CARS Tour Champion Jared Fryar Joins MPM Marketing
Mar 29, 2022
JACKSONVILLE, NC – Jared Fryar will be competing in two races in two states on two different days this weekend – running the Thunder Road Harley Davidson 200 at South Boston on Saturday then making his debut at Goodyear All American Speedway on Sunday.
Fryar, who won the CARS Late Model Stock Tour championship in 2020, is looking forward to the challenge of running at two different tracks on the same weekend – something the Late Model Stock Car veteran has never done. With the Armageddon Armory Independence Bash featuring twin races at Goodyear All American Speedway on Sunday, Fryar will have three opportunities to take home a trophy.
“It’s definitely going to be tough but that’s what we come to do is win,” Fryar said. “These guys definitely got a jump on me and have this track figured out and what the tires are going to do. That’s another thing, I haven’t run on these tires. We’re definitely going to give it a shot and hopefully compete for a win, that’s all we can ask for.”
The Thunder Road Harley Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway, which takes place on Saturday night in Virginia, is one of the most prestigious Late Model Stock Car races of the year. This year’s running at the historic venue, which hosted SRX racing a week ago, features a star-studded field with over 40 cars. Fryar knows winning will be a challenge but he expects to do just that as he races in a car prepared by Jimmy Mooring, the same car he won the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour title with.
“We always have a car to compete for the win,” Fryar remarked. “It’s just a matter of making the right adjustments and right strategy, when it comes time to pit and all that. I’m excited about that. It’s definitely going to be tough but it’s no different than racing with them guys at Martinsville.”
After Saturday’s race, Fryar will make the 195 mile trip to Goodyear All American Speedway in Jacksonville for a Late Model doubleheader, driving a car prepared by Brandon Gray Racing.
“The [8pm] start time helps a lot on travel and logistic wise,” Fryar explained. “It’s going to be a long night for me Saturday after the race to commute here to Jacksonville. Luckily we don’t have to be at the racetrack early. That’s one reason we came here [Wednesday], to try to go ahead and get a head start on these tires and get this thing dialed in so, Sunday when we show up, we just fine tune it and hopefully sit on the pole and win the race. I’m looking forward to it man.”
After practicing on Wednesday, Fryar was even more excited to take to the 4/10-mile track in Coastal North Carolina on Sunday – a track that has become a favorite among racers in Southeast pavement Late Model racing.
“I think it will be good racing from what I saw at the CARS Tour race,” Fryar remarked. “I’m excited to get out here and race. This track’s definitely different. It’s a little technical I feel like with the front straightaway shaped like it is and big sweeping corners.”
Fryar learned a lot from Gray about how to get around the track that Gray’s daughter, Delaney, has won at in a Bandolero car.
“Brandon's studied the Late Model race and really taught me a lot of things, what to look for, where we need to be on the racetrack,” Fryar elaborated. “He saw what [Connor Hall] did in the CARS Tour race and whooped everybody with, so try to follow that line and hopefully get our car driving that good and do the same.”
A double digit car count is expected for Sunday’s Late Model doubleheader at Goodyear All American Speedway, with points leader Dylan Newsome, Chris Chapman, Paul Williamson, and Tristan McKee one of several drivers pre-entered to compete.
The Late Model division is one of five classes that will be in action in Sunday night’s Independence Bash presented by Armageddon Armory. Legends, Street Stocks, Bombers, and Bandoleros will also be in action. Grandstands open at 6pm, a pre-race meet-and-greet will take place at 7pm, and the green flag will wave at 8pm. Tickets are available at the gate for $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and kids five (5) and under are admitted free. Trackside parking and suite seating are also available, concessions are on site, and discounts are available for active/retired military and veterans and senior citizens.
Goodyear All American Speedway is Jacksonville’s Action Attraction featuring racing and other events. For more information about Goodyear All American Speedway, check out the speedway’s website, like/follow “Goodyear All American Speedway” on Facebook, or follow the track on Instagram.
-Goodyear All American Speedway Press Release
-Photo credit: Andy Marquis/Honey Badger Photography