Volunteer Speedway gearing up for second Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge

In a story first reported by FloRacing.com, it was revealed that racing fans and competitors will be treated to a second Kyle Larson Late Model Challenge event at the Volunteer Speedway on April 6, 2023. While not an official points-paying race for the Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series, the staff from that tour will oversee the Thursday night activities on the high-banked 4/10-mile clay oval located in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion will not only have his name attached to the event but will also participate in what is likely to be stellar field of cars with that being an off weekend for both of the traditional national tours. The winner’s share of the purse will be $20,000 while just making the starting lineup will assure a payout of at least $1,000.

Larson himself has already won a Late Model feature in 2023 while driving the No. 6 K&L Rumley Longhorn when he laid claim to a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trophy at Georgia’s Golden Isles Speedway.

The inaugural running of this affair featured a field of 41 cars and played out with local hero Mike Marlar claiming the lucrative win followed to the checkered flag by Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Kyle Larson and Jonathan Davenport. A huge crowd was on hand to witness the action in April of 2022.

The show will offer up hot laps, qualifying, heat races, B-mains and a 50-lap main event. Sportsman Late Models will serve as the support class.

This race will serve as an unofficial kickoff to the NASCAR weekend slated for the nearby Bristol Motor Speedway as that venue will again host the Food City Dirt Race on Sunday, April 9th.

Grandstand admission will be $30 for adults(11 and up) and $10 for kids between 5 and 10 years of age. Pit admission and tier parking is $40 (ages 11-and-up), $20 (ages 5-10).

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