Myers won a sixth career Bowman Gray Track
Championship this season, and he finished off the
NASCAR season with a race win, but a return to
victory lane in the 11th annual $60,000 John Blewett
Memorial North-South Shootout on November 9 remains
his biggest challenge.
Blewett won the NSS in 2008 and 2009, but he has
struggled to find success at the Caraway, North
Carolina track, which hosts the North-South Shootout
for a third consecutive season next month. Myers set
fast time and led 62 laps in the most recent Caraway
NWSMT race, but the Walnut Cove, N.C., driver has
struggled to find victory lane there.
"It's always a race that we look forward to," Myers
said following his pole run last month. "It's kind
of a free for all. The best of the north and the
best of the south trying to come together. We're
looking forward to it.
"We put a lot of effort into testing and trying to
get our cars to where they need to be here. For as
many tour races as they run down here, and with the
North-South Shootout being here, this is a track you
definitely have to be good at so I hope we're on the
Myers will have to be on his game if he hopes to win
a third shootout crown because he will be up against
Race of Champions stars Matt Hirschman and Chuck
Hossfeld, who have had a couple of seasons to
familiarize themselves with Caraway Speedway.
There is also great interest in the race from the
Valenti Modified Racing Series and NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour teams, who just concluded their points
seasons on Sunday in Thompson, Conn. The race is 125
green flag laps, with a pit stop for two tires
allowed during the race.
"You can't really make a plan," Myers said. "You've
just got to kind of take it as it comes. It's just a
tricky situation. I've seen it won by staying out
and I've seen it won by pitting early. You just
don't know. You have to take it one step at a time
as it comes to you."
The feature events will be run on Saturday, November
9, allowing for a Sunday rain date if necessary.
Practice is allowed on Thursday, November 7, with
qualifying on Friday, November 8.
A practice session and pit party will precede the
feature events on Saturday, beginning with the PASS
South Tour feature around 2:00 PM, followed by the
IMCA-type Modified race and then the 11th annual
John Blewett North-South Shootout and 125 green flag
laps of intense tour-type Modified racing at
approximately 4:00 PM.
For more information on the NSS at Caraway Speedway,
which is now less than three weeks away, log onto
our web site at:
www.carawayspeedway.com. You can also find
the complete event schedule and more on the NSS
history, which is a production of C&C Racing