North Wilkesboro Speedway and XR Events officials announce Window World® as the entitlement sponsor of the CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car event August 30-31. The headlining finale of August’s asphalt portion of the Racetrack Revival presented by Raymer Oil Company will be named the Window World 125. The 125-lap feature race will cap off asphalt racing at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2022.
Officials with XR Events have announcedCall Family Distillers as the entitlement sponsor of the Aug. 2-3 Racetrack Revival events at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The event will be named the “Call Family Distillers Bootleg Bash.” Call Family Distillers, based locally in Wilkesboro, will feature “Willie Clay’s The Uncatchable,” and “The Reverend” moonshine brands as individual event night sponsors on Aug. 2-3.
“It’s a perfect fit. We’re excited, especially being from right here in Wilkes County just right down the street from the speedway,” said Brian Call, founder and owner of Call Family Distillers. “It’s amazing to see the doors re-open at North Wilkesboro Speedway and we can’t wait to be the first sponsor of the first races of the Racetrack Revival.”
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper toured historic North Wilkesboro Speedway on Tuesday ahead of grassroots racing returning to the iconic short track later this summer. The governor was joined by Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith, NASCAR Hall of Fame team owner Richard Childress, legendary NASCAR driver Harry Gant and a number of state and local officials to tout revitalization efforts at the celebrated facility, which on Wednesday will mark 75 years since its first race.
Following a tour of the facility and three ceremonial pace laps with Childress behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro, Cooper addressed the vital importance of motorsports to the state’s economy.
In the midst of revitalizing historic North Wilkesboro Speedway, Speedway Motorsports will bring grassroots racing back to the famed .625-mile short track in August and October of 2022, officials announced today at a press conference at Bristol Motor Speedway. Produced by XR Events, Racetrack Revival will be a multi-week grassroots racing event featuring multiple series on the current North Wilkesboro asphalt in August. Then, following removal of the pavement, Racetrack Revival will return for several weeks in October on dirt before a repave takes place in 2023.
Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith shared his vision for the future of North Wilkesboro Speedway during the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce 75th Membership Celebration Thursday night.
Earmarked within the North Carolina state budget that was passed in November was $18 million toward infrastructure improvements at the historic 0.625-mile facility. That money, Smith said, will go a long way toward modernizing the iconic venue to bring motorsports, concerts and other entertainment options to the Wilkes County region.