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 is on to Concord for the last wild card of the 2016 season. With the points battle super close at the top between Tommy Lemons Jr. and Deac McCaskill, the Concord track serves as the wild card. The track is not a regular track for any driver and most have very few laps on the short track triangle. Perhaps a dark horse driver could sneak out of the pack for a win
Ace Speedway – No information is available about the track’s next race. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Caraway Speedway – The 2016 Late Model season is complete as Josh Berry pocketed a win at Caraway Speedway last Friday night. Tommy Lemons Jr. ends up on top as the track champion this season after a pair of wins.
Carteret County Speedway – Chris Burns becomes the first repeat winner at Carteret County Speedway this season. Racing will return on September 4.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – Brenden Queen leads Louis White by only two points heading into this weekend’s race. They have five wins between them as they seek a championship.
Hickory Motor Speedway – We can pretty much lock up the season-long championship for Dexter Canipe, Jr. in the overall Late Model points for the Paramount Kia series. Twin races await the Late Models this weekend.
Orange County Speedway – The high speed Rougemount, North Carolina track will return to action this weekend with Late Models and Limited Sportsman.
Southern National – Out of towners showed up at Southern National chasing national points and checkered flags. When it was all said and done Matt Bowling took race one and Lee Pulliam took race two. For Bowling it was his second win at Southern National and for Pulliam his first on the year. Tyler Matthews had decent runs to pad his point lead.
Wake County Speedway – No information was found on the winner for this past week. They will be back in action this weekend.
Anderson Speedway – Late Models return to action this Friday night with twin feature events. David Roberts leads the track standings with eight wins this year.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Racing will resume next Saturday with Late Models leading the card of action.
Florence Motor Speedway – Archie Adams won both 30-lap features last weekend. The Florence track has run more races than any other this year with 22 races having already been completed. They will be back in action on September 3.
Greenville-Pickens Speedway – Late Models will return to action on September 10 at Greenville. Dylan Hall is the track point leader in Late Model and Luke Sorrow leads the Limited Late Model standings.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – The Myrtle Beach Late Model scene continues to be impressive as the twin features brought out 20 cars for the Saturday double dip. Chad McCumbee won the first race making him the 11th different winner this season at the beach. Race two saw veteran Justin Milliken win for the third time this season. The next race will again be a doubleheader on September 10.
Kingsport Speedway – How is going to shake out at Kingsport? The season will come to an end this Friday with twin Late Model Stock races. Ronnie McCarty has a slim two-point lead over Zeke Shell, 11 back to Wayne Hale and 22 back to Kres Van Dyke. With close math like that anything could happen next Friday and picking a champion could be a tall order.
Newport Speedway – Late Models will be back in action on August 27.
Dominion Raceway – Things are really going to come down to the wire for the track’s Late Model Stock Championship. In one corner you have Nick Smith who has nine wins in 15 starts this season. He holds a five point lead over Doug Barnes Jr. who has finished every race in the top 10. Barnes has a pair of wins, but his strong runs have kept this battle close. Only five races remain, but those five races consist of 500 laps on the track.
Franklin County Speedway – The Buster Carroll Memorial 103 originally scheduled for this Sunday has been moved to September 3.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – Wayne Hale keeps the runaway Hale show going after he picked up two more wins last week to run his season total to eight. Three more dates are forthcoming with twin races this Saturday. Hale has won five of the last six races and was second in the one race he lost.
Motor Mile Speedway – Philip Morris continues his quest for the century mark as he picked up his 97th career win at Motor Mile last Saturday night. The track will be in action with twin 75-lap races this weekend before the season finale on September 10. Lee Pulliam is the point leader seeking his fifth title at the track.
Shenandoah Speedway – Mini Tyrell scored the win in the 100-lap feature for his fourth victory of the 2016 season. Tyrell has a large lead for the track title which will wrap up after three more races.
South Boston Speedway – Only three races remain for Matt Bowling who sits atop the point standing at South Boston, in the state of Virginia and in the overall NASCAR Whelen All American Series national standings. Bowling leads Peyton Sellers by 63 markers. It will be a single 100-lap race this weekend.
Southside Speedway – Chris Dodson’s fifth win of the season at Southside may have been his biggest as it allowed him to move out in front in the points by four markers heading into next week’s season finale. The championship will come down to Dodson and Steve Zuskin with outside chances that Greg Fernandez and Brad Davis could be in the mix. Dodson is the defending track champion.
-By Elgin Traylor, Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Twitter – @JoshBerry