TO PAY OUT 10-GRAND TO NORTH-SOUTH SHOOTOUT WINNER
Dunleavy's Truck and Trailer Repair to Sponsor Tour-Type
the North-South Shootout returns to North Carolina's
Concord Speedway for the first time in five years,
the tour-type Modifieds will be racing for a cool
$10,000 prize on November 6-7. That money is being
provided by someone who is Modified crazy. That
someone is Doug Dunleavy, owner of Connecticut's
Dunleavy's Truck and Trailer Repair.
Dunleavy (left) to pay out $10,000 to the
North-South Shootout tour-type Modified winner.
Dunleavy, a longtime fan and supporter of Modified
racing has been all over the Modified scene the last
few years, but especially in 2015 with his support
of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champions (North)
Doug Coby, Ryan Preece, Jamie Tomaino and (South)
George Brunnhoelzl III, as well as young
up-and-coming drivers Chase Dowling and Tom Abele.
In addition to supporting drivers, he's also
sponsored plenty of events around the Northeast this
Now Dunleavy is coming south to show his support for
the 13th running of the John Blewett III North-South
Shootout. The tour-type Modifieds will be known as
the Dunleavy's Truck and Trailer Repair Modifieds
and the winner will take home a $10,000 check.
"I think the North-South Shootout is a great show,
and I really think it will be a home run this year,"
said Dunleavy. "I love doing crazy events like
Dunleavy is known for doing crazy things in the
northern part of the country for Modified events,
like his "Pick out of the Hat" drawing that will now
pay over $10,000 to the pole winner of the NWMT
season finale event at Connecticut's Thompson
Speedway Motorsports Park.
He said that he was persuaded by the 2013 NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece to pitch
in with the Shootout this year, so he had to figure
out a way to get involved.
"I told Renee Hackett from Caraway Speedway (the
race's promoters) that I'd like to help out, so I
decided to put up 10-grand to the winner of the Tour
(Type) Modified race," he said. "It originally
started as me doing five for the Tour Mods and five
for the SK's. That's how it started, but now Mr.
Rooter is putting up five thousand for the SK's, so
I'm doing 10 thousand for the Tour Mods."
So who does Dunleavy expect to be handing a check to
at the end of this year's North-South Shootout?
"Honestly, I think it'll be the southern champs;
either Brunnhoelzl or Andy Seuss to be honest,"
admitted Dunleavy. "I feel a lot of good energy from
those guys. They're really determined to do what it
takes to win that and they're really psyched up."
Entry forms for the $10,000-to-win John Blewett III
Dunleavy's Truck and Trailer Repair Tour-Type
Modified North-South Shootout event, as well as the
$5,000-to-win Mr. Rooter SK Modified event, are
currently available by visiting
Practice day kicks off the 13th Annual North-South
Shootout on Thursday, November 5. Additional
practice and qualifying will take place on Friday,
November 6, with the North-South Shootout main
events taking the green flag on Saturday, November
7. The features will consist of a 125-lap race for
the Pro All-Stars Series South Super Late Models, a
60-lap event for the Southeast Trucks, 75-laps for
the Limited Late Models, the Mr. Rooter 50 for the
SK Modifieds and the John Blewett III Memorial 125
for the Tour-Type Modifieds.
For more on the 13th Annual North-South Shootout,
51 Sports / North-South Shootout
October 6, 2015