The guys get you caught up with winners from different divisions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Champions are crowned at the tracks we talk about. We also talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the ValleyStar Credit Union 300. The first race run under the new permanent LED light system at Martinsville Speedway. We also take you through the top five Late Model Stock Car drivers in the nation as well as the state champions in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
With Jesse Vaughn tied up with prior work commitments, Mark Rogers Jr. of Langley Speedway, makes his return as guest host. Mark and Justin go over all of the racing news and who won were since the last time the guys got together at the 9th Annual Hampton Heat 200. The guys also spend some time talking about a hot topic floating around the Late Model Stock community – The SPEC Motor. Disclaimer, Mark Rogers & Justin Kern are not engine builders, car owners, or drivers, the opinions discussed in this episode do not reflect those of the engine builders, track officials, NASCAR officials or teams that run or do not run the motor. These are just the rumblings we have heard around the track.
The guys also take some time to look over the NWAAS National and State points as there is less than a month left in the season.
We welcome back Jesse to the Podcast after missing the last recording due to work and spotter obligations for a very special recording in the Al Pearce Media Center at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway the morning of the 2017 Hampton Heat 200. We are joined by Langley Media partner, Mark Rogers, Jr., as well as Late Model drivers Grayson Cullather, Brenden Queen, Mark Wertz, and Sam Hunt. We talk about their cars during the test session and what it will take to win.
Doug Barnes, Jr. heads down the front stretch at Dominion Raceway located in Thornburg, VA. Barnes has already collected two wins on the season. (Justin Kern/TheWeeklyRacer.com)
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Tyler Hughes and Tim Allensworth split the bill at Southern National in their rescheduled, Sunday season opener.
To Wrap things up we talk about the CARS Tour Duel races at Dominion Raceway where two new Late Model winners were crowned (after the disqualification and suspension of race two winner Jeff Oakley) as well as a dominating performance from Brandon Setzer who locked himself into the Short Track Nationals at Bristol with his two wins.
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Intro: 2017 iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona
NASCAR Makes Huge Changes to Raceday Format
· Races will now consist of three stages, with championship implications in each stage. · The top-10 finishers of the first two stages will be awarded additional championship points. · The winner of the first two stages of each race will receive one playoff point, and the race winner will receive five playoff points. Each playoff point will be added to his or her reset total following race No. 26, if that competitor makes the playoffs. · All playoff points will carry through to the end of the third round of the playoffs (Round of 8), with the Championship 4 racing straight-up at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title. · Championship points following the first two stages will be awarded on a descending scale, with the stage winner receiving 10 points, second receiving 9 points, and so on. · The race winner following the final stage will now receive 40 points, second-place will receive 35, third-place 34, fourth-place 33, and so on.
Coming up: We talk with Chris Ragle from the CARS Tour. Spotter Anthony Warren as well as a few drivers from the Ice Breaker at Myrtle Beach.