The South East Limited Late Models are headed to Anderson Motor Speedway this weekend as the series continues its season for the Pro division and the Challenger division makes its first start of the 2016 season.

The South East Limited Late Model Series has been through many different phases over the years since it’s inception. A series created by Ed Cox to help unify the Limited Late Models and bring a common set of rules. The series and it’s rules took hold immediately when it was launched but over the years the series has seen it all.

The series has seen a growth over the last couple of years from just a few years ago when the series was staging only a handful of races a couple of years ago to last year having a home track at Tri-County Motor Speedway in a deal with Tom Pistone. This year the series has a home base of Greenville Pickens Speedway and a partnership with Greenville promoter Anthony Anders.

That partnership with Anders and Greenville Pickens Speedway makes the South East Limited Late Models more of South Carolina series as compared to the past when the series made trips to Caraway, Southern National, Tri-County, Hickory and other North Carolina venues. This season the schedule is has just two trips into North Carolina with both of them coming at the series’ 2015 home of Tri-County Motor Speedway.

The series will race at Greenville Pickens a total of four times, Anderson Motor Speedway twice and the finale will once again be during the Myrtle Beach 400 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The series opener was held back in February as part of Greenville Pickens Speedway’s Winter Meltdown. The race was won by Chase Purdy in a side by side battle with Dylan Hall.

The series second event this weekend will mark the series first trip to Anderson Motor Speedway. The event will be the first for the Challenger division this season and with a more South Carolina tilt to the series it has series promoter Ed Cox excited about what the series could be building this year.

“Doing this deal with Anthony (Anders) is really exciting,” said Cox. “He’s a good guy who wants to do things the right way and build this series in a way where we can continue to grow year after year.”

Anders to do his part in helping the series with its growth in the UpState region of South Carolina added a Limited Late Model division at Greenville Pickens Speedway this season. Greenville hasn’t had a Limited division of any kind running at the track in recent years and this was a gamble. So far the gamble has paid off for them as the car counts for the Limited division has immediately been in the double digits.

The car count at Greenville has Cox optimistic about car count for this weekends race at Anderson Motor Speedway.

“We’re almost in uncharted territory,” explained Cox. “I think the car count will be alright though. I think what the cars that have been running at Greenville in Limited and the people who have been wanting a Limited Late Model deal in that region for some time now that there will be a solid car count on Friday.”

Some of the drivers expected to compete in Friday night’s race include former Late Model Stock Car racer Blair Addis, Dylan Hall, Thad Moffitt, Robbie Allison, Luke Sorrow, Taylor Sorrow, Brandon Cox, Tasha Kummer, Emily Riley and Colby Howard among others.

Cox feels Anderson Motor Speedway should make for a great race for the South East Limited Late Models with the small track and tight confines.

“Anderson is a great little track for this series. The drivers that will be competing with us a lot of them have experience at Anderson and that should make for some great racing throughout the field.”