Jimmy Blewett To Run North-South Shootout For Team Owner Tommy Baldwin Jr.

Jimmy Blewett (Photo: Jim DuPont)

A few weeks ago Jimmy Blewett turned to social media looking for a ride for the Islip 300 at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

Apparently that search has also landed him on the roster for the Saturday’s 150-lap John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout Tour Type Modified feature at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.

Tommy Baldwin Racing announced Tuesday that Blewett will replace Mike Christopher Jr. in one of the two Baldwin owned cars that will compete in the North-South Shootout.

Christopher will return to the New London-Waterford Speedbowl Saturday to complete the $7,000 to win 100-lap SK Modified feature that began there on Oct. 17.

The Speedbowl event was suspended after 42 laps when the car of Tim Jordan went up the backstretch wall and tore down a large chunk of the turn three catch fence. Christopher was running seventh in the event at the time it was suspended.

Baldwin announced on Oct. 21 that Blewett would run a second car for him in the Islip 300 on Nov. 13 at Riverhead. Blewett had posted a message on social media reaching out to anyone looking for a driver for the event, and it led to the connection with team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. Blewett will run as a teammate to Christopher at the Islip 300.

Saturday at Caraway Speedway Blewett will run as a teammate to Caleb Heady in the Tommy Baldwin Racing stable.


  1. great news!
    hope Jimmy can bring home the trophy bearing his brothers name!

  2. Nerfbarsmurf says

    I guess his dirt Modified is done for 2021. Should be a busy month for “Showtime” with Riverhead and the return of Turkey derby!

  3. Interesting there is a big dirt modified race right down the street at Bridgeport this weekend. I think the Mod feature is Sunday so maybe he could do both.

  4. What a waste of a good ride Jimmy Blewett is a non Both on the asphalt and dirt .

  5. Good to see showtime get this chance and he has the talent to win it.

  6. Jimmy Blewett NWMT Statistics:

    Races: 140

    Wins: 6

    Top 5: 31

    Top 10: 55

    Pole: 3

    Average Start: 11.9

    Average Finish: 14.9

    Running at Finish: 99 (70.7%)

    Lead Lap Finish: 80 (57.1%)

    DNQ: 4

    The statistics support my lack of excitement over Jimmy. I do not understand the cachet associated with him. He does well at Wall, perhaps that’s it. That has not brought much success away from Wall. He doesn’t start that well, and on average finished behind where he started. What kind of show is that?

    There can be no high expectations about how he will do, he has a hard time finishing at the end, and a problem finishing on the lead lap. If you want to win, you have to make it to the last lap. And let’s be real, Baldwin hasn’t been fielding very reliable and competitive cars.

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