Following the completion of their inaugural campaign just two weeks ago at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC), the CARS Racing Tour has released their full schedule for the 2016 racing season.
Each race will pay $5,500 to win and $550 to start on four tires races just as it did in year one. In addition to the quality purse on the line at each race; an unprecedented program will be announced in the near future, according to series officials.
The tour, which features both Super Late Models and Late Model Stock Cars, will open their 2016 season on Saturday, April 2 at Southern National Motorsports Park.
On Saturday, April 16, the touring series’ will make the first of two stops at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina. They will also visit the track on Saturday, July 30.
Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) will once again play host to two CARS Tour events in 2016, the first being on Saturday, May 7. The track, which hosted the season finale for the tour in 2015, will once again be the grounds where the 2016 champion is crowned on Saturday, October 29.
Tri-County Speedway (NC), Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC), Concord Speedway (NC) and Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC) will also host events during the tour’s second season.
“We have assembled a great ten race schedule for the 2016 season that has us excited about next year already. Just like last year, we reached out and worked with the parties that were willing to work with us to avoid conflicting race dates for the fans, competitors, and series alike,” explained Jack McNelly, CARS Tour Owner. “Many of the returning tracks feature the same dates as they were on in 2015 to help build and create tradition and familiarity with fans. This year exceeded our wildest expectations, however; we feel with a year under our belts next year has all the potential be even better.”
See the full schedule below for dates and locations:
Saturday April 2 Southern National Motorsports Park – Lucama, NC
Saturday April 16 Orange County Speedway – Rougemont, NC
Saturday May 7 Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, NC
Saturday May 21 Southern National Motorsport Park – Lucama, NC
Saturday June 11 Tri-County Motor Speedway – Hudson, NC
Saturday June 25 Greenville-Pickens Speedway – Greenville, NC
Saturday July 30 Orange County Speedway – Rougemont, NC
Saturday August 27 Concord Speedway – Concord, NC
Saturday September 17 Myrtle Beach Speedway – Myrtle Beach, SC
Saturday October 29 Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, NC
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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