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]
Weather washed out the Southern National Motorsports (NC) date this past weekend. A make-up date has not yet been released by track or series officials. . The CARS Tour will head to Myrtle Beach Speedway on September 17.
Championship Scenario: Deac McCaskill holds a 12-point lead over Tommy Lemons, Jr. Despite missing a race, Josh Berry sits just 32 points back. A lot can happen with three races remaining.
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 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 – Clay Jones scored the win on Sunday at Carteret County Speedway. Jones bested a dozen cars and held off Chris Burns for the top spot.
Championship Scenario: Points are not being awarded this season.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – Rain washed out the racing this past weekend so back-to-back weekends will end the season for the Late Models.
Championship Scenario: Brenden Queen holds a two point lead over Louis White. In the victory department, White has four and Queen has a pair.
Hickory Motor Speedway – He came, he saw, he conquered. R.D. Smith continued his success this season by winning the Bobby Isaac Memorial at Hickory. Smith had already tasted victory in the Rodney Cook Memorial earlier this year at Ace. Track point leader Dexter Canipe, Jr. was second. In Limited action Jeremy Pelfrey picked up his fifth win.
Championship Scenario: Canipe, Jr. has over a 100-point lead for the track title while Evan Swilling holds a firm lead in the Limited Late Models.
Orange County Speedway – Late Models and Limited Late Models will return to action this coming Saturday for the annual Chad Pergerson & Kevin Bowen Memorial race. Track points will be awarded well into October.
Championship Scenario: Terry Dease leads Chris Denny by 106 points. Dease has yet to win this year, but he does have eight top-five finishes in nine starts.
Southern National Motorsports Park – Double features will be on tap for the Late Model Stocks this coming Saturday. The track could see some out of towners who are chasing NASCAR points this weekend.
Championship Scenario: Tyler Matthews leads Ricky Jones III by 49 points heading into the final races for NASCAR points.
Wake County Speedway – Zachary Marks has run his season total of wins to five after sweeping the most recent night of action at Wake.
Championship Scenario: Marks leads the Late Model points by 69 markers over Cory Walker.
Anderson Speedway – Late Models will have a 100-lap race on September 9. The following week the track will run double features.
Championship Scenario: David Roberts has 10 wins this season and holds a 62-point lead heading into the final three races.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Justin Hicks won for the third time this season at Dillon in the most recent race. September 24 is the next Late Model race.
Championship Scenario: No points are available online
Championship Scenario: Archie Adams Jr. leads the points by 60 points over his dad Archie Adams Sr. September 17 starts a three race stretch to end the 2016 season.
Greenville Pickens Speedway – Three races remain this season with Late Models having a pair of features on Saturday, September 10 and then one final race on September 17.
Championship Scenario: Dylan Hall looks like he is on his way to getting his name on the wall at Greenville as a track champion. Hall leads Trey Gibson by 64 points. In the Limited class Luke Sorrow leads by 18 points over Taylor Sorrow.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – There have been 11 different winners this season at Myrtle Beach. There will be a lock-in race on October 15 for the Myrtle Beach 400 weekend.
Championship Scenario: 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 on the final night to seal the deal. Chad Finchum won the first race on the final night for his second win of the season.
Newport Speedway – No results can be found from last weekend.
Championship Scenario: Taylor Coffman leads the standing by three prior to this past weekends Late Model Double dip. Late Models will run on September 24th and October 1st.
Dominion Raceway – Nick Smith picked up win number 11 this season in the first of two races with the second going to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series title chaser Matt Bowling.
Championship Scenario: The margin was 12 before this past weekend’s double. Nick Smith beat Doug Barnes Jr. for the win in race one, but in race two Barnes beat Smith by two spots. These two will settle the war with three races remaining on the schedule.
Franklin County Speedway – Kyle Dudley scored the win in the 103-lap Buster Carroll Memorial. The track has two dates left this month with racing this weekend and again on September 25.
Championship Scenario: The win by Dudley puts him into the point lead unofficially by two markers over Wesley Thompson and Ricky Gillespie.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – The season is complete as Kres VanDyke won for the 16th time at Lonesome Pine in the last three years. Wayne Hale notched a win to ice the season-long championship.
Championship Scenario: Wayne Hale won the championship for the second year in a row. This year he had nine wins versus the lone win he had a year ago.
Motor Mile Speedway – 150 laps separate Lee Pulliam from his fourth straight track championship and fifth overall at Motor Mile. The season comes to an end this Saturday at Motor Mile Speedway. Pulliam can reach double digit victories with a win, which would mark the fifth time he’s accomplished that feat at Motor Mile.
Championship Scenario: Pulliam is up 34 points on Philip Morris who is a seven-time champion at Motor Mile. In the Limited Sportsman class Scott Lancaster is up 17-markers on Karl Budzevski. They each have four wins.
Shenandoah Speedway – For the fifth time this season Mini Tyrell scooped up at victory. Races on September 24 and October 1 remain on the track’s schedule for this season.
Championship Scenario: Mini Tyrell has a large 208-point lead and is on his way to becoming the track’s Late Model champion.
South Boston Speedway – Rain washed out the weekend doubleheader for the Late Model Stock Cars. That leaves the Late Models and the Limiteds on the schedule for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified’s racing program on September 17.
Championship Scenario: Matt Bowling is up 50 points on Peyton Sellers as he seeks his third track championship at South Boston. On the Limited Late Model side Joey Throckmorton leads by 67 with one race to go.
Southside Speedway – Eddie Johnson ended the 2016 season with a victory as Chris Dodson secured 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.
Championship Scenario: Season complete as Chris Dodson is the Late Model Champion.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Sherri Stearns