Thursday, December 19, 2013

2014 Race Season Meeting for Drivers, Car Owners & Officials

Robersonville, NC - East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC will be holding a meeting for Drivers, Car Owners and Officials on January 4th 2014. The meeting is scheduled to start at 10:00am at the Bob Martin Agricultural Center located at 2900 NC Highway 125 South, Williamston, NC 27892. (Exit 512 off 64 Bypass) 

East Carolina Motor Speedway will race on Friday nights and will run the following classes: Late Model Stock Car (per NASCAR LMSC 2014 Rule book), Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and UCARS. Everyone that will be racing at East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC is encouraged to attend. The meeting will cover items such as Rules, Schedule and Race Procedure. We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you there!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

East Carolina Motor Speedway Joins NASCAR

East Carolina is a .375-mile high-banked paved tri-oval which will feature NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars as its premier division.

East Carolina Motor Speedway and NASCAR announced Saturday night that the Robertsville, N.C., track will join the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for 2014.
The .375-mile high-banked paved tri-oval will feature NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars as its premier division, and will be the only will be the only Friday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in North Carolina.
The track is located in eastern North Carolina, about 90 miles east of Raleigh, N.C., or 20 miles north of Greenville, N.C. It is owned by Wayne Perry and operated by his son, track president Chris Perry.
“East Carolina Motor Speedway is a perfect fit for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series,” said Bob Duvall, NASCAR senior director, business development. “Wayne and Chris Perry are committed to providing a home for great Friday night racing and family entertainment.”
Established in 1982, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly short track auto racing. More than 50 paved and dirt tracks throughout the United States and Canada participate.
East Carolina Motor Speedway opened in 1990. The Perry family purchased the facility in 2005 and leased it out through 2011. They assumed management and promotion of the track in 2012 and put the facility on a constant rejuvenation program.
“We want people to be proud of where they race,” Wayne Perry said. “We have a great race track. Our first job was to create an environment that our participants and fans can like. Our next step is to put East Carolina Motor Speedway on the NASCAR racing map.”
“NASCAR brings credibility, visibility and recognition and that’s what we want,” Chris Perry said. “We want East Carolina Motor Speedway and Robersonville to be a destination people feel good about supporting.”
As the only Friday night NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track in the state, the speedway could become a hub for North Carolina and Virginia drivers chasing state and national NASCAR points.
“Our NASCAR Late Model Stock Car division is based on the NASCAR rule book so we can welcome teams inside and outside our immediate area,” Wayne Perry said. “We invite all of them to stop in for a visit.”
East Carolina Motor Speedway is a challenging tri-oval. The turns are banked at 24 degrees and straightaways at 10 degrees. The start-finish line is at the pinnacle of the tri-oval, much like Daytona International Speedway.
“It’s tight and it’s a racers track,” Chris Perry said. “It has a lot of personality.”
The Perry family has been in the automotive business for five generations. They began operating a General Motors dealership in Elizabeth City, N.C., in 1916, two years before Chevrolet became a GM brand. Today’s Perry Auto Group operates two dealerships in Elizabeth City including Performance Chevrolet and Carolina Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Wayne Perry is president of Perry Auto Group and Chris Perry is vice president and general manager.
The family has been involved with stock car racing since the 1950s beginning with Wayne Perry’s uncle Harry and father Lowell. Harry Perry set two records participating in speed trials on “The Flying Mile” shore course of Ormond Beach, Fla., in the early 1950s. He was a contemporary and friend of NASCAR founder Bill France. Perry occasionally fielded a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car in the mid-1950s for drivers including Ray Platte and Joe Weatherly. Harry and Lowell Perry fielded a NASCAR Modified Sportsman car driven by Shelton McNair in the 1959 Permatex 250 at the new Daytona International Speedway. Wayne Perry attended a Daytona beach-road course race in the 1950s and the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959.
“I met Bill France when I was 13 years old. That’s when I told my dad that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to race,” Wayne Perry said.
Wayne and Chris Perry raced Late Models for a time at southeast at tracks including Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., and Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C.
With the addition of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Cars in 2014, East Carolina Motor Speedway will have a five division show. The track’s 2013 divisional champions include Wesley Johnson, Late Models; Glenn Avery, Street Stocks; Andy Ipock, Mini Stocks; and Duane Walker, Ucar.
The track website is www.ecspeedway.com.
NASCAR-licensed Division I drivers are eligible to compete for NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championships and special awards at the track, state and national level. NASCAR special award programs are also available for support division drivers.
Pavement Late Model driver Lee Pulliam, 24, of Semora, N.C., won the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.
Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering is the series’ title sponsor. Whelen Engineering is a leading manufacturer of automotive, aviation, industrial and emergency vehicle lighting. NASCAR tracks and pace cars across North America are among the many showcases for Whelen products.

More information on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is available at http://hometracks.nascar.com.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

East Carolina Motor Speedway Awards Banquet

The East Carolina Motor Speedway Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston, NC. (Dinner-Awards-Door Prizes-Live Band). Annette Murray will have advanced tickets for sale at the track on race night Sept, 21st and 28th. (Advance tickets are $25 - At the door they will be $30). Contact Annette at nette.ecms@yahoo.com for more information.

East Carolina Motor Speedway, EC Speedway for short is your home for U-Car Racing, Mini Stock Racing, Street Stock Racing, and Late Model Auto Racing! Our track provides auto racing entertainment for Robersonville, Williamston, Ahoskie, Greenville, Washington, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Wilmington, MoreHead City, Danville, Scotland Neck in North Carolina and Virginia. Call us at 252-385-0218 or stop by at 4914 US 64 Alt., Robersonville, NC 27871.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ECMS Pays Tribute To Chuck Godley

Grandfather, Verlon Toler - Uncle, Virgil Toler - Brother, Lee Campbell stand with Godley's #64 car during opening ceremonies
ROBERSONVILLE, NC – East Carolina Motor Speedway honored Chuck Godley of  Washington Saturday Night. Godley, 25, was killed in an automobile accident August 27th. He was a driver in the Mini Stock division and started racing at the age of 13 at ECMS. Godley's grandfather, Verlon Toler, was presented a trophy, by his family, with the number 64 on it. Toler thanked the fans, drivers, crews and staff at ECMS for all the support shown to him and his family and said “I will be back”.

The UCARS started the night of racing with Duane Walker of Grifton on the pole and Ed Howard on the outside of the front row. Walker took the lead followed by Greg Walston of Beulaville and Howard. The only caution in the 20-lap feature came on lap13 for debris in turn three.

Walker dominated the entire 20-lap feature to claim his third win of the season in his Spay Today Honda Prelude. Walston finished second, Howard was third, David Wiggins placed fourth, and Mickey Connor of Kinston took fifth.

To honor Godley, the Mini Stock division placed his car on the pole for the first two warm up laps and then the car, driven by Godley's brother Lee Thomas Campbell, came into the pits for the final time. Godley's youngest brother, Logan Todd Vick, waved the green flag to start the Mini Stock 25-lap feature.

Kevin Pierce of Stantonsburg sat on the pole with Andy Ipock of Bethel on the outside of row one. Ipock lead the first lap followed by Pierce and Jeremy Bohne of Lucama. Pierce took over the lead in turn two to complete lap two. On lap 16, Kyle Barnes of Windsor spun exiting turn four.

Pierce won his third race of the year in his Rouse Racing Engines sponsored machine followed by Ipock, Bohne, Jeremy Ottaway, and Barnes.

The 25-lap Street Stock division saw Benjie Oakey of Hamilton on the pole with Glenn Avery of Mann's Harbor on the outside of the front row. Avery lead the first lap. Oakley took the lead from Avery in turn two to complete lap two.

On lap seven, Frank Riegel of Grifton spun exiting turn one. Henry Barnes of Windsor took over the second spot on the restart of lap eight. Tyler Davenport of Bethel lost control of his machine and spun exiting turn one on lap 13.

Oakley claimed his second win of the season in his Chevy Camaro. Barnes finished second, Avery was third, Bill Price of Windsor took fourth, and Paul Williamson rounded out the top five.

Washington's Tommy Burbage sat on the pole for the Late Model feature with a time of 15.81 seconds while Doug Warren of Norfolk, VA sat on the outside of the front row with a time of 15.92 seconds.

Burbage took the lead followed by Warren and Wesley Johnson of Tarboro. Louise White of Plymouth moved into the third spot in turn two on lap three.

On lap 18, J.T. Jackson of Chesapeake, VA and Ryan Haddock of Ayden got together exiting turn four. Jackson's Chevy Impala ended up on top of Haddock's Chevy Monte Carlo. The track was red flagged while track crews worked to untangle the cars. Both driver's were okay. Haddock pitted his machine for the rest of the race while Jackson was able to continue to race.

On lap 40, Jackson spun in turn three and pitted his car. On lap 52, Johnson was able to reclaim the third spot.

Burbage dominated the entire 75-lap race to claim his first win of the season. Warren took second, Johnson finished third, Micahel Fose of Jacksonville was fourth, and Eric Winslow of Pelham rounded out the top five.


Racing resumes September 21st. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. Qualifying is at 6:30 and Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit our website at www.ecspeedway.com

Monday, August 12, 2013

CARQUEST 150 Make Up Race to be held on August 17th

Robersonville, NC - East Carolina Motor Speedway is proud to announce that the CARQUEST 150 make up race will be held on Saturday August 17th

It seems that over the past couple of months or so we have had our fair share of rain which has caused us to cancel some of our races. We are looking forward to a great night of racing and we hope that all drivers will bring their families and friends and help us pack the stands. We look forward to seeing you there!

East Carolina Motor Speedway, EC Speedway for short is your home for U-Car Racing, Mini Stock Racing, Street Stock Racing, and Late Model Auto Racing! Our track provides auto racing entertainment for Robersonville, Williamston, Ahoskie, Greenville, Washington, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Wilmington, MoreHead City, Danville, Scotland Neck in North Carolina and Virginia. Call us at 252-385-0218 or stop by at 4914 US 64 Alt., Robersonville, NC 27871.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

East Carolina Motor Speedway - July 14th Street Stock Division Race Winner


East Carolina  Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC would like to congratulate Glenn Avery #3 on his win in the Street Stock Division on Sunday July 14th.

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East Carolina Motor Speedway - July 14th U-Car Division Race Winner


East Carolina  Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC would like to congratulate Greg Walston #90 on his win in the U-Car Division on Sunday July14th.

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