Kannapolis, NC — Coming off of a successful 2015 rookie season in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, Ruggles sets his sights high racing full time in 2016 CARS Tour, a touring late model stock division.


“I am really excited to start the 2016 season racing the CARS Tour,” said Ruggles. “It’s been a long off season and I can’t wait for the season opener at Southern National Motorsports Park on April 2. Good luck to all competitors and fellow racers! Have a great 2016 season.”


April is Autism Awareness month and April 2, 2016 is World Autism Day. Ruggles will once again run an Autism Awareness paint scheme on the No. 29 Chevrolet during the month of April in support of his younger brother Ryan, others affected by autism and The Autism Society of North Carolina.


About The CARS Tour:

For more information and to stay up with all the latest news and information on the CARS Late Model Stock Tour and CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com or contact the series directly at 704-662-9212. You can also follow the tour along on Twitter @CARSTour and stay connected via the tours Facebook page by liking “CARS Tour”.


About The Autism Society of North Carolina:

For over 44 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC is a statewide organization, supporting North Carolinians affected by autism. Every dollar that we raise stays within North Carolina, helping people who live and work in our local communities.


Our organization works to directly improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, training, education, and direct services.


For more information about the Autism Society of North Carolina, go to www.autismsociety-nc.org.


About Jake Ruggles Racing:

Jake Ruggles Racing is a family owned and operated team based in Kannapolis, NC. Ruggles began racing quarter midgets when he was eight years old. He started competing in the Allison Legacy Race Series in 2013 at age 12. After multiple Rookie of the Race Awards and top-five finishes, as well as a Hard-Charger Award, Ruggles was crowned 2013 Allison Legacy Race Series Rookie of the Year. He finished the season third overall in points. In 2014, Ruggles earned podium finishes at each track he raced in the Allison Legacy Race Series and finished second in the championship point standings. 2015 was Ruggles’ rookie year in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series where he experienced the challenge of racing full size stock cars. The rookie late model driver learned a lot and with nine-top 10 finishes (in 13 races), 1 win, a third-place finish at Motor Mile Speedway and a fourth-place result at Hickory Motor Speedway Ruggles exceeded the expectations and goals that he set for himself.


Jake Ruggles Racing sponsors include Driven Race Gear, CK Select Real Estate, Gio’s Tire & Automotive, Signsfast Superstore Kannapolis and Studio 7 Salon.


For more information about Jake Ruggles Racing, visit www.jakeruggles.com. Also follow Jake Ruggles Racing on Facebook.com/JakeRugglesRacing, Twitter at @jakeruggles29, on Instagram at @jakeruggles29 and on Periscope at @jakeruggles29.


-Jake Ruggles Racing Press Release

-Photo Credit: Jake Ruggles Racing Twitter

Ruggles Ready to Hit the Road for CARS Late Model Stock Tour