Young Gun Claims PRA Tours Pole at Southern National

Young gun Carson Kvapil is starting his Super Late Model season at the top of the heap, qualifying on the pole for the PRA Tours Super Late Model Series opener at Southern National Motorsports Park.


Kvapil circled the 0.400-mile oval in Kenly, North Carolina in 14.785 seconds to claim the pole for the make-up race from the 2019 Thanksgiving Classic.  A trio of North Carolina racers took the next three spots, with Brandon Setzer joining Kvapil on the front row.  Defending PRA Tours Champion Kodie Conner qualified third, with defending CARS Tour champion Matt Craig setting the fourth-fast time and Mike Darne rounding out the top five.


Another former Super Late Model champion is also in the field, as 2018 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Josh Brock will start sixth in his first career PRA event.  NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series competitor Natalie Decker will start 11th.


The PRA Tours Super Late Models will compete for 125 laps around Southern National Motorsports Park in their season opener.  Saturday’s race is the first of a six-race season.


Fans can follow Speed51’s Race Day Now coverage for updates from the race by clicking here.  Speed51 will also have highlights and a recap from the season-opening event for members of the Speed51 Network.  Find out more about joining the Speed51 Network by clicking here.


-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans

-Photo credit: Speed51 / Kyler Hope


PRA Tours Qualifying Results – Southern National Motorsports Park


Pos. # Driver Fast Lap
1 35 Carson Kvapil 14.785
2 6 Brandon Setzer 14.929
3 45 Kodie Conner 14.945
4 54 Matt Craig 14.956
5 6D Mike Darne 14.966
6 17 Josh Brock 15.035
7 48 Toby Grynewicz 15.088
8 9 Hudson Halder 15.138
9 1 Nolan Pope 15.225
10 21 Tim Allensworth 15.242
11 61 Natalie Decker 15.387
12 24 JP Josiasse 15.486

Young Gun Claims PRA Tours Pole at Southern National