A beautiful Saturday with comfortable temperatures, greeted a large crowd to
kick off the 2022 season at Bobby Watson's Carteret County Speedway. The parachute
team hit their mark, we said a prayer, and it was time to go racing.
The Junior Mini Cup division led off the afternoon and there was a first-time winner,
Colby Gurganus, who won his first race ever to the delight of many! Joseph Bell was
second and Anthony Vantresca was third.
Next up it was time for the Street stocks and Tyler Smith led wire to wire for
the win. Runner up was Dennis Woeherie and coming home third, spinning across
the start/finish line was Steven Lane.
Mini Stocks were next and Neil Mason took the win after some tech issues with
the Travis Miller vehicle. John Love was second and Brantley Dawson was third.
Next up was the $10K to win Solid Rock Carriers JumpStart 125 for the Solid Rock Carriers Late Model Big Money Series. Conner Hall was the victor in a hotly contested finish over Jared Fryar and Stacy Puryear.
Next race, the Legends rolled on the track and Austin Thompson led flag to flag
for the win. After a tight battle for second, Chase Singletary edged out
The U-Cars provided some of the night's best action. Contact between Andrew Jackson,
the eventual winner, Neil Mason and Steve Sullivan brought the crowd to their feet.
Jackson took the 20-lap feature over Dustin Jolly and Steven Davis.
To conclude the evening, it was time for the Bombers and another popular win
went to Cornel Williams over Eddie Humphrey and Dwayne Walker.
Next week at the Speedway, Saturday night will be the Lynyrd Skynyrd and
Foreigner tribute bands. The concert benefits the Carteret Partnership for
Children. The music starts at 4:30 pm. Go to https://www.carteretspeedway.com/ for
The next race will be on Saturday, April 30th. It is the Spring Showdown and
First Responders Night with Chargers, U-Cars, Bombers, Legends, Super Trucks, and Junior Mini Cups. The green flag waves at 6:00 pm.
Thank you for your support of Carteret County Speedway.
April 2nd JumpStart 125 Results:
Chris Chapman (DNS)
Tyler Roberson (DNS)
Travis Miller (DQ)
Jr Mini Cup
- Allen Vick story.