Another busy weekend in the Late Model Stock Car ranks as six tracks ran double features and many others held races. Point battles are heating up and new faces are looking to emerge at any time.
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]
The CARS Tour Late Model Stocks will be back in action in two weeks at Orange County Speedway. The weekly track has a 100-lap race this weekend and we expect to see a few drivers getting laps ahead of the big race in two weeks.
Ace Speedway - Late Models will be on track for a 60-lap event this coming Friday night. Limited Late Models will also be racing.
Caraway Speedway - Late Models will run 50-lap twin features this coming Saturday.
Carteret County Speedway - Racing returns to Carteret on August 6. They have yet to have a repeat winner this season.
Coastal Plains - No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway - Brenden Queen leads the season standings as the drivers will race again at East Carolina on July 30.
Franklin County Speedway - Boo Boo Dalton became the fifth different winner of the season at Franklin County after Mack Little was dq'ed on Tuesday. The Late Models will host another 60-lap event in two week on Sunday afternoon.
Hickory Motor Speedway - Josh Berry kept his winning ways going on Saturday night. After sweeping a pair of races last week at Greenville Pickens, he returned to Hickory to pocket his third win of the season at Hickory. Berry had track point leader Dexter Canipe, Jr. in tow for second and former track champion Austin McDaniel was third. The top three have 56-career wins at Hickory between them.
Mont Cox took the Limited Late Model race for his first win of the season. Point leader Evan Swilling was second.
Orange County Speedway - Several teams will flock to Orange County Speedway on July 23 for the 100-lap Late Model Stock Car race, which will be one week ahead of the CARS Tour race at the fast North Carolina track.
Southern National - Twin LMSC races were scheduled, but were washed out thanks to rain. Late Model Stocks are not scheduled to run again until August 20, but that could change after the rainout. Check out the track website for more updates.
Wake County Speedway - Racing returns to action this Friday night as Zach Marks looks to add to his win total after winning three of the last four races.
Anderson Speedway - Marty Ward and David Roberts split twin features on Friday at Anderson. For Ward it was his first win of the season, and for Roberts it was number six this season at Anderson.
Dillon Motor Speedway - Racing returns to Dillon on July 23 as the Late Models will be in action.
Florence Motor Speedway - Rain washed out the Late Models on Saturday night. Archie Adams Jr. leads the point standings according to the track’s website. They will return to action on July 30.
Greenville Pickens Speedway - Luke Sorrow bested the Limited Late Model field for his fourth win of the 2016 season. Sorrow leads the Limited standings at Greenville. Late Model Stocks will return next week for twin 50-lap events.
Myrtle Beach Speedway - The next race at Myrtle Beach will be on August 6. Matt Cox holds a three point lead over Justin Millikan for the season long standings. Cox has one win and Millikan has two.
Kingsport Speedway - With twin Late Model Stock Car features headlining the show, Kres VanDyke of Abingdon, Va., and Zeke Shell of Johnson City recorded apparent victories. However, during post-race technical inspection of the top three finishers, the rear bumper bars on VanDyke’s car led track officials to hold the official results until Monday, when more information could be gathered.
Newport Speedway - Newport Speedway will be back under the lights on July 23. At this point Taylor Coffman leads Wayne Webb in the season standings by five markers.
Dominion Raceway - The 100-lap Late Model event was washed out, and teams will be back on track in a few weeks on July 30. Nearly 50 Late Model drivers have run at Dominion this season and the average car count has been in the 20’s.
Lonesome Pine Raceway - Wayne Hale picked up wins number four and number five on the season as he swept the doubleheader after a long rain delay.
Motor Mile Speedway - Lee Pulliam and Mike Looney picked up feature wins at Motor Mile. Pulliam maintained his point lead over Philip Morris in the season standings. Morris is a seven-time track champion. Karl Budzevski won both Limited Late Model races over Scott Lancaster. The wins put the two drivers into a tie for the top spot. Action continues on July 30.
Shenandoah Speedway - The Racing for Wishes 150 will take place this coming Saturday after getting rained out earlier in the year.
South Boston Speedway - Josh Oakley and Matt Bowling split wins in 75-lap Late Model Stock car action. Bowling finished sixth in the second race to maintain his track and NASCAR Whelen All American Series National point lead. Bowling overcame an opening lap crash to finish in the top 10.
In Limited Late Model action, Mike Jones got by Joey Throckmorton on lap 47 of 50 to score his first win of the season. For Throckmorton it’s his 10th finish in the top two this year in 10 starts.
Southside Speedway - Steve Zuskin leads Chris Dodson by five points as the track will return to action this week after a two week layoff. Dodson has three wins on the season.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent - Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Sherri Stearns