Late Model Stock Car fans can find all the quick little nuggets of info for the 2017 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]
Ace Speedway – The track was in action this past weekend with Boo Boo Dalton besting a field of 16 Limited Late Models. Zack Clifton was second and Dylan Ward came home third.
Caraway Speedway – The track will be back in action on Friday night, June 30 for the Rusty Harpe Memorial 171. A solid number of Late Model Stock drivers from around the area are expected for this Friday night event. Tommy Lemons Jr. won the race two years ago and Josh Berry was the winner last year. The Limited Late Models will be in action for 50-laps as well.
Carteret County Speedway – Finally a repeat winner this season as Tyler Matthews won for the second time in 2017. In all, five different drivers tasted victory before Matthews repeated. The track will race on Wednesday, July 5.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – Thomas Burbage leads Wesley Johnson by 10 markers as the track heads into the July 1 event. Twin features will be on tap for the Late Model Stocks.
Hickory Motor Speedway – A brief summer break is on at Hickory as racing returns for the local Late Model Stock Cars on July 8. While fans wait for that they can stare down the points and see that Ryan Millington has a four-point lead over Charlie Watson. In 17 races the two drivers have 11 wins, but in all some eight drivers have won including four straight first-time winners this year.
The story is the same in the Limited Sportsman. Monty Cox has a 14-point lead over Jeremy Pelfrey. In the Paramount Kia Challenge they are deadlocked at 98. It will be fun to watch down the stretch.
Orange County Speedway – Layne Riggs completed the task at his home track by wins the CARS Tour Late Model Stock car event this past weekend. The former track Limited Late Model champ leads the CARS Tour points with two wins this season. Late Model Stocks and Limiteds will be in action on July 8th.
Southern National – Racing was washed out this past weekend, but there is still plenty of action to go around this season. July 8 will be the next event as the Late Model Stock Cars will go for twin features with the distance being 40 laps in each.
Wake County Speedway – Zach Marks scored the win in the most recent Late Model Stock event. With four wins this year already Clay Jones is the track’s point leader. The track’s next event will be on July 14.
Anderson Speedway – After nearly a month off, Anderson Speedway will be under the lights this coming Friday. David Roberts has four wins this season as he looks to defend his track championship. Roberts leads Luke Sorrow in the points so far this season.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Racing returns to Dillon on July 8 after rain washed things out on June 24.
Florence Motor Speedway – Late Models will be in action on July 1. Averitt Lucas has five total wins this season.
Greenville-Pickens Speedway – If you like good mid-season point battles then look no further than Greenville. The track will be in action on Saturday night as Cody Haskins and Will Burns are tied for the Late Model Stock Cars points lead, but chances are they won’t be tied after double features. On the Limited side, Taylor Nesbit is up 18 points on Andrew Cordell and Bob Root. The Limiteds are off this Saturday.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – For the eighth time this season Lee Pulliam went to victory lane at Myrtle Beach. He has won eight of the 10 races that have been run this season. Pulliam has a huge points lead and leads the NASCAR South Carolina State standings as well. The track will be off this weekend before a big Myrtle Beach 400 locking race on July 8.
Kingsport Speedway – Five of his 11 wins this season for Kres VanDyke have come at the Kingsport Speedway. Friday night the track will be in action as the locals will look to dethrone VanDyke and his early season success.
Newport Speedway – The track was washed out this past weekend. Newport Speedway has produced four different winners in four races this season. The track will be in action this weekend with fireworks for the fans in attendance.
Dominion Raceway – With a sweep this past weekend, Doug Barnes Jr. runs his season total to six and tightens the point lead as he was second to Tyler Hughes coming into the weekend. Dominion will be off for the fourth of July weekend, but will return to action on July 8.
Franklin County Speedway – The remainder of the 2017 season has been canceled.
Langley Speedway – The track will be in action on July 1 with Late Models headlining the card of action. The big race of the season is coming up in a few weeks as the Hampton Heat 200 returns on July 22 after a one-year hiatus. Matt Waltz leads the points this season.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – Kres VanDyke has won all five races this season as the track will be in action this Saturday night.
Motor Mile Speedway – The Virginia track has once again become the playground for Philip Morris who recently picked up his 100th and 101st win at the oval. Morris is the runaway points leader early on. The track will host double features on July 15.
Shenandoah Speedway – Late Model Stock track-point leader Mini Tyrell won for the second time this year this past weekend. The track will be dark until July 15.
South Boston Speedway – All eyes will be on the South Boston Speedway as they host their annual 200-lap Late Model Stock event. Lee Pulliam has won it a record six years in a row, but perhaps this year is the biggest curve ball for him as the track has fresh asphalt. All the regulars will be gunning for him. Peyton Sellers is the points leader in the Late Model class. At the same time, the Limited Late Models will take the green flag in their 100-lap race. Colin Garrett leads the Limited drivers with three wins.
Southside Speedway – Eddie Johnson picked up his first win of the season this past Friday night. Twin 30-lap races will await the Holiday weekend crowd on Friday night. Rookie Mason Bailey leads the points despite defending track champion Chris Dodson having two wins.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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