Racing and fairs just go hand in hand. It’s tradition. That tradition continues this week at North Carolina’s Iredell County Fair with Outlaw Kart racing taking center stage on a small track with big money on the line.
Jeremy and Ashly Burnett, the owners and promoters of Millbridge Speedway, are promoting HMS Motorsport NC Race Week presented by Cookout at the 1/8-mile clay oval at the Iredell County Fairgrounds in Troutman, North Carolina. This is their ninth year promoting racing at the Fair, and said they can’t wait to get this year’s Fair events started.
“Jeremy and I are excited to start our ninth year at the fair,” said co-promoter, Ashly Burnett. “When we first started, we promoted one event at the fairgrounds and after nine years we have been asked to promote five days of racing and two demo derbys. Without HMS Motorsport and Cookout we wouldn’t be able to give out over $15,000 in prize money and make NC Race Week big for our drivers.”
NC Race Week kicks off on Friday, August 31stwith go-kart racing. The Clone Heavy, Clone 425, Predator 275 and Predator 400s will be in action. All of those divisions will be $300-to-win events. The Peewee and Junior 3 divisions will also be in action and those races will be $100-to-win each.
On Saturday, NC Race Week heads back to Salisbury to Millbridge Speedway for double features. Outlaw Karts, Mini Cups, and Carolina Grasscars will be in action, plus a demo derby. The Outlaw Kart Open Division will see a $1,000 check up for grabs. Gates open at 3 p.m. on Saturday with practice beginning at 5:30 p.m. Pit passes will cost $12.
NC Race Week will continue on Sunday back at the Fairgrounds in Troutman Mini Cups racing for $1,000 and the Outlaw Kart Intermediate division racing for $500.
On Monday, the always entertaining DNQ Karting Series will have their night in the spotlight at the Fairgrounds.
Tuesday night sees the youngsters of the Box Stock and Beginner Box Stock classes in action at the Iredell County Fair. Both divisions will have $100 on the line. The Carolina Grasscars will be back in action as well.
HMS Motorsport NC Race Week presented by Cookout at the Iredell County Fair comes to a close on Wednesday, August 5thwith Outlaw Kart racing action. The Open division will headline the show with $1,000 on the line. They will be joined by the Intermediate division, which will be racing for $200.
The entire week of action will end with a demolition derby at Millbridge Speedway on Saturday, September 8th.
The pit gates at the Iredell County Fair will open each day at 5 p.m. Practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. Pit passes are available for $12 (plus a $5 Fair entry). Race fans can enter the stands for just $5.
For more information and schedules on HMS Motorsport NC Race Week presented by Cookout, please visit MillbridgeSpeedway.com.
About Millbridge Speedway
Millbridge Speedway has been in existence for more than 25 years. The Burnetts took over the speedway in 2011 to transform it into a premier Outlaw Kart track. Over the years the Burnetts have added banking, built new walls, put up new lights, and made numerous changes to the speedway to make it one of the best Outlaw Kart tracks in the country. Millbridge Speedway has been featured on national television multiple times over the past few years, including two televised races over the past two years, with drivers from all over the US and Canada coming to race.