2013 North-South Shootout Celebrating 11 Years of Racing Excellence

North South Shootout Presented by The New Q104
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11/9/13- SOPHIA, NC- Matt Hirschman from Northampton, Pa., made a brilliant crossover move to pass George Brunnhoelzl III on lap 74 and win the 11th Annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway on Saturday.

Hirschman started on the pole and lead on the start with George Brunnhoelzl III hot in pursuit.

Caution would come out on the second lap for the spin of AJ Winstead. On the restart Matt would just to the front once again and hold the lead with GB3 right behind followed by Andy Seuss and B. Myer and B. Loftin.

On lap 52 the cars would come down pit road for the mandated pit stop, while Seuss, Hossfeld, and Silk stayed on the track. more info..


SOPHIA, NC- The 11th annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout 125 for tour-type Modifieds this upcoming weekend, November 7-9 at the Caraway (N.C.) Speedway will finish off the 2013 auto racing season for many. Prerace favorites Matt Hirschman and Tommy Barrett hope to turn opportunity into a $6,000 plus winners payday.   

  Both drivers are very familiar with winning races, having won multiple events on the Race of Champions and Valenti Modified Racing Series they compete with. One thing that separates Hirschman (Northampton, Pa.) from college freshman Barrett (Millis, Ma.) is open show success. Hirschman has won numerous events just this year, while Barrett is still searching for his first victory lane experience in an open show. more info..

PASS SLM 150 A Big Of 11th Annual North-South Shootout

SOPHIA, NC- When race fans think of the 11th annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout, it's the tour-type Modifieds that come to mind first. However, with the PAS ... S South Super Late Model Tour also at NC's Caraway Speedway for the November 7-9 event.

The PASS event will be 150 laps, and with close to 30 race teams expected to compete, this event will be every bit as competitive as the headlining Modified race. PASS National Champion Jay Fogelman (Durham, NC) is on the verge of a first career PASS South Championship, and obviously the veteran of three decades of success will be among the favorites. more info..

Ron Silk-2011 NASCAR Champion Enters North-South Shootout

SOPHIA, NC- Ron Silk from Norwalk, Conn., is among the newest entries into the 11th annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout scheduled to go green for 125 intense laps at Caraway (N.C.) Speedway on the weekend of November 7-9, which is now less than  two weeks away.     The early entry list includes 17 drivers, with many more teams expected to add their name to the prestigious $60,000 event before the gates swing open on November 7. Final practice and qualifying takes place on Friday, November 8, with the Tour-Type Modifieds, PASS South Super Late Model Tour, and IMCA Type Modifieds running feature events on Saturday afternoon, November 9th. more info..

Burt Myers Focused On A Return To North-South Shootout Glory

Burt 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. more info..

Kyle Ebersole Looking Forward to The 11th Annual North-South Shootout

SOPHIA, NC- Kyle Ebersole earned his first win on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour this season in Langley, Va., finishing second in the final standings with eight top three finishes in 12 tour events. This includes second and third place finishes at Caraway, N.C. Speedway, site of the 11th annual John Blewett Memorial North-South Shootout on November 7-9.

Now that the tour season is over, Ebersole's primary race focus is on the NSS, where the young Hummelstown, Pa. driver hopes to improve on that second place finish at Caraway in July, and a tenth place finish in the NSS in November of 2012.

"Last year we had a pretty good run," Ebersole recalls. "I think we've had two top ten's. It's usually a pretty good show. It is an interesting race with the two tire change. It's usually a pretty good race.more info..

NASCAR Champion Brunnhoelzl Ready For
11th Annual North-South Shootout

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. more info..


SOPHIA, NC- On November 7-9 the Caraway Speedway will proudly host one of the most prestigious, and best paying Tour-Type Modified events of each season with the running of the 11th Annual John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout, with a payoff of more than $60,000 on the line.

The 125-lap green flag laps only event annually brings some of the best drivers from the north to compete against the best southern drivers, and although south drivers are expected to have an advantage since the event was moved to Caraway, north drivers Matt Hirschman and Ryan Preece have earned the two victories at the fast half mile oval. more info..

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