opened and run some points races. Keith Rocco has picked up where he left off last season although he hasn’t had quite the torrid pace that he did last year. He’s run 11 races to date taking five wins, eight top 5s and 10 top 10s. Philip Morris has been dominant at South Boston this season, leading nearly 500 consecutive laps and winning six consecutive races. He’s run eight races this season and taken home seven checkered flags.

Lee Pulliam, who is fourth in points, has found similar success at Morris’s old track, Motor Mile Speedway. Pulliam hasn’t had quite the dominance that Morris has but he’s still snagged four wins in eight races. He also took a trip to South Boston last weekend and tried to take the $500 bounty that the track has put on Morris to try and get someone to break his winning streak but he finished second to Morris. Frank Deiny Jr., who is sixth in points, is the driver who interrupted Morris’s lap leading parade or the former national champion would have close to 800 consecutive laps led.

The National points:

1) Keith Rocco – Stafford, Waterford, Thompson – 317
2) Philip Morris – South Boston – 283
3) Zachary Hausler – Houston, Thunderhill – 257
4) Lee Pulliam – South Boston, Motor Mile – 246
5) Tommy Lemons, Jr. – Motor Mile, Caraway, South Boston – 230
6) Frank Deiny, Jr. – Caraway, South Boston – 222
7) Brandon Davis – Toyota – 221
8) Justin T. Johnson – South Boston – 204
9) Josh Oakley – South Boston – 200
10) Kyle Moon – Hickory – 198

Short Track Schedule This Week

Fri : May 20th – Batesville Motor Speedway ; Batesville : AR – Lucas Oil Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Meridian Motor Speedway ; Meridian : ID – West Coast Vintage Racers
Fri : May 20th – Kankakee County Speedway ; Kankakee : IL – American Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Wayne County Speedway ; Wayne City : IL – POWRI Micro-Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Bloomington Speedway ; Bloomington : IN – Midwest Mini-Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Bloomington Speedway ; Bloomington : IN – USAC National Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Mount Lawn Speedway ; New Castle : IN – USSA Midgets
Fri : May 20th – Ponderosa Speedway ; Junction City : KY – STARS Midwest Dirt League
Fri : May 20th – Hartford Motor Speedway ; Hartford : MI – ASCS Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Callaway Raceway ; Fulton : MO – United Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Electric City Speedway ; Great Falls : MT – Big Sky Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Ace Speedway ; Altamahaw : NC – Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Wake County Speedway ; Raleigh : NC – Super Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Wake County Speedway ; Raleigh : NC – Limited Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Canaan Fair Speedway ; Canaan : NH – Northeast Mini Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Lee USA Speedway ; Epping : NH – NEMA Lites
Fri : May 20th – Attica Raceway Park ; Attica : OH – World of Outlaw Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Kil-Kare Speedway ; Xenia : OH – International Outlaw Figure 8s
Fri : May 20th – Raceway 7 ; Conneaut : OH – ULMS E Modifieds
Fri : May 20th – Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver : PA – BRP Modifieds
Fri : May 20th – Path Valley Speedway ; Spring Run : PA – Pennsylvania Sprints
Fri : May 20th – Anderson Motor Speedway ; Anderson : SC – Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Anderson Motor Speedway ; Anderson : SC – MMRA Mini Cups
Fri : May 20th – Kingsport Speedway ; Kingsport : TN – Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Boyd Speedway ; Boyd : TX – ASCA Lone Star Region
Fri : May 20th – Desert Thunder Raceway ; Price : UT – IMCA Modifieds
Fri : May 20th – Manitowoc Expo Raceway ; Manitowoc : WI – Midwest Sprint Cars
Fri : May 20th – Manitowoc Expo Raceway ; Manitowoc : WI – Wisconsin Late Models
Fri : May 20th – Mississippi Thunder Speedway ; Fountain City : WI – Interstate Racing Association.
Sat : May 21st – Bridge County Raceway ; Lethbridge : Alberta – Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Race City Motorsports ; Calgary : Alberta – ChumpCar World Series
Sat : May 21st – Batesville Motor Speedway ; Batesville : AR – Lucas Oil Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Texarkana 67 Speedway ; Texarkana : AR – ASCS Lone Star Region
Sat : May 21st – Canyon Speedway Park ; Peoria : AZ – ASCS Southwest Region
Sat : May 21st – Western Speedway ; Victoria : BC – WILROC Sprint Cars
Sat : May 21st – Bakersfield Speedway ; Oildale : CA – National ¾ Midgets
Sat : May 21st – Giant Chevrolet Speedway ; Hanford : CA – ASCS SoCal Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Giant Chevrolet Speedway ; Hanford : CA – Taco Bravo Ocean Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Giant Chevrolet Speedway ; Hanford : CA – USAC 360 Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Santa Maria Speedway ; Santa Maria : CA – Golden State Challenge
Sat : May 21st – Stockton 99 Speedway ; Stockton : CA – NCMA Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Toyota Speedway of Irwindale ; Irwindale : CA – ASA Trucks
Sat : May 21st – Willow Springs Motorsports Park ; Rosamond : CA – National Auto Sport Association
Sat : May 21st – Colorado National Speedway ; Erie : CO – Englewood Racing Association
Sat : May 21st – East Bay Raceway ; Gibsonton : FL – Top Gun Sprints
Sat : May 21st – North Florida Speedway ; Lake City : FL – National Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Oglethorpe Speedway Park ; Pooler : GA – United Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Iowa Speedway ; Newton : IA – Camping World East
Sat : May 21st – Iowa Speedway ; Newton : IA – Camping World West
Sat : May 21st – Meridian Motor Speedway ; Meridian : ID – Northwest Pro 4s
Sat : May 21st – Meridian Motor Speedway ; Meridian : ID – West Coast Vintage
Sat : May 21st – Fairbury Speedway ; Fairbury : IL – Northern All Star Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Brownstown Speedway ; Brownstown : IN – Indiana Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Brownstown Speedway ; Brownstown : IN – Midwest Mini Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg : IN – American Mini Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg : IN – King of Indiana Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Montpelier Speedway ; Montpelier : IN – UMRA TQ Midgets
Sat : May 21st – Tri-State Speedway ; Haubstad : IN – POWRI Midgets
Sat : May 21st – Tri-State Speedway ; Haubstad : IN – POWRI Micro Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Tri-State Speedway ; Haubstad : IN – USAC National Midgets
Sat : May 21st – Thunderhill Speedway ; Mayetta : KS – Midwest Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Lake Cumberland Speedway ; Jamestown : KY – STARS Midwest Dirt
Sat : May 21st – Ark-La-Tex Speedway ; Vivian : LA = Southern Thunder Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Leesville 171 Speedway ; Leesville : LA – Ark-La_Tex Winged Modifieds
Sat : May 21st – Oxford Plains Speedway ; Oxford : ME – Senior Tour Auto Racers
Sat : May 21st – Allegan County Fairgrounds ; Allegan : MI – Unique Bump and Run
Sat : May 21st – Berlin Raceway ; Marne : MI – USA Modifieds
Sat : May 21st – I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa : MI – World of Outlaw Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Brainerd Raceway ; Brainerd : MN – National Auto Sport Association
Sat : May 21st – Central Missouri Speedway ; Warrensburg : MO – United Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Lucas Oil Speedway ; Wheatland : MO – United Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Scotland County Speedway ; Memphis : MO – United Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Pike County Speedway ; Magnolia : MS – SUPR Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Electric City Speedway ; Great Falls : MT – Big Sky Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Dublin Speedway ; Dublin : NC – Carolina Clash Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Bowman-Gray Stadium ; Winston-Salem : NC – Twin Modifeds
Sat : May 21st – Bowman-Gray Stadium ; Winston-Salem : NC – Sportsman
Sat : May 21st – Canaan Speedway ; Canaan : NH – Pro Four Modifieds
Sat : May 21st – Monadnock Speedway ; Winchester : NH – New England Trucks
Sat : May 21st – White Mountain Motorsports Park ; North Woodstock : NH – PASS North Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Aztec Speedway ; Aztec : NM – New Mexico Motor Racing
Sat : May 21st – Stateline Speedway ; Busti : NY – ULMS E Mods
Sat : May 21st – Fayette County Fairgrounds ; Washington : OH – Antique Auto Racing
Sat : May 21st – Lake County Speedway ; Painesville : OH – International Outlaw Figure 8s
Sat : May 21st – National Trail Raceway ; Hebron : OH – Mo-Power
Sat : May 21st – Sandusky Speedway ; Sandusky : OH – Main Event Racing Series
Sat : May 21st – Sandusky Speedway ; Sandusky : OH – Midwest Supermodifieds
Sat : May 21st – Beaver Raceway ; Beaver : OK – NCRA Southern SportMod
Sat : May 21st – Tulsa Raceway Park ; Tulsa : OK – All American Track Racing
Sat : May 21st – Merrittville Speedway ; Thorold : OK – BRP CanAm Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Cottage Grove Speedway ; Cottage Grove : OR – Washington Midgets
Sat : May 21st – Port Royal Speedway ; Port Royal : PA – Pennsylvania Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Thunder Valley Raceway ; Central City : PA – Unified Force Race Championship
Sat : May 21st – Williams Grove Speedway ; Mechanicsburg : PA – Super Sportsman
Sat : May 21st – Dillon Motor Speedway ; Dillon : SC – Super Trucks
Sat : May 21st – Florence Motor Speedway ; Timmonsville : SC – Limited Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Carolina Motor Sports Park ; Kershaw : SC – 24 Hours of LeMons
Sat : May 21st – Cleveland Speeday ; Cleveland : TN – Southern All Star Racing
Sat : May 21st – Newport Speedway ; Newport : TN – Rolling Thunder Modifieds
Sat : May 21st – Newport Speedway ; Newport : TN – Super Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Route 66 Motor Speedway ; Amarillo : TX – USMTS Modifieds
Sat : May 21st – Thunderhill Raceway ; Kyle : TX – Dwarf Car Series
Sat : May 21st – Desert Thunder Raceway ; Price : UT – IMCA Modifieds
Sat : May 21st – Franklin County Speedway ; Callaway : VA – Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Langley Speedway ; Hampton : VA – Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Old Dominion Speedway ; Manassas : VA – Twin Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Motor Mile Speedway ; Radford : VA – Twin Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Motor Mile Speedway ; Radford : VA – Limited Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Shenandoah Speedway ; Shenandoah : VA – Late Models
Sat : May 21st – Bear Ridge Speedway ; Bradford : VT – Granite State Mini-Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Evergreen Speedway ; Monroe : WA – Northwest Pro 4 Trucks
Sat : May 21st – South Sound Speedway ; Tenino : WA – Washington Econo Sprints
Sat : May 21st – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – Interstate Racing
Sat : May 21st – Plymouth Dirt Track ; Plymouth : WI – Midwest Sprintcars
Sat : May 21st – Plymouth Dirt Track ; Plymouth : WI – Wisconsin Dirt Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Bridge County Raceway ; Lethbridge : Alberta – Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Race City Motorsports Park ; Calgary : Alberta – ChumpCar World Series
Sun : May 22nd – Merced Speedway ; Merced : CA – Golden State Challenge
Sun : May 22nd – Willow Springs Motorsports Park ; Rosamond : CA – National Auto Sport
Sun : May 22nd – Swainsboro Raceway ; Swainsboro : GA – United Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Shepp’s Speedway ; Alexander : IL – Northern All Star Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Baer Field Speedway ; Fort Wayne : IN – CRA Super Series
Sun : May 22nd – Baer Field Speedway ; Fort Wayne : IN – USA Modifieds
Sun : May 22nd – Salem Speedway ; Salem : IN – Winged Outlaw Figure 8s
Sun : May 22nd – Brainerd Raceway ; Brainerd : MN – National Auto Sport
Sun : May 22nd – Dawson County Speedway ; Lexington : NE – United Rebel Sprints
Sun : May 22nd – New Jersey Motorsports Park ; Millville : NJ – ARCA Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Scotia Speedworld ; Halifax : Nova Scotia – Parts for Trucks Pro Stock
Sun : May 22nd – Five Mile Point Speedway ; Kirkwood : NY – Capitol Region Sprintcars
Sun : May 22nd – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Limited Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Fayette County Fairgrounds ; Washington : OH – Antique Auto Racing
Sun : May 22nd – Millstream Speedway ; Findlay : OH – NRA SprintInvaders
Sun : May 22nd – National Trail Raceway ; Hebron : OH – Mo-Power
Sun : May 22nd – Enid Speedway ; Enid : OK – USMTS Modifieds
Sun : May 22nd – Tulsa Raceway Park ; Tulsa : OK – All American Track Racing
Sun : May 22nd – Sunset Speedway ; Stroud : ON – Can-Am TQ Midgets
Sun : May 22nd – Sunset Speedway ; Stroud : ON – OSCARR Late Models
Sun : May 22nd – Erie Speedway ; Erie : PA – ULMS E mods
Sun : May 22nd – Carolina Motorsports Park ; Kershaw : SC – 24 hours of LeMons
Sun : May 22nd – Devil’s Bowl Speedway ; Fair Haven : VT – ACT US Tour
Wed : May 25th – Southern Iowa Speedway ; Oskaloosa : IA – USMTS Modifieds
Wed : May 25th – Anderson Speedway ; Anderson : IN – Must See Xtreme Sprints
Wed : May 25th – Indianapolis Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – USAC Midgets
Wed : May 25th – Indianapolis Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – USAC Mopar D1 Midgets
Wed : May 25th – Grandview Speedway ; Bechtelsville : PA – Keystone Cup 410 Sprints
Wed : May 25th – 141 Speedway ; Columbus : WI – Wisconsin Dirt Late Models
Wed : May 25th – Highway 3 Raceway ; Allison : IA – USMTS Modifieds
Wed : May 25th – Terre Haute Action Track ; Terre Haute : IN – USAC National Sprints
Wed : May 25th – I-80 Speedway ; Greenwood : NE – ASCS Midwest Series
Wed : May 25th – McKean County Speedway ; East Smethport : PA – ULMS Late Models
Wed : May 25th – McKean County Speedway ; East Smethport : PA – ULMS E mods
Wed : May 25th – Port Royal Speedway ; Port Royal : PA – Keystone Cup 410 Sprints

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