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Visit Martin County 150 Postponed

Whelen Southern Modified Race Will Now Be Held September 11

ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. – Due to the forecast for heavy rain and high winds throughout the day on Friday and into early Saturday morning as a result of Hurricane Hermine, East Carolina Motor Speedway and NASCAR have postponed the Visit Martin County 150 originally scheduled for Saturday, September 3.

The new race date for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is now slated for Sunday, September 11. A new race day schedule will be released at a later date.
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Pit Box: East Thunders Into Bristol

Whelen Southern Mods Return To Caraway


 • Following a three-week hiatus the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action with the fifth annual PittLite 125 on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Last year’s winner Kyle Benjamin will look to become the series’ first two-time victor in Thunder Valley. Todd Gilliland also has a chance to sit alone in the K&N Pro Series record books as he will look to become the first driver in East or West history to win his first five career starts. He’s currently tied for the mark with Dan Gurney, who won his first four K&N Pro Series West races (then known as Pacific Coast Late Models) from 1963-66.

• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway for the second time this season for Saturday’s Dogwood 150. Andy Seuss won this race last year and is still looking for his first checkered flag of the season while George Brunnhoelzl III enters as victor of the past two events. Burt Myers won the season opener at Caraway in March and holds a one-point advantage over Brunnhoelzl in the standings. After the Dogwood 150, the tour will take its annual spring break until July.

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One Fast Week for Brandon Gdovic

Gdovic goes from winning a sports car world championship to the operating room and then to second-place NASCAR finish.

When Brandon Gdovic woke up Thursday night from surgery to remove a cyst from his left wrist, his first question was “can I race on Saturday?” Regardless of the doctor’s answer, Gdovic had already loaded up his Late Model stock car in preparation to do battle at East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC against former track champions and regulars of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The story begins a week earlier, when Gdovic surprised both the sports car purists and NASCAR contingent by winning both the Gallardo division North American AM and World titles in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series. With eight regular season wins to his credit, the Yorktown, VA driver took advantage of the final rain-soaked conditions at Sebring International Raceway to clinch the World Championship against drivers from North America, Europe, and Asia.

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PASS Announces 2016 Dates For East Carolina, Concord, And Caraway

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 9) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) President Tom Mayberry announced the addition of four more dates to the 2016 PASS South Super Late Model schedule today.  Caraway Speedway returns to the PASS South schedule and will host a major event there onSaturday, April 16, 2016.  The following week, East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC will host the series for the first time ever on Saturday night, April 23, 2016.  And, after ending a nearly 2 ½ year hiatus this year, Concord Speedway will once again kick off a huge Memorial Day weekend of action by hosting the PASS South Super Late Models on Friday night, May 27, 2016.   Additionally, North-South Shootout promoters Darren and Renee Hackett are pleased to announce that it will be back at Concord Speedway on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2016 and that the PASS South Super Late Models will join the Tour-type Modifieds in headlining the event.

The dates at Caraway, East Carolina, and Concord will join previously announced PASS South events on the 2016 schedule, including the South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and the 11th Annual Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

“We’re very excited to announce four more great events for 2016 at Caraway, East Carolina, and Concord,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  “We believe East Carolina will be a perfect addition to the PASS family of tracks for 2016 and can build on the momentum of a strong race at Caraway the week prior.  Our return to Concord this year for the Memorial Day race was a great success.  We are equally as excited to be a part of the North-South Shootout’s homecoming at Concord this November and beyond.  Our races there next year will ensure more great short racing action for the foreseeable future at the Concord Speedway half-mile.”

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NWAAS Div. I Pts: Bassett Hits a Double

Wins at Motor Mile & Hickory; Pulliam Closes Gap On Anders

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dillon Bassett’s season had already exceeded his own expectations.

And that was before this past weekend. Two wins and one totaled race car later, Bassett is still buzzing.

The 17-year-old from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has placed himself squarely in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship conversation with five wins through his first 17 starts running his Late Model stock car on pavement tracks in the southeast.

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Bassett Emerges Among Front Runners

Winston-Salem Driver And Family Team On The Rise

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dillon Bassett made his debut among NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national point leaders this month, ranking as the No. 2 driver in the nation for the first three weeks of the season.

Bassett, 17, of Winston-Salem, N.C., didn’t plan to introduce his name to a national audience with such success.

“This is just the way it’s happening,” Bassett said. “Going into the season we had no intentions of being in championship point standings. We just wanted to focus on our equipment and try to win races.”

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Whelen All-American Changes Announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced several new initiatives for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Thursday at the annual Track Operators Meeting.

The competition changes, which go into effect in 2014, are designed to spotlight the sport’s young stars and reward the achievements of drivers at every level of the series. They were announced at the meeting, which was held in conjunction with the touring and weekly series awards ceremonies in Charlotte, N.C.

Starting next season, a national champion will be crowned in all five divisions of the series. In recent seasons, the Finalist Program honored top competitors in Div. II-V.

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East Carolina Joins NASCAR

Late Model Stock Cars, Friday Night Racing New for 2014

East Carolina Motor Speedway and NASCAR announced Saturday night that the Robertsville, N.C., track will join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for 2014.

The .375-mile high-banked paved tri-oval will feature NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars as its premier division, and will be the only will be the only Friday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in North Carolina.

eastcarolinamotorspeedwayThe track is located in eastern North Carolina, about 90 miles east of Raleigh, N.C., or 20 miles north of Greenville, N.C. It is owned by Wayne Perry and operated by his son, track president Chris Perry.

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