Champions Set To Be Crowned This Weekend At East Carolina Motor Speedway
Newport News, VA – Five division are on the docket this Friday evening (Sept. 19) at East Carolina Motor Speedway with a champion being crowned in each. This will also serve as East Carolina’s final race in the “regular season.” Word has it track officials are looking to add a few races leading into October.
All but the UCAR division have wrapped up their points battle going into this weekend. Jeff Shiflett holds onto just a 14 point lead over Josh VanWinkle. With just one race left Shiflett has seven (7) spots to give up on the track before his lead is jeopardized. With East Carolina making each spot on the track worth two points it does make the gap smaller than most other tracks, however with the Late Model car count being one of the weakest at this speedway something rather crazy would have to happen to keep Shiflett from receiving the invite to Charlotte.
Louis White, who has been the man to beat this season in the Limited Late Model division, probably wrapped up his title back in June it seems like. White, who is currently ranked at number 63 in the nation, holds onto a very impressive 98 point lead over Rusty Daniels. This would in fact hand the title over to White even if he decided not to show this weekend to compete for the win. I will say this, in a division that probably single-handedly saved East Carolina this year, I would expect nothing more than white knuckle racing this Friday night as that big ole check is still on the line. Haley Moody, your 2014 Southern National Motor Sports Park Limited Late Model Champion, is set to make her debut on the high bank D shape oval this weekend. In addition, Bradley McCaskill is also scheduled to make an appearance this weekend to help ensure one of the best Limited Late Model races so far this year!
Jesse Council (Street Stock #3) & Kyle Barnes (Mini Stock #45) have all but etched their names on the gold plate of the championship trophy as well this year boasting 52 & 22 point advantages over second place in the standings. Both divisions are on the schedule and hoping to see a bit more cars than in the past.
The UCAR division will be the class to watch Friday night when the green flag drops at East Carolina Motor Speedway as it has come down to the wire in crowning a champion. Duane Walker currently holds onto a very small two point lead of David Wiggins. Lets break that down just a bit, the way ECMS points system is set up, you only have one position to play with. Walker will have to bring his A+ game this Friday night as he is the only driver that does not get to relax and if this race is any like the ones we have seen recently you are in for a treat fans.
Like always gates will open at 4PM with practice for all divisions starting at 6pm. Qualifying for select classes will start roughly around 7:30 PM with the green flag dropping at 8! Currently the weather forecast looks some kind of awesome all day in Robersonville so plan to make the trip and get your fix of weekly racing just a tad bit earlier than normal. For more information about the event please visit the tracks website www.ecspeedway.com OR their Facebook East Carolina Motor Speedway.
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