In its inaugural season, the CARS Tour was a massive success for Late Models racing in North Carolina. On Monday morning, the fledgling series announced its 2016 schedule with a full 10-race slate set to start once again at Southern National Motorsports Park.
The series announced the dates in a video release. Here’s the video and the dates for the races.
April 2nd: Southern National Motorsports Park
April 16th: Orange County Speedway
May 7th: Hickory Motor Speedway
May 21st: Mystery Race
June 11th: Tri-County Speedway
June 25th: Greenville-Pickens Speedway
July 30th: Orange County Speedway
August 27th: Concord Speedway
September 17th: Myrtle Beach Speedway
October 29th: Hickory Motor Speedway
Unlike the first year, the CARS Tour will kick off in April instead of March. With huge numbers for the second race at Southern National, the hope is to pack the stands for both events at the Lucama track.
While the CARS Tour is stating that the May 21 date is a “mystery race,” Race 22 is reporting the date will be held at Southern National again. This, of course, still leaves the window open for newly opened Carteret County Speedway — which still has an open date on May 21.
The season will also close again at Hickory Motor Speedway, where Brayton Haws and Cole Timm won their first championships. Haws, a student at Franklinton High School, has yet to announce his plans for the upcoming season, but told us he hopes to see more door opens next year.
Regardless of which drivers are in next year’s CARS Tour series, it’s guaranteed to be a massive show for racing fans at these 10 dates.