Pollard is now 3 for 4 on CARS Super Late Model Tour in 2020


CALLAWAY, VA – Bubba Pollard made a late race pass on Sammy Smith in the Super Late Model Division of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour AutosByNelson.com 250 at Franklin County Speedway in Callaway, Virginia on Saturday night.

Sammy Smith started on the pole in the Super Late Model portion of the AutosByNelson.com 250, but Bubba Pollard saved his best for last, working his way through the field after a lengthy delay for rain at lap 25 and picking up his third win of 2020. It was Pollard’s ninth career Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour victory in his first career start at Franklin County Speedway.

“I knew we had a good shot just because our program’s really good anywhere we go,” Pollard said in Victory Lane after the race. “This place is fun. We took off there at the beginning of the race before the red flag and rode around. We didn’t know what to expect.”

The rain slowed racing for approximately two hours, and when racing resumed around 9:45 p.m. ET, Pollard said it changed the dynamics of the racing drastically.

“I guess the rain got everybody excited because I think I qualified for 100 laps,” Pollard said. “It was crazy. I’ve never seen anything like it. [Sammy Smith] probably had a better car tonight. We just got around him on a restart and were able to be out front. Never seeing the place, we just brought a baseline setup.”

Smith went on to finish second while Gus Dean, Jake Garcia and series points leader Matt Craig rounded out the top five.

(find full race results listed below)

The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour will head next to Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia for the VisitHampton.com 125 on Saturday, Aug. 29. All races of the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour are broadcast live on CARSTour.TV.

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.

Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour Release

Photos courtesy of Brandon Zumbach

Stay tuned to superlatemodel.com. We will have more on the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour as it becomes available.


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

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


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

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