MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Twenty-six cars have filed their early entry as of Oct. 7 for the Heritage Transportation Risk Management Old North State Nationals presented by GXS Wraps at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Oct. 24-25.
The entry list features a large contingent of Palmetto State drivers taking advantage of the race moving to their home state due to North Carolina’s COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions.
Jeremy Burns, Anthony Anders, Matt Cox and Austin Somero are half of the seven drivers entered that call South Carolina home. In addition to them, defending track champion and current late model stock car points leader Taylor Satterfield has filed an entry for the $30,000-to-win race.
One driver that fans over the years are used to seeing behind the wheel of a super late model at Greenville-Pickens has thrown his hat into the mix for the 200 lap feature event, Jeff Fultz. The three-time All Pro Series champion has enjoyed a high rate of success at the half-mile track in various series during his career. Fultz has racked up wins and podium finishes in All Pro, Pro Cup and the PASS South Series at Greenville-Pickens.
Mike Looney will get his second taste of CARS Tour action. Looney, the 2016 Martinsville 300 race winner and 2019 NASCAR Weekly Series national championship runner-up, will make the trip South from his hometown of New Castle, Va. Looney made his series debut earlier this season when the series visited Franklin County Speedway as part of a last minute schedule change due to COVID-19 restrictions at other tracks. Looney dueled current championship points leader Jared Fryar down to the final lap, coming up just short of the win.
Josh Berry will return to CARS Tour action for the first time this season after deciding to chase the 2020 NASCAR Weekly Series championship. All indications in the national weekly series points standings show that Berry will show up to the Old North State Nationals as the NASCAR Weekly Series national champion.
Berry, the 2017 CARS Late Model Stock Tour champion and all-time CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour wins leader, is no stranger to winning big money events on paperclip shaped race tracks like Greenville. The JR Motorsports driver is the defending Martinsville 300 race winner, where he pocketed $44,000 for his victory.
Not only will the Old North State Nationals pay out an $30,000 to the winner, making it the biggest late model stock race of 2020, but it will also crown the CARS Late Model Stock Tour champion for this year. Current championship leader Fryar will carry a 15 point lead over Layne Riggs and Corey Heim into the final race of the season.
The Trinity, N.C., driver has a shot at history as he would become the first driver to claim championships in both CARS Tour divisions. He previously won the CARS Super Late Model Tour title in 2018.