MOORESVILLE, NC (October 27, 2015): If you love epic championship battles and big dollar bonuses for teams and fans alike than the CARS Tour season finale on November 1st at Hickory Motor Speedway will give you the best short track experience possible. Two hard fought championship battles will be decided amongst a flurry of competitors trying to become $40,000 richer by winning both races. Should a competitor win both races one lucky fan will walk away with $10,000 of their own. Others in competition from both near and as far away as Canada will scamper for lap money that will pay $30 per lap to lead and $20 per lap to race in the tenth position for both divisions. The Liberty University 300 presented by SNMP is quickly shaping up to be a Fall classic with a little bit of everything making this an event that no one will want to miss.

Liberty University 300 NOTES & QUOTES


Track/Location: Hickory Motor Speedway-Hickory, NC

Track Size: .363-mile

Event Name: Liberty University 300 pres. by Southern National Motorsports Park

Laps/Distance: 150/54.45 miles (each)

Event Schedule: 10/31 1PM-5:30PM Practice, 11/1 12:05PM Qualifying, 2PM Last Chance Races, 3PM Green: LMSC-SLM

Twitter Handle/Event Hashtag: @CARSTour / @hickoryspeedway / #LibertyU300, #doubledutydare

CARS SLM Tour Pre Entered Drivers: #00 Lucas Ransone, #2 Clay Rogers, #4 Bradley McCaskill, #5 Josh Berry, #5D Dominique Van Wieringen, #6 Brandon Setzer, #7 Tyler Church, #8 Jake Crum, #9 William Byron, #12 Harrison Burton, #15 Christian Eckes, #16 Lucas Jones, #16M Vinnie Miller, #17 Quin Houff, #19 Riley Herbst, #24 Mason Diaz, #29 Spencer Davis, #31 Kyle Grissom, #49 Jeff Batten, #51 Christopher Bell, #52 Kaz Grala, #54 Matt Craig, #57 Cole Timm, #58 Tyler Ankrum, #66 Steve Wallace, #67 Clay Jones, #74 Preston Peltier, #75 AJ Frank, #77 Zane Smith, #83S Dale Shaw (30 total)

CARS LMSC Tour Pre Entered Drivers: #00 Shane Lee, #07 Spencer Davis, #07C Tyler Church, #08 Deac McCaskill, #2 Myatt Snider, #7 Justin Crider, #8 Jake Crum, #12M Austin McDaniel, #18 Bradley McCaskill, #20 Justin Hobgood, #27 Tommy Lemons Jr, #28 Chris Hudspeth, #31 Thomas Beane, #33 David Polenz, #41 Brayton Haws, #42 Craig Stallard, #54 Michael Fose, #54R Clay Rogers, #58 Tyler Ankrum, #59 Roddey Sterling, #77 Blake Stallings, #83 Matt Bowling, #88 Chris Davis, #88B Josh Berry, #88T Robert Tyler (28 total)

***Official Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 4PM***

Media Coverage:

-Speed51 ( will provide Trackside Now Live Updates

-RACEFEEDX ( – LIVE Pay per View Video Coverage

-CARS Tour Facebook ( and Twitter (@CARSTour)

-Race 22 ( will provide LIVE Twitter Updates (@race22)


Analyzing the CARS Tour LMSC Championship Finale:

To have a championship fight like the one the Late Model Stocks have produced in the inaugural year of the CARS Tour may be hard to beat, ever. As it sits, Myatt Snider has a three point lead over Deac McCaskill and Brayton Haws who are tied for the runner-up position. Factor in bonus points for most poles (McCaskill) and most wins (Haws) it dwindles down to a two point separation from leader Snider. Plain and simple when the Late Model Stocks take the green flag in the Liberty University 300 you better pay attention at all times because whoever finishes in front of one another will be crowned the 2015 CARS Tour Late Model Stock champion. managing editor Andy Marquis offers his analysis on the championship battle as the trio prepares for the season finale at November 1st at Hickory.

“The CARS Tour has been my favorite thing in racing this year. It’s only fitting that the championship battle is coming down to the wire at Hickory. Myatt Snider has come a long way as a driver. He’s shown a lot more patience, but has been aggressive when he needs to be. Most impressive has been his consistency each and every race. Brayton Haws has emerged as one of the hottest up and coming drivers in racing. He’s fast every single week and has had the success at Hickory, so I’m sure he isn’t going to concede anything to his competitors. Deac McCaskill has shown his versatility this year more than ever before. It seems like each week he starts up front and has a chance to win no matter what track it is. Between these three, Sunday’s race for the LMSC championship is going to be one of the highlights of the 2015 season.” Andy Marquis – Managing Editor of

Analyzing the CARS Tour SLM Championship Finale:

Cole Timm has led the championship battle all year over fellow competitor Kyle Grissom. However, headed into the final race of the season a mere nine points separates the two from being crowned the first ever Super Late Model champion in CARS Tour history. Timm scored the first ever win in series’ history back in March at Southern National, while Grissom hasn’t visited victory lane this season he has been the model of consistency. Three bonus points for poles, and two extra points for winning a race, and one extra top five finish is what separates the two when it comes to numbers. owner Bob Dillner offers his analysis on the championship battle as the two prepare for the season finale at November 1st at Hickory.

“It’s an incredible battle among two heavyweights of Super Late Model racing and honestly, it’s hard to give the edge to either one. Though Grissom is behind by nine points he has a little more experience; he’s 26 years old and he’s played this game for a while so that is in his corner. However; Cole Timm, at just 17, has been impressive everywhere he has raced and won along the way. These are the times when mental aspect of the game comes through, and whomever wins the battle, and survives the race, will win the war. The finale is going to an exciting one. ” – Bob Dillner – Owner of

Taken Dares and Cashing Checks:

The crowning of champions is just one of the story lines surrounding the Liberty University 300 at Hickory this weekend. The other, is all the money on the line for competitors and fans alike with the CARS Tour Double Duty Dare, which will award a $40,000 bonus to a driver that can win both races. That’s not to mention the $15,000 in possible combined lap money up for grabs for the first and tenth place driver each sponsored lap. Plus one lucky fan could walk away $10,000 richer should the double duty driver they are paired with sweep both races. If a fan gets excited about a championship battle that also has a lot of money on the line in both the pits and grandstands than the CARS Tour finale at Hickory Motor Speedway on November 1st is the place to be.

“We wanted to end our inaugural season just as big as we started it. Our first race we had 68 cars, two great races, and a hell of a start to the season. Now we are doing everything thing we can to end the year just as big as we started it. We’ve got a pair of great championship races that any series would be envious of, and now to be able to put up some big money bonuses and lap money on the line in just a four tire race is huge for the competitors. Plus a chance at $10,000 for a fan is just a little preview of our fan initiative we plan on rolling out in 2016. No matter if you watch via the RacefeedX pay per view feed or in person a true short track racing fan won’t want to miss our season finale on November 1st at Hickory.” – Chris Ragle – CARS Tour Series Director

For more information and to stay up with all the latest news and information about the CARS Tour, featuring both Late Model Stock Car and Super Late Model divisions, visit or contact the tour’s office directly at 704-662-9212. Stay social with the tour by “liking” the CARS Tour Facebook page and following along on Twitter @CARSTour.