Racing Promotions announced today that they have entered into a marketing
agreement with Darren & Renee Hackett of Caraway Speedway for the running of
the 2011 North-South Shootout. With this agreement, the 2011 John Blewett
III Memorial North-South ShootoutTM Presented In Memory Of Charles Kepley
will take place at Caraway Speedway under financial and managerial direction
of speedway management.
The management and venue change for 2011 comes after much deliberation by
C&C Racing Promotions.
“This was a very difficult decision to make,” said Chad Kepley, son of the
late Charles Kepley, the owner and founder of the North-South Shootout.
“With the unexpected passing of my father, there have been so many things to
deal with from both a personal and business standpoint. In the transition, I
was afraid that the North-South Shootout would suffer.”
Management of the event will be handled by the staff at Caraway Speedway
with input and consultation from C&C Racing Promotions.
Keeping with tradition, the ninth installment of the annual event will
feature the Tour-Type Modifieds. The CRA Late Models will also be returning;
making the North-South Shootout one of the most diverse short-track events
in the country.
Additional announcements regarding the support divisions will be made in the
“We sincerely apologize for the period of indecision and any inconvenience
this may have caused our competitors and fans,” added Kepley. “We hope that
our supporters can appreciate the situation that we have been faced with and
that the support will remain for the North-South Shootout. The Hacketts have
been long-time business associates of my father and long-time friends of my
family. And the race track is a great place for a Modified race. By stepping
in during this difficult transition year, the Hacketts are helping to
essentially save the race.”
Caraway Speedway is a NASCAR-sanctioned facility located in Central North
Carolina, in Asheboro. It is a half-mile semi-banked oval known for its
highly-competitive Modified events.
Local accommodations include Comfort, Fairfield, Hampton & Quality Inns
along with Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
For more information on the North-South Shootout visit
northsouthshootout.com. To learn more about Caraway Speedway, log on