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og on to www.northsouthshootout.com or by calling 336-250-4383 or 508-847-0565.

DRIVER DEVELOPMENT?

Big guns like John Blewett III and Woody Pitkat will not be the only ones to vie for dominance at the famed tri-oval at Concord Motorsport Park during the running of the 4th Annual North-South Shootout TM this weekend.  The "cap guns" of the Shootout will get their opportunity to race for the pride and prestige of a Shootout win as well. 

Rather than horsepower, these young racers will use pedal-power.  For the third year, C&C Racing Promotions proudly presents the "Little Shootout".  A handful of children ranging in age from three- to seven-years of age (depending on their size) will be invited to race vintage pedal cars on the front stretch. 

These nostalgic pedal cars are replicas of "Ole Blue" the legendary Boehler Racing #3, the Hillbilly Racing #79 being driven by Chuck Hossfeld, the #41 of Jay Hedgecock, Tim Brown's beautiful Hayes Jewelers #83, Junior Miller's Advance Auto Parts #69, and the Brady Bunch #00 driven this year by Ted Christopher.  There are also replicas of "throwback versions" of the Modifieds of L.W. Miller, Brian Pack's Sponge Bob Square Pants Tribute and the #711 dedicated to Bob Polverari's "Last Ride" at the Shootout back in 2004.  
51'S MODIFIED MADNESS Presented by Advance Auto Parts Complied by Mike Twist
Pre-Race North South Shootout Notes
The wait is over.  The much-anticipated 4th Annual North-South Shootout TM is finally here.  This weekend, Friday and Saturday, November 3&4, 2006 the Concord Motorsport Park in Concord, NC is the site of the North-South Shootout TM featuring the Hoosier 100 for the Modifieds along with a 50-lap main event for the SK-Type Modifieds.  Support divisions will include the Pro-Four Modified/Four-Cylinder Outlaws, and two divisions of authentic vintage racing.

Commemorative tickets for this great two-day show are only $35.00 for adult general admission with children's tickets available for ages 7-13 for only $25.00 each.  Children 6 and under are free.  Top-row VIP tickets can be purchased (while supplies last) for only $50.00.  The collectible tickets feature some of the hottest drivers to compete in the Shootout.

Ticket holders are eligible to win a diamond ring courtesy of Hayes Jewelers of Lexington, NC.  Ticket stubs with completed raffle information must be deposited at Hayes Jewelers at 903 Winston Rd. in Lexington, NC between the dates of November 5, 2006 and December 9, 2006. The drawing will be held on December 10, 2006. 
The action gets underway on Friday, November 3 with practice for all divisions.  Pit gates open at 9:00 AM and the grandstands open at 3:00 PM.  Qualifying will begin at approximately 6:00 PM with time trials for the Modifieds and SK-Type Modifieds.  Heats for all divisions competing will immediately follow.  On Saturday the pit gates open at 9:00 AM for inspection and a final round of practice.  The grandstands will open at 11:00 AM on Saturday.  The ever-popular pit party will run from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM followed by the always-exciting "Little Shootout" pedal car race for the kids.

Racing action will get underway on Saturday with the Modified and SK-type consolation races at approximately 2:15 PM.  Feature events will start immediately following and will include a non-qualifiers race for the Mods and SK-type, if warranted.

Noted drivers slated to compete in the 4th Annual North-South Shootout TM include two-time and defending race champion John Blewett III of Howell, NJ, the always-exciting Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT, the reigning king of the Southern Modifieds Junior Miller of Danbury, NC and his arch-rival Tim Brown of Cana, VA and many, many more.  Up and coming talents Bobby Santos III of Franklin, MA and Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano headline a number of young drivers making their mark in racing both regionally and nationally including James Civali of Meriden, CT and Andy Seuss of Hampstead, NH.  It will be the first Modified race of his career for Logano. 
John Blewett, III takes the checkered flag at last year's North-South Shootout.
A contingent of crate-motored SK-type Modifieds from Wall Speedway and Stafford Motor Speedway, headlined by Shelly Perry of Ashaway, RI, the SK-Lite Champion at Stafford, will likely get their own feature event during the weekend.  Perry, who became Connecticut's first female stockcar racing champion in September by virtue of her 2006 Mini Stock championship at Thompson International Speedway padded her place in history last weekend by clinching her second championship in one season with the title at Stafford.

Full fields of Pro-Four/Four Cylinder Outlaws and vintage racer are also expected.  A comprehensive look at the registered drivers in all divisions can be found at www.northsouthshootout.com. 

The "Who's Who" of racers will vie for a lucrative purse during the weekend.  The Hoosier 100 Modified winner will take home $5,000 and custom-painted helmet and shotgun by nationally recognized Indocil Art. But that is only the beginning.  A stout $10,000 in lap money is on the line.  Also up for grabs is $6,650 in contingencies.  The winner of the 4th Annual North-South Shootout TM Hoosier 100 will be granted a guaranteed starting spot in the traditional Turkey Derby being held on Nov. 24& 25 at Wall Township Speedway in Wall, NJ. 

The SK-Type Modifieds competitors will vie for a winner's payday of $2,000 with $5,000 in lap money available.  Contingencies totaling $4,650 in cash and prizes are also up for grabs.
Fans at the Shootout will enjoy more than just two days of action-packed, edge-of-your seat racing excitement.  Concord Motorsport Park boasts a host of amenities including a playground for the kids and a picnic area.  Saturday afternoon, fans will be invited on to the track for the Shootout pit party.  Get up close to the cars that will take to the famed tri-oval and meet the hot shoes that will drive them.  C&C Racing Promotions proudly hosts the "Little Shootout", whereby kids get their chance to race at the Shootout-pedal-powered.   Finally, a full-line of North-South Shootout TM apparel is available to help commemorate the event.  It will be a trip that won't likely be forgotten.
"We are hoping to unveil the Blewett Brothers cars for the 2006 competition," said Chad Kepley of C&C Racing Promotions, car chief for the entire Little Shootout fleet. 

Children of fans and competitors alike are encouraged to participate in the event.  The "Posse" will meet at the start finish line at approximately 2:00 PM at the conclusion of the pit party on Saturday, November 4. 

The race will commence at the start/finish line and will end at a designated point a few hundred feet down the racetrack.  The racer who reaches the finish first will be declared the 3rd Annual Little Shootout winner.

Children's names are being taken to fill the nine seats that are available for the pedal car race by calling (336) 250-
There have been some big winners in little cars at the NSS over the past few seasons.
Santos, fresh off his sixth-place finish for Bill Davis Racing in his ARCA debut, will be doing double-duty at the Shootout.  As will Jimmy "Showtime" Blewett and 2006 Race of Champions Modified Series champion Earl Paulus of Kunkletown, PA.  Other drivers running both the Modifieds and SK-Type Modifieds include Pete Brittain, Daren Scherer, Rick Kluth, Ronnie Silk and Frank Ruocco. 

It is an all-star cast of drivers in both the Modifieds and SK-type Modified divisions.  Soon-to-be crowned NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Region IV Champion, Woody Pitkat of Stafford, CT will be on hand to defend his Shootout SK-type Modified victory while accomplished drivers like Tommy Cravenho, Tom Fox, Rob Janovic, Jr., and Steven Reed hope to stand in his way and in victory lane.
Ted Christopher at last year's North-South Shootout. 
Woody Ptikat won the SK race at the NSS last season.
4383 or (508) 847-0565.  Entries for the 3rd Annual Little Shootout will be taken on the race weekend as well.  Visit the red race operations trailer located in the infield pit area or the red C&C Racing Souvenir trailer located in the grandstand area.  The spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Children must fit inside the pedal car to participate. 

A new champion will undoubtedly be crowned as the reigning and dominating "sharp shooters" Ashley and Shawna Crowley, twin daughters of accomplished Whelen Modified Tour crew chief Kevin Crowley, have both outgrown the competition.  The Crowley Family will retire undefeated. 

HOOSIER NAMES AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR SHOOTOUT

C&C Racing Promotions, owners and promoters of the Annual North-South Shootout TM, has named Hoosier Tire Asphalt South of Welcome, NC as the presenting sponsor of the Modified portion of the annual North-South Shootout TM.  Owned and operated by the Freeman Family, Hoosier Tire South is one of 14 domestic distributors of Hoosier Racing Tires. 

"Hoosier Tire South is a big reason why the North-South Shootout TM has been successful," said Race Promoter, Charles Kepley of Lexington, NC.  "The Freeman Family has lent not only the support of their company but moral support and unwavering friendship.  This race would not be here without the Freemans and Hoosier Tire South."

The 4th Annual North-South Shootout TM is scheduled
for November 3&4, 2006 at Concord Motorsport Park in
Concord, NC and will feature the Hoosier 100.  The best
Modified drivers from both north and south of the Mason-
Dixon Line will do battle in 100-laps of green flag racing on
the famed half-mile tri-oval. The popular SK-Type
Modifieds will be part of the excitement with a 50-lapper
of their own. The format for the fourth annual event will
boast time trials, heat races, consolation and non-
qualifiers event(s) for both the Modifieds and SKs. 
Support divisions include a combination event for the
Pro-Four Modifieds and the Four-Cylinders along with
two divisions of authentic vintage racing.  All divisions will be Hoosier-shod. 

Hoosier Tire South is the official tire supplier of the Southern Whelen Modified Tour.  They actively support the World Series of Stock Car racing at New Smyrna Speedway during race weeks in Florida and a host of other racing events including a number of noted Late Model events in the South. 

"The Freemans and their staff are committed to the sport of stock car racing and all of those that are involved in it," continued Kepley. "We could not ask for a better partner."