This Saturday night is the season finale for the CARS Racing Tour at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway. It’s a big night all on its own with both divisions crowning champions on Saturday night. But in addition to that is the “Double Duty Dare” for drivers who are attempting to race in both the Late Model Stocks and Super Late Models.
Dawsonville, Georgia native Spencer Davis is one of those drivers attempting “the dare” on Saturday night in the Liberty University 300. Davis is racing his family-owned No. 129 Super Late Model, and also in the No. 07 Late Model Stock Car owned by Greg Marlowe.
“It’s definitely going to be really tough to pull off the double win,” said Davis. “Anytime you race two classes it will be tough to win both, but especially this weekend.”
Davis said that difficulty is even greater this weekend because of the quality of the competition that the CARS Tour brings, as well as the Hickory regulars like Josh Berry that will be there too.
“You’re going to have a lot of tough people racing both and a lot of people that have raced Hickory basically their whole life,” he said. “The competition with the CARS Tour is tough in general. Going into Hickory it will be real tough to win one class let alone two. If someone is to do it that’s a real big deal.”
Davis has a decent amount of experience at the historic 3/8-mile oval. He’s run three Late Model races there, but has been there a few times in a Tour-Type Modified with a best finish of fourth.
He’s also raced there in both the day time and under the lights, which is a good thing because this race was originally set to be run during the day but will now be a night race on Saturday night.
“For a night race the track always has more grip,” he said. “But that track wears out tires way more than any other track does so you still have to play the tire conservation game. But the track has way more overall grip than it does during the day.”
But that experience at Hickory is limited to a Super Late Model and a Modified. Davis doesn’t have a lot of experience in a Late Model Stock car. He’s only made a few starts in that type of car before; however, it’s a challenge that he enjoys.
“I just like driving a Late Model Stock,” he said. “They’re always fun to drive. It’s different in every way compared to a Super with the chassis and the way everything works. It’s a little bit like a K&N car with big springs and all that.”
The CARS Racing Tour Liberty University 300 is Saturday, October 31 with practice beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET, qualifying beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET, and racing set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on Spencer Davis, visit www.spencer-davis.net, or follow Spencer on Twitter at @SpencerDavis_29.
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