The North-South Shootout is a destination event for fans of Modifieds, Super Late Model s and more. The November 1 event at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway features cars, drivers, crews and fans from all over the map and has since its inception in 2003.
Now, as the event celebrates its 12th annual edition, more fans than ever will have the opportunity to witness the prestigious North-South Shootout.
51 TV, the live video broadcasting network from Speed51.com, will broadcast all of the racing action from the North-South Shootout on Saturday, November 1 for the passionate short track fans unable to make the trip to Sophia, North Carolina. The pay-per-view broadcast will bring the 12th Annual John Blewett II Memorial North-South Shootout Modified feature, the PASS South Super Late Models and more to a worldwide audience on 51 TV.
“Each year, we welcome more and more teams and fans from all over the country to the North-South Shootout, but this will be a great opportunity to bring the event to even more fans that can’t necessarily make it to the track,” said Darren Hackett, promoter of Caraway Speedway and the North-South Shootout. “We know there are a lot of passionate fans out there, especially for the Modifieds, and we want them to experience the North-South Shootout any way they can this year and hopefully return to the track next year.
“Speed51.com has been a great advocate for the North-South Shootout and Modified racing over the years and I know that their whole team truly supports all forms of short track racing. We are proud to partner with them to spread the North-South Shootout to an even bigger audience this year.”
Fans unable to attend the 12th Annual North-South Shootout on Saturday, November 1 can purchase the live, multi-camera and professional broadcast of the event for $19.99. Sales for the pay-per-view broadcast of the North-South Shootout will open in the coming days.
“As a guy who grew up around the Modifieds, I appreciate what Charles Kepley and Josh Jenkins began in 2003 with the North-South Shootout as well as what Darren and his staff at Caraway have done to keep the legacy of the event alive,” said Bob Dillner, Speed51.com Executive Editor and motorsports broadcaster. “There will be a lot of fans, especially in the Northeast, who will want to see their beloved groundpounders battle at Caraway and we’re excited to have the opportunity to bring them all the action on 51 TV.
“Plus, with the fender-banging action of the PASS South Super Late Models and more, the North-South Shootout has a ton to offer short track racing fans whether at the track or watching live on 51 TV.”
A 200-mile blackout range from Caraway Speedway will be enacted for the event.
A who’s-who of Modified racing have taken victories in the North-South Shootout since its first running in 2003 at North Carolina’s Concord Speedway before moving to Caraway in 2011. Northampton, Pennsylvania’s Matt Hirschman leads the list with five Shootout victories. NASCAR Modified champions Donny Lia (2004), Burt Myers (2008 and 2009) and Ryan Preece (2009) have also visited victory lane at the North-South Shootout over the years. All winners followed the late John Blewett III there, as the New Jersey great won the inaugural North-South Shootout in 2003.
This year’s North-South Shootout live broadcast on November 1 will also feature the PASS South Super Late Models for a third-straight season. Longtime short track standout and North Carolina racer Jay Fogleman won the first edition of the PASS South North-South Shootout in 2012 and Maine legend Ben Rowe picked up the win in 2013.
Also part of the live 51 TV broadcast of the North-South Shootout will be the Modified last-chance races, USAC Midgets, the SouthEast Limited Late Models and Legends Cars. Plus, fans won’t want to miss the always-popular kids’ pedal car race, which will also air live on 51 TV.
Additional details on the 51 TV broadcast of the North-South Shootout will be announced soon. Stay tuned to speed51.com and carawayspeedway.com for more in the coming days.
The 12th Annual North-South Shootout event will feature the Modifieds as well as the PASS South Super Late Models, Southeast Limited Late Model Series, USAC Midgets, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Legends Cars. Shootout weekend kicks off on Thursday, October 30 with practice for all divisions at Caraway Speedway. Racing action gets underway on Friday, October 31 with qualifying and several feature events. The John Blewett III North-South Shootout feature will take center stage on Saturday, November 1 along with PASS and more.
Caraway Speedway is located in Sophia, North Carolina near Asheboro and just minutes from Interstates 85 and 74.
For tickets and more on the 12th Annual North-South Shootout, visit www.carawayspeedway.com or call 336-629-5803.
– 51 Sports/North-South Shootout press release. Photo credit: Speed51.com