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Among the list of favorites for the $60,000 plus, 125-lap, 11th Annual John Blewett III North-South Shootout is transplanted Long Island driver George Brunnhoelzl III.

The reigning NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion will clinch another title Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway before preparing for the Shootout, which pays a minimum of $6,000 to win on November 9th at Caraway (N.C.) Speedway.

"We look forward to it," Brunnhoelzl said. "It's a real big event. It should be a good race for the fans. I hope we get a good car turnout. It pays real well. It's all around a good race so hopefully we will get a lot of fans to come out.

"I like that it's a (tire) change event so you can do your own strategy on when you want to come in. It will definitely put a little mix into it. You just have to keep track of how many tires you get."

Teams will be allowed to change two tires during the race, likely during a mid-race yellow flag pit stop, unlike the halfway red flag break used in NWSMT events. Adding that equation to the race opens up the possibility of an upset winner, but history will say otherwise.

In the first ten events, the last two being held at Caraway, race winners include Ryan Preece, Matt Hirschman, Burt Myers, John Blewett III and Donny Lia. Hirschman has won the race four times.

Town and Country Ford of Charlotte (N.C.) has just signed on as an associate sponsor of the race. Town and Country Ford has both new and used cars for sale so check out www.townandcountryford.com if you are in the market for a car in the Charlotte area.

The race weekend begins on Wednesday with optional hauler parking and registration. Thursday includes an alternating practice session from noon to 6:00 PM for all divisions.

On Friday qualifying for all divisions begins at 5:00 PM, with the main event, the 11th annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout capping the race events at around 4:00 PM on Saturday. A Sunday rain date is in place if needed.

For more information on this great event, log onto the track web site at: www.carawayspeedway.com OR at www.northsouthshootout.com. Lap sponsorship opportunities are available to help make the Shootout prize even bigger for more than just the race winner.

Source: Renee Hackett / Caraway Speedway
Posted: October 7, 2013

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