Final points races set for Caraway season

SOPHIA – Championship night has nearly arrived at Caraway Speedway.

Track champions will be determined Saturday night at the speedway.

After some weather-related cancelations involving scheduled race nights at the track, this should be a busy regular-season finale.

Races are set for Late Models (60 laps), Modifieds (35), Challengers (35), Mini Stocks (20), UCARs (15), Legacy (25), Bootleggers (10) and Enduro (10).

Some classes haven’t raced since August at the track.

Meanwhile, the build-up is continuing in advance of the 20th edition of the North-South Shootout, which is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at the speedway.

Modified competitors will be chasing almost $60,000 in purse and bonus money in their 125-lap feature. Among the bonus money is $1,500 designated for the fastest qualifier.

A tradition returns to the North-South Shootout with the addition of “Lap Leader” bonus money for each lap of the event. Fans and businesses can sponsor a lap for $100. The “Lap Leader” bonus money will be distributed to the top three drivers on each lap completed. The race leader will receive $50 with $30 to second and $20 to third

Also, Caraway Speedway has posted $200 for the leader of laps 6 and lap 17 in honor of Ollie “Josh” Jenkins for his dedication to the NSS and Modified racing. The Nos. 6 and 17 were the numbers on cars Jenkins owned or sponsored.

Early entries chasing the North-South Shootout include six-time winner and defending champion Matt Hirschman, two-time winner, Burt Myers and his brother Jason Myers. Also expected in the field are SMART Modified Tour leader, Caleb Heady and Jimmy Blewett.

By Randolph Record