SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Officials from the CARS Solid Rock Carriers Tour have announced the series schedule for next season, which features 17 events between the late model stock class and debuting pro late model class.
The pro late model division debuts next season, replacing the super late model class that will be shuttered following Saturday’s season finale at South Boston Speedway.
The CARS Late Model Stock Tour will compete in 15 events while the CARS Pro Late Model Tour is scheduled to compete in 12 events, including two standalone races at Tri-County Speedway in Granite Falls, N.C., and Wake County Speedway in Raleigh, N.C.
The season begins for both divisions on March 12-13 with the annual running of the Old North State Nationals, which moves from Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., to Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.
Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway hosts both tours on March 26, followed by another doubleheader at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C., on April 9. The late model stock class will then compete in a pair of standalone events on April 23 at Goodyear All-American Speedway in Jacksonville, N.C., and May 6 at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C.
The pro late model division rejoins the late model stock class on May 21 for a twinbill at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Va. A pair of standalone races for the late model stocks are next at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., on June 4 and Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Va., on June 18.
The aforementioned standalone races for the pro late model division at Tri-County (June 25) and Wake County (July 9) are next. The most popular race on the schedule – the Throwback 276 – returns to Hickory Motor Speedway on July 30 with both tours scheduled to compete.
Doubleheader events at Ace Speedway (Aug. 12), Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., (Aug. 27) and Tri-County Speedway (Sept. 10) are next, followed by a standalone race on Oct. 8 at Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway for the late model stocks.
South Boston Speedway hosts the penultimate event of the year for both divisions on Oct. 22. Finally, for the first time in series history, the CARS Tour season will come to an end during the annual North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway on Nov. 5.
In addition to Orange County Speedway, Florence Motor Speedway in Timmonsville, S.C., is absent from the schedule after hosting the series for the last two seasons. Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway, which was scheduled to host the series finale in November of this year before that event was cancelled, is also not on the schedule this year.
2021 CARS Solid Rock Carriers Tour Schedule
March 12-13 – Caraway Speedway – Asheboro, N.C. (LMSC/PLM)
March 26 – Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, N.C. (LMSC/PLM)
April 9 – Greenville-Pickens Speedway – Greenville, S.C. (LMSC/PLM)
April 23 – Goodyear All-American Speedway – Jacksonville, N.C. (LMSC)
May 6 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C. (LMSC)
May 21 – Franklin County Speedway – Callaway, Va. (LMSC/PLM)
June 4 – Langley Speedway – Hampton, Va. (LMSC)
June 18 – Dominion Raceway – Thornburg, Va. (LMSC)
June 25 – Tri-County Speedway – Granite Falls, N.C. (PLM)
July 9 – Wake County Speedway – Raleigh, N.C. (PLM)
July 30 – Hickory Motor Speedway – Hickory, N.C. (LMSC/PLM)
Aug. 12 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C. (LMSC/PLM)
Aug. 27 – Motor Mile Speedway – Radford, Va. (LMSC/PLM)
Sept. 10 – Tri-County Speedway – Granite Falls, N.C. (LMSC/PLM)
Oct. 8 – Dillon Motor Speedway – Dillon, S.C. (LMSC)
Oct. 22 – South Boston Speedway – South Boston, Va. (LMSC/PLM)
Nov. 5 – Caraway Speedway – Asheboro, N.C. (LMSC/PLM)