The Kyle Larson Presents FloRacing Late Model Challenge Powered By Tezos started a big weekend of racing in Tennessee last night and Mike Marlar led all 50 laps to pocket the $20,000 top prize.
The race was held at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and delivered a great evening of entertainment and the largest attendance at the track in 20 years.
While Kyle Larson did not win the event that held his name in the title, he was quite happy with the success of the event, regardless of his 4th place finish.
“I’m very appreciative of all the work that FloRacing and Volunteer Speedway put into hosting the event,” says Kyle Larson. “The track was really good and the crowd was great. I hope we can do a couple more events in the future.”
Marlar started on the pole and while Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist threatened for the lead, at most times Marlar held a multiple car length advantage throughout the event.
Larson himself threatened as well but near the end of the event he had dropped back to the 4th position. Davenport tried to use the high line to his advantage for most of the night but simply was unable to garner the speed required to make it to the front.
Marlar was happy with the win but isn't ready to enjoy the Easter Holiday quite yet as he will be making his 3rd career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, which will come this Saturday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway during the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt.
When asked about the truck race, Marlar had a rough time holding in the excitement and anticipation for the event.
“Man, I’m really excited to have the opportunity to race for Reaume Brothers again, and to get to do it at Bristol just makes it that much sweeter,” Marlar said. “I’m really a lucky guy to get opportunities like this. I have to say a special thanks to Tom and Rocky Smith and everyone involved, who is making this happen for me.”
Kyle Larson Presents FloRacing Late Model Challenge Powered By Tezos
Super Late Model (50 laps) Showing Finishing Position, Driver, Car #, Hometown, Earnings
1. Mike Marlar #157-Winfield, TN $20,000
2. Jimmy Owens #20-Newport, TN $10,000
3. Scott Bloomquist #0-Mooresburg, TN $5,000
4. Kyle Larson #6-Elk Grove, CA $3,000
5. Jonathan Davenport #49-Blairsville, GA $2,500
6. Dale McDowell #17M-Chickamauga, GA $2,250
7. Ross Bailes #79-Clover, SC $2,000
8. Hudson O’Neal #71-Martinsville, IN $1,800
9. Brandon Overton #76-Evans, GA $1,600
10. Ashton Winger #89-Hampton, GA $1,400
11. Chris Madden #44-Gray Court, SC $1,200
12. Cory Hedgecock #23-Loudon, TN $1,150
13. Carson Ferguson #93-Lincolnton, NC $1,100
14. Sam Seawright #16-Ft. Payne, AL $1,050
15. Dakotah Knuckles #21K-Ewing, VA $1,000
16. Pierce McCarter #71-Pigeon Forge, TN $1,000
17. Garrett Smith #10-Eatonton, GA $1,000
18. Josh Henry #B00-Newport, TN $1,000
19. Michael Brown #24D-Lancaster, SC $1,000
20. Brandon Williams #95-Crossville, TN $1,000
21. Josh Rice #11-Verona, KY $1,000
22. Ricky Weiss #7-Headingley, Manitoba, CA $1,000
23. Jensen Ford #83-Johnson City, TN $1,000
24. William Byron #24-Charlotte, NC $1,000
25. Cameron Marlar #99-Winfield, TN $1,000
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