CARS Tour To Open 2016 At SNMP

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Jamey Caudill (50) and Brayton Haws race for the lead during Saturday's CARS Late Model Stock Tour event at Hickory Motor Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo)

KENLY, N.C. – Southern National Motorsports Park will again host the season opening race for the Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS) Tour in 2016.

The CARS Tour, which features Late Model Stock Car and Super Late Model touring races, will start their second season of racing on April 2, 2016 at the four-tenths-mile oval. The series’ first race was held at Southern National on March 28, 2015 with Cole Timm (Super Late Model) and Todd Gilliland (Late Model Stock Car) scoring victories.

Along with hosting the series opening race, Southern National Motorsports Park also hosted an encore appearance for the CARS Tour back on May 30 when Christopher Bell (Super Late Model) and Deac McCaskill (Late Model Stock Car) visited victory lane.

Chris Ragle, director of operations and marketing for the CARS Tour, made the announcement on Saturday prior to the tour’s ninth race of the 2015 season in Myrtle Beach, S.C.