Heady overcomes Labonte, others in Caraway event

SOPHIA – Caleb Heady won a late-lap showdown with Burt Myers in Saturday night’s SMART Modified Tour race at Caraway Speedway.

Bobby Labonte, a former NASCAR Cup Series driver, made a late pass of Matt Hirschman to gain third place. Brian Loftin placed fifth.

Earlier leaders in the race included pole sitter Jonathan Brown, Luke Fleming, Bobby Measmer Jr. and Labonte.

The SMART Tour will return to the track in June.

In action among the Caraway Speedway regulars Saturday, Carson Loftin in the Modifieds while pole sitter Cody Norman was the runner-up. 

In a 40-lap Mini Stocks event, Tyler Bush pulled away from Patrick Mullen and Levi Holt for the victory. Mullen and Tyler Bush went to the front earlier in the race, but Bush was undone by a blown engine.

Nathan Bess won the Challengers race in a field of 15 cars. He navigated the 35-lap race ahead of Brian Rose, JR Goode, Ronnie Riggs and Michael O’Brien.

In the UCAR feature, Corey Rose was the winner, with Steven Collins the runner-up and followed by Jeremy Kidd and Josh Williams. Josh Phillips and Corey Rose were tops in five-lap qualifying heats.

In the Super Trucks division, Robert Tyler claimed the checkered flag, ahead of Jason York and former track champion Billy Hogan. This was the first of four Atlantic Turfscapes Super Track races at the speedway, with the next one set for July 23.

By Randolph Record