The 12th Annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina has been postponed to Sunday, November 2 due to the threat inclement weather.


All action originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon will be run on Sunday beginning with the 125-lap Tour Type Modifed feature at approximately 1:30pm ET.


Friday evening saw qualifying take place for the Modified feature, and it was five-time North-South Shootout winner Matt Hirschman who won the pole with a lap time of 15.699 seconds.  2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, Ryan Preece, will share the front row with Hirschman.  Preece’s lap was a time of 15.762 seconds.  Spencer Davis, Tommy Barrett Jr. and Ron Silk rounded out the top five qualifiers.


The Pro All-Star Series South Super Late Models also qualified on Friday evening with Christopher Bell winning the pole for Sunday’s 150-lap feature in his Kyle Busch Motorsports car.  Bell’s lap of 16.389 seconds beat out Ryan Moore, who qualified second.  Jody Measamer, Brandon Ward and Cole Timm completed the top five qualifiers.


Bell in victory lane ( Meserve Photo).

Bell in victory lane ( Meserve Photo).

The PASS pole wasn’t the only thing Bell won on Friday night as he also scored the win in the 35-lap feature for the USAC Midgets.  The native Oklahoman started seventh and quickly made his way to the front of the field.  He inherited the lead after a restart on lap 18.

“I just have to give a big thanks to the guys,” said Bell.  “Every race they give me a good race car.  Now I just need to get the other (win).”


Tickets are on sale for Sunday’s North-South Shootout event at Caraway Speedway.  Adult general admission tickets are $40 and can be purchased Sunday at the Caraway Speedway box office.  Kids age 7-14 are $10 and kids age six and under are free.


For fans unable to make it to Caraway Sunday, 51 TV will be on air at 1pm ET with live pay-per-view video coverage of the 12th Annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout event.   You can purchase 51 TV’s coverage for $19.99 here:  Purchasers within a 200-mile span around Caraway Speedway are subject to a blackout.


For more information on the North-South Shootout, visit or call 336-629-5803.

North-South Shootout at Caraway Postponed to Sunday