I hope all is well and you are enjoying the last few days of warmer weather as we transition to fall and then full-blown winter strikes. We just wrapped up the final race of the CARS Tour last Saturday night at South Boston Speedway in Virginia. We finished ninth in the race and wound up second overall in the championship standings to my JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry. We did all we could in the race but unfortunately we still needed a few more points to have won it ourselves.
It was a lot of fun competing throughout the CARS Tour this season. The series has done a great job by making the it one of the most competitive in Late Model Stock Car racing with good car counts on a regular basis. As a rookie in the series and in my first year working with JR Motorsports, I am happy with our results and consistency throughout the year. I feel we have grown a lot and that we can apply that in this final stretch of races coming up.
It would have been great for us to win the championship, but to still finish first and second as a team is pretty cool. It feels good to have competed with veterans like Josh who have had so much experience and success in these cars all year. I am thankful for the help of everyone at JR Motorsports and the crew’s hard work to keep us in contention all year. I also am grateful for the support of my family, partners and of course, you fans. We still have a few more races left before the season is over.
The next race is the Fall Brawl at Hickory Motor Speedway this Saturday night. Hickory is one of my favorite race tracks and one we have performed well at so hopefully we can have a strong run. Talk to you soon!