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]
Deac McCaskill turned in a championship effort at Concord Speedway (NC) after an engine problem left him 20th on the grid before the start of the feature. McCaskill then charged from the back to post a fourth-place finish. Josh Berry, who was third in points, won the race, but McCaskill padded his point lead over Tommy Lemons Jr. They will be back in action Saturday at Southern National Motorsports Park.
Ace Speedway – No information is available about the track’s next race. Check the track’s Facebook page for updates.
Caraway Speedway – The 2016 Late Model season is complete as Tommy Lemons Jr. is the champion. The Mid-Atlantic Limited Late Models were washed out this week and will return on September 10 to Caraway.
Carteret County Speedway – Chris Burns is the lone 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 finished second in both races this past weekend, one to Thomas Burbage and the second to Louis White who is also second in points. The two-point margin should stay the same as they each trumped each other by one spot. Action returns on Saturday.
Hickory Motor Speedway – Dexter Canipe, Jr. is now in full rout mode as he pocketed his sixth and seventh wins of the season on Saturday night. The track points leader will now look to win the historic Bobby Isaac Memorial this weekend. Eighteen-plus cars were on hand as the car count has been improving.
Evan Swilling won the Limited Late Model race for his fourth win of the season.
Orange County Speedway – Craig Moore won the Late Model race for his second win of the season. Point leader Terry Dease finished second. In the Limited Sportsman race Boo Boo Dalton won for the sixth time this season.
Southern National – The track will host the CARS Tour this weekend before finishing up there rest of their schedule which touches into November.
Wake County Speedway – No information was found on the winner for this past week.
Anderson Speedway – Chalk up a pair of wins for David Roberts at Anderson this past weekend. He now has 10 wins on the season at Anderson and is chasing the NASCAR South Carolina title with the most wins in the state. Late Models will have a 100-lap race on September 9.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Justin Hicks won for the third time this season at Dillon.
Florence Motor Speedway – 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 – There have been 11 different winners this season at Myrtle Beach. Justin Milliken leads Matt Cox by only two points. The next race will again be a doubleheader on September 10.
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 to seal the deal this past Friday night. Chad Finchum won the first race for his second win of the season.
Newport Speedway – Action was cancelled last week and the track will return to life on September 3rd. Taylor Coffman is leading the Late Model points.
Dominion Raceway – For Nick Smith it was his 10th win of the 2016 season when he bested a field of 17 Late Models in a 75-lap showdown this past weekend. Jeff Oakley was second and Doug Barnes Jr. added another top-five finish.
Franklin County Speedway – The Buster Carroll Memorial 103 for Late Models is set for Sunday, September 4.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – Wayne Hale leads the points heading into the season finale on September 3. He has a 63-point lead and even with double features he should be able to clinch the title.
Motor Mile Speedway – Philip Morris and Mike Looney each took turns keeping Lee Pulliam out of victory lane. For Morris it was win number 98 as he beat out Pulliam and Looney and in race two it was Looney over Morris with Pulliam in third.
Amber Balcaen scored her first career win in the Limited Sportsman division. The season comes to a close on September 10th as champions will be crowned in all divisions.
Shenandoah Speedway – Mini Tyrell leads the points as the next race will be this coming Saturday.
South Boston Speedway – Austin Thaxton rebounded from a wreck a few weeks back to score his third win of the 2016 season. Thaxton who is out of the points battle is just chasing wins and took the 100-lap Late Model Stock win this past weekend. National point leader Matt Bowling could only muster up a fourth-place finish behind Peyton Sellers and Josh Oakley.
Make number 10 for Joey Throckmorton in the Limited Late Model ranks. Throckmorton has won 10 of the 12 races run this season and should easily claim the title at the next race as he is 50-laps from the championship.
Southside Speedway – Eddie Johnson ended the 2016 season with a victory as Chris Dodson picked the championship with a second-place finish. That marks six championships for Dodson since 2009 at the Southside track and eighth overall. The season is now complete and with strong cars counts things could be better in 2017.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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