After enjoying one of their best seasons in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour last year, Lee Faulk Racing and Development have started searching for drivers to join the program ahead of the 2021 campaign.
LFR co-owner Michael Faulk enjoyed watching Nolan Pope and Jonathan Findley regularly run at the front of the field against names like Layne Riggs, Bobby McCarty and 2020 series champion Jared Fryar, and is optimistic that the driver roster for 2021 will be able to continue that momentum.
“We enjoyed a great deal of success this year with Jonathan and Nolan on the team,” said Lee Faulk Racing and Development’s Michael Faulk. “Unfortunately, circumstances will prevent them from returning to chase the CARS Tour title next year with us, so we’re looking for a driver or drivers with the skills necessary to race for wins and a championship in 2021.”
Findley and Pope were two of the 10 drivers to visit victory lane during the 2020 CARS LMSC Tour season. Findley was the first of the duo to take home the checkered flag at Dominion Raceway after he methodically worked his way up from the 13th position and led the final 49 laps to hold off Mini Tyrrell and Brandon Pierce for the win.
Pope’s victory came in October during the CARS LMSC Tour’s inaugural visit to Florence Motor Speedway. Pope conserved his tires through the first half of the event and made a hard charge towards the front of the field, where he eventually caught race-leader Timothy Peters and overtook him coming to the checkered flag.
Pope ended his season fifth in the CARS LMSC Tour standings with three Top-5s and an average finish of 8.5 to go along with his win at Florence. Findley finished two spots behind Pope in seventh with a win and two Top 5s.
With Findley not returning to Lee Faulk Racing and Pope unable to compete full-time with the CARS LMSC Tour due to other obligations, the team is looking for drivers interested in competing for a championship in the division.
Lee Faulk Racing hopes to announce their CARS LMSC Tour driver lineup in the near future, but Faulk is looking forward to overseeing the development of Braden Rogers and Kody King, who are both slated to compete in select events across the Southeast during the upcoming season.
“We’re excited to have Braden back with us for his second season in a late model and we’re excited to have Kody join the team for several events next year,” Faulk said. “Braden and Kody are both young, talented racers with great futures ahead of them. We can’t wait to see how they do next season.”