Carson Hocevar has won big Super Late Model races on pavement over the course of his career including the Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway and the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway, both in Indiana. And now, the 19-year-old driver from Portage, Michigan plans to give Dirt Late Model racing a try this week at the historic Eldora Speedway.
The Tony Stewart-owned half-mile clay oval located in Rossburg, Ohio will host the prestigious World 100 on Saturday night with preliminary racing action beginning on Wednesday evening. The main event will pay $55,000 to its eventual winner as well as awarded the much-coveted Globe Trophy.
Hocevar confirmed his intentions on Twitter by posting a photo of the car he intends to drive. The Eldora Speedway website has the driver who currently ranks 9th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings with six top-5 and ten top-10 finishes listed as an entrant.
world 100 pic.twitter.com/MpDI7gqQoj
— Carson Hocevar (@CarsonHocevar) September 6, 2022
Hocevar, who competes on the NCWTS for Niece Motorsports, will drive a No. 42 Kryptonite Race Car with a power plant supplied by Vic Hill Racing Engines at Eldora.
Earlier this season, Dirt Late Model racer Tyler Carpenter entered the NASCAR Trucks race at the Knoxville Raceway in a machine provided by Niece Motorsports fulfilling a promise made by team owner Al Niece to the driver who won the Saturday night feature in the Gateway Nationals held in St. Louis. Carpenter builds Kryptonite Race Cars and regularly drives one of those types of chassis.
In a tweet the young NASCAR driver made regarding his efforts in the upcoming World 100, he remarked that, “never drove a lap in a dirt late model, so if I’m gonna be slow, might as well look good doing it.”
The World 100 will be aired live by FloRacing.com.
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