Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Event Preview pres. by Accent Imaging: Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300 at Jennerstown Speedway Complex — July 4, 2020

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 30, 2020) – After a thrilling Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour event at Hickory Motor Speedway, the series’ Super Late Models are heading up to the Jennerstown Speedway Complex for the Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300 on Saturday, July 4.

The Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300 is co-sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS and will mark the CARS Tour’s first-ever race in Pennsylvania.  Along with the 200-lap, $20,000-to-win Super Late Model feature, the Independence Day event will also feature a 100-lap Pro Late Model race for the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance and will be capped off by a large-scale fireworks display.

THOMAS AUTOMOTIVE AMERICAN FREEDOM 300 NOTES & QUOTES

NOTES:

Event Name: Thomas Automotive American Freedom 300

Track and Location: Jennerstown Speedway Complex, Jennerstown, Pa.
Length: 0.522 mi (0.840 km)
Laps / Distance: 200 laps / 104.4 mi / 168 km (SLM), 100 laps / 52.2 mi / 84 km (JEGS/CRA All Star Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance)
Event Schedule: 

  • Practice: SLM 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., All Star 2:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m., SLM 2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., All Star 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Qualifying: SLM 5:30 p.m. (single car), All Star 6:00 p.m. (single car)
  • Green: 7:30 p.m., All Star (100 laps) followed by SLM (200 laps)

Twitter Accounts / Event Hashtag: @CARSTour / @JTownSpeedway / #AmericanFreedom300

 

JEGS/CRA All Star Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance Entry List (19 cars total):

Car # Driver Hometown Sponsor Make
1 Cody Coughlin Delaware, OH JEGS, CafeCBD.com, CafeNaturals.com Chevrolet
5 Will Sahutske Midland, MI Billy'sUltimateRacingProducts.com, Landrum Performance Springs Ford
11 Jaden Cretacci Walkerton, IN Preferred Warranties, R & B Car Company, Community Wide Federal Credit Union Toyota
11D Mike Sweeney Nesquehoning, PA Kovatch Inc., Jones Racing Products, B&F General Machine Ford
17 Josh Brock Corbin, KY Stream Restoration Specialists Chevrolet
18 Chase Burda Columbiaville, MI Magnecor Racing Wires, Rob's Service, Finish Line, Express Auto Graphics, Mac Tools Chevrolet
22 Chad Pendleton Grove City, OH Garmac Racing Ford
23 Mandy Chick DeSoto, KS 323.TV, JRC,CPA, LLC, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance, AR Bodies, VDR Chevrolet
33 Wes Griffith Jr. Crown Point, IN Solid Steel Inc. Toyota
33F Albert Francis Painsville, OH Rack Hunter Camo, Francis Engineering, Legan Trucking, Demilta Sand and Gravel Chevrolet
40 Brian Ross Lopaz, IN Miller’s Auto and Body Toyota
40S Bryan Shipp Scottdale, PA APA Archery, Subway, Three Rivers CJD, Harris Auto Repair Chevrolet
48 Sam Fullone North Collins, NY Fullone Trucking Inc. Ford
51 Stephen Nasse Pinellas Park, FL All American Concrete, Jett Motorsports Chevrolet
53 Zachary Tinkle Speedway, IN Left Paw Press, BTT Consulting, PFC Brakes, Bell Helmets Chevrolet
54 Matt Craig Kannapolis, NC C&C Boiler Sales and Service Chevrolet
55 Charlie Keeven Hazelwood, MO Kimco Concrete, Crafton Contracting, Swift Springs, Brakeometer Chevrolet
88 Trever McCoy Caldonia, MI The Grand Woods Lounge, Amsoil Chevrolet
98 Jimmy Tucker Mt. Clemens, MI Jim's Catering, The Pleasure Zone, JV Auto Repair, VanDoorn Racing Development Chevrolet

 

Super Late Model Entry List (25 cars total):

Car # Driver Hometown Sponsor Car Make Series
08 Tate Fogleman Durham, NC Solid Rock Carrier, Fogleman Soils Chevrolet CARS
1 Cody Coughlin Delaware, OH JEGS, Cafe CBD.com, Cafe Naturals.com Chevrolet CRA
6 Logan Runyon Cambridge, OH Triangle Production Systems Ford CRA
7J Justin Crider Statesville, NC JDS Glass, Service Partners, Multi-Electrical Services Chevrolet CARS
7C Tyler Church Concord, NC Church’s Carpet Chevrolet CARS
14 Chris Davidson Alvin, TX Davidson Electric, Turner Motorsports Chevrolet
15 Mike Hopkins Hermon, ME Port City Racecars Chevrolet CARS
17 Josh Brock Corbin, KY Stream Restoration Specialists, Hog Lick Aggregates Chevrolet CRA
22 Trevor Noles Fuquay-Varina, NC Noles Custom Cabinets Ford CARS
26 Bubba Pollard Senoia, GA Harrison's Workwear Ford CRA
33 Albert Francis Painsville, OH Rack Hunter Camo, Francis Engineering, Legan Trucking, Demilta Sand and Gravel Chevrolet CRA
35 Jake Garcia Monroe, GA Arrow Creek Investments Ford CARS
35V Greg Van Alst Anderson, IN CB Fabricating Chevrolet CRA
35K Carson Kvapil Mooresville, NC Wehrs Machine Chevrolet CARS
45 Kodie Conner Kannapolis, NC Accent Imaging, CRC Industries, Pro Source Fitness Equipment Toyota CARS
45S Michael Simko Clarkston, MI Prestige Steel & Supplies Chevrolet CRA
47 Brian Campbell Wyoming, MI Daily Deals, Senneker Performance, Gro America Chevrolet CRA
48 Tovia Grynewicz Clyde, TX Winsupply, T&T Plumbing Chevrolet
49 Jeff Batten Nashville, NC Batten Ceramic Tile, Digital Repair Chevrolet CARS
51 Stephen Nasse Pinellas Park, FL All American Concrete, Jett Motorsports Chevrolet CRA
51S Sammy Smith Johnson, IA TMC Transportation Toyota CARS
53 Boris Jurkovic Manhattan, IL Reliable Recovery Services Toyota CRA
54 Matt Craig Kannapolis, NC C&C Boiler Sales and Service Chevrolet CARS
78 Corey Heim Marietta, GA Speedway Children's Charities Toyota CARS
131 Kyle Crump Brighton, MI The Auto-Ranch, R & D Racing Chevrolet CRA

 

QUOTES:

Veteran Brian Campbell Aiming for Victory in First Race with CARS Tour

Former ASA Late Model Challenge Series champion Brian Campbell has 23 victories in the ARCA/CRA Super Series and over 100 wins throughout his illustrious Late Model career. Now, he is ready to get back in the saddle again to chase down his 24th ARCA/CRA Super Series victory and his first in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour. 

“We have fun when we go up and win races,” Campbell said. “We win 7-10 races a year, but we only race 13-14 times a year, so we have a 40-50% winning percentage every year. Anything other than winning is not really advantageous for us. I can’t wait for all those CARS Tour guys to come up. I get to race with some of those guys every now and then when we go to special shows like the (Snowball) Derby or Nashville so to have the whole series there with CRA, it’s going to be a good, fun event.”

Campbell does have some experience at Jennerstown Speedway and has raced at the complex throughout his career. Because of that experience, he feels like Jennerstown Speedway regulars will be tougher to beat than other Super Late Model titans such as Bubba Pollard and Stephen Nasse.

“I raced ASA Late Models there years ago and used to watch races with my dad there when I was younger. I have one race there, finished second, but I’ve been there a lot. (Nasse and Pollard) are good competition. They come up and race with us and we beat them all the time. I worry about the guys who have raced around Jennerstown more than I worry about those guys.”

Pollard Hoping to Continue Winning Ways

After getting off to a slow start early in the season, Bubba Pollard will head into Jennerstown fresh off a win at Hickory Motor Speedway in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour and a victory at Five Flags Speedway in the Southern Super Series on Saturday. Pollard, who is one of the most prolific drivers in Super Late Model racing, is hoping to ride that momentum into victory lane in his first Jennerstown start.

“I’m excited about going to Jennerstown,” Pollard said. “I always like going to new places and racing  for the first time. We’ve really had a lot of success when we went to new tracks for the first time. I feel like we have a lot of momentum building into Jennerstown for Saturday so I’m really excited to get going.  It’s a place I’ve grown up watching old ASA and Pro Cup races at and somewhere I’ve always wanted to race.”

Pollard feels like his win at Hickory Motor Speedway was a turning point for his season, and hopes to hit his stride as big Super Late Model races are right around the corner across the country.

“I feel like we’ve kind of gotten off to a slow start. Our cars, we struggled early on I feel like,” Pollard said. “We weren’t where we needed to be. When we raced at Hickory, we found a few things that we’ve carried over into Pensacola and it worked. Hopefully, it transitions into the same thing at Jennerstown.  It’s been a slow start really, but hopefully we can stride and hit our high as all the big races come up.”

CARS Tour Implements Guidelines to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Until further notice, the CARS Tour will continue to implement policies to prevent transmission of COVID-19. The policies were introduced at Ace Speedway on June 6 and were also used at Hickory Motor Speedway on June 13. These policies include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • On Friday, 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 www.carsracingtour.com or call their Mooresville, N.C. 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 www.cra-racing.com.