Former NASCAR driver Benson tests super modified car at Caraway Speedway

A special testing session was held this week at Caraway Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Caraway Speedway)

SOPHIA – A test session with former NASCAR driver Johnny Benson in a super modified car was held Tuesday afternoon at Caraway Speedway.

Because of weather concerns, the session that had been scheduled for Monday was moved back a day.

The testing of the big-blocked winged super modified was in advance of the North-South Shootout that’s about six months away – Nov. 8-9. Caraway Speedway officials are billing this as a throwback to early North-South Shootout days. These are open-wheel vehicles that produce approximately 1,000 horse power and weigh about 1,800 pounds. 

The next regular racing night at the speedway is scheduled for Saturday night with Challengers, 602 Modifieds, Mod 4s, UCARs, Bootleggers and Euduros. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

By Randolph Record