BELMONT — A local race car driver represented Carolina Motor Speedway and his sponsors at a racing event on Tuesday.
Lockhart resident Earl Petty was invited to attend a promo on Tuesday with the Performance Racing Network. Petty drives the No. 7 street stock car — for Tommy Watson Racing and car owner Tommy Watson — on Fridays at Carolina Motor Speedway in Gastonia.
On Tuesday, Petty and Watson represented their sponsors and Carolina Speedway at Walmart in Belmont, N.C. with the Performance Racing Network (PRN), Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Petty has been racing for three years, but his experience spans beyond that has he said he has been around the racing world and assisted other drivers from a young age. On Apr. 23, Petty set a new track record for the Renegades division at Carolina Motor Speedway.
Earl Petty is the son of Mike and Kim Petty.
Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128.