Johnny Stokes is in the same boat as Thomas. Stokes is the promoter of Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and will promote a Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series event at The Mag on Sept. 8. “Dr. Dirt” will also compete in the 10-race series.
By competing in the Chevrolet Performance Super Series, Thomas will also have the opportunity to compete with his son, super late model standout William Thomas. Another father-son team planning to compete in the series will be Ross and Adam Martin.
The Martins are the perfect example of what the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series has to offer to competitors. It give an affordable option for veteran super late model competitors to stay in the sport, and an opportunity for the next generation of drivers to move into the sport.
Ross Martin is a veteran super late model driver that two years ago was at a crossroads in his career, as his son Adam Martin was looking to move into super late model racing after winning the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Regional Championship with his crate late model.
“There no way I could afford to run two super late models, so I was ready to retire and give Adam the opportunity to run super late models,” Ross Martin said. “The only problem was, I wasn’t ready to retire, but it looked like finances were going to make me do it. The CT 525 Engine made it possible for both me and Adam to both race super late models.”
The Martin’s have made the best of their two-car team with CT 525 power, as both father and son have won several races. Ross Martin won the 2013 Ice Bowl super late model race in January at Talladega (Ala.) Short Track. Both Martins will compete in the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series, but they both have the series finale circled on their calendar.
The Martins’ home track, Talladega Short Track will host the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series finale on Oct. 12 with the $6,000-to-win Dega 100.