STATESVILLE, N.C. – The Carolina Pro Late Model Series will make its debut on Saturday at South Carolina’s Dillon Motor Speedway.
Launched on Nov. 21, 2019, the series was originally scheduled to debut at Dillon on March 21, but that event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the series will finally debut on May 23 with the running of the Fabrication Associates 100.
The Fabrication Associates 100 has amassed a pre-entry list of 21 drivers from up and down the east coast, with representation from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to North Carolina, Texas and New Hampshire.
National Late Model stand out Devin O’Connell, along with Carson Kvapil, Nick Loden, Kodie Conner, and Boo Boo Dalton are among the names that fans will see competing for the $1,200 prize and the bragging rights of winning the series’ first event. In addition to top late model talent, NASCAR Cup Series team Rick Ware Racing with JR Courage has fielded several entries in support of its driver development program.
During the off-season, CPLMS racing owner and promoter, Keith Graham and his team successfully aligned more than 20 marketing partners, headlined by Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, the title sponsor of the series.
“With so much support from drivers and sponsors it has been beyond difficult to postpone our opening day, the anticipation is killing everybody”, stated Series Owner and Promoter Keith Graham. “I have to thank our sponsors, drivers, race team owners, and Ron Barfield the owner of Dillon Motor Speedway for all of the support and faith in what we’ve built, the fans won’t be disappointed”, stated Graham.
Gates open at 10 a.m. for competitors, practice begins at Noon, followed by qualifying at 3 p.m. and the green flag at 5 p.m.