MOORESVILLE, NC: Since the announcement of the CARS Tour in mid-November 2014 anticipation and hype has engulfed the new short track tour. The combination of both Late Model Stock Car and Super Late Model feature events on the same night at the same facility has truly created a “must see” event for short track facilities across the Carolinas and Virginia. The time for talk will now succumb to roaring engines as the green flag finally flies on the tour’s inaugural race at Southern National on March 28th. Experience at the 4/10 mile track can be found in both divisions, however; a new American Racer tire, a new tour, and close to 60 (sixty) cars expected to compete, the door has been left wide open to be the driver who wins the first ever CARS Tour race for their respected division.


X-1R Lubricants 300 NOTES & QUOTES


Track/Location: Southern National Motorsports Park-Lucama, NC                  Track Size: .400

Event Name: X-1R Lubricants 300                                                                Laps/Distance: 150/60 miles (each)

Event Schedule11AM-1:15PM Practice, 5PM Qualifying, 6PM Last Chance Race, 7PM Green: SLM-LMSC



CARS SLM Tour Pre Entered Drivers: #00 Lucas Ransone, #2 Trevor Noles, #4 Brandon Lynn, #6 Brandon Setzer, #7 Tyler Church, #12 Harrison Burton, #14D Chris Davidson, #16 Lucas Jones, #18 Keil Spaulding, #29 Anderson Bowen, #31 Kyle Grissom, #41 Brandon Johnson, #47 Chris Fontaine, #51 Christopher Bell, #51N Stephen Nasse, #52 Kaz Grala, #54 Matt Craig, #56 Gus Dean, #66 Steve Wallace, #67 Clay Jones, #77 Zane Smith, Nick Robinson


CARS LMSC Tour Pre Entered Drivers: #08 Deac McCaskill, #07 Clint King, #1 Trent Barnes, #2 Myatt Snider, #7 Justin Crider, #12 Ryan Wilson, #16S RD Smith, #17 Stacy Puryear, #18 Bradley McCaskill, #20 Wesley Hawkins, #27 Tommy Lemons Jr, #28 Chris Hudspeth, #31 Thomas Beane, #34 Matt Waltz, #41 Brayton Haws, #42 Craig Stallard, #58 Tyler Ankrum, #59 Roddey Sterling, #82 Christian Eckes, #88 Chris Davis, #88D Doug Barnes Jr, #98 Stefan Parsons, #99 Mike Darne, #12M Austin McDaniel


***Official Entry Deadline Not Until Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4PM***


Media Coverage:

-Speed51 ( will provide LIVE Trackside Now Live Updates

-RACEFEEDX ( – LIVE Pay per View Video Coverage (, Instagram (@racefeedx), and Twitter (@racefeedx)
-CARS Tour Facebook ( and Twitter (@X1RProCup)


Leveling Expectations:

The CARS Tour X-1R 300 at Southern National is the inaugural race of the CARS Tour, and while the buildup has been abundant it’s no secret that something new needs time to develop into something great. Director of Operations/Marketing, Chris Ragle, explains what the expectation levels are for all involved at the Southern National event on March 28th.    


“If you look back a season ago when we were the Pro Cup Series we opened up at the same track about the same time of year and had eight cars. Now flash forward to this upcoming weekend and it looks like we are going to have close to 60. We have been doing everything we can to prepare ourselves for this and what lies ahead for our competitors when the pits open, and the same for the fan when they purchase the ticket to watch the show. However; we have to be honest with ourselves and all involved that there will be mistakes and there will be hiccups just as there is with anything knew. You don’t get a “preseason” or “exhibition” event in this sport. We just ask everyone to stand by us and let’s make it the best possible race weekend we can.” 

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, 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.


-CARS Tour Press Release

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