Sophia, NC — The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock division was filled with competition but none could keep Winston Salem’s Dillon Bassett from sweeping both victories in the Twin 40 Lap feature events.
The first of twin event started with current Track Points leader Robert Tyler starting on the front row, and leading the first 13 laps. Bassett battled his way through the field to the lead, with Lee Pulliam in tow. Bassett and Pulliam pulled away from the field in dominant fashion. Ryan Shattuck, Chris Hudspeth, Tyler, Nathan Buttke, Rusty Skewes, GR Waldrop, Jimmy Wallace and Garrett Bunch rounded out the top ten finishers. In the second twin event the top seven finishers of the previous event were inverted putting Bassett back in seventh starting position. It only took eleven laps for him to come to the front with Pulliam trailing behind.
Bassett continued on to win number two of the night for a total of three, the most of any driver this season. Pulliam, Shattuck, Skewes, Tyler, Bunch, Buttke, Waldrop, Wallace and Hudspeth rounded out the top ten finishers.
The Limited Late Models ranks took to the asphalt for 30 laps of action. Former Track Champion Mack Little III took home the win over Jason Tutterow. Amber Burchette, Todd Gray and William Gunter rounded out the top five finishers.
Mini Stock battled for 20 laps of action. Michael Wells took home the win his second at the track in three starts. Michael Lowery, John Davis, Mark Baker, Jason Tutterow, Ben Hanks, Johnny Baker, Christian Joyce, Jonathan Hicks and Doug Rembole rounded out the top ten finishers.
In the U-Car portion Jimmy Crigger gave an incredible performance, leading every lap right down to the line,taking home his 4th win of the season. Corey Rose finished 2nd. Alex Whatley, Brian Melville, and Kevin Bullins rounded out the top 5. Brian Rose took home the win in the Wildcat event over Tommy Isom.
In the Hornet division Tommy Raino captured the win over Justin Smith. Tim Dillon, Brian Melville and Gary Dillard rounded out the top five finishers.
Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT challenged Caraway Speedway to what is known as the Ice Bucket Challenge, to help raise awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Darren Hackett took the challenge at the start finish line during the nights pre-race activities, and then challenged the top 3 podium finishers from every race of the night. Including drivers, track staff, and fans, Caraway Speedway had 30 people accept and on behalf of those participant the speedway donated a portion of the proceeds to the foundation.
The next event at the speedway will be Labor Day Monday featuring Twin 50 Lap Nascar Late Model Stock events along with Limited Late Models, Mini Stocks, Legends, Hornets, U-Car and Wilcats. Grandstands Open at 1pm and the racing gets under way at 3pm. For more information find us on facebook or the web at carawayspeedway.com or call the office at 336-629-5803.