On the heels of announcing the $30,000 to win Old North State Nationals Late Model Stock race at Orange County Speedway on April 6-7, 2019, the CARS Response Energy Tour is offering a “stimulus program” that will allow competitors to pay for a portion, if not all of their race event expenses prior to arrival for the big event via various supporters.  


“This program is designed to make this event bigger and better. Drivers will get out whatever effort they choose to put into it, if you work hard and promote yourself and this race, you could essentially pay for your entire weekend before you even show up,” explained, CARS Response Energy Tour Series Director, Chris Ragle. “Not only that, but fans, sponsors, and the industry can help grow the purse for the event to make it even bigger than it already is. This program will really bridge the gap between the fan and the competitor. The time to support short track racing and your favorite driver is now, and at the Old North State Nationals.”


The program is designed to allow any driver, no matter the size of their budget, to help with the expense of competing in the event, all while growing the purse for the race along the way. Supporters of the driver can take pride in knowing 100-percent of what their support is going towards. The various levels make it easy and affordable for all to support this event. Plus with those drivers receiving store links they will be promoting the race throughout the off season and leading up to the race.


“We are calling this a stimulus program because we feel like this is an opportunity for drivers and teams to stimulate their program and make it affordable to race in this major event. Maybe this programs takes that driver on the sidelines and puts him back behind the wheel of a car for this race. I know it’s a lot easier to find family, friends, sponsors, and just overall supporters to spend a couple hundred dollars that it is to find one to spend thousands,” added Ragle. 


Drivers will have until Friday March 29, 2019 to utilize the store link for the race, allowing them a full six month period to reach out to potential supporters.


Old North State Stimulus Program Structure

-First 20 drivers who enter the Old North State Nationals, along with the Touring 12 class of 2019, will all receive an online store link that they can utilize, to allow various supporters the ability to contribute to their favorite driver by purchasing the necessary components (entry fees, pit passes, tires, and fuel) to compete in the Old North State Nationals.

-Those wanting to contribute to the driver of their choice will have five options to do so with each item having a different price point: 

$20 General Contribution ($10 goes to purse)

$70 Race Event Pit Pass ($10 goes to purse)

$100 10 Gallons of VP Racing Fuel ($10 goes to purse)

$185 Hoosier Race Tire ($10 goes to purse)

$260 Race Entry Fee ($10 goes to purse)


-Each item purchased for the drivers, will go towards growing the already historically large race purse even more.


-Once the driver’s entry is received by CARS Tour officials, a period of up to 5-7 business days will occur before the link is then created for the entered driver.


The entry form for the 2019 Old North State Nationals at Orange County Speedway will be released on 9AM Monday October 8th via the CARS Tour website www.carsracingtour.com. Those wanting to enter can click the Old North State Nationals banner located on the right side of the page, just below the upcoming event section.      


For additional information on the CARS Response Energy Late Model Stock Tour and the CARS Response Energy 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 Tour Press Release

-Photo Credit: Speed51.com

CARS Tour to Offer ‘Stimulus Program’ for 2019 Event