About the CARS Tour
Formed in the fall of 2014 by owner Jack McNelly, the CARS Tour was built out of the remnants of the former Pro Cup Series. The CARS sanctioning body, continuing a desire to create a viable option for quality pavement racing throughout the Carolinas and beyond, formed the dual division CARS Tour. Featuring both super late models and late model stock cars competing on the same night at the same track, the CARS Tour is the first series of its kind to host two premier divisions under the same banner, at the same track and as part of the same event.
CARS Super Late Models
The Super Late Model machine features 600+ horse power engines under the hood of custom built race chassis weighing only 2750 lbs. Dressed out with fiberglass bodies, to make them light as possible, these rides are found throughout the U.S. and Canada racing at short tracks around the country as the premier division of pavement short track racing. The widespread familiarity of these types of cars has led to fans and teams alike, to not only race in their home state, but the ability to crisscross the country hitting major events everywhere.
CARS Late Model Stock Cars
Born in the Carolinas, Late Model Stock Cars have been the premier car raced at local and regional tracks in the Mid-Atlantic for decades. Today, the purpose-built racers weigh in around 3100 lbs. and utilize both factory-designed crate and custom-built racing engines. The power plants produce over 400 horsepower underneath a fiberglass body built to withstand the rigors of short track racing without the weight of stock body panels. The machines stop by using the same stock-style GM brake calipers found on many passenger cars today. These race cars carry a huge following of both fans and drivers alike.
Solid Rock Carriers, which is based out of LaGrange, North Carolina and owned by Kirk Ipock, is a trucking business that transports refrigerated products and has been in business since 1997. The company has over 50 employees and operates a fleet with over 40 trucks. Solid Rock Carriers will the title sponsor of the CARS Tour for the 2020 and 2021 seasons..