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Carolina Pro Late Models Kick Off 2022 Season This Weekend

The Carolina Pro Late Model Series rolls into Southern National Motorsports Park Saturday.

The Carolina Pro Late Model Series kicks off its 2022 season Saturday, rolling into action at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina.

The series is entering its third season, with 13 dates on tap for the year. The season begins at Southern National, a 4/10-mile high-banked oval which also closed out the 2021 season as part of the Thanksgiving Classic weekend.

In that race, Caden Kvapil took the checkered flag in a non-points event. Kvapil hopes to defend that win in Saturday’s event as one of 19 drivers currently pre-entered for the race.

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Kvapil’s older brother, Carson Kvapil, was the tour’s inaugural champion in 2020, while Nick Loden claimed top honors in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series last year.

Aside from Caden Kvapil, Kyle Campbell is the only former CPLMS winner currently entered for Saturday’s race. Campbell scored a victory with the series in 2020 at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Naturally, a strong North Carolina contingent will be on hand for Saturday’s season opener. Along with Kvapil and Campbell, there will be David Thomas, Amber Lynn, Clint King, Ryan Mathews, Josh Van Winkle, Josh Lowder and Caleb Costner.

A trio of Florida drivers are also entered for Saturday’s race. Ruben Caceres, EJ Tamayo and Mason Maggio will represent the Sunshine State.

A full entry list for Saturday’s race can be seen below.

The Carolina Crate Modified Series will also be in action, along with Southern National’s local Limited Late Models, Chargers, Legends, Bandoleros and Bombers.

The first green flag for Saturday’s card is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. Fans can visit snmpark.com or carolinalatemodels.com for more info.

Fans unable to attend Saturday’s event will be able to watch live with a subscription to Racing America.