MOORESVILLE, N.C. - With teams, drivers, and officials preparing to celebrate the 2016 CARS Tour season at next weekend’s championship banquet, a major announcement about the upcoming 2017 season will lead to much anticipation for the third year series.
In addition to both divisions competing at Bristol Motor Speedway for this year’s inaugural U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing on May 19-21, a hefty championship points fund for the Late Model Stocks will be up for grabs, while Super Late Model teams will race for $50,000 in purse money at Orange County Speedway on July 22.
The Late Model Stock championship points fund will award $5,000 to the 2017 champion, with 10th place position receiving $500. In all, the fund will total $18,500 before additional awards and prizes are added. Competing teams must attempt all twelve races in order to take home prize money at season’s end.
In addition, the CARS Tour Loyalty Program will continue to award participation amongst Late Model Stock teams this upcoming season. Teams that have perfect attendance through the first nine events will receive two free Hoosier tires at race ten and four free Hoosier tires at the eleventh race of the season.
Super Late Model fans and teams from across the region can now circle the date of July 22nd on their calendar for the series’ first attempt at building a marquee event on the schedule. Supers will battle for $50,000 in prize money, with $10,000 going to the winner and $1,000 to the final finisher at Orange County Speedway.
Just as with Late Model Stocks, the Super Late Models will benefit from the CARS Tour Loyalty Program, with teams receiving two free Hoosier tires at race ten and four free Hoosier tires at the eleventh race of the season for their perfect attendance through the first nine races.
For more information on the CARS Racing Tours, visit CARSRacingTour.com.