|2010 North Wilkesboro Speedway News Archive|
|Written by Steven B. Wilson|
|Monday, 05 December 2011 07:11|
NAPLES ME – (December 14, 2010) Interest in the $75,000.00 to win Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South super late model showdown at historic North Wilkesboro Speedway has exceeded the series' expectations . To date the mega-buck event has drawn entries from eleven states and three Canadian provinces.
2010 PASS South and National champion Preston Peltier leads the latest list of short track superstars that will attempt to take home the big bucks on April 9th. Randy Gentry, Quebec ace Patrick LaPerle, Legends Million winner Daniel Hemric and Arizona';s Mark Shaffer have all filed paid entries; Jimmy Weller earned his breakthrough PASS South win in 2010;. Dustin Hubbard will make the tow from Maine as will PASS North regular Scott Alexander.
Ryan Blaney claimed three PASS South victories on his way to a close second place finish in the 2010 title chase and he'll have to be considered one of the favorites. PASS South stalwarts Heath Hindman and Clete Caywood are now on the roster, joining Mainer Randy Turner in the all star lineup. Maritime racer Greg Proude will make the trip from Prince Edward Island Canada and Granite State racer D.J. Shaw will attempt to make the field in Julio and Rita Miglioli's Precision JLM ride.
PASS President Tom Mayberry is encouraged by the early response from racers..” It's still four months away but THE RACE at Historic North Wilkesboro has generated a lot of interest. THE RACE already has the makings of one of the finest super late model fields ever assembled. PASS is well represented with four series champions and a host of regulars already entered. But, we are also seeing many entries from outside the series like Sterling Marlin and David Stremme, drivers that recognize the significance of this race and want to be a part of it. It's encouraging for sure.”
There's still plenty of time to snap up advance tickets for Christmas giving and save ten dollars on an adult general admission. A $25.00 advance ticket will give fans a remarkable afternoon and evening of racing: Last Chance qualifying for the race, a 100 lap feature for tour type modifieds and 300 laps under the lights for the fastest field of short track cars and stars ever to take on the storied North Wilkesboro oval. Advance tickets for youth ages 6-12 are just $10.00, and there will be no charge at the gate for youngsters under six.
A printable ticket order form, entry blanks, the full three day schedule for THE RACE and much more is on line at www.proallstarsseries.com .
NAPLES, ME ( November 24, 2010) Two time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin has filed his early entry for THE RACE at North Wilkesboro. Slated for April 9, 2011, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) sanctioned race at North Wilkesboro Speedway will pay a minimum of $75,000.00 to the winner.
Marlin has ten Sprint Cup and 2 Nationwide Series wins under his belt but early in his career he captured three consecutive championships at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, a storied short track that has produced so many racing talents. He has plenty of experience at North Wilkesboro too, with a number of top ten results during his cup career.
The latest additions to the pre entry list come from almost every corner of the continent. Ryan Moore is a Mainer who's run up front in many of his PASS starts, and “Texas Trey” Mitchell earned fifth in the final PASS South standings despite missing an event. Big news from the Mulkern Racing stables. Mulkern will field two entries, one for himself and a second for Mike Rowe. A Maine racing legend, Rowe has 17 PASS North and 2 PASS South wins under his belt, not to mention a PASS South title.
There's a distinct Canadian flavor to the latest batch of entries for THE RACE with the addition of Lonnie Sommerville and Dean Clattenburg. Both men hail from the Canadian Maritime and they both have the talent to run up front at North Wilkesboro.
2010 PASS South Mason Dixon Meltdown winner Justin Wakefield has filed his early entry, as has David Stremme Racing. There's no driver listed for the cup and nationwide star's super late model but you can bet this ride will carry a first rate talent, if not Stremme himself.
Aaron Ricker is a weekly racing regular at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough Maine, and he gives the PASS North regulars fits whenever the traveling road show visits his home track. Ricker will make the trip from Tamworth New Hampshire for his first PASS South start.
Advance ticket sales for the April 9 2011 300 lap short track mega race are available now. Adult tickets are just $25.00 dollars in advance, $10.00 for youngster aged 6-12. That ticket give fans two super late model last chance races and a 100 lap tour type modified feature in addition to THE RACE. They make a great gift your favorite short track fan, so take a moment to visit www.proallstarsseries.com , print an order form and put those tickets under the tree!.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (October 31, 2010) – Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway's inaugural Short Track Shootout weekend wrapped up Sunday with victories by Jeff Choquette in the Sunoco National Tour Kings Ransom 150 and Wayne Harrington in the Walls Roofing UCAR 40-lap Clash.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Oct. 30, 2010) – Matt McCall inherited the lead in Saturday's Late Model 150 at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway when Rebecca Casten was black-flagged for jumping a restart, then held off Steven Wallace to claim his third victory in five races this year by less than a second.
UPDATE 1: Cars on track for final practice and qualifying. Over 450 laps of racing in 6 classes starting at 1:00pm.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Oct 28, 2010) - Three Wilkes County companies seeking to capitalize on short-track racing's fan appeal have signed on as race sponsors for this weekend's Short Track Shootout at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway, it was announced Wednesday by Alton McBride Jr., president of Speedway Associates Inc.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Oct 14, 2010) - Fans of the ground-pounding, fist-pumping, tour-type Stadium Modifieds that produced a thrilling race earlier this month at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway will return to the five-eighths-mile oval in April 2011, track officials announced Thursday.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2010) - Jeff Agnew finished the Brushy Mountain 250 Sunday afternoon at Historic North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway exactly where he started: first.
Agnew rallied from a lap down and survived a green-white-checkered dash to score his second victory of the 2010 USARacing Pro Cup Series season, beating Clay Rogers to the finish line .775 seconds – about three car lengths.
The win was also a big payday for the Floyd, Va., native. He captured the WIX Filters Challenge, a $7,000 bonus for winning from the pole, pushing his total earnings for the event to $13,000. Agnew said the victory was “as good as any of ‘em” in his career and riding the elevator to victory lane accomplished longtime career goal.
“We’ve come here in a late model and finished second two or three times and I’ve always wanted to ride the elevator,” Agnew said. To finally get it in this series coming back here after its been shut down for so long, it’s just a wonderful feeling.”
That wasn’t the case when he fell a lap down just past the 100-lap mark.
“I thought we were sunked and flunked and everything else,” Agnew said. “I thought it was over. When the caution come out there a little bit later and we got to put our tires back on and we come back and passed everybody I was like, well, now we’ve got a shot because we’ve got a good enough car. We just about had to do that. We were making some adjustments there on that fuel stop at first that we really needed to make, which that probably allowed the car to be as good as it was at the end of the race. Sometimes a blind hawk will find an acorn every once in a while and we found one today [smiles].”
Unlike his driver, crew chief Doug Weddle, wasn’t anxious because he knew he could make up the lost distance.
“No, I didn’t think I was sunk because I kept telling myself when we get new tires on we’re going to drive right back by ‘em,” Weddle. “When that leader goes by you it’s a heartbreaking feeling but it worked out. We knew that new tires were going to be really important and we tried to keep that in mind. When that first caution fell it was within two laps of being within our fuel window and we made a call to go with fuel and try to keep two new sets of tires for the end. And gosh, man, it almost bit us.”
Agnew was comfortably ahead of Rogers on lap 244 when J.P. Morgan spun, bringing out final caution of the day and setting up a three-lap dash to the finish.
“We were out there 10, 12 car lengths, whatever it was, ahead and you never want to see a caution,” Agnew said. “But we knew it was coming because it’s just the way it works for us. You really got to pay attention on the restarts here after a few laps because you spin your tires so bad. I didn’t spin my tires too bad and I got a little bit of a cushion there and just able to hold on to it until the end.”
Agnew collected his second victory of the 2010 season and his 16th in 222 career starts. He grabbed his sixth top-10 in 11 starts this season and claimed his first pole. He led five times for 104 of the event’s 250 laps, the first time this season Agnew has led the most laps in a race.
Rogers placed second, his 11th top-five in 12 starts this season. Rounding out the top-five: Lucas Ransone, Caleb Holman and Stephen Nasse.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2010) - Jason Myers held off a hard charging Junior
The furor erupted after the third place Burt Myers stopped his car on pit road and the fourth-
“The 11 car [Brewer] ran into me all day long and then after the race, coming down pit road, I
Meanwhile, the younger Myers was celebrating his narrow victory that occurred after he and
“He knew I had a lot better car and the only way for me to get around him was to push him
“I really hate it for him. I really hate that anybody's car gets torn up that bad.”
Hmiel, whom Jason Myers described as a “wild race car driver”, escaped injury but had to
“Not taking away anything from him, Shane's a wheel-man, but Shane's wild,” Jason Myers
to go in the race, I'm not going to let him win just like he's not going to let me win.”
Myers led three times for eight laps, including the final seven, in the race that was extended
“My strategy at that point is to get as far away from him [Miller] as I can,” Myers said. “I wasn't
Miller said he simply didn't change enough tires on his final stop to give him the victory edge.
“We were saving our tires that first run and, shoot, we burned 'em up,” said Miller, who led
Jason Myers averaged 74.632 mph in the race that was slowed by five caution flags for 23
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2010) -- Jeff Agnew claimed his second pole of the season Saturday during qualifying at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway for Sunday's USAR Pro Cup Series Brushy Mountain 250.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2010) – Logan Ruffin's Turner Motorsports team produced a flawless performance in Saturday's USARacing Pro Cup Series 2010 Pit Crew Challenge at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway to edge standings leader Clay Rogers' Lamb & Robinson Racing crew.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (September 23, 2010) - In an effort to put on the best race weekends possible this fall, USA Racing and HNWS have announced the tire rules for the following 2 races. “It is important that we make the tough decisions that will sustain racing for the fans, competitors and marketing partners. We all have to live and race through these times” Said Alton McBride Jr. President of Speedway Associates
“This tire rule amendment now allows modified teams who otherwise could not come to HNWS, to now race the left over inventory of 30s and 45s that would sit over the winter in their shops. We commend Mr. Freeman and his company for understanding the importance of keeping racers racing this fall at HNWS. Let me stress the fact that the official strict procedures have not changed, but rather only the ability to race existing tire inventory.” Said Jimmy Wilson Series Director of USARacing.
Late Model - GOODYEAR D-2925
Limited Late Model GOODYEAR D-2902
Street Stock Hoosier F-45
Late Model, Limited Late Model and Street Stock tires will be provided by MTP Tire & Racing Center. For more tire information for Street Stock, Limited Late Model and Late Model please contact Kevin Piercy directly at 828-217-0002.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (September 18, 2010) - Eleven USARacing Pro Cup Series drivers participated in a test session Saturday at Historic North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway in preparation for the Oct. 3 Brushy Mountain 250.
While all of the teams were busy learning how to manage tire wear on the 0.625-mile speedway, two drivers were particularly attentive to every detail: Clay Rogers and Logan Ruffin.
Another series title would be Rogers’ fourth and tie him with Bobby Gill for the most championships in Pro Cup Series history.
“For me it would be big,” Rogers said. “It’d be my fourth championship and that would tie me with Bobby Gill with four championships. That’s a pretty elite group to be in with guys like him. Nobody’s got five so I’m happy with four.”
Not smiling is second-place Holman, who knows the only way to win the championship is to beat Rogers – and that means winning races.
After a half-day of track time, Rogers had a clear understanding of what it would take to be successful at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway.
“It’s all going to be about tire conservation,” Rogers said. “You’re going to see a lot of people sitting back and riding. It’ll be similar to our races that we have at Myrtle Beach.
“I’ve been fighting that since I was 13 years old my first time that I ran Late Models,” the 16-year driver said. “If you can race around the guys that have been doing it for years and years, don’t wreck ‘em and rough ‘em up, drive with ‘em and be clean, be smooth, finish the races and if you finish well, then you start catching their attention to say this is a kid that we can go race with. And that’s been my goal since I started running the Late Model or even the Pro Cup cars.
Ruffin said capturing top rookie honors in the series was a primary objective for the team since the 2010 season started.
“That was our goal going into the season and that’s what my team owner Steve Turner told me, that his goal this season was for us so we’re going to try to get it,” Ruffin said. “It would mean a lot.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Sept 17, 2010) - Coming off the Labor Day Classic where we saw over 7,500 people attend the PASS Super Late Models race watching the young Chase Elliott take the checkered flag, and watched the track pole speed record be shattered, North Wilkesboro Speedway now moves on into the fall duo of races in October. For the first time the USARacing Pro Cup Series will run at the speedway in a 250 lap late model brawl, also coming back to the speedway after a 14 year hiatus will be the Whelen style modifieds who will pound the pavement once again for the Brushy Mountain 100 lap event on October 3rd.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Sept 16, 2010) - Schedule for the 2010 NWS Shootout can now be downloaded on our event page.
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2010)-Drivers from the USARacing Pro Cup Series, Bowman Gray/Tour Type Modified and Street Stock Series are invited to test Saturday, September 18 at Historic North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway.
The test is in preparation for the October 3 triple header at the .625-mile speedway featuring the Brushy Mountain 250 Pro Cup Series race, 100-lap Bowman Gray/Tour Type Modified event plus a 50-lap Street Stock race.
Competitors from all three divisions are invited to test throughout the day. Haulers are scheduled to enter the track at 8 a.m. with testing for the USARacing Pro Cup Series scheduled to begin at 11:40 a.m. (on track activity will conclude at 7 p.m.).
For all media in attendance, Pro Cup Series drivers will be available for a brief media availability session during the test from 12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (September 4, 2010) – Chase Elliott was a month shy of his first birthday when Jeff Gordon won the final NASCAR race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, but Saturday the second generation driver was the historic track's master as he claimed his first PASS victory this season and the second of his career in the Labor Day Classic 200.
“The car was awesome,” said the 14-year-old Elliott, who led twice for 69 laps in the 200-lap green flag event. “This is a big win for us. I've always heard about this race track for a long, long time. For them to open it back up and come over here and run, I had a blast today.”
Elliott's father, Bill, who won three poles at the track but never a race, worked with his son during a test at the speedway about two weeks before the facility's first race weekend since 1996.
“To come back and win the first race here after all these years that it's been closed, I thought it was pretty cool,” said Elliott, who received the traditional Dawsonville, Ga., victory celebration – the blowing of the siren atop the Dawsonville Pool Room.
It was clear from the beginning that Elliott's Ford and Jody Lavender's Chevrolet were the cars to beat. Elliott posted the second quickest time in qualifying with a 118.590-mph, 18.890-second lap, while Lavender was ninth fastest at 117.598 mph, 19.133 seconds. However, PASS required the top 10 qualifiers to draw for their starting positions. Lavender drew the pole, while Elliott picked ninth.
Lavender immediately grabbed the lead when the green flag waved and continued to stretch his advantage. Elliott, meanwhile, had to work his way through the field. Elliott broke into the top 5 when he dove under Justin Allison in the third and fourth turns on lap eight.
On lap 25, Elliott again chose the low groove in turns three and four to secure the fourth position, scooting under Trey Mitchell. Two yellow flags allowed Elliott to remain within striking distance. When the race returned to green-flag conditions on lap 38, Elliott took third from Ryan Blaney. Initially, Lavender, Devin Jones and Elliott were running nose to tail, but eventually Lavender began pulling away as Elliott pestered Jones. Elliott finally maneuvered around Jones on lap 84, once again choosing the inside lane in the third and fourth turns. By this time, Lavender had constructed a 3-second advantage.
At the halfway mark, Lavender still possessed a healthy advantage over Elliott, but by lap 104 the Georgia native had cut the deficit to 2-seconds. Five laps later it was less than a second and by lap 112, Elliott had caught Lavender and was riding his bumper.
When a competition yellow appeared on lap 128, nearly everyone pitted, including Elliott and Lavender. Elliott received four fresh tires and beat Lavender off pit road, but he still had to restart third behind Preston Peltier and Allison, respectively. Lavender was fourth.
When the race restarted, Elliott shot to the front to the delight of the more than 7,000 fans who roared their approval. With 30 laps remaining, Elliott owned a 5-second advantage over Lavender. However, with 186 laps completed the race's complexion changed when Brandon Ward slammed the second-turn wall.
In the shootout style restart, Elliott was on the pole with Lavender second. Lavender jumped ahead of Elliott when the green flag waved on lap 187 and began pulling away.
“I just messed that up,” Elliott responded after the race when asked what happened on the restart. “I had a hard time seeing the flag and I didn't see it go green. I just got off there. It was my fault.
“I thought we still had a shot to get him there even if it had gone green the rest of the way, but thank goodness we got that second caution and I had a shot to get him back.”
The race's fourth yellow flag waved two laps after the race restarted from the third caution due to a one-car spin off turn four. This time Lavender lined up first and Elliott second. For two laps, they battled door handle-to-door handle before Elliott finally gained a clear advantage on lap 192.
“The car was really good, especially once the tires cooled off a little bit. It was really good for quite a few laps and then they'd start to wear out,” Elliott said in addressing why he challenged Lavender on the outside.
Once Elliott cleared Lavender he was never challenged the rest of the way. He finished 2.983 seconds ahead of Lavender and averaged 69.485 mph. Pole winner Andy Loden, who broke Terry Labonte's 18.905-second track record set in 1994 with an 18.815-second lap, placed third. Joey Coulter finished fourth and Jones took fifth.
“The car was really good all day,” Elliott said. “I feel like we can still be quite a bit better. I think everybody needed a race to get a hang for what they need when we come back.”
Elliott plans to compete in the Oct. 3 USAR Pro Cup Series event at HNWS.
In the track's other races Saturday, Mack Little III won the 50-lap Limited Sportsman race, Michael Tucker took the 25-lap Stadium Stock event, and Gus Dean emerged victorious in the 35-lap Allison Legacy Series feature.
Labor Day Classic 200 Winners
Limited Late Models - Mack Little III
Live Updates from North Wilkesboro Speedway - First Race Winner Limited Late Models, Mack Little III - Second Race Winner Stadium Stock - Michael Tucker. Allison Legacy Series on track now.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C.(AUGUST 30, 2010) -Coming off a weekend of testing at North Wilkesboro Speedway bringing over 20 cars to an open testing session for the Labor Day Classic featuring the PASS Super Late Models, Stadium Stock, Limited Late Models, and Allison Legacy.
North Wilkesboro Speedway saw legends returned to the track, over the weekend Chase Elliott son of NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Bill Elliott, graced the track turning solid laps for the upcoming 200 lap feature. Also turning laps this past weekend we saw the son of Dave Blaney turning laps and the 5/8th mile North Wilkesboro Speedway.
On September 4th the 63 year old speedway will roar back to life when the ground pounding PASS Super Late Models run a 200 lap feature at the speedway, backed up by several support series.
Returning back to the speedway for the Labor Day Classic will be legends Donnie and Bobby Allison who will be the Grand Marshalls for the weekend throwing out the first green flag laps at the speedway since 1996 when the NASCAR Winston Cup Series ran their final race at the speedway. “This is a awesome deal to have to great racing legends return to North Wilkesboro Speedway and we are honored to have them” said Alton McBride, President of Speedway Associates.
Tickets for the upcoming weekend are on sale at North Wilkesboro Speedway Tickets, gates open at 7am with practice at 9:30, green flag for the Labor Day Classic at 2pm.
North Wilkesboro Speedway Labor Day Weekend TV Commercial
NORTH WILKESBORO N.C.(August 10, 2010) - Set in the Brushy Mountains of western North Carolina, lays Wilkes County with a deep history of NASCAR. It is the site of the North Wilkesboro Speedway which hosted NASCAR events for 50 years.
This year on the way to Bristol for the races Wilkes County will be hosting the First Annual “Bristol Stop” on race weekend, Wilkes County hotels will be offering deeply discounted hotels at several of the local hotels that include, Wilkesboro Holiday Inn, Addison Inn, and the Hampton Inn all in the Town of Wilkesboro and close to the North Wilkesboro Speedway, and within 2 hours of Bristol, TN.
Anyone stopping in town on race weekend with a Bristol ticket will be able to take their ticket down to the North Wilkesboro Speedway and take a lap around the track in your street car. Also that weekend on August 21st at 7:00pm, Tim Dugger will be performing in concert at West Wilkes High School, tickets prices are $10 each and will be available during check-in at all participating hotels, all proceeds from the Tim Dugger concert will go to the Benny Parsons Athletic Complex to be built at West Wilkes High School. More.
Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials today released the schedule of events and support divisions for the upcoming Labor Day Classic at the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway. The PASS South Super Late Models will bring stock car racing back to North Wilkesboro Speedway on September 3-4 for the first time since 1996. PASS South headline the Labor Day Classic with a 200 lap event featuring the top Super Late Model drivers from around the country. In addition to the PASS South cars, the Allison Legacy Series, Limited Late Models, and Stadium Stocks will complete the weekend of racing. Rules and entry forms for the Limited Late Models and Stadium Stock divisions are now posted on the web at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
8/05/2010 - North Wilkesboro, NC - One historic event deserves another.
While the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival has been a must see event in Wilkes County, N.C., for years, the county’s racing history – dating back to the moonshine days and the birth of NASCAR – has been on a 14-year hiatus.
Once home to nationally televised stock car racing events at North Wilkesboro Speedway, the track has sat dormant for more than a decade. Thanks to a new ownership group and national attention, the speedway comes into focus again on the weekend of October 3.
The Apple Festival weekend will see the return of the Fall “Triple Header” which includes open wheel modified competition. Speedway officials confirmed the addition of a 100-lap Modified race and a 50-lap Street Stock race in conjunction with the Brushy Mountain 250 USARacing Pro Cup Series Championship race on Sunday, October 3, 2010. More.
Tim Dugger - Sunday Drive Filmed at North Wilkesboro Speedway with Richard Childress Racing and Austin Dillon.
Hundreds of motorists took the "Dream Ride" at the old North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday.For the motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts, the chance to do two laps on the speedway was one they didn't want to miss."It was a lot of fun," said biker Wendy Sieck. "I felt like I was in a racecar.""If they'd let us go a little faster it would have been all right," said biker Michael Lloyd. More.
Fresh off the win at Sonoma, Ca. Chad Knaus and the Hendricks Motorsports team 48 laid down a solid day of laps at Historic NWS. Landon Cassill wheeled the #48 car and had alot of positive input regarding NWS. Its a challeging track and it really makes you manage wheel spin. Said "Landon Cassill " More.
06/21/2010 -NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. - Winners from the NWS Crit Bicycle Series ran bi-weekly at North Wilkesboro Speedway are now posted in the stats section.
PURLEAR, N.C. (June 5, 2009) – Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge was damaged by fire Friday night after receiving a direct lightening strike during a severe thunderstorm.
No one was injured in the fire and all of 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup champion's Benny Parsons' racing memorabilia was saved thanks to the quick work of the four fire departments that responded and the wedding party that was having a rehearsal dinner at the vineyard when the fire occurred. The groom was a former firefighter with the Concord [N.C.] Fire Department and immediately took charge when the lightening strike occurred and thick black smoke billowed from the trophy room's walls.
“Someone was definitely watching over us,” vineyard owner Terri Parsons said Saturday. “Cell service is sporadic here and everyone immediately dialed 911, hoping someone's cell signal would get out. Everyone's cell phone made the 911 call.
“The fire chief told me the house Benny designed before his death was the best built house he had seen in a long time and that was what saved it, because no air was able to get into the walls where the fire was burning. However, the wine tasting room will be temporarily closed while repairs are made. We will continue to service our restaurants, wine shops and special events and to ship our wine to our loyal customers while repairs are made.”
Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge opened for business in July 2007. It is located on land that has been in the Parsons family for more than 100 years. Please go to www.rendezvousridge.com for updates on the reopening of Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge, producer of the affordable wine with the unaffordable taste.
06/06/2010 - NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - An open test session Saturday at North Wilkesboro Speedway for the PASS Super Late Model Touring Series provided the competitors with a glimpse of what they will face when they race on the historical 0.625-mile track Labor Day weekend.
5/27/2010 - NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - In the second official open test weekend at North Wilkesboro Speedway on June 5th, the super late models of the PASS series will bring their machines to the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in preparations for their September 3rd 200 lap event.
In addition to the PASS Super Late Models, the speedway is inviting all teams in the area to bring their cars and test throughout the day, there is no cost per car to test, just a pit entrance fee of $20 per person on the team. Fuel will not be provided on site and the public is welcome to come watch the test for free in the grandstands on the front stretch.
This test is also a very special event that will help out the community at 11am the Wilkes Amazing Race presented by GoWilkes.com has selected the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway as their starting point for teams to begin the race with a lap around the track before tackling their first challenge. All proceeds from the Wilkes Amazing race will benefit local charity Samaritan’s Christian Ministry of Wilkes and their mission to feeding the hungry of Wilkes and the surrounding areas
5/15/2010 - NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - The doors of North Wilkesboro Speedway reopened this weekend and the roar of engines once again graced the historic speedway. In 1947 at the first race Ford Flathead moonshine cars took to the track and opened the speedway, 63 years later the speedway reopened its doors again to the Legendary Ford Flathead series. Winning the first race since the reopening is none other then Bill Blair in his #2 car. In historic fashion Bill as a baby attended the very first race in 1947 and won the reopening race in 2010.
As another note of this historic day, the very first female won at North Wilkesboro Speedway the #67 of Susan Kimel took the checkered flag in the Carolina Vintage race. Photos of the weekend can be found on our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who showed up for the first event back at the speedway.
One week before Austin Dillon's 20th birthday, Richard Childress' grandson tested his NASCAR Camping World Series truck at North Wilkesboro Speedway, a track he once rode around while sitting on telephone books.
North Wilkesboro Speedway is no longer for just 4 wheels racing anymore, yesterday was a very historic day for North Wilkesboro Speedway, for the first time a bike racing series graced the historic speedway. Put on by Pirate Race Productions of Boone, NC about 30 racers took to the track in 3 classes for their first endurance race of 2010. More.
NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - After more than 20 years of absence from North Wilkesboro Speedway the Southern Truck and Tractor Pullers Association, announced today they will again return to the historic track in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina on July 3, 2010 for a double show beginning at 5pm. More.
Short Track Weekend Coming to North Wilkesboro Speedway
Speedway Associates, Inc. (SAI) will bring a 4th Motorsports race event to the 2010 schedule setting October 29th through the 31st. The 1st annual Historic NWS Short Track Shootout Weekend will be a great event that all can look forward to.
This event is another great opportunity for those interested presenting sponsors and affiliates who would like to rally their respective product and service with this great 1rst annual event action packed weekend.
5/27/2010 - NORTH WILKESBORO, NC -Welcome to the new Save The Speedway website, after 5 years of hard work the speedway has reopened this year. As a fitting tribute to the speedway reopening we have redesigned the website to not only cover the history of the speedway and our efforts to Save The Speedway, we will also be covering and documenting the events at the speedway. There are still a few things to be worked on i.e. the message board and the detailed history of the races ran at North Wilkesboro Speedway, please be patient with us as we continue to update the site. We hope that you enjoy the new site.