The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco will allow competitors to utilize the next generation of Late Model bodies as early as its next race, with a weight penalty in place for those who opt to use the newer body.   Watch the Rattler 250 Sunday   Teams opting to use the next-generation body will […]

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On Thursday, the ABC Body Program approved the new “Next Gen” body presented by Five Star Race Car Bodies for competition in the 2021 season.  While we are still a year away from seeing the body in action in series such as Champion Racing Association, the CARS Tour, the Southern Super Series, the ARCA Midwest […]

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(All Corners, USA) – In 2002, various groups gathered to give the racing industry guidance on a national standard for an asphalt late model body shape.  At that time, the ABC Body Program was formed to oversee a body shape control program.  The nation was instantly unified, and the yearly cost of competition for highly […]

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Track, sanctioning bodies and series leaders that deal specifically with the ABC Body (Approved-Body-Configuration) have once again assembled in regard to the current status of approved bodies in Late Model racing throughout North America.   It is the intent of this Committee to inform all stakeholders in the entire short track racing industry that a […]

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Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a multi-part series on Speed51.com that will share the thoughts of Late Model drivers across the country in regards to the new Five Star Gen6 Late Model body.   During the last month, Speed51 has reached out to drivers from the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and West Coast […]

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The new Super Late Model body designed by Five Star Race Car Bodies will not be approved for the Champion Racing Association (CRA), which will abide by the current standards of the ABC (Approved-Body-Configuration) Committee in 2019.  Appearing on Speed51’s “The Morning Bullring” talk show Monday morning, CRA Series Director Glenn Luckett indicated that the […]

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Track, sanctioning bodies and series leaders that deal specifically with the ABC Body (Approved-Body-Configuration) as the ABC Committee have assembled the following in regard to any previously published information in the media and/or on social media. The following is intended to establish the position and declare that the ABC Committee has not approved the new […]

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The Approved Body Committee (ABC) released a statement Sunday on the new Five Star Race Car Bodies Gen-6 body. The ABC Body Committee consists of Late Model officials from throughout the country including Ricky Brooks, Mike Lemke, Larry Collins, Greg Wood, Gregg McKarns, Jack McNelly, Tim Bryant, Chris Ragle, Glenn Luckett and RJ Scott.    The […]

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