Mooresville, NC 10/6/16- Next season the CARS Tour will see plenty of newness as the tour unveils its upcoming 2017 schedule. A return to the state of Virginia, three new tracks to the tour, and more than ten races in a single season for the first time ever in series history highlights the 2017 season. In addition to the above mentioned, the CARS Tour will kick off the season for the first time ever in the month of March, beating this year’s season opener date, which took place the first weekend in April.
“We wanted to get a little earlier start in the season than we have had in the past, “explained series owner Jack McNelly. “Starting in March lets us get a few races in before the racing season gets too hectic around here. We’ll host those races in March during the afternoon so our fans can still enjoy the show in the most pleasurable weather as possible. It should be a great way to start the year.”
The three new tracks hosting CARS Tour events next season will be the all new Dominion Raceway, Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina, and South Boston Speedway, which will feature fresh new asphalt once repaving is complete over the off season.
Fan favorite tracks Orange County Speedway, will once again host two events; while Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, North Carolina will for the third year in a row host a race in the month of June. Concord Speedway will join Orange County and the Hickory Motor Speedway as the only facilities hosting two events in 2017.
“We’ve heard from a lot of tracks this Fall about hosting a CARS Tour race, and while we’d love to be able to go to most all of them, we felt we have to keep the number of races manageable for our competitors. 2017 will be our third season and as we continue to learn and listen on how to make this series better, we personally feel ourselves that this schedule is our best one yet,” noted Series Director, Chris Ragle. “Getting back to the state of Virginia, adding a premier facility that the competitors would love to race at, and working with tracks that want to be a part of the CARS Tour schedule were all priorities of ours when we put this schedule together. With today’s unveiling, I’d say we accomplished all that.”
With two races still remaining on the 2016 schedule, next up for the CARS Tour is the Cloer Construction 300 at Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 29th. The big event will feature up to an additional $7,500 in lap money per division, making it one of the biggest events of the season. Interested in becoming a lap sponsor? Laps are just $50 per lap and for every six laps you sponsor you will receive your choice of a free pit pass or two free tickets to the event. Contact Chris Ragle at the CARS Tour office by calling 704.662.9212 or via email at email@example.com to sponsor your laps today.
For more information and to stay up with all the latest news and information on the all new CARS Late Model Stock Tour and the all new CARS Super Late Model Tour visit www.carsracingtour.com or contact the series directly at 704-662-9212. You can also follow the tour along on Twitter @CARSTour and stay connected via the tours Facebook page by liking “CARS Tour”.
2017 CARS Tour Schedule
March 11 Concord Speedway Concord, NC
March 25 Dominion Raceway Thornburg, VA
April 22 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC
May 6 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC
June 10 Anderson Motor Speedway Anderson, SC
June 24 Tri-County Motor Speedway Hudson, NC
July 22 Orange County Speedway Rougemont, NC
August 26 Concord Speedway Concord, NC
September 16 Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, SC
September 30 South Boston Speedway South Boston, VA
October 28 Hickory Motor Speedway Hickory, NC
Sources: Chris Ragle/CARS Tour-Late Model Stock Tour/Super Late Model Tour PR