Sunday, March 14th could go down as one of the greatest opening days in Caraway Speedway’s 56-year history.

The SMART Modified Tour has one of the strongest entry lists in a long time. That list is headlined by most of the southern Modified regulars including Jeremy Gerstner, Brian Loftin, Tim Brown, Jason and Burt Myers, Tom Buzze, Jr., Mike Norman and many more hoping to spoil Bobby Labonte’s return to his old home track.

Frank Fleming returns to the tour along with John Smith driving for new car owner, Buddy Ellis, Michael Clifton brings the Clifton Plumbing Modified back to the tour and several “outsiders” including “Big Money” Matt Hirschman, Jeff Fultz, Ronnie Williams and Caleb Heady in the 7NY owned by Tommy Baldwin populate the entry list. Toss in Mike Norman, Daniel Yates, Jimmy Wallace, Dennis Holdren, Gary Putnam, James Civali, Jared Fryar and Daniel Beeson and more, and you have the making of a very strong Modified field

Many of the Caraway regulars will be on hand to begin their quest for Saturday night glory at Caraway Speedway.

2020 division Champion, Coy Beard is expected to lead a strong field of Late Models to the green. Zack Clifton, Blake Bledsoe and Ross “Boo Boo” Dalton along with Matt Gould, Mitchell Wright, and Justin Whitaker are possible entries.

2020 Mini Stock Champion, AJ Sanders, is expected to lead a group that could include Luke Smith, Brandon Brendle and Patrick Mullen in the divisions 20 lapper. Wyatt Sapp, Allen Hornaday, Brandon Crotts, Jeremy Sealy and Matt Alley are also possible entries.

The 602 Modified entries includes 2020 division Champion, Rich Hunter, Lee Jeffries, Jody Utt and Kevin Orlando. Other possible 602 entries are Cody Norman, Richard Trotter and others.

The newest division at Caraway Speedway is the Challenger division. The division is a cost saving division featuring Late Model look-alikes. Possible entries include Todd Garren, Anthony Bennett. Carter Russo, Mike Chambers, Jason Poole, Fletcher Whaley, Bobby Salisbury and Tommy Raino among others.

Grandstands and Trackside parking opens at 12:00 Noon. Admission is only $20.00 for Adults and kids 11 and under are free. We follow CDC guidelines for seating.

Race time is 3:00 PM following the autograph session and trophy presentation for the tracks 2020 Champions. For more information check out the Caraway Speedway website,, or call 336-629-5803.

(Updated March 11)

Car # Driver
TBA Jeff Fultz
07 Dennis Holdren
1 Burt Myers
3 Danny Propst
4 Jason Myers
5 Tom Buzze, Jr.
7NY Caleb Heady
8 Darin Redmon
12 Mike Norman
15 Brian Loftin
17 TBA
18 Daniel Yates
22 Jimmy Wallace
24 John Smith
25 Bobby Labonte
40 Frank Fleming
44 Daniel Beeson
44 Jared Fryar
50 Michael Clifton
55 Jeremy Gerstner
60 Matt Hirschman
77 Gary Putnam
79 James Civali
83 Tim Brown
99 Ronnie Williams

Cover photo by Corey Latham.