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CARS Tour Announces 2018 Schedule, Competitor Incentive Programs
October 25, 2017
For the first time ever, the Super Late Model (SLM) and Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC) Tours will not run identical schedules, as the LMSC Tour will run 12 races in 2018, while the SLM Tour will only run nine races.
CARS Tour Announces 2018 Schedule, Competitor Incentive Programs

The CARS Tour announced the 2018 schedules for both the Super Late Model (SLM) Tour and the Late Model Stock Car (LMSC) Tour during a press conference at South Boston along with several incentive programs.

For the first time in CARS Tour history, the SLM and LMSC Tours will not run identical schedules, as the Late Model Stock Car Tour will run 12 races in 2018, while the Super Late Model Tour will only run nine races.

The CARS Tour will also venture to five new tracks in 2018. The LMSC Tour will make stops at Wake County Speedway, Ace Speedway, Carteret County Speedway and Kingsport Speedway for the first time while the SLM Tour will travel to Fairgrounds Speedway for the first time.

Changes to the purses in both divisions were also announced. The CARS LMSC Tour purse will be increased by 12 percent in 2018, with the average purse for each race being $32,450 (in comparison to the $28,875 spread out amongst a field of 28 drivers in 2017). A driver who wins a CARS LMSC Tour race in 2018 will earn $6000 instead of $5000, and any driver who starts a race will automatically earn $700.

Four races in the SLM Tour will award $10,000 to the winner of the event, which will be the races at Myrtle Beach Speedway, Anderson Motor Speedway, the Mid-Atlantic Classic, and a race that has yet to be announced for May 20, 2018.

The CARS Tour also announced the Touring Twelve program for the LMSC Tour, which is a loyalty program that will consist of twelve Late Model teams that plan to compete in every points event for the 2018 season, earning reduced entry fees, higher earnings after each race, discounted Hoosier tires and more.

2018 CARS Tour Schedule
March 3—Tri-County Speedway—Hudson, NC—Open Practice/SRI Performance Media Day
March 10—Tri-County Speedway—Hudson, NC—LMSC $10,000 to win
March 24—Myrtle Beach Speedway—Myrtle Beach, SC—SLM $10,000/LMSC
April 7—Fairgrounds Speedway—Nashville, TN—SLM w/CRA and SSS
April 7—Wake County Speedway—Raleigh, NC—LMSC
April 21—Mid-Atlantic Classic—Rougemont, NC—SLM $10,000/LMSC
May 5—Hickory Motor Speedway—Hickory, NC—SLM/LMSC
May 20—TBA—TBA—SLM $10,000/LMSC
June 9—Ace Speedway—Altamahaw, NC—LMSC
June 9—Anderson Motor Speedway—Williamston, SC—SLM w/SSS $10,000
June 23—Carteret County Speedway—Swansboro, NC—LMSC
July 14—Kingsport Speedway—Bloomingdale, TN—LMSC
August 4—Throwback 276—Hickory, NC—SLM/LMSC
Sept 8—Orange County Speedway—Rougemont, NC—SLM/LMSC
Oct 13—South Boston Speedway—South Boston, VA—SLM/LMSC