(Winston-Salem, NC): On July 5th, Caraway Speedway will host the seventh annual “Rusty Harpe Memorial” presented by Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law. The annual event remembers Rusty Harpe who was a long-time competitor at the .455 mile oval located in Asheboro, NC, as well as at Ace Speedway and Bowman Gray Stadium. The event will offer the fans plenty of “bang-for-your-buck” this year. For the first time, the event will feature a 171 lap feature for NASCAR Late Model Stock cars and a 150 lap event for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. Three support features are also on tap including the Sportsman, Southern Modified Lites, and Mini-Stocks.
Race fans will be able to see over 400 laps of racing and two “features” for the price of one on this special night. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour always brings the “best of the best” modified drivers with names like current series leader, George Brunnhozlel, III, Tim Brown, the Myers Brothers, Burt & Jason, John Smith, Brian Loftin and many more. The annual “Rusty Harpe Memorial” features most of the Caraway Speedway regulars. Late Model championship contender, Ryan Wilson, heads a list that includes previous “RHM” winner Dan Moore, Robert Tyler, 2012 Caraway Champ, Mack Little, III plus several drivers chasing the NWAAS championship. Tommy Lemmons. Jr., Lee Pulliam and several more in that group are also expected for an event that will impact the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship.
David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law return as the title sponsors for the RHM. “David and Griff make this event possible each year and we are proud to have them help remember Rusty in this way. Bringing the WSMT Tour together with the NWAAS Late Model Stocks combines two of Rusty’s favorite types of racing together and offers area race fans something special”, said Rusty’s dad, “Chip” Harpe. “Rusty won Championships at Caraway in the stock cars and at Bowman Gray in the Street Stocks and this gives the fans from both places a chance to remember him and his passion for racing. The Bowman Gray fans will also have a chance to see some of their favorites in the Modifieds this week as well. We are very proud to have Daggett Shuler return to help make this possible” Harpe said.
Hank Thomas Performance and SUNOCO Race Fuels return as a contingency sponsor with Gift Certificates for most of the feature event starters. That certificate is good for any of the top line parts in the Hank Thomas Performance warehouse or for SUNOCO Race Fuel. Forsyth Technical Community College returns for the seventh consecutive year as a display sponsor for the event. They will have a booth featuring the school’s “show car” and representatives from the school will be on hand to explain the school’s Motor Sports Program. FTCC instructor, Randy Butner, a Bowman Gray Modified regular will also participate in the Southern Modified Lites feature.
Advance Tickets for the 7th Annual “Rusty Harpe Memorial” presented by Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, are available for purchase at the speedway. Tickets are $20 Per Adult, youth 7 – 14 are $5.00, and kids 6 & Under are Free. Grandstands open at 6 PM and racing begins at 8 PM.
For more information on the Rusty Harpe Memorial, call Renee Hackett at Caraway Speedway, 336-629-5803 or visit www.carawayspeedway.com.