June 22, 2014
By Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
The action at America’s Favorite Bullring,Wake County Speedway just got a little hotter with the addition of the USAC Honda HPD Eastern Midget Series to Friday nights racing card. The open wheel warriors arrived yesterday to practice for their feature and 13 year old Calvin Carroll from Andover,N.J. turned impressive lap times on the 1/4 mile asphalt oval. Carroll stated after practice runs he liked running the bullring and his lap times were in the 13.3 second range,comparable to the speeds turned by the Metal Depot Late Model division. Current point leader,Scott Hunter, Walled Lake, Mich and 11 year old Nikki Carroll, the youngest competitor in the series plus the Brown and Noffsinger Racing crew all gained valuable experience at the county.
The Metal Depot Late Model drivers will run a 50 lap feature event Friday night; the Pepsi/ Mountain Dew Jump Start UCAR/ Stock 4 Cylinder stars will run twin 20 lap feature events plus the Legends and Bandolero divisions will run 25 and 15 lap features.The Open-Wheel rockets,the USAC Honda HPD Eastern Midgets feature is TBD.
The summer has just arrived but the season long chase in the ” Race To Richies” point championship battle is heating up as well with Clay Jones, Wilson leading Bradley McCaskill, Knightdale in the Late Models.Dennis Capps, Garner leads Roxboro’s Brandon Baker in the Modified 4 class. Jeremy Ottaway, Raleigh leads Sanford Speedster Justin Fussell in the Stock 4 class with Dwayne Godwin leading Patrick Arch in the Pepsi/ Mt.Dew UCAR Division. Dillon Spain leads on the Legends Division with Kade Lambert leading the Bandolero Division.
Wake County Speedway is located off NC Highway 401 South, Raleigh on Simpkins Road.Bring your family and friends out for a fun filled, up close in your face night of racing excitement at America’s Favorite Bullring. Great Concessions,Great customer service and clean restrooms plus your favorite stars and cars this Friday night June 27,2014. The grandstands open at 6:00 pm;Fan friendly pricing and giveaways. Please follow @wcspeedway on twitter; on the webWake County Speedway – America’s Favorite Bullring and like us on Facebook.By the Grace of GOD and 600 horsepower, hope to see you at the races!