MOORESVILLE, N.C. – After a mid-season break, the CARS Super Late Model Tour will return to action for the 2nd running of the American Freedom 300, which will pay a hefty $20,000 to win at Jennerstown Speedway on July 3.
The 200-lap event will mark the halfway point of the season and will be the first time that super late model teams have been in the action in two months after last racing on May 8 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
Carson Kvapil sits at the top of the series standings with a pair of wins through the first three events, leading by 11 markers ahead of defending series champion Matt Craig. Both drivers are on the entry list for the American Freedom 300.
Another name on the early entry list is one that local fans at the half-mile central Pennsylvania race track are familiar with. Defending late model track champion Albert Francis has filed his entry to compete for the $20,000 top prize at his home track. Francis, from Painesville, Ohio, competed in the inaugural event a season ago, scoring a 10th-place finish.
Defending race winner Bubba Pollard has only competed in a handful of pavement races during the current season, deciding to help his family with Senoia Raceway, a dirt track they took ownership of during the offseason. Pollard has confirmed he will be back at Jennerstown Speedway to defend his win from a year ago. Pollard led 135 laps during the 200-lap race a season ago in route to his $20,000 payday.
One of the drivers that did lead some laps in last year’s event that will be looking for just a little bit more will be Texas native Chris Davidson. The veteran made the long haul to compete in the American Freedom 300 a season ago, and it paid off for him with a fifth-place finish after leading 51 laps. Davidson has filed his entry and hopes that the second go at the half mile track will be what he needs to get back to victory lane in super late model competition.