East Carolina Motor Speedway Kicks Off 2017 Season Tonight with Twin Late Model Features

Robersonville, NC – Coming off one of the best seasons’s arguably in the track’s history, Wayne Perry and his staff look to open the gates to fans and competitors alike for another season of racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The high-banked, tri-oval speedway witnessed some of the biggest crowds as well as car counts with high-intensity racing where the Late Model division was decided by just a couple of points.Though the Late Models were the top tier division at the speedway this did not take away from some of the best racing in the Street Stock division where Jesse Council had his work cut out for him to take the title over Kevin Benton and Travis Roberson. Oh, and let’s not forget about the tension and rivalries that were either reignited or born on the track – one of the many

Though the Late Models were the top tier division last year, this did not take away from some of the best racing in the Street Stock division in the region. Jesse Council, the 2016 Street Stock champion, had his work cut out for him to take the title over Kevin Benton and Travis Roberson. Oh, and let’s not forget about the tension and rivalries that were either re-ignited or born on the track – one of the many by-products of Saturday night short track racing.

Tonight is the night that everyone in eastern North Carolina has been waiting all winter long. The Advance Auto Parts 220 will kick off the 2017 season with a pair of 50-lap late model races. A new season brings a new attitude and new opportunities. Thomas Burbage will return to the 3/8-mile track he has called home for another shot at a NASCAR track champion. Burbage showed plenty of speed last season but ended up running into more than his fair share of bad luck throughout the season. “Figure we get a new look for a new year,” Burbage said. “The goal, win every race and take home a championship at the end of the season.”

A new addition to the ECMS schedule this year is the Charger division. For those who have attended races at Southern National these cars, very similar to a Limited Late Model, have limited tire rules as well as different body requirements. This is a great division for those looking to climb the ladder of stock car racing that

A new addition to the ECMS schedule this year is the Charger division. For those who have attended races at Southern National these cars, very similar to a Limited Late Model, have limited tire rules as well as different body requirements. This is a great division for those looking to climb the ladder of stock car racing that has come from a lighter car or maybe even something that was front wheel drive.The grandstands will once again open to fans starting at 2:00 PM. Qualifying is schedule to begin around 5:15 with an approx.. 7:00 PM green flag. General Admission tickets are still just $12 while kids 6-12 years old are only $5. Little race fans under six years old are free. Family packs are also available at the ticket box.

The grandstands will once again open to fans starting at 2:00 PM. Qualifying is schedule to begin around 5:15 with an approx.. 7:00 PM green flag. General Admission tickets are still just $12 while kids 6-12 years old are only $5. Little race fans under six years old are free. Family packs are also available at the ticket box.

 

Advance Auto Parts 220 Schedule:

Bandos: 15 laps

UCAR: 25 laps

LMSC: 50 laps

*Green Machine Race*

Chargers: 35

Street Stock: 35

LMSC: 50

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