Brayton Haws showed everyone that he showed up to win last Saturday at the 3rd round of the CARS Tour race at Hickory Motor Speedway after he and Austin McDaniel put on a show for the packed house for the last 20 laps of the 125 lap race. Once again, over 30 cars showed up to battle for the LMSC win of the tour with Tyler Ankrum coming out of nowhere to grab the pole after late afternoon qualifying. Ankrum ran in the top 5 until a mid-race spin sent him to the back of the field. Good hard driving brought him back through the field where he finished in 5th place, salvaging a good finish through his perseverance. Haws took the lead on lap 9, but McDaniel, who started in 10th, was making his way through the pack and eventually relieved Haws of the lead. A restart on lap 105 set up a 20 lap side-by-side battle between the two with Haws emerging the victor at the checkered flag.

The win gave the PRW chassis the 3rd win of the CARS Tour season with 8 of the top 10 finishers at Hickory all being PRW Chassis’!! The CARS Tour races are going to continue to be ones that you won’t want to miss. The next running of the series will be back at Southern National Motorsports Park on May 30th.

In other local track racing, David Roberts picked up his 2nd win of the season at Greenville Pickens Speedway. David currently leads the points there amid heavy competition and a lot a races yet to come.

Top 5 Rundown:

  • Brayton Haws – 1st CARS Tour
  • Austin McDaniel – 2nd CARS Tour
  • Justin Crider – 3rd CARS Tour
  • RD Smith – 4th CARS Tour
  • Tyler Ankrum – 5th CARS Tour
  • Shane Lee – 6th CARS Tour
  • Clint King – 8th CARS Tour
  • Trent Barnes – 10th CARS Tour
  • David Roberts – 1st Greenville Pickens
  • Tasha Kummer – 4th Greenville Pickens
  • Chad McCumbee – 4th Dillon Motor Speedway
  • Taylor Branch – 2nd Bowman Gray Stadium
  • Tommy Neal – 5th Bowman Gray Stadium

The 2nd annual Rodney Cook Memorial Race will take place this Friday at Ace Speedway with a 150 lap LMSC race slated for the books. The first Jerry Moody Memorial race will be run Sunday at Southern National Motorsports Park with a $3,000 to win 100 lap LMSC race scheduled. I’m sure both races will be good ones to watch, so get out and support your local tracks this weekend!!