The second edition of the Old North State Nationals pres. by Visit Orange County will be better than ever in 2020, as drivers and fans will descend upon Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina between April 3-5. A full weekend of events will compliment the event as drivers chase the checkered flag and the $30,000 prize that will go to the winner.

The weekend will begin for race fans with the Old North State Nationals Fan Fest in downtown Hillsborough on Friday, April 4 from 7-9:30 p.m. Fans can come to downtown Hillsborough to meet and greet the stars of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour at any one of Whit’s Frozen Custard, Volume Records & Beer, Village Diner and Hot Tin Roof. Hot Tin Roof will also be the venue for the Old North State Nationals Kickoff Party, which will follow the Fan Fest at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday’s slate of racing will keep the same format as the inaugural edition of the Old North State Nationals. The first 250 people in attendance on Saturday will receive Old North State Nationals koozies courtesy of GXS Wraps. The top five drivers in Hedgecock Racing Pole Qualifying will lock themselves in to Sunday’s feature race. Qualifying times will set the grids for the Old North State Nationals Qualifying Races pres. by GXS Wraps. Drivers will compete in four 30-lap heat races, of which the top four finishers from each race will lock themselves into Sunday’s feature. Saturday’s slate of events will conclude with a 30-lap Last Chance Qualifier, from which the top five finishers will advance into Sunday’s feature. The final two places in the 28-car grid for Sunday’s feature will be held for two provisionals. Those provisionals will go to the two drivers highest in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Late Model Stock points standings that have not already qualified for the race.

Drivers will compete for $30,000 in Sunday’s 200-lap feature, which will begin at 3 p.m. Teams will have six tires per car to use over the course of the race. They will be allowed to change tires under caution, but cannot take tires and fuel during the same caution period. The winner will join Lee Pulliam as an Old North State Nationals champion.

Fans can visit the CARS Tour website to purchase tickets for the event. The Old North State Nationals “Fan Stimulus” ticket package includes a weekend pit pass ($60 value), Reserved Seating ticket for April 4 ($25 value), Reserved Seating ticket for April 5 ($35 value), and an Old North State Nationals t-shirt ($20 value) for $100.

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Old North State Nationals Ticket Prices

Tickets Advance Price Gate Price
General Admission – April 4 $15 $20
Reserved Seating – April 4 $20 $25
General Admission – April 5 $25 $30
Reserved Seating – April 5 $30 $35


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 or call their Mooresville, NC offices at 704.662.9212.