Fryer out duels Lonney for CARS Tour wins at Franklin County


CALLAWAY, VA – Jared Fryar out dueled Mike Looney in a phenomenal finish the Late Model Division of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour AutosByNelson.com 250 at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Virginia on Saturday night.

Fryar and Looney swapped the lead multiple times during the final laps in a physical battle for the win in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour feature. Fryar ultimately prevailed, passing Looney entering turn three on the race’s last lap.

“That was tough right there,” Fryar said in victory lane. “That was good racing. I tried my hardest to stay off of him right there. I was getting a little free up there and slipped up and just caught his wheel I think and shot us both away. I don’t even know what happened on the last lap, just going for it there.  I hit him at some point and knocked the toe out and then he hit me off four. Just racing.”

For Fryar, Saturday night ended a winless drought that stretched back to March 2017, when he won the second Duel at Dominion Raceway in the CARS Tour’s inaugural visit there. After entering the race leading the Late Model Stock Cars standings by nine points over Layne Riggs, Fryar extended his points lead with the win.

“I’m speechless right now,” Fryar said. “I can’t even breathe. I don’t think I took a breath the last five laps.  Just thankful.  We worked so hard to get here. This feels so good to be here.”

While Looney had hoped to win, he had no hard feelings with Fryar about their battle.

“Man, that was a blast,” Looney said.  “I don’t know how you take a car that fast and lose with it. Hats off to Jared and those guys. He drove his tail off. I got to follow him a few laps when he passed me earlier. I could see what he was fighting. That car wasn’t perfect but he drove it to victory lane, so hats off to those guys.”

“We were beating and banging. He gave me a little shot and got me sideways. I was a little mad for a second and gave him a shot back, but I’m really glad he held on to it because I would’ve looked like a donkey’s butt if I dumped him down there. What a show.”

Though Looney had no hard feelings towards Fryar, the defeat was still bitter.

“I’m disappointed for my guys who worked so hard this week,” Looney said. “I don’t think they actually went to work for two days. We lost a lot of time preparing. We knew these CARS Tour regulars are pros. We used home field advantage for a little while but we knew they’d catch on quick. It didn’t take but 100 laps for them to master this place. I’ve won a bunch out here, but he out-drove me tonight.”

Connor Mosack charged past Bobby McCarty in the closing laps to finish third, tying his career-best CARS Tour finish. Corey Heim rounded out the top five.

(find full race results listed below)

About the CARS Tour

The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour is one of the premier short track series in the United States. Drivers compete in Late Model Stock Cars and Super Late Models at the best short tracks across the Carolinas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. The CARS Tour can be found on Facebook at “CARS Tour“, on Twitter @CARSTour, and on Instagram as @CARS_Tour. For more information, visit www.carsracingtour.com or call their Mooresville, N.C. offices at 704.662.9212.

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Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour AutosByNelson.com 250
Franklin County Speedway – Late Model Stock
Feature Race Results – 125 laps

Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour AutosByNelson.com 250
Franklin County Speedway – Late Model Stock
Qualifying Results – Time Trials


For more information on the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour – Late Model Stocks visit carsracingtour.com

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