Caraway Speedway honors champions, looks toward ‘winter heat’ action

Jason York had a fast car in 2023. (Courtesy photo)

SOPHIA – Caraway Speedway held its annual awards banquet last weekend to review the 2023 season and look ahead to the coming year.

Jason York was the Late Models champion, winning five times in points competition. The runner-up was Chase Murphy, who also landed Rookie of the Year honors for the class. Cam Thomas was third.

The Challengers division was won by Allen Vance, who won five races. The next spots were held by Matthew Smith and D.J. Dean. Dean also was the Rookie of the Year.

In Modifieds, Justice Calabro became the champion despite only one victory. Seven runner-up spots proved critical for Calabro, who was the Rookie of the Year in the class. Jaxson Casper placed second and Billy Gregg was third.

In Mini Stocks, A.J. Sanders was the overwhelming winner, claiming all except two races. Chuck Wall was the runner-up and Bryson Pickard, who was in his first season in the class, claimed third place and Rookie of the Year.

In UCARs, Daniel Hughes repeated as track champion. Steven Collins contended, but ended up second followed by Ron Mock. Tito Clapp was the Rookie of the Year.

Jon Morton was undefeated in Bootleggers races that he entered to cruise to the points title. Robbie Perkins and Bentley Black, who was Rookie of the Year, held the second and third spots, respectively.

The 2024 season is set to begin Jan. 27 with the second annual “winter heat” for Late Models, Pro Late Models, Street Stocks, Modifieds, UCARs and Bootleggers. Racing begins at 2 p.m.

By Randolph Record