Late Model Stock Car fans can find all the quick little nuggets of info for the 2016 season here in the Late Model Stock Car notebook. We have a little from each of the tracks in the region that run Late Model Stock cars. Some information was found on track social media pages and websites. If you think we’re missing anything or have more information, please email us at [email protected]
Add another win to Josh Berry’s resume. After sweeping Myrtle Beach a few weeks back, Berry returned to win the CARS Tour race to keep him in the hunt for the championship despite missing one race. Tommy Lemons Jr. rebounded to finish second and Deac McCaskill posted another top-five finish as Hickory will be up next in a few weeks.
Ace Speedway – No information is available about the track’s next race. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Carteret County Speedway – Racing resumes this coming Saturday. Late Models are on tap, and with several area tracks off a larger car count is expected.
Championship Scenario: Points are not being awarded this season.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – Louis White won the battle by winning the Ronnie Barnett Memorial 100, but Brenden Queen won the war as his second-place finish made him the 2016 track champion. Tyler Matthews finished third and should lock up the 2016 North Carolina state championship in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
Hickory Motor Speedway – Matt Piercy was victorious in the final points paying race of the year, as Dexter Canipe, Jr. wins both the Paramount Kia Big 10 Challenge Series title and the track championship.
Orange County Speedway – Late Models and Limited Late Models will return to action this coming Saturday for the annual Chad Pergerson & Kevin Bowen Memorial race. Track points will be awarded well into October.
Championship Scenario: Terry Dease leads Chris Denny by 106 points. Dease has yet to win this year, but he does have eight top-five finishes in nine starts.
Southern National – Double features will be on tap for the Late Model Stocks this coming Saturday. Upcoming on the schedule is the Mischa Sell Memorial Race which has been moved from Ace to Southern National.
Championship Scenario: Tyler Matthews leads Ricky Jones III by 49 points heading into the final races for NASCAR points.
Wake County Speedway – Zachary Marks has run his season total of wins to six to clinch the season’s Late Model championship. The 2016 has come to an end for Wake County.
Anderson Speedway – David Roberts won 10 times on his way to the season championship. For Roberts, this is his second track title after he won the honor in 2014.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Justin Hicks won for the third time this season at Dillon in the most recent race. September 24 is the next Late Model race.
Florence Motor Speedway – Averitt Lucas won for the sixth time this season as only two weeks remain for the championship. The track will be back in action on October 1.
Championship Scenario: Archie Adams Jr. leads the points over his dad Archie Adams Sr. There are two races remaining.
Greenville Pickens Speedway – Kason Plott picked up the season finale 50-lap win as Dylan Hall became the youngest track champion at Greenville Pickens in the history of the top division. Luke Sorrow won the Limited race and the track championship to cap off a perfect night.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – There have been 11 different winners this season at Myrtle Beach. There will be a lock in race on October 15 for the Myrtle Beach 400 weekend.
Kingsport Speedway – Ronnie McCarty backed up his 2015 track championship with five wins which led him to the 2016 title. McCarty won the second of two races on the final night to seal the deal. Chad Finchum won the first race on the final night for his second win of the season.
Newport Speedway -Racing returns to the mountains this coming weekend at Newport.
Championship Scenario: Taylor Coffman leads the standing by three markers prior to this past weekends Late Model double dip. Late Models will run on September 24 and October 1.
Dominion Raceway – Doug Barnes Jr. got it done on the final night of the 2016 season, but his fellow rival Nick Smith won the track championship after an impressive season that saw him win 11 races.
Franklin County Speedway – Kyle Dudley leads a four-way battle for the championship into the regular season finale on Saturday night, September 24. Dudley, Devin Steele, Ricky Gillespie and Wesley Thomason are locked in a four-way tie for the Chase for the 2016 Championship heading into the final points race. Dudley is seeded first due to his six wins versus Steele’s four victories. Gillespie has one win on the season and Thomason hasn’t picked up a feature win yet this season.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – Wayne Hale won the championship for the second year in a row. This year he had nine wins versus the lone win he had a year ago.
Motor Mile Speedway – Lee Pulliam reached double digits wins on his way to his fifth-straight track title at Motor Mile Speedway. Scott Lancaster locked up the Limited Sportsman title.
Shenandoah Speedway – Races on September 24 and October 1 remain on the track’s schedule for this season.
Championship Scenario: Mini Tyrell has a large 208 point lead so he’ll be crowned the season Late Model championship.
South Boston Speedway – Speed51.com was on hand for all the action on the final night. Matt Bowling wrapped up the South Boston championship and unofficially clinched his first NWAAS national championship.
Joey Throckmorton won the Limited Sportsman title. The track will be re-paved in the off season.
Southside Speedway – Eddie Johnson ended the 2016 season with a victory as Chris Dodson picked the championship.
-Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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