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 finished second to Timothy Peters in the most recent CARS Tour race at Orange County Speedway. McCaskill led the most laps and leads the points as the tour heads to Hickory, which should favor Josh Berry who is a multi-time winner there.
Ace Speedway – The next Late Model race at the 4/10-mile oval in Altamahaw, North Carolina will be on April 29.
Caraway Speedway – The next Late Model Stock Car race will be on May 28 for a 150-lap event. Tommy Lemons, Jr. won the first race of the season back in March. The season’s marquee event will be the Rusty Harpe Memorial in July.
Carteret County Speedway – The first night of racing will be on Saturday, April 30 and Late Models will be in action for the first of six dates this season. Clay Jones won the Late Model Stock event at the track last fall.
Coastal Plains – No events scheduled at this time.
East Carolina Motor Speedway – Brandon Queen won the 75-lap race to kick off the 2016 season. Tyler Matthews came home second on opening night. Racing will continue will Late Model on April 23.
Franklin County Speedway – Devin Steele won the Late Model event on Sunday to kick start the 2016 season at Franklin County.
Hickory Motor Speedway – Dexter Canipe, Jr. and Ryan Millington have each scored wins in the Paramount Kia Big 10 Challenge Series. They are tied heading into the third race on April 23. Canipe, Jr. is the track’s overall point leader.
Orange County Speedway – The CARS Tour was in town this past weekend at OCS, but the regular season gets underway on April 23. Late Models will race for the first time this season. Craig Moore won the track championship a year ago.
Southern National Motorsports Park – Late Model Stock Cars will run on April 30 with twin 50-lap races.
Wake County Speedway – Thomas Chapell won the race on Friday night at Wake County. Racing will continue on May 6.
Anderson Speedway – The season is only one race old and Cody Haskins leads the standings after the first race. Twin Late Model races are on the schedule for Friday night as the season will kick into high gear.
Dillon Motor Speedway – The regular season will kick off on Saturday, April 23 and Late Model Stock Cars will be in action for the first time this season.
Florence Motor Speedway – Archie Adams Jr. and Ronnie Daniels each scored victories in the twin bill last weekend. Points-counting races will start on May 7.
Greenville Pickens Speedway – Chase Purdy is the track points leader after already scoring three wins this season. Purdy also won a Limited race at Greenville. Dylan Hall and Ryan Walker are tied for second in the season standings. The Late Models will return to action on April 30 at Greenville with a doubleheader.
Kingsport Speedway – Kres VanDyke and Chad Finchum have already pocketed wins this year at Kingsport. The Concrete Classic is this Friday night as the third race of the season will take place with the Late Models going 60 laps. VanDyke is the points leader after the first two races.
Newport Speedway – Roger Powell is the 2015 track champion at Newport Speedway and the new season gets underway on April 30. In all there are 17 races on the season schedule and Late Models will go 60 laps each night. They will have a 150-lap race on October 1.
Dominion Raceway – Tyler Hughes won a wild race this past weekend – Check out Speed51.com’s recap – http://speed51.com/controversial-finish-to-dominion-raceways-exciting-grand-opener/ – They will be back in action on April 30 and again on May 7 with another 100-lap race.
Langley Speedway – No races scheduled at this time.
Lonesome Pine Raceway – The season will get underway with twin Late Model Stock Car races on April 23. Wayne Hale won the track title a year ago by three points over Kres VanDyke. Eleven times last year VanDyke visited victory lane.
Motor Mile Speedway – All is right again in the world as the early season drought ended for Lee Pulliam after he scored wins in both ends of the double this past weekend. CE Falk was second in the first race and fourth in the second race. Motor Mile will have a 150-lap race for Late Model Stock on Saturday, April 23.
Myrtle Beach Speedway – The track is dark until May 7. Matt Cox leads the points after picking up one of the wins in the first few races of the year.
Shenandoah Speedway – Chalk up the win for Mini Tyrrell who topped all drivers in the 50-lap Late Model race. The track will be back in action on April 30.
South Boston Speedway – Bobby McCarty scored his first win of the 2016 season to become the third different winner in six races. Defending track champion Matt Bowling is still holding bay in the track points and the passing points programs. Already over 40 drivers have earned points this season.
Southside Speedway – Greg Fernandez and Chris Dodson have picked up wins this season at Southside. They have finished one and two in each of the first two races. Action will resume at Southside on April 29 with a 40-lap event for the Late Model Stock Cars.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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