SPECIALTY AWARDS HONORING JENKINS & BLEWETT
ADDED TO NORTH-SOUTH SHOOTOUT
Pack Also to Be Honored
This week when a hardy contingent of Modifieds and SK-Type Modifieds
converge on the Concord Motorsports Park for the running of the 6th
Annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout™ they will do
so not only for the prestige of the race win and a lucrative purse
but also to honor two very special men. C&C Racing Promotions is
proud to announce the addition of two very special awards to the
annual North-South Shootout while the family of the late John
Blewett III continues to honor his memory with specialty awards for
the Modifieds and the SK-Type Modifieds.
Beginning in 2008, the dedication of two teams will be recognized
by C&C Racing Promotions with the Josh Jenkins Memorial Dedication
Award. The award is named for one of the co-founders of the
North-South Shootout, Ollie Gray “Josh” Jenkins Jr., who passed away
in December. Josh was one of the original members of the Southern
Modified Auto Racing Teams (S.M.A.R.T.) and former Club president.
He made the best interest of Modified racing a priority. His
accomplishments on behalf of Southern Modified racers were many.
The Josh Jenkins Memorial Dedication Award will be presented to the
person in each the Modifieds and SK-Type Modifieds who displays an
unwavering dedication to the North-South Shootout. Jenkins himself
was a dedicated supporter of the Southern Modified racing community.
The family of the late John Blewett III continues to honor his
memory with specialty awards for the Modifieds and the SK-Type
Modifieds. The family will present six (6) bonuses of $166 each.
Pills numbered 11 through the number of total cars in the starting
field will be put in individuals cans for the Modifieds and SK
Modifieds. At the end of the pit party, the kids that compete in the
pedal car races will select three (3) numbers for the SK-Type
Modifieds and three (3) for the Modifieds. The drivers that finish
in the positions of the numbers selected will fittingly receive an
additional $166 a piece.
It will be a difficult time for many when they arrive at Concord
Motorsport Park for this year’s Shootout. Brian Pack, a favorite
among the racing community, who has been a fixture at the Shootout
since the inaugural event, will be sorely missed. The Bowman Gray
Stadium regular and Whelen Southern Modified Tour competitor passed
away on Friday, July 25, 2008, after injuries sustained in
motorcycle accident. Pro System, Inc. of Mooresville, NC, will
extend their involvement with the 6th annual John Blewett III
Memorial North-South Shootout in a very special way in 2008.
Pro-Systems, Inc. will present the Brian Pack Memorial Driver
Appreciation Award. The 18th place finisher (the reciprocal number
of Brian’s Whelen Southern Modified Tour Car) will receive an extra
”Pro System Inc. is very pleased to present this award in the
memory of Brian Pack, said Tommy Strup, Short Track Sales Manager.
“As a major parts supplier in all forms of racing, it saddens us to
hear of the loss of anyone in Motorsports. Our involvement in the
Modified Series has grown over the past few years. We feel a great
sense of loss as all racers regard each other as family.”
It is an award that Brian truly would have appreciated.
A host of other contingency awards from the likes of great
companies like the Joie of Seating, DMC Auto Exchange, Pro-System
Brakes, Pro Shocks, Brown & Miller Racing Productions are up for
grabs during the 6th Annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South
Shootout ™ presented by the Cabarrus Country Convention & Visitors
Bureau and Town & Country Ford featuring the East-West Supermodified
To learn more about the 6th Annual John Blewett III Memorial
North-South Shootout log on to
northsouthshootout.com or call (508) 847-0565.