For stock car fans in need of an alternative from Road America, there’s no shortage of short track action to be consumed this weekend with numerous events across the country receiving a live broadcast treatment.
If you’re a Late Model fan, there’s a lot to get excited for over the next two days. The headline events are the Battle at Berlin 251 and Oxford 250 — two of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the United States and both have a live Pay-Per-View broadcast. Weekly shows at Myrtle Beach Speedway and Langley Speedway are the most notable Late Model Stock events on the schedule. Those two are free.
All told, here’s the short list of short track racing streams for this weekend.
Saturday: Battle at Berlin 251
The CRA Championship Chase begins at one of the most prestigious Super Late Model events of the year. The $15,000-to-win race at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan will feature Bubba Pollard and Steven Wallace taking on CRA championship contenders Johnny VanDoorn, Josh Brock and Dalton Armstrong.
Saturday: CARS Tour Race to Remember 250
With just two races remaining in the season, the CARS Tour returns to where the season began — the tricky triangle of Concord Speedway. There are pretty good championship battles to be settled too. Anthony Alfredo and Layne Riggs are tied for the Late Model Stock title while JR Motorsports ace Josh Berry is 14 points back.
Meanwhile, second-generation driver Brandon Setzer leads Kyle Busch Motorsports full-timer Cole Rouse by two points in the Super Late Model division.
SATURDAY: Myrtle Beach Speedway Weekly Racing
The standard b-weekly card for Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina features NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars, Chargers, Mini Stocks, Super Trucks and Vintage. The headliners for the Late Model division include three-time NASCAR weekly champion Lee Pulliam, Brian Vause and Sam Yarbrough.
Sunday: Oxford 250
The Oxford 250 is the richest one-day Super Late Model show in the country. Thus, teams from all over the country will make their way north to the Oxford Plains Speedway to tackle the Pro All-Star Series signature event in the hopes of earning $25,000. The most notable entries include Travis Benjamin, Johnny Clark, DJ Shaw, Ben Rowe and NASCAR Cup Series spotter Derek Kneeland.
Note that starting times are not exact and dependent on-track circumstances
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