Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Event Preview Pres. By Accent Imaging: Aaron’s 250 At Florence Motor Speedway — October 3, 2020

Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Event Preview Pres. By Accent Imaging: Aaron’s 250 At Florence Motor Speedway — October 3, 2020

by October 2, 2020 0 comments

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The 2020 Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour season is winding down as both the Late Model Stock CARS and Super Late Models head to Florence Motor Speedway in Timmonsville, South Carolina for the Aaron’s 250, the penultimate race in the calendar for both divisions.

Many of the Super Late Models will race for the second time in as many weeks after competing in the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway last Saturday night, while the Late Model Stocks return to action after their most recent race at Carteret County Speedway on Sept. 12. Saturday’s race at Florence is the first time either series has raced in South Carolina in over two years.

Layne Riggs became the first repeat winner in the 2020 LMSC season with his victory at Carteret County. Championship contenders Corey Heim and Jared Fryar finished second and third. Riggs now trails Fryar by seven points in the LMSC points.

In the Super Late Models, defending champion Matt Craig leads by 18 points over Sammy Smith. However, Trevor Noles comes into Florence with the most momentum after winning the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol on Sept. 26.



Track and Location: Florence Motor Speedway — Timmonsville, South Carolina
Length: 0.4 mi (0.643 km)
Laps / Distance: 125 laps / 50 miles / 80.375 km (LMSC & SLM)
Event Schedule: 

  1. Practice: LMSC – 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., 2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.; SLM – 1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m., 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  2. Single-Car Qualifying: SLM – 5:15pm; LMSC – 5:45pm
  3. Race: 7:00 p.m.; SLM (125 laps) followed by LMSC (125 laps)

Media Coverage:

– CARS Tour TV ( will have the LIVE race broadcast.

– Speed51 ( will provide Trackside Now live coverage.

– Race22 ( will provide Raceday Live coverage.

– CARS Tour Facebook ( / CARS Tour Twitter (@CARSTour) / CARS Tour Instagram (@cars_tour)

Twitter Accounts / Event Hashtag: @CARSTour / @FlorenceMSpdwy / #Aarons250

Super Late Model Entry List (12 total):

7Justin CriderStatesville, NCRobin CriderChevyJDS Glass, Service Partners, Metal Roofing Systems
7cTyler ChurchConcord, NCTyler ChurchChevyChurch’s Carpet
11Michael RitchHigh Point, NCTodd FuquayFordA Better View Glass & Mirror, Piedmont Fasteners, Bar Construction
15Mike HopkinsHermon, MEGary CrooksChevyPort City Racecars, JM Builders
21Kris WrightMooresville, NCDavid PletcherChevyChevrolet Driven
22Trevor NolesFuquay-Varina, NCDonnie WilsonToyotaNoles Cabinets
35Carson KvapilMooresville, NCTravis KvapilChevyWehrs Machine
45Kodie ConnerKannapolis, NCKodie ConnerToyotaFK Rod Ends, CRC Industries, Pro Source Fitness, Accent Imaging
49Jeff BattenNashville, NCBobby BattenChevyBatten Ceramic Tile, Digital Repair
51Sammy SmithJohnston, IAKyle BuschToyotaTMC Transportation
54Matt CraigKannapolis, NCJeff CraigChevyC&C Boiler Sales and Service
57Cole TimmMooresville, NCMurray TimmChevy

Late Model Stock Car Entry List (20 total):

08Justin JohnsonRougemont, NCBoyce McCaskillChevyPuryear Tank Lines, Bobby Gregory Welding
1Nolan PopeHarrisonville, MOLee FaulkChevyJ&P Concrete Pumping, Wiley X
2Lee PulliamAlton, VALee PulliamChevyFremont Properties, Discount Oil Co., Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort
2sJonathan ShaferAshland, OHBarry,
4Jonathan FindleyBristow, VALee FaulkChevyLee Faulk Racing and Development
12Timothy PetersDanville, VABarry
14Jared FryarTrinity, NCJimmy MooringFordSterling Building Group, Asphalt Services, ADI/PDM
16Chad McCumbeeOcean Isle Beach, NCRobert ElliottFordElliott Properties, Heritage Transportation
19Deac McCaskillRaleigh, NCMarcus RichmondToyotaPuryear Tank Lines
19cJessica CannThomasville, NCBill PetroffFordBlack Acid Apparel, American Sign Craft, Davis Performance
22Bobby McCartyKernersville, NCBarry NelsonToyotaAutos By Nelson, Solid Rock Carriers
51Chris ChapmanStony Point, NCWendell DavisChevySolid Rock Carriers, Davis Farms, Lazy Gators Hemp Farm
63Tyler MatthewsBeulaville, NCSteve MatthewsToyotaDorwarts Garage
74Ronald HillRougemont, NCRonald HillChevyGardner Marsh, Mincey’s Graphics
78Corey HeimMarietta, GALee PulliamChevyLee Pulliam Performance
81Mini TyrrellManassas, VATimmy Tyrrell RacingChevyMini T’s Fastest Grease in the East
88Connor MosackMooresville, NCJr. MotorsportsChevyNic Taylor Custom Fit Underwear
95Matt CoxLongs, SCRobert ElliottFordAaron’s Sales & Lease, Elliott Properties, Renegade Performance
99Layne RiggsBahama, NCScott RiggsFordPuryear Tank Lines, Romeo Guest Construction
99sAustin SomeroTaylors, SCTed SomeroChevyFila Farms, Ted Cook Heating Service


Matt Cox chasing first win at Florence

Matt Cox is one of only two drivers from South Carolina competing in the CARS Tour and the veteran driver is hoping to score his first career victory in the series on home soil.

“It would mean a lot to win,” Cox said. “We have run the whole series this year. The CARS Tour is the premier Late Model Stock Car series right now. Week in and week out, the absolute best in LMSC racing are running it. Anytime you win against a high-caliber field like the CARS Tour has, it is really special.  To win so close to home would make it mean even more.”

Despite being from South Carolina and racing many years at the now-defunct Myrtle Beach Speedway, Cox has never competed at Florence Motor Speedway.

“I never saw the place until we tested there two weeks ago,” Cox said. “It is a different place than a lot of the other tracks we have run at. When we tested there, it was not quite what I was expecting. It was a little bit tougher to get a grasp on the racetrack than I thought it would be. It was not as easy as I thought.”

Cox will be in a different car, one out of Chad McCumbee’s stable, and will run a different number after his primary car was torn up in an accident at Carteret County Speedway. That race was the latest in a string of poor results that has seen Cox only score one top-10 finish in 2020.  He hopes to turn that around on Saturday night.

“We have had okay speed, but we also have had a lot of bad luck,” Cox said. “We have been in some unfortunate situations. We got caught up in a wreck at Southern National, broke a shock at Hickory running sixth with 15 to go, had a good run going at Franklin County and I got in the fence and knocked the rear-end out. It has been downhill from there. Hopefully, we will be able to put something together and have a good run at Florence. The entire team has been working really hard to get better and find a little extra speed.”

Noles confident after Bristol victory

Trevor Noles picked up his second career Super Late Model victory in the CARS tour in the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. He now hopes to build off that momentum with back-to-back CARS Tour wins.

“I have a lot of confidence going into Florence,” Noles said. “I’m hoping to make it two-for-two this weekend. I know the guys at Donnie Wilson Motorsports have been working really hard to prepare fast Rowdy machines. Jeremy Upchurch has given me a great motor. We’ll see if we can build on momentum from Bristol and carry it onto Florence.”

Noles’ victory on Saturday night was one of the biggest of his career. Prior to that, his only victory in the CARS Tour came at Orange County Speedway in the 2019 edition of the Mid-Atlantic Classic.

“It meant the world to me, my family and everyone at Donnie Wilson Motorsports to win at Bristol,” Noles said. “I told myself I wanted to win at Bristol if I didn’t win any others. Donnie Wilson Motorsports has given me great cars off the truck every weekend and I just try to do my part. They have done their part and they deserve more wins than they have got. We will try to go two-for-two at Florence.”

CARS Tour Policies to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Continue

The CARS Tour’s COVID-19 policies will continue to be in effect for this weekend’s race at Florence Motor Speedway. They include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • All personnel will have their temperature screened before entering the race track.
  • Driver Intros will not be held amongst the crowd, per usual; instead, drivers will be introduced from their cars on the grid.
  • Trailers will be spread out across the infield to maintain proper social distancing.
  • Spotters will be required to wear masks during the race.
  • Masks will be strongly recommended for those who are in the infield and required for all Victory Lane celebrations.

About the CARS Tour

The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour is one of the premier short track series in the United States. Drivers compete in Late Model Stock Cars and Super Late Models at the best short tracks across the Carolinas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. The CARS Tour can be found on Facebook at “CARS Tour”, on Twitter @CARSTour, and on Instagram as @CARS_Tour. For more information, visit or call their Mooresville, N.C. offices at 704.662.9212. All races of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour are streamed LIVE on CARSTour.TV.

Source/Photo Credit: CARS Tour

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