August 23rd, 2021 – Catawba, NC
There are only three races left on the 2021 schedule at Mountain Creek Speedway and this weekend will be the long-awaited Ed Watkins MarineWeekend of Speed. Ed Watkins Marine is located in the heart of Denver, North Carolina at 3333 Business Hwy 16 has agreed to sign on as the title sponsor for the flat kart and outlaw kart races this weekend at the speedway by the creek.
“We are excited about it, said Adam Stewart, owner and promoter of Mountain Creek Speedway. It’s really cool to have local businesses interacting with our track to help build that business-to-business relationship in our area, we are hoping this turns into a long-term relationship.“ Ed Watkins is not only the owner of Ed Watkins Marine but also a long time gasman and jack man in the NASCAR Cup series, currently serving as the gas man for the number 23Xii team of Bubba Wallace. During his NASCAR tenure Watkins has won 53 Cup races, three Daytona 500’s and three championships with such notable drivers like Jeff Gordon, Bill Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., Jeremy Mayfield and Denny Hamlin.
“Mountain Creek Speedway embodies what we view as a great partner in both supporting these young men and women and giving them a strong foundation to build their racing careers, said Vonda Watkins, co-owner of Ed Watkins Marine. “We are honored that we have the ability and privilege to give back to the community by sponsoring the Racing this weekend. We are excited to experience top-notch racing at all levels and pray for the safety of all competitors and racetrack personnel and spectators.“
In addition to being this weekend sponsor, Ed Watkins’ son, Rhylen Watkins is also a regular competitor at Mountain Creek Speedway in the beginner box stock division who will make the move up to box stocks this weekend. Ed Watkins Marine will also have boats on display as well as a floor model of their newest line of UTV’s. Ed Watkins Marine is located right in the heart of Denver NC 3333 Business Hwy 16 704.483.BOAT or visit www.edwatkinsmarine.com
For the largest inventory in the Charlotte area of boats and side by sides.
Gates open Saturday at 3pm with practice starting at 5pm. Gates open Sunday at 1pm with practice starting at 3pm. The track will also be available for testing and practice days throughout the year. Those wishing to reserve rental or testing days can contact Jason Queen at (828)413-6890 for details and availability.
Mountain Creek Speedway
5237 Little Mountain Rd.
Catawba, NC 28609