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Labonte surges to SMART Modified Tour victory at Caraway

Labonte surges to SMART Modified Tour victory at Caraway

Bobby Labonte celebrates the SMART Modified Tour victory at Caraway Speedway. (Photo courtesy of SMART Modified Tour) High-profile drivers helped deliver multiple nights of drama at the track   SOPHIA – Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Bobby Labonte won the SMART Modified Tour’s feature Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. Labonte overcame Danny Bohn and Jimmy Blewett for the victory in the 99-lap race. The race came on a card that capped a couple of nights of high-profile drivers visiting the track to race during the past week. The racing card for Rusty Harpe Memorial was dripping with drama, with the…
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Ledbetter, Duggins lead Challengers at Caraway

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…
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Rose claims trio of races at Caraway Speedway

Rose claims trio of races at Caraway Speedway

Corey Rose made several visits to victory lane Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Corey Rose won three races in three different divisions Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. Rose edged teammate Bentley Black to prevail in the 12-lap Bootleggers feature. Rose then topped the competition in the 20-lap Modified 4s event, with Jeff Linkous in second place. To cap his busy night, Rose was the winner in the Enduro/Any Car feature covering 50 laps. ** Gary Ledbetter won the Challengers race in a 12-driver field. Ledbetter edged points leader Brody Duggins and third place went to Justin…
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Mayfield, Henriksen split Grand National Super Series races at Caraway

Mayfield, Henriksen split Grand National Super Series races at Caraway

Jeremy Mayfield, right, was the winner of one of the June 1 features at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Jeremy Mayfield and AJ Henriksen put on quite the show in the first of two 50-lappers for the Grand National Super Series teams last Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. Mayfield edged Hedriksen, the fast qualifier, by .306 seconds. Kevin Korner finished third ahead of Donnie Doster, Bob Schadt, Lauren Butner, Larry Wilcox and Joe Wilder. Henriksen had a better result in the second feature, winning in front of Mayfield followed by the same order as the first race for third…
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Racing set to resume at Caraway; Duggins comes off Challengers victory

Racing set to resume at Caraway; Duggins comes off Challengers victory

SOPHIA – The next regular racing night at the track comes Saturday with the Grand National Super Series holding two 50-lap races. There also will be competition in regular divisions such as Challengers, 602 Mods, UCARs, Bootleggers and Mod 4s. Brody Duggins edged Dalton Ledbetter to win the Challengers feature in the David Saunders Memorial competition May 11 at Caraway Speedway. Duggins moved to the front by passing Brian Rose on the 18th lap and held on for less than a 1-second advantage on Ledbetter. It was a double-points feature so Duggins expanded his lead in the track standings. Rose…
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Former NASCAR driver Benson tests super modified car at Caraway Speedway

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…
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Top drivers split Challengers races at Caraway Speedway

Top drivers split Challengers races at Caraway Speedway

Brody Duggins, center with checkered flag, is surrounded by supporters and crew after winning a feature in the Challengers division at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Brody Duggins improved one spot in the second Challengers feature from the earlier race and that was enough to claim a victory Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. Duggins placed second behind top qualifier Daniel Schadt, who prevailed by less than one second in the first 20-lap feature. In the second race, Schadt was finished after a lap when Bryson Pickard spun out and took out Schadt as well. Duggins gained the lead by…
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Caraway Speedway alters slate for Late Models

Caraway Speedway alters slate for Late Models

Low car counts cause changes in key division SOPHIA – Changes are coming to the Late Models division just a few weeks into the Caraway Speedway season. After the division was scratched from the racing card for the first slated race of April because of low entry numbers, track officials revised the plan for that class. “We are not giving up on the division,” speedway owner Darren Hackett said, making it clear the class won’t be eliminated. “We will however, rework the 2024 schedule to give more teams the chance to compete with us without having a schedule that conflicts…
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Rookie captures second of twin features at Caraway Speedway

Rookie captures second of twin features at Caraway Speedway

 Bryson Pickard claimed the top prize in one of the Challengers features Saturday night. (Courtesy photo) SOPHIA – Rookie driver Bryson Pickard won the second of two Challengers features Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. After finishing sixth in the first race, Pickard began on the pole for the second of the 30-lap events. Pickard and Gary Ledbetter took turns in the lead before Pickard drove from the front across the final 20 laps. Daniel Schadt, the fast qualifier earlier in the day, placed third, followed by Easton Brewer and points leader Brody Duggins. Duggins was the winner of the first…
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Son finishes ahead of father at Caraway

Son finishes ahead of father at Caraway

SOPHIA – Dylan Ward claimed the 60-lap race in Late Models, one spot ahead of his father, Dean Ward, on Saturday night at Caraway Speedway. Dylan Ward borrowed a care from his brother Trevor Ward, so it was a full family affair. Dylan Ward took the lead by passing fast qualifier Jamie York early in the race and led the rest of the way. Camden Thomas placed third and Colby Fogleman was fourth. York had engine trouble and didn’t finish. ** In Modifieds, it was a dad who drove ahead of his son. That was Dean Lowder winning the race,…
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