Tuesday December 5th, 2023 7:33PM

Queen, Honeycutt win, Kvapil brothers score CARS Titles

By Series PR

While Brenden Queen and Kaden Honeycutt celebrated wins in the Late Model Stock and Pro Late Model CARS Racing Tour features on Saturday at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina, it was the Kvapil brothers taking home the tour championships.

Carson Kvapil too home the Late Model Stock Car title, with his brother, Caden Kvapil, scoring the Pro Late Model championship.

In the Late Model Stock Car feature, Queen led wire-to-wire to score the victory, but had to settle for second place in the points to Carson Kvapil.

Queen did not show any disappointment during his victory lane celebration and instead chose to revel in another victory.

“I feel awesome,” Queen said. “It’s so hard to win in this series. We came up one win short from (Kvapil) this year, but we put up a battle to the end. Today wasn’t easy on him, so hopefully I put myself on the map and we keep moving forward.”

For Carson Kvapil, an 11th place effort took home his second consecutive championship.

“Winning a championship with the JR Motorsports guys in my rookie season was awesome,” Carson said. “I knew things were going to be quite a bit tougher this year with Bobby (McCarty) in the No. 6 ride and Brenden (Queen) in the No. 03. Those guys are so tough, but I’m satisfied to get five wins this year after getting four last year.”

McCarty finished in second on Saturday, with Landon Huffman in third, Jared Fryar in fourth, and Ronnie Bassett, Jr. in fifth.

Kaden Honeycutt, Lanie Buice, Brandon Pierce, Chad McCumbee, and Heath Causey rounded out the top 10.

In the Pro Late Model feature, arrived at Caraway Speedway just a few hours before the green flag after turning in a top 10 effort in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series West races at Phoenix Raceway.

Along with a solid sixth place run in the Late Model Stock, Honeycutt showcased his talent by driving from worst to first in the 100-lap Pro Late Model race.

“That just showed how good the car was,” Honeycutt said of his PLM win. “I’m very thankful of the opportunity from E33 Motorsports. They all did an excellent job working their tails off on this car. We needed a little bit more, but it didn’t matter because we still won.”

With Honeycutt being unable to practice his car on Friday due to his commitments in Phoenix, he was tasked with coming from 13th on the starting grid to the front, which he knew would be a challenge with how hot and slick Caraway’s surface was.

It only took Honeycutt 60 laps to accomplish that objective. Once he overtook Caden Kvapil for the lead, Honeycutt successfully managed what was left of his tires to hold the top spot and claim a checkered flag in his first PLM Tour appearance.

Kvapil’s second place finish was enough to secure the division championship for 2023.

“This means a bunch,” Kvapil said. “Luke Fenhaus had a ton of success with the Highlands Motorsports team last year, so to backup what they had and get our own championship is really important to me. I can’t thank Highlands Motorsports enough for an opportunity to run their car and it’s really cool for my brother and I to win titles the same year.”

Jimmy Renfrew, Jr., Austin MacDonald, and George Phillips rounded out the top five.

For more information on the CARS Racing Tour, visit CARSRacingTour.com.

CARS Racing Tour
Caraway Speedway – Sophia, NC
North-South Shootout* – November 4, 2023

Late Model Stock Cars
1. 03 Brenden Queen
2. 6 Bobby McCarty
3. 22 Landon Huffman
4. 14 Jared Fryar
5. 04 Ronnie Bassett, Jr.
6. 10 Kaden Honeycutt
7. 21 Lanie Buice
8. 2 Brandon Pierce
9. 16 Chad McCumbee
10. 59 Heath Causey
11. 8 Carson Kvapil
12. 77W Trevor Ward
13. 77 Connor Hall
14. 7W Dylan Ward
15. 75B Coy Beard -1
16. 1 Andrew Grady -1
17. 95 Jacob Heafner -1
18. 4 Dylon Wilson -1
19. 15 Ryan Millington -1
20. 8B Chase Burrow -1
21. 67 Cameron Bolin -2
22. 15C Logan Clark -2
23. 24 Mason Diaz -10
24. 32 Zack Miracle – OUT
25. 81 Mini Tyrrell – OUT

Pro Late Models
1. 51 Kaden Honeycutt
2. 96 Caden Kvapil
3. 28 Jimmy Renfrew Jr.
4. 13 Austin MacDonald
5. 6 George Phillips
6. 15B Aiden King
7. 77 Logan Jones -1
8. 55 Charlie Keeven -1
9. 44L Michael Lichtfeld -1
10. 7CT Cory Casagrande – OUT
11. 8 Rusty Skewes – OUT
12. 43H Joshua Horniman – OUT
13. 9 Ashton Higgins – OUT

*Unofficial Results

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