Seven Late Model Stars Seeking Rare Sweep in Missouri

This weekend’s Show Me State Showdown presented by Speed51 at Lebanon I-44 Speedway (MO) will see both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour in action, giving drivers a chance to pull double-duty and sweep both races on Saturday night.  Only two drivers have ever pulled the Super Series/All-Stars Tour sweep in one race event, and seven of the country’s top stars will look to pull off the feat for a third time this Saturday.

 

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One driver is coming off a win and a third-place run last weekend while pulling double-duty at the Rattler.  Bubba Pollard finished third in his only other appearance at I-44, coming in 2016 at the Mercy Masters of the Pros 144 with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.

 

Stephen Nasse also pulled double-duty last weekend at The Rattler, and is scheduled to do it again this weekend at the Show Me State Showdown.  The Florida driver has won in both Pro and Super Late Model competition in 2019, winning the Pro Late Model portion of SpeedFest and winning Super Late Model races at New Smyrna Speedway and Showtime Speedway.

 

Reigning Snowball Derby winner Travis Braden is entered for both races with Team Platinum.  The two-time ARCA/CRA Super Series champion is no stranger to weekend sweeps, having swept Winchester 400 weekend back in 2016 with wins in the All-Stars Tour and the Winchester 400.

 

Cody Coughlin has also completed a sweep of his own, but it did not come during a race weekend.  He won both the Super Series and All-Stars Tour titles in 2016.

 

Missouri’s own Mike Wallace is set to return to his home track this weekend for both races, where he will be behind the wheel of son Matt’s machines.  Also joining them in double-duty are NASCAR Truck Series driver Carson Hocevar and Texas racer Chris Davidson.

 

Stephen Nasse was the most recent driver to sweep a weekend in CRA competition, doing so at Winchester Speedway last September during the World Stock Car Festival.  He and Travis Braden are the only two drivers to ever sweep ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour races in a single event weekend, with both instances happening at Winchester.

 

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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
-Photo credit: Speed51 photo

 

Seven Late Model Stars Seeking Rare Sweep in Missouri