Carson Kvapil, Connor Zilisch Take Home CARS Victories at Ace

Friday’s 315 at Ace Speedway was anything but a procedural affair for the CARS Tour.


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Friday’s 315 at Ace Speedway was anything but a procedural affair for the CARS Tour.

With a guaranteed spot in next Wednesday’s race at North Wilkesboro Speedway on the line for the Late Model Stock Car division, the drivers held back nothing when it came to making aggressive moves in a race primarily dominated by track position.

Despite the intensity prevalent throughout the evening, Carson Kvapil maintained his efficiency in the LMSC Tour by leading wire-to-wire for his third consecutive victory, all while Connor rebounded from a near miss in the most recent Pro Late Model Tour race at Hickory Motor Speedway for his first win in the division.

All the chaos happened behind Kvapil for the 125-lap LMSC Tour feature, as he set the tone early with a blistering time of 15.331 he set on his first time. Once the green flag was displayed, Kvapil ran his own comfortable pace out front while the rest of the field battled for second.

Ryan Millington ultimately emerged victorious over Connor Hall for the second position. Having claimed his lone LMSC Tour victory at Ace back in 2020, the strong performance for Millington on Friday evening provided him plenty of confidence heading into his first race at North Wilkesboro.

The only thing that spoiled a complete sweep of the evening by the Kvapil family was Zilisch. Carson’s younger brother Caden dominated most of the race after claiming the pole position but ended up surrendering the lead to Zilisch with 25 laps remaining.

Zilisch showcased his skill in a Pro Late Model during the most recent event at Hickory when he recovered to place second after spinning off the front bumper of Isabella Robusto while leading. Now that he has a victory on his resume, Zilisch is eager to build off the momentum from Ace with Rackley W.A.R. over the rest of the 2023 season.

Everything is now set in stone for the CARS Tour’s grand return to North Wilkesboro on May 17, where the best drivers in both divisions, along with a few special guests, will look to add their own successful chapter in the storied history of the facility. FloRacing has live coverage of the event.

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LMSC Results:

  1. 8 Carson Kvapil
  2. 15 Ryan Millington
  3. 77 Connor Hall
  4. 03 Brenden Queen
  5. 6 Bobby McCarty
  6. 43 William Sawalich
  7. 24 Mason Diaz
  8. 10 Kaden Honeycutt
  9. 99 Layne Riggs
  10. 2 Brandon Pierce
  11. 16 Chad McCumbee
  12. 57 Connor Zilisch
  13. 08 Deac McCaskill
  14. 81 Mini Tyrrell
  15. 44 Conner Jones
  16. 32 Zack Miracle
  17. 97A Dexter Canipe Jr.
  18. 22 Landon Huffman
  19. 04 Ronnie Bassett Jr. -1
  20. 14 Dylan Ward -1
  21. 42 Carson Brown -1
  22. 98 Garrett Smithley -1
  23. 5B Bryant Barnhill -1
  24. 0 Landon Pembelton – OUT
  25. 2W Ryan Wilson – OUT
  26. 8B Chase Burrow – OUT
  27. 95 Jacob Heafner – OUT
  28. 55 Trevor Ward – OUT

PLM Results:

  1. 25 Connor Zilisch
  2. 96 Caden Kvapil
  3. 81 Katie Hettinger
  4. 88 T.J. DeCaire
  5. 28 Brent Crews
  6. 15H Mike Hopkins
  7. 15 Brett Suggs
  8. 26 Dawson Sutton -1
  9. 07 Clint King -1
  10. 27 Lee Tissot -1
  11. 77 Logan Jones -1
  12. 5 Zac Fowler -1
  13. 44 Justin Whitaker -1
  14. 13 Austin MacDonald -1
  15. 8 Rusty Skewes -1
  16. 6 George Phillips -1
  17. 9 Ashton Higgins – OUT
  18. 03 Kyle Campbell – OUT
  19. 43 Nick Loden – OUT
  20. 7 Tristan McKee – OUT
  21. 49M Luke Morey – OUT
  22. 15B Luke Baldwin – OUT
  23. 48 Jeff Batten – OUT
  24. 43H Joshua Horniman – OUT

-CARS Tour Press Release
-Photo credit: Will Bellamy/Racing America