Bobby Labonte

Labonte Foundation surprises youth with bikes

Labonte Foundation surprises youth with bikes

WINSTON-SALEM – The Bobby Labonte Foundation, founded by NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame race car driver Bobby Labonte, teamed up with Herbalife Nutrition to build and donate 60 youth bikes at the YWCA of Winston-Salem recently as part of the foundation’s annual charitable efforts. The surprise giveaway, which benefited children enrolled at the YWCA’s Best Choice Learning Center, also included helmets and bike safety lessons provided by Brenner Children’s Hospital. The Bobby Labonte Foundation and Herbalife also surprised center representatives with two oversized checks for $10,000 each. The Best Choice Learning Center focuses on education and income equality, providing…
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Brinkley secures Caraway win on induction night

Brinkley secures Caraway win on induction night

Archie Adams Sr., center, receives recognition as he’s inducted into Caraway Speedway’s Wall of Fame on Saturday night. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Blaise Brinkley returned to Caraway Speedway and won the Late Models feature Saturday night. Brinkley, who was the 2021 track champion in the division, finished ahead of current points leader Coy Beard. Tommy Neal was third, followed by Blake Bledsoe and Dylan Ward. In Mini Stocks, Patrick Mullen claimed the checkered flag ahead Adam Thomas and Rudy Hartley. Mullen and Jimmy Crigger were engaged in a battle at the front until an electrical issue with Crigger’s car put…
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Elder Labonte to be honored at Caraway Speedway

Elder Labonte to be honored at Caraway Speedway

Bob Labonte, rear, poses with his sons Bobby Labonte, left, and Terry Labonte, right. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA -- Bob Labonte will be inducted into Caraway Speedway’s Wall of Fame on Saturday during the speedway’s 57th anniversary night. He’ll join Wayne “Speedy” Thomas, Ronald Fox, Banner Shelton and Archie Adams, Sr. in the Wall of Fame’s Class of 2022. Bob Labonte is the father of NASCAR Cup champions Terry Labonte and Bobby Labonte and grandfather of Justin Labonte. Bob Labonte was born in 1933 in Rumford, Maine and turned 89 this year. He became interested in racing when he was 16…
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Sanders shows stuff in Caraway return

Sanders shows stuff in Caraway return

Josh Waldron and team members celebrate a weekend victory in the Challenger series at Caraway Speedway. (Courtsey photo) SOPHIA – A.J. Sanders, past standout as a Caraway Speedway regular, was the winner in Saturday night’s Mini Stocks race at the track. Sanders topped points leader Jimmy Crigger, who was second in the 40-lap event. Tommy Raino placed third. Josh Waldron, a fill-in driver, claimed the race in the Challenger series. Waldron was a substitute for Archie Adams Sr. as part of the “Caraway Strong” program. Toby Lane placed second, followed by Raino. Crigger and Raino had busy nights because they…
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Heady overcomes Labonte, others in Caraway event

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…
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Labonte contends in Caraway feature

Labonte contends in Caraway feature

SOPHIA – Bobby Labonte, a NASCAR Hall of Famer, had to settle for second place at Caraway Speedway. That’s because Jonathan Brown won for the first time in the SMART Modified Tour, edging Labonte in Saturday night’s 99-lap race. Brown became the seventh different driver to win on the SMART Modified Tour this year. Labonte previously won this year at Dillon Motor Speedway and Carteret County. “We were off a little bit in qualifying, I didn’t feel like I got a good lap, but we were able to start third on the redraw and get some points for the 30-lap…
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