Surprising Debut and a Championship Still Undecided in the Legends


The always exciting Legends Division will be among the featured races Saturday, October 22 at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway. Talk about incentives, just eight points separate the top three drivers in the season standings and this week’s winning paycheck has been doubled to an enticing $1,000!

Points are great but money talks and any Legends driver racing Saturday night becomes eligible to claim the $3,000 ($2,500 otherwise) winners share in the December 10th Race of Champions event.

The stage is set for an exciting finish to the Legends 2022 season. Brenton Irving is the current points leader with 78 followed by Scotty Benford’s 73 and 70 points for DJ “Maddog” Murphy. Irving’s last race at Carteret Speedway however was rife with bumper issues and his car spent most of the night in the pits with the crew trying to fix the problem. Irving’s issue’s a couple weeks ago came as a surprise to most race goers as in ten races this year Irving has dominated with three wins and four seconds!

Murphy, third overall with 70 points, says “I’m going to need a win to seal the deal, eight points will be tough to overcome without a victory”. Maddog, as he’s known, understands the odds are against him so he raced his car this past Sunday for some extra work. “I wasn’t the fastest in the field but the car handled and ran as good as it has all year” claimed Murphy. “I’m coming to Carteret Speedway to win, that’s all there is to it,” Murphy added.

Meantime, Saturday’s race has attracted a next generation driver in 13 year old Cassidy Keitt. She’ll haul in from Lexington, North Carolina for her first ever visit to Carteret County Speedway. Keitt’s uncle, Ryan Sparks, bought the Legend car for Cassidy. She races mostly at Charlotte Motor Speedway but uncle Ryan says, “She’s really excited to test the track at Carteret”, he added, “Cassidy is happiest when racing!”

The Legends will be part of the “WRNS Halloween Bash” also featuring the “Bash for Cash” Enduro race! These cars race around and through obstacles, they race backward for half the race, push and shove, and do pretty much anything to win!

It wouldn’t be a Halloween Bash without a costume contest for kids and adults. There will be four age brackets from adults to kids 6 and under, with total prize money of $1,000. Plus, a Trunk or Treat during the meet and greet with drivers at 5pm.


Racing starts at 6pm Saturday, the first of three straight racing weekends from Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway. Active Military will be admitted free as will kids 10 and under while adult tickets are just $15.

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