Kyle Larson tests Dirt Late Model

Without question, one of the hottest racing drivers in all of America, if not the world, is Kyle Larson. Since being expelled from his NASCAR Cup Series ride with Chip Ganassi Racing during the coronavirus-related shutdown, the Elk Grove, California native has gone on a tear across the Sprint Car racing world scoring dozens of feature wins on both the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions. And now it looks as if the driver nicknamed “Yung Money” might be looking to take his talents to the Dirt Late…

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Trevor Bayne looking to get back into racing

Trevor Bayne’s rise through the ranks of racing was a meteoric one that took the Knoxville, Tenn. native all the way to the pinnacle of the sport as he became the youngest driver to ever win the biggest event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The then 20-year-old driver scored a popular although improbable victory in the 2011 Daytona 500 in the famed Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford. However, no more victories came at the top level of stock car racing for the personable driver. As a result, Bayne found himself out of a ride when he parted ways…

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Matthew Craig Now Among the Top Stars in Short Track Racing

Matthew Craig is quickly establishing himself as one of the top Late Model stars in all of short track pavement racing. The Kannapolis, NC driver currently sits atop the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Super Late Model standings as he looks to defend the championship he won in that series last season. Aside from that title, the 21-year-old was the champion of the now eliminated PASS South Tour for three consecutive seasons between 2016 and 2018. Craig most recently notched another victory in the CARS Tour-sanctioned Cloer Construction 250 at the historic Hickory(NC) Motor Speedway to go along with his…

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Sammy Smith developing talent with Kyle Busch Motorsports guidance

Sammy Smith is in one of the most coveted rides in all of short track racing as the driver of the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota. And the 16-year-old racer has wasted little time in taking advantage of the opportunity before him. Already in this coronavirus-interrupted season the Iowa native has won on the opening night of Super Late Model competition in the World Series of Asphalt at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway on his way to a fourth place finish in the overall standings of that eight-race extravaganza that runs in the days leading up to NASCAR’s Daytona 500….

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Bobby McCarty dominates CARS Tour LMSC race at Hickory

The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Late Model Stock Tour made its way to the Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday evening for the Cloer Construction 250. Along with the CARS Super Late Model Tour, the two divisions would each contest 125-lap feature events to make up the full race distance. Bobby McCarty jumped to the lead at the start and would not be passed on his way to the win in the LMSC event that served as the night’s finale. McCarty is the two-time and defending CARS Tour LMSC champion. In previous years, this race has featured a throwback theme with…

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Matt Craig sails to CARS Tour SLM victory at Hickory

The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Super Late Model Tour made its way to the Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday evening for the Cloer Construction 250. Along with the CARS Late Model Stock Tour, the two divisions would each contest 125-lap feature events to make up the full race distance. At the end of the night it would be Matt Craig who stood tall in victory lane and collected $10,000 for the SLM division win at the historic North Carolina facility. Craig is the defending CARS Tour champion and currently leads the series standings. In previous years, this race has featured…

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Bubba Pollard, Corey Heim score CARS Tour wins at Hickory

Hickory, N.C. (June 13, 2020) – A lack of fans in attendance failed to take anything away from two intense Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour races that saw Corey Heim obtain his first victory in a Late Model, while Bubba Pollard outdueled Matt Craig to obtain the win in the SLM feature. Pollard initially struggled to gain track position at the beginning of the race, but he admitted that he got his car right where he needed it to be for him to make a charge at Craig during the closing stages. “I kind of fell back there on low…

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CARS Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series approve NEXT-GEN Body for competition

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 27, 2020) – CARS Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS officials are pleased to announce the approval of the Next-Gen body for competition in their Super Late Model divisions, as well as the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Model division, beginning with the Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300 at Jennerstown Speedway on July 4. The new body is approved without any weight penalties or advantages when competing against existing ABC-approved bodies. CARS Tour and ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS officials would like to thank Five Star Bodies, who worked diligently…

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Corey Heim set for run with CARS “Touring 12”

Corey Heim may only be 17 years old but he has already built an impressive résumé as a race car driver. The Marietta, GA rising star scored a big Super Late Model win in the SpeedFest 200 in his home state at Watermelon Capital Speedway back in January. As for the remainder of 2020 season the young driver looks to take on a varied schedule that will include some starts on the ARCA Menards Series as well as in his Super Late Model. The victory at Watermelon Capital was particularly thrilling as Heim edged Kyle Plott by inches at the…

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Derek Griffith working toward more opportunities in ARCA ride

Coming into February’s World Series of Asphalt held at the New Smyrna Speedway many who follow short track racing knew the name of Hudson, New Hampshire driver Derek Griffith. Following that series of races that took place over nine days at the Florida track many more knew the name of Derek Griffith. The 23-year-old racer won the World Series of Asphalt championship in the Super Late Model division by scoring one feature win and stringing together five podium finishes with no result worse than seventh in the seven contested events for that class. But the race that perhaps garnered the…

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