MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The CARS Tour has announced plans to increase the points fund for one division while also creating a $10,000-to-win event for another division this season.
The CARS Late Model Stock Tour championship points fund will award $5,000 to the 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 12 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.
“Late model stock teams will have absolutely no reason not to compete on the circuit this season. Each race pays $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth, and $600 to start. They will receive free Hoosier tires for their loyalty throughout the season, regardless of their performance position. And now an $18,000 plus points fund at season end to be distributed through the top ten championship points finishers,” said Jack McNelly, owner of the CARS Tour. “We encourage our guys to support their local tracks all the time, but for these twelve events on the 2017 calendar it pays to compete for a CARS Late Model Stock Tour championship.”
Not to be left out, CARS Super Late Model Tour competitors can now circle July 22 on their calendars. Super late model competitors will battle for $50,000 in prize money, with $10,000 going to the winner, during a special event at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C.
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 10 and four free Hoosier tires at the 11th race of the season for their perfect attendance through the first nine races.
“We are always looking at ways to adjust our program to best fit what our competitors have historically done. As the saying goes, history repeats itself,” said Series Director Chris Ragle. “Late model stocks have shown they prefer to battle for championships throughout the course of a season while super late models drivers from around the country will travel to win marquee, big money, events from California to Pensacola. We believe these major additions to the CARS Tour will take things to a different level for our competitors. We’re not through yet either, we’ve got some more new and exciting things to announce in the coming weeks that will shake our events up and make for some fun nights to watch short track racing again.”