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]
We are two weeks out from the next CARS Tour Late Model Stock event at Tri-County Motor Speedway (NC). We have to give a call to Craig Stallard in the Tommy Lemons, Jr. team car. Stallard has two top-10 finishes in the first three races and is seventh in points. A year ago they ran eight races and were no better than 14th, so things are improving for the 36-year-old Kentucky native.
Ace Speedway – Track point leader Boo Boo Dalton won both races this past Friday night. He now has won three of the six events this season. Ace will return to action on June 10.
Caraway Speedway – Lee Pulliam won the Memorial Day 125-lap LMSC event over Tommy Lemons, Jr. and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National point leader Matt Bowling was third. The next big Late Model Stock Car race will be on June 18.
Carteret County Speedway – Rain washed out the May 28 Memorial Classic 75-lap event. The next race is schedule for June 18.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – Rain washed out the most recent race. The Battle Down East will take place on June 4 with the Late Models being the feature race.
Franklin County Speedway – It’s a hat trick for Devin Steele who won by almost four seconds over Jonathan Hall. June 12 will be the next event at Franklin County.
Hickory Motor Speedway – Dexter Canipe Jr. grabbed his third win of the 2016 season and his fifth pole in a row. Point leader Evan Swelling also picked up his third win in the Limited ranks. Action resumes on June 4.
Orange County Speedway – Layne Riggs won for the second time this season and he also captured his first pole in a Late Model Stock Car. He will be at Tri-County for his first CARS Tour race in a few weeks.
Southern National Motorsports Park – Strong cars counts flooded the North Carolina venue as Rusty Daniels won both feature events. The first over Deac McCaskill and the second over Clay Jones. Bradley McCaskill is now the track’s point leader. Late Model Stock Cars will return to action on June 18.
Wake County Speedway – Thomas Chappell is the Late Model Stock point leader. The next race will be on June 3.
Anderson Speedway – Trey Gibson has no wins, but leads the track Late Model Stock Car points by one over David Roberts, who has three wins this season. The Late Models will be on the track action on Friday, June 3.
Dillon Motor Speedway – Racing was washed out and action will resume on June 11 at the South Carolina track.
Florence Motor Speedway – Justin Shorter and Strom Altman Sr. picked up wins last week as racing will resume on June 4. For Altman it’s his fourth win of the year and the second for Shorter.
Greenville Pickens Speedway – Add two more wins to the season total for Chase Purdy. The track Late Model Stock Car point leader has won seven races and is currently in the top five in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points.
Limited Late Models will be the feature next week with the Late Model Stocks running a pair on June 11.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – 2015 track champion Sam Yarbrough returned to Myrtle Beach and pocketed a pair of victories two weeks back. June 4 will be the next show. They will have a Myrtle Beach 400 lock in race on July 1.
Kingsport Speedway – Kres Van Dyke won for the third time this season at Kingsport to maintain the point lead at the Tennessee track. Kingsport will be in action four times in the month of June.
Newport Speedway – June 11 is the next Late Model race at the Tennessee track.
Dominion Raceway – Thirty-one cars were on hand for a big Memorial Day weekend showdown. Jeff Oakley bested the field to capture his second win of the year at the new venue. He also becomes the first repeat winner. Track point leader Doug Barnes Jr. was second and Matt Bowling was in attendance chasing points and finished third. The track will be dark this weekend and is set to return on June 11.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – Rain washed out the May 21 program and the track will be back in action on June 4.
Motor Mile Speedway – Track point leader Lee Pulliam will lead the charge on Saturday night during the 150-lap event. Motor Mile will be in action three times during the month of June.
Shenandoah Speedway – Dennis Holdren showed up to score a win in the final race before the big race next week. The next race is the Racing for Wishes 150 on June 4.
South Boston Speedway – A big weekend is on tap this Saturday at South Boston Speedway as the Late Model Stocks will battle for 75-lap twin events. NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National point leader Matt Bowling will look to add points to his current lead.
Southside Speedway – Steve Zuskin stopped the success of Chris Dodson recently at Southside Speedway. After setting fast time Zuskin picked up his first win of the 2016 season.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Nicholas Stearns