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Legends Asphalt Nationals to Boast Largest Field in Carteret History

PELETIER, NC– Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway will play host to one of the largest motorsports events in North America next weekend with a record-setting field of cars expected to congregate upon the Crystal Coast.

Already, over 90 competitors have registered to compete in the INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals, a three-day event running from Thursday, October 17th through Saturday, October 19th. The competition includes Carteret County Speedway standouts Jordan Lamothe, Brenton Irving, Shane Irving, Zack Brown, and Emily Day, among several others.

Reigning INEX Pro Legends Asphalt champion Carson Ferguson and national title contender Cody Hall are among those who will compete over the course of the three-day event.  In the Semi-Pro division, national points leader Hunter Wright and title contender Jason Alder are among those entered to compete. Kevin Nowack, who leads the points in the Masters division, and Young Lions national title leader Zack Miracle have also entered the event.

On-track activity will get underway on Thursday with practice, beginning at 10am and running until 6pm.  Qualifying will get underway on Friday at 11:15am, followed by heat races and the Race of Champions.  B-Mains will commence at 1pm on Saturday, followed by the feature races.

Additionally, there will be a special meet-and-greet starting at 1pm on Saturday with Carteret County Speedway drivers who compete in other regular divisions.  Fans can meet the drivers and get autographs, selfies and more.

A three-day ticket for the event is available at the gate for $20. Single-day tickets for Friday are $10 and $15 for Saturday.  Thursday’s on-track activity is free to attend for spectators.

For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at http://www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

Nick Smith Goes Flag to Flag in Dominating Legends Feature; Ryley Music Returns to Dale Lemons Victory Lane

Hampton, VA – Nick Smith grabbed the pole out of 11 cars for the 25 lap feature. Ryan Matthews, Spencer Saunders, Connor Jones and Ryan Center were the fast five in qualifying.

As the green flag was waved, the field sailed into turn one side by side. Coming out of turn two, Smith would get the edge and take the initial lead. Saunders followed behind him while Matthews fell in line to third. It didn’t take long for Matthews to get second back as he went right around Saunders in turn two on lap two. Jones also wanted to take position away from Saunders as he was on his back bumper as well. Lap eight and Smith had already built up a half a straightaway lead over Matthews. Going into turn one, Jones got a good run to the inside of Saunders and took third away going into turn two.

Carter Wheedon and Ryan Center had a heated battle for the fifth position as they made contact in turn one result long in Center going for a spin. No caution came out as all cars kept forward momentum and continued going. With Five laps to go Nick Smith had clean racetrack in front of him. Matthews did all he could do to catch Smith but couldn’t pull it off. Checkered flag flew and Nick Smith picked up his first Cycle City Corp Legends win of the season. Ryan Mathews, Connor Jones, Spencer Saunders, and Carter Wesson rounded out the top five.

Cycle City Corp Legends Results

1 #88 Nick Smith; 25

2 #51 Ryan Matthews; 25

3 #14 Connor Jones; 25

4 #7 Spencer Saunders; 25

5 #22 Carter Wheedon; 25

6 #33 Colby Flowers; 25

7 #88 Ryan Center; 25

8 #6 Chris Hammett; 25

9 #4 Chris Hayes; 24

10 #27 David Steele; 24

11 #51 Bradley Wilson; 23

 

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros

Cody Bryant captured the pole with a time of 21.171 over a field of seven cars. Ryley Music, Jacob Derrick, Wyatt Philyaw and Logan Clark were the fast five in qualifying. When the green flag flew to start the race, Bryant didn’t get a good start at all allowing Music to take the lead heading into turn one. Bryant would fall to second with Derrick third.

A three car battle began for fourth position between Clark, Philyaw and Paynter. With the intense battle, Paynter and Philyaw made contact coming out of turn four sending Paynter for a spin to bring the first caution out on lap three. As the field regrouped coming to the green, Music got another great start and took charge into turn one. Derrick, however, did not get the start he wanted and Clark went to his inside to take third away. Derrick would fall off the pace and fall to sixth position before getting back up to speed.

Paynter and Philyaw began battling for fourth and continued to make contact with each other. Derrick looked to get in on the battle and made it a three car battle for fourth. With just three laps to go, Bryant looked to make a late race move on Music, but the veteran Music knew better to leave the bottom lane open and didn’t allow Bryant to get past him. Checkered flag flew and Ryley Music picked up his fourth win of the season. Also coming to the checkered flag, the battle for fourth got even more physical coming out of turn four. Paynter and Philyaw made contact again, but this time sending Paynter nose first into the inside wall. Though Paynter’s car was removed from the racing surface on the hook, she was able to pop out of her car quickly and exit under her own accord.

Cycle City Corp Bandoleros Results

1 #47 Ryley Music; 15

2 #00 Cody Bryant; 15

3 #15 Logan Clark; 15

4 #8 Jacob Derrick; 15

5 #14 Aaliyah Paynter; 15

6 #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15

7 #8 Conner Weddell; 15

Spencer Saunders Finds Victory Lane at Langley Speedway after Strong INEX Finishes in North Carolina

Hampton, VA – After going down to Carteret County Speedway in North Carolina, a track very similar to Langley Speedway, Spencer Saunders found the boost he needed. Finishing second the first time seeing the track, and then finishing second out of 38 cars last week in a $2,500 to win race. Saunders looked to keep that momentum up this weekend at Langley.

Ryan Matthews grabbed the pole for the Cycle City Corp Legends 25 lap feature earlier in the afternoon. Spencer Saunders, Matt Dail, Ryan Center, David Steele, Bradley Wilson, and Chris Hayes rounded out the field. When it came time for the green flag to wave Matthews got a little pedal happy and started the race before flagman Shane Snider could drop the rag. Take two was much better and the field went two-by-two into turns one and two. By turn three, Matthews would take the initial lead with Saunders and Dail taking second and third. Ryan Center and Wilson took fourth and fifth. Multiple laps of Saunders haunting Matthews back bumper would cause them two to pull away from the field a bit.

Saunders continued to give nudge after nudge to Matthews in every spot of the track that he could but Matthews just would not budge. Halfway and it was Matthews, Saunders, Dail, Center and Wilson your top five. Lap 15 up in lights and Saunders would give Matthews the nudge he needed heading into turn one but, Matthews slammed the door on him and held onto the lead. Lap 20 came up on the board and the lap traffic appeared in the leaders windshield. Lap 21 and Saunders took advantage of lap traffic and took the lead from Matthews. Lap traffic wasn’t kind to Matthews as they held him up from getting back to Saunders back bumper. The checkered flag flew and Spencer Saunders picked up his first win of the season. Ryan Matthews, Matt Dail, Ryan Center, and Bradley Wilson were your top five finishers.

After coming up short on the pole position two weeks ago, Jacob Derrick grabbed the pole for the 15 lap Cycle City Corp Bandoleros division. Ryley Music, Logan Clark, Aaliyah Paynter, and Wyatt Philyaw rounded out your field.

The green flag flew and the field went two by two into turns one and two. Jacob Derrick and Ryley Music battled side by side for the lead for 5 laps with Logan Clark, Wyatt Philyaw, and Aaliyah Paynter going single file. Music had a fast car on the outside but with Clark giving a bump to Derrick, it allowed for Derrick to get an edge on Music for the lead.

As Clark looked to make a move on Music for second, the first and only caution of the night would come out as Aaliyah Paynter spun around in turn one. The green flag would fly again and Derrick took off and never looked back. With the white flag in the air, Paynter looked to make a move on the outside of Philyaw for the fourth position. With no one around to challenge for the lead, Jacob Derrick would pick up his second win on the season. Ryley Music second, Logan Clark third, Aaliyah Paynter made the last turn pass to take fourth and Wyatt Philyaw finished fifth.

Cycle City Corp Legends OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  2. #51 Ryan Matthews; 25
  3. #07 Matt Dail; 25
  4. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  5. #51w Bradley Wilson; 24
  6. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  7. #27 David Steele; 24

 

Cycle City Corp Bando OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #8 Jacob Derrick; 15
  2. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  3. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  4. #14 Aaliyah Paynter;15
  5. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15

Will Bristle Expecting Strong Performance in Carteret Shootout

PELETIER, NC – Will Bristle has had a lot of success at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway and he’s hoping to add one more Carteret trophy to his mantle on Saturday night in the $2,500-to-win Short Track Shootout.

Bristle, 18, from Raleigh, North Carolina has scored multiple victories at Carteret County Speedway – including a victory in a $2,500-to-win race in last year’s Labor Day Classic.  Saturday night, however, could be one of the biggest challenges he’s faced as an ultra-competitive field is set to converge upon Carteret County Speedway.

“A win this weekend would definitely be ranked pretty high up there with that strong competition coming in,” Bristle said.  “We have been very successful at Carteret in the past.  We plan on working on that and keeping the momentum going.”

While the $2,500 check that will go to the winner is incentive enough for many competitors, Saturday night’s event will also be a prime opportunity for racers to get dialed in for the INEX Legends Asphalt Nationals, the largest Legends event in North America, which will be held from October 17th through October 19th at Carteret County Speedway.

“The money’s a really big factor that we’re going for,” Bristle remarked.  “We’re definitely expecting a lot of tough competition coming own.  Preparing for the Nationals as well.  It’s what we’re all here doing.  We want to find some good speed for the Nationals.  We’re expecting upwards of 150 cars that week so we have to be on our game that week, on point.  We’re making speed here preparing for May 11th and the Nationals in October.”

Bristle scored three victories at Carteret County Speedway in 2019 driving for the dominant Dillon Spain Motorsports team which has also racked up wins with Spain, Zach Lightfoot, Eric Courtney, and Mason Diaz in the past and been in contention for wins all season with Emily Day.  Bristle, who is a former Legends champion at Southern National Motorsports Park, does not race regularly himself and often spends much of his time working with other DSM drivers.

“We have a wonderful group of guys with us,” Bristle stated.  “Great drivers we work with.  We’ve got Emily.  Tucker Jones is rolling.  We’ve got Jason Austin.  We’ve got some good speed.  It should be a really great show.  We’re expecting a lot of cars.  It should be a blast.”

The Legends race will see a slightly altered format.  If there are more than 30 cars attempting to make the field, the top 20 starting positions will be determined in qualifying, which will commence at 5:30pm, and the rest will have an opportunity to race in a B-Main style event with the top eight finishers from that race transferring to the feature race.

The 35-lap, $2,500-to-win Legends feature will be the headline act in the Short Track Shootout on Saturday night, May 11th.  The green flag will fly at 7pm and will also feature racing for Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks, U-CARs, Champ Karts, and the Coastal Carolina Mini Cup Series.

Tickets are $15 for adults while kids 10 and under get in free.  In honor of Mother’s Day, moms will get $5 off general admission.

For more information about Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, visit the track’s official website at www.carteretspeedway.com, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.

Daniel Silvestri Goes Two-for-Two in the Legends Division Over the Weekend; Ryley Music Leads Every Lap En Route to Bando Win

Hampton, VA – After capturing the pole, Ryley Music didn’t look to slow down when race time came. Jacob Derrick, Wyatt Philyaw, Logan Clark, Aaliyah Paynter, and Andrey Morrero rounded out the field. The green flag flew and Music took off to the lead early. The only move of the race was on lap two as Philyaw took second from Derrick. Paynter looked to make a move on Clark for fourth but was unable to make it stick. Ryley Music would go on to lead every lap of the race to pick up the win. Wyatt Philyaw, Jacob Derrick, Logan Clark, Aaliyah Paynter, and Andrey Marrero were you’re finishing lineup.

Daniel Silvestri picked up the pole for the Cycle City Corp Legends. Ryan Matthews, Conner Jones, Spencer Saunders, and Devon Courtney rounded out your starting five. Green flag flew and Silvestri also took off to an early lead while two time and defending race winner Ryan Matthews fell back to the fifth position. Matthews battled his way past Courtney and Jones to make his way back to the third position. With 10 laps complete Saunders began to put the pressure on Silvestri for the lead. Lap traffic came into play between the leaders as Saunders found his way to Silvestri’s back bumper once again.

Saunders with multiple attempts at taking the lead just couldn’t manage to get the car to stick. Lap 21 came up in lights and Saunders finally got the opportunity to stick his nose to the inside of Silvestri in turn two and took the lead. Silvestri took no time to recover and the very next lap, he took the lead right back from Saunders and put a gap between the two. The checkered flag flew and Daniel Silvestri picked up his first ever win here at Langley Speedway – it was Silvestri’s second Legend win of the weekend after finding victory lane the night before at Southside Speedway. Spencer Saunders, Ryan Matthews, Conner Jones and Devon Courtney were your top five finishers.

 

 

Cycle City Corps Legends OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #97 Daniel Silvestri; 25
  2. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  3. #51 Ryan Matthews; 25
  4. #14 Connor Jones; 25
  5. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  6. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  7. #31 Carter Wood; 25
  8. #51w Bradley Wilson; 24
  9. #4 Chris Hayes; 24
  10. #27 David Steele; 24

Cycle City Corps Bando OFFICIAL Results;

  1. #47 Ryley Music; 15
  2. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15
  3. #8 Jacob Derrick; 15
  4. #15 Logan Clark; 15
  5. #14 Aaliyah Paynter; 15
  6. #73 Andrey Marrero; 15
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