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]
For the first time in his career Tommy Lemons Jr. visited victory lane in a CARS Tour race in the series’ first ever stop at Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC).
Ace Speedway – Rain washed out the features at Ace last week. This Saturday will be the Rodney Cook Memorial which will be 114 lpas and $3,000 to win for the Late Models Stock Cars.
Caraway Speedway – Some schedule changes have twin 75-lap Late Model Stock events on July 9 and the Summer Heat 200 on July 23, which will feature a break at lap 125 for tires and fuel. This weekend the Limited 602 series will take place of previously scheduled LMSC event.
Carteret County Speedway – A special week is ahead for Carteret as they will have racing on Sunday and Wednesday. Late Models will race both dates. The following Saturday will be the Beach Music Festival.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – The Robersonville, North Carolina track will take this weekend off for the Fourth of July and will return to action on July 9.
Franklin County Speedway – Racing returns this weekend as the Late Models will run Monday, July 4.
Hickory Motor Speedway – Tyler Church scored a big 100-lap Late Model Stock Car win at Hickory over Dexter Canipe, Jr. Church became the fifth winner of the season. The LMSC’s return on July 16. Mitch Walker won for the first time this season in Limited Late Model action.
Orange County Speedway – Chuck Lawson pocketed his second win of the year in the 75-lap Late Model Stock Car event. Boo Boo Dalton won the Limited race for the fourth time this season.
Southern National – Tyler Hughes picked up a pair of Late Model Stock Car wins this past weekend. The field was some 20 deep making it one of the best doubleheaders of the year.
Wake County Speedway – Zachary Marks picked up his second win of the season on Friday night at Wake County. The track will be in action this weekend.
Anderson Speedway – Late Models will return to action on July 15 with twin Late Model features.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Jason Calhoun scored the win over Averitt Lucas. The track will take a week off before their next show.
Florence Motor Speedway – The track will host the Rudy Branham Memorial race on July 2.
Greenville-Pickens Speedway – Local drivers Chase Purdy, Dylan Hall and Colby Howard made lots of noise in the recent CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car race at Greenville. Hall came away with a best third-place finish among the trio, but Purdy was fifth and Howard was ninth after some late damage. Twin races will greet the Late Model drivers on July 9.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – The Sun Fun 101 will feature twin Late Model events this coming Saturday. Matt Cox is the point leader after 9 of 16 races. He leads Justin Milliken by 29 markers.
Kingsport Speedway – Ronnie McCarty scored his second win of the season last Friday night. They track will race on Friday night this week. Kres VanDyke holds a two point lead over Zeke Shell after VanDyke finished 14th.
Newport Speedway – Taylor Coffman picked up his second win of the season. The track will race on Sunday, July 3 this coming week.
Dominion Raceway – Nick Smith won a pair of races over Doug Barnes Jr. and Matt Bowling. For Smith it was his fifth win of the 2016 season. The sweep should allow for Smith to take the points lead from Barnes who has been a model of consistency this season. Racing continues on Saturday, July 2.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – Nate Monteith swept the weekend by picking up two wins. The track will be in action on Saturday, July 2nd.
Motor Mile Speedway – Philip Morris collected his 96th career Late Model win Saturday night in a record-setting return to victory lane. Morris’ triumph in the CMC Supply/Pine Ridge Nursery 150 marked his first win since September 8, 2012. The next race will be July 9.
Shenandoah Speedway – The track will be racing on July 2.
South Boston Speedway – The track’s biggest race day is this weekend as the Late Model Stock Cars will go 200 laps and the Limited cars will run for 100 laps. Lee Pulliam has won the race five years in a row, however he has not won this year thus making this 200-lap race wide open. A strong car count is expected for the race on Friday night.
Southside Speedway – Eddie Johnson topped Steve Zuskin in the feature event last Friday night. For Johnson it’s his first win of the season at Southside. The track will return to action on Friday, July 8.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent. Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Nicholas Stearns