Team Does Well At Home, Completes Two Caterings & Dodges Hurricane Matthew
It has been a little while since we have posted an update on here but it's not been because we haven't been busy. On September 24, the team was competing in their own backyard of Newton, NC at the Butts & Beans BBQ. Sadly, this has not been a strong event for the team in the past. Finally, the team had a strong showing at home. Led by a 2nd place finish in chicken and a 4th place in pork, Smoke This was able to finish in 6th overall. It wasn't a great finish but it was great to finish in the top 10 and the day was beneficial in the KCBS Team of the Year standings.
During the race week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Smoke This had the privilege of doing two catering jobs for Embassy Suites in Concord, NC. Located on the terrace of turn 2 inside the speedway, the team provided appetizers and full meals for pole night Thursday evening and for the Sprint Cup race. The catering gigs were supposed to be occurring the same time that the team was competing in Lyons, GA. As Hurricane Matthew was bearing down on the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, plans were up in the air. As it became evident that the hurricane was going to have an adverse effect on the weather in Georgia, Smoke This made the decision to forego the event in Georgia even though the competition still occurred. Pitmaster Scott Jarrett made the decision on Wednesday to skip the event because of the safety risk. That decision was a good one because the storm stayed more west than originally forecasted and the Lyons, GA area was pounded, The storm also forced postponement of the race from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon. Another decision that was smart. Saturday was dreadful and Sunday was spectacular! The event Sunday, minus the wind that was gusting to 40 mph, went off without a hitch.
Smoke This will be in Lenoir, NC October 14-15. This 2nd year event is tremendous. The city of Lenoir, NC does a fantastic job in putting this event on. After last year, the team was asked to be a BBQ vendor this year for the 2nd annual Smokin' In The Foothills. Smoke This will arrive on Thursday to begin setting up for the vend and will be ready to start selling bbq, chicken, ribs and brisket on Friday evening and will continue to sell through Saturday night. The event opens at 5pm on Friday and runs until 10:30 with live music. On Saturday, the event opens at 10am and runs until 10:30pm.
Smoke This would like to give a special thanks to the Atlanta BBQ Store. Randy and his team have come onboard this year as our first sponsor and we are delighted to have their help. Randy and his crew do an amazing job and have all the products that winning teams use! Be sure to visit their website for all our bbq needs or give them a call at 706.536.2901.
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