MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 22, 2020) – Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the start of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour season, two drivers are on a record-setting pace thanks to the Rowdy Manufacturing Super Late Model Challenge.

Championship contenders Matt Craig and Bubba Pollard have won the first two CARS Tour Super Late Model events. Both drivers are eligible for the Rowdy Manufacturing Super Late Model Challenge, which offers a $5,000 cash bonus to the winner of select Super Late Model races on the 2020 schedule.

The pair will now travel north to the Jennerstown Speedway Complex in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania for the $20,000-to-win Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300 on July 4. Through the first two Super Late Model races in the 2020 Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour, Craig and Pollard have earned nearly 20% of their total career earnings in CARS Tour competition.

In 2019, Matt Craig won over $20,000 en route to the CARS Tour Super Late Model championship. Bubba Pollard also earned over $20,000 last season in four Super Late Model starts.

Craig and Pollard will battle with the best of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour and the ARCA/ CRA Super Series at Jennerstown in the Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300. The best Super Late Model drivers from the Carolinas will compete with the premier Super Late Model series in the Midwest over 200 laps to determine who will have the biggest Independence Day celebration at the half-mile track.

Tickets for the inaugural Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300 are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at


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 Solid Rock Carriers 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, NC offices at 704.662.9212.

About the Champion Racing Association (CRA)

Champion Racing Association (CRA) is a racing sanctioning body that primarily oversees the scheduling, administering, and officiating of the ARCA/CRA Super Series for Super Late Models and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars presented by Chevrolet Performance for crate Late Models. CRA also sanctions Late Model Sportsman and Street Stocks. Junior Late Models were added in 2019. Additionally, CRA assists in promoting other racing events and is the sole promoter of two events during the season. JEGS is a major supporter of all CRA series with a multi-year agreement to be the “Powering” company for the sanctioning body and its series. More information on all the CRA Series is available at