One of the top drivers in Super Late Model racing has announced he will go after the two richest races for Late Model Stock Cars in the 2020 season.
Stephen Nasse, a former Southern Super Series champion and Winchester 400 winner, announced on Twitter he will be competing in the prestigious Martinsville 300 and the Old North State Nationals in the upcoming season.
“Excited to announce I will be driving a LMSC for @fatheadracing on April 4 @OCS_Track and Sept 26 @MartinsvilleSwy,” the tweet read. “Been wanting to do this for a long time and I’m very thankful for this opportunity.”
Nasse will compete for Fat Head Racing in the two events. The CARS Tour Old North State Nationals will take place April 4 at Orange County Speedway (NC), while the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 will be on September 26 at Martinsville Speedway (VA).
The two events mark the highest-paying events in Late Model Stock Car racing. Martinsville has long been considered the discipline’s holy grail, with racers competing for the famed Martinsville grandfather clock along with their winnings. In 2019, Josh Berry pocketed $44,000 in the event between the winner’s take of the purse and bonuses for starting on the pole and leading every lap of the race.
The Old North State Nationals is entering its second running. Lee Pulliam won $30,000 after taking the checkered flag in the inaugural event last year.
This is a developing story, and Speed51 will provide more information as it becomes available.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
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