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]
Josh Berry picked up the most recent win when the CARS Tour visited Tri-County Speedway (NC) this past weekend. Robert Tyler scored a career-best fourth-place finish and Stefan Parsons posted a fifth-place finish, which was also a career-best for the North Carolina driver. We could see some more drivers score their career-best finishes in two weeks at Greenville Pickens Speedway.
Ace Speedway – Advanced tickets for the upcoming Rodney Cook memorial race will go on sale this coming Tuesday. No information is available from the last races.
Caraway Speedway – The next big Late Model Stock Car race will be on June 18. Big names like Tommy Lemons, Jr. are expected to be there racing.
Carteret County Speedway – The next race is schedule for this coming Saturday, June 18.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – A surprise visitor was on hand for the Saturday doubleheader. NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Point leader Matt Bowling was in the house chasing points and he scored a win and finished third. Louis White won the second of two twin feature races.
Hickory Motor Speedway – An off weekend allows us to look at the points to see Dexter Canipe, Jr. has an 18 point lead over Ryan Millington. The Limited have had some good races as well with Evan Swilling sitting on top of the points.
Orange County Speedway – Chuck Lawson won the Late Model feature as point leader Layne Riggs ran the CARS Tour race and started on the front row.
Southern National – Late Model Stock Cars will return to action on June 18. Bradley McCaskill is the tracks point leader, but he will be absent from the track after suffering burns in a crash at East Carolina.
Wake County Speedway – Alex Fleming won the most recent race at Wake. Racing returns on June 17.
Anderson Motor Speedway – David Roberts looks to add to his season win total with five, but the Late Models will be off for a few weeks.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Justin Hicks picked up his second win of the season as a strong field of 15 cars were on hand for the event.
Florence Motor Speedway – The next race will be this Saturday, June 18. The track will host the Rudy Branham Memorial race on July 2.
Greenville Pickens Speedway – The doubleheader saw Trey Gibson and Dylan Hall pick up wins. For Gibson it’s his fourth win of the season at Greenville. Will Burns was second in both races. Track point leader Chase Purdy posted finishes of sixth and ninth.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – Justin Millikan won the most recent race at Myrtle Beach. The next Late Model show will be on June 18.
Kingsport Speedway – Ronnie McCarty took the win over Wayne Hale. Little did Hale know that victory would have given him three on the weekend as he swept Lonesome Pine the next night.
Newport Speedway – Veteran Wayne “Spider” Webb returned to the East Tennessee Bullring to score his first win of the 2016 season. The next race will be on June 25.
Dominion Raceway – Nick Smith won a photo-finish race over Jeff Oakley at Dominion. The victory was the second of the year for Smith. Both drivers now have two wins on the season. It will be a 75-lap race next week and then twin 50’s for the Late Models on the 25th.
Franklin County Speedway – Dennis Holdren pocketed a feature win on Sunday afternoon.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – Wayne Hale swept the twin races for his first two wins of the season at Lonesome Pine Raceway. Late Models will be back in action on June 25.
Motor Mile Speedway – Track point leader Lee Pulliam picked up his fifth win of the season as Chad Finchum won the other race for his second of the year.
Shenandoah Speedway – The June 4 Racing for Wishes 150 was washed out and will be run on July 23.
South Boston Speedway – SoBo was off this past weekend and will return to action on June 18 with twin 75-lap races for the Late Model Stocks. 51 recently caught up with Bobby McCarty who has become a challenger each week at SoBo. Click here to read that story.
Southside Speedway – Chris Dodson picked up his fourth win of the season over Greg Fernandez and Steve Zuskin. The 20-car field was one of the deepest of the season as Bugs Hairfield, the 1992 Track Champion, was in field and finished fifth.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Dominion Raceway