CARS Tour “Mid Atlantic Classic” to Utilize Controlled Cautions and Segments in $10,000 to Win Super Late Model Race

Mooresville, NC 4/10/18 – A growing staple event of the CARS Response Energy Super Late Model Tour, the Puryear Tank Lines/Thrifty Tire Centers “Mid Atlantic Classic” presented by TheGrillingStore.com, will see a small tweak in the format for the $10,000 to win Super Late Model race at Orange County Speedway on April 21st. Controlled cautions will be utilized for the eight tire race with segments of 30, 60, 40, and 20 laps making up the 150 lap race distance.

Similar to the inaugural event, each segment winner will receive a $500 cash bonus.  If the segment winners are on the lead lap at the end of the third segment they will be guaranteed a top eight starting position in the final 20 lap segment that decides who will take home the $10,000 top prize.

“This past month we spoke with several teams, drivers, and spotters and received great feedback on races with the controlled caution format. We were told that with races that use multiple tires the controlled caution provides the best format for teams to utilize options for strategy,” explained CARS Tour Series Director Chris Ragle. “The segments, along with the stages, are a perfect mix that will keep the race flowing and avoid the start and stops of the stage breaks we utilized before.  Based on feedback, we believe this format will add strategy and create comers and goers in the field which makes for a great show.”

Last July, Cole Rouse and Bubba Pollard picked up segment wins early but it was Steven Wallace who muscled his way to the front in the final few laps to win the inaugural event. With the event moving to an earlier point in the season, on April 21st, a strong contingent of cars is expected to be in attendance. In addition to defending champion Wallace, Super Late Model names like Stephen Nasse, Tate Fogleman, Jared Fryar, Bubba Pollard, and short track ace turned NASCAR Cup Series regular Corey LaJoie are just a few of the names expected to be at OCS in hopes of drinking the juice in Edelbrock Victory Lane.

In addition to the Super Late Models, the fan favorite Late Model Stock cars will see several drivers from the North Carolina Piedmont hitting the high banks of the 3/8th mile track. Touring 12 drivers Ronald “The Thrill” Hill, Craig Moore, Brandon Pierce, and Justin Johnson all call Orange County their home track on the tour. Outside of the Touring 12 fans can expect to see the Late Model Stock Tour’s most recent winner, Lee Pulliam at the 3/8th mile track, as well as several local drivers such as Christopher Denny, Terry Dease and defending race winner from a season ago, Deac McCaskill.

Fans are encouraged to take advantage of a big discount by ordering their tickets online in advance at carsracingtour.com. Tickets for the event will be $17 in advance and $25 at the gate. If the savings were not enough, all fans who pre-order tickets will automatically be entered to win a “Grilling Prize Pack” courtesy of TheGrillingStore.com. The prize pack, valued at $70, includes Jack Daniels smoking chips with smoking tube, three piece grilling tool kit, racing rub, and racing grilling sauce.

CONTROLLED CAUTIONS EXPLAINED: All cautions that are not quickie yellows will see the pits open for competitors for a period of four laps at pace car speed. These laps will not count toward the total race distance. Competitors will hold their place in line until deciding at a commitment cone, located at the pit entrance, to make the decision to pit under that caution period. Teams can change 0-4 tires each controlled caution, during the four lap period. Any team working past the four lap time period will start in the rear of the field. Competitors that pitted will be positioned behind those cars who did not pit, based on their previous running order when the caution was displayed, regardless of the number of tires changed or adjustments made. Positions can not be lost or gained on pit road, unless due to a competitor penalty. Each segment break will be a controlled caution no matter what, and will occur exactly on the specified segment ending lap. No controlled cautions will occur inside the final 20 lap segment.

By |2018-04-10T19:14:10+00:00April 10th, 2018|CARS Racing Tour, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on CARS Tour “Mid Atlantic Classic” to Utilize Controlled Cautions and Segments in $10,000 to Win Super Late Model Race

CARS Tour Touring 12 Program Registration Ends February 2nd

Mooresville, NC 1/29/18 – The 2018 CARS Tour season is quickly approaching and teams are setting their upcoming schedule. Late Model Stock teams and drivers looking to compete with the tour on a full time basis have just a few days remaining to register for consideration for the inaugural Touring 12 incentives program.

The Touring 12 program will see twelve drivers sign agreements to compete full time on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour, receiving plethora of benefits along the way. Touring 12 selected drivers will receive the following as part of their incentive package:

-Guarantee of $1,000 to start each race

-Two sets of race tire per event at $100 per set discount

-Four grandstand tickets to each race, used for promotional purpose

-Annual race entry for all twelve events is $825 ($975 savings)

-Income from driver branded merchandise sales

-Additional Touring 12 promotional items, exposure, and incentives

Heading into the final week of registration 19 different team and driver combinations have applied for the program, which reaches the deadline for registrations on Friday February 2nd at 4PM. All Late Model Stock teams that can meet the requirements of the program are heavily encouraged to enter via the registration form on the CARS Tour website at www.carsracingtour.com. The registration form has all requirements and full details of the program explained.

While just twelve team and driver combinations will be selected for the Touring 12 program, additional incentive programs are in place to effect all levels of participation amongst competitors in 2018.

Any team that competes in any three consecutive LMSC races in 2018 will receive additional $500 added to their purse checks at the third event. Thus a team that competes in all twelve races, that’s not on the Touring 12 program, would receive $2,000 in bonus money. In addition to the Run Three and Get Green program; track locals will get a heavy incentive to do battle against the touring stars when the series comes to town. The top three in LMSC track points, just prior to the CARS Tour race, will receive three, two, or one free Hoosier race tire to compete based on the order of their pre entry.

The 2018 season kicks off on March 10th for LMSC teams at Tri-County Motor Speedway with the $10,000 to win, six tire, Mtn Dew Do the Dew 150. Event schedule and tickets are on sales now at www.carsracingtour.com. Fans planning on attending the event need to bring their Mtn Dew products to the gate the day of the race for $3 off general admission tickets. Additional discounts on general admission tickets, Mtn Dew four packs, and Pepsi Park It trackside parking spots are also available online only.

For additional information on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com. Be sure to stay active and social with the tour by liking “CARS Tour” on Facebook, following @CARSTour on Twitter, and scrolling through photos on Instagram cars_tour. Additional series information can be obtained by calling the CARS Tour series office, located in Mooresville, NC, at 704.662.9212.

–CARS PR

By |2018-01-31T18:58:46+00:00January 31st, 2018|CARS Racing Tour, Racing News, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on CARS Tour Touring 12 Program Registration Ends February 2nd

CARS Tour to Host and Sanction Two Limited Late Model Races in 2018

Mooresville, NC 1/23/18 – With the huge Mountain Dew “Do The Dew” 150, on March 10th, already set to kick off the 2018 CARS Late Model Stock Tour season, the kickoff event got even bigger with the addition of a major Limited Late Model (LLM) race as the supporting class. The race will be hosted and sanctioned by the CARS Tour, giving LLM teams and drivers a chance to see what the CARS Tour is all about.

The seventy-five lap race will pay a $13,100 in purse, with $2,500 going to the winner and $250 to start the feature event. With an effort to minimize cost and encourage teams to travel from all over the region, the race will be run on two new and two used tires. Teams will turn in two used F-45 tires to CARS Tour officials, which meet the minimum tread depth requirement, and purchase two new F-45 tires for the race. The two used tires will be distributed to teams via a lottery to ensure fairness to all teams in attendance.

CARS Tour officials will utilize the technical rules of the Southeast Limited Late Model Series for the event, while following CARS Tour race procedures of the pole winner starting first and green flag laps only counting toward the total race distance.  A small difference from CARS LMSC standard age of 14 to compete; the minimum age for the LLM race will be 12.

“This could really turn out to be a major event for us and anyone who is a fan of LMSC racing. We’ve put this race together to showcase LLM teams and to provide those teams an opportunity to see what the CARS Tour is all about,” explained Chris Ragle, CARS Tour Series Director. “It’s a real solid purse that keeps cost down and should encourage teams from outside the area to attend. There’s going to be some good racing the March 10th weekend and I encourage all fans to go ahead and make plans to be at this one. There’s probably not a track in the Carolinas that races as well Tri-County. I promise you’ll see a show.”

Another opportunity for LLM teams to compete with the CARS Tour as a support division will be on Friday, August 3rd at Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, NC. The event will be part of the CARS Throwback 276 weekend as the near capacity event expands to two days in 2018. This race will once again pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start, this time utilizing the LLM rules of Hickory Motor Speedway, as it will calculated as a points race for the Hickory Motor Speedway LLM division at the track. Two new tires and two used tires will be the formula for competition once again. Expanded details about this race will come at a later date.

In preparation for the March 10th race weekend at Tri County, LLM teams are invited to be a part of the CARS Tour Test/Media Day presented by SRI Performance on March 3rd. This will be only time teams will be allowed to test at the Hudson, NC track leading up to the race weekend. Teams that don’t make it on March 3rd will have an option to hit the track on March 9th as part of the standard CARS Tour optional test day before a feature event.

Teams wanting to compete in the event can enter online in advance via the CARS Tour website www.carsracingtour.com. Entry fee for the LLM race is $100 if submitted online by 4pm on March 6th.  An additional late fee of $100 will be added to all entries past the pre entry deadline period.

Event schedules for both Saturday March 3rd Test/Media Day as well as the Mountain Dew “Do The Dew 150” race weekend on March 10th are available now via the series website. Teams that have event questions can call Series Director Chris Ragle at 940.393.3167. All technical questions can be directed to CARS LMSC Tech Director David “Lightning” Saunders at 434.222.0437.

For additional information on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com. Be sure to stay active and social with the tour by liking “CARS Tour” on Facebook, following @CARSTour on Twitter, and scrolling through photos on Instagram cars_tour. Additional series information can be obtained by calling the CARS Tour series office, located in Mooresville, NC, at 704.662.9212. 

By |2018-01-24T16:43:36+00:00January 24th, 2018|CARS Racing Tour, Racing News|Comments Off on CARS Tour to Host and Sanction Two Limited Late Model Races in 2018

CARS Tour Announces 2018 Season Schedule and Unprecedented Competitor Incentive Programs

Mooresville, NC 8/24/17 – The CARS Tour announced the 2018 schedules for both the Super Late Model Tour and the Late Model Stock Car Tour during a press conference at South Boston on Friday evening, along with several incentive programs that the series hopes will boost car counts and loyalty amongst teams in the future.

For the first time in CARS Tour history, the SLM and LMSC Tours will not run identical schedules, as the Late Model Stock Car Tour will run 12 races in 2018, while the Super Late Model Tour will only run nine races. Both divisions will still share seven races with each other during the 2018 season, including the Mid-Atlantic Classic at Orange County Speedway, the Throwback 276 at Hickory Motor Speedway, and the season finale at South Boston Speedway.

The CARS Tour will also venture to five new tracks for the 2018 season. The CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour will make stops at Wake County Speedway, Ace Speedway, Carteret County Speedway and Kingsport Speedway for the first time in the series’ history. The Super Late Model Tour will travel to Tennessee on April 7th to participate in a combination race with the Championship Racing Association and Southern Super Series at Fairgrounds Speedway.

Changes to the purses in both divisions were also announced in Friday’s press conference. The CARS LMSC Tour purse, which is based on a 28-car field, will be increased by 12% in 2018, with the average purse for each race being $32,450 in comparison to the $28,875 spread out amongst the drivers in 2017. A driver who wins a CARS LMSC Tour race in 2018 will earn $6,000 instead of $5,000, and any driver who starts a race will automatically earn $700.

The purse for the Super Late Models in 2018 will also be based on a 28-car starting field, with one major change being that the purse for SLM events will be aligned with other SLM sanctioning bodies. Unlike the LMSC Tour, four races in the SLM Tour will award $10,000 to the winner of the event, which will be the races at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Anderson Motor Speedway, the Mid-Atlantic Classic, and a race that has yet to be announced for May 20, 2018.

The CARS Tour also announced the Touring Twelve program for the Late Model Stock Car Tour, which is a loyalty program that will consist of twelve Late Model teams that plan to compete in every points event for the 2018 season. There will be several benefits for Touring Twelve teams that will include a reduced entry fee of $825, and a guaranteed minimum of $1,000 in earnings for each race. Touring Twelve teams will also receive two sets of discounted Hoosier tires, four complimentary race tickets to all CARS LMSC Tour points races, and an opportunity to be featured on CARS Tour merchandise.

In order for teams to participate in the Touring Twelve program, CARS LMSC Tour teams must sign an agreement to participate in all regular season races and complete driver and owner registrations by March 2, 2018. Drivers will be required to have their name and likeness used on CARS Tour branding and merchandise, and must be committed to participate in limited driver appearances throughout the season, along with running a special throwback scheme at the Throwback 276 on August 4, 2018.

There will also be a loyalty program for CARS LMSC Tour competitors who do not participate in the Touring Twelve program. Any car owner in the division that competes in three consecutive races will receive a $500 bonus as a part of their winnings for the third event, which could result in an additional $2,000 in winnings for the 2018 season. A driver who participates in this program is not required to start in the season opener at Tri-County, and can run any three consecutive LMSC Tour races of their choice.

Other programs announced by the CARS Tour include a Hometown Hero bonus, in which any non-CARS LMSC Tour regular who is in the top three in a track’s LSMC points prior to the CARS Tour arrival will receive free Hoosier Tires for the CARS Tour race at that track. Information regarding finances and fees for CARS Tour teams will remain the same with the exception of late fees, which will drop to $100 in 2018 as opposed to the $250 late fee implemented in 2017.

For additional information on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com. Be sure to stay active and social with the tour by liking “CARS Tour” on Facebook, following @CARSTour on Twitter, and scrolling through photos on Instagram cars_tour. Additional series information can be obtained by calling the CARS Tour series office, located in Mooresville, NC, at 704.662.9212.

2018 CARS Tour Schedule:
March 3 Tri-County Speedway Hudson, NC Open Practice/SRI Performance Media Day
March 10 Tri-County Speedway Hudson, NC LMSC $10,000 to win.
March 24 Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, SC SLM $10,000/LMSC
April 7 Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, TN SLM w/CRA and SSS
April 7 Wake County Speedway Raleigh, NC LMSC
April 21 Mid-Atlantic Classic Rougemont, NC SLM $10,000/LMSC
May 5 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC SLM/LMSC
May 20 TBA TBA SLM $10,000/LMSC
June 9 Ace Speedway Altamahaw, NC LMSC
June 9 Anderson Motor Speedway Williamston, SC SLM w/SSS $10,000
June 23 Carteret County Speedway Swansboro, NC LMSC
July 14 Kingsport Speedway Bloomingdale, TN LMSC
August 4 Throwback 276 Hickory, NC SLM/LMSC
Sept 8 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC SLM/LMSC
Oct 13 South Boston Speedway South Boston, VA SLM/LMSC

—CARS Press Release

By |2017-10-25T17:15:17+00:00October 25th, 2017|CARS Racing Tour, Racing News, Regional|Comments Off on CARS Tour Announces 2018 Season Schedule and Unprecedented Competitor Incentive Programs

ROUSE & RIGGS COOK IT UP RIGHT FOR VICTORIES AT ORANGE COUNTY

ROUGEMONT, NC (June 25, 2017) – Saturday night’s CARS Tour event at Orange County Speedway was the perfect predecessor to the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Classic coming up at the facility in July. Cole Rouse survived a wild and hectic super late model feature to win his first race while also battling mechanical problems late in the race and local driver Layne Riggs captured his second career late model stock win dominating fashion during the Thrifty Tire Center / Puryear Tank Lines 300 presented by The Grilling Store.

SUPER LATE MODEL RECAP

With Mahle Pistons Pole Qualifying cancelled due to weather, Matt Craig and Cole Rouse were the fastest two in final practice, the session by which officials set the starting lineup. Craig quickly jumped out to the lead as a group of a half dozen cars separated themselves from the field in the early laps.

A handful of mid-race incidents thinned the field, beginning with a four-car melee in turn one on lap 46. Brandon Setzer and Lucas Jones came together, sweeping Tate Fogleman and Dan Speeney into the accident, too.

A little over fifty laps later, Trevor Noles and Casey Roderick came together in turn four, cutting the left rear tire of the No. 2 of Noles and causing him to spin into the wall in turn one. A lap later on the restart, Roderick and David Calabrese found one another on-track. The ensuing aftermath claimed Bradley McCaskill after he flew airborne over Calabrese’s car, plus Fogleman and Jody Measmer while Spencer Wauters and Gracie Trotter spun to avoid the carnage.

Rouse and Craig emerged as the two contenders once the proverbial dust settled, locking horns each lap around the lightning-quick facility. With 33 laps to go, Rouse moved to the inside of Craig in turn three and performed a textbook slide job to claim the lead.

In the final five laps, with over a two-second lead, Rouse’s car began to show smoke and Casey Roderick began to close in. Rouse was able to hold on to a narrow margin of victory to claim his first CARS Super Late Model Tour win and the fourth for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Orange County.

“We had enough until at the end when our tires got so over-inflated that it was so hard to make it through the entire corner without slipping,” Rouse said in Edelbrock Victory Lane. “I was so loose those last five laps or so and losing a lot of speed. I can’t thank all these guys enough, Toyota and KBM did a great job. We deserved a few wins this year and finally got one. It’s good to finally get a win since we deserved a lot and should’ve won three this year and a lot last year. So, yeah, this is for all these guys here.”
SUPER LATE MODEL RECAP
The late model stock feature lineup, much like super late model race, was set via practice speeds and had Josh Berry leading the field to green with Layne Riggs alongside. Berry won the drag race into turn one, but by the time the first circuit was completed, Riggs had wrestled the lead away from Berry and began to control the event.

Grayson Massey exploded an engine underneath of his No. 39 machine on lap 38, bringing out the first caution and subsequent red flag of the race. He escaped uninjured. Twenty laps later, Tommy Lemons, Jr., slowed with a flat right front tire, bringing out the second yellow flag of the event.

The field took the green flag for the final time with 91 laps remaining and Riggs once again was forced to duel with Josh Berry for the race lead. After a handful of side-by-side laps, Riggs cleared Berry and slowly began to pull away. Deac McCaskill passed Berry for second 19 laps later and made his attempt to reel in Riggs as the laps wound down.

Riggs caught traffic in the final ten laps, allowing McCaskill to pull within three quarters of a second, but used veteran-like maneuvers to slice through the slower cars, causing McCaskill’s hopes of victory to evaporate as he also was forced to navigate the cars racing for position. Riggs cruised to his second career victory and first at his home track by 1.456 seconds and extended his point lead over Anthony Alfredo who finished fifth.

“Oh, man, it’s just amazing to win at our home track,” Riggs remarked in Edelbrock Victory Lane, visibly holding back tears. “Thanks to everyone and all the sponsors who’ve helped us. Hopefully, we can get some more wins like this. I’m just ready to go to the next track, Tri-County. I felt like we were pretty good there last year, we sat on the outside pole and had some bad luck. I feel like Tri-County is probably most like this track than anywhere else, then we come back to Orange County, so it’s great for us and hopefully we can get some more finishes.”

The CARS Tour visits Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C., in two weeks time (July 8) for race seven of the tour’s 2017 schedule, the Do The Dew 200. The Tri-County event is followed by the inaugural $10,000-to-win Mid-Atlantic Classic on July 22, the series’ return visit to Orange County Speedway.

For more information on the CARS Tour, visit their website at www.carsracingtour.com. Fresh content and updates can also be found on the series Facebook page (@carstour), Twitter (@carstour), Instagram (@cars_tour), Snapchat (@carstour) and Youtube channel (/carstour). The series Roku app is also available for installation to see live and on-demand events by following the instructions available at www.carstour.tv.

NOTES OF INTEREST:
– Local driver Craig Moore, who started 2017 with full plans of running the entire CARS Tour until an accident in the season opener nearly destroyed his car, was very impressive in the late model stock race while winning the Hard Charger Award. Moore started 14th and finished fourth at the end of the night.
– Tommy Lemons ran a race as a driver in the CARS Tour for the first time since Bristol. Lemons’ regular driver, Craig Stallard, was home assisting his family with relatively minor medical issues. Lemons gave the No. 42 a drive, however, and was challenging for a top five finish until a flat tire slowed his car. Other mechanical issues ultimately sidelined him prior to the finish.
– If there was an award for outstanding pit crew performance, Tate Fogleman’s crew would’ve won it hands-down on Saturday night. After destroying the entire front of his car on a lap 46 crash, the Fogleman crew used subsequent cautions to completely rebuild the front of the No. 8 Ford and exercise their “never give up” attitude. By the end of the night, the car had two new fenders, a bumper cover, hood and fender bracing just like it was unloaded, although with a few other other battle scars. By virtue of his crew’s exceptional attention to detail and performance under pressure, Tate was able to finish fourth on the lead lap.
– Bond Suss Racing fielded a super late model for Toyota Racing driver Gracie Trotter, a 15-year old Legend car standout, for the first time in her career. With little fanfare, Gracie piloted the No. 55 Camry to a top ten finish, the final car on the lead lap in eighth. Trotter is expected to make more full-size car starts.

THE FINISHES:
CARS Super Late Model Tour powerd by VP Fuels
Thrifty Tire Center / Puryear Tank Lines 300
Orange County Speedway – June 25, 2017

POS NUM DRIVER LAPS REASON OUT
1. 51 Cole Rouse 150
2. 18 Casey Roderick 150
3. 54 Matt Craig 150
4. 8 Tate Fogleman 150
5. 92 Jason Stanley 150
6. 5 Spencer Wauters 150
7. 34 Nolan Pope 150
8. 55 Gracie Trotter 150
9. 37 Dan Speeney 130
10. 118 Bradley McCaskill 103 Accident
11. 2 Trevor Noles 100 Accident
12. 43 David Calabrese 100 Accident
13. 98 Jody Measmer 100 Accident
14. 49 Jeff Batten 98 Mechanical
15. 6 Brandon Setzer 60 Accident
16. 16 Lucas Jones 46 Accident
CARS Late Model Stock Tour
Thrifty Tire Center / Puryear Tank Lines 300
Orange County Speedway – June 25, 2017

POS NUM DRIVER LAPS REASON OUT
1. 99 Layne Riggs 150
2. 08 Deac McCaskill 150
3. 88b Josh Berry 150
4. 1 Craig Moore 150
5. 8 Anthony Alfredo 150
6. 81 Jared Fryar 150
7. 74 Ronald Hill 149
8. 28 Chris Hudspeth 149
9. 2 Myatt Snider 149
10. 98 Stefan Parsons 149
11. 44 Justin Johnson 149
12. 18 Evan Swilling 149
13. 06 Terry Dease 149
14. 32 Brandon Grosso 148
15. 88 Chris Davis 144 Mechanical
16. 42 Tommy Lemons 111 Mechanical
17. 39 Grayson Massey 38 Engine

By |2017-06-27T14:16:28+00:00June 27th, 2017|CARS Racing Tour, Front Page News, Regional|Comments Off on ROUSE & RIGGS COOK IT UP RIGHT FOR VICTORIES AT ORANGE COUNTY

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Set to Open 2017 Season at Bristol Motor Speedway

Salem, IN (May 16, 2017) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is set to kick off its 2017 season with the with the WCIParts.com 100 as part of the inaugural Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway Presented by Vore’s Welding this coming weekend, May 19th, 20th and 21st. More than 400 race cars split among six classes are expected to be in competition during the three-day event, including racing in Super Late Models, JEGS Pro/Crate Late Models, Late Model Stocks, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts.

The series was originally scheduled to begin its 2017 season first on April 30th, then on May 7th at Baer Field Motorsports Park, but weather canceled both of those events. This will be the first ever series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. This will be the seventh season of competition for the series whose last six point champions include Erik Jones in 2011, Daniel Hemric in 2012, Dan Leeck in 2014, 2015 Champion Driver Dalton Armstrong and 2015 Champion Car Owner Bill Burba, and Cody Coughlin in 2013 and 2016.

With the Short Track U.S. Nationals format and high car count, the event will be a special point’s event for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The WCIParts.com 100 will be an 80 point minimum event, every team that has a car at the event will receive 80 points, which is just like finishing 10th in a normal series event. Teams can only receive additional points by qualifying in the top five or finishing in the top 10 of the WCIParts.com 100 on Sunday. (more…)

By |2017-05-16T22:33:54+00:00May 16th, 2017|CARS Racing Tour, CRA Racing Series, Front Page News, Pro All Stars Series, Racing News|Comments Off on JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Set to Open 2017 Season at Bristol Motor Speedway

Ford Performance Set to Distribute Record Amount of Financial Incentives to CARS Tour Competitors in 2017

Mooresville, NC 2/14/17– Since day one Ford Performance has supported the CARS Tour and its competitors that utilize Ford Performance products. With the 2017 CARS Tour season opener at Concord (NC) Speedway on March 11 quickly approaching, officials from Ford Motor Company and Ford Performance are proud to announce record financial support to CARS Tour competitors this season. Almost $14,000 will be up for grabs throughout the course of the year for the Ford Performance loyalist.

The following financial incentives will highlight Ford Performance’s contribution to series competitors in 2017:

*First ten (10) Late Model Stock competitors utilizing the Ford 347SR that enter the Short Track US Nationals at Bristol will receive $150 cash bonus. Competitors must attempt to qualify for the event.

*Ford Performance will award cash bonuses of $500 to 1st, $250 to 2nd, and $100 to 3rd place Super Late Model finishers at Bristol that utilize either the Ford 347SR or Ford 374D (more…)

By |2017-02-16T03:29:54+00:00February 16th, 2017|CARS Racing Tour, Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Ford Performance Set to Distribute Record Amount of Financial Incentives to CARS Tour Competitors in 2017

CARS Tour to Open 2017 Season at Concord Speedway March 11

concord-speedway-800x600Mooresville, NC 9/28/16– For the first time in CARS Tour history, the season opener for the series will kick off at the Concord Speedway located in Concord, North Carolina. The 2017 season will take the green flag the afternoon of March 11th at the triangular shaped half mile track.

The race will mark the first of several sweeping changes for the tour as it heads into its third year of existence.  The March 11th date at Concord marks the earliest the tour has started its season and it will be the first time the season opener has been held during the day.  Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina has played host to the inaugural CARS Tour race the previous two years.

“This is the first announcement regarding our 2017 schedule and provides a preview for what we’ve got coming in 2017. After two very successful years, we anticipate our third season will be even better with what we have coming.” explained an excited Series Director, Chris Ragle. “Concord Speedway is a great place to get things going on the CARS Tour in 2017. It’s a track that’s fast and challenging, but you can really race hard there if you’re not afraid to get up on the wheel.” (more…)

By |2016-09-28T16:53:39+00:00September 28th, 2016|CARS Racing Tour, Front Page News|Comments Off on CARS Tour to Open 2017 Season at Concord Speedway March 11

LEMONS, CRAIG CAPTURE FIRST CAREER CARS TOUR WINS AT GREENVILLE

Craig-Burnout (002)

In his best top fuel dragster impression, Matt Craig burned down the Hoosier tires on his No. 54 car after capturing his first career CARS Super Late Model Tour powered by VP Fuels win in the Leftturns and Sunburns 200 at Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday night.

EASLEY, SC (JUNE 26, 2016) – Saturday night’s Leftturns and Sunburns 200 at Greenville- Pickens Speedway saw two drivers take home their first career wins in the CARS Tour. Tommy Lemons picked up his long-awaited breakthrough victory in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour, while Matt Craig cruised to victory in the super late model race.

 

LATE MODEL STOCK RECAP

For the eighth time in his 15-race CARS Tour career, Deac McCaskill led the field to green and led the opening third of the race until Chad McCumbee took his turn at the point beginning on lap 30.

A couple of late-race crashes, the worst of which eliminated Craig Stallard, Justin Carroll and Robert Tyler from the event, set up a series of restarts that ultimately played a pivotal role in the outcome of the 100-lap race. (more…)

By |2016-06-28T01:21:17+00:00June 28th, 2016|CARS Racing Tour, Front Page News|Comments Off on LEMONS, CRAIG CAPTURE FIRST CAREER CARS TOUR WINS AT GREENVILLE

Wet Forecast Forces Reschedule of CARS Tour CSX Play It Safe 250 at Southern National to September 3rd

CARS Tour LogoMOORESVILLE, NC (May 18, 2016): Due to a bleak forecast of 100% chance of rain for Saturday night’s scheduled running of the CSX Play It Safe 250 pres. by MMIA at Southern National Motorsports Park; CARS Tour officials have decided to postpone the event to Saturday September 3rd.

The next scheduled race for the CARS Tour will now be the 200 lap event at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, North Carolina on Saturday June 11.

For more information and to stay up with all the latest news and information about the CARS Tour, featuring both Late Model Stock Car and Super Late Model divisions, visit www.carsracingtour.com or contact the tour’s office directly at 704-662-9212. Stay social with the tour by “liking” the CARS Tour Facebook page and following along on Twitter @CARSTour.

By |2016-05-18T19:08:50+00:00May 18th, 2016|CARS Racing Tour, Front Page News|Comments Off on Wet Forecast Forces Reschedule of CARS Tour CSX Play It Safe 250 at Southern National to September 3rd