Matt Craig dominates Hickory CARS Tour Super Late Model 125

HICKORY, NC – Matt Craig led 120 laps in the 125-lap Super Late Model portion of the Cloer Construction 250 to pick up his second Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour win of the season and his second win at Hickory in his last three CARS Tour starts at the track.

“Getting to Victory Lane here is the best part because it’s our home track now that Concord’s gone,” Craig said. “We put a little extra emphasis on this track and so does Kodie [Conner].”

From the drop of the green flag, Craig knew he had a solid race car. “The car was really good at the beginning for sure, he said. “A couple of those guys wanted to go a little faster than I was going, which is fine. As soon as they try to pass me, I’m going to speed up so I can keep the lead and keep control of the race. My car was good.”

“The last 15 laps, Kodie was a little better than me. My team told me he rode in the back. That’s always a good strategy but being out front is hard to beat. You can build up that buffer and, if the race goes green, you can rely on that lead. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Tonight, it worked.”

Conner went on to finish second, a career-best finish in the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour for the reigning PRA Super Late Model Series champion.

“I felt like if we had a caution, we would have been right there with [Craig],” Conner said. “If it was a 150-lap race, maybe we would have had something else for him, but all in all, it was a great race weekend.”

Trevor Noles finished third while Carson Kvapil and Tyler Church rounded out the top-five.

(full results listed below)

The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Late Model Stocks will return to action next week with the Radley Chevrolet 125 at Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Virginia.

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 or call their Mooresville, N.C. offices at 704.662.9212.

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Photos courtesy of Brandon Zumbach

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Feature Results – 125 Laps

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Qualifying – Time Trials

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