US Cellular 235 – Saturday August 22nd 2015

Robersonville, NC – East Carolina Motor Speedway is excited to bring you the US Cellular 235 this Saturday night, featuring Late Model, Street Stock, Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Bandoleros and UCars. Pits gates open at 2:00, Grandstands open at 3:00 and the Green Flag will drop at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you there.

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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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Saturday August 8th Race Sponsored by Lilly International

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East Carolina Motor Speedway July 18th, 2015 | Lizard Lick Towing

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Builders Discount Center Tradin Paint 225

Robersonville, NC – East Carolina Motor Speedway is proud to announce the Builders Discount Center Tradin Paint 225 this Saturday May 30th, 2015. Pit Gates open at 2:00pm and practice will begin at 5. Don’t miss out on a great fun filled night of racing as Late Models will battle it out for a $2,000 to win!  The Green flag will drop at 7:00, so grab a friend and come on out!

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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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Its Bo Time 200 Saturday May 16th at ECMS

East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, NC is proud to present the It’s Bo Time 200 this Saturday May 16th at EC Speedway. Races will feature some of the best Modified, Late Model, Street Stock, Mini Stock and UCAR racing in Eastern North Carolina. Grandstands open at 3:00, Practice begins at 3:30 and the Green flag drops at 7:00pm. Join us this Saturday night under the lights at ECMS.

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East Carolina Anticipates Strong Season After Offseason Changes

Panorama of East Carolina Motor Speedway (Justin Kern/The Weekly Racer)

Panorama of East Carolina Motor Speedway (Justin Kern/The Weekly Racer)

East Carolina Motor Speedway promoter John Vick expects two major offseason moves to have a strong impact on car counts and fan counts during the 2015 racing season.

During the offseason, the track released a new schedule, moving races at the Robersonville, North Carolina short track from Friday nights to Saturday nights on weeks opposite of nearby Southern National Motorsports Park and Wake County Speedway.  Vick expects the Saturday night races to draw more fans and more drivers to the facility each week.

“That’s a huge deal to us because of where we’re located,” Vick said.  “I think it’s going to draw a lot more fans.  It’s great for a family.  Wake County is successful b/c of location in Raleigh.  Our fans are located 30 minutes away from the track.  It’s tough.  We’re also running opposite of Southern National so that also helps.  Now we have three different tracks running three different nights and we want to support all of them.”

Vick elaborated further on the move helping all three tracks, saying he would like to see East Carolina, Wake County and Southern National all work to support each other and their racers.

“Those are great tracks and we’re willing to work and participate in anything we need to.  There’s no reason our drivers can’t go to each of those tracks.”

The other move East Carolina made in the offseason was a unification of its Late Model divisions.  The track has been running Late Model Stock Cars and Limited Late Models.  While the Limiteds had a respectable car count, the Late Model Stock Car division did not in spite of names like Dillon Bassett and Deac McCaskill racing there.

“I think our rules are pretty close to Southern National’s rules now,” Vick stated.  “We put our rules out in December and, as far as I know, we’ll stay with it.  Everybody seems pleased with it.  We’ve had nothing but positive feedback. We’re going to have a great year.  We also added Legends and Bandoleros this year.”

Vick was lured into the racing scene by Wayne Perry, the current owner of East Carolina Motor Speedway.  Vick worked in radio and Perry asked him if he wanted to get involved with the track.  In fact, Vick has even setup a weekly racing radio show on several FM radio stations in the Greenville, North Carolina market which is hosted by track announcer Alan Vick (no kin to John Vick).

Vick has new plans for promotions in 2015, including an agriculture festival at the track and an independence celebration.

“We’re doing some specialty nights we’re putting together.  We’re working with North Carolina Department of Agriculture.  We’re going to be doing some stuff with them this year.  We’re going to do an agriculture festival in July.  We’re working on a few things we’re trying to lock down.  We’re thinking about a big freedom celebration for our July 3rd race.  We’re working on something each night.  We want to create a great experience for the drivers and the fans and look out for the people who are working with us as sponsors.”

Vick says the biggest challenge he faces at East Carolina is getting drivers and fans to come to the track a first time.  He feels that, if fans and drivers come once, they’ll keep coming back.

“Our biggest challenge is having people give us the first opportunity to see what we’re about.  I really believe that, when people find out what we’re about and see how we make it a family fun night.  If we can find out how to reach them, they will continue to support the track.  To us, short track racing is fun.  The first impression is the single most important one.”

The first race of the season at East Carolina Motor Speedway will be on Saturday, April 18th.

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2015 East Carolina Motor Speedway Schedule

April 18th: Late Model Stock Car
May 2nd: Late Model Stock Car
May 16th: Late Model Stock Car
May 30th: Late Model Stock Car (Twin Races)
June 6th: Late Model Stock Car
June 20th: Late Model Stock Car (Twin Races)
July 3rd: Late Model Stock Car (Twin Races)
July 18th: Late Model Stock Car
July 25th: Late Model Stock Car
August 8th: Late Model Stock Car (Twin Races)
August 22nd: Late Model Stock Car
September 5th: Late Model Stock Car
September 19th: Late Model Stock Car (Twin Races)

Article courtesy of Race22.com by Andy Marquis

2015 Open Practice Dates

East Carolina Motor Speedway will be holding Open Practice for All Classes on the following dates:

  • March 14th, 2015
  • March 21st, 2015
  • April 4th, 2015

Gates will be open from 9:00am -4:00pm. New Tires will be available at the track as well as NASCAR license application. If you have any questions please email us at info@ecspeedway.com.

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.

Visit us Online at www.ECSpeedway.com

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Link to Renew your NASCAR License

2015 License Renewal Button

If you are looking to renew your Nascar License East Carolina Motor Speedway has provided the link below to make it easy for you!

Renew your NASCAR License at: https://www.nascarmembers.com/renewal.aspx

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.

Visit us Online at www.ECSpeedway.com

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East Carolina Motor Speedway Releases Late Model Rules

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ROBERSONVILLE, NC :: East Carolina Motor Speedway released their rules for the 2015 season after announcing they have merged the Limited Late Model and Late Model Stock Car divisions.

The division will run out of a Limited Late Model rulebook which has been altered to allow both divisions to compete.  The Limited Late Model division will be East Carolina’s premier racing division with drivers competing there collecting points in Division I of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.

According to track promoter John Vick, the decision to merge the classes was made by track owner Wayne Perry.  Last year, the Limited Late Model division saw double digit car counts while the Late Model Stock Car division only saw single digit car counts.

“I think it’s a good thing.  We have a really good field of Limited Late Models and we think this will give an opportunity for the Late Models to come down a little bit, Limiteds to step up, give us full fields, make the racing a little better and drop costs a little bit.”

Under East Carolina’s rules, the Ford S347JR, Ford’s junior crate engine, is the only Ford crate engine allowed to compete.  That engine is used in the Limited Late Model division.  The Ford 347JR will have an additional 50 pounds added to the car and drivers running that engine will run a 390-inch carburetor.  The Little Hickory motors and GM 604 engines will all have run an additional 25 pounds while the built Late Model engines, GM 602 crate engines and the ZZ4 engines will run at 3,050 pounds.

Drivers will be allowed to run four new tires on opening night and two new tires and two scuff tires each race after that with tires impounded each race night.  New cars that come after opening night must purchase two new and two scuff tires from the racetrack.

Joshua Van Winkle has competed in the Late Model Stock Car division at East Carolina Motor Speedway for four seasons.  Van Winkle says the rules, as well as the move to Saturdays nights, will help the racetrack but will hurt him.

“I think the only guys who will be really hurt by these rules are me and Shelton McNair but Saturday night racing will help them dramatically I feel like,” Van Winkle commented.  “It’s the right move for the track, wrong move for me.”

Louis White won the Limited Late Model championship at East Carolina Motor Speedway in 2014, his fourth track championship of any kind.  White, who will at least start out running the full season at East Carolina, says the rules should help the track and should attract competition from other racetracks.

“I didn’t see a lot of difference in them from last year.  I just got a glance at them.  I feel like it will help because they’ll run Limiteds as the premier class and it’s the same way all the Limited cars run now.  I’m looking forward to it.  Maybe there will be some good competition there.”

East Carolina’s complete rules package can be seen on their website »http://ecspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Late-Model-Stock-Car-Rules.pdf

Article Courtesy of Race22.com

2015 Race Schedule Posted

East Carolina Motor Speedway

Robersonville, NC – East Carolina Motor Speedway is proud to announce our tentative saturday night race schedule for the 2015 Race Season. East Carolina Motor Speedway will hold its first practice for 2015 on March 28th followed by the 2nd practice on April 4th, 2015. We are excited to bring the following classes to Robersonville for the 2015 Race Season: Late Model Stock Car, Modifieds, Street Stock, Mini Stock and U-Cars. View our 2015 Race Schedule

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.

Visit us Online at www.ECSpeedway.com
View or 2015 Race Schedule

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