Ledbetter, Duggins lead Challengers at Caraway

SOPHIA – Gary Ledbetter had mixed results in Challengers features Saturday night at Caraway Speedway, where the track began a busy stretch of race nights.

In the division’s first race, Ledbetter edged Brody Duggins in the 20-lap event, with Bryson Pickard placing third and Todd Garren in fourth.

Dalton Ledbetter crossed the line first in the second feature, but that result was wiped out because of a technical infraction and so Duggins was declared the winner, while Gary Ledbetter was third, followed by Allen Vance and Pickard.

In the twin UCARs features, Jeremy Moose captured both races. He held off Ron Mock in the first race. Moose appeared to be the runner-up in the division’s nightcap, but initial race winner Tito Clapp’s tires weren’t approved and so he was stripped of that victory and Moose moved into the top spot and Mock was second.

In Mod 4s, Miles Tucker earned his first victories at the track by winning both races. Jeff Linkous and Rudy Hartley held the second and third spots, respectively, in both races.

One of the track’s big cards of the year is scheduled for Wednesday night with the Firecracker 265. That is slated to include the annual visit from the CARS Tour series plus Daytona 500 champion William Byron entered behind the wheel. Byron also won in the NASCAR Cup Series this spring at Martinsville Speedway among his three 2024 victories on the circuit.

Then on the weekend, the track will hold the Rusty Harpe Memorial. The Challengers will be involved in a special 71-lap feature Saturday night.

By Randolph Record