5:55
Practice has come to an end for the day. Thank you for joining us today we'll be back tomorrow with more coverage from the North-South Shootout. goodnight.
5:52
The sun has gone behind the trees so it's much cooler then before.
5:52
Ryan Blaney is the lone car on the track for a mock time trial run.
5:51
5:51
5:50
Only a few cars are on the track for this final round of practice.
5:50
Don't forget to join us for all the action here tomorrow from the North-South Shootout. We'll be on before practice and if weather is an issue in the AM check our Facebook page at Facebook.com/speed51 we'll be in contact with the track to get a game plan. Hopefully all the weather will speed up so we can go fast here tomorrow at Caraway.
5:47
We are rushing the final few minutes of practice ad now the SLM'S are out.
5:47
Mod driver Jason Myers (left) and SK pilot Woody Pitkat chat. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:43
We checked in with the Elliott team and the engine is good to go on there car.
5:40
Comment From Guest

My son Kyle Brinkmann tested an ARCA car there a few weeks ago. Awesome place.

5:39
Former NASCAR WMT champ Rick Fuller strapped into his SK Mod.
5:39
This true and it's a plus for Seuss that he's pretty good here.
5:38
Comment From Upside Down Turtle

You mentioned that Andy Seuss is not there practicing today....part of the reason could be that most of his hometown of Hampstead, New Hampshire is still without power after a freak snowstorm hit last weekend. There have been some massive power outages in New England and I'll bet that some of the Connecticut teams had a tough time getting ready for this race without electricity in their shops!

5:37
Part of the Eason for ending at Six pm is the daylight. We will loose the sun in a few minutes here, but after Sunday we would have a whole other hour thanks to daylight savings time.
5:35
We just saw Matt Hirschman do the dash over to his SK mod for practice.
5:33
The final Tour mod practice has come to an end. SK's are next.
5:32
Daniel Hemric was timing Super LMs earlier today. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:31
Brian Loftin is making a mock run like so many of these drivers in the final few minutes.
5:29
Jason Myers works on his Mod while brother Burt looks pretty. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:29
Jason Myers and Steve Reed hit the track.
5:28
George Brunnhoelzl III hits the track. He told us all teams will come in on Saturday for the extra set of rubber. This tire they are using this weekend is softer then the NASCAR compound.
5:25
Burt Myers and Ryan Preece are also on track.
5:25
Gary Putnam (right), who is Jamie McMurray's car chief in Cup Series, was helping Chris Pasteryak (left) today. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:23
Matt Hirschman, Chuck Hossfeld, and Daniel Hemric were some of the cars getting set to make runs.
5:22
Mods on track at Caraway. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:21
Here is the plan for tomorrow's action.Friday, November 4
7am Pit Registration (Pit Pass $60 Good For Friday & Saturday)
8am Pit Gate Opens * 9am – 11am Inspection
11am – 4pm Rotating Practice (Tour Mod; SK Mod; USA Mod; CRA; SP)
4:00pm – Grandstands Open (VIP $50 – Reserved $40 – General Admission $35 – Kids $25 – Good For Both Days)
4:00pm – Tour Mod Drivers Meeting
4:10pm – SK Drivers Meeting
4:20pm – CRA Drivers Meeting
4:30pm—USA Modified Drivers Meeting
4:40pm – Sportsman Drivers Meeting
4:55pm – Invocation / National Anthem
5:00pm – Qualifying Begins (Tour Mod; SK Mod; CRA; USA Mod; SP)
7:00pm – Heat Races (Order TBA)
5:19
Tour Type Mods are now going out for the final time today.
5:14
Sportsman are now off the track as the lone Legends car will take some laps.
5:12
We are back to green for the final hour.
5:07
Track is still under yellow from Elliott's oil lineup.
4:57
Caraway Speedway is a beautiful facility in NC. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:57
Track was quite for a few minutes with some cleanup.
4:51
Super Late Models have gone back out as Sportsman are up next.
4:50
Looks like it was a oil line that came off the number 9 car. There was a lot of smoke, but the engine should be ok. We'll check on the situation again shortly.
4:47
A rare sight an engine problem for the Elliott team.
4:45
Brian Loftin's Mod. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:45
The puddle from the Elliott car.
4:43
We are yellow as it looks as if Chase Elliott Los a motor.
4:42
Ryan Blaney racing as the sun goes down. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:38
It's a gorgeous day at Caraway. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:36
Super Late Models are out next.
4:31
4:30
Jeff Fultz has loaded up and they are done for the day. Fultz was telling us about an All Pro Race he won here back in 1996 on August 10th in the Brigman Medical Center 200. Driver's remember all the wins and Futlz has a great memory.
4:27
Practice continues as the USA Mods are back on the track.
4:21
Elgin STAT BOY Traylor working hard today for 51.
4:13
Ryan Preece heads out with his SK. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:10
Even if the rain is gone we then will have a very wet track to deal with. We'll let you know on Speed51.com and our Facebook feed as to what's the plan for Friday if weather is an issue.
4:09
Comment From Nathan M 

Just checked with Van Denton at Fox8 and they are anticipating the rain to be gone by midday Friday, http://www.myfox8.com/weather/

4:05
Patrick Emerling heads out to practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:04
Luckily, for Saturday's NS Shootout there is a zero percent chance of precipitation. It's is supposed to be a clear day with a high of 55-degrees.
4:02
This is an extremely important practice day here for the NS Shootout. That's due to the fact that tomorrow's weather forecast does not look promising. On Friday there is a 70% chance of rain.
4:01
It's currently a beautiful day here at Caraway Speedway - sunny skies and 63-degrees.
4:00
Comment From Mike Ray 

Thank you for today's coverage Speed51.com

4:00
3:59
A bunch of Mods in the Caraway pits for the optional practice day. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:58
Daniel Hemric told us in the previous session that he had a vibration on his 79 Mod. The left front upper A-frame was missing its slug and therefore it was loose. They have fixed the problem for this session.
3:56
Pretty good action on track as a good group of cars are out there mixing it up.
3:56
Kyle Ebersole on track. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:56
This session has gone green once again.
3:55
Brian Loftin and Chuck Hossfeld are on the track for the first time today.
3:54
3:54
The yellow has been thrown for debris in turn three.
3:53
Steven Reed, Kyle Ebersole, Burt Myers, Ryan Preece, Patrick Emerling and Chris Pasteryak are the first to hit the track.
3:52
Austin Pack's team is ready to roll. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:51
We have just over two hours left in the scheduled practice rotation.
3:51
The Mod Squad is back on track.
3:47
GBIII tweaks on his carburetor. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:39
Chris Pasteryak says it's still taking him some time to learn the tight confines of Caraway Speedway. He has never been here before. At first he was 4-tenths off the pace, but now he is getting more comfortable. He says once the driver gets better the car will be faster.
3:35
A trio of Pasteryak Modified drivers (from left to right) Charlie, Carl and current pilot and TVMRS champ Chris. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:31
Chuck Hossfeld unloads for the first time today. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:30
Burt Myers sits on his brother Jason's #4 while it is on the scales. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:29
Zane Zeiner's Super Late Model. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:28
2010 NWSMT champ Burt Myers is cautiously optimistic about the NS Shootout at Caraway Speedway. He loved the former venue at Concord Speedway. Burt has struggled in the past at Caraway although he did finish 2nd in the final Mod Tour show about a month ago. He says right now the Dirty South team is just playing with small stuff on the car.
3:24
Pollard's Atlanta Thrifty Nickel #18. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:23
Currently on track: Tweedy, Pollard, Kochenash, Russell, Fultz and Elliott.
3:22
The CRA SLMs are now ontrack.
3:18
Mod driver Steven Reed grabs a bite to eat with his crew. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:17
Only one USA Mod is partaking is this session. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:16
The USA Mod practice is now up.
3:16
Zane Zeiner's #76 SK Mod. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:14
SK Modified practice is comets for this round.
3:12
There are no official times today with so many divisions. On the Super Late Model side most teams are saying the 10 of Blaney, the 23 of Weller and the 18 of Pollard are the quickest.
3:12
Comment From michael 

how many supers are there and do yall have a list of the fastest people in practice yet

3:10
Chris Pasteryak at speed. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:08
Brian Loftin's #23 Modified has not been on the track yet. Loftin is here at Caraway.
3:06
Three that we can count. They are pitted outside the track so it's hard to tell if they will add any.
3:06
Comment From scott 

how many usa mods are there.

3:05
Currently on track during SK practice: Zeiner, Russo, Gervais, Hirschman, and Pitkat.
3:01
He was not on the list.
3:01
Comment From David R 

Any idea if Frank Fleming is going to race

3:00
SK Modifieds are back on the track for practice.
2:52
Burt Myers pulls back in his pit stall. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:50
Also on track are Tommy Cloce, GB3, Chris Pasteryak, Austin Pack, Daniel Hemric, Earl Paules, Jason Myers and Kyle Ebersole.
2:49
To see some of the history of this event visitwww.shorttrackhistory.org/Events/NorthSouth to see some of the past winners of this event.
2:48
Burt Myers makes his first laps of the day in this session as well.
2:48
NWSMT regular Mike Norman is on the track for the first time today.
2:47
Matt Hirschman climbs in the 3-time NS Shootout winning Modified for the first time today. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:45
Comment From ford fan 

Ford Racing should be sponsoring that sweet old Ford Falcon!

2:45
Steven Reed's #55. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:44
The Mods are back on track.
2:42
We are told that Mod driver Andy Seuss is currently travelingfrom New Hampshire to NC. Car owner Eddie Harvey said Seuss did not feel the need to practice today. He has won twice on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour with the same car at Caraway Speedway this year.
2:39
It appears that there is only one Legends Car so far. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:38
Legend Cars practice is up now.
2:37
Luke Flemming is running this #13 in the Sportsman class this weekend. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:34
Mid pilot Matt Hirschman has not been on track with his Modified yet, but he says the Bob Horn owned SK Mod is a little "tight" right now.
2:33
Former North South SLM winner Jeff Fultz says the Hoosier tires feel a lot like the "Snowball Derby" with the way they slip on the track. If so it should be a good race.
2:32
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2:30
An old Ford Falcon is racing in the Sportsman class. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:29
Jeff Futlz with his sharp number 67.
2:29
The Sportsman cars are hitting the track now.
2:28
Austin Kochenash was the Mahoning Valley (PA) Late Model champ this year. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:27
Bubba Pollard watches SLM practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:20
SLM driver Chase Elliott told us they found their mechanical gremlin. It was an ignition wire.
2:19
Zane Zeiner, who is doing triple-duty this weekend, is also on track in his Super Late Model.
2:18
The folks from Racing Electronics are at Caraway Speedway this weekend to help all competitors.
2:17
The Atlanta Thrifty Nickel #18 of Bubba Pollard is also on track.
2:16
Jimmy Weller, Ken Tweedy, Austin Kochenash, David Russell, Blaney, Davidson, Jeff Fultz and Chase Elliott are currently on track.
2:15
Matt Barndt towed to NC from Bethlehem, PA. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:12
Grant Davidson's #00 and others are ready for SLM practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:10
Ryan Blaney is one of the driver practicing this SLM session. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:05
USA Mods are on the track for practice. Super Late Models should be up next.
2:02
Jeff Fultz is a former winner of the Super Late Model portion of the North South shootout and he has shown up with some new colors this weekend. Photos coming soon.
2:00
Ryan Russo also ran laps in SK Mod practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:00
George Brunnhoelzl III at speed in practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:00
Patrick Emerling looking to be fast in the south. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:58
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1:58
1:58
Earl Paules, Ryan Preece, Matt Hirschman, Zane Zeiner, Keith Rocco, Rick Fuller, Woody Pitkat and Michael Gervais are among those who have partaken in SK Mod practice.
1:58
PRE ENTRY LIST FOR SK MODIFIEDS#4 Rick Fuller
#8 Earl Paules
#10 Robert Ellis Jr.
#15 Doug Coby
#17 Johnny Sutton
#22 Michael Gervais Jr
#40 Ryan Preece
#50 Matt Hirschman
#53 Ryan Russo
#76 Zane Zeiner
#88 Keith Rocco
#99 Woody Pitkat
1:52
The Rolling Thunder Mods are up next. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:47
Johnny Sutton's #17 SK Mod is given the "go" sign for practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:47
No radio coverage from this weekend. We will have Trackside Now coverage.
1:46
Comment From michael 

are yall gonna have radio coverage of the race at caraway this weekend

1:45
Comment From Guest 

Brian Loftin will be your 2011 NSS Champion.

1:44
The red flag to end the first Mod practice is thrown. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:42
Jason Myers on pit road
1:40
George Brunnhoelzl III, Daniel HHemric, Chris Pasteryak, Jason Meyers, Jimmy Blewett and Tommy Cloce, Nick Pecko, Steven Reed, Shaun Carrig, Ryan Preece and Patrick Emerling are among the Mods that have been on track so far.
1:38
SK Mods are now lining up.
1:37
The Mod Squad on track. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:35
This is the most active the track has been all day.
1:34
The campers are already rolling in for this big race weekend. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:32
Just a quick yellow for some rollbar padding on the backstretch.
1:31
The #8 Modified of Earl Paules pulls out to practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:28
Tour Mods are back on the track for practice.
1:21
Chase Elliott and his crew are fighting some mechanical issues and are still working on it.
1:19
Caraway Speedway is located at the intersection of Racetrack Rd and Old Country Farm Rd.
1:19
Former Speedweeks winner David Russell is new car that was not on the entry list.
1:17
Right now it looks as if we have local division practice for Sportsman and street stocks it looks.
1:10
To say the views around the countryside of Caraway Speedway are stunning would be an understatement.
1:07
There has been a short delay in getting the Super Late Models up to speed. They ran about a five minute warm up at quarter speed. Now they are up to full song.
1:02
Bubba Pollard getting ready for on track action.
12:58
Keep in mind this is an optional practice day.
12:57
We just walked around and counted 30 mods ether Tour Type or SK.
12:55
Hirschman in tech.
12:51
We Do have USA Mods here. About three on the track now, but we had over 50 at Winchester.
12:46
SK Modified are now on the track for practice. We see Keith Rocco, and others on the track for the first time.
12:36
No Ted Christopher yet. We don't think he'll miss this one as he has several Tour wins here in the past.
12:35
Comment From mod fan 

any sign of TC?

12:31
looks like the number 54 of Shaun Carrig is the first one out.  
12:30
Cars are on the speedway for the first time today.
12:27
Matt Hirschman has just pulled in with his rig and they are unloading the red and white number 60 that won the North South Shootout last season.
12:23
Hard to say with Tour Mods and SK Mods all around. We have not found any USA Mods yet, we think with this being an optional practice day that we'll see more of them and the Legends cars tomorrow.
12:22
Comment From allen hart 

how many tour mod they have there today

12:21
In case you are wondering about Austin Kochenash he was the track champion in the Late Model class at Mahoning Valley in Pennsylvania.
12:20
Chase Elliott is on the grounds for Super Late Model drivers. Others include Bubba Pollard, Ryan Blaney Grant Davidson, Kenny Tweedy, Nate Caruth, Jimmy Weller, Zane Zeiner, and Austin Kochenash.
12:16
Chase Elliott looks over his car as they crew works in preparation. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:16
Tour type modifieds will be out first.
12:15
We would like to thank our friends at Racing Electronics for providing us a place to work today as all the action will be coming from the infield. Stop by and say hi to us or them today.
12:13
We don't think they are any transponders on the cars today so we will be focusing on notes and photos.
12:12
Tour Mods and SK Mods will have 15 minutes for each round and the Late Models and other divisions will have 10 minutes.
12:11
Practice should be underway, but no cars have hit the track just yet.
12:07
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12:07
Keith Rocco is looking to win the SK race like they did at the Shootout last season. (Speed51.com Photo)
12:07
Yes, this track has good parking for both the pits and for the fans.
12:06
Comment From allen hart 

is there alot parking at the track

12:05
Not that we are aware of.
12:05
Comment From allen hart 

is jr.miller running the shootout this year

12:05
Practice is getting set to get underway.
11:39
2011 Stafford SK Champion Ryan Preece is pitted next to 2011 Modified Racing Series Champion Chris Pasteryak.
11:37
The Myers brothers are unloading their cars as Burt looks for his third win in this race.
11:32
Zane Zeiner with a Richie Evans tribute.
11:30
Daniel Hemric is back at Caraway after finishing third in the last tour race. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:24
We have not seen him just yet, but we'll keep looking as cars are still rolling in.
11:23
Comment From mattphoto 

did Kirk Alexander make the trip

11:21
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11:19
11:18
Earl Paules in his number 8 car. He will run both the SK and Tour race. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:16
We are about 45 minutes from the start of today's action with rotating practice.
11:11
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11:08
Mike Norman is here, but was not on the list and the Myers brothers have not unloaded yet.
11:07
Of this list we have seen Blewett, Emerling, Paules, Zeiner, Preece, Redd, Hirschman, Zachem, Hemric, Gene Pack, Loftin, and a few others.
11:04
PRE RACE MODIFIED ENTRY LIST TOUR TYPE07 Patrick Emerling
#06 Les Hinckley
#8 Earl Paules .
#10 Robert Ellis Jr.
#15 Doug Coby
#22 Chuck Hossfeld
#29 Zane Zeiner
#43 Kirk Alexander
#40 Ryan Preece
#42 Nick Pecko
#54 Shaun Carrig
#55 Steven Reed
#60 Matt Hirschman
#69 Tommy Cloce
#76 Jimmy Blewett
#79 Max Zachem
#79 Daniel Hemric
#tba Ted Christopher
#09 George Brunnhoelzl III
#0 Greg Butcher
#1 Burt Myers
#4 Jason Myers
#11 Andy Seuss
#23 Brian Loftin
#36 LW Miller
#31 Gene Pack
#81 Austin Pack
#659  Danny Bohn
11:03
The pits are pretty busy with Modifieds all around. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:46
Good morning and welcome to Caraway Speedway here in North Carolina for the practice day for the North South Shootout practice day. We have close to 40 cars in the pits if not more getting ready to tackle this high-banked track.
10:45
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Trackside Now: North-South Shootout – Practice – Caraway Speedway (NC) – 11/03/11