When one Super Late Model tour dissolves, another one rises to take its place.
One week after it was revealed that the Pro All Star Series had withdrawn from the Carolinas and Virginias, leaving CARS Tour as the only sanctioning body promoting Super Late Model races in the region, the Prestoria Race Alliance announced on New Years Day that it has agreed to promote the division in seven races across four tracks in 2019.
The PRA Tour recently acquired the SouthEast Limited Late Model Series and also manages the Southern Modified Series, 602 Modifieds and the North South Shootout. The new Super Late Model tour will travel alongside several SMRS and 602 Tour races, including the North South Shootout at Concord Speedway and the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park.
The rules will be similar to those used by the CARS Tour, Southern Super Series and Champion Racing Association to allow teams to easily crossover.
“We are excited to host the Super Late Models and are looking forward to the addition and added value it brings to the race fans,” said PRA Tour promoter Renee Hackett. “I have spoken with many teams and liaisons in the industry over the past few months leading me to embrace the Super Late Models.”
It’s worth noting that PRA essentially did the same thing with its Modified Tour, filling the gap left when NASCAR disbanded its southern tour in lieu of a single unified east coast Whelen Modified Tour.
The schedule for the PRA Super Late Model series can be found below.
April 13 | Orange County Speedway
May 11 | Caraway Speedway
July 20 | Southern National Motorsports Park
September 14 | Orange County
October 14 | Hickory Motor Speedway
November 7-9 | Hickory Motor Speedway North-South Shootout
December 1 |Southern National Motorsports Park Thanksgiving Classic